|The Physical Object|
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The setting of the novel is a village dominated by a castle. Time seems to have stopped in this wintry landscape, and nearly all the scenes occur in the dark. K., the otherwise nameless protagonist, arrives at the village claiming to be a land surveyor appointed by the castle authorities. His claim is rejected by the village officials, and the novel recounts K.’s efforts to gain recognition. Left unfinished by Kafka in and not published until , two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscrip4/5. "The Last Castle" is a vibrant account of the building of America's largest mansion, the , square foot Biltmore House in Asheville, NC in then s and its remarkable survival to the present day. That said, it's really about the people bound to Biltmore, particularly George Washington Vanderbilt and his /5(K). In "Castle: The Story of a Kentucky Prison," he has once again delivered! This was an amazing book that I just could not put down once I had started reading. Being a girl from Princeton, Ky (12 miles away from Eddyville) I was no stranger to the site of the prison where my brother-in-law is working (going on his 6th year as a guard).Reviews:
The Last Castle is an epic story about Biltmore House envisioned and built by George Cornelius Vanderbilt, the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, during the Gilded Age with the history of Biltmore Estate then spanning the Jazz Age, the Depression and two World Wars/5(). The historical information included in the book was a true highlight for me. The Last Castle provides a glimpse into the Gilded Age, an era of excess and untold wealth, and one man’s decision to build the grandest home in the United States. I highly recommend this fabulous s: K. The Women in the Castle focuses on three women in post WWII Germany. These women are brought together by Marianne, the wife of one of the men executed for attempting to assassinate Hitler. She had promised that if the plot failed that she would find her fellow resister widows and protect s: K. Rather, the horror show pulls from a number of King influences to craft an original scary story. Conceived of by J.J. Abrams alongside King, Castle Rock is .
A Castle with Many Rooms tells the fascinating story of the Middle Ages from the Fall of Rome to the Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution. Cultures and events are interwoven from Europe to Africa, the Americas, Middle East, and Asia. Full-color vintage maps and . The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Parents need to know that I Capture the Castle, a lost classic by the author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, was originally published for an adult audience but is appropriate for today's young teens and older. A bestseller in , the book was out of print for many years and subsequently gained a reputation as a favorite to pass from generation to generation and as being 5/5. Denise Kiernan is the author of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Last previous book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. Kiernan has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Ms., Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications/5(11).