When William Came

A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns

Author: Saki

Publisher: N.A


Category: London (England)

Page: 322

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When William Came

Author: Saki

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847200771

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

View: 8698

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When William Came

A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns

Author: Saki

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775417468

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 2219

When William Came, published in 1913, predicted the imminent World War. In this story Germany wins the war and the royal family, the Hohenzollerns, rule in London. Life under German rule in chronicled in this example of invasion literature, which sprang from the tensions in Europe at the turn of the century.
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When William Came

Author: Saki

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781434624888

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 5001

What we find frightening about this novel is the very premise: England has been subjugated and "annexed!" by Germany . . . "When William Came," written before World War I, is a grim tale of a then-fictional war between Britain and Germany. Saki's biting wit is aimed squarely at British politics in this thinly veiled story -- he, like many others, could see war approaching, and who would want to see a conflict of such proportion? Unnerving stuff, we say. . . .
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When William Came

Author: Saki, H. H. Munro

Publisher: e-artnow sro

ISBN: 8026893980


Page: N.A

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The Night the Heads Came

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504019075

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 153

View: 5784

Leo and Tim are abducted by aliens—and find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic feud Leo is driving his best friend, Tim, to the station to catch the midnight train to New York City, where Tim hopes to sell his science fiction drawings to a publisher. But they never get there. While on the road, Leo and Tim see a strange circle of lights in the sky, and before they know it, creepy, tiny-headed creatures are taking samples of the boys’ blood on some sort of spaceship. Suddenly, Leo is back in his car and Tim—along with Leo’s memory—is gone. Worse, when Leo finally starts to remember what happened, no one believes him. Before long, the 2 friends find themselves in the middle of a cosmic contest between warring alien races—and the people of Earth are caught in the crossfire. Time is running out, and it’s up to Leo and Tim to save the planet from catastrophe.
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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497691052

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 1920

Britain is under attack, and winning at Dorking is the only way the empire can be saved It is the late nineteenth century, and a country much like Germany is on the move in Europe. It has already beaten its rivals on the continent and mobilized to the Netherlands, provoking the fear of British citizens. Then the nation strikes. Its powerful weapons destroy the Royal Navy, and invasion cannot be far behind. Written as a hypothetical exercise to raise awareness among average British citizens about the potential danger that a resurgent Germany could pose, The Battle of Dorking earned its place in literary history as the forerunner to the invasion-novel genre, predating The War of the Worlds by almost twenty years. The novel’s drama, which culminates in a fight that will change the course of history forever, thrilled audiences when it was originally released as a serial, and it maintains its power today. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Author: 1870-1916 Saki

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363586400

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 1109

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Summer They Came

A Novel

Author: William Storandt

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 1588360555

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8272

There was a time when the seaside town of Long Spit was known only to a few wealthy families and a straggle of New England beachgoers. But when gay developers from Man-hattan, searching for a new place for summer shares and tea dances, get a look at its gently curving beaches, they hatch an ingenious plan to transform the sleepy Rhode Island hideaway into the next gay hotspot. If only someone would tell the townsfolk. As a contingent of gym-buffed and cell-phone-toting vacationers descends on the village, some locals are outraged, others strangely titillated. Hollis Wynbourne, a reclusive antiques dealer and longtime subject of gossip, is drawn from his cocoon by the sight of sunbathing beauties; wealthy Wesley Herndon suddenly finds the town overrun with his two favorite attractions, frisky hunks and yachts of pedigree; and Anthony, a callow eighteen-year-old, embarks on a sentimental education he never expected to get in his own backyard. An uproarious send-up of both small-town provincialism and the absurdities of contemporary gay life, The Summer They Came will capture you with its portrait of a town you thought you knew, run amuck. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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They Came Like Swallows

Author: William Maxwell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144643477X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8716

Elizabeth Morison is an ordinary woman. Yet to eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is the centre of his universe. To his older brother, Robert, she is someone he must protect against the dangers of the outside world. And to James Morison, his wife is the foundation on which his family rests and life without her is unimaginable. William Maxwell's unique and moving family portrait confirms his reputation as one of the twentieth century's finest novelists.
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714544

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 3026

Secret agent Alec Leamas is on a dangerous mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves.
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When Johnny Came Marching Home

Author: William Heffernan

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 161775143X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5288

"A solid historical from Edgar-winner Heffernan." --Publishers Weekly “Mystery fans will zip through this, fans of historical fiction will enjoy the fin de guerre mood.” --Library Journal “Heffernan swings his vivid tale back and forth between past and present, war and peace—a neat tour de force he pulls off with admirable assurance.” --Kirkus Reviews "Moving back and forth in time, the well-paced narrative involves the reader with powerfully vivid descriptions of horrendous battles like the Wilderness and Gettysburg, of terrible raids on civilians, and of great physical and mental anguish suffered by the soldiers. Heffernan skillfully presents a realistic and evocative tale of war and its lingering effects." --Historical Novels Review “Heffernan, three times nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and an Edgar Award winner, knows his history and his mysteries . . . This is really a story of war and redemption and what happens to idealistic kids who have to turn into killers.” --Globe & Mail (Canada) "Sliding back and forth in time—before, during, and after the Civil War—William Heffernan creates a powerful, intriguing, and complex novel about the intricacies of friendship and the devastating effects of war." --Jonathan Santlofer, author of The Death Artist "When Johnny Came Marching Home evokes a young soldier's reluctant relationship to violence and brutality with a chilling realism that brings the reader face-to-face with the moral complexities of even the most noble of wars. Following in the literary tradition of Ernest Hemingway, James Jones, and Larry Heinemann, William Heffernan is able to somehow find grace and beauty amidst the horror of battle." --Kaylie Jones, author of A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries "When Johnny Came Marching Home is a carefully constructed and evocative Civil War–era tale that will hold you from first to last page. The author has a rare gift for transporting the reader in time and place. Put this one at the top of your list. No one does this kind of novel better than Heffernan." --John Lutz, author of Serial When Johnny Came Marching Home is a mystery, a love story, and William Heffernan's best book to date. The novel tells the story of three boys who grow up in rural Vermont in a seemingly indestructible friendship, then see their lives ruined as they go off to fight in America's "great and noble war." Trapped in a what appears to be an endless bloodbath—vividly presented with Heffernan's meticulous historical research—the boys gradually begin to change until their close-knit childhood ties are little more than a fractured memory. By war's end, one boy is dead, one returns a physically crippled and emotionally compromised man, and the third comes home as an unfeeling psychopath. The novel turns on the subsequent murder of the psychopath, and the offer of redemption for the wounded young man who must investigate the crime. When Johnny Came Marching Home is a story about war and how it affects the lives of all who become a part of it, both directly and peripherally. Although set during the Civil War, this book casts shadows of what we endure today and the horrors to which young soldiers are subjected. William Heffernan, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of eighteen novels, including such bestsellers as The Corsincan, The Dinosaur Club (a New York Times bestseller), The Dead Detective, and Tarnished Blue (winner of an Edgar Award). Heffernan lives outside of St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Complete Saki

Author: H. H. Munro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180786

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 1794

This omnibus edition contains the author's short stories, novels, and plays.
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When the African Bus Came Down

Author: Elaine Bosman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312777214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4592

With only their wit and a dream, the Bosman family set out from a sophisticated city life in South Africa to build a photographic safari lodge in a wilderness area in Rhodesia. They were 90 miles from the nearest paved road, making bricks with sand and cement, cutting timber to build accommodations, and growing everything they were to eat. They encountered many challenges as they created their luxury safari lodge - from curious elephants to hungry buffalo and everything in between. Along the way they encountered a cast of characters, had hilarious adventures, and made friends and memories to last a lifetime.
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Domesday England

Author: H. C. Darby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310260

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 4874

Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.
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The Pity of War

Explaining World War I

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078672529X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6011

In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely England's fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on naïve assumptions of German aims—and England's entry into the war transformed a Continental conflict into a world war, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The war was not inevitable, Ferguson argues, but rather the result of the mistaken decisions of individuals who would later claim to have been in the grip of huge impersonal forces.That the war was wicked, horrific, inhuman,is memorialized in part by the poetry of men like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but also by cold statistics. More British soldiers were killed in the first day of the Battle of the Somme than Americans in the Vietnam War; indeed, the total British fatalities in that single battle—some 420,000—exceeds the entire American fatalities for both World Wars. And yet, as Ferguson writes, while the war itself was a disastrous folly, the great majority of men who fought it did so with enthusiasm. Ferguson vividly brings back to life this terrifying period, not through dry citation of chronological chapter and verse but through a series of brilliant chapters focusing on key ways in which we now view the First World War.For anyone wanting to understand why wars are fought, why men are willing to fight them, and why the world is as it is today, there is no sharper nor more stimulating guide than Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War.
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The Social Life of Books

Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

Author: Abigail Williams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300208294

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9248

A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives and literary culture of the time, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life.
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