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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

By J. Wilt
  • ISBN Code: : 1137426985
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

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The Myriad Worlds Red Packet Server, the almighty elder of the Myriad Worlds Group. Whether it was the villain or the main character, they could all be in the Red Packet Server. As the Red Packet Server's host (Boss), Wang Fan. While singing in a coquettish tone that we are not the same, they hung all sorts of discontented.

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This book is about the "public realm," defined as a particular kind of social territory that is found almost exclusively in large settlements. This particular form of social-psychological space comes into being whenever a piece of actual physical space is dominated by relationships between and among persons who are strangers to one another, as often occurs in urban bars, buses, plazas, parks, coffee houses, streets, and so forth. More specifically, the book is about the social life that occurs in such social-psychological spaces (the normative patterns and principles that shape it, the relationships that characterize it, the aesthetic and interactional pleasures that enliven it) and the forces (anti-urbanism, privatism, post-war planning and architecture) that threaten it. The data upon which the book's analysis is based are diverse: direct observation; interviews; contemporary photographs, historic etchings, prints and photographs, and historical maps; histories of specific urban public spaces or spatial types; and the relevant scholarly literature from sociology, environmental psychology, geography, history, anthropology, and architecture and urban planning and design. Its central argument is that while the existing body of accomplished work in the social sciences can be reinterpreted to make it relevant to an understanding of the public realm, this quintessential feature of city life deserves much more u it deserves to be the object of direct scholarly interest in its own right. Choice noted that: "The author's writing style is unusually accessible, and the often fascinating narrative is generously supported by well-chosen photos."

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In ancient times, the dark god Kronos crafted weapons of war in his fiery lair. His worship has long been eradicated, his followers driven into hiding... and yet he remains... Creatures of shadow are crawling through the land of Eloesus... they seek one man above all else: Theron, upstanding citizen, master swordsman, and veteran of many wars. As he flees, doom is falling over the land: clouds of fire hover over the ancient city of Thenai and infernal names not spoken in thousands of years thunder from the mountaintops. A hero is needed. A wind of destiny is blowing, yet Theron is one false step from death.

Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics

By Mikhail Bakhtin
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 9781452900124
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 767
  • Pdf File: problems-of-dostoevsky-s-poetics.pdf

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This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky’s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle.

Rebirth: New Era of Three Realms

By Ye Shang
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649487924
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: rebirth.pdf

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In the Immortal World, a rather strange baby's immortal bone was removed by a mysterious man, returning him to the human world. He originally wanted to let him experience the suffering of reincarnation and become a nobody, but he never would have thought that this act of kindness would shock the heavens, the earth, and the people. Fighting against a group of devils for the sake of beauties. traveling with lightning speed through the wind and rain; his cultivation base was long and valiant, his body proud and unyielding as he battled against the heaven's pride level experts. Holding the Godkiller Axe in his hand, splitting the heavens and splitting the earth, causing the stars to tremble; cultivating the power of primal chaos, shaking both ancient and modern gods and ghosts to howl.

Seekers of the Wild Realm

By Alexandra Ott
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534438602
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: seekers-of-the-wild-realm.pdf

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Fablehaven meets How to Train Your Dragon in this action-packed fantasy about a young boy and girl who become reluctant allies when caring for a baby dragon—the first in brand-new duology! Twelve-year-old Bryn has always dreamed of becoming a Seeker, just like her dad. Only the Seekers are allowed to journey from their small village into the fantastical, untamed wilderness of their island known as the Wild Realm. Once there, they obtain magical items for the village and use magic to protect and heal the incredible creatures native to the Realm. When one of the elderly Seekers retires, leaving a vacant position, Bryn knows this may be her chance. There’s just one problem: Only boys have ever been Seekers. And the training master makes it clear he will not be training a girl. But then Bryn’s biggest rival for the Seeker position, a boy named Ari, shows up at her door. He reveals the baby dragon he’s been hiding, and the two strike a deal—if Bryn helps care for the dragon, Ari will share all his training with her. Even as the two bond over their love of magical animals and their secret trips into the Wild Realm, Bryn doesn’t completely trust Ari’s motives. Especially as she suspects Ari may know more than he’s letting on about the enemy clan stirring up unrest in their village. When all these secrets come to a head and the stakes are at their highest, Bryn realizes it’s up to her to save her family…and the Realm.

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

By Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137535008
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: fierce-feminine-divinities-of-eurasia-and-latin-america.pdf

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In this provocative book, Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines untamed feminine divinities from around the world. Although distant geographically, these divine figures are surprisingly similar-representing concepts of liminality, outsiderhood, and structural inferiority, embodied in the divine feminine. These strong, independent, unrestrained figures are connected to the periphery and to magical powers, including power over sexuality, transformation, and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba offers a study of the origin and worship of four feminine deities across cultures and continents: the Slavic Baba Yaga, the Hindu Kālī, the Brazilian Pombagira, and the Mexican Santa Muerte. Although these divinities have often been marginalized through dismissal, demonization, and dulcification, they continue to be extremely attractive, as they empower their devotees confronting them with the ultimate reality of transience and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines how these sacred icons have been adapted and transformed across time and place.


By Christopher Rowe
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  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Book Code : 0786958960
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: sandstorm.pdf

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A hero rises from the ranks of slaves! The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords—all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport’s coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas—and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the stones and dirt beneath his feet. The newest Forgotten Realms® author brings his talents to an area that has changed dramatically with the fresh take of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition. The powerful elemental race of the genasi and the xenophobic and ruthless cultures of Calimshan are revealed through the rise of the Forgotten Realms' newest hero. From the Paperback edition.

Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature

By Lykke Guanio-Uluru
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137469692
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: ethics-and-form-in-fantasy-literature.pdf

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Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature: Tolkien, Rowling and Meyer by Lykke Guanio-Uluru examines formal and ethical aspects of The Lord of the Rings , Harry Potter and the Twilight series in order to discover what best-selling fantasy texts can tell us about the values of contemporary Western culture.

Saving The Realm of Tales: Golden Dawn

By Kenneth Ortega
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  • Publisher : Kenneth Ortega
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: saving-the-realm-of-tales.pdf

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In a world where all fairy tales fall into a single plot, from the glass slippers to the poisonous apples. Maleficent and The Fairy Godmother lost their power and dissolved from the realm and leaving it in a precise balance of chaos and order. The wicked staff however, fell into the greedy hands of the Evil queen. There then stood Camp Grimwilhelm, a home to gifted children, training them to fulfill their own destinies and maintain peace throughout the lands of Fabula. Red and her company must save the realm, giving us a quest for trust and dignity, alliance and loyalty as they venture in legendary places that only dreams could tell. They must conquer not only the hordes of nightmares waiting for them but also the monsters dwelling within themselves. © Copyrights reserved Series of 2018-2019

Realm Of Fantasy

By Kyara D`Paul
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373093323X
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: realm-of-fantasy.pdf

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From Ancient Times come the stories of 5 young women who were born ahead of their times, or were they born too late? The Valkyrie: Kyriana; Odin's youngest daughter is charged to bring a warrior to Valhalla, but his mesmerizing green eyes and youth enchant her into falling in love. Soul Mates: Ryanne fights her own family and their lies to be with the man she has loved forever, across time and pain they must survive to love one another. Knight's Dream: Nicci is enchanted with Micheal of Bourges as they meet at the end of a battle. They must survive lies, betrayals and even their own feelings, but her secrets must be kept at all cost or she may lose the love she has found. Enchanted Secrets: A soldier Indentured to eternal slavery. A young captive who fights all the rules to win his heart and save his soul. Will these two survive the onslaught? Thief of my Heart: Nya's life went from Riches to poverty, forced to work as a companion to elderly sisters she travels to London, meeting the "Cat" a famous Jewel thief. But not all is as it seems. Nya is not the peasant she seems and the "Cat" is not a true thief.

The Recovery

By Suzanne Young
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481449001
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 186
  • Pdf File: the-recovery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Realm hopes that with each past he helps to recover, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own in this spinoff story to Suzanne Young’s bestselling duology, The Program and The Treatment. Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right. Along with his friend (yes, friend) James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But helping others may be the only way to save himself.

The Poetics of Childhood

By Roni Natov
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135721777
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: the-poetics-of-childhood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.