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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007354959
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner, a prescient and haunting novel of life in Saudi Arabia.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings

  • Author: Linda Anderson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415372435
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 664
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Presenting an opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, this text helps new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards.

The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English

The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English

  • Author: Lorna Sage,Germaine Greer,Elaine Showalter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521668132
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 696
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An alphabetized volume on women writers, major titles, movements, genres from medieval times to the present.

The Best Novels of the Nineties

The Best Novels of the Nineties

A Reader’s Guide

  • Author: Linda Parent Lesher
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476603898
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 488
  • View: 436
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This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.

Shared Waters

Shared Waters

Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Author: Stella Borg Barthet
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042027673
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 412
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The present volume contains general essays on: unequal African/Western academic exchange; the state and structure of postcolonial studies; representing male violence in Zimbabwe's wars; parihaka in the poetic imagination of Aotearoa New Zealand; Mi.

Wolf Hall: As Seen on PBS Masterpiece

Wolf Hall: As Seen on PBS Masterpiece

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1250077591
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, master of deadly intrigue, and implacable in his ambition.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies PBS Masterpiece E-Book Bundle

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies PBS Masterpiece E-Book Bundle

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1466891203
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1072
  • View: 4110
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Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times. Wolf Hall begins in England in 1527. England is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, master of deadly intrigue, and implacable in his ambition. Bring Up the Bodies unlocks the darkly glittering court of Henry VIII, where Thomas Cromwell is now chief minister. Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn and has fixed his eye on the demure Jane Seymour. Anne has failed to give England an heir and rumors of her infidelity creep through the court. Over a few terrifying weeks, to dislodge her from her throne, Cromwell ensnares Anne in a web of conspiracy—acting to save his life, serve his king and secure his position. But from the bloody theater of the queen's final days, no one will emerge unscathed.

Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

A Memoir

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1429900652
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel is a fierce, self-possessed child, schooling herself in "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay" and convinced that she will become a boy at age four. Catholic school comes as a rude distraction from her rich inner life. At home, where fathers and stepfathers come and go at strange, overlapping intervals, the keeping of secrets becomes a way of life. Her late teens bring her to law school in London and then to Sheffield; a lover and then a husband. She acquires a persistent pain-which also shifts and travels-that over the next decade will subject her to destructive drugs, patronizing psychiatry, and, finally, at age twenty-seven, to an ineffective and irrevocable surgery. There will be no children; instead she has "a ghost of possibility, a paper baby, a person who slipped between the lines." Hormone treatments alter her body beyond recognition. And in the middle of it all, she begins one novel, and then another. Hilary Mantel was born to write about the paradoxes that shimmer at the edges of our perception. Dazzling, wry, and visceral, Giving Up the Ghost is a deeply compelling book that will bring new converts to Mantel's dark genius.

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429943284
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
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In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

A Change of Climate

A Change of Climate

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9781429900607
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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A New York Times Notable Book Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.