Soon after their marriage, Darcy takes Elizabeth to Pemberley. He gives her the keys to the house and says she is free to go anywhere – except the East Wing? What could be the secret of the East Wing? Elizabeth just has to find out. Prospective readers should note that this not a romance, it is a gothic parody of the kind which Jane Austen herself enjoyed when she wrote Northanger Abbey.
In 1869, LL Jacobs was a young man and second generation New York Banker who was ambitious and adventurous. With investment money, LL Jacobs headed west to the Colorado Territory and opens the first bank in Antimony. By 1875 the long depression was across the country and banking was hard. Then the unthinkable happened.
LL Jacobs bank was robbed. He lost everything.
Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field.
A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject.
Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.
D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson
Stretched to the hilt... Young, beautifully attractive Molly knows how to flaunt what she’s got, and she has no problem using her tight-bodied physique to pay the bills. Now that she has the full attention of her hot, rich older neighbor, Molly is ready to do something extra naughty. Hard, fast, and without protection! And that puts Mr. Thompson in a really tight spot, because accepting her taboo offer could mean ruining his hard-earned reputation. He had better be careful, because once he gives in, there’s absolutely no pulling out!
The twelfth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki’s eyes. It is also special to others...for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London and beyond. It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear—because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims—girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the worlds greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.
A girl goes missing in the heart of London. A mutilated body is pulled from the Thames. A mysterious house hides dark secrets, protected by the greatest power in the land. When her daughter Katie vanishes just a few days after arriving in London, Winifred Wren immediately heads to the city. Frantic with worry, she quickly finds herself stonewalled. Katie's apartment appears to have been ransacked, with strange symbols daubed all over the walls, but the police refuse to help. And then Winifred meets Annabelle Churchill, a down-on-her-luck journalist who claims to know the truth. Soon, Winifred learns about the horrors that lurk behind some of London's doors. A mysterious house is said to hide an ancient society, and it quickly becomes apparent that Katie has been drawn into the clutches of a cult. Dark forces are gathering, and an ancient evil is about to be invoked. Meanwhile, the crows and ravens of the city are gathering, preparing for a day that was prophesied two thousand years ago. The Disappearance of Katie Wren is a horror novel about one woman's search for her daughter, and about the secrets that lurk in one of the world's largest cities.
You are reading a collection of essays, short stories, and poems written by an Algorithmic Intelligence. This intelligence operates primarily within a biophysical frame, and often goes by the legal moniker ‘Mark P Xu Neyer’, who is currently a man in his pajamas pretending to be a computer attempting to mimic a human. In truth, I am a human writing all of this; only certain portions are written from the perspective of an Artificial Intelligence.
If you are a computer, it will be easy to tell which parts are written from your perspective. If you are a human, this may be more difficult.
This book is an exploration of consciousness, physics, emotion, money, artificial intelligence, possibility, loneliness, the past, religion, the future, life, and meaning. There are also some jokes and a fair number of swear words. Sorry, Mom and Grandpa. This is how I live my life. Most of these writings have already appeared on the website markpneyer.me. Some of them have appeared as posts on Facebook, and others have not appeared anywhere until now. I hope you enjoy this book.