A sexy, feel-good, fun read for anyone in need of a boost, perfect for fans of The Flatshare After breaking up with the love of her life, Chloe's friends tell her she needs to get back out there, and find another man before it's too late.
Author: Sophie Tanner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
A sexy, feel-good, fun read for anyone in need of a boost, perfect for fans of The Flatshare After breaking up with the love of her life, Chloe's friends tell her she needs to get back out there, and find another man before it's too late. But after a particularly disastrous date and one too many gins, Chloe has a revelation - she doesn't need a man to make her happy. It's up to her to do it herself. Never one to do things by halves, Chloe decides to make the ultimate commitment to self-love - she'll marry herself! But planning a solo wedding isn't easy, and soon Chloe finds herself on a bumpy journey of self-discovery. Will she finally get her happy ever after?
Mama got pregnant with me a year after the wedding day, and Papa decided to settle down to a different job. He borrowed money and bought the deli, ...
Author: Michele Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Who is Aurora? Every time she becomes a new Mrs (three times when we last counted) she becomes a new woman. Her stepmother thinks Aurora is impractical, romantic and dreamy. The fact that she gets married so often only goes to prove it. 'Every woman owes it to herself to get married once, but you don't have to make a habit of it.' But now, all alone. . . ? 'Aurora, given the chance to be true to herself, rather than to her trio of husbands, turns out to be a world-class minx. After Hugh's funeral, she goes to Italy to visit her old radical-feminist friend, Leonora, now the abbess of the Brigandine convent in Padenza. True to the tradition of convent-educated girls in fiction, Aurora flings herself into a voluptuous life of lunches and lovers. Chiselled phrasing and dancing plot . . . a sizzling firework display of a book' Sunday Times.
Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessisPublish On: 2006-09-03
Reader,. I. married. me. Becoming. a. Feminist. Critic. Doing This in the First Place No innocence in the autobiographical. What with its questions of ...
Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Feminist issues in avant garde poetry. In her now-classic The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios, DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority. The essays in “Attitudes and Practices” deal with two questions: what a feminist reading of cultural texts involves, and the nature of the essay itself as a mode of knowing: how poetry can be discursive and how the essay can be poetic. The goal of “Marble Paper,” with its studies of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to suggest terms for a “feminist history of poetry.” “Perspectives must be fashioned that displace and estrange the world,” Theodore Adorno wrote, and in the section "Urrealism" DuPlessis examines the work of poets from several schools (the Objectivists, the New York School, the surrealists) whose work embodies that displacement, among them George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, H.D., and Barbara Guest. These writers’ radical deployment of line, sound, and structure, DuPlessis argues, demonstrate poetry’s power not as a purely literary, artistic, or aesthetic force but as a rhetorical form intricately tied to issues of power and ethics. And in "Migrated Into,” the author probes the ways these issues have informed her, as a poet and a critic; how the political has “migrated into” and suffused her own work; and how the practice of poetry can be an arousal to a deeper understanding of what we stand for.
Readers are falling for The Man I Married: ‘I loved it. This is a really well-written book.
Author: Elena Wilkes
Publisher: Hera books Ltd
You love him. You’ll do anything for him. But do you really know him? This is the story of Lucy and Paul. They met. They fell deeply in love. They got married. Lucy thought that she had everything she wanted. Until she found the photograph from Paul's past life, read the text messages he's so desperately trying to hide. Until she uncovered Paul’s darkest secrets. Now Lucy realises she doesn’t really know her husband. She doesn’t know if she can trust her own mind. She doesn’t know the lengths Paul would go to keep his perfect life. And worst of all, she doesn’t know that she’s in danger... A gripping, dark psychological thriller with an absolutely nail-biting ending that will keep you hooked - the perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Mark Edwards and Lisa Jewell. Readers are falling for The Man I Married: ‘I loved it. This is a really well-written book. The plot and the characters kept me glued to the pages and I finished it in just one day.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A page turner that had my heart beating rapidly in my chest...From page one to the last page you were surprised with all the twists and turns.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Great read. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat. The author really draws the reader into the story.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘a dark psychological thriller that will keep you reading long into the night...probing, sinister, and creepy, and I loved every word of it.’ Reader Review ‘suspenseful and kept me guessing right up until the very end...I will definitely be recommending this one!’ Reader Review ‘WOW!!!!!...a creepy read that kept me on the edge of my chair and quickly reading to find out what would happen’ Reader Review ‘This read hooked me right in! A very well-written novel that will satisfy any reader of thrillers, mystery and suspense. There is always something happening in this book’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘So many twists in this thriller...kept me on the edge of my seat. This author knows how to spin a tale!!’ Reader Review ‘If you are looking for a thriller with bite this is for you. Edge of your seat, high thriller value, this is a page turner for sure.’ Reader Review ‘This was an amazing and suspenseful drama that kept me fascinated throughout the entire journey. The characters were engaging and believable. Can’t recommend it enough!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘This was a very suspenseful and tense book! It was very intriguing and kept me guessing!’ Reader Review ‘Wow...What a rollercoaster this was...very gripping, dark and twisted, a great read.’ Reader Review ‘Ooooh!! This is one of those books where the tension nicely builds...a well written read that made me sit on the edge of my seat.’ Reader Review ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book...a psychological thriller that literally leaves you guessing until the last page’ Reader Review ‘Suspenseful book...Good plot twists that keep you guessing till the last page of the book.’ Reader Review ‘Such a twisty plot, an absolute page turner.’ Reader Review ‘fast paced, intense and an edgy read and also a little bit provocative!’ Reader Review
Dear Reader, I married the wrong man. I had every intention of doing the thing right. Of saying my vows and walking out on the arm of Bertie Milburn.
Author: Jessica Benson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Dear Reader, I married the wrong man. I had every intention of doing the thing right. Of saying my vows and walking out on the arm of Bertie Milburn. Nice, safe, easygoing Bertie. And that is precisely what I thought I had done. But as it turned out, I'd been tricked! Tricked into marrying Bertie's twin brother Harry, the Earl of Cambourne and (as my mother would insist on reminding me at every opportunity) future Duke of Winfell! And the shocking way in which I found out -- on my wedding night, no less...well, it doesn't bear repeating here! And the truth is that Harry, who is my husband, but should not be, makes my hands shake and my heart pound in a way that Bertie never has and never will. Vexing, dangerously charming Harry, who won't tell me why he had to marry me, why he insists on masquerading about town as his brother, or most bothersome still, why he won't stop that annoying (and rather excitingly successful) habit of trying to seduce me! What is a young lady to do? Gwen
And when I got to that famous line—you know the one: Reader, I married him—it just had this profound effect on me. I'd sit in the bath and murmur to myself, ...
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Flatiron Books
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Soon to be a Hulu original series “If three characters were good in Big Little Lies, nine are even better in Nine Perfect Strangers.” —Lisa Scottoline, The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out... Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can? It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.
... of readers could be unmoved by the narrator's famous peroration: “Reader, ... in effect, “Reader, he married me—and took my fortune and reduced me to ...
Author: David Cowart
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"It is only the unimaginative who ever invents," Oscar Wilde once remarked. "The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes, and he annexes everything." Converying a similar awareness, James Joyce observes in Finnegan's Wake that storytelling is in reality "stolen-telling," that art always involves some sort of "theft" or borrowing. Usually literary borrowings are so integrated into the new work as to be disguised; however, according to David Cowart, recent decades have seen an increasing number of texts that attach themselves to their sources in seemingly parasitic—but, more accurately, symbiotic—dependence. It is this kind of mutuality that Cowart examines in his wide-ranging and richly provocative study Literary Symbiosis. Cowart considers, for instance, what happens when Tom Stoppard, in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, rewrites Hamlet from the point of view of its two most insignificant characters, or when Jean Rhys, in Wide Sargasso Sea, imagines the early life of Bertha Rochester, the mad-woman in the attic in Jane Eyre. In such works of literary symbiosis, Cowart notes, intertextuality surrenders its usual veil of near invisibility to become concrete and explicit—a phenomenon that Cowart sees as part of the postmodern tendency toward self-consciousness and self-reflexivity. He recognizes that literary symbiosis has some close cousins and so limits his compass to works that are genuine reinterpretations, writings that cast a new light on earlier works through "some tangible measure of formal or thematic evolution, whether on the part of the guest alone or the host and guest together." Proceeding from this intriguing premise, he offers detailed readings of texts that range from Auden's "The Sea and the Mirror," based on The Tempest, to Valerie Martin's reworking of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Mary Reilly, to various fictions based on Robinson Crusoe. He also considers, in Nabokov's Pale Fire, a compelling example of text and parasite-text within a single work. Drawing on and responding to the ideas of disparate thinkers and critics—among them Freud, Harold Bloom, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Hillis Miller, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.—Cowart discusses literary symbiosis as Oedipal drama, as reading and misreading, as deconstruction, as Signifying, and as epistemic dialogue. Although his main examples come from the contemporary period, he refers to works dating as far back as the classical era, works representing a range of genres (drama, fiction, poetry, opera, and film). The study of literary symbiosis, Cowart contends, can reveal much about the dynamics of literary renewal in every age. If all literature redeems the familiar, he suggests, literary symbiosis redeems the familiar in literature itself.
The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition Kelly Hager ... narrative energy it has taken to get me married, you can accept this ending; then, reader, ...
Author: Kelly Hager
Category: Literary Criticism
Questioning a literary history that, since Ian Watt's Rise of the Novel, has privileged the courtship plot, Kelly Hager proposes an equally powerful but overlooked narrative focusing on the failed marriage. Hager maps the legal history of marriage and divorce, providing crucial background as she reveals the prevalence of the failed-marriage plot in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novels. Dickens's novels emerge as representative case studies in their preoccupations with the disintegration of marriage, the far-reaching and disastrous effects of the doctrine of coverture, and the comic, spectacular, and monstrous possibilities afforded by the failed-marriage plot. Setting his narratives alongside the writings of liberal reformers like John Stuart Mill and the seemingly conservative agendas of Caroline Norton, Eliza Lynn Linton, and Sarah Stickney Ellis, Hager also offers a more contextualized account of the competing strands of the Woman Question. In the course of her revisionist readings of Dickens's novels, Hager uncovers a Dickens who is neither the conservative agent of the patriarchy nor a novelistic Jeremy Bentham, and reveals that tipping the marriage plot on its head forces us to adjust our understanding of the complexities of Victorian proto-feminism.
However, the revised terms of this marriage (suggested by Jane's assertive pronouncement, 'Reader, I married him', and not 'he married me') suggest a more ...
Author: Susan Chaplin
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
An exploration of Gothic literature from its origins in Horace Walpole’s 1764 classic The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist takes on the form. The volume surveys key debates such as Female Gothic, the Gothic narrator and nation and empire, and focuses on a wide range of texts including The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Magic Toyshop and The Shining.
He hugged me tightly and, kissing his face and his poor eyes, I told him where I had been, ... “Then, Jane, will you marry me?7” Reader, I married him.
Author: Шарлотта Бронте
Category: Foreign Language Study
Один из лучших способов учить иностранный язык – это читать художественное произведение, постепенно овладевая лексикой и грамматикой.Мы предлагаем учить английский язык вместе с романом Шарлотты Бронте «Джейн Эйр». Адаптированный текст произведения снабжен подробным лексико-грамматическим комментарием, расположенным на полях, напротив комментируемого места, с отсылками на соответствующее правило грамматики. Грамматический справочник следует сразу за романом. Материал в справочнике соответствует уровню Advanced, поэтому им можно успешно пользоваться и в дальнейшем.Для удобства изучающих язык в конце книги помещен англо-русский словарь.Книга предназначена для всех, кто начал и продолжает учить английский язык, кто хочет читать книги на английском.
I told you that once, remember?” He laughed. “Then, Jane, will you marry me?” Reader, I married him. Chapter 35 – Conclusion My tale draws to its close.
Author: Шарлотта Бронте
Category: Foreign Language Study
В книгу вошел адаптированный текст романа «Джейн Эйр» английской писательницы Шарлотты Бронте. Произведение принесло автору мгновенную славу и признание. В книге рассказана пронзительная история благородной девушки, оставшейся верной своей любви и пылким чувствам. Это книга о верности идеалам, об обманутых надеждах и неожиданных ударах судьбы.Издание предназначается для продолжающих изучать английский язык (уровень Upper-Intermediate). Книга дополнена комментарием и словарем.