Careless People

Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748129294
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived. With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Careless People tells the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141982618
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a moving, passionate testament to the transformative power of books, the magic of words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.

Conflict of Interest

Author: David Crump
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 9781610279963
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Fiction

A propane truck falls from an overpass, killing dozens on the freeway below. When Robert Herrick, a respected trial lawyer, agrees to represent the families of the dead, a bizarre chain of events goes into motion to threaten his career, family--even his life. Facing the ruthless lawyer Jimmy Coleman, and stalked by a psychopath, Herrick can't win even if he wins. Realistic law drama, Texas size.

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074324639X
Release Date: 2003-05-27
Genre: Fiction

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Shattered Assumptions

Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160372X
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Psychology

This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

English Synonymes

Author: George Crabb
ISBN: HARVARD:32044105411979
Release Date: 1826
Genre: English language

New Interchange Video Activity Book 2

Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521628466
Release Date: 1998-01-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

New Interchange is a complete revision of Interchange, one of the world’s most popular and successful English courses. This book is a multi-level course for adults and young adult learners of English from beginning to high-intermediate level. Level Two builds on the foundations for accurate and fluent communication established in Level One, extending grammatical, lexical, and functional skills. 'New Interchange' teaches students to use English for everyday situations and purposes related to school, work, social life, and leisure. The underlying philosophy is that language learning is more rewarding, meaningful, and effective when used for authentic communication.

Lethal Logic

Author: Dennis A. Henigan
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781597976299
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Systematically refutes the bumper-sticker logic of the gun lobby.

Practical Sermons

Author: Joseph Milner
Release Date: 1809
Genre: Sermons, English

Gun Control

Author: Beverly L. Norwood
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465330741
Release Date: 2003-05-19
Genre: Political Science

This book is an exploration of the gun control debate. The pros and cons of the gun control controversy are examined. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is reviewed. Gun Violence Statistics are discussed. The Gun Control Policies of other nations are discussed. The crime rate is observed. The validity of the argument for owning guns for self-defense is questioned.