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Shadows in the Dark

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The villagers of a small village fall victim to the legends of their past. Legends who refuse to stay forgotten. This is one night that the people that belong to the land of magic myths will never forget. Cover photography by the author

The End of the Day

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Author: Claire North
Publisher: Redhook
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A novel about life and death and a quest for moral purpose, by the acclaimed author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. "Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful."--Kirkus "Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache."--Sunday Times Sooner or later, Death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie: the Harbinger. Sometimes he comes as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this will be the most important meeting of your life. But who will come for Charlie? "A fascinating exploration of what makes us human--and a riveting journey through life, and death."--The Bookbag "Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer."--Locus More by Claire North:The Gameshouse84KThe End of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Gene Stratton-Porter Collection: A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, A Daughter of the Land, At the Foot of the Rainbow, Her Fatther's Daughter, Michale O'Halloran

Gene Stratton-Porter Collection: A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, A Daughter of the Land, At the Foot of the Rainbow, Her Fatther's Daughter, Michale O'Halloran [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681958163
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
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Gene Stratton-Porter Collection: A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, A Daughter of the Land, At the Foot of the Rainbow, Her Fatther's Daughter, Michale O'Halloran by Gene Stratton-Porter Book Resume:

Romances of the Land from Gene Stratton-Porter This collection includes: A Girl of the Limberlost Freckles The Harvester A Daughter of the Land At the Foot of the Rainbow Her Father's Daughter Laddie: A True Blue Story Michael O'Halloran

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0743233085
Author: Philippa Gregory
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.

The Matchbox Girl

The Matchbox Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468958089
Author: Terry Collett
Publisher: Booktango
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A selection of my short stories from 2006. The subjects are many but Eire and females are amongst the subjects touchedon here.

Girl, Arise!

Girl, Arise! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594718946
Author: Claire Swinarski
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
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Is it possible to be both a Catholic and a feminist? Claire Swinarski, writer and creator of The Catholic Feminist podcast, believes it is: “I’m a feminist for the same reason I’m bold and honest and sometimes ragey: because Jesus was all of those things.” In Girl, Arise!, Swinarski reconciles the two identities by demonstrating the strength and abilities women have to share with the Body of Christ, the importance of women throughout the history of the faith, and how the love you experience through Christ and the Church can change you and the world around you. In Girl, Arise!:A Catholic Feminist’s Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World Swinarski points out that while both “feminism” and “Catholicism” can mean different things to different people, both feminists and Catholics desire to make the world a better, fairer place. And she shows that by treating women with dignity equal to that of men—by calling them his friends and teaching them—Jesus acted as a feminist as well. With humor and sass, Swinarski addresses her frustration with the traditional concerns churches ascribe to women, as shown by the many talks directed at women focused on marriage and modesty rather than social justice. But she pinpoints the areas where modern feminism goes too far, arguing against abortion and exploring what it means to serve others rather than focus on our own needs first. Swinarski also tells the stories of holy women—including Vashti in the book of Esther, Sts. Thérèse of Lisieux and Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, and the Blessed Virgin Mary—to show how their faith influenced their actions, even when those actions went against traditional norms and roles of women. You will be empowered to embrace your God-given abilities as you follow the women who have gone before you in faith who—by announcing Christ to his disciples, believing in God’s promises, and being faithful in hardship—changed the world.

A GARLAND FOR GIRLS

A GARLAND FOR GIRLS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027200652
Author: Louisa May Alcott
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This eBook edition of "A GARLAND FOR GIRLS” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Extract: "The three girls were the guests of a delightful old lady, who had know their mothers and was fond of renewing her acquaintance with them through their daughters. She loved young people, and each summer invited parties of them to enjoy the delights of her beautiful country house, where she lived alone now, being the childless widow of a somewhat celebrated man.” Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. Table of Contents: May Flowers An Ivy Spray and Ladies' Slippers Pansies Water-Lilies Poppies and Wheat Little Button-Rose Mountain-Laurel and Maiden-Hair Mountain—Laurel "These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain.” - L. M. Alcott, Introduction

A Garland for Girls (Children's Classics Series)

A Garland for Girls (Children's Classics Series) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 802684923X
Author: Louisa May Alcott
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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Garland for Girls (Children's Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: "The three girls were the guests of a delightful old lady, who had know their mothers and was fond of renewing her acquaintance with them through their daughters. She loved young people, and each summer invited parties of them to enjoy the delights of her beautiful country house, where she lived alone now, being the childless widow of a somewhat celebrated man." Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. Table of Contents: May Flowers An Ivy Spray and Ladies' Slippers Pansies Water-Lilies Poppies and Wheat Little Button-Rose Mountain-Laurel and Maiden-Hair Mountain—Laurel "These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain." - L. M. Alcott, Introduction

Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1609804155
Author: Martha Long
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"Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl's unbreakable spirit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review When Martha Long's feckless mother hooks up with the Jackser ("that bandy aul bastard"), and starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles (as a child of 7, 8) are often the only thing keeping food on the table. Jackser is a master of paranoid anger and outburst, keeping the children in an unheated tenement, unable to go to school, at the ready for his unpredictable rages. Then Martha is sent by Jackser to a man he knows in exchange for the price of a few cigarettes. She is nine. She is filthy, lice-ridden, outcast. Martha and Ma escape to England, but for an itinerant Irishwoman finding work in late 1950s England is a near impossibility. Martha treasures the time alone with her mother, but amazingly Ma pines for Jackser and they eventually return to Dublin and the other children. And yet there are prized cartoon magazines, the occasional hidden penny to buy the children sweets, the glimpse of loving family life in other houses, and Martha's hope that she will soon be old enough to make her own way. Virtually uneducated, Martha Long is natural-born storyteller. Written in the vernacular of the day, the reader is tempted to speak like Martha for the rest of a day (and don't let me hear yer woman roarin' bout it neither). One can't help but cheer on this mischievous, quick-witted, and persistent little girl who has captured hearts across Europe.

Melchior Wankowicz

Melchior Wankowicz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0739175912
Author: Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm
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In Melchior Wankowicz: Poland’s Master of the Written Word, Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm examines the life and writing of famous Polish writer Melchior Wankowicz, author of legendary work “The Battle of Monte Cassino”. Melchior Wankowicz was famous for creating his theory of reportage, i.e. the “mosaic method” where the events of many people were implanted into the life of one person. In this book, Ziolkowska-Boehm offers a critical examination of Wankowicz’s work informed by her experiences as his private secretary. Her access to the author’s personal archives shed new light on the life and work of the man considered by many to be “the father of Polish reportage.”

Beasts in cassocks

Beasts in cassocks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5873781834
Author: J.F. Dudikoff
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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A Monk of Cruta

A Monk of Cruta [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8726924269
Author: Edward Phillips Oppenheimer
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One of E. Phillips Oppenheim’s earlier novels, ‘A Monk of Cruta’ follows the story of wealthy Englishman Paul de Vaux, witness to a murder on the Mediterranean island of Cruta. He finds himself caught up in a love triangle between his former ward, Adrea Kiros, daughter of the murdered man, and the sweet and simple Lady May. A gothic romance, this is a tale of love and tragedy, religion and revenge. E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) was a hugely prolific and highly popular British author of novels and short stories. Born in Tottenham, London, Oppenheim left school as a teenager and worked for his leather-merchant father for 20 years prior to launching his literary career. Oppenheim published five novels under the pseudonym ‘Anthony Partridge’ before establishing his reputation as a writer under his own name. An internationally successful author, Oppenheim’s stories revolved mainly around glamourous characters, luxurious settings, and themes of espionage, suspense, and crime. He is widely regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of the thriller and spy-fiction genre as it is recognised today. Oppenheim’s incredible literary success meant that his own life soon began to mirror that of his opulent characters. He held lavish, Gatsby-style parties at his French Villa and was rumoured to have had frequent love affairs aboard his luxury yacht. Oppenheim’s success earned him the cover of Time magazine in 1927. Some of his most well-known novels include ‘The Great Impersonation’, ‘The Long Arm of Mannister’ and ‘The Moving Finger’.

Son of a Witch

Son of a Witch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061752517
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
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In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape—but what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?

Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460364775
Author: Tess Hudson
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A Buddhist monk sets himself ablaze in protest. A woman swan dives to her death in Manhattan's East River. Secrets on 1970s Cambodia emerge in Hell's Kitchen. Now Maggie Malone must trace the steps of a ghost-father in the CIA, to save her own life. Running her father's venerable Irish bar, Maggie and her criminally inclined brother are scarcely surprised when a man shows up on their doorstep, holding an urn full of ashes, with news that her father is not just missing. He's dead. Clutching a fistful of damning old photos, Maggie enlists her reluctant boyfriend, Detective Bobby Gonzalez, to help her unravel the mystery of her father's murder. But unearthing her father's murky secrets means tracing Maggie's and her brother's roots to the flames of Vietnam. Who was their father? What became of a tiny baby girl sent to America in Operation Babylift? And why will shadowy figures stop at nothing to prevent the secrets of the jungle and a family coming to light, even if that means destroying Maggie and her brother?

Delphi Complete Works of A. E. W. Mason (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of A. E. W. Mason (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788779592
Author: A. E. W. Mason
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A. E. W. Mason was an English early-twentieth century author of detective fiction and adventure novels, best remembered for his 1902 novel of courage and cowardice in wartime, ‘The Four Feathers’. He was also the creator of Inspector Hanaud, a French detective that served as an early template for Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. Mason was a prolific writer, whose novels and short stories feature well-drawn characters and complicated, even intriguing plots. Many of his novels were made and remade into films during his lifetime, inspiring enduring classics of British cinema. This comprehensive eBook presents Mason’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Mason’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All 30 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including Mason’s last novel, ‘Musk and Amber’ * The Complete Inspector Hanaud stories — discover Mason’s original answer to Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare story collections * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the stories you want to read * Includes Mason’s rare non-fiction works, including his seminal biography of Drake – available in no other collection * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Inspector Hanaud Series At the Villa Rose (1910) The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel (1917) The House of the Arrow (1924) No Other Tiger (1927) The Prisoner in the Opal (1928) They Wouldn’t Be Chessmen (1934) The Ginger King (1940) The House in Lordship Lane (1946) Other Novels A Romance of Wastdale (1895) The Courtship of Morrice Buckler (1896) Lawrence Clavering (1897) The Philanderers (1897) Parson Kelly (1899) Miranda of the Balcony (1899) The Watchers (1899) Clementina (1901) The Four Feathers (1902) The Truants (1904) Running Water (1906) The Broken Road (1907) The Turnstile (1912) The Witness for the Defence (1913) The Summons (1920) The Winding Stair (1923) The Dean’s Elbow (1930) The Three Gentlemen (1932) The Sapphire (1933) Fire over England (1936) The Drum (1937) Königsmark (1938) Musk and Amber (1942) The Shorter Fiction Ensign Knightley: And Other Stories (1901) The Four Corners of the World (1917) Dilemmas (1934) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction The Royal Exchange (1920) Sir George Alexander and the St. James’ Theatre (1935) The Life of Francis Drake (1941) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Greatest Works of Anna Katharine Green

The Greatest Works of Anna Katharine Green [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027237793
Author: Anna Katharine Green
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Anna Katharine Green". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". Table of Contents: Amelia Butterworth Series: That Affair Next Door Lost Man's Lane The Circular Study Mystery Novels: The Leavenworth Case A Strange Disappearance X Y Z: A Detective Story Hand and Ring The Mill Mystery The Forsaken Inn Cynthia Wakeham's Money Agatha Webb One of My Sons The Filigree Ball The Millionaire Baby The Chief Legatee' The Woman in the Alcove The Mayor's Wife The House of the Whispering Pines Three Thousand Dollars Initials Only Dark Hollow The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow Non Detective Novel: The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life Short Stories: The Old Stone House and Other Stories A Difficult Problem and Other Stories Room Number 3 and Other Detective Stories The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1580054617
Author: Cami Ostman,Susan Tive
Publisher: Seal Press
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Beyond Belief addresses what happens when women of extreme religions decide to walk away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a collection of powerful personal stories written by women of varying ages, races, and religious backgrounds who share one commonality: they’ve all experienced and rejected extreme religions. Covering a wide range of religious communities—including Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Calvinist, Moonie, and Jehovah’s Witness—and containing contributions from authors like Julia Scheeres (Jesus Land), the stories in Beyond Belief reveal how these women became involved, what their lives were like, and why they came to the decision to eventually abandon their faiths. The authors shed a bright light on the rigid expectations and misogyny so often built into religious orthodoxy, yet they also explain the lure—why so many women are attracted to these lifestyles, what they find that’s beautiful about living a religious life, and why leaving can be not only very difficult but also bittersweet.

Little Women

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Author: Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women, Good Wives and the sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. The first part of the series – "Little Women" is a semi-autobiographical account of Louisa May Alcott's childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. The novel tells the story of four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee. The family lives in a new neighborhood in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him. Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansion, Plumfield. Beth, too timid for school, is content to stay at home and help with housework; Amy is still at school. Meg is beautiful and traditional, Jo is a tomboy who writes; Beth is a peacemaker and a pianist; Amy is an artist who longs for elegance and fine society. Jo is impulsive and quick to anger. One of her challenges is trying to control her anger, a challenge that her mother experiences… Part two also known as "Good Wives", followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. "Little Men" detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. And J"o's Boys" completed the "March Family Saga". Alcott made women's rights integral to her stories, and her fiction became her "most important feminist contribution" — even considering all the efforts Alcott made to help facilitate women's rights during her lifetime.

A Different Kind of Daughter

A Different Kind of Daughter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 014319691X
Author: Maria Toorpakai
Publisher: Penguin
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The incredible story of a girl from tribal Pakistan who risked everything just to play and ended up taking on the Taliban and inspiring the world. Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where women are forbidden from playing sports and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, chopping off her hair and passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod in her country's fierce battle over women's rights. A Different Kind of Daughter tells of Maria's harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny, first living as a boy and roaming the violent back alleys of the frontier city of Peshawar, rising to become the number one female squash player in Pakistan. For Maria, squash was not only liberation, though--it was also a death sentence, thrusting her into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban, who wanted Maria and her family dead. Maria knew her only chance of survival was to flee the country. Enter Canadian Jonathon Power, the first North American to earn the title of top squash player in the world, and the only person to heed Maria's plea for help. Recognizing her determination and talent, Jonathon invited Maria to train and compete internationally in Canada. After years of living on the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the only place she had ever known to move halfway across the globe to pursue her dream in Toronto. Now Maria is well on the way to becoming world champion and continues to be a voice for oppressed women everywhere. A Different Kind of Daughter is about equality, courage, determination, parents' love, and the ability to turn to what is best in us to fight against what is worst in the world.

Aldous Huxley, Representative Man

Aldous Huxley, Representative Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3825876632
Author: James Hull
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This psychological reading of Huxley's oeuvre as a whole traces Huxley's self-transformation in his books and aims to do justice to the artist and the person who was Aldous Huxley. It is safe to regard as basic to his entire work the unfolding of the conflict we find so clearly delineated in his early short story "Farcical History of Richard Greenow" (Limbo, 1920), with Pearl Bellairs representing the emotional tradition that threatens the synthetic philosopher. Huxley's own story is plainly visible even in Limbo and Crome Yellow (1921), but it is in Antic Hay (1923) that the pattern of the future assumes a solid foundation. There we encounter in full force the tensions that follow him throughout his life: on the one hand an extreme of sensuality and on the other a longing for the "chaste pleasures," for a quiet and mystical worid completely different from that in which he found himself. The question of the relations between body and mind as well as the mystery of human consciousness haunt him to the very last, but after his mid-life crisis, depicted in Eyeless in Gaza (1936), a strong faith in the reality of a spiritual world is obvions. In the end he even manages to reinstate the body in his scheme of things. (Series: "Human Potentialities". Studien zu Aldous Huxley & zeitgenossischer Kultur/Studies in Aldous Huxley & Contemporary Culture - Vol. 5)