The Play Of Death

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9781328662088
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The mysterious sixth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town's Passion Play has been found dead, nailed to the set's cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The chance to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay. Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again, it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring atown's dark secrets to light.

Encyclopedia Of Gothic Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109113
Size: 27.94 MB
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with Gothic literature.

The Ludwig Conspiracy

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547740107
Size: 17.73 MB
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When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers. 100,000 first printing.

Story Of A Nobody

Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 1847492339
Size: 56.53 MB
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A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official's son, with a view to spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the task - an ailing, world-weary "e;nobody"e; - seized with the purposelessness of life and a sense of his own impending death, gradually becomes disillusioned with his mission, and decides to embark on a new path which will lead him to tragedy.Combining psychological detail with a strong sense of place and time, The Story of a Nobody bears all the hallmarks of Chekhov's genius, and perfectly captures the political and social tensions of its day.

Impressions Of Africa

Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714546534
Size: 30.33 MB
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The first of Roussel's two major prose works, Impressions of Africa is not, as the title may suggest, a conventional travel account, but an adventure story put together in a highly individual fashion and with an unusual time sequence, whereby the reader is even made to choose whether to begin with the first or the tenth chapter.

Etruscan Vase And Other Stories

Author: Prosper Merimee
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 071454647X
Size: 53.62 MB
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When the young and sensitive Auguste Saint-Clair notices an Etruscan vase on the mantelpiece of his beloved Mathilde, he becomes gradually consumed by jealousy at the thought that it could be the gift of another man, and the situation escalates dramatically as he demands proof from her that she loves only him.


Author: Ivan Bunin
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714545724
Size: 63.49 MB
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Ivan Bunin's first published work, The Village is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia. Set at the time of the 1905 Revolution and centering on episodes in the lives of two peasant brothers - "e;characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human"e; - it reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land.At once nostalgic for a bygone more innocent age and foreshadowing the turbulences of the twentieth century, Bunin's narrative is a triumph of bitter realism, shot through with the author's classical style and precision of language.

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company
Size: 57.60 MB
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

The Plays

Author: William Shakespeare
Size: 53.40 MB
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