Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Die Galaxis hat riesige Imperien aufsteigen und fallen sehen. Jetzt hat sich die menschliche Zivilisation verstreut, und es gibt überall verborgene Schätze zu finden. Wenn man weiß, wo man suchen muss – wie Captain Rackamore und seine Crew. Der nächste Auftrag jedoch könnte sich für die Raumpiraten nicht nur als höchst lukrativ, sondern auch als äußerst tödlich erweisen ...
A Novel of Tudor Intrigue
Author: Rory Clements
In his critically acclaimed debut thriller, Martyr, Rory Clements introduced readers to the unforgettable John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer to Queen Elizabeth I and older brother to Will. Now, five years later, the Queen needs Shakespeare’s services once more. Not only is England still at war with Spain, but her court is riven by savage infighting among ambitious young courtiers. Shakespeare is summoned by Elizabeth’s cold but deadly Privy Councillor Sir Robert Cecil and ordered to undertake two linked missions: to investigate the mystery of the doomed Roanoke colony in North America—Sir Walter Ralegh’s folly—and to spy on Cecil’s rival, the dashing Earl of Essex. Essex is the brightest star in the firmament, the Queen’s favorite. But when Shakespeare enters Essex’s dissolute world, he discovers not only that the Queen herself is in danger, but that he and his family are also targets. With a plague devastating the country, Catholics facing persecution and martyrdom at the hands of an infamous torturer, and John’s own wife, Catherine, possibly protecting a priest—Shakespeare has his own survival to secure, as well as that of his fading but still feisty Queen. Filled with the flavor and facts of a tumultuous time in English history, Revenger is a stunning novel of savage rivalries and reprisals from an author swiftly becoming a known master of historical suspense. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Hachette UK
The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them . . . Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous. Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular. Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism . . . and of vengeance . . .
Author: Tom Cain
Publisher: Random House
Ex-marine Samuel Carver makes bad things happen to worse people. He is used to being in complete control. So when he finds himself caught in the middle of a riot in South London, he must fall back on his instincts and years’ of training as the riot turns into a battleground. Someone planned this riot for political gain and now Carver – in the wrong place at the wrong time – looks like the perfect scapegoat. Wanted by the police for murder, if he is to clear his name he is going to have to find out who is really behind these events. The truth will shock even Carver – and find him pitted against a deadly enemy who knows all of Carver’s secrets and in a fight that will bring him face to face with a killer without conscience. Set in a Britain in turmoil, with riots on the nation’s streets, the euro in crisis, and a political system in disarray, Revenger is a classic Tom Cain thriller that once again rips its story from the headlines of tomorrow's newspapers.
Author: Cyril Tourneur,Thomas Middleton,C. R. A. Foakes
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Locating the play in relation to the best recent criticism and exploring it's complexities with a contemporary eye furhters the reputution of these marvellous student editions.
Author: Gretchen E. Minton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A major new edition of this much studied play offering the standard, depth and range associated with all Arden editions. The on-page commentary notes explain the language, referenes and staging issues posed by the text while the lengthy, illustrated introduction offers a lively overview of the play's historical, performance and critical contexts. This is the ideal edition for study and performance.
The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok
Author: Aaron Woodard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok examines Wild Bill’s life in the context of 19th Century American history, from his birth, through his early manhood, and to his eventual demise. Woven into his life story are the significant role played by the Civil War in the development of his character and philosophy, the role played by popular media in the creation of his legendary status, and the changing of the western landscape and lifestyle that began to eliminate the need for gunmen such as Wild Bill. The book discusses Hickok’s early jobs in law enforcement and his associations with other significant westerners and recounts the events that transformed Hickok from a formidable lawman into a national celebrity and popular hero. Details of Hickok’s most famous gunfights, including weapons used and participants and outcomes and, of course, the end of his career including his famous death at the hands of an assassin in a saloon in Deadwood South Dakota are all explored. The book also incorporates changing views of historiographical interpretation of lawmen/gunmen in general and Wild Bill in particular. The book will have extensive illustrations—archival photos of Wild Bill, his contemporaries, his guns, etc.
Author: Charles Forsman
Publisher: Oily Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Revenger is about a woman who doesn't take any sh*t. She roams a crumbling United States in the 1980s helping the beaten and exploited even their odds. The first issue kicks off with a call for help from a teenage boy who is concerned about his missing girlfriend. Fans of John Carpenter should check this out. "Revenger maintains a connection to Forsman’s introspective previous works by showing how past trauma haunts the lead heroine, but it also gives him the opportunity to stage forceful fight sequences that are unlike anything he’s done before." –Oliver Sava, AV Club
Author: J. L. Bolden
“There is no darkness too bleak. For if there lurks evil, I will find and vanquish it. I am the Revenger of God. I exact my purpose with all vengeance.” Eden has always been a peaceful, safe, godly place to live and to raise a family. That’s the foundation of hope for Dragoncyth and his new bride, Draeneen. When circumstances beyond their control and comprehension uproot everything they hold dear, however, they must choose to be either victims of fate—or heroes who change history. The couple embarks on an epic journey to save themselves and all of Eden from annihilation and satanic rule. They both must come to terms with the consequences of their actions and learn to adapt to a new life for which neither of them is prepared. Evil beyond comprehension lurks, and it does not care about the dreams and ambitions of newlyweds or champions. Gelnash, the voice of reason and a pillar of their community, has pledged to guide Dragoncyth through his terror and uncertainty. If anyone can help prepare the young bridegroom for his destiny, it is Gelnash. Battles await him, with creatures more terrible and dangerous than his imagination can conjure, and Dragoncyth will need every ounce of his bravery to survive. Luckily for him, Draeneen is at his side. With what courage they can muster, Dragoncyth and Draeneen build a troop of allies to save their world. But will their valor be enough to turn the tide?
Author: Brian Gibbons
Publisher: A&C Black
"Oh do not jest thy doom" The Revenger's Tragedy is an intense tragic burlesque. Its hero, Vindice, desires to avenge the death of his betrothed. Operating in disguises he provokes discord among his enemies so that they plot against each other. It is an anonymous masterpiece (the play was entered in the Stationer's Register on 7th October 1607 without an author being named) produced at a crucial phase in Jacobean theatre with Hamlet, The Malcontent, Measure for Measure, Volpone and King Lear all recently performed. Written with vivid imagery, the play contains energetic, high-spirited action and brooding, slow-paced scenes on the subjects of death, revenge and evil, culminating in an unexpected ironic climax. This new student edition contains a completely re-edited text of the play and a new Introduction examining this unique combination of poetic tragedy, macabre farce and satire, focused on the dark brilliance of the hero Vindice. It also views the play in wider contexts - of contemporary attitudes to women, as well as contemporary debates concerning rebellion against tyranny.
Author: Charles Forsman
Publisher: Oily Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Will Revenger make it out of the bowels of the Hotel Neptune alive? Will she smash some goons with a hammer? Only one way to find out.
Author: Eileen Jorge Allman
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
"The Maid's Tragedy, The Second Maid's Tragedy, Valentinian, and The Duchess of Malfi appeared on the English stage at a time when disenchantment with King James and nostalgia for Queen Elizabeth cast doubt on the traditional analogy between maleness and authority. In their sensational portrayal of politics and sex, these revenge tragedies challenge the dogmas of patriarchalism and absolutism on which James based his rule." "Focusing initially on the first three plays, Eileen Allman examines the genre's resident tyrants, revengers, androgynous heroes, and virtuous heroines."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A New Version
Author: Jesse Berger
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: This mesmerizing Jacobean thriller, written a few years after Hamlet , is a searing examination of humankind's social need for justice and our animal desire for vengeance. Vindice, the Revenger, sets off a chain reaction of havoc
Economies of Vengeance
Author: Chris McMahon
Category: Literary Criticism
This book considers Early Modern revenge plays from a political science perspective, paying particular attention to the construction of family and state institutions. Exploring whether or not the plays see revenge as justified, McMahon argues that they suggest the private family should become an informal state apparatus, and considers the pertinence of this conclusion for contemporary politics. By mapping transactions of capital in and around the plays, this book discovers new ways of looking at traditional problematics. Considerations of plays such as The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, and The Revenger's Tragedydepart from the tradition of moral criticism by taking an anthropological stance, mapping capital transactions to come to a better understanding of the plays in all their brilliance and complexity. McMahon responds to deconstructionist, Marxist, and feminist readings as he studies symbolic and material forms of capital in exemplary Early Modern plays.
A Western Duo
Author: Frank Leslie
Publisher: Mike Sartain, the Revenger
"Synopsis: From the celebrated author of the popular Yakima Henry novels, a new western adventure series ... After the War Between the States, the former Confederate Mike Sartain came west and joined the frontier cavalry. Wounded by Apaches in Arizona, he was nursed back to health by an old desert rat and his beautiful granddaughter, Jewel. When the prospector and Jewel were viciously murdered by marauding Yankees, Sartain hunted the soldiers down and killed them in his own fierce Cajun style, for Jewel had been carrying Sartain's unborn child. That's how Mike Sartain's lust for revenge got started. That's how he became a wanted man, with a dead-or-alive price on his head. Now, with no choice but to keep on riding, The Revenger rides for anyone who has an ax to grind"--
Author: Katharine Eisaman Maus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy helped to establish the popularity of the genre, and it was followed by The Revenger's Tragedy, published anonymously and ascribed first to Cyril Tourneur and then to Thomas Middleton. George Chapman's The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois and Tourneur's The Atheist's Tragedy appeared soon after. Each of the four plays printed here defines the problems of therevenge genre, often by exploiting its conventions in unexpected directions. All deal with fundamental moral questions about the meaning of justice and the lengths to which victimized individuals may go to obtain it, while registering the strains of life in a rigid but increasingly fragile social hierarchy. Under the General Editoriship of Dr Michael Cordner, of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.
Author: Derek Dunne
Category: Literary Criticism
This book, the first to trace revenge tragedy's evolving dialogue with early modern law, draws on changing laws of evidence, food riots, piracy, and debates over royal prerogative. By taking the genre's legal potential seriously, it opens up the radical critique embedded in the revenge tragedies of Kyd, Shakespeare, Marston, Chettle and Middleton.