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The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

By Ambrose Bierce,Richard Voss,Adolphe De Castro
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A personal trip turns perilous for Elena Standish after the murder of a British spy forces her to face dark family secrets in this exciting 1930s mystery by bestselling author Anne Perry. “An absorbing and calculating thriller/mystery that grabs the reader from the first page.”—Great Mysteries and Thrillers On her first trip to Washington, D.C., Elena Standish finally gets to visit her American mother’s wealthy parents and their magnificent home. Elena’s grandparents are marking a milestone anniversary by throwing an elaborate party with the influential friends of her grandfather, a prominent political industrialist. Even President and First Lady Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are there, and Elena takes pride in capturing the illustrious guests on camera. But the festivities come to a sudden and tragic end when one of the guests, Lila Worth, is run over by a car in the driveway outside. Elena believes Lila was trying to tell her something before her death, and when a call from her employer back home, MI6, confirms that Lila was a British spy, Elena pairs with a fellow agent to find out what vital information the young woman had in her possession. Soon an arrest is made in Lila’s murder, and to Elena’s horror, the accused is none other than her own grandfather, who claims his political enemies are trying to frame him. But who are these enemies, and how can Elena defend this man she barely knows? Nevertheless, determined to clear his name and save her family from disgrace, she delves into the details of her grandfather’s investments and discovers that his business secrets run deep. As Elena begins to question his loyalties, she wonders if she can trust anyone in this threatening new world order.

The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce. Illustrated

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2300000139686
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 251
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-ambrose-bierce-illustrated.pdf

Book Summary:

Ambrose Bierce is considered a modern master of the short story. A soldier with the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865), his experiences as a soldier influenced his writing. While no anthology would be complete without "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", this collection of Bierce’s stories includes ghost stories, tales of war, humorous episodes, stinging aphorisms, and political articles. The Novellas The Short Story Collections The Poetry Collection The Non-Fiction Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey McWilliams

Terror in the Desert

By Brad Sykes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476631328
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 213
  • File Pdf: terror-in-the-desert.pdf

Book Summary:

Set in the American Southwest, “desert terror” films combine elements from horror, film noir and road movies to tell stories of isolation and violence. For more than half a century, these diverse and troubling films have eluded critical classification and analysis. Highlighting pioneering filmmakers and bizarre production stories, the author traces the genre’s origins and development, from cult exploitation (The Hills Have Eyes, The Hitcher) to crowd-pleasing franchises (Tremors, From Dusk Till Dawn) to quirky auteurist fare (Natural Born Killers, Lost Highway) to more recent releases (Bone Tomahawk, Nocturnal Animals). Rare stills, promotional materials and a filmography are included.

Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Carey Mcwilliams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1786564440
  • Pages : 233
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 388
  • File Pdf: ambrose-bierce.pdf

Book Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Letters of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1786564432
  • Pages : 159
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 729
  • File Pdf: the-letters-of-ambrose-bierce.pdf

Book Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Letters of Ambrose Bierce’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Letters of Ambrose Bierce’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Letters of Ambrose Bierce, With a Memoir by George Sterling

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040514956
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: the-letters-of-ambrose-bierce-with-a-memoir.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book The Letters of Ambrose Bierce, With a Memoir by George Sterling

Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs (LOA #219)

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Isbn : 1598531832
  • Pages : 864
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: ambrose-bierce.pdf

Book Summary:

A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Reports of My Death: Beyond-the-Grave Confessions of North American Writers

By Gerry Christmas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1483495736
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 892
  • File Pdf: reports-of-my-death.pdf

Book Summary:

In Reports of My Death: Beyond-the-Grave Confessions of North American Writers, author Gerry Christmas taps into a literary limbo where he relives the lives of writers in an endless cycle of introspection. Sixty-five “autobiographies” tell you ... • How Mark Twain Americanized the English language and put a human face on the slave trade. • How Edgar Allan Poe came up with the basic theory of relativity fifty years before Albert Einstein. • How Walt Whitman used his poetic genius to make people more loving and less homophobic. • How Emily Dickinson did not live a life devoid of adventure and romance. • How Henry David Thoreau inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. • How Herman Melville anticipated the thoughts and ideas of Sigmund Freud. • How Kate Chopin portrayed adultery with a sympathetic eye and was ostracized for doing so.

The Letters Of Ambrose Bierce

By Bertha Clark Pope
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473394430
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 534
  • File Pdf: the-letters-of-ambrose-bierce.pdf

Book Summary:

This book contains a memoir and numerous letters written by the American writer, Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce. This volume offers the reader a unique insight into the life and mind of Bierce, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in this seminal man of letters. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an editor, journalist, and writer of short stories, as well as a keen satirist. His personal mantra “Nothing matters" and his cynical view of human nature earned him the moniker "Bitter Bierce”. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

The Private Correspondence of Ambrose Bierce - A Collection of the Letters sent by Ambrose Bierce to his Closest Friends and Family from 1892 up until his Disappearance in 1913 - Including a Biography and a Memoir of Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 147335014X
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 927
  • File Pdf: the-private-correspondence-of-ambrose-bierce-a-collection-of-the-letters-sent.pdf

Book Summary:

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Castle Of Kings

By Oliver Pötzsch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0544317882
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 526
  • File Pdf: the-castle-of-kings.pdf

Book Summary:

An epic standalone novel of historical fiction tinged with mystery, set against the backdrop of medieval Germany's Peasant War from the best-selling author of the Hangman’s Daughter series. In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend whom she can never marry due to his low birth status. In the midst of war, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead her and Mathis to run away from their home in Trifels Castle and into the midst of the tumultuous Peasants’ War, cast into an adventure that will lead them to shocking revelations about themselves and the future of the emerging German states. “Pötzsch paints picturesque landscapes, whether it’s damp, dark castles, the stink of a medieval tannery, or whirlpool-plagued Rhine River rapids . . . Combine Princess Bride with Germanic history circa 1500, add a dash of Lord of the Rings, and there’s a week of good fun.” — Kirkus Reviews “The war scenes are grimly realistic, and the narration gripping . . . The author makes the fantastical elements work by harnessing them to the grim reality of the Peasants’ War, setting his far-fetched romance in an utterly convincing world of economic hardship, social strife and religious and political uncertainty.” — Wall Street Journal

Queer Theatre and the Legacy of Cal Yeomans

By R. Schanke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230119883
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 951
  • File Pdf: queer-theatre-and-the-legacy-of-cal-yeomans.pdf

Book Summary:

A forgotten yet award-winning playwright, Cal Yeomans was one of the founders of gay theater whose work was fueled by gay liberation and extinguished by the AIDS epidemic. Schanke's examination of his life and legacy allows a rare exploration into this pivotal moment of gay American history.