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The Wager

Author : Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN : 1429946814
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

The Wager

Author : Mark Howard Medoff
ISBN : 0822212145
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Leeds, a brainy, tart-tongued graduate student, has bet his super-jock roommate, Ward (a Phys-Ed major), that Ward can seduce Honor, the wife of a young professor (Ron). But Leeds has also wagered that if Ward is successful, Ron will m

The Wager

Author : Machado de Assis
ISBN : 0720612306
Genre : Fiction
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Returning to his native Rio after many years abroad, Aires is captivated by a young widow, Fidelia Noronha, whom he sees praying at her husband's graveside. Her charm and the tragic story of her brief marriage increase his fascination, and soon he is indulging in impossible dreams. But the Brazil that Aires remembers from his youth is changing fast. A new era is dawning with events such as the coming of the railway and the abolition of slavery. The future belongs to a younger generation, to men like Tristao, the doctor and political candidate who also happens to be an admirer of the beautiful Fidelia.

The Wager

Author : Lily Maxton
ISBN : 9781633750517
Genre : Fiction
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London, 1818. Anne Middleton never plays by the rules. She is willful when she should be obedient and unabashed when she should be decorous. Worse still, she can never resist a good wager... or a naughty book. And Confessions of a Courtesan is about as sensational and risque as a book can be. Michael Grey - Earl of Thornhill - had once courted Anne's sweet sister. But while Anne is certainly no lady of decorum, her bold impulsiveness slips through his armor, and propriety is forgotten. Now he too is immersed in the book of forbidden delights, where each page is an invitation to sin and a guide to pleasures unknown... Roused by heady desire, Michael tempts Anne in a way she cannot resist: a wager. Thus begins a game of chance, where coins have been replaced by a currency that is far more illicit. And the stakes of seduction are dangerous indeed... The Sisters of Scandal series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Affair Book #2 The Wager Book #3 The Love Match Book #4 The Mistake Book #5 The Improper Bride

The Wager

Author : Sally Cheney
ISBN : 9781460876794
Genre : Fiction
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Not To Be Trusted A rogue draped in a mantle of savagery and civilization was the only way to describe Peter Desmond, she'd decided. But Marianne Trenton shuddered to realize she was dangerously intrigued, indeed, beguiled, by the very man she'd sworn to destroy! A Prize Beyond Price Marianne Trenton was a jewel of young womanhood, shining with an innocence that radiated its own sweet allure. She'd appeared in Peter Desmond's life at the turn of a card, then turned his heart around and he vowed to make her his own!

The Wager

Author : Edwin Matthews
ISBN : 9781780881669
Genre : Humorous stories
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The Wager traces the events which take place in a tough comprehensive school, on a day to day basis, throughout one academic year. Simon Brown, the school’s cynical head of science, discovers that the school is overstaffed and that some teachers are to be made redundant at the end of the year. He realises that he and his best friend, Wilson, are the prime candidates for the push. Rather than informing his friend of the situation, he keeps the information to himself and secretly tries to ingratiate himself with the school’s new head-teacher. The Wager tracks Simon’s attempts to save his own job – at his friend’s expense. Besides being a cynic, Simon is also a gambler. He and Wilson make a wager as to whether their new head teacher will survive the year. Their new head turns out to be a disastrous appointment, wholly without charisma and alienated from pupils and teachers alike. As staff morale deteriorates and the behaviour of students worsens, the ethos of the school begins to decline. Throughout the turmoil, Simon delivers his acerbic views on events which unfold around him. Due to his gambling, Simon's wife decides to leave him. Not one to get depressed over such a triviality, he decides to pursue an attractive young maths teacher by the name of Sophie Lawrence and strange events start to occur in Simon’s life, both at home and at work...A laugh-out-loud novel packed with twists and turns, The Wager will appeal to fans of comic fiction – we bet it will make you chuckle. Edwin is inspired by J. D. Salinger, Joseph Heller and Ken Kesey.

The Wager

Author : Robert L Fish
ISBN : 9781480477377
Genre : Fiction
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A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York’s most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard—a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people’s lives as well—watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens’ reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece—and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose.

The Wager

Author : Rachel Van Dyken
ISBN : 1455554189
Genre : FICTION
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What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be. If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it.

The Wager Of Lucien Goldmann

Author : Mitchell Cohen
ISBN : 1400821266
Genre : Philosophy
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In The Wager of Lucien Goldmann, Mitchell Cohen provides the first full-length study of this major figure of postwar French intellectual life and champion of socialist humanism. While many Parisian leftists staunchly upheld Marxism's "scientificity" in the 1950s and 1960s, Lucien Goldmann insisted that Marxism was by then in severe crisis and had to reinvent itself radically if it were to survive. He rejected the traditional Marxist view of the proletariat and contested the structuralist and antihumanist theorizing that infected French left-wing circles in the tumultuous 1960s. Highly regarded by thinkers as diverse as Jean Piaget and Alasdair MacIntyre, Goldmann is shown here as a socialist who, unlike many others of his time, refused to portray his aspirations for humanity’s future as an inexorable unfolding of history’s laws. He saw these aspirations instead as a wager akin to Pascal’s in the existence of God. “Risk,” Goldmann wrote in his classic study of Pascal and Racine, The Hidden God, “possibility of failure, hope of success, and the synthesis of the three in a faith which is a wager are the essential constituent elements of the human condition.” In The Wager of Lucien Goldmann, Cohen retrieves Goldmann’s achievement—his “genetic structuralist” method, his sociology of literature, his libertarian socialist politics. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Wager Mills Boon Vintage 90s Modern

Author : Sally Cheney
ISBN : 9781408988091
Genre : Fiction
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Not To Be Trusted A rogue draped in a mantle of savagery and civilization was the only way to describe Peter Desmond, she'd decided. But Marianne Trenton shuddered to realize she was dangerously intrigued, indeed, beguiled , by the very man she'd sworn to destroy!

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