Bad Habits

Author: John C. Burnham
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081471224X
Format: PDF
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Winner of the 2005 Book Prize from the Association for Humanist Sociology In this absorbing account of New York’s famous vacation playground, Corey Dolgon goes beyond the celebrity tales and polo games to tell us the story of this complex and contentious land. From the displacement of Native Americans by the Puritans to the first wave of Manhattan elites who built the Summer Colony, to the current infusion of telecommuting Manhattanites who now want to live there year-round, the story of the Hamptons is a vicious cycle of supposed paradise lost. Drawing on this fabled land's history, The End of the Hamptons provides a fascinating portrait of current controversies: the Native Americans fighting over land claims and threatening to build a casino, the environmental activists clashing with the McMansion builders, and the Latino day laborers and working-class natives trying to eke out a living in an ever-increasingly expensive town.

How To Be Parisian wherever you are

Author: Anne Berest
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641160650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Kult-Bestseller endlich auf Deutsch. Millionen Frauen überall auf der Welt wollen so sein wie sie: die Pariserin. Denn nur sie schafft es, mit Stil, Charme und beneidenswerter Lässigkeit durchs Leben zu gehen. Sie sieht immer gut aus – obwohl sie sich keine Gedanken darüber macht, was sie morgens aus dem Kleiderschrank zieht. Sie ist eine liebevolle Mutter – und fährt trotzdem auch ohne Anhang an die Côte d‘Azur. Sie stellt toujours strikte Regeln auf – nur um jede einzelne von ihnen mit Genuss zu brechen ... In How to be Parisian enthüllen vier Pariser Lifestyle-Ikonen mit viel Selbstironie und Witz den Mythos der Pariser Frau: ihre Allüren, ihre Nonchalance, ihren Style, wie sie liebt und wie sie ihre Tage und Nächte verbringt. Ihre wichtigste Lektion: Um eine echte Pariserin zu sein, kommt es nicht auf die Herkunft an – sondern allein auf die Einstellung!

Oliver Twist Illustrated

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027225183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Oliver Twist is an orphan boy who starts his life in a workhouse and then gets sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens Illustrated Edition

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027221080
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens (Illustrated Edition)." This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Bad Habits

Author: Jo Ho
Publisher: Jo Ho
ISBN:
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With great power comes great… dependency. A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. With the others stuck in classes and work, Marley and Christian investigate a mysterious local haunting only to learn something surprising about their own relationship. Against her better judgment, an exhausted and over-worked Tyler becomes over-reliant on her powers as she nears Ally’s first birthday without their parents. Having taken Tyler’s potion, Cassie is loving the effects, especially when she wins the attention of her dream guy. Determined to learn from past mistakes, however, she takes things slowly… but can she bring herself to do the right thing? After getting help from an unexpected source, Eve realizes that it is Michael who is behind her living nightmare, but why is he doing this to her? What is his end game? And how does this all tie into the Five Seals? So many questions, so little time… and all the while, dark forces are moving against them. Saving the world has never been this twisted! Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series! Written like your favorite CW or Netflix show, expect thrills, heart-thumping romance as well as epic twists and turns that will keep you guessing! WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: ★★★★★ - "OMG. THIS. BOOK... So full of twists and epic turns. - Kanyonmk ★★★★★ - "Spectacular. The action and adventure start from the beginning and don't let up... Ever." - Susan P ★★★★★ – “This series is amazing, each book just keeps getting better.” – Nicole Henderson ★★★★★ - “I’d give this more stars if I could. I am hooked on this series.” – Patricia Eroh ★★★★★ - "All I can say is WOW!!!!! I LOVE THIS STORY!!!!!" – Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ - "Hang on to your seats because this series is going to blow you away!" - Holly Stover ★★★★★ - "One of the best series I've read. Must-read." - Derek Williams ★★★★★ - “Full of emotion, intrigue and suspense. I’d highly recommend this book and the previous books in this series but advise to read them in order!!” – Marie F ★★★★★ - "Definitely a series to read if you're a fan of Supernatural, Charmed, Pretty Little Liars and a whole bunch of similar shows.” – Jon

Bonfire Sie geh rte nie dazu

Author: Krysten Ritter
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641224403
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die schrecklichen Ereignisse ihrer Jugend haben Abby Williams zehn Jahre lang verfolgt. Als Anwältin muss sie nun noch einmal in ihre Heimat zurückkehren, um in einem Umweltskandal zu ermitteln. Kaum hat Abby die Provinzstadt in Indiana betreten, wird sie von der Clique empfangen, die sie damals tyrannisiert hat. Der Einfluss der drei Frauen scheint mit den Jahren noch größer geworden zu sein. Aber Abby lässt sich heute nicht mehr einschüchtern. Bald erkennt sie, dass das verstörende Ritual der Clique namens Das Spiel noch immer existiert. Laufen die Fäden tatsächlich in einem Netzwerk der Grausamkeit und Korruption zusammen? Und wird Abby ihre Angst überwinden, um dem perfiden Spiel ein Ende zu setzen?

Smash Cut

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416563211
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red comes this thrilling novel full of jarring, cinematic twists and breathless suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. When millionaire Paul Wheeler is murdered, his family retains renowned lawyer Derek Mitchell to defend the victim’s nephew Creighton—although the police have not charged the young man with the crime. Wheeler’s mistress Julie Rutledge, who is also a suspect, believes that Creighton is the killer despite his rock-solid alibi, and she’ll do almost anything in her quest to prove his guilt—even ruin Derek’s career. But as Derek learns of Creighton’s darker side, especially his bizarre fascination with movie murders, the more he agrees with Julie’s suspicion. The clock ticks down to a shocking ending as Derek and Julie join forces to find the truth. Has Creighton begun re-enacting cinema’s goriest scenes and, if so, who will be his unwilling co-stars? They won’t know until the final Smash Cut.

Similar Social Stratification and Stereotypes in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Contemporary Pakistan

Author: Uzma Khan
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668039550
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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , course: ENGL 499, language: English, abstract: This paper presents the subject of the class system in Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist" as compared to the social stratification in Pakistan today. The investigation centers on the settings and symbolism in the novel which uncovers the social stratification during the Victorian age and traces the commonalities of class society between the Victorians and contemporary Pakistani society. Dickens showcases that poverty and vice are hereditary traits and the poor are inherently bad in conformity with the stereotypes of Victorian Britain. Albeit it is blatant in the novel that poverty and vice are fundamentally connected but the label of bad is supposedly attached with the poor. The stereotypes in the Victorian British society depicted by Dickens in Oliver Twist are similar to the stereotypes upheld in modern day Pakistan. Class differences in Pakistan imply certain notions which are comparable to that of the Victorian society portrayed in the novel. The paper accentuates the theoretical framework of the Marxist approach being applied on the primary text to underline the unquestionable proposition of colonialism of the British Empire and class divisions as an outcome of this process. Based on the critical textual analysis of the novel, I will assess the applicability of Marxist idea of class stratification and my goal is to trace the commonalities in the social stratification and stereotypes of contemporary Pakistan and Victorian Britain.