Rebellion As Genre In The Novels Of Scott Dickens And Stevenson

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Author: Anna Faktorovich
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147660147X
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Rebellion As Genre In The Novels Of Scott Dickens And Stevenson by Anna Faktorovich

Original Title: Rebellion As Genre In The Novels Of Scott Dickens And Stevenson

When three of Britain’s best-loved and best-selling authors each publish at least two novels with a historical rebellion theme, there might be an interesting pattern worth examining. This is a long overdue study of the previously overlooked rebellion novel genre, with a close look at the works of Sir Walter Scott (Waverly and Rob Roy), Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities and Barnaby Rudge), and Robert Louis Stevenson (Kidnapped and The Young Chevalier). The linguistic and structural formulas that these novels share are presented, along with a comparative study of how these authors individualized the genre to adjust it to their needs. Scott, Dickens and Stevenson were led to the rebellion genre by direct radical interests. They used the tools of political literary propaganda to assist the poor, disenfranchised and peripheral people, with whom they identified and hoped to see free from oppression and poverty.

Gender Bias In Mystery And Romance Novel Publishing

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Author: Anna Faktorovich
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
ISBN: 1681140934
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Gender Bias In Mystery And Romance Novel Publishing by Anna Faktorovich

Original Title: Gender Bias In Mystery And Romance Novel Publishing

Examines gender bias from the perspective of readers, writers and publishers, with a focus on the top two bestselling genres in modern fiction. It is a linguistic, literary stylistic, and structurally formalist analysis of the male and female “sentences” in the genres that have the greatest gender divide: romances and mysteries. The analysis will search for the historical roots that solidified what many think of today as a “natural” division. Virginia Woolf called it the fabricated “feminine sentence,” and other linguists have also identified clear sexpreferential differences in AngloAmerican, Swedish and French novels. Do female mystery writers adopt a masculine voice when they write mysteries? Are femalepenned mysteries structurally or linguistically different from their male competitors’, and vice versa among male romance writers? The first part can be used as a textbook for gender stylistics, as it provides an indepth review of prior research. The second part is an analysis of the results of a survey on readers’ perception of gender in passages from literature. The last part is a linguistic and structural analysis of actual statistical differences between the novels in the two genres, considering the impact of the author’s gender.

Skating In Concord

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Author: LeBlanc, Jean
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
ISBN: 1681140373
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Skating In Concord by LeBlanc, Jean

Original Title: Skating In Concord

These poems take readers into the world of Henry David Thoreau and his circle of acquaintances: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott. These poems also bring Thoreau into the present, imagining him as a living entity in our lives—and with him comes a renewed appreciation for the beauty of the world around us, a world in which astonishment animates every moment. To read these poems is to be “nose-deep in life, too busy for the leaving of it.”

Cairo Arrangement

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Author: Bruce Colbert
ISBN: 9781681142845
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Cairo Arrangement by Bruce Colbert

Original Title: Cairo Arrangement

This frightening event occurred in present day Egypt. All the case computer files and people have since disappeared. It involved five countries and the world knows nothing about what really happened. An ambitious Air Force commandant, oil-rich Saudis, fearful Israelis, CIA operatives and an Egyptian government, corrupt and avaricious from top to bottom, together fuel the rage and deceit that eventually became the Arab Spring. "A first rate thriller. Colbert brilliantly draws you into the action. Get ready for a hell of a ride!" --Robert R. Maldonado, Lt Colonel (ret) US Air Force Special Operations, and author, Atlantis: Keepers of the Crystal Skull.

Make Dust Our Paper

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Author: Joseph M. Reynolds
ISBN: 9781681143354
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Make Dust Our Paper by Joseph M. Reynolds

Original Title: Make Dust Our Paper

Carrigan approaches the millennium New Year craving climax and culmination. What he finds instead is constant anti-climax, and lack of definitional consequence for his failures and failings and genius. A conceptual heir to Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise, this novel explores everything from Carrigan's past in the spelling bee as a contemptuous 12-year-old, to his father's death in Ireland years before, to the depth of mystery, violence, and secrecy that he returns to, both existentially, and literally, as he becomes 21, and then 22, without proper fanfare or notice."An instant classic. A major new talent has arrived." --Da Chen, New York Times best-selling author and former recipient of The Washington Post best book award

Under Centauri

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Author: Jeremy Gadd
ISBN: 9781681141428
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Under Centauri by Jeremy Gadd

Original Title: Under Centauri

Under Centauri contains fifteen short stories about life in contemporary rural Australia. The stories are about local people encountered during extensive overland travel through remote regions. They include a story about a Greek migrant with a speech impediment who found acceptance in Darwin during the devastation of Cyclone Tracey; how a fishing boat crew encouraged a crocodile to follow their vessel in order to get rid of the refuse thrown overboard-and the consequence; how a dead child saved his mother during a major flood. They are humorous or poignant, universal in their themes, socially aware and have emotional impact.

Remembering Paradise Park

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Author: Lu Vickers
ISBN: 9780813061528
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Remembering Paradise Park by Lu Vickers

Original Title: Remembering Paradise Park

"A strange and unsettling glimpse of the land of sun and surf in the waning moments of segregation in the South."--Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America "A testament to the efforts of a black community determined to provide wholesome recreation for their families in a segregated society. This masterpiece of local history changes the way we think about the history of tourism and civil rights."--Susan Sessions Rugh, author of Are We There Yet?: The Golden Age of American Family Vacations "The story of Florida tourism has been told in many ways, but this book gives a perspective that has been missing from most of them. Vickers and Wilson-Graham finally open the gates to Paradise Park so that all are welcome to sample its wonders."--Tim Hollis, author of Selling the Sunshine State: A Celebration of Florida Tourism Advertising "An invaluable time capsule. This bittersweet book vividly describes the joys of Paradise Park, while acceptance and endurance of racist practices are also remembered and voiced."--Marsha Dean Phelts, author of An American Beach for African Americans Paradise Park was the "colored only" counterpart to Silver Springs, a central Florida tourist attraction famous for its crystal-clear water and glass bottom boats. Together the two parks comprised one of the biggest recreational facilities in the country before Disney World. From 1949 to 1969, boats passed each other on the Silver River--blacks on one side, whites on the other. Though the patrons of both parks shared the same river, they seldom crossed the invisible line in the water. Full of vivid photographs, vintage advertisements, and interviews with employees and patrons, Remembering Paradise Park portrays a place of delight and leisure during the painful era of Jim Crow. Racial violence was at its height in Florida--the famous Groveland rape case happened right as Paradise Park opened--and many African Americans saw the park as a safe place for families. It was a popular vacation spot for the area's black community, one of the most cohesive and prosperous in the South. Tracing the color line through Florida's most famous spring, this book compares the park to other tourist destinations set aside for African Americans in the state and across the country. Though Silver Springs was Florida's only attraction to operate a parallel facility for African Americans, Paradise Park has been just a whisper in the story of Florida tourism until now.

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