The Reivers

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Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792218
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The Reivers by William Faulkner

Original Title: The Reivers

One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba's bordello in Memphis. From there a series of wild misadventures ensues--involving horse smuggling, trainmen, sheriffs' deputies, and jail.

The Reivers Way

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Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849654573
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The Reivers Way by Paddy Dillon

Original Title: The Reivers Way

A comprehensive guide to walking The Reivers Way, a long-distance path through Northumberland at the northern edge of England, from Corbridge to Alnmouth. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious border 'reivers' and discover how they survived centuries of strife and warfare. The Reivers Way wanders for 150 miles (240 kilometres) through the wildest and most scenic parts of Northumberland, taking in the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Tynedale, Redesdale, the Simonside Hills, Coquetdale and the Cheviot Hills. This wild and sparsely populated landscape includes a national park, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a fine heritage coast. This guidebook includes nine days with variants and alternative routes, clearly illustrated on OS map extracts; details of all the services and facilities along the way; background information on local history and heritage; and information about an optional excursion to the bird reserves of the Farne Islands.

Coburn Three Plays Get Up And Tie Your Fingers Safe Devil S Ground

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Author: Ann Coburn
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849438218
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Coburn Three Plays Get Up And Tie Your Fingers Safe Devil S Ground by Ann Coburn

Original Title: Coburn Three Plays Get Up And Tie Your Fingers Safe Devil S Ground

Includes the plays Get Up and Tie Your Fingers, Devil's Ground and Safe Get Up and Tie Your Fingers, Ann Coburn’s first play, was premiered at the 1995 Borders Festival and had a successful run at the 1996 Edinburgh Festival. It is the achingly sad and ultimately uplifting story of three women coping with death, dealing with guilt, and learning to let their children go. Safe is a play which taps into the deep, shared roots of childhood in order to explore contemporary parental fears about the safety of their children. Devil's Ground is the story of an historical act of genocide, told through the personal tragedy of one Reiver family.

William Faulkner S Yoknapatawpha

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Author: Elizabeth M. Kerr
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823211357
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William Faulkner S Yoknapatawpha by Elizabeth M. Kerr

Original Title: William Faulkner S Yoknapatawpha

.Elizabeth M. Kerr has, with the publication of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha: 'A Kind of Keystone in the Universe, ' completed a comprehensive examination of Faulkner's mythical county.this latest work deals with the 'symbolic values related to the themes of the separate narratives and to the encompassing mythology.' In successive chapters, Kerr examines (1) recurrent symbols and archetypes in Faulkner's fiction; (2) mythology in the modern world, the South, and Yoknapatawpha; and (3) 'the basic Christian humanism which underlies Williams Faulkner's existential focus on the human condition' - most specifically as it relates to Time, Motion, and Change. The book is scholarly, well written, and carefully organized.Highly recommended.-ChoiceAiming for the universal in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha fiction, this book reads somewhat like an annotated bibliography, or three bibliographies: one on symbols in Yoknapatawpha, citing (copiously) dissertations, articles, and books on symbolism in general and Faulkner's own symbols; one on various myths Kerr and other critics have noticed in Yo9knapatawpha; and one on the 'total meaning' of the Yoknapatawpha myth as an individualistic, existential, Christian humanism.-University Publishing

The Steel Bonnets

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Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628730137
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The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser

Original Title: The Steel Bonnets

From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life—and a way of survival. Power was held by the notorious border reivers (the "steel bonnets," named for their flashy helmets), who robbed and murdered in the name of family: the famous clans (or "grains")—like Elliot, Armstrong, Charlton, and Robson—romanticized by Sir Walter Scott. In The Steel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels, and himself a borderer, tells the fascinating and bloody story of the reivers, their rise to power as ferocious soldiers of horse, and their surprisingly sudden fall from grace.

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