• Filename: mischief.
  • ISBN: 9781405514033
  • Release Date: 2011-12-20
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Amanda Quick
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she needs a man of implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Strickland. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap? Her scheme is simple, really: she plans to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She's sure that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, she wants Colchester to pretend that he's out to seduce Imogen so that he, too, could get his hands on her map. Yet in all of her plotting, Imogen never anticipates Colchester's violent reaction to her request or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London - sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives.

Manhood Marriage and Mischief

  • Filename: manhood-marriage-and-mischief.
  • ISBN: 0823225577
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Harry Berger
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief offers a account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social context of portrait sitters who are husbands and householders as well as members of civic and proto-military organizations. The introduction picks out anomalous touches by which Rembrandt problematizes standard group portrait motifs in The Night Watch: a shooter who fires his musket into the company; two girls who appear to be moving through the company in the wrong direction; guardsmen who appear to be paying little or no attention to their leader's enthusiastic gesture of command. Were the patrons and sitters aware of or even complicit in staging the anomalies? If not, did the painter get away with a subversive parody of militia portrait conventions at the sitters' expense? Parts One and Two respond to these questions at several levels: first, by analyzing the aesthetic structure of group portraiture as a genre; second, by reviewing the conflicting accounts modern scholars give of the civic guard company as an institution; third, by marking the effect on civic guardsmen of a mercantile economy that relied heavily on wives and mothers to keep the homefires burning. Two phenomena persistently recur in the portraits under discussion: competitive posing and performance anxiety. Part Three studies these phenomena in portraits of married couples and families. Finally, Part Four returns to examine them in The Night Watch in the light of the first three parts. The result is an interpretation that reads Rembrandt's painting both as a deliberate parody by the sitters and as theartist's covert parody of the sitters.


  • Filename: prank.
  • ISBN: NYPL:33433066603907
  • Release Date: 1855
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Jacob Abbott
  • Publisher:

The Book of Mischief

  • Filename: the-book-of-mischief.
  • ISBN: 9781555970598
  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Steve Stern
  • Publisher: Macmillan

"In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick . . . But Stern was there first." —The Toronto Globe and Mail The Book of Mischief triumphantly showcases twenty-five years of outstanding work by one of our true masters of the short story. Steve Stern's stories take us from the unlikely old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis to a turn-of-thecentury immigrant community in New York; from the market towns of Eastern Europe to a down-at-the-heels Catskills resort. Along the way we meet a motley assortment of characters: Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes uncannily awry; Elijah the prophet turned voyeur; and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams. Perhaps it's no surprise that Kafka's cockroach also makes an appearance in these pages, animated as they are by instances of bewildering transformation. The earthbound take flight, the meek turn incendiary, the powerless find unwonted fame. Weaving his particular brand of mischief from the wondrous and the macabre, Stern transforms us all through the power of his brilliant imagination.

No Mercy Just Mischief

  • Filename: no-mercy-just-mischief.
  • ISBN: 1477267204
  • Release Date: 2012-11-29
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: Salihah L. Fassett
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

Shortly after, two men stood at the entrance of the apartment, the bullet riddled bodies told a story of horror. Both men were dressed impeccably. One wore a blue pinstripe suit, white shirt, red satin tie, navy blue alligator shoes and a Borsalino that was carefully broken down just right, shadowing his handsome face. His fingers were laced in diamonds and he carried a cane with the head of a lion with jeweled eyes. In front of him came in a slender gentlemen, dress in a black suit and dark shades he was called Decipher. He was the one that made sure the room was clear standing with his back against the opened door gun in hand. The man with the cane walked into the room stepping over dead bodies. He quickly went into the bedroom he removed the recliner that protected the hidden floor compartment. He opened the compartment door and removed the infant she was fine. She smiled up at him and through all that chaos she never made a sound. He pulled her close to his chest and kissed her on the forehead. Before leaving he removed several envelopes from the compartment and money that was stacked in hundred dollar increments. He walked over to Ebony’s body and removed the sterling silver heart locket from her neck. He and the gentlemen left. Sirens echoed from a short distance, the boys in blue were coming it was only two hours later.


  • Filename: kokopelli.
  • ISBN: 1423601742
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Dennis Slifer
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith

A guide to the ancient symbols and sites of the Southewest's most iconic image

Mischief in the Forest

  • Filename: mischief-in-the-forest.
  • ISBN: 9781604863734
  • Release Date: 2010-09-27
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Derrick Jensen
  • Publisher: PM Press

Old Mrs. Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashion—someone took her yarn. The colorful mystery is solved when the birds, rabbits, snakes, trees, and other dwellers of Mrs. Johnson's neighborhood are seen playing with the yarn. Suddenly the forest doesn't seem so lonely, and the visiting grandkids take great delight getting to know its inhabitants. This picture book is a lesson for both young and old to connect with one's surroundings and embrace the role of good neighbors with the rest of the natural world, whether in the city or in the forest.

The Mischief Monster

  • Filename: the-mischief-monster.
  • ISBN: 9781416908074
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 73
  • Author: Bruce Coville
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When the daughter of the Queen of the Mischief Monsters runs away from home, it is up to Edward, Moongobble, Urk, and Fireball to return her to Monster Mountain--then start a new quest.

Mischief from the Back Pew

  • Filename: mischief-from-the-back-pew.
  • ISBN: 0764228005
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Todd Hafer
  • Publisher: Bethany House Pub

Chronicling the real-life adventures of two preacher's kids, these brothers never fail to see the funny side of life.

Money Mischief

  • Filename: money-mischief.
  • ISBN: 9780547542225
  • Release Date: 1994-03-31
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Milton Friedman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Friedman makes clear once and for all that no one is immune from monetary economics-that is, from the effects of its theory and its practices. He demonstrates through historical events the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system. Index.

Manners and Mischief

  • Filename: manners-and-mischief.
  • ISBN: 9780520949492
  • Release Date: 2011-04-21
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jan Bardsley
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha party to gay bar cool, executive grooming, and good manners for subway travel. Together, they show that etiquette is much more than fussy rules for behavior. In fact the idiom of manners, packaged in conduct literature, reveals much about gender and class difference, notions of national identity, the dynamics of subversion and conformity, and more. This richly detailed work reveals how manners give meaning to everyday life and extraordinary occasions, and how they can illuminate larger social and cultural transformations.

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