Purple Plain

Author: H. E. Bates

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304356270

Category: Suspense fiction

Page: 240

View: 6034

In war-torn Burma, 1943, an RAF plane is forced to crash-land. On board are three men: Carrington, the young navigator: Blore, a flabby and frigntened officer: and Forrester, a pilot embittered by his young wife's death in the Blitz. Miles from anywhere in the heat of the Burmese wilderness, their only hope is to walk towards the sound of the distant guns.

Gregory Peck

A Biography

Author: Gary Fishgall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068485290X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4405

Traces the career of the actor who starred in such film classics as "Roman Holiday," "Horatio Hornblower," and "To Kill a Mockingbird," revealing the many personal roles he has played in his life, from husband and friend to dedicated activist.

Riders of the Purple Sage

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595405340

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 486

A gentile sage-rider is about to be whipped by the Mormans to coerce the rich and beautiful Jane Withersteen to marry against her will. In desperation Jane whispers the prayer, "whence cometh my help!" Just then an unlikely hero, the infamous gunfighter, Lassiter routs the persecutors and is drawn into this conflict on the Utah-Arizona border.

Riders of the Purple Sage and the Rainbow Trail

Two Complete Zane Grey Novels

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466889349

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5114

Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey's most enduring classic--the book that invented the myth of the American West. In the little village of Cottonwoods, Utah, Mormon rancher Jane Withersteen endures persecution, religious zealots, and cattle rustlers trying to prey on her land. Aided by Lassiter, the famous gunman, Jane and her friends must escape the clutches of her most dangerous enemies. The Rainbow Trail John Shefford rode into Utah in search of a new life, and when he met Fay Larkin, a beautiful woman charged with murder, he knew he had found it. Breaking her out of jail was the easy part. Now he has a posse and violent bands of Indians to outrun; a murderous trek through a trackless waste; and a brutal passage through white-water hell. This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spirits and Wonders

Following Orwell in Burma

Author: Ken van Tibes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752864850

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 4338

I am going to Burma, God knows how often I have been there already, but I keep returning, for it is full of charming people, because it is mysterious and difficult to figure out, because its mountains are marvellous and its temples are splendid, and because many of my role models have been there. Before I depart, my realpolitiker guardian angel (can realpolitik be reconciled with angels?) slips a note with the keywords under my nose: dictatorship and civil war; a Babel-like entanglement of languages; incurable belief in superstition; exaggerated religiosity (which is as close to real Buddhism as Voodoo to Christianity); only we count, us the men!; and a mask with an unwipeable smile on the faces. From this instruction manual I easily memorise what I have already experienced myself on the Balkan, but I forget the rest more and more, as I am taken over by the magic of the journey and my belief that West and East think similarly. As often as I tend to be proven wrong about the latter, I recall Parkinson’s best-selling classic and in it the chapter which compares the British and the Chinese method how to choose among the applicants. I have read the text several times, until I realised: you cannot decide, no matter whether your method is Asian or European, it is the almighty who does so instead of you. This is a country where the people who own nothing donate thick golden coats to the temples, fill the caves with thousands of splendid statues and keep the spirits (who are organised by "profession" and should look out for all of us) happy with little gifts. And this is the country where everyday life and high politics are both determined by fortune-tellers and perhaps this is why the mutual killing does not stop since the last World War. But it is also a place where wonders happen constantly and the most eagerly awaited one, peace, is definitely going to arrive ... But when? In the evening, at a quiet monastery in Mandalay, when the sun was disappearing behind the mountains (like a stage performance), I dreamt of the large bells accompanying the scene with their music. Not far from me a barefooted, haggard figure wrapped in a purple robe was praying and glancing at me. Suddenly it raised itself and at this moment the bells began sounding. The old monk had read my thoughts, – I thought -, and as a thank you I gave him a piece of chocolate. Deeply moved he shoved a collection of blue beads on a black string into my hand, prayer beads. So that we could keep praying together for the desired peace?

Alien Envoy

Author: Pamela F. Service

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1467728160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1231

Alien Agent Zack Gaither has spent his whole life on planet Earth. His assignment: to protect humans from the knowledge of life on other planets. Finally, the time is right, and Zack has the chance to help Earth join the Galactic Union. The only problem? A small army of alien thugs is set on keeping Earth out of the picture. And they’re planning to take Zack out in the process. Fortunately, Zack’s got a few old friends on his side. Together, they’re headed on an adventure that will take Zack off of Earth and across the galaxy. What will the future hold for this Alien Agent?

The Earl of Mar Marr'd

With the Humours of Jockey, the Highlander: a Tragi-comical Farce. By Mr. Philips

Author: John Philips,George Sewell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jacobite Rebellion, 1715

Page: 32

View: 5198



Kaalen Soor Yar and the Foundars

Author: William Girdwood,Cherry Girdwood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305971

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 9088

Kaalen Soor Yar, the most talented Kye-indakind to ever graduate from the training grounds at the Indiannus ocean facility, is transported to the Anglo Scots colony world of Caledon on his first assignment. Accompanied by his incredibly beautiful companion Amaranth and their three Personal Androids or PALS, Sod, Gom and Characters they find themselves under attack from an unknown source. Amaranth is kidnapped and brutally tortured by the beastial Cromar, a minion of the dreaded Foundars. Kaalen must not only continue his mission to save his race from extinction by locating the lost races of mankind who have been gone for nearly three thousand years, but now he must find and rescue Amaranth and discover why his Kye-inda are being systematically destroyed on every planet they locate. Aided along the way by some very alien friends and some very able humans, he uncovers a nasty plot to wipe out the Creators of Oceanus, what once was called Earth.

The Purple Emperor

Author: Herbie Brennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781599904047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3888

When Henry Atherton returned to his own life in the suburbs of London, he thought all was well in the Faerie Ream. His new friend Pyrgus, the crown prince of Faerie, was about to be coronated as Purple Emperor. But then Princess Holly Blue arrived on Earth, seeking Henry's help once more. A plot to assassinate Pyrgus is afoot, but that's not the worst of their problems. Pyrgus's father, the murdered Purple Emperor, has been raised from the dead by means of foul necromantic sorcery. Now Lord Hairstreak and the sinister Faeries of the Night have seized control of the Realm . . . and driven Pyrgus and his allies into hiding. Henry has no choice to return to the world of Faerie to aid his friends. But that proves easier said than done when the mystical portal linking their realms goes awry. Now Henry will have to scramble just to stay alive in a fantastic world that's constantly full of surprises . . . and danger. Look for the other exciting books in this series: Faerie Wars, Ruler of the Realm, Faerie Lord, and The Faeman Quest!

John Betjeman

A Bibliography

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

View: 4130

This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

The Works of the British Poets

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Robert Mitchum

"Baby I Don't Care"

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 9146

One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool. Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.

Sir Michael Caine - The Biography

Author: William Hall

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784185353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 9854

Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady; Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen.With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an action anti-hero in Get Carter, a Cockney Lothario in Alfie, a disillusioned alcoholic academic in Educating Rita. He is an enduring model of British cool.This authorised biography charts the amazing highs and lows in his turbulent ride to fame, fortune and respect.

The Spanish Tragedy

Author: Thomas Kyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472571363

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 9292

The first fully-fledged example of a revenge tragedy, the genre that became so influential in later Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, The Spanish Tragedy (1589) occupies a very special place in the history of English Renaissance drama. Hieronimo, Knight-Marshal of Spain during its war with Portugal, fails to obtain justice when his son is murdered for courting Bel-Imperia, the Duke of Castile's daughter, and decides to take justice into his own hands... This new student edition has been freshly revised by Professor Andrew Gurr to incorporate the latest stage history and critical interpretations of the play. It also appends the scenes that were added in 1602, discusses Elizabethan attitudes to revenge, the Senecan features of the play and the significance of the Anglo-Spanish conflict in the 1580s.