In the Levant

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle East

Page: 568

View: 2328


Twelve Years A Slave (Illustrated)

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 2765903190

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 7193

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.


Handbook for Travellers

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Italy

Page: N.A

View: 6756


The Theatre in the Middle Ages

Author: Herman Braet,Johan Nowé,Gilbert Tournoy

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789061861751

Category: Drama

Page: 379

View: 5996

From liturgical drama to pageant, from nativity play to mystery, from latin comedy to 'sottie', morality and farce, one discovers here the various aspects of an output that covers more than five centuries.

Coyote V. Acme

Author: Ian Frazier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466828757

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 628

Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.

A New Universal Gazetteer, Or, Geographical Dictionary

Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Provinces, Cities, Towns Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Capes, &c. in the Known World : with an Appendix, Containing an Account of the Monies, Weights, and Measures of Various Countries with Tables Illustrating the Population, Commerce, and Resources of the United States : Accompanied with an Atlas

Author: Jedidiah Morse,Richard Cary Morse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Atlases

Page: 832

View: 3629


The Man of Genius

Author: Cesare Lombroso

Publisher: N.A


Category: Genius

Page: 370

View: 2837


Dukes & Poets in Ferrara

A Study in the Poetry, Religion and Politics of the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries

Author: Edmund Garratt Gardner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ferrara (Italy)

Page: 578

View: 4707


The Starry Flag

Or, The Young Fisherman of Cape Ann

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher: N.A



Page: 312

View: 2767


China and the English; Or, the Character and Manners of the Chinese

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher: Alofsin Press

ISBN: 1409798917

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 3218

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Oxford Museum

Author: Henry Wentworth Acland,John Ruskin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art museums

Page: 112

View: 4693


The Echo

With Other Poems

Author: Richard Alsop,Theodore Dwight

Publisher: N.A


Category: Afro-Americans

Page: 331

View: 2056


The Secret Life of Wilkie Collins

Author: William M. Clarke

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 1461730317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 8864

In this intimate Victorian life of the father of the detective story, Mr. Clarke uncovers and explores, with insight and sympathy, the private relationships of a fascinating writer. A literary coup...casts a fresh beam of light on the great, dark seam of Victorian sexual mores. —Observer

Mysteries of the Rectangle

Essays on Painting

Author: Siri Hustvedt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568986180

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 1731

In this book, Hustvedt gives us nine essays on the significance of particular works of art, replete with original insights and a few startling discoveries. In her essay on Giorgione's The Tempest, a painting that has mystified art critics for hundreds of years, the author reinterprets the canvas as a work about art and voyeurism. While looking at The Third of May, she was astonished to discover that Goya had hidden his own self-portrait in a shadowy corner of his iconic masterwork. More than anything, the essays in this book display a true passion for art, from the still lifes of Jean-Baptiste Chardin and Giorgio Morandi to the contemporary works of Joan Mitchell and Gerhard Richter. Hustvedt captures perfectly the pleasure found in giving oneself up to the complexities and ambiguities of painting, discovering new subtleties and surprises the longer one takes the time to look.--Back cover.

Observations of the Spots on the Sun

From November 9, 1853, to March 24, 1861, Made at Redhill

Author: Richard Christopher Carrington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sunspots

Page: 248

View: 5219


Structural Steelwork Design to BS 5950

Author: L. J. Morris,D. R. Plum

Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9780582230880

Category: Building, Iron and steel

Page: 321

View: 8175

This student text deals with design at an elementary level, familiarising the reader with BS 5950, then proceeds to cover all aspects of the design of whole buildings, highlighting the integration of elements to produce economic, safe structures.