The Wicked Boy Book PDF

The Wicked Boy

  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780143110460

The Wicked Boy Book Description :

In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy Book PDF

The Wicked Boy

  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781408851135

The Wicked Boy Book Description :

Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday Times Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building. When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read. In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality – it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

False Reality  But True Book PDF

False Reality But True

  • Author : J. L. Zaring
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN : 9780991146208

False Reality But True Book Description :

"False Reality, But True," is about the separate yet parallel journeys of two men and how both are touched with the grace of true love which is eternally seared to the beat of their hearts. The younger man's love acts as a hope, a powerful strength, pushing him through the gut of war and death, leaving him searching endlessly and tirelessly for the woman he loves. From the memories of their love, to the promises they made, he vows to find her before death scrapes her away, a flower to a withered form. The older man's love acts as a curse, condemning him to a life of heartache after a lost love that can never be redeemed. Vengeance to his love, the missing voice to his heart, he never rests as he seeks his last and final calling. Mysticism hides throughout their journeys and their unique connection unravels as their brutal fight for survival exposes the power of love and goodness in heroic proportions.

Vegans Are Tastier Book PDF

Vegans Are Tastier

  • Author : Joe DeMarco
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-04
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9781456748302

Vegans Are Tastier Book Description :

Take an evolutionary journey through time and space in an unexpected vegan book that includes branding, hunting, spanking, torture, death and cannibalism. 21st Century Historian (Gentile Rainn): On occasion, before dying out and destroying themselves, the meat-eaters were seen hanging around back alleys of pubs drinking and fighting, sometimes sodomizing each other. 21st Century Historian (Herb Dean): If you look at things with hindsight, the meat-eaters never really had a chance. I mean, they were so hypocritical to the point where they would have one animal, whom they loved and cared for, living with them (Some of these animals were referred to as dogs. Note the dyslexic reference to God), and in the same moment would bleed and suffer another animal so they could devour its charred flesh for supper. Local Vegan (Said Huster): The idea that vegetarians and meat-eaters were both Homo sapiens is a post-mortem thought gone the way of the moo-cow. Homo sapiens were by nature very self-gratifying. In other words, they didn't care what they murdered or whom they hurt in crimes of hunger and passion. They acted very cruelly towards one another. Religions were developed to try to right these instinctual behaviors, but these religions did little to deter most Homo sapiens hell-bent on self-delusions of pride. Sometime around the turn of the twenty-fourth century, the first true Homo nexus was born. (See also Homo vegetare.) 21st Century Historian (Herb Dean): Moo-cows became extinct, though it is unknown whether this happened before or after the demise of the human (meat-eater) omnivore. A strain of CuuD Disease (almost always spelled capital C, lower case u, lower case u, capital D), a mutation of mad cow disease, killed roughly 99 percent of the cows, roughly two-thirds of the carnivores on the land, and most human omnivores. It is believed the other human omnivores destroyed themselves through wars, terrorist acts and unhealthy diets, or starved to death rather than eat

The Wicked Deep Book PDF

The Wicked Deep

  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781481497350

The Wicked Deep Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller. “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal “Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist “Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe “A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be “Eerie and enchanting.” —Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters. But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Rest for the Wicked Book PDF

Rest for the Wicked

  • Author : Glyn Maxwell
  • Publisher : Dufour Editions
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : English poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032515895

Rest for the Wicked Book Description :

Glyn Maxwell's precocious, prolific talent has earned him accolades such as 'England's brightest new poet for a decade', 'The Complete Modern English Poet', 'The Shakespeare of the Suburbs' and 'The Unstoppable Verse Machine'. His first collection Tale of the Mayor's Son was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His second, Out of the Rain, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and won him the Somerset Maugham Award, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a place in the recent New Generation Poets promotion.His third collection, Rest for the Wicked, is another Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Its focus is men - and boys 'who are going to be boys, who have had to be men' ('The Boys at Twilight'). The poems sort the men from the boys: boys at play, men at war, boys grown up, men reverting, men in love and poetry and politics, running countries, ruining things. His versions of the Latin poet Ovid, Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun - 'fragments of an investigative documentary' - are really about male ambition and overreaching. But Maxwell is no male apologist: these are young man's poems: bold, assertive and stylish, going for the jugular and the jocular.

The Adventures of Woodrow the Wicked Book PDF

The Adventures of Woodrow the Wicked

  • Author : A. Weber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1532894295

The Adventures of Woodrow the Wicked Book Description :

In Woodrow's world, the moon is shattered against the vaulted sky. It serves as a constant reminder of his own broken life. At fifteen, he's seen his father murdered and his hometown burned to the ground. He escaped the destruction on his genius father's greatest invention, a mysterious airship. But everywhere he goes, a bad reputation precedes him. Woodrow the Wicked, they call him. They say he killed his father and burned his town.Woodrow is not without allies, such as they are: a self-interested feline pet, a "guardian" angel who does little to protect the boy (but has tried to kill him on one occasion), and a robotic golem--caring, but cowardly and mute. And then there's Cassandra, a young pirate-in-training; she's charming, but can she be trusted?Now Woodrow and his crew find themselves pursued across a fantastic world by a family of aristocratic sociopaths bent on obtaining the ship for their own sinister gain. Will Woodrow become the wicked boy the world thinks he is? Or will he find a way to rise above his reputation?

The Boys  Own Story Book Book PDF

The Boys Own Story Book

  • Author : William Martin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1860
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : BL:A0021775022

The Boys Own Story Book Book Description :

Their Pavel Book PDF

Their Pavel

  • Author : Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 1571133909

Their Pavel Book Description :

Translation of nineteenth-century novel of life in a still-feudal Moravian village.

Grief Taboo in American Literature Book PDF

Grief Taboo in American Literature

  • Author : Pamela A. Boker
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1997-08-01
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9780814713143

Grief Taboo in American Literature Book Description :

The original essays in this much-needed collection broadly assess the contemporary patterns of crime as related to immigration, race, and ethnicity. Immigration and Crime covers both a variety of immigrant groups—mainly from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America—and a variety of topics including: victimization, racial conflict, juvenile delinquency, exposure to violence, homicide, drugs, gangs, and border violence. The volume provides important insights about past understandings of immigration and crime, many based on theories that have proven to be untrue or racially biased, as well as offering new scholarship on salient topics. Overall, the contributors argue that fears of immigrant crime are largely unfounded, as immigrants are themselves often more likely to be the victims of discrimination, stigmatization, and crime rather than the perpetrators. Contributors: Avraham Astor, Carl L. Bankston III, Robert J. Bursik, Jr., Roberto G. Gonzales, Sang Hea Kil, Golnaz Komaie, Jennifer Lee, Matthew T. Lee, Ramiro Martínez, Jr., Cecilia Menjívar, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Charlie V. Morgan, Amie L. Nielsen, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Min Zhou.

The Ranger of the Tomb Book PDF

The Ranger of the Tomb

  • Author : Wilhelmina Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000120971233

The Ranger of the Tomb Book Description :

Oriental Encounters  Palestine and Syria  1894 6 Book PDF

Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria 1894 6

  • Author : Marmaduke William Pickthall
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre : Travel
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066226183

Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria 1894 6 Book Description :

"Oriental Encounters: Palestine and Syria, 1894-6" by Marmaduke William Pickthall. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours Book PDF

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081676524

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours Book Description :

A Wasted Generation  Book PDF

A Wasted Generation

  • Author : Adewole O. Adedokun
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2010-02-22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1449087450

A Wasted Generation Book Description :

According the author, this work was inspired by a comment credited to Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nigerian foremost playwright, poet, novelist, and Nobel laureate, describing the present generation of Nigeria as A WASTED GENERATION, and the activism of the Nigerian foremost and indefatigable human rights crusader, Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The novel is an expose of corruption in every segment of African society. It exposes the political, religious, educational, economical and moral decay and decadence in Africa. It satirizes the leadership mistrust and dissappointment.