By Charlene Lunnon, Lisa Hoodless, Gill Paul
In 1999, on the soft age of ten, Charlene Lunnon and Lisa Hoodless have been snatched as they walked to college. Over the following week, they have been held captive, tortured, raped and nearly killed. information of the girls' disappearance ruled the headlines, and the complete state held its breath, praying for his or her secure go back as an immense police hunt didn't occur any clues. yet then a miracle occurred. the ladies have been came across alive, their abductor was once arrested and the case used to be closed.
But there has been to be no such closure for Charlene and Lisa. Over the arrival years, their friendship used to be strained to verge of collapse, as they struggled to reconcile themselves to their painful stories and to every other.
Abducted is their miraculous first-hand, insider account of the way it feels to be abducted, how they survived their terrible ordeal and the way they've got stumbled on the energy to maneuver on and rebuild their lives.
By Christopher Priest
Within the smoke-and-mirrors international of Victorian track halls, gifted younger degree magicians vie to be often called the easiest illusionist in London. each one of them plays a masterful and likely very unlikely phantasm, and every is decided to solve the key of his rival’s trick at any fee. yet what begins out as specialist jealousy quickly escalates right into a sour and lethal obsession whose poor outcomes will nonetheless be felt a century later by means of their descendants, who've their very own magnificent purposes for desirous to become aware of the reality.
One of Christopher Priest’s so much acclaimed works and winner of either the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the realm myth Award, The Prestige is an ingeniously developed leisure, a masterpiece of misdirection the place not anything is what it kind of feels. Readers who've noticeable the 2006 movie version directed by way of Christopher Nolan will locate that notwithstanding the publication stocks many similarities with the motion picture, it additionally comprises many surprises, in addition to a chilling finishing that the reader won't ever see coming.
“A taut, twisting, prize-winning tale of 2 magicians and their fin-de-siècle competition that taints successive generations in their respective households. Electrifying results and a deft dealing with of mysteries and their motives (some last tantalizingly incomplete) in an without notice compelling fusion of peculiar technology and legerdemain.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Enthrallingly atypical. a delicately calculated interval variety that's remarkably reminiscent of that of the past due Robertson Davies. Priest has introduced it off with nice mind's eye and skill.” – Publishers Weekly
“Lushly set within the velvet-cloaked, smoke-and-mirrors international magic in turn-of-the-century London, this remarkable novel interweaves the sour competition and weird secrets and techniques of 2 magicians. the tale is drastically complicated but like a stunning magic act itself: a sequence of completely done illusions that construct in suspense and hassle. the result's a shock that marvelously satisfies the myriad genres that Priest has effectively controlled to merge and remodel during this eerie fictional sleight of hand.” – Entertainment Weekly
“The Prestige is a brilliantly built leisure, with a plot as uncomplicated and complex as a nest of chinese language bins … a dizzying magic express of a unique, chock-a-block with all of the props of Victorian sensation fiction.” – Washington Post
“It’s a rare functionality, his most sensible publication in years, probably his most sensible ever. hugely recommended.” – The big apple evaluation of technology Fiction
By Fiona Macdonald
Taking a special examine the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens, a really abnormal History asks why, what, the place, how and who the Dickens was once Charles Dickens? Why did he hold a puppy raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel equipped less than the line in entrance of his kingdom residence? used to be his death corpse rather carried from his mistress's condo the place he collapsed to his kinfolk domestic, in order that he may well die 'respectably'?
Find out the solutions to those questions or even more strange ones through the booklet, which gains quirky tales and interesting trivialities approximately this singularly advanced guy and consummate artist.
By Jane Austen
Jane Austen's Persuasion makes a speciality of the remorse and loneliness of Anne Elliot, who had rejected a suggestion of marriage upon suggestion of an expensive buddy, from the single guy she really loved.
The tale occurs lower than a decade after the thought, following her simultaneous anticipation and dread of the rejected lover's go back to the group. She struggles among the validity of the explanations for the previous rejection and the flittering wish that their love had persevered.
Persuasion is set a misplaced love re-kindled. thought of via a few to be the main strong love tale ever written, the ebook will go away you breathless.
By Emily Brontë, Alice Hoffman, Juliet Barker
Introductionby Alice Hoffman
Afterword by means of Juliet Barker
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte's merely novel, is among the pinnacles of nineteenth century English literature. It's the tale of Heathcliff, an orphan who falls inlove with a lady above his classification, loses her, and devotes the remainder of his existence to wreaking revenge on her family.
In early nineteenth-century Yorkshire, the passionate attachment among a headstrong younger woman and a foundling boy pointed out via her father motives catastrophe for them and so on, even within the subsequent new release.
By Morris Beja
James Joyce: A Literary existence is a brief biography of Joyce for the scholar and common reader. it's the first biography to seem for a few years (and the 1st to take advantage of the entire voluminous fabrics by way of and approximately Joyce that have develop into largely on hand over the last or 3 many years) of a novelist whom many regard because the so much influential author of the 20 th century, and definitely one of many significant figures in international literature.
By Virginia Woolf
Set in the summertime domestic of an English kin, the radical unfolds via transferring views of every character's circulate of realization, recalling adolescence feelings and highlights of grownup relationships.
Shifts happen even mid-sentence, and in a few experience they resemble the rotating beam of the lighthouse.
A landmark of excessive modernism and one among Woolf's most sensible works.
By William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello… vous trouverez dans cette édition l’intégralité des oeuvres de Shakespeare :
les tragédies, les comédies, les romances, les pièces historiques ainsi que ses poèmes. Elle est assortie
d’annexes et de notes explicatives. L'édition comprend fifty three titres, 1300 notes interactives et des
Les 12 Tragédies :
Antoine et Cléopâtre • Coriolan • Le most suitable Hamlet • Le moment Hamlet • Jules César • Macbeth • Othello • Le roi Lear • Roméo et Juliette • Timon d’Athènes • Titus Andronicus • Troïlus et Cressida.
Les 12 Comédies :
Beaucoup de bruit pour rien • los angeles comédie des méprises • Comme il vous plaira • Les deux gentilshommes de Vérone • Les joyeuses commères de Windsor • Le marchand de Venise • Mesure pour mesure • Le soir des rois ou ce que vous voudrez • Peines d’amour perdues • los angeles mégère domptée • Le songe d’une nuit d’été • Tout est bien qui finit bien
Les five Romances :
Le conte d’hiver • Cymbeline • Périclès, prince de Tyr • l. a. tempête • Les deux nobles parents
Les 10 Pièces Historiques :
Le roi Jean • Le roi Richard II • Le roi Richard III • Le roi Henry IV (1) • Le roi Henry IV (2) • Le roi Henry V • Le roi Henry VI (1) • Le roi Henry VI (2) • Le roi Henry VI (3) • Le roi Henry VIII.
Les 7 Recueils de poèmes :
Sonnets • Le pèlerin passionné • Le phénix et los angeles colombe • Vénus et Adonis • Lucrèce • l. a. plainte d’une amante • Le pèlerin amoureux.
Les Annexes :
Le testomony de William Shakespeare • William Shakespeare par Victor Hugo • Nouvelle étude sur Shakespeare, son génie et ses œuvres par Hippolyte Taine • Biographie • Citations • Illustrations pour les oeuvres de Shakespeare. • L’avertissement et los angeles préface de l. a. nouvelle traduction de Shakespeare par Victor Hugo.
By William Shakespeare
Proteus's duplicity is published while the attractive Julia follows him to Milan purely to benefit his affections have became to a different.
By William Shakespeare
A lot Ado approximately not anything boasts one in all Shakespeare's most enjoyable heroines, so much dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of highbrow and social vanity bested through the need to like and be enjoyed in go back.
It bargains either the dancing wit of the "merry war" among the sexes, and a sobering imaginative and prescient of the prices of that strive against for either women and men.
Shakespeare dramatizes a social global in all of its vivid details, within which characters are formed through the family among social conference and person choice.
This version of the play bargains in its creation and observation an intensive dialogue of the fabrics that proficient Shakespeare's compositional offerings, either these traditional resources and different contexts, from cuckold jokes to behavior books, which tell the guidelines and identities of this play. specific consciousness is dedicated to Renaissance understandings of gender identification and social rank, in addition to to the social valences of Shakespeare's stylistic offerings. A remedy of staging chances deals illustrations drawn from the earliest and up to date theatrical practices, and a severe historical past examines the destiny of the play within the altering tendencies of educational scholarship.