Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781479443215
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Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Black Mischief" was Evelyn Waugh's third novel, published in 1932. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate, Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire, the fictional African island of Azania, located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (1903–1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934); the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945); and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780735252943
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

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Bringing a war-torn country into the twentieth century can’t be that hard, right? Seth has an Oxford education, and has just successfully ended a Civil War in Azania. Azania, of course, is the country of which he is emperor. And what’s a newly secure emperor to do with his country? Why, modernize it of course. He recruits an English aristocrat and an Armenian entrepreneur to help, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew… Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780141903040
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Release: 2012-05-31
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way.' When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. However, with the aid if Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west - but will it be as simple as that?

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: David Berlinski
Pages: 353
ISBN: UCSC:32106008374933
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Release: 1988
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A protean look at the science establishment-as well as the personalities behind the scenes-in such fields as behavioral psychology, linguistics, and economics.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 622
ISBN: 9781400040773
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Release: 2003
Editor: Everymans Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In four short key works, an African state goes into a political tailspin, journalism comes under scrutiny, the California mortuary business is shown in a comic light, and a man goes mad on board an ocean liner.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0316926094
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Release: 1977
Editor: Back Bay Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

""Black Mischief, " Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala, " the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a good deal more mischief.

White Mischief

White Mischief
Author: James Fox
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781480489172
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The riveting true story of decadence, deception, and murder among British aristocrats in colonial Kenya In 1941, with London burning in the Blitz, a group of hedonistic English nobles partied shamelessly in Kenya. Far removed from falling bombs, the wealthy elites of “Happy Valley” indulged in morphine, alcohol, and unrestricted sex, often with their friends’ spouses. But the party turned sinister in the early hours of a January morning for Josslyn Hay, Lord Erroll, who had been enjoying the favors of the beautiful young wife of a middle-aged neighbor. Hay was found dead, a bullet in his brain. The murder shocked the close-knit community of wealthy expatriates in Nairobi and shined a harsh light on their louche lifestyle. Three decades later, author James Fox researched the slaying of Lord Erroll, an unsolved crime still sheathed in a thick cloud of rumor and innuendo. What he discovered was both unsettling and luridly compelling. White Mischief is a spellbinding true-crime classic, a tale of privileged excess and the wages of sin, and an account of one writer’s determined effort to crack a cold and craven killing.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: David Berlinski
Pages: 344
ISBN: UCAL:B4486916
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Release: 1986
Editor: William Morrow & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines modern scientific research, looks at how personalities shape science, and argues that outmoded theories are still influential

A Good Man in Africa

A Good Man in Africa
Author: William Boyd
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780241970409
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Release: 2013-12-19
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 'Uproariously funny' Observer _________________________ Overweight, oversexed and over there . . . Morgan Leafy is hardly the most respectable of Her Majesty's representatives in the West African state of Kinjanja. For starters, he probably shouldn't have involved himself in wholesale bribery. Nor was it a good career move to go chasing after his boss's daughter; especially when his doctor banned him from horizontal pursuits. But life is about to change for young Morgan Leafy. Every betrayal and humiliation he has suffered at the hands of petty persecutors is suddenly put into perspective. For Morgan has a dead body on his hands - and somehow, some way he's going to have to get rid of it . . . _________________________ 'If a widening grin is the test of a novel's entertainment value . . . A Good Man in Africa romps home' Guardian 'Wickedly funny' The Times 'A delight' Washington Post

Vile Bodies and Black Mischief

Vile Bodies  and Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 381
ISBN: IOWA:31858013634294
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Working God s Mischief

Working God s Mischief
Author: Glen Cook
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781466809079
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arnhand, Castauriga, and Navaya lost their kings. The Grail Empire lost its empress. The Church lost its Patriarch, though he lives on as a fugitive. The Night lost Kharoulke the Windwalker, an emperor amongst the most primal and terrible gods. The Night goes on, in dread. The world goes on, in dread. The ice builds and slides southward. New kings come. A new empress will rule. Another rump polishes the Patriarchal Throne. But there is something new under the sun. The oldest and fiercest of the Instrumentalities has been destroyed--by a mortal. There is no new Windwalker, nor will there ever be. The world, battered by savage change, limps toward its destiny. And the ice is coming. Working God's Mischief is the savage, astounding new novel of The Instrumentalities of Night, by Glen Cook, a modern master of military fantasy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

For the Hell of It

For the Hell of It
Author: Jonah Raskin
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0520921046
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Release: 1997-01-06
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As cultural revolutionary, media celebrity, Yippie, lost soul, and tragic suicide, Abbie Hoffman embodied the contradictions of his era. In this riveting new biography, Jonah Raskin draws on his own twenty-year relationship with Hoffman; hundreds of interviews with friends, family members, and former comrades; and careful scrutiny of FBI files, court records, and public documents. For the Hell of It is a must-read not only for those interested in this ultimate iconoclast, but also for all who seek a fuller understanding of Abbie Hoffman's America.

The Bad Girl

The Bad Girl
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571268160
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as 'Lily' in Lima in 1950, where she claims to be from Chile but vanishes the moment her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her next in Paris as 'Comrade Arlette', an activist en route to Cuba, an icy, remote lover who denies knowing anything about the Lily of years gone by. Whoever the bad girl turns up as and however poorly she treats him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her. Gifted liar and irresistible, maddening muse - does Ricardo ever know who she really is?

Put Out More Flags

Put Out More Flags
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9780735253063
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waugh brings some of his best characters back for another romp. Against the backdrop of the Phoney War, Alistair Trumpington wants only the chance to fight for a worthy cause, but instead he finds himself stuck in a never-ending series of military maneuvers, getting him nowhere closer to any front. Meanwhile, the scoundrel Basil Seal sees the burgeoning war as an opportunity to help only himself. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me
Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735278202
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Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery--yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence. Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-five highly developed new robotic humans--named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever--developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legendary WW2 Enigma codebreaking machine. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair. Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what makes us human in our fast-changing times, what might follow if a machine understands too well the human heart, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know.

No Great Mischief

No Great Mischief
Author: Alistair MacLeod
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781551995472
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Release: 2012-01-11
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendents became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.

Vile Bodies and Black Mischief

Vile Bodies  and Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Pages: 381
ISBN: OCLC:812370996
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Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Loki

Loki
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781368027809
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic tale across the realms. A deadly power that spans millennia. A story of struggle and betrayal, this adventure is told through the patchwork past of Marvel's most misunderstood mischief-maker of all time: Loki: Trickster. God of Asgard. Brother. This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential of popular characters in the Marvel Universe. The novels focus on exploring the duality of heroism in specific character stories from the Marvel Universe.

The Book of Mischief

The Book of Mischief
Author: Steve Stern
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781555970598
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick . . . But Stern was there first." —The Toronto Globe and Mail The Book of Mischief triumphantly showcases twenty-five years of outstanding work by one of our true masters of the short story. Steve Stern's stories take us from the unlikely old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis to a turn-of-thecentury immigrant community in New York; from the market towns of Eastern Europe to a down-at-the-heels Catskills resort. Along the way we meet a motley assortment of characters: Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes uncannily awry; Elijah the prophet turned voyeur; and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams. Perhaps it's no surprise that Kafka's cockroach also makes an appearance in these pages, animated as they are by instances of bewildering transformation. The earthbound take flight, the meek turn incendiary, the powerless find unwonted fame. Weaving his particular brand of mischief from the wondrous and the macabre, Stern transforms us all through the power of his brilliant imagination.

Black Mischief

Black Mischief
Author: Ramboro Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 7215988872
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Release: 1999-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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