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Author: Joseph Conrad
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486264645
Book Pages: 72
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.


Author: Kim F. Hall
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801482496
Book Pages: 319
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.


Author: Francine Rivers
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414340907
Book Pages: 480
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A classic series that has inspired millions of readers worldwide! From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman aristocrat who claims her heart Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of first-century Rome and discovers an ability to heal others through the power of her faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death, to help her former tormentor in the Christian tradition? Continuing to search for meaning and faith, Marcus turns away from the opulence of Rome, led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.


Author: Neil T. Anderson
Genre: Religion
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459606609
Book Pages: 368
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ Ten years ago, a breakthrough book launched a ministry that has helped more than one million people overcome this world and win the battle for their hearts and minds. Now Neil Anderson has revised and expanded Victory Over the Darkness for a new generation of readers, outlining practical and more productive paths to Christian growth based on Christ's promise; You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. Victory Over the Darkness emphasizes the importance of believing and internalizing the cardinal truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew the mind and fend off Satan's relentless attempt to convince us that we are less than Christ empowers us to be.


Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250171047
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.


Author: Alexis Morgan
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN: 9781982126155
Book Pages: 288
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Return to the steamy and suspenseful Paladin series with this heart-pounding novel following a doctor and her mysterious patient as they try to escape a military force hell-bent on exploiting them both. Marisol knows nothing about her charge, other than the fact that he is brought to death’s door and back each night. Chase knows nothing about who has imprisoned him here, other than the fact that they want to know about his Paladin’s ability to heal. Both kept prisoner in a remote testing facility, their desperate stories intertwine. And, now that they mean more to each other than they could ever have imagined, the two of them must find a way to escape, no matter the cost.


Author: Stephanie Rowe
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC
ISBN: 9780985179243
Book Pages: 350
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~J.R. Ward Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived…except him. Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far more deadly. Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him. Elijah's only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind. But Ana’s deadly past could be the final trigger for Elijah's descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul, humanity and what is left of his heart. "Darkness Surrendered drew me so deeply into the story that I felt Ana and Elijah's emotions as if they were my own…they completely engulfed me in their story…Ingenious plot turns and edge of your seat suspense…make Darkness Surrendered one of the best novels I have read in years. I absolutely could not put Darkness Surrendered down." ~Tamara Hoffa, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews "Superbly original and excellent." ~Becky Johnson, Bex 'N' Books Books in the Order of the Blade series: Darkness Awakened Darkness Seduced Darkness Surrendered Forever in Darkness Darkness Reborn Darkness Arisen Darkness Unleashed Inferno of Darkness Darkness Possessed Shadows of Darkness Hunt the Darkness Darkness Revealed (coming soon!) AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.


Author: Stephanie Rowe
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC
ISBN: 9780985179236
Book Pages: 350
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Can a warrior condemned to an eternity without love find salvation in the courageous, sexy woman fated to destroy him? ★★★★★ "A wonderful story full of action, suspense, love, and lots of passion! It really takes you away. I couldn't put it down!" ~Patricia (Five-star Amazon Review) Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient guardian is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened soul. After escaping from a two-year imprisonment at the hands of a madman, Lily Davenport wants is to go home and reclaim her life. But she is now the hunted…and the only one who can keep her alive is the demanding protector whose dangerous seduction threatens to claim her life…and her soul. Time is running out for Gideon to save the woman who is his only hope. The Calydons Destiny: The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race... ...but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete. Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~ J.R. Ward ★★★★★ "Ladies...well and lol some guys. READ IT, READ IT, READ this series. I am a lover of intriguing sexy characters, and this series has it in spades." ~Southern Vixen (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "What can I say? Stephanie Rowe is one of the best paranormal action/romance authors out there." ~Lawmom (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "The men are scorching, the sex is sizzling, and action is non-stop!" ~nyrican4t (Five-star Amazon review) ★★★★★ "What a fantastic story! I COULDN'T put this book down reading well into SLEEP TIME!" ~Debra C. (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "I loved every word and soaked all of it up in one whole day." ~Five-star Amazon Review ★★★★★ "I was so into the book I finished it in 2 days." ~Smithmax (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "Suspense, romance, and intrigue ALL in one great read!!" ~Five-star Amazon Review ★★★★★ "I absolutely love this series!! Please please please keep them coming!! I just can't wait for the next one, gonna go get it now!!" ~Saffron (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "Suspenseful and sexy. Fun and engaging. Love the way characters are developing. Great way to pass a cold, rainy day." ~Kathlyn G (Five-star Amazon Review) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than 50 novels. Most notably, Stephanie is the 2018 winner for the RITA® Award for Best Paranormal, the highest award in romance fiction. Publishers Weekly has called her work "[a] genre-twister that will make readers...rabid for more."


Author: John Layman
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: PKEY:APR190164
Book Pages: 32
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Captain Rigg's past is revealed, and the Charon finds a haunted house in deep space. If only the crew could figure out how there's still someone living inside


Author: John Layman
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: PKEY:JUN190081
Book Pages: 32
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The haunted knife causes anybody who touches it to go on a murderous stab-rampage. Do NOT touch the haunted knife.