They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves--Sinbad the Sailor--Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike.
Hilarious and hair-rising true tales of office debauchery from the lawyer who gets paid to clean up the mess. Try to imagine the following workplace scenarios: two employees having hot and heavy sex in an open cubicle in full view of their coworkers. A boss conducting a business meeting while wearing nothing but a strategically-placed towel. Employees using Craigslist to arrange sexual trysts with hookers on company time. Breast-flashing. Oral sex solicitation via office e-mail. Impossible? Unbelievable? Richard Burton has tales you won't believe actually happened over his decades spent as the attorney hired by companies to protect them when their employees act out. Employees Gone Wild collects some of the most outrageous and absolutely-true stories (names changed to protect the guilty of course) from Burton's years on the job, along with his indispensible practical advice on how companies and the people that work for them can avoid the same pitfalls. Hilarious and eye-opening in the same breath, dozens of cartoons give Employees Gone Wild a light tone perfect for the coworker with a sense of humor. It's also a great excuse for anyone that's received a slap on the wrist from their job: Hey, at least I'm not as bad as that guy!
Kate Skylar is an ordinary seventeen-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son. Ethan's only protection is Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming--which may have its own dark agenda. As Ethan grows up in anonymity, ignorant of his true identity and not knowing whom to trust, he must come to terms with his miraculous abilities and make a fateful choice that will determine the future of all mankind. And for Kate, an equally difficult struggle looms, as well as a mother's devastating choice. Godsent is a wild religious thriller, a page-turner that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Burton, in his fiction debut, crafts a tightly-wound narrative with a heart-pounding plot and emotional resonance that will ring true to anyone with children of their own, all while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
Kama Sutra, or Aphorisms on Love, is one of the most widely read and enjoyed of the ancient classics. Written in India nearly two centuries ago and translated by the great Richard Burton, this landmark of sensuality explores the rules and commandments of love, pleasure, and mutual gratification with frankness and celebration. In this beautiful new rendering, traditional art and illustrations provide a pleasing accompaniment throughout. Packaged with a beautiful satin-bound cover and clasp.
Kama means desire, love, and lust; sutra means teachings and "verses." The Kama Sutra, then, is the book of love, teaching the best methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union. A classic of world literature for 1,700 years, this is the most explicit and fascinating book ever written for lovers.This immortal work also serves as a window into Indian culture and mysticism. Its unique approach --combining meditations on politics and social customs with counsel on love and intimacy -- features frank, direct advice on bodily pleasures, from aphrodisiacs and kissing to orgasm-delaying techniques. This edition is the renowned translation by the great 19th-century explorer and writer Richard Burton. Its crisp style sets a new standard for Sanskrit translation, and its unblushing faithfulness to the original text sparked controversy in certain corners of the Victorian world. A wellspring of erotic knowledge, it remains an inspiration to readers of every era.
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