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A Beautiful Evil PDF Book By Kelly Keaton

A Beautiful Evil

  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • ISBN Code: : 1442409290
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 144 Readers
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Ari struggles with a power she can’t deny—and a destiny she’s determined to fight—in this dark and sexy sequel to Darkness Becomes Her. When Ari first arrived in the dilapidated city of New 2, all she wanted was to figure out who she was. But what she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare. Ari is a descendant of Medusa and can already sense the evil growing inside her—a power the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess. Desperate to hold on to her humanity and protect her loved ones, Ari must fight back. But Athena’s playing mind games, not just with Ari, but with those she cares about most. And Athena has a very special plan for the brooding and sexy Sebastian. Ari is determined to defeat Athena, but time is running out. With no other options, Ari must unleash the very thing she’s afraid of: herself.

Darkness Becomes Her PDF Book By Kelly Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her

  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • ISBN Code: : 9781442409262
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 930 Readers
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A dark and lush paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback! Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. Her search for answers uncovers a message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued. She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her. Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Beautiful PDF Book By Katie Piper

Beautiful

  • Author: Katie Piper
  • ISBN Code: : 1446406075
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 837 Readers
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'I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me.' When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model. But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare ... After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away. Beautiful is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil PDF Book By John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • Author: John Berendt
  • ISBN Code: : 0307538370
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

The School for Good and Evil PDF Book By Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil

  • Author: Soman Chainani
  • ISBN Code: : 0062104918
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 255 Readers
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THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix—starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and more! The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning! With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King!

Beautiful Evil Queen PDF Book By Mu ZiCaoLi

Beautiful Evil Queen

  • Author: Mu ZiCaoLi
  • ISBN Code: : 1636894666
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 228 Readers
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Did he think he could make her die just by setting her on fire? Sorry to disappoint you! The raging inferno has been reborn. From now on, don't even think of making a move against me!

The Wicked Within PDF Book By Kelly Keaton

The Wicked Within

  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • ISBN Code: : 1442493178
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 999 Readers
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Ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book of this dark and sexy paranormal romance trilogy about a descendent of Medusa, set in a richly reimagined New Orleans. Her fate is not set in stone. Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2’s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants. Before either can locate the Hands, the statue goes missing, and a trail of blood follows those who once protected the relic’s secrets. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian—her life—depend upon her finding the statue before Athena. And with rumors that an ancient power is on the rise, the statue may not be her only concern…

Something Beautiful Happened PDF Book By Yvette Manessis Corporon

Something Beautiful Happened

  • Author: Yvette Manessis Corporon
  • ISBN Code: : 1501161121
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 243 Readers
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Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness in “an engrossing peek into a little-known chapter of World War II, and one family’s harrowing tale of finding the lost pieces of its own history” (Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar Temptress Solider Spy). Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, remainders of their hateful legacy still linger today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautiful interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt “story of compassion and collective resistance” with “undeniable emotional power” (Kirkus Reviews).

Sweet Evil PDF Book By Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil

  • Author: Wendy Higgins
  • ISBN Code: : 006208562X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series. What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

A Wrinkle in Time PDF Book By Madeleine L'Engle,General Press

A Wrinkle in Time

  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
  • ISBN Code: : 9389157722
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 826 Readers
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A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Homegoing PDF Book By Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

  • Author: Yaa Gyasi
  • ISBN Code: : 0385686145
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 673 Readers
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A PENGUIN BOOK CLUB PICK "Homegoing is an inspiration." —Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonist, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising "half-caste" children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, before being shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and—with outstanding economy and force—captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.

A Great and Terrible Beauty PDF Book By Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty

  • Author: Libba Bray
  • ISBN Code: : 0375890491
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 146 Readers
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The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine. It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to? “A delicious, elegant gothic.”—PW, Starred “Shivery with both passion and terror.”—Kirkus Reviews "Compulsively readable." --VOYA A New York Times Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Book Sense Bestseller BBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults) Iowa High School Book Award Garden State Teen Book Award Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award

The Beautiful PDF Book By Renée Ahdieh

The Beautiful

  • Author: Renée Ahdieh
  • ISBN Code: : 1524738182
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 378 Readers
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Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet.

Evil PDF Book By Julia Shaw

Evil

  • Author: Julia Shaw
  • ISBN Code: : 0385690304
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 251 Readers
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An original and scientifically rigorous exploration of the darkest recesses of the human mind. What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures. What one may consider normal, like sex before marriage, eating meat or being a banker, others may find abhorrent. And if evil is only in the eye of the beholder, can it be said to exist at all? In Evil, Dr. Shaw uses case studies from academia, examples from popular culture and anecdotes from everyday life to break down complex information and concepts such as the neuroscience of evil, the psychology of bloodlust and workplace misbehaviour. In grappling with thorny dilemmas--from "Would I kill baby Hitler?" to "Why do I want to murder my spouse?"--Dr. Shaw offers readers a better understanding of the world, ourselves and our Google search histories.

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil PDF Book By Stephen Collins

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

  • Author: Stephen Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 1446484114
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 410 Readers
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The job of the skin is to keep things in... On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless. Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying, unstoppable...monster*! Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, most importantly, are they going to do with Dave? The first book from a new leading light of UK comics, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl. It is about life, death and the meaning of beards. (*We mean a gigantic beard, basically.)

The Fairest of Them All PDF Book By Maria Tatar

The Fairest of Them All

  • Author: Maria Tatar
  • ISBN Code: : 0674245806
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 412 Readers
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We think we know the story of Snow White from Disney and the Brothers Grimm. But acclaimed folklorist Maria Tatar reveals dazzling variations from across the globe. The story of the rivalry between a beautiful, innocent girl and her equally beautiful and cruel mother has been endlessly repeated and refashioned all over the world. In Switzerland you might hear about seven dwarfs who shelter a girl, only to be murdered by robbers. In Armenia a mother orders her husband to kill his daughter because the moon has declared her “the most beautiful of all.” The Brothers Grimm gave this story the name by which we know it best, and in 1937 Walt Disney sweetened their somber version to make the first feature-length, animated fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Since then the Disney film has become our cultural touchstone—the innocent heroine, her evil stepmother, the envy that divides them, and a romantic rescue from domestic drudgery and maternal persecution. But, as every fan of the story knows, there is more to Snow White than that. The magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the catatonic sleep, and the strange scene of revivification are important elements in the phantasmagoria of the Snow White universe. Maria Tatar, an acclaimed folklorist and translator, brings to life a global melodrama of mother-daughter rivalries that play out across countries and cultures.

The 48 Laws of Power PDF Book By Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • ISBN Code: : 1101042451
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 402 Readers
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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell PDF Book By Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

  • Author: Chris Colfer
  • ISBN Code: : 0316204919
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Beautiful Redemption PDF Book By Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Redemption

  • Author: Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl
  • ISBN Code: : 0316214604
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 785 Readers
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The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater! Is death the end . . . or only the beginning? Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves. Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect. Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

Pandora's Jar PDF Book By Natalie Haynes

Pandora's Jar

  • Author: Natalie Haynes
  • ISBN Code: : 0063139472
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 418 Readers
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“Funny, sharp explications of what these sometimes not-very-nice women were up to, and how they sometimes made idiots of . . . but read on!”—Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale The national bestselling author of A Thousand Ships returns with a fascinating, eye-opening take on the remarkable women at the heart of classical stories Greek mythology from Helen of Troy to Pandora and the Amazons to Medea. The tellers of Greek myths—historically men—have routinely sidelined the female characters. When they do take a larger role, women are often portrayed as monstrous, vengeful or just plain evil—like Pandora, the woman of eternal scorn and damnation whose curiosity is tasked with causing all the world’s suffering and wickedness when she opened that forbidden box. But, as Natalie Haynes reveals, in ancient Greek myths there was no box. It was a jar . . . which is far more likely to tip over. In Pandora’s Jar, the broadcaster, writer, stand-up comedian, and passionate classicist turns the tables, putting the women of the Greek myths on an equal footing with the men. With wit, humor, and savvy, Haynes revolutionizes our understanding of epic poems, stories, and plays, resurrecting them from a woman’s perspective and tracing the origins of their mythic female characters. She looks at women such as Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother-turned-lover-and-wife (turned Freudian sticking point), at once the cleverest person in the story and yet often unnoticed. She considers Helen of Troy, whose marriage to Paris “caused” the Trojan war—a somewhat uneven response to her decision to leave her husband for another man. She demonstrates how the vilified Medea was like an ancient Beyonce—getting her revenge on the man who hurt and betrayed her, if by extreme measures. And she turns her eye to Medusa, the original monstered woman, whose stare turned men to stone, but who wasn’t always a monster, and had her hair turned to snakes as punishment for being raped. Pandora’s Jar brings nuance and care to the millennia-old myths and legends and asks the question: Why are we so quick to villainize these women in the first place—and so eager to accept the stories we’ve been told?

The Brothers Karamazov PDF Book By Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

  • Author: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • ISBN Code: : 3985516723
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Page : 577 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 882 Readers
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The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde PDF Book By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN Code: : 3736801564
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Page : 104 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 235 Readers
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. There are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil; completely opposite levels of morality. The novel's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is a thrilling Gothic horror novel. John Utterson, a prosecutor, is on his weekly walk with his relative, who proceeds to tell him of an encounter with a man he had seen some months ago while coming home late at night from Cavendish Place. The tale describes a sinister figure named Edward Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and re-emerges to pay off her relatives with 10 pounds in gold and a cheque signed by respectable gentleman Dr. Henry Jekyll (a client and friend of Utterson's) for 90 pounds. Jekyll had recently and suddenly changed his will to make Hyde the sole beneficiary. This development concerns and disturbs Utterson, who makes an effort to seek out Hyde. Utterson fears that Hyde is blackmailing Jekyll for his money. Upon finally managing to encounter Hyde, Hyde's ugliness, as if deformed, amazes Utterson. Although Utterson cannot say exactly how or why, Hyde provokes an instinctive feeling of revulsion in him. Much to Utterson's surprise, Hyde willingly offers Utterson his address. After one of Jekyll's dinner parties, Utterson stays behind to discuss the matter of Hyde with Jekyll. Utterson notices Jekyll turning pale, yet he assures Utterson that everything involving Hyde is in order and that he is to be left alone.

The Beginning of Infinity PDF Book By David Deutsch

The Beginning of Infinity

  • Author: David Deutsch
  • ISBN Code: : 0141969695
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 583 Readers
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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

Siddhartha PDF Book By Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha

  • Author: Hermann Hesse
  • ISBN Code: : 3985511861
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Page : 177 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 450 Readers
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Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse is one of the most influential spiritual works of the twentieth century. And, most famous examples of the West''s fascination with Indian culture & particularly Buddhistic philosophy. Hermann Hesse tells the story of Siddhartha, a Brahmin on a quest for self-discovery'. As boy follows his heart and goes through various lives to finally understand what it means to be enlightened. He experiences life as a pious brahmin, a Samana, a rich merchant, a lover and an ordinary ferryman, to a father. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee, neither meditating nor reciting, Siddhartha comes to blend in with the world, resonating with the rhythms of nature, bending the reader's ear down to hear answers from the river.This classic text gives the reader insight into various stages of growth in life that many people can connect with on different levels.

The Snow Queen PDF Book By Hans Christian Andersen

The Snow Queen

  • Author: Hans Christian Andersen
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 29 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 212 Readers
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"The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Old Magic PDF Book By Marianne Curley

Old Magic

  • Author: Marianne Curley
  • ISBN Code: : 1408825376
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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Kate is at a loss. She meets a boy with curious powers and a bizarre history - but he thinks he is very ordinary. How can she convince him that he has a gift, a gift that he must use to unravel mysteries that have hung over his family for generations? And even if she does persuade him, will his talents prove powerful enough to overcome what lies ahead?

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing PDF Book By Jen Waite

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

  • Author: Jen Waite
  • ISBN Code: : 0735216509
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 960 Readers
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A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir. “Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World One night. One email. Two realities... Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter. After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage. In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.

The Art of Nick Cave PDF Book By John H. Baker

The Art of Nick Cave

  • Author: John H. Baker
  • ISBN Code: : 1841506273
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Page : 282 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 744 Readers
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Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects, including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Cave's creative endeavors, this collection of critical essays provides a comprehensive overview of his multifaceted career. The contributors, who hail from an array of disciplines, consider Cave's work from many different angles, drawing on historical, psychological, pedagogical, and generic perspectives. Illuminating the remarkable scope of Cave's achievements, they explore his career as a composer of film scores, scriptwriter, and performer, most strikingly in Ghosts of the Civil Dead; his work in theater; and his literary output, which includes the novels And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro, as well as two collections of prose. Together, the resulting essays provide a lucid overview of Nick Cave's work that will orient students and fans while offering fresh insights sure to deepen even expert perspectives.

Unity of Good PDF Book By MARY BAKER EDDY

Unity of Good

  • Author: MARY BAKER EDDY
  • ISBN Code: : 8184305060
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 796 Readers
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Perhaps no doctorine of Christian science rouses so much natural doubt and questioning as this, that God knows no such thing as sin. Indeed, this may be a set down as one of the "things hard to be understood," such as the apostle Peter declared were taught by his fellow apostle Paul, "which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest...unto their own destruction." Let us then reason together on this important subject, whose statement in Christian Science may justly be characterzied as wonderful.

BeYOUtiful PDF Book By Shelina Janmohamed

BeYOUtiful

  • Author: Shelina Janmohamed
  • ISBN Code: : 1783129506
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 816 Readers
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BeYOUtiful is about feeling extraordinary, radiating confidence, and celebrating diversity in how we look. This book will look at self esteem and body image, how beauty has changed throughout history and beauty in difference. It explores how media and society presents beauty and gives constructive advice on how to BeYOUtiful, giving readers the tools to look critically at what they are shown, form their own opinions and build their confidence. As much as we want to believe that young people gain confidence from messages like "beauty comes from within," the reality is that our inner wellbeing is affected by how we feel about our outward appearance. This book will empower young readers to think critically about the images they see, reflect upon their own inner and outer beauty and find perspective in a harsh world. Author Shelina Janmohamed writes in an engaging, fun and honest manner, perfect for young readers who may be questioning their own beauty as they grow up.

The Spiritual Writings of Mary Baker Eddy PDF Book By Mary Baker Eddy

The Spiritual Writings of Mary Baker Eddy

  • Author: Mary Baker Eddy
  • ISBN Code: : 3849643395
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Page : 307 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 903 Readers
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Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of the Christian Scientist denomination. She was born at Bow, near Concord, N. H. She founded the first Christian Science Church at Boston in 1879, and opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College there in 1881. She frequently appeared upon the lecture platform, and wrote much for the Christian Science publications, but is most widely known as the author of Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures. This edition includes the following writings: Unity Of Good Rudimental Divine Science Retrospection And Introspection Pulpit And Press No And Yes Poems

The Children of Athena PDF Book By Nicole Loraux

The Children of Athena

  • Author: Nicole Loraux
  • ISBN Code: : 0691236836
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 137 Readers
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According to one myth, the first Athenian citizen was born from the earth after the sperm of a rejected lover, the god Hephaistos, dripped off the virgin goddess Athena's leg and onto fertile soil. Henceforth Athenian citizens could claim to be truly indigenous to their city and to have divine origins that bypassed maternity. In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and other Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

Unity of Good PDF Book By Mary Baker Eddy

Unity of Good

  • Author: Mary Baker Eddy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 129 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 153 Readers
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"Unity of Good" by Mary Baker Eddy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society PDF Book By Marguerite Johnson

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

  • Author: Marguerite Johnson
  • ISBN Code: : 1134689462
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context. This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.

Fallen Angels and Fallen Women PDF Book By Robin Jarrell

Fallen Angels and Fallen Women

  • Author: Robin Jarrell
  • ISBN Code: : 1608994058
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 206 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 137 Readers
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The strange and enigmatic title "son of man" has intrigued biblical scholars for millennia. What does it mean and how does it describe Jesus in his role as the Christian messiah? Robin Jarrell surveys the mythological roots of the phrase in the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and traces its development from the mythology of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut's birth narrative, to the Baal Cycle in Ugaritic literature, to the story of Pandora, and finally to the story of creation found in the book of Genesis. The key to unlocking the mystery of the phrase "son of man" is embedded in the story of the first "son of man"--Noah--with the reference to "the sons of God" who found wives among the "daughters of men" and whose offspring brought devastation to the earth and the reason for the flood. In the hands of the Christian gospel writers, the parallel "son of man" figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls reemerges in the identity of the last "son of man"--Jesus of Nazareth.

Penny Dreadful - The Ongoing Series Volume 2 PDF Book By Chris King

Penny Dreadful - The Ongoing Series Volume 2

  • Author: Chris King
  • ISBN Code: : 1785862618
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Page : 114 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 710 Readers
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Continuing the hit TV series! The forces of darkness gather, and the end times come to London! Champions fall, new alliances are struck, and Ethan and Lily must race to find the key to Lucifer’s defeat – before the world is overrun! The worst has come to pass. Lucifer has risen and Sir Malcolm is dead. As the ultimate Evil gathers his troops, Catriona Hartdegan, the only one left to fight, takes on the forces of darkness surrounding her, with nothing but righteous fury in her heart. With the Master of Hell abroad once more, no one is safe, as Dorian Grey will learn. His past has caught up with him and he is about to that whatever loyalty he possesses will be sorely tested. Ethan, the Wolf of God, is also confronted with his fast-approaching destiny, but first he must come face to face with the woman he once knew and loved… The epic story of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME TV series continues in this official sequel, written by the show’s co-producer, Chris King, and stunningly illustrated by Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy) and Jason Wordie. “Possibly the best book on the racks right now. Unmissable!” – Nerdly “Dark, menacing, delightfully detailed and unique!” – Graphic Policy “A successor on par with Showtime’s cult phenomenon!” – Diabolique Magazine “A proper continuation: a fourth season!” – Snap Pow p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Collects Penny Dreadful #2.5-2.8

The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein PDF Book By Albrecht Classen

The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein

  • Author: Albrecht Classen
  • ISBN Code: : 0230617174
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 253 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 894 Readers
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This book offers the first complete English translation of the poems by the late-medieval German (Tyrolean) Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376/1377-1445). Oswald von Wolkenstein was one of the leading poets of his time and created some of the most exciting, experimental, and also deeply religious-conservative poetry of the entire Middle Ages and far beyond. German scholarship and musicologists have long recognized the extraordinary strength and power of Oswald s Middle High German songs, both in terms of his poetic imagery and his musical performance. This book proves Oswald's uvre to be one of the most idiosyncratic and individualistic in the entire late Middle Ages. Classen reveals how Oswald continued the medieval tradition, yet was a true innovator, exploring new attitudes toward love, sexuality, travel, war, politics, language, music, and, above all, his own individuality.

Frankenstein and Its Classics PDF Book By Jesse Weiner,Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Brett M. Rogers

Frankenstein and Its Classics

  • Author: Jesse Weiner,Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Brett M. Rogers
  • ISBN Code: : 1350054909
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 169 Readers
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Frankenstein and Its Classics is the first collection of scholarship dedicated to how Frankenstein and works inspired by it draw on ancient Greek and Roman literature, history, philosophy, and myth. Presenting twelve new essays intended for students, scholars, and other readers of Mary Shelley's novel, the volume explores classical receptions in some of Frankenstein's most important scenes, sources, and adaptations. Not limited to literature, the chapters discuss a wide range of modern materials-including recent films like Alex Garland's Ex Machina and comics like Matt Fraction's and Christian Ward's Ody-C-in relation to ancient works including Hesiod's Theogony, Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass. All together, these studies show how Frankenstein, a foundational work of science fiction, brings ancient thought to bear on some of today's most pressing issues, from bioengineering and the creation of artificial intelligence to the struggles of marginalized communities and political revolution. This addition to the comparative study of classics and science fiction reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world-and emphasizes the prescience and ongoing importance of Mary Shelley's immortal novel. As Frankenstein turns 200, its complex engagement with classical traditions is more significant than ever.

Encountering Eve's Afterlives PDF Book By Holly Morse

Encountering Eve's Afterlives

  • Author: Holly Morse
  • ISBN Code: : 0192580175
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 134 Readers
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Encountering Eve's Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 aims to destabilize the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within Western culture by engaging with marginal, and even heretical, interpretations that focus on more positive aspects of her character. In doing so, this book questions the myth that orthodox, popular readings represent the 'true' meaning of the first woman's story, and explores the possibility that previously ignored or muted rewritings of Eve are in fact equally 'valid' interpretations of the biblical text. By staging encounters between the biblical Eve and re-writings of her story, particularly those that help to challenge the interpretative status quo, this book re-frames the first woman using three key themes from her story: sin, knowledge, and life. Thus, it considers how and why the image of Eve as a dangerous temptress has gained considerably more cultural currency than the equally viable pictures of her as a subversive wise woman or as a mourning mother. The book offers a re-evaluation of the meanings and the myths of Eve, deconstructing the dominance of her cultural incarnation as a predominantly flawed female, and reconstructing a more nuanced presentation of the first woman's role in the Bible and beyond.

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals) PDF Book By Lauren K. Taaffe

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Lauren K. Taaffe
  • ISBN Code: : 1317700155
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 214 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 605 Readers
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Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider much more closely the conditions of the plays’ ancient productions when evaluating their ostensible themes. Three plays are focused upon: Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, and Ecclesiazusae. All seem to speak quite eloquently to contemporary concerns about women’s rights, the value of women’s work, and the relationships between women and war, literary representation and politics. On the one hand, Professor Taaffe tries to retrieve what an ancient Athenian audience may have l appreciated about these plays and what their central theses may have meant within that culture. On the other hand, Aristophanes is discussed from the perspective of a late twentieth-century, specifically female, reader.