Every job has its office politics, but when you're a spy in service to your queen and your country, the politics in play take on a much larger scale. When the chief of SIS is forced into retirement, Paul Crocker is forced to play a new game in order to keep his good standing and his job. But are agents Chace and Wallace prepared to be Crocker's pawns in this new match? And how will it be for Poole, the new Minder who has to step over two dead bodies in order to take his post?
Queen & Country, Operation: Blackwall
As Fumi’s dangerous new powers blossom, Kyutaro might be the only one who can help her keep them under control. Then, when Kyutaro tells Fumi that he’ll never leave her side, she unexpectedly starts to fall for him! -- VIZ Media
Afghanistan is one of the hottest political spots in the world. When the taleban discovers foreign journalists are also serving as covert-agents for the SIS, the Minders are put on a mission to find a secret contact list before the enemy does; however, when Director of Operations Paul Crocker decides to send only his male agents into the field, it doesn't sit well with Tara Chace. Adding insult to injury, she's currently required to attend therapy sessions to deal with the effects of previous operations. Not content to sit on her hands, Tara spends her time trying to piece together the puzzle, aiding Minders Wallace and Kittering in their race against the clock. This second collection of the acclaimed series QUEEN & COUNTRY breaks new ground for comics, tackling tough subject matter in a realistic and intriguing way.
Mahmoud Youseff, a Lebanese citizen, walks into a British Embassy in Cairo, declaring himself to be a member of the Group Islamique Arme and claiming to have information about a plot by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad to launch a terrorist attack on British citizens. Tara Chace, the operative designated Minder Two of the Special Section of the SIS, is immediately dispatched to meet with Youseff and strike a deal. What follows is a frenetic search across the world for the EIJ's stockpile of Sarin gas and, more importantly, where they plan to unleash it. Sarajevo, Baghdad, Rome, Osaka—the Minders are determined to halt this deadly game before it even gets started.
The #1 New York Times bestselling series! Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.
Using a rich array of oral histories and previously unseen archival sources, Queen and country provides the first detailed academic study of the complex intersection between same-sex desire and military authority in the British Armed Forces between 1939 and 1945. It illuminates how men and women lived, loved and survived in an institution which, at least publicly, was unequivocally hostile towards same-sex activity within its ranks. Queen and Country also tells a story of selective remembrance and the politics of memory, exploring specifically why same-sex desire continues to be absent from the historical record of the war. In examining this absence, and the more intimate minutiae of cohesion, homosociability and desire, it pushes far beyond traditional military history in order to cast new light on one of the most widely discussed conflicts of the twentieth century. It makes a significant and original contribution to debates concerning the British experience of war and introduces new ways of understanding the Second World War. Amongst other issues, the book examines contemporary understandings of homosexuality in relation to the entrance of queer recruits and explores the experiences of those that served. It also highlights how the military authorities responded to same-sex activity. Queen and Country is aimed at general readers and academic readers alike.
I have no patience with the hypothesis occasionally expressed, and often implied, especially in tales written to teach children to be good, that babies are born pretty much alike, and that the sole agencies in creating differences between boy and boy, and man and man, are steady application and moral effort. It is in the most unqualified manner that I object to pretensions of natural equality. The experiences of the nursery, the school, the University, and of professional careers, are a chain of proofs to the contrary.-from "Classification of Men According to Their Natural Gifts"One of the greatest names in Victorian science, Francis Galton has been all but forgotten in the popular culture, but his work on philosophy of genetics and the inheritability of human characteristics broke new ground in the late 19th century. With this 1869 book (along with his 1889 work Natural Inheritance), he founded an entirely new scientific discipline, one that approached human biology with a systematic rigor as he explored the degree of "eminence" among British men and determined that intelligence and accomplishment were inheritable. Though some of Galton's work has been dismissed because of its causal connection to the deplorable applications of eugenics programs in the 20th century, this remains an important work in the history of biological science. "I do not think I ever in all my life read anything more interesting and original" Charles Darwin said about this extraordinary book.Among his many significant accomplishments, British scientist SIR FRANCIS GALTON (1822-1911) was an explorer, a geographer, a statistician, and inventor of fingerprint identification. In addition to more than 300 scientific papers, he wrote the books Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa (1853), Finger Prints (1893), Memories of My Life (1908), and others.
You can't get any further down than the bottom of the world - Antarctica. Cold, desolate, nothing but ice and snow for miles and miles. Carrie Stetko is a U.S. Marshal, and she's made The Ice her home. In its vastness, she has found a place where she can forget her troubled past and feel at peace... Until someone commits a murder in her jurisdiction and that peace is shattered. The murderer is one of five men scattered across the continent, and he has more reason to hide than just the slaying. Several ice samples were taken from the area around the body, and the depth of the drilling signifies something particular was removed. Enter Lily Sharpe, who wants to know what was so important another man's life had to be taken for it. But are either of the women prepared for the secrets and betrayals at the core of the situation?
Tara Chace may be the most dangerous woman alive. She can seduce you into believing she’s the woman of your dreams—or kill you with the icy efficiency of an executioner. As the new head of Special Operations for British Intelligence, she no longer has to court death in the field—she wants to. Throw away the old rules, the old school, the old-boy network. The world of international espionage is about to learn the hard way that spying is no longer merely… A GENTLEMAN’S GAME Greg Rucka’s electrifying thrillers have pushed the boundaries of suspense fiction to where few have dared to go. Now, in A Gentleman’s Game, one of the genre’s most fearless writers brings readers of international espionage his most fearless heroine yet: a no-holds-barred woman who’s as lethal as an assassin’s bullet. When an unthinkable act of terror devastates London, nothing will stop Tara Chace from hunting down those responsible. Her job is simple: stop the terrorists before they strike a second time. To succeed, she’ll do anything and everything it takes. She’ll have to kill again. Only this time the personal stakes will be higher than ever before. For the terrorist counterstrike will require that Tara allow herself to be used as bait by the government she serves. This time she’s turning her very life into a weapon that can be used only once. But as she and her former mentor race toward destiny at a remote terrorist training camp in Saudi Arabia, Tara begins to question just who’s pulling the trigger—and who’s the real enemy. In this new kind of war, betrayal can take any form...including one’s duty to queen and country. Based on the graphic novel series that won the coveted Eisner Award, A Gentleman’s Game is an electrifyingly realistic, headline-stealing thriller with an unforgettable protagonist—one who redefines every rule she doesn’t shatter. From the Hardcover edition.
Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but thrive. This book examines camp management and the administration of justice in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border. Emphasising the work of refugees themselves in coping with and adapting to encampment, it considers themes of agency, sovereignty and legal pluralism in an analysis of local governance and the production of order beyond the state. Governing Refugees will appeal to anyone with relevant interests in law, anthropology and criminology, as well as those working in the area of refugee studies.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. Time #1 Book of the Year Book Sense Book of the Year People Top Ten Books of the Year Winner of the Hugo Award New York Times Notable Book of the Year Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 Winner of the World Fantasy Award Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004 Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004 Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 Village Voice "Top Shelf" Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004
Oliver Queen, Seattle_s own superhero, has only recently cleared his name of accusations of treason against his country. Despite his innocence, the Green Arrow is plagued by the animosity created by false publicity. Despondent and discouraged, he finds himself consumed with wanderlust. He sets off to explore the world, and to once again find the worth in himself. It isn_t long before Oliver finds action-on the rural set of an action movie, in a field of stone obelisks and in the lands of the Maasai. Will Oliver survive and wear the mantle of the Green Arrow once more? How long will Dinah, alone in Seattle, hold on to hope that he will return? The Green Arrow becomes wanderer and dreamer in GREEN ARROW: LAST ACTION HERO, as comic book legends Mike Grell, Denys B. Cowan and Rick Hoberg continue Oliver Queen_s story in this collection of GREEN ARROW #39-50 of the classic series.
Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450–1690 is the first collection to examine the gendered nature of women’s letter-writing in England and Ireland from the late-fifteenth century through to the Restoration. The essays collected here represent an important body of new work by a group of international scholars who together look to reorient the study of women’s letters in the contexts of early modern culture. The volume builds upon recent approaches to the letter, both rhetorical and material, that have the power to transform the ways in which we understand, study and situate early modern women’s letter-writing, challenging misconceptions of women’s letters as intrinsically private, domestic and apolitical. The essays in the volume embrace a range of interdisciplinary approaches: historical, literary, palaeographic, linguistic, material and gender-based. Contributors deal with a variety of issues related to early modern women’s correspondence in England and Ireland. These include women’s rhetorical and persuasive skills and the importance of gendered epistolary strategies; gender and the materiality of the letter as a physical form; female agency, education, knowledge and power; epistolary networks and communication technologies. In this volume, the study of women’s letters is not confined to writings by women; contributors here examine not only the collaborative nature of some letter-writing but also explore how men addressed women in their correspondence as well as some rich examples of how women were constructed in and through the letters of men. As a whole, the book stands as a valuable reassessment of the complex gendered nature of early modern women’s correspondence.
Collecting 100 BULLETS #37-42, this sixth volume features six stand-alone chapters, each focused on one of the story's main players: Dizzy, Cole, Benito, Lono, Graves, and Wylie. And behind each individual's story, the war between Shepherd and Graves continues to escalate, and the uneasy alliance of the 13 Families continues to fracture.
Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.
“Dragon Age: Magekiller is a fun and engaging fantasy story for anyone who enjoys the genre.”—Comic Book Resources Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those that use magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron intending to kill them, they’re forced to flee and join the Inquisition. Collects issues #1–#5 of the miniseries.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington Post Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine) Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy.... Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra. Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm. "The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling." —The New York Times "People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out." —Slate
The first book-length examination of Jewish women in Renaissance drama, this study explores fictional representations of the female Jew in academic, private and public stage performances during Queen Elizabeth I's reign; it links lesser-known dramatic adaptations of the biblical Rebecca, Deborah, and Esther with the Jewish daughters made famous by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare on the popular stage. Drawing upon original research on early modern sermons and biblical commentaries, Michelle Ephraim here shows the cultural significance of biblical plays that have received scant critical attention and offers a new context with which to understand Shakespeare's and Marlowe's fascination with the Jewish daughter. Protestant playwrights often figured Elizabeth through Jewish women from the Hebrew scripture in order to legitimate her religious authenticity. Ephraim argues that through the figure of the Jewess, playwrights not only stake a claim to the Old Testament but call attention to the process of reading and interpreting the Jewish bible; their typological interpretations challenge and appropriate Catholic and Jewish exegeses. The plays convey the Reformists' desire for propriety over the Hebrew scripture as a "prisca veritas," the pure word of God as opposed to that of corrupt Church authority. Yet these literary representations of the Jewess, which draw from multiple and conflicting exegetical traditions, also demonstrate the elusive quality of the Hebrew text. This book establishes the relationship between Elizabeth and dramatic representations of the Jewish woman: to "play" the Jewess is to engage in an interpretive "play" that both celebrates and interrogates the religious ideology of Elizabeth's emerging Protestant nation. Ephraim approaches the relationship between scripture and drama from a historicist perspective, complicating our understanding of the specific intersections between the Jewess in Elizabethan drama, biblical commentaries, political discourse, and popular culture. This study expands the growing field of Jewish studies in the Renaissance and contributes also to critical work on Elizabeth herself, whose influence on literary texts many scholars have established.
ÒA strong start to a new era for Harley Quinn.Ó ÑComicosity Harley Quinn and her motley crew of Coney Island misfits have fought hella hardÑand sacrificed a helluva lotÑto make the Mistress of Mayhem the undisputed queen of the Brooklyn streets. But when an airborne predator and a waterfowl most foul make their moves on her turf, whatÕs a girl to do? First, HarleyÕs friends report sightings of a hideous winged creature kidnapping one of their own. ItÕs a bat! ItÕs a man! ItÕs a Man-Bat! Wait till he gets a load ofÉQuinn-Bat?! Then, one of Gotham CityÕs greatest criminal masterminds, the Penguin, has clamped his beak on the Big Apple, and he wonÕt let go without a fight. As an army of HarleyÕs old frenemies from the Gotham underworld arrives to conquer Coney Island for their aquatic overlord, she wonÕt know whom to trustÑor whom to beat completely frigginÕ senseless. Can Harley and company beat back the great Brooklyn invasion and save her adopted city from falling into the PenguinÕs handsÉer, wingsÉuh, talons? Oh, you get the picture. Now read the dang book! The brand-new creative team of writer Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys) and artists Inaki Miranda (Fairest: From The Pages Of Fables) and Mirka Andolfo (DC Comics Bombshells) toss pretty much the entire Batman rogues gallery at our hellacious heroine in these tales from Harley Quinn #35-42!
The fan-favorite series reaches its smashing conclusion, as the reimagined DC Comics heroines battle for their lives in an alternate-history World War II! Supergirl has finally found some peace, living in Harley Quinn’s Circus in Leningrad alongside her fellow Bombshells and her clones, Power Girl and Superman. But the war is about to arrive right at her door. Killer Frost is marching an army of Nazis and mythical monsters to Leningrad to claim another of the Circus’ residents—Raven, daughter of a demon and the key to unlocking a mystical power that will turn the tide of the war forever. As Zatanna rushes to rescue Raven, and the Bombshells of Harley’s Circus unite for the fight of their lives, the true mastermind who has been manipulating Dr. Hugo Strange and Killer Frost will be revealed...and the world will never be the same! Writer Marguerite Bennett (BATGIRL) and artists including Aneke (DAMSELS), Mirka Andolfo (WONDER WOMAN) and Laura Braga (WITCHBLADE) bring the series based on the popular DC Collectibles statue line to a close...and set the stage for the new series BOMBSHELLS UNITED! Collects DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS #25 and #30-33.
The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams’ bestseller The World’s Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone’s favourite children’s author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.
History, if we define it as the mere transcription of the written records of former generations, can go no farther back than the time such records were first made, no farther than the art of writing. But now that we have come to recognize the great earth itself as a story-book, as a keeper of records buried one beneath the other, confused and half obliterated, yet not wholly beyond our comprehension, now the historian may fairly be allowed to speak of a far earlier day. For unmeasured and immeasurable centuries man lived on earth a creature so little removed from "the beasts that die," so little superior to them, that he has left no clearer record than they of his presence here. From the dry bones of an extinct mammoth or a plesiosaur, Cuvier reconstructed the entire animal and described its habits and its home. So, too, looking on an ancient, strange, scarce human skull, dug from the deeper strata beneath our feet, anatomists tell us that the owner was a man indeed, but one little better than an ape. A few æons later this creature leaves among his bones chipped flints that narrow to a point; and the archæologist, taking up the tale, explains that man has become tool-using, he has become intelligent beyond all the other animals of earth. Physically he is but a mite amid the beast monsters that surround him, but by value of his brain he conquers them. He has begun his career of mastery.
Adam Clarke was a 19th century British Methodist best known for his scholarly commentaries on the Bible, a multi-volume, comprehensive work.
It's been two months since Lone Ranger and Tonto hit the trails of the Old West, looking for injustice. They've found plenty. Now, they come across settlers who have been victimized in a way that stirs memories in John Reid. Loss, vengeance, and redemption as pioneer idealism meets the reality of hard life on the prairie. Continuing and expanding on Dynamite's past Lone Ranger series, with new writer Ande Parks at the helm! An epic six part story (The Lone Ranger Vol 2 #1-6) that will test the mettle of the West's most legendary heroes, collected in The Lone Ranger Vol 5: Hard Country, along with a complete cover gallery.
A new edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie! A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom or personal freedom, and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.
Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Second Edition is a one-stop reference work spanning the whole composites science field, covering such topics as fiber reinforcements and general theory of composites, polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, test methods, nondestructive evaluation and smart composites, design and application, and nanocomposites, multifunctional materials and smart materials. Detailed coverage is also given to the development and application of the principles of multi-scale mechanics and physical model-based design methods and the incorporation of mechanisms of deformation and fracture into predictive design equations that are useful for the design engineer. Extensive coverage of topics related to nanocomposites, including nanoscale reinforcements, such as single-wall and multi-wall nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and nanodiamonds are also covered. Includes up-to-date coverage of important commercial, consumer and aerospace/defense applications, including structural, mechanical, electronic, and medical uses of composites Covers new technologies with a special focus on nanocomposites and multifunctional materials, important for many areas, including structures and electronics Contains approximately 85% newly commissioned articles, with 15% of articles updated from the previous edition
John Knox (1514-1572) was more a reformer of the Scottish Kirk than he was a systematic theologian, as his collected works will attest. Knox had a profound influence upon theological and ecclesiological developments in Scotland both purely by the force of his personality and by the role he played in shaping the Scots Confession and the Book of Common Order. Knox was an ordained priest and served as a tutor prior to his conversion to Protestantism. Volumes One and Two: Knox's famous 'History of the Reformation in Scotland'. Apologetics as much as history, 'History of the Reformation in Scotland' was immediately seized and suppressed when it initially appeared, yet it has remained available in various editions for over 400 years. Volume Three: 'Earliest Writings', 1548-1554 Volume Four: 'Writings from Frankfurt and Geneva'. These writings in exile include Knox's famous 'First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women', his violent diatribe against Mary of Guise. Volume Five: 'On Predestination' and other writings. 'On Predestination, in Answer to the Cavillations by an Anabaptist' is Knox's longest theological work and presents a position of rigid predestinationism. Volume Six: Letters, Prayer, and other shorter writings with a sketch of his life.
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him? This book is intended for mature audiences.
Ten years after the U. S. Civil War, a group of men in Rhode Island made a conserted effort to rescue the widely scattered writings of Roger Williams. Few sets were printed though, and under the guidance of Perry Miller, 'The Complete Writings of Roger Williams' were brought back in 1963, but still in short numbers. The present collection now makes these volumes available to readers in their original orthography. The theme of religious liberty is dominant in these volumes, running through Williams's correspondence with John Cotton and on through his famous pair of works on 'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution.' All of the extant shorter writings and letters of Roger Williams are included in this set, along with two significant works resulting from his engagement with Native Americans: his seminal 'Key into the Language of America and Christenings Make Not Christians.'
able of Contents LIMBERHAM. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN, LORD VAUGHAN, and c [ 1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ LIMBERHAM; KIND KEEPER. A SONG. I. II. ACT II. SCENE I. SCENE changes to Limberham's apartment. LIMBERHAM SINGING. ACT III.—SCENE I. A SONG FROM THE ITALIAN. SCENE II.—Mr Woodall's Chamber. ACT IV.—SCENE I. SCENE opens to Brainsick's Apartment. SCENE II.—Woodall and Tricksy discovered in the Garden-house. ACT V.—SCENE I. ŒDIPUS. ŒDIPUS. PREFACE. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. ŒDIPUS. SONG TO APOLLO. ACT IV. SCENE I. ACT V.—SCENE I. EPILOGUE. CARDINAL NORFOLK. PLEBEIANS. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: TRUTH FOUND TOO LATE. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. THE PREFACE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA SCENE II.—Troy. SCENE II. SCENE III.—The Camp. ACT III. SCENE I. SCENE II. I. II. ACT IV. SCENE I. SCENE II. ACT V. SCENE I. SCENE II—The Camp. SPANISH FRIAR; THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY. THE SPANISH FRIAR. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN, LORD HAUGHTON [ 1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. SPANISH FRIAR: DOUBLE DISCOVERY. ACT I.—SCENE I. SCENE II. SCENE II.—A Chamber. A Table and Wine set out. SCENE III.—A Chamber. SCENE II.—Elvira's Chamber. SCENE III.—A Bed Chamber. SCENE II.—The Court. SONG. SCENE II.—The Palace-Yard. Drums and Trumpets within.
This bundle contains : The Sultan's Bought Bride,AWAKEN TO PLEASURE , and The Tycoon's Trophy Wife. Amid a swirl of rose petals, the desert sultan solemnly materializes. Nicolette is stunned. With his well-defined face and glittering ethnic garb, he is the most fascinating thing she’s ever laid eyes on! “Welcome to the land of a thousand dreams, Princess Chantal.” The name he calls her in his sweet, low voice brings Nicolette back to reality. That’s right, I’m here posing as my sister, Chantal, his fiancée, to trick him into making our plan work out! Ooh, but can I really take advantage of a man like him?
Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.
In the relation of states, treaties are a matter of great importance. The law of treaties and the study of treaty-making procedures in municipal law systems have become both from a theoretical and practical point of view, subjects of increasing interest. The United Nations Legal Committee as well as the International Law Commission have published studies concerned with the relationship of international law and municipal law, emphasizing national practices concerning the conclusion of treaties. In the case of some countries, such as Great Britain and the United States, numerous studies of treaty making problems have been made, but much less has been published in the case of many other countries such as Australia, Canada or India. In the case of Australia, research on treaty-making has resulted in comparatively few published articles in scholarly and legal journals and only a few comments in general legal treatises. But no comprehen sive legal analysis of the subject has as yet appeared. This study aims to present a comprehensive survey and analysis of actual treaty making procedures and practices in Australia against the setting of the relevant constitutional and other legal norms of the Australian political system. The analysis of treaty-making will consider both normative and empirical legal aspects. Basic constitutional norms, legal principles derived from common and constitutional law and statutes will be discussed, as well as the actual practices and procedures used in the exercise of the treaty-making power.
Eisner nominated artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Abe Sapien: The Drowning, Queen and Country) brings us a future eighty years after a worldwide black out. The world is a much darker and scarier place. Corinne White is an ex-soldier turned black market spy, data courier, manic-depressive, alcoholic. Punishing herself for mistakes from her past, Corinne is brought out from her spiral when she's contacted by her dead friends who inform her of a plot to reanimate the bodies of the dead by a psychotic billionaire. EMPTY ZONE follows Corinne as she confronts these undead monsters and comes to terms with her past. "...this is truly above and beyond anything I've seen before." -MIKE MIGNOLA (HELLBOY) "What a gorgeous book." -BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA)
Murder. Not intricately plotted "whodunit." Not fiery, passionate fury. But dirty, sad, disturbing actions from real people. From critically acclaimed writer Ande Parks (Union Station) and Eisner-nominated superstar artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil, The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom) comes this fictionalized tale of Truman Capote's time in Middle America researching In Cold Blood, his revolutionary experiment in the non-fiction "novel." Capote's struggles with the town, the betrayal, and his own troubled past make this book a compelling portait of one of the greatest literary talents of the 20th century.
Who is the Fool and what does he mean to us? Pre-1900 scholars thought him a Renaissance fashion, a continental import of note in the British Isles only between 1486 and the 1630s, per his appearances in Shakespeare's plays. However, as Sandra Billington shows in this pioneering study, the Fool has been with us from medieval times and has worn many guises: village idiot and sophisticated comedian, embodiment of Satan and God's own jester. He has managed, as Billington notes, 'to inspire or infect our thinking for at least eight hundred years'.
Wealth of material on rings: the poison-bearing rings of the Borgias, Solomon’s ring, religious uses, healing, methods of ring making. 290 illus.