women. Byerman and Bloom perceives the book as a “womanist” fairy tale. Like snow White Celie is poisoned (in her mind in the book) by an evil step-parent; like Cinderella, she is unattractive, ill-treated who ends up becoming a princess; like Sleeping Beauty, she wakes up from her death in life by the kiss of Shug Avery and then lives happily ever after. There are many reasons this story is like a fairy tale is: In the beginning a voice that is dominant commands Celie: “you
Full title: The Da Vinci Code Author: Dan Brown Genre: Thriller Language: English Time and place written: Early twenty-first century; the United States Date of first publication: 2004 Publisher: Corgi Books Narrator: Third-person, anonymous, omniscient narrator Protagonists: Robert Langdon; Sophie Neveu Setting: The present day Places: Paris, France; Versailles, France; London, England; outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland Themes: The false conflict between faith and knowledge;
891.73 3—dc21 2001001122 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ansi z39.48-1984. this volume is dedicated to my mentor, colleague, and friend, john mersereau, jr., and to the students of russian at the university of wyoming. This page intentionally left blank Contents Acknowledgments, ix Note on Transliteration, xi i. introduction Mikhail Yur’evich
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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin #1) Simone Elkeles In memory of my aba and hero, Gidon Elkeles. I miss you. Acknowledgments I want to thank Laurie DeMarino, Ruth Kaufman, Kathe Pate, and Patricia Rosemoor for suggesting I write this novel on our amazing writing retreat in Michigan. Other people I want to thank are Nadia Cornier, my wonderful agent who has become so much more, and Karen Harris and Marilyn Weigel, invaluable friends and writing pals along with the secret society
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last twenty-‐six years. One day last summer, my friend Rahim Khan called from Pakistan. He asked me to come see him. Standing in the kitchen with the receiver to my ear, I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned** sins. After I hung up, I went
Icon Icon ………Frederick Forsyth PART 1 CHAPTER 1 IT WAS THE SUMMER WHEN THE PRICE OF A SMALL LOAF OF bread topped a million rubles. It was the summer of the third consecutive year of wheat crop failures and the second of hyperinflation. It was the summer when in the back alleys of the faraway provincial towns the first Russians began dying of malnutrition. It was the summer when the president collapsed in his limousine too far from help to be saved, and an old office cleaner stole a document.
Thematic Guide to the AMERICAN NOVEL Lynda G. Adamson GREENWOOD PRESS Thematic Guide to the AMERICAN NOVEL Lynda G. Adamson GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London In honor of Bill and for Frank, Frank III, and Gregory Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Adamson, Lynda G. Thematic guide to the American novel / by Lynda G. Adamson. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0–313–31194–3 (alk. paper) 1. American fiction—Themes, motives—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. American
THE HISTORY OF TERRORISM Publié avec le concours du Ministère français chargé de la culture, Centre national du livre. Published with the assistance of the French Ministry of Culture’s National Center for the Book. The publisher gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution to this book provided by the Literature in Translation Endowment Fund of the University of California Press Foundation, which is supported by a major gift from Joan Palevsky. THE HISTORY OF TERRORISM FROM ANTIQUITY