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Flashman and the Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105038775149
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is 1845, and the vast and disciplined forces of the Sikhs are poised to invade British India. Needed: one spy to infiltrate the debauched and intrigue-ridden court of the Punjab--Flashman. The outcome of the bloodiest campaign ever fought in India depends on the incomparable hero of backwards enterprise in his most challenging and hilarious adventure to date.

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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 Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780006513049
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Flashman, Harry Paget (Fictitious character)
  • Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents -- horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. With the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britannia's ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier - and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: "I'll swim in blood first!" Alas, though, for poor Flashman, there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the debauched and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers or the baleful influence of the Mountain of Light.

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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 in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633854
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  • 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
  • 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 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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    Flash for Freedom!
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101633786
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  • 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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    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'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 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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    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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    Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : MINN:30000007260205
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  • Genre : Transportation, Automotive
  • Read and download full book Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register

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    The Reign of the Kingfisher
  • Author : T.J. Martinson
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250170217
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 30 years ago a superhero tried to save Chicago. Now the city is again under siege, in this gritty, suspenseful, and beautifully written novel from award-winning debut author T.J. Martinson Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago. Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity. But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher's past attempts to clean up the streets? With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city's violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically, or gave up hope and abandoned the city—and for the hostages, the clock is ticking.

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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 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 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
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  • 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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    A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
  • Author : Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192518507
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  • 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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    More Wit and Wisdom of an Ordinary Subject
  • Author : Malcolm Watson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781291965759
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book More Wit and Wisdom of an Ordinary Subject

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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 British Empire and the Second World War
  • Author : Ashley Jackson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9780826437600
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.

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

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    The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature
  • Author : Trevor Royle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781780574196
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  • 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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    The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English
  • Author : Jenny Stringer,John Sutherland
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN : 0192122711
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  • Genre : American literature
  • Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

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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
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  • 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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    Ranis And The Raj
  • Author : Queeny Pradhan
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9789354927324
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  • Genre : History
  • Traditionally, history has been telling us the stories of kings. In the long tradition of history writing, his-story has always dominated over her-story. Though queens evoke a sense of romance and their stories are told like fairy tales, it is common enough to find that these stories end in tragedy. In India's history, not all queens are remembered today. Some are celebrated; while others have been almost ignored by historians. In Ranis and the Raj, Queeny Pradhan has selected six queens. All the six queens are fromthe nineteenth century and have faced the British Raj, the East India Company and the Crown. From the Rani of Sirmur, who was the earliest to deal with theBritish authorities, to Rani Chennamma, Rani Jindan, Begum Zeenat Mahal, Rani Lakshmi Bai, to the Sikkim Queen from the 1860s to 1890s, Pradhan has attempted to carve an engrossing historical narrative for each of these important figures in Indian history. Unlike the biographical convention in traditional history writing, theresearch in this book can be placed in the realm of 'microhistory'. The life stories of these queens are fragmented due to the 'silences' and 'invisibilization' in political history of the time, and this book aims to fill these gaps.

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    The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English
  • Author : Dominic Head
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 1241
  • ISBN : 9780521831796
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • A reference guide to world literature in English includes information on writers, works, genres, and movements.

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    The Gods of Gotham
  • Author : Lyndsay Faye
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780425261255
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Joining the newly formed NYPD in 1845, Timothy reluctantly assumes his duties near the notorious Five Points slum, where in the middle of the night he hears a little girl's claim that dozens of bodies have been buried in a local forest.

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    The Complete McAuslan
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9781628730371
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “One of the masterly comic writers of the twentieth century” presents the completely hilarious tales of the British Army’s most disastrous soldier (Wall Street Journal). Private McAuslan, J., the Dirtiest Soldier in the World, first demonstrated his unfitness for service in George MacDonald Fraser’s classic story collection, The General Danced at Dawn. He continued his disorderly advance, losing, soiling or destroying his equipment, through the pages of McAuslan in the Rough. The final volume, The Sheikh and the Dustbin, pursues the career of the great incompetent as he shambles across North African and Scotland, swinging his right arm in time with his right leg and tripping over his untied laces. McAuslan’s admirers know him as a court-martial defendant, ghost-catcher, star-crossed lover and golf caddie extraordinary. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night or confronting Arab rioters, McAuslan’s talent for catastrophe is guaranteed. Now, the inimitable McAuslan stories are collected together in one glorious volume.

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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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    Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0143335073
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  • 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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    Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900
  • Author : Clive Bloom
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 9783030791544
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This book charts the publishing industry and bestselling fiction from 1900, featuring a comprehensive list of all bestselling fiction titles in the UK. This third edition includes a new introduction which features additional information on current trends in reading including the rise of Black, Asian and LGBTQIA+ publishing; the continuing importance of certain genres and up to date trends in publishing, bookselling, library borrowing and literacy. There are sections on writing for children, on the importance of audiobooks and book clubs, self- published bestsellers as well as many new entries to the present day including bestselling authors such as David Walliams, Peter James, George R R Martin and far less well known authors whose books s sell in their thousands. This is the essential guide to best-selling books, authors, genres, publishing and bookselling since 1900, providing a unique insight into more than a century of entertainment, and opening a window into the reading habits and social life of the British from the death of Queen Victoria to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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    100 Must-read Books for Men
  • Author : Stephen E. Andrews,Duncan Bowis
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781408135877
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  • Genre : Reference
  • What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading. A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

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    The Collected Works of the Thirty-second Chief of Staff, United States Army
  • Author : Gordon R. Sullivan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : UCR:31210023606948
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  • Genre : Government publications
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  • Author : C. Bloom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780230287495
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  • This guide and reference work of all of the bestselling books, authors and genres since the beginning of the 20th century, provides an insight into over 100 years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.