Ein altes Herrenhaus, zwei rätselhafte Geschwister und eine junge Frau, die in deren Bann gerät – und in einen tödlichen Alptraum ... Karen ist eine ernsthafte junge Studentin, als sie 1997 an der Uni in London der jungen Biba Capel begegnet. Biba ist das genaue Gegenteil von Karen: Glamourös und lebenslustig führt sie zusammen mit ihrem geheimnisvollen Bruder Rex das Leben eines Bohemiens. In ihrem Zuhause, einem alten Londoner Herrenhaus, ist Karen bald ständiger Gast. Allmählich wird sie immer tiefer in die tragische Familiengeschichte der Geschwister hineingezogen, während sich die Idylle langsam in einen Alptraum verwandelt, der schließlich in einem Mord gipfelt. Erst zehn Jahre später enthüllt sich, was in jener Sommernacht wirklich geschah. Doch das Drama ist noch nicht zu Ende ...
Author: Erin Kelly
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
NAGENDRA'S JOURNEY BY BOAT Nagendra Natha Datta is about to travel by boat. It is the month Joisto (May—June), the time of storms. His wife, Surja Mukhi, had adjured him, saying, "Be careful; if a storm arises be sure you fasten the boat to the shore. Do not remain in the boat." Nagendra had consented to this, otherwise Surja Mukhi would not have permitted him to leave home; and unless he went to Calcutta his suits in the Courts would not prosper. Nagendra Natha was a young man, about thirty years of age, a wealthy zemindar (landholder) in Zillah Govindpur. He dwelt in a small village which we shall call Haripur. He was travelling in his own boat. The first day or two passed without obstacle. The river flowed smoothly on—leaped, danced, cried out, restless, unending, playful. On shore, herdsmen were grazing their oxen—one sitting under a tree singing, another smoking, some fighting, others eating. Inland, husbandmen were driving the plough, beating the oxen, lavishing abuse upon them, in which the owner shared. The wives of the husbandmen, bearing vessels of water, some carrying a torn quilt, or a dirty mat, wearing a silver amulet round the neck, a ring in the nose, bracelets of brass on the arm, with unwashed garments, their skins blacker than ink, their hair unkempt, formed a chattering crowd. Among them one beauty was rubbing her head with mud, another beating a child, a third speaking with a neighbour in abuse of some nameless person, a fourth beating clothes on a plank. Further on, ladies from respectable villages adorned the gháts (landing-steps) with their appearance—the elders conversing, the middle-aged worshipping Siva, the younger covering their faces and plunging into the water; the boys and girls screaming, playing with mud, stealing the flowers offered in worship, swimming, throwing water over every one, sometimes stepping up to a lady, snatching away the image of Siva from her, and running off with it. The Brahmans, good tranquil men, recited the praises of Ganga (the sacred river Ganges) and performed their worship, sometimes, as they wiped their streaming hair, casting glances at the younger women. In the sky, the white clouds float in the heated air. Below them fly the birds, like black dots. In the cocoanut trees, kites, like ministers of state, look around to see on what they can pounce; the cranes, being only small fry, stand raking in the mud; the dahuk (coloured herons), merry creatures, dive in the water; other birds of a lighter kind merely fly about. Market-boats sail along at good speed on their own behalf; ferry-boats creep along at elephantine pace to serve the needs of others only: cargo boats make no progress at all—that is the owners' concern. On the third day of Nagendra's journey clouds arose and gradually covered the sky. The river became black, the tree-tops drooped, the paddy birds flew aloft, the water became motionless. Nagendra ordered the manji (boatman) to run the boat in shore and make it fast. At that moment the steersman, Rahamat Mullah, was saying his prayers, so he made no answer. Rahamat knew nothing of his business. His mother's father's sister was the daughter of a boatman; on that plea he had become a hanger-on of boatmen, and accident favoured his wishes; but he learned nothing, his work was done as fate willed. Rahamat was not backward in speech, and when his prayers were ended he turned to the Babu and said, "Do not be alarmed, sir, there is no cause for fear." Rahamat was thus brave because the shore was close at hand, and could be reached without delay, and in a few minutes the boat was secured. Surely the gods must have had a quarrel with Rahamat Mullah, for a great storm came up quickly. First came the wind; then the wind, having wrestled for some moments with the boughs of the trees, called to its brother the rain, and the two began a fine game. Brother Rain, mounting on brother Wind's shoulders, flew along. The two together, seizing the tree-tops, bent them down, broke the boughs, tore off the creepers, washed away the flowers, cast up the river in great waves, and made a general tumult. One brother flew off with Rahamat Mullah's head-gear; the other made a fountain of his beard. The boatmen lowered the sail, the Babu closed the windows, and the servants put the furniture under shelter.
A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal
Author: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Publisher: Sai ePublications via PublishDrive
Growing up to become a member of the IRA after his father is killed by British soldiers, Billy Quinn becomes an unsuspecting pawn in a terrorist plot that targets an innocent girl and her doting grandfather. 25,000 first printing.
Author: F. Michael O'Rourke
1831: as England emerges from the post war depression, the country is changing, and the birth pains of the Reform Act bring it to the brink of revolution. The violent times breed violent acts, both outside and inside the Morland family. Sophie's life is shattered by a hideous crime. Rosamund learns that achieving her dreams brings as much pain as pleasure. Heloise, mourning her beloved James, lets control of Morland Place fall into chaos- Benedict has to flee his home and makes a life amongst the railway pioneers, while Nicholas now has the freedom to indulge the dark side of his nature. And amongst them all stalks the deadly, invisible threat of cholera.
The Morland Dynasty
Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Hachette UK
"The Poison Tree" (Bishabriksha) is set in Bankim Chandra’s own time. Nagendra gives refuge to a young widow Kundanandini in his own house, who is orphaned after the death of her father. He becomes attracted to the girl and is torn between his devoted wife Suryamukhi and the beautiful Kundanandini. There are other characters like Kamalamani, Nagendra’s sister, Taracharan who is desirous of Kundanandini, etc...
A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal
Author: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Edgar Award Finalist: The shocking account of a Wyoming father who terrorized his family for years—until his children plotted a deadly solution. One cold November night, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr., ROTC leader and former Boy Scout, waited for his parents to return from celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the night they met. When his father got out of the car, the boy blasted him through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard’s seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high-powered rifle—just in case her brother missed. Hours later the Jahnke kids were behind bars. Days later they made headlines. So did the truth about the house of horrors on Cowpoke Road. Was it cold-blooded murder? Or self-defense? Richard Jahnke Sr., special agent for the IRS, gun collector, and avid reader of Soldier of Fortune, had been subjecting his wife, Maria, and both children to harrowing abuse—physical, psychological, and sexual—for years. Deborah and her brother conspired to finally put a stop to it themselves. But their fate was in the hands of a prejudiced and inept judicial system, and only public outcry could save them. Written with the full and revealing cooperation of the Jahnkes, this finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime is “the ultimate family nightmare, played out in the heartland of America. . . . From the night of the murder through both trials, convictions and both youngsters’ eventual release . . . it’s gripping reading” (Chicago Tribune).
A True Story of Family Terror
Author: Alan Prendergast
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: True Crime
Author: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Author: Chandra Bankim Chatterjee
A Study Guide for William Blake's "A Poison Tree," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Prominent politician and businessman Blackie White disappears, and his heart and Superbowl ring are mistakenly delivered to the wrong address. Lawyer Sandra Lerner defends Ilych Yerkoff and Viktor Christoff for the murder of General Emil Fernandez, and pleads Juan Baptista not guilty by reason of insanity for the ax murder of Lynette Dematerez. Lawyer Devine' Sparks is assaulted by serial rapist Industrialist Maria Tantalia signs contract with Saudi Prince Kahli and Mexican Presidente Portapotilla. SNU professor, Dr. Christy Isaacs, declares that Allah and Yahweh are Semitic myths, and angels and miracles are kids' stuff. Detective Dirk Strong raises the ire of Quetzalcoatl who sends thousands of angry buzzards down on Houston. Je'sus returns from the grave.
Author: George W. Barclay
A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal
Author: Baṅkimacandra Caṭṭopādhyāẏa,Bankim Chandra Chatterji
Category: Bengali fiction
"In 1718, on the storm-ravaged Carolina coast, Cristabel Lamonte, a young daughter of a plantation owner, is kidnapped by the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Throughout her abduction and thereafter she keeps a diary of this traumatic event, which includes the location of his buried treasure. Nearly three hundred years later, the diary is discovered in a pile of donated books by Josephine Sharpe, a bookstore owner in Nag's Head, North Carolina. Jo is fascinated with the diary, especially the clues apparently leading to the legendary treasure. Immediately she decides to do some research into the diary's facts and see if she can follow the pirate's trail. What starts off as an innocent quest for information turns into a string of murders in the small towns along the Outer Banks, causing Jo to fear for her own safety"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Linda Lehmann Masek
Author: Bankim Chandra Chatterji
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Kevin Taylor,Keith Scott-Mumby
The handsome student who lived at 57 West Street died there too, his brutal murderer never brought to justice. For Terry Williams, returning to Oxford University to complete a doctorate in detective fiction, the house's macabre history simply means it's cheap. She never suspected the twisted passsions that led to the student's death would entwine around her own life. A stray cat traumatized by some past act of cruelty, a hidden cache of pornography, a close neighbor's illicit love affair . . . soon Terry is drawn into a mystery more chilling than any in her fictional studies. And back in the classroom she is uncovering a secret, erotic side to academia, where moral rules are suspended and where a tragic obsession may prove deadly for the innocent . . . or for a woman seeing too clearly into a killer's dark and merciless heart. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Tony Strong
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Illustrated with sixteen plates from the first edition of Ambonese Herbarium, The Poison Tree demonstrates why Rumphius was the greatest authority on tropical flora of the time, exercising considerable influence on subsequent research, and recognized as a major source by specialists in the field. The work is also an intriguing source book on native use of plants in the seventeenth century, native customs, lore, religion, and historical information.
Selected Writings of Rumphius on the Natural History of the Indies
Author: Georg Eberhard Rumpf
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
A Drama in Two Acts
Author: Ronald Ribman
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Category: African Americans