The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd

From the distinguished writer of the key lifetime of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel approximately unforgettable American women.

Writing on the peak of her narrative and imaginitive presents, Sue Monk Kidd offers a masterpiece of wish, bold, the hunt for freedom, and the need to have a voice within the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an city slave in early 19th century Charleston, yearns for all times past the suffocating partitions that enclose her in the filthy rich Grimke loved ones. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has recognized from an early age she is intended to do whatever huge on the planet, yet she is hemmed in by way of the bounds imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is decided in movement on Sarah’s 11th birthday, while she is given possession of ten yr outdated Handful, who's to be her handmaid. We stick to their impressive trips over the subsequent thirty 5 years, as either attempt for a lifetime of their very own, dramatically shaping each one other’s destinies and forming a posh dating marked via guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy methods of love.

As the tales construct to a riveting climax, Handful will suffer loss and sorrow, discovering braveness and a feeling of self within the approach. Sarah will event overwhelmed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism ahead of leaving Charleston to discover her position along her fearless more youthful sister, Angelina, as one of many early pioneers within the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by way of the old determine of Sarah Grimke, Kidd is going past the checklist to flesh out the wealthy inside lives of all of her characters, either genuine and invented, together with Handful’s crafty mom, Charlotte, who courts possibility in her look for whatever better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that appears with loyal eyes at a devastating wound in American historical past, via girls whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will go away no reader unmoved.

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The Sport of the Gods: and Other Essential Writings (Modern Library Classics)

By Paul Laurence Dunbar, Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to turn into one of many best-known authors in the USA, and the 1st African American to earn cash from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This unique assortment comprises the fast novel the game of the Gods, Dunbar’s crucial essays and brief tales, and his most interesting poems, reminiscent of “Sympathy,” all which discover an important social, political, and humanistic concerns on the sunrise of the 20 th century.

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Delphi Works of Arthur Machen (Illustrated) (Series Four)

By Arthur Machen

The supernatural stories of the Welsh mystic writer Arthur Machen have performed an instrumental, notwithstanding in recent years semi-forgotten half within the historical past of horror fiction. well-known stories corresponding to ‘The nice God Pan’ and ‘The Hill of Dreams’ have intrigued readers for over 100 years, conserving a similar uncooked strength that first stunned Victorian readers. This entire assortment deals the main whole variation of Arthur Machen attainable within the US, with the entire fiction with the exception of one vague brief tale assortment. The compressive e-book offers a variety of illustrations, informative introductions, many infrequent non-fiction works and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* fantastically illustrated with photographs on the subject of Machen's existence and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and different texts
* ALL 4 novels, with person contents tables
* infrequent novels just like the eco-friendly around seem the following for the 1st time in electronic print
* photographs of the way the books have been first published, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
* first-class formatting of the texts
* infrequent brief tale collections just like the CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY, showing in print for the 1st time in lots of years
* targeted chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the quick stories
* infrequent uncollected stories – one hundred and five grisly Machen tales that you can explore
* simply find the fast tales you need to read
* certain feedback part, with Starrett’s seminal essay comparing Machen’s contribution to literature
* good points Machen’s first autobiography - become aware of the author’s formative years and primary inspirations
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please be aware: ‘The condominium of the Hidden Light’ can't seem during this assortment as a result of being released for the 1st time in 2003 and consequently now not being within the public area. as soon as new texts input the general public area, they are going to be further to the book as a unfastened update.

CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE HILL OF DREAMS
THE TERROR
THE mystery GLORY
THE eco-friendly ROUND

The Shorter Fiction
THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY: OR THE historical past OF THE IX JOYOUS trips. CARBONNEK
THE nice GOD PAN, AND THE INMOST LIGHT
THE 3 IMPOSTORS: OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS
THE residence OF SOULS
THE ANGELS OF MONS
THE nice RETURN
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1923
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1924
THE excellent MYSTERY
THE comfortable ROOM AND different STORIES
THE teenagers OF THE POOL, AND different STORIES
UNCOLLECTED TALES

The brief Stories
LIST OF brief tales IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF brief tales IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS

The Non-Fiction
THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, 1725-1798
THE ANATOMY OF TOBACCO
HIEROGLYPHICS
DR STIGGINS: HIS perspectives AND PRINCIPLES
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

The Criticism
ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN by way of Vincent Starrett

The Autobiography
FAR OFF issues

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Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

By Steve Mason

Flavian Rome has commonly been studied with out severe realization to its so much prolific extant writer, Titus Flavius Josephus. Josephus, in flip, has frequently been studied for what he's writing approximately (mainly, occasions in Judaea) instead of for the context during which he wrote: Flavian Rome. For the 1st time, this ebook brings those phenomena into severe engagement, in order that Josephus may perhaps light up Flavian Rome, and Flavian Rome, Josephus. Who have been his most probably audiences or buyers in Rome? How did the context during which he wrote impact his writing? What do his narratives say or indicate approximately that context? This ebook brings jointly contributions from best overseas students of Josephus and Flavian-Roman heritage and literature.

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Babycakes (Tales of the City Series)

By Armistead Maupin

When a normal househusband and his formidable spouse choose to commence a relatives, they notice there’s extra to creating a child than meets the attention. support arrives within the kind of a grieving homosexual neighbor, a vacationing monarch, and the speeding younger lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was once the 1st piece of fiction to recognize the coming of AIDS.

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All Our Worldly Goods

By Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith

In haunting methods, this beautiful novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpiece Suite Française. Set in France among 1910 and 1940 and primary released in France in 1947, 5 years after the author’s demise, All Our Worldly items is a gripping tale of struggle, kin existence and star-crossed fans. Pierre and Agnes marry for romance opposed to the desires of his mom and dad and his grandfather, the tyrannical relations patriarch. Their marriage provokes a kinfolk feud that cascades down the generations. This really good novel is filled with drama, heartbreak, and the telling observations that experience made Némirovsky’s paintings so cherished and well-liked.

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The Mirrored World: A Novel

By Debra Dean

The severely acclaimed writer of The Madonnas of Leningrad (“Elegant and poetic, the infrequent type of e-book that you really want to maintain yet you'll want to percentage” —Isabel Allende), Debra Dean returns with The reflected World, a wide ranging novel of affection and insanity set in 18th century Russia. Transporting readers to St. Petersburg in the course of the reign of Catherine the good, Dean brilliantly reconstructs and reimagines the lifetime of St. Xenia, certainly one of Russia’s such a lot respected and mysterious holy figures, in a richly informed and thought-provoking paintings of old fiction that recounts the not likely transformation of a tender lady, a toddler of privilege, right into a saint cherished by way of the bad.

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The Wildfire Season: A Novel

By Andrew Pyper

After part his physique used to be burned in a woodland hearth, Miles McEwan left his existence in the back of and moved to the main distant position he may possibly locate, a bit village within the Yukon known as Ross River. he is sitting at his ordinary spot within the town's one bar as life-changing forces technique from contrary facets: one is a woodland hearth, set with the flick of a fit; the opposite is his former female friend, who after 5 years of looking out has tracked him down, bringing along with her a daughter Miles did not understand he had. As head of the town's firefighters, Miles needs to confront the fireplace, discover a killer, and guard his newfound kinfolk. Andrew Pyper's brilliant, panoramic tale encompasses the huge barren region of the Yukon, as malevolent forces of nature and guy converge on Ross River, during this "brilliant melding of puzzle, suspense, survival, and the supernatural" (The Vancouver Sun).

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