Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?
A masterful collection of mindboggling questions guaranteed to have bibliophiles wracking their brains. This engaging and stimulating book of quizzes will test readers' knowledge of classic and contemporary literature. From Charlotte Brontë to Chinua Achebe, hidden double entendres to famous opening lines, Who Killed Iago? runs the gamut and challenges even the most avid readers. Readers can flex their literary muscle with questions such as: ? In Pride and Prejudice, what is Mr. Darcy's first name? ? Which classic novel of the Second World War begins: "It was love at first sight"? ? In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, how many times has the Wife of Bath been married? ? In the Harry Potter novels, what are the first four names of Professor Dumbledore? ? In Othello, who kills Iago?
Release on 2009-02 | by Anne Marie Hacht,Dwayne D. Hayes
Author: Anne Marie Hacht,Dwayne D. Hayes
Pubpsher: Gale Cengage
Category: Literary Criticism
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Release on 2009-06 | by Bruce Francis Babington,Peter William Evans
Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema
Author: Bruce Francis Babington,Peter William Evans
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock
Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema is a major survey and analysis of the relationship between religion and film, and traces the development of this genre in Hollywood. The book examines the impact of religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender on this complex genre, within the context of American history. Together, Bruce Francis Babington and Peter William Evans raise questions of narrative spectacle, Jewish-Christian relations, authorship, star meanings, the representation of Christ, and sexual desire. The authors theorize the Biblical epic in its three main forms: the Old Testament epic; the Christ film; and the Roman-Christian epic. Films analyzed include David and Bathsheba, The Last Temptation of Christ, The King of Kings, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Samson and Delilah, and Ben Hur.