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The Thirteenth Tale
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Diane Setterfield
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Simply brilliant' Kate Mosse, international bestselling author of Labyrinth *** Everybody has a story... Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family: fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But the house hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart... Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past, and its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida's history is mesmering - a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness. But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold... What has Angelfield been hiding? What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life? And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them...? The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.
The Thirteenth Tale
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Diane Setterfield
Categories: Female friendship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-18 - Publisher: Anchor Canada

Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise-she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter's personal story, Margaret begins to read her father's rare copy of Miss Winter's Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter's account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.
The Thirteenth Tale
Language: en
Pages: 499
Authors: Diane Setterfield
Categories: English fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Intertextuality in the Tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
Language: en
Pages: 664
Authors: Marianne Schleicher
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: BRILL

This book - the first scholarly work on all thirteen tales in Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav's "Sippurey Ma'asiyot" - draws upon the concept of "intertextuality" to explain how Nahman defines his theology of redemption and encourages an appropriation of his religious world-view.
21st-century Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 675
Authors: Danel Olson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.
A Study of the Thirteenth Century Buddhist Tale Collection Senjūshō
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Jean Moore
Categories: Buddhist stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher:

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Bluebeard Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Heta Pyrhönen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-20 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

'Bluebeard,' the tale of a sadistic husband who murders his wives and locks away their bodies, has inspired hundreds of adaptations since it first appeared in 1697. In Bluebeard Gothic, Heta Pyrhönen argues that Charlotte Brontë's 1847 classic Jane Eyre can be seen as one such adaptation, and that although critics have been slow to realize the connection, authors rewriting Brontë's novel have either intuitively or intentionally seized on it. Pyrhönen begins by establishing that the story of Jane Eyre is intermingled with the 'Bluebeard' tale, as young Jane moves between households, each dominated by its own Bluebeard figure. She then considers rewritings of Jane Eyre, such as Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) and Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale (2006), to examine how novelists have interpreted the status and meaning of 'Bluebeard' in Brontë's novel. Using psychoanalysis as the primary model of textual analysis, Bluebeard Gothic focuses on the conjunction of religion, sacrifice, and scapegoating to provide an original interpretation of a canonical and frequently-studied text.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: John Charles, Shelley Mosley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-03 - Publisher: Penguin

"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.
Neo-Victorianism
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-28 - Publisher: Springer

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.
One and the Same
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Abigail Pogrebin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-20 - Publisher: Anchor

Journalist Abigail Pogrebin is many things—wife, mother, New Yorker—but the one that has defined her most profoundly is “identical twin.” As children, she and her sister, Robin, were inseparable. But when Robin began to pull away as an adult, Abigail was left to wonder not only why, but also about the very nature of twinship. What does it mean to have a mirror image? How can you be unique when somebody shares your DNA? In One and the Same, Abigail sets off on a quest to understand how genetics shape us, crisscrossing the country to explore the varied relationships between twins, which range from passionate to bitterly resentful. She speaks to the experts and tries to answer the question parents ask most—is it better to encourage their separateness or closeness? And she paints a riveting portrait of twin life, yielding fascinating truths about how we become who we are.
Folk-tales of Kashmir
Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: James Hinton Knowles
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

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Garrison Tales from Tonquin
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: James O’Neill
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

The thought of enlisting in the French Foreign Legion held a tantalizing allure for young nineteenth-century American boys in search of adventure. Apart from youthful fantasies few Americans seriously pursued joining the legion. These surprising and extraordinary short stories, written by one young man who did, take us to that time and place. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, James O'Neill enlisted in the legion in 1887, at the age of twenty-seven. In 1890, deployed to Tonquin in French Indochina (more familiar today as Tonkin, Vietnam), O'Neill faced tropical heat, infectious disease, and sudden death. Like his contemporary Stephen Crane, O'Neill's ability to tell an engaging story and his keen sense for telling details provide a unique record of his time in this exotic world. In these thirteen "tales," O'Neill shows -- with surprising subtlety -- that France's efforts to conquer and govern Indochina were foolhardy. Although the only American in his stories is the narrator, it is clear that the tales are aimed at readers in the United States and are intended to caution against the construction of empires abroad. Far from polemical tirades, these are absorbing, unadorned stories -- remarkably contemporary in both style and substance.Charles Royster provides a short biography of O'Neill, who seems to have vanished into obscurity a few years after these stories were first published in 1895. Royster has also unearthed and included two essays O'Neill published in magazines of the time, one a description of a Buddhist temple in Hanoi and the other an appreciation of the Hungarian novelist Maurus Jókai. Whether read for historical value, literary merit, or political insights, Garrison Tales from Tonquin is a true discovery.