Includes the unabridged text of Stowe's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
Author: Jo-Ann Morgan
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2007-01
"Examines the artwork of Hammatt Billings, George Cruikshank, Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Thomas Satterwhite Noble to show how, as Uncle Tom's Cabin gained popularity, visual strategies were used to coax the subversive potenti
Attention dog lovers! Read up on heroic dogs in this heart-touching collection of the bravest canines ever. Readers get three books telling the tales of soldiers in Afghanistan befriending and adopting the dogs of war to a brave bloodhound tracking down criminals in the states. This eBook collection delivers hours of great storytelling.
He was born in rural Missouri, and it was immediately clear that he was different from the rest. He caught his first criminal when he was just two years old. By his sixth birthday, he had located burglars, missing children, drug dealers, rapists, and murderers—including Utah’s most wanted criminal. Known to friends as JJ, to law enforcement as Michael Serio’s partner, and to captured criminals as “that damned dog,” Jessie Jr., an exceptionally talented bloodhound, bayed like a sea lion that had swallowed a fog horn. Before JJ, few police departments in the West used bloodhounds, and none in Utah. But just when JJ was finally convincing naysayers, he and Officer Serio ran into something worse than resistance: the despair of failure amid high hope. JJ had been tracking Brian David Mitchell, the man who abducted Elizabeth Smart, when he was pulled off the track. Elizabeth later told investigators that on the day she was kidnapped she heard a dog baying in the woods behind her. In almost nine years of service, JJ helped apprehend nearly 300 criminal suspects in the Salt Lake City area. Here is his remarkable story, fleas and all. Click here to view the trailer for Bloodhound in Blue.
Uncle Tom's Cabin continues to provoke impassioned discussions among scholars; to serve as the inspiration for theater, film, and dance; and to be the locus of much heated debate surrounding race relations in the United States. It is also one of the most remarkable print-based texts in U.S. publishing history. And yet, until now, no book-length study has traced the tumultuous publishing history of this most famous of antislavery novels. Among the major issues Claire Parfait addresses in her detailed account are the conditions of female authorship, the structures of copyright, author-publisher relations, agency, and literary economics. To follow the trail of the book over 150 years is to track the course of American culture, and to read the various editions is to gain insight into the most basic structures, formations, and formulations of literary culture during the period. Parfait interrelates the cultural status of this still controversial novel with its publishing history, and thus also chronicles the changing mood and mores of the nation during the past century and a half. Scholars of Stowe, of American literature and culture, and of publishing history will find this impressive and compelling work invaluable.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-11-16
The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven’t because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. Newly expanded and updated to include standout works from the twenty-first century as well as essential readings in science (from the earliest works of Hippocrates to the discovery of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs), The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of six literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to Cormac McCarthy, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Aristotle to Stephen Hawking—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there’s no reason you can’t read and enjoy Shakespeare’s sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the “Great Books” without a guide and a plan. Bauer will show you how to allocate time to reading on a regular basis; how to master difficult arguments; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. In her best-selling work on home education, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children; that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In The Well-Educated Mind, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. Followed carefully, her advice will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Der Ursprung von Harry Potter Am längst geschlossenenen Bahnsteig 13 von King's Cross herrscht alle neun Jahre Hochbetrieb. Nur dann öffnet sich die geheime Tür des Gügel und gibt für genau neun Tage einen Tunnel frei, der in eine völlig andere Welt führt – auf eine Insel, die so zauberhaft ist, dass man nie mehr weg möchte. Doch eines Tages passiert etwas Schreckliches: Der kleine Königssohn des Inselreichs wird während einer Gügel-Öffnung in London entführt. Erst neun Jahre später können vier auserwählte Retter aufbrechen, um den Prinzen zurückzuholen. Doch den vier Abgesandten bleiben nur neun Tage für ihre schwierige Aufgabe. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt ... Die Geschichte, die J.K. Rowling zu ›Harry Potter‹ inspirierte, erscheint jetzt erstmals als eBook.
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Liebe, Leidenschaft und ein rätselhafter Todesfall – der große spanische Erzähler und Bestseller-Autor JAVIER MARÍAS in Höchstform Welches Geheimnis verbirgt sich hinter der unglücklichen Ehe von Eduardo und Beatriz? Auch Juan, Freund und engster Vertrauter, kennt die Wahrheit nicht. Als er Beatriz‘ Geliebter wird, überstürzen sich erschütternde Ereignisse. Jahre später erkennt Juan: Wenn wir uns der Vergangenheit nicht stellen, wird alles Leben aus der Lüge kommen. Javier Marías ist ein erbarmungsloser Kenner der menschlichen Herzen, ihrer dunklen Seiten und verborgenen Winkel. Ein überwältigendes Meisterwerk.
Die Thrillersensation aus den USA, verfasst von einem CIA-Insider. Der aufstrebende CIA-Agent Nathaniel Nash soll in Moskau einen hochrangigen Informanten der Gegenseite treffen. Als plötzlich Schergen des russischen Geheimdienstes auftauchen, gelingt es Nash, seine Quelle unerkannt in Sicherheit zu bringen. Doch mit der Aktion gefährdet er die gesamte Operation und wird selbst zur Zielscheibe. Denn um den Verräter in den eigenen Reihen zur Strecke zu bringen, setzt der russische Geheimdienst die junge Agentin Dominika Egorowa auf Nash an. Dominika ist ein „Red Sparrow“, ausgebildet zur verführerischen und tödlichen Falle. Ein gefährliches Doppelspiel zwischen den Fronten entbrennt ...
The stories of hundreds of African-Americans who lived in bondage are preserved in this powerful 1839 chronicle. Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, the accounts include personal narratives from freed slaves as well as testimonials from active and former slave owners, presenting a condemnation of slavery from both those who experienced it and those who perpetuated it. Detailing the overall conditions of slaves across multiple states and several years, the book includes information on their diet, clothing, housing, and working hours as well as their punishments and suffering. Connecticut farmer-turned-abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803–1895) was a central leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society and traveled the country lecturing against slavery. Weld took great pains to document the trustworthiness of contributors to American Slavery so that there could be no doubt as to its authenticity. A major influence on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book sold 100,000 copies in its first year of publication and remains a valuable historical testament. This edited selection presents these powerful first-person accounts to a new generation.