Book DetailAuthor: Lois H. Gresh Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin ISBN: 9781429940467 Category : Young Adult Nonfiction Languages : en Pages : 272
Everyone's in love with vampires, and if the vampire's name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer can't help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can't get enough, this companion guide is a must. The Twilight series follows an unlikely couple: Bella, a teenager, and her boyfriend, Edward, a vampire who has sworn off human blood. Added to the mix is Jacob Black, a werewolf who also loves Bella. Seductive and compelling, the four-book series has become a worldwide phenomenon. With legends and lore about vampires and werewolves throughout history, insight into the series, quizzes, and heaps of fascinating facts, this companion guide will give millions of readers the information they've been hungering for since book one! As a special bonus, the companion guide helps readers determine if they are compatible with a guy like Edward!
Book DetailAuthor: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: ISBN: 9780316300667 Category : Young Adult Fiction Languages : en Pages : 2832
The stunning white box set collection of the Twilight Saga including Midnight Sun and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner This prime gift set includes paperback editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Midnight Sun, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, with exclusive covers, making it the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling series. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
Book DetailAuthor: Lea Gerhards Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 1350215651 Category : Performing Arts Languages : en Pages : 288
In this book, Lea Gerhards traces connections between three recent vampire romance series; the Twilight film series (2008-2012), The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) and True Blood (2008-2014), exploring their tremendous discursive and ideological power in order to understand the cultural politics of these extremely popular texts. She uses contemporary vampire romance to examine postfeminist ideologies and discuss gender, sexuality, subjectivity, agency and the body. Discussing a range of conflicting meanings contained in the narratives, Gerhards critically looks genre's engagement with everyday sexism and violence against women, power relations in heterosexual relationships, sexual autonomy and pleasure, (self-) empowerment, and (self-) surveillance. She asks: Why are these genre texts so popular right now, what specific desires, issues and fears are addressed and negotiated by them, and what kinds of pleasures do they offer?
Book DetailAuthor: Betsy Bird Publisher: Candlewick Press ISBN: 0763667714 Category : Literary Criticism Languages : en Pages : 288
Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books. Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s book biz brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we think we know.
Book DetailAuthor: Lois H. Gresh Publisher: Pan Macmillan ISBN: 0330526510 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction Languages : en Pages : 272
The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer follows an unlikely couple: Bella, a gawky teenager, and her boyfriend, Edward, a vampire who has sworn off human blood. Seductive and compelling, the four-book series has become a worldwide phenomenon. With legends and lore about vampires and werewolves, insight into the lives and loves of the characters and loads of exlusive facts and quizzes, this guide is a must-have for fans of the Twilight series. This book has not been authorized or endorsed by Stephanie Meyer, Little, Brown and Company, or anyone involved in the Twilight movie.
Book DetailAuthor: Maggie Parke Publisher: McFarland ISBN: 078648912X Category : Literary Criticism Languages : en Pages : 253
Since the publication of Twilight in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book saga about the tortured relationship between human heroine Bella Swan and her vampire love Edward Cullen has become a world-wide sensation—inciting screams of delight, sighs of derision, and fervent pronouncements. Those looking deeper into its pages and on screen can find intriguing subtexts about everything from gender, race, sexuality, and religion. The 15 essays in this book examine the texts, the films, and the fandom, exploring the series’ cultural reach and offering one of the first thorough analyses of the saga.
Book DetailAuthor: Lori Mortensen Publisher: Raintree ISBN: 1474728642 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction Languages : en Pages : 32
Readers will learn about the life and works of Stephenie Meyer. This young adult author's life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the Twilight series is discussed. Readers will also learn about the author's writing process and what inspires her. What's next for this author and other interesting details are also included.
Book DetailAuthor: Wickham Clayton Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 085772360X Category : Performing Arts Languages : en Pages : 232
The Twilight saga, a series of five films adapted from Stephanie Meyer's four vampire novels, has been a sensation, both at the box office and through the attention it has won from its predominantly teenaged fans. This series has also been the subject of criticism and sometimes derision - often from critics and on occasion even from fans. However, it also offers rich opportunities for analytic and critical attention, which the contributors to Screening Twilight demonstrate with energy and style. Through examining Twilight, the book unpacks how this popular group of films work as cinematic texts, what they have to say about cinema and culture today, and how fans may seek to re-read or subvert these messages. The chapters addressTwilight in the context of the vampire and myth, in terms of genre and reception, identity, gender and sexuality, and through re-viewing the series fandom. Screening Twilight is also a revelation of how a popular cinematic phenomenon like Twilight rewards close attention from contemporary critical scholars of cinema and culture.
Book DetailAuthor: Publisher: ISBN: Category : Languages : en Pages : 134
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Book DetailAuthor: David Melbye Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: 1442260327 Category : Performing Arts Languages : en Pages : 255
Rod Serling’s pioneering series TheTwilight Zone (1959 to 1964) is remembered for its surprise twist endings and pervading sense of irony.While other American television series of the time also experimented with ironic surprises, none depended on these as much as Serling’s. However, irony was not used merely as a structural device—Serling and his writers used it as a provocative means by which to comment on the cultural landscape of the time. Irony in The Twilight Zone: How the Series Critiqued Postwar American Culture explores the multiple types of irony—such as technological, invasive, martial, sociopolitical, and domestic—that Serling, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, and other contributors employed in the show. David Melbye explains how each kind of irony critiqued of a specific aspect of American culture and how all of them informed one another, creating a larger social commentary. This book also places the show’s use of irony in historical and philosophical contexts, connecting it to a rich cultural tradition reaching back to ancient Greece. The Twilight Zone endures because it uses irony to negotiate its definitively modernist moment of “high” social consciousness and “low” cultural escapism. With its richly detailed, frequently unexpected readings of episodes, Irony in The Twilight Zone offers scholars and fans a fresh and unique lens through which to view the classic series.