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Flashman and the Dragon
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633816
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Flashman strikes again… Wonderful… hilarious.”—USA Today Lusting after a clergyman’s wife, smuggling opium to Hong Kong, coupling with an Amazonian woman river pirate, groveling before a ruthless warlord, and becoming the sexual plaything of the most beautiful and evil woman in the world, Harry Flashman, the supreme antihero of the Victorian era, is ready to rise to the occasion to matter what depths of dishonor he must plumb. In this uninhibited and uproarious adventure, Flashman is once again at his irascible best.

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    Flashman and the Dragon (The Flashman Papers, Book 10)
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780007325702
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

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    Flashman and the Dragon
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780007217212
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • Unfortunately in China in 1860 a lot of people were depending on Flashman: the vicar's daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin; the Emperor's concubine; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the art of war. They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Flashman was a coward and charlatan.

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    Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101633809
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A jolly read.”—The Wall Street Journal The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties. Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way into history, this time in John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry, just before the Civil War. As a result of Flashy’s letching, lying, cheating, and stealing on land, on sea, and on the rails, not only did John Brown become a martyr, Lincoln became president, and the nation plunged into a bloodbath.

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    Flashman and the Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101633823
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers finds that history’s most unheroic hero, Sir Harry Flashman, is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy deals with a ravishing maharini and her equally sex-hungry maid, joins forces with an American adventurer with royal ambitions, and attempts to win the brightest jewel in England’s imperial crown at the cost of something he will never miss—namely, his honor.

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    Flashman and the Tiger
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780307425911
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best.

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    Flashman and the Redskins
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN : 9780007217175
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Flashman, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • George Macdonald Fraser S Famous Flashman Series Appearing For The First Time In B-Format With An Exciting New Series Style, Ready To Please His Legions Of Old Fans And Attract Armies Of New Ones. The Flashman Papers 1849 50 And 1875 1876 Vol. Seven What Was Harry Flashman Doing On The Slopes Of The Little Bighorn, Caught Between The Gallant Remnant Of Custer S 7Th Cavalry And The Withering Attack Of Sitting Bull S Braves? He Was Trying To Get Out Of The Line Of Fire And Escape Yet Again With His Life (If Not With His Honour) Intact After Setting The American West By Its Ears. Here Is The Legendary And Authentic West Of The Mangas Colorado And Kit Carson, Of Custer And Spotted Tail, Of Crazy Horse And The Deadwood Stage, Gunfighters And Gamblers, Eccentrics, Scoundrels And, Of Course, Indian Belles, Dusky Beauties, Enthusiastic Widows And Mysterious Adventuresses; This Seventh Volume Of The Flashman Papers Shows The West As It Really Was. Terrifying!

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    Flashman
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0452259614
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."–P.G. Wodehouse The first novel in the Flashman series Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers.

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    Flashman and the Tiger
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780385721080
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For the first time in four years comes a new book in George MacDonald Fraser's long-running series chronicling the adventures of Sir Harry Paget Flashman. Eleventh in the series, Flashman and the Tiger features not one, but three stories of international intrigue that find the fictional Flashman thrown headlong into historical events around the world. This time out Flashman is thwarting an attempted assassination of Austria's Emperor Franz Josef ("The Road to Charing Cross"); getting to the bottom of the Tranby Croft gaming scandal–and the Prince of Wales' involvement in it ("The Subtleties of Baccarat"); and, in the title story, impacting the Zulu war while hunting down a longtime enemy. At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger is an educational romp through the annals of history; thirty years after he began the series, Fraser is at the top of his game.

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    Flashman in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633854
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review One of literature's most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman's latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados.

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    Flashman at the Charge
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101633847
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review “Great dirty fun!”—Grand Rapids Press “The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the Flashman series, comprising Flashman, Royal Flash, and Flash for Freedom, among others, which explores the successful though scandalous later career of the bully in Tom Brown's School Days.

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    Flashman on the March
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780007197408
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-1868
  • Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad, and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, VC, returns to play his (reluctant) part in the Abyssinian War of 1868 in the twelfth installment of the critically acclaimed Flashman Papers.

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    Flash for Freedom!
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101633786
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the "Flashman Papers". When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

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    Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : MINN:30000007260205
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Transportation, Automotive
  • Read and download full book Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register

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    Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Pages : 922
  • ISBN : 9780307592682
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman. Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And his greatest creation was, of course, Flashman. The novels collected here find our hero in the midst of his usual swashbuckling adventures of derring-do: fleeing adversaries in the First Anglo-Afghan War; meeting and nearly deceiving a young Abraham Lincoln in America; alternately impersonating a native Indian cavalry recruit and wooing women in India; and managing, whatever the circumstances, to keep his hero’s reputation unsullied. A must-have treat for the legions of dedicated Flashman fans, and a delightful introduction for those lucky enough to be encountering him for the first time.

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    Flashman's Lady
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633861
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What is Flashy doing? -in the drawing room of a great English mansion with the redhot-blooded mistress of a violently jealous blue-blood? -in between a pair of Chinese beauties who are willing to do anything and everything to close the gap between East and West? -in the hold of a warship under fire, with a Malay maiden as explosive as the shells bursting above? -in the forced service of an African queen who lets a lover stay alive only as long as his power to please holds up? This unblushing cad, this lustful libertine, this infamous and irresistible antihero is clearing doing better than ever—in a round-the-world adventure that would make Queen Victoria pale with shock and swingers of today green with envy.

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    Flashman
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN : 1841593257
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Afghan Wars
  • For George MacDonald Fraser the bully Flashman was easily the most interesting character in Tom Brown's Schooldays, and imaginative speculation as to what might have happened to him after his expulsion from Rugby School for drunkenness ended in 12 volumes of memoirs in which Sir Harry Paget Flashman - self-confessed scoundrel, liar, cheat, thief, coward -'and, oh yes, a toady' - romps his way through decades of nineteenth-century history in a swashbuckling and often hilarious series of military and amorous adventures. In Flashman the youthful hero, armed with a commission in the 11th Dragoons, is shipped to India, woos and wins the beautiful Elspeth, and reluctantly takes part in the first Anglo-Afghan War, honing a remarkable talent for self-preservation.Flash for Freedom! finds him crewing on an African slave ship, hiding in a New Orleans whorehouse and fortuitously running into rising young American politician Abraham Lincoln...

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    Flashman on the March
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307425928
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best.

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    Sequels
  • Author : Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : 9780838909676
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

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    Book Lust
  • Author : Nancy Pearl
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781570616594
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

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    Men At War: What Fiction Tells us About Conflict, From The Iliad to Catch-22
  • Author : Christopher Coker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780190237998
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

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    Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq
  • Author : H C Tayler
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780722341773
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Through the winter of 2002/3, as Britain and the United States prepare for war with Iraq, one man above all others is doing his utmost to avoid conflict. Step forward Captain Harry Flashman, a staff officer with the Queen's Royal Hussars and distant descendant of legendary Victorian scoundrel General Sir Harry Flashman, VC. The passing generations have done nothing to fortify his moral fibre. Flashman's journey begins with a posting to Plymouth, home of the Royal Marines, in time to join the impending Gulf deployment. Despite his protestations he is shipped to Kuwait to begin a relatively secure job with Brigade Headquarters. But his plans for a cosy war spent safely behind a desk are rudely interrupted by an enforced move to a front-line unit. After bust-ups with the Americans and a foiled attempt to avoid the invasion altogether, Flashman finds himself in the one place he has tried so hard to avoid: the very vanguard of the assault. Landing by helicopter with the Royal Marines, he is soon footslogging through the mud and fighting for his life as the men of 42 Commando seize their objectives on the Al Faw Peninsula. Based on the experiences of the author, Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq is a historically accurate account of events in the Gulf during spring 2003 – embellished only slightly for the enjoyment of the reader.

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    The Flashman Papers: The Complete 12-Book Collection
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 4460
  • ISBN : 9780007532513
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • George MacDonald Fraser’s uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one complete ebook for the first time.

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    A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
  • Author : Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192518507
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

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    Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
  • Author : Nick Rennison
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781408113950
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves.

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    The Tencyclopedia
  • Author : Gideon Haigh
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781920885359
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Curiosities and wonders
  • Nine? Eleven? Bah! Bosh! Give us tens, and in plenty! At last, a book that has never before existed, by the only author to have written it. Gideon Haigh's The Tencyclopedia-a tribute to the thrall of the decimal. Here, grouped as never before, Ten Affairs, Aunts, Masses, Mice, Methods, Plans, Principles and Penises. Here, as you have never seen them, Ten Indian Traffic Signs and Ten Flags That Feature Weapons. Here, as you have never read them, a History of Airline Food in Ten Paragraphs and a History of Chopper Read in 10 Chapters. Ten Tens in the Tencyclopedia 1. Ten Anagrams of American Presidents 2. Ten Avatars of Vishnu 3. Ten National Flags That Feature Weapons 4. Ten Slurs of the Dutch 5. Ten Indian Traffic Signs 6. Ten Fictional Mice 7. Ten Works Not Written by Coleridge 8. Ten Bildungsromans 9. Ten Philanthropic Enterprises of Andrew Carnegie 10. Ten Pirates

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    Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Kate Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781134794737
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Interrogating the multiple ways in which travel was narrated and mediated, by and in response to, nineteenth-century British travelers, this interdisciplinary collection examines to what extent these accounts drew on and developed existing tropes of travel. The three sections take up personal and intimate narratives that were not necessarily designed for public consumption, tales intended for a popular audience, and accounts that were more clearly linked with discourses and institutions of power, such as imperial processes of conquest and governance. Some narratives focus on the things the travelers carried, such as souvenirs from the battlefields of Britain’s imperial wars, while others show the complexity of Victorian dreams of the exotic. Still others offer a disapproving glimpse of Victorian mores through the eyes of indigenous peoples in contrast to the imperialist vision of British explorers. Swiss hotel registers, guest books, and guidebooks offer insights into the history of tourism, while new photographic technologies, the development of the telegraph system, and train travel transformed the visual, audial, and even the conjugal experience of travel. The contributors attend to issues of gender and ethnicity in essays on women travelers, South African travel narratives, and accounts of China during the Opium Wars, and analyze the influence of fictional travel narratives. Taken together, these essays show how these multiple narratives circulated, cross-fertilised, and reacted to one another to produce new narratives, new objects, and new modes of travel.

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    To be Continued
  • Author : Merle Jacob,Hope Apple
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9781573561556
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Reference
  • Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

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    The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature
  • Author : Trevor Royle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781780574196
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature is the most comprehensive reference guide to Scotland's literature, covering a period from the earliest times to the early 1990s. It includes over 600 essays on the lives and works of the principal poets, novelists, dramatists critics and men and women of letters who have written in English, Scots or Gaelic. Thus, as well as such major writers as Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Hugh MacDiarmid, the Companion also lists many minor writers whose work might otherwise have been overlooked in any survey of Scottish literature. Also included here are entries on the lives of other more peripheral writers such as historians, philosophers, diarists and divines whose work has made a contribution to Scottish letters. Other essays range over such general subjects as the principal work of major writers, literary movements, historical events, the world of printing and publishing, folklore, journalism, drama and Gaelic. A feature of the book is the inclusion of the bibliography of each writer and reference to the major critical works. This comprehensive guide is an essential tool for the serious student of Scottish literature as well as being an ideal guide and companion for the general reader.

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    Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0143335073
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A comprehensive guide to fiction in English for readers aged four to sixteen, The Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children is divided into three sections to suit every age group. It has entries listing over 1000 books, and is divided into categories with cross-references so that children can read more in genres they like. It includes both classics and the best of contemporary works and books from all over the world. With an introduction by Ruskin Bond, India's best-known children's writer in English, The Puffin Good Reading Guide is an invaluable resource for children who love books, as well as for parents and friends looking for the right book for the young people in their lives.

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    The Jewel of St. Petersburg
  • Author : Kate Furnivall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780425234235
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The national bestselling author of The Russian Concubine takes us back to Tsarist Russia for a sweeping novel of love and intrigue. Russia, 1910. Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg's elite aristocracy-until her romance with a Danish engineer creates a terrible scandal and her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count. Meanwhile, Russia itself is bound for rebellion. With the Tsar and the Duma at each other's throats, and the Bolsheviks drawing their battle lines, the elegance and opulence of Tsarist rule are in their last days. And Valentina will be forced to make a choice that will change not only her own life, but the lives of those around her forever...

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    Literary Afterlife
  • Author : Bernard A. Drew
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780786457212
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

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    Royal Flash
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0007557361
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • George MacDonald Fraser's famous Flashman series appearing for the first time in B-format with an exciting new series style, ready to please his legions of old fans and attract armies of new ones. In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.

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    Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem in China
  • Author : Eric Reinders
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781474227308
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The most common Buddhist practice in Asia is bowing, yet Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem is the first study of Buddhist obeisance in China. In Confucian ritual, everyone is supposed to kowtow, or bow, to the Chinese emperor. But Buddhists claimed exemption from bowing to any layperson, even to their own parents or the emperor. This tension erupted in an imperial debate in 662. This study first asks how and why Buddhists should bow (to the Buddha, and to monks), and then explores the arguments over their refusing to bow to the emperor. These arguments take us into the core ideas of Buddhism and imperial power: How can one achieve nirvana by bowing? What is a Buddha image? Who is it that bows? Is there any ritual that can exempt a subject of the emperor? What are the limits of the state's power over human bodies? Centuries later, Christians had a new set of problems with bowing in China, to the emperor and to “idols.” Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow problem compares these cases of refusing to bow, discusses modern theories of obeisance, and finally moves to examine some contemporary analogies such as refusing to salute the American flag. Contributing greatly to the study of the body and power, ritual, religion and material culture, this volume is of interest to scholars and students of religious studies, Buddhism, Chinese history and material culture.

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    World Historical Fiction
  • Author : Lynda G. Adamson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 1573560669
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

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    Captain in Calico
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780802190796
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • George MacDonald Fraser was famed for his legendary Flashman series, featuring the incorrigible knave Harry Flashman. In the colorful standalone novel Captain in Calico, which has never been published, Fraser introduces another real-life anti-hero: Captain John Rackham, called “Calico Jack,” an illustrious eighteenth-century pirate who marauded the Caribbean seas. On a tranquil evening in the Bahamas, Calico Jack, long wanted on counts of piracy, makes a surprise appearance at the Governor’s residence and asks for a pardon. A deal is brokered after Jack reveals the motive for turning himself in: love. When he last set sail from the Bahamas two years ago, Jack left behind a beautiful fiancée, and he hopes to win her back. But while Jack was off pirating, his beloved has become betrothed to a new man—the governor himself. It doesn’t take long for this truth to come to light, and after embarking on a new romance with famous Irish pirate Anne Bonney, Jack is quickly transformed back into a thieving captain in calico. With his trademark picaresque style, Fraser draws readers into the wild west of the British empire, where black sails prowl the waters and redemption can be found in the most unexpected places.

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    Representations of China in British Children's Fiction, 1851-1911
  • Author : Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781317066040
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In her extensively researched exploration of China in British children’s literature, Shih-Wen Chen provides a sustained critique of the reductive dichotomies that have limited insight into the cultural and educative role these fictions played in disseminating ideas and knowledge about China. Chen considers a range of different genres and types of publication-travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories, and periodicals-to demonstrate the diversity of images of China in the Victorian and Edwardian imagination. Turning a critical eye on popular and prolific writers such as Anne Bowman, William Dalton, Edwin Harcourt Burrage, Bessie Marchant, G.A. Henty, and Charles Gilson, Chen shows how Sino-British relations were influential in the representation of China in children’s literature, challenges the notion that nineteenth-century children’s literature simply parroted the dominant ideologies of the age, and offers insights into how attitudes towards children’s relationship with knowledge changed over the course of the century. Her book provides a fresh context for understanding how China was constructed in the period from 1851 to 1911 and sheds light on British cultural history and the history and uses of children’s literature.