We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals (access codes, DVDs, workbooks).
Secrets of a Titanic Victim: the story of the real My Fair Lady
1912 was the year W T Stead drowned in the Titanic disaster, and the year George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion, the main character being young Eliza from Lisson Grove. Shaw had worked for Stead on the Pall Mall Gazette in the era of its most scandalous headline: 'The 5 virgin'. Stead's special notoriety arose from a sensational stunt in which he claimed...
1912 was the year W T Stead drowned in the Titanic disaster, and the year George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion, the main character being young Eliza from Lisson Grove. Shaw had worked for Stead on the Pall Mall Gazette in the era of its most scandalous headline: 'The 5 virgin'. Stead's special notoriety arose from a sensational stunt in which he claimed he had personally witnessed the purchase of a young girl caled 'Lily' and her sale to a brothel for the sum of 5. His audacious claims were to pass into journalistic legend and within a month the age of consent for girls was raised from thirteen to sixteen. The true story of the 5 virgin is what this book is about . Just about everything in Stead's supposedly irrefutable story of the purchase of the girl of thirteen was either fabricated or inaccurate. Gavin Weightman's meticulous detective work makes for a shocking indictment of Stead's journalistic methods. But it allows the real 'Lily' to emerge. She was a young girl called Eliza from Lisson Grove. Gavin Weightman's previous books include the best-selling Frozen Water Trade.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.