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What Happens in Paradise

By Elin Hilderbrand
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780316435567
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 963
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Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, as secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky. A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life—and death—of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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A jurisprudential adventure story, Justice in Paradise recounts how a commitment to Native rights and an extraordinary passion for the rule of law have determined the course of Clark's life. From a childhood in an Indian residential school, to the defense of aboriginal rights before the World Court, to being disbarred, Bruce Clark's struggle has led him to a fight against the justice system itself. Justice in Paradise explains the legal and philosophical position behind Clark's opposition to the Indian rights industry. He argues that the North American legal system causes the genocide of those indigenous peoples who embrace traditional religion and identity and accuses those who administer it with chicanery and abandoning the rule of law. Smeared in the media for his beliefs and attacked from the bench - he has been called "a disgrace to the bar" by the Chief Justice of Canada's Supreme Court - his book Native Liberty, Crown Sovereignty has been hailed as "the most important and meticulous recent study of native rights in common law" (Canadian Journal of Political Science). Clark turned his back on a comfortable lawyer's life to defend the rule of law and Native rights. He moved with his family to Indian reservations and then to squats while he argued his case before the World Court in Europe. Now, no longer able to practice law, he has been adopted by the Mohicans and together they are fighting for Liberty Island and the Hudson River drainage basin. In his extraordinary memoir, Justice in Paradise, Bruce Clark - hero to some, extremist to others - details the battles of a renegade's life.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 9781504062107
  • Pages : 288
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“The greatest epic poem in the English language . . . A work of unparalleled imaginative genius that shapes English literature even now.” —Benjamin Ramm, BBC.com Written in blank verse by the seventeenth-century English poet John Milton, this “epic of over 10,000 lines is a dramatic, imaginative version of Satan’s rebellion against God and of Adam and Eve’s eviction from Eden. Set at the beginnings of human history, it shifts us across an expansive universe: Heaven at the top—Earth dangling from it—and Hell at the bottom, a dark gloomy Chaos in between. It tells the story of divine creation, human ambition and hopeless rebellion, but is perhaps most famous for its presentation of Satan, an intensely deep character” (New Statesman). “Milton’s cosmos is a visionary unfolding and enfolding of the biblical map with others from his vast mental bookstore. Paradise Lost itself is a densely intertextual amalgam of fictional worlds, made newly brilliant by the imagination behind the poet’s now sightless eyes, embodied in blank verse at its most vigorously muscled. . . . That verse flows, twists, ripples and thunders like a team of miraculously tireless and synchronised horses. It’s the perfect body-mind work-out.” —The Guardian

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The brilliant 1969 Hugo Award-winning novel from John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar, now included with a foreword by Bruce Sterling Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world...and kill him. These two men's lives weave through one of science fiction's most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions. Where society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering. Though written in 1968, it speaks of now, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780316419994
  • Pages : 432
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780316256667
  • Pages : 384
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  • Reads : 550
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 9780385539265
  • Pages : 736
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  • Reads : 346
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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  • Pages : 288
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  • Pages : 416
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 9781429905473
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 676
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By Ayn Rand
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101137192
  • Pages : 1088
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 130
  • File Pdf: atlas-shrugged.pdf

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Winter Solstice

By Elin Hilderbrand
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780316435482
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 566
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By Slavoj Žižek
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
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  • Pages : 288
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Snow in Love (Point Paperbacks)

By Aimee Friedman,Melissa de la Cruz,Kasie West,Nic Stone
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  • Pages : 272
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Secrets of Our House

By Rea Frey
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  • Pages : 320
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A Kind of Paradise

By Amy Rebecca Tan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9780062795441
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 545
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Read the book that Ali Standish (author of The Ethan I Was Before) calls "a heartwarming story" and Melissa Roske (author of Kat Greene Comes Clean) calls "a joyful, heartfelt debut!" Thirteen-year-old Jamie Bunn made a mistake at the end of the school year. A big one. And every kid in her middle school knows all about it. Now she has to spend her summer vacation volunteering at the local library—as punishment. What a waste of a summer! Or so she thinks. A Kind of Paradise is an unforgettable story about the power of community, the power of the library, and the power of forgiveness.

The Poisonwood Bible

By Barbara Kingsolver
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780061804816
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 955
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“A powerful new epic . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

Trouble in Paradise

By Susan Connell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Isbn : 9781614171553
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 870
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When a beautiful, buttoned-down blonde turns up in a Central American rain forest looking for her brother in law (Tony), Reilly Anderson must stop her. He wants Tony to complete secret research for his pharmaceutical company. If Allison tells Tony he's about to be a daddy Reilly fears his researcher might bolt before the research is complete. Forget that Reilly and Allison are like nitro and glycerin, Reilly will do anything to keep her from her goal - including playing to her childhood (and, soon, adult) Tarzan fantasies! With the aid of a breast obsessed monkey, a recalcitrant ten year old boy and a jungle tree house Reilly soon captures Allison's heart. Body and soul, she is his as she lets down her hair - and her guard. But what about Reilly, the pharmaceutical executive who is just trying to save a bit of the rain forest and maybe the world? Hey, it's a jungle out there where anything can happen - and it does.

A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939

By Jonathan Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 9780774841542
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 470
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Jonathan Wagner considers why Germans left their home country, why they chose to settle in Canada, who assisted their passage, and how they crossed the ocean to their new home, as well as how the Canadian government perceived and solicited them as immigrants. He examines the German context as closely as developments in Canada, offering a new, more complete approach to German-Canadian immigration.

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By J. Timmons Roberts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136745508
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 801
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Environmental degradation in Latin America has become one of the most pressing issues on the international agenda. The volume began to crescendo when space shuttle astronauts photographed five thousand fires on a single night in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondonia in 1985, and grew shrill when rubbertapper Chico Mendes was shot in 1988 trying to

Wilde Nights in Paradise

By Tonya Burrows
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Ignite
  • Isbn : 9781622662241
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: wilde-nights-in-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Former Marine Jude Wilde's motto has always been "burn bridges and never look back," so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they're forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can't ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker's threats escalate to attempted murder, he's left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend's safe house in Key West, FL. Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby's resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body's demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt? Each book in the Wilde Security series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Wilde Nights in Paradise Book #2 Wilde for Her Book #3 Wilde at Heart Book #4 Running Wilde Book #5 Too Wilde to Tame

Trouble in Paradise

By David Weir
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781839022043
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: trouble-in-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932) was released at a critical moment in cinema history, just after the advent of synchronized sound technology and just before the full implementation of the production code. By the time of its release, Lubitsch had already directed more than 50 films, but it was unlike anything he had done before. Aside from being his first non-musical talking picture, the film introduced a level of sophistication and visual subtlety that established the benchmark for classic Hollywood cinema for years to come. In his study of the film, David Weir explores its significance within Lubitsch's career, but also its larger cultural significance within the history of cinema, and the social context of its release during the Great Depression. Paying careful attention to the film itself, Weir discusses its source material, its mise-en-scène and art deco production design, and its inventive use of post-synchronized sound. Drawing on original archival research, Weir traces Trouble in Paradise's reception history, including its critical reception, and the effect of the Motion Picture Production Code, which led to the film being denied approval for re-release in 1935.

Eat Street

By James Cunningham
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 9780143188384
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 488
  • File Pdf: eat-street.pdf

Book Summary:

Eat St. is a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food. Join James Cunningham on the ultimate culinary road trip to find the most daring, delicious, and inventive street food across the continent. And the best part is that now you can make these delicious, over-the-top, culinary creations at home. Eat. St. is packed with 125 recipes from the best food vendors on wheels dishing out great curbside eats all over North America from Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer to pizzas baked in a brick oven on wheels to classic dogs with all the fixin’s to sirloin burgers slathered in bacon jam. It’s filled with full-colour photographs of your favourite vendors and the most sumptuous, mouth-watering dishes you won’t be able to resist! Eat. St. is the perfect book for fans of the hottest food trend and a full-course meal of the tastiest street food around.

Community Building in the Online Classroom

By Dominique Moyse Steinberg
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781527571143
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 194
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Book Summary:

This book offers theories, principles, and strategies for developing the online classroom as a deep and full learning community that students feel is truly about, by, and for them. To be immediately useful, it offers practical ideas for helping students to actively contribute to shaping classroom affairs toward relevance and meaning. However, in order to elevate the discussion beyond the “primer” level, the book anchors those ideas in social and educational principles and theories. As social learning theories posit, deep and full learning occurs when our full cognitive, emotional, and social selves are engaged. This book mitigates the challenges to such engagement in the virtual classroom, arguing that a strong sense of community ownership will enhance students’ ability to successfully master content. Although not all strategies are group based, the use of groups both large and small is a primary way of helping online students to become active on their own behalf in building a learning community that meets their needs. Strategies outlined here focus primarily on promoting shared authority, visibility, and voice and on encouraging student disclosure of needs and peer connection.

Running in Place

By Frank Levy,Larry Mishel,Jared Bernstein
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780788145735
  • Pages : 88
  • Category :
  • Reads : 377
  • File Pdf: running-in-place.pdf

Book Summary:

These two papers provide a deeper understanding into the causes of the recent stagnation in U.S. living standards. The first paper analyzes changes in individual wages and family incomes over time. This longitudinal approach provides insight into how different types of families are managing in today's economy. The second paper looks at recent wage and income data across various demographic groups. By employing different methodologies, each paper helps explain another piece of the economic puzzle. They provide an answer to the question, if the economic is doing so well, why are Americans so anxious?

Cartier Cartel - Part 3

By Nisa Santiago
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  • Publisher : Melodrama Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781620780305
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: cartier-cartel-part-3.pdf

Book Summary:

Trouble in Paradise When the smoke clears after the devastation Cartier Timmons and her Cartier Cartel experienced in New York, she’s determined to leave the fast life behind once and for all. Now in South Beach, Miami, Cartier is living the peaceful, yet lavish life in paradise when her daughter is snatched away by the hands of ruthless criminals looking for an epic payday. Cartier jumps back into the game with Lil Mama and Quinn, a new member of the Cartel, at her side. They declare to tear Miami apart block by block and hold court in the streets in their quest for justice.

A Tale of Two Colonies

By Virginia Bernhard
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  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Isbn : 9780826272577
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: a-tale-of-two-colonies.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1609, two years after its English founding, colonists struggled to stay alive in a tiny fort at Jamestown.John Smith fought to keep order, battling both English and Indians. When he left, desperate colonists ate lizards, rats, and human flesh. Surviving accounts of the “Starving Time” differ, as do modern scholars’ theories. Meanwhile, the Virginia-bound Sea Venture was shipwrecked on Bermuda, the dreaded, uninhabited “Isle of Devils.” The castaways’ journals describe the hurricane at sea as well as murders and mutinies on land. Their adventures are said to have inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A year later, in 1610, the Bermuda castaways sailed to Virginia in two small ships they had built. They arrived in Jamestown to find many people in the last stages of starvation; abandoning the colony seemed their only option. Then, in what many people thought was divine providence, three English ships sailed into Chesapeake Bay. Virginia was saved, but the colony’s troubles were far from over. Despite glowing reports from Virginia Company officials, disease, inadequate food, and fear of Indians plagued the colony. The company poured thousands of pounds sterling and hundreds of new settlers into its venture but failed to make a profit, and many of the newcomers died. Bermuda—with plenty of food, no native population, and a balmy climate—looked much more promising, and in fact, it became England’s second New World colony in 1612. In this fascinating tale of England’s first two New World colonies, Bernhard links Virginia and Bermuda in a series of unintended consequences resulting from natural disaster, ignorance of native cultures, diplomatic intrigue, and the fateful arrival of the first Africans in both colonies. Written for general as well as academic audiences, A Tale of Two Colonies examines the existing sources on the colonies, sets them in a transatlantic context, and weighs them against circumstantial evidence. From diplomatic correspondence and maps in the Spanish archives to recent archaeological discoveries at Jamestown, Bernhard creates an intriguing history. To weave together the stories of the two colonies, which are fraught with missing pieces, she leaves nothing unexamined: letters written in code, adventurers’ narratives, lists of Africans in Bermuda, and the minutes of committees in London. Biographical details of mariners, diplomats, spies, Indians, Africans, and English colonists also enrich the narrative. While there are common stories about both colonies, Bernhard shakes myth free from truth and illuminates what is known—as well as what we may never know—about the first English colonies in the New World.

Passions and Deceptions

By Sabine Hake
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 9780691222059
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: passions-and-deceptions.pdf

Book Summary:

A collaborator with Warner Brothers and Paramount in the early days of sound film, the German film director Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947) is famous for his sense of ironic detachment and for the eroticism he infused into such comedies as So This Is Paris and Trouble in Paradise. In a general introduction to his silent and early sound films (1914-1932) and in close readings of his comedies, Sabine Hake focuses on the visual strategies Lubitsch used to convey irony and analyzes his contribution to the rise of classical narrative cinema. Exploring Lubitsch's depiction of femininity and the influence of his early German films on his entire career, she argues that his comedies represent an important outlet for dealing with sexual and cultural differences. The readings cover The Oyster Princess, The Doll, The Mountain Cat, Passion, Deception, So This Is Paris, Monte Carlo, and Trouble in Paradise, which are interpreted as part of an underlying process of negotiation between different modes of representation, narration, and spectatorship--a process that comprises the conditions of production in two different national cinemas and the ongoing changes in film technology. Drawing attention to Lubitsch's previously neglected German films, this book presents the years until 1922 as the formative period in his career.