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English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Stanley Appelbaum

Encompassing a broad range of subjects, styles, and moods, English poetry of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is generally classified under the term "Romantic," suggesting an emphasis on imagination and individual experience, as well as a preoccupation with such theme as nature, death, and the supernatural.This volume contains a rich selection of poems by England's six greatest poets: William Blake (24 poems, including "The Tyger" and "Auguries of Innocence"), William Wordsworth (27 poems, including "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" and "I wandered lonely as a cloud"), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems, including "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan"), Lord Byron (16 poems, including "The Prisoner of Chillon" and selections from Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems, including "Ode to the West Wind" and "Adonis"), John Keats (22 poems, including all the great odes, "Isabella," and "The Eve of St. Agnes").For this edition, Stanley Appelbaum has provided a concise Introduction to the Romantic period and brief commentaries on the poets represented. The result is a carefully selected anthology that will be welcomed by lovers of poetry, students, and teachers alike.


by June Oldham

Magdalen has always lived in the shadow of her charming, wealthy father. Going to university, she thinks, will finally give her a life of her own. Then she realizes that her father is determined to maintain a grip on her life, that he will never willingly let her go. Desperate to escape the terrible secret they share, she leaves home. With her goes Greg, whose gentle concern leaves Magdalen confused and irritated.As they drive across the country, a friendship slowly unfolds. And as her trust in Greg grows, so, too does Magdalen's resolve to confront her father, and leave the past behind . . .


by Iain M. Banks

Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back.'Banks is a phenomenon ... wildly successful, fearlessly creative' William Gibson'Thrilling, affecting and comic ... probably the finest science fiction he has written to date' New Scientist'Banks has rewritten the libretto for the whole space-opera genre' The Times

Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning

by H. Ned Seelye

The need for new approaches, methods, and techniques in cross-cultural training and intercultural education are virtually insatiable, especially for experiential activities. The emphasis in this book is on activities that foster the development of intercultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity, helping learners understand some of the principal dimensions of intercultural communication, cross-cultural human relations, and cultural diversity. The selections include simulations, case studies, role plays, critical incidents, and individual and group exercises. A number address relatively complex workplace issues; others focus on intercultural dynamics in educational contexts. Some are printed here for the first time; others are culled from less accessible sources. They range from basic introductory activities to those that facilitate the exploration of intercultural issues in significant depth. In an introductory essay, Sheila Ramsey, an experienced scholar and trainer, examines the nature of intercultural training and lays out a conceptual framework for assessing its effectiveness. The rest of the book is made up of activities organized around six facets of intercultural contact: cultural differences for beginners, understanding oneself as a cultural person, the intercultural perspective, working across cultures, cross-cultural "foul-ups," and returning home. Each section opens with an introduction, followed by activities. Each activity includes, at a minimum, objectives, audience, materials required, setting, time required, and procedure for facilitation. Many of the activities include handouts or illustrations. This book will be especially valuable for trainers and educators who want to further ground their work in a solid theoretical base and at he same time augment their resources to expand heir repertoire.

Exploring Media Culture: A Guide (Communication and Human Values)

by Michael Real

This unique textbook provides a fresh interpretation of media analysis and cultural studies. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of American popular culture - including Hollywood cinema, presidential elections and the Super Bowl - to demystify complex concepts such as ritual, postmodernism and political economy. This use of popular culture texts, narratives and interpretations will enable readers to understand more about this important yet esoteric debate. Exploring Media Culture synthesizes a wealth of information and research and presents this in an engaging and accessible format.

Fabulously Dead

by Lindsay Maracotta

A "Dead is the New Fabulous" Mystery (#1) "Lindsay Maracotta has created in Lucy an exhilarating smart and sassy character. Her insider's take crackles with fresh insight and laugh-out-loud one-liners." --Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "Killingly amusing. Lindsay Maracotta wields the sharpest tongue since Nora Ephron banged out Heartburn. The book's social observations are right on the money." --The Chicago Tribune In the tradition of Janet Evanovich comes a smart and sassy first mystery about family values--Hollywood style. Animation filmmaker Lucy Frampton seemingly has it all--the glamorous mansion, adorable child and too-handsome-for-his-own-good producer husband. But Lucy has something her famous neighbors do not: a nude, wannabe starlet floating dead in her swimming pool!!! When she and her husband become the prime suspects in the high-profile murder investigation, Lucy knows she's going to have to clear her own name--especially when she finds out that the enterprising victim had set her sights on Lucy's husband! In a world of sex, lies, and iPhones, it's up to Lucy to find the killer...lest she find herself as the next Fabulous victim!!!

Fair Peril

by Nancy Springer

The art of storytelling and the power of a mother's love imbue this feminist fantasy novel--a contemporary riff on the tale of the frog prince Once upon a time there was a middle-aged woman whose husband dumped her the month after their twentieth anniversary . . . Divorced, overweight Buffy Murphy is not a happy camper. One April afternoon, she walks into the woods . . . and meets a talking bullfrog. He asks her to kiss him so he can transform back into his princely self. This being modern-day Pennsylvania, Buffy figures she's better off with a talking amphibian than a cheating husband, so she takes him home. The fun really starts when her rebellious teenage daughter, Emily, kisses him. Suddenly, Emily and her handsome prince have vanished into the land of Fair Peril, an enchanted realm that can only be accessed through a portal in the local mall. Aided by a gay librarian named LeeVon and hindered by her fairy-godmother-in-law, Fay, Buffy shuttles back and forth between the real world and Fair Peril. Does Emily really want to be rescued, or does she just need someone to love her? It's up to Buffy to figure out the key to reclaiming her daughter--and maybe herself, as well.

Falsely Accused (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi #8)

by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Book Eight of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, struggle to protect the abused and wrongly accused from powerful enemies This time, famed prosecutor Butch Karp is on the side of the unjustly accused plaintiff when the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City is fired and accused of gross incompetence. Karp may be in private practice now, but he still knows the ins and outs of the New York City brass, and his investigation into the wrongful termination soon reveals rot that goes all the way to City Hall. Meanwhile, Karp's fearless wife, Marlene, works to protect dozens of the city's abused women. The two fight injustice everywhere they find it as the city spins madly out of control. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Favorite Piano Classics: 36 Favorite Works By 22 Great Composers (Dover Music for Piano)

by Ronald Herder

Pianists at all levels will enjoy having this treasury of the world's best-loved piano pieces in one handy, inexpensive volume. Included are 83 all-time favorites by 40 composers -- from Albéniz to Tchaikovsky -- ready for you to play:Albéniz: Tango in D MajorBeethoven: "Für Elise"; "Moonlight" Sonata (1st movement)Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5Chopin: "Minute" Waltz; Polonaise MilitaireDebussy: Clair de Lune; Golliwogg's Cake WalkDvořák: Humoresque in G-flat MajorJoplin: The Entertainer; Maple Leaf RagLiszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat MajorMacDowell: To a Wild RoseMendelssohn: Spinning SongMozart: Turkish Rondo; Sonata in C MajorRachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp MinorRavel: Pavane for a Dead PrincessSaint-Saëns: The SwanSatie: First GymnopédieSchubert: Marche Militaire; SerenadeSchumann: TräumereiStrauss: "On the Beautiful Blue Danube"Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste... and many, many more.Most of these pieces are brief and well within the technical range of intermediate players. Reproduced from authoritative editions, they offer a wonderful opportunity for pianists to study, practice, and play the world's most beautiful and time-honored compositions.

The Final Judgement

by Daniel Easterman

A young boy is kidnapped and his captors make outrageous ransom demands. Desperate, the boy's father calls upon his estranged brother-in-law for help. Yosef Abuhatseira is the perfect man for the job: an Israeli patriot, a born hunter, a one-man army of survival skills. Yet nothing Yosef has ever experienced can prepare him for what the rescue mission reveals. The kidnapping, it seems, is only the beginning. Soon a series of killings leads Yosef to the sickening realization that someone is murdering survivors of Auschwitz. Now he must penetrate the deadly wall of secrecy that surrounds the organization responsible, before they can let loose another Final Solution on humanity.

First Strike: Invasion! #1 (Star Trek: The Original Series #79)

by Shlomo Nakdimon

Long ago, before the days of myth and legend, our worlds belonged to them. Now they want them back…Captain Kirk is stunned when the Federation receives an urgent plea for help—from the Klingon Empire. A mysterious starship has invaded Klingon space and resisted all their efforts to destroy it. Establishing contact with the stranger’s ship, Kirk discovers that it is only the vanguard of a vast alien fleet obsessed with conquering the Klingons, the Federation, the Romulans, and all who dwell in the space that was once their own.The Invasion has begun…

The Flesh Endures (Modern Erotic Classics)

by Cleo Cordell

If his beauty was of the Devil, and this an enchantment, she did not care. . .Lord Karolan Rakka is no stranger to death: sensual, mysterious and endowed with an arcane knowledge of alchemy, he has achieved immortality. Deeply lonely and tormented by the Fetch - the dark and wanton spirit who feasts on his fleshly desires - Karolan endeavours to resist the brief solace of sexual pleasure . . . Instead he longs for a kindred soul. And when he finds her in the ravishing form of Garnetta - a young woman, both innocent and lost - Karolan wastes no time in making her his own.But when Garnetta discovers the shocking truth about their overwhelming bond of desire, she flees Lord Rakka - and finds herself in mortal peril. Only Karolan can save her. Will he make a leap of faith for the woman he has grown to love . . . before time runs out?The Flesh Endures is a breathless tale of faith and love, and the bonds of desire from which there is no escape.

Focus Groups as Qualitative Research (Qualitative Research Methods Series #Vol. 16, Second Edition)

by David Morgan

The extensively revised edition of the best-selling Focus Groups as Qualitative Research continues to provide an excellent guide for researchers across the disciplines. Reflecting the many changes that have occurred in the study of focus groups in recent years, the book begins with an updated introduction offering a discussion of current social science approaches to focus groups. Expanded coverage on the comparison of focus groups to individual interviews follows, and there is more material on the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups. The section on self-contained focus groups has also been expanded. Subsequent chapters have been revised to include examples from social scientists who have established their own practices and methodological research on focus groups. In conclusion, the author offers future directions and references that take into account the explosive growth of focus groups as a research tool for all social scientists.

Following A Lark

by George Mackay Brown

A country boy creeps unwillingly to school on a lark-filled summer morning. Norse crusaders, preparing to sail on Earl Rognvald's crusade in 1151 break into the burial chamber at Maeshowe seeking treasure, and cut runes in its massive stones. And the famous Iceland poet Thorbjorn leaves his farm to join the group of poets whose lyrics stud like gems that famous pilgrimage. The ancient northern ceremonies of solstice and equinox, Easter and Yule, are brought to vivid life in the poems collected in this book, and so also are some of the holidays of the Christian calender. The cycle of seasons is more noticeable in the north, especially perhaps winter, the time of story-telling and music. There are tributes to the great poet of winter, Robert Burns, and a celebration of the Irish veteran of the Peninsular War who founded a tavern in Orkney in 1821. The life of an islander is 'sweetly compacted' in The Laird and the Three Women.

The Forging of the Shadows

by Oliver Johnson

It is a time of great darkness, when the sun is in danger of being forever extinguished, and mankind has been divided into two warring factions: the worshipers of the God of Light and the servants of Eternal Night. Now three unsuspecting travelers are called by prophecy to face a legion of the undead and the powers of the Dark Lord in the faint hope of reclaiming the world for the light.

Forgive our Foolish Ways: An unforgettable saga of the power of friendship

by Margaret Thornton

After a series of upheavals, Josie finds friendship in the unlikeliest of places... Margaret Thornton's Forgive Our Foolish Ways is a powerful saga of grief, family and friendship during the stormy days of the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Annie Murray.'A lovely book to read by the fireside on dark, long nights' - Herald Express Struggling to come to terms with her mother's tragic death, Josie Goodwin is distraught when she hears that her father is to remarry before the year is out. Bossy, buxom Iris Collier, who's had her eye on Samuel Goodwin for quite some time, is to be Josie's stepmother and it's clear from the start they aren't going to get on. A family holiday in Blackpool with her younger brother Bertie and sister Frances fills Josie with joy, but the growing intimacy between Iris and Frances soon dampens her spirits, making her feel isolated and unloved.After the holiday Josie finds that the situation at home doesn't improve. Then the Second World War erupts and a series of events take place that will change her life forever. Moving to Blackpool to escape from the war's painful memories, she gains a deeper understanding of her stepmother's ways and slowly but surely they establish a bond of friendship that is to see them through the ups and downs of the coming years. What readers are saying about Forgive Our Foolish Ways: 'Margaret Thornton is a brilliant storyteller. Her books draw you in, so you feel you know the characters. Hard to put down''Brilliant''Five stars'

France and Britain, 1900-1940: Entente and Estrangement

by P. M. Bell

The first of a two volume study, which will analyse the complex relationship between Britain and France in the twentieth century: a relationship which has been crucial to European politics and to both World Wars.This volume (fully self-contained) runs from the period of intense imperial rivalry at the turn of the century to the Fall of France. Philip Bell discusses diplomatic, economic and military policy, combining absorbing narrative with revealing commentary about the two countries.

Galaxy's Edge

by Douglas Hill

The Edge - the farthest solar system of the civilized galaxy. Its one inhabitable planet, Tallyra, is unconventional, ungovernable an teeming with crooks - and it's where young Jaxie Cade heads when he breaks jail with stolen information that could lead him to the fabled Phantom Planet, the dream of every Edge-worlder... But trouble is right behind Cade: trouble from the alien Occians, from whom Cade stole the information; and from Raishe - a bounty-hunter and combat-ace determined to drag Cade back to prison. And that's before the Commonwealth Intelligence Agency turns up - or the evil, mysterious criminal, Acs, takes a hand...

Gendered Fields: Rural Women, Agriculture, and Environment

by Carolyn E Sachs

Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs focuses on land ownership and use, cropping systems, and women's work with animals in highly industrialized as well as developing countries.Viewing rural women's daily lives in a variety of circumstances, Sachs analyzes the rich multiplicity of their experiences in terms of their gender, class, and race. Drawing on historical and contemporary research, rural women's writings, and in-depth interviews, she shows how environmental degradation results from economic and development practices that disadvantage rural women. In addition, she explores the strategies women use for resistance and survival in the face of these trends.Offering a range of examples from different countries, Gendered Fields will appeal to readers interested in commonalities and differences in women's knowledge of and interactions with the natural environment.

Ghost of a Chance (Star Trek: Voyager #7)

by Charles G. Mcgraw Mark Garland

Badly damaged in a close encounter with a dwarf star, the VoyagerTM discovers a planet being torn apart by tremendous volcanic stresses. The planet's primitive inhabitants will surely perish unless the Voyager intervenes -- but the Prime Directive forbids them to act. And then the dilemma is increased by the arrival of another starship, a Televek vessel, whose crew offer to help both the Voyager and the people of the crumbling planet. But Janeway senses something amiss with their saviors, and she's haunted by ghostly visions warning her of a threat that make her loathe to accept anything from the Televek, even though they may be her only hope.

The Good Society: The Human Agenda (Las Letras De Drakontos Ser.)

by John Kenneth Galbraith

This compact, tightly argued, and eloquent book is the quintessential John Kenneth Galbraith, the manifesto of the "abiding liberal." In defining the characteristics of a good society and creating the blueprint for a workable agenda, Galbraith allows for human weakness without compromising a humane culture, and recognizes barriers that hinder but do not defeat a responsible, stable, and hopeful future.

Grief Taboo in American Literature: Loss and Prolonged Adolescence in Twain, Melville, and Hemingway

by Pamela A. Boker

<P> In this feminist rereading, Pamela A. Boker examines the prolonged adolescence of the American male in the works of three quintessential American male authors, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway, through a highly original psychoanalytic inquiry. Challenging conventional interpretations, Boker argues that failing to mourn loss and repressing one's true emotions do not demonstrate a heroic capacity, but rather, a damaging inability to work through psychological wounds that have not healed. <P> Boker locates in the lives and fiction of Melville, Twain, and Hemingway the suicidal orphan, the adolescent simultaneously seeking masculine maturity and escaping from it. She reveals a world of perpetual adolescence, repressed grief, and repudiation of feminine identification. <P> All three writers lacked intimate relationships with their fathers and remained conflicted emotionally, a condition which profoundly influenced their creative work.In Melville's life and work, readers encounter aggressive and guilt ridden characters, trapped in infantile and early adolescent development. Similarly, Mark Twain enlisted humor and nostalgic fantasies of an ideal past in his avoidance of difficult emotions. Silent references and vague allusions to painful feelings proliferate the fiction of Hemingway. <P> In seeking out the repressed vulnerability of the tough guy in American literature, Boker finds it where it is most vigorously denied.

Gulliver's Travels: And Other Works (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Jonathan Swift

Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it." Savagely ironic, it portrays man as foolish at best, and at worst, not much more than an ape.The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.

Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Ser. #8)

by Dorothy L Sayers

A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear . . . The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself could be a suspect. Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name. 'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters

The Heart of Devin MacKade: The Return Of Rafe Mackade / The Pride Of Jared Mackade / The Heart Of Devin Mackade / The Fall Of Shane Mackade (MacKade Brothers #3)

by Nora Roberts

Don’t miss the next book in the beloved MacKade brothers series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.Sheriff Devin MacKade has always known his destiny was to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland—and for a long while he thought that future would include Cassie Connor. She’s the only woman he has ever loved, but he’d never worked up the nerve to tell her. When Cassie married the wrong man, Devin did the honorable thing and kept his feelings to himself. Now that Cassie’s divorced, Devin can finally follow his heart. Question is, can Cassie?Originally published in 1996.

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