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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe?s wife, Violet, attacks the girl?s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.95
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child ?the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment?weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95
Education has become one of our major concerns, at the heart of any strategy for prosperity and social cohesion. But young people are having more difficulty than ever before in adapting to the world they will enter as adults. Tom Bentley argues that if education is to meet the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century, we must recognise that... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.00
1. Why has Toni Morrison chosen Love as the title for her novel? In what ways is the book about Love ? What kinds of Love affect and afflict its characters? What does the novel, taken as a whole, suggest about the nature of Love ? 2. The main narrative of Love is framed by, and interspersed with, L's italicized reflections. Why does Morrison... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 75.95
Cities affect every person's life, yet across the traditional divides of class, age, gender and political affiliation, armies of people are united in their dislike of the transformations that cities have undergone in recent times. The physical form of the urban environment is not a designer add-on to 'real' social issues; it is a central aspect of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 46.00
Can institutions, in the sense of formal organizations, be considered vulnerable to moral burdens? The contributors to this book critically examine the idea of the 'collective' or 'institutional' moral agent in, inter alia , the guise of states, transnational corporations, the UN and international society. The viability of treating these entities... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00
British Identities, Heroic Nationalisms, and the Gothic Novel, 1764-1824 considers three interlocking developments of this period: the emergence of the Gothic novel at a time when national upheavals required the construction of a new nationalist identity, the Gothic novel's redefinition of heroes and heroism in that nationalist debate, and changes... more...
- Artech House 2003; US$ 109.00
Here?s a unique new book that focuses on the future direction in wireless/mobile telecommunications as a standalone concept for building wireless IP systems, including commercial, campus, local, and global networks. It examines the integration of the Internet and mobile networks, which are merging as a result of global demand for seamless mobile communication.... more...