Historical Fiction

Widows by Ariel Dorfman PDF

By Ariel Dorfman

ISBN-10: 1609803221

ISBN-13: 9781609803223

2011 Retail ePub

Set in a Greek village in 1942, and purportedly written from his mind's eye via a Danish guy ahead of he was once picked up by way of the Gestapo and never obvious back, this is Ariel Dorfman's haunting and common parable of person braveness within the face of political oppression. Widows kinds a testomony to the disappeared--those dwelling less than totalitarian regimes across the world, who're taken away for "questioning" and not return.

One via one, the our bodies of guys wash up at the shore of the river, the place they're claimed through the ladies of the neighborhood city as husbands and fathers, although the faces of the lifeless males are unrecognizable. A tug-of-war ensues among the neighborhood police, who insist that the ladies couldn’t potentially realize their household, and the ladies challenging the proper to bury their beloveds. because it evolves, the stand-off unearths itself to be an influence fight among love, dignity and honor, and the lesser god of brute strength. A lesson in how strength rather works, and the way it may be made to paintings otherwise.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Siege (Agent of Rome, Book 1) by Nick Brown

By Nick Brown

ISBN-10: 1444714856

ISBN-13: 9781444714852

270 advert. Rome has governed Syria for greater than 3 centuries yet now the weakened empire faces a determined chance. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has became her Roman-trained military opposed to her former masters and the as soon as invincible legions were overwhelmed. Arabia, Palestine, and Egypt have fallen and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands uncovered. a tender intelligence agent clean from officer education, Cassius Corbulo is the single rating Roman officer left within the line of the Palmyran boost. He needs to take command of the fortress of Alauran, the final stronghold nonetheless in Roman fingers, and carry it till reinforcements arrive. What Cassius unearths at Alauran could daunt the main professional veteran, not to mention a 19 year-old without adventure of battle. an insignificant scattering of divided and demoralized legionaries stay, sponsored up via a few fractious Syrian auxiliaries and a drunken Praetorian Guardsman. With the Palmyrans simply days away, Cassius needs to in some way locate the self-discipline, resourcefulness and braveness to prepare the garrison, store Alauran and safe Rome's jap frontier.

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Download PDF by Michael Gregorio: Critique of Criminal Reason (Hanno Stiffeniis, Book 1)

By Michael Gregorio

ISBN-10: 142995647X

ISBN-13: 9781429956475

[i]Most honourable Procurator Stiffeniis,
You abilities were dropped at Our recognition through a gentleman of eminence, who believes that you simply by myself are in a position to resolving a scenario which holds Our loved Königsberg in a grip of terror. All Our religion and attention are as a result impressive personage who urged your identify, and that very same religion and attention now is living in you. we haven't any cause to doubt that you're going to settle for this Royal fee, and act therefore with all haste. The destiny of the town lies on your hands.
--King Frederick Wilhelm III

It has been years considering the fact that Immanuel Kant's landmark philosophical paintings, Critique of natural cause, introduced him repute all through Europe and made him Königsberg's best-known citizen. Now, rumors have began to floor of a brand new paintings by way of this getting older yet nonetheless acute brain. but in contrast to his past paintings, this publication won't study the brain of the typical guy, however the brain of the serial killer.

Hanno Stiffeniis, a tender Justice of the Peace, has been referred to as to Königsberg to help within the research of an enigmatic string of murders. Is it a part of a plot shaped through Napoleon's spies to undermine the Prussian king or the paintings of a solitary, unknown killer? The case would appear unsolvable, have been it now not for the help and unrivaled mind of his mentor, Immanuel Kant. jointly Stiffeniis and the aged, eccentric thinker needs to tune down the killer who has town of Königsberg by way of the throat.
Hugely atmospheric, unique, and clever, Critique of felony cause marks the exceptional debut of a brand new identify in ancient fiction.

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New PDF release: Dead Ringer

By Roy Lewis

ISBN-10: 0719808421

ISBN-13: 9780719808425

In outdated age Edwin James seems again over his scandalous lifestyles within the legislation and the theatre: he remembers his upward thrust to repute and fortune which starts as a debt-ridden assistance within the case bobbing up from the working Rein scandal of the 1844 Derby. Humiliated in courtroom and blocked through the machinations of the Victorian institution he starts off his hunt for the lacking witness and the Derby winner which has been lively away. Aided through ex-convict Ben Gully, he probes at the hours of darkness stomach of the London underworld whereas while attempting to keep away from his collectors. he's confronted with a suicide, and a murdered corpse hidden within the London sewers, ahead of he seeks the ultimate lethal fact within the foggy dockyards alongside the river, simply to find the reality will not be all it kind of feels and previous scandals can get up to engulf him...

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R. N. Morris's Dark Palace -- Murder and mystery in London, 1914 (Silas PDF

By R. N. Morris

ISBN-10: 1780105088

ISBN-13: 9781780105086

April, 1914. opposed to his higher judgement, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn is attending the optimum of the recent movie through infamous Austrian film-maker Konrad Waechter. however the glamorous occasion is interrupted by means of the piercing screams of a tender lady on the street open air. She has been viciously mutilated in a bad assault which eerily echoes a macabre act of violence in Waechter's film.?

As he questions those that attended the most desirable, Quinn's jaundiced view of the fledgling movie as a company in response to phantasm and pretence, the place not anyone is what they appear, seems to be justified. but if individuals of London's institution begin to obtain strange hand-delivered parcels containing the strangest of contents, the research takes a hectic twist.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Black Stone (Agent of Rome, Book 4) by Nick Brown

By Nick Brown

ISBN-10: 1444779095

ISBN-13: 9781444779097

273 advert. Obsessed through the sunlight religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian units out to procure each sacred item inside his realm. yet one - a mysterious rock acknowledged to channel the ability of the solar god - lies past his succeed in. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the mythical stone and is utilizing it to elevate a military opposed to Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, preventing him constitutes their maximum problem but. Assisted through a squad of undercover infantrymen and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south around the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And once they eventually achieve Ilaha's mountain castle, they face hundreds of thousands of warriors who will provide their lives to guard him ... and the black stone.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Wind from the South (Raetian Tales, Book 1) by Diane Duane

By Diane Duane

A goddess within the making, or a demon reborn?

In the distant mountain village the place she used to be born, Mariarta dil Alicg lives the untroubled lifetime of a peasant girl...until, quickly after a mysterious stranger's arrival, she begins to listen to voices within the wind. The voices whisper unusual secrets and techniques in Mariarta’s ears -- promising her the facility to command the stormwind, hinting at an unknown magical background, and prophesying a destiny great earlier all Mariarta’s imaginings.

Then a curse falls on Mariarta's village, shattering the lives of her friends and family. Mariarta needs to set out around the mountain realm of Raetia looking for the way to holiday the curse -- whereas additionally attempting to find the reality in regards to the attractive and poor being who's attempting to own her soul.

Mariarta’s seek will lead her into hidden domain names of sorcery either dreadful and wondrous, and should eventually embroil the younger lady within the turning out to be uprising opposed to her land's merciless Austriac oppressors -- yet no longer ahead of Mariarta comes nose to nose finally with the immortal woman of the Storms, and demanding situations her to at least one ultimate conflict for keep an eye on of her existence, her soul, and her destiny...

Reader advisory: This novel rated PG-15 for mature topics, language (Romansch), and the reinvention of democracy


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Download e-book for kindle: The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai by Wang Anyi, Michael Berry, Susan Chan Egan

By Wang Anyi, Michael Berry, Susan Chan Egan

ISBN-10: 0231513097

ISBN-13: 9780231513098

Set in post-World battle II Shanghai, The tune of eternal Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a woman born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods.

Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of Forties Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks reputation within the leave out Shanghai attractiveness competition, and this fleeting second of stardom turns into the top of her existence. through the subsequent 4 a long time, Wang Qiyao indulges within the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly taking part in mahjong through the antirightist circulation and replacing fanatics at the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of recent chinese language historical past, Wang Qiyao emerges within the Nineteen Eighties as a purveyor of "old Shanghai"—a residing incarnation of a brand new, commodified nostalgia that prizes attractiveness and sophistication—only to turn into embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth.

From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful story of previous China as opposed to new, of perseverance within the face of adversity, is a undying rendering of our endless quest for transformation and sweetness.

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Read e-book online The Hermit of Eyton Forest (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, PDF

By Ellis Peters

ISBN-10: 1784080640

ISBN-13: 9781784080648

Within the Autumn of 1142, a holy guy residing as a hermit is located lifeless. His homicide coincides with the coming on the Abbey of Shrewsbury of the hot Lord of Eaton. Brother Cadfael suspects a connection, however the new lord is simply ten years previous - who may have been performing in his pursuits?

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Download e-book for iPad: A Dream Unfolding (Prescott Pioneers, Book 1) by Karen Baney

By Karen Baney

ISBN-10: 1456512315

ISBN-13: 9781456512316

The promise of a brand new existence and an opportunity to begin over…
Hannah Anderson had the existence she regularly sought after, married to the guy of her desires. whilst her husband's brother will get in difficulty with the legislation, the city turns opposed to them, shattering her ideal existence. Now they're left with just one choice—to head west to the Arizona Territory within the hopes of constructing a brand new existence. Will the adventure be definitely worth the cost?

Will Colter, after burying his father, is compelled to depart the ranch he has referred to as domestic for almost thirty years. the adventure is risky, difficult him and his males. Will he locate the hot existence he hoped for?

Or, is there a brand new dream quietly unfolding sooner than their eyes?

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