A riveting psychological thriller about a mother's obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn't come home from a school play, Jenny's seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. There is a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios--kidnapping, murder--seem less plausible. Yet more than a year later, a desperate Jenny is still digging for answers--and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she's trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from girl she thought she'd raised. Jenny knows she'll never be able to find Naomi unless she uncovers the whole truth--a twisting, painful journey into the past that will lead to an almost unthinkable revelation... --Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of Last to Die
Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
The Brussacs were rich, powerful, blessed, and envied. Yet through their lives ran a thread of tragedy and heartbreak that could not be broken, forever linking them in a hellish alliance. This epic tale soars from Nob Hill to the Barbary Coast to the Los Angeles oil fields in a stunning story of the tangled lives of an extraordinary family. "V. J. Banis outdoes himself...all-stops-out historical romance. --"Publishers Weekly "A rip-roaring romantic novel." --Library Journal
Love and Gender in Continental European Fiction, 1830–1900
Author: Bill Overton
The novel of adultery is a nineteenth-century form about the experience of women, produced almost exclusively by men. Bill Overton's study is the first to address the gender implications of this form, and the first to write its history. The opening chapter defines the terms 'adultery' and 'novel of adultery', and discusses how the form arose in Continental Europe, but failed to appear in Britain. Successive chapters deal with its development in France, and with examples from Russia, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
Historical Novels - Medieval Series: Winning His Spurs, St. George For England, At Agincourt…
Author: G. A. Henty
This meticulously edited adventure collection contains tales of fair medieval knights known throughout the world for their honor and chivalry. This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents: Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades St. George For England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century At Agincourt: A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris A Knight of the White Cross: A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes
This volume explores the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and seeks to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the Elizabethan period. Its central theme is the 'common' in its double sense of something shared and something base, and it argues that making common the work of God is at the heart of the English Reformation just as making common the literature of antiquity and of early modern Europe is at the heart of the English Renaissance. Its central question is 'why was the Renaissance in England so late?' That question is addressed in terms of the relationship between Humanism and Protestantism and the tensions between democracy and the imagination which persist throughout the century. Part One establishes a social dimension for literary culture in the period by exploring the associations of 'commonwealth' and related terms. It addresses the role of Greek in the period before and during the Reformation in disturbing the old binary of elite Latin and common English. It also argues that the Reformation principle of making common is coupled with a hostility towards fiction, which has the effect of closing down the humanist renaissance of the earlier decades. Part Two presents translation as the link between Reformation and Renaissance, and the final part discusses the Elizabethan literary renaissance and deals in turn with poetry, short prose fiction, and the drama written for the common stage.