This stunning set, complete with all four books, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
With 160 million copies of the Twilight Saga sold worldwide, this addictive love story between a teenage girl and a vampire redefined romance for a generation. Here's the book that started it all. Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilightcaptures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there."-Time "A literary phenomenon."-The New York Times
In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times
Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her?
A tribute to the popular book and movie series provides coverage of a range of topics, from the process through which the books were published to how they were adapted for the screen, in a fan's reference that also includes cast biographies and event information.
As we are approaching our fin de sielce, issues of time and memory haunt contemporary culture. Museums and memorials are being constructed rapidly, as if there were no tomorrow. Contemporary art and literature focuses on memory and the past, rather than claiming radical breakthroughs into some unknown future. With the recent resurgence of nationalism and issues of national identity, the political future, too, seems to fold itself back into the past rather than offering a bold vision of the 21st century. The great paradox of our fin de siecle culture is that novelity is even more associated with memory and the past rather than future expectation. But if the obsession with memory is one salient symptom in this age of a modernity grown old, then cultural and political amnesia is undoubtedly its counterpoint. Rather than blaming amnesia on television or the school, Twilight Memories argues that the danger of amnesia is inherent in the information revolution. Our obsessions withcultural memory can be read as re-representing a powerful reaction against the electronic archive and they mark a shift in the way we live structures of temporality. In this book, the media are the hidden veil through which the author looks at the problem of cultural memory and an emerging new sensibility of temporality in literature, art, politics, media theory and the museum.
The Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer have developed from a book series into a powerful phenomenon with an astonishing impact. Not only have the books been adapted for the screen, but they have also spawned a huge number of works by fans, readers, reviewers, and scholars. The multi-faceted "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight" brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines in order to address the key themes in the complex global phenomenon that is Twilight; a phenomenon that transcends the boundaries between continents, generations, and producers and consumers, and not least between different genres and media. The authors present in-depth literary and film analyses, and shed new light on perspectives on gender, fandom, vampire fiction and the economics of the book market. The book fills a void in Twilight research, and, linked by their cutting-edge research and unique theoretical and analytical perspectives, the authors compellingly map a massive global experience that speaks to the realities of contemporary culture.
Book 6 in Maggie Shayne's Bestselling Wings in the Night Series THEIRS IS THE ULTIMATE IN FORBIDDEN LOVE. Jaded by her many years of immortality, Sarafina lives for pleasure and avoids any thought of love, with its inevitable decline into betrayal and pain. Her only amusement comes from controlling those around her, mortals in thrall to her after a mere taste of her blood. She is convinced she can break any man—until she meets Willem Stone. Willem is as strong-willed as his name implies and more vibrantly alive than any man Sarafina has ever met. Their battle of wills leads to a desire so powerful it threatens to overturn everything she thinks she knows about herself. Forced to work with him to save Amber Lily, the only child in all of history born to a vampire, she can feel the wall around her heart beginning to fall. But Willem is mortal and always will be, lacking the Belladonna Antigen that would allow Sarafina to turn him, to share with him her own dark immortality. And now the woman who will live forever finds herself well and truly doomed, irrevocably bound by love to a man who must one day die. Don't miss a single title in Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series: Twilight Phantasies Twilight Memories Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella "Beyond Twilight" Born in Twilight, with bonus novella "Twilight Vows" Twilight Hunger Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella "Run from Twilight" Edge of Twilight Blue Twilight, with bonus novella "Before Blue Twilight" Prince of Twilight Demon's Kiss Lover's Bite Angel's Pain Bloodline, with bonus novella "Vampires in Paradise" Twilight Prophecy Twilight Fulfilled
"Bitten by Twilight presents us with an enlightened look into the world of vampires, werewolves, and fan culture and romance narratives. The editors and contributors to this book appreciate the significance of the stories, movies, and artifacts as a culturally gendered phenomenon and present a variety of lenses through which to appreciate this popular franchise."---Norma Pecora, Author of The Business of Children's Entertainment; Professor, School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University. --
Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change,Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and quite complete world. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us hear and smell Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons' wings, the cries of itinerant vendors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, smell jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The detail, as E.M. Forster said, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal,delightful and callous. First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940.Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India as a major literary event. Long since considered a landmark novel, it is now available in the U.S. as a New Directions Classic.Twilight in Delhi has also been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.