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The landmark history of France and French culture in the eighteenth-century, a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the wolf eat the child at the end? What did the anonymous townsman of Montpelier have in mind when he kept an exhaustive dossier on all the activities of his native city? These are some of the provocative questions the distinguished Harvard historian Robert Darnton answers The Great Cat Massacre, a kaleidoscopic view of European culture during in what we like to call 'The Age of Enlightenment.' A classic of European history, it is an essential starting point for understanding Enlightenment France.Show more
Lanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE is one of the most important plays of the last 100 years, influencing generations of playwrights. The actors in the original cast had not reached fame before their HOT L debuts, but since then they have achieved extraordinary careers in theater, film and television. This renewed collaboration is a rare treat for anyone who loves excellent playwriting and phenomenal acting. Members of the original Circle Repertory Company are directed by Marshall W. Mason: Judd Hirsch, Trish Hawkins, Elizabeth Sturges, Henrietta Bagley, Conchata Ferrell, Burke Pearson, Lisa Emery, Zane Lasky, Ken Kliban, Stephanie Gordon, Brian Tarantina, Jonathan Hogan, and Claris Nelson. **Please Contact Customer Service for Additional Documents**Show more
Investment banker Conner Ashby is doing all right for himself-until he receives a wayward e-mail ... and is plunged into a terrifying nightmare. It's a communication not meant for Conner's eyes, about a company engaged in corporate fraud on a massive scale. With millions of dollars at stake and hell to pay if the truth comes out, whoever clicked the send button by mistake isn't about to take any chances. Following a trail of misdeeds that stretches nationwide, Conner slowly uncovers a shocking agenda. Surviving will mean struggling to expose the plot as relentlessly as his shadowy enemies seek to conceal it-and fighting for his life as ruthlessly as those determined to end it.Show more