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Harvest of Fear

Harvest of Fear

Author: Anna Cienska

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039127883

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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Harvest of Fear is a gripping historical novel that brings to life a family, a farm, and a racial war – in Africa. Johan Steenkamp brings ardent, impetuous Marie home to his flourishing farm in Rhodesia. There is a leopard roaming the bush and, more disturbingly, political unrest among the African population. Johan soon discovers that his young wife has a shameful secret and, as well, the spirit to oppose his prejudiced opinions. Her fortitude, however, wins the admiration, and attraction, of his astute younger brother, Paul. When Rhodesia declares independence from Britain in 1965, the brothers are caught up in the internationally condemned war in defence of their farm. With each stint in the Security Forces the family dynamics shift and intensify – to harshness – to infatuation. In panoramic, authentic descriptions of the African bush and farm life, Marie is left alone and overwhelmed as Shona farmworkers disappear to join the freedom fighters and women of both races face terror in the night. In 1980, Margaret Thatcher’s government negotiates independence – a free Zimbabwe. But how can a man and a woman hold on to hope and love after a heartbreaking loss? Tension mounts as the farm is threatened and Africans and whites struggle to survive in a country sinking under a corrupt dictatorship.

The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook

The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook

Author: Maggie Barbara Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415466066

Category: Drama

Page: 882

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The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebookis a groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theatre, from the late Nineteenth Century to contemporary performance practice. Each of the book's five sections comprises a selection of plays and performance texts that define their period, reproduced in full and accompanied by key theoretical writings of performers and critics that inform and contextualise their reading. Substantial introductions from experts in the field also provide these sections with an overview of the works and their significance. The works span : Naturalism and Symbolism The Historical Avant-Garde Early Political Theatre The Performance of Ideology Contemporary Performance This textbook provides an unprecedented collection of comprehensive resource materials which will facilitate in-depth critical analysis. It enables a dialogue between Chekhov, Strindberg, Lorca, Marinetti and Artaud, Brecht, Churchill, Fornes, Ravenhill and Gómez-Peňa, amongst many other key practitioners.

A Dozen French Farces

A Dozen French Farces

Author: Albert Bermel

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879100926

Category: Drama

Page: 419

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This collection of hilarious plays from the 15th - 20th centuries is brimming with all the venerable ingredients of French farce. Distinguished drama scholar Bermel has gathered some of the best in the genre, and the merriment, ribaldry, and wit of the works dance through his translations brilliantly.

The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307477651

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. Declaration of the Four Sacred Things The earth is a living, conscious being. In company with cultures of many different times and places, we name these things as sacred: air, fire, water, and earth. Whether we see them as the breath, energy, blood, and body of the Mother, or as the blessed gifts of a Creator, or as symbols of the interconnected systems that sustain life, we know that nothing can live without them. To call these things sacred is to say that they have a value beyond their usefulness for human ends, that they themselves became the standards by which our acts, our economics, our laws, and our purposes must be judged. no one has the right to appropriate them or profit from them at the expense of others. Any government that fails to protect them forfeits its legitimacy. All people, all living things, are part of the earth life, and so are sacred. No one of us stands higher or lower than any other. Only justice can assure balance: only ecological balance can sustain freedom. Only in freedom can that fifth sacred thing we call spirit flourish in its full diversity. To honor the sacred is to create conditions in which nourishment, sustenance, habitat, knowledge, freedom, and beauty can thrive. To honor the sacred is to make love possible. To this we dedicate our curiosity, our will, our courage, our silences, and our voices. To this we dedicate our lives. Praise for The Fifth Sacred Thing “This is wisdom wrapped in drama.”—Tom Hayden, California state senator “Starhawk makes the jump to fiction quite smoothly with this memorable first novel.”—Locus “Totally captivating . . . a vision of the paradigm shift that is essential for our very survival as a species on this planet.”—Elinor Gadon, author of The Once and Future Goddess “This strong debut fits well against feminist futuristic, utopic, and dystopic works by the likes of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula LeGuin, and Margaret Atwood.”—Library Journal

Delphi Complete Works of Marie Corelli (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Marie Corelli (Illustrated)

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786560926

Category: Fiction

Page: 6861

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The English novelist and mystic Marie Corelli enjoyed an immensely successful career, her novels selling more copies than her popular contemporaries, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells and Rudyard Kipling. Her sensation, romance and fantasy novels were eagerly devoured by millions across the world and her admirers ranged from Queen Victoria and Gladstone to the poorest citizens. Today her novels have been largely ignored by critics, though during the height of her success she was the best selling and most highly paid author in England. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Corelli’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Corelli’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels * All 23 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Wormwood’, ‘Barabbas’, ‘Holy Orders’ and many more * 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 available in no other eBook * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * A selection of non-fiction * Includes Bertha Vyver’s memoir on her close friend — first time in digital print — discover Corelli’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels A Romance of Two Worlds Vendetta! Thelma Ardath Wormwood: A Drama of Paris The Soul of Lilith Barabbas The Sorrows of Satan The Mighty Atom The Murder of Delicia Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul Boy The Master-Christian Temporal Power: A Study in Supremacy God’s Good Man Treasure of Heaven Holy Orders Life Everlasting Innocent The Young Diana The Secret Power Love and the Philosopher Open Confession to a Man from a Woman The Shorter Fiction Cameos The Song of Miriam and Other Stories Jane The Strange Visitation of Josiah McNason Delicia and Other Stories The Love of Long Ago, and Other Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction The Modern Marriage Market The Passing of the Great Queen The Biography Memoirs of Marie Corelli by Bertha Vyver 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

Anne-Marie ...a Child of God

Anne-Marie ...a Child of God

Author: Johanna McBride

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955675805

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Anne-Marie ...a Child of God - She was here for a short time only, leaving a legacy of wondrous and faithbuilding experiences from before conception to beyond death - even in the face of her heart problems. This account of her life is enriched with Scripture quotes and comes with an implicit invitation to respond... "I have never read anything so clear and so beautiful in its simplicity... It moves me to tears ... I have never read the Bible, but you have brought me closer." (Sue Fownes)

Sirens in Bliss

Sirens in Bliss

Author: Lexi Blake

Publisher: DLZ Entertainment

ISBN: 9781942297239

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Re-released in a second edition with new content. What happens after happily ever after? It’s the event of the year. The wedding of Leo and Wolf to their beautiful sub, Shelley McNamara, has all of Bliss up in arms—and makes everyone think about love and marriage and family. Wolf and Leo have to deal with the sudden reappearance of their father. Rafe Kincaid is handed an opportunity that might take him and his family away from Bliss. Aidan, Lexi, and Lucas O’Malley find themselves at a crossroads in their marriage. And Stefan Talbot must face his biggest fear—possibly losing his wife in childbirth. So come to the Feed Store Church, pick a seat, and enjoy the chaos as all your favorite characters from Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss, Colorado, come together for one eventful weekend. And some of them may never be the same again. Note: This is a reunion book, which shares an overall story arc and many crossover characters with the Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss series. This is not a stand-alone.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS: The Three Musketeers Series, The Marie Antoinette Novels, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Valois Trilogy and more (27 Novels in One Volume)

ALEXANDRE DUMAS: The Three Musketeers Series, The Marie Antoinette Novels, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Valois Trilogy and more (27 Novels in One Volume)

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075835871

Category: Fiction

Page: 10627

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Alexandre Dumas' most renowned historical novels and adventure classics. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The D'Artagnan Romances The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise da la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask The Valois Trilogy Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois) Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau The Forty-Five Guardsmen The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series Joseph Balsamo: The Magician The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Other Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental The Regent's Daughter The Hero of the People The Royal Life-Guard Captain Paul The Sicilian Bandit The Corsican Brothers The Companions of Jehu The Wolf Leader The Black Tulip The Last Vendee The Prussian Terror Essays & Biography: A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's by Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas from ESSAYS IN LITTLE by Andrew Lang ALEXANDRE DUMAS by Adolphe Cohn Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.