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A Changed Man

Written By: Francine Prose
  • ID Book : 006185977X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 241
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-changed-man.pdf

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“Francine Prose has a knack for getting to the heart of human nature. . . . We are allowed to enter the moral dilemmas of fascinating characters whose emotional lives are strung out by the same human frailties, secrets and insecurities we all share.” —USA Today One spring afternoon, Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi walks into the office of a human rights foundation headed by Meyer Maslow, a charismatic Holocaust survivor. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger with Waffen SS tattoos who says that his mission is to save guys like him from becoming guys like him? As Vincent gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be able to do that, he also begins to transform everyone around him, including Maslow himself. Masterfully plotted, darkly comic, A Changed Man poses essential questions about human nature, morality, and the capacity for change, illuminating the everyday transactions, both political and personal, in our lives.

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By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0099529823
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: the-scarlet-letter.pdf

Book Summary:

'One of the greatest allegories in all literature' D.H. Lawrence Hester Prynne is a beautiful young woman. She is also an outcast. In the eyes of her neighbours she has committed an unforgivable sin. Everyone knows that her little daughter, Pearl, is the product of an illicit affair but no one knows the identity of Pearl's father. Hester's refusal to name him brings more condemnation upon her. But she stands strong in the face of public scorn, even when she is forced to wear the sign of her shame sewn onto her clothes: the scarlet letter 'A' for 'Adulteress'

What to Read and Why

By Francine Prose
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062397885
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: what-to-read-and-why.pdf

Book Summary:

In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolaño. In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. Inspiring and illuminating, What to Read and Why includes selections culled from Prose’s previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus. Prose considers why the works of literary masters such as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured, and shares intriguing insights about modern authors whose words stimulate our minds and enlarge our lives, including Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, and Mohsin Hamid. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her marvelously rich and compact sentences, and her meticulously rendered characters who reveal our flawed and complex human nature; Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor; and Mark Strand for his gift for depicting unlikely transformations. Here, too, are original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing: "On Clarity" and "What Makes a Short Story." Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word.

The Game

By Neil Strauss
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062130110
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 656
  • File Pdf: the-game.pdf

Book Summary:

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever. On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.

Stranger in My Arms

By Lisa Kleypas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061752959
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 349
  • File Pdf: stranger-in-my-arms.pdf

Book Summary:

“One of today’s leading lights in romantic fiction.” —Seattle Times USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas is one of America’s most acclaimed and popular authors of historical romance fiction—and Stranger in My Arms is one of her most beloved novels! A classic tale of a noble lady whose life is upended when her despised husband—believed lost at sea—returns, a remarkably altered, more passionate and loving man…if he is, indeed, who he claims to be. A two-time RITA Award-winner—and a nine-time nominee—Lisa Kleypas is at her sensuous best with Stranger in My Arms.

Short Stories of Thomas Hardy

By Kristin Brady
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349074020
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 743
  • File Pdf: short-stories-of-thomas-hardy.pdf

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Read and download full book Short Stories of Thomas Hardy

At Last

By Elaine Brown Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781452095615
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 786
  • File Pdf: at-last.pdf

Book Summary:

When you open this book, it will take you on a journey of my life, relationships with family, friends, and my introduction with God himself. When life deals you a bad hand just know there is healing in the hands of the most high God. And that's why i can share this book with others who might not know forgiveness brings forth love and graduates you to the next level of life.

A Hardy Chronology

By Timothy Hands
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349100307
  • Pages : 227
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 662
  • File Pdf: a-hardy-chronology.pdf

Book Summary:

A Hardy Chronology provides the Hardy student with an abbreviated biography and reference guide, listing year by year the full details of a remarkably full life and prodigious literary output. Background information is provided, especially for those historical events in which Hardy took most interest, but the chief aim has been to provide the reader with an account of Hardy's life which uses the author's own words wherever possible.

Last Chance for Glory

By Stephen Solomita
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453290605
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 351
  • File Pdf: last-chance-for-glory.pdf

Book Summary:

A broke PI attempts to prove the innocence of a wrongly convicted homeless man Late at night by posh Gramercy Park, a woman peers into the backseat of a parked car. She’s never seen a dead body before, but there’s enough blood that she has no doubt what she’s looking at. She remembers seeing a strange man nearby, and the police use her fuzzy identification and a few other bits of tenuous evidence to finger Billy Sowell, an alcoholic bum with limited intelligence and a patchy memory, as the killer. Who cares if he’s guilty? Billy’s an easy conviction, and his case is forgotten until years later, when it falls in the lap of PI Marty Blake. Blake will take anything as he tries to rebuild his practice after a year’s suspension for illegal surveillance, and he attempts to clear Billy’s name using his expertise at computerized investigation. But when it comes to proving the New York Police Department wrong, virtual sleuthing will not be enough. For this computer expert, it’s time to play tough.

The House On The Strand

By Daphne du Maurier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Isbn : 140551809X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 474
  • File Pdf: the-house-on-the-strand.pdf

Book Summary:

When Dick Young's friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. The more time Dick spends consumed in the past, the more he withdraws from the modern world. With each dose of the drug, his body and mind become addicted to this otherworld, and his attempts to change history bring terror to the present and put his own life in jeopardy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier. . . . She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times

Behind Time

By Gerald Rochelle
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429864477
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: behind-time.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1998, this volume responded to and evaluated criticisms of McTaggart’s atemporal philosophy of time. Established philosophical positions on time had positioned themselves in relation to either the A Series (past, present and future) or the B Series (earlier and later). McTaggart considered both series untenable and proposed his own, atemporal C Series. Beginning with an overview of McTaggart’s position, Gerald Rochelle attempts to reinforce the seriousness of, and think beyond, McTaggart’s attempt to describe a world without time through an assessment of McTaggart’s criticisms and his suggested alternative. Rochelle argues that McTaggart’s atemporal world constitutes a strong foundation for a new theory on time which breaks away from the existing philosophical models of temporality.

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