This is a comprehensive overview of zombie movies in the first 11 years of the new millennium, the most dynamic and vital period yet in the history of the zombie genre. The compendium serves not only as a follow-up to its predecessor volume (The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia McFarland 2011 ), which covered movies from 1932 up until the late 1990s, but also as a fresh exploration of what uniquely defines the genre in the 2000s. In-depth entries provide critical analysis of the zombie as creature in more than 270 feature-length movies, from 28 countries and filmed on six continents. An appendix offers shorter entries for more than 100 shorts and serials.
Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancient legends. One day he discovers that the magic never went away, and that he has the gift of using magic. He decides to fight injustice as The Defender, and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. His wife Nancy joins him as The Moon Spirit. Although she can’t cast spells, she can fight and use the enchanted equipment Allan crafts. This volume contains Defender stories 11 to 20. The students of the Defender and the Moon Spirit are becoming Defenders in their own right. They’re using magic to protect the innocent and bring down the guilty, however powerful the guilty might be.
The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.
Fifteen years later, when she returned from England, she had let those who had hurt her repent, but she did not think that she would ruin his good fortune. He was the most respected young master of the sixteen northern provinces, the eldest son of the governor's mansion. He put his arm around her waist and whispered into her ear, "How are you going to compensate me for spoiling my good fortune?" She held the newly acquired Browning against his waist. "How are you going to pay?" "..."
The second volume in Jane Henry's McCarthy Family Saga, this boxset contains books 5-7 Lachlan Fiona Hurston was too young when we first met. Too naïve. Too innocent. Too tempting. I vowed to protect her, to keep her safe, and I have, for five long years. Even when keeping her safe meant keeping my distance. Even when the greatest threat to her innocence was me. But Fiona’s not a girl anymore. When danger’s at her door and we’re forced together, I won’t back down. I’ll defend her. I’ll shield her. I’ll comfort and keep her. Because Fiona Hurston is all grown up now. And it’s time she realized... she’s mine. Tiernan When I knew Aisling, she was my sister’s best friend. Young. Innocent. Wild. But that was then. Now I’m hardened and ruthless. A bare-knuckle boxer. An enforcer for the Clan. And that carefree girl is a slave to her addictions with demons in her eyes. When she witnesses a murder—a murder I committed— I have no choice but to take her. I’ll keep her silent. I’ll keep her hostage. I’ll see her freed from her addictions. And then I’ll keep her bound to me… forever. Tully Don't let her mousy appearance fool you... McKenna Byrne is fire. Hot-tempered. Passionate. All-consuming. She seared my soul from our very first kiss. Once, she wanted a chance at independence. A life away from the Clan. Then danger threw us back together, And when McKenna and I collide... We ignite. Now I'm forced to claim her. To make her a full-fledged woman of the Clan. She might fight me tooth and nail, But we both love a challenge. This time, there'll be no escape for either of us. This time, we'll burn...
Lincoln the man became Lincoln the hero, year by year more heroic, until today his figure grows ever dimmer, less real. This should not be. For Lincoln the man, patient, wise, set in a high resolve, is worth far more than Lincoln the hero, vaguely glorious. Invaluable is the example of the man, intangible that of the hero. And, though it is not for us, as for those who in awed stillness listened at Gettysburg with inspired perception, to know Abraham Lincoln, yet there is for us another way whereby we may attain such knowledge-through his words-uttered in all sincerity to those who loved or hated him. Cold, unsatisfying they may seem, these printed words, while we can yet speak with those who knew him, and look into eyes that once looked into his. But in truth it is here that we find his simple greatness, his great simplicity, and though no man tried less so to show his power, no man has so shown it more clearly. This is volume two out of two of his papers and writings, covering the years 1860-1865.
Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation’s understanding of its most terrible conflict. This volume, along with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832–1858, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writings—including the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs. Bixby—record the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended, preserved, and redefined the Union.
Box Set Two (The Iron Knight, Iron's Prophecy, The Lost Prince, The Iron Traitor): The New York Times bestselling Iron Fey series is now available in two digital box sets! In Box Set Two, three full-length Iron Fey novels and one companion novella continue this thrillingly romantic and action-filled fantasy adventure series. Meghan Chase and Ash of the Winter Court are separated forever by Meghan's claim to the throne of the Iron fey. Unless Ash denies his birthright and does something no faery ever has before—earns a soul. And so begins a quest that will unleash a fatal prophecy—one that may doom all of Faery and mankind. Puck, Grimalkin, the Big Bad Wolf and Meghan's little brother Ethan, all grown up, return in this special Iron Fey set, crossing paths and challenging destiny as prophecy and fate combine to awaken the oldest and most dangerous fey, long forgotten.