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Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062023918
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The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . . Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will. The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets. Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857863819
Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There's food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there's no telephone, no television, and no way to escape.

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062114573
Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of 1929, girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city of Manhattan during the Jazz Age. Each girl had a different fate. One would marry. One would find fame. And one would die. Lucky Ones, the thrilling conclusion to the glamorous Bright Young Things series, reveals the destinies of Broadway baby Letty Larkspur, bootlegger’s daughter Cordelia Grey, and flapper Astrid Donal. Letty’s dream of fame is within her reach. Cordelia is the midst of a whirlwind romance with celebrity pilot Max Darby. Socialite Astrid is a new bride. But secrets and scandals could destroy their happiness as the last summer of the 1920s reaches its peak.

Bright Young Dead

Bright Young Dead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250170834
Author: Jessica Fellowes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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"True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery." —Daisy Goodwin, author of Victoria and The American Heiress on The Mitford Murders Set amid the legendary Mitford household, Bright Young Dead is the second in the thrilling, Golden Age-style Mitford Murders series by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times bestselling Downton Abbey books. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.

A Curious Friendship

A Curious Friendship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1447245555
Author: Anna Thomasson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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'I loved A Curious Friendship. Anna Thomasson, in her first book, has brilliantly captured this strange coterie.' Sir Roy Strong The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives. Gradually Edith's world opened up and she became a writer. Her home, the Daye House, in a wooded corner of the Wilton estate, became a sanctuary for Whistler and the other brilliant and beautiful younger men of her circle: among them Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Tennant, William Walton, John Betjeman, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton - for whom she was 'all the muses'. The story is set against the backdrop of a period that spanned the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of the Second World War. With an extraordinary cast of friends and acquaintances, from the Royal Family to Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Thomasson's A Curious Friendship brings to life, for the first time, the curious, unlikely and fascinating friendship of a bluestocking and a bright young thing.

The Luxe

The Luxe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061756849
Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Luxe by Anna Godbersen Book Resume:

The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hook-ups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear... “Mystery, romance, jealous, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006289837X
Author: Matt Whyman
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Following the original novel’s chronological structure—from “the Beginning” to “End Times”—this official companion to the Good Omens television series, compiled by Matt Whyman, is a cornucopia of information about the show, its conception, and its creation. Offering deep and nuanced insight into Gaiman’s brilliantly reimagining of the Good Omens universe, The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion includes: A foreword from Neil Gaiman A profile of the director, Douglas McKinnon Neil’s take on the adaptation process, in which he explains his goals, approach, and diversions from the original text Interviews with the cast, including Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Jon Hamm, Ned Dennehy, Josie Lawrence, Derek Jacobi, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, and many others More than 200 color photographs And much more! The must-have official companion guide to the Good Omens television series, Nice and Accurate TV Companion is a treasure trove of delights for fans of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.

Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0702251178
Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
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Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai Book Resume:

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

The End of Mr. Y

The End of Mr. Y [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547539231
Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A cursed book. A missing professor. Some nefarious men in gray suits. And a dreamworld called the Troposphere? Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists—especially Thomas Lumas and The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between. Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y’s footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere—a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination? With The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas brings us another fast-paced mix of popular culture, love, mystery, and irresistible philosophical adventure.

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448305411
Author: Jane A. Adams
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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When a man dumps a body on a beach in full view of onlookers, the investigation that follows throws up a number of dark twists for DCI Henry Johnstone. January 5, 1930. On a cold, grey winter morning, a mysterious man walks along Bournemouth beach carrying a bundle in his arms. He lays it carefully on the shoreline and calmly walks away. The man has dumped a body. The dead young woman is Faun Moran, a wildchild in her twenties wearing a sparkling cocktail gown. But Faun was supposedly killed in a car crash after leaving a party attended by other wealthy bright young things the previous autumn. So who was the young woman in the car, and where has Faun Moran been all this time? Still recovering from the trauma of his last case, DCI Henry Johnstone returns to work to solve this baffling mystery. But as he and DS Mickey Hitchens investigate, the path to the truth is darker and twistier than they could ever have imagined.

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908333529
Author: Duncan, Sophie,Duncan-Drake, Natasha
Publisher: Wittegen Press
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Bright Young Things by Duncan, Sophie,Duncan-Drake, Natasha Book Resume:

Meet a university rock band with a lupine secret and an alien with cat ears and a tail, among other young protagonists in this volume of short stories and novelettes. In July 2012, Wittegen Press gave away a short story, or story part every day to their readers. Each story was only available for one day, but now the 5 young adult stories from The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games have been gathered here into 1 volume. Samling Born by Sophie Duncan When his friend is bitten by one of his kind, Luka must reveal his werewolf heritage to his band mates in order to save Ben. Lost Kitty by Natasha Duncan-Drake It's not every day a guy in a loin cloth with cat ears and a tail steps out of your swimming pool. The End Of The Journey (The Hidden War #1) by Sophie Duncan Damon Wulfres and Zac Kithrall are sworn enemies on opposite sides of The Hidden War between demon raisers and those wishing to stop them, so Zac had no idea why he is in Damon's custody, nor why he instinctively trusts him. The Beginning by Natasha Duncan-Drake Discover how Lexie and Nate, witch and vampire hunter, met and halted the vampirism infecting them both. A New Path (The Hidden War #2) by Sophie Duncan Damon and Zac are now a team in The Hidden War, joined by magic and affection and wanted by both sides. However when Damon discovers he is a danger to Zac, he must make a choice, leave or risk the only person he cares about.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501361783
Author: Dana E. Lawrence,Amy L. Montz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels by Dana E. Lawrence,Amy L. Montz Book Resume:

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0735253110
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh Book Resume:

One of Evelyn Waugh’s most conspicuously modern novels. The Bright Young Things are young and decadent, living out their youths in London in the space between the two World Wars. Adam is in love with Nina, though his courtship is not without its obstacles. It seems like things might work out for the couple – at least, until war breaks out. Vile Bodies was adapted by Stephen Fry into the film Bright Young Things. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141959932
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Complete Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton Book Resume:

Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death.

Ready For Change?

Ready For Change? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137008407
Author: Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone
Publisher: Springer
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Ready For Change? by Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone Book Resume:

Aimed at managers and executives wanting insight into how to better drive change at the micro and macro level, Ready for Change? Provides guidance in understanding the factors within different business disciplines that enable and disable lasting change through examples of good practice and 'not so good' practice within real organisations.

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317027841
Author: Christine Berberich
Publisher: Routledge
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The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature by Christine Berberich Book Resume:

Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.

"Bright Light, Big City". "Losing" and "getting lost" in postmodern New York

ISBN-10: 3668321752
Author: Kira Schneider
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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"Bright Light, Big City". "Losing" and "getting lost" in postmodern New York by Kira Schneider Book Resume:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne, language: English, abstract: The success of his debut novel "Bright Lights, Big City" brought Jay McInerney an astonishing amount of media coverage and an equivalent in book sales, but not much approval, let alone deeper analysis of his work, from critics and scholars. In fact, the hype that surrounded him and his fellow “brat-pack” writers is likely to have prevented any serious scholarly interest in this kind of new urban literature back in the day. “Bright Lights, Big City” was dismissed as a “yuppie bildungsroman- full of tortured self- searching and struggling- writer romance” (Young/Caveney 1992: 47) at first, without any considerable novelty or value. However, the enthusiasm of the large, young readership showed that there was something to McInerney’s novel that other novels did not offer- a setting and a language that were familiar and uncomplicated for them, but, at the same time, an account of relevant, postmodern issues that very well did concern the Bright Young Things of the 80s, but were usually seized in more elitist literature, and thus, eluded an audience that was ready for them to be taken up. This thesis attempts to perform a detailed analysis, starting with a brief description of the historical and cultural features of the setting and then proceeding to the interpretation of all important themes, motifs and symbols of the book in the context of postmodernism but also in general terms. Each chapter investigates the influence of a certain aspect of the protagonist’s life on his crisis, especially in how far one or the other led him to a life on the edge and to the loss of the self. In order to understand why, in the end, the protagonist has to “learn everything all over again” (BLBC 174) to get back on the right track, it is essential to point out the roles that Amanda- his opportunist model wife- his job in the fact checking department and the death of his mother played over time, and how drugs and Ray-Ban sunglasses seem to provide temporary solutions for the most acute of his troubles.

Emma and Her Daughter

Emma and Her Daughter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178189230X
Author: Linda Mitchelmore
Publisher: Choc Lit
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Emma and Her Daughter by Linda Mitchelmore Book Resume:

After the turmoil of WWI, a wealthy widow returns to England—and the man who once stirred her heart. It is 1927 and the wealthy widow Emma Jago is returning from Canada to the windswept coast of Devon. While the Great War has left its mark on the place, and her teenage daughter Fleur can’t understand her nostalgic reveries, Emma remembers when Matthew Caunter waltzed her around the foyer of a now abandoned hotel. But Devon holds more than sweet memories. As Emma works to reclaim her home, an unwelcome visitor threatens to reveal a secret that could turn her new life upside down. Through it all, Matthew is never far from mind, but when he appears in the flesh—and as dashing as ever—she wonders if it is finally their time to be happy, or if it was truly never meant to be. The award-winning author of Emma: There’s No Turning Back, revisits these “lovely” and “warm” characters in this heartfelt historical romance (Sophie Kind).

First Comes Love

First Comes Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628921196
Author: Shelley Cobb,Neil Ewen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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First Comes Love by Shelley Cobb,Neil Ewen Book Resume:

With the prominence of one-name couples (Brangelina, Kimye) and famous families (the Smiths, the Beckhams), it is becoming increasingly clear that celebrity is no longer an individual pursuit-if it ever was. Accordingly, First Comes Love explores celebrity kinship and the phenomenon of the power couple: those relationships where two stars come together and where their individual identities as celebrities become inseparable from their status as a famous twosome. Taken together, the chapters in this volume interrogate the ways these alliances are bound up in wider cultural debates about marriage, love, intimacy, family, parenthood, sexuality, and gender, in their particular historical contexts, from the 1920s to the present day. Interdisciplinary in scope, First Comes Love seeks to establish how celebrity relationships play particular roles in dramatizing, disrupting, and reconciling often-contradictory ideas about coupledom and kinship formations.

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113746304X
Author: Beatrix Hesse
Publisher: Springer
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The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century by Beatrix Hesse Book Resume:

This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated while the second one establishes a tentative poetics of the genre. The third part presents an analysis of some 20 plays adapted from detective fiction.