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Starlight Man

Starlight Man

The Extraordinary Life of Algernon Blackwood

  • Author: Mike Ashley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781944520649
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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Originally published in 2001, this definitive biography of Blackwood has been considerably expanded and further researched for this first paperback edition, bringing the book more up-to-date regarding the life of this fascinating man.

Starlight Man

Starlight Man

The Extraordinary Life of Algernon Blackwood

  • Author: Michael Ashley
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 395
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"Blackwood revealed that all of his stories were based on personal experiences or those of his close friends. This from the man whose stories take us to a lonely island in the river Danube where two travellers face the cosmic powers of the Earth in all their might; and deep into the deserts of Egypt where a lone man witnesses the spirit of the ancient past rise up like a gigantic wall of sand. H. P. Lovecraft said of him, 'Of the quality of Mr. Blackwood's genius there can be no dispute; for no one has even approached the skill, seriousness, and minute fidelity with which he records the overtones of strangeness in ordinary things and experiences ...'".

Starlight

Starlight

  • Author: Jack Sheriff
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN: 0719822661
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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John Guiana is set up and framed for bank robbery and murder. He must confront an enemy he has never met and fight a savage battle that will decide his future.

Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siècle

Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siècle

  • Author: Emily Alder
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030326527
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 250
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This book explores how nineteenth-century science stimulated the emergence of weird tales at the fin de siècle, and examines weird fiction by British writers who preceded and influenced H. P. Lovecraft, the most famous author of weird fiction. From laboratory experiments, thermodynamics, and Darwinian evolutionary theory to psychology, Theosophy, and the ‘new’ physics of atoms and forces, science illuminated supernatural realms with rational theories and practices. Changing scientific philosophies and questioning of traditional positivism produced new ways of knowing the world—fertile borderlands for fictional as well as real-world scientists to explore. Reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) as an inaugural weird tale, the author goes on to analyse stories by Arthur Machen, Edith Nesbit, H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, E. and H. Heron, and Algernon Blackwood to show how this radical fantasy mode can be scientific, and how sciences themselves were often already weird.

Not So Stories

Not So Stories

  • Author: Edited by David Thomas Moore
  • Publisher: Abaddon Books
  • ISBN: 1786181037
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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The WHOLLY BLACKBOOK

The WHOLLY BLACKBOOK

  • Author: Ray Mingo
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1532311397
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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We must begin to lay emphasis on the genuine novelty and the apparent distinctness of who we are. We are people of immense greatness, kings, queens, princes, and princesses, noble people of dignity; and we must emphasize this without prejudice, shame, or bigotry. For we are not the only race endowed with these attributes and certain uniqueness. Every race has gifts and abilities that are unique to that race and it behooves all of us to respect those gifts. Our differences are the glue that bonds us together as human beings. But our accomplishments as people of color can only be evident when we begin eliminating that which has kept us in bondage, that which is much stronger than the physical chains that once shackled us. These are the shackles of cynicism and mistrust that we have towards each other...We must trustingly forge together our abilities, talents, gifts, and visions for the future putting finally to rest the insidiousness of mistrust.

The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1870-1970

The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1870-1970

  • Author: Rhodri Hayward
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1780935919
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.

Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight

  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442494999
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 336
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When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York Times Book Review) that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review. Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Starlight

Starlight

  • Author: Anne Douglas
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 1780101813
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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A silver-screen romance in wartime Edinburgh - Though content in her job, Jess dreams of a more exciting life. So when she is hired to work in the box office at the Princes Street cinema, she is thrilled. Jess is star-struck, not just by the silver screen, but also by handsome projectionist, Ben Daniel. But it is Ben's assistant, Rusty MacVail, whom she marries. As the Second World War looms, her beloved cinema is threatened, Ben comes back into her life, and Jess will need all her courage to face what lies ahead.

Starlight

Starlight

Seven Address Given for Love of the Star

  • Author: C. W. Leadbeater
  • Publisher: Health Research Books
  • ISBN: 9780787312459
  • Category:
  • Page: 104
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(1917) Seven addresses given for love of the star. Contents: Wisdom of the Star; Strength of the Star; Freedom of the Star; Peace of the Star; Joy of the Star; Lovingkindness of the Star; Symbolism of the Star.