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The Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway (illustrated) PDF Book By Ernest Hemingway

The Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway (illustrated)

  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 901 Readers
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Ernest Hemingway is a giant among 20th-century American authors. Even during his own time, he had a cult following. His many books, The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro remain well-loved classics to this day. In 1954 Hemmingway won the Nobel Prize for literature in recognition of his talent. “Papa” Hemingway possessed a bright personality and traveled incessantly. He handwrote his manuscripts in pencil and on a “good” day he could write seven pencils down to their nubs while standing in one place; moving only to shift his body weight from one foot to the other. A tragic figure, he suffered from numerous maladies and injuries throughout his life: anthrax, malaria, amoebic dysentery, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, and diabetes amongst them. Additionally, he experienced ruptured internal organs (kidneys, spleen, and liver), a cracked vertebra, and a fractured skull. His passions were three: literature, alcohol, and fishing. Among his favorite books, Hemingway listed Flaber’s Madam Bovary, Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, Joyce’s Dubliners, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov as must-reads for all. THE NOVELS THE TORRENTS OF SPRING THE SUN ALSO RISES A FAREWELL TO ARMS TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA THE SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS THREE STORIES AND TEN POEMS IN OUR TIME MEN WITHOUT WOMEN WINNER TAKE NOTHING THE FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES THE FIFTH COLUMN AND FOUR STORIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES THE PLAY THE FIFTH COLUMN THE POETRY THE NON-FICTION DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA NEWSPAPER ARTICLES THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES HEMINGWAY, THE WILD YEARS A MOVEABLE FEAST

The Crystal Spheres of the Illuminati PDF Book By Adam Weishaupt

The Crystal Spheres of the Illuminati

  • Author: Adam Weishaupt
  • ISBN Code: : 144788888X
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 724 Readers
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700 years ago, religion made much more sense to people than it does now. It was part of a coherent worldview linking all of the knowledge of the world then available, including the science and cosmology of the time. Religion nowadays seems rather ridiculous because the modern paradigm of scientific materialism has destroyed the link between humanity and the divine order. To be religious in the past wasn't stupid; now it is. This book explores the ancient Greek and medieval cosmology that supported the view that Earth was specially created by God. The "crystal spheres" of the heavens, with Earth at the centre, were beautiful, wondrous and inspiring. They fitted in perfectly with ideas of spirituality, angels and astrology. This is one of a series of books by the Pythagorean Illuminati, designed to reveal the absurdity and untenability of the Abrahamic religions in the modern scientific era.

Honoré de Balzac: The Complete 'Human Comedy' Cycle (100+ Works) (Book Center) PDF Book By Honoré de Balzac,Book Center

Honoré de Balzac: The Complete 'Human Comedy' Cycle (100+ Works) (Book Center)

  • Author: Honoré de Balzac,Book Center
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Oregan Publishing
  • Page : 150 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 388 Readers
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The Human Comedy (French: La Comédie Humaine) is the title of Honoré de Balzac's multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy (1830–1848). It consists of 91 finished works (stories, novels or analytical essays) and 46 unfinished works (some of which exist only as titles). It does not include Balzac's five theatrical plays or his collection of humorous tales, the "Contes drolatiques" (1832–37). The title of the series is usually considered an allusion to Dante's Divine Comedy; while Ferdinand Brunetière, the famous French literary critic, suggests that it may stem from poems by Alfred de Musset or Alfred de Vigny. While Balzac sought the comprehensive scope of Dante, his title indicates the worldly, human concerns of a realist novelist. The stories are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories. Notable works included in the 'Human Comedy': - The Purse - Domestic Bliss - The Imaginary Mistress - A Daughter Of Eve - Honorine - Beatrix - Gobseck - A Woman Of Thirty - Old Goriot (Father Goriot) - Colonel Chabert - A Marriage Contract - Another Study Of Woman - Ursule Mirouet - Eugenie Grandet - The Vicar Of Tours - The Illustrious Gaudissart - Cesar Birotteau - Sarrasine - Cousin Bette (Cousin Betty) - The Girl With The Golden Eyes - The Chouans - Z. Marcas ...

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature PDF Book By Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

  • Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin
  • ISBN Code: : 1136594256
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 490 Readers
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This reference is a comprehensive guide to literature written 500 to 1500 A.D., a period that gave rise to some of the world's most enduring and influential works, such as Dante's Commedia, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and a large body of Arthurian lore and legend. While its emphasis is upon medieval English texts and society, this reference also covers Islamic, Hispanic, Celtic, Mongolian, Germanic, Italian, and Russian literature and Middle Age culture. Longer entries provide thorough coverage of major English authors such as Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory, and of genre entries, such as drama, lyric, ballad, debate, saga, chronicle, and hagiography. Shorter entries examine particular literary works; significant kings, artists, explorers, and religious leaders; important themes, such as courtly love and chivalry; and major historical events, such as the Crusades. Each entry concludes with a brief biography. The volume closes with a list of the most valuable general works for further reading.

The Complete Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald (illustrated) PDF Book By F. Scott Fitzgerald,Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Complete Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald (illustrated)

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 835 Readers
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This collection compiles the works on which the fame of one of the most fascinating writers of the twentieth century was built. Francis Scott Fitzgerald became a mouthpiece for ideas and expressed the spiritual moods bubbling amongst the young people during the 1920s. Fitzgerald, in the words of Amory from This Side of Paradise (1920), wrote that a generation had “grown up to find all God’s dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken”. Fitzgerald was the first to tell the world about the commencement of the “jazz age” with its carnival approach towards life- a lifestyle which he also followed. However, as a sensitive artist, he could not help but notice the dualistic nature of this philosophy. Fitzgerald's writing demonstrated that a life spent at the carnival would inevitably lead to bankruptcy. Fitzgerald often worked on multiple short stories simultaneously while writing his novels. Later, these stories were compiled. His relationship and love for his wife Zelda fueled much of his writing. Her diagnosis and hospitalization for schizophrenia in 1930 affected him greatly. In his later years, Fitzgerald worked in Hollywood on movie scripts. His last novel, The Last Tycoon, remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1940 and reflected his Hollywood experiences. THE NOVELS THIS SIDE OF PARADISE THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED THE GREAT GATSBY TENDER IS THE NIGHT THE LOVE OF THE LAST TYCOON THE SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS TALES FROM THE JAZZ AGE ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN TAPS AT REVEILLE THE PAT HOBBY STORIES MISCELLANEOUS STORIES THE PLAYS AND SCREENPLAYS THE POETRY THE NON-FICTION THE LETTERS

The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences PDF Book By Giuseppe C. Di Scipio,Aldo Scaglione

The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences

  • Author: Giuseppe C. Di Scipio,Aldo Scaglione
  • ISBN Code: : 902727438X
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Page : 385 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 935 Readers
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The guiding principle of this volume is the concept of the artes liberales, the trivium and quadrivium, as branches of learning that are rooted in Dante Alighieri’s mind. The present volume contains essays by leading international scholars on the various scientific and artistic disciplines which form the background, sources, and presence in Dante’s opus.

Roof of Hell PDF Book By Roger Alidade

Roof of Hell

  • Author: Roger Alidade
  • ISBN Code: : 1553699181
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Page : 279 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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Eric, a successful corporate geophysicist, faces a moment of truth about the meaning of his life when he decides to strike out on his own to search the treacherous waters around the Aleutian Island known as the "Roof of Hell", for a legendary WWII Japanese submarine filled with treasures. The legend of this renegade sub surfaced when an ancient small jade Buddha statue with sparkling emerald eyes is discovered in the cooler of a fishing boat in the far Aleutian Islands, almost forty years after WWII has ended. The statue soon falls into the hands of Naomi, a successful lawyer in New York. Naomi finds her Japanese past shameful, and has bitterly tried to ignore it all her life. The statue jars her completely with a peak at a truth about her heritage and family she never dared think about. Learning that the statue came from a renegade Japanese sub filled with other looted treasures, she hires Eric, a geophysical consultant, to help her find that sub. Eric, gripping the seat of the single engine plane that roller coasters its way out the Aleutian Island chain and into Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is shocked to learn that he is not just on a routine salvage job in a nearby harbor, but on a treasure hunt for a mythical submarine lost almost forty years ago, somewhere in the open Bering Sea surrounding the islands. The seas are amongst the meanest in the world, and unnamed volcanoes smolder, ready to explode on every island. Eric blanches at the very thought of searching in such a place with practically nothing to go on. It is illogic as all hell to his scientist mind, but Naomi's flashing eyes, and utter determinism, cause Eric to pause long enough to realize he must lead the incredulous search, or forever live with the dull ache within him about who he had become. But Eric is severely handicapped. His crew and equipment are worse than third-rate to the shiny RV Meditteranean, cruising the waters nearby and looking for the same submarine. When failure becomes their only option, Eric cannot bear to look into Naomi's teary eyes, nor into his soul. Preparing to return to port, Eric learns from a crazed crew member, Frankie, of the massive tidal wave, or tsunami, that destroyed the Scotch Cap Lighthouse in 1946, on nearby Unimak Island, a place of eternal volcanic violence known as the "Roof of Hell", Eric forms a theory, just as crazy as Frankie himself, about what happened to that sub, but they must race into the waters next to the surging Mount Shishaldin, now belching ash high into the sky, to prove his theory, and then escape before the eruption obliterates everything around it, including them. They discover the horrific truth about what happened to that renegade Japanese submarine and the men aboard, and with the discovery, Naomi learns the truth of something she had refused to believe for so many years; and Eric discovers a surprising answer to his personal crisis... but not before the Roof of Hell traps them in a maelstrom of unimaginable violence.

Circles of Hell PDF Book By Dante

Circles of Hell

  • Author: Dante
  • ISBN Code: : 0141980230
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 64 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 707 Readers
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'I truly thought I'd never make it back.' Ten of the most memorable and most terrifying cantos from Dante's Inferno. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Dante's works available in Penguin Classics are Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, The Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE Ultimate Collection: 100+ Novels & Short Stories; Articles, Memoirs & Essays PDF Book By Anthony Trollope

ANTHONY TROLLOPE Ultimate Collection: 100+ Novels & Short Stories; Articles, Memoirs & Essays

  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 24851 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 673 Readers
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This meticulously edited Anthony Trollope collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:_x000D_ Chronicles of Barsetshire:_x000D_ The Warden_x000D_ Barchester Towers_x000D_ Doctor Thorne_x000D_ Framley Parsonage_x000D_ The Small House at Allington_x000D_ The Last Chronicle of Barset_x000D_ Palliser Novels:_x000D_ Can You Forgive Her?_x000D_ Phineas Finn_x000D_ The Eustace Diamonds_x000D_ Phineas Redux_x000D_ The Prime Minister_x000D_ The Duke's Children_x000D_ Irish Novels:_x000D_ The Macdermots of Ballycloran_x000D_ The Kellys and the O'Kellys_x000D_ Castle Richmond_x000D_ An Eye for an Eye_x000D_ The Landleaguers_x000D_ Other Novels:_x000D_ La Vendée_x000D_ The Three Clerks_x000D_ The Bertrams_x000D_ Orley Farm_x000D_ The Struggles of Brown, Jones & Robinson_x000D_ Rachel Ray_x000D_ Miss Mackenzie_x000D_ The Belton Estate_x000D_ The Claverings_x000D_ Nina Balatka_x000D_ Linda Tressel_x000D_ He Knew He Was Right_x000D_ The Vicar of Bullhampton_x000D_ Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite_x000D_ Ralph the Heir_x000D_ The Golden Lion of Granpère_x000D_ Harry Heathcote of Gangoil_x000D_ Lady Anna_x000D_ The Way We Live Now_x000D_ The American Senator_x000D_ Is He Popenjoy?_x000D_ John Caldigate_x000D_ Cousin Henry_x000D_ Ayala's Angel_x000D_ Doctor Wortle's School_x000D_ The Fixed Period_x000D_ Kept in the Dark_x000D_ Marion Fay_x000D_ Mr. Scarborough's Family_x000D_ An Old Man's Love_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ Tales of All Countries:_x000D_ La Mère Bauche_x000D_ The O'Conors of Castle Conor_x000D_ John Bull on the Guadalquivir_x000D_ Miss Sarah Jack, of Spanish Town, Jamaica_x000D_ The Courtship of Susan Bell_x000D_ Relics of General Chassé_x000D_ An Unprotected Female At the Pyramids…_x000D_ Lotta Schmidt & Other Stories_x000D_ An Editor's Tales_x000D_ Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices and other Stories_x000D_ Other Stories_x000D_ Plays:_x000D_ Did He Steal It?_x000D_ The Noble Jilt_x000D_ Travel Writings:_x000D_ The West Indies and the Spanish Main_x000D_ North America_x000D_ South Africa_x000D_ How the 'Mastiffs' Went to Iceland_x000D_ Sketches:_x000D_ Hunting Sketches_x000D_ Travelling Sketches_x000D_ Clergymen of the Church of England_x000D_ Studies & Essays:_x000D_ The Commentaries of Caesar_x000D_ Thackeray_x000D_ Life of Cicero_x000D_ Lord Palmerston_x000D_ A Walk in a Wood_x000D_ On Anonymous Literature_x000D_ On English Prose Fiction as Rational Amusement_x000D_ On the Higher Education of Women_x000D_ The Civil Service as a Profession_x000D_ The National Gallery_x000D_ Clarissa_x000D_ The Uncontrolled Ruffianism of London_x000D_ The Young Women at the London Telegraph Office_x000D_ An Autobiography of Anthony Trollope_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

Galileo’s Thinking Hand PDF Book By Horst Bredekamp

Galileo’s Thinking Hand

  • Author: Horst Bredekamp
  • ISBN Code: : 3110539217
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 375 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 979 Readers
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Contemporary biographies of Galilei emphasize, in several places, that he was a masterful draughtsman. In fact, Galilei studied at the art academy, which is where his friendship with Ludovico Cigoli developed, who later became the official court artist. The book focuses on this formative effect – it tracks Galilei’s trust in the epistemological strength of drawings. It also looks at Galilei’s activities in the world of art and his reflections on art theory, ending with an appreciation of his fame; after all, he was revered as a rebirth of Michelangelo. For the first time, this publication collects all aspects of the appreciation of Galilei as an artist, contemplating his art not only as another facet of his activities, but as an essential element of his research.

Tutenkhamen's Tracksuit PDF Book By Alan Tyers,Beach

Tutenkhamen's Tracksuit

  • Author: Alan Tyers,Beach
  • ISBN Code: : 1408842785
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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In this weird and wonderful museum catalogue, the optician's prescription for the 1966 World Cup Russian linesman appears next to a news report of an ear-biting scandal in the Roman Gladiatorial arena, and an advert for Roger Bannister's four-minute egg timer is featured alongside Andrew Flintoff's bar bill from the 2005 Ashes celebrations. Tutenkhamen's Tracksuit ransacks the dusty lockers and forgotten corners of the world's dressing-rooms to present a unique collection of subverted reality. Satirical, surreal and completely invented, fans of every sport will enjoy this knowing and mischievous hijacking of the defining moments of popular sporting culture. The book illuminates the most famous moments, lives, personalities and controversies in sport with a unique collection of found (i.e. made-up!) objects drawn from throughout history. From match-fixing in Ancient Egypt to Twittering kiss-and-tells, no sporting stone is left unturned. The hundred objects are presented as a unique collection of sporting ephemera curated by Gideon Rupert, Acting Director of the National Museum for Sport and Fishing, Orkney. From spoof diaries, school reports, news articles and intercepted emails to postcards, seating plans, tactical diagrams and cave paintings, each tells the story of a well-known sporting event or personality in a completely irreverent way, alongside curator's notes and spurious academic references. After reading Tutenkhamen's Tracksuit, you'll never look at a museum catalogue in the same way again.

What the Bible Really Tells Us PDF Book By T. J. Wray

What the Bible Really Tells Us

  • Author: T. J. Wray
  • ISBN Code: : 1442212934
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 906 Readers
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The Bible is the foundational text for Jews and Christians, but most people, having little knowledge of what it actually says, feel less than uncomfortable navigating its pages. What the Bible Really Tells Us solves this problem, providing a thorough, yet accessible, guide to the Good Book and the ways in which it can enrich one’s life. Opening with a 60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz to test your knowledge, author T.J. Wray then provides essential background information to arm readers with tools necessary to read and interpret passages on their own. And, with these tools in hand, Wray helps readers explore what the Bible really says about key issues today, including: Suffering Heaven and hell Gender and sexuality The environment What the Bible Really Tells Us is an indispensable guide for individuals and groups interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the Bible and the timeless lessons it imparts.

A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores PDF Book By Eric Ziolkowski

A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores

  • Author: Eric Ziolkowski
  • ISBN Code: : 3110286726
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 394 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 239 Readers
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This first volume of a two-volume Handbook treats a challenging, largely neglected subject at the crossroads of several academic fields: biblical studies, reception history of the Bible, and folklore studies or folkloristics. The Handbook examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of different cultures around the globe. This first volume, complete with a general Introduction, focuses on biblically-derived characters, tales, motifs, and other elements in Jewish (Mizrahi, Sephardi, Ashkenazi), Romance (French, Romanian), German, Nordic/Scandinavian, British, Irish, Slavic (East, West, South), and Islamic folkloric traditions. The volume contributes to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament, and various pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration by folk commentators of different faiths. The book also illuminates the development, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new areas for investigation in the reception history of the Bible; and offers insights into the popular dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities around the globe, especially regarding how the holy scriptures have informed those communities’ popular imaginations.

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman PDF Book By Anabel Inge

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman

  • Author: Anabel Inge
  • ISBN Code: : 0190611685
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 971 Readers
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The spread of Salafism--often referred to as "Wahhabism"--in the West has intrigued and alarmed observers since the attacks of 9/11. Many see it as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that condones the subjugation of women and fuels Jihadist extremism. This view depicts Salafi women as the hapless victims of a fanatical version of Islam. Yet in Britain, growing numbers of educated women--often converts or from less conservative Muslim backgrounds-are actively choosing to embrace Salafism's literalist beliefs and strict regulations, including heavy veiling, wifely obedience, and seclusion from non-related men. How do these young women reconcile such difficult demands with their desire for university education, fulfilling careers, and suitable husbands? How do their beliefs affect their love lives and other relationships? And why do they become Salafi in the first place? Anabel Inge has gained unprecedented access to Salafi women's groups in the United Kingdom to provide the first in-depth account of their lives. Drawing on more than two years of ethnographic fieldwork in London, she examines why Salafism is attracting so many young Somalis, Afro-Caribbean converts, and others. But she also reveals the personal dilemmas they confront. This ground-breaking, lucid, and richly detailed book will be of vital interest to scholars, policy-makers, journalists, and general readers.

The Inferno of Dante Alighieri PDF Book By

The Inferno of Dante Alighieri

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  • ISBN Code: : 9781469724485
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 271 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 156 Readers
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THE INFERNO OF DANTE ALIGHIERI TRANSLATED IN TRIPLE-RHYME WITH AN INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND COMMENTARY This vigorous translation of the Inferno, the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, makes accessible to the modern reader the poet's descent through the nine circles of Hell. Rendered in clear, lively English, it is almost unique in retaining the difficult triple-rhyme scheme of the original, while remaining faithful to the meaning. The introduction, footnotes and commentaries clarify the poem without being burdensome, and an associated web site provides illustrations and further background. "I was constantly amazed and charmed with the facility with which Zimmerman's translation manages to put Dante's common Italian language into vernacular speech in English, giving it-with no loss of its important classical allusions or its lyrical impact-all the immediacy and suspense of a contemporary thriller." -Samsara Review "The major virtue of Seth Zimmerman's translation lies in its idiomatic, direct, unpretentious style." -Metamorphoses The cover shows the thief Agnello in the eighth circle. From the mobile Inferno installation of Janet Van Fleet.

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge PDF Book By The New York Times

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

  • Author: The New York Times
  • ISBN Code: : 1429950854
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 1376 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 205 Readers
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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri PDF Book By Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

  • Author: Dante Alighieri
  • ISBN Code: : 0199770336
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 230 Readers
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This first volume of Robert Durling's new translation of The Divine Comedy brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and humor. Remarkably true to both the letter and spirit of this central work of Western literature, Durling's is a prose translation (the first to appear in twenty-five years), and is thus free of the exigencies of meter and rhyme that hamper recent verse translations. As Durling notes, "the closely literal style is a conscious effort to convey in part the nature of Dante's Italian, notoriously craggy and difficult even for Italians." Rigorously accurate as to meaning, it is both clear and supple, while preserving to an unparalleled degree the order and emphases of Dante's complex syntax. The Durling-Martinez Inferno is also user-friendly. The Italian text, newly edited, is printed on each verso page; the English mirrors it in such a way that readers can easily find themselves in relation to the original terza rima. Designed with the first-time reader of Dante in mind, the volume includes comprehensive notes and textual commentary by Martinez and Durling: both are life-long students of Dante and other medieval writers (their Purgatorio and Paradiso will appear next year). Their introduction is a small masterpiece of its kind in presenting lucidly and concisely the historical and conceptual background of the poem. Sixteen short essays are provided that offer new inquiry into such topics as the autobiographical nature of the poem, Dante's views on homosexuality, and the recurrent, problematic body analogy (Hell has a structure parallel to that of the human body). The extensive notes, containing much new material, explain the historical, literary, and doctrinal references, present what is known about the damned souls Dante meets --from the lovers who spend eternity in the whirlwind of their passion, to Count Ugolino, who perpetually gnaws at his enemy's skull--disentangle the vexed party politics of Guelfs and Ghibellines, illuminate difficult and disputed passages, and shed light on some of Dante's unresolved conflicts. Robert Turner's illustrations include detailed maps of Italy and several of its regions, clearly labeled diagrams of the cosmos and the structure of Hell, and eight line drawings illustrating objects and places mentioned in the poem. With its exceptionally high standard of typography and design, the Durling-Martinez Inferno offers readers a solid cornerstone for any home library. It will set the standard for years to come.

Complete Works of Jules Verne (illustrated): A Jorney To The Centre Of The Earth, From The Earth To The Moon, The Floating Island, The Children Of Capitan Grant, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea PDF Book By Jules Verne

Complete Works of Jules Verne (illustrated): A Jorney To The Centre Of The Earth, From The Earth To The Moon, The Floating Island, The Children Of Capitan Grant, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Page : 22647 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 465 Readers
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Jules Verne, a 19th-century French author, is famed for such revolutionary science-fiction novels as “Around the World in Eighty Days” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In all, Verne authored more than 60 books (most notably the 54 novels comprising the “Voyages Extraordinaires”), as well as dozens of plays, short stories and librettos. He conjured hundreds of memorable characters and imagined countless innovations years before their time, including the submarine, space travel, terrestrial flight and deep-sea exploration. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Some of the works appear only in their original French texts, due to copyright restrictions. Table of Contents The Novels FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON THE FLOATING ISLAND THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HATTERAS THE CHILDREN OF CAPTAIN GRANT In Search of the Castaways or The Children of Captain Grant New Zealand In Search of the Castaways New Zealand AROUND THE MOON TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA A FLOATING CITY THE ADVENTURES OF THREE ENGLISHMEN AND THREE RUSSIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA THE FUR COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR MICHAEL STROGOFF THE COURIER OF THE CZAR OFF ON A COMET THE UNDERGROUND CITY DICK SAND: A CAPTAIN AT FIFTEEN THE BEGUM’S FORTUNE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN IN CHINA THE STEAM HOUSE EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON THE GREEN RAY THE SCHOOL FOR ROBINSONS KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE OR ADVENTURES IN THE EUXINE THE ARCHIPELAGO ON FIRE THE STAR OF THE SOUTH MATHIAS SANDORF ROBUR THE CONQUEROR THE LOTTERY TICKET THE FLIGHT TO FRANCE THE WRECK OF THE CYNTHIA NORTH AGAINST SOUTH TWO YEARS HOLIDAY THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE FAMILY WITHOUT A NAME CESAR CASCABEL THE CARPATHIAN CASTLE CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC FOUNDLING MICK THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ANTIFER FACING THE FLAG CLOVIS DARDENTOR THE SPHINX OF THE ICE FIELDS THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET by Edgar Allan Poe NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM THE SUPER ORINOCO LE SUPERBE ORÉNOQUE THE WILL OF AN ECCENTRIC SECOND FATHERLAND SECONDE PATRIE PREFACE THE VILLAGE IN THE TREETOPS LE VILLAGE AÉRIEN THE YARNS OF JEAN-MARIE CABIDOULIN LES HISTOIRES DE JEAN-MARIE CABIDOULIN THE KIP BROTHERS LES FRÈRES KIP TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIPS BOURSES DE VOYAGE DEUXIÈME PARTIE MASTER OF THE WORLD A DRAMA IN LIVONIA UN DRAME EN LIVONIE INVASION OF THE SEA L’INVASION DE LA MER THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD LE PHARE DU BOUT DU MONDE THE GOLDEN VOLCANO LE VOLCAN D’OR THE THOMPSON AGENCY AND CO. L’AGENCE THOMPSON AND CO. THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR THE DANUBE PILOT THE SURVIVORS OF THE ‘JONATHAN’ THE SECRET OF WILHELM STORITZ ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF THE BARSAC MISSION The Short Stories MARTIN PAZ THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS DR. OX AND OTHER STORIES MASTER ZACHARIUS A DRAMA IN THE AIR A WINTER AMID THE ICE THE FORTIETH FRENCH ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY PAUL VERNE FRRITT-FLACC YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW LE HUMBUG AU XXIXe SIECLE L’ÉTERNEL ADAM A DRAMA IN MEXICO THE MUTINEERS OF THE BOUNTY IN THE YEAR 2889 IN THE YEAR 2889 AN EXPRESS OF THE FUTURE The Poetry VERNE’S POETRY À la morphine Sonnet La Cloche du soir Sonnet Connaissez-vous mon Andalouse La Fille de l’air À Herminie Le Génie Sonnet Hésitation À une jeune personne à la noble tournure, aux yeux grands et noirs. J’aime ces doux oiseaux Lorsque la douce nuit La Lune Sonnet La Mort Sonnet La Nuit Ô toi, que mon amour profond À Herminie. Quand par le dur hiver Sonnet Le Silence dans une église Sonnet La Vapeur Sonnet Vous êtes jeune et belle Sonnet The Plays VERNE’S PLAYS ONZE JOURS DE SIÈGE MICHEL STROGOFF The Non-Fiction I. THE EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD II. THE GREAT NAVIGATORS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY III. THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers PDF Book By Virginia Trimble,Thomas Williams,Katherine Bracher,Richard Jarrell,Jordan D. Marché,F. Jamil Ragep

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

  • Author: Virginia Trimble,Thomas Williams,Katherine Bracher,Richard Jarrell,Jordan D. Marché,F. Jamil Ragep
  • ISBN Code: : 0387304002
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 1341 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 870 Readers
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo’s acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes] PDF Book By Florin Curta,Andrew Holt

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]

  • Author: Florin Curta,Andrew Holt
  • ISBN Code: : 1610695666
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1047 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 320 Readers
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This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research

Reflecting the Eternal PDF Book By Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Reflecting the Eternal

  • Author: Marsha Daigle-Williamson
  • ISBN Code: : 1619708337
  • Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
  • Page : 275 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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The characters, plots, and potent language of C. S. Lewis's novels reveal everywhere the modern writer' admiration for Dante's Divine Comedy. Throughout his career Lewis drew on the structure, themes, and narrative details of Dante's medieval epic to present his characters as spiritual pilgrims growing toward God. Dante's portrayal of sin and sanctification, of human frailty and divine revelation, are evident in all of Lewis's best work. Readers will see how a modern author can make astonishingly creative use of a predecessor's material - in this case, the way Lewis imitated and adapted medieval ideas about spiritual life for the benefit of his modern audience. Nine chapters cover all of Lewis's novels, from Pilgrim's Regress and his science-fiction to The Chronicles of Narnia and Till We Have Faces. Readers will gain new insight into the sources of Lewis's literary imagination that represented theological and spiritual principles in his clever, compelling, humorous, and thoroughly human stories.

Dante’s Dream PDF Book By Gwenyth E. Hood

Dante’s Dream

  • Author: Gwenyth E. Hood
  • ISBN Code: : 1501513729
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 196 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 729 Readers
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Archetypal images, Carl Jung believed, when elaborated in tales and ceremonies, shape culture’s imagination and behavior. Unfortunately, such cultural images can become stale and lose their power over the mind. But an artist or mystic can refresh and revive a culture’s imagination by exploring his personal dream-images and connecting them to the past. Dante Alighieri presents his Divine Comedy as a dream-vision, carefully establishing the date at which it came to him (Good Friday, 1300), and maintaining the perspective of that time and place, throughout the work, upon unfolding history. Modern readers will therefore welcome a Jungian psychoanalytical approach, which can trace both instinctual and spiritual impulses in the human psyche. Some of Dante’s innovations (admission of virtuous pagans to Limbo) and individualized scenes (meeting personal friends in the afterlife) more likely spring from unconscious inspiration than conscious didactic intent. For modern readers, a focus on Dante’s personal dream-journey may offer the best way into his poem.

Futures of Enlightenment Poetry PDF Book By Dustin D. Stewart

Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

  • Author: Dustin D. Stewart
  • ISBN Code: : 019259964X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a revisionist account of poetry and embodiment from Milton to Romanticism. Scholars have made much of the period's theories of matter, with some studies equating the eighteenth century's modernity with its materialism. Yet the Enlightenment in Britain also brought bold new arguments for the immateriality of spirit and evocative claims about an imminent spirit realm. Protestant religious writing was of two minds about futurity, swinging back and forth between patience for the resurrected body and desire for the released soul. This ancient pattern carried over, the book argues, into understandings of poetry as a modern devotional practice. A range of authors agreed that poems can provide a foretaste of the afterlife, but they disagreed about what kind of future state the imagination should seek. The mortalist impulse—exemplified by John Milton and by Romantic poets Anna Letitia Barbauld and William Wordsworth—is to overcome the temptation of disembodiment and to restore spirit to its rightful home in matter. The spiritualist impulse—driving eighteenth-century verse by Mark Akenside, Elizabeth Singer Rowe, and Edward Young—is to break out of bodily repetition and enjoy the detached soul's freedom in advance. Although the study isolates these two tendencies, each needed the other as a source in the Enlightenment, and their productive opposition didn't end with Romanticism. The final chapter identifies an alternative Romantic vision that keeps open the possibility of a disembodied poetics, and the introduction considers present-day Anglophone writers who put it into practice.

An Encyclopaedia of Occultism PDF Book By Lewis Spence

An Encyclopaedia of Occultism

  • Author: Lewis Spence
  • ISBN Code: : 1596052376
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Page : 440 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 599 Readers
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This "compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, demonology, spiritism, and mysticism" was one of a kind when it was first published in 1920 and is still considered the best in its field today. Spence organizes a world's worth of magic -- from "Ab" (a magical month in the ancient Semitic calendar) to "Zulu witch-finders" -- into 2,500 dictionary-style entries that explore concepts and personalities both familiar (Freemasonry, Morgan le Fay) and obscure: palingenesy (a process by which plants or vegetables are destroyed and then "resurrected"), Leonora Galigai (a 17th-century Italian aristocrat who was burned as a witch). A delight for devotees of the weird and the strange, and a valuable resource for students of mythology and the evolution of scientific thought, this important volume is at home in the libraries of all book lovers. Scottish journalist and folklorist LEWIS SPENCE (1874 -1955) was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. He published more than 40 works on mythology and the occult, including History of Atlantis, An Introduction to Mythology, and Myth and Ritual in Dance, Game and Rhyme.

Dante's Broken Hammer PDF Book By Graham Harman

Dante's Broken Hammer

  • Author: Graham Harman
  • ISBN Code: : 1910924318
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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In this book the founder of object-oriented philosophy transforms one of the classic poets of the Western canon, Dante Alighieri, into an edgy stimulus for contemporary continental thought. It is well known that Dante's poetic works interpret love as the moving force of the universe: as embodied in his muse Beatrice from La Vita Nuova onward, as well as the much holier persons inhabiting Paradiso. Likewise, if love is the ultimate form of sincerity, it is easy to interpret the Inferno as a brilliant counterpoint of anti-sincerity, governed by fraud and blasphemy along with the innocuous form of fraud known as humor (strangely absent from all parts of Dante's cosmos other than hell). In turn, the middle ground of Purgatorio is where Harman locates Dante's clearest theory of sincerity. Yet this is only the beginning. For while Dante provides a suitable background for the metaphysics of commitment found in such later thinkers as Pascal, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Badiou, he also provides even more important resources for overcoming two centuries of philosophy shaped by Immanuel Kant.

The Traveller in the Evening - The Last Works of William Blake PDF Book By Morton D. Paley

The Traveller in the Evening - The Last Works of William Blake

  • Author: Morton D. Paley
  • ISBN Code: : 0191527815
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 348 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 942 Readers
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There has never been a book about Blake's last period, from his meeting with John Linnell in 1818 to his death in 1827, although it includes some of his greatest works. In The Traveller in the Evening, Morton Paley argues that this late phase involves attitudes, themes, and ideas that are either distinctively new or different in emphasis from what preceded them. After an introduction on Blake and his milieu during this period, Paley begins with a chapter on Blake's illustrations to Thornton's edition of Virgil. Paley relates these to Blake's complex view of pastoral, before proceeding to a history of the project, its near-abortion, and its fulfillment as one of Blake's greatest accomplishments as an illustrator. In Yah and His Two Sons the presentation of the divine, except where it is associated with art, is ambiguous where it is not negative. Paley takes up this separate plate in the context of artists's representations of the Laocoon that would have been known to Blake, and also of what Blake would have known of its history from classical antiquity to his own time. Blake's Dante water colours and engravings are the most ambitious accomplishment of the last years of his life, and Paley shows that the problematic nature of some of these pictures, with Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car as a main example, arises from Blake's own divided and sharply polarized attitude toward Dante's Comedy. The closing chapter, called 'Blake's Bible', is on the Bible-related designs and writings of Blake's last years. Paley discusses The Death of Abel (addressed to Lord Byron 'in the Wilderness') as a response to its literary forerunners, especially Gessner's Death of Abel and Byron's Cain. For the Job engravings Paley shows how the border designs and the marginal texts set up a dialogue with the main illustrations unlike anything in Blake's Job water colours on the same subjects. Also included here are Blake's last pictorial work on a Biblical subject, The Genesis manuscript, and Blake's last writing on a Biblical text, his vitriolic comments on Thornton's translations of the Lord's Prayer.

Human Rights in Islamic North Africa PDF Book By E. Ike Udogu

Human Rights in Islamic North Africa

  • Author: E. Ike Udogu
  • ISBN Code: : 1476638691
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 452 Readers
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It is one thing to craft superb human rights tenets in a constitution and another to enforce such policies in practice. This book explores the contradictions between interpretations of constitutional tenets and the dogmas contained in the penal code of Islamic North Africa--particularly in regard to Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Provided are brief histories of each country that connect the colonial past to present-day human rights records. The author also suggests ways in which to mitigate human rights infractions to advance peaceful coexistence that could promote political and economic development.

The Lost World PDF Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN Code: : 0191505781
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 241 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 828 Readers
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`the ordinary laws of Nature are suspended. The various checks with influence the struggle for existence in the world at large are all neutralized or altered. Creatures survive which would otherwise disappear.' Headed by the larger than life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost word holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today, just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Galileo for Kids PDF Book By Richard Panchyk,Buzz Aldrin

Galileo for Kids

  • Author: Richard Panchyk,Buzz Aldrin
  • ISBN Code: : 161374188X
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 433 Readers
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Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo's life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major science museums, planetariums, and web sites for further exploration complement this activity book.

At Bully Hills PDF Book By Thaddeus Deluca

At Bully Hills

  • Author: Thaddeus Deluca
  • ISBN Code: : 1469110911
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 423 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 941 Readers
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This book is dedicated to the legions of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts who still suffer; may they find enough courage to take the first step in changing their livesadmitting they have a problem. If in some small way this book helps someone suffering from the disease of addiction find peace, the mission of this book will be completed; then pass it along to another addict in the hope he or she might find peace.

Dystopia PDF Book By Gregory Claeys

Dystopia

  • Author: Gregory Claeys
  • ISBN Code: : 0191088617
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 576 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 957 Readers
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Dystopia: A Natural History is the first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia. Taking the term to encompass both a literary tradition of satirical works, mostly on totalitarianism, as well as real despotisms and societies in a state of disastrous collapse, this volume redefines the central concepts and the chronology of the genre and offers a paradigm-shifting understanding of the subject. Part One assesses the theory and prehistory of 'dystopia'. By contrast to utopia, conceived as promoting an ideal of friendship defined as 'enhanced sociability', dystopia is defined by estrangement, fear, and the proliferation of 'enemy' categories. A 'natural history' of dystopia thus concentrates upon the centrality of the passion or emotion of fear and hatred in modern despotisms. The work of Le Bon, Freud, and others is used to show how dystopian groups use such emotions. Utopia and dystopia are portrayed not as opposites, but as extremes on a spectrum of sociability, defined by a heightened form of group identity. The prehistory of the process whereby 'enemies' are demonised is explored from early conceptions of monstrosity through Christian conceptions of the devil and witchcraft, and the persecution of heresy. Part Two surveys the major dystopian moments in twentieth century despotisms, focussing in particular upon Nazi Germany, Stalinism, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Cambodia under Pol Pot. The concentration here is upon the political religion hypothesis as a key explanation for the chief excesses of communism in particular. Part Three examines literary dystopias. It commences well before the usual starting-point in the secondary literature, in anti-Jacobin writings of the 1790s. Two chapters address the main twentieth-century texts usually studied as representative of the genre, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The remainder of the section examines the evolution of the genre in the second half of the twentieth century down to the present.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art PDF Book By Ilan Stavans,Jorge J. E. Gracia

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art

  • Author: Ilan Stavans,Jorge J. E. Gracia
  • ISBN Code: : 0822376881
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 966 Readers
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The essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans and the analytic philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia share long-standing interests in the intersection of art and ideas. Here they take thirteen pieces of Latino art, each reproduced in color, as occasions for thematic discussions. Whether the work at the center of a particular conversation is a triptych created by the brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ, a mural by the graffiti artist BEAR_TCK, or Above All Things, a photograph by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Stavans and Gracia's exchanges inevitably open out to literature, history, ethics, politics, religion, and visual culture more broadly. Autobiographical details pepper Stavans and Gracia's conversations, as one or the other tells what he finds meaningful in a given work. Sparkling with insight, their exchanges allow the reader to eavesdrop on two celebrated intellectuals—worldly, erudite, and unafraid to disagree—as they reflect on the pleasures of seeing.

The Chronicles of Newgate (Complete) PDF Book By Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

The Chronicles of Newgate (Complete)

  • Author: Arthur George Frederick Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 1465604162
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 382 Readers
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IN antiquity and varied interest Newgate prison yields to no place of durance in the world. A gaol has stood on this same site for almost a thousand years. The first prison was nearly as old as the Tower of London, and much older than the Bastille. Hundreds of thousands of Òfelons and trespassersÓ have from first to last been incarcerated within. To many it must have been an abode of sorrow, suffering, and unspeakable woe, a kind of terrestrial inferno, to enter which was to abandon every hope.Imprisonment was often lightly and capriciously inflicted in days before our liberties were fully won, and innumerable victims of tyranny and oppression have been lodged in Newgate. Political troubles also sent their quota. The gaol was the halfway-house to the scaffold or the gallows for turbulent or short-sighted persons who espoused the losing side; it was the starting-place for that painful pilgrimage to the pillory or whipping-post which was too frequently the punishment for rashly uttered libels and philippics against constituted power. Newgate, again, was on the high road to Smithfield; in times of intolerance and fierce religious dissensions numbers of devoted martyrs went thence to suffer for conscienceÕ sake at the stake. For centuries a large section of the permanent population of Newgate, as of all gaols, consisted of offenders against commercial laws. While fraudulent bankrupts were hanged, others more unfortunate than criminal were clapped into gaol to linger out their lives without the chance of earning the funds by which alone freedom could be recovered. Debtors of all degrees were condemned to languish for years in prison, often for the most paltry sums. The perfectly innocent were also detained. Gaol deliveries were rare, and the boon of arraignment and fair trial was strangely and unjustly withheld, while even those acquitted in open court were often haled back to prison because they were unable to discharge the gaolerÕs illegal fees. The condition of the prisoners in Newgate was long most deplorable. They were but scantily supplied with the commonest necessaries of life. Light scarcely penetrated their dark and loathsome dungeons; no breath of fresh air sweetened the fetid atmosphere they breathed; that they enjoyed the luxury of water was due to the munificence of a Lord Mayor. Their daily subsistence was most precarious. Food, clothing, fuel were doled out in limited quantities as charitable gifts; occasionally prosperous citizens bequeathed small legacies to be expended in the same articles of supply. These bare prison allowances were further eked out by the chance seizures in the markets; by bread forfeited as inferior or of light weight, and meat declared unfit to be publicly sold. All classes and categories of prisoners were herded indiscriminately together: men and women, tried and untried, upright but misguided zealots with hardened habitual offenders. The only principle of classification was a prisonerÕs ability or otherwise to pay certain fees; money could purchase the squalid comfort of the masterÕs side, but no immunity from the baleful companionship of felons equally well furnished with funds and no less anxious to escape the awful horror of the common side of the gaol. The weight of the chains, again, which, till quite recently, innocent and guilty alike wore, depended upon the price a prisoner could pay for Òeasement of irons,Ó and it was a common practice to overload a new-comer with enormous fetters and so terrify him into lavish disbursement. The gaol at all times was so hideously overcrowded that plague and pestilence perpetually ravaged it, and the deadly infection often spread into the neighbouring courts of law.

City and Nation in the Italian Unification PDF Book By Mahnaz Yousefzadeh

City and Nation in the Italian Unification

  • Author: Mahnaz Yousefzadeh
  • ISBN Code: : 0230118720
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 253 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 977 Readers
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This study of the first national festival of modern Italy historically reconstructs the event, using a mass of un-catalogued and unpublished documents left by the organizers, which positions the Centenary as a platform upon which an alternative definition of Italian national identity emerged.

The Passionate Intellect PDF Book By Barbara Reynolds

The Passionate Intellect

  • Author: Barbara Reynolds
  • ISBN Code: : 1597521000
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 290 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 491 Readers
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Dorothy L. Sayers, detective novelist, poet, scholar, playwright, and Christian apologist, spent the last fourteen years of her life reading and translating Dante's 'Divine Comedy'. The first two volumes of her translation, 'Hell' and 'Purgatory', were published during her lifetime, but when she died in 1957 the third volume, 'Paradise', was unfinished. It was completed by her friend Barbara Reynolds. Thirty years later Barbara Reynolds wrote this book, the first full-length study of this illuminating stage in the creative life of Dorothy Sayers. Drawing on personal reminiscences and unpublished letters, she tells a moving and compelling story. The work explores the dynamic impact of Dante upon a mature mind. New light is shed on Dorothy Sayers' personality, her relationship with her friends, her methods of work, and her intellectual and spiritual development. Readers of Dante, no less than readers of Sayers, will find this an exciting book.

The Divine Comedy Selected Cantos PDF Book By Dante

The Divine Comedy Selected Cantos

  • Author: Dante
  • ISBN Code: : 0486120465
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 876 Readers
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DIVSublime poetic masterpiece follows Dante through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. Includes unabridged texts of 33 of the original cantos plus summaries of omitted text. /div

The Shadow of Dante in French Renaissance Lyric PDF Book By Alison Baird Lovell

The Shadow of Dante in French Renaissance Lyric

  • Author: Alison Baird Lovell
  • ISBN Code: : 150151346X
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 283 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 140 Readers
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This book presents an interpretation of Maurice Scève’s lyric sequence Délie, object de plus haulte vertu (Lyon, 1544) in literary relation to the Vita nuova, Commedia, and other works of Dante Alighieri. Dante’s subtle influence on Scève is elucidated in depth for the first time, augmenting the allusions in Délie to the Canzoniere of Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca). Scève’s sequence of dense, epigrammatic dizains is considered to be an early example, prior to the Pléiade poets, of French Renaissance imitation of Petrarch’s vernacular poetry, in a time when imitatio was an established literary practice, signifying the poet’s participation in a tradition. While the Canzoniere is an important source for Scève’s Délie, both works are part of a poetic lineage that includes Occitan troubadours, Guinizzelli, Cavalcanti, and Dante. The book situates Dante as a relevant predecessor and source for Scève, and examines anew the Petrarchan label for Délie. Compelling poetic affinities emerge between Dante and Scève that do not correlate with Petrarch.

Dante's Divine Comedy PDF Book By Mark Vernon

Dante's Divine Comedy

  • Author: Mark Vernon
  • ISBN Code: : 1621387488
  • Publisher : Angelico Press
  • Page : 625 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 219 Readers
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Dante Alighieri was early in recognizing that our age has a problem. His hometown, Florence, was at the epicenter of the move from the medieval world to the modern. He realized that awareness of divine reality was shifting, and that if it were lost, dire consequences would follow. The Divine Comedy was born in a time of troubling transition, which is why it still speaks today. Dante's masterpiece presents a cosmic vision of reality, which he invites his readers to traverse with him. In this narrative retelling and guide, from the gates of hell, up the mountain of purgatory, to the empyrean of paradise, Mark Vernon offers a vivid introduction and interpretation of a book that, 700 years on, continues to open minds and change lives.

Home on the Strange PDF Book By Debora L. Carr

Home on the Strange

  • Author: Debora L. Carr
  • ISBN Code: : 1608444589
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Page : 116 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 444 Readers
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In this sequel to "you Don't Need a Passport to Move to New Mexico" the ride continues s you further explore the wild, wacky west that is New Mexico. "Home on the Strange" introduces you to some of the odd sights, both natural and man-made that are part of The Land of Enchantment's bizarre landscape. Ecclectic yard decor, other worldly visitors, awesome natural wonders and kooky roadside curiosities combine to make New Mexico seem like a whole different world! Meet "Sunny" the dinosaur. The 4:10 Roadrunner and find out why the state's motto is "It Grows as it Goes." Are there really aliens in New Mexico? You Betcha! All this and much more ca be found in the pages of "home on the Strange"!. Debora Carr was born and raised in the central New Jersey area, graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Art Education in 1980 and became a successful professional graphic artist and packaging designer. She chose to accompany her parents when they decided to relocate to and retire in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2003, where she continued her chosen profession of graphic artist, working as a one-person art department for a small print shop. She continued to keep in touch with friends and family members 'back east' by means of periodic humorous newsletters which she called her 'Albu-Quirky Journals' in which she detailed her perspective on life in New Mexico. She later collected some of these reports and rewrote them in a tongue-in-cheek essay form, emulating the short stories written by two of her favorite authors, James Thurber and Mark Twain and published them in her first book, "You Don't Need a Passport to Move to New Mexico." "Home on the Strange" is the sequel, continuing to relate more humorous observations regarding life in the weird Wild West of New Mexico. Debora still revels in collecting stories and photos of all things weird, odd and unusual and is delighted to find that her new home state of New Mexico is overflowing with them. With any luck, it will continue to provide fodder for more entries into her "Albu-Quirky Journals for years to come.

The Last Deployment PDF Book By Bronson Lemer

The Last Deployment

  • Author: Bronson Lemer
  • ISBN Code: : 0299282139
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Page : 223 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 184 Readers
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In 2003, after serving five and a half years as a carpenter in a North Dakota National Guard engineer unit, Bronson Lemer was ready to leave the military behind. But six months short of completing his commitment to the army, Lemer was deployed on a yearlong tour of duty to Iraq. Leaving college life behind in the Midwest, he yearns for a lost love and quietly dreams of a future as an openly gay man outside the military. He discovers that his father’s lifelong example of silent strength has taught him much about being a man, and these lessons help him survive in a war zone and to conceal his sexuality, as he is required to do by the U.S. military. The Last Deployment is a moving, provocative chronicle of one soldier’s struggle to reconcile military brotherhood with self-acceptance. Lemer captures the absurd nuances of a soldier’s daily life: growing a mustache to disguise his fear, wearing pantyhose to battle sand fleas, and exchanging barbs with Iraqis while driving through Baghdad. But most strikingly, he describes the poignant reality faced by gay servicemen and servicewomen, who must mask their identities while serving a country that disowns them. Often funny, sometimes anguished, The Last Deployment paints a deeply personal portrait of war in the twenty-first century. InSight Out Book Club selection Bronson Lemer named one of Instinct magazine’s Leading Men 2011 QPB Book Club selection Finalist, Minnesota Book Awards Finalist, Over the Rainbow Selection, American Library Association Amazon Top Ten 10 Gay & Lesbian Books of 2011