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The Princess Bride
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN Code: 0544173767

Summary: An anniversary edition of the classic story follows the adventure, romance, and off-kilter foibles of the faithful Westley, beautiful farm girl-turned-princess Buttercup, and their intrepid companions.

As You Wish
  • Author : Cary Elwes,Joe Layden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN Code: 1476764026

Summary: In a 25th anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult-classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and more. 100,000 first printing.

The Dharma of The Princess Bride
  • Author : Ethan Nichtern
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780865477773

Summary: An engagingly contemporary approach to Buddhism—through the lens of an iconic film and its memorable characters Humorous yet spiritually rigorous in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Tao of Pooh, drawing from pop culture and from personal experience, The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” teaches us how to understand and navigate our most important personal relationships from a twenty-first-century Buddhist perspective. Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters from Rob Reiner’s perennially popular film—Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others—as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nichtern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film’s character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of “the last frontier of awakening,” a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa’s claim that it’s possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family. With The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” in hand, we can set out on the path to contemporary Buddhist enlightenment with the most important relationships in our lives.

The Temple of Gold
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2001-10-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0345439740

Summary: Acclaimed for such Academy Award—winning screenplays as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and such thrillers as Marathon Man, not to mention the bestselling classic The Princess Bride, William Goldman stands as one of the most beloved writers in America. But long before these triumphs, he caused a sensation with his brilliant first novel, a powerful story of reckless youth that was hailed as a worthy rival to The Catcher in the Rye. THE TEMPLE OF GOLD Ray Trevitt is coming of age in the American midwest of the late 1950s. Handsome, restless, eager to live life and to find his place in the world, Ray hurtles headlong through a young man’s rite of passage–searching for answers and somewhere to belong. What he discovers is that within friendships and love affairs, army tours and married life, victory and tragedy, lie the experiences that will shape his destiny, scar his soul, and ultimately teach him profound lessons he never expected.

The Princess Bride and Philosophy
  • Author : Richard Greene,Rachel Robison-Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2015-11-14
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0812699165

Summary: The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of “Inconceivable!,” why the name “Roberts” uniquely inspires fear, and whether it’s truly a miracle to restore life to someone who is dead, but not necessarily completely dead. The Princess Bride is filled with people trying to persuade each other of various things, and invites us to examine the best methods of persuasion. It’s filled with promises, some kept and some broken, and cries out for philosophical analysis of what makes a promise and why promises should be kept. It’s filled with beliefs which go beyond the evidence, and philosophy can help us to decide when such beliefs can be justified. It’s filled with political violence, both by and against the recognized government, and therefore raises all the issues of political philosophy. Westley, Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Inigo Montoya, the giant Fezzik, and the Sicilian Vizzini keep on re-appearing in these pages, as examples of philosophical ideas. Is it right for Montoya to kill the six-fingered man, even though there is no money in the revenge business? What’s the best way to deceive someone who knows you’re trying to deceive him? Are good manners a kind of moral virtue? Could the actions of the masked man in black truly be inconceivable even though real? What does ethics have to say about Miracle Max’s pricing policy? How many shades of meaning can be conveyed by “As You Wish”?

  • Author : Barry Denenberg
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN Code: 9780439266444

Summary: A free and impetuous spirit, Elisabeth is chosen at the age of fifteen to be the wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, which throws her into a world of restrictions and tremendous responsibilities.

The Princess Bride Talking Book
  • Author : Running Press
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9780762462841

Summary: The Princess Bride Talking Book features an interactive molded plastic book that opens to play 15 of the movie's unforgettable quotes, from "Inconceivable!" to "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The kit also comes with a 32-page mini book that highlights classic quotes and film stills from The Princess Bride.

The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride
  • Author : MaryAnn Johanson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN Code: 1847287395

Summary: Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you'd love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this geeky deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie 'The Princess Bride, ' by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson. In her breezy analysis, Johanson explores why this delightful film -- full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles -- has endeared itself to millions of moviegoers. From its unusual structure to its archetypal characters, its wonderful quotability to its outrageous humor, Johanson delves into the surprising depth and profound wisdom to be found in this wildly entertaining adventure/fantasy/romance/comedy. MaryAnn Johanson has been called "one of online's finest" film critics by Variety. Her pop culture thinkery appears at, which Time magazine has praised for its "snarky, well-informed commentary."

The Princess's Bride (Pirates of Flaundia #1)
  • Author : KT Grant
  • Publisher : KT Grant
  • Release Date : 2018-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN Code: 046381245X

Summary: Daisy de Fleurre, an exiled princess from a faraway land, longs for true love. She almost experienced that at the tender age of eighteen, when she and her servant Chelsey engaged in a smoldering love affair one brief summer before they were separated forever. Eight years later, Daisy is engaged to a man who wants to offer her the world. But she still longs for the woman she has never forgotten. The dastardly lady pirate C.W. Dread, lives for revenge against Lord Humphrey, the evil man who murdered her family. She lays plans to kidnap Humphrey’s fiancée, hold her for ransom, and introduce her to the delights of the flesh. Then her revenge will be complete! But Dread is in for a shock when her prisoner is a ghost from her past who she once adored deep down to her very core. Lord Humphrey will stop at nothing to destroy Chelsey, and possess Daisy for his own nefarious means. Unaware of what awaits them on the open seas, the two former lovers realize their passion, although once forbidden, is as intense and turbulent as the ocean Chelsey calls home. (Previously published in 2010, and revised and re-edited)

A Study Guide for William Goldman's
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN Code: 1410355861

Summary: A Study Guide for William Goldman's "The Princess Bride," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Princess Bride
  • Author : LLC Books
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Category:
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN Code: 9781155910734

Summary: Chapters: William Goldman, Christopher Guest, Peter Cook, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Andr the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes, Billy Crystal, Mel Smith, Robin Wright Penn, Mandy Patinkin, Dread Pirate Roberts, Inigo Montoya, Prince Humperdinck, Willoughby Gray, Betsy Brantley, Margery Mason. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 157. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 9 January 1995) was a British satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure within British comedy, he is widely regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. He has been described by Stephen Fry as 'the funniest man who ever drew breath'. Cook is very closely associated with the anti-establishment style of comedy that first emerged in Britain and the USA in the late 1950s. Cook was born at "Shearbridge," Middle Warberry Road, Torquay, Devon, the only son and eldest of the three children of Alexander Edward (Alec) Cook (1906-1984), a colonial civil servant, and his wife Ethel Catherine Margaret, n e Mayo (1908-1994). He was educated at Radley College and later Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read French and German. Cook meant to become a career diplomat, but unfortunately Britain "had run out of colonies," as he put it. Although largely politically apathetic for most of his life, he did join Cambridge University Liberal Club. It was at Pembroke that he performed and wrote comedy sketches as a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, of which he became President in 1960. While still at university, Cook wrote professionally for Kenneth Williams, for whom he created a successful West End revue show called One Over the Eight, before finding prominence in his own right as part of a four man group performing a ...More: http: //

The Sheik & The Princess Bride
  • Author : Susan Mallery
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Release Date : 2007-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1426804903

Summary: "YOU'D BETTER GET MOVING, BIG GUY." Prince Jefri of Bahania had just been a woman! And not just any female, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who was more than a match for this ultramasculine male. Well, she might be an ace in the air, but when it came to romance Billie was determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why did the sexy sheik make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knew that when royal honor called, her high-born lover would fly from her side forever...unless Jefri defied his destiny and chose love....

The Silent Gondoliers
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 9780345442635

Summary: Recounts the story of Luigi the Gondolier and the secret of the sudden silence of the singing gondoliers of Venice's Grand Canal.

Princess Bride Trivia 200 Inconceivable Fact About The Movie The Princess Bride
  • Author : Cora Petrucci
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • Category:
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Thirty years ago this fall, The Princess Bride came out in movie theaters. While the movie received critical acclaim, it didn't garner much attention from movie-goers. It wasn't until the movie was released on VHS that its popularity grew and it became a cult classic. Featuring pirates, giants, sword fights, kidnapping, conspiracies and the perfect kiss, The Princess Bride is a favorite movie of many. With so many quotable quotes, it's hard to pick a favorite. Take our quiz book to test your knowledge of The Princess Bride. "Have fun storming through these questions!"

Life Moves Pretty Fast
  • Author : Hadley Freeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1501130455

Summary: From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).

Which Lie Did I Tell?
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 0307764796

Summary: From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of All the President's Men, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, here is essential reading for both the aspiring screenwriter and anyone who loves going to the movies. If you want to know why a no-name like Kathy Bates was cast in Misery, it's in here. Or why Linda Hunt's brilliant work in Maverick didn't make the final cut, William Goldman gives you the straight truth. Why Clint Eastwood loves working with Gene Hackman and how MTV has changed movies for the worse,William Goldman, one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood today, tells all he knows. Devastatingly eye-opening and endlessly entertaining, Which Lie Did I Tell? is indispensable reading for anyone even slightly intrigued by the process of how a movie gets made.

Everything Is Cinema
  • Author : R. BRODY
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Category:
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN Code: 9780571360888

Summary: Richard Brody's Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard is a landmark biography of one of the great controversial geniuses of world cinema.

Adventures in the Screen Trade
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1455525464

Summary: Now available as an ebook for the first time! No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers...into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand look at why and how films get made and what elements make a good screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be fascinated.

The Stone Key
  • Author : Isobelle Carmody
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1408816644

Summary: Friend becomes foe and trust is a thing of the past when the Misfits' most relentless enemy, on the cusp of ultimate revenge, turns Elspeth's world upside down. Before it's too late, Elspeth must rescue a former ally whose mind and body have been manipulated to unleash a plague that will destroy all it touches.

Boys and Girls Together
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 751
  • ISBN Code: 1453292012

Summary: An “extraordinary” novel of five friends coming of age in 1960s New York City, from a New York Times–bestselling, Academy Award–winning author (The Plain Dealer). William Goldman, the versatile author who gave us classic thrillers like Marathon Man, the immortal comedy of The Princess Bride, and the infamous Hollywood tell-all Adventures in the Screen Trade, offers a beautiful and sweeping novel inspired by his own coming-of-age, set against the backdrop of the New York theater world. In Boys and Girls Together, five friends—each of them young, creative, ambitious, and troubled—make their way to Manhattan in pursuit of their dreams. Aaron, the playwright; Walt, the director; Rudy and Jenny, both actors; and Branch, their producer, all come together to struggle, fight, love, create art, and face the hard truths of life. A popular sensation when it was first published in 1964, Boys and Girls Together remains a masterwork of heartbreaking emotional honesty. This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

The Hot Hand
  • Author : Ben Cohen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 9780062820730

Summary: "For fans of Charles Duhigg, Philip Tetlock and Nate Silver, a brilliant and buoyant investigation into the existence (or not) of streaks, from a rising star at the Wall Street Journal"--

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Author : Ian Fleming
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 076366684X

Summary: Ian Fleming’s beloved original text — newly illustrated by Joe Berger! “Crackpot” is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find out that she can fly. And swim. . . . Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks — and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure.

The Princess Will Save You
  • Author : Sarah Henning
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781250237422

Summary: The Princess Will Save You is a YA fantasy adventure inspired by The Princess Bride, in which a princess must rescue her stable boy true love, from the acclaimed author of Sea Witch, Sarah Henning. When a princess’s commoner true love is kidnapped to coerce her into a political marriage, she doesn’t give in—she goes to rescue him. When her warrior father, King Sendoa, mysteriously dies, Princess Amarande of Ardenia is given what would hardly be considered a choice: Marry a stranger at sixteen or lose control of her family’s crown. But Amarande was raised to be a warrior—not a sacrifice. In an attempt to force her choice, a neighboring kingdom kidnaps her true love, stable boy Luca. With her kingdom on the brink of civil war and no one to trust, she’ll need all her skill to save him, her future, and her kingdom. “Full of inconceivable wit, daring adventure, and cunning political machinations...It’s as if Sarah Henning looked into my soul that yearned for a book like The Princess Bride and said—as you wish. And yes, this is a kissing book.” —Ashley Poston, author of Heart of Iron “The Princess Will Save You is everything we love about YA fantasy, complete with first love, sweeping adventure, and a fierce heroine who holds her own. There’s something for everyone in this book.” —Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Sky in the Deep “An action-packed adventure with a fierce heroine that is sure to enthrall! Sarah Henning has created a fantasy narrative that weaves together love and betrayal, pirates and swordplay. Sure to please anyone who grew up loving tales of princesses.” —Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of The Bone Houses

The Innocent Mage
  • Author : Karen Miller
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 0748132309

Summary: 'Intriguing characters and a finely tuned sense of drama...' - Library Journal on The Innocent Mage 'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything' Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars . . . and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, a secret organisation dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny . . . One of bestselling fantasy debuts of the last decade: enter the world of Kingmaker, Kingbreaker - a wildly fast-paced fantasy series brimming with action and adventure. The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

Hell House
  • Author : Richard Matheson
  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN Code: 9780727860996

Summary: Horror.

William Goldman
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN Code: N.A


Behind the Screen
  • Author : MaryAnn Johanson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Princess bride (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 9781578602742

Summary: Featuring “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles . . .” and boasting memorable characters with some of the most often-quoted and instantly recognizable lines, The Princess Bride attracts a striking variety of followers. Author MaryAnn Johanson interviews the actors, writers, and various film experts to dissect how and why the film succeeds in blending this wide range of elements into a single, satisfying film that legions of fans rank among their favorites.

Just Call My Name
  • Author : Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1848124139

Summary: Trust is the hardest thing to find . . . and the easiest to lose. Emily Bell has it all. She's in love with a boy named Sam Border, and his little brother has become part of her family. This summer is destined to be the best time of their lives - until a charismatic new girl in town sets her sights on Sam. Now Emily finds herself questioning the loyalty of the person she trusts the most. But the biggest threat to her happiness is someone she never saw coming. Sam's psychopathic father is planning a jailbreak. And he knows exactly where to find Emily and his sons when he escapes. The happily-ever-after of Holly Goldberg Sloan's acclaimed debut I'LL BE THERE is turned on its head in this riveting, emotional drama about friends, enemies and how those roles can shift in a matter of moments.

The Princess's Bride
  • Author : KT Grant
  • Publisher : Literary Partners Group Inc
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1607773562

Summary: Once, in the far off, distant land of Flaundia, there lived an exiled king on a humble property. The former king had two children: a son Thomas, and a daughter Daisy. The king, now known only as Conrad de Fleurre, was a simple gentleman of means. He loved his children and only wanted the best for them. One day Thomas would run his estate while Daisy would take charge of the household until she married a fine gentleman and had her own offspring. At the moment, though, Daisy was barely a woman. She had just turned eighteen, and she preferred spending her days sitting under a tree and reading a book. Many times Daisy''s father accused her of having her head in the clouds. Daisy did not refute her father, for she dreamed of exotic lands and exciting people based on the stories she had read. Thomas assumed Daisy waited for a handsome man to sweep her off her feet. Part of what Thomas believed was correct. But Daisy did not long for a man; rather, she hid her growing feelings for a young servant girl named Chelsey.Chelsey was the de Fleurre cook''s daughter. She and her mother had started working for the exiled king''s family a few months after they had arrived in Flaundia. Chelsey was only a girl herself when she''d first met Conrad and his two small children. Thomas didn''t appeal to Chelsey at all, but the young Daisy, with her shiny blonde curls and beautifully shy smile, made Chelsey''s stomach twist and turn in ways she couldn''t explain. While her mother Wilda welcomed their good fortune for finding stable employment, Chelsey tried to seek out Daisy''s company. She watched the other girl closely and longed to be her friend. And as the years went by, Chelsey''s feelings for her employer''s daughter changed from that of friendship to companionship, and finally something much deeper that nestled inside her heart. Those feelings... that need, had turned not only into love, but also into passion and desire.Chelsey craved for Daisy much like a man and woman wanted one another. But she knew this could never be. Her love was a forbidden one. So, Chelsey hid her feelings from the unaware Daisy, silently yearning for the young girl who was slowly becoming a woman before Chelsey''s eyes.One cloudy spring morning, Chelsey had just come back from an errand her mother had sent her on. There were no eggs left for Wilda to make a quiche for luncheon. Chelsey volunteered to go into town to purchase these ingredients, for she enjoyed being out in the open and away from her normal, mundane chores. As she walked down the lane that would lead her back home, Chelsey whistled a bawdy tune. She had learned it from one of the serving wenches at the local pub she liked to go to most nights. She glanced up at the sky and noticed that storm clouds were rolling in. There would surely be a downpour to follow. She hurried along, not wanting to be caught out in the rain.As Chelsey walked past the stable, a woman''s voice rang out."Chelsey! Please come here this instant. I need your help."Chelsey stopped and took a deep breath. She tugged on her braid, tightening the black ribbon that pulled her hair away from her face. Lately, Daisy had been acting shyer around her than usual. Many times Daisy''s stuttering grew worse whenever Chelsey was in the same room. This confounded her in so many ways."Hurry, Chelsey!" Daisy cried out again, sounding more agitated than before."Coming, Miss Daisy!" Chelsey called out and walked into the stable.It was very dark inside the shelter, for the sun had completely disappeared behind the clouds. There was no stablehand in sight, only the petite Daisy wearing a light green riding outfit and holding a riding crop.Chelsey stared at Daisy, who was turned away, standing on her toes as she reached for a saddle lying on the shelf. Chelsey smiled as Daisy grunted and hopped on one foot. She set down the basket of eggs and went over to her mistress.As Chelsey''s boots made a scraping sound across the sawdust-covered ground, Daisy turned and pressed

The Black Cauldron
  • Author : Lloyd Alexander
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 140959081X

Summary: The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their adventure will demand great sacrifices, as each warrior fulfils his destiny in totally unexpected ways. The second book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix A Newbery Honour Book 1966

  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2008-12-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780307487865

Summary: “One of those can’t-put-it-down-until-the-last-page-is-turned monsters that has readers all over the country missing sleep.”—Minneapolis Tribune Corky is a brilliant entertainer with a bright future ahead of him. He has good looks, many women, and enormous talent. He also has a secret that must be kept hidden from the public at all costs—and an unshakable belief that the dark forces of magic are out to destroy him.

The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales
  • Author : Elizabeth Spencer
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN Code: 9780878058372

Summary: Elizabeth Spencer is captivated by Italy. Collected in this volume are The Light in the Piazza, which is her signature piece, and six other Italian tales in which her American characters encounter and respond to the mysteries of Italian mores.

Social Neuroscience
  • Author : Eddie Harmon-Jones,Piotr Winkielman
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-15
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 159385644X

Summary: This compelling volume provides a broad and accessible overview of the emerging field of social neuroscience. Showcasing an array of cutting-edge research programs, leading investigators present new approaches to the study of how the brain and body influence social behavior, and vice versa. Each authoritative chapter clearly describes the methods used: lesion studies, neuroimaging techniques, hormonal methods, event-related brain potential methods, and others. The contributors discuss the theoretical advantages of taking a social neuroscience perspective and analyze what their findings reveal about core social psychological phenomena. Essential topics include emotion, motivation, attitudes, person perception, stereotyping and prejudice, and interpersonal relationships.

Andre the Giant
  • Author : Brian "Box" Brown
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1466858788

Summary: Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.

The Warrior's Princess Bride
  • Author : Meriel Fuller
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1426870094

Summary: Benois le Vallieres, the legendary Commander of the North, is ruthless in battle. He feels no emotion—until he rescues a feisty maid from danger and she manages to get under his skin…. Tavia of Mowerby is no one—a peasant who survives on her courage and crossbow alone. But when her royal blood is discovered, only marriage to Benois can keep her safe. She has his fearsome protection, but will she ever melt his frozen heart?

Alice in Wonderland
  • Author : Lewis Carroll,Martin Powell,Daniel Pérez
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2009-08-17
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN Code: 143421740X

Summary: A graphic novel adaptation of the tale in which a little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.