Brut des Teufels


Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641084202

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3932

Jack Nightingale muss eine Seele retten – die seiner eigenen Schwester. Doch er hat sie seit dem Tag ihrer Geburt nicht mehr gesehen, und jeder, mit dem Jack über seine Schwester spricht, stirbt eines qualvollen Todes. Jack wird klar, dass jemand – oder etwas – entschlossen ist, sich ihm in den Weg zu stellen. Also muss er alles aufbieten, was er einst als Verhandlungsführer bei der Polizei gelernt hat. Doch jede Verhandlung mit den Mächten der Dunkelheit hat ihren Preis. Und Jack muss sich fragen: Ist es jede Seele wert, dass man sie rettet?

The Nightingale And The Rose

Short Story

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443442674

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

View: 4058

A nightingale selflessly sacrifices herself to help a young student win the love of his professor’s daughter, but both the professor’s daughter and the young student prove unworthy of her sacrifice. Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Die Nightingale-Schwestern

Freundinnen fürs Leben. Roman

Author: Donna Douglas


ISBN: 3732533972

Category: Fiction

Page: 587

View: 2946

London, 1934. Das berühmte Nightingale Hospital sucht neue Krankenschwestern. Unter den Kandidatinnen sind drei junge Frauen, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: Während Dora aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt, ist Millie eine waschechte Aristokratin, die lieber etwas Sinnvolles tut, als sich einen Ehemann zu suchen. Helen dagegen leidet unter ihrer dominanten Mutter, vor der sie ein Geheimnis verbirgt. Doch welche von ihnen hat das Zeug dazu, eine echte Nightingale-Schwester zu werden?

A Nightingale Christmas Collection

Author: Donna Douglas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539455

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8612

An exclusive digital Christmas collection from the bestselling author Donna Douglas. Includes A Nightingale Christmas Wish and Nightingales Under the Mistletoe plus two short stories - A Child is Born and Little Girl Lost. A Child is Born: A Nightingales Christmas Story Christmas Eve, 1936 On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle. A Nightingale Christmas Wish It’s Christmas at the Nightingale Hospital ... Sister Blake is revisited by a face from the past. Will buried secrets stop her from being happy? Lonely Helen Dawson has new responsibilities and trials, but is she looking for love in all the wrong places? And Matron puts the Nightingale first, even before her own health. With war looming large, will Matron and the Nightingale survive? With new hardships, new loves and new heartbreak, will anyone get their Christmas wish? A Little Girl Lost It’s Christmas time at The Nightingale Hospital and the children on Parry Ward are waiting eagerly for Father Christmas to arrive. But an unexpected arrival beats him to it and, as one discovery leads to another, the past comes back to confront the present. But will Staff Nurse Rose Chambers be able to forgive and forget? It is Christmas after all ... Nightingales Under the Mistletoe Christmas 1941 and the Nightingale nurses are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere, and each news bulletin announcing more defeats and losses, the British people are weary and demoralised and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family’s estate. It’s not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love ... Jess would rather be nursing on the front line but finds herself sent to the country. It isn’t long before the East End girl discovers there are battles to be fought on the home front too. Effie finds herself exiled to a quiet village, but the quiet doesn’t last for long as she soon finds excitement in the shape of a smooth-talking GI. As Christmas approaches, even the shelter of the countryside can’t protect the girls from heartache.

Short Stories Collection:

Author: Karen Margaryan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304835197

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9091

This is a collection of works of such great authors as, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Matthew Barrie, Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe and etc. More than 1.500.000 words, gold words. This collection is intended to simplify our task. No longer need to look for books on different sites, all of them are already collected in one book. In this volume: -Alexandre Dumas -Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -Richard Le Gallienne -Sir Henry Rider Haggard -Thomas Hardy -Nathaniel Hawthorne -Washington Irving -James Joyce -Franz Kafka -Rudyard Kipling

JOHN BUCHAN - Complete Short Stories Collection (Unabridged)

The Runagates Club, The Kings of Orion, The Oasis in the Snow, Grey Weather, The Moon Endureth, The Far Islands, The Last Crusade, No-Man's-Land, At the Rising of the Waters...

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026851633

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 5000

This carefully crafted ebook: “JOHN BUCHAN - Complete Short Stories Collection (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Grey Weather The Ballad for Grey Weather Prester John At the Article of Death Politics and the May-Fly A Reputation A Journey of Little Profit At the Rising of the Waters The Earlier Affection The Black Fishers Summer Weather The Oasis in the Snow The Herd of Standlan Streams of Water in the South The Moor-Song Comedy in the Full Moon The Moon Endureth: The Company of the Marjolaine A Lucid Interval The Lemnian Space Streams of Water In The South The Grove of Ashtaroth The Riding of Ninemileburn The Kings of Orion The Rime of True Thomas The Runagates Club The Green Wildebeest Human Quarry, or The Frying-Pan and the Fire Dr. Lartius The Wind in The Portico "Divus" Johnston The Loathly Opposite Sing a Song of Sixpence Ship to Tarshish Skule Skerry "Tendebant Manus" The Last Crusade Fullcircle Miscellaneous The Far Islands Fountainblue The Last Crusade The Wife of Flanders The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers, most notably The Thirty-Nine Steps, and it is for these that he is now best remembered.

Khushwant Singh's Book of Unforgettable Women

Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780141000862

Category: Women

Page: 298

View: 2821

Though I Am Nothing To Look At, It Is Women Who Have Sought My Company More Than I Have Sought Theirs. Khushwant Singh In Khushwant Singh S Book Of Unforgettable Women, India S Most Widely-Read And Irreverent Author And Columnist Profiles Some Of Many Women In His Life. From Ghayoorunnisa Hafeez, The Girl Who Forever Changed His Attitude Towards Muslims, To His Wife, Kaval Malik, Who Is Allergic To Media Publicity; From His Old Grandmother To The Controversial Artist Amrita Shergil; From Mother Teresa To Phoolan Devi, Khushwant Singh Paints Colourful And True-To-Life Portraits Of The Women He Has Known, Loved, Despised, Admired, And Lived With. The Book Also Includes Some Of The Women Khushwant Singh Has Conjured Up In The Numerous Stories And Novels He Has Written Over Sixty Years. The Lively Martha Stack ( Black Jasmine ), Lady Mohan Lal ( Karma ), Jean Memsahib ( The Memsahib Of Mandla ), The Hijra-Whore Bhagmati (Delhi), The Insatiable Champak (I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale), Dark-Eyed Nooran (Train To Pakistan) And The Free-Spirited Molly Gomes (The Company Of Women) Are Only A Few Of Khushwant Singh S Larger-Than-Life Characters Who Are Sure To Entertain And Amuse The Reader.

Collected Stories

Author: Shashi Deshpande

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143029526

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 240

View: 1086

Not Many Readers Of Shashi Deshpande May Be Aware That Her First Experiments In Writing Fiction Started With The Short Story. Over The Years, She Has Published About A Hundred Stories In Literary Journals, Magazines And Newspapers, In Between Writing Her Immensely Popular Novels Which Are Now Read All Over The World, And Taught In Universities Wherever Indian Writing Has An Audience. In This Collection We Find Shashi Deshpande At Her Best, Writing With Subtlety And A Rare Sensitivity About Men And Women Trapped In Relationships And Situations Often Not Of Their Making. The Wife Of A Successful Politician Who Must Look To A Long-Lost Past In Order To Keep Up The Pretence Of Contentment; A Little Girl Who Cannot Comprehend Why The Very Fact Of Her Being Born Is A Curse; A Young Man Whose Fantasy Of Love Drives Him To Murder; A Newly-Wed Couple With Dramatically Differing Views On What It Means To Get To Know Each Other Every One Of The Characters Here Is Delineated With Lucidity And Compassion. Written Over The Past Three Decades, The Stories In This Volume Provide An Insight Into Often Forgotten Aspects Of Human Feelings And Relationships, Weaving A Magical Web Of Emotions That Is Testimony To The Unusual Depth And Range Of Shashi Deshpande S Writing.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334429

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

View: 8860

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Zwischen uns das Meer

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704384

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1543

Seit einiger Zeit zieht sich Michael zunehmend von seiner Frau Jolene und den beiden gemeinsamen Töchtern zurück. In einem schrecklichen Streit schleudert er Jolene sogar ins Gesicht, dass er sie nicht mehr liebe. Das Paar trennt sich. Als Jolene eines Tages schwer verwundet wird, kommt Michael endlich zur Besinnung: Ihm wird bewusst, dass er kurz davor ist, die Liebe seines Lebens zu verlieren, und er will ihr beistehen. Doch Jolene will ihn nie mehr sehen – zu tief sitzt der Schmerz. Aber Michael kämpft – wird es ihm gelingen, ihr Herz zurückzugewinnen?

The Nightingale Circus

Author: Ioana Visan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503336575


Page: 172

View: 6155

Don't be shy and come inside! The Nightingale is waiting to take flight! Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You'll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time. They're better known as the famous Nightingale, the Blade Masters, the Magician, the Swan, the Firebird, the Rocket Girl, and the Golden Lady. They are all waiting to tell you their story about how they came to the circus and why they stayed. This is a companion short story collection to Broken People.

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Author: A. S. Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307483878

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9870

The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S. Byatt renders this relationship with a powerful combination of erudition and passion, she makes the interaction of the natural and the supernatural seem not only convincing, but inevitable. The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe astonishing in the precision of its detail, its intellectual consistency, and its splendor. "A dreamy treat.... It is not merely strange, it is wondrous." --Boston Globe "Alternatingly erudite and earthy, direct and playful.... If Scheherazade ever needs a break, Byatt can step in, indefinitely." --Chicago Tribune "Byatt's writing is crystalline and splendidly imaginative.... These [are] perfectly formed tales." --Washington Post Book World From the Trade Paperback edition.

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

View: 401

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace

64 Stories

Author: Steven Nightingale

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781619027923

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 7757

"In his numerous years of worldly travels, a writer came to know many women. To him they told countless personal stories, revealing their wit and their work. Strange mix as their stories were, it became clear to the writer that he must chronicle these untold stories and bring them forth so that others may learn of these remarkable women as well. Stories of the plain and the transcendental; the practical and the miraculous; the hidden and the influential-these women who have conjured a way to love, and to give, so as to illuminate and transform the lives around them. From widely anthologized poet, novelist, and essayist Steven Nightingale comes The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace: 64 Stories-a collection of short stories that fluently speak to one another forming a spectacularly diverse, humorous, and interrelated body of work. These are stories of women rising to power. They are at work in the world-and within the world, as well. Women of curious knowledge, natural grace, rough sensuality, and mischievous instincts-they are remaking the world. Their labor is conscious, uncanny, fierce, strange, and has often been kept secret because it was their secret to keep"--


Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140126198

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 7959

Travelling through time, space and history to 'discover' his beloved city, the narrator of this novel meets a myriad of people - poets and princes, saints and sultans, temptresses and traitors, emperors and eunuchs - who have shaped and endowed Delhi with its very mystique.

Birds of a Lesser Paradise


Author: Megan Mayhew Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451643365

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5975

Presents a collection of stories focusing on the moments when bonds with nature become evident, including the story of a mother and son attempting to reclaim an African gray parrot and of a population control activist who longs to have a baby.

One World Two

A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories

Author: Chris Brazier,Ovo Adagha

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1780263155

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 318

One World Two is the eagerly awaited follow-up to One World and another globe-trotting collection of stories. But it is more than simply an anthology of short fiction, as it contains representative literature from all over the world, conveying the reader on thought-provoking journeys across continents, cultures and landscapes. One World Two is even more ambitious than Volume One in its geographic scope, featuring twenty-one writers drawn from every continent. Most of the stories are unique to this volume, while others are appearing for the first time in English (Egypt's Mansoura Ez-Eldin and Brazil's Vanessa Barbara). The themes and writing styles are as richly diverse as their writers' origins. The collection is built around a loose theme of building bridges. It is interested in the human condition as a dynamic central line linking individuals, cultures and experiences: east and west, north and south, and, perhaps most importantly, past, present and future. This book features established stars such as Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer) and Aminatta Forna (The Hired Man) and authors who are steadily building a reputation such as Fan Wu, Ana Menéndez and Daniel Alarcon. In order of appearance, the authors are: Yewande Omotoso, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Heidi North-Bailey, Ana Menéndez, Mathew Howard, Okwiri Oduor, Desiree Bailey, Vamba Sherif, Alice Melike Ulgezer, Daniel Alarcon, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Aminatta Forna, Nahid Rachlin, Samuel Munene, Vanessa Barbara, Ret'sepile Makamane, Fan Wu, Olufemi Terry, Balli Kaur Jaswal, Chris Brazier, and Edwidge Danticat. Edited and compiled by Ovo Adagha and Chris Brazier.