Echos Bones Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Echo's Bones
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802123694
Pages: 160
Year: 2015-10-13
View: 240
Read: 504
Published for the first time, this story by the Nobel Prize-winning Irish author was originally intended to appear in his collection of interrelated stories More Pricks Than Kicks but was rejected by his editor due to inconsistencies in the collective narrative.
An Echo in the Bone
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0307372332
Pages: 848
Year: 2009-09-22
View: 994
Read: 266
A new Outlander novel — the seventh — from #1 National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon. Readers have been waiting with bated breath for the seventh volume in bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s epic Outlander saga — a masterpiece of historical fiction featuring Jamie and Claire, from one of the genre’s most popular and beloved authors. Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he’d rather die than face his illegitimate son — a young lieutenant in the British Army — across the barrel of a gun. Fraser’s time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won’t include Jamie’s life or happiness — not if she has anything to say. Claire’s grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna’s parents’ history — a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family. From the Hardcover edition.
Echo's Bones
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194079
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-07-02
View: 1276
Read: 1204
In 1933, Chatto & Windus agreed to publish Samuel Beckett's More Pricks Than Kicks, a collection of ten interrelated stories—his first published work of fiction. At his editor's request, Beckett penned an additional story, "Echo's Bones", to serve as the final piece. However, he’d already killed off several of the characters—including the protagonist, Belacqua—throughout the book, and had to resurrect them from the dead. The story was politely rejected by his editor, as it was considered too imaginatively playful, too allusive, and too undisciplined—qualities now recognized as quintessentially Beckett. As a result, "Echo's Bones" (not to be confused with the poem and collection of poems of the same title) remained unpublished—until now, nearly eight decades later. This little-known text is introduced by the preeminent Beckett scholar, Dr. Mark Nixon, who situates the work in terms of its biographical context and textual references, examining how it is a vital link in the evolution of Beckett's early work. Beckett confessed that he included "all I knew" in the story. It harnesses an immense range of subjects: science, philosophy, religion, literature; combining fairy tales, gothic dreams, and classical myth. This posthumous publication marks the unexpected and highly exciting return of a literary legend.
More Pricks Than Kicks
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198376
Pages: 192
Year: 2007-12-01
View: 197
Read: 1013
Samuel Beckett, the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the greatest writers of our century, first published these ten short stories in 1934; they originally formed part of an unfinished novel. They trace the career of the first of Beckett’s antiheroes, Belacqua Shuah. Belacqua is a student, a philanderer, and a failure, and Beckett portrays the various aspects of his troubled existence: he studies Dante, attempts an ill-fated courtship, witnesses grotesque incidents in the streets of Dublin, attends vapid parties, endures his marriage, and meets his accidental death. These early stories point to the qualities of precision, restraint, satire, and poetry found in Beckett’s mature works, and reveal the beginning stages of Beckett’s underlying theme of bewilderment in the face of suffering.
Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385674678
Pages: 896
Year: 2010-12-22
View: 1268
Read: 521
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Annihilation
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 0374710775
Pages: 208
Year: 2014-02-04
View: 1292
Read: 1234
The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
Collected Poems in English and French
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802130968
Pages: 147
Year: 1977
View: 873
Read: 1056
Gathers together the Nobel Prize-winning writer's English verses, English translations of poems by Eluard, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, and Chamfort, and poems in French, several of which are presented in translation
The Black Echo
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742371604
Pages: 477
Year: 2009
View: 705
Read: 504
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must walk the line between criminals and crooked cops following the death of an old war buddy.
Echo Round His Bones
Author: Thomas M. Disch
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
ISBN: 0671828371
Pages: 176
Year: 1979
View: 951
Read: 205

The Complete Short Prose of Samuel Beckett, 1929-1989
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198430
Pages: 336
Year: 2007-12-01
View: 396
Read: 192
Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett was one of the most profoundly original writers of the 20th century. He gave expression to the anguish and isolation of the individual consciousness with a purity and minimalism that have altered the shape of world literature. A tremendously influential poet and dramatist, Beckett spoke of his prose fiction as the "important writing," the medium in which he distilled his ideas most powerfully. Here, for the first time, his short prose is gathered in a definitive, complete volume by leading Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski.
Dream of Fair to Middling Women
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611453135
Pages: 241
Year: 2011-10
View: 815
Read: 442
“Opened at last, the chest brims with treasures.”—The New Yorker
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547488890
Pages: 192
Year: 2010-02-08
View: 450
Read: 881
Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad, Ross C. Murfin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312457537
Pages: 383
Year: 2010-12-27
View: 1193
Read: 987
"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.
Echoes at Dawn
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425250865
Pages: 328
Year: 2012
View: 528
Read: 913
Grace Peterson, who is on the run from a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others, finds safety in the arms of Rio, a KGI member who fights to protect her from those who want to destroy her.
Ronan's Echo
Author: Joanne van Os
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1743518250
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-04-01
View: 650
Read: 558
"Did we have any relatives die in the First World War?" Forensic Anthropologist Kat Kelso's innocent question begins the unravelling of a hundred years of family history, lies and secrets. In 1916 twin brothers Denny and Connor Ronan are eager to get to the war before it's all over; Bridie O'Malley, their childhood friend and the woman they both love, watches them leave, understanding too late that war is about more than heroes and handsome boys in uniform. Nearly a century on from the disastrous battle of Fromelles, Kat Kelso, Bridie's great granddaughter, is on site in France identifying the recovered bodies of lost Australian soldiers. The discovery of her own relative amongst the dead men brings Kat, her mother Fiona and great-aunt Hattie, far more questions than answers. The wounds of love and war have devastating consequences that ripple across time.

Recently Visited