Devil s Mistress

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307815743
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Fiction

HE IS A MAN POSSESSED—BY A WOMAN WHOSE BEAUTY DRIVES MEN TO MADNESS. If there was ever a devil who could lure and seduce the innocent, Lord Sloan Treveryan is that man. Captain of the Sea Hawk and bound to the king’s business, Treveryan may be a lord but he is no gentleman. Yet even he cannot ignore a lady in distress—or the temptation she provides. Bewitched by Brianna MacCardle’s beauty, Scottish inquisitors have called her the devil’s own. Though Treveryan saves her from the witch-hunter’s clutches, how can she be grateful? He has carried Brianna off to America, claimed her, and taken her innocence. She vows that he will never capture her heart. But against her will she begins to fall in love—while swearing to reap revenge against the arrogant lord who has made her the devil’s mistress. From the Paperback edition.

Dangerous Games

Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House Large Print
ISBN: 1524756466
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction

"Risk-taking investigative television journalist Alix Phillips dashes from hot spot to hot spot around the world in the company of her equally intrepid camerman, ex-Navy SEAL Ben Chapman. Alix and Ben put their lives--and their hearts--on the line in a perilous assignment that has them in pursuit of a corrupt vice president linked to the revered widow of a visionary, assassinated scion of a powerful political family"--

Transnational Black Dialogues

Author: Markus Nehl
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839436660
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Markus Nehl focuses on black authors who, from a 21st-century perspective, revisit slavery in the U.S., Ghana, South Africa, Canada and Jamaica. Nehl's provocative readings of Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother, Yvette Christiansë's Unconfessed, Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes and Marlon James' The Book of Night Women delineate how these texts engage in a fruitful dialogue with African diaspora theory about the complex relation between the local and transnational and the enduring effects of slavery. Reflecting on the ethics of narration, this study is particularly attentive to the risks of representing anti-black violence and to the intricacies involved in (re-)appropriating slavery's archive.

Toxic Bachelors

Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0739460609
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Bachelors

Three daunting bachelors embark on a journey to the Mediterranean where they face women who challenge their deepest relationship phobias, sparking big changes in the once-carefree trio that just might put an end to their carousing days.

The Birth of Venus Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679645498
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Fiction

This new deluxe eBook edition features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florence palazzo. A child of the Renaissance with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the artist’s abilities. But Alessandra’s parents have made plans for their daughter, and she is soon married off to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, the reign of the Medicis, with their love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, is being threatened by the hellfire preaching and increasing brutality of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola and his reactionary followers. As the city shudders with violence and change, Alessandra must find her own way—and finally explore the passions she’s kept so long at bay. “Simply amazing, so brilliantly written . . . almost intolerably exciting at times, and at others, equally poignant.”—Antonia Fraser “A broad mural bursting with color, passion, and intrigue.”—People

Modern South Asian Literature in English

Author: Paul Brians
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031332011X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism

Looks at the work of fifteen authors who were born in India, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka, and whose work is based at least partly there, including R.K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie, and Arundhati Roy.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author: New York Times Staff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579580580
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Next to Love

Author: Ellen Feldman
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780812982411
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Follows the stories of three young couples whose lives are irrevocably changed in the years following World War II, a period during which they struggle with difficult losses and witness profound transformations in American culture. By the award-nominated author of The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank. Reprint.

Claudine At School

Author: Colette
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446475058
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Genre: Fiction

THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE FILM COLETTE, out Jan 2019. The first book in Colette's enchanting Claudine series. Colette’s enchanting stories of the clever and charming Claudine were first published under her husband’s name, and they were an instant sensation in early twentieth-century France. In Claudine at School we meet Claudine as a teenager, wickedly witty, rebellious and effervescent, competing with her new headmistress for the affections of the pretty mistress Miss Aimee. With her first book Colette turned her life into art and a literary icon was born.