Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447480333

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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The Day Boy and Night Girl – also referred to as The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris – first appeared in Harper's Young People as a series between December of 1879 and January of 1880. Regarded as George MacDonald's best work, it features a witch who, in her pursuit of total knowledge, performs an experiment to mould two people from birth by strictly controlling their environments. Many of the finest stories of magic and fantasy, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419158674


Page: 48

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A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald's skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.
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Author: Amy T. Matthew

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862549680

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Molly, a sassy Australian waitress, is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Polish Jew. The two young women's stories, each a compelling page-turner, combine teasingly in one as 'End of the Night Girl' explores shadows cast by the Holocaust across decades, continents and cultures. 'A brilliant testimonial to the power of the literary imagination.' - Nicholas Jose. 'Clothed in prose that sparks and simmers, End of the Night Girl slowly reveals her dark and beautiful bones.' - Carol Lefevre. 'Amy Matthews' world of gritty realism is foreshadowed by an older, more traditional society about to be invaded by chaos and horror. One cannot help admiring Matthews' accuracy of observation and her subtle placement of emotion in the uncovering of these parallel universes through the coalescence of memory and imagination. This is a remarkable novel of contemporary rootlessness, haunted histories and redemptive decency.' - Brian Castro. 'Can atrocity be changed somehow in art? This book cannot answer this, but it powerfully suggests that the creative act is meaningful even when atrocity is too big for us to mould it. As Molly attempts to imagine and create from an atrocity she hasn't shared, she herself is remade.' - Eva Hornung. 'End of the Night Girl' was Winner of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.
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A Bedtime Story

Author: Luisa Rodriguez Cantu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524565679

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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Dancing with the Night: A Bedtime Story One of the greatest things about writing is sharing childhood stories passed down by family lines. This is a new short folklore story filled with fantasya fun and friendly place where animals and nature magically dance together to the music played by the girl in the moon. Elizabeth is a five-year-old who yearns for the adventure to dance with the Night. Momma says, The Night will only dance while were asleep. Elizabeth believes in possibilities, so as the night wears on, she finds hilarious ways to stay awake and fool the Night. Night. Believe me. At times, I sleep with my eyes open, she claimed. Read along to this book. The creative illustrations will capture your imagination.
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A Novel of Vietnam

Author: David Rabe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439167151

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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David Rabe’s award-winning Vietnam plays have come to embody our collective fears, doubts, and tenuous grasp of a war that continues to haunt. Partially written upon his return from the war, Girl by the Road at Night is Rabe’s first work of fiction set in Vietnam—a spare and poetic narrative about a young soldier embarking on a tour of duty and the Vietnamese prostitute he meets in country. Private Joseph Whitaker, with Vietnam deployment papers in hand, spends his last free weekend in Washington, DC, drinking, attending a peace rally, and visiting an old girlfriend, now married. He observes his surroundings closely, attempting to find reason in an atmosphere of hysteria and protest, heightened by his own anger. When he arrives in Vietnam, he happens upon Lan, a local girl who submits nightly to the American GIs with a heartbreaking combination of decency and guile. Her family dispersed and her father dead, she longs for a time when life meant riding in water buffalo carts through rice fields with her brother. Whitaker’s chance encounter with Lan sparks an unexpected, almost unrecognized, visceral longing between two people searching for companionship and tenderness amid the chaos around them. In transformative prose, Rabe has created an atmosphere charged with exquisite poignancy and recreated the surreal netherworld of Vietnam in wartime with unforgettable urgency and grace. Girl by the Road at Night is a brilliant meditation on disillusionment, sexuality, and masculinity, and one of Rabe’s finest works to date.
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Author: Richard B. Hayman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469795775

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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It is 1860, and slavery is tearing the nation apart. In the rough-hewn Third Ward of Milwaukee, the law is treated casually by the mostly Irish immigrants who live there and by those charged with enforcing it. People are safe enough by day, yet trouble brews beneath the surface. As the Lady Elgin, a luxury paddleboat steamer, docks at the waterfront, Irish immigrants are preparing to secretly set into motion a plan that will put them on a collision course with history and forever alter the political and ethnic makeup of their city. Wisconsin is divided politically. With the Democrats splitting and the South recruiting its own candidates, the members of Milwaukees Union Guard, led by Captain Garrett Barry, decide to attend a political rally for Lincolns opponent, Stephen Douglas. As the fear of war hangs in the air, hundreds of Irish men, women, and their children board the Lady Elgin for Chicago, unaware that their journey is about to take a tragic turn. In this compelling tale based on true events, Irish mythology and American history are interwoven into an unforgettable story of intrigue and heartbreak that provides a glimpse into the lives of those lost on a September night in 1860 in the greatest maritime disaster on open water in the history of the Great Lakes.
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Author: Joseph D’Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg, Nate Kenyon

Publisher: John Everson



Page: N.A

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TRAPPED WITHIN THE TWILIGHT... Call it what you like: dusk, twilight, sunset. It’s that magical moment between daylight and darkness when anything is possible — the evening ahead promises untold enchantment... or nameless dread. Within are 16 tales of the oncoming blackness by Joseph D'Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg and Nate Kenyon, including more than the usual cast of characters. There are shapeshifters and gravediggers, but also supernatural private detectives and — perhaps most terrifying of all — beautiful creatures that prey on... horror writers. Murder, death — and things worse than death — are all waiting for you WHEN THE NIGHT COMES DOWN.
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Author: Giovanni Anastasi

Publisher: Acheron Books

ISBN: 8899216169

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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Milan, the new multiethnic capital of the Roman Empire, is in grave danger. Citizens from all walks of life die horribly in their sleep. Mysterious beings wander through the necropolis. A small statue, whose look is so grotesque it is intolerable to view, summons back an ancient pre-Christian deity whose name was better forgotten. Only Severian, the Demon Hunter, can deal with this terrible menace. Between horrid exhumations, black magic rituals, and ancient cults crawling beneath the ashes of the purifying fire set by Emperor Theodosius to assert Christianity, Severian’s investigation will lead him to a plot with potentially devastating consequences for the Empire itself. A plot behind which hides the goddess Hecate, The Lady of the Night Gates and mistress of every door of the universe... Demon Hunter Severian – Lady of the Night Gates perfectly recreates Imperial Milan with historical accuracy and blends action, mystery, romance and fantasy, leaving the reader holding his breath to the last page!
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Author: Rachel Redhead


ISBN: 1291703977

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Beware the things that go bump in the night... This collection of short stories is about many of the creatures of evil, and near-evil, from vampires to mummies, from zombies to liches, this book asks one interesting question, what is it like to become one of their number, because they might just be recruiting and they're not asking permission...
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Author: AD Garrett

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364117337X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Er foltert junge Mütter und tötet sie. Und er ist nicht allein ... Während eines Sabbaticals in St. Louis, Missouri, stößt DCI Kate Simms nicht nur überraschend auf ihren unliebsamen Ex- Mentor, Professor Nick Fennimore, sondern auch auf die Spur eines Serienkillers, der es auf junge Mütter und deren Kinder abgesehen hat. Im Nachbarstaat Oklahoma wird zeitgleich die Leiche einer Frau aus einem See geborgen – ihr Kind: verschwunden. Als das gemeinsame Muster deutlich wird, beginnt für Simms und Fennimore die fieberhafte Jagd nach dem Killer. Ein Killer, der gebrochene Frauen wählt, der den Blick seiner Opfer nicht erträgt – und dessen Mission noch längst nicht beendet ist ...
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Author: Cristina Comencini

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590515129

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Manfred, a surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife, rents the upstairs apartment in his home in the Dolomites to Marina, a woman from the city, and her difficult young son. Deeply suspicious by nature, especially of women, Manfred spies obsessively on Marina, in whose shortcomings as a mother he finds resonances of his own mother’s desertion of him in childhood. When Marina’s frustration over her son’s refusal to eat or sleep leads her to harm the child, Manfred steps in, and the silent power struggle between them escalates. Yet Manfred’s attraction to Marina is as powerful as his distrust. In this alternately shocking and moving novel, Cristina Comencini has created a complex, psychologically profound portrait of two damaged, vulnerable people and the painful bond that develops between them as they are drawn into each other’s worlds.
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The Lady of the Night

Author: Mcr El Pensador

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479708976

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

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The Castle of Horror The Lady of the Night Hopefully, this chapter will be tested. Sleep well because the lady of the night is ready for the second chapter, and if someone wants to buy this castle I will always let him know how. Castle for Sale The Thinker Continuing the castle of horrors with the angel of the night, the prince of darkness devil's castle commands them to tell the lady of the night, "You are cordially invited." Also to let you know, my dear readers, who is an expert preparation Kavala bleeding and making the grill that she prepared them to their brothers that they tasted so much what kind of meat was, and less blood came with fruit and all because the lady of the night is looking for work in what I write the another book your pony. And they know the lady of the night is always open to dissipation and will not have you pay your ticket because she has a coach with six horses with wings, horns, and eyes like lanterns to get by if needed like the thinker to the other book.
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Author: Anne Mcallister

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037352837X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Nicholas Savas and Edie Tremayne challenge each other's feelings as Edie tries to protect her sister from Nick's affections.
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A Novel

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709335

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal. Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city with a light and profound tale of the vice of fame and the ties of family. Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicolas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison. "Back in the day, he could come home from a show with a paper bag filled with women's underwear. Outside of Québec nobody had even heard of him, naturally. Québec needed stars badly." Since the twins were little, Étienne has made them part of his unashamed seduction of the province, parading them on talk shows and then dumping them with their decrepit grandfather while he disappeared into some festive squalor. Now Étienne is washed up and the twins are making their own almost-grown-up messes, with every misstep landing on the front pages of the tabloid Allo Police. Nouschka not only needs to leave her childhood behind; she also has to leave her brother, whose increasingly erratic decisions might take her down with him.
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Author: H. B. Paksoy

Publisher: ATON


Category: History

Page: 176

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I have been enjoying teaching for the past three decades. Prior to joining the Baker College family, I served as a faculty member at Ohio State University, Franklin University, Central Connecticut State, University of Massachusetts. Over the same period, my research papers have appeared in more than sixty periodic journals and scholarly collections, in over thirty-five countries situated on all inhabited continents. I also published (as author or editor) fifteen books. I earned my D. Phil. at Oxford university (England) (with a Grant from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom), M.A. at the University of Texas at Dallas (with a National Science Foundation Project Grant Assistantship) and B.S. at Trinity University (with Bostwick Scholarship).
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Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641158125

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...
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