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Book Strangers on a Train

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781405882323
  • Pages : 63 pages

Download or read book Strangers on a Train written by Patricia Highsmith and published by Longman. This book was released on 2008 with total page 63 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading level: 4 [red].

Book Strangers on a Train

Download or read book Strangers on a Train written by Jonathan Goldberg and published by arsenal pulp press. This book was released on 2012-11-20 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences. This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009. It features twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and/or by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. Jonathan Goldberg is a professor at Emory University, where he directs the Studies in Sexualities program. He is the author of many books and editor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's posthumous 2012 book The Weather in Proust.

Book Strangers on a Train

Download or read book Strangers on a Train written by Carolyn Keene and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-02-05 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nancy and her friends take their detective skills on an Alaskan adventure in this second book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy’s Alaskan adventure continues as she, Bess, and George disembark the mystery-plagued Arctic Star cruise ship and explore the grand sites of the forty-ninth state: Skagway; the Yukon territory, and Denali National Park. It’s spectacular scenery, but things start to go wrong almost immediately, leading Nancy to believe that whoever was behind the unsolved mayhem aboard the ship has followed them onto dry land. The girl detectives had better watch their steps—they’re on uncharted and unknown territory!

Book Shadow Without a Name

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ignacio Padilla
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2004-04
  • ISBN : 9780312422707
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book Shadow Without a Name written by Ignacio Padilla and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2004-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1943, General Thadeus Dreyer, a WWI hero who trains doubles for Nazi leaders, disappears. In 1960, Adolf Eichmann, a master chess player, is arrested in Buenos Aires, extradited to Israel, and hanged. Years later, a dying Polish count casts doubt on Eichmann's identity, leaving behind a manuscript with clues that tie the three men together. A gripping novel of imposture and identity, Shadow Without a Name is a harrowing parable of our century of chaos, where individual will is swamped by the cult of personality and destinies hang on a game of chess.

Book Stranger on a Train

Download or read book Stranger on a Train written by Jenny Diski and published by Picador. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.

Book The Ballad of Peckham Rye

    Book Details:
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2014-05-27
  • ISBN : 0811221334
  • Pages : 101 pages

Download or read book The Ballad of Peckham Rye written by Muriel Spark and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-27 with total page 101 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A slender satirical gem from the “master of malice and mayhem” (The New York Times) The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a wickedly farcical tale of an English factory town turned upside-down by a Scot who may or may not be in league with the Devil. Dougal Douglas is hired to do “human research” into the lives of the workers, Douglas stirs up mutiny and murder.

Book The Golden Rule

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Craig
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Release : 2020-07-02
  • ISBN : 1408711508
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book The Golden Rule written by Amanda Craig and published by Little, Brown Book Group. This book was released on 2020-07-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Daily Mail and Financial Times Best Book of 2020 Pick 'A highly enjoyable story about female resilience and finding fulfilment on your own terms' Sunday Times 'An irresistible summer read' Guardian Book of the Day 'A typically sharp and hugely satisfying page-turner' Daily Mail She's such a skilful storyteller' Bernardine Evaristo When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. Now a poor young single mother, Hannah once escaped Cornwall to go to university. But once she married Jake and had his child, her dreams were crushed into bitter disillusion. Her husband has left her for Eve, rich and childless, and Hannah has been surviving by becoming a cleaner in London. Jinni is equally angry and bitter, and in the course of their journey the two women agree to murder each other's husbands. After all, they are strangers on a train - who could possibly connect them? But when Hannah goes to Jinni's husband's home the next night, she finds Stan, a huge, hairy, ugly drunk who has his own problems - not least the care of a half-ruined house and garden. He claims Jinni is a very different person to the one who has persuaded Hannah to commit a terrible crime. Who is telling the truth - and who is the real victim? Praise for Amanda Craig 'Terrific, page-turning, slyly funny' India Knight 'As satisfying a novel as I have read in years' Sarah Perry 'Amanda Craig is one of the most brilliant and entertaining novelists now working in Britain' Alison Lurie

Book Nancy Drew Diaries

Download or read book Nancy Drew Diaries written by Carolyn Keene and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2030-12-31 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Book Tetralogue

    Book Details:
  • Author : Timothy Williamson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 0198728883
  • Pages : 161 pages

Download or read book Tetralogue written by Timothy Williamson and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For those new to philosophy, 'Tetralogue' is a marvellous way into the subject. For those who are old hands, it neatly poses serious questions about truth and falsity, relativism and dogma."--Dust jacket flap.

Book Strangers on the 16 02

    Book Details:
  • Author : Priya Basil
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-02-17
  • ISBN : 140904582X
  • Pages : 114 pages

Download or read book Strangers on the 16 02 written by Priya Basil and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-02-17 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's a hot, crowded train. Helen Summers is on her way to see her sister Jill to tell her an awful secret. Another passenger, Kerm, is on his way back from his grandfather's funeral. They are strangers, jammed against each other in a crowded carriage. Noisy school kids fill the train - and three of them are about to cause a whole heap of trouble. In the chaos, Helen and Kerm are thrown together in a way they never expected. Catching a train? Read Strangers on the 16:02 and you'll never feel the same way about your fellow passengers again.

Book Strangers on a Train

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2001-08-17
  • ISBN : 0393321983
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Strangers on a Train written by Patricia Highsmith and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2001-08-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two psychopaths meet on train and plan to trade murders.

Book Found in the Street

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release : 1987
  • ISBN : 9780871133267
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Found in the Street written by Patricia Highsmith and published by Atlantic Monthly Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Ralph Linderman returns a stranger's wallet he found during a morning stroll through Greenwich Village, he is entirely unprepared for the complex maze of sexual obsession and disturbing psychological intrigue he is about to be drawn into. Patricia Highsmith, author of The Tremor of Forgery, Strangers on a Train, and The Cry of the Owl has once again created an unsettling thriller that explores the bleakest alleyways of human desire. Highsmith has been called "one of the finest crime novelists" by the New York Times and is now considered one of the most original voices in twentieth-century American fiction.

Book Cracking The Wire During Black Lives Matter

Download or read book Cracking The Wire During Black Lives Matter written by Ronda Racha Penrice and published by Fayetteville Mafia Press. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Wendell Pierce, Michael K. Williams -- first known as Stringer Bell, Wallace, Bunk, and Omar -- are just a few of the fruits of The Wire we enjoy today. Since its June 2, 2002, premiere, The Wire has been a slow burn, picking up steam each and every year since. As critics continue to grapple with the show and its enduring impact, some voices and perspectives have still yet to be heard. Cracking The Wire During Black Lives Matter remedies this oversight. This provocative exploration of HBO's iconic show touches on issues of not just race, but also class, power, gender dynamics, police brutality, addiction, sexuality, and even representations of Baltimore itself through a Black Lives Matter lens for some, but Black reality for so many others. Regardless of perspective, Cracking The Wire During Black Lives Matter is an engaging and compelling conversation about one of the most important shows in television history. Cracking the Wire features a cover by esteemed artist Art Sims, who designed the posters for numerous Spike Lee films, including Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X, Clockers, and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, as well as The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, and Black Panther.

Book The Talented Miss Highsmith

Download or read book The Talented Miss Highsmith written by Joan Schenkar and published by Macmillan + ORM. This book was released on 2010-01-18 with total page 733 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes A 2010 New York Times Notable Book A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers on a Train, to her long, strange self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and an erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

Book The Stranger on the Train

Download or read book The Stranger on the Train written by Abbie Taylor and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-05-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back. A struggling, single mother, Emma sometimes wishes that her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie would just disappear. Then, one quiet Sunday evening, after a sinister encounter on the London Underground—Ritchie does just that. Emma immediately reports his abduction to the police but there she faces a much worse situation than she ever imagined. Why do the police seem so reluctant to help her? And why do they think she would want hurt her own child? If Emma wants Ritchie back, she’ll have to find him herself. With the help of a stranger named Rafe, the one person who seems to believe her, Emma sets off in search of her son. She is determined to find Ritchie no matter what it takes…but who exactly is the real enemy here? "A heart-stopper” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) with dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable, “first-rate debut thriller” (Washington Post) that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.

Book Trains and Lovers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2013-06-11
  • ISBN : 0307908550
  • Pages : 172 pages

Download or read book Trains and Lovers written by Alexander McCall Smith and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails . . . There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A young, keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a female coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Australian Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner—and into his life. Here is Alexander McCall Smith at his most enchanting, exploring the nature of love—and trains—in a collection of romantic, intertwined stories. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Book The Inflatable Woman

Download or read book The Inflatable Woman written by Rachael Ball and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Guardian Best Graphic Book of 2015 Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she's known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attempts of her friends – Maud, Granma Suggs, Larry the Monkey and a group of singing penguins – to comfort her, Iris's fears begin to encircle her until all she has to cling to is the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39. The Inflatable Woman combines magic realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.