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A Maiden's Grave

By Jeffery Deaver
  • ISBN Code: : 1101209356
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
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A bus full of children is taken hostage in this “screaming hit” (The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of The Never Game and The Bone Collector. Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages—a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.

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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Book Code : 0812200330
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 748
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In this study of sexual violence and rape in French medieval literature and law, Kathryn Gravdal examines an array of famous works never before analyzed in connection with sexual violence. Gravdal demonstrates the variety of techniques through which medieval discourse made rape acceptable: sometimes through humor and aestheticization, sometimes through the use of social and political themes, but especially through the romanticism of rape scenes.

The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens

By Katia Margariti
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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1784915475
  • Total of Pages : 700
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 689
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The present study examines the death of maidens in classical Athens, combining the study of Attic funerary iconography with research on classical Attic maiden burials, funerary inscriptions, tragic plays, as well as the relevant Attic myths

The Witching Hour - A Collection of Victorian Tales Concerning Witchcraft and Wizardry

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447480570
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 436
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A collection of Victorian tales of witchcraft and wizardry, penned by some of the finest female authors of the era. Including work by Pauline Mackie, Anna Kingsford, Lady Wilde, and Miss Mary Lewis.

Disasters and Cultural Stereotypes

By Edwin Schmitt,Elya Tzaneva
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443843008
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 788
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This volume is the second attempt by a joint international research team (consisting of Bulgarian, Chinese, Russian and American ethnologists) to contribute to the domain of ecological anthropology. The editors of and contributors to this collection share the understanding that catastrophic events challenge society to rework a specific methodology, and to activate a specific resource, to adapt to and cope with crises ecologically, socially and ideologically. The main aim of this volume is to reveal the important role of studying and taking into account the cultural stereotypes in this process. Through detailed analysis of different case studies, the contributors further generalize the definition of disasters and critical situations as situations that arise from the violation of a balance in individual and collective life, as any deviation from “normality” in the particular context of each discreet culture. This interpretation informs a structural grouping of the materials in this collection into three main parts. The section on “Cultural Responses to Natural and Biological Disasters” (specific case studies) follows the “Conceptualization of Cultural Knowledge about Disasters”. The contributors to the collection share the conviction that the ecology of social crises (presented in the volume’s third section on “Cultural Management of Social Crises”) is a valuable and necessary addition to the field of natural and technological, bio- and man-made disasters. They believe this is proved by the texts presented in this volume. The empirical data employed in the volume and the forms of disasters researched include materials from the Tibetan Pastoral area and the Pamir Plateau in Asia, the Rhodopes and Strandja Mountains in the Balkans, Macedonia and Central and Western Bulgaria, to ethnic minority areas in Central and Western China, Ukraine and Moldova.

The Arthurian Legend

By Margaret J. C. Reid
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317656679
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: the-arthurian-legend.pdf

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First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Hardy, Matthew Arnold, and even Wagner. The conclusion is that although the myths have never occupied as central a place as the Classical or Biblical heritage, nonetheless the tales of King Arthur will continue to encapsulate romantic ideals and aspirations.

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF JAPAN - over 200 Myths, Legends and Tales from Ancient Nippon

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 8828306122
  • Total of Pages : 669
  • Category : Fiction
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In Seas and Lands, Sir Edwin Arnold gave us the impression that Japan was a real fairyland in the Far East. And he was correct. Herein you will find over 200 magical myths, legends, tales and fables of Japanese deities from the time before the world was brought into being. F. Hadland Davis has categorised these stories, tales and fables into 31 chapters. These are accompanied by 32 glorious full-page colour plates by Evelyn Paul, quite unlike any others we have seen in children’s illustrated books. Herein are stories like: * Ama-Terasu And Susa-No-O, * The Divine Messengers, * Yorimasa, * The Goblin Of Oyeyama, * The Triumph Of Momotaro, * "My Lord Bag Of Rice", * The Coming Of The Lady Kaguya, * The Legend Of The Golden Lotus, * How Tokutaro Was Deluded By Foxes, * The Significance Of Jizō, * The Treasure Ship, * Sentaro's Visit To The Land Of Perpetual Youth, * A Woman And The Bell Of Miidera, * The Snow-Bride; and, oh, so many more exquisite tales like these. Ama-terasu is the central figure in Japanese mythology, for it is from the Sun Goddess that the Mikados are descended, and it is here where this volume starts. Early heroes and warriors are always regarded as minor divinities, and the very nature of Shintōism, associated with ancestor worship, has enriched those of Japan with many a fascinating legend. The Chinese called Japan Jih-pén, "the place the sun comes from," because the archipelago was situated on the east of their own kingdom, and our words Japan and Nippon are corruptions of Jih-pén. Marco Polo called the country Zipangu, and one ancient name describes it as "The-Luxuriant-Reed-Plains-the-land-of-Fresh-Rice-Ears-of-a-Thousand-Autumns-of-Long-Five-Hundred-Autumns." We are not surprised to find that such a very lengthy and descriptive title is not used by the Japanese to-day; but it is of interest to know that the old word for Japan, Yamato, is still frequently employed. Yamato Damashii signifying "The Spirit of Unconquerable Japan." Then, again, we still hear Japan referred to as The Island of the Dragon-fly. We are told in the old Japanese Chronicles that the Emperor, in 630 B.C., ascended a hill called Waki Kamu no Hatsuma, from which he was able to view the land on all sides. He was much impressed by the beauty of the country, and said that it resembled "a dragon-fly licking its hinder parts," and the Island received the name of Akitsu-Shima which translates as "Island of the Dragon-fly" - and so it has remained for millennia. To-day we hear a good deal about the New Japan, and we are too prone to forget the significance of the Old upon which modern Japan has been founded. This volume will give you an insight as to why modern Japan is like it is. So, we invite you to download and curl up with this unique sliver of Eastern culture not seen in print for over a century; and immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear for we are certain that once picked up, you won’t be able to put it down. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, Old world, japan, oriental, east, Japanese deities, Period Of The Gods, Izanagi, Izanami, Ama-Terasu, Susa-No-O, Serpent, Grandchild, Palace, Sea God, Hoderi, Hoori, Heroes, Warriors, Yorimasa, Benkei, Taira, Yoshitsune, Oyeyama, Raiko, Prince Yamato Take, Sacrifice, Ototachibana, Adventures, Momotaro, Triumph, Lord, Bag Of Rice, Bamboo-Cutter, Moon-Maiden, Lady Kaguya, Begging-Bowl, Lord Buddha, Jewel, Mount Horai, Flameproof, Fur Robe, Dragon's Head, Royal Hunt, Celestial, Robe of Feathers, Buddha, Golden Lotus, Crystal Of Buddha, Fox, Inari,

Encyclopedia of German Literature

By Matthias Konzett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135941297
  • Total of Pages : 1136
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-german-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Five Golden Books of Child

By Hans Christian Andersen et al.
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Ten years ago, when I became a father, I started thinking about how to help children grow up? Of course, the book is an important element in the growth of children. But how to choose? What are the books to be able to make them happy, but also to enlighten them? Experience of their predecessors, is the best reference. So I chose to Aesop's Fables, Arabian fairy tale, Hans Christian Andersen, Green Fairy and Greek mythology, with this five books help me to guide their children. For decades, I have found not only benefit the children in reading, even I also have a new re-reading experience. Now, I put five books digitized, and build this into a collection, I named it 'Five Golden Books of Child', I hope you not only like, but also as to help children grow through it, help you enjoy reading again the new experience.

The Song Index of the Enoch Pratt Free Library

By Ellen Luchinsky
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135659265
  • Total of Pages : 1336
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: the-song-index-of-the-enoch-pratt-free-library.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Song Index features over 150,000 citations that lead users to over 2,100 song books spanning more than a century, from the 1880s to the 1990s. The songs cited represent a multitude of musical practices, cultures, and traditions, ranging from ehtnic to regional, from foreign to American, representing every type of song: popular, folk, children's, political, comic, advertising, protest, patriotic, military, and classical, as well as hymns, spirituals, ballads, arias, choral symphonies, and other larger works. This comprehensive volume also includes a bibliography of the books indexed; an index of sources from which the songs originated; and an alphabetical composer index.