In 1901 Buffalo, New York, Louisa Barrett, the progressive headmistress of the exclusive Macaulay School for Girls, stumbles upon a secret involving the powerful members of her school board that could destroy everything for which she has ...
Author: Lauren Belfer
Publisher: Dial Press
In 1901 Buffalo, New York, Louisa Barrett, the progressive headmistress of the exclusive Macaulay School for Girls, stumbles upon a secret involving the powerful members of her school board that could destroy everything for which she has worked as well as her relationship with her goddaughter and the child's widowed father. A first novel. Reprint.
But Paris is the protagonist of this story, and Rosbottom provides us with a template for seeing the City of Light as more than a place of pleasure and beauty.
Author: Ronald Rosbottom
Publisher: Hachette UK
In May and June 1940 almost four million people fled Paris and its suburbs in anticipation of a German invasion. On June 14, the German Army tentatively entered the silent and eerily empty French capital. Without one shot being fired in its defence, the Occupation of Paris had begun. When Paris Went Dark tells the extraordinary story of Germany's capture and Occupation of Paris, Hitler's relationship with the City of Light, and its citizens' attempts at living in an environment that was almost untouched by war, but which had become uncanny overnight. Beginning with the Phoney War and Hitler's first visit to the city, acclaimed literary historian and critic Ronald Rosbottom takes us through the German Army's almost unopposed seizure of Paris, its bureaucratic re-organization of that city, with the aid of collaborationist Frenchmen, and the daily adjustments Parisians had to make to this new oppressive presence. Using memoirs, interviews and published eye-witness accounts, Rosbottom expertly weaves a narrative of daily life for both the Occupier and the Occupied. He shows its effects on the Parisian celebrity circles of Pablo Picasso, Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, Jean Cocteau, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and on the ordinary citizens of its twenty arrondissements. But Paris is the protagonist of this story, and Rosbottom provides us with a template for seeing the City of Light as more than a place of pleasure and beauty.
Most modern fibers concentrate light signals in tiny cores about nine micrometers — 0.009 millimeter — across . ... amplifying repeaters about every half kilometer ( 500 yards ) because the signal weakens with distance 8 CITY OF LIGHT.
Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This text presents the history of the development of fibre optic technology, explaining the scientific challenges that needed to be overcome, the range of applications and future potential for this fundamental communications technology.
We were the City of Light. Thirty years on, there was still so much space here. Sweeping highways, only rarely punctuated by cars' glowing headlights, revealed a slower pace. The buildings seemed stumpier, the suburbs drowsier, ...
Author: Dave Warner
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Snowy Lane, preoccupied with a ham sandwich and the odds of making the football team on Saturday, takes the terrible phone call that signals the beginning of a series of events which are to reverberate in his life and shake the city to its foundations ... &‘Gruesome' has taken another victim and the whole population is riveted by the emergence of the dark side of the City of Light.
Even now men worked, transferring cargo in the torchlight. When there was no torchlight, they worked by touch and instinct in the darkness. ... Somewhere among them there was even a Coatsworth Elevator, on its own City of Light ...
Author: Lauren Belfer
Publisher: Dial Press
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes “city of light” even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, “Miss Barrett” is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, Louisa feels secure in her position, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequence of events that forces her to return to a past she has struggled to conceal, and to question everything and everyone she holds dear. Both observer and participant, Louisa Barrett guides the reader through the culture and conflicts of a time and place where immigrant factory workers and nature conservationists protest violently against industrialists, where presidents broker politics, where wealthy “Negroes” fight for recognition and equality, and where women struggle to thrive in a system that allows them little freedom. Wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, City of Light remains a work completely of its own era, and of ours as well. A stirring literary accomplishment, Lauren Belfer's first novel marks the debut of a fresh voice for the new millennium and heralds a major publishing event.
Also by Keri Arthur The Dark Angels Series DARKNESS UNBOUND DARKNESS RISING DARKNESS DEVOURS DARKNESS HUNTS DARKNESS UNMASKED DARKNESS SPLINTERED DARKNESS FALLS The Souls of Fire Series FIREBORN WICKED EMBERS CITY OF LIGHT A N O U T C A.
Author: Keri Arthur
The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay.... As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth. Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...
... said suddenly to Paul : " I'm sure , at a time when I'm so hungry I can hardly stand , that you will not abandon me here and just walk away . It would be so unlike the caring and dedicated leader of the Coterie , 154 City of Light.
Author: Cyrus Colter
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
City of Light joins the recent reissues of four of Cyrus Colter's books by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Colter concludes his grand literary project with a work that is foremost a novel of ideas. Though City of Light may appear realistic in setting (contemporary Paris), with a well-differentiated cast of believable moment, each character nonetheless represents an idea or a position regarding the issue of race in American life. The ideas or positions range from black nationalism, drawing upon African models and an Afrocentric political position, to complete assimilation, presented here by the central character's love affair with a white woman. Paul Kessey, at age twenty-nine, is caught between two worlds. Although his is a privileged world of successful blacks in Chicago, and he is a graduate of Princeton, handsome and well-connected, Kessey is uncertain how to identify himself in relation to the African diaspora, partly because of his own light skin. Throughout his Parisian sojourn, he is both attracted and repelled by different ideas, attitudes, and concepts regarding the place of blacks in a white society; he goes back and forth among the persons -- and the ideas they represent -- and thus among contradictory possibilities of life as a black man. By intertwining in an intricate web racial, class, and political issues with the intense struggles of one man's heart, Colter presents a vivid portrait of the personal effects of prejudice and its hypocrisies. City of Light remains a daring push against the grain of American literary fashion, both in its method and in treating interracial relationships, Afrocentrism, and the black middle class.
As they formed a flight path and headed south in the direction of Sthenno, they could see the City of Light in all its glory. 'I am sure I can see my house from up here,' announced Ham. 'You can be seein' almost everything, ...
Author: Byron D
A young boys tragic lose sends him on a quest to find out who was responsible. while bumping into three strangers, whom find them selves helping the boy and start the boy to discover is true self
City of Light, City of Dark contains all of these affections. On one of my many childhood subway rides, I noticed that on the West Side line, local side, there was an abandoned station at 18th Street. I wondered why it was not used, ...
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal winter in this gripping fantasy by Newbery Medalist Avi, illustrated by three-time Sibert Honoree Brian Floca. "To begin with--there were these KURBS. These Kurbs owned an Island...with their POWER they controlled both day and night...Years ago, when People first came to the Kurbs' Island, they wanted to build themselves a City." The Kurbs give people light and warmth to establish a city, on one condition: The people must return the Power every year or risk losing the city--forever. This system works for centuries until evil Mr. Underton tries to steal the Power. If he succeeds, the Kurbs will take back the City, reducing it to a dark and frozen tundra. It's up to Carlos and Sarah to find the Power--housed in a subway token--and keep the City safe, despite secrets of Sarah's history that are entwined with the token. What ensues is a race against darkness. A race against the lies of the past. And most of all, a race against time.
The city of light has become a lethal trap. W, or the Childhood of Memory summarizes the main characteristics attributed to France's capital city in Perec's works in general, while providing interesting insights into the author's urban ...
Author: Sara R. Horowitz
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust. The essays in Shadows in the City of Light explore the significance of Paris in the writing of five influential French writers—Sarah Kofman, Patrick Modiano, George Perec, Henri Raczymow, and Irene Nemirovsky—whose novels and memoirs capture and probe the absences of deported Paris Jews. These writers move their readers through wartime and postwar cityscapes of Paris, walking them through streets and arrondissments where Jews once resided, looking for traces of the disappeared. The city functions as more than a backdrop or setting. Its streets and buildings and monuments remind us of the exhilarating promise of the French Revolution and what it meant for Jews dreaming of equality. But the dynamic space of Paris also reminds us of the Holocaust and its aftermath. The shadowed paths traced by these writers raise complicated questions about ambivalence, absence, memory, secularity, and citizenship. In their writing, the urban landscape itself bears witness to the absent Jews, and what happened to them. For the writers treated in this volume, neither their Frenchness nor their Jewishness is a fixed point. Focusing on Paris's dual role as both a cultural hub and a powerful symbol of hope and conflict in Jewish memory, the contributors address intersections and departures among these writers. Their complexity of thought, artistry, and depth of vision shape a new understanding of the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish and French identity, on literature and literary forms, and on the development of Jewish secular culture in Western Europe. Sara R. Horowitz is Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at York University and the author of Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction, also published by SUNY Press. Amira Bojadzija-Dan is Research Associate at the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. Julia Creet is Professor of English at York University and the author of The Genealogical Sublime. Together, they are also coeditors of H. G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy.
Together , the two systems bring public transport to within 550 yards of every building in the city . ... its creation demonstrated to the public the efficiency of intercity rail , thus CITY OF LIGHT , CITY OF DARK | 25 Métro predecessors.
Author: Valerie Broadwell
Publisher: Valerie Broadwell
Unlike any other city in the world, Paris has underneath it a whole other urban space comprised of abandoned rock quarries, waterways, a sophisticated sewer system, a dense subway system, shopping centers and catacombs. Throughout history stories have been told of political dissidents, thieves, partying beatniks, spelunkers, artists and phantoms, all wandering in a subterranean city of dark under the City of Light. Now you can descend with the author as she goes down to see for herself, meeting the people who dwell in this underworld.
Armagh City of Light and Learning !出出 Co 291 Paintings and Stories from the Orchard County By Joe Hynes and Maureen Campoell City of Light and Learning I. Hynes This one Cottage. tynes per annum . Front Cover.
City of a Hundred Rows, Book 3 Ian Whates. in a tight figureeight, alert for any opportunity. He nearly panicked and lost concentration as the light from Issie's flare started to fade, but held it together by reassuring himself that he ...
Author: Ian Whates
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
The monstrous Rust Warriors are back! In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat - the leader of the Tattooed Men - must find a way to despatch both threats. Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing... File Under: Fantasy [ Sick Society | Dejected Leaders | Secret Powers | Rust Warriors! ] e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-191-3 From the Paperback edition.
protected by three elite SS Panzer divisions, Adolf Hitler unleashed a new “wonder” weapon: the long-range, pilotless, and jet-powered V-1 flying bomb, to wreak vengeance on the city of London. Carrying a one-ton warhead and moving at a ...
Author: David King
Category: True Crime
The gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. But while trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness. The main suspect, Dr. Marcel Petiot, was a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Petiot's trial quickly became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions.
Carol K. Carr. INDIA BLACK IN THE CITY OF LIGHT Carol K. Carr INDIA BLACK IN THE CITY OF LIGHT Ebook edition ISBN:
Author: Carol K. Carr
Publisher: Titan Books
When it comes to undercover work, nobody does it better than Madam of Espionage India Black... India and the handsome British spy, French, are ordered to escort a Russian agent to Paris where he will be exchanged for one of Her Majesty's operatives. The task seems straightforward and India looks forward to enjoying the delights of the city—and the delights of French. But it isn't long before things go awry and the duo are battling for their lives in the City of Light. An e-novella, which also includes a preview of the Madam of Espionage Mystery, India Black and The Gentleman Thief.
Once they access emergency power, it'll be back to the city of light as usual.” “Yessss, ouiii, Scar. Breathe. Have a smoke. Relax, a drink perhaps.” Louche gestured toward a large corked bottle of black liquid resting in a stone holder ...
Author: Christopher Ward
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Fourteen-year-old California girl Mackenzie, known as Mac, goes on a school trip to Paris where finds herself in league with a crew of crazy cabbies and their friends. She encounters sinister, shadowy characters who live in the Paris underground, a philosopher gendarme, a gypsy who can dance people into dream states, and gargoyles come to life.
A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris Steven Levingston. A breathless true-crime thriller.” ~The Wall StreetJournal - *" - [&#% &%) * D Little Demon in the City of Light A TRUE STORY. Front Cover.
Author: Steven Levingston
Category: True Crime
A delicious true crime account of a murder most gallic—think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon—whose lurid combination of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. In 1889, the gruesome murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress launched the trial of the century. When Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, expecting a delightful assignation with the comely Gabrielle Bompard, he was instead murdered by Gabrielle and her lover, Michel Eyraud. An international manhunt chased the infamous couple from Paris to America’s West Coast, culminating in a sensational trial that investigated the power of hypnosis to possess, control, and even kill. As the inquiry into the guilt or innocence of the woman the French tabloids dubbed the “Little Demon” intensified, the most respected minds in France vehemently debated: Was Gabrielle Bompard the pawn of her mesmerizing lover or simply a coldly calculating murderess capable of killing a man in cold blood?
Copyright 1950 by W . H . Auden . Reprinted by permission of Random House , Inc . Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data De Combray , Richard . Lost in the city of light / Richard de Combray . — 1st ed . p . cm .
No wonder they call it the City of Light. In fact we already miss being there. As for what is happening here, we're kicking around the idea of leaving the Department and opening a private investigations service.
Author: Roger F. Kennedy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
City of Light a Hollywood Division novel Roger F. Kennedy s latest novel takes place in Paris, where LAPD Hollywood detectives Jack Stiles and Traci Little are hot on the trail of Sevic Sorbo and his cabal of Serbian terrorists. The Croation embassy in Thiers Square has been leveled in a blast orchestrated by Sorbo s bombers, with the threat of further destruction to follow. The U.S. embassy on Avenue Gabriel is number one on their list. Stiles and Little shadow Sorbo s former girlfriend Clair Villarosé, certain that he will materialize. The pursuit of Sorbo will take you through the City of Light and its charms and splendors, to a final showdown at Paris famed Pompidou Centre. En Apprécier!