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The Innocents

The Innocents
A Book

by Michael Crummey

  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Release : 2020-08-20
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0857304275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Richly imagined and compulsively readable, The Innocents is a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between siblings. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GILLER PRIZE, THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S PRIZE, AND THE ROGER'S WRITER'S TRUST FICTION AWARD In centuries past, a brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated outport cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean and a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but their family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to help them survive. Muddling through the severe round of the seasons, through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested. 'A gripping and credible page-turner about children surviving in the wilderness, but more than that: this Adam and Eve struggle to make sense of a world that's somewhere between Eden and Hell. Michael Crummey writes like an avenging angel, never putting a word wrong' - Emma Donoghue, author of Room 'An extraordinary novel, emotionally precise, vivid in its portrayal of nature, and subtle in its exploration of the relationship between life and story' - Wall Street Journal 'In The Innocents, Mr Crummey, a Newfoundland native, captures in hypnotic prose the force of the driving sea and the ways of a beautiful, barren place where Evered and Ada are cast adrift' - The Economist 'Imagine Into the Wild with prepubescents, told in the voice of a William Blake acolyte as verbally inventive as Tolkien... The Innocents is a survivor narrative and a psychological thriller, a chilling study in isolation' - Vulture

The Innocents

The Innocents
A Book

by Lili Peloquin

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-10-16
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1101589175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Even the innocent don't kiss and tell... “…the quick pacing will keep readers engrossed in this series kickoff as Alice and Charlie try to sort through the soap opera that is their new lives and figure out who they can trust. It’s Gossip Girl for Connecticut’s Gold Coast.” –Publishers Weekly The Innocents weaves a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery perfect for fans of ABC's Revenge. Though they share the same blood, Alice and Charlie couldn’t be more different. Alice is older (by one year and one day), shy and reserved, a cool blonde, a painter, a reader, a thinker. Charlie is feisty and uninhibited, a wild brunette, the kind of girl who punches a bully right in the mouth. They hate each other. They love each other. They stand by each other, when no one else will. They’re sisters. Then their parents divorce. Soon, Alice, Charlie, and their mother are leaving their old life behind. They’re saying goodbye to their cramped Cambridge apartment and driving along the rocky Connecticut coastline—to their stepfather's summer estate in the wealthy town of Serenity Point. The minute they drive through the gates, they wish they never had. Their arrival reopens old wounds, memories of lost loves, best friends—and bitter rivals. The people of Serenity Point thought the past was dead and buried. They were wrong.

The Innocents

The Innocents
A Book

by Christopher Frayling

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-24
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 1844578623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jack Clayton's gothic masterpiece The Innocents, though not a commercial success on its release in 1961, has been hailed as one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time. Dividing reviewers with its ambiguous depiction of ghosts, the film ignited a debate about the aesthetics of horror which still rages today. In this stimulating introduction to The Innocents, Sir Christopher Frayling traces the film from its genesis in the original novel The Turn of The Screw by Henry James, via contemporary critical contexts and William Archibald's 1950 stage adaptation of the same name, to the screenplay by William Archibald, Truman Capote and John Mortimer. Drawing on unpublished material from Jack Clayton's archive – including Capote's handwritten drafts for the film – and interviews with Deborah Kerr, Freddie Francis, and John Mortimer, Frayling explores how this classic ghost story came to life on screen. This special edition features original cover artwork by Matthew Young.

The Innocents Abroad, Or, The New Pilgrims' Progress

The Innocents Abroad, Or, The New Pilgrims' Progress
Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land : with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents, and Adventures as They Appeared to the Author

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Cosimo Classics
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book is a record of a pleasure-trip... Yet not-withstanding it is only a record of a picnic, it has a purpose, which is, to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them with his own eyes instead of the eyes of those who travelled in those countries before him." -Mark Twain (1869) The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrims' Progress (1869), is a humorous travel book based on Mark Twain's letters about his 1867 voyage on the steamboat "Quaker City" to Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land. In a satirical manner, Twain draws a contrast between his own experiences and the contemporary often romanticized guidebooks, which were mostly used by travelers and tourists of those times. This replica of the original 1869 edition of The Innocents Abroad, with two hundred and thirty-four illustrations by True Williams, was Twain's best-selling work during his life and one of the best-selling travel books of all time.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 765
  • ISBN : 3736802250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocents Abroad is a travel book by American author Mark Twain which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers. It was the best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime and one of the best selling travel books of all time. The excursion upon which the book is based was billed as a Holy Land expedition, with numerous stops along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as a train excursion from Marseilles, France to Paris, and a side trip through the Black Sea to Odessa, all before the ultimate pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Twain recorded his observations and critiques of various aspects of culture and society he met on the journey, some more serious than others, which gradually turned from witty and comedic to biting and bitter as he drew closer to the Holy Land. Once in the Holy Land proper, his tone shifted again, this time to a combination of light-hearted comedy and a reverence not unlike what he had previously mocked in his traveling companions.

The Boys Vol 7

The Boys Vol 7
The innocents

by Garth Ennis

  • Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1606901508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Butcher learns Hughie's secret, a scheme is set in motion at the vast superhero evangelist festival of BELIEVE, and Hughie's relationship with Annie January (aka Starlight of Seven) ends.

The Innocents

The Innocents
A Novel

by Caroline Seebohm

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2007-04-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1565125002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The whole world was about to change, and no one would be affected more deeply than Dorothea and Iris Crosby, sisters—identical twins—born to the wealth and social standing of New York City's Park Avenue. It was 1914, and while life in Manhattan seemed to center on grand balls and exotic parties, in Europe everything was coming undone. World War I was about to explode, and when it did it would involve many thousands of young Americans already heading overseas. Aroused by the perils of the rest of the world, Dorothea and Iris decided to join the American Red Cross in France. Sent immediately to the battlefront, they became immersed in a daily struggle to help save lives, and when that wasn't possible, to at least make death less terrifying for the young French soldiers in their care. Beautiful and mysterious, the twin sisters were dubbed les anges, the angels, by the wounded men. They charmed the Americans as well, among them a fighter pilot with whom Iris fell in love—the first threat to the singular bond that held the sisters together. As the losses mounted, however, the link between the sisters grew stronger. Finally, when the battles ended, they awoke to the reality that the world they had known was forever gone, and home seemed a distant and alien place. A powerful story of spiritual awakening, of innocence lost, and of the emotional toll of war, The Innocents is sure to appeal to readers of such outstanding historical novels as Regeneration by Pat Barker, Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, and Rebecca West's classic The Return of the Soldier.

The Innocents and Other Stories

The Innocents and Other Stories
A Book

by Gertrud Von Le Fort

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2019-08-05
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1642290890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newly translated into English for the first time, these four novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort are from her later works of historical fiction. Ominous and mysterious, these page-turning stories bring to life momentous chapters in from the past. The Innocents, set in Germany after the Second World War, is a poignant family drama about the horrors of war, the suffering of the innocent, and the demands of justice. The Ostracized Woman traces the fate of a Prussian family at the end of World War II to the heroic deed of an ancestor done centuries before. The Last Meeting imagines the last encounter between Madame de La Valliére and Madame de Montespan, rival mistresses of King Louis XIV of France. The Tower of Constancy leads the reader into the heart of the infamous French prison of the same name while exploring the role of conscience in the religious and philosophical conflicts of the eighteenth-century.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2002-07-30
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0142437085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous perspective on hallowed European landmarks lacked reverence for the past-the ancient statues of saints on the Cathedral of Notre Dame are "battered and broken-nosed old fellows" and tour guides "interrupt every dream, every pleasant train of thought, with their tiresome cackling." Equally irreverent about American manners (including his own) as he is about European attitudes, Twain ultimately concludes that, for better or worse, "human nature is very much the same all over the world." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
or, The New Pilgrims' Progress

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 2003-02-11
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780812967050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the American “New Barbarians” and the European “Old World” provides much comic fodder for Mark Twain—and a remarkably perceptive lens on the human condition. Gleefully skewering the ethos of American tourism in Europe, Twain’s lively satire ultimately reveals just what it is that defines cultural identity. As Twain himself points out, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” And Jane Jacobs observes in her Introduction, “If the reader is American, he may also find himself on a tour of his own psyche.”

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocents

The Innocents
A Book

by Tatamkulu Afrika

  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9780864862921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inspired by the author's work as an activist in Apartheid-era Cape Town, this novel is an account of how, in the myriad political battles of our recent past, an even greater number of private wars were lost or won.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
Original Illustrations

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : SeaWolf Press
  • Release : 2018-07-29
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 9781948132084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published under the full name The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress, this became Mark Twain's best selling book during his life and one of the best-selling travel books of all time. It is a detailed narrative of a long excursion with a group of fellow travelers to the Holy Land shortly after the Civil War aboard the Quaker City.

The Writings of Mark Twain: The innocents abroad

The Writings of Mark Twain: The innocents abroad
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1922
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocents Abroad, Or the New Pilgrims' Progress

The Innocents Abroad, Or the New Pilgrims' Progress
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his 'Great Pleasure Excursion' on board the chartered vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City) through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867"--Amazon.com

Sherlock Holmes - Cry of the Innocents

Sherlock Holmes - Cry of the Innocents
A Book

by Cavan Scott

  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1783297166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A HOLY MYSTERY It is 1891, and a catholic priest arrives at 221b baker street, only to utter the words “il corpe” before suddenly dropping dead. Though the man’s death is attributed to cholera, when news of another dead priest reaches Holmes, he becomes convinced that the men have been poisoned. He and Watson learn that the victims were on a mission from the Vatican to investigate a miracle; it is said that the body of eighteenth-century philanthropist and slave trader Edwyn Warwick has not decomposed. But should the Pope canonise a man who made his fortune through slavery? And when Warwick’s body is stolen, it becomes clear that the priests’ mission has attracted the attention of a deadly conspiracy...

The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrim's Progress

The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrim's Progress
Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writings of Mark Twain: The innocents abroad; or, The new Pilgrims' progress

The Writings of Mark Twain: The innocents abroad; or, The new Pilgrims' progress
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enduring Creation

Enduring Creation
Art, Pain, and Fortitude

by Nigel Spivey

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2001-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780520230224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sebastians pierced with arrows, self-portraits of the aging Rembrandt, and the tortured art of Vincent van Gogh. Exploring the tender, complex rapport between art and pain, Spivey guides us through the twentieth-century photographs of casualties of war, Edvard Munch's The Scream, and back to the recorded horrors of the Holocaust.".

Massacre of the Innocents

Massacre of the Innocents
Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

by Lionel Rose

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-08-27
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1317370627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain. Lionel Rose describes the ways in which unwanted and ‘surplus’ infants were disposed of, and the economic and social pressures on women to rid themselves of their burdens by covert criminal and sub-criminal means. He discusses the activities of infanticidal and abortionist midwives, and shows how the practices of wet nursing and baby farming were closely related to infanticide. Unscrupulous insurance salesman even turned infanticide into a profitable business, in their reckless grab for commissions. Infanticide declined with the growing practice of contraception, the lessening of pressure of unmarried mothers, and as adoption was made easier. This is a hard-hitting, scrupulously documented piece of social history. This title will be of interest to students of history and criminology.