Stranger On A Train

Author: Jenny Diski
Editor: Picador
ISBN: 1466853085
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The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.

The Stranger On The Train

Author: Abbie Taylor
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476754977
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A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back. A struggling, single mother, Emma sometimes wishes that her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie would just disappear. Then, one quiet Sunday evening, after a sinister encounter on the London Underground—Ritchie does just that. Emma immediately reports his abduction to the police but there she faces a much worse situation than she ever imagined. Why do the police seem so reluctant to help her? And why do they think she would want hurt her own child? If Emma wants Ritchie back, she’ll have to find him herself. With the help of a stranger named Rafe, the one person who seems to believe her, Emma sets off in search of her son. She is determined to find Ritchie no matter what it takes…but who exactly is the real enemy here? With dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.

Stranger On A Train

Author: Antonio F. Vianna
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1452060622
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Are there bounds of human behavior that you will not cross, or aren’t there? What someone may believe in and subsequently do as acceptable, another may find despicable. Paul Autore, an aspiring novelist, meets Marcus Varro on a train. Later Paul receives two unusual letters from Marcus inviting him to Sanibel Island, Florida, to tutor Anne, Marcus’s beautiful daughter. Even before he arrives at the spacious white mansion, Paul suspects something else is up; and when he and Marcus almost die from an automobile accident on their way to the Varro residence, tensions rise even further. Simmering family hatreds heat up and put Paul in the middle. Caught up in things shockingly different than what he has ever written about or experienced, he might have to cross a boundary he never thought he would. Is Paul prepared to go to extreme lengths to protect himself? How far would you go?

A Chance Meeting With The Stranger On A Train A Mail Order Bride Romance

Author: Doreen Milstead
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329777972
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On her way to her mail order husband, a woman meets a stranger and forms an instant connection, although she tries her hardest to remain uninvolved.

Strangers On A Train

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Editor: Longman
ISBN: 9781405882323
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It S A Print

Author: William Reynolds
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726614
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The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

A Hitchcock Reader

Author: Marshall Deutelbaum
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405155566
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This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock?s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock

Strangers On A Train

Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 155152483X
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences. This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009. It features twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and/or by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. Jonathan Goldberg is a professor at Emory University, where he directs the Studies in Sexualities program. He is the author of many books and editor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's posthumous 2012 book The Weather in Proust.

To The Stranger In The Tyrol A L Flory Editor

Author: A ..... -L ..... Flory
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Miscellaneous Documents Read In The Legislature Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania

Author: Pennsylvania. General Assembly
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Annual Report Of The Auditor General And Of The Tabulations And Deductions From The Reports Of The Railroad Canal And Telegraph Companies

Author: Pennsylvania. Office of the Auditor General
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A Stranger In Your Midst

Author: Carl Lehmann
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595424996
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This is the saga of one immigrant's trials, tribulations and triumphs. He is only a teenager when he arrives on the shores of New York, almost penniless, cardboard suitcase in hand. He is alone, has no friends, speaks no English and has no job. What he does have is boundless optimism. He gets involved with Cuban exiles training for the Bay of Pigs invasion. The mob offers him a job they think he can't refuse. The Army trains him to be a killing machine. He drinks, he gambles and he follows the dictates of his raging hormones. He continuously tries to adapt himself to his new surroundings wherever and whatever they may be. Every time he thinks he is no longer a stranger he finds himself confounded by a new twist in his efforts to assimilate.

The Stranger On The Night Train

Author: Cupido And Others
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8726407221
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The young couple. The first time. Daring flirtations. The secret, forbidden meeting. The young student and the teacher. The older gentleman and the innocent virgin. You, me and a friend. This is a collection of erotic short stories from Cupido. The collection contains the following stories: "She was looking forward to giving herself a good time in the sleeping compartment that she’d have completely to herself. So what were the waiter and waitress doing in her compartment?" Lara’s Ecstatic Adventure by Elisa, Bergen "The seats around me were empty, as indeed was the entire carriage except for a teenage couple in the seats at the end." Night Train by Hanne, Ølstykke "He has got himself ready and is lying there waiting. He hears her making love with her lover." The Stranger by Sensuella, Vestsjælland "It was the day he’d been sitting undressing the women on the train." Undressing Strategies by Kjetil CUPIDO – the magazine for intimate, horny pleasure – has been publishing erotic fiction based on readers’ everyday fantasies and sexual experiences since 1984.

Back Story First Time Tales By The Stranger Next Door

Author: Jennifer H. R. Cutler
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615239838
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Back-Story: First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door is a collection of non-fiction short stories that spans an inspiring scope of first-time experiences. From stand-up comedy in a Boston night club to death in Asia, life in unfamiliar countries, trials of burgeoning adulthood, and discovery of Olympian strengths, these stories illuminate the stories in all of us; tales that make us who we are today. Everyone has a story, even the stranger next door.

Generic Instability And Identity In The Contemporary Novel

Author: Madelena Gonzalez
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443818399
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Contemporary aesthetics is characterized by generic mixing on the level of both form and content. The barriers between different media and different genres have been broken down in all literary art forms, whether it be theatre, poetry, or the novel. While the publishing industry is increasingly keen to label novels according to genre or sub-genre (“Chick Lit”, “Lad Lit”, “Gay fiction”, “Scottish fiction”, “New Historical Fiction”, “Crime fiction”, “Post-9/11 Fiction”), the novel itself (and novelists) persist in resisting generic categorizations as well as inviting them. Is this a move towards a new artistic liberty or does it simply testify to a confusion of identity? The “aesthetic supermarket” evoked by Lodge in 1992 does indeed seem to sum up the variety of choices open to writers of fiction today and a literary landscape characterized by crossover and hybridization. The familiar dialectic of realism versus experimentation has segued into a middle ground of consensus which is neither radical nor populist, but both at the same time. The techniques of postmodernism have become selling points for novels, and the Postmodern Condition itself seems little more than a narrative posture marketed for an increasingly wide audience. Whether they have recourse to a “repertoire of imposture” (Amis, Self, Winterson), as Richard Bradford would have it (The Novel Now, 2007), in other words “the abandonment of any obligation to explain or justify their excursions from credulity and mimesis”, or, like the New Puritans, make use of narrative minimalism in order to foreground their own peculiarities, contemporary novelists consistently draw attention to the fundamental instability of narrative process and genre. The much-feared apocalypse of the novel has failed to take place with the arrival of the new millennium, but generic game-playing and flickering, narrative hesitation and uncertainty continue to pose the question of what constitutes a novel today and to challenge its identity in a world where all culture is increasingly public, increasingly contested and increasingly multifarious. Thanks to theoretical approaches as well as analyses of specific works, this collection of essays aims to examine the concepts of generic instability and cross-fertilization, of narrative postures and impostures, and their constant redefinition of identity, which contaminates the very concept of genre. It demonstrates the diversity of generic practices in the novel today and furnishes us with undeniable evidence of how generic instability is fundamentally constitutive of the contemporary novel’s identity.

Annual Report Of The Commissioner Of Railroads And Telegraphs To The Governor Of The State Of Ohio For The Year

Author: Ohio. Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs
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The Stranger

Author: Sarah Singleton
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857070746
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Charlotte is heading to a tiger sanctuary to do some voluntary work as part of her travels. But a fellow traveller working at the sanctuary starts to make her feel uncomfortable and she decides to ask Otto to visit her, pretending to be her boyfriend. When things start going wrong at the sanctuary, Charlotte fears a vendetta against her could be to blame. As tigers come under attack from poachers, the local authorities threaten to replace the sanctuary's management. Mark the journalist reappears, ostensibly covering the poaching crisis, but also delving into the background of the traveller who is making Charlotte's life a misery. But by now Otto and Charlotte's 'fake' relationship seems to be developing into something a little more serious… and how will Mark, and Otto's ex, Jen, feel about that?

The Stranger S Guide For Buenos Aires

Author: Ernst Nolte
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Pure Romance Collection Part 2 4 Sweet Romance Short Stories

Author: Elizabeth Reed
Editor: LB Books
ISBN:
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Pure Romance Collection Part Two 4 Sweet Romance Short Stories. Please note that each of these stories can be bought as a standalone separate story. Total word count 22,717. The Surprise Date After celebrating her best friend Helen’s wedding, Julia is making an effort to improve her love life. Having signed up for online dating months ago, she now thinks she has met someone special – a man called Dean, who might just be able to claim her heart. This is more than a relief to Julia, as she is trying to avoid all contact with Helen’s brother Mark. Julia has a complicated history with Mark, who has a profound, unnerving effect on her senses. Putting the issue of Mark behind her, Julia waits at a coffee bar to meet Dean in the flesh at last. To her surprise and horror, Dean is very different from what she had imagined…. Getting the Boss’s Attention From the moment Helen set eyes on her boss, Ben, she knew they were destined to end up together. The only problem was that getting Ben’s attention proved to be an extremely difficult task to accomplish. His entire focus seemed to be fixed on his work, with socialising not a priority in his life. Then, an invitation arrives for a charity ball, and to Helen’s surprise, Ben announces that they should attend together. She wonders if this could be just the opportunity she has been waiting for, to bring them closer. But Helen’s hopes seem to be in vain with the charity ball a disaster from beginning to end, and Helen eventually pushed into an outburst. This makes her start to question her feelings about Ben in the first place, and whether all her hard work in getting his attention and affection were ever worth her efforts! The Secret Billionaire Jessica meets an extremely handsome stranger while sitting and minding her own business on the train. But the stranger seems determined to strike up a conversation and gain Jessica’s attention. On their journey together, he tells her that his name is Paul and that he finds her beautiful, all before asking her out on a date. Now, some women would have been flattered by such a compliment, but not Jessica! She has sworn off any interest in men and is less than impressed by a pass being made at her, and rudely tells Paul her thoughts on the matter before they part ways. The next day, the scene between Paul and herself plays in her mind and Jessica wonders if she had been too harsh with her words to him, but she puts her feelings of guilt aside taking comfort in the fact that she will never see the stranger again. Unfortunately, she finds out the hard way that fate sometimes throws people together, and to her surprise and horror she meets Paul again at the hotel where she works. This time around, she becomes aware that the stranger is no other than Mr Paul Truman who is a billionaire. What’s even more surprising is that fact that Paul seems even more determined than ever to prove that he is just the man for her! The Reluctant Damsel in Distress Both Annabel and Gavin find their lives changing the moment they dramatically meet after Gavin nearly runs her over in the middle of the road! Gavin insists on taking Annabel home after she is shaken by the event, and there, he is met by her matchmaking mother just before finding out on the same visit that Annabel is in need of much help as the bailiffs in his presence give her forty-eight hours to pay off her debts to them otherwise Annabel’s possessions will be confiscated. Annabel feels uncomfortable that Gavin is aware of her problem, but worse is to come when he takes it upon himself to pay off her debts, and she finds that she now owes him instead of the bailiffs and so is at his mercy! Now Annabel finds herself working hard to pay back Gavin’s money, but even more difficult for her is her fight to resist the obvious attraction they share between them.

Chronicles Of My Life

Author: Donald Keene
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513488
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“Few memoirs have the concision, modesty, and charm that mark this late-life work by . . . America’s most renowned scholar and interpreter of Japan.”—Foreword Reviews In this eloquent and wholly absorbing memoir, the renowned scholar Donald Keene shares more than half a century of his extraordinary adventures as a student of Japan. Keene begins with an account of his bittersweet childhood in New York; then he describes his initial encounters with Asia and Europe and the way in which World War II complicated that experience. He captures the sights, scents, and sounds of Japan as they first enveloped him, and talks of the unique travels and well-known intellectuals who later shaped the contours of his academic career. Keene traces the movement of his passions with delicacy and subtlety, deftly weaving his love for Japan into a larger narrative about identity and home and the circumstances that led a Westerner to find solace in a country on the opposite side of the world. Chronicles of My Life is not only a fascinating tale of two cultures colliding, but also a thrilling account of the emotions and experiences that connect us all, regardless of our individual origins. “Lovingly illustrated by the artist Akira Yamaguchi, the book limns a life inseparably linked to its dominant passion . . . The history is fascinating, and the literary life Keene has doggedly carved out of it, remarkable.”—Time, Asia Edition “Keene’s book soars, largely because of his intriguing, highly personal account of the literary milieu of Japan, particularly its drama, whether on stage or screen . . . [An] engaging and eloquent memoir.”—Times Literary Supplement