Download E-books Stella Bain PDF

By Anita Shreve

"Shreve's 17th novel is a sad but hopeful tale of affection, reminiscence, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is either delicate and harsh....Shreve's considerate, provocative ancient story has glossy resonance." ---Publishers Weekly

Stella Bain has no reminiscence of her prior while she wakes up in a clinic mattress in Marne, France. it really is 1916, and she or he wears the uniform of a British conflict nurse yet speaks with an American accessory. once she is ready, Stella units out for London, the place she hopes to discover solutions. What she discovers-with assistance from Dr. August Bridge, who takes an curiosity in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella's thoughts come racing again, she needs to adopt a trip around the ocean to confront the haunted earlier of the girl she used to be.

In this gripping ancient drama that transports us from Europe to the United States and again back, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing story approximately love and reminiscence, set opposed to the backdrop of a struggle that devastated a whole new release.

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Download E-books Pinocchio (Sterling Unabridged Classics) PDF

By Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio, in Carlo Collodi's unique model, is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy story with an ethical. Made by means of the woodcarver Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio desires of turning into a true baby. yet his unrestrained interest, dishonesty, and selfishness positioned him in consistent peril. As he trips from the misleading “Field of Miracles,” the place he vegetation gold cash to lead them to develop, to the land the place lazy boys develop into donkeys, Pinocchio's direction is paved with blunders, willfulness, and danger.
And the entire whereas his nostril retains becoming higher and larger and larger whenever he tells a fib, so all of the global can see what a liar he's . . . 

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

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

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

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below the specialist 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 normal translations. this day, 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. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas keeping the vibrancy for which our English types are recognized. This version additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving component of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, each one quantity contains an creation to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.

In addition to the hot content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite 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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Download E-books The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America (Penguin Classics) PDF

Essentially the most arresting tales within the background of exploration, those Icelandic sagas inform of the invention of the US through Norsemen 5 centuries sooner than Christopher Columbus. jointly, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the extra polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written a few hundred years later, recount how Eirik the pink based an Icelandic colony in Greenland and the way his son, Leif the fortunate, later sailed south to discover - and if attainable make the most - the opportunity discovery through Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and full of life prose they checklist Europe's first shock glimpse of the jap shorelines of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.

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Download E-books The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter PDF

The New York Times bestseller, now absolutely up to date to include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Who used to be the true Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its strength? Did J. okay. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

Millions of readers worldwide were enchanted via the paranormal global of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited by means of Harry Potter and his neighbors. yet what so much readers don’t comprehend is that there's a centuries-old trove of precise heritage, folklore, and mythology in the back of Harry’s marvelous universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can college themselves within the attention-grabbing truth in the back of J. ok. Rowling’s international of magic.

Newly up to date to incorporate Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Sorcerer’s Companion permits curious readers to seem up something magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of wonderful, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have mind-blowing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions relationship again enormous quantities or maybe millions of years. Magic wands, like these bought in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as shaped by means of Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew timber. Love potions have been first concocted in historical Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely renowned through the heart a while. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll additionally learn:
•how to learn tea leaves
•where to discover a basilisk at the present time
•how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a warfare with a unicorn horn
•who the genuine Merlin used to be
•how to soundly harvest mandrake root
•who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
•how to dispose of a goblin
•why owls have been feared within the old world
•what quite lies past the Veil
•the origins of our modern day “bogeyman,” and extra.

A spellbinding journey of Harry’s beautiful international, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a needs to for each Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.

The Sorcerer's better half has no longer been ready, authorized, or authorized via anyone or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or similar properties.

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Download E-books A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes PDF

By Tommy Nelson

In the will and quest to make experience of the realm and our lifestyles, 3 nice sirens have lured women and men right into a lull with the empty promise to make their lives significant. the good king of Israel, Solomon, notwithstanding the wisest guy, used to be no longer proof against their track. yet on the finish of his lifestyles, Solomon, in all of his God-given knowledge, stopped to consider on all that competed for his awareness. He wrote his conclusions within the ebook of Ecclesiastes.Tommy Nelson maintains his research of Solomon's writings via taking an in-depth examine Ecclesiastes. In an international akin to ours, the place the hunt for which means and objective propels mankind to attempt every little thing lower than the solar, Solomon's conclusions ring louder than ever for a those that desire solutions greater than ever.

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Download E-books Arcadian Nights: The Greek Myths Reimagined PDF

The bright retelling of the critical Greek myths through acclaimed novelist John Spurling, writer of The 10000 Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for historic Fiction

The classical Greek highbrow culture pervades approximately each element of our smooth Western civilization. Our common sense and technological know-how, our philosophy, politics, literature, structure, and paintings are all indebted to the traditional population of the small mountainous Mediterranean kingdom. And the strong myths of the Greeks, sophisticated by means of Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, and the nice Greek dramatists, nonetheless resonate on the middle of our culture.

Taking as his place to begin some of the recognized vacationer websites within the Peloponnese, the place the tales are set, John Spurling, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for old Fiction, freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon, together with stories of the doomed condominium of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, chief of the Greeks at Troy, murdered via his spouse in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseus, scourge of the Minotaur; the Twelve Labors of Heracles; and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda. 

In this vivid, gripping and sometimes grisly retelling of the Greek myths, tales of homicide, strength, revenge, love, and hectic relatives relationships are made new back for our time with wit and take pleasure in via a talented writer. Spurling has extra scene, discussion, and context, whereas constantly staying precise to the spirit of the unique myth.

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