July 7, 2022
The Ice Maiden's Tale Book

The Ice Maiden's Tale | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Ice Maiden's Tale by Lisa Preziosi available in full 300 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Juvenile Fiction related to The Ice Maiden's Tale below.

The Ice Maiden's Tale

By Lisa Preziosi
  • ISBN Code: : 1532402325
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 553
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-ice-maiden-s-tale.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Every town has an old lady all the children just know is a witch. When Johanna and Casper must spend the afternoon at her house, there’s nothing to do, except listen to a story. While the siblings await their mother’s return from the hospital where she’s visiting their ailing father, Mrs. Kinder reads them a story of adventure, magic and music. Mrs. Kinder’s mysterious golden book tells an intertwined tale of two young men—the sensitive Sculptor who carves a beautiful woman from ice and the thieving Sorcerer searching for a spell that will bring the statue to life. The story twists and turns, from the Frozen Forest, to the land of the Lemon Trees, to the home of the Swamp Witch, as the Sculptor’s and Sorcerer’s adventures circle each other. Their inevitable confrontation reveals buried memories that force each of them to confront the true cost of love and redemption. The Ice Maiden's Tale the perfect story-within-a-story with magic, adventure and romance reminiscent of The Princess Bride for a new generation of readers. Excerpt: Mrs. Kinder settled herself in the chair across from the children and cracked open the book. She adjusted her spectacles, ever so slightly, then caressed the page with her wrinkled fingers. “In our world, when magic happens outside of a storybook, we call it a miracle. And miracles are considered so rare and special that lifetimes can go by without so much as a hint of one. But there are faraway places where our kind of miracles are as common as blades of grass in an open field. In the northern region of one of these worlds, in the top far east corner, past green forests, swamps, lakes, and even an ocean, there lived a young artist named Gabriel.” .... “This isn’t a very good story.” Casper complained. "Casper!” Johanna exclaimed in embarrassment. Mrs. Kinder laughed. “That’s because I’m not even at the story part yet, but it’s high time we get started. This story doesn’t begin, the way you think it might and the way most stories do. It doesn’t begin with a big adventure or a journey, or even pirate treasure. It starts with a tiny choice—one that seems unremarkable at the time, but that changes the course of destiny. One crisp morning, our Gabriel decided to search for firewood—and it’s with that simple decision that our tale begins.”

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Both Sides the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower
    Both Sides the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower

    A Book written by George Alfred Henty, published by Library of Alexandria 1899 - 297 pages - part of Wales books.

    Get eBook
  • Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967
    Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967

    A Book written by , published by Univ. Press of Mississippi 1981 - 489 pages - part of American literature books.

    Get eBook
  • Vergilius: A Tale of the Coming of Christ
    Vergilius: A Tale of the Coming of Christ

    A Book written by Irving Bacheller, published by Good Press 2019-12-12 - 184 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Sister Gertrude: A Tale of the West Riding
    Sister Gertrude: A Tale of the West Riding

    A Book written by D. F. E. Sykes, published by DigiCat 2022-06-02 - 117 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Pilot, a tale of the sea
    The Pilot, a tale of the sea

    A Book written by Cooper, James, published by Aegitas 2016-08-19 - 391 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Pilot A Tale of the Sea
    The Pilot A Tale of the Sea

    A Book written by James Fenimore Cooper, published by Greenbooks editore 2021-05-19 - pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Tale of Genji
    The Tale of Genji

    A Book written by Shikibu Murasaki, published by W. W. Norton & Company 2015-07-27 - 1360 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Adventures of Dick Maitland: A Tale of Unknown Africa

By Harry Collingwood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465504370
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Africa
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-dick-maitland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book The Adventures of Dick Maitland: A Tale of Unknown Africa

The Maidens

By Alex Michaelides
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Book Code : 1250304474
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: the-maidens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, 'The Maidens,' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible." —The New York Times "A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read—with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something!" —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly). Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld? When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs

By Richard Blackmore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040584490
  • Total of Pages : 393
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: alice-lorraine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs

Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs

By R. D. Blackmore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 564
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: alice-lorraine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs" by R. D. Blackmore. 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.

Star People, Sky Gods and Other Tales of the Native American Indians

By G.W. Mullins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: star-people-sky-gods-and-other-tales-of-the-native-american-indians.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Native American history, there are many legends about UFOs, gods and aliens. There has always been a connection between Native Americans and beings from other parts of the universe, referred to as Star People. Perhaps due to familiarity with celestial fixtures, it has been easier for Native Americans to relate events they have experienced on earth with things such as the formation of the Pleiades. The experience of tribal individuals with the Pleiades is featured quite prominately in legends across many tribes including Cherokee, Onondaga, Lakota and others. It is not hard to believe they would identify an event with a star, being the nature and history of tribes was to exist outdoors. The night sky would be paid much more attention by one who did not live indoors. Regardless of the tribe or the whether the interaction is through a god or star people, there is proof that the ancient people of North America believed they have been visited by unexplainable beings from the heavens. The stories in the collection tell of many different tribes and their experiences and the outcome of walking with these beings.

Margery

By Georg Ebers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 954
  • Pdf File: margery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Margery: A Tale of Old Nuremberg is a historical romance set in the 15th century Germany, portraying a vivid picture of the life in medieval Europe through the life story of Margery Schopper._x000D_ "I, MargerySchopper, was born in the year of our Lord 1404, on the Tuesday after Palm Sunday. My uncle ChristanPfinzing of the Burg, a widower whose wife had been a Schopper, held me at the font. My father, God have his soul, was Franz Schopper, known as Franz the Singer. He died in the night of the Monday after Laetare Sunday in 1404, and his wife my mother, God rest her, whose name was Christine, was born a Behaim; she had brought him my two brothers Herdegen and Kunz, and she died on the eve of Saint Catharine's day 1404; so that I lost my mother while I was but a babe, and God dealt hardly with me also in taking my father to Himself in His mercy, before I ever saw the light.As for myself, I was the youngest and smallest of the three links, and yet I was the middle one; for if ever it fell that Herdegen and Kunz had done one thing or another which led them to disagree and avoid or defy each other, they always came together again by seeking me and through my means. But though I thus sometimes acted as peacemaker it is no credit to me, since I did not bring them together out of any virtue or praiseworthy intent, but simply because I could not bear to stand alone, or with only one ring linked to me."

Margery (Gred): A Tale of Old Nuremberg (Complete)

By Georg Ebers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465606513
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : German fiction
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: margery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I, MARGERY SCHOPPER, was born in the year of our Lord 1404, on the Tuesday after Palm Sunday. My uncle Christan Pfinzing of the Burg, a widower whose wife had been a Schopper, held me at the font. My father, God have his soul, was Franz Schopper, known as Franz the Singer. He died in the night of the Monday after Laetare Sunday in 1404, and his wife my mother, God rest her, whose name was Christine, was born a Behaim; she had brought him my two brothers Herdegen and Kunz, and she died on the eve of Saint Catharine's day 1404; so that I lost my mother while I was but a babe, and God dealt hardly with me also in taking my father to Himself in His mercy, before I ever saw the light. Instead of a loving father, such as other children have, I had only a grave in the churchyard, and the good report of him given by such as had known him; and by their account he must have been a right merry and lovable soul, and a good man of business both in his own affairs and in those pertaining to the city. He was called "the Singer" because, even when he was a member of the town-council, he could sing sweetly and worthily to the lute. This art he learned in Lombardy, where he had been living at Padua to study the law there; and they say that among those outlandish folk his music brought him a rich reward in the love of the Italian ladies and damsels. He was a well-favored man, of goodly stature and pleasing to look upon, as my brother Herdegen his oldest son bears witness, since it is commonly said that he is the living image of his blessed father; and I, who am now an old woman, may freely confess that I have seldom seen a man whose blue eyes shone more brightly beneath his brow, or whose golden hair curled thicker over his neck and shoulders than my brother's in the high day of his happy youth. He was born at Eastertide, and the Almighty blessed him with a happy temper such as he bestows only on a Sunday-child. He, too, was skilled in the art of singing, and as my other brother, my playmate Kunz, had also a liking for music and song, there was ever a piping and playing in our orphaned and motherless house, as if it were a nest of mirthful grasshoppers, and more childlike gladness and happy merriment reigned there than in many another house that rejoices in the presence of father and mother. And I have ever been truly thankful to the Almighty that it was so; for as I have often seen, the life of children who lack a mother's love is like a day when the sun is hidden by storm-clouds. But the merciful God, who laid his hand on our mother's heart, filled that of another woman with a treasure of love towards me and my brothers.

Earl Hubert's Daughter: The Polishing of the Pearl - A Tale of the 13th Century

By Emily Sarah Holt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465582509
  • Total of Pages : 371
  • Category : Historical fiction, English
  • Members : 214
  • Pdf File: earl-hubert-s-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Earl Hubert's Daughter: The Polishing of the Pearl - A Tale of the 13th Century

The Lady of Two Nations

By Raj Gopal Singh Verma
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Global Collective Publishers
  • Book Code : 1954021887
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: the-lady-of-two-nations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A casual encounter between an Oxford University-educated scion of a Nawabi family and a comely young woman belonging to a Christian family of Kumaon transformed into a ‘happily ever after’ alliance. Their romantic entanglement had as its backdrop of the tug-of-war between Congress and Muslim League in undivided India. When Irene converted to Islam, her family ostracised her. Liaqat Ali Khan (1896-1951) went on to become the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and his wife Irene Pant (1905-90) attained fame as his wife and fondly came to be known as Gul-e-Ra’ana. In the 1930s, women were not easily allowed to get an education or work. The writer Raj Gopal Singh Verma narrates the fascinating story of this famous couple in the style of a fast-paced historical novel set against the complexities and upheavals of that time. After Liaqat’s assassination, the Begum brought up their two children alone and made a stellar contribution to Pakistan’s political, social, and cultural domains. She also served as the country’s finance minister and diplomat to several Western countries. On her return, she continued to work for empowerment of Muslim women of the country. She raised her voice against the dictatorial regime of Zia-ul-Haq. This book leaves no doubt that Irene Pant deserves to be counted as an iconic woman leader of South Asia, but we hardly know her.

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 40th Edition

By Amy Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593332083
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: novel-short-story-writer-s-market-40th-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The best resource for getting your fiction published, fully revised and updated Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 40th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Hundreds of updated listings for fiction-related book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more • Interviews with bestselling authors Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Beverly Jenkins, and Chris Bohjalian • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing • Articles on tips for manuscript revision, using out-of-character behavior to add layers of intrigue to your story, and writing satisfying, compelling endings • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction

The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis

By Antoninus Liberalis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317799488
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: the-metamorphoses-of-antoninus-liberalis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These forty-one tales written in the second century AD by Greek author Antoninus Liberalis and translated from the Greek for the first time, offer an unusual insight into the preoccupations and legends of antiquity. These tales are quirky, exciting and sometimes disturbing. Many have relevance for modern as well as classical understanding of psychology and the imagination. Each story is usefully provided with full annotation and commentary.

The Maiden's Defender

By E. Elizabeth Watson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Book Code : 1640633456
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: the-maiden-s-defender.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Training men to be ruthless soldiers is a skill at which Highlander Teàrlach MacGregor excels. After he rescues a ward of the king, the beautiful Lady Madeline Crawford, the fierce warrior begins to yearn for a cottage of his own in the Highlands, with the sweet, delicate Madeline as the mother of his bairns. Madeline begins to see a side of Teàrlach that nobody else does. The strong, silent Highlander takes her to her first fair, teaches her to read, and bestows upon her a passionate kiss—her very first. But Madeline is informed that she is betrothed to another with the blessing of the king, making her and Teàrlach’s love forbidden. Teàrlach vows to make Madeline his, even if that means defying the king. Each book in the Ladies of Scotland series is a STANDALONE story that can be enjoyed out of order. Books in the series An Earl for the Archeress The Maiden's Defender

The Warrior Maiden

By Melanie Dickerson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718074866
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 793
  • Pdf File: the-warrior-maiden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

She is expected to marry, cook, and have children—and instead she’s sneaking off to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret? The Warrior Maiden is a reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in medieval Europe. When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher. Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who always seems to be one step away from disaster—or showing him up in embarrassing ways. From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be? This fresh twist on the classic tale takes us to fifteenth-century Lithuania where both love and war challenge the strongest of heroes. Praise for The Warrior Maiden: “In this fantastic retelling, Dickerson brings to life a completely new aspect of the medieval era . . . Discover castles, battles, beliefs, and injustices alongside Wolfgang and Mulan . . .” —Hope by the Book Full length clean fairy tale retelling Stand-alone novel in the Hagenheim Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Tree of Souls

By Howard Schwartz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199879796
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: tree-of-souls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. We discover new tales about the great figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; stories about God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many tales about angels and demons, spirits and vampires, giant beasts and the Golem. Equally important, Schwartz provides a wealth of additional information. For each myth, he includes extensive commentary, revealing the source of the myth and explaining how it relates to other Jewish myths as well as to world literature (for instance, comparing Eves release of evil into the world with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the volume into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of Creation, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy Word, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy People, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

Samuel Richardson and the Dramatic Novel

By Ira Konigsberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813163722
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: samuel-richardson-and-the-dramatic-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Samuel Richardson, the founder of the modern English novel, gave shape to a previously unformed literary genre. Instrumental in the development of this new art form, Ira Konigsberg contends, is the influence of the drama. Although scholars have long suspected the influence of drama on Richardson's writing, this is the first study to examine it in detail. In such matters as material, technique, and structure, Konigsberg seeks to show that Richardson found his precedents in Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama and that it was his integration of these dramatic elements with fiction which caused the mutation in genre that is responsible for the subsequent course of the English novel.

St. Dominic's Family

By Sr. Mary Jean Dorcy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Book Code : 1505103460
  • Total of Pages : 631
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: st-dominic-s-family.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A monumental work. Some 335 biographies of the most famous people of the Dominican Order—priests, nuns and Third Order members—from St. Dominic himself (1170-1221) to Gerald Vann (1906-1963), arranged century by century. Great stories of heroes and heroines of Christ—miracles, visions, martyrdoms. Belongs in every Catholic home—imagine, over 300 saints' stories in one volume! Impr.

Guide to Literary Agents 30th Edition

By Robert Lee Brewer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593332105
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 175
  • Pdf File: guide-to-literary-agents-30th-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent, fully revised and updated No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 30th edition is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 30th edition of GLA includes: • Hundreds of updated listings for literary agents and writing conferences • Informative articles on crafting effective queries, synopses, and book proposals (and the agent query tracker) • Plus, a 30-Day Platform Challenge to help writers build their writing platforms • Includes 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019

By Robert Lee Brewer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440354537
  • Total of Pages : 515
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: novel-short-story-writer-s-market-2019.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.

Epic Succession and Dissension

By Sophia Papaioannou
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110899019
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : History
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: epic-succession-and-dissension.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first direct literary adaptation of Vergil's Aeneid. The present study demonstrates how, in less than one thousand lines, Ovid revisits the epic world of Aeneas and subjects it to a reading that is a paradigm of critical analysis, a statement of originality, and a powerful claim to the epic heritage and Vergilian succession.

Lord of Darkness

By Elizabeth Hoyt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1455508314
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: lord-of-darkness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." --Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author WHEN STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head-and realizes she is his wife . . . BECOME LOVERS . . . Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles-the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be-and so much more . . . DESIRE IS THE ULTIMATE DANGER When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth-that the Ghost is her husband-the game is up and the players must surrender . . . to the temptation that could destroy them both.

Oral Literature and Moral Education among the Lakeside Tonga of Northern Malawi

By David Mphande
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9990804044
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: oral-literature-and-moral-education-among-the-lakeside-tonga-of-northern-malawi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a book about the Tonga of Northern Malawi, sometimes called the Lakeshore Tonga to distinguish them from other ethnic groups with the same name further west in Central Africa. The Lakeshore Tonga were the first ethnic group to identify themselves with the Christian faith. The purpose of the research was to investigate the use of Tonga myths, folktales, proverbs and rituals for their role in Moral Education and assess and evaluate their contribution towards value formation for the youth. Each chapter in the book aims to discuss some ideas in the anthropology of religion and to illustrate them with specific case studies formed primarily through conversation with friends, both young and old, over some years.

The Ice Maiden

By Sara Sheridan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Book Code : 1780109970
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: the-ice-maiden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As she stows away on a ship bound for Antarctica, a young woman uncovers a shocking betrayal. 1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate. Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship. But Karina is about to get a nasty surprise. As she grows closer to ship’s surgeon Joseph Hooker, Karina and the rest of the crew find themselves pushed to the limits both physically and emotionally as conditions worsen onboard. Engulfed in the chillingly hostile Antarctic landscape, something extraordinary happens – and Karina’s story becomes intertwined with some of the 20th century’s bravest Polar explorers ...

The Tales of Nosferatu - Short Stories showcasing the Evolution of the Vampire Legend

By Various
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 152876398X
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 312
  • Pdf File: the-tales-of-nosferatu-short-stories-showcasing-the-evolution-of-the-vampire-legend.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Tales of Nosferatu” contains a collection of bone-chilling short stories concerning vampires and vampirism that delineate the evolution of the vampire tale from “The Skeleton Count” By Elizabeth Grey to “Vampirella” By Ron Goulart. These blood-curdling stories will appeal to those with a love of the macabre, and they are not to be missed by those with an interest in vampire fiction and it's origins, influences, and evolution. Contents include: “The Skeleton Count Or, The Vampire Mistress, By Elizabeth Grey”, “The Vampyre's Story By James Malcolm Rymer”, “The Pale Lady By Alexandre Dumas & Paul Bocage”, “The Grave Of Ethelind Fionguala By Julian Hawthorne”, “Let Loose By Mary Cholmondeley”, “A True Story Of A Vampire By Count Eric Stenbock”, “Grettir At Thorhall·stead By Frank Norris”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The for as You See Tales

By Kathy Cox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1728330912
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: the-for-as-you-see-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My second book is story after story coming from a vast and endless pit somewhere between my ear lobes.

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

By Robert Lee Brewer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440354545
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 921
  • Pdf File: guide-to-literary-agents-2019.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications.

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400851890
  • Total of Pages : 568
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: the-original-folk-and-fairy-tales-of-the-brothers-grimm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The original vision of Grimms' tales in English for the first time When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö. From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes. A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.

Cradock Nowell, a tale of the New Forest

By R.D. Blackmore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874909451
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: cradock-nowell-a-tale-of-the-new-forest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Cradock Nowell, a tale of the New Forest

Sentimental and Humorous Romances

By Erik Kooper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1580444342
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: sentimental-and-humorous-romances.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume presents a unique collection of Middle English romances, each with a different view of society. One of the oldest English romances, Floris and Blancheflour, presents a tale of oriental wonders: a harem, an emir who never lacks a wife, eunuchs, and a garden housing a magical tree and spring. Sir Degrevant relates a tale of country nobility and marriage between the low and high ranks, while realistically illustrating their status and the ever-present issues of love and battle; The Squire of Low Degree is a poem about social mobility and the difference between reputation and wealth. The Tournament of Tottenham and its likely continuation, The Feast of Tottenham , are excellent examples of burlesque where the humor is inescapable: the bumpkin heroes in their stuffed sheepskins fighting with flails for the reeve's daughter, who is watching them with her pet hen on her lap, are a spectacle not easily forgotten. - from the Introduction

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems

By Geoffrey Chaucer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467756466
  • Total of Pages : 1056
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: the-canterbury-tales-and-other-poems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

The Children's Homer

By Padraic Colum
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 153444002X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: the-children-s-homer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club)

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101499516
  • Total of Pages : 848
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-two-cities-and-great-expectations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume. A TALE OF TWO CITIES After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of the guillotine. GREAT EXPECTATIONS A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor- these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations."