Discovery of the Elements by Mary Elvira Weeks

By Mary Elvira Weeks

This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could include imperfections comparable to marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we have now made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, maintaining, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, smooth variations which are precise to the unique paintings.

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The Chip-chip Gatherers by Shiva Naipaul

By Shiva Naipaul

On the centre of the crowded, ramshackle group in Trinidad stands Egbert Ramsaran, the proud proprietor of the Ramsaran shipping corporation. there's additionally his son, Wilbert; Vishnu, the grocery store; Julian, hoping to turn into a physician; and the gorgeous Sushila. this is often the tale in their lives.

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Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

By Susan Vreeland

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It’s 1893, and on the Chicago World’s reasonable, Louis convenience Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of leading edge stained-glass home windows that he hopes will earn him a spot at the foreign creative degree. yet backstage in his long island studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s department, who conceives of and designs the majority of the long-lasting leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will lengthy be remembered. by no means publicly stated, Clara struggles together with her hope for inventive popularity and the doubtless insurmountable demanding situations that she faces as a qualified girl. She additionally yearns for romance and companionship, and is dedicated in several how one can 5 males, together with Tiffany, who enforces a strict coverage: He doesn't hire married girls. eventually, Clara needs to make a decision what makes her happiest—the expert global of her fingers or the private international of her heart.

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My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard

By Karl Ove Knausgaard

"Intense and important. . . . the place many modern writers could reflexively flip to irony, Knausgaard is extreme and totally sincere, unafraid to voice common anxieties. . . . the necessity for totality . . . brings fantastic, lingering, celestial passages. . . . He wishes us to inhabit he ordinariness of lifestyles, that is occasionally bright, occasionally banal, and infrequently momentous, yet it all perforce traditional since it occurs during a lifestyles, and occurs, in numerous varieties, to every person. . . . The concluding sentences of the ebook are placid, undeniable, completed. they've got what Walter Benjamin referred to as 'the epic part of fact, wisdom.'"—James wooden, the recent Yorker"Ruthless beauty."—Aftenposten"This first installment of an epic quest may still repair jaded readers to life."—The Independent"Between Proust and the woods. Like granite; detailed and forceful. extra genuine than reality."—la Repubblica (Italy)Having left his first spouse, Karl Ove Knausgaard strikes to Stockholm, Sweden, the place he leads a solitary life. He moves up a deep friendship with one other exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean highbrow and boxing enthusiast named Geir. He additionally tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop many years prior and who involved him deeply.Book is at center a love story—the tale of Karl Ove falling in love along with his spouse. however the novel additionally tells different tales: of changing into a father, of the turbulence of kinfolk lifestyles, of outrageously unsuccessful makes an attempt at a family members holiday, of the emotional pressure of birthday events for kids, and of the day-by-day frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of Stockholm protecting him from (and filling) his novel.

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A grammar of the Aramaic idiom contained in the Babylonian by Caspar Levias

By Caspar Levias

A grammar of the Aramaic idiom inside the Babylonian Talmud: with consistent connection with gaonic literature through Caspar Levias is gifted right here in a top quality paperback variation. This e-book was once made out of a qualified test of an unique version of the ebook, which could contain imperfections from the unique ebook or in the course of the scanning approach, and has been created with the reader in brain. A grammar of the Aramaic idiom inside the Babylonian Talmud: with consistent connection with gaonic literature is within the English language. A grammar of the Aramaic idiom inside the Babylonian Talmud: with consistent connection with gaonic literature is extremely advised should you benefit from the works of Caspar Levias, and for these getting to know the works of Caspar Levias for the 1st time.

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Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk

By Marlene Van Niekerk

Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the original dating among Milla, a 67-year-old white girl, and her black maidservant became caretaker, Agaat. via flashbacks and diary entries, the reader learns approximately Milla's prior. existence for white farmers in Fifties South Africa was once filled with promise — younger and newly married, Milla raised a son and created her personal farm out of a swathe of Cape mountainside. 40 years later her relatives has fallen aside, the rustic she knew is close to large swap, and all she has left are stories and her proud, opposite, but affectionate father or mother. With haunting, lyrical prose, Marlene Van Niekerk creates a narrative of affection and kinfolk loyalty. Winner of the South African Sunday occasions Fiction Prize in 2007, Agaat was once translated because the method of the ladies by means of Michiel Heyns, who bought the Sol Plaatje Award for his translation.

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Larry McMurtry and the West: an ambivalent relationship by Mark Busby

By Mark Busby

this is often the 1st significant single-authored booklet in nearly two decades to ascertain the existence and paintings of Texas' optimal novelist and to boost coherent styles of topic, constitution, image, imagery, and impression in Larry McMurtry's work.

The examine makes a speciality of the novelist's dating to the Southwest, theorizing that his writing indicates a deep ambivalence towards his domestic territory. The process his occupation demonstrates moving attitudes that experience led him towards, clear of, after which again back to his domestic position and the "cowboy god" that dominates its mythology.

The publication makes use of unique fabrics from 5 library distinctive collections, in addition to interviews with McMurtry, his relatives, and his pals, corresponding to Ken Kesey.

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