Author :Kate Elizabeth Russell Publisher :HarperCollins UK Release Date :2020-03-10 ISBN 10 :9780008342265 Pages :384 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (226 users download)
Summary Book Review My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell:
Download or read book My Dark Vanessa written by Kate Elizabeth Russell and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 DYLAN THOMAS AWARD 'A package of dynamite' Stephen King ‘Powerful, compulsive, brilliant’ Marian Keyes An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher
Author :Kate Elizabeth Russell Publisher :HarperCollins Espanol Release Date :2020-05-12 ISBN 10 :006296450X Pages :432 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (296 users download)
Summary Book Review My Dark Vanessa \ Mi Sombría Vanessa (Spanish Edition) by Kate Elizabeth Russell:
Download or read book My Dark Vanessa \ Mi Sombría Vanessa (Spanish Edition) written by Kate Elizabeth Russell and published by HarperCollins Espanol. This book was released on 2020-05-12 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: UN BESTSELLER INSTÁNTANEO SEGÚN THE NEW YORK TIMES «Russell es ferozmente original [...] Mi sombría Vanessa es una novela extremadamente compleja, audaz y un ingenioso estudio sobre los efectos del poder». --The New York Times Book Review «Decir que Mi sombría Vanessa es un "tema de sobremesa" o "un libro importante" es un eufemismo [...] es mucho más que eso. Es un todo un imán. Una novela magníficamente escrita». --The Washington Post El libro más esperado según The New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Bustle, Newsweek, New York Post, Esquire, Real Simple, The Sunday Times, The Guardian. «Una novela brillante, asombrosa [...] No te la puedes perder». --Gillian Flynn, autora de Perdida En 2017, durante la ola de acusaciones de agresión sexual contra hombres poderosos, Vanessa Wye se ve envuelta en una polémica. Su antiguo profesor de Literatura, Jacob Strane, ha sido acusado de abuso sexual por otra exalumna. El escándalo desencadena en Vanessa una multitud de recuerdos del tiempo que pasó en Browick, un idílico internado en Maine, cuando tenía quince años. Allí, en sus días de estudiante ambiciosa y precoz, mantuvo una aventura con el magnético profesor Strane, que logró persuadirla del efecto irresistible que ejercía sobre él. Ahora, casi dos décadas más tarde, Vanessa se enfrenta a una decisión imposible: callar y convencerse a sí misma de que su relación con Strane fue consensual, o enfrentarse al trauma que marcó su adolescencia y tratar de reconstruir su vida. ¿Será capaz de negar aquel primer amor y rechazar finalmente al hombre con quien ha seguido en contacto a lo largo de los años? ¿Fue amante o fue víctima? ¿Es posible que el hombre que ella amó y que juró que la amaba, fuera un perverso y manipulador? Alternando entre el presente y el pasado, la memoria y el trauma, los deseos y las emociones de una adolescente al descubrir el poder de su cuerpo, Kate Elizabeth Russell se revela como una magnífica narradora. Mi sombría Vanessa es una novela de lectura inquietante sobre uno de los debates que mejor definen nuestra época: el consentimiento, la victimización y la fina línea que los separa. KATE ELIZABETH RUSSELL nació en el este de Maine. Se doctoró en Escritura Creativa por la Universidad de Kansas y obtuvo una maestría en Bellas Artes por la Universidad de Indiana. Mi sombría Vanessa es su primera novela.
Summary Book Review The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage:
Download or read book The Woman in the Dark written by Vanessa Savage and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Don't miss the spellbinding new thriller from Vanessa Savage. THE WOODS is out on 23rd January 2020. There's a stranger in the house . . . But what if the stranger is your husband? 'Kept us utterly spooked and utterly hooked' HEAT 'Claustrophobic and compelling' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'Unputdownable' LAURA MARSHALL 'A vivid portrait of buried tensions' DAILY MAIL 'An intense tale of deceit, treachery and loss' THE SUN 'Scary, pacy and compelling' CLAIRE DOUGLAS 'Creepy and atmospheric' AMANDA JENNINGS ************** For Sarah and Patrick, life has always been easy. Then they move to Patrick's childhood home and everything changes. Fifteen years ago, another family was murdered there. Patrick says they can make it perfect again, but their children are plagued by nightmares and Sarah swears someone is watching the house. Worse still, the longer they live in their 'dream' home, the more different her loving husband becomes . . . A chilling psychological thriller about dark family dysfunction and the secrets that haunt us, The Woman in the Dark will captivate fans of Shari Lapena, Louise Candlish and THE INNOCENT WIFE by Amy Lloyd. ************** What readers are saying about THE WOMAN IN THE DARK: 'I can honestly say that this book will be next years must read psychological thriller of 2019' 'A deeply disturbing psychological thriller which always stays on the right side of horror' 'What a cracker of a book. Unputdownable and well written' 'I loved this book and stayed up half the night to finish it' 'A real page-turner . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it' 'A dark and many layered book. Hooked from the very first page' Brilliant . . . a fantastic ending with a twist that I did not see coming
Summary Book Review Vladimir Nabokov by Brian Boyd:
Download or read book Vladimir Nabokov written by Brian Boyd and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.
Author :European Society for the Study of English Publisher :Walter de Gruyter Release Date :2004 ISBN 10 :3110183145 Pages :272 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (18 users download)
Summary Book Review The Dynamics of Narrative Form by European Society for the Study of English:
Download or read book The Dynamics of Narrative Form written by European Society for the Study of English and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2004 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By redefining established topics of narratology, research has become highly diversified. The contributions to this volume neither synthesize developments nor work from shared postulates, but represent a fresh look at ongoing issues. Some scrutinize focalisation in a linguistic framework or in a poststructuralist vein; others take on reliable and unreliable narration in a pronominal perspective or the "unaddressed" reader who upsets the tidy schemes of narrative communication. Also outlined are a possible worlds approach to narrative time, a systematic treatment of metanarrative and a transgeneric application of narratology to poetry. The sequential ordering of narratives as a way of controlling reader response is examined in one article and in another is seen to elicit intertextual configurations. Both divergent and complementary, the contributions seek to integrate into narratological categories and methods the dynamic processes of narrative itself.
Summary Book Review Nabokov's Pale Fire by Brian Boyd:
Download or read book Nabokov's Pale Fire written by Brian Boyd and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2001-10-15 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingly different solution that will permanently shift the nature of critical debate on the novel. Boyd argues that the book does indeed have two narrators, Shade and Charles Kinbote, but reveals that Kinbote had some strange and highly surprising help in writing his sections. In light of this interpretation, Pale Fire now looks distinctly less postmodern--and more interesting than ever. In presenting his arguments, Boyd shows how Nabokov designed Pale Fire for readers to make surprising discoveries on a first reading and even more surprising discoveries on subsequent readings by following carefully prepared clues within the novel. Boyd leads the reader step-by-step through the book, gradually revealing the profound relationship between Nabokov's ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. If Nabokov has generously planned the novel to be accessible on a first reading and yet to incorporate successive vistas of surprise, Boyd argues, it is because he thinks a deep generosity lies behind the inexhaustibility, complexity, and mystery of the world. Boyd also shows how Nabokov's interest in discovery springs in part from his work as a scientist and scholar, and draws comparisons between the processes of readerly and scientific discovery. This is a profound, provocative, and compelling reinterpretation of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
Summary Book Review Nabokov at Cornell by Gavriel Shapiro:
Download or read book Nabokov at Cornell written by Gavriel Shapiro and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents
Summary Book Review The Imaginary Library by Alvin B. Kernan:
Download or read book The Imaginary Library written by Alvin B. Kernan and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B. Kernan explores the inability of contemporary writers and critics to maintain a literary vision in a society that denies their values and methods. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Summary Book Review Stalking Nabokov by Brian Boyd:
Download or read book Stalking Nabokov written by Brian Boyd and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-25 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.
Summary Book Review Nabokov's Mimicry of Freud by Teckyoung Kwon:
Download or read book Nabokov's Mimicry of Freud written by Teckyoung Kwon and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teckyoung Kwon examines Nabokov’s use of literary devices that draw upon psychology and biology, characters that imitate Freud or Nabokov in behavior or thought, and Jamesian concepts of time, memory, and consciousness in The Defense, Despair, Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada.
Download or read book Vanessa written by Hugh Walpole and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2022-08-24 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The final instalment in Hugh Walpole’s tumultuous The Herries Chronicle, the family saga has entered the early twentieth century. Judith Paris’ granddaughter, Vanessa, regales the passionate woman’s story, beginning with her hundredth birthday in the 1870s. The dramatic Lake District setting welcomes you back to the grand life of the Herries family. First published in 1933, Vanessa introduces new characters and tragic backstory to the period drama. Proudly republished by Read & Co. Books, Vanessa is a must-read family saga for fans of historical novels.
Summary Book Review The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov:
Download or read book The Annotated Lolita written by Vladimir Nabokov and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century. This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, Jr. also provides fresh observations on the novel's artifice, games and verbal patternings and a delightful biographical vignette of Nabokov. The annotations themselves were prepared in consultation with Nabokov while newly identified allusions were confirmed by him during the final years of his life.
Download or read book After written by D.R. Johnson and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-08-02 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world is no longer safe, no longer thriving. It has been inherited by the diseased. The red mist spread and humanity was infected. There was no stopping the curse once it started and the world's population was reduced to mindless beasts. Creatures that hungered and raged for the taste of pure, uninfected flesh. Few of those remain. Ali is not one of them.
Summary Book Review Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs by Jean-Charles Seigneuret:
Download or read book Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs written by Jean-Charles Seigneuret and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1988 with total page 1507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. "Reference Books Bulletin" The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.
Summary Book Review Nabokov's Women by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers:
Download or read book Nabokov's Women written by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-10-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume studies the enigmatic but silent heroines Nabokov brings to the page. Chapter 4, "Nabokov's Mermaid: 'Spring in Fialta'" by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, is not available in the ebook format due to digital rights restrictions. You can find the earlier version of the chapter in the journal Nabokov Studies.
Summary Book Review The Dark Mask by Jeffrey Estrella:
Download or read book The Dark Mask written by Jeffrey Estrella and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lonely young woman who finds her entire forefather family murdered in an unsolved homicide case soon discovers secret advanced hyper sense powers within herself and an advanced jet pack device invented by her father to don a dark cape, cloak, cowl, and mask to become a hero destined to not only unravel the mystery behind the death of her family but also to search the truth of an ancient order and the true love of her own heart by finding allies and making enemies to forge new truths with the ancient alien transportation device known as the time stone to overcome any obstacle and destined ones form a force fighting evil in space and time.
Summary Book Review Black Orchids by Gillian Slovo:
Download or read book Black Orchids written by Gillian Slovo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-12-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the genteely impoverished and rebellious Evelyn marries the charming Emil, scion of a privileged Sinhalese family, she thinks that her dream of a life in England can now at last come true. So the family travel, with their young son Milton, from Ceylon to Tilbury Docks. But this is England in the 1950s and, no matter how hard Evelyn wishes that it would, England does not take kindly to strangers, especially families who are half black and half white. A profound and moving novel, this is the story about the search to feel at home in your own skin.