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A Game of Sorrows

Written By: S.G. MacLean
  • ID Book : 1849167214
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 398
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 525
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-game-of-sorrows.pdf

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Second historical thriller in the Alexander Seaton series sweeps the hero back to his roots in Ulster, and a family living under a curse and riven with long-held secrets It is 1628, Charles 1 is on the throne, and the British Crown is finally taking control of Ulster. Returning to his rooms one night, Alexander Seaton is shocked to find a stranger standing there - a man who could be his double. His name is Sean O'Neill, and he carries a plea for help from Maeve O'Neill, forbidding matriarch of Alexander's mother's family in Ireland. All those who bear their blood have been placed under a poet's curse: one by one they are going to die. Only Alexander is immune, his O'Neill heritage a secret from all but his closest family. Alexander travels to Ulster, to find himself at the heart of a family divided by secrets and bitter resentments. As he seeks out the author of the curse, he becomes increasingly embroiled in the conflict until - confronted with murder within his own family - his liberty and, finally, his life, are at stake.

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  • File Pdf: house-of-rage-and-sorrow.pdf

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  • File Pdf: life-is-a-game.pdf

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Read and download full book The English dialect dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years

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The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on critical approaches to Shakespeare by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in analysis of a Shakespeare play. These practices range from foundational approaches including character studies, close reading and genre studies, through those that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s that challenged the preconceptions on which traditional liberal humanism is based, including feminism, cultural materialism and new historicism. Perspectives drawn from postcolonial, queer studies and critical race studies, besides more recent critical practices including presentism, ecofeminism and cognitive ethology all receive detailed treatment. In addition to its coverage of distinct critical approaches, the handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A–Z glossary of key terms and concepts, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field and a substantial annotated bibliography.

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Game Feel

By Steve Swink
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1482267330
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 178
  • File Pdf: game-feel.pdf

Book Summary:

"Game Feel" exposes "feel" as a hidden language in game design that no one has fully articulated yet. The language could be compared to the building blocks of music (time signatures, chord progressions, verse) - no matter the instruments, style or time period - these building blocks come into play. Feel and sensation are similar building blocks where game design is concerned. They create the meta-sensation of involvement with a game. The understanding of how game designers create feel, and affect feel are only partially understood by most in the field and tends to be overlooked as a method or course of study, yet a game's feel is central to a game's success. This book brings the subject of feel to light by consolidating existing theories into a cohesive book. The book covers topics like the role of sound, ancillary indicators, the importance of metaphor, how people perceive things, and a brief history of feel in games. The associated web site contains a playset with ready-made tools to design feel in games, six key components to creating virtual sensation. There's a play palette too, so the desiger can first experience the importance of that component by altering variables and feeling the results. The playset allows the reader to experience each of the sensations described in the book, and then allows them to apply them to their own projects. Creating game feel without having to program, essentially. The final version of the playset will have enough flexibility that the reader will be able to use it as a companion to the exercises in the book, working through each one to create the feel described.

The Complete Harvard Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

By George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 30498
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 296
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection. The Harvard Classics in 51 volumes include the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In addition – there are 20 volumes of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)

By William Dean Howells
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026848861
  • Pages : 1658
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 729
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Table of Contents: A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey The Flight of Pony Baker Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Boy Life Between the Dark and the Daylight The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories Buying a Horse The Night Before Christmas A Counterfeit Presentment Bride Roses A Likely Story Evening Dress Five O'Clock Tea The Albany Depot The Elevator The Garotters The Parlor Car The Register The Sleeping-Car Poems Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities Stories of Ohio Criticism and Fiction Literary Friends and Acquaintance Literature and Life My Literary Passions Imaginary Interviews and Other Essays Modern Italian Poets A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction The Man of Letters as a Man of Business Emile Zola Henry James Carl Schurz A Boy's Town Years of My Youth…

The Complete Works of John Milton: Volume II

By Laura Lunger Knoppers
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191559067
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 580
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Bringing together literary criticism, historical bibliography, and religious, political, and print history, this volume offers a definitive scholarly edition of John Milton's Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes. The scrupulously-edited text is based on extensive collation of the 1671 and 1680 volumes. Drawing on new archival sources and up-to-date historiography, a detailed Introduction sets out the cultural, religious, and political contexts of 1670-71, including continuing opposition to the Restoration regime and the major contribution made to that opposition by publishers and print. While the meanings of the 1671 poems have been much discussed and debated, print and publishing history has been little addressed in teaching editions or scholarship. New archival materials on Milton's publisher, John Starkey, and his printer, John Macock, open up the radical print networks in which Milton's poems were produced, published, and circulated. The Textual Introduction and Headnote also provide a thorough discussion of the contributions of the printing house to the text. Reconstruction of the octavo sheets used in printing the text shows that multiple compositors worked on the text and thus helps to explain variant spelling and address longstanding issues of dating. A discussion of Milton's bold transformation of classical epic and tragedy provides literary historical context. This edition also breaks new ground by including materials on early owners and readers, who actively shaped the texts with corrections, annotations, and references to biblical and classical sources. As an aid for students and scholars alike, Textual Commentary provides precise OED word definitions, identifies biblical, classical, historical, and geographical references, and explains Latin, Greek, and Hebrew usages. This volume will be of interest to scholars of Milton, of Renaissance literature, of print and publishing history, of history of the book, and of early modern cultural, political, and religious history.

Delphi Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)

By William Dean Howells
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1910630756
  • Pages : 10878
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 504
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-william-dean-howells.pdf

Book Summary:

William Dean Howells, the realist master known as "The Dean of American Letters", produced an enormous oeuvre of works that had a lasting influence on American literature. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Howells’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Howells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 41 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels available in no other collection * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Howells’ complete travel writing, with many rare texts appearing here for the first time in digital print * Many rare essays and non-fiction works * Features two autobiographies - discover Howells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THE LADY OF THE AROOSTOOK THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY A FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITY DR. BREEN’S PRACTICE A MODERN INSTANCE A WOMAN’S REASON THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM INDIAN SUMMER THE MINISTER’S CHARGE ANNIE KILBURN APRIL HOPES A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES THE SHADOW OF A DREAM A BOY’S TOWN THE QUALITY OF MERCY AN IMPERATIVE DUTY THE WORLD OF CHANCE THE COAST OF BOHEMIA A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING THE LANDLORD AT LION’S HEAD THE STORY OF A PLAY RAGGED LADY THEIR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THE FLIGHT OF PONY BAKER THE KENTONS QUESTIONABLE SHAPES LETTERS HOME LETTERS OF AN ALTRURIAN TRAVELLER SON OF ROYAL LANGBRITH MISS BELLARD’S INSPIRATION BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE THE WHOLE FAMILY FENNEL AND RUE NEW LEAF MILLS: A CHRONICLE THE LEATHERWOOD GOD THE VACATION OF THE KELWYNS The Shorter Fiction SUBURBAN SKETCHES CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY EDITHA STORIES OF OHIO SEEN AND UNSEEN AT STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LITERATURE AND LIFE: SHORT STORIES AND ESSAYS THE DAUGHTER OF THE STORAGE AND OTHER THINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE A PAIR OF PATIENT LOVERS AND OTHER STORIES BOY LIFE STORIES AND READINGS SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS MISCELLANEOUS STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Farces THE PARLOR CAR OUT OF THE QUESTION A COUNTERFEIT PRESENTMENT THE SLEEPING CAR THE MOUSE-TRAP AND OTHER FARCES MISCELLANEOUS FARCES The Poetry Collections POEMS STOPS OF VARIOUS QUILLS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing VENETIAN LIFE ITALIAN JOURNEYS THREE VILLAGES TUSCAN CITIES A LITTLE SWISS SOJOURN LONDON FILMS CERTAIN DELIGHTFUL ENGLISH TOWNS ROMAN HOLIDAYS AND OTHERS SEVEN ENGLISH CITIES FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS The Non-Fiction LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN MODERN ITALIAN POETS IMPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCE LITERATURE AND LIFE MR. CHARLES W. CHESNUTT’S STORIES FRANK NORRIS A PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNTER-CURRENT IN RECENT FICTION IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS HEROINES OF FICTION ÉMILE ZOLA HENRY JAMES, JR. INTRODUCTIONS TO VARIOUS WORKS The Autobiographies MY YEAR IN A LOG CABIN YEARS OF MY YOUTH Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Such Sweet Sorrow

By Katie Flynn
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446411044
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: such-sweet-sorrow.pdf

Book Summary:

A family divided by war but united by love. Marianne seems to have everything. She is married to a handsome naval officer, Neil Sheridan, commander of a corvette. They have a daughter, Libby, and a beautiful home near Prince's Park in Liverpool. When war comes, Marianne takes war work and moves into Crocus Street with her mother, Mrs Wainwright, and younger sister. Neil disapproves because the Wainwrights live so near the docks, which are bound to be a bombing target, but Marianne is firm. Meanwhile, Libby is evacuated to the country to stay with Miss Williams, who lives in an ancient house, Tregarth, at the head of a valley in North Wales and Libby, the wheelchair-bound Matthew and Miss Williams assume they can settle down to see out the war in comparative safety. But Libby is forced to return to the city when her mother suffers an accident and her gran finds herself unable to cope ...

Face of Truth

By Julius J. Lipner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349079154
  • Pages : 183
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: face-of-truth.pdf

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The Soul of the Soldier

By Thomas Tiplady
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 77
  • Category : World War, 1914-1918
  • Reads : 848
  • File Pdf: the-soul-of-the-soldier.pdf

Book Summary:

The sketches in this book and in my previous one, "The Cross at the Front," are attempts to show the soul of the soldier serving in France as I have seen it during the year and a half that I have been with him. It is a padre's privilege and duty to be the voice with which, in public worship, the soldiers speak to God; and through which their last thoughts are borne to their friends at home. He is their voice both when they are sick or wounded, and when they lie silent in the grave. He speaks of their hopes and fears, hardships and heroisms, laughter and tears. As best he may he tries to tell, to those who have a right and a longing to know, how they thought, and how they bore themselves in the great day of trial when all risked their lives and many laid them down. Soldiers, as a rule, are either inarticulate or do not care to speak of themselves; and the padre has to be their spokesman if ever their deeper thoughts and finer actions are to be known to their friends. To do this he may have to bring himself into the picture, or even illustrate a common thing in their lives by a personal experience of his own. To reveal life and thought at the Front in the third person, and without sacrificing truth and vividness, requires a degree of literary power and art which cannot be expected of a padre to whom writing is but a by-product, and not his main work. I have written but little of military operations--these things are not in my province. Moreover, they are not the things which are most revealing. The presence of Spring is first and most surely revealed by the flowers in our gardens and lanes; and the soldier is most clearly seen in the little things that happen on the march--in his billet or in the Dressing Station. Some things are not seen at all. They are only felt, and my opinion about them must be taken for what it is worth. One knows what the men are by their influence on one's own mind and life. I do not judge the morality and spirituality of our soldiers entirely by their habits and speech, for these are but outward and clumsy expressions of the inner life and are largely conventional. There is something else to put in the reckoning, and to find out what the soldiers are worth to us we must somehow get behind their words and actions and find out what they are worth to God, whose terrible wheel of war is shaping their characters. I appraise them mostly by the total effect of the impact of their souls on mine. I know their thoughts and feelings by the thoughts and feelings they inspire in me. "Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?" There are certain thoughts and emotions that only come to me strongly when I am with the soldiers or when I am living again with them in memory, and so, I take these as their gift to me and judge the men by their influence on my character. Character is, in its influence, subtle as Spring. Words and actions by themselves are too coarse and conventional to do anything but mislead us in judging the quality of our men. "By their fruits ye shall know them." Not by their leaves. Fruit is seed. In the seed the tree reproduces itself. And reproduction, whether in physical, moral or spiritual life, is the test of vitality. To be continue in this ebook...

Long Sorrow Song

By Mu QingYu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648843247
  • Pages : 323
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 150
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The essence of this is a wuxia novel that contains revenge, betrayal, darkness, and a slightly bizarre plot. Right, the main character's name is — Ye Mo Han. Close]

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