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  • Download E-books Battleaxe (Axis Trilogy) PDF

    By Sara Douglass

    Epic myth within the culture of Trudi Canavan, Fiona McIntosh and Robert Jordan. 1000 years in the past, the folk of Achar drove the Forbidden from their lands. yet now the northern tribes of the Ravensbund are fleeing south back, with nightmarish stories of creatures who feed upon the phobia in their prey. iciness has come early, and with it the promise of conflict. Axis, bastard son of the lifeless Princess Rivkah, is distributed north to the battlefront at Gorkenfort along with his elite Axe-Wielders. as soon as there, he needs to quit command to his hated half-brother, Borneheld, Duke of Ichar and inheritor to the throne. yet through the lengthy trip Axis falls in love with Faraday - Borneheld's betrothed - and reveals himself reassessing the very essence of his ideals. With the destiny of the area striking within the stability, Axis needs to unite the feuding lands less than one banner earlier than it's too past due and the evil emerging within the north engulfs all of them for solid.
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  • Download E-books Transparency and Dissimulation: Configurations of Neoplatonism in Early Modern English Literature (Transformationen Der Antike, 16) PDF

    By Verena Olejniczak Lobsien

    "Transparency and Dissimulation" analyses the configurations of historic neoplatonism in early smooth English texts. In taking a look heavily at poems and prose writings by way of authors as varied as Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Edward Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Thomas Browne and, final no longer least, Aphra Behn, this examine makes an attempt to map the outlines of a neoplatonic aesthetics in literary perform in addition to to chart its transformative capability within the transferring contexts of cultural turbulency and denominational clash in sixteenth- and 17th-century England.
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  • Download E-books Minaret: A Novel PDF

    By Leila Aboulela

    Leila Aboulela's American debut is a provocative, well timed, and interesting novel a couple of younger Muslim lady -- as soon as privileged and secular in her place of origin and now impoverished in London -- steadily embracing her orthodox religion. along with her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to such a lot eyes, in particular to the wealthy households whose homes she cleans in London. two decades in the past, Najwa, then at collage in Khartoum, could by no means have imagined that sooner or later she will be a maid. An upper-class Westernized Sudanese, her goals have been to marry good and lift a family members. yet a coup forces the younger lady and her kin into political exile in London. quickly orphaned, she reveals solace and companionship in the Muslim neighborhood. Then Najwa meets Tamer, the serious, lonely more youthful brother of her organization. They discover a universal bond in religion and slowly, silently, start to fall in love. Written with directness and strength, Minaret is a lyric and insightful novel approximately Islam and an pleasing glimpse right into a tradition Westerners are just simply starting to understand.
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  • Download E-books The History Of The Jesuits In England 1580 To 1773 PDF

    By Ethelred L. Taunton

    This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it may possibly comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, conserving, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.
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  • Download E-books Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts (Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism) PDF

    By Cynthia J. Davis, Denise D. Knight, Gary Scharnhorst, Jennifer S. Tuttle, Monika Elbert, Lawrence J Oliver, Charlotte Rich, Judi

    Considers Gilman's position in American literary and social background by way of studying her relationships to different trendy intellectuals of her era.

    By putting Charlotte Perkins Gilman within the corporation of her contemporaries, this assortment seeks to right misunderstandings of the feminist author and lecturer as an remoted radical. Gilman believed and preached that no lifestyles is ever led in isolation; certainly, the cornerstone of her philosophy was once the concept "humanity is a relation."

    Gilman's hugely public and combative stances as a critic and social activist introduced her into touch and clash with a few of the significant thinkers and writers of the interval, together with Mary Austin, Margaret Sanger, Ambrose Bierce, Grace Ellery Channing, Lester Ward, Inez Haynes Gillmore, William Randolph Hearst, Karen Horney, William Dean Howells, Catharine Beecher, George Bernard Shaw, and Owen Wister. Gilman wrote on topics as huge ranging as contraception, eugenics, race, women's rights and suffrage, psychology, Marxism, and literary aesthetics. Her many contributions to social, highbrow, and literary lifestyles on the flip of the twentieth century raised the bar for destiny discourse, yet at nice own cost.

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  • Download E-books Seeking Meaning for Goethe's Faust (Continuum Literary Studies) by J. M. van der Laan (2007-02-01) PDF

    By J. M. van der Laan

    Faust tales are came across around the a long time and the humanities. From its earliest to newest expressions, the Faust determine maintains to seize our mind's eye, facing difficulties and subject matters which are nonetheless suitable for a twenty-first century viewers. Of the numerous adaptations at the Faust-myth, Goethe's is still in particular provocative and encumbered with which means and is the paintings such a lot answerable for settling on the next personality of the Faust archetype. His Faust displays somebody who asserts, but wrestles unrelentingly with the futility of religion, the financial disaster of data, and the lack of which means. one of many maximum texts of either German and international literature, Faust, components I and II, confronts us with urgent questions on uprising and discomfort, religion and its loss, truth and simulation, order and chaos, weak point and gear, expertise and human development. This monograph bargains a brand new interpretation of Goethe's well-known play, emphasising its carrying on with value this present day.

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  • Download E-books Evening Is the Whole Day PDF

    By Preeta Samarasan

    When the Rajasekharan family’s rubber-plantation servant woman is brushed off for unnamed crimes, it is just the most recent in a sequence of precipitous losses that experience shaken six-year-old Aasha’s lifestyles. within the area of a number of weeks her grandmother passed on to the great beyond lower than mysterious conditions, and Uma, her older sister, left for Columbia collage, perpetually. Aasha is left stranded in a kin, and a rustic, slowly going to items.

    Circling via years of family members heritage to reach in the intervening time of Uma’s departure, night is the full Day illuminates in heartbreaking element one Indian immigrant family’s layers of secrets and techniques and lies, whereas exposing the complicated underbelly of Malaysia itself. Sweeping in scope, exuberantly lyrical and masterfully built, Preeta Samarasan's debut is a enthralling and important success, excellent as a studying crew choice, and certain to earn her a spot along Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith.
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