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Zola and the Victorians
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London, 1888: Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of Whitechapel, national strikes and social unrest threaten the status quo, a grave economic crisis is spreading across the Atlantic . . . Yet Her Majesty's government is preoccupied with "a mere book" - or rather, a series of books: new translations of the Rougon-Macquart saga by French literary giant Émile Zola.In his time, Zola made his British contemporaries look positively pastoral, much of his work is considered shocking and transgressive even now. But it was his English publisher who bore the brunt of the Victorians' moral outrage at Zola's "realistic" depictions of striking miners, society courtesans and priapic, feuding farmers.Seventy years before Lady Chatterley's Lover broke the back of British censorship, Henry Vizetelly's commitment to publishing Zola, and to the nascent principle of free speech, not only landed him in the dock and thereafter in prison, but brought to ruin to the publishing house he had founded. Meanwhile, Zola was going from strength to strength, establishing his reputation as a literary legend and falling in love with a woman half his age.This lively, humorous and ultimately tragic tale is an exploration of the consequences of translation and censorship which remains relevant today for readers, publishers and authors everywhere.

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Stand: 20.01.2020
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God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics ...
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C. S. Lewis was a profound thinker with the rare ability to communicate the philosophical and theological rationale of Christianity in simple yet amazingly effective ways. God in the Dock contains 48 essays and 12 letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963 for a wide variety of publications. Ranging from popular newspaper pieces to learned defenses of the faith, these essays cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, vivisection, the role of women in church polity, and ethics and politics. Many of these writings represent Lewis' first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002470/bk_blak_002470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Search for God , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 182min
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This volume of short essays and other pieces by C.S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C.S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C.S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics. This volume includes: "The Grand Miracle" "Is Theology Poetry?" "The Funeral of a Great Myth" "God in the Dock" "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?" "The World's Last Night" "Is Theism Important?" "The Seeing Eye" "Must Our Image of God Go?" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005865/bk_blak_005865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher , Hörbuch, ...
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Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius. 1. The Malachite Jar. 2. Green Ink. 3. The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand. 4. The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress. 5. Alone on a Wide Wide Sea. 6. The Influence Fails. 7. The Vengeance of La Maraye. 8. Brown Rat’s Dock. 9. The Secret of the Strong Room. 10. Mr. Leggatt leaves his Card. 11. The Registered Packet. 12. The White Kid Glove. 13. Against Time. 14. The Man in the Fur Coat. 15. The Permanent Tenant. 16. Room 53. 17. Skinflint. 18. The Secret of the Barbican. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000961/bk_redd_000961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Autumn's Touch: Seasons of Fortitude Series, Bo...
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Book Three: Seasons of Fortitude Series On a trip back from Scotland, the ship that carries Lady Autumn is caught in a bad storm and is forced to dock. The dark and dreary Ravenscar Castle sits high atop the cliffs, ruled by the mighty and frightening warlord known only as Ravenscar. The Lord of Ravenscar is said to be a true beast, keeping children of war as servants, and kidnapping women to be his lovers. Lord Benedict Grenfell grew up as an orphan of a nobleman, serving the feared Lord Ravenscar as captain of his guard. When his liege lord falls ill and dies, Benedict assumes the identity of Ravenscar, keeping the legend of the infamous man alive. But when he falls ill as well, he needs to find a healer who is willing to step foot inside Ravenscar Castle. He hears of a lady with a miraculous healing touch whose ship has docked on his shores. So he kidnaps Lady Autumn and brings her to his castle as his prisoner, forcing her to use her skills to help him. But Lady Autumn's touch is much more than healing to his physical body. Her presence in his life starts to heal his soul as well. A dark lord and a lady of light are brought together by force, but can the touch of love change the lives of a woman who wants nothing to do with the scarred man who is said to be naught more than the gatekeeper of hell? Find out in this medieval twist of Beauty and the Beast, Autumn's Touch. Books in the Seasons of Fortitude Series are: Highland Spring - Book One Summer's Reign - Book Two Autumn's Touch - Book Three Winter's Flame - Book Four 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian J. Gill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097498/bk_acx0_097498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Nadous, M:  Calm Waters & No Horizon
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This sacred romance between two lovers fills the pages of an English housewife's on-going diary, continuing on from Marina de Nadous' previous books; The Celestial Sea, Dry Dock and Setting Sail.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.01.2020
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Corridors of the Night
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Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers-Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist-are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal 'white-blood disease.' In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients-wealthy Bryson Radnor-when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends-distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them-scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best. Praise for Corridors of the Night '[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.'-Historical Novels Review 'Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.'-Providence Journal 'Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory.'-Bookreporter Praise for Anne Perry and Her William Monk novels Blood on the Water 'One of Ms. Perry's most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.'-The Washington Times Blind Justice '[Perry's] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.'-Huntington News A Sunless Sea 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels.'-The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss 'Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.'-The Star-Ledger Execution Dock '[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There's no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.'-The Boston Globe

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.01.2020
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Corridors of the Night
18,50 € *
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Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers-Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist-are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal 'white-blood disease.' In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients-wealthy Bryson Radnor-when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends-distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them-scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best. Praise for Corridors of the Night '[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.'-Historical Novels Review 'Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.'-Providence Journal 'Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory.'-Bookreporter Praise for Anne Perry and Her William Monk novels Blood on the Water 'One of Ms. Perry's most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.'-The Washington Times Blind Justice '[Perry's] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.'-Huntington News A Sunless Sea 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels.'-The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss 'Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.'-The Star-Ledger Execution Dock '[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There's no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.'-The Boston Globe

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Stand: 20.01.2020
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