Taking Liberties

Author: Helen Black
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472124197
Size: 40.40 MB
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'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last.' Roberta Kray Liberty Chapman had a difficult childhood. The oldest of four kids, she tried to protect them from their violent father until one day he murdered their mother and got sent down. What was left of the family rattled through the care system, bouncing from foster placement to care home. Liberty would have probably ended up on drugs, or dead, or worse if it hadn't been for a ballsy solicitor who told her to get her act together.So that's what she did. She kept her nose clean, got an education. And look at her now. New name, new accent, new town. The past is far behind her and she's concentrating on her own legal career. She has a Porsche, a house in Hampstead... and then one morning her boss asks her to do a favour. He wants her to go to Leeds, to get an important client's son off an assault charge. But Leeds is in Liberty's past. And once she hits town, the past slaps her in the face... and pulls her back into what she worked so hard to leave behind.

Roget S International Thesaurus

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Size: 49.38 MB
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Provides more than three hundred thousand synonyms, antonyms, and related words in more than a thousand different categories.

How The Classics Made Shakespeare

Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691185638
Size: 44.99 MB
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From one of our most eminent and accessible literary critics, a groundbreaking account of how the Greek and Roman classics forged Shakespeare’s imagination Ben Jonson famously accused Shakespeare of having “small Latin and less Greek.” But he was exaggerating. Shakespeare was steeped in the classics. Shaped by his grammar school education in Roman literature, history, and rhetoric, he moved to London, a city that modeled itself on ancient Rome. He worked in a theatrical profession that had inherited the conventions and forms of classical drama, and he read deeply in Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca. In a book of extraordinary range, acclaimed literary critic and biographer Jonathan Bate, one of the world’s leading authorities on Shakespeare, offers groundbreaking insights into how, perhaps more than any other influence, the classics made Shakespeare the writer he became. Revealing in new depth the influence of Cicero and Horace on Shakespeare and finding new links between him and classical traditions, ranging from myths and magic to monuments and politics, Bate offers striking new readings of a wide array of the plays and poems. At the heart of the book is an argument that Shakespeare’s supreme valuation of the force of imagination was honed by the classical tradition and designed as a defense of poetry and theater in a hostile world of emergent Puritanism. Rounded off with a fascinating account of how Shakespeare became our modern classic and has ended up playing much the same role for us as the Greek and Roman classics did for him, How the Classics Made Shakespeare combines stylistic brilliance, accessibility, and scholarship, demonstrating why Jonathan Bate is one of our most eminent and readable literary critics.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Jane Austen Among Women

Author: Deborah Kaplan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 30.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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" Jane Austen Among Womenis a stimulating new reading of Austen's life and work. The tone is balanced and authoritative, the style is graceful and sometimes engagingly humorous, and the approach is fresh, challenging, and very illuminating."--Juliet McMaster, University of Alberta. "Kaplan builds a convincing picture of Austen's own women's culture, and her mode of argument is unusually vivid, subtle, and sensitive."-- Times Literary Supplement