An insult can be offensive and infuriating, but it means nothing if you have a better comeback. 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks gathers together the very sharpest of these barbs from a wide variety of sources, with some of the wickedest put-downs from the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, along with many others.
By Gaslight is a deeply atmospheric, haunting novel about the unending quest that has shaped a man’s life.
William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of the most notorious detective of all time, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead on the fabled con Edward Shade. William’s father died without ever finding Shade, but William is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows.
Adam Foole is a gentleman without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When he receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London to find her. What he learns of her fate, and its connection to the man known as Shade, will force him to confront a grief he thought long-buried.
A fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and séance halls ensues, creating the most unlikely of bonds: between Pinkerton, the great detective, and Foole, the one man who may hold the key to finding Edward Shade.
Steven Price’s dazzling, riveting By Gaslight moves from the diamond mines of South Africa to the battlefields of the Civil War, on a journey into a cityscape of grief, trust, and its breaking, where what we share can bind us even against our darker selves.
* "Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."--François de La Rochefoucauld
* "The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."--Ben Stein
* "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."--Nelson Algren
* "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."--Ernest Hemingway
* "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."--Oscar Wilde
* "The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows."--Aristotle Onassis
* "In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, be sure to leave room for the mouse."--H. H. Munro ("Saki")
* "Keep cool; anger is not an argument."--Daniel Webster
* "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."--Source Unknown
* "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."--John F. Kennedy
* "If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it."--H. Jackson Brown
* "In the fight between you and the world, back the world."--Franz Kafka
This book will reflect the variety of our fascination with and love of horses, from classic texts of Greek and Roman philosophers, the Bible, and the Koran through Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Dickens to such contemporaries as Clint Eastwood, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Mr. Ed.