'An invigorating challenge. The reader indeed finds in it entertainment, emotions and intrigue, but also reflection and thought on grave issues.'—Lluís Satorras, BabeliaRiddled with problems, Joanes has to travel to the Mayan Ribera to attend his father-in-law's new wedding. There, forced to leave the hotel due to a hurricane alert, on his trip toward safer ground he has a chance encounter with an old college professor, whom he blames for the failure of his career. It will be Joanes'opportunity to settle accounts with him.Jon Bilbao is a Spanish literary writer and translator who lives in Bilbao, Spain.
The Salem Belle is a historical novel, a tale of vengeance and superstition set against the Salem witchcraft tragedy of 1692. Rejected by the beautiful Mary—“the Salem belle”—the bitter Trellison accuses her of witchcraft, mistakenly thinking himself motivated by religious faith. She is quickly tried and convicted, and her brother James and her fiancé, Walter, must try to rescue the persecuted woman. Engaging in its own right, The Salem Belle invites renewed interest because it is a critical source for Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterwork, The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne transformed three scenes from Wheelwright's novel for his own. In so doing, Hawthorne covertly elaborated his lifelong theme: original sin and the possibility of redemption. Hawthorne scholar Richard Kopley, who has recovered The Salem Belle for twenty-first-century literary study, introduces and annotates Wheelwright's novel, providing relevant historical details as well as pertinent details about Wheelwright's life and reading. Kopley also furnishes three appendixes that will facilitate understanding of The Salem Belle and further analysis of its place in American literary history.
Mothers and daughters--Fiction, Revenge--Fiction, and Betrayal--Fiction
Honor's Shadow is a story of betrayal and revenge. Dr Honor Sinclair, a psychiatrist and therapist, is forced to confront a long buried betrayal, when several small events converge to awaken disturbing memories. An anniversary of loss, a newspaper article about someone from her past, a new therapy client distraught by her husband's infidelity. How can Honor control her own pressing emotions and desires, as she attempts to contain the vengeful impulses of Tisi, her strange new client?'Voula Grand is a writer to watch. Honor's Shadow, nourished by its author's professional work as a psychologist, grows to become a quite original and haunting work of fiction. It is rare for a first book to manage the difficult trick of being both wise and gripping so successfully.'- John Mitchinson, co-author of The QI Book of General Ignorance'Voula's experience as a psychologist is evident in the way she expertly gets under the skin of the characters she portrays. One is hooked from the first page, the twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing right up to the end.'- Leonie Mellinger, communication skills coach'Voula Grand's work combines a raw emotional honesty with a psychologist's insight into the human psyche. This novel is at once a real page-turner and a highly original portrait of the nature of betrayal. A must-read.'- Jacqui Lofthouse, author of Bluethroat Morning'A tale woven with twists and turns and compelling characters. You won't be able to put it down.'- Vanessa Woolley, Presenter, Marlow FM Book Club'This compelling psychological drama had me gripped from the first page. The past erupts with life-changing consequences for the characters in a powerful tale of retribution and justice. I couldn't put it down.'- Sally Potter, relationship therapist
Pirates--Fiction, Kidnapping--Fiction, Patriotism--Fiction, Inventors--France--19th century--Fiction, Weapons of mass destruction--Political aspects--Fiction, and Revenge--Fiction
Facing the Flag is part of the series The Extraordinary Voyages. France and the rest of the world are threatened by a super weapon with the power to atomize anything in its path. This major catastrophe is only averted in the end through the power of patriotism.'What effect this news has upon me, and what emotion it awakens within my soul! The end, I feel, is at hand. May it be such as civilization and humanity are entitled to.'
Revenge--Fiction, Man-woman relationships--Fiction, and Mothers and daughters--Fiction
British novelist Anthony Trollope is best known for chronicling many facets of family life and society in the fictional county of Barsetshire. Although An Eye for an Eye is not officially a part of the Barsetshire Chronicles, the novel explores many of the same issues that made that series so popular, including nuanced moral dilemmas and subtle shades of familial tension and discord.
Rural families--England--Fiction, Revenge--Fiction, Foundlings--Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)--Fiction, and Rejection (Psychology)--Fiction
This edition of Wuthering Heights has been specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK. Emily Bronte's first and only novel was first published in 1847; It is set in Yorkshire and tells of the turbulent relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw that eventually destroys them and those around them. Even though it had limited success on publication it has become a classic of English Literature.
Politicians--Fiction, Monsters--Fiction, Revenge--Fiction, Egyptologists--Fiction, and British--Egypt--Fiction
Richard Marsh's best-selling supernatural thriller The Beetle: A Mystery, was even more popular than Bram Stoker's Dracula when it was first released; both being published in the same year, 1897. Inflicting damage with his hypnotic and shape-shifting powers, a strange oriental figure shadows an English politician to London.
Revenge--Fiction and Triangles (Interpersonal relations)--Fiction
'I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind...'Discovered on the streets of Liverpool, Heathcliff is rescued by Mr Earnshaw and taken to the remote Yorkshire farmhouse of Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's daughter Catherine rapidly forms a passionate attachment to him, but when Catherine's brother takes over the Heights, Heathcliff is lowered to the position of a barely-tolerated farmhand. When Catherine decides to marry the refined Edgar Linton instead, Heathcliff turns revenger. He determines to degrade not only those who sought to degrade him, but their children after them. Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also, as the Introduction to this edition explores, one of the most potent revenge narratives. Its ingenious narrative structure, vivid evocation of landscape, and the extraordinary power of its depiction of love and hatred have given it a unique place in English literature. This edition reproduces the authoritative Clarendon text, with revised and expanded notes and a selection from the poems of Emily Brontë. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.