Mark Helprin’s masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
Women in Game of Thrones: Power, Conformity and Resistance
Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance--even the "strong women" have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race.
It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.
It has been announced that the book will be adapted into a film called Mr Holmes with Ian McKellen as Holmes.
Ahern wades into the Christmas fiction fray with a winning tale of magic and redemption. Lou Suffern is a busy man, and his family’s growing weary of constantly taking the backseat to his career. On a whim, he offers Gabe, a homeless man he meets outside his office, a low-level job, and the uncharacteristically kind gesture plays out in a very unexpected way when Lou learns that Gabe has the power to be in two places at once.
The aim of this book is to provide an up-to-date, integrated and forwardlooking introduction to international relations/global politics. It seeks to be genuinely global while not ignoring the international dimension of world affairs, accepting that ‘the global’ and ‘the international’ complement one another and are not rival or incompatible modes of understanding. In this view, global politics encompasses not just politics at the ‘global’ level
English can certainly be a confusing language, whether you're a native speaker or learning it as a second language. The Right Word is the essential reference to help anyone master its subtleties and avoid the most common mistakes. Divided into three sections, The Right Word first examines homophones, those tricky words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Entries are organized alphabetically, with meanings and examples (including colloquial ones) given to facilitate correct use. Author Elizabeth Morrison then looks at words that often confuse--childish vs. childlike, incredible vs. incredulous--before providing a list of commonly misspelled words.