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The Vicar of Wakefield

By Oliver Goldsmith
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 048611080X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
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DIVAn unworldly and generous vicar lives contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. The ensuing havoc culminates with justice for all in this delightful lampoon of 18th-century literary conventions. /div

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F. Gerald Downing explores the teachings of Paul, arguing that the development of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed a great deal to the views of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the gods and of the ethos of civic society. F. Gerald Downing examines the New Testament writings of Paul, explaining how he would have been seen, heard, perceived and understood by his culturally and ethnically diverse converts and disciples. He engages in a lucid Pauline commentary and offers some startling and ground-breaking views of Paul and his Word. Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches is a unique and controversial book, particularly in its endorsement of the simple and ascetic life proffered in Paul's teachings in comparison with the greedy, consumerist and self-promoting nature of today's society.

The Prison and the Factory (40th Anniversary Edition)

By Dario Melossi,Massimo Pavarini
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113756590X
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 617
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This new edition of The Prison and the Factory, a classic work on radical criminology, includes two new, long essays from the authors and a foreword from Professor Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley). In the two essays, Melossi and Pavarini reflect on the origins, development and fortune of The Prison and the Factory in relation to the debates surrounding mass incarceration that have taken place since this book was first published 40 years ago. The reputation of the original work has long been established worldwide, and this updated version will be of very special interest to scholars of the criminal justice system, penology, and Marxist theory. This seminal book examines the links between the development of capitalist political economy and changing forms of social control. Melossi and Pavarini analyse the connection between the creation of penal institutions and regimes in Europe and the USA, and the problems generated by the emergence of capitalist social relations. They provide a thorough neo-Marxist view of emergent capitalism and the penal mechanisms which are constructed to deal with the problem of labour. Contemporary to but independent from the work of Michel Foucault, Melossi and Pavarini combine research on the development of penal philosophies and institutions with a rigorous account of changing forms of capital accumulation, focusing on the use, and the problem, of labour under capitalist relations.

The Great English Short-story Writers

By William James Dawson,Coningsby Dawson
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 368
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A Wanderer in Holland

By E. V. Lucas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664585974
  • Pages : 2580
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 182
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"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Delphi Collected Works of Fergus Hume (Illustrated)

By Fergus Hume
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 178656100X
  • Pages : 15513
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: delphi-collected-works-of-fergus-hume.pdf

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The prolific author of vintage thrillers, Fergus Hume rose to fame following the publication of his first novel, ‘The Mystery of a Hansom Cab’. It became the best-selling mystery novel of the Victorian era and went on to inspire Arthur Conan Doyle to write ‘A Study in Scarlet’, featuring Sherlock Holmes. This comprehensive eBook presents Hume’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hume’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels * 64 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Professor Brankel’s Secret Madame Midas The Girl from Malta The Piccadilly Puzzle The Gentleman Who Vanished Miss Mephistopheles The Man with a Secret A Creature of the Night Monsieur Judas When I Lived in Bohemia Whom God Hath Joined The Fever of Life The Chinese Jar The Island of Fantasy The Harlequin Opal The Lone Inn The Gates of Dawn The Third Volume The White Prior Tracked by a Tattoo The Clock Struck One The Rainbow Feather The Devil-Stick The Red-Headed Man The Silent House in Pimlico The Indian Bangle The Crimson Cryptogram The Vanishing of Tera The Bishop’s Secret The Lady from Nowhere A Traitor in London The Millionaire Mystery A Woman’s Burden The Pagan’s Cup The Turnpike House A Coin of Edward VII The Silver Bullet The Yellow Holly The Mandarin’s Fan The Red Window The White Room The Secret Passage Lady Jim of Curzon Street The Opal Serpent The Wooden Hand The Black Patch The Purple Fern The Amethyst Cross The Sealed Message The Green Mummy The Crowned Skull The Sacred Herb The Solitary Farm The Peacock of Jewels The Mikado Jewel The Spider The Pink Shop The Mystery Queen Red Money A Son of Perdition In Queer Street The Lost Parchment The Red Bicycle The Short Story Collections Chronicles of Faeryland The Dwarf’s Chamber and Other Stories Hagar of the Pawn-Shop The Dancer in Red The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Voices from the Workhouse

By Peter Higginbotham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 075247717X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 770
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Voices from the Workhouse tells the real inside story of the workhouse - in the words of those who experienced the institution at first hand, either as inmates or through some other connection with the institution. Using a wide variety of sources — letters, poems, graffiti, autobiography, official reports, testimony at official inquiries, and oral history, Peter Higginbotham creates a vivid portrait of what really went on behind the doors of the workhouse — all the sights, sounds and smells of the place, and the effect it had on those whose lives it touched. Was the workhouse the cruel and inhospitable place as which it’s often presented, or was there more to it than that? This book lets those who knew the place provide the answer.

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015

By Roy Liebman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476626154
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 769
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Many Broadway stars appeared in Hollywood cinema from its earliest days. Some were 19th century stage idols who reprised famous roles on film as early as 1894. One was born as early as 1829. Another was cast in the performance during which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. One took her stage name from her native state. Some modern-day stars also began their careers on Broadway before appearing in films. This book details the careers of 300 performers who went from stage to screen in all genres of film. A few made only a single movie, others hundreds. Each entry includes highlights of the performer’s career, a list of stage appearances and a filmography.

Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires

By Joachim Küpper,Leonie Pawlita
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110612038
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 181
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This volume presents the proceedings of the international conference “Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires: Looking at Early Modern England and Spain”, held in 2012 as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet). Implementing the concept of culture as a virtual network, it investigates Early modern European drama and its global dissemination. The 12 articles of the volume – all written by experts in the field teaching in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Switzerland, India and Germany – focus on a selection of English and Spanish dramas from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Analysing and comparing motifs, formal parameters as well as plot structures, they discuss the commonalities and differences of Early modern drama in England and Spain.