Dracula and His Family
Author: Gaia Ierace
Publisher: Black Cat-Cideb
Born in 1844 in bucolic upstate New York, Liberty Fish is the son of fervent abolitionists as well as the grandson of Carolina slaveholders even more dedicated to their cause. Thus follows a childhood limned with fugitive slaves moving through hidden passageways in the house, and the inevitable distress that befalls his mother whenever letters arrive from her parents. In hopes of reconciling the familial disunion, Liberty escapes--first into the cauldron of war and then into a bedlam more disturbing still. In a vibrant display of literary achievement, Stephen Wright brings us a Civil War novel unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Limehouse Golem
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
A literary star returns with an addictive tale of murder in Victorian London. Peter Ackroyd is "our most exciting and original writer... one of the few English writers of his generation who will be read in a hundred years' time." -- The Sunday Times (London) Without a doubt, Peter Ackroyd's breakout book. It has all the erudition and literary brilliance we expect of Ackroyd, yet it is as vivid, scary, and spellbinding as the best of Edgar Allan Poe. The year is 1880, the setting London's poor and dangerous Limehouse district, home to immigrants and criminals. A series of brutal murders has occurred, and, as Ackroyd leads us down London's dark streets, the sense of time and place becomes overwhelmingly immediate and real. We experience the sights and sounds of the English music halls, smell the smells of London slums, hear the hooves of horses on the cobblestone streets, and attend the trial of Elizabeth Cree, a woman accused of poisoning her husband but who may be the one person who knows the truth about the murders. The wonderfully rhythmic shifting of focus from trial to back alleys, where we come upon George Gissing, author of New Grub Street, and even Karl Marx, gives the story a tremendous depth and resonance beyond its page-turning thriller plot. Peter Ackroyd has once again confirmed his place as one of the great writers of our time. Previously published as The Trial Of Elizabeth Cree.
The Lady of the Shroud
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Egoist Press via PublishDrive
Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate worth more than one million pounds, on condition that he live for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains on the Dalmatian coast.
The Success International series offers a practical approach to language learning and support. Success International English Skills for Cambridge IGCSE Student's Book offers complete preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE® in English as a Second Language. The series has been fully updated in line with the revised syllabus updates, including a new colourful text design, making the course appealing and exciting. The Student's Book provides stimulating topics, international perspectives and relevant examples to encourage students to explore and improve their use of English. The series supports students both in the classroom and in individual study. Answers to both the Student's Book and the Workbook are available in the Teacher's Book.
Author: Matei Cazacu
Cazacu’s Dracula offers the most authoritative scholarly biography of Vlad III the Impaler (d. 1476), including how his imagery evolved from contemporary to modern times.
Author: David Rubín
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
In ancient Greece the first superhero was born. Heracles, the son of Zeus, came into the world with strength, charm, and a fighting spirit. Groundbreaking storyteller David Rubín (Illustrator on Paul Pope's The Rise of Aurora West) reexamines the life of the world's greatest champion in The Hero, chronicling Heracles's incredible adventures, from his innocent boyhood to his meteoric rise to popularity as he tackles the Twelve Labors. It is a journey tempered by a steady decay that never relieves him of his heroic burden. And it is this burden that becomes his only grip on reality as Heracles edges toward his fateful end.
The Hiding Place
Author: C. J. Tudor
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
The thrilling second novel from the author of The Chalk Man, about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined. Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town--while avoiding the enemies he's made in the years since--is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn't the day his sister went missing. It was the day she came back. With the same virtuosic command of character and pacing she displayed in The Chalk Man, C. J. Tudor has once again crafted an extraordinary novel that brilliantly blends harrowing psychological suspense, a devilishly puzzling mystery, and enough shocks and thrills to satisfy even the most seasoned reader.
These stories are narrated almost completely in the present tense. Generally there is also some use of modal verbs &– especially must, can, should and have to. Most of these readers include exercises on comparative adjectives, irregular plural nouns and interrogative words and constructions. The illustrations are a tool for building and testing vocabulary.
To the White Sea
Author: James Dickey
An American tail gunner parachutes from his burning airplane into Tokyo near the close of World War II and begins a harrowing odyssey culminating in a violent test of manhood
Unabridged version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, offered here for chump change. Wilde's only novel was a breakthrough of psychological horror in the Victorian age. Is it about the author himself and his life of destructive indulgence? Is it about the dark side of mankind? Or the ability to appreciate the pleasures of life? Decide for yourself in this classic that sets the intellectual bar for other psychological tales. Contents THE PREFACE 3 CHAPTER 1 3 CHAPTER 2 9 CHAPTER 3 17 CHAPTER 4 23 CHAPTER 5 30 CHAPTER 6 35 CHAPTER 7 39 CHAPTER 8 44 CHAPTER 9 51 CHAPTER 10 55 CHAPTER 11 59 CHAPTER 12 68 CHAPTER 13 71 CHAPTER 14 74 CHAPTER 15 80 CHAPTER 16 85 CHAPTER 17 89 CHAPTER 18 92 CHAPTER 19 97 CHAPTER 20 101