By Conn Iggulden
From the writer of the bestselling The risky ebook for Boys
The yr is fifty three B.C. Julius Caesar techniques his ultimate destiny—a future that would be determined no longer by way of legions yet via his good friend Brutus and a bewitching Egyptian queen named Cleopatra. . . .
Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caesar leads his battle-hardened legions around the Rubicon.The armies of Rome will face one another eventually in civil battle, led through the 2 maximum generals ever to stroll the seven hills. From the spectacles of the sector to the whispered lies of conspirators, writer Conn Iggulden brings to lifestyles a global marked by means of fierce loyalty and sour betrayal, with darkish occasions shrouded in noble beliefs.
By John McCourt
This number of unique, cohesive and concise essays charts the important contextual backgrounds to Joyce's lifestyles and writing. the amount starts off with a chronology of Joyce's publishing background, an research of his a number of biographies and a learn of his many released and unpublished letters. It is going directly to study how his works have been obtained ordinarily twentieth-century severe and theoretical colleges. most significantly, it locations Joyce inside a number of Irish, British and eu contexts, supplying a full of life feel of the numerous and altering global within which he lived, which shaped him, and from which he wrote. The essays jointly express how Joyce was once rooted in his instances, how he's either a product and a critic of his a number of contexts, and the way very important he is still to the area of literature, feedback and tradition.
By Patrick O'Brian
The proposal for the foremost new movie starring Russell Crowe.
The struggle of 1812 keeps, and Jack Aubrey units path for Cape Horn on a undertaking after his personal center: intercepting a robust American frigate outward absolute to play havoc with the British whaling exchange. Stephen Maturin has fish of his personal to fry on the planet of mystery intelligence. catastrophe in a number of guises awaits them within the nice South Sea and within the a ways reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, homicide, and felony madness.
By Kingsley Widmer
Kingsley Widmer, some of the most insightful and provocative realized critics, has lengthy had a substantial impression on D. H. Lawrence reports. the following he elaborates the the most important argument that the erotic conversion adventure and its dialectic of social negation centrally outline Lawrence, therefore growing his significant legacies.
In dialectically contemplating all of Lawrence’s novels and lots of of his essays and tales, Widmer consists of the problems past the texts to Lawrence’s literary and ideological inheritors, together with Henry Miller and Norman Mailer. furthermore, he imbeds Lawrence’s fictions and roles within the "dark prophecy" of affirmatively countering the Nietzschean culture and, in a awesome bankruptcy on Lady Chatterley’s Lover explores using obscenity, sexual ideology, and anticlass utopianism. this is often Lawrence as an incredible dissident tradition hero with a nonetheless pertinent, drastic revisionism of human responses in a nihilistic global. it's a huge and debatable serious view.
By Robert Appelbaum
Appelbaum surveys literature from 1603 to the 1660s and exhibits how its excellent politics have been engaged within the truth of political and social fight. He additionally exhibits how self-defeating the workout can be. In an period of political and non secular clash, writers asserted themselves because the authors of social and political beliefs. yet additionally they developed platforms within which the statement of utopian mastery might haven't any position, and an amazing politics may now not be imagined. This learn will curiosity political and cultural historians in addition to literary critics.
Ian Watt (1917-1999) has lengthy been stated as one of many most interesting of postwar literary critics, and one of the such a lot discovered of these writing concerning the paintings of Joseph Conrad. Essays on Conrad is a set of Watt's such a lot attribute essays on Conrad's paintings. Watt's personal philosophy, in addition to his perception into Conrad's paintings, was once formed by means of his stories as a prisoner of battle at the River Kwai. His relocating account of those studies completes this crucial choice of Watt essays.
By Frank Delaney
“Riveting . . . Readers will speedy hot to [Frank] Delaney’s vividly defined eire of the Fifties, its absolutely discovered population, and the dynamic political and private relationships that make for a outstanding story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“If we’re to reside solid lives, we need to inform ourselves our personal tale. In an exceptional way.” So says Ben MacCarthy’s loved mentor, and it really is this fateful suggestion that might advisor Ben in the course of the tumultuous occasions of eire in 1956. The nationwide temper is downtrodden; poverty, corruption, and an armed uprising rattle the geographical region; and even if Ben desires no a part of the insurrection, he unknowingly falls in with an IRA sympathizer. but regardless of his perilous conditions, all he can take into consideration is discovering his former spouse and real love, Venetia Kelly, who after decades has back to eire together with her brutish new husband, a favored level performer. made up our minds to not lose Venetia back, Ben calls upon each piece of his ardour and braveness to win her again, whereas ultimately reconciling his violent previous together with his hopes for a shiny future.
Brimming with interesting Irish historical past, bold intrigue, and the drama of mythical love, The final Storyteller is an unforgettable novel as richly textured and encouraging as eire itself.
“A colourful, leisurely story, with darkish moments in addition to humor and grace.”—The Star-Ledger
“A magical story [that] weaves in a jackpot of Irish myths.”—Bookreporter
“Character-rich and dramatic.”—Library Journal
By Denise Gigante
What does consuming need to do with aesthetic flavor? whereas so much bills of aesthetic background steer clear of the gustatory features of flavor, this ebook rewrites typical heritage to discover the constitutive and dramatic stress among urge for food and aesthetics on the middle of British literary culture. From Milton throughout the Romantics, the metaphor of style serves to mediate aesthetic judgment and consumerism, gusto and snobbery, gastronomes and gluttons, vampires and vegetarians, in addition to the philosophy and body structure of food.
The writer advances a idea of flavor in response to Milton’s version of the human as patron (and digester) of foodstuff, phrases, and different commodities—a purchaser whose tasteful, subliminal self continues to be haunted via its personal corporeality. appreciably rereading Wordsworth’s feeding brain, Lamb’s gastronomical essays, Byron’s cannibals and different deviant diners, and Kantian nausea, Taste resituates Romanticism as a interval that evidently observed the increase of the eating place and the pleasures of the desk as a cultural box for the perform of aesthetics.