Dark Angel; Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

From manhattan instances bestselling writer Mary Balogh come vintage stories of affection grew to become harmful, set amid the attractiveness of Regency England—a time rife with ardour, betrayal, and intrigue.  DARK ANGELJennifer Winwood has been engaged for 5 years to a guy she rarely understands yet believes to be honorable and solid: Lord Lionel Kersey. abruptly, she turns into the quarry of London’s such a lot infamous womanizer, Gabriel Fisher, the Earl of Thornhill. Jennifer has no concept that she is simply a pawn within the long-simmering feud among those headstrong, impossible to resist men—or that she is going to develop into a prize extra necessary than revenge.  LORD CAREW’S BRIDEJennifer’s cousin Samantha Newman is smarting after she too is toyed with by way of Lord Kersey. in the middle of her heartbreak, she seeks solace from her new pal, the disabled gardener Hartley Wade. If merely she knew that Hartley is secretly Lord Carew, and that he hides greater than striking wealth: a passionate mystery held deep in his center that purely her love can show.

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Greasy Lake and Other Stories (Contemporary American by T.C. Boyle

By T.C. Boyle

Mythic and practical, farcical and tragic, The Washington publish e-book international says those masterful tales mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's improvement from "a prodigy's audacity to whatever that packs much more of a wallop: mature artistry." They disguise every thing, from a terrifying stumble upon among a host of suburban kids and a murderous, drug-dealing biker, to a touching even though doomed love affair among Eisenhower and Nina Khruschev.

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The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays by Siegfried Kracauer

By Siegfried Kracauer

Siegfried Kracauer used to be one of many 20th century's such a lot fabulous cultural critics, a bold and prolific student, and an incisive theorist of movie. during this quantity his best writings on glossy society make their long-awaited visual appeal in English.

This booklet is a party of the masses--their tastes, amusements, and daily lives. taking over topics of modernity, similar to isolation and alienation, city tradition, and the relation among the gang and the person, Kracauer explores a kaleidoscope of subject matters: buying arcades, the cinema, bestsellers and their readers, images, dance, lodge lobbies, Kafka, the Bible, and tedium. For Kracauer, the main revelatory elements of recent existence within the West lie at the floor, within the ephemeral and the marginal. Of distinctive fascination to him is the us, the place he ultimately settled after fleeing Germany and whose tradition he sees as outlined nearly completely via "the ostentatious demonstrate of surface."

With those essays, written within the Twenties and early Thirties and edited via the writer in 1963, Kracauer used to be the 1st to illustrate that learning the typical international of the loads can carry nice rewards. The Mass Ornament this present day continues to be a clean tribute to pop culture, and its impressively interdisciplinary essays proceed to shed gentle not just on Kracauer's later paintings but additionally at the rules of the Frankfurt tuition, the family tree of movie thought and cultural experiences, Weimar cultural politics, and, now not least, the exigencies of highbrow exile.

In his advent, Thomas Levin situates Kracauer in a turbulent age, illuminates the forces that prompted him--including his friendships with Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and different Weimar intellectuals--and presents the context useful for figuring out his rules. earlier, Kracauer has been recognized essentially for his writings at the cinema. This quantity brings us the total scope of his presents as the most wide-ranging and penetrating interpreters of contemporary lifestyles.

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Year's Best SF 15 by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer

By David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer

Who understands what awaits us the next day? a lot of the main cutting edge and exhilarating paintings played within the boundary-less enviornment of SF is being performed within the brief shape. This year's fantastic harvest—gathered, as continuously, by means of acclaimed award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer—offers glimpses of worlds and tomorrows that will were impossible quite a few years in the past. amazing, daring, strange, and hovering flights into the hitherto unexpected but more and more attainable destiny, Year's most sensible SF 15 deals actually breathtaking tales through a few of speculative fiction's brightest lighting, together with: Stephen Baxter • Nancy Kress • Alastair Reynolds • Geoff Ryman • Bruce Sterling • Peter Watts • Robert Charles Wilson • Gene Wolfe • and others

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Contested Commonwealths: Essays in American History by William A. Pencak, John Lax, Ralph J. Crandall

By William A. Pencak, John Lax, Ralph J. Crandall

United States historian William Pencak right here collects 13 of his essays, written starting in 1976. a few take care of colonial and progressive crowds and groups in Massachusetts—the impressment insurrection of 1747, the preferred uprisings of the 1760s and 1770s, and Shays' uprising. Others speak about the preferred ideology of the yankee Revolution as expressed in songs and almanacs, whereas numerous revisit innovative period statesmen George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and loyalist Peter Oliver. Interpretive essays argue that progressive financial proposal grew to become smuggling from a vice into the ''natural law'' of unfastened alternate; and that targeting the Civil warfare and the years 1861 to 1865, ends up in a glorified belief of the nationwide prior that's greater understood as formed via ''An period of Racial Violence'' that prolonged from 1854 to at the least 1877.

Pencak's essays don't comply with typical interpretations of the progressive period that pressure the significance of republican ideology or socio-economic clash. particularly, he seems at colonial stories of the French and Indian battle as definitive in shaping dislike of england. He stresses that the preferred proposal expressed in songs and almanacs painting the United States as an open society, a land of lots, threatened by way of British regulations instead of a land the place historical Roman advantage or conventional British liberties flourished.

Moving to the early republic, Pencak seems at Shays's uprising from the perspective of these who suppressed it, and unearths that they have been certainly involved that Massachusetts's newly-formed republic was once threatened by way of westerners. Westerners who awarded themselves as a military and sought to restructure a structure shaped in simple terms six years earlier than. George Washington used to be, in impression, the executive government of the hot state from 1775 to 1797 and borrowed seriously from his wartime stories to form his presidency.

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The Portable Walt Whitman (Penguin Classics) by Walt Whitman

By Walt Whitman

Whilst Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it used to be a narrow quantity of twelve poems and he was once a journalist and poet from new york, little-known yet filled with ambition and poetic hearth. to offer a brand new voice to the recent country shaken by way of civil conflict, he spent his whole existence revising and including to the paintings, yet his preliminary act of bravado in answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's demand a countrywide poet has made Whitman the integral American author. This wealthy cross-section of his paintings comprises poems from all through Whitman's lifetime as released on his deathbed version of 1891, brief tales, his prefaces to the numerous versions of Leaves of Grass, and a number of prose choices, together with Democratic Vistas, Specimen Days, and Slang in the USA.

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Henry James : Collected Travel Writings : The Continent : A by Henry James

By Henry James

Observant, inventive, wealthy with literary allusions and old echoes, James's shuttle writings are either literary masterpieces and unsurpassed guidebooks, right here jointly for the 1st time in a single authoritative set (in volumes: Vol. 1, nice Britain and the USA: English Hours, the yank Scene, different Travels, and Vol. 2: The Continent: a bit travel in France, Italian Hours, different Travels), together with 4 books and 32 essays, such a lot formerly uncollected. From a substantially altering manhattan to Provence, Tuscany, and Rome, James visits all of the locations nonetheless at the traveler's itinerary, shooting radiant impressions of French geographical region, the hauntingly desolate Suffolk coast, Florentine masterpieces, Venetian colour and lightweight. Joseph Pennell's beautiful drawings are reproduced from the unique versions.

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