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The Shadow of the Wind

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ISBN 10 : 1474609880
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (746 downloads)

Download The Shadow of the Wind PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The international bestseller and modern classic - over 20 million copies sold worldwide 'Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read' STEPHEN KING 'An instant classic' DAILY TELEGRAPH The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind... A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and chosen for the Richard & Judy book club. 'Part gothic mystery, past ribald comedy, part political thriller, part Borgesian parable, and all marvellous' SUNDAY TIMES 'A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading' INDEPENDENT 'A magical tale' CECILIA AHERN 'One of those rare novels that combine brilliant plotting with sublime writing' SUNDAY TIMES 'Gripping and instantly atmospheric' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'A book lover's dream' THE TIMES 'Irresistibly readable...Walk down any street in Zafon's Barcelona and you'll glimpse the shades of the past and the secrets of the present' GUARDIAN 'Diabolically good' ELLE 'This gripping novel has the feel of a gothic ghost story complete with crumbling, ivy-covered mansions, gargoyles and dank prison cells...this is just the sort of literary mystery that would have found favour with Wilkie Collins' DAILY MAIL 'A deeply satisfying, rich, full read' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'An astounding critical success. There's an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers' GUARDIAN


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The Shadow of the Wind

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780297857136
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (571 downloads)

Download The Shadow of the Wind PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-04-16 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE MODERN CLASSIC: OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLD A Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy book club pick 'The real deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King 'This book will change your life. An instant classic' Daily Telegraph 'A book lover's dream' The Times Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind... 'Marvellous' Sunday Times 'A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading' Independent 'Gripping and instantly atmospheric' Mail on Sunday 'Irresistibly readable' Guardian 'Diabolically good' Elle


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The Labyrinth of the Spirits

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ISBN 10 : 1474606210
Pages : 832 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (746 downloads)

Download The Labyrinth of the Spirits PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson. This book was released on 2019-06-13 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and passion' MAIL ON SUNDAY As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish Franco regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. 'This is a novel to lose oneself in, and it promotes the sort of reading experience we remember from childhood - of complete absorption into a fantasy world' IRISH TIMES


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Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781440855771
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community PDF Full Free by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools


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The Angel's Game

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Publisher : Phoenix
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ISBN 10 : 0753826496
Pages : 504 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (538 downloads)

Download The Angel's Game PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and published by Phoenix. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man - David Martin - makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Then David receives the offer of a lifetime: he is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home...


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The Midnight Palace

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780297857433
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (574 downloads)

Download The Midnight Palace PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mesmerising story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past. The book begins with a chase through the streets of Calcutta in May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of the Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two newborn babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Peake entrusts them to Aryami Bose. Sixteen years later we meet the boy, Ben, and his friends. They have formed a secret club, The Chowbar Society, which meets each week at midnight in the old ruin they have christened The Midnight Palace. Then Aryami Bose turns up with Sheere, Ben's sister, and tells them the story of the parents they never knew. Their father was an engineer and writer who died in tragic circumstances at the inauguration of Jheeter's Gate station. But as the novel unfolds, there is more to their history than meets the eye and they are lured by a shadowy figure from the past into a final showdown in the ruins.


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Out of This World

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780252052910
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Out of This World PDF Full Free by Rachel S. Cordasco and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2021-12-28 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of speculative fiction in translation (SFT). Rachel Cordasco examines speculative fiction published in English translation since 1960, ranging from Soviet-era fiction to the Arabic-language dystopias that emerged following the Iraq War. Individual chapters on SFT from Korean, Czech, Finnish, and eleven other source languages feature an introduction by an expert in the language's speculative fiction tradition and its present-day output. Cordasco then breaks down each chapter by subgenre--including science fiction, fantasy, and horror--to guide readers toward the kinds of works that most interest them. Her discussion of available SFT stands alongside an analysis of how various subgenres emerged and developed in a given language. She also examines the reasons a given subgenre has been translated into English. An informative and one-of-a-kind guide, Out of This World offers readers and scholars alike a tour of speculative fiction's new globalized era.


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Imperfections

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Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
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ISBN 10 : 9782322028528
Pages : 261 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (285 downloads)

Download Imperfections PDF Full Free by Erin Lynne and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2014-05-26 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imperfections reveals a course of unplanned events with a twisted turn. It is released as fiction when it’s entire content follows the author's heels from March to August 2013. While most would consider the year of 2013 horrendous, Erin Lynne holds onto the love she felt throughout a most tragic moment as one of the most incredible experiences of her life. The introduction reads like Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the body chapters flow through third person, and the conclusion hits the mature note.


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Innovation and Discovery on Surgery, History and Humanities

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Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781498713849
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Innovation and Discovery on Surgery, History and Humanities PDF Full Free by Luis Horacio Toledo-Pereyra and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2009-07-10 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great advances in a medical or surgical discipline originate from courageous and unabashed, committed professionals who are fearless in exploring new avenues of management or treatment. Great advances in the chosen field are dependent on those who think and practice innovation and discovery. Great advances in selected or wide areas of medicine or s


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Fantasies of the Bookstore

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108570541
Pages : 139 pages
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Download Fantasies of the Bookstore PDF Full Free by Eben J. Muse and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Element surveys the place of the bookstore in the creative imagination (the fantasies of the bookstore) through a study of novels in which bookstores play a prominent role in the setting or plot. Nearly 500 'bookstore novels' published since the first in 1917 have been identified. The study borrows the concept of 'meaningful locations' from the field of human geography to assess fictional bookstores as narrative events rather than static backgrounds. As a meaningful location, the bookstore creates the potential for events that can occur both within the place of the store and in the wider space within which it functions. Elements of the narrative space include its spatio-temporal location, its locale or composition, and the events which these elements generate to define the bookstore's sense of place.


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The Labyrinth of the Spirits

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781474606233
Pages : 832 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (62 downloads)

Download The Labyrinth of the Spirits PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul despite the moving efforts of his wife Bea and his faithful friend Fermín to save him. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. The Labyrinth of the Spirits is an electrifying tale of passion, intrigue and adventure. Within its haunting pages Carlos Ruiz Zafón masterfully weaves together plots and subplots in an intricate and intensely imagined homage to books, the art of storytelling and that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 'For the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust off the old superlatives and event to employ some particularly vulgar clichés from the repertoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down. Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced, in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily Telegraph


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The Prince of Mist

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Publisher : Phoenix
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ISBN 10 : 0753828553
Pages : 213 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (538 downloads)

Download The Prince of Mist PDF Full Free by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and published by Phoenix. This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1943. As war sweeps across Europe, Max Carver's father moves his family away from the city, to an old wooden house on the coast. But as soon as they arrive, strange things begin to happen: Max discovers a garden filled with eerie statues; his sisters are plagued by unsettling dreams and voices; a box of old films opens a window to the past. Most unsettling of all are rumours about the previous owners and the mysterious disappearance of their son. As Max delves into the past, he encounters the terrifying story of the Prince of Mist, a sinister shadow who emerges from the night to settle old scores, then disappears with the first mists of dawn . . . Originally published in Spain as a young adult novel, THE PRINCE OF MIST is a mesmerising tale of mystery, romance and adventure.


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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN 10 : WISC:89121897631
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The New Urban Gothic

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030437770
Pages : 253 pages
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Download The New Urban Gothic PDF Full Free by Holly-Gale Millette and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-10-17 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores global dystopic, grotesque and retold narratives of degeneration, ecological and economic ruin, dystopia, and inequality in contemporary fictions set in the urban space. Divided into three sections—Identities and Histories, Ruin and Residue, and Global Gothic—The New Urban Gothic explores our anxieties and preoccupation with social inequalities, precarity and the peripheral that are found in so many new fictions across various media. Focusing on non-canonical Gothic global cities, this distinctive collection discusses urban centres in England’s Black Country, Moscow, Detroit, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dehli, Srinigar, Shanghai and Barcelona as well as cities of the imaginary, the digital and the animated. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections of time, place, space and media in contemporary Gothic Studies. The New Urban Gothic casts reflections and shadows on the age of the Anthropocene.


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21st-Century Gothic

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 0810877295
Pages : 710 pages
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Download 21st-Century Gothic PDF Full Free by Danel Olson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.


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AQA GCSE English Language Grades 1-5 Student Book

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ISBN 10 : 9781471832031
Pages : 196 pages
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Download AQA GCSE English Language Grades 1-5 Student Book PDF Full Free by Keith Brindle and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-04-24 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2017 Target grade improvement at every level and enable each student to reach their potential by boosting the knowledge and skills they need to understand the demands of the new AQA GCSE English Language examinations. - Focus completely on exam preparation and success as you are led question by question through both exam papers - Deliver higher levels of improvement and lift student performance with examiner insight that explains exactly what the examiner is looking for in each question - Differentiate your teaching for varying ability levels with this tiered Student's Book that teaches and develops the exam skills students need, using accessible, less-daunting texts with extra help to break down the questions - Support progression through the grades with annotated student responses that show how to improve answers - Build students' confidence and ensure readiness for exam conditions with practice questions and examination tips - Enhance students' reading skills through extensive practice for exam questions on the 19th century texts - Emphasise the importance of rolling revision with this ideal tool for students to use across the years We will not be submitting these resources to AQA for approval. Instead, our author team of senior examiners and teachers have matched these resources to the new specification and assessment objectives.


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The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136337871
Pages : 212 pages
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Download The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Justin Edwards and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of popular Gothic monsters (from zombies and vampires to werewolves and ghosts) in an age of terror/ism.


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