Download E-books Homeboy: A Novel PDF

By Seth Morgan

Seth Morgan's frenzied, addictive stroll at the wild aspect of Nineteen Eighties San Francisco whilst strip-joint barker Joe Speaker unwittingly steals a sixty-nine-carat blue diamond, he turns into enmeshed in a blackmail-and-murder conspiracy that starts with the savage slaying of expensive name woman Gloria Monday. without notice Joe's a sought after guy. Hunted via a murderous pimp referred to as child Jewels Moses and a constant murder cop named Tarzon, Joe finally ends up taking the rap and getting sentenced to 3 years. yet it really is in felony that the true hassle starts. An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the reduce depths, Homeboy is a tricky, eye-opening examine San Francisco throughout the AIDS epidemic. half memoir and half richly conceived paintings of mind's eye, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like natural poetry and celebrates an unusual expertise on the top of his storytelling powers.

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Download E-books The Thrill PDF

A new play from respected playwright Judith Thompson, encouraged by means of the lifetime of incapacity rights activist Harriet McBryde Johnson. Julian is a bestselling writer and fervent supporter of euthanasia. Elora, a legal professional and incapacity rights activist who hasn't ever walked a step in her lifestyles, is the counter-argument. So it comes as a surprise, in particular to Elora, while the 2 locate themselves acutely drawn to one another.

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Download E-books Fairy Tales: Dramolettes PDF

Three mini-plays via the German wunderkind and asylum-dweller.

Fairy stories gathers the novel verse dramolettes of the Swiss author Robert Walser. Narrated in Walser's inimitable, playful language, those theatrical items overturn conventional notions of the fairy story, remodeling the Brothers Grimm into metatheater, even metareflections.

Snow White forgives the evil queen for attempting to kill her, Cinderella doubts her prince and enjoys being hated by means of her evil stepsisters; the Fairy story itself is a personality who encourages her to stick in the confines of the tale. slumbering attractiveness, the royal family members, and its retainers aren't satisfied approximately being woken from their sleep through an absurd, unpretentious, Walser-like hero. Mary and Joseph are bowled over by way of what lies in shop for his or her child Jesus.

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Download E-books The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone PDF

By Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams's first novel

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is classic Tennessee Williams. released in 1950, his first novel used to be acclaimed by means of Gore Vidal as "splendidly written, specified, brief, entire, and fine." it's the tale of a filthy rich, fiftyish American widow lately a recognized level attractiveness, yet now "drifting." the unconventional opens quickly after her husband's demise and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone attempts to regulate to her aimless new existence in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to getting older. ("The wisdom that her attractiveness was once misplaced had come across her lately and it used to be nonetheless sometimes forgotten.") With poignant wit and his personal specific model of appreciate, Williams charts her float into an affair with a merciless younger gigolo: "As compelling, as interesting, and as technically skillful as his play" (Publishers Weekly).

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Download E-books Not About Nightingales PDF

By Tennessee Williams

This early full-length play positioned a tender Tennessee Williams' ardour for social justice within the highlight. "Haunting, searing, unforgettable" ―London Herald

In early 1998, sixty years after it was once written, certainly one of Tennessee Williams' first full-length performs, Not approximately Nightingales, was once premiered by way of Britain's Royal nationwide Theatre and used to be instantly hailed as "one of the main amazing theatrical discoveries of the final area century (London night Standard). dropped at the eye of the director Trevor Nunn by way of the actress Vanessa Redgrave (who has contributed a Foreword to this edition), "this early work...changed our conception of an incredible author and nonetheless packs a hefty political punch" (London Independent). Written in 1938 and in keeping with an exact newspaper tale, the play follows the occasions of a jail atrocity which surprised the kingdom: convicts major a starvation strike in a Pennsylvania criminal have been locked in a steam-heated telephone and roasted to demise. Williams later acknowledged: "I have by no means written something on the grounds that that can compete with it in violence and horror." Its sympathetic remedy of black and gay characters could have stored the play unproduced in its personal time. yet its flashes of lyricism and compelling discussion presage the nice performs Williams has but to put in writing. Not approximately Nightingales exhibits us the younger playwright (for the 1st time utilizing his signature "Tennessee") as a political author, enthusiastic about social injustice, and reflecting the plight of outcasts in melancholy the United States. The stylistic affects of ecu Expressionism, radical American theatre of the Nineteen Thirties, and well known movie make it distinctive one of the team of 4 early performs. Not approximately Nightingales has been edited by means of eminent Williams pupil Allean Hale, who has additionally supplied an illuminating old creation.

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Download E-books Real Life & Liars PDF

By Kristina Riggle

Sometimes you discover happiness the place, and whilst, you least anticipate it.

For Mirabelle Zielinski's childrens, happiness regularly appears simply out of achieve. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and 3 spoiled childrens. Her son, Ivan, so inventive, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst style in ladies. And the "baby," impulsive Irina, who lives lifestyles on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant and hitched to a guy who's two times her age. at the weekend in their mom and dad' anniversary get together, lies may be printed, hearts could be broken...but love can also be came across. And the largest surprise may possibly come from Mirabelle herself, simply because she has a mystery that might swap every little thing.

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Download E-books The School for Scandal and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richly exploited comedian events, bubbling wit, and complex plots mix to make Sheridan's paintings one of the best of of all English comedy. The institution for Scandal (1777) is his masterpiece, a brilliantly crafted comedy of contrasts during which brothers Joseph and Charles floor contend for Maria, with hilariously differing intentions and effects. additionally a piece of acute comedian irony, The Rivals satirizes the romantic posturing of Lydia Languish whereas her disguised suitor Captain Absolute's inventive contrivances boost an ever creative and skilfully wrought plot. incorporated during this version are the opera play The Duenna and the infrequently revealed musical play A journey to Scarborough, tailored from Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Sheridan's final play, The Critic, is an exuberant parody of the modish tragic drama of the day. Lampooning Sir Fretful Plagiary's absurdly bombastic historic drama in the course of its burdened levels of creation, its satire by no means fails to please.

The texts of the performs were newly edited by means of the overall Editor of the Oxford World's Classics English Drama sequence. an outstanding advent and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and important inheritance make this a useful variation for research and function alike.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from around the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable good points, together with professional introductions by way of prime gurus, useful notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download E-books The King's Guard (Girl of Fire and Thorns Book 3) PDF

By Rae Carson

Hector of Ventierra is the youngest commander of the Royal defend in his kingdom's heritage. yet sooner than he was once lord commander, he was once a lowly squire. during this brief delusion novella, set on this planet of The lady of fireplace and Thorns, Rae Carson introduces readers to Hector sooner than he grew to become the guy Queen Elisa fell in love with. The King's Guard additionally features a teaser bankruptcy for The sour Kingdom, the belief to the hearth and Thorns trilogy.

At fifteen years previous, Hector is the youngest squire within the such a lot elite army strength within the nation. And his first day is disastrous. every body assumes the one cause he used to be recruited is his shut own organization with King Alejandro, no longer simply because he is rather earned it.

But Alejandro wishes Hector for a mystery venture, one who offers him the opportunity to turn out to everyone—including himself—that he's necessary to be a Royal protect. Hector needs to holiday into the traditional citadel of Wind to retrieve whatever so vital that the kingdom's destiny relies on it. What Hector unearths within the fort will stretch his bond of friendship along with his king almost about breaking. and it'll arrange him to turn into the fearsome warrior and lord commander Elisa won't ever enable go.

A riveting prequel to Rae Carson's epic and acclaimed hearth and Thorns series.

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Download E-books The Time of Your Life PDF

By William Saroyan

A programme textual content variation released at the side of the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the start of William Saroyan, The Time of Your existence runs from 26 November - 20 December.

'In the time of our existence, stay - in order that in that wondrous time you shall now not upload to the distress and sorrow of the realm, yet shall smile to the limitless satisfaction and secret of it'

The Time of Your lifestyles, a wealthy tapestry of human lifestyles, peopled by means of a large quantity of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a 20th century American masterpiece.

The Time of Your existence used to be first awarded on the Shubert Theatre, New Haven, united states, on 7 October 1939. It used to be the 1st play to win either the recent York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize. . it's been revived 3 times on Broadway; was once filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and two times filmed for television. It was once final obvious within the united kingdom in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare corporation construction in Stratford and London in 1983, and bought the subsequent review:

'A amazing play which blazes forth like a courageous beacon: warming and entire of fire' day-by-day Mail

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Download E-books El túnel PDF

By Ernesto Sábato

El túnel es una de las grandes novelas sudamericanas de este siglo, cuyos ecos recogieron pronto en Europa Graham Greene y Camus. El relato, montado en los recursos de los angeles novela policial, desarrolla un personaje que revela su psicología introspectiva e impone al lector un análisis de los angeles desesperanza. El protagonista, Juan Pablo Castel, persigue inútilmente lo inalcanzable, que no es sino el regreso a l. a. infancia, simbolizada en los angeles ventana de un cuadro, motivo reiterado largamente en los angeles narración.

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