A Rival From the Grave

“But we are headed toward the cemetery—” “But naturally, my friend; there is the grave of Madame Kristina; there the small white cat-thing keeps its watch; there we must go to see the final act played to its final curtain.

Author: Seabury Quinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473231528

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn. Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries-and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)-captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Pulpit and Grave

Who ever attended one to the gravefriend or foe , partner or rival , with whom he had been at variance , who did not now wish to have it all buried in oblivion ? Who can carry his enmity to the grave ? There , when a rival or a foe is ...



ISBN: UOM:39015020061423

Category: Funeral sermons

Page: 365

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Richmond Her Glory and Her Graves A Poem in Two Parts

And side by side in solemn strength , As the swift years rolled on , at length A rival City grew , A rival in whose still embrace , Lay the calm brow and marble face , The gentle and the true . V. Here twilight shadows , soft and gray ...

Author: Cornelia Jane Matthews Jordan


ISBN: BL:A0024581428


Page: 39

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People Ideas and Goods

Acts of violence and graverobbing by members of a rival or hostile community cannot , however , be excluded in view of the severely disturbed graves . Unfortunately , in many publications grave - robbing or grave disturbances are not ...

Author: Marian Diepeveen-Jansen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053564810

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Fürstengräber - Elite.

The Calling of the Grave

But behind the donnish public image Wainwright had a reputation for being ruthless with anyone he considered a rival. He was an outspoken critic of what be dubbed 'fashionable forensics'. which amounted to pretty much any discipline ...

Author: Simon Beckett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407083087

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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'As bone-chillingly bleak as its subject . . . this doesn't disappoint' Financial Times A serial killer is on the loose and David Hunter suddenly finds that the past is far from dead and buried. The escape of a psychotic rapist and multiple murderer brings DI Terry Connor to David Hunter's doorstep, years after their bitter rift. This unwelcome reminder of the past forces Hunter to confront the situation at hand: eight years earlier Hunter and an ill-fated Body Recovery team, has tried to find the graves of Monk's teenage victims on the bleak expanse of Dartmoor. Only one of the missing girls' bodies was ever found. Suddenly Hunter receives an appeal from Sophie Keller, a young woman who also worked on the operation, and nothing is quite as it seems. Hunter is forced to question who he can really trust. Especially when his own life depends on it.

Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

He serves as a valuable witness for a matriarchy in Crete,47 and his interpretations of Athena and Medusa48 are repeated: that is, that Medusa represents a rival matriarchal religion and Athena the great mother goddess.49 Graves's ideas ...

Author: A. G. G. Gibson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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The poet Robert Graves' use of material from classical sources has been contentious to scholars for many years, with a number of classicists baulking at his interpretation of myth and his novelization of history, and questioning its academic value. This collection of essays provides the latest scholarship on Graves' historical fiction (for example in I, Claudius and Count Belisarius) and his use of mythical figures in his poetry, as well as an examination of his controversial retelling of the Greek Myths. The essays explore Graves' unique perspective and expand our understanding of his works within their original context, while at the same time considering their relevance in how we comprehend the ancient world.

Hide Me Among the Graves

Jealous husband, he thought bitterly, shoots at immortal vampire rival. And then he drained his glass in several eyewatering swallows and went back to refill it, for the thought had occurred to him that the apparition might have taken ...

Author: Tim Powers

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857896735

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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From multi-award-winning fantasy writer Tim Powers: a secret history of 19th-century London. London, 1862: a city of stinking fog and dark, winding streets. Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinary doctor John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier and the father of her only child, long presumed dead. She has recently learned that the girl lives - but her life and soul are sought by a ghostly vampire. And this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is that of John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor... Sweeping from high society to grimy slums, from elegant West End salons to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul's, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a unique and dazzling novel.

Shallow Graves

These vermin made an attempt on your life as part of a petty game of power with a rival cult. They had no idea who you were; they only knew you were of value to their rivals. I wanted it to be clear and understood that we had no part in ...

Author: Goat Carson

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456607258

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

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Shallow Graves is written by rock veteran and Texas music prophet Goat Carson. This is a madcap horror dramedy with a flavor all its own. Hip, provocative, and wickedly playful, "Shallow Graves" follows a world-weary horror movie researcher as he stumbles into powerful secrets of the occult and profound mysteries of mankind...but just wants to stay alive. Clever, satirical, and thrilling, "Shallow Graves" has vivid fun with the idea that destiny and salvation can belong to the most reluctant and unlikely heroes. Set in Hollywood and the Hamptons during the dead end of the 70's, Shallow Graves is a satirical retelling of the Parsival Legend. Our Holy Fool is the Professor, a half-breed orphan, who does research for horror films. He finds himself pitted against a cabal of satanic cults all vying for control of the clans at the great Feast of the Beast. Movie Stars, human sacrifice, East Hampton society and the living dead are strung together by thread of coincidence with needle sharp wit. The occult pulp fictions of our times are turned on their heads (the Spear of Destiny was stolen by Houdini at the turn of the century; Magdalene was black.) This dark satire on Hollywood, The DaVinci Code and The State of the Nation is a must read for all true fans of the bizarre.

Robert Graves

Miranda Seymour has suggested that Robert viewed Rosaleen not only as a collaborator but also as a rival, ... just before his descent into Alzheimer's, she told him that 'all through 30 ROBERT GRAVES my childhood and youth you were the 29.

Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472929167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his prose memoir (and bestseller), Good-bye to All That. None of the previous biographies written on Graves, however excellent, attempt to deal with this paradox in any depth. Robert Graves the war poet and the suppressed poems themselves have been largely neglected – until now. Jean Moorcroft Wilson, celebrated biographer of poets Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas, relates Graves's fascinating life during this period, his experiences in the war, his being left for dead at the Battle of the Somme, his leap from a third-storey window after his lover Laura Riding's even more dramatic jump from the fourth storey, his move to Spain and his final 'goodbye' to 'all that'. In this deeply-researched new book, containing startling material never before brought to light, Dr Moorcroft Wilson traces not only Graves's compelling life, but also the development of his poetry during the First World War, his thinking about the conflict and his shifting attitude towards it. Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That casts new light on the life, prose and poetry of Graves, without which the story of Great War poetry is incomplete.

The Graves of Tarim

... 276–77, 281; and road-building, 258 Quicklime: covering of gravestones, 83– 84, 85, 88; for swimming pools, 253 Qur'an: at the Adeni's tomb complex, 6; divine election in, 187ng.9; rainfall in, 219ni A.; rival cosmologies of 23; ...

Author: Engseng Ho

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244535

Category: History

Page: 379

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The Graves of Tarim narrates the movement of an old diaspora across the Indian Ocean over the past five hundred years. Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, Engseng Ho explores the transcultural exchanges—in kinship and writing—that enabled Hadrami Yemeni descendants of the Muslim prophet Muhammad to become locals in each of the three regions yet remain cosmopolitans with vital connections across the ocean. At home throughout the Indian Ocean, diasporic Hadramis engaged European empires in surprising ways across its breadth, beyond the usual territorial confines of colonizer and colonized. A work of both anthropology and history, this book brilliantly demonstrates how the emerging fields of world history and transcultural studies are coming together to provide groundbreaking ways of studying religion, diaspora, and empire. Ho interprets biographies, family histories, chronicles, pilgrimage manuals and religious law as the unified literary output of a diaspora that hybridizes both texts and persons within a genealogy of Prophetic descent. By using anthropological concepts to read Islamic texts in Arabic and Malay, he demonstrates the existence of a hitherto unidentified canon of diasporic literature. His supple conceptual framework and innovative use of documentary and field evidence are elegantly combined to present a vision of this vital world region beyond the histories of trade and European empire.

Shallow Graves

I stopped. “Cotter was interested in Mau Tim?” “And how. Tried to wangle a shoot with her through Erica, but his look and hers really clashed, you know?” Not in a way I could appreciate. “So Cotter saw you as a rival?

Author: Jeremiah Healy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453253144

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A model’s murder takes Cuddy into the jaws of the Boston mobShe was born Tina Danucci, but modeled as Mau Tim Dani., Her friends find the slender beauty strangled to death in her apartment, a priceless necklace of hers nowhere in sight. The police dismiss the murder as an impossible-to-solve botched robbery, so the insurance company hires John Francis Cuddy to do what the homicide detectives can’t. But there’s something the cops know that Cuddy doesn’t: Tina’s murder isn’t just hard to solve, it could be deadly. Tina was the granddaughter of Tommy “the Temper” Danucci, the invisible face of the Boston mafia. She turned her back on him to become a model, but hers is the kind of family that never forgets a child. Once Danucci learns that the police have lost interest in the case, he puts the screws to Cuddy. This is one murder Cuddy has no choice but to crack.

Scattered Graves

“Leaders of a rival organization, members of hisown organization, Bryce,Rikki, Curtis Crabtree.” “Ithink it'stimewe tell Janice Warricktosit Rikki and Bryce downand get serious,” said Diane. “You might want to give Janice the ...

Author: Beverly Connor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440661570

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Beverly Connor's “outstanding series” (Booklist) returns with a gripping new installment that sends forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon hot on the trail of a stone-cold killer... Local politics get nasty when Rosewood, Georgia, elects a new mayor—and the honorable Spencer Jefferies makes it his first order of business to replace Diane Fallon with an incompetent crony as head of the crime lab. But just as Diane is adjusting to life without murder, a double whammy hits: within a 24-hour period, the newly appointed chief of police and the mayor himself are shot dead. Back on the job, Diane sees, but can't quite believe, the evidence damning the former chief of detectives as the shooter. Someone with plenty to gain intends to get away with more than murder, and as the investigation reveals an ever-widening web of corruption and treachery, Diane realizes that no one is safe—least of all her.

These Shallow Graves

Esther Arinovsky can't resist the chance to bury a rival. “How do you know?” Eddie asked skeptically. “Because I paid her to tell me.” “Beekman would meet with this girl Lucy?” Eddie asked. “No, chochem, he would meet with a chimpanzee!

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 9781471405167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows. Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing school education, she will be favourably married off to a handsome gentleman, after which she'll want for nothing. But Jo has other dreams and desires that make her long for a very different kind of future. She wants a more meaningful and exciting life: she wants to be an investigative journalist like her heroine Nellie Bly. But when Jo's father is found dead in his study after an alleged accident, her life becomes far more exciting than even Jo would wish. Unable to accept that her father could have been so careless, she begins to investigate his death with the help of a young reporter, Eddie Gallagher. It quickly becomes clear he was murdered, and in their race against time to discover the culprit and his motive, Jo and Eddie find themselves not only battling dark characters on the violent and gritty streets of New York, but also their growing feelings for each other.

Gods Graves Scholars

As a result the bold descendants of Abd-el-Rasul were again robbing tombs. A gang of these Egyptian tomb-robbers had made a find on the western side of the mountain beyond the Valley of the Kings. A rival gang, hearing about this, ...

Author: C.W. Ceram

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307814272

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs

The Whole Works of Richard Graves

Here a difficulty must be overcome , there a rival must be supplanted ; sometimes they will bend a too stubborn conscience till it bow down before a ruling interest , and sacrifice some strictness of principle to support a falling cause ...

Author: Richard Graves


ISBN: NYPL:33433087371906



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The Land of Open Graves

Black wings with silver undersides are spread in hopes of intimidating a rival. According to ornithological field reports, “Feeding vultures rarely tolerate conspecifics at carcass; usually only 1 bird feeds, sometimes 2, ...

Author: Jason De Leon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520958685

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death. For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In harrowing detail, De León chronicles the journeys of people who have made dozens of attempts to cross the border and uncovers the stories of the objects and bodies left behind in the desert. The Land of Open Graves will spark debate and controversy.

Sermons on practical subjects Edited by R H Graves

Richard Hastings GRAVES ... with vexation and sorrow ; to sicken at the prospect of a rival's advancement and success , though they leave untouched every blessing which you yourself enjoy -- these are the torments of the envious soul .

Author: Richard Hastings GRAVES


ISBN: OXFORD:600004052



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The National Preacher and Village Pulpit

Who can look down even upon the grave of an enemy , and not feel a compunctious throb that he ever should have warred with the ... Who ever attended one to the grave — friend or foe , partner or rival , with whom he had been at variance ...



ISBN: PSU:000052868702



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