Fifty Two Stories Of The British Navy From Damme To Trafalgar The Original Classic Edition

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The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 872680364X
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‘The Way We Live Now’ is perhaps the most famous of all Anthony Trollope’s novels, and widely considered his masterpiece. A 19th century classic, it follows the tale of the mysterious Augustus Melmotte – a foreign financier who sets himself up in London with his wife and daughter Marie, and soon gains something of a reputation. Trollope wrote the novel on his return to the UK following an extended trip abroad, and was greatly influenced by his shock at the dishonesty and immorality of the financial scandals of the early 1870s that he returned to. The novel has been much adapted for TV and radio, most recently in 2001 as a BBC mini-series starring David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen and Cillian Murphy. Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

The Best British Short Stories Of 1922

The Best British Short Stories Of 1922 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward J. O'Brien
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473387477
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This is a fabulous collection of the best British short stories of 1922. It contains 24 stories collected from various magazines and newspapers by the likes of Hugh Walpole, Algernon Blackwood, John Galsworthy. Stories include The Looking Glass by J. D. Beresford, Broadsheet Ballard by A. E. Coppard, Seaton's Aunt by Walter de la Mare, The Bat and Belfry Inn by Alan Graham, The Devil to Pay by Max Pemberton, The Dice Thrower by Sidney Southgate and others.

Boys at Sea

Boys at Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. Burg
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230590705
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Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .

The Haunters and the Haunted

The Haunters and the Haunted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776530357
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The Haunters and the Haunted by Various Summary

Settle in for a series of spooky tales that will delight even the most discerning reader. This collection of ghost stories from literary luminaries is the perfect choice for curling up in front of a roaring fire or reading aloud on a dark and stormy night.

A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Standage
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307375110
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Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined?

Billy Budd

Billy Budd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herman Melville
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770485759
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“Is it the intention of law-makers that good men shall be hung ever?” asked Henry David Thoreau. The question has never been academic, but in 1924, when Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor was published posthumously, we understood better than ever why. An uneasy if beautiful account of the human cost of realpolitik, Billy Budd, Sailor asks how far we should go to protect the status quo. When does the reaction to a security crisis become reactionary? In the novella John Claggart, master-at-arms of a British warship, alleges a sailor is talking mutiny. The sailor, Billy, isn’t just innocent of the charge; he’s a true innocent. Yet when confronted by his accuser, Billy reacts impulsively, striking Claggart. The resulting trial shows the horrors that can follow from a civilized society following its own laws. This Broadview Edition is based on the authoritative Hayford-Sealts copy-text of Billy Budd. The introduction distills the long and complex critical conversation about the work since its publication, and the historical appendices feature materials on mutiny, capital and corporal punishment, philosophical pessimism, sexuality, and the rule of law.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528792521
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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was an Indian-born English author, novelist, and illustrator. During the Victorian era he was ranked second only to Charles Dickens, and today he remains famous for his classic English novel “Vanity Fair”. Originally published as a 19-volume serial between 1847 and 1848, the story revolves around the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley during the Napoleonic Wars. A satirisation of British society in the early 19th-century, “Vanity Fair” was highly successful when first published and is today considered a timeless classic. A true masterpiece of English fiction and a must-read for all literature lovers. Other notable works by this author include: “Men's Wives” (1852), “Catherine” (1839–40), and “The Luck of Barry Lyndon” (1844). Read & Co. Classics is republishing this novel now in a new edition complete with a biography of the author from “Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, Volume XXIII”

Hunter Killers

Hunter Killers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iain Ballantyne
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 1409144208
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HUNTER KILLER: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes. HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass the span of the Cold War, from voyages in WW2-era submarines under Arctic ice to nuclear-powered espionage missions in Soviet-dominated seas. There are dangerous encounters with Russian spy ships in UK waters and finally, as the communist facade begins to crack, they hold the line against the Kremlin's oceanic might, playing a leading role in bringing down the Berlin Wall. It is the first time they have spoken out about their covert lives in the submarine service. This is the dramatic untold story of Britain's most-secret service.

The History of Gambling in England

The History of Gambling in England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Ashton
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465603867
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Before going into the history, &c., of playing cards, it may be as well to note the serious application that was made of them by some persons: and first, we will glance at the two sermons of LatimerÕs on cards, which he delivered in St EdwardÕs Church, Cambridge, on the Sunday before Christmas Day 1529. In these sermons he used the card playing of the season for illustrations of spiritual truth. By having recourse to a series of similes, drawn from the rules of Primero and Trump, he illustrated his subject in a manner that for some weeks after caused his pithy sentences to be recalled at well nigh every social gathering; and his Card Sermons became the talk both of Town and University. The novelty of his method of treatment made it a complete success; and it was felt throughout the University that his shafts had told with more than ordinary effect. But, of course, these sermons being preached in pre-Reformation days, were considered somewhat heretical, and Buckenham, the Prior of the Dominicans at Cambridge, tried to answer Latimer in the same view. As Latimer derived his illustrations from Cards, so did Buckenham from Dice, and he instructed his hearers how they might confound Lutheranism by throwing quatre and cinque: the quatre being the Òfour doctorsÓ of the Church, and the cinque being five passages from the New Testament selected by the preacher. Says Latimer in the first of these sermons: ÒNow then, what is ChristÕs rule? ChristÕs rule consisteth in many things, as in the Commandments, and the Works of Mercy and so forth. And for because I cannot declare ChristÕs rule unto you at one time, as it ought to be done, I will apply myself according to your custom at this time of Christmas. I will, as I said, declare unto you ChristÕs rule, but that shall be in ChristÕs Cards. And, whereas you are wont to celebrate Christmas by playing at Cards, I intend, by GodÕs grace to deal unto you ChristÕs Cards, wherein you shall perceive ChristÕs rule. The game that we will play at shall be called The Triumph, which, if it be well played at, he that dealeth shall win; the players shall likewise win; and the standers and lookers on shall do the same; insomuch that no man that is willing to play at this Triumph with these Cards, but they shall be all winners, and no losers.Ó

The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick"

The Inns and Taverns of Author: B. W. Matz
Editor: Good Press
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"The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick"" by B. W. Matz. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.