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A Beautiful Evil

By Kelly Keaton
  • ISBN Code: : 1442409290
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Ari struggles with a power she can’t deny—and a destiny she’s determined to fight—in this dark and sexy sequel to Darkness Becomes Her. When Ari first arrived in the dilapidated city of New 2, all she wanted was to figure out who she was. But what she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare. Ari is a descendant of Medusa and can already sense the evil growing inside her—a power the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess. Desperate to hold on to her humanity and protect her loved ones, Ari must fight back. But Athena’s playing mind games, not just with Ari, but with those she cares about most. And Athena has a very special plan for the brooding and sexy Sebastian. Ari is determined to defeat Athena, but time is running out. With no other options, Ari must unleash the very thing she’s afraid of: herself.

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  • Pdf File: penny-dreadful-the-ongoing-series-volume-2.pdf

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Continuing the hit TV series! The forces of darkness gather, and the end times come to London! Champions fall, new alliances are struck, and Ethan and Lily must race to find the key to Lucifer’s defeat – before the world is overrun! The worst has come to pass. Lucifer has risen and Sir Malcolm is dead. As the ultimate Evil gathers his troops, Catriona Hartdegan, the only one left to fight, takes on the forces of darkness surrounding her, with nothing but righteous fury in her heart. With the Master of Hell abroad once more, no one is safe, as Dorian Grey will learn. His past has caught up with him and he is about to that whatever loyalty he possesses will be sorely tested. Ethan, the Wolf of God, is also confronted with his fast-approaching destiny, but first he must come face to face with the woman he once knew and loved… The epic story of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME TV series continues in this official sequel, written by the show’s co-producer, Chris King, and stunningly illustrated by Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy) and Jason Wordie. “Possibly the best book on the racks right now. Unmissable!” – Nerdly “Dark, menacing, delightfully detailed and unique!” – Graphic Policy “A successor on par with Showtime’s cult phenomenon!” – Diabolique Magazine “A proper continuation: a fourth season!” – Snap Pow p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Collects Penny Dreadful #2.5-2.8

The Art of Nick Cave

By John H. Baker
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  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Book Code : 1841506273
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 849
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Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects, including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Cave's creative endeavors, this collection of critical essays provides a comprehensive overview of his multifaceted career. The contributors, who hail from an array of disciplines, consider Cave's work from many different angles, drawing on historical, psychological, pedagogical, and generic perspectives. Illuminating the remarkable scope of Cave's achievements, they explore his career as a composer of film scores, scriptwriter, and performer, most strikingly in Ghosts of the Civil Dead; his work in theater; and his literary output, which includes the novels And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro, as well as two collections of prose. Together, the resulting essays provide a lucid overview of Nick Cave's work that will orient students and fans while offering fresh insights sure to deepen even expert perspectives.

Yoga and Meditation

By Stephen Knapp
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 8184305060
  • Total of Pages : 42
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 792
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Perhaps no doctorine of Christian science rouses so much natural doubt and questioning as this, that God knows no such thing as sin. Indeed, this may be a set down as one of the "things hard to be understood," such as the apostle Peter declared were taught by his fellow apostle Paul, "which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest...unto their own destruction." Let us then reason together on this important subject, whose statement in Christian Science may justly be characterzied as wonderful.

BeYOUtiful

By Shelina Janmohamed
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  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1783129506
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 620
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BeYOUtiful is about feeling extraordinary, radiating confidence, and celebrating diversity in how we look. This book will look at self esteem and body image, how beauty has changed throughout history and beauty in difference. It explores how media and society presents beauty and gives constructive advice on how to BeYOUtiful, giving readers the tools to look critically at what they are shown, form their own opinions and build their confidence. As much as we want to believe that young people gain confidence from messages like "beauty comes from within," the reality is that our inner wellbeing is affected by how we feel about our outward appearance. This book will empower young readers to think critically about the images they see, reflect upon their own inner and outer beauty and find perspective in a harsh world. Author Shelina Janmohamed writes in an engaging, fun and honest manner, perfect for young readers who may be questioning their own beauty as they grow up.

The Spiritual Writings of Mary Baker Eddy

By Mary Baker Eddy
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849643395
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of the Christian Scientist denomination. She was born at Bow, near Concord, N. H. She founded the first Christian Science Church at Boston in 1879, and opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College there in 1881. She frequently appeared upon the lecture platform, and wrote much for the Christian Science publications, but is most widely known as the author of Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures. This edition includes the following writings: Unity Of Good Rudimental Divine Science Retrospection And Introspection Pulpit And Press No And Yes Poems

The Children of Athena

By Nicole Loraux
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691236836
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
  • Members : 956
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According to one myth, the first Athenian citizen was born from the earth after the sperm of a rejected lover, the god Hephaistos, dripped off the virgin goddess Athena's leg and onto fertile soil. Henceforth Athenian citizens could claim to be truly indigenous to their city and to have divine origins that bypassed maternity. In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and other Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

Unity of Good

By Mary Baker Eddy
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 787
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"Unity of Good" by Mary Baker Eddy. 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.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature

By Marguerite Johnson
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000523454
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : History
  • Members : 787
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This second edition includes an updated review of sexuality in Greece and Rome, an expanded bibliography and numerous new passages with original translations. This book provides readers with detailed information, notes, and original translated passages on the fascinating and multi-faceted theme of ancient sexuality. The sources range from the era of Homer and Hesiod through to the Graeco-Roman world of the Fourth Century CE and explore the diversitiy of approaches to sexuality and sexual expression, as well as how these issues relate to the rest of ancient society and culture. Sexuality in Greek And Roman Society and Literature is an invaluable resource to students and academics alike, providing a detailed series of chapters on all major facets of sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome. It will particularly appeal to those interested in sexuality and gender in antiquity, as well as ancient literature and social studies.

Fallen Angels and Fallen Women

By Robin Jarrell
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1608994058
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 316
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The strange and enigmatic title "son of man" has intrigued biblical scholars for millennia. What does it mean and how does it describe Jesus in his role as the Christian messiah? Robin Jarrell surveys the mythological roots of the phrase in the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and traces its development from the mythology of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut's birth narrative, to the Baal Cycle in Ugaritic literature, to the story of Pandora, and finally to the story of creation found in the book of Genesis. The key to unlocking the mystery of the phrase "son of man" is embedded in the story of the first "son of man"--Noah--with the reference to "the sons of God" who found wives among the "daughters of men" and whose offspring brought devastation to the earth and the reason for the flood. In the hands of the Christian gospel writers, the parallel "son of man" figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls reemerges in the identity of the last "son of man"--Jesus of Nazareth.

I Will Fear No Evil

By Robert A. Heinlein
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101503084
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 204
  • Pdf File: i-will-fear-no-evil.pdf

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The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein. As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman. Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein

By Albrecht Classen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230617174
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 308
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This book offers the first complete English translation of the poems by the late-medieval German (Tyrolean) Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376/1377-1445). Oswald von Wolkenstein was one of the leading poets of his time and created some of the most exciting, experimental, and also deeply religious-conservative poetry of the entire Middle Ages and far beyond. German scholarship and musicologists have long recognized the extraordinary strength and power of Oswald s Middle High German songs, both in terms of his poetic imagery and his musical performance. This book proves Oswald's uvre to be one of the most idiosyncratic and individualistic in the entire late Middle Ages. Classen reveals how Oswald continued the medieval tradition, yet was a true innovator, exploring new attitudes toward love, sexuality, travel, war, politics, language, music, and, above all, his own individuality.

Frankenstein and Its Classics

By Jesse Weiner,Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Brett M. Rogers
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350054909
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: frankenstein-and-its-classics.pdf

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Frankenstein and Its Classics is the first collection of scholarship dedicated to how Frankenstein and works inspired by it draw on ancient Greek and Roman literature, history, philosophy, and myth. Presenting twelve new essays intended for students, scholars, and other readers of Mary Shelley's novel, the volume explores classical receptions in some of Frankenstein's most important scenes, sources, and adaptations. Not limited to literature, the chapters discuss a wide range of modern materials-including recent films like Alex Garland's Ex Machina and comics like Matt Fraction's and Christian Ward's Ody-C-in relation to ancient works including Hesiod's Theogony, Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass. All together, these studies show how Frankenstein, a foundational work of science fiction, brings ancient thought to bear on some of today's most pressing issues, from bioengineering and the creation of artificial intelligence to the struggles of marginalized communities and political revolution. This addition to the comparative study of classics and science fiction reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world-and emphasizes the prescience and ongoing importance of Mary Shelley's immortal novel. As Frankenstein turns 200, its complex engagement with classical traditions is more significant than ever.

Encountering Eve's Afterlives

By Holly Morse
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192580175
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 144
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Encountering Eve's Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 aims to destabilize the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within Western culture by engaging with marginal, and even heretical, interpretations that focus on more positive aspects of her character. In doing so, this book questions the myth that orthodox, popular readings represent the 'true' meaning of the first woman's story, and explores the possibility that previously ignored or muted rewritings of Eve are in fact equally 'valid' interpretations of the biblical text. By staging encounters between the biblical Eve and re-writings of her story, particularly those that help to challenge the interpretative status quo, this book re-frames the first woman using three key themes from her story: sin, knowledge, and life. Thus, it considers how and why the image of Eve as a dangerous temptress has gained considerably more cultural currency than the equally viable pictures of her as a subversive wise woman or as a mourning mother. The book offers a re-evaluation of the meanings and the myths of Eve, deconstructing the dominance of her cultural incarnation as a predominantly flawed female, and reconstructing a more nuanced presentation of the first woman's role in the Bible and beyond.