By V. C. Andrews
RAIN HAS looked for a spot to name domestic. yet THERE'S NOWHERE to conceal while THE evening SKY lighting UP WITH TERROR....
Torn from the include of her terrible yet loving family members, Rain Arnold now lives surrounded through opulent riches yet feels extra like an intruder than ever prior to. Her heart's real ardour -- the theater -- might turn out to be her salvation, as she embarks on a trip to unmask a legacy of long-buried family members secrets.
Enrolled in a single of England's so much prestigious drama colleges, Rain is shipped to London to dwell along with her great-aunt, Lenora, of the popular Endfield relatives. Their property is breathtakingly austere, full of antiques and an extended, storied heritage. yet whatever isn't correct. Rain hears footsteps at evening, and the high-pitched laughter of a bit lady. She sees unusual lighting in rooms that are meant to be closed off. And every thing in regards to the position -- the air, the silence, even the somber family employees -- is as chilly and soulless as a museum. in the back of the icy sheen of wealth and privilege lies anything unspeakable. whatever which could flip Rain's most respected goals into an inescapable nightmare....
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Inst. Orat. 2. My friend Charles Murgia kindly drew my attention also to Servius, In Aen. 235, and Isid. Orig. 1 for the transmission of the Latin terminology. Cf. the discussion of and in Arist. Poetics 1450a3--1451b32. 19. The Latin equivalents for these three kinds of narrative were, at least from Cicero onward (see the previous note), historia, argumentum, and fabula. For a recent account of , see G. Rispoli, Lo spazio del verisimile: Il raconto, la storia, e il mito (1988), pp. 142-69. Page 11 and the false, even as he raises the issue of truth in plausible fictions.
The beginning of the massive proliferation of fiction can be assigned pretty clearly to the reign of the emperor Nero, in the middle of the first century of the Christian era. Nero was eccentric in many ways, but among his least destructive passions was his enthusiasm for literature and the arts. ) He encouraged the Greeks with a passion. 45 It is perhaps not surprising, therefore, that his reign witnessed a resurgence of Greek creativity in literature as well as the metamorphosis of Greek comic themes in the Latin novel of Petronius.
376, n. 1, is still valuable. For a recent study, not uniformly persuasive but very useful, see N. Marini, " Possible denominazione per il romanzo greco d'amore," Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica, ser. 3, 9 (1991), 232-43. 36. Artemidorus, loc. cit. (n. 33 above): . "37 As in the case of tragedy, these fictions are clearly not plays. No one would deny that comic fiction in the Roman empireas best represented by Petronius's hilarious and obscene novel The Satyricon, and the fantasies of Lucian in his True Storiesis deeply indebted to the satiric writings that preceded it; and satire had its own roots deep in comedy, as the Latin poet Horace explicitly declared in one of his most memorable satiric poems.
Lightning Strikes (Hudson, Book 2) by V. C. Andrews