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Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher

Title Amelia Unabridged
Author Ashley Schumacher
Publisher Wednesday Books
Release Date 2021-02-16
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250253033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic. It’s the perfect way to start off their last summer before college. In a heartbeat, everything goes horribly wrong. When Jenna gets a chance to meet the author and Amelia doesn’t, the two have a blowout fight like they’ve never experienced. And before Amelia has a chance to mend things, Jenna is killed in a freak car accident. Grief-stricken, and without her best friend to guide her, Amelia questions everything she had planned for the future. When a mysterious, rare edition of the Orman Chronicles arrives, Amelia is convinced that it somehow came from Jenna. Tracking the book to an obscure but enchanting bookstore in Michigan, Amelia is shocked to find herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and handsome N. E. Endsley himself, the reason for Amelia’s and Jenna’s fight and perhaps the clue to what Jenna wanted to tell her all along. Ashley Schumacher's devastating and beautiful debut, Amelia Unabridged, is about finding hope and strength within yourself, and maybe, just maybe, falling in love while you do it.

Title The Chronicles of Barsetshire The Palliser Novels Unabridged
Author Anthony Trollope
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2017-07-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 5958
ISBN 9788026836803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Chronicles of Barsetshire (or Barchester Chronicles) is a series of six novels by the English author Anthony Trollope, set in the fictitious English county of Barsetshire (located roughly in the West Country) and its cathedral town of Barchester. The novels concern the dealings of the clergy and the gentry, and the political, amatory, and social man|uvrings that go on among and between them. Together, the series is regarded by many as Trollope's finest work. The Palliser novels are six novels, also known as the "Parliamentary Novels", by Anthony Trollope. The common thread is the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife Lady Glencora. The plots involve British and Irish politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around Parliament. Table of Contents: Anthony Trollope: An Autobiography The Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Warden The Barchester Towers Doctor Thorne Framley Parsonage The Small House at Allington The Last Chronicle of Barset The Palliser Novels: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Redux The Prime Minister The Duke's Children.

Title The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection All unabridged Oz novels by L Frank Baum
Author L. Frank Baum
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2013-01-25
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 1748
ISBN 9788074840005
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to create the illusion that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma relayed their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph. This ebook presents all the Wizard of Oz novels written by Lyman Frank Baum. Later Wizard of Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson and other authors, as well as comic strips, are not included in this collection. Content: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) The Woggle-Bug Book (1905) Ozma of Oz (1907) Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) The Road to Oz (1909) The Emerald City of Oz (1910) The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913) Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1913, collection of 6 short stories) Tik-Tok of Oz (1914) The Scarecrow of Oz (1915) Rinkitink in Oz (1916) The Lost Princess of Oz (1917) The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918) The Magic of Oz (1919, posthumously published) Glinda of Oz (1920, posthumously published)

Title The Complete Unabridged Anne Shirley Stories 14 Books Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne s House of Dreams Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside Chronicles of Avonlea Anne of Windy Poplars Anne of Ingleside etc
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2013-12-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 2452
ISBN 9788026804000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Unabridged Anne Shirley Stories" contains 14 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Anne Shirley is a fictional character introduced in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Table of contents: Anne of Green Gables (1908) Anne of Avonlea (1909) Anne of the Island (1915) Anne's House of Dreams (1917) Rainbow Valley (1919) Rilla of Ingleside (1921) Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) Anne of Ingleside (1939) The Story Girl (1911) The Golden Road (Sequel to The Story Girl, 1913) Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910) The Watchman and Other Poems (1916) Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 0́3 1942), was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays.

Title Jack London Complete and Unabridged Six Novels Hardcover 2006
Author Jack London
Publisher JA
Release Date 2018-06-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 643
ISBN 9782291035527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contents: The Son of the Wolf The God of his Fathers & Other Stories A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Sea Wolf The Faith of Men & Other Stories The Game Tales of the Fish Patrol Moon-Face & Other Stories White Fang Before Adam Love of Life & Other Stories The Road The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Lost Face Adventure The Abysmal Brute South Sea Tales When God Laughs & Other Stories The Scarlet Plague The House of Pride A Son of the Sun The Valley of the Moon The Night-Born The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Strength of the Strong The Star Rover The Little Lady of the Big House The Turtles of Tasman Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Children of the Frost Dutch Courage and Other Stories

Title Amelia Westlake Was Never Here
Author Erin Gough
Publisher Poppy
Release Date 2019-05-21
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780316450652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fiercely funny, queer romantic comedy about two girls who can't stand each other, but join forces in a grand feminist plan to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school. Harriet Price is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will Everhart is a troublemaker who's never met an injustice she didn't fight. When their swim coach's inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds, pulling provocative pranks and creating the instantly legendary Amelia Westlake--an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But as tensions burn throughout their school--who is Amelia Westlake?--and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they're falling for each other? Award-winning author Erin Gough's Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is a funny, smart, and all-too-timely story of girls fighting back against power and privilege--and finding love while they're at it.

Title The Complete Novels of F Scott Fitzgerald Unabridged
Author Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2017-12-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1312
ISBN 9788027236084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fitzgerald won fame and fortune for his first novel, This Side of Paradise. It is an immature work but was the first novel to anticipate the pleasure-seeking generation of the Roaring Twenties. A similar novel, The Beautiful and Damned increased his popularity. The Great Gatsby was less popular than Fitzgerald's early works, but it was his masterpiece and the first of three successive novels that give him lasting literary importance. The lively yet deeply moral novel centers around Jay Gatsby, a wealthy bootlegger. It presents a penetrating criticism of the moral emptiness Fitzgerald saw in wealthy American society of the 1920's. Fitzgerald's next novel, Tender Is the Night, is a beautifully written but disjointed account of the general decline of a few glamorous Americans in Europe. The book failed because readers during the Great Depression of the 1930s were not interested in Jazz Age "parties." Fitzgerald died before he completed The Love of the Last Tycoon, a novel about Hollywood life. Critics generally agree that Fitzgerald's early success damaged his personal life and marred his literary production. This success led to extravagant living and a need for a large income. It probably contributed to Fitzgerald's alcoholism and the mental breakdown of his wife, Zelda. The success also probably led to his physical and spiritual collapse. Fitzgerald spent his last years as a scriptwriter in Hollywood. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined.

Title Can You Forgive Her Unabridged
Author Anthony Trollope
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-04-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9788026834403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Can You Forgive Her? (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Can You Forgive Her? is a novel by Anthony Trollope. It is the first of six novels in the "Palliser" series. The novel follows three parallel stories of courtship and marriage and the decisions of three strong women: Alice Vavasor, her cousin Glencora Palliser, and her aunt Arabella Greenow. Early on, Alice asks the question "What should a woman do with her life?" This theme repeats itself in the dilemmas faced by the other women in the novel. Lady Glencora and her husband Plantagenet Palliser recur in the remainder of the Palliser series. Alice Vavasor, a young woman of twenty-four, is engaged to the wealthy and respectable and dependable, if unambitious and bland, John Grey. She had previously been engaged to her cousin George, but she broke it off after he went through a wild period. John, trusting in his love, makes only the slightest protest of Alice's planned tour of Switzerland with her cousin Kate, George's sister, even when he learns George is to go with them as male protector. Influenced by the romance of Switzerland, Kate's contriving to restore George to Alice's favour, and her own misgivings with John's shortcomings, Alice jilts her second fiancé…. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

Title Collected Novels of E M Delafield 6 Unabridged Editions in One Volume
Author E. M. Delafield
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-07-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 760
ISBN 9788026841722
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Novels of E. M. Delafield (6 Unabridged Editions in One Volume)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Zella Sees Herself” (1915) - Zella is a beautiful orphan who must come to terms with her mother's death in a largely hostile world. The Novel is largely autobiographical and the first written work of E. M. Delafield. "The War-Workers” (1918) - The travails of working in a Supply Depot under the tyrannical control of Charmain Vivian, who meets her match in a newly arrived clergyman's daughter Grace Jones. "Consequences” (1919) - A young woman entering a convent. Its heroine, Alex Clare, refuses to marry the only young man to make her an offer of marriage, and, finding herself regarded as a failure by society, must resort to convent life. "Tension” (1920) - Pauline Marchrose is a successful candidate, a woman claiming to be 28 but probably in her early thirties, when women are only beginning to fight for their rights and for equal opportunities. "The Heel of Achilles” (1921) - A middle-class young woman Lydia Raymond who intends to marry "above her” during the first world war in England while her daughter Jane rebels against her. "Humbug: A Study in Education” (1922) - The protagonist Lilly is a charming character who in spite of believing in the goodness of things is bogged down by her family and society to conform. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Title Complete Novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky Unabridged Novels and Novellas by the Great Russian Novelist Journalist and Philosopher including Crime and Punishment The Idiot The Brothers Karamazov Demons The House of the Dead and many more
Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-05-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 3800
ISBN 9788026837916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Complete Novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Table of Contents: NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Netochka Nezvanova Uncle's Dream The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Notes from Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Permanent Husband The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY: A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood DOSTOYEVSKY AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD by Zinaida Vengerova ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps Extract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice Baring BIOGRAPHY Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée.

Title The Bront Sisters The Complete Novels Unabridged
Author Charlotte Brontë
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2013-09-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1120
ISBN 9788074848971
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Brontë Sisters: The Complete Novels (Unabridged)” contains 8 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection of the works of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë includes the following novels: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontëm, published in 1847 Shirley by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1849 Villette by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853 The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, was published after her death in 1857 Emma by Charlotte Brontë (unfinished), she wrote only 20 pages of the manuscript which was published in 1860. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, published in 1848 Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, published in 1847 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, published in 1848 The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855), Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics. Before writing novels, the sisters first published a volume of poetry in 1846. Many novels of the Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are based on women in Victorian England and the difficulties that they faced like few employment opportunities, dependence on men in the families for support, and social expectations.

Title The War Workers Consequences Two Unabridged Novels
Author E. M. Delafield
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-07-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 305
ISBN 9788026841791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The War-Workers & Consequences (Two Unabridged Novels)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The War-Workers" (1918) - The travails of working in a Supply Depot under the tyrannical control of Charmain Vivian, who meets her match in a newly arrived clergyman's daughter Grace Jones. "Consequences" (1919) - A young woman entering a convent. Its heroine, Alex Clare, refuses to marry the only young man to make her an offer of marriage, and, finding herself regarded as a failure by society, must resort to convent life. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Title The Small House at Allington Chronicles of Barsetshire Unabridged
Author Anthony Trollope
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-04-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 750
ISBN 9788026834380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Small House at Allington (Chronicles of Barsetshire) - Unabridged" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Small House at Allington is the fifth novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It enjoyed a revival in popularity in the early 1990s when the British prime minister, John Major, declared it as his favourite book. The Small House at Allington concerns the Dale family, who live in the "Small House", a dower house intended for the widowed mother (Dowager) of the owner of the estate. The landowner, in this instance, is the bachelor Squire of Allington, Christopher Dale. Dale's mother having died, he has allocated the Small House, rent free, to his widowed sister-in-law and her daughters Isabella ("Bell") and Lilian ("Lily"). Lily has for a long time been secretly loved by John Eames, a junior clerk at the Income Tax Office, while Bell is in love with the local doctor, James Crofts. The handsome and personable, somewhat mercenary Adolphus Crosbie is introduced into the circle by the squire's nephew, Bernard Dale… Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

Title Our Human Herds The Theory of Dual Morality Second Edition Unabridged
Author Stephen Martin Fritz
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date 2019-05-14
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 1100
ISBN 9781457567551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Let us imagine that somewhere in present day South America a nation exists as the United States was constituted in 1789. George Washington is its president and Thomas Jefferson its secretary of state. It is a nation that allows only white males to vote, and its president, cabinet officials, and many of its citizens own slaves. If the America of 1789 existed right now, what would we think of it? Would it be right to invade it in order to liberate its people? Would we consider a complete embargo of it, until it changed its ways? Would it be a pariah among nations? Or would we recognize and cooperate with it, declaring its president and secretary of state political geniuses? Maybe we would just do nothing and trust that in 100 or so years it will straighten itself out? What would be the correct way to think of such a nation and its leaders? Three hundred years ago, if a woman was raped and became pregnant we’d kill the rapist and spare the baby. Today, we spare the rapist and kill the baby. One hundred years ago only heterosexual marriages were legal. Today political leaders around the world are celebrating gay relationships. How and why does our moral outlook change in such matters? By the time you are done reading this book, you will have concrete answers to these questions and many more. “This is a learned, thoroughly researched study - and dazzlingly bright. The effervescent approach to writing makes its pages fly by ... Studies as brilliant as this one deserve a far wider audience. An engrossing and mind-expanding examination of morality” ~Kirkus Reviews

Title Tender Is the Night Unabridged Autobiographical Novel from the author of The Great Gatsby The Beautiful and Damned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Babylon Revisited
Author Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-06-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 337
ISBN 9788026838937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Tender Is the Night (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Tender Is the Night is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1932, Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was hospitalized for schizophrenia in Baltimore, Maryland. The author rented the "la Paix" estate in the suburb of Towson to work on this book, the story of the rise and fall of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst and his wife, Nicole, who is also one of his patients. While working on the book he several times ran out of cash and had to borrow from his editor and agent, and write short stories for commercial magazines. The early 1930s, when Fitzgerald was conceiving and working on the book, were certainly the darkest years of his life, and accordingly, the novel has its bleak elements. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Still Lives by Maria Hummel

Title Still Lives
Author Maria Hummel
Publisher Catapult
Release Date 2018-06-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781619021761
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twelve shocking paintings. Eleven famous murders. One missing artist . . . and one woman driven to find her—this Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection is a “stunning achievement” (Los Angeles Times). Kim Lord is an avant–garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self–portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women―the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others―and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women. As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances. Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala. Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls on the up–and–coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie’s ex. A rogue’s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord’s disappearance, she’ll come to suspect all of those closest to her. Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, Still Lives is a page–turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets. ""Has a heck of a hook . . . It sucks you into a compelling story, before forcing you to contemplate the big, uncomfortable ideas it’s considering. It’s a fresh choice for Reese’s Book Club, to be sure."" ―Entertainment Weekly

Title Paying Guests Unabridged Satirical Novel from the author of Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia David Blaize Dodo Spook Stories The Relentless City The Angel of Pain The Rubicon
Author E. F. Benson
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2015-08-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 230
ISBN 9788026843351
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Paying Guests (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Paying Guests is one of the last novels of E.F. Benson. The story is set around the Wentworth mention, a small boarding house in Bolton Spa and its owners and lodgers, usual and recognizable Benson's characters. They are quite unlikable, mainly upper-middle-class English people who came to the Spa to cure their body illnesses, but also to fill the time and escape boredom despite having no passions, interests and work. Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories.