Author: Kate Cann

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545128137

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 327

View: 6577

Rayne escapes London for a job in the country at Morton's Keep, where she is drawn to a mysterious clique and its leader, St. John, but puzzles over whether the growing evil she senses is from the manor house or her new friends.

Possessed by a Billionaire - Band 4

Milliardär und Herrscher

Author: Megan Harold

Publisher: Addictive Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 303

Adam Ritcher ist jung, gut aussehend und Milliardär. Die Welt liegt ihm zu Füßen. Eléa Haydensen ist eine junge und hübsche Geigenvirtuosin. Da sie unter Figurkomplexen leidet und sich ihres Talents nicht bewusst ist, hätte sie nicht im Traum daran gedacht, dass zwischen Adam und ihr etwas laufen könnte … Doch ein nicht zu stillendes Verlangen entsteht zwischen den beiden jungen Leuten. Wird ihre Beziehung weiter bestehen trotz der Hindernisse, die ihnen jene Menschen in den Weg stellen, die es nicht ertragen können, den leidenschaftlichen Adam und die schöne Eléa zusammen zu sehen? Dieses E-Book umfasst die Bände 7 bis 8 der Reihe.


Author: Stephanie Doyle

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426854471

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1386

Cassandra Allen's gift is so uncanny that even the skeptical police now consult her on murder investigations. But when she's called in to investigate a rash of serial murders, her mind is assaulted by a terrifying being from beyond…. Cass believes the evil force attempting to possess her is involved in the killings. But how? Then she meets Malcolm McDonough, brother of the first victim. He's successful, attractive, unsettling…and he doesn't believe that Cass hears the dead. Yet even as Malcolm denies her claims, he is counting on Cass to lead them to the killer. Because all the victims have one thing in common—her.

Die Besessenen

Author: Elif Batuman

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991182

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4250

Warum bloß bleibt Hans Castorp in Thomas Manns Zauberberg sieben Jahre im Sanatorium, obwohl er selbst keine Tuberkulose hat? Natürlich geht es um die Liebe. Und um die Liebe dreht sich auch alles in »Die Besessenen«. Elif Batuman erzählt von ihrer großen Bewunderung für die klassischen russischen Autoren und tut dies auf eine so kluge und berührende Weise, dass man bald selbst vor Begeisterung sprüht. Dabei liest sie niemals, ohne nicht gleichzeitig mit einem Auge auf ihr Leben und die Menschen um sie herum zu schielen. Wie Don Quixote zieht sie aus, um in der Welt etwas über die Literatur zu erfahren und in den Büchern etwas über die Welt. Batuman schreibt dabei mit so viel schillernder Raffinesse, dass am Ende keine Literaturwissenschaft entsteht, sondern Literatur.


Author: Larry Richards

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616630248

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 5141

Each month he watched in growing terror as the moon waxed, night by night expanding from a slim crescent in the sky to become the full circle whose features terrified him. As the moon grew rounder and rounder, he felt himself losing control; watched his actions become more and more erratic and bizarre... He never remembered doing what they described. Maggie, like any mother, would do anything for her little boy. But Colin's struggles ran far deeper than what a working single mother could manage. Instead, she spent her days giving him the most normal life she could, and she spent her nights terrified. When years of medication only make things worse, Maggie takes Colin off of his medication and plans to do something that the state will not tolerate—have her church perform an exorcism. Her only hope of saving her child lies in the hands of an able but completely narcissistic lawyer named Black. The state wants to override her parental rights, Black wants fame regardless of the outcome, and Maggie just wants to save her son. Even worse, strange events reveal a sinister darkness taking an intense interest in the case, confusing and influencing everyone involved. Can anything be done before Colin is lost? Join author Larry Richards in Possessed, the fast-paced courtroom drama that bridges the realms of the natural and the supernatural. Follow along as diverse viewpoints are presented, debated, and ultimately changed. What is the truth of paranormal activity? Do demons exist, and if so, how can they affect us? This gripping thriller will have you begging for the final verdict.


Author: Sheldon Cohen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595359809

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2275

One Friday night in Chicago, two friends leave their neighborhood bar, each heading home in a separate direction. Phillip Matt never makes it. When he stops to assist a man who appears to be in need of help, the crazed assailant stabs Matt in the heart. In another part of town, George Gilmer is experiencing some troubling problems of his own. The talented young carpenter's behavior drastically changes after several bouts of severe abdominal pains, and he begins displaying symptoms such as paranoia, forgetfulness, and violent mood swings. When both men wind up at the same hospital on that fateful October night, the pieces of the crime slowly fall into place-or so it seems. Though he remembers nothing, it was George's knife that killed the man and it's his blood on the dead man's body. With the evidence mounting against him, George is formally accused and must stand trial for first-degree murder. With its dramatic climax, Possessed leads the reader into a world where the human capacity for evil extends beyond belief-into a world where it's nearly impossible to draw the line between innocence and insanity.

Agnes, Or, The Possessed

A Revelation of Mesmerism

Author: Timothy Shay Arthur

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mesmerism

Page: 116

View: 4119



The True Story of an Exorcism

Author: Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463003676

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1

View: 7726

"The Exorcist", a 1973 movie about a twelve-year-old girl possessed by the Devil, frightened people more than any horror film ever did. Many moviegoers sought therapy to rid themselves of fears they could not explain. Psychiatrists coined the term "cinematic neurosis" for patients who left the movie feeling a terrifying presence of demons. At the Washington premiere, a young woman stood outside the theater, trembling. "I come out here in the sunlight," she said, "and I see people's eyes, and they frighten me." Among the few moviegoers unmoved by the horror were two priests, Father William S. Bowdern and Father Walter Halloran, members of the Jesuit community at St. Louis University. "Billy came out shaking his head about the little girl bouncing on the bed and urinating on the crucifix," Halloran remembers. "He was kind of angry. 'There is a good message that can be given by this thing,' he said. The message was the fact that evil spirits operate in our world." Bowdern and Halloran knew that the movie was fictional veneer masking a terrible reality. Night after night in March and April 1949, Bowdern had been an exorcist, with Halloran assisting. Bowdern fervently believed that he had driven a demon from a tormented soul. The victim had been a thirteen-year-old boy strangely lured to St. Louis from a Maryland suburb of Washington. Bowdern's exorcism had been the inspiration for the movie. The true story of this possession, told in Possessed, is based on a diary kept by a Jesuit priest assisting Father Bowdern. The diary, the most complete account of an exorcism since the Middle Ages, is published for the first time in this revised edition of Possessed.

The Possessed

Author: Dostoyevsky, Fedor

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1773137883

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 702

View: 5081

The Possessed is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1871–2. It is considered one of the four masterworks written by Dostoyevsky after his return from Siberian exile, along with Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy.

The Possessed and the Dispossessed

Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town

Author: Lesley A. Sharp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520918450

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 2633

This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power. These women, Leslie Sharp argues, are far from powerless among the peasants and migrant laborers who work the land in this plantation economy. In fact, Sharp's wide-ranging analysis shows that tromba, or spirit possession, is central to understanding the complex identities of insiders and outsiders in this community, which draws people from all over the island and abroad. Sharp's study also reveals the contradictions between indigenous healing and Western-derived Protestant healing and psychiatry. Particular attention to the significance of migrant women's and children's experiences in a context of seeking relief from personal and social ills gives Sharp's investigation importance for gender studies as well as for studies in medical anthropology, Africa and Madagascar, the politics of culture, and religion and ritual.


The Life of Joan Crawford

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407088114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4249

'I've been protected by studio publicity men most of my life, so in some ways I'm a goddam image, not a person. I was a commodity, a piece of property... I felt an overwhelming obligation to my career, and so I was an actress first, a wife second. I worked almost constantly, and even when I wasn't working, there was that image thing of looking like a star, conducting myself like a star. I just went ahead like a bulldozer. I was a very selfish woman.' Joan Crawford was a complex, contradictory, driven human being, but not the alcoholic, sadistic monster depicted in the notorious book, Mommie Dearest, which appeared a year after her death. In some ways, Donald Spoto's Possessed is the ultimate Hollywood book - about a young woman, poor, abandoned by her father, but determined at all costs to succeed . Born in Texas, Lucille Fay LeSueur escaped destitution by becoming a popular dancer and then managed to make the decisive leap that transformed her into a luminous, unique star of the screen. She became Joan Crawford. There were many important men in her life, not least Clark Gable, with whom she appeared in eight pictures and with whom she conducted a thirty-year affair. She was married four times, once to the debonair Douglas Fairbanks Jr, unaware that he had failed to discontinue his relationship with Marlene Dietrich. Dancer, dramatic actress, businesswoman, corporate executive with Pepsi-Cola, Joan Crawford during her lifetime (1906 - 1977) was rarely out of the news. With the use of only recently opened archives and personal papers, Donald Spoto probes behind the lurid headlines to bring us Joan Crawford, the private person as well as the movie legend.

The Possessed

Author: Craig E. Blohm

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737737816

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2067

This book describes various instances of demon possession and communicating with spirits throughout history including the Salem witch trials, possession in ancient cultures, and as portrayed by the film industry.

The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Author: Elif Batuman

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 184708379X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 6852

The true story of one woman’s intellectual and sentimental education and her strange encounters with others devoted – absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! – to the Russian classics. Opening with a description of a conference about Isaac Babel in California at which various destinies intersect, Elif Batuman follows the footsteps of her favourite authors both literally and metaphorically, searching for the answers to the big questions. She investigates a possible murder at Tolstoy’s ancestral estate, travels to Samarkand and St Petersburg; retraces Pushkin’s wanderings in the Caucasus; learns why Old Uzbek has one hundred different words for crying; and sees an eighteenth-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature.


A Novel Inspired by True Events

Author: Philip J. Crowley,Kenneth C. Wylie

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611392179

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8129

What had she done? Alone, scared, sitting in the holding cell of the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department, Iris Harris never imagined she would be trapped in a battering relationship. Her life was not without struggles but by her forties she was content and fulfilled, teaching inner city children in the City of Detroit. A chance encounter, in a small mid-Michigan town, with an older outwardly pleasant and charming real estate agent, plunged her into a nightmare of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. She became his possession. It was the seventies. The legal system was impotent to render assistance. Society was incapable of understanding the dynamics of domestic violence and unwilling to intervene. To her friends and neighbors she was the one at fault. Iris was ensnared in a vicious cycle of abuse. Her only wish—to be free. Her only hope—to be found not guilty.

Possessed by the Spirits

Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities

Author: Karen Fjelstad,Thị Hiền Nguyễn

Publisher: SEAP Publications

ISBN: 9780877271413

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 6321

The essays in this volume examine the resurgence of the Mother Goddess religion among contemporary Vietnamese following the economic "Renovation" period in Vietnam. Anthropologists explore the forces that compel individuals to become mediums and the social repercussions of their decisions and interactions.


The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Author: Kathryn Casey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062300520

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

View: 6591

A WALKING NIGHTMARE—IN SIZE-NINE STILETTOS . . . The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston’s hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman drenched in blood . . . an older man lying dead on the floor . . . and a cobalt blue suede stiletto with tufts of white hair stuck to its five-and-a-half-inch heel. With her stunning looks, magnetic personality, and erratic behavior, Ana Trujillo had a notorious reputation on the downtown Houston scene. She spoke often of occult powers, though few knew how deeply she believed such boasts. Stefan Andersson was a gentle soul, a Swedish transplant with a good career and trusted friends, who was desperate to find someone special. Theirs is a story of obsession, madness, and tragedy. Because once Stefan fell head over heels for Ana, he was under her control—and he didn’t have a chance in hell.

The Possessed (Annotated with Biography)

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 1610427181

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 570

The Possessed is a novel about the conditions of Imperial Russia in the 19th century and is loosely based on a real Russian case of 1869. It touches upon terrorism and nihilism. A group of extremists want to overthrow the powers of Russia and rule the country themselves. One of their goals is to eliminate the power of the Russian Orthodox Church. The extremists are bright, secretive, and focused, but in the end, they do not achieve their goals. The story centers around two families: the Verkhovenskys and the Stravrogins.


The Rise and Fall of Prince

Author: Alex Hahn

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 9780823077496

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 565

Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and using many sources unavailable to others, author Alex Hahn has created a page-turning biography on one of the most dynamic, talented, and controversial performers ever to don backless pants on national television. Possessed unveils the psychology of this tortured, messianic artist whose ceaseless reinventions have at times rendered him a profoundly original artist, while at other times threatened to become a mockery of himself and his music. Recollections from friends, employees, sound engineers, journalists, and industry insiders place readers right in the middle of some of Prince's most awe-inspiring recording and song writing sessions. They also relate, in often shocking detail, Prince's most publicized relationships with Kim Basinger, Carmen Electra, Vanity, Apollonia Kotero, and many more; reveal how Prince plagiarized band members' musical ideas; and explain why he has become such an isolated figure.

Island Possessed

Author: Katherine Dunham

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307819841

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 750

Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological research, her work in dance, and her fascination for the people and cults of Haiti worked their spell, catapulting her into experiences that she was often lucky to survive. Here Dunham tells how the island came to be possessed by the demons of voodoo and other cults imported from various parts of Africa, as well as by the deep class divisions, particularly between blacks and mulattos, and the political hatred still very much in evidence today. Full of the flare and suspense of immersion in a strange and enchanting culture, Island Possessed is also a pioneering work in the anthropology of dance and a fascinating document on Haitian politics and voodoo.


Author: Niki Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123237

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7555

Who do you trust when you can no longer trust your own mind? Emma's life has always been a struggle, and now she's been accepted at a prestigious music school, she is determined to excel. But when the impossibly chic twins, confident Sophie and quieter Matilde, come crashing into her life - surrounding her with champagne and parties - they demand Emma's full attention. Then shy Matilde commits suicide and shockingly, her identical twin Sophie flourishes. Now odd things are happening to Emma: blackouts, waking up in strange places, bizarre dreams. Something, or someone, is consuming Emma's mind. Terrified, Emma begins to doubt everything and everyone around her, especially the beautiful Sophie...