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Nightlight

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ISBN : 1849014167
Pages : 160 pages
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Download and Read Nightlight PDF by The Harvard Lampoon, Inc Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When you like, live forever, what's there to live for? 'About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him - which I assumed was wildly out of his control - that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.' And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in this hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events - Edwart leaves his hash browns untouched at lunch! - he saves her from a flying snowball and Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behaviour, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the hysterical tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.


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Nightlight

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Publisher : Vintage Books USA
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ISBN : 0307476103
Pages : 154 pages
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Download and Read Nightlight PDF by Full Book and published by Vintage Books USA. This book was released on 2009 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this parody of the popular Twilight series, gawky, vampire-obsessed Belle determines that computer nerd Edwart is not only her soul mate, but also a vampire, and sets out to find a way to get him to bite her so they can spend eternity together.


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Nightlight

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307476650
Pages : 160 pages
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Download and Read Nightlight PDF by The Harvard Lampoon Full Book and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.


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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN : 148334617X
Pages : 985 pages
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Download and Read Encyclopedia of Humor Studies PDF by Salvatore Attardo Full Book and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 985 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.


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ISBN : 147210773X
Pages : 224 pages
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Download and Read A Brief History of Vampires PDF by M.J. Trow Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historical journey in pursuit of the history, legend and lore of vampires. Where do they come from? Why do they have so much appeal today? As Twilight hits the book charts and billboards, and True Blood is on TV there are vampires in downtown clubs and never has it been more fashionable to be pale. M J Trow looks at the story of vampires and charts its origins a long way from the shopping mall in the story of the warrior prince, Vlad of Wallachia.


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ISBN : 1617876437
Pages : 112 pages
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Download and Read How to Analyze the Works of Stephenie Meyer PDF by Marcela Kostihova Full Book and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title explores the creative works of famous novelist Stephanie Meyer. Books analyzed include Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Meyer. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


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ISBN : 1101911832
Pages : 32 pages
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Download and Read Killing O'Reilly PDF by Courtney Bowman Full Book and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill O’Reilly and Fox News have parted ways, but the infamous conservative TV personality’s “killing” spree continues. In this death-defying, more or less historically accurate parody of O’Reilly’s Killing series—from an author of the Harvard Lampoon’s Nightlight and one other red-blooded American—Vintage Shorts presents the next batch of grisly fatalities. Witness the lives and untimely ends of American heroes like Ronald Reagan and Albus Dumbledore, and villains from Hitler and bin Laden to Stewart and Colbert. God bless America and Russian hackers. An eBook short.


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Fanpire

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Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN : 0807006335
Pages : 185 pages
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Download and Read Fanpire PDF by Tanya Erzen Full Book and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series, has captivated women of all ages, from teenagers who swoon over the film adaptations to college-educated women who devour the novels as a guilty pleasure. All told, over 110 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide, with translations into 37 languages, and the movies are some of the highest-grossing of all time. Twilight is a bona fide cultural phenomenon that has inspired a vast and unimaginably fertile fan subculture—the “fanpire,” as the members describe it. Just what is it about Twilight that has enchanted so many women? Tanya Erzen—herself no stranger to the allure of the series—sets out to explore the irresistible pull of Twilight by immersing herself in the vibrant and diverse world of “Twi-hards,” from Edward-addition groups and “Twi-rock” music to Cullenism, a religion based on the values of Edward’s family of vegetarian vampires. Erzen interviews hundreds of fans online and in person, attends thousand-strong conventions, and watches the film premiere of New Moon with Twilight moms in Utah. Along the way, she joins a tour bus on a pilgrimage to Twilight-inspired sites, struggles through a Bella self-defense class, and surveys the sub-universe of Twilight fan-fiction (including E. L. James’s enormously popular “Master of the Universe” story, the basis for her erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey). Erzen also takes a deeper look at the appeal of traditional gender roles in a postfeminist era saturated with narratives of girl power. If Twilight’s fantasies of romance and power reflect the fears, insecurities, and longings of the women who love it, the fanpire itself, Erzen shows, offers a space for meaningful bonding, mutual understanding, and friendship. Part journalistic investigation and part cultural analysis, Fanpire will appeal to obsessed fans, Twilight haters, and bemused onlookers alike.


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ISBN : 1849016720
Pages : 512 pages
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Download and Read The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 PDF by Stephen Jones Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction. Praise for Stephen Jones: 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books


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Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317160991
Pages : 180 pages
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Download and Read Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture PDF by Maria Nikolajeva Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-13 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.


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Publisher : Batsford Books
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ISBN : 1849947422
Pages : 496 pages
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ISBN : 0306873702
Pages : 320 pages
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Download and Read Lame of Thrones PDF by The Harvard Lampoon Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Harvard's legendary humor publication comes an outrageous, uproariously funny parody of Game of Thrones, in the tradition of their previous bestselling parody book classics Bored of the Rings, Nightlight, and The Hunger Pains. An affectionate but take-no-prisoners send-up of the massive literary and television franchise, Lame of Thrones offers fans a way of reentering the fictional world they have come to love and merrily explodes all of its conventions -- as well as their expectations of the characters -- to hilarious ends. It may even leave you more satisfied than the actual TV ending of Game of Thrones. In fact, if it doesn't the Lampoon has really dropped the ball. Lame of Thrones will take you to Westopolis, where several extremely attractive egomaniacs are vying to be ruler of the realm and sit on the Pointy Chair. Our hero Jon Dough was a likely bet, but his untimely murder at the hands of his own men of the Night's Crotch has made that seem less likely. Will Dragon Queen Dennys Grandslam escape from her Clothkhaki captors and return to conquer the world? Or will she just get left in the desert counting grains of sand for the rest of the book? And what about Jon Dough's siblings? Will they be mentioned? Probably? Almost definitely, yes? It would be weird if they weren't prominent characters in the book, you say? To find out, read the book you wish George R.R. Martin would write but never will. The Lampoon -- the place where such comedy writers and performers as Conan O'Brien, Colin Jost, B.J. Novak, Patricia Marx, Alan Yang, Andy Borowitz and many more all got their start -- is ready to serve parody notice to the most entertaining, infuriating, and inescapable cultural phenomenon of the past decade.


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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474414869
Pages : 208 pages
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Download and Read Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction PDF by Bernice M. Murphy Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.


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Pages : 1004 pages
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ISBN : 1387779362
Pages : 190 pages
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Download and Read God Parody PDF by Lucifer Morningstar Full Book and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2022-07-18 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seymour is a middle-aged virgin and history teacher who decides to press charges against God. On Halloween eve, he finds the right lawyer and gains support from Eve, Lilith, Red Riding Hood and other imaginary and celestial beings. However, things get out of control when impatient consumers, who can’t wait for the biggest Black Friday ever, decide to mask Halloween into Thanksgiving and go to the malls after midnight.


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ISBN : 1476763674
Pages : 176 pages
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Download and Read The Wobbit PDF by The Harvard Lampoon Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a humorous spoof on the novel "The Hobbit," in which Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a quest to retrieve a hoard of Academy Awards stolen by Puff the Magic Dragon.


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The Twilight of the Gothic?

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Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN : 1783161760
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Download and Read The Twilight of the Gothic? PDF by Joseph Crawford Full Book and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre; from its origins in the revisionist horror fiction of the 1970s, via its emergence as a minor sub-genre of romantic fiction in the early 1990s, to its contemporary expansion in recent years into an often-controversial genre of mainstream fiction. Tracing the genre from its roots in older Gothic fiction written by and for women, it explores the interconnected histories of Gothic and romantic fiction, from Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen in the eighteenth century to Buffy, Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries in the present day. In doing so, it investigates the extent to which the post-Twilight paranormal romance really does represent a break from older traditions of Gothic fiction – and just what it is about the genre that has made it so extraordinarily divisive, captivating millions of readers whilst simultaneously infuriating and repelling so many others.