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The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story

The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE EVIL GENIUS A DOMESTIC STORY By Wilkie Collins Affectionately Dedicated to Holman Hunt BEFORE THE STORY. Miss Westerfields Education 1. The Trial. THE gentlemen of the jury retired to consider their verdict. Their foreman was a person doubly distinguished among his colleagues. He had the clearest head, and the readiest tongue. For once the right man was in the right place. Of the eleven jurymen, four showed their characters on the surface. They were: The hungry juryman, who wanted his ...

Keywords: Divorce -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Ship captains -- Fiction Women -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2002

POOR MISS FINCH by Wilkie Collins TO MRS. ELLIOT, OF THE DEANERY, BRISTOL. WILL YOU honor me by accepting the Dedication of this book, in remembrance of an uninterrupted friendship of many years More than one charming blind girl, in fiction and in the drama, has preceded Poor Miss Finch. But, so far as I know, blindness in these cases has been always exhibited, more or less exclusively, from the ideal and the sentimental point of view. The attempt here made is to appeal to an interest of another ...

Keywords: Blind women -- Fiction Brothers -- Fiction Domestic fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Sibling rivalry -- Fiction Twins -- Fiction
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2005

HIDE AND SEEK By Wilkie Collins TO CHARLES DICKENS, THIS STORY IS INSCRIBED, AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION AND AFFECTION, BY HIS FRIEND, THE AUTHOR. PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION This novel ranks the third, in order of succession, of the works of fiction which I have produced. The history of its reception, on its first appearance, is soon told. Unfortunately for me, Hide And Seek was originally published in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-four, at the outbreak of the Crimean War. All England ...

Keywords: Deaf women -- Fiction Father figures -- Fiction Painters -- Fiction Psychological fiction Young men -- Fiction
Cockblock

Cockblock


C V Hunt

ISBN: 9781941918302
Year of publication: 2018

C.V. Hunt COCKBLOCK In Memory of Cooper Gordon For Andy Chapter 1 I kept my focus on the traffic and caught a glance of the infamous flashing red and blue lights of a police car ahead. The police vehicle was parked on the grassy median dividing the six lanes of the highway. Most of the brake lights of the cars in front of me in the northbound lane illuminated. I sighed heavily and pushed my brake, knowing there was an accident. Six oclock on a Friday evening was always a crapshoot and a ...

Keywords: apocacylptic Gay Lesbians weird womens fiction
Blind Love

Blind Love


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2005

Blind Love by Wilkie Collins PREFACE IN the month of August 1889, and in the middle of the seaside holiday, a message came to me from Wilkie Collins, then, though we hoped otherwise, on his death-bed. It was conveyed to me by Mr. A. P. Watt. He told me that his son had just come from Wilkie Collins: that they had been speaking of his novel, Blind Love, then running in the Illustrated London News: that the novel was, unfortunately, unfinished: that he himself could not possibly finish it: and ...

Keywords: Conspiracies -- Fiction Domestic fiction Ireland -- Fiction Married women -- Fiction Secret societies -- Fiction Suspense fiction
A Good Day for Seppuku

A Good Day for Seppuku


Kate Braverman

ISBN: 9780872867215
Year of publication: 2018

Kate Braverman A GOOD DAY FOR SEPPUKU SHORT STORIES OHARE I love OHare Airport, with its unpredictable weather and constant gate and terminal changes. This is where I board my plane to Los Angeles. OHare is a zone with variables that cant be controlled. Cell phone service ceases and nobody can tell me no. I wander corridors that end in cul-de-sacs where I sit alone in alcoves. Loudspeakers announce implausible destinations like Madrid, Prague and Tokyo. I pretend Im someone else. I have a red or ...

Keywords: Contemporary Women Family Life Short Stories (Single Author)
Record of a Night Too Brief

Record of a Night Too Brief


Hiromi Kawakami

ISBN: 9781782272724
Year of publication: 2017

Hiromi Kawakami RECORD OF A NIGHT TOO BRIEF RECORD OF A NIGHT TOO BRIEF 1 HORSE What was that itch on my back I wondered. And then I realized that it was the nightthe night was nibbling into me. It wasnt that late, still only twilight, but the darkness seemed to have collected just above my shoulders. A black clump of it had fastened onto me, eating away at my back. I wriggled, trying to shake it off, but the night clung fast. When I tried to rip it off with my hands, it floated away, as vapour, ...

Keywords: Contemporary Women Psychological
Radiant Girl

Radiant Girl


Andrea White

ISBN: 9781933979236
Year of publication: 2008

Andrea White Dedicated to Alexander Volkovicher, a wonderful father and man, and to the countless other Chernobyl victims like him. This is a fictional story based on the true events of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is entirely coincidental. Prologue, 1980 WITH HER EYES CLOSED, Vera Dubko listened to the chorus of crickets outside her window. Spring was here. How many more springs would she see Not many Granny a little voice called to her from the ...

Keywords: Chernobyl Girls and Women Juvenile Fiction Social Themes Values and Virtues
The King's Concubine

The King's Concubine


Anne OBrien

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF ANNE OBRIENThe Kings Concubine The Kings Concubine is a delicious and satisfying Cinderella story, following the rise of Alice Perrers from powerless naivety to the pinnacle of the realm as the mistress of Edward III. Anne OBrien brings Alices story to life with vivid details and glorious writing that will please any fan of historical fiction. Gillian Bagwell, author of The September QueenQueen Defiant Queen Defiant lives up to its title as Anne OBrien, with sensual ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Women Foreign Language Fiction Foreign Languages Literature & Fiction Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Russian Thrillers Thrillers & Suspense Women's Fiction
Madness Treads Lightly

Madness Treads Lightly


Polina Dashkova

ISBN: 9781477823460
Year of publication: 2017

Polina Dashkova MADNESS TREADS LIGHTLY CHAPTER 1 Moscow, March 1996 Lena Polyanskaya wrestled the stroller through the deep March slush and lumpy melting snow like a Volga boatman. The narrow street was lined with tall, hardened snowdrifts, and any speeding cars splashed the pedestrians with thick brown muck. Two-year-old Liza kept trying to stand up in the stroller so she could walk on her own little feet. She thought she was too big for a stroller, and anyway, there were so many interesting ...

Keywords: Amateur Sleuth International Mystery and Crime Mystery and Detective Women Sleuths
Sashenka

Sashenka


Simon Sebag Montefiore

ISBN: 9781439109847
Year of publication: 2008

Simon Montefiore SASHENKA To Santa There where the waves spray The feet of solitary reefs A loving enchantress Gave me her talisman. She told me with tenderness: You must not lose it, Its power is infallible, Love gave it to you. Alexander Pushkin, The Talisman Now and again in these parts, you come across people so remarkable that, no matter how much time has passed since you met them, it is impossible to recall them without your heart trembling. Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Here I ...

Keywords: Europe Family Life Family secrets Russia and the Former Soviet Union Soviet Union Women historians
Women in Love

Women in Love


David Herbert Richard Lawrence

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2003

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence CHAPTER I. SISTERS Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their fathers house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was drawing upon a board which she held on her knee. They were mostly silent, talking as their thoughts strayed through their minds. Ursula, said Gudrun, dont you REALLY WANT to get married Ursula laid her embroidery in her lap and looked up. Her face was ...

Keywords: Coal mines and mining -- Fiction Love stories Male friendship -- Fiction Midlands (England) -- Fiction Psychological fiction Sisters -- Fiction Women -- England -- Fiction
Blood Codex

Blood Codex


David Wood
Alan Baxter

ISBN: 9781534903166
Year of publication: 2016

David Wood, Alan Baxter Blood Codex Prologue Near the City of York Kingdom of Northumbria, England October, 867 CE Leather-armored men with bloodstained hands forced Aella to his knees, raised his arms wide and high, and tied his hands to posts of weathered wood. They used knives to strip away his remaining clothes, and left him shivering and naked, kneeling on the wet grass. Aella lifted his head to stare into the face of Ivar the Boneless as the huge, muscled son of Ragnar Lodbrok approached, ...

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Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight


Jack London

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1910

BURNING DAYLIGHT PART I CHAPTER I It was a quiet night in the Shovel. At the bar, which ranged along one side of the large chinked-log room, leaned half a dozen men, two of whom were discussing the relative merits of spruce-tea and lime-juice as remedies for scurvy. They argued with an air of depression and with intervals of morose silence. The other men scarcely heeded them. In a row, against the opposite wall, were the gambling games. The crap-table was deserted. One lone man was playing at ...

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White Lies

White Lies


Witi Ihimaera

ISBN: 9781775533078
Year of publication: 2013

White Lies The Novella by Witi Ihimaera For John Barnett, who persists in putting New Zealand stories on screen. WITI IHIMAERA Introduction In 2007, I received a call from Rosa Bosch, a friend of mine in London. Rosa, an effervescent, incredibly well-connected film sales agent, had worked with us in bringing Whale Rider to the international market. Her expertise in the HispanicLatin American market is legendary. She knows every player and all the talent new and established. She told me that a ...

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