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Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

The English Mail-coach

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 192
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Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: John Ballem
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781550023855
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 262
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Two people are found dead at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and aspiring painter Laura Janeway launches her own investigation of the crimes.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

Thomas and Emily De Quincey 1

  • Author: David Morrell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444755706
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work. In MURDER AS A FINE ART, London becomes a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer - whose lives are linked by secrets long buried, but never forgotten.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

  • Author: Wolfson Professor of General Practice David Morrell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780316248860
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 230
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"Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir, 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater', is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier ... Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives"--Provided by publisher.

The Opium-Eater

The Opium-Eater

  • Author: David Morrell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473611512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 144
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From bestselling thriller author David Morrell comes a brooding tale about the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath. Thomas De Quincey - the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, MURDER AS A FINE ART and INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD - was one of the most notorious and brilliant literary personalities of the 1800s. His infamous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made history as the first book about drug dependency. He invented the word 'subconscious' and anticipated Freud's psychoanalytic theories by more than a half century. His blood-soaked essays and stories influenced Edgar Allan Poe, who in turn inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes. But at the core of it all was a terrible tragedy. In this special-edition novella, based on real-life events, De Quincey shares the story of a horrific snowstorm fifty years earlier, in which a mother and father died and their six children were trapped in the mountains of the Lake District. Even more gripping is what happened after. This is the true tale of how De Quincey became the Opium-Eater, brought to life by an award-winning storyteller. An afterword contains photos of the dramatic locations in the story.

American Literature’s Aesthetic Dimensions

American Literature’s Aesthetic Dimensions

  • Author: Cindy Weinstein,Christopher Looby
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231520778
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 432
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Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, the contributors to this volume showcase the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring politics, culture, ideology, and conceptions of identity into their critiques. Essays combine close readings of individual works and authors with more theoretical discussions of aesthetic theory and its relation to American literature. In their introduction, Weinstein and Looby argue that aesthetics never left American literary critique. Instead, the essay casts the current "return to aesthetics" as the natural consequence of shortcomings in deconstruction and new historicism, which led to a reconfiguration of aesthetics. Subsequent essays demonstrate the value and versatility of aesthetic considerations in literature, from eighteenth-century poetry to twentieth-century popular music. Organized into four groups—politics, form, gender, and theory—contributors revisit the canonical works of Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Stephen Crane, introduce the overlooked texts of Constance Fenimore Woolson and Earl Lind, and unpack the complexities of the music of The Carpenters. Deeply rooted in an American context, these essays explore literature's aesthetic dimensions in connection to American liberty and the formation of political selfhood. Contributors include Edward Cahill, Ivy G. Wilson, June Ellison, Dorri Beam, Christopher Castiglia, Christopher Looby, Wendy Steiner, Cindy Weinstein, Trish Loughran, Jonathan Freedman, Elisa New, Dorothy Hale, Mary Esteve, Eric Lott, Sianne Ngai

Nothing But Murder

Nothing But Murder

  • Author: William Roughead
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1590774639
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 376
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Within lie twelve vintage tales of true crime by master essayist William Roughead. Henry James himself once urged Roughead: “Keep on with them all please, and continue to beckon me along the gallery that I can’t tread alone and where, by your leave, I link my arm fraternally in yours: the gallery of sinister perspective just stretches in this manner straight away.” Here you will find such Roughead classics as My First Murder: Featuring Jessie King, the crime that fortuitously set Mr. Roughead’s steps toward matters criminous, Locusta in Scotland, a familiar survey of poisoning as practiced in the realm. The Fatal Countess, a Jacobean royal flush of didoes in high places; Physic and Forgery: A Study in Confidence, and many more capital crimes old and new, but all revealed with that dry wit and mellow artistry that is the mark of fine wine or writing. Above all you must not miss Mr.Roughead’s ensemble by the entire company entitled, An Academic Discussion wherein his best known murders sit in judgment on the qualities of their crimes and discuss the artistry of their chosen métier.

The Lost One

The Lost One

A Life of Peter Lorre

  • Author: Stephen D. Youngkin
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813137004
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 680
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Often typecast as a menacing figure, Peter Lorre achieved Hollywood fame first as a featured player and later as a character actor, trademarking his screen performances with a delicately strung balance between good and evil. His portrayal of the child murderer in Fritz Lang's masterpiece M (1931) catapulted him to international fame. Lang said of Lorre: "He gave one of the best performances in film history and certainly the best in his life." Today, the Hungarian-born actor is also recognized for his riveting performances in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Casablanca (1942). Lorre arrived in America in 1934 expecting to shed his screen image as a villain. He even tried to lose his signature accent, but Hollywood repeatedly cast him as an outsider who hinted at things better left unknown. Seeking greater control over his career, Lorre established his own production company. His unofficial "graylisting" by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, however, left him with little work. He returned to Germany, where he co-authored, directed, and starred in the film Der Verlorene (The Lost One) in 1951. German audiences rejected Lorre's dark vision of their recent past, and the actor returned to America, wearily accepting roles that parodied his sinister movie personality.The first biography of this major actor, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre draws upon more than three hundred interviews, including conversations with directors Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Frank Capra, and Rouben Mamoulian, who speak candidly about Lorre, both the man and the actor. Author Stephen D. Youngkin examines for the first time Lorre's pivotal relationship with German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, his experience as an émigré from Hitler's Germany, his battle with drug addiction, and his struggle with the choice between celebrity and intellectual respectability.Separating the enigmatic person from the persona long associated with one of classic Hollywood's most recognizable faces, The Lost One is the definitive account of a life triumphant and yet tragically riddled with many failed possibilities.

Stories by English Authors

Stories by English Authors

England

  • Author: Anthony Hope
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1609774833
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 103
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THE BOX TUNNEL BY CHARLES READE MINIONS OF THE MOON BY F. W. ROBINSON THE FOUR-FIFTEEN EXPRESS BY AMELIA B. EDWARDS THE WRONG BLACK BAG BY ANGELO LEWIS THE THREE STRANGERS BY THOMAS HARDY MR. LISMORE AND THE WIDOW BY WILKIE COLLINS THE PHILOSOPHER IN THE APPLE ORCHARD BY ANTHONY HOPE

The Court of Burgundy

The Court of Burgundy

  • Author: Otto Cartellieri
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136204067
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth-century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00