Shadow of the Fox


Author: Ellen Steiber
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679866671
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 106
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In a chilling tale based on a traditional Japanese legend, a samurai faces the ultimate challenge when an evil shape-changing fox takes on an unexpected form. Original.

The Fox


Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442942312
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The story of two women during post World War I era. Lawrence explains how the weak and innocent falls prey To The cunning And The strong ones. The fox is used as a symbol and an emblem of the approaching disaster. An ingenious technique has been used by the author to put across his ideas in this work.

Night of the Fox


Author: Jack Higgins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671728202
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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When an American officer who knows the time and place of the D-Day invasion disappears in German-occupied Jersey, the Allies choose Harry Martineau to direct the rescue mission

Chanticleer and the Fox


Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064430871
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 44
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King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. When a fox bursts into his domain, dupes him into crowing, and then grabs him in a viselike grip, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom. Winner, 1959 Caldecott Medal Notable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA) Winner, 1992 Kerlan Award

The Fox


Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473560136
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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'Forsyth deserves his place among the thriller greats.' The Times 'The master of the modern espionage novel returns . . . this is Forsyth at his spellbinding best.' Daily Mail Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn’t a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it’s a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn’t you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...

The Fox Book


Author: Jane Russ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910862551
Category:
Page: 150
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The Fox Book, with its stunning photography and fascinating facts, is a must-have for all fox lovers. Featuring details of the life cycle and the differences between the rural fox and the urban fox. Sections include the fox in art and literature, fox in myth and legend around the world, and the many types of fox found in nature.

The Fox


Author: Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637040
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
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Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith's epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters As the second son of the Prince and Princess of Choraed Elgaer, Inda was fated to protect the realm his older brother would inherit. Forced to flee his homeland before his thirteenth birthday, he finds himself on the perilous decks of a pirate ship, forcing himself never to think of all he has lost. But his military skills and inborn natural leadership ability cannot be erased, and four years later, Inda has become head of his own mercenary marine company, with a reputation for protecting merchant vessels against the marauding bands of pirates that plunder the waters. Meanwhile, after the untimely death of Inda?s brother, his parents are desperately searching for their second son—for Inda is now the heir to Choraed Elgaer. From the Paperback edition.

Rowan Oakwing: Night of the Fox


Author: E. J. Clarke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 151020038X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Being a fairy is a lot more dangerous than you think ... Ever since Rowan was transformed into a fairy, her life has been filled with perilous adventure. And when her mum is kidnapped by evil Vulpes and his army of foxes, Rowan sets off on her most dangerous mission yet. With the help of her fairy friends - plus a tiger released from London Zoo! - she's sure she can rescue her mum and save the fairy realms. But Vulpes is cunning and sly. And he's luring Rowan right into a trap ...

The Tower and the Fox


Author: Tim Susman
Publisher: 24 Carat Words
ISBN: 099727946X
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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For Kip, growing up in shadow of the human men-only Prince George's College of Sorcery has been nineteen years of frustration. Magic comes naturally to him, yet he's not allowed to study sorcery because he's a Calatian--one of a magically created race of animal people. But when a mysterious attack leaves the masters desperate for apprentices, they throw their doors open, giving Kip his chance. As he fights to prove his worth to the human sorcerers, he encounters other oddities: a voice that speaks only to him, a book that makes people forget he's there, and one of the masters who will only speak to him through a raven. Greater than any of those mysteries or even whether the College's attacker will return to finish the job is the mystery of how Kip and his friends can prove that this place is where they belong...

Volpone, Or the Fox


Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719030932
Category: Drama
Page: 358
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This is the most thoroughly investigated edition of Volpone to date, based on a wider collation of the 1607 quarto and 1616 folio versions than was previously possible. It calls into question several accepted textual conclusions. The introduction sets Volpone in the context of Jonson’s career at the time of writing and introduces new material on its relation to the Reynard beast epic and the commedia dell’ arte. Ambiguities in the play are discussed with reference to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of the Golden Age. Particular attention is paid to the rhythmic effects of the play in performance, especially interweavings of the main plot and subplot. Fresh suggestions are made about the play’s opening and its controversial conclusion in the light of experiments that have been made in performance since Volpone ’s stage revival in 1921. The modernized text is accompanied by full commentary, notes and illustrations. The appendices include a discussion by John Cutts of the original music, passages translated from the original sources and analogues, and a full record of the play’s modern stage history, its many adaptations, and its transformations into opera, musical comedy, film and television.

The Fox and I


Author: Charles Edward Eaton
Publisher: Associated University Presses
ISBN: 9780845348611
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 120
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This thirteenth collection by Charles Edward Eaton opens with a sequence of poems about his native South, employing, as his second section suggests, both tribal words and civilized eloquence. The Land Rover moves on through a Western panorama of saguaro, tumbleweed, and sunset casino, American motives that celebrate beguiling surfaces subject to faults and unexpected force. One of the most sensuous of writers, Eaton also gives us skin games, the harsh anvil power of sexual passion as well as la vie en rose - a whole studbook of lovers, close up and in overview from a hang glider. Critics have frequently remarked that there is no one in America writing like Eaton. He has followed no school, no cult, no ephemeral fashion. He knows that the poet must go everywhere in relentless adventure and yet come back to base, facing up to the fact that life is A Changing Room at the Brink of Chance where language is the guide through every circumstance - "Ah, says the chary word: Choose me again."

Harriet and the Fox


Author: Rina A. Foti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780864615565
Category: Chickens
Page: 32
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Harriet needs a plan. It has to be a clever, sneaky plan because a fox is stealing her eggs. The fox needs to know what he will gobble first. The eggs or Harriet herself. She's such a juicy fat hen ... Can Harriet outwit the fox?

Shadow of the Fox


Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488097224
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
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One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart. With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself. New from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talon Saga and The Iron Fey. Fans of Sarah J. Maas, Julie C. Dao, Marie Lu, Cassandra Clare and more bestselling YA fantasy will be captivated by book one of this enchanting new series. “One of my all-time favorite fantasy novels! I'm in love with this book, its characters, its worldbuilding!” —Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series

The Hour of the Fox


Author: Kurt Palka
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771073828
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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From the bestselling author of The Piano Maker comes a stunning, profoundly moving story about motherhood, grief, marriage, and friendship. For fans of M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans. Margaret Bradley is the most senior associate at a prestigious law firm, and she is on track to make partner. It is the 1970s; her climb up the career ladder in this male-dominated profession has been difficult, but with hard work she has made herself one of the best in it. She is dedicated to her work and is happily married until one day her entire world is shattered by the sudden death of her son Andrew, a military pilot. Now, Margaret lives with a heavy, all-encompassing sense of loss and regret that is pushing her further and further away from the person she once knew herself to be, and from her husband, Jack, a successful geologist and a loving and loyal partner. Consumed by her sorrows Margaret is drawn back to the family summer home in Sweetbarry, a small town off the coast of the North Atlantic, where she spent much of her childhood. Her lifelong best friend, Aileen, is close by. When Aileen's adult son, Danny, is questioned by local police in connection with a violent crime that shocks the community, Margaret provides legal and moral support. And it is while doing so that an opportunity presents itself for her to confront her sorrow. She sees "a door opening. A way forward," and she boldly reaches out with an act of courage and humility that has profound consequences. Set against the backdrops of the rugged Atlantic coast, Toronto, and Paris, The Hour of the Fox is emotionally resonant, atmospheric, and unforgettable in its depiction of motherhood and loss.

The Face of the Fox


Author: Frederick O. Gearing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351483005
Category: Social Science
Page: 174
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In The Face of the Fox, an anthropological and sociological study of the Fox American Indians (the Mesquakie, their actual tribal name) who live just outside Tama, Iowa, Frederick Gearing puts a face on the peoples of this tribe. In doing so, Gearing particularly deals with the estrangement of the Fox Indians and the Westerners surrounding them. He defines the concept of estrangement as including feelings of contempt, indifference, and pity often leading to misplaced hurt and hate on both sides. Specifically, he states that when one is estranged, he is unable to relate because he cannot see enough to relate to, which is a type of social disconnect. Estrangement shackles both parties, leaving them unable to connect with one another.Finding this is more of a cognitive mental processing problem, Gearing proposes gaining control of the mind, believing the opposite of being estranged is to find a people believable and real. The way to do this is to educate each estranged group about the other and put a face on each group. Educating Westerners about the Fox people they live next to, Gearing describes their community, their social structure, their culture, their language and some of its many meanings, and their view of themselves and how they view their future.Attempting to end estrangement and engender endearment and understanding, The Face of the Fox will be of interest to anthropologists and sociologists focusing on the American Indian.

Confessions of the Fox

A Novel
Author: Jordy Rosenberg
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 0399592296
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice: “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London . . . a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution.” NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • HuffPost • Kirkus Reviews • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award • Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • “A dazzling tale of queer romance and resistance.”—Time Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript—a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess’s adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess’s tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined—and only a miracle will save them all. Writing with the narrative mastery of Sarah Waters and the playful imagination of Nabokov, Jordy Rosenberg is an audacious storyteller of extraordinary talent. Praise for Confessions of the Fox “A cunning metafiction of vulpine versatility . . . an action-adventure tale with postmodern flourishes; an academic comedy spliced with period erotica; an intimate meditation on belonging.”—Katy Waldman, The New Yorker “Confessions of the Fox is so goddamned good. Reading it was like an out-of-body experience. I want to run through the streets screaming about it. It should be in the personal canon of every queer and non-cis person. Read it.”—Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award finalist for Her Body and Other Parties “A hat tip to Moby-Dick . . . a running footnote hall of mirrors to rival Borges . . . one of the most trenchant calls for progressive action that I have read in a very long time.”—The New York Times Book Review “An ambitious work of metafiction, a sexy queer love story . . . a bold first novel.”—Entertainment Weekly

Gaspard the Fox


Author: Zeb Soanes
Publisher: Graffeg
ISBN: 1912213931
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
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Meet Gaspard the Fox as he sets out one summer evening in search of adventure and something to eat. On his travels he meets Peter the cat and Finty the dog, who help him navigate the local canals, boats and people in his hunt for supper. This charming and humorous picture book celebrates urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals they share the city with. It is the first in a series of urban adventures with Gaspard and his friends by broadcaster Zeb Soanes and best-selling illustrator James Mayhew. 'I loved reading about the adventures of Gaspard the urban fox � surely a prince in disguise? More please.' Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series