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The Family Plot

Author : Cherie Priest
ISBN : 9781466860650
Genre : Fiction
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From Cherie Priest, author of the enormously successful Boneshaker, The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages—atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility that’s every bit as fresh as it is frightening. Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload—lock, stock, and barrel. For a check and a handshake, it’s all his. It’s a big check. It’s a firm handshake. And it’s enough of a gold mine that he assigns his daughter Dahlia to personally oversee the project. Dahlia and a small crew caravan down to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the ancient Withrow house is waiting—and so is a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Withrow left out of the paperwork. Augusta Withrow left out a lot of things. The property is in unusually great shape for a condemned building. It’s empty, but Dahlia and the crew quickly learn it is far from abandoned. There is still something in the Withrow mansion, something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. Other Books Boneshaker Button Man and the Murder Tree, The Dreadnought Fathom Fiddlehead Four and Twenty Blackbirds Ganymede Inexplicables, The Not Flesh Nor Feathers Wings to the Kingdom At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Plot Story And The Novel

Author : Robert L. Caserio
ISBN : 9781400867660
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Giving a close critical reading to major texts by Dickens, Poe, Eliot, Melville, James, Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner, Professor Caserio provides an historical dimension to the developing fate of plot, story, and the novel. In addition, he challenges the major critical positions of Northrop Frye, Roland Barthes, and Edward Said with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of narrative trends. Originally published in 1979. 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.

Imagining Adoption

Author : Marianne Novy
ISBN : 0472030027
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

In The Company Of Strangers

Author : Barry McCrea
ISBN : 9780231527330
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.

Family Plot

Author : William D. Moser
ISBN : 9781452072005
Genre : Fiction
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As World War I ends, Orin Dawes’ love, Dimple Deribus, lies dead in the hay loft of her father’s stable in Ramsfield, Illinois. Orin soon meets Ruby Somers, the daughter of nomadic tent preacher Rev. Jimmy. Ruby’s “gift” helps her ease Orin’s terminally ill mother’s pain – and read people’s sins. When Orin’s mother dies she is buried in the family plot at the edge of the farm. Orin marries Ruby and they start a family. Over the next twenty years the dairy herd multiplies, and fifteen children, named alphabetically from Adalia to Orinthal, Jr. provide hands to milk the cows. Orin, Ruby, and their children’s dark secrets of murder, arson, and worse sit mutely like ghosts at the edge of consciousness.

Writing The Family Narrative

Author : Lawrence P. Gouldrup
ISBN : 0916489272
Genre : Reference
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At last! Here is a clear, concise, and highly readable explanation of how to write your family history. This book was written for the genealogist who has compiled scores of pedigree charts and family group sheets, has spent years poring over forgotten manuscripts and staring into dimly-lit microfilm readers, and who now wants to bring it all together into a final narrative form. In a timely and interesting manner, the author shows how you can compose a controlled and focused rendition of your family's story.

The Doctor In The Victorian Novel

Author : Dr Tabitha Sparks
ISBN : 9781409475408
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With the character of the doctor as her subject, Tabitha Sparks follows the decline of the marriage plot in the Victorian novel. As Victorians came to terms with the scientific revolution in medicine of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, the novel's progressive distance from the conventions of the marriage plot can be indexed through a rising identification of the doctor with scientific empiricism. A narrative's stance towards scientific reason, Sparks argues, is revealed by the fictional doctor's relationship to the marriage plot. Thus, novels that feature romantic doctors almost invariably deny the authority of empiricism, as is the case in George MacDonald's Adela Cathcart. In contrast, works such as Wilkie Collins's Heart and Science, which highlight clinically minded or even sinister doctors, uphold the determining logic of science and, in turn, threaten the novel's romantic plot. By focusing on the figure of the doctor rather than on a scientific theme or medical field, Sparks emulates the Victorian novel's personalization of tropes and belief systems, using the realism associated with the doctor to chart the sustainability of the Victorian novel's central imaginative structure, the marriage plot. As the doctors Sparks examines increasingly stand in for the encroachment of empirical knowledge on a morally formulated artistic genre, their alienation from the marriage plot and its interrelated decline succinctly herald the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of Modernism.

Writing Mothers And Daughters

Author : Adalgisa Giorgio
ISBN : 1571819533
Genre : Literary Collections
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The psychoanalytic discovery of the importance of the preoedipal mother-daughter bond in the 1970s had an important impact on feminist literature. This book offers a systematic study of this theme in western European fiction.

A Buried Plot On Legacy Road A Novel

Author : John Michael Heuer
ISBN : 9781618970589
Genre : Fiction
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This fascinating novel recounts the fate of two families: the Braintree family living in 1930 and the Hammilson family living in 1991. Amazingly, the modern day Hammilson family is the reincarnation of the earlier Braintree family. THE BRAINTREE FAMILY On the banks of the Hudson River is the community of Northern Spring, New York. Off a route named Legacy Road, is the estate that belonged to Silas Braintree. In 1930, a mansion known as The Braintree House that he built during the booming 1920s, dominates the riverbank. The area’s economy depends on five factories located along the river, one of which, The Braintree Textile Company, belongs to Silas. Silas is married and has two grown children. During the early months of 1930, the family foresaw the oncoming Great Depression and decided to save itself by stealing the weekly factory payroll money. While initially successful, the plan ended in death and a curse that settled in the family mansion. THE HAMMILSON FAMILY The Hammilson family also consisted of a couple and their two grown children. When the family moves into The Braintree House, they feel an odd sense of déjà vu.

Dickens And The Politics Of The Family

Author : Catherine Waters
ISBN : 0521573556
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examination of the representation of the family in Dickens's novels.

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