Monsignor Quixote

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Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 1409021009
Total Pages : 278 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (9 download)

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Book Synopsis Monsignor Quixote by : Graham Greene

Download or read book Monsignor Quixote written by Graham Greene and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-10-02 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Driven away from his parish by a censorious bishop, Monsignor Quixote sets off across Spain accompanied by a deposed renegade mayor as his own Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinante – a faithful but antiquated SEAT 600. Like Cervantes’s classic, this comic, picaresque fable offers enduring insights into our life and times.

The Convert

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Publisher : Graywolf Press
ISBN 13 : 1555970281
Total Pages : 224 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (559 download)

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Book Synopsis The Convert by : Deborah Baker

Download or read book The Convert written by Deborah Baker and published by Graywolf Press. This book was released on 2011-05-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *A 2011 National Book Award Finalist* A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker What drives a young woman raised in a postwar New York City suburb to convert to Islam, abandon her country and Jewish faith, and embrace a life of exile in Pakistan? The Convert tells the story of how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant and celebrated voices of Islam's argument with the West. A cache of Maryam's letters to her parents in the archives of the New York Public Library sends the acclaimed biographer Deborah Baker on her own odyssey into the labyrinthine heart of twentieth-century Islam. Casting a shadow over these letters is the mysterious figure of Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, both Maryam's adoptive father and the man who laid the intellectual foundations for militant Islam. As she assembles the pieces of a singularly perplexing life, Baker finds herself captive to questions raised by Maryam's journey. Is her story just another bleak chapter in a so-called clash of civilizations? Or does it signify something else entirely? And then there's this: Is the life depicted in Maryam's letters home and in her books an honest reflection of the one she lived? Like many compelling and true tales, The Convert is stranger than fiction. It is a gripping account of a life lived on the radical edge and a profound meditation on the cultural conflicts that frustrate mutual understanding.

Monsignor Quixote

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Publisher : Penguin Classics
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 236 pages
Book Rating : 4.F/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Monsignor Quixote by : Graham Greene

Download or read book Monsignor Quixote written by Graham Greene and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2008-09-30 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Father Quixote, a local priest of the Spanish village of El Toboso who claims ancestry to Cervantes’ fictional Don Quixote, is elevated to the rank of monsignor through a clerical error, he sets out on a journey to Madrid to purchase purple socks appropriate to his new station. Accompanying him on his mission is his best friend, Sancho, the Communist ex-mayor of the village who argues politics and religion with Quixote and rescues him from the various troubles his innocence lands him in along the way. Published in 1932, Monsignor Quixote is Graham Greene’s last religious novel, a fond homage to Cervantes, and a sincere exploration into the meaning of faith in the modern world. This edition features a new introduction by John Auchard. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Falling Angels

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101174897
Total Pages : 336 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (11 download)

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Book Synopsis Falling Angels by : Tracy Chevalier

Download or read book Falling Angels written by Tracy Chevalier and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2002-09-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

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Publisher : Penn State Press
ISBN 13 : 0271033657
Total Pages : 294 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (71 download)

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Book Synopsis The Sanctification of Don Quixote by : Eric Ziolkowski

Download or read book The Sanctification of Don Quixote written by Eric Ziolkowski and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2008-01-18 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern literature, to the numerous fictional adaptations of the Christ figure on the one hand, and the innumerable literary descendants of Don Quixote on the other, this study is the first to examine a lineage of characters in whom the images of the alleged savior and the mad knight are combined.After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in seventeenth-century Spain, Ziolkowski traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Ziolkowski argues that, given the increased secularization and decline of religious consciousness over the last several centuries, any pursuit of religious values or ideas becomes questionable and this appears &"quixotic&" insofar as it stands in contradiction to the sociohistorical context. He concludes that religious existence, for the few who pursue it in suffering, which means that the religious person feels temporally displaced for adhering to a seemingly obsolete faith and lifestyle.

The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Croissant

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Publisher : Canongate Books
ISBN 13 : 1782114238
Total Pages : 497 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (821 download)

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Download or read book The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Croissant written by Pablo Tusset and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An easy-riding, ball-busting comedy of bad manners, this is one of the most surprising and entertaining literary debuts of recent years. Pablo Baloo Miralles, a fat, useless and flatulent thirty-year-old, is the black sheep of his obscenely wealthy family. While he dedicates his days to online philosophy chatrooms and his nights to whatever pleasures he can find, his brother, 'The First,' is president of his booming family business. But, when 'The First' suddenly disappears, Pablo finds himself being sucked into a hair-raising, mind-bending adventure - an adventure in which he must use all of his well-honed survival instincts to come out alive.

Bertrand Russell

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Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN 13 : 0374528209
Total Pages : 246 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (745 download)

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Book Synopsis Bertrand Russell by : Alan Ryan

Download or read book Bertrand Russell written by Alan Ryan and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1981-03-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryan (politics, Princeton U.) concentrates on Russell's activities as a polemicist, agitator, educator and popularizer, tracing the evolution of his moral philosophy beginning with his fervid opposition to WWI. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Human Factor

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 0143105566
Total Pages : 289 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (431 download)

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Book Synopsis The Human Factor by : Graham Greene

Download or read book The Human Factor written by Graham Greene and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-09-30 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the help of his communist friend. Despite his misgivings, Castle decides to act as a double agent, passing information to the Soviets to help his in-laws in South Africa. In order to evade detection, he allows his assistant to be wrongly identified as the source of the leaks. But when suspicions remain, Castle is forced to make an even more excruciating sacrifice to save himself. Originally published in 1978, The Human Factor is an exciting novel of espionage drawn from Greene’s own experiences in MI6 during World War II, and ultimately a deeply humanistic examination of the very nature of loyalty. This edition features a new introduction by Colm Tóibín. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Deep, The

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Publisher : Random House Australia
ISBN 13 : 1761048198
Total Pages : 466 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (61 download)

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Book Synopsis Deep, The by : Kyle Perry

Download or read book Deep, The written by Kyle Perry and published by Random House Australia. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A fast-paced thriller that twists and twists again. Kyle Perry can sure spin a mighty tale.' - Chris Hammer On the Tasman Peninsula, nestled amidst the largest sea-cliffs in the southern hemisphere, is Shacktown. Here the Dempsey family have run a drug ring for generations, using the fishing industry and the deadly Black Wind as cover. But when thirteen-year-old Forest Dempsey walks out of the ocean, bruised and branded, everything is at risk - because Forest has been presumed dead for the last seven years. Mackerel Dempsey, out of jail on strict bail conditions, is trying to change his fate, doing his best to keep out of trouble before his next court date. His cousin Ahab has renounced the family altogether, in favour of working to keep the town and its fragile tourism economy safe. But in their search for answers about Forest, both Mackerel and Ahab can't help but be drawn back into the underworld. What happened to the boy all those years ago? And does it have anything to do with the infamous drug kingpin Blackbeard, who is rumoured to be moving in on Shacktown? When secrets long thought buried at sea wash up on shore, generations of the Dempsey family must stand up for what they believe in, even if it means sacrificing everything. But in the gritty fight between right and wrong, blood isn't always thicker than water, and everyone is at risk of being pulled under... From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep... Praise for Kyle Perry- 'The Bluffs establishes Perry as a fierce new talent.' Apple Books 'The narrative races along, pulling the reader from page to page with a freight-train momentum that starts with the first word and ends with the final full stop.' The Examiner 'A spine-tingling and absorbing crime thriller about small-town secrets and mythic bush tales. This atmospheric read will keep you turning the pages until the very end.' Who Weekly 'A riveting story that will give even a seasoned thriller reader goosebumps.' Better Reading

Journey Without Maps

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504053982
Total Pages : 264 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (4 download)

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Book Synopsis Journey Without Maps by : Graham Greene

Download or read book Journey Without Maps written by Graham Greene and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa in “one of the best travel books [of the twentieth] century” (The Independent). When Graham Greene left Liverpool in 1935 for what was then an Africa unmarked by colonization, it was to leave the known transgressions of his own civilization behind for those unknown. First by cargo ship, then by train and truck through Sierra Leone, and finally on foot, Greene embarked on a dangerous and unpredictable 350-mile, four-week trek through Liberia with his cousin, and a handful of servants and bearers, into a world where few had ever seen a white man. For Greene, this odyssey became as much a trip into the primitive interiors of the writer himself as it was a physical journey into a land foreign to his experience. “No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene’s experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record.” —The Guardian

The Life and Exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 312 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (1 download)

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Book Synopsis The Life and Exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha by : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Download or read book The Life and Exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and published by . This book was released on 1840 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Tenth Man

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 1982199121
Total Pages : 160 pages
Book Rating : 4.9/5 (821 download)

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Download or read book The Tenth Man written by Graham Greene and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of a man who buys his life in a moment of fear set in wartime occupied France.

A World of My Own

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504054318
Total Pages : 93 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (4 download)

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Download or read book A World of My Own written by Graham Greene and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The British author shares the “strange . . . inner layers of his playful, guilty imagination” in this glimpse into a brilliant novelist’s subconscious (The New York Times). Culled from nearly eight hundred pages of the author’s “dream diaries” kept between 1965 and 1989, this singular journal reveals “the feverish inner life of an intensely private man, providing an uncanny mirror-image of [his] novelistic obsessions, insecurities, and moral preoccupations” (Publishers Weekly). In what Greene calls My Own World—as opposed to the Common World of shared reality—he accompanies Henry James on a disagreeable riverboat trip to Bogota, is caught in a guerilla crossfire with Evelyn Waugh and W. H. Auden, strolls in the Vatican garden with Pope John Paul II who’s doling out Perugina chocolates like hosts, offers refuge to a suicidal Charlie Chaplin, and stages a disastrous play in blank verse for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He also shares his headspace with Goebbels, Castro, Cocteau, Queen Elizabeth, D. H. Lawrence, and talking kittens. And the landscape is just as wide: from Nazi Germany to Haiti to West Africa to Bethlehem 1 AD and to Sweden where he seeks treatment for leprosy. Greene is a criminal, spy, lover, assassin, witness, and writer. Encompassing life, death, war, feuds, and career, and alternately absurdist, frightening, funny, and revealing, these fertile imaginings—many of which found their way into Greene’s fiction—comprise nothing less than “an alternate autobiography . . . a uniquely candid self-portrait” of one of the giants of English literature (Kirkus Reviews).

The Last Gentleman

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.:/5 (272 download)

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Complete Short Stories

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
ISBN 13 : 0143039105
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (43 download)

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Book Synopsis Complete Short Stories by : Graham Greene

Download or read book Complete Short Stories written by Graham Greene and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2005-02-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complete stories of a 20th century master of fiction Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legends, dreams, fear, pity, and violence—this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edition reveals Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical. Each of these forty-nine stories confirms V. S. Pritchett’s declaration that Greene is “a master of storytelling.” This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Twenty-One Stories

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504054067
Total Pages : 213 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (4 download)

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Download or read book Twenty-One Stories written by Graham Greene and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-07-10 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These wide-ranging tales of menace, tragedy, and comedy offer ample proof that “in the short story, as well as the novel, Graham Greene is the master” (The New York Times). Written between 1929 and 1954, here are twenty-one stories by a “master storyteller” (Newsweek). Whatever the crime, whatever the pursuit, whatever the mood—from the tragic and horrifying to the ribald and bittersweet, Graham Greene is “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety” (William Golding). In “The End of the Party,” a game of hide-and-seek takes a terrifying turn in the dark. In “The Innocent,” a romantic gets a rude awakening when he finds a hidden keepsake from a childhood crush. A husband’s sexual indiscretion is revealed in a most public and embarrassing way in “The Blue Film.” A rebellious teen’s flight from her petit bourgeois life includes a bad boy, a gun, and a plan in “A Drive in the Country.” In “A Little Place off the Edgware Road,” a suicidal man’s encounter with a stranger in a grubby cinema seals his fate. A young boy is ushered into a dark world when he discovers the secrets adults hide in “The Basement Room.” And in “When Greek Meets Greek,” a clever con between two scoundrels carries an unexpected sting. In these and more than a dozen other stories, Greene confronts his usual themes of betrayal and vengeance, love and hate, faith and doubt, guilt and grief, and pity and pursuit.

The Man Within

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504054008
Total Pages : 225 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (4 download)

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Download or read book The Man Within written by Graham Greene and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “strikingly original” debut novel by the masterful British author is “a perfect adventure” of love and smuggling on the English coast (The Nation). Francis Andrews is a reluctant smuggler living in the shadow of his brutish father’s legacy. To exorcise the ghosts of the man he loathes, Andrews betrays his colleagues to authorities and takes flight across the downs. It’s here that he stumbles upon the isolated cottage of a beguiling stranger named Elizabeth—an empathetic young woman who is just as lonely, every bit the outsider as he, and reconciling a troubling past of her own. Andrews, a man on the run from those he exposed, believes he’s found refuge and salvation. But when Elizabeth encourages him to return to the courts of Lewes and give evidence against his accomplices, the treacherous and deadly repercussions may be beyond their control. “The ultimate strengths of [Graham] Greene’s books is that he shows us the hazards of compassion,” a theme that would find its earliest expression in The Man Within, his first published novel (Pico Iyer).