Literature

Download E-books The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Round Table, Book 1) PDF

By Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle's tales of King Arthur and his knights are themselves mythical. colourful stories of chivalry are mixed together with his personal special illustrations to create a sublime and gorgeous book.

This unabridged variation has been thoroughly retypeset and comprises the entire unique illustrations. it's the wish of the writer new iteration of readers may be capable of benefit from the Arthurian legends in a superbly conveyed format.

This is the 1st in Pyle's set of 4 books on Arthur, protecting the start and lifetime of Arthur and plenty of of his adventures.

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Download E-books Dinner PDF

Was it a nightmare―the results of a foul case of indigestion―or did anything actually frightening take place after dinner within the Argentine city of Coronel Pringles?

One Saturday evening a bankrupt bachelor in his sixties and his mom dine with a filthy rich good friend. They speak about their perpetually hooked up buddies. They speak about a mysterious pit that spread out sooner or later, and the outdated bricklayer who occasionally walked to the cemetery to cheer himself up. apprehensive to teach off his precious antiques, the host exhibits his site visitors outdated windup toys and takes them to respect a huge doll. again at domestic, the bachelor makes a decision to monitor a few overdue evening television ahead of retiring. the scoop quick takes a flip for the more serious as, horrified, the newscaster unearths herself reporting concerning the useless emerging from their graves, leaving the cemetery, and sucking the blood of the living―all in some way, disturbingly resembling the banquet.

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Download E-books Rubyfruit Jungle PDF

By Rita Mae Brown

“The infrequent paintings of fiction that has replaced genuine lifestyles . . . in case you don’t but be aware of Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to learn and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem
 
Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch vintage publication Award
 
A landmark coming-of-age novel that introduced the occupation of 1 of this country’s such a lot specified voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative paintings greater than 40 years after its unique booklet. In bawdy, relocating prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the tale of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her personal course in the US. together with her startling good looks and crackling wit, Molly unearths that ladies are attracted to her anyplace she goes—and she refuses to ask for forgiveness for loving them again. This literary milestone keeps to resonate with its message approximately being real to your self and, opposed to the percentages, dwelling fortunately ever after.
 
Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle
 
“Groundbreaking.”The long island Times
 
“Powerful . . . a really outstanding e-book . . . i discovered myself giggling hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably simply moments later.”—The Boston Globe
 
“You can’t absolutely know—or enjoy—how a lot the area has replaced with out examining this actually outstanding book.”—Andrew Tobias, writer of The most sensible Little Boy within the World
 
“A crass and hilarious slice of turning out to be up ‘different,’ as enjoyable to learn this present day because it used to be in 1973.”The Rumpus
 
“Molly Bolt is a real descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a significant author who will get her messages throughout via laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala

“A trailblazing literary coup at booklet . . . It was once the ideal publication on the correct time.”—Lee Lynch, writer of Beggar of Love

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Download E-books The Acid House PDF

By Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, hectic, and altogether outrageous selection of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed by way of Paul McGuigan.

he's referred to as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing quite a number methods from sour realism to demented myth, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the basic humanity, good hidden because it is, of his typically wicked, lazy, manipulative, and cruel characters. He specializes fairly in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a child baby trade consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always exhibiting a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and element. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously risky author who regularly creates a sensation.

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Download E-books Alien Hearts (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Alien Hearts was the final e-book that man de Maupassant complete earlier than his dying on the early age of forty-three. it's the most unique and psychologically penetrating of his numerous novels, and the only within which he attains a really tragic notion of the wounded human middle. André Mariolle is a wealthy, good-looking, talented younger guy who can't choose what to do with himself. Madame de Burne, a glacially incredible good looks, wishes Mariolle to wait her specific salon for artists, composers, writers, and different intellectuals. firstly Mariolle retains his distance, yet then he hits at the way to all his difficulties: taking care of not anything particularly, he'll dedicate himself to being in love; Madame de Burne could be his every thing. quickly lover and cherished are both misplaced inside a corridor of mirrors in their universal devising.

Richard Howard’s new English translation of this advanced and brooding novel—the first in additional than 100 years—reveals the ultimate, unforeseen flowering of a good French realist’s paintings.

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Download E-books The Girls: A Novel PDF

By Lori Lansens

Not often has the event of being a sister been so poignantly and memorably captured as in Lori Lansens's effective novel. the ladies celebrates life's primary joys and trials because it provides Rose and Ruby, sisters destined to stay inseparably yet blessed with specified sensibilities that enhance and complicate their shared experiences-of turning out to be up, of discovering their means on the earth, of claiming good-bye.Readers who come across the ladies will locate it not easy to withstand falling less than their spell.

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Download E-books The Ticket That Exploded (Burroughs, William S.) PDF

In The price tag That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that begins with The delicate laptop and maintains via Nova exhibit reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police have interaction the Nova Mob in a decisive conflict for the planet. simply Burroughs can make this kind of nightmare imaginative and prescient of scientists and strive against troops, of advert males and con males whose deceitful language has unfold like an incurable affliction be instantaneously so scary and so enthralling.

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Download E-books Sick City: A Novel PDF

By Tony O'Neill

Sick City is enjoyable, twisted and brutal….O’Neill may be our generation’s Jim Thompson.”
— James Frey, writer of Bright glossy Morning

 

“Tony O’Neill works his L.A. humans the way in which Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of each degenerate in his nice Detroit novels.”
— Barry Gifford, writer of Wild at Heart

 

From Tony O’Neill, the writer of Down and Out on homicide Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York instances bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild experience of 2 junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate intercourse tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take nice get pleasure from Sick urban, “a disturbingly twisted journey via Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate forged of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).

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Download E-books The Fever Tree PDF

By Jennifer McVeigh

“There is not anything extra interesting than a brand new author with a real voice. I enjoyed it.” —Julian Fellowes, author of Downton Abbey

Frances Irvine, left destitute within the wake of her father’s unexpected loss of life, has been pressured to desert her lifetime of wealth and privilege in London and to migrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a rustic torn aside by means of greed. during this distant and inhospitable land she turns into entangled with very varied men—one pushed by means of ambition, the opposite via his beliefs. basically while the rumor of an endemic takes her into the darkish center of the diamond mines does Frances see her highway to happiness.
 
But ahead of she will persist with that course, Frances needs to choose from ardour and integrity, among her wish for the fellow who captured her middle and her responsibility to the guy who kept her from close to spoil, a choice that would have devastating results.

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Download E-books The Last Plantagenets PDF

By Thomas B. Costain

The ultimate quantity in A background of the Plantagenets covers the century from 1377 to 1485 while civil conflict ravaged England, rebellious peasants marched on London and wandering preachers sowed dissent within the credulous terrible.
The final Plantagenet monarchs ruled in violence and confusion. Kings got here and went, deposed or murdered. Princes and nobles slaughtered or have been slaughtered in bloody battles or deepest feuds. It used to be an period of significant successes, tragic reverses and wild extravagance.
"No guy writes well known heritage with better understanding." (The ny occasions)
A historical past of the Plantagenets contains The Conquering relatives, The awesome Century, the 3 Edwards and The final Plantagenets.

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