The Mad Man S Tale

Author: John Katzenbach
Editor: amerakca LTD
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When the body of a young female trainee is found horribly murdered in the Nurses's station of the Western State Mental Hospital, Massachusetts, there is apparently no shortage of suspects - a whole hospital of them. One inmate claims to have seen the killer who he will only describe as The Angel. Twenty years later, Francis Petrel, once a patient at the hospital, writes his account of the events of the murder and its investigation on the walls of his tiny apartment. As he writes he is visited by hallucinations, by the increasing anxiety at his loosening grip on reality. As he goes deeper and deeper into his story about those events, he plunges further into the return of his own madness. He remembers how he is co-opted into the investigation by Lucy Jones, a driven young profiler who has her own reasons for pursuing this particular killer. But she, and Francis, face the same conundrum: how does one find a cold blooded killer masquerading as mad in a world populated by the deranged? In the end it will come down to Francis - he is the only one of the investigating team capable of recognizing the essential lie that The Angel embodies: for though his acts are those of a mad man, he most emphatically is not...

The Professor And The Madman

Author: Simon Winchester
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061807602
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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

Johnny One Eye A Tale Of The American Revolution

Author: Jerome Charyn
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393067811
Size: 16,27 MB
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"A rollicking tale."—Stacy Schiff, New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice Johnny One-Eye is bringing about the rediscovery of one of the most "singular and remarkable [careers] in American literature" (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World). In this picaresque tour de force that reanimates Revolutionary Manhattan through the story of double agent John Stocking, the bastard son of a whorehouse madam and possibly George Washington, Jerome Charyn has given us one of the most memorable historical novels in years. As Johnny seeks to unlock the mystery of his birth and grapples with his allegiances, he falls in love with Clara, a gorgeous, green-eyed octoroon, the most coveted harlot of Gertrude's house. The wild parade of characters he encounters includes Benedict Arnold, the Howe brothers, "Sir Billy" and "Black Dick," and a manipulative Alexander Hamilton.Not since John Barth's The Sotweed Factor and Gore Vidal's Burr has a novel so dramatically re-created America's historical beginnings. Reading group guide included.

Blood Work A Tale Of Medicine And Murder In The Scientific Revolution

Author: Holly Tucker
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080420
Size: 11,70 MB
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"Excellent…Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating." —The Economist In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today.

Poems From The Mud Room

Author: Howard Camner
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483629880
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Tantalizingly irreverent; Camners work smacks of the deliciously absurd with a point. He is a brilliantly bizarre poet and master of the surreal. - Lenny DellaRocca The Poetry Museum Camner defies the traditional aesthetic concepts of poetry. He targets a world of ideas in a rather active way as opposed to the more passive, meditative aspects found in most poetry. There is a linguistic simplicity to his poems, an almost transparent quality, over a rather complex web of experience and thought. His poetry is life All you have to do is look The obvious and not so obvious. - Marta Braunstein, editor Cambio Literary Journal Camner writes in terse, stark, real verse that would make Hemingway raise his scotch glass in honor. - New Times Newspaper Camners poetic style is reminiscent of Raymond Chandlers detective writing; descriptive and terse with interesting plot lines. His characters are certainly the product of a vivid imagination. - The Comstock Review Camners humour noir is apparent in his poetics, his spirited voice and unabashed freedom so alive, even in his earliest poems. - Peter Hargitai A literary detour, and well worth the trip. - Village Voice

The Complete Works Of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Size: 14,63 MB
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Charles Dickens is the greatest writer of the Victorian era who became the classic of English literature while still being alive. This book contains the cream of author’s creations. Here can be found an amusing novel about the adventures of English gentlemen The Pickwick Papers and fascinating story Great Expectations about wealth that came upon a young apprentice Pip. The book is garnished with such novels as Oliver Twist which is about a young vagrant who unexpectedly finds relatives and David Copperfield that describes the power of human will in overcoming any difficulties on the way to happiness. Dickens can be called one of the most human loving authors, he teaches the reader to be sincerely happy or sad. To be sad because of the horrible misery the characters of his books feel, to be happy due to kind and soft humour inseparable with the narration of his characters’ life adventures.

The Madman S Daughter

Author: Megan Shepherd
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007500211
Size: 13,26 MB
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A dark, breathless, beautifully-written gothic thriller of murder, madness and a mysterious island...

The Crede Orphans Or Lights And Shadows Of Southern Life A Tale Of Louisiana

Author: James S. Peacocke
Size: 15,25 MB
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The Madman S Daughter Trilogy The Complete Collection

Author: Megan Shepherd
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062411896
Size: 16,74 MB
Format: PDF
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Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense trilogy, inspired by the stories of H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Shelley, is perfect for fans of Libba Bray, Leigh Bardugo, and classic horror and science fiction. This collection also contains a sneak peek of The Cage, the first book in Megan Shepherd's gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. The Madman's Daughter, inspired by The Island of Dr. Moreau, is the story of Dr. Moreau's daughter Juliet, who travels to her estranged father's island only to encounter murder, madness, and a scintillating love triangle. Her Dark Curiosity: Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. A Cold Legacy: With inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman's Daughter trilogy explores the things we'll sacrifice to save those we love . . . even our own humanity.