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Famous Last Words

Author : Katie Alender
ISBN : 9780545639989
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Hollywood history, mystery, murder, mayhem, and delicious romance collide in this unputdownable thriller from master storyteller Katie Alender. Willa is freaking out. It seems like she's seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It's almost as if someone -- or something -- is trying to send her a message. Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles -- a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There's Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there's Reed, who's ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There's also Wyatt, who's super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer. All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind . . . or her life. Acclaimed author Katie Alender puts an unforgettable twist on this spine-chilling tale of murder, mystery, mayhem -- and the movies.

Famous Last Words

Author : Catherine Pierce
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133428545
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the 2007 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, Selected by John Yau

Famous Last Words

Author : Laura Ward
ISBN : 1856487083
Genre : Reference
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Contains an anthology of famous last words, quotes, deathbed scenes, epitaphs, and obituaries from a number of notable individuals including Bob Hope, Alexander Blackwell, and Roman Emperor Vespasian.

Famous Last Words

Author : Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
ISBN : 9780805098402
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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In Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, sixteen-year-old Samantha D'Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam's boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow "intern scum" (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what—or who—is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up? As Sam learns her way around both the news room and the real world, she starts to make some momentous realizations about politics, ethics, her family, romance, and most important—herself.

Famous Last Words

Author : Annie Sanders
ISBN : 9781409112778
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling authors of GOODBYE, JIMMY CHOO comes a touching and bittersweet novel about one woman's attempt to let go of her worst fears - and live the life she's always dreamed of. Lucy Streeter has never been a risk-taker - as a single mother with a struggling business, she's never felt brave enough. Her life is one of unfulfilled ambitions and missed opportunities as she spends her days making divine, flamboyant clothes that express all the passion she hides from the world. Until one evening when an enigmatic fortune-teller informs Lucy that her future is far from rosy - in fact, she doesn't have one! Naturally Lucy doesn't believe him, but once his other prophecies come scarily true, she starts to wonder if he could be right. His prediction pushes Lucy to throw caution to the wind. So begins a riotous race against the clock as Lucy tries to squeeze a lifetime of fulfilment into a handful of days. She faces her demons, confronts those who have annoyed her and finally risks the thing she's guarded most - her heart. But will she actually live to regret it...?

Famous Last Words

Author : Jonathan Green
ISBN : 1856264653
Genre : Reference
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This sometimes funny, frequently poignant compilation offers a glimpse at the death-bed departures of kings, courtiers, poets, painters, saints, villains, murderers, and martyrs through the ages. Among the notable parting sentiments are Bing Crosby’s breezy sign-off: “That was a great game of golf, fellers,” Lawrence Oates’ farewell to Captain Scott on his mythically ill-fated expedition to the South Pole: “I’m just going out. I may be some time…,” and Civil War commander General Sedgewick’s final miscalculation: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist—.” It is a fascinating record of our final thoughts at the brink of the unimaginable. Jonathan Green is a noted lexicographer and the author of many books, including Slang Down the Ages.

Famous Last Words

Author : Alison Booth
ISBN : 081391437X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and fallen women die, to the more open alternatives of twentieth-century fiction, which sometimes permit the independent female protagonist to survive and occasionally allow alternative constructions of gender as well as plot. Each essay treats a narrative- novel, novella, or novel poem- by a single author in light of conventions of closure and of gender in historical context. The contributors recover forgotten texts, revise our understanding of women writers once successful, but now somewhat marginalized, and give voice to cultural "others." Works by the already canonized George Eliot are reassessed, and the representation of women in the canonical novels of male writers William Thackeray and Henry James is explored.

Grave Tidings

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ISBN : 9781785901447
Genre : Humor
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"You see! This is how you die." - Coco Chanel "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!" - Breaker Morant "If any of you have a message for the devil, give it to me, for I am about to meet him!" - Lavinia Fisher "I am dying. Please... bring me a toothpick. " - Alfred Jarry Funny, reflective, scornful or delirious, we are fascinated by famous last words because, humanity in extremis, they seem to tell us something about ourselves. Featuring lovers, killers, artists, traitors, spies, rulers, poets and pariahs, this thoughtful volume brings together the hedonists and the fatalists, the pragmatists and the optimists in a collection of famous last utterances - and the stories behind them - from throughout history.

Famous Last Words

Author : Alan Bisbort
ISBN : 0764917382
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Whether Inspiring, Incomprehensible, insightful, bleak, or absurd, last words can be spoken by the living as well as the dying. Among the dying, last words are truly final, as was the case with Dylan Thomas, who uttered "I've just had eighteen straight whiskeys. I think that's the record." Famous Last Words records the parting shots of dozens of folks no longer with us, from those dead for political reasons to those who themselves decided to end it all. And it records the words of those who went on with their lives after uttering a memorable farewell but whose reputation was made by their words, often to their lasting frustration, such as the infamous Richard Milhous Nixon: "You won't have me to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." Famous Last Words also preserves the last words of those inhabiting the world of fiction, whether in a book, on the stage, in a movie or on TV. Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" ranks right alongside Charles Foster Kane's "Rosebud" and Sidney Carton's "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done. . . ." The mutterings of the imagined are always floating around in our culture's consciousness, kicking lustily. Author Alan Bisbort consulted unimpeachable sources and original texts in compiling this compendium of 140 choice good-byes. But not only the farewells capture our attention: Bisbort's concise, witty, and informative text adds revealing context to the quoted words. Famous Last Words is fascinating, illuminating, and immensely rewarding. Reading through the pages may reveal some unifying impulse behind all those bye-byes; if so, you have truly stumbled uponthe meaning of life.

Famous Last Words Fond Farewells Deathbed Diatribes And Exclamations Upon Expiration

Author : Ray Robinson
ISBN : 0761126090
Genre : Reference
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Compiles farewell utterances from such notables as Douglas Fairbanks, Thomas Edison, John Maynard Keynes, Eugene O'Neill, Huey Long, Malcolm X, Indira Gandhi, and Conrad Hilton.

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