Download or read book The Anglo Irish Novel and the Big House written by Vera Kreilkamp and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1998-10-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a comprehensive study of the ascendancy novel from Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent (I800) through contemporary reinventions of the form. Kreilkamp argues that Irish fiction needs to be rescued from the critical assumptions underlying attacks on the historical mythologies of Yeats and the Literary Revival. Exploring the uniquely Irish dimensions of colonial and post-colonial societies, Kreilkamp charts the self-critical formulations of a gentry culture facing its extinction—more often and more successfully with comic irony than nostalgia. Kreilkamp positions the Big House novels within current debates in postcolonial criticism and theory. She argues that these fictional representations of a beleaguered society provide a complex, nuanced gaze into a hybrid colonial group that distanced itself from the self-aggrandizements of the revivalists. As she examines the gothic, revisionist, and postmodern permutations of an enduring national form, she illustrates the ways ascendancy women transformed conventions of an English domestic genre into political fiction. Her attention to Edgeworth's Irish works, the fiction of the neglected Victorian novelist Charles Lever, and the gothic forms of the Big House by Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Maturin provide a historical context for later reformulations of the genre by Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Molly Keane, William Trevor, Jennifer Johnston, Aidan Higgins, and John Banville.
Download or read book The Haunted Houses of Reindeer Manor Part 1 of the Epic Novel The Haunted Houses of Foxwood and Reindeer Manor written by Kevin Guest and published by Kevin Michael Guest. This book was released on 2010-08-21 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Anderson, chair of the department, received a rejection on his life's work. But on Halloween, he got a second chance, an article stating the existence of ghosts at Reindeer Manor. The owner has been running it as a haunted attraction. But only the true history is of interest to Anderson, who struck a deal to rent the property, as long as all props are removed.Unfortunately, he got his way
Download or read book Yorke House a novel written by William Platt (Novelist.) and published by . This book was released on 1862 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Murder House A Novel By James Patterson Conversation Starters written by dailyBooks and published by . This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Murder House by: James Patterson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: When Jenna Murphy returns to the Hamptons after her uncle, the chief of police, offers her an opportunity in the local police force, things begin to happen. When there is a brutal double murder, Noah Walker is arrested, but Jenna does not believe him to be guilty. Though she manages to get him exonerated, the question arises—who is the real killer? As Jenna digs deeper and deeper into the case, the number of suspects stacks up, while those whom she can truly trust are dwindling. Was she mistaken about Noah? Is she trusting the wrong people? What does Jenna’s past have to do with the murders? And how is the house on the beach connected to anything? Murder House provides all the answers. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Murder House. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Download or read book Legacy A House of Night Graphic Novel Anniversary Edition written by P.C. Cast and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrate the 10th anniversary return to the House of Night with this new edition of the first graphic novel from best-selling mother/daughter duo P.C. and Kristin Cast's vampyric House of Night novel series! Includes an all-new introduction by Kristin Cast! Zoey Redbird was an average teenager worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities change when you're marked as a vampyre. Zoey leaves her religious family to enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, which mixes the all too familiar high school problems with elemental magic, as well as the physicals changes that accompany a craving for human blood! Following the events of the first novel Marked, vampyre Zoey Redbird and her group of devoted friends turn to The Fledgling Handbook, a historical vampyre tome, to better understand their place this big, new supernatural world.
Download or read book A Full House A Canadian Historical Novel of Pioneer Adventure written by Lillian Ross and published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 658 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Full House is a historical novel of farm life in Alberta, Canada, in the 1930’s, 1940’s and ’50’s. The book follows the historical novels: Book #1 The Gentle Gamblers, and book #2 The Tender Years. The MacIntosh Family moves into their homestead in the northern bushland after trials in a series of rented houses. Here, this pioneer family, along with friends and neighbours, rides out the Depression as one by one their children grow up, and we share their struggles, their joys and their triumphs. This story, the people, the incidents that happened, and the places are true and are taken from the memoirs of the people involved. That is why the author calls it ‘creative non-fiction’ even though it is written as fiction.
Download or read book The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates A Novel written by Jacob Bacharach and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biting, tragicomic fable for our neurotic times, The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates conquers Tolstoy’s adage that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Is there any father worse than Abraham? Are there any unhappier families than the first family of Genesis? In the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, The Bend of the World, Jacob Bacharach enlivens these existential questions in a madcap tale that replaces the biblical Ur with New York City, the land of Canaan with the rust-belt river valleys of western Pennsylvania. Told in a comic voice that Sam Lipsyte once called "shrewd, deadpan, and dirty," The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates hilariously transposes the biblical story of our first patriarchs into a modern world even madder than the ancient Middle East. Fleeing from a failed relationship, Isabel Giordani leaves Manhattan for Pittsburgh to accept a job at the underachieving nonprofit Future Cities Institute and insinuates herself into the aimless lives of Isaac Mayer and his father, Abbie. An architect turned crooked real estate developer, Abbie claims to be chasing after an unexpected heavenly vision—one that inevitably embroils the Mayer family within the political and familial machinations of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Bacharach explores the perpetually fraught themes of love, family, God, and real estate in an irreverent and unnervingly tender tale that Edan Lepucki celebrates as "simultaneously funny and tragic, sacred and profane…wise and clever from the first page to the last."
Download or read book Little House on the Prairie Novel Study written by Sonja Suset and published by Rainbow Horizons Publishing. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Little House on the Prairie follows the Ingalls family as they lived on the Prairies of Kansas. The family are encountered with danger as they are stricken with malaria and the Osaga tribe who live and own the land. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword and word scrabble to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Download or read book The House We Grew Up In A Novel by Lisa Jewell Trivia On Books written by Trivion Books and published by . This book was released on 2016-09-09 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trivia-on-Book: The House We Grew Up In: A Novel by Lisa Jewell Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Warning: You may not be able to put this down once you start reading the story of this family. The Bird family starts out like most families, enjoying nice traditions and a wonderful Easter every year. As time goes on, however, you will come to see that people change and develop over time, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. After a family tragedy strikes one Easter morning, nothing remains the same. Memories and unrealized dreams pile up like so many items, matching the mementos Lorelei can't seem to part with. In the end, the children are just left with memories of the house they grew up in. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
Download or read book House of Fiction written by Phyllis Richardson and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2017-07-27 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the gothic fantasies of Walpole’s Otranto to post-modern takes on the country house by Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan, Phyllis Richardson guides us on a tour through buildings real and imagined to examine how authors’ personal experiences helped to shape the homes that have become icons of English literature. We encounter Jane Austen drinking ‘too much wine’ in the lavish ballroom of a Hampshire manor, discover how Virginia Woolf’s love of Talland House at St Ives is palpable in To the Lighthouse, and find Evelyn Waugh remembering Madresfield Court as he plots Charles Ryder’s return to Brideshead. Drawing on historical sources, biographies, letters, diaries and the novels themselves, House of Fiction opens the doors to these celebrated houses, while offering candid glimpses of the writers who brought them to life.
Download or read book The Booker written by Grace Hudson and published by Grace Hudson. This book was released on 2020-04-29 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One underworld entanglement. One haunted music venue. One chance to make it out alive. When Barry Matthews left his band to become the booker for Melbourne’s hottest music venue, he never expected to find a link to the past buried deep within the rubble from the renovations. And now the new spate of threatening phone calls are becoming as troubling as the disappearing visitors and the malevolent activity in the basement. Trapped within the hotel with the alluring Simon, or Felicia, depending on his choice of outfit, they must join together to survive the threats from outside, as well as the dangers growing within the walls of the hotel. But the longer the renovations go on, the stronger the dark forces become. Barry and Simon must uncover the secrets behind the hotel’s sinister history before it’s too late, or risk becoming the hotel’s latest victims. Search terms: haunted house, gay, bisexual, horror, ghost story, m/m, haunting, occult, supernatural, band, rock, music, venue, house of horrors, mafia, romantic suspense, lgbt