This book was written by a husband and a wife Samuel Marinus Zwemer and Amy E. Zwemer. They both were missionaries and travelers, with their interest focused on the Arabian countries. Samuel Zwemer often called The Apostle to Islam lived for quite a long time (1891-1905) at Busrah, Bahrein and in other places in the Middle East doing research there and missionary work as well. He also became a member of the Royal Geographical Society of London and on its behalf traveled to Asia. During the last years of his life he served as a professor of missions and the history of religion as the Princeton Theological Seminary. Samuel Zwemer is known as the author of many books devoted to the Arabs and Arabian countries. For instance, he was an editor of the famous publication The Moslem World. Also he encouraged many outstanding researches to travel to the Middle East as missionaries and study this region. His wife Amy Zwemer was an American missionary as well working in the Arabian countries where she met and married her co-worker. She created Two Young Arabs including The Travels of Noorah and Jameel and co-authored various books with her husband, among them we can name Topsy-Turvy Land (1902), and Moslem Women (1926).
Recent Yale graduate Megan Smith comes to Manhattan with big plans for a career in journalism and even bigger student loan debt: $75,000. When she flails at her trashy tabloid job, she's given an escape hatch: tutor seventeen-year-old identical twins Rose and Sage Baker-yes, the infamous Baker heiresses of Palm Beach, Florida, best known for their massive fortunes and their penchant for drunkenly flashing the paparazzi - and get their SAT scores up enough to get into Duke.
The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns.
Novelist Zadie Smith takes on race, sex, class, history, and the minefield of gender politics, and such is her wit and inventiveness that these weighty subjects seem effortlessly light. She also has an impressive geographical range, her books are reading from Jamaica to Turkey to Bangladesh and back again
The Big Bow Mystery is known as the first detective story in which the door closes and the game begins. The text of the novel is full of the keys and clues to the solution that makes the reading even more interesting as the reader is faced a mystery which is to be discovered. It is possible to find many solutions and quite difficult to choose the right one. The novel uses a classic approach according to which the least suspected person turns out to be miscreant. The Big Bow Mystery narrates about a murder of a famous union agitator. Somebody has cut his throat in his apartment in East End in Bow Street. There was nobody inside because the door was locked from inside and the windows were bolted. As there is no weapon nearby, we cannot state that this was a suicide. We run across one suspected person but he has a really good alibi. The police seems to be completely lost that can be told from their words: "It seems clear that the deceased did not commit suicide. It seems equally clear that the deceased was not murdered." The novel is recommended to all lovers of detective stories.
This story was published for the first time more than a century ago and after its almost immediate popularity it was forgotten for some year. This edition is the first translation of The Dream during a century and it is a great attempt to recall the wonderful plot of the novel and the talent of its author. The book is devoted to love which appears despite social disapproval and it goes further analyzing the reasons why sooner or later love will die. The main character Anglique whose family deserted him enters a new family of Hubert and Hubertine and influences their relationship and the atmosphere in their family a lot. The couple influenced her a lot as well bringing purity into the child's life. And she gets interested in the lives of saints and legends devoted to them. So she creates her dream: a world full of kindness and love. However, it turns out to be just an illusion. Later on when she wants to married, her dream gets ruined by some people who were more powerful than Hubert and Hubertine. This becomes a real trial for her, her dream and her real life.