The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Galsworthy’s masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women. This is the only critical edition of the work available, with Notes that explain contemporary artistic and literary allusions and define the slang of the time.
Jaye Murray - Bottled Up
Pips desperate to escape his lifehes been skipping classes, drinking, getting high. Anything and everything to avoid his smug teachers, his sweet but needy little brother, his difficult home life. Now hes been busted by Principal Giraldi and given an ultimatum: either he shows up for all his classes and sees a counselor after school, or hes expelled. Pips freaked out; not because he might get kicked out of school, but by the thought that Giraldi might call his father. Because Pip will do anything to avoid his father.
Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure (Penguin Readers)
"Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure shocked Victorian critics and readers with a frank depiction of sexuality and an unbridled indictment of the institutions of marriage, education, and religion - reportedly causing one Anglican bishop to order the book publicly burned. The experience so exhausted Hardy that he never wrote a work of fiction again." Rich in symbolism, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley and his struggle to rise from his station as a poor Wessex stone mason to that of a scholar at Christminster. It is also the story of Jude's ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead - and the ultimate tragedy that causes Jude's undoing and Sue's transformation. Jude the Obscure explores man's essential loneliness and remains one of Hardy's most widely read novels.
Minette Walters - The Tinder Box
In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O'Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick's parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence. But friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick has fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation and, putting her own position within the bigoted community in serious jeopardy, stands firmly by his family in defence of the O'Riordan name. Days before the trial, terrible secrets about the O'Riordans' past are revealed to Siobhan, and the family's only supporter is forced to question her loyalties. Could Patrick be capable of murder after all? Could his parents' tales of attacks be devious fabrications? And if so, what other lies lurk beneath the surface of their world? As the truth rapidly unfurls, it seems that Sowerbridge residents need to be very afraid. For beneath a cunning façade, someone's chilling ambition is about to ignite.
Jacky Fleming - Falling In Love
Fleming is one of the most interesting women cartoonists in Britain today; her cartoons have appeared in the Guardian. "Falling in Love" is a collection of cartoons held together by a storyline, telling the story of a woman who falls in love and loses herself in the process. Fleming's cartoons combine feminist ideas with an acute power of observation. This article provides an analysis of "Falling in Love" and points out some of the influences on Fleming's work.
Pariah Burke - ePublishing with InDesign CS6
Here′s the designer′s guide to creating excellent e–books with InDesign Creative professionals are designing more and more e–books and e–zines as digital publishing increasingly gains market share. This book pulls together a wide range of essential information to help them maximize the versatility of InDesign for e–publishing. If you need to know how to build, deploy, and manage digital publications using InDesign, here′s your guide to the process, from understanding the platforms and devices and how best to design for them to creating media–rich content for multiple formats using a variety of technologies. Designers are seeking to sharpen their skills to compete in today’s e–publishing market, and this book is packed with necessary information about creating and adapting content for e–publication Explains how to plan a new digital publication, convert a print publication to digital, add multimedia and interactivity, and publish and distribute the finished product Covers platforms, devices, and formats; creating media–rich content; designing for different devices; and managing digital publications Examines Adobe′s Digital Publishing System, CSS, HTML5, and other commercial vehicles available for e–publishing on multiple platforms, including iPad, Kindle, NOOK, and other tablets and e–readers ePublishing with InDesign is a valuable tool for designers seeking to boost their skills and create cutting–edge e–publications.
C. J. Redwine - The Shadow Queen
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen. In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart. But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
Kathrin Yacavone - Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography
Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography presents two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century in a new comparative light. Pursuing hitherto unexplored aspects of Benjamin's and Barthes's engagement with photography, it provides new interpretations of familiar texts and analyzes material which has only recently become available. It argues that despite the different historical, philosophical and cultural contexts of their work, Benjamin and Barthes engage with similar issues and problems that photography uniquely poses, including the relationship between the photograph and its beholder as a confrontation between self and other, and the dynamic relation between time, subjectivity, memory and loss. Each writer emphasizes the singular event of the photograph's apprehension and its ethical and existential aspects rooted in the power and poignancy of photographic images. Mapping the complex relationship between photographic history and theory, cultural criticism and autobiography, this book will be of considerable interest not only to historians and theorists of photography but also to scholars working in literary and cultural studies.
Roland Barthes - The Preparation of the Novel
Completed just weeks before his death, the lectures in this volume mark a critical juncture in the career of Roland Barthes, in which he declared the intention, deeply felt, to write a novel. Unfolding over the course of two years, Barthes engaged in a unique pedagogical experiment: he combined teaching and writing to "simulate" the trial of novel-writing, exploring every step of the creative process along the way. Barthes's lectures move from the desire to write to the actual decision making, planning, and material act of producing a novel. He meets the difficulty of transitioning from short, concise notations (exemplified by his favorite literary form, haiku) to longer, uninterrupted flows of narrative, and he encounters a number of setbacks. Barthes takes solace in a diverse group of writers, including Dante, whose La Vita Nuova was similarly inspired by the death of a loved one, and he turns to classical philosophy, Taoism, and the works of François-René Chateaubriand, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust. This book uniquely includes eight elliptical plans for Barthes's unwritten novel, which he titled Vita Nova, and lecture notes that sketch the critic's views on photography. Following on The Neutral: Lecture Course at the Collège de France (1977-1978) and a third forthcoming collection of Barthes lectures, this volume provides an intensely personal account of the labor and love of writing.
Andrew Kaufman - All My Friends Are Superheroes
All Tom's friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she's moving to Vancouver. She's going to use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom is beside her she boards the plane: Tom has until they touch down to convince her he's there, or he loses her forever... A wonderful, heartbreakingly funny tribute to love, sweet love. Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham Ontario, Canada, the birthplace of Alice Munro, making him the second best writer from a town of three thousand. He is also a film-maker, radio producer and a regular contributor to the McSweeney's website. _All My Friends Are Superheroes_ is his first novel.
Rich Roll - Finding Ultra
Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.
Scott Lowe - Mastering VMware vSphere 5
A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4 Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You′ll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release. Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much–anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands–on instruction and clear explanations with real–world examples Mastering VMware vSphere is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities of virtualization.
Bryan Perrett - Panzerkampfwagen III Medium Tank 1936–44
During the glory years of blitzkrieg the PzKpfw III was the only weapon in the German tank arsenal that really counted. Like Napoleon's vieux moustaches, it did not merely witness history in the making – it made it, from the Channel to the Volga, and from the Arctic to the North African desert. It was the PzKpfw III that brought Hitler to the gates of Moscow and the closest to achieving his wildest dreams. This detailed study delves into the development and employment of the PzKpfw III, as well as its organisation and battlefield experience, illustrated by an examination of the battles in which it took part.
Katherine Paterson - Preacher’s Boy
It’s the end of a century, and some say the end of an age. According to certain members of the church where Robbie’s father preaches, the end of the world may be at hand. Although Robbie has become an “apeist” after deciding God is too hard to please, he figures he’d better get in as much living as possible between now and the new year, just in case. His high-spirited and often hot-headed behavior does nothing to improve his father’s opinion of him, nor does it improve the congregation’s flagging opinion of his father. When a harebrained scheme endangers far more than his father’s precarious reputation, Robbie must choose whether or not to take responsibility for his actions-a decision that holds the life of a man in the balance.
Bill Gunston - Mike Spick - Modern Fighting Helicopters
This illustrated analysis of one of the premier combat weapons on the modern battlefield looks at the designs, weapons and tactics of 40 of today''s military helicopters, including the Kamov Ka-50 and Ka-52 and the Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche'
Brian Abbs - Ingrid Freebairn - Chris Barker - Olivia Johnston - New Snapshot Elementary Student's Book
With New Snapshot you can: * Capture Students' interest and imagination though real characters and language, and up-to-the-minute teenage topics. * Bring language to life. * Widen students' experience of international culture through new culture pages, new projects and a new teenage lifestyles video. * Provide extra support with the unique Language Booster - a Workbook and Grammar builder in one, now with Boost Your Writing sections to improve students' performance in the skill area. * Solve the problem of mixed ability classes with exercises at three levels of difficulty in the Language Booster.
Elvi Rhodes - The Apple Tree
When Frances changed her unsettled life in Brighton and bought an old farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales to run as a guesthouse, she was going into uncharted territory. The villagers were very friendly and talked about the previous owners of Beck Farm but there seemed to be some mystery about them. What had happened to the wife of the previous owner - and why was she still resented? Frances was to find out while at the same time rebuilding her own life.