The Dress Lodger

Author: Sheri Holman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555847661
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The Dress Lodger from the Author: Sheri Holman. The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into bestsellerdom. With over 300,000 copies sold and a consistent top “Reader’s Circle” performer for Ballantine, it was superbly reviewed, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In Sunderland, England, a city quarantined by the cholera epidemic of 1831, Gustine, a defiant fifteen-year-old beauty in an elegant blue dress rented from her pimp-landlord, sells her body to feed her only love: a fragile baby boy. When she meets surgeon Henry Chiver, who has recently been implicated in the Burke and Hare killings, in which beggars were murdered so the corpses could be sold for medical research, Gustine begins working for him by securing cadavers for his ill-equipped anatomy school. It is a gruesome job that will soon threaten the very things she’s working so hard to protect.

A Love Of Reading The Second Collection

Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551994488
Size: 63.85 MB
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A Love Of Reading The Second Collection from the Author: Robert Adams. Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading. Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger, popular literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context. Adams is repeatedly drawn to the spectacle of less-than-perfect humans making their way in a hostile world, and as a result his reviews are a hugely satisfying mix of rich pathos and abundant humour. In the words of the Calgary Herald, they are “a bibliophile’s dream.” From the Hardcover edition.

Der Kaffeeh Ndler

Author: David Liss
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 364103096X
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Der Kaffeeh Ndler from the Author: David Liss. Ein großer historischer Roman aus dem Amsterdam des 17. Jahrhunderts Amsterdam im 17. Jahrhundert – florierende Geschäftsstadt, Magnet für allerlei Menschen, die ihr Glück machen wollen. Miguel Lienzo, einst erfolgreicher Geschäftsmann, der durch Pech alles verloren hat, bekommt die Chance, in den Kaffeehandel einzusteigen, der bis jetzt noch in den Kinderschuhen steckt. Miguel wittert großes Geld. Doch er hat weder mit seinem Erzfeind Parido gerechnet, noch mit seinen Gefühlen für Hannah ...

Wer Liebe Verspricht

Author: Rebecca Ryman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104002819
Size: 41.21 MB
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Wer Liebe Verspricht from the Author: Rebecca Ryman. Die atemberaubende Geschichte einer grenzenlosen Liebe Indien 1848: Die 22-jährige Amerikanerin Olivia trifft auf Einladung ihrer Tante in Kalkutta ein. Lady Bridget sucht für ihre Nichte einen Ehemann, doch Olivia sträubt sich verbissen gegen die Heirat mit einem dieser langweiligen englischen Kolonialherren. Sie sehnt sich schmerzlich nach der Freiheit ihrer Heimat. Da begegnet sie Jai Raventhorne, dem illegitimen Sohn eines Engländers und einer Inderin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen. Jai ist ein Ausgestoßener in der von Vorurteilen bestimmten Welt der britischen Kolonie – und er erobert Olivia im Sturm. Doch Jai kann es nicht zulassen, dass Olivia ihm so nahe kommt, und verlässt sie ...

Die Fabelhafte Welt Der Leichen

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864132290
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Die Fabelhafte Welt Der Leichen from the Author: Mary Roach. Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.

History And Cultural Memory In Neo Victorian Fiction

Author: Kate Mitchell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230228585
Size: 31.94 MB
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History And Cultural Memory In Neo Victorian Fiction from the Author: Kate Mitchell. A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

Vampira

Author: W. Scott Poole
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1619024209
Size: 11.12 MB
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Vampira from the Author: W. Scott Poole. The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old.