Kindred PDF
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807083704
Size: 37.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Kindred By Choice The Elective Affinities

Kindred by Choice  The Elective Affinities  PDF
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: e-artnow
Size: 51.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 263
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Elective Affinities term describes the tendency of chemical species to combine with certain substances or species in preference to others. The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or regulated by the laws of chemical affinity, and examines whether or not the science and laws of chemistry undermine or uphold the institution of marriage, as well as other human social relations. The story is situated around the city of Weimar. Goethe's main characters are Eduard and Charlotte, an aristocratic couple both in their second marriage, enjoying an idyllic but semi-dull life on the grounds of their rural estate. They invite the Captain, Eduard's childhood friend, and Ottilie, the beautiful, orphaned, coming-of-age niece of Charlotte, to live with them...