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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 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 Tiger and Other Extracts from The Flashman Papers
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 0375410244
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sir Harry Flashman becomes embroiled with the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph, the Prince of Wales and the Tranby Croft gambling scandal, and the fallout from Rorke's Drift.

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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 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 Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101633823
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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 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 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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    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'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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    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
  • 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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    The New York Times Book Reviews 2000
  • Author : New York Times Staff
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 1284
  • ISBN : 1579580580
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

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    Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, Book 6)
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780007325726
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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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    Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction
  • Author : A. Kingston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780230609358
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This book documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his contemporaries, including such celebrated writers as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker.

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    Prince of Fools
  • Author : Mark Lawrence
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780425268797
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • International bestselling author Mark Lawrence continues the bold new world of dark fantasy he created in the Broken Empire trilogy with the first book of the Red Queen's War... For all her reign the Red Queen has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Content with his role as a minor royal, Jal pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war with the undead is coming, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks that nothing that will affect him. He's wrong... After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game—and the Red Queen controls the board.

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    Tom Brown's School Days
  • Author : Thomas Hughes
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10751712
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Boarding schools
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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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    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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    Flashman (The Flashman Papers, Book 1)
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780007325689
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sharpe's Tiger
  • Author : Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780061804731
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. “The greatest writer of historical adventures today.” —Washington Post Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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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
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    The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
  • Author : Dinah Birch,Katy Hooper
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 834
  • ISBN : 9780191036743
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Reference
  • Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

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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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    Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists
  • Author : Tim Woods
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9781134709908
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.

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    Life
  • Author : Keith Richards
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0316128562
  • Reader Reviews : 3646
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards. With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever. With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

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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.