The Notebooks for The Idiot

The Notebooks for The Idiot
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780486820736

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"This is an invaluable aid to the understanding not only of the finished work of art, but also of Dostoyevsky's strangely tortured yet confident creative process." — Modern Fiction Studies. "Superbly edited by Edward Wasiolek and well translated (despite difficult problems of rendering) by Katharine Strelsky." ― The New York Times Book Review. The central idea of The Idiot, according to its author, was "to depict a completely beautiful human being." More prosaically, the novel was intended to shore up Dostoyevsky's professional and financial state. The portrait of Prince Myshkin, a holy fool, was created in desperation amidst the squalid poverty engendered by the Russian writer's compulsive gambling. Dostoyevsky's entire future depended on the success of his next novel, which began as one story and ended as quite another. After publishing the first part of The Idiot in The Russian Messenger, Dostoyevsky had no idea how to continue the story. The second part, in fact, is a quite different novel. The author's notebooks reveal at least eight plans for the tale, with numerous variations on each plan. A unique document of the creative process, this volume is illustrated by facsimiles of original pages from the notebooks, offering a rich source of information about the development of Dostoyevsky's enigmatic novel.

How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over

How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over
Author: Julia Alvarez
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780375899959

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Welcome to Tia Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tía Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Tía Lola and the children soon realize that running a B & B isn't as easy they had initially thought--especially when it appears that someone is out to sabotage them! Will Tía Lola and the kids discover who's behind the plot to make their B & B fail? And will Tía Lola's family and friends be able to plan her a surprise birthday party in her own B & B without her finding out? The last book in the Tía Lola Stories

The Runaway Viscount

The Runaway Viscount
Author: Darcy Burke
Publsiher: Zealous Quill Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2022-12-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781637261019

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Two years ago, independent widow Juliana Sheldon spent a blissful night with the Viscount Audlington at an inn during a snowstorm, and the next morning, he left without a word. Juliana doesn’t realize how much his abandonment upset her until she encounters him at a matchmaking house party. He’d like to rekindle their affair, but Juliana prefers to torment him instead. Until she finally surrenders to temptation—only to be dismayed when he begins to talk about the one thing she doesn’t want: marriage. Lucas Trask, heir to an earldom, has left his rakish reputation behind in favor of finally taking a wife. He never forgot Juliana and reconnecting with her seems like fate is telling him who he should wed. However, Lucas has a secret, one he’s never dared share with anyone. If he can convince Juliana to be his wife, he’ll reveal everything. But when tragedy strikes, he must leave again. This time, the runaway viscount may be all out of luck.


Author: Shana Figueroa
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781455540099

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"Beautifully written. Shana Figueroa is an exciting new voice in the paranormal genre." -- Opal Carew, New York Times bestselling author Not every Valentine is a saint . . . Corruption. Greed. Illicit sex. Murder. Private investigator Valentine Shepherd thinks she's seen it all, and her strange ability to glimpse the future gives her an edge no one else in the world has. But when her fiance is killed trying to exonerate his client, billionaire Max Carressa, Val makes it her personal mission to bring the people responsible to justice, no matter the cost. Convinced the two men are linked by more than attorney-client privilege, she enlists Max's help in her investigation and gets more than she bargained for. On the run, Val and Max must uncover who wants them dead and why. The answer leads them to a conspiracy that has Val herself at its center. She doesn't understand how or why, but time is running out to expose the truth and escape the danger she knows is coming . . .

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut
Author: Susan Farrell
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2009
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9781438100234

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Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular and admired authors of post-war American literaturefamous both for his playful and deceptively simple style as well as for his scathing critiques of social injustice and war. Criti.

A Digest of Moohummudan Law on the Subjects to which it is Usually Applied by British Courts of Justice in India

A Digest of Moohummudan Law on the Subjects to which it is Usually Applied by British Courts of Justice in India
Author: Neil Benjamin Edmonstone Baillie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1865
Genre: Hanafites
ISBN: CORNELL:31924031053972

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Compiled and translated from authorities in the original Arabic, with an introduction and explanatory notes. [Pt. 1, founded chiefly on Shaykh Niẓām’s Fatāwi ʻĀlamgīrīyah ; Pt. 2, on the Sharā’iʻ al-Islām of al-Ḥillī.].

How Should a Person Be

How Should a Person Be
Author: Sheila Heti
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429943482

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Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write in the 21st century by the book critics of The New York Times "Funny...odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable...unlike any novel I can think of."—David Haglund, The New York Times Book Review "Brutally honest and stylistically inventive, cerebral, and sexy."—San Francisco Chronicle Named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Flavorpill, The New Republic, The New York Observer, The Huffington Post A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that's like "spending a day with your new best friend" (Bookforum) Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twentysomething playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close—sometimes too close—observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life. Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be?

Baba Padmanji

Baba Padmanji
Author: Deepra Dandekar
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2020-12-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781000336139

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This book is a critical biography of Baba Padmanji (1831-1906), a firebrand native Christian missionary, ideologue, and litterateur from 19th-century Bombay Presidency. Though Padmanji was well-known, and a very influential figure among Christian converts, his contributions have received inadequate attention from the perspective of ‘social reform’ — an intellectual domain dominated by offshoots of the Brahmo Samaj movement, like the Prarthana Samaj in Bombay. This book constitutes an in-depth analysis of Padmanji’s relationships with questions of reform, education, modernity, feminism, and religion, that had wide-ranging repercussions on the intellectual horizon of 19th-century India. It presents Padmanji’s integrated writing persona and identity as a revolutionary pathfinder of his times who amalgamated and blended vernacular ideas of Christianity together with early feminism, modernity, and incipient nationalism. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources, this unique book will be of great interest for area studies scholars (especially Maharashtra), and to researchers of modern India, engaged with the history of colonialism and missions, religion, global Christianity, South Asian intellectual history, and literature.