Illusion Town

Illusion Town
Author: Jayne Castle
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698187429
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A new adventure begins on Harmony… With its opulent casinos and hotels, the desert city of Illusion Town is totally unique—and will take you on a thrill ride you’ll never forget. Hannah West isn’t the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coppersmith, her new husband. All either can remember is that they were on the run… With Hannah’s dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The cooly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity—as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him. But a honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads Hannah and Elias into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light—and where the energy of their clashing auras will grow hot enough to burn…

Guild Boss

Guild Boss
Author: Jayne Castle
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780349432175
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Release: 2021-11-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

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'Sexy . . . clever, fun' Kirkus Reviews Welcome to Illusion Town . . . Living in this new, alien world doesn't stop the settlers from trying to re-create what they've left behind. They still love weddings but it's the after-party that turns disastrous for Lucy Bell. Kidnapped on her way out, she manages to escape - only to find herself lost in the mysterious, underground maze beneath town. She's been surviving on determination, and cold pizza, when help finally shows up. Gabriel Jones is the Guild Hunter sent to rescue her, but escaping the underground ruins is only the beginning of her troubles as whispers start circulating that Lucy made the whole thing up. Soon her life unravels until she has nothing left but her pride. The last thing she expects is for Gabriel to come back to town for her. The Lucy that Gabriel finds is not the same woman he rescued - this Lucy is sharp, angry and more than a little cynical. But a killer is still hunting her, and Gabriel is the one person who believes Lucy's tale - after all, he was there. He's determined to help clear her reputation, no matter what it takes. And as the new Guild Boss, his word is law, even in the lawlessness of Illusion Town. PRAISE FOR JAYNE CAYNE CASTLE 'You are always guaranteed a marvelous read with a Castle book' RT Book Reviews 'A suspenseful tale complete with murder, mayhem, and escalating danger . . . best dust bunny EVER' Caffeinated Book Reviewer 'A riveting plot filled with plenty of sexy twists and dangerous turns' Booklist

Worlds of Exile and Illusion

Worlds of Exile and Illusion
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780765397669
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Orb Books
Language: en

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Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds of Exile and Illusion. These novels, Rocannon's world, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions, are set in the same universe as Le Guin's groundbreaking classic, The Left Hand of Darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Aesthetic Illusion

Aesthetic Illusion
Author: Frederick Burwick,Walter Pape,University of California (System). Humanities Research Institute
Pages: 478
ISBN: 3110117509
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Release: 1990
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
Language: en

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Ballou s Monthly Magazine

Ballou s Monthly Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89066342981
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Monstrous Imaginaries

Monstrous Imaginaries
Author: Maaheen Ahmed
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781496825308
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Release: 2019-12-16
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

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Monsters seem inevitably linked to humans and not always as mere opposites. Maaheen Ahmed examines good monsters in comics to show how Romantic themes from the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries persist in today’s popular culture. Comics monsters, questioning the distinction between human and monster, self and other, are valuable conduits of Romantic inclinations. Engaging with Romanticism and the many monsters created by Romantic writers and artists such as Mary Shelley, Victor Hugo, and Goya, Ahmed maps the heritage, functions, and effects of monsters in contemporary comics and graphic novels. She highlights the persistence of recurrent Romantic features through monstrous protagonists in English- and French-language comics and draws out their implications. Aspects covered include the dark Romantic predilection for ruins and the sordid, the solitary protagonist and his quest, nostalgia, the prominence of the spectacle as well as excessive emotions, and above all, the monster’s ambiguity and rebelliousness. Ahmed highlights each Romantic theme through close readings of well-known but often overlooked comics, including Enki Bilal's Monstre tetralogy, Jim O'Barr's The Crow, and Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, as well as the iconic comics series Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Mike Mignola's Hellboy. In blurring the otherness of the monster, these protagonists retain the exaggeration and uncontrollability of all monsters while incorporating Romantic characteristics.

Behind Every Illusion

Behind Every Illusion
Author: Christina Harner
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780979543241
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Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: Christina Harner
Language: en

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Trial by Illusion

Trial by Illusion
Author: Judy Davoust
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781982273200
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Release: 2021-09-02
Editor: Balboa Press
Language: en

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TRIAL BY ILLUSION is an unabashed chronicle of a lifetime filled with adventures and unexpected tragedies that sculpted character and faith. Sissy Jean, the non-physical being introduced to the author at age ten, accompanies, teaches and loves her through the grief of prematurely losing those loved most. Spontaneous adventures as a pilot, biker, therapist and activist underpin her spiritual quest for fulfillment. Simultaneously, Davoust exposes, in sensitive detail, the personalities of her family of origin and her struggles to forgive, accept herself and grow, making peace the cherished goal. This book outlines her life long struggle to overcome Ego-identity and embrace the fullness of spiritual awareness

The Psychology of Visual Illusion

The Psychology of Visual Illusion
Author: J. O. Robinson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780486151182
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Release: 2013-01-18
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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Well-rounded perspective on the ambiguities of visual display emphasizes geometrical optical illusions: framing and contrast effects, distortion of angles and direction, and apparent "movement" of images. 240 drawings. 1972 edition.

Strong Towns

Strong Towns
Author: Charles Marohn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119564812
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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A new way forward for sustainable quality of life in cities of all sizes Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he co-founded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem. Inside, you’ll learn why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles—and why it just doesn’t work. New development and high-risk investing don’t generate enough wealth to support itself, and cities continue to struggle. Read this book to find out how cities large and small can focus on bottom-up investments to minimize risk and maximize their ability to strengthen the community financially and improve citizens’ quality of life. Develop in-depth knowledge of the underlying logic behind the “traditional” search for never-ending urban growth Learn practical solutions for ameliorating financial struggles through low-risk investment and a grassroots focus Gain insights and tools that can stop the vicious cycle of budget shortfalls and unexpected downturns Become a part of the Strong Towns revolution by shifting the focus away from top-down growth toward rebuilding American prosperity Strong Towns acknowledges that there is a problem with the American approach to growth and shows community leaders a new way forward. The Strong Towns response is a revolution in how we assemble the places we live.

New Outlook

New Outlook
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000020217211
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Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Greatest Works of Arnold Bennett

The Greatest Works of Arnold Bennett
Author: Arnold Bennett
Pages: 8902
ISBN: EAN:4057664559531
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Release: 2019-12-18
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: Journalism For Women The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

Spooky Town s Night Returning Ghosts

Spooky Town s Night Returning Ghosts
Author: Ban Yeren
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781647812041
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Release: 2019-12-09
Editor: Funstory
Language: en

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An engagement, a night of debauchery; a waking dream, a man alone!I was invited to see the University female classmate Han Yue engagement ceremony, the love story long, one night of debauchery;However, he didn't expect that the weird town wouldn't have the existence of the Han Family. Even the beauty from last night was like a dream.The night of the return of souls, shrouded in mist; the night of the full moon, the dead; the legend of a bubble, the secret of generations of protection ...

The Roll Call Unabridged

The Roll Call  Unabridged
Author: Arnold Bennett
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9788074843877
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Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Roll-Call (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This ebook follows the life of the young Clayhanger's stepson, George. George Edwin Cannon - he soon drops the surname Clayhanger, given to him upon his mother's marriage - becomes an architect, and represents what his stepfather Edwin Clayhanger wished to become. The characters of Edwin and Hilda are not developed further in this book: Edwin - now elevated to Alderman - appears only briefly. The central character displays an unattractive arrogance because of the wealth behind him. In an early chapter, he thinks about adding electric light to his London dwelling, and decides that he - or rather, his stepfather - can well afford it. Bennett seems to have felt that the children of the successful bourgeoisie, unless their excesses are suppressed as Edwin's were, will become spoilt. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English journalist, novelist, and writer. After working as a rent collector and solicitor's clerk, Bennett won a writing contest which convinced him to become a journalist. He later turned to the writing of novels, including his most famous Clayhanger and Anna of the five towns.

Return to Main Street

Return to Main Street
Author: Alan Ehrenhalt
Pages: 6
ISBN: OCLC:232547032
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pearls of Illusion

Pearls of Illusion
Author: Arthy Venkadakrishnan,Aruljothi Murugan
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: BooksClub
Language: en

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Imaginary world is always better than the realistic world. In the jounery of life, we will imagine and lives in our own dream castle. Our dream world takes us to the artistic world and imaginary person which taught life lessons, aspirations, adventures with innovations. Pearls of illusions is an anthology of poems, quotes, micro tales and short stories written by various talented authors about their imaginary person, place and world. The anthology "Pearls of illusions" is compiled by Arthy venkadakrishnan& Aruljothi Murugan with the contribution of 65 co-authors.

Energy Transition and the Local Community

Energy Transition and the Local Community
Author: Dan Rose
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781512809619
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Release: 2016-11-11
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

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The worldwide shift from coal to oil-based technology was devastating for many communities. This book tells the story of one such community: Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Through this case study, Rose defines both the vulnerability and the strength of local populations whose fortunes rest with the energy economy of the world.

Illusion

Illusion
Author: Arlene Hill
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781387921195
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Release: 2018-07-14
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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An illusion is a thing that is wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses. Magicians use illusion, as do movie makers and production lighting technicians; we expect those illusions. What we tend to forget is that people also emit illusion. Take the illusion of Perfect Patricia who turned out to be not quite so perfect; or her nondescript boring husband, Buford, who was not quite as nondescript or boring as everyone thought. Okay, take me, average Kory Trumble, small town librarian, who is actually not as average as I thought. And I don't even want to begin to discuss the illusion that was Tyler Ross, cousin to boring Buford. Is nobody what they seem to be? Probably not. Oh, wait, Beau and Tiffany, progeny of Perfect Patricia and Boring Buford, were exactly what they seemed to be. After all, children under six are too innocent and real to perpetuate illusion. Wouldn't life be simpler if we didn't feel it necessary to hide behind our illusive selves?

Illusions of Abundance

Illusions of Abundance
Author: Marienka J. Sokol
Pages: 281
ISBN: WISC:89101656049
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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New Outlook

New Outlook
Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015022374584
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Release: 1910-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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