Miles and Flora

Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448209498
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In this sequel to Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, as Flora prepares herself for a ball held by the parents of her fiancé, she's startled to see in the mirror a young man standing behind her. She is alarmed to learn that no one else had seen the man, and after several more sightings, she realizes that it is the ghost of her dead brother, Miles.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571300332
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new adaptation of Henry James's classic novella adapted for the stage by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. This adaptation was first staged at the Almeida Theatre, London, in January 2013.

12 000 Miles

Author: Jeffrey Thompson
Publisher: 12,000 Miles
ISBN: 1413703488
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After being left by his wife at the age of 28, John Holiday comes into an even more hazardous relationship with a police officer named Olivia. When he can take no more of the ups and downs in the relationship he remembers his days of traveling the US before he was married. John looks for female pen pals with whom he can befriend in countries he wishes to travel. He sends out one generic letter to many different women and makes a few friends, however he never expects to fall in love with one of his pen pals. He becomes obsessed with Ling, a Filipina from a dangerous area of the Southern Philippines. He must see her but learns that it is too dangerous for Americans to travel to her city due to Muslim extremist in the region. He overcomes his fears and disregards warnings from the Department of State to avoid travel in her area. He encounters a culture and a survival he never knew existed.

Das Durchdrehen der Schraube

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423428260
Format: PDF, Docs
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100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Pittsburgh

Author: Donna Ruff
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897327411
Format: PDF
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From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.

Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California

Author: John H. Thomas
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804718622
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Santa Cruz Mountains, an area covering almost 1,400 square miles from San Francisco southward to the Monterey County line, are a part of the Coast Range of Central California. The Mountains and the adjacent lowlands have a rich vascular flora, and about 1,800 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and hybrids of ferns, conifers, and flowering plants, distributed among 168 families, have been reported from the region. This comprehensive flora, the first of the area, is designed for use by both the serious beginner and the trained botanist. The flora is illustrated by 250 line drawing and ten photographs. In addition, there is a map of the Santa Cruz Mountains area and a stratigraphic profile of the rock formations. The stratigraphic profile and a section on geology have been contributed by Dr. Earl E. Brabb of the United States Geological Survey. Distributional notes, keys to families, genera, and species, pertinent synonymy, a glossary of technical terms, an index of place names, and common0name and scientific-name indexes form the body of the text. The Introduction contains a description of the geography of the Santa Cruz Mountains and adjacent lowlands, seconds on the geology and climate, a brief discussion and analysis of the vegetation and floristic affinities of the area, and a history of past botanical collecting. A selected list of references has been appended to allow the interested individual to pursue his studies further.

Critical Children

Author: Richard Locke
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231157835
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The ten novels explored in Critical Children portray children so vividly that their names are instantly recognizable. Richard Locke traces the 130-year evolution of these iconic child characters, moving from Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to Peter Pan and his modern American descendant, Holden Caulfield; and finally to Lolita and Alexander Portnoy. "It's remarkable," writes Locke, "that so many classic (or, let's say, unforgotten) English and American novels should focus on children and adolescents not as colorful minor characters but as the intense center of attention." Despite many differences of style, setting, and structure, they all enlist a particular child's story in a larger cultural narrative. In Critical Children, Locke describes the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological, and moral problems. Writing as an editor, teacher, critic, and essayist, Locke demonstrates the way these great novels work, how they spring to life from their details, and how they both invite and resist interpretation and provoke rereading. Locke conveys the variety and continued vitality of these books as they shift from Victorian moral allegory to New York comic psychoanalytic monologue, from a child who is an agent of redemption to one who is a narcissistic prisoner of guilt and proud rage.