The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short (The Knights' Tales Series)

By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier

Many years in the past, the storytellers say, the good King Arthur held courtroom along with his gallant Knights of the around desk. negative Givret, who's simply the shortest guy at court docket, bears the brunt in their jokes. yet what he lacks in stature, Givret makes up for in brains—and ahead of he understands it, his fast considering has landed him a spot on the recognized around desk! And so beginneth the interesting and humorous adventures of Sir Givret the fast, great, and Marvelous.

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The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)

Of all Greek and Latin poets Catullus might be the main available to the fashionable reader. Dealing candidly with the elemental human feelings of affection and hate, his virile, own tone exerts a strong attraction on all types of readers. The 116 poems gathered during this new translation contain the well-known Lesbia poems and demonstrate the whole variety of Catullus's mastery of lyric meter, mythological topics, and epigrammatic invective and wit.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful good points, together with professional introductions through major gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and masses more.

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The Mythology of Eden

By Arthur George, Elena George

The biblical tale of Adam and Eve within the backyard of Eden is a cornerstone of Western civilization, but there are nonetheless many mysteries relating its origins and which means. In The Mythology of Eden, Arthur and Elena George make the most of new historic and archaeological discoveries to bare how the story’s writer makes use of veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to exhibit his message in regards to the so much profound questions of human life in regards to the divine, existence, dying, and immortality. This leading edge publication deals an interdisciplinary interpretation of the Eden tale that delves into mistaken assumptions and brings to gentle info that experience formerly long gone not noted. The Mythology of Eden offers a brand new realizing of the tale of Adam and Eve and illuminates the story’s function and that means in our glossy global.

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The Last Days of Magic: A Novel

By Mark L. Tompkins

“Fantastic . . . a decent, fantastically specific booklet and an wonderful read.”
—DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST

"A fantastical treat." 
PEOPLE

“Simultaneously sweeping and complicated . . . Tompkins’s extraordinary debut novel conjures an epic conflict for the soul of eire. jam-packed with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is often one wild and breathless ride.” 
—KAREN pleasure FOWLER

“Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fable event with the transferring views of dreamscape. a singular wealthy and strange.”
—GERALDINE BROOKS

What grew to become of magic on the planet? Who had to eliminate it, and for what purposes? Drawing on fantasy, legend, fairy stories, and Biblical mysteries, The final Days of Magic brilliantly imagines solutions to those questions, sweeping us again to a global the place people and magical beings co-exist as that they had for centuries.
         
Aisling, a goddess in human shape, was once born to rule either domain names and—with her dual, Anya—unite the Celts with the strong faeries of the center nation. yet inside medieval eire pursuits are divided, and much from its beaches higher forces are mustering. either England and Rome have a stake in riding magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disillusioned Europe, has outfitted a profession on such plots. yet more and more he reveals himself torn among accountability and his wish to comprehend the magic that has been forbidden.
         
As kings arrange, exorcists assemble, and divisions widen among the warring clans of eire, Aisling and Jordan needs to come to phrases with powers given and withheld, whereas a global that could nonetheless foster magic hangs within the stability. Loyalties are proven, betrayals sown, and the arrival warfare could have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and specifically for a tender graduate scholar named Sara Hill.
         
The final Days of Magic
introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for strength, human frailty, and the eager for wisdom that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a outstanding tale—a feat of world-building that poses fantastic and resonant solutions to epic questions.

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Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals, and Images of the Bear

By David Rockwell

In this new version of a vintage, David Rockwell describes the eye-catching and awe-inspiring presence of the undergo in local American rituals. The undergo performed a valuable function in shamanic rights, initiation, therapeutic and looking ceremonies, and new 12 months celebrations. thought of jointly, those traditions are differently of taking a look at the realm, one during which the mysteries of the universe are published via animals.

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The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum

Written to have fun the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the attention-grabbing tale of the giant sphinx that could be a spotlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic item for the Museum as an entire. The narrative covers the unique excavations and archaeological historical past of the Sphinx, the way it got here to Philadelphia, and the unforeseen ways that the Sphinx's tale intersects with the background of Philadelphia, the college of Pennsylvania, and the Museum previous to global conflict I.

The ebook good points considerable illustrations—photographs, letters, newspaper tales, postcards, maps, and drawings—drawn mostly from the broad fabrics within the Museum data. photographs of comparable artifacts within the Penn Museum's Egyptian assortment and different items from the Egyptian, close to East, and Mediterranean Sections (many no longer on view and a few by no means prior to published), in addition to items in museums within the usa, Europe, and Egypt, position the tale of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a much wider context. The writing kind is casual and textual content is woven round the snap shots that shape the spine of the narrative. The publication is designed to be of curiosity to a large viewers of grownup readers yet obtainable and interesting to more youthful readers as well.

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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

By Brad Steiger

Spotlighting information articles, ancient debts, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will persuade even the main hardened skeptic of the lifestyles of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. providing an array of untamed reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly spoke back to a choice a couple of longhaired lady flying over a suburban local merely to discover himself calling for backup whilst she attacked his patrol motor vehicle to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this old list highlights frightening and unimaginable narratives. From a little demented people to spinetingling paranormal encounters, each one outlandish prevalence is distinctive with thorough study and stated with a storyteller's crafted voice.

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Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women (3rd Edition)

By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most

Greek Tragedies, quantity II includes Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated via Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated by way of David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated by means of Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated by way of Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated via Richmond Lattimore.

Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below the professional administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. at the present time, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language models in the course of the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up-to-date the translations to carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English models are recognized. This variation additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs through Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. moreover, every one quantity comprises an advent to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and areas pointed out within the plays.

In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and lifestyles.

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The Centaur

By John Updike

WINNER OF THE nationwide e-book AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER
 
The Centaur is a latest retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded but not able to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. within the retelling, Olympus turns into small-town Olinger highschool; Chiron is George Caldwell, a technology instructor there; and Prometheus is Caldwell’s fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author’s remembered prior with stories from Greek mythology, John Updike interprets Chiron’s agonized look for aid into the incidents and injuries of 3 iciness days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. the end result, stated the judges of the nationwide booklet Award, is “a brave and excellent account of a clash in presents among an inarticulate American father and his hugely articulate son.”

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