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ISBN 10 : 9780061748912
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Download The Pale Blue Eye PDF by Louis Bayard Full Free and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soon to be a Netflix film starring Christian Bale, Harry Melling, and Gillian Anderson “Shockingly clever and devoutly unsentimental . . . reads like a lost classic. Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction.” — New York Times Book Review “Seemlessly blends Poe into an engrossing whodunit worthy of its inspiration. ” — USA Today An ingenious tale of murder and revenge at West Point, featuring a retired detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe—from the author of Courting Mr. Lincoln. At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from a rope. The next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has removed the dead man's heart. Augustus Landor—who acquired some renown in his years as a New York City police detective—is called in to discreetly investigate. It's a baffling case Landor must pursue in secret, for the scandal could do irreparable damage to the fledgling institution. But he finds help from an unexpected ally—a moody, young cadet with a penchant for drink, two volumes of poetry to his name, and a murky past that changes from telling to telling. The strange and haunted Southern poet, for whom Landor develops a fatherly affection, is named Edgar Allan Poe.


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ISBN 10 : 9780415539647
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Contemporary Reconfigurations of American Literary Classics PDF by Betina Entzminger Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The number and popularity of novels that have overtly reconfigured aspects of classic American texts suggests a curious trend for both readers and writers, an impulse to retell and reread books that have come to define American culture. This book argues that by revising canonical American literature, contemporary American writers are (re)writing an American myth of origins, creating one that corresponds to the contemporary writer’s understanding of self and society. Informed by cognitive psychology, evolutionary literary criticism, and poststructuralism, Entzminger reads texts by canonical authors Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, Twain, Chopin, and Faulkner, and by the contemporary writers that respond to them. In highlighting the construction and cognitive function of narrative in their own and in their antecedent texts, contemporary writers highlight the fact that such use of narrative is universal and essential to human beings. This book suggests that by revising the classic texts that compose our cultural narrative, contemporary writers mirror the way human individuals consistently revisit and refigure the past through language, via self-narration, in order to manage and understand experience.


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ISBN 10 : 9789004489486
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ISBN 10 : 9781456760939
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Download Unediting the Renaissance PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781134855933
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Download Edgar Allan Poe across Disciplines, Genres and Languages PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781527506985
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Download Gryphons Book 1 - The Kids Are Alright PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781329884809
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ISBN 10 : 9781329882300
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Download Gryphons PDF by Alyx Jae Shaw Full Free and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 709 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dahli Sandiniti is luckier than most teen girls on her home world of Sferkkaa, and she knows it. She has a roof over her head, her best friend Diza, her older sister Teirra, a room of her own with some posters on the wall, and usually food enough to eat. What Dahli loves most of all is music, especially Sferkkaa's most famous band, The Mortified Gryphons. She'd love to meet the drummer, but that will never happen. Certainly not by accidentally walking into a bathroom and clobbering him with a door. Please note: This is the full Gryphons story, and is comprised of the three shorter novels 'The Kids Are Alright', 'Take the Long Way Home', and 'Celebration Day'.


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Pages : 444 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781784944322
Pages : 121 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780571360338
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ISBN 10 : 9780595382750
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ISBN 10 : 9780313397714
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ISBN 10 : 0191513555
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ISBN 10 : 9781532022654
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