National Union Catalog

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ISBN: WISC:89015231392
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Genre: Union catalogs

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

ABPR

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210122334
Release Date: 1976
Genre: American literature


Fiction Catalog

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ISBN: UOM:39015036928912
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Best books

Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.

Ashenden Or The British Agent

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412847223
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Fact is a poor story-teller as Maugham reminds us. Fact starts a story at random, rambles on inconsequently and tails off , leaving loose ends, without a conclusion. It works up to an interesting situation, has no sense of climax and whittles away its dramatic effects in irrelevance. While some novelists believe this is a proper model for fiction, Maugham believes that fiction should not seek to copy life, but instead choose from life what is curious, telling, and dramatic, but keep to it closely enough not to shock the reader into disbelief. In short, fiction should excite, interest, and absorb the reader. Ashenden: The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experiences in the English Intelligence Department during World War I, but rearranged for the purposes of fiction. This fascinating book contains the most expert stories of espionage ever written. For a period of time after it was first published the book became official required reading for persons entering the secret service. The plot follows the imaginary John Ashenden who during World War I is a spy for British Intelligence. He is sent first to Geneva and later to Russia. Instead of one story from start to finish, the chapters contain individual stories involving many different characters. All of the people whom Ashenden meet during his travels have their own reason for being involved in the spy game, and each are more complex than they first look.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285974514
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Education

First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Narrow Corner

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307816160
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Fiction

Filled with adventure, passion, and intrigue, The Narrow Corner is a classic tale of the sea by one of the twentieth-century's finest writers. Island hoping across the South Pacific, the esteemed Dr. Saunders is offered passage by Captain Nichols and his companion Fred Blake, two men who appear unsavory, yet any means of transportation is hard to resist. The trip turns turbulent, however, when a vicious storm forces them to seek shelter on the remote island of Kanda. There these three men fall under the spell of the sultry and stunningly beautiful Louise, and their story spirals into a wicked tale of love, murder, jealousy, and suicide.

Our Women are Free

Author: Wynne Maggi
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472067834
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428231450
Release Date: 2009-02-02
Genre: Fiction

Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.