The Revenge of Axel Trink

Today, he would ask the Brahmin deity to grant success—first for his plan of
revenge, and then for the Tan Ah Jian's woodcarving school and his elephant
creations. He watched the people kneel and offer the sweet-smelling garlands of


Author: Mitch Vladimir

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162220524

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 575

It is 1980, and the security of the American Embassy in Bangkok is under threat - from one of its own... Diplomat Axel Trink's career is tainted with wrongdoings and an obsession with gaining revenge on his boss, Josephine Bateman, who years earlier took advantage of him to jump-start her own Foreign Service career. This obsession takes a deadly turn when Trink gets involved with local terrorists and gangsters. His life and career are already at risk when he falls for a beautiful Thai terrorist and absconds with C-4 explosive and a cache of drugs intended to finance a coup d' tat; all in the name of revenge. Will Axel succeed with his revenge plot and flee to paradise or will his misdeeds come back to haunt him? Bangkok provides the ideal backdrop for the unraveling of a man who has sworn to protect the American flag -- but who instead takes the deadly paths of deceit and wrongdoing.

Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Introduction Revenge Tragedy : Critical Issues Complaining there existed ' no
systematic study of revenge tragedy ' s dramatic antecedents in England ' , and
mocking the supposed eruption of the genre “ as if by spontaneous generation '
from ...


Author: Thomas Rist

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754661520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 997

Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Revising the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not a Reformist and anti-Catholic genre, but one rooted in traditional Catholic culture, thereby transforming understandings of the theatre of the age

Four Revenge Tragedies

The poet T. S. Eliot discusses the influence of the Roman playwright Seneca
upon English revenge plays in two essays, 'Seneca in Elizabethan Translation'
and 'Cyril Tourneur', in Essays on Elizabethan Drama (New York: Harcourt, Brace
, ...


Author: Katharine Eisaman Maus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192838784

Category: Drama

Page: 426

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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 thento 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 the revenge 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, whileregistering 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.


Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing.


Author: Caitlin Ray

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629697932

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 956

This title examines the theme of revenge in Hamlet, Othello, True Grit, The Princess Bride, and "The Cask of Amontillado." It features four analysis papers that consider the revenge theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and the Politics of Virtue

The Duchess of Malfi cannot be reduced to a dramatic subgenre, but its kinship to
revenge tragedies written during the same politically turbulent years of the early
seventeenth century is immediately striking. Ferdinand and the Cardinal, ...


Author: Eileen Jorge Allman

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136989

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 479

"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

Hamlet and the Acting of Revenge

The homily on human corruption delivered by Marston's Antonio as he stands
poised on the edge of his revenge seems oddly superfluous. The evil that he
faces emanates specifically from the villain, not from the general condition of


Author: Peter Mercer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877451710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

View: 861

English Revenge Drama

REvEngE. DRama. vengeance permeates English Renaissance drama – for
example, it crops up in all but two of shakespeare's plays. This book explores
why a supposedly forgiving Christian culture should have relished such
bloodthirsty, ...


Author: Linda Woodbridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139493550

Category: Literary Criticism


View: 637

Vengeance permeates English Renaissance drama - for example, it crops up in all but two of Shakespeare's plays. This book explores why a supposedly forgiving Christian culture should have relished such bloodthirsty, vengeful plays. A clue lies in the plays' passion for fairness, a preoccupation suggesting widespread resentment of systemic unfairness - legal, economic, political and social. Revengers' precise equivalents - the father of two beheaded sons obliges his enemy to eat her two sons' heads - are vigilante versions of Elizabethan law, where penalties suit the crimes: thieves' hands were cut off, scolds' tongues bridled. The revengers' language of 'paying' hints at the operation of revenge in the service of economic redress. Revenge makes contact with resistance theory, justifying overthrow of tyrants, and some revengers challenge the fundamental inequity of social class. Woodbridge demonstrates how, for all their sensationalism, their macabre comedy and outlandish gore, Renaissance revenge plays do some serious cultural work.

Revenge of the Windigo

CHAPTER TWELVE Conclusion : The Windigo's Revenge There is increasing
recognition that we have failed to see others clearly but have instead treated their
cultural worlds like funhouse mirrors that hold up distorted reflections of our own


Author: James Burgess Waldram

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086004

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 865

What is known about Aboriginal mental health and mental illness, and on what basis is this 'knowing' assumed? This question, while appearing simple, leads to a tangled web of theory, method, and data rife with conceptual problems, shaky assumptions, and inappropriate generalizations. It is also the central question of James Waldram's Revenge of the Windigo. This erudite and highly articulate work is about the knowledge of Aboriginal mental health: who generates it; how it is generated and communicated; and what has been - and continues to be - its implications for Aboriginal peoples. To better understand how this knowledge emerged, James Waldram undertakes an exhaustive examination of three disciplines - anthropology, psychology, and psychiatry - and reveals how together they have constructed a gravely distorted portrait of 'the Aboriginal.' Waldram continues this acute examination under two general themes. The first focuses on how culture as a concept has been theorized and operationalized in the study of Aboriginal mental health. The second seeks to elucidate the contribution that Aboriginal peoples have inadvertently made to theoretical and methodological developments in the three fields under discussion, primarily as subjects for research and sources of data. It is Waldram's assertion that, despite the enormous amount of research undertaken on Aboriginal peoples, researchers have mostly failed to comprehend the meaning of contemporary Aboriginality for mental health and illness, preferring instead the reflection of their own scientific lens as the only means to properly observe, measure, assess, and treat. Using interdisciplinary methods, the author critically assesses the enormous amount of information that has been generated on Aboriginal mental health, deconstructs it, and through this exercise, provides guidance for a new vein of research.

Antonio s Revenge

Revenge was performed in Paul's playhouse, which appears to have been
located in the north-west quadrant of the Chapter House precinct (see
frontispiece):” as ...


Author: John Marston

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719057035

Category: Drama

Page: 178

View: 100

This edition seeks to evaluate Antonio's Revenge not merely as a literary text but as a drama for a particular company, in a specific theatre. The scholarly introduction explores the high degree of originality in Marston's dramatic techniques and establishes him as a leading innovator in both the language and the dramaturgy of his day. Ostensibly the second part of Antonio and Mellida, a satiric romance published in 1599, Antonio's Revenge differs in both theme and linguistic style. Reavley Gair offers an insightful analysis of the play's relationship with Shakespeare's Hamlet --written at about the same time--and a new interpretation of the relations between dramatic companies at the Globe and the Paul's Theatre.


The courts took over, monopolized revenge, sanitized it, moralized it and turned it
into ritual. Revenge is subjective; justice is objective. Revenge is personal;
justice is procedural. Due process harnesses the impulse toward revenge and
strips ...


Author: Laura Blumenfeld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743463393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 706

The "Washington Post" reporter who went undercover to seek out the Palestinian terrorist who had shot her father travels the globe collecting tales of personal vengeance while probing the psychology of this primal emotion.

Blood Revenge

But I believe that the need for public approval by the tribal community usually
played a more basic part in promoting blood revenge. Obviously, it is difficult to
weigh these various motives and to balance them out; and it must be
remembered ...


Author: Christopher Boehm

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081221241X

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 515


The hunt is on again!


Author: Gabrielle Lord

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 9781443113847

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 193

View: 412

The hunt is on again! Cal's life is finally getting back to normal. He's living back at home with his mom and Gabbi, but the paparazzi still follow him everywhere. One night, Cal hosts a midnight movie marathon with his friends, which turns into a nightmare when they receive a mysterious message -- You have 30 days. Will Cal and his family ever be safe? The countdown is over, but the hunt continues in this explosive follow-up to the adrenaline-fueled Conspiracy 365 series.

Ryan s Revenge

... a shoestring” while their son looked after Kelly, their much-loved German
shepherd dog. Lee's hobbies are reading and gardening and holding impromptu
barbecues for her long-suffering family and friends. Lee Wilkinson RYAN'S


Author: Lee Wilkinson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459206819

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 810

Jilted at the altar! No one could do that to Ryan Falconer and get away with it. That's why, two years later, Ryan's back. He's going to reclaim his bride-and he wants revenge. Ryan needs to discover why Virginia left him, as he's convinced the passionate love they shared isn't dead, and he's determined to prove it. Ryan's revenge: to lead Virginia down the aisle-willing or not!

Revenge of the Philistines

Revenge. of. the. Philistines. Midway through the 1970s, it looks more and more
as if the present decade is destined to become the graveyard of all those illusions
and chimeras spawned in the radical culture of the 1960s. The signs of recoil ...


Author: Hilton Kramer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416576938

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 978

Sweet Revenge

A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Andrea Penrose. SWEET REVENGE A LADY
MYSTERY OBSIDIAN Published by New American Library, a division of Penguin.


Author: Andrea Penrose

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101513640

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 197

England, 1813: Lady Arianna Hadley acts the part of a French chef in one of London's aristocratic households to find her father's murderer. But when the Prince Regent falls ill after consuming Arianna's special chocolate dessert, she finds herself at the center of a scandal. It soon becomes clear that someone is looking to plunge England into chaos-and Arianna to the bottom of the Thames...

Sweet Revenge

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307568369

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 639

At twenty-five, Princess Adrianne lives a life most people would envy. Beautiful and elegant, she spends her days dabbling in charities and her nights floating from one glamorous gala to the next. But her pampered-rich-girl pose is a ruse, a carefully calculated effort to hide a dangerous truth. For ten years Adrianne has lived for revenge. As a child, she could only watch the cruelty hidden behind the facade of her parents' fairy-tale marriage. Now she has the perfect plan to make her famous father pay. She will take possession of the one thing he values above all others--The Sun and the Moon, a fabled necklace beyond price. Yet just as she is poised to take her vengeance, she meets a man who seems to divine her every secret. Clever, charming, and enigmatic, Philip Chamberlain has his own private reasons for getting close to Princess Adrianne. And only when it's too late will she see the hidden she finds herself up against two formidable men--one with the knowledge to take her freedom, the other with the power to take her life. From the Paperback edition.

The Revenge of the Past

228-52; idem, "The Revenge of the Past: Socialism and Ethnic Conflict in
Transcaucasia," New Left Review, no. 184 (Nov. -Dec. 1990): 5-34; idem, "The
Soviet South: Nationalism and the Outside World," in Michael Mandelbaum, ed.,
The Rise ...


Author: Ronald Suny

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804779260

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 880

This timely work shows how and why the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union was caused in large part by nationalism. Unified in their hostility to the Kremlin's authority, the fifteen constituent Union Republics, including the Russian Republic, declared their sovereignty and began to build state institutions of their own. The book has a dual purpose. The first is to explore the formation of nations within the Soviet Union, the policies of the Soviet Union toward non-Russian peoples, and the ultimate contradictions between those policies and the development of nations. The second, more general, purpose is to show how nations have grown in the twentieth century. The principle of nationality that buried the Soviet Union and destroyed its empire in Eastern Europe continues to shape and reshape the configuration of states and political movements among the new independent countries of the vast East European-Eurasian region.

Revenge of the Aesthetic

Introduction Michael P. Clark The aesthetic can have its revenge upon ideology
by revealing a power to complicate that is also a power to undermine. MURRAY
KRIEGER, Ekphrasis The essays in this volume argue for the importance of ...


Author: Michael Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520220048

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 251

View: 528

"Revenge of the Aesthetic stands as a call for further reassessment of the kind of work being done in the field of literary studies and promises to occupy a critical position in ensuing debates over the place of literature in relation to theory."—Emory Elliott, Distinguised Professor of English, University of California, Riverside "In the landscape of theory, we have been in the throes of historicism, a variety of cultural studies, and a variety of marxisms--all reading right through the text as if texts were not material but transparent, as if they were representations of the social. That was their limit. Revenge of the Aesthetic may well mark the beginning of a revolution against such practices."—Helen Regueiro Elam, Professor of English, SUNY Albany

The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge

The result: Getting revenge was one of the 237 reasons people used to have sex.
It wasn't a top reason, but it was still reason enough. Stephen Yoshimura of the
University of Montana says that he doesn't think revenge is studied much in ...


Author: Eva Nagorski

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429902779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 244

For those who have experienced heartbreak and are dreaming about the sheer satisfaction of sticking it to the person who stuck it to them, this fully loaded, juiced-up book on how people devise, execute, and relish passionate revenge is a must-have. Find answers to important questions like: - What type of revenge would best suit your personality? - Does karma really burn? - The dishes are done. When is it time to move on? Whether you're feeling juvenile or sinister, this laugh-out-loud joy of a book shows how to get in touch with your inner Revenger.

Sweet Revenge


Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 142012708X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 676

PULL A FAST ONE? NOT ON THE SISTERHOOD'S WATCH. . . There are some things that a group of gracious ladies just can't overlook—and doing one of their friends dirty is at the top of the list. That's the mission of the Sisterhood, seven women who would do anything to help out one of their clan, especially when it means righting a wrong. And Isabelle Flanders has definitely been done wrong. Her former colleague, the conniving Rosemary, did everything in her power to ruin Isabelle, from framing her for a terrible drunk driving accident to stealing her husband and her architecture firm. Now, Isabelle's formerly lovely life is in tatters while Rosemary scoops up the spoils. It's enough to make any friend's blood boil. Rosemary may think she's flying high, but she's about to tangle with the Sisterhood. And when the Sisterhood is on the case, revenge is swift, delicious, and oh-so-sweet. . . PRAISE FOR PAYBACK "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."—Publishers Weekly PRAISE FOR WEEKEND WARRIORS "Readers who grow weary of seeing the bad guys get away with their crimes will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." Booklist "An unforgettable story." —Rendezvous