Collected Novels

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057131726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 3040


In The Music of Chance, the story of Jim Nashe and Jack Pozzi, Auster evokes the strong European influences of Samuel Beckett and Franz Kafka in a brilliant and unsettling parable of loss and gambling. In Leviathan, he makes perhaps his most direct attempt at exploring the political reality of contemporary American life, through the figure of Peter Aaron and his challenge to the complacency of modern life. Finally, in Mr Vertigo Auster crafts a cautionary tale of greed and exploitation in the story of Walt, the irrepressible orphan from the Mid-West, who learns the art of levitation under the tutelage of Master Yehudi. Highly varied, yet instantly recognisable as the work of the same storyteller, these three novels form the next chapter in the ongoing career of one of America's most enduring and fascinating writers. 'Paul Auster is one of those sages with confounding talent - confounding for one because he's simply that good . . . He belongs among Vonnegut, Roth, and DeLillo . . .' Claire Howorth 'Auster truly is a master of his art.' Harper's Bazaar

World of Warcraft: Chronicle


Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630085650

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 184

View: 1625


World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people. This beautiful hardcover features twenty-five full-page paintings by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee, as well as a cosmology chart, half a dozen maps charting changes through time, and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix, and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era. From the Hardcover edition.

Kill Or Be Killed

Author: Ed Brubaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534306516


Page: 144

View: 7963


The shocking fourth arc in Brubaker and Phillips bestselling series ever! Dylan has committed himself, but now trapped behind the walls of a mental instution, he finds the evil and corruption of the outside world have followed him there. Crime comic legends Brubaker and Phillips' subversive vigilante thriller takes one more sharp twist. Collects issues 15-20.

Paper Girls Vol. 1

Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1632158574

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 816


From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 2-yearold newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smashhit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-5.

Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 3

The Book of Iron Fist

Author: Ed Brubaker,Matt Fraction

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 0785182756

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 5069


Her name was Wu Ao-Shi, and she was known as the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay...and that all came after she left K'un-Lun and took the power of the Iron Fist with her. Kicking her way out of the pages of The Immortal Iron Fist #2, this stand-alone issue tells the story of Wu Ao-Shi, from the moment she became the first woman to touch the heart of Shou-Lao the Undying, to her mysterious, controversial, and epic ending. Collects Immortal Iron Fist #7, #15-16 and Special #1, and Marvel Premiere #15.

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Volume 1, Reader’s Edition

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520952448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

View: 3900


The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author. This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2—a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Author: Akira Himekawa

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421598260

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

View: 6380


Link must defeat evil at every turn in his perilous quest to help Princess Zelda! Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light. Link and Midna journey toward Death Mountain, seeking a power that can save Hyrule from the Shadow King. In the face of so many obstacles, Link must steel himself to overcome his own doubts and to find Ilia and the other villagers kidnapped by the forces of evil. But even if Link can defeat these challenges, he still has to find the shards of the Shadow Crystal. The quest continues in the Shadow Realm…

[Dogfood]Saga, Vol. 2

Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Publisher: Play Books Testing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 3514


Collecting the epic second storyline of the smash hit series Entertainment Weekly called "the kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream comic." Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family's greatest challenge yet: the grandparents. Collects Saga #7-12.

Clive Barker's Books of Blood

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425083895

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1578


Six horror stories deal with a haunted theater, messages from the dead, a series of gruesome subway murders, demons, cannibalism, and a monstrous giant

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes

Author: Scott Cawthon

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407181114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8714


Ten years after the horrific murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza that ripped their town apart, Charlie, whose father owned the restaurant, and her childhood friends reunite on the anniversary of the tragedy and find themselves at the old pizza place which had been locked up and abandoned for years. After they discover a way inside, they realize that things are not as they used to be. The four adult-sized animatronic mascots that once entertained patrons have changed. They now have a dark secret . . . and a murderous agenda. *Not suitable for younger readers*

The Collected Novels Volume One

Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair, and Our Man in Havana

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150405511X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1080

View: 6845


Three iconic novels from “a superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy” (The New York Times). Graham Greene has been hailed as “one of the finest writers of any language” (The Washington Post) and “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s conscious and anxiety” (William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies). His extraordinary reputation rests largely on these three superb novels, all of which have been adapted into classic films. Brighton Rock: Seventeen-year-old Pinkie Brown, raised in the prewar Brighton slums, leads a motley pack of gangsters whose small-time scams have erupted in murder. The coverup leads Pinkie to a timid and lovestruck young waitress—his new wife, the key witness to his crimes, and, should she live long enough, his alibi. But loitering in the shadows is another woman—one determined to avenge Pinkie’s latest victim. “Brilliant and uncompromising.” —The New York Times The End of the Affair: Maurice Bendrix, a writer in Clapham during the Blitz, and Sarah Miles, the bored, beautiful wife of a dull civil servant, begin a series of doomed and reckless trysts. After Maurice miraculously survives a bombing, Sarah ends the affair—quickly and without explanation. It’s only when Maurice crosses paths with Sarah’s husband that he discovers the unexpected fallout of their duplicity. “One of the most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody’s language.” —William Faulkner, Nobel Prize–winning author Our Man in Havana: James Wormold, a cash-strapped vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, finds the answer to his prayers when British Intelligence offers him a lucrative job as an undercover agent. To keep the checks coming, he passes along sketches of secret weapons that look suspiciously like vacuum parts. But when MI6 dispatches a secretary to oversee his endeavors, Wormold fears his fabricated world will come undone. Instead, it all comes true. Somehow, he’s become the target of an assassin, and it’s going to take more than a fib to get out of Cuba alive. “High-comic mayhem . . . weirdly undated . . . [and] bizarrely prescient.” —Christopher Buckley, New York Times–bestselling author

Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us

Author: Dan Abnett

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401283934

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 9228


Writer Dan Abnett (AQUAMAN) and artist Brett Booth (TEEN TITANS) put the Titans to the ultimate test of loyalties in TITANS VOL. 3: A JUDAS AMONG US! The Titans are more than just a team. They’re friends, bonded by years of shared history and experiences. But when the trust between members starts to fray, will the team itself fall apart? Together, the Titans’ mission is to infiltrate H.I.V.E. and restore Bumblebee’s stolen memories, but the team is still reeling from Nightwing’s collusion with their enemy Deathstroke. Meanwhile, Arsenal processes his feelings for his teammate Donna Troy, but Donna instead turns to comfort from Wally West, who is himself struggling with an injury that may never fully heal. Worst of all, Omen foresees doom in a psychic vision: one of the Titans will betray the team...and possibly destroy the world! With tensions between Titans at an all-time high, how can they possibly trust each other? Collects TITANS #12-18.



Author: Chuck Dixon

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781563891915

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 307

View: 6206


After recovering from a devastating injury, Bruce Wayne is ready to fight crime as Batman once more, but first he must defeat Jean Paul Valley, who he chose to be his successor as Batman, but who has become violent and unstable.

First Thrills: Volume 3

Short Stories

Author: Jeffery Deaver,Karin Slaughter,Rebecca Cantrell,Gregg Hurwitz,Theo Gangi

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429949015

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4002


New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime stories to sweeping global conspiracies, this is a cross section of today's hottest thriller-writing talent. This original collection is now split into four e-book volumes, packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem! First Thrills: Volume 3 contains stories five original stories by: Jeffery Deaver Karin Slaughter Rebecca Cantrell Gregg Hurwitz Theo Gangi At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Courageous Princess Volume 3 The Dragon Queen

Author: Rod Espinosa

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630082422

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2905


In this conclusion to the Courageous Princess trilogy, Princess Mabelrose must use her generous spirit, as well as her brains, to melt the heart of the Dragon Queen and gain her freedom. But she still has to bring her father and her friends back from the queen’s unreachable Unremembered Lands . . . *An adventure for all that explores a new meaning of courage. “Espinosa’s influences seem to be equal parts Grimm fairy tales, animated Disney films, the Wizard of Oz and Japanese manga, and the work is meticulously rendered in a seductive palette of brights and shadows.”—Publishers Weekly

The Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin

Author: Pamela Clemit,Maurice Hindle,Mark Philp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351220969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

View: 8084


A collection in eight volumes of the novels and memoirs of William Godwin, one of the foremost philosophers and radical thinkers of his age. There is a general introduction covering Godwin's life and literary works and each volume is prefaced by a scholarly introduction.

The Collected Novels Volume Two

The Heart of the Matter, The Quiet American, and The Power and the Glory

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504055128

Category: Fiction

Page: 1060

View: 8428


From “the most ingenious, inventive, and exciting of our novelists”: Three brilliant novels exploring colonialism, faith, and the mysteries of desire (V. S. Pritchett). This collection features three classic novels that explore Graham Greene’s most important themes: Catholicism, international intrigue, and the never-ending struggle to know oneself. From West Africa to Vietnam to Mexico, these stories prove that “no serious writer of [the twentieth] century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than Graham Greene” (Time). The Heart of the Matter: In a British colony of West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious man of modest means charged with securing borders. But when he’s passed over for a promotion, the humiliation hits hard—for his wife. To make it up to her, Henry accepts a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise’s passage out of Africa. His single indiscretion quickly leads him—one moral compromise after another—into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. “A powerful, deep-striking novel . . . of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh.” —New York Herald Tribune The Quiet American: Vietnam, 1955. British journalist Thomas Fowler is covering the insurgency against French colonial rule and doing what he can to protect his Vietnamese lover, Phuong. Alden Pyle of the CIA believes in bringing American democracy to Vietnam by any means necessary. But when his ideas of conquest come to include Phuong, pride, passion, and blind moral conviction collide with terrible consequences. “A heartrending romance . . . Haunting and profound.” —All Things Considered, NPR The Power and the Glory: In 1930s Tabasco, Mexico, Catholicism is being outlawed. As churches are razed and devotees are executed, a member of the clergy known only as the “whisky priest” flees. He now travels as one of the hunted—attending, in secret, to the spiritual needs of the faithful. When a peasant begs him to return to Tabasco to hear the confessions of a dying man, the whisky priest knows it’s a trap. But it’s also his duty—and possibly his salvation. “A thriller—but also a novel of ideas . . . A book I would have simply died to write.” —Scott Turow, New York Times–bestselling author

A Collection of Plays by Mark Frank Volume Iii

Land of Never,I Swear by the Eyes of Oedipus, the Rainy Trails, Hurricane Iphigenia-Category 5-Tragedy in Darfur, Iphigenia Rising, Humpty Dumpty-The Musical, Troubles Revenge, Mahmudiayah Incident, the Rock of Troy, a Christmas Musical

Author: Mark Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440139987

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 2630


A Collection of Plays by Mark Frank: Volume III introduces ten new plays by playwright Mark Frank. In the hilarious comedy, I Swear By The Eyes of Oedipus! we get find Oedipus great, great, great, great...(well you get the point) grandson try to come to terms with the prophecy that he will sleep with his mother and kill his father. In Hurricane Iphigenia, Category 5, Tragedy in Darfur we are taken to the Sudan region in Africa by the Greek princess. Can she save the two million displaced Christian Africans hunted by the Islamic Janjaweed? In the drama, The Rainy Trails we go on a spiritual Native American journey with Rainy trying to tackle racism. In the Greek play Iphigenia Rising, Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes are faced with the blame game with the deaths of their parents from alcohol which will change their lives forever. In The Rock of Troy, the Iliad is revisited with all twenty-four books translated with no dialogue, only action and classical rock music from the seventies and eighties. Five new oneacts are also introduced in the book with the dramatic plays, The Mahmudiyah Incident, The Land of Never, and A Christmas Musical, and the comedies Troubles Revenge, a sequel to A Purrfect Life, and Humpty Dumpty: the musical?

Dog Man (Captain Underpants: Dog Man #1)

Author: Dav Pilkey

Publisher: Graphix

ISBN: 9780545581608

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4448


New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP! There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals -- as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?