Dumb Witness (Poirot)

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000742230X
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 1978
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home...

Dumb Witness / Безмолвный свидетель. Книга для чтения на английском языке

Author: Агата Кристи
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041839999
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
View: 4437
Детективный роман Агаты Кристи «Безмолвный свидетель» (1937) входит в серию книг о бельгийском сыщике Эркюле Пуаро. Повествование ведется от лица помощника Пуаро, капитана Гастингса. На этот раз друзей ожидает весьма необычное дело, ведь первый вопрос, на который им предстоит ответить, – а было ли совершено убийство?Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничными комментариями и словарем.

Dumb Witness

Author: Agatha Christie,Marek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007293100
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 45
View: 4969
"The world's cleverest crime author is brought to book in this series of graphic adaptations of some of her most famous crimes. Is this a case of accident or murder? You can't ask a DUMB WITNESS!" -- Back cover.

The Dumb Witness

Author: T. Arthur Plummer
Publisher: N.A
Page: 312
View: 6662


la aventura francesa
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788478713943
Category: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)
Page: 586
View: 1359


Dumb witness
Author: 阿嘉莎‧克莉絲蒂 (Agatha Christie)
Publisher: 遠流出版
ISBN: 9573248328
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8500
白羅收到一封求助信,信是一位富有的老太太發出的,信中說她覺得自己的生命遭到威脅,請求白羅援助,然而白羅仔細查看信封,竟發覺信早在兩個月前已寄出…… 白羅覺察事態不妙,火速趕往發信地址,可想而知,老太太早已亡故。白羅嗅得出謀殺的氣息,對老太太身邊的子孫親戚也多所懷疑,但是,誰能為老太太申冤做證呢?看來只有老太太生前最寵愛的那隻狗,然而牠可是一句話也不會說啊…… 或許,也只有白羅能讓這隻啞證人〔找〕出真相了。

Novels Set in Berkshire

Cocktail Time, Dead Cert, Dumb Witness, Jude the Obscure, Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse, Pilcrow (Novel), Silverfin
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230792347
Page: 36
View: 6994
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 34. Chapters: Cocktail Time, Dead Cert, Dumb Witness, Jude the Obscure, Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse, Pilcrow (novel), SilverFin, Solar (novel), The Big Over Easy, The Fourth Bear, The Fourth of June, The Fox (novella), The Guardians (novel), The Return of the Soldier, The Vicar of Bray (opera), The Wind in the Willows, Three Men in a Boat, Tom Brown's School Days, Watership Down, Windsor Castle (novel). Excerpt: Watership Down is a classic heroic fantasy novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel is the Aeneid of the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. Watership Down was Richard Adams' first novel and it is by far his most successful to date. Although it was rejected by 13 publishers before Collings accepted it, Watership Down has never been out of print, and it is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. It won the annual Carnegie Medal, annual Guardian Prize, and other book awards (below). It has been adapted as a 1978 animated film that is now a classic and as a 1999 to 2001 television series. Adams completed a sequel almost 25 years later, Tales from Watership Down (Random House, 1996; Hutchinson and Alfred A. Knopf imprints). It is a collection of 19 short stories about El-ahrairah and the rabbits of the Watership Down warren, with "Notes on Pronunciation" and "Lapine Glossary." The title refers to the rabbits' destination, Watership Down, a hill in the north of...

Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction

Author: Megan Hoffman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137536667
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 206
View: 8524
This book provides an original and compelling analysis of the ways in which British women’s golden age crime narratives negotiate the conflicting social and cultural forces that influenced depictions of gender in popular culture in the 1920s until the late 1940s. The book explores a wide variety of texts produced both by writers who have been the focus of a relatively large amount of critical attention, such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, but also those who have received comparatively little, such as Christianna Brand, Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Josephine Tey and Patricia Wentworth. Through its original readings, this book explores the ambivalent nature of modes of femininity depicted in golden age crime fiction, and shows that seemingly conservative resolutions are often attempts to provide a ‘modern-yet-safe’ solution to the conflicts raised in the texts.

Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature, 1789–1919

Author: Amy Dunham Strand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135851573
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 5475
Examining language debates and literary texts from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken and from Washington Irving to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book demonstrates how gender arose in passionate discussions about language to address concerns about national identity and national citizenship elicited by 19th-century sociopolitical transformations. Together with popular commentary about language in Congressional records, periodicals, grammar books, etiquette manuals, and educational materials, literary products tell stories about how gendered discussions of language worked to deflect nationally divisive debates over Indian Removal and slavery, to stabilize mid-19th-century sociopolitical mobility, to illuminate the logic of Jim Crow, and to temper the rise of "New Women" and "New Immigrants" at the end and turn of the 19th century. Strand enhances our understandings of how ideologies of language, gender, and nation have been interarticulated in American history and culture and how American literature has been entwined in their construction, reflection, and dissemination.

Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature
Author: William A. Gleason
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814732488
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 9713
Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the “Oriental” parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth century—in their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts—Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment.

The European Magazine, and London Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 9840

The American Law Journal

Author: John Elihu Hall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 9827

The Critical Response to Flannery O'Connor

Author: Douglas Robillard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324420
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 317
View: 4786
With an emphasis on examining Flannery O'Connor's literary reputation during her lifetime, and the growth of that reputation after her death, this collection brings together 50 years of critical reactions to her work.

Photography and Philosophy

Essays on the Pencil of Nature
Author: Scott Walden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444335081
Category: Photography
Page: 344
View: 6215
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY ESSAYS ON THE PENCIL OF NATURE "Many of the essays are well written and indeed groundbreaking...Given its overall depth, the anthology is worth reading by any critic, curator or student of the arts."-Prefix Photo "How does anyone accept or deny 'reality' in photographic excursions? This is the central issue in this extraordinary compilation of 13 essays by contemporary philosophers who argue back and forth (in editor Walden's clever arrangement) so that readers must engage their own minds within the constantly conflicting (theoretical and personal) propositions/explanations. This is a rich, provocative, intelligent, challenging, and important compilation. Highly recommended."-Choice "Required reading for anyone interested in analytic philosophy of photography, Scott Walden's collection includes essays by most of the major writers in this area. The combination of classic pieces with newly commissioned work makes this both a useful reference book and a stimulating contribution to ongoing debates about photographic representation.-Nigel Warburton, The Open University Seeing is believing or is it? In an era of digital-imaging technology, can photographs still be considered truthful or realistic? Photography and Philosophy takes an up-to-date look at the issues of photographic truth, objectivity, and realism. It tests the limits on what can ethically be done with a camera and examines the fundamental differences between photographic and non-photographic artwork. Unlike the numerous texts devoted to the subject of Film Theory, this collection contains essays specifically about the art form of Still Photography and the broader theoretical questions it raises. Written by contemporary philosophers in a thorough and engaging manner, it is an excellent resource for students studying aesthetics or fine arts and photography.

Los crímenes del monograma

Un nuevo caso de Hércules Poirot
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8467042877
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1159
Londres, 1929. Hércules Poirot está cenando en el café Pleasant cuando una mujer irrumpe en el local y le confía que alguien está a punto de matarla. Le ruega que no investigue, pues con su muerte, dice, se habrá hecho justicia. Unas horas más tarde, tres personas son asesinadas en un elegante hotel londinense. Poirot no puede evitar involucrarse en el caso, pero, mientras él se esfuerza en ordenar todas las piezas, el asesino se prepara para volver a matar. Desde la publicación de su primera obra en 1920, Agatha Christie escribió treinta y tres novelas, dos obras de teatro y más de cincuenta historias breves con el personaje de Hércules Poirot. Ahora, por primera vez, los albaceas de su legado han aprobado la creación una nueva novela protagonizada por el personaje más querido de la Dama del Crimen. En manos de Sophie Hannah, autora de varios bestsellers internacionales, Poirot se sumerge en un misterio ambientado en el Londres de los años 20, un puzle diabólicamente inteligente que solo puede ser resuelto por el talento sin par del gran detective belga y su «materia gris». «La idea de Sophie para la trama era tan adictiva y su pasión por el trabajo de mi abuela tan fuerte que tuvimos la certeza de que había llegado el momento de escribir una nueva Christie.» Mathew Prichard, director de Agatha Christie Limited y nieto de Agatha Christie. L A NOVELISTA MÁS VENDIDA DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS. EL DETECTIVE MÁS FAMOSO DEL MUNDO. EL ACONTECIMIENTO LITERARIO DEL AÑO.

La idiota

Author: Elif Batuman
ISBN: 843973610X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 2344
El debut novelístico nominado al Pulitzer sobre el gran desafío que supone llegar a la edad adulta. Esta historia empieza en el año 1995, cuando el e-mail era algo nuevo y emocionante. La protagonista es Selin, hija de inmigrantes turcos apasionada por la literatura que acaba de llegar a Harvard decidida a convertirse en escritora. Acostumbrada a vivir a través de los libros, llega a la universidad sin manual de instrucciones: ¿cómo se hacen amigos? ¿Cómo se enamora uno? ¿Importan más las cosas cuando se viven que cuando se leen? Selin ve su vida como una narración más pero, ¿qué pasa cuando intentamos añadir otras personas a nuestra historia? Así empieza su relación con Ivan, un estudiante húngaro de matemáticas algo mayor que ella con quien comenzará a escribirse. Mediante el correo electrónico, crearán un mundo paralelo habitable (o una barrera de ficción tras la que esconderse) que rápidamente eclipsará todas sus otras relaciones. Durante los doce meses que cubre esta novela de iniciación, la heroína de Batuman hace uso de un ingenio y una mordacidad entrañables para descubrirse y, sobre todo, inventarse ante el desafío que supone llegar a la edad adulta. Este debut nominado al Pulitzer es una reflexión perdurable sobre la relación entre el arte y la vida; las palabras y el mundo real; las historias que nos contamos y las narrativas en las que queremos encajar. La crítica ha dicho... «Elif Batuman ha escrito una novela deslumbrante que revierte muchas de las convenciones del género.» Aloma Rodríguez, El Mundo «Batuman tiene un sentido extraordinario para los detalles del apego y deseo humanos.» The New York Times «No soy turca, no tengo una mejor amiga serbia, no estoy enamorada de un húngaro, no voy a la Universidad de Harvard... ¿o sí? Durante una semana maravillosa pude ser sofisticada, brillante, joven, torpe y enamorada [...]. Una épica adictiva y expansiva. Lo devoré.» Miranda July «Elif Batuman tiene uno de los mejores sentidos del humor en la literatura norteamericana.» Sheila Heti «Hay tanto ingenio y placer en la escritura de Batuman que uno se siente muy cómodo en el mundo que ha creado.» Emma Cline «Su triunfo es hacer que esa etapa de la juventud importe. Las preguntas que se hace sobre el mundo son para tomárselas en serio: la novela nos disuade de menospreciarlas como preocupaciones juveniles.» The Guardian «La novela de Batuman es tremendamente divertida. También es intelectualmente sutil, sorprendente e iluminadora. Es un libro alimentado por un asombro impasible.» New York Review of Books «Una primera novela maravillosa. Batuman actualiza la narrativa del gran viaje, al igual que la novela epistolar y la novela de ideas [...]. Un personaje se pregunta si es posible ser "sincero sin sonar pretencioso" y esta novela largamente esperada y atractiva es un sí rotundo.» Publishers Weekly «Simultáneamente una sátira mordaz de la academia, una aproximación fresca a la novela epistolar, un Bildungsroman entrañable y literatura de viajes absorbente, La idiota es también un retrato conmovedor y vivaz de la artista como una mujer joven enormemente interesante.» Boston Globe

Century Ed. of The American Digest

A Complete Digest of All Reported American Cases from the Earliest Times[1658] to 1896 ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
View: 7277

The Rings of Saturn

Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 081122130X
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6592
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605476
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
View: 3616
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - -between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.