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Both Sides the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower

By George Alfred Henty
  • ISBN Code: : 1613107315
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 297
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. Tess of the D'’Ubervilles The story of Tess of the D'Urbervilles revolves around a 16 year old very simple girl, named Tess Durbey-field. Since the family suffers acute financial crisis, so they approach the D'Urbervilles family who are holding huge land and having lot of money. There Tess meets Alec D'Urberville, who finds himself attracted to Tess. She meets Mr. Crick for another job. She also meets one more fellow Angel Clare, who is a travelling farmers apprentice. They marry each other. But after knowing her story, again there is a turn in Tess life. How she manages all such situation, how she meets all the financial aspects, lot of things happen with Tess.

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems

By Geoffrey Chaucer
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467756466
  • Total of Pages : 1056
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 828
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An oddly diverse group of twenty-nine people meet at an inn. Each of them is on a pilgrimage to a martyr's shrine in Canterbury. The Host suggests the strange bunch journey together and tell stories to pass the time. The group heads off, including a Knight, a Miller, a Wife, a Cook, a Shipman, and a Nun, among others, telling stories that range from bawdy exploits to foolish workers to the lives of saints. A classic of English literature, this unabridged version of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales was first published in the early 1400s and edited into modern English by D. Laing Purves in 1879. Purves's collection of Chaucer's works also contains Troilus and Cressida and additional poems and prose.

Story Teller An Anthology Of Folklore From The Native American Indians

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 421
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Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By exploring these stories, you will be offered you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. These stories were passed from one generation to the next. And now these stories are given to you, to carry forward for younger generations to explore and learn. The mythology of North America is a cultural treasure house, but many of these myths and legends are hidden away in various old and rare books. It would be difficult for the average person to track down and collect this material because the rarity of some of these books makes them hard to acquire. So, this vast body of wisdom lies out of reach of most people… until now. Included in this anthology are over 100 stories in the categories of Star People, Animal Tales, People Tales, War Tales, Origin Tales and Ghost Tales. Among the stories collected are: Origin of the Sweat Lodge, The Story of Poïa, The Story of the Land of Northern Lights, Tale of the Lazy Boys Who Became the Pleiades, The Moon and the Thunders, The Two War Gods and the Two Maidens, The First War, A Widow’s Revenge, A War Between the Alabama And the Choctaw, The Death of Head Chief and Young Mule, Two War Trails, Escape of The Seneca Boys, The End of The First World, Mistakes of Old Man, Iktomi’s Blanket, Iktomi and the Muskrat, Beaver Medicine, The Badger and the Bear, The Tree Bound, The Simpleton's Wisdom, Crossing the Red Sea, Wakiash and the First Totem Pole, The Dogs of the Chief's Son, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Godasiyo the Woman Chief, Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away's Father, Blue Corn Maiden and the Coming of Winter, The Beginning of Newness, The Origin of the Society of Rattlesnakes, Origin of the Raven and the Macaw, How Glooskap Found the Summer, Raven's Great Adventure – How Raven Lost His Beak, Apache Creation Story, How the Old Man, Made People, Origin of the Medicine Man, When the Animals and Birds Were Created, Creation of the First Indians, A Little Brave and the Medicine Woman, The Man Who Was Afraid of Nothing, The Ghosts' Buffalo, The Land of the Dead, The Skin Shifting Old Woman and many more.

The Children's Homer

By Padraic Colum
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 153444002X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 224
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From master storyteller Padriac Colum, winner of a Newbery Honor for The Golden Fleece, comes a collection of fifteen timeless stories inspired by classic Greek literature. Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclôpes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.

The H.D. Book

By Robert Duncan
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520948025
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 547
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This magisterial work, long awaited and long the subject of passionate speculation, is an unprecedented exploration of modern poetry and poetics by one of America’s most acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. developed into an expansive and unique quest to arrive at a poetics that would fuel Duncan’s great work in the 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the work of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and many others, Duncan’s wide-ranging book is especially notable for its illumination of the role women played in creation of literary modernism. Until now, The H.D. Book existed only in mostly out-of-print little magazines in which its chapters first appeared. Now, for the first time published in its entirety, as its author intended, this monumental work—at once an encyclopedia of modernism, a reinterpretation of its key players and texts, and a record of Duncan’s quest toward a new poetics—is at last complete and available to a wide audience.

Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance

By Roger Sherman Loomis
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613732104
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 169
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King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial. The author sees the vegetarian goddess as the prototype of many damsels in Arthurian romance, and Arthur's knights as the gods of sun and storm. If Loomis's arguments are accepted, where does this leave the historic Arthur?

British Victorian Women's Periodicals

By K. Ledbetter
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230620183
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 606
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Ledbetter explores themes and patterns of poetry publication in a variety of women's periodicals published throughout the Victorian era using taste, style and the significance of poetry to advance our understanding of women's lives in the nineteenth century.

The Passing of Arthur

By Christopher Baswell,William Sharpe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131765692X
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 447
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Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex range of methods. This collection takes this as its point of origin, suggesting that all such narratives concern the passing of Arthur, even indirectly, so the chapters not only look at the death of Arthur but the passing on and development of the Arthurian literature. The figure of Arthur and the Round Table continues to fascinate contemporary readers. This interesting collection presents a wide range of Arthurian studies approaches representing some of the vast scholarship on the genre.