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A Son of the Immortals

By Louis Tracy
  • ISBN Code: : 1633553795
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
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A young American is proclaimed king of a little Balkan Kingdom, and a pretty Parisian art student is the power behind the throne. "Adventures and stirring situations follow closely upon one another's heels all through."

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This carefully crafted ebook: "MIND & SPIRIT Premium Collection: The Impersonal Life, The Way Out, The Way Beyond, The Teacher, Brotherhood, Wealth & The Way to the Kingdom” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Benner (1872–1938) was an American author, Spiritual writer, and Representative of the Brotherhood of Christ who used the pen name "Anonymous." He was the first to introduce the Knowledge and Teachings of the Impersonal Life (also known as the "I AM" Teaching) to the world in his first book, "The Impersonal Life". Benner taught that Christ's proclaiming "I AM" indicated "the true spirit that resides in every human being." In the 1960s Elvis Presley was introduced to Benner's work by his guru, Larry Geller. In the last 13 years of his life, Presley gave away hundreds of copies of the book, The Impersonal Life. A copy was allegedly with him on the night he died. Table of Contents: The Impersonal Life The Way Out The Way Beyond The Way to the Kingdom The Teacher Brotherhood Wealth

The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5873690936
  • Total of Pages : 583
  • Category : History
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Read and download full book The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete)

By Thomas Bulfinch
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1613102208
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Read and download full book Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete)

Bulfinch's Mythology

By Bulfinch, Thomas
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 1773133039
  • Total of Pages : 839
  • Category : Fiction
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Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death in 1867. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. The book is a prose recounting of myths and stories from three eras: Greek and Roman mythology, King Arthur legends and medieval romances. Bulfinch intersperses the stories with his own commentary, and with quotations from writings by his contemporaries that refer to the story under discussion. Bulfinch expressly intended his work for the general reader. In the preface to The Age of Fable he states "Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature, of either sex, who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation."

Art Of Japanese Gardens

By Kuck
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136213694
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : Social Science
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Brief History of the Immortals of Non-Hindu Civilizations

By Shri Bhagavatananda Guru
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  • Publisher : Shri Bhagavatananda Guru
  • Book Code : 9352064534
  • Total of Pages : 337
  • Category : History
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This book contains a complete analysis of the legendary myths of civilizations like Roman, Greek, Celtic, Arabian, British, Japanese and Chinese. From the stories of the Trojan war and adventures of Hercules, Perseus and Theseus to the stories of the White Snake and Battle of Red Cliffs, this book is about the mesmerizing past of our ancestors.

The French Writers' War, 1940-1953

By Gisèle Sapiro
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822395126
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The French Writers' War, 1940–1953, is a remarkably thorough account of French writers and literary institutions from the beginning of the German Occupation through France's passage of amnesty laws in the early 1950s. To understand how the Occupation affected French literary production as a whole, Gisèle Sapiro uses Pierre Bourdieu's notion of the "literary field." Sapiro surveyed the career trajectories and literary and political positions of 185 writers. She found that writers' stances in relation to the Vichy regime are best explained in terms of institutional and structural factors, rather than ideology. Examining four major French literary institutions, from the conservative French Academy to the Comité national des écrivains, a group formed in 1941 to resist the Occupation, she chronicles the institutions' histories before turning to the ways that they influenced writers' political positions. Sapiro shows how significant institutions and individuals within France's literary field exacerbated their loss of independence or found ways of resisting during the war and Occupation, as well as how they were perceived after Liberation.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

By L. Frank. Baum
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726959135
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A young baby named Claus is found abandoned in a forest. Claus is taken in by Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World and a wood nymph named Necile and has a happy upbringing away from other humans. When Claus moves away, he gains a reputation for kindness towards children, and starts carving toys to give them. The evil Agwas steal the toys as they are stopping the children from misbehaving, forcing Claus to enter homes through chimneys to deliver his gifts. There are plenty more adventures in store for Claus before he becomes Santa Claus, in this delightful festive children’s story from renowned author L. Frank Baum. Lyman Frank Baum (1856 – 1919) was a prolific and well-known American writer. He is best known for his famous series of modern fairy tales set in the imaginary land of Oz. The first of the books, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ is widely considered to be the first true American fairy tale and was the basis for the hugely popular 1939 classic musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’ starring Judy Garland. Born and raised in New York, Baum held a range of jobs including as a poultry farmer, clerk, and storekeeper before pursuing his talent for writing at the age of 41. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, as well as over 40 other novels and over 80 short stories. He died in California in 1919.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities

By Charles Russell Coulter,Patricia Turner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135963975
  • Total of Pages : 610
  • Category : Reference
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The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained. An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.

The Immortals

By Matthew J Elliott
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780924917
  • Total of Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
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An invaluable companion to both the UK and US hit series, analysing each episode (including the un-filmed pilot for Elementary), identifying trivia, offering criticism and considering Canonical fidelity.

Dreams of the Dark Sky

By Tina Le Count Myers
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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597806242
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Fiction
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In the aftermath of a devastating clash between gods and men, two unlikely allies―one immortal and one human―must band together to survive in the sequel to the epic fantasy debut The Song of All. The war between men and immortals that raged across the frozen Northland of Davvieana has ended. For men, the balance of power between Believer and Brethren, between honoring the gods and honoring the sword, has shifted to favor priests over Hunters. But it is the legacy of one man’s love for his son that shapes the lives of all who survived. While Irjan, the once-legendary immortal hunter, has saved his son’s life, he cannot save Marnej from the men who will make him a killer, nor can he save the immortal girl he’d promised to protect from the secret of her birth. Raised by Irjan among the immortals, Dárja has been trained to fight by a man who once hunted her kind. Prisoner among the humans, her hatred for them is challenged by the chance to give Irjan what he has always wanted?his son Marnej returned to him. Together, Marnej and Dárja, human and immortal, must find a way to trust one another if they are to live long enough to learn the truth behind the secrets and lies that have forged their lives.

Some Chinese Ghosts

By Lafcadio Hearn
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 147337670X
  • Total of Pages : 105
  • Category : Literary Collections
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I think that my best apology for the insignificant size of this volume is the very character of the material composing it. In preparing the legends I sought especially for weird beauty; and I could not forget this striking observation in Sir Walter Scott’s “Essay on Imitations of the Ancient Ballad”: “The supernatural, though appealing to certain powerful emotions very widely and deeply sown amongst the human race, is, nevertheless, a spring which is peculiarly apt to lose its elasticity by being too much pressed upon.” Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Evermore

By Alyson Noël
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429918683
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Don't miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël's #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

The Expendables: The Wargames of Zelos

By Edmund Cooper
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 0575116412
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Zelos seemed an ideal planet for colonization. Possessing one large continent and numerous archipelagos, it had a climate and vegetation comfortably like that of Earth. Captain James Conrad and his crew of Expendables started on their initial reconnaissance of the planet. For the first time they found human beings already in residence. But this was a society remote from anything they had ever before experienced. For the Emperor of this strange world controlled his domain through the great annual War Games. Only the fittest could survive - and only they were allowed to procreate. Through this 'death control' the population was limited to twenty thousand. There was only one way the Expendables could get permission to establish a colony on Zelos. Risking their own lives, they must compete in the dreaded War Games. And, somehow, they must win.