Download Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley PDF

By Jennie Bentley

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Ex-New York fashion designer Avery Baker left the bustle of the massive urban to begin her own residence preservation company in Maine. yet as she renovates an previous carriage apartment on behalf of a soon-to-be wed pal, she stumbles throughout a dull body-a individual identified all too good by way of the blushing bride. The small city is abuzz with vast suspicions, and Avery realizes she needs to get to the bottom of a matrimonial homicide.

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Download Ottomania: The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic Orient by Roderick Cavaliero PDF

By Roderick Cavaliero

"Romanticism had its roots in myth and consumed myth." So Roderick Cavaliero introduces the nineteenth-century eu Romantic obsession with the Orient. Cavaliero brings on a wealthy solid of major Romantic writers, artists, musicians and visitors, together with Beckford, Byron, Shelley, Walter Scott, Pierre Loti, Thomas Moore, Rossini, Eugene Delacroix, Thackeray and Disraeli, who luxuriated within the unique attractions, sounds, literature and mythology of the Orient - the japanese Mediterranean and center East. Cavaliero analyzes the Romantic imaginative and prescient of the Orient from Ottoman Turkey, throughout the center East, together with Egypt and Persia, to the Vale of Kashmir - fascination with the unique Orient combined with distaste for despotic rule.The Romantics observed the Ottoman Empire because the feebler successor to the large and invincible army nation that threatened Europe in prior centuries; and the Ottoman Sultan as an absolute ruler residing in far-off elegance, with strength of existence and dying over his humans, stifling any nationwide and democratic aspiration that may undermine his empire. yet dislike of Oriental despotism should be overlaid by way of the frisson of oriental luxurious, particularly because the Ottoman Sultans  have been additionally heirs to the Caliphate of the enduring Harun ar Rashid within the magnificent Arabian Nights Entertainments - stories highly well known in Europe and symbolizing  undying jap luxurious. Dualism used to be primary to  Romantic imaginative and prescient - the arch-romantic Byron wrote of "virgins delicate because the roses they wire" in his Turkish stories yet fought for his romantic imaginative and prescient of Greek nationwide independence. Cavaliero’s Ottomania will satisfaction all readers drawn to stories of the Orient and the literature of the Romantic stream - a wealthy treasure-house of poets, novelists and tourists.

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Download Gauge Fields and Strings (Contemporary Concepts in Physics) by A. M. Polyakov PDF

By A. M. Polyakov

In line with his personal paintings, the writer synthesizes the main promising techniques and beliefs in box thought at the present time. He offers such matters as statistical mechanics, quantum box conception and their interrelation, non-stop worldwide symmetry, non-Abelian gauge fields, instantons and the quantam concept of loops, and quantum strings and random surfaces. This publication is aimed toward postgraduate scholars learning box concept and statistical mechanics, and for learn staff in non-stop worldwide conception.

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Download String theory: Superstring theory and beyond by Joseph Polchinski PDF

By Joseph Polchinski

Quantity 2: Superstring thought and past, starts with an creation to supersymmetric string theories and is going directly to a wide presentation of the real advances of modern years. The publication first introduces the sort I, style II, and heterotic superstring theories and their interactions. It then is going directly to current vital contemporary discoveries approximately strongly coupled strings, starting with a close remedy of D-branes and their dynamics, and overlaying string duality, M-theory, and black gap entropy, and discusses many vintage leads to conformal box idea. the ultimate 4 chapters are interested in 4-dimensional string theories, and feature objectives: to teach how the various least difficult string types connect to prior principles for unifying the traditional version; and to gather many vital and lovely common effects on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries.

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Download The Glass Is Always Greener (Den of Antiquity Mysteries) by Tamar Myers PDF

By Tamar Myers

“A very humorous series.”
Green Bay Press-Gazette

After 16 delightfully madcap books, Tamar Myers’s hilarious Den of Antiquity comfortable secret sequence involves a detailed with The Glass is often Greener. a true loss of life at a pretend wake will get Charleston, South Carolina antiques broker Abigail Timberlake Washburn into severe scorching water during this masterful comfortable farewell from the writer of The Witchdoctor’s Wife, The Headhunter’s Daughter, and the Magdelena Yoder mysteries. Collectables connoisseurs and Antiques Roadshow nuts won’t are looking to leave out a unmarried minute of Abby’s novice sleuthing.

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Download Shakespeare's Language: A Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in by Eugene Shewmaker PDF

By Eugene Shewmaker

It really is acknowledged that England and the US are international locations separated by way of a standard language, and nowhere is that truer than in our dealings with the Bard. Rife with arcane references, unusual expressions, or even made-up phrases, Shakespeare's texts can intimidate even the main discovered reader. right here in a single accomplished quantity, Shakespeare's ornate and occasionally bewildering language is made effortless to appreciate. Shakespeare's Language is a useful computing device source for an individual drawn to making experience of 1 of the world's maximum playwrights.

The 15,000 entries comprising Shakespeare's Language feature:

Definitions of phrases as they're utilized in the texts

A quote putting every one outlined notice or word in context, so that you may be definite of its right usage

Geographical references, historic and mythological figures, and foreign-language expressions.

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