A Detailed Course of Qualitative Chemical Analysis of Inorganic Substances:With Explanatory Notes (Classic Reprint) Arthur Amos Noyes
Giovanni Battista Piranesi:A Critical Study, With a List of His Published Works, and Detailed Catalogues, of the Prisons and the Views of Rome (Classic Reprint) Arthur M. Hind
Chronology Of The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle:A Detailed Account Of The Life And Times Of The Creator Of Sherlock Holmes Brian W Pugh
Julian Barnes¿s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel is based on Arthur Conan Doyle¿s extraordinary real-life fight for justice. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, George remains in hardworking obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events which made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. George Edjali´s father is Indian, his mother Scottish. When the family begins to receive vicious anonymous letters, many about their son, they put it down to racial prejudice. They appeal to the police, to no less than the Chief Constable, but to their dismay he appears to suspect George of being the letters´ author. Then someone starts slashing horses and livestock. Again the police seem to suspect the shy, aloof Birmingham solicitor. He is arrested and, on the flimsiest evidence, sent to trial, found guilty and sentenced to seven years´ hard labour. Arthur Conan Doyle, famous as the creator of the world´s greatest detective, is mourning his first wife (having been chastely in love for ten years with the woman who was to become his second) when he hears about the Edjali case. Incensed at this obvious miscarriage of justice, he is galvanised into trying to clear George´s name. With a mixture of detailed research and vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings to life not just this long-forgotten case, but the inner lives of these two very different men. The reader sees them both with stunning clarity, and almost inhabits them as they face the vicissitudes of their lives, whether in the dock hearing a verdict of guilty, or trying to live an honourable life while desperately in love with another woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001013/bk_bbcw_001013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered the ´´facts´´ about, or to unlock the secret or truth behind, the ´´once and future king´´. Broadly speaking, there are two Arthurs. On the one hand is the traditional ´´historical´´ Arthur, waging a doomed struggle to save Roman civilization against the relentless Anglo-Saxon tide during the darkest years of the Dark Ages. On the other is the Arthur of myth and legend - accompanied by a host of equally legendary people, places, and stories: Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad and Gawain, Merlin, Excalibur, the Lady in the Lake, the Sword in the Stone, Camelot, the Round Table. The big problem with all this is that ´´King Arthur´´ might well never have existed. And if he did exist, it is next to impossible to say anything at all about him. As this challenging new look at the Arthur legend makes clear, all books claiming to reveal ´´the truth´´ behind King Arthur can safely be ignored. Not only the ´´red herrings´´ in the abundant pseudo-historical accounts, even the ´´historical´´ Arthur is largely a figment of the imagination: The evidence that we have - whether written or archaeological - is simply incapable of telling us anything detailed about the Britain in which he is supposed to have lived, fought, and died. The truth, as Guy Halsall reveals in this fascinating investigation, is both radically different - and also a good deal more intriguing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Napoleon Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018787/bk_adbl_018787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During his twilight years, the French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote two original sequels to books that had fired his own youthful imagination but which he felt to be incomplete: Johann Wyss´s Swiss Family Robinson and Edgar Allan Poe´s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Arthur Gordon Pym (1845) was only one of many Poe stories which Verne admired; no other single author had more impact on his writing. Verne acknowledged this debt in his only major piece of literary criticism, a detailed 1864 article entitled ´´Edgard [sic] Poe and His Work´´. Poe (1809-1849) was just emerging on the French literary scene in translation as Verne was writing his first plays and short stories. Verne was familiar with a broad range of Poe´s works, the well-remembered stories as well as many that are obscure today. What is to be admired in Poe, Verne wrote, ´´are the novelties of his situations, the discussion of little-known facts, the observations of the unhealthy faculties of Mankind, the choice of subject-matter, the ever-strange personality of his characters, their nervous, sickly temperaments, their ways of expressing themselves by bizarre interjections. And yet, among all these improbabilities, exists at times a verisimilitude that grips the credulity of the reader.´´ This edition is a newly revised and modernized translation and features a new introduction by Brian Taves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004150/bk_acx0_004150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Will Eisner: A Dreamer´s Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner´s public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Eisner´s career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics´ Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the 21st century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher´s extensive research and interviews with Eisner´s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009728/bk_adbl_009728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.