Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender and religious politics. Multiple Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet, The Hours) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.
After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.
Lesbia Harford (1891-1927) has occupied only a small place in Australian literary history - for decades, she was utterly forgotten - yet when she died, at thirty-six, she left behind three notebooks containing some of the finest lyric poems ever written i
Originally released in 2015, this re-rerelease packs the same punch as the first version, but makes an even greater connection with the soul of the reader. Each piece has been re-seen and revamped to reflect the author’s continuing journey with his partner, Samantha King, without whom this book would not exist. Samantha is the muse, the “she” the writer speaks of; she is every woman who has felt like she wasn’t good enough, and every woman who struggles to find love.
The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (5MB Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shelley's life and works* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the poems* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry* Easily locate the poems you want to read* Includes Shelley's novels and essays - spend hours exploring the author’s prose works* Also includes Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, which some critics believe was a collaboration between husband and wife* Features a bonus biography - discover Shelley's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresCONTENTS:The Poetry CollectionsORIGINAL POETRY BY VICTOR AND CAZIREPOSTHUMOUS FRAGMENTS OF MARGARET NICHOLSONPOEMS FROM ST. IRVYNE; OR, THE ROSICRUCIAN.THE DEVIL’S WALK: A BALLADQUEEN MABINDIVIDUAL POEMSALASTORTHE REVOLT OF ISLAMROSALIND AND HELENJULIAN AND MADDALO: A CONVERSATIONPETER BELL THE THIRDTHE MASK OF ANARCHYTHE WITCH OF ATLASEPIPSYCHIDIONADONAISTHE DAEMON OF THE WORLDPRINCE ATHANASELETTER TO MARIA GISBORNETHE TRIUMPH OF LIFETRANSLATIONSThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Poetic DramasTHE CENCIPROMETHEUS UNBOUNDOEDIPUS TYRANNUSHELLASFRAGMENTS OF AN UNFINISHED DRAMACHARLES THE FIRSTThe NovelsZASTROZZIST IRVYNE; OR, THE ROSICRUCIANFRANKENSTEIN by Mary ShelleyThe Non-FictionLIST OF ESSAYSThe BiographyPERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY by John Addington Symonds
Young Emmanuelle Pallavicini, son of the owner of some real estate, is kidnapped to get his family's assets. The dificulties that arise to get the ransom make the criminals mad and they decide to punish the young man sexually by abusing him.
However, the relationship that grows with one of the thugs will offer young Emmanuelle his only opportunity to escape.