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From the Book Jacket: Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797 in Hurley, New York. Her parents named her Isabella, but she renamed herself Sojourner Truth years later, when she was free. Isabella worked for many different masters before joining a religious community called the "Kingdom of God." After being falsely accused of poisoning the group's leader, she decided to leave New York and "sojourn"-visit different places-and preach. She spoke out on religious issues, the evils of slavery, and the rights of women. During the Civil War, Sojourner raised money to help feed African-American soldiers and cared for slaves who had escaped north to freedom. She died in 1883 and is remembered for her bold, outspoken role in the struggle for freedom for all people. David A. Adler's Picture Book Biographies have been hailed as an "expert mixture of facts and personality" (School Library Journal) and "handsomely designed" (Booklist). Mr. Adler lives in New York with his wife and three sons. Gershom Griffith has illustrated one other picture book, Jumping the Broom by Courtni C. Wright. He divides his time between New York City and Marietta, Georgia.
Picture Me Gone is the compelling new novel by the author of How I Live Now, Meg RosoffMila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask. A brilliantly atmospheric exploration of someone on the brink of adulthood, from prizewinning author Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW. This is a compelling read in the tradition of Meg's acclaimed novels such as WHAT I WAS and JUST IN CASE. 'Completely, completely wonderful' - Lucy Mangan, Guardian'Nobody describes the strengths and pain of being young quite like Meg Rosoff . . . she excels at blending tragic events, comedy, philosophical concepts and love into unexpected and engaging fictions' - The Times 'The only predictable thing about Meg Rosoff is that each book will be entirely different from the last . . . Picture Me Gone is a delightfully authentic slice of life' - Daily Mail'Picture Me Gone charts the tiny shifts in allegiance and unexpected situations through which the heroine discovers that the stories she lives by will not be enough for the pitiless, messy, adult world. In this finely tuned minimalist work, every detail counts' - Guardian 'Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss' - goodreads. com 'A great read' - Mizz 'Rosoff's talent is in writing believable, many-layered characters, and Picture Me Gone is a neat, beautiful little novel that unravels the ties that bind' - Stylist (Stylist's Top 10 Must-Reads)Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. What I Was was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy'. Meg was born and grew up in Boston, USA, worked in advertising in New York and has lived in London for the last 20 years. She is married to an artist and they have one daughter.
Delaney Walker has a secret. The celebrated designer of erotic lingerie is actually too "nice" to wear it. But when her fiancé says "I do" to someone else, Delaney decides to change her image. And she's going to start by going through with the boudoir photos she'd arranged for her groom-to-be. Only, little does she guess that once photographer Sam Martelli sets eyes on her, he'll insist on putting himself in the picture .... Sam has photographed hundreds of beautiful women, but none have affected him like Delaney. Even before she strips down to just a whisper of silk, casting off her inhibitions as well as her clothes, he has to have her. And thanks to a power failure, he does ... again and again. But once the lights come back on, can Sam convince her that their one night was more than just a case of indecent exposure ...? Decidedly naughty newcomer Rhonda Nelson shows why you can't take the bed out of the boudoir ...
The novel that scandalized Victorian England In a London studio, two men contemplate the portrait of another--younger and more beautiful--man. Despite Lord Henry Wotton's urging, Basil Hallward refuses to show his painting in public--there is too much of his true feeling for the subject in it. "I will not bare my soul to their shallow, prying eyes," he declares. "My heart shall never be put under their microscope." Instead, it is Dorian Gray's soul put under the microscope of this unforgettable novel. Influenced by the cynical, hedonistic Lord Henry, Dorian becomes infatuated with his own youth and beauty and wishes that his portrait would grow old instead of him. His wish comes true, but it is not just the passage of time that mars the painting--the wages of sin are recorded there as well. Freed from the physical toll of his debauchery, Dorian devotes himself to the pursuit of pleasure above all else. He turns on his friends, drives his lover to suicide, and engages in every vice known to man. To society, he remains as handsome and youthful as Prince Charming. In the painting, he is hideous. Too late, Dorian realizes that only one of these two images can be real, and a reckoning deferred is not a reckoning absolved.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it ﬁrst appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting inﬂuence, he responded that there is, in fact, "a terrible moral in Dorian Gray." Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray's relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere's Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann.Every selection appears in its entirety-a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who's been aptly called "a lord of language" by Max Beerbohm.From the Paperback edition.
Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged -- petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral -- while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying, enchanting, obsessing, even corrupting readers for more than a hundred years. Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not only a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wilde's fin-de-siècle world and a manifesto of the creed "Art for Art's Sake. " The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a "driveling pedant. " The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for "gross indecency," which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so, The Picture of Dorian Gray firmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement, and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero. Introduction and notes are by Camille Cauti, an editor and literary critic who lives in New York City.
Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack's inspiring A PICTURE OF FREEDOM is now back in print with a gorgeous new cover! It's 1859 and Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it with the wrong person, she will face unimaginable consequences. What is her secret? While doing her job of fanning her master's son during his daily lessons, Clotee has taught herself to read and write. However, she soon learns that the tutor, Ely Harms, has a secret of his own. In a time when literacy is one of the most valuable skills to have, Clotee is determined to use her secret to save herself, and her family.
In 1859 thirteen-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.
FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: From the art galleries to the chic cafes, Nancy sets out to draw a portrait of a killer. CONTACT: Professor Ellen Mathieson's biography of a famous painter leads to a study in murder. SUSPECTS: David Fieldston -- He's succeeded in becoming Professor Mathieson's research assistant ... now that her first choice is dead. Phillipe Leduc -- Josephine Solo threatened to sue him for copying her painting style ... a threat she never had a chance to carry out. Jean-Luc Censier -- Art dealer or con artist? Either way he may have found that business can be murder. COMPLICATIONS: Did Professor Mathieson's research assistant die because he knew too much? Nancy's determined to find the answers ... in a case in which the truth could prove deadly!
Frankly, Your Perfectionism Isn't Enough. Perfectionism is a crushing burden that can leave us angry, anxious, and paralyzed. But the quest for perfection will never transform a heart. Amy Baker examines the root and purpose of the longing for perfection to show how God's grace transforms the aching "not enough" of perfectionism into the overflowing abundance of faith.
From the back cover In the woods, a cunning killer is hiding evidence of his most recent crime. But his work interrupted by an unwelcome visitor..a little boy who has seen it all, and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophiliac boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Loi will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life-sa\| dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she ne| imagines they are not alone...or that their idyllic i will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. In one shocking moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help FBI agent Sta Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growl weaker by the minute...and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. Well paced suspense and telling descriptions.
Being an instant mother was hard enough. But Abby Drake had never planned to live in a town so small it didn't even appear on the map. She'd never expected to live in hiding, either, or to tell so many lies. But she'd do anything to keep her niece and nephew safe. Even if that meant pretending to be married-and losing her own chance at love. Kurt Morgan thought being a single father with a nine-year-old son was tough. He didn't need any more complications. Like falling in love with the woman he knew as Abby Harris. Mrs. Abby Harris. A woman who told a lot of lies. A woman with something to hide. ...
Embark on new adventures with best friends, Tess and Erin, in each exciting book of the Secret Sisters series for girls. Book 11 of 12 Book Series! Are Tess and Erin pretty enough? Secret Sisters Tess and Erin want to go to modeling school, and they hope to get paid modeling jobs when they're through. Will they get to go? And if they do, do they have what it takes to make it? Or is their idea of what it takes different from reality? While the girls discover the answers to these questions, something surprising happens that puts their view of beauty to the ultimate test. As they struggle to come to terms with this unexpected event, they find that God's definition of beauty is very different from the one they've trusted to be true. Is there something wrong with being attractive? And what makes us beautiful to the One whose opinion matters most of all?
Book two of Wedding FeverErin Davis will do whatever it takes to be the photographer for high-end brides. So what if capturing the moments of people's lives means she has no time for her own. Nothing will get between her and the security she craves, not even the gorgeous farmer refusing to let her shoot in his sunflowers. His family has always been tied to the land, but lately Luke Anderson feels more like he's chained. While he ponders his future, he still has cows to milk and no time to deal with Erin or Bridezillas in his fields. Yet there's something about the sexy city girl he can't say no to. So he says yes: just this once.With the town in need of a photographer, Erin agrees to spend wedding season in Whitetail. The sparks flying between her and Luke quickly ignite, but just as Erin starts to picture her own happy ending, Luke takes a gamble that could risk it all...For more weddings in Whitetail, check out Saved by the Bride, available now! 100,000 words
A ghost will find his way home. Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fianc falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but is haunted by a mysterious figure that refuses to let her bury the past. When Jennie forms an unlikely alliance with a spirit photographer, she begins to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved. With her sanity on edge and her life in the balance, can Jennie expose the chilling truth before someone-or something-stops her?Against the brutal, vivid backdrop of the American Civil War, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown have created a spellbinding mystery where the living cannot always be trusted and death is not always the end. Praise for Picture the Dead"A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful. "-Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize -winning novelist"Love story, mystery, ghost story. . . Picture theDead is a gripping, gorgeously graphic novel about a girl who risks everything. . . Jennie's voice and the pictures she shows us bring this swift, wonderfully chilling story to life. "-Kit Reed, author of The Night Children"I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. A beautifully illustrated gothic delight!"-Holly Black, New YorkTimes bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Here is a lighthearted, freewheeling jaunt through 2500 years of Western Civilization which concludes with the startling realization that not much really has changed in all that time.
It's Picture Day. and Lizzie's parents have pressured her into wearing the unicorn sweater her grandmother gave her for Christmas. it's so dorky that when Lizzie gets on the school bus, one kid laughs so hard that milk squirts out of his nose. Not exactly the fashion statement Lizzie was going for! Lizzie knows its dumb to care about what other people think. But she really doesn't want to be remembered in the yearbook as the Girl in the Unicorn Sweater either. Will Lizzie be able to come up with a plan to find a new outfit ... before three o'clock?
An epic account of how the revolution hit Hollywood, told through the stories of the five films nominated for the 1967 Academy Awards. In 1963, the studios are churning out westerns, war movies, prudish sex comedies and overblown historical epics, but audiences whose interests have been piqued by an influx of innovative films from abroad are hungering for something more, something new. At Esquire, two young writers hatch a plan to create a movie treatment that they hope will attract the director Francois Truffaut: the story of the gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Mike Nichols, an improvisatory comedian turned neophyte theater director, gets his hands on an obscure first novel called The Graduate and wonders if he's ready to make the jump to Hollywood. Warren Beatty, just 26 years old and struggling through a series of flops after the success of Splendor in the Grass, decides to take his career into his own hands, but can't seem to settle on his next move. Dustin Hoffman, sleeping on friends' floors and scrounging for temp work in New York, struggles just to get an off-Broadway audition. Sidney Poitier, after two dozen movies, still yearns for something that seems completely unattainable: a good role. And 20th Century Fox, on the brink of financial catastrophe, puts all its hopes in a genre--the family musical--that will revitalize the company and then nearly destroy it again. Pictures at a Revolution tracks five movies--the milestones Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, the popular hits Guess Who's Coming To Dinner and In the Heat of the Night, and the big-budget disaster Doctor Dolittle--on their five-year journey to Oscar night in the spring of 1968. It follows their fortunes through the last days of the studio system and the first sparks of a cultural upheaval that would launch maverick new stars and directors, topple more than one industry titan from his pedestal, and redefine what American movies could be. In 1967, moviegoers witnessed the arrival of taboo-shattering sex and violence on screen, the debuts of Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway, the return of Katharine Hepburn and the poignant farewell of Spencer Tracy, the audacious risks taken by Warren Beatty, Arthur Penn, Mike Nichols and Norman Jewison, and Hollywood's agonized attempt to grapple with an incendiary moment in American race relations, with results that would change Sidney Poitier's career forever. By tracing the gambles, the stumbles, the clashes and the creative partnerships that produced these films, Mark Harris captures both the twilight of old Hollywood and the dawn of a new golden age in studio film making. Based on unprecedented access to the actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and executives whose movies defined the era, as well a wealth of previously unexplored archival material, Pictures at a Revolution is an utterly original, revealing, and entertaining history of a true cultural watershed.
This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House. This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House. In these books, Dr. Williams perfected his "variable foot" metric and achieved full mastery of the "American idiom" which was his lifelong first concern. Among the poems of this period is the long "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" which W. H. Auden has called "one of the most beautiful love poems in the language." Pictures from Brueghel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry only two months after William Carlos Williams' death on March 4, 1963.
Given a camera that takes and prints tiny picture just before leaving for the family farm, a young girl records a vacation that gets off to a slow start, but winds up being a family reunion filled with good memories.
Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (1973), set in an alternative-universe version of World War II, has been called a modern Finnegan's Wake for its challenging language, wild anachronisms, hallucinatory happenings, and fever-dream imagery. With Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow, artist Zak Smith at once eases and expands readers' experience of the book. A leading exponent of punk-based, DIY art, Smith here presents his most ambitious project to date - an art book exactly as long as the work it's interpreting: 760 drawings, paintings, photos, and less definable images in 760 pages. Extraordinary tableaux of the detritus of war - a burned-out Königstiger tank, a melted machine gun - coexist alongside such phantasmagoric Pynchon inventions as the "stumbling bird" and "Girgori the octopus." Smith has stated his aim to be "as literal as possible" in interpreting Gravity's Rainbow, but his images are as imaginative and powerfully unique as the prose they honor.
"It's a conundrum I can't understand. Someone's hankering for pie; you can see the pie-longing in their eyes. They want a delicious flaky crust, something with buttery overtones. They want fresh fruit--not a vague whisper of berry in a butter cream, but overt chunks of apple, discernible bites of berry. But it's just not done. You don't serve pie at special events like fiftieth birthdays, dinner parties, silver anniversaries, or, God forbid, at a wedding. To which I reply, 'Bullpuckies.'" And so begins Pie It Forward: Pies, Tarts, Tortes, Galettes, and Other Pastries Reinvented. Pie has always been a popular cookbook topic, yet in Pie It Forward, baker, confectioner, and pastry master Gesine Bullock-Prado unveils an entirely new frontier of pies, redefining what can be done with a piecrust and pastry shell. Expect lattice and cutouts with an entirely modern twist. Homemade puff pastry made easy. Individual pie pops to replace tired cupcakes. Surprising and wildly successful explorations with beer (Chocolate Stout Pudding Pie), exotic fruits (Yuzu-Ginger Rice Pudding Meringue Pie), and candy-making (Earl Grey Truffle Tart). And there are the classics too--riffing on her German roots, her Hollywood background, and life on her Vermont farm--a Blueberry Brown Butter Tart, an Italian Plum Tart with a yeasted-dough crust, a tiramisu-inspired Espresso Tart, a Vermont Pizza Pie, and more. Including sweet, savory, layered, and miniature pies and tarts, Bullock-Prado presents these recipes with a voice that removes the intimidation factor and inspires readers to break out of the double-crust straitjacket and try her signature creations--and to laugh out loud along the way. For additional information, technique demonstrations, and more, please visit www.pieitforwardcookbook.com.
In this book, the Space Pie-Rat has stolen Pet Force's spaceship, the Lightspeed Lasagna, and is wreaking havoc across the universe. When Pie-Rat puts Garzooka (Garfield's superpower incarnation) into an evil trance, can the other members of Pet Force save him? Like all titles in Garfield's Pet Force, this one features wild adventures, excitement, and off-the-wall humor.
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