By Ben H. Winters
From the writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a brand new story of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the unique textual content of the liked Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of big lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and different organic monstrosities. As our tale opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their youth domestic and despatched to continue to exist a mysterious island jam-packed with savage creatures and darkish secrets and techniques. whereas good Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by way of either the good-looking Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters conquer meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to discover real love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles which are endlessly snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social statement with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and in simple terms the swiftest swimmers will locate real love!
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Satire as a different style used to be first constructed by means of the Romans and thought of as thoroughly 'their own'. This Companion's overseas members offer a stimulating creation to the style and its person proponents aimed relatively at non-specialists. Roman satires are explored either as standard, literary phenomena and as hugely symbolic and potent social actions. Satire's transformation in past due antiquity and reception in additional fresh centuries can be lined.
By John Barth
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By Mark Twain
One of many maximum satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court starts while Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England palms manufacturing facility, is struck at the head in the course of a quarrel and awakens to discover himself one of the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot.
What follows is a tradition conflict of the 1st importance, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of information and superstition of the folks, makes a decision to enlighten them with schooling and know-how. via a sequence of splendidly imaginitive adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy in comparison to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. whilst, in spite of the fact that, Twain increases the query of even if fabric growth inevitably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra strong and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and no more capable of keep an eye on occasions, till the one approach out is a hugely harmful war.
While the darkish pessimism that may absolutely blossom in Twain’s later works may be discerned in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the unconventional will however be remembered basically for its wild leaps of mind's eye, very good wit, and wonderful storytelling.
Paris within the Nineteen Twenties - dizzy and decadent. the place a tender guy could make a fortune together with his wits ... until he's led into temptation. Cocaine's dandified hero Tito Arnaudi invents lurid scandals and grotesque deaths, and sells those tales to the newspapers. yet his personal lifestyles turns into much more outrageous than his press stories while he acquires 3 not easy mistresses. based, witty and depraved, Pitigrilli's vintage novel used to be first released in Italian in 1921 and charts the comedy and tragedy of a tender man's downfall and the entice of a bygone period. The novel's descriptions of intercourse and drug use triggered church specialists to put it on a listing of forbidden books, whereas beautiful to filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder who wrote a script in response to the tale. Cocaine retains its venom even today.
By Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea
Ever questioned why there's a pyramid on a one buck invoice? Does the query of who particularly shot Kennedy (and who else used to be attempting to yet didn’t be ready to get their pictures off in time?) nonetheless play in your brain? be anxious not more – The Illuminatus! Trilogy comprises the solutions. The Illuminatus! Trilogy has been referred to as many stuff - a few think it to be a piece of underground technology fiction genius, others think it to give an explanation for each conspiracy thought ever and a few imagine it's only very complicated. “Brimming with intercourse and violence” (all of it hugely enjoyable) The Illuminatus! Trilogy tells the tale of Joseph Malik who, as editor of an intensive journal, as been probing a bit too tough into rumours of a mysterious and historical mystery society who've been trying - and slowly succeeding – in taking on the realm. Joseph has long past lacking and the places of work of his journal were bombed. On his tail his Saul Goodman a tricky, cynical detective who’s basically want is to come back to his appealing spouse, final visible looking ahead to him in mattress - bare. either males are drawn ever deeper right into a tapestry of mysteries scattered with brilliant characters together with Fission Chips the British secret agent, Hagbard Celine patrolling the oceans in his yellow submarine, a number of attractive girls, a number of gods, Billy Graham and Howard the Porpoise. An non cease curler coaster trip this publication may swap your lifestyles – or simply provide you with an excellent snort and whatever to learn at the bathroom.
Download E-books Far Rainbow and the Second Invasion from Mars (MacMillan's Best of Soviet Science Fiction Series) PDF
By Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
The rest from MacMillan's Soviet technology Fiction sequence will be gladly welcomed! The sequence used to be edited via technology fiction author/editor Theodore Sturgeon. at some point soon i'll commence making requests for the opposite books during this sequence. See PDF web page five for record of others in series.
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Both of those tales are good written and concentrate on people, and characters, instead of technologies.
"The moment Invasion of Mars" is a slightly terrific and funny story in regards to the invasion of Earth through Martians. The Martians are taking up the Earth via trade. This tale cleverly parallels our personal global, and cultures who suppose their lack of identification via company giants, or throughout the immigration of "aliens". The Martians during this tale stay mostly mysterious entities that the people hardly see, so the focal point is usually at the humans' reactions to being taken over as they become aware of small alterations the following and there of their lives because the "invasion" is taking place.
"Far Rainbow" is a narrative a few planet of individuals attempting to break out their global that is approximately to be destroyed. First they have to conflict their very own doubts concerning the mounting veracity of the ominous observations, after which there's the steadily mobilization of the folks. the tale specializes in participants and feels actual within the means they reply to adversity.
By Will Self
Will Self has been praised by way of the hot York instances ebook evaluate as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one in all his such a lot outrageous works of fiction
“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a lady who grows a completely sensible penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its better half elements. There are, even if, issues. Cock & Bull, the publication that brought an enfant negative of English letters to an American viewers, has fast develop into a vintage of blistering satire.
Download E-books Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises: Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants and Other Works (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift) PDF
By Jonathan Swift
Swift's parodies are between his such a lot interesting works, yet possibly require such a lot explication for the trendy reader. Valerie Rumbold brings a brand new intensity and element to the modifying of Swift's Bickerstaff papers, 'Polite Conversation', 'Directions to Servants' and different works on language and behavior. Highlights comprise a clean research of the political and print contexts of the Bickerstaff papers, complete commentaries on such smaller works as 'A Modest Defence of Punning' and 'On Barbarous Denominations in Ireland', identity and rationalization of many extra sayings in 'Polite Conversation', and a close contextualisation of 'Directions to Servants' in modern family idea and perform. a considerable thematic advent is supplemented through someone headnote and entire annotation to every paintings. The Textual advent explores the publishing ideas followed by way of rapid and his booksellers, and a separate Textual Account of every paintings offers and discusses adjustments within the texts through the years.
By Truman Capote
Even supposing Truman Capote’s final, unfinished novel bargains a devastating staff portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing the occupation of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at los angeles Côte Basque, from literary salons to high priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands besides such real-life helping characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. principally, this malevolently finny ebook screens Capote at his such a lot relentlessly observant and murderously witty.