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By Catherine Jinks

I'm solid upon this unfriendly shore, dearest Margaret, and with out your abiding affection believe totally uncovered to each blow that destiny may well bestow on me. How I lengthy for you. How I lengthy for England. How wretched i'm, right here on the outer restrict of the area! In 1814, Dorothea Brande leaves the quiet concord of her Devonshire domestic and accompanies her officer husband, Charles, to the colony of latest South Wales. the following she endeavours to flee the harshness of the landscape-and the appalling brutality of universal existence-by cultivating an English backyard with assistance from her convict manservant, Daniel. jointly, within the production of this backyard, bereft and disoriented humans discover a new energy and a distinct form of safe haven. yet whereas Dorothea starts off to conform to the unforgiving atmosphere, her husband is more and more destroyed by means of it-until ultimately they stand on contrary facets of an unbridgeable gulf. soaking up, deftly dealt with and fantastically written, The Gentleman's backyard is an excellent, romantic novel of a woman's tricky own trip in a time of a constructing Australian society.

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Download Ian Hamilton Finlay : selections by Ian Hamilton Finlay PDF

By Ian Hamilton Finlay

This quantity surveys the lifestyles and paintings of the Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, who's most sensible identified for his remarkable backyard, Little Sparta, a special “poem of position” during which poetry, sculpture, and horticulture intersect. This publication directs sustained consciousness to Finlay the verbal artist, revealing the total breadth and richness of his poetics. It illuminates the evolution from his early years of composing performs, tales, and lyrical poems to his discovery of Concrete poetry and his emergence as a key determine within the foreign avant-garde of the 1960s.

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Download Defoe's America by Dennis Todd PDF

By Dennis Todd

The Americas seem as an evocative atmosphere in additional than 1/2 Daniel Defoe's novels, and sometimes provide a brand new starting for his characters. within the first full-length examine of Defoe and colonialism, Dennis Todd explores why the recent international loomed so huge in Defoe's mind's eye. through concentrating on the old contexts that proficient Defoe's depiction of yankee Indians, African slaves, and white indentured servants, Dennis Todd investigates the colonial assumptions that formed his novels and, whilst, uncovers how Defoe used info of the yankee event in advanced, frequently figurative how one can discover the mental bases of the profound conversions and variations that his heroes and heroines endure. And through interpreting what Defoe knew and didn't find out about the USA, what he falsely believed and what he knowingly falsified, Defoe's the USA probes the doubts, hesitancies, and contradictions he had concerning the colonial venture he so fervently promoted.

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Download White Stains by Aleister Crowley PDF

By Aleister Crowley

Adaptations of sodomy, pederasty, bestiality, and necrophilia are interwoven with gleeful blasphemy during this seminal selection of poetry via Aleister Crowley. encouraged via Krafft-Ebing's research of sexual perversity, Psychopathia Sexualis, it purports to be "the literary is still of George Archibald Bishop, a neuropath of the second one Empire." Crowley's notorious first ebook, White Stains was once clandestinely published in 1898 by way of Leonard Smithers. Of the single hundred numbered copies that have been initially published, just a handful have been spared destruction by means of Her Majesty's Customs; an final result which speaks opposed to Crowley's choice to invoke the blessing of the Virgin Mary in his prefatory sonnet. Crowley might pass directly to determine himself as a number one determine within the Western occult culture. A drug addict, bisexual, and proponent of intercourse magick, Crowley's flamboyantly impious way of life may lead the tabloid press to crown him "The Wickedest guy within the World."

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Download For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip by Jean Plaidy PDF

By Jean Plaidy

Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded assassin, obsessive monster—who may perhaps love one of these man?       
 
Set opposed to the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the feared Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the tale of Philip II of Spain—and of the ladies who enjoyed him as a husband and father.
 
Philip was once a gloomy and afflicted guy, who, like many royals, were robbed of his formative years. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, introduced him tragedy and a hard son, Don Carlos. Then marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that eventually did not convey Philip an inheritor that might solidify the unified strength he so deeply wanted. and at last, marriage back to a tender bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal homicide. yet heritage is seldom what it kind of feels, and within the fingers of cherished writer Jean Plaidy, we listen one other facet to the tale of Philip II—the strongest of kings who used to be immediately enthusiast, assassin, husband, father, and lover.

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Download The Brave Captains (The Phillip Hazard Novels) (Vol 2) by V. A. Stuart PDF

By V. A. Stuart

Because the Russian cavalry prepares to release a full-scale assault to grab Balaclava, the British locate themselves in determined straits. Dangerously outnumbered, they're hoping for reinforcements, yet meanwhile they have to carry their floor, calling for heroism that may try out the braveness of even the bravest guy. Dodging bursting shells and Russian Cossacks, probability proves that the bluejackets struggle in addition on land as they do at sea.

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Download Boswell: Citizen of the World, Man of Letters by Irma S. Lustig PDF

By Irma S. Lustig

Those 11 unique essays by way of famous eighteenth-century students, 5 of them editors of James Boswell's magazine or letters, commemorate the bicentenary of Boswell's dying on might 19, 1795. the quantity illuminates either the existence and the paintings of 1 of crucial literary figures of the age and contributes considerably to the scholarship in this wealthy interval. within the creation, Irma S. Lustig units the tone for the quantity. She finds that the essays reading Boswell as "Citizen of the area" are intentionally paired with those who research his inventive abilities, to stress that "Boswell's sophistication as a author is inseparable from his cosmopolitanism." The essays partially I specialise in the connection of the Enlightenment, at domestic and in another country, to Boswell's own improvement. Marlies okay. Danziger restores to major lifestyles the continental philosophers and theologians Boswell consulted in his look for spiritual sure bet. Peter Perreten examines Boswell's enraptured examine of Italian antiquity and his responses to the eu panorama. Richard B. Sher and Perreten rfile the non-public and aesthetic impression of Henry domestic, Lord Kames, Scottish jurist and prime Enlightenment determine, on Boswell. Michael Fry discusses Boswell's dating with Henry Dundas, political supervisor for Scotland, and Thomas Crawford examines Boswell's long-standing curiosity within the unstable political problems with the interval, together with the French Revolution, via his correspondence with William Johnson Temple. In overview Boswell's functionality as Laird of Auchinleck, John Strawhorn files his efforts to enhance the property through use of latest agricultural equipment. The essays partly II examine elements of Boswell's artistry in lifetime of Johnson, the magnum opus that set a typical for biography. Carey McIntosh examines Boswell's use of rhetoric, and William P. Yarrow bargains an in depth scrutiny of metaphor. Isobel Grundy invokes Virginia Woolf in demonstrating Boswell's reputation of uncertainty as a biographer. John B. Radner unearths Boswell's self-assertive techniques in his stopover at with Johnson at Ashbourne in September 1777, and, ultimately, Lustig examines as a "subplot" of the biography Johnson's sufferer efforts to win the friendship of Margaret Montgomerie Boswell. An appendix via Hitoshi Suwabe serves students by means of delivering the main unique account so far of Boswell's conferences with Johnson.

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