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Hot and Badgered

Hot and Badgered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1496714369
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The “hot and humorous” debut of the action-packed shapeshifter series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Pride novels ( It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again—and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up . . . Praise for Shelly Laurenston and the Honey Badger Chronicles “When it comes to combining offbeat humor and mayhem, it is tough to beat Laurenston.”—RT Book Reviews “Laurenston delights . . . Zany, sarcastic humor . . . Familiar, well-developed characters and full immersion into the universe make this a must-read for a new and returning readers alike.”—Publishers Weekly “Pure, unadulterated fun. It’s ten pounds of bursting-at-the-seams excitement in a five-pound bag.”—Bookpage

Rainforest Riot

Rainforest Riot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cavan Scott
Editor: Badger Publishing
ISBN: 1784648124
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Emily, Jacob and Frank go on safari, but find the animals are being attacked by strange creatures. Who is transforming animals into monsters? And what is wrong with Frank? This series of eight books follows the antics of Emily, Jacob and Frank the hamster as they traverse the perils and wonders of Emily's eccentric grandfather's magical - if overambitious - theme park. Adventure Park has a reading age of just 7-8 and is designed to capture the imaginations of reluctant and struggling readers aged 9-12. The combination of simple language, short sentences and well-developed, humorous characters provide an accessible yet enjoyable reading experience for the age group, without being patronising.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ali Almossawi
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192263
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“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

Joey Smallwood

Joey Smallwood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Argyle
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459703707
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Known as the "only living Father of Confederation" in his lifetime, Joey Smallwood was an entertaining, crafty, and controversial politician in Canada for decades. Born in Gambo, Newfoundland, Joseph ("Joey") Smallwood (1900–1991) spent his life championing the worth and potential of his native province. Although he was a successful journalist and radio personality, Smallwood is best known for his role in bringing Newfoundland into Confederation with Canada in 1949, believing that such an action would secure an average standard of living for Newfoundlanders. He was rightfully dubbed the "only living Father of Confederation" in his lifetime and was premier of the province for twenty-three years. During much of the last part of the twentieth century, Smallwood remained a prominent player in the story of Newfoundland and Labrador’s growth as a province. Later in life he put himself in debt in order to complete his Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, the only project of its kind in Canada up to that point. In Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer, Ray Argyle reexamines the life of this incredible figure in light of Newfoundland’s progress in recent years, and measures his vision against its new position as a province of prosperity rather than poverty.

The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports

The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Kearney Guigné
Editor: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776623850
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The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports by Anna Kearney Guigné Summary

In 1951, musician Kenneth Peacock (1922–2000) secured a contract from the National Museum of Canada (today the Canadian Museum of History) to collect folksongs in Newfoundland. As the province had recently joined Confederation, the project was deemed a goodwill gesture, while at the same time adding to the Museum’s meager Anglophone archival collections. Between 1951 and 1961, over the course of six field visits, Peacock collected 766 songs and melodies from 118 singers in 38 communities, later publishing two-thirds of this material in a three-volume collection, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports (1965). As the publication consists of over 1000 pages, Outports is considered to be a bible for Newfoundland singers and a valuable resource for researchers. However, Peacock’s treatment of the material by way of tune-text collations, use of lines and stanzas from unpublished songs has always been somewhat controversial. Additionally, comparison of the field collection with Outports indicates that although Peacock acquired a range of material, his personal preferences requently guided his publishing agenda. To ensure that the songs closely correspond to what the singers presented to Peacock, the collection has been prepared by drawing on Peacock’s original music and textual notes and his original field recordings. The collection is far-ranging and eclectic in that it includes British and American broadsides, musical hall and vaudeville material alongside country and western songs, and local compositions. It also highlights the influence of popular media on the Newfoundland song tradition and contextualizes a number of locally composed songs. In this sense, it provides a key link between what Peacock actually recorded and the material he eventually published. As several of the songs have not previously appeared in the standard Newfoundland collections, The Forgotten Songs sheds new light on the extent of Peacock’s collecting. The collection includes 125 songs arranged under 113 titles along with extensive notes on the songs, and brief biographies of the 58 singers. Thanks to the Research Centre for the Study of Music Media and Place, a video of the launch event, held in St.John's, Newfoundland, is available at

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bethany C. Morrow
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338343726
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A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

Grandma Says

Grandma Says Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cindy Day
Editor: Nimbus+ORM
ISBN: 1771084308
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Discover the meaning behind 80 weather-related sayings from one of Canada’s top meteorologists. On Cindy Day’s grandmother’s farm, the weather wasn’t predicted with a computer or official forecast but by accumulated wisdom and careful observation. Cindy’s grandma was a constant prognosticator, making predictions about the weather that more often than not, proved correct! Grandma Says is a collection of 80 weather-related sayings that Cindy recalls from her grandmother. Now CTV Atlantic’s meteorologist, Cindy explains the science behind this traditional weather lore, and over 40 accent illustrations complement the text.

Counter Institution

Counter Institution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nandini Bagchee
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823279286
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Counter Institution by Nandini Bagchee Summary

In the midst of current debates about the accessibility of public spaces, resurfacing as a result of highly visible demonstrations and occupations, this book illuminates an overlooked domain of civic participation: the office, workshop, or building where activist groups meet to organize and plan acts of political dissent and collective participation. Author Nandini Bagchee examines three re-purposed buildings on the Lower East Side that have been used by activists to launch actions over the past forty years. The Peace Pentagon was the headquarters of the anti-war movement, El Bohio was a metaphoric “hut” that envisioned the Puerto Rican Community as a steward of the environment, and ABC No Rio, appropriated from a storefront sign with missing letters, was a catchy punk name that appealed to the anarchistic sensibility of the artists that ran a storefront gallery in a run-down tenement. In a captivating discussion of buildings and urban settings as important components of progressive struggles in New York City over more than a century, Bagchee reveals how these collectively organized spaces have provided a venue for political participation while existing as a vital part of the city’s civic infrastructure. The “counter institution” explored in this book represents both a conceptual and a literal struggle to create a space for civic action in a city that is built upon real estate speculation. The author reveals the fascinating tension between the impermanence of the insurgent activist practices and the permanent but maintenance heavy aspects of architecture. The actors she vividly describes—the war resisters, the Puerto Rican organizers, the housing activists, the punks and artists—all seized the opportunity to create what are seen as “activist estates,” at a time and in a place where urban life itself was under attack. And now, when many such self-organized “activist” buildings are imperiled by the finance-driven real estate market that is New York City, this book takes stock and provides visibility to these under recognized citizens’ initiatives. Counter Institution is an innovative work that intersects architecture, urban design practices, and geography (cartography) on the one hand, with history, politics, and sociology on the other. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of activism in New York City and how the city can inspire and encourage political engagement. Through its beautifully illustrated pages—where drawings, maps, timelines, and photographs underline the connections between people, politics, and space—readers will discover new ways to imagine buildings as a critical part of the civic infrastructure and a vital resource for the future.

Crafting with Cat Hair

Crafting with Cat Hair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kaori Tsutaya
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594746893
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Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!

Seeing Trees

Seeing Trees Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sonja Dümpelmann
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300240708
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A fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume that explains what street trees tell us about humanity’s changing relationship with nature and the city Today, cities around the globe are planting street trees to mitigate the effects of climate change. However, as landscape historian Sonja Dümpelmann explains, this is not a new phenomenon. In her eye-opening work, Dümpelmann shows how New York City and Berlin began systematically planting trees to improve the urban climate during the nineteenth century, presenting the history of the practice within its larger social, cultural, and political contexts. A unique integration of empirical research and theory, Dümpelmann’s richly illustrated work uncovers this important untold story. Street trees—variously regarded as sanitizers, nuisances, upholders of virtue, economic engines, and more—reflect the changing relationship between humans and nonhuman nature in urban environments. Offering valuable insights and frameworks, this authoritative volume will be an important resource for years to come.

Slaying the Badger

Slaying the Badger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Moore
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409028879
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Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year. Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond. The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline and agony as LeMond battles to become the first American to win the Tour, with the Badger relentlessly on the attack. Includes brand new material for the paperback.

The Badger War

The Badger War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott W. Guttormson
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490719865
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The international animal trafficker known as The Rooster sights his rifle on a black bear rooting for grubs in a decaying silver maple tree in the woods of Nebraska. Black bear organs fetch a high price on the black market. Hiding nearby, investigative reporter Alexander Henry trains his camera on The Rooster. Suddenly, a massive cloud of leaves and debris swarms over The Rooster. The startled bear runs away from the commotion, directly towards Alexander Henrys hide. Despite his fear that The Rooster may have discovered him, Mr. Henry decides that encountering the frightened bear is a bigger threat and bolts away. As he jumps a fallen log, a searing pain shoots down his leg. Someone has shot the reporter with a tranquilizer dart. When the drug wears off, Mr. Henry finds himself a captive in an underground cell. But why would anyone want to hold him prisoner? In answer, a Jacobs slot on the solid prison door opens, and in waddles a badger. The baffled and alarmed reporter now wonders, Why would they stick a live badger in a prison cell with me? So he holds out his hands in a non-threatening manner, and attempts to befriend the badger. There there. Good girl. Nice badger. I will not hurt you. The badger rises up on her hind legs, eyes the man curiously, and places her paws on her hips. Mr. Henry, the badger replies. We should be making those same assurances to you.

Fox-Hound, Forest, and Prairie

Fox-Hound, Forest, and Prairie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pennell Elmhurst
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473349818
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Fox-Hound, Forest, and Prairie by Pennell Elmhurst Summary

This vintage book contains a collection of late nineteenth-century hunting anecdotes and reminiscences. Interesting and informative, these detailed accounts will appeal to those with an interest in historical hunting, and will also be of utility to modern hunters. Contents include: "Jackal Hunting on the Neilgherries, 1877", "The Ootacamund Hounds", "Grass Countries, Season 1886-87", "Shooting Coats", "The Galloping Whip", "Preliminary Canters", "Fox-Hunting in Earnest", "A Rough Week", "A Huntsman's Diary, and Mine", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.

The Greatest Works of Winston Churchill

The Greatest Works of Winston Churchill Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Winston Churchill
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027242118
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The Greatest Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill Summary

Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Winston Churchill collection: Introduction: Winston Spencer Churchill by Richard Harding Davis The Influenza Novel: Savrola Biographies: Lord Randolph Churchill Marlborough: His Life and Times Historical Works: The Story of the Malakand Field Force The River War London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March My African Journey The World Crisis 1911–1914 The Second World War The Gathering Storm Their Finest Hour A History of the English-Speaking Peoples The Birth of Britain The New World Essays & Articles: Painting as a Pastime Zionism versus Bolshevism Fifty Years Hence East London General Bullar's Headquarters Mr. Winston Churchill's Capture Speeches: Liberalism and the Social Problem The Conduct of the War by Sea Speech in the London Opera House Speech in the Tournament Hall, Liverpool First Radio Address as Prime Minister Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat Be Ye Men of Valour We Shall Fight on the Beaches Their Finest Hour The Few – Never was so Much Owed by so Many to so Few Broadcast on the Soviet-German War Never Give In, Never, Never, Never Winston Churchill's address to the United States Congress The Price of Greatness is Responsibility Announcement of the Surrender of Germany Sinews of Peace – The Iron Curtain Speech Letters of Winston Churchill My Early Life – A Roving Commission (An Autobiography)

Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465581847
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The Politics of Provisions

The Politics of Provisions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Bohstedt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317020197
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The elemental power of food politics has not been fully appraised. Food marketing and consumption were matters of politics as much as economics as England became a market society. In times of dearth, concatenations of food riots, repression, and relief created a maturing politics of provisions. Over three centuries, some eight hundred riots crackled in waves across England. Crowds seized wagons, attacked mills and granaries, and lowered prices in marketplaces or farmyards. Sometimes rioters parleyed with magistrates. More often both acted out a well-rehearsed political minuet that evolved from Tudor risings and state policies down to a complex culmination during the Napoleonic Wars. 'Provision politics' thus comprised both customary negotiations over scarcity and hunger, and 'negotiations' of the social vessel through the turbulence of dearth. Occasionally troops killed rioters, or judges condemned them to the gallows, but increasingly riots prompted wealthy citizens to procure relief supplies. In short, food riots worked: in a sense they were a first draft of the welfare state. This pioneering analysis connects a generation of social protest studies spawned by E.P. Thompson's essay on the 'moral economy' with new work on economic history and state formation. The dynamics of provision politics that emerged during England's social, economic and political transformations should furnish fruitful models for analyses of 'total war' and famine as well as broader transitions elsewhere in world history.

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. M. Bower,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Hamlin Garland,Zane Grey,August Nemo
Editor: Tacet Books
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Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western by B. M. Bower,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Hamlin Garland,Zane Grey,August Nemo Summary

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is: Western. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Bret Harte: - The Luck of Roaring Camp - The Outcasts of Poker Flat - Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff - A Convert of the Mission - A Widow of the Santa Ana Valley - A Yellow Dog - Melons - Andy Adams: - Drifting North. - Siegerman's Per Cent. - "Bad Medicine". - A Winter Round-Up. - A College Vagabond. - The Double Trail. - Rangering. - B. M. Bower: - The Lonesome Trail. - First Aid To Cupid. - When The Cook Fell Ill. - The Lamb. - The Spirit of the Range. - The Reveler. - The Unheavenly Twins - Zane Grey: - Amber's Mirage - The Ranger - Don: The Story Of A Lion Dog - The Wolf Tracker - Lure of the River - A Missouri Schoolmarm - Monty Price's Nightingale - Hamlin Garland: - Under the Lion's Paw - A Branch Road - A "Good Fellow's Wife" - A Night Raid at Eagle River - Uncle Ethan Ripley - Mrs. Ripley's Trip - A Day's Pleasure

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated)

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Scott
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ISBN: 8026838785
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The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated) by Walter Scott Summary

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Guy Mannering; Or, The Astrologer

Guy Mannering; Or, The Astrologer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir Walter Scott
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513285343
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Guy Mannering; Or, The Astrologer by Sir Walter Scott Summary

When he is in search of refuge, Guy Mannering, a colonel of an Indian army, decides to spend the night at the home of Godfrey Bertram, the Laird of Ellangowan. Despite being a generous and friendly host, the Laird’s attention is focused on his wife instead of his guest, as his first child is soon to be born. As Lady Betram goes into labor giving birth to a healthy boy named Harry, a psychic arrives to form a prophecy, though the woman is undermined by another guest. During his visit, Mannering meets a socially inept tutor, Dominie Sampson, who insists on predicting the child’s future based on a reading of the stars, in addition to the psychic’s prediction. However, when Sampson discovers that his prediction is quite alarming, he seals it an envelope for Godfrey and Lady Betram to read when the child turns five. But when tragedy strikes right before Harry’s fifth birthday it is apparent that the prophecy should have been heeded much earlier. While in the care of a customs officer, Harry is the accidental witness of a murder, leading to his abduction, and the dawn of the prophecy’s unfolding. First published anonymously in 1815, Sir Walter Scott began writing this exhilarating novel immediately after the completion of his previous success, Waverly. With elements of romance, murder, mystery, and Scott’s classic humor, Guy Mannering: or, The Astrologer earned quick commercial success, beloved for its captivating narrative. Featuring vivid settings and well-portrayed characters, Guy Mannering: Or The Astrologer remains to be just as exciting for modern audiences as it was for its original readers. Written with masterful prose and wonderful dialogue, this novel is perfectly detailed and provides invaluable insight on the culture and landscape of 18th century Scotland. This edition of Guy Mannering: Or, The Astrologer by Sir Walter Scott now features a stunning new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of Guy Mannering: Or, The Astrologer crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original mastery of Sir Walter Scott’s literature.

Gender and Lynching

Gender and Lynching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evelyn M. Simien
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137001224
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Gender and Lynching by Evelyn M. Simien Summary

The authors probe the reasons and circumstances surrounding the death and torture of African American female victims, relying on such methodological approaches as comparative historical work, content and media analysis, as well as literary criticism.