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Death of an Intern

by Keith M. Donaldson

Winner of a Finalist Award in the Mystery Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, this riveting, suspenseful novel is an introduction to Donaldson's Laura Wolfe series. Wolfe, a tenacious beat reporter for The Washington Star, tracks a D.C serial killer who butchers pregnant women and steals their fetuses, dumping the naked bodies with no identification in an obscure part of the city. When Laura is shown the body of victim number two, she recognizes her as someone named Janet who she had met at a reception for the Vice President of the United States. The victim is quickly identified as Janet Rausch, and Laura begins digging into her background. When the public Janet does not match with the private one, Laura begins to question whether there may have been more to Janet's death than being a serial killing victim. The mounting evidence Laura accumulates stimulates her inquisitive mind into believing Janet's murder was planned. Yet she is the only one to believe that theory. Her startling revelation confounds both her lawyer husband and her bestfriend, Max Walsh, Captain of Homicide for the Washington MPD. Laura persists anyway and goes from the dirty back streets of D.C. to the nation's capital, to the Virginia suburbs, and into the polished halls of political Washington, as the public is terrorized by a third murder, very much like the previous two.

Rude Awakenings

by Keith M. Donaldson

On his first day in office, Centrist Party President Mike Macdonald is awakened by the words, "Sir, there's been a nuclear explosion." In a nanosecond, his agenda revolving around a carefully crafted financial, economic, and military renewal program for America changes. Millions of American citizens have been slaughtered and displaced. His vice president, former Indiana Governor Bryanna Dudley, is being flown out of DC on Air Force Two and will initiate the rescue and recovery organization from 40,000 feet. Macdonald must hold the government together, but in the midst of dealing with untold aspects of the aftermath and searching for the terrorists responsible, a global currency manipulation begins devaluing the US dollar. As the country's plight rapidly deteriorates, Macdonald creates an international financial scam that must work. Invoking your courage, sense of romance, and fervor for overcoming the malicious, Rude Awakenings gives new meaning to the words "political thriller."

Small Town Tourism in South Africa

by Ronnie Donaldson

This book investigates small town tourism development in South Africa taking into account the most common strategies: branding, promotion, festivals and theming. The contents of the book resonate with the intersection of the power elite and their impacts on small town tourism. Because the book focuses on small town geographies in South Africa, the literature on small town tourism in the country is reviewed in Chapter 2 to provide a contextual background. Each subsequent chapter begins with an overview of international literature to give the conceptual context of the case studies each chapter explores. In Chapter 3 the concept of small town tourism branding is illustrated by an exploration of the Richmond book town. In Chapter 4 the branding theme is probed further in an investigation of two winners of the Kw#65533;la Town of the Year competition namely Fouriesburg and De Rust. Chapter 5 documents the branding of Sedgefield through its proclamation as Africa's first Cittaslow (slow town), a process driven by the local power elite to the exclusion of town's poor who have no understanding of the intentions of the Cittaslow movement and its potential benefits for the town. Chapter 6 is a case study of Greyton's tourism-led rural gentrification by which a small town has transformed in three decades to become a sought after place of residence for elite inmigrants so making the town a jewel tourism destination while reinforcing racial segregation. Because festivals and events - creations of the wealthy - have made significant financial contributions to small towns, Chapter 7 considers festivals and events as strategies to market and brand small towns in a particular way. Case studies of the economic impacts of festivals on small towns are assessed and the assessment methodologies used are critiqued. Chapter 8 provides a synthesis by drawing on the thesis of the urban growth machine by power elites.

Romancing the Klondike: Canadian Historical Brides

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey

It is 1896 and nineteen-year-old Pearl Owens wants adventure just like her idols Anna Leonowens and Annie “Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky. In the 1860s, Anna Leonowens taught the wives, concubines, and children of the King of Siam, while during the years 1894-1895, Annie “Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky became the first woman to travel around the world on a bicycle. She was testing a woman’s ability to look after herself. To fulfill her dream Pearl is on her to the Yukon River area with her cousin, Emma, to write articles and do illustrations about the woman and men who are looking for gold in the far north. Sam Owens, Pearl’s cousin and Emma’s brother, has been searching for gold with two friends, Gordon and Donald, for five years without success. Gordon and Donald have decided their quest is futile and it is time to return home. But Sam wants to stay a while longer. Then they hear word of a new gold find on Rabbit Creek. Over the next ten months, the lives of all five are changed due to love, gold, and tragedy.

El regal perdut del Pare Noel

by Marc Donat Marc Donat Balcells

El Pare Noel ha perdut un regal i és la Nit de Nadal! Algun nen no tindrà el seu regal al matí. Els esquirols Redimonis i Rediantre decideixen tornar el regal al Pare Noel. Per fi ha arribat la nit de Nadal, la més freda però també la més bonica de l'any i el Pare Noel creua el cel carregat amb joguines i regals per a tots els nens del món. Mentre els esquirols bessons Redimonis i Rediantre juguen al bosc, troben un paquet a la neu. Al Pare Noel li ha caigut un regal! S'han d'afanyar, algun nen es quedarà sense regal aquesta nit! L'han de dur al Pare Noel immediatament! Per fer-ho necessitaran l'ajuda dels seus amics Rampoines i Renofont i de la Mare Noel.

El regalo perdido de Papá Noel

by Marc Donat Marc Donat Balcells

Papá Noel ha perdido un paquete, pero las ardillas Diantres y Diablos no dejarán que ningún niño se quede sin regalo en Navidad. Por fin ha llegado Nochebuena, la noche más fría y más bonita del año y Papá Noel cruza el cielo con su trineo cargado de juguetes y regalos para todos los niños del mundo. Mientras las ardillas gemelas Diantres y Diablos juegan en el bosque, encuentran un paquete en la nieve. ¡A Papá Noel se le ha caído un regalo! ¡No hay tiempo que perder, algún niño se va a quedar sin regalo esta noche! ¡Hay que llevarlo a Papá Noel inmediatamente! Y para eso necesitarán la ayuda de sus amigos Pamplinas, Renofonte y Mamá Noel.

1714. L'última bandera

by Marc Donat Ricard Zaplana Ruiz

L'avi Comes i el seu nét Jofre passegen pel barri vell de Barcelona. Avui es la Diada, els carrers s'omplen de gent i les senyeres pengen de finestres i balcons. El Jofre, un noiet molt curiós, pregunta per l'origen de la bandera -una creu de Sant Jordi- que oneja a casa l'avi i l'home comença a explicar-li la història de l'11 de setembre de 1714: la guerra de Successió, el setge de Barcelona, la resistència heroica dels catalans, l'entrada de les tropes borbòniques a la ciutat, la derrota final... i la peripècia d'una bandera que per sort es va salvar de la fúria devastadora dels vencedors. Què se n'ha fet d'aquesta bandera, on s'amaga, és un misteri que solament l'avi coneix.

25 contes clàssics per llegir en 5 minuts

by Marc Donat Ricard Zaplana Ruiz

Vols compartir un conte amb mi? Els teus personatges clàssics preferits -i algun més que ben aviat ho serà- et conviden a gaudir de 25 contes que duren 5 minuts, que és el trigues tu a anar-te#n al llit. Hi havia una vegada... L'aneguet bonic, Rínxols d'ós, la rateta empolainada... El pèsol xerraire, la fada Gamberra, les set cabretes i el llop pesat... Un desastre de sastre, la gènia del saxo, la princesa Primmirada Escarafalls i fins i tot el sol, que de vegades li agafa per no anar-se'n a dormir. Per quin vols que comencem?

25 cuentos clásicos para leer en 5 minutos

by Marc Donat Ricard Zaplana Ruiz

¡Vete a dormir con una sonrisa gracias a tus personajes clásicos favoritos! El patito bonito, Ricitos de oso, la ratita emperifollada... El guisante parlanchín, el hada gamberra, los siete cabritillos y el lobo loco... Un desastre de sastre, la genia del saxofón, la princesa Tikismikis Kiskiyosav y hasta el sol, que a veces le da por no acostarse. Tus personajes clásicos favoritos -y alguno más que pronto lo será- te invitan a disfrutar de 25 cuentos que duran 5 minutos, que es lo que tú tardas en irte a dormir.¿Por cuál quieres empezar?

Health: The Basics (MasteringHealth Edition)

by Rebecca J. Donatelle

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringHealth(tm)does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringHealth(tm) search for: 0134161009 / 9780134161006 The Basics, The MasteringHealth Edition Plus MasteringHealth with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134183266 / 9780134183268 Health: The Basics, The MasteringHealth Edition 0134245687 / 9780134245683 MasteringHealth with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Health: The Basics, The MasteringHealth Edition For Personal Health Courses. This package includes MasteringHealth (tm). Bringing interactivity to readers' fingertips Health: The Basics, MasteringHealth Edition focuses health coverage on real-world topics that have the greatest impact on readers' lives, keeping individuals hooked on learning and living well. Along with dynamic new interactive content and media, this book retains its hallmarks of currency, accessibility, cutting-edge research, focus on behavior change, attractive design, imaginative art, and unique mini-chapters. The Twelfth Edition addresses readers' diverse needs and learning styles by tightly weaving online assignable activities into the narrative in the text. Every chapter includes Learning Outcomes and a new study plan that ties directly into MasteringHealth activities. Assignable self-assessments and reading quizzes help instructors engage individuals in the material. Also Available with MasteringHealth This title is also available with MasteringHealth--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

Madres arrepentidas: Una mirada radical a la maternidad y sus falacias sociales

by Orna Donath

Aman a sus hijos, pero se arrepienten de ser madres. #madresarrepentidas es un tratado de pensamiento radical que no dejará indiferente a nadie. #madresarrepentidas pone sobre la mesa algo de lo que apenas se habla: las muchas mujeres que, una vez han sido madres, no han encontrado la «profetizada» plenitud. Aman a sus hijos por a su vez no quieren ser madres de nadie. En este ensayo controvertido, tan minucioso como iluminador, la socióloga Orna Donath examina la dimensión del tabú, desactiva los dictados sociales y deja que sean las propias madres quienes hablen de sus experiencias. Así, #madresarrepentidas se erige como un nuevo e imprescindible manifiesto feminista, llamado a romper barreras. Críticas:«Donath pone sobre la mesa el debate sobre un tabú, una realidad negada y fruto en buena parte de la presión social que se pone a las mujeres.»Cristina Sen, La Vanguardia «Orna Donath defiende a estas mujeres contritas de un amplio abanico de ataques. Por una parte, de los que les llegan desde Israel, de tono radical y discurso atávico, escudándose en "lo natural" para decidir qué es bueno y qué es malo. Pero también las defiende de ciertas voces europeas, más sutiles, que huyen del discurso moralizante y sin embargo no dudarían en recetar todo tipo de tratamientos a estas madres por sus lamentables pecados.»Neue Zücher Zeitung «Ser madre en una sociedad que infravalora la maternidad, y que ni educa ni ama bien a los niños y a sus progenitoras, es algo tremendamente duro que puede llevar al arrepentimiento.»Paloma Pedrero, La razón «Un ensayo más que polémico y que quiere [...] derribar uno de los tabúes más inamovibles: que todas las mujeres han venido al mundo para ser madres y disfrutar con la maternidad.»Miguel Lorenci, Diario de Navarra «Con suensayo, Donath ha sacado a la luz pública lo que hasta ahora se mencionaba únicamente en charlas entre amigas o durante procesos de terapia.»Der Spiegel «Con su estudio sobre las mujeres que se arrepienten de haber aceptado el rol de madres, la socióloga israelí Orna Donath ha golpeado un avispero formidable.»Die Welt «Lo que en origen era una investigación, destinada a círculos académicos, que analizaba territorios inexplorados de la maternidad, ha escapado del ámbito especializado para dar la vuelta al mundo. Desde Jerusalén, la chispa prendió en Noruega, Suecia, Finlandia, Austria y Estonia. Pero ha sido en Alemania donde ha arrasado. Desde hace meses no hay día en que no se trate el tema, a todos los niveles, desde las revistas culturales más prestigiosas a los foros y redes sociales.»La Repubblica

Lake in the Clouds (Wilderness, Book 3)

by Sara Donati

In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-eighteenth-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation's past--and in the life of the spirited Bonners--as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever.

Selected Poems

by John Donne

Rich selection of 73 works from the Songs and Sonnets, Elegies, Holy Sonnets and other verse forms by foremost English "metaphysical" poet. Included are "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward," "Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness" and many more. Note. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Song" and "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning."

Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

by Ignatius Donnelly

The great classic of Atlantis, this book more than any other established the existence of this lost continent for the modern world. Attracting hundreds of thousands of readers and stimulating vast debate, it influenced generations of people including countless scientists who went on to do serious work in their fields, and numerous science-fiction writers. It is a measure of the power of the Atlantis myth that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, the idea of a submerged Atlantic Ocean continent remains vigorous today, long after Donnelly's work first appeared.A lawyer and politician before he turned to writing, Ignatius Donnelly (1831-1901) spent many years amassing evidence for his book on Atlantis. Displaying an immense knowledge of Platonic and Biblical material, comparative archeological discoveries, folk traditions of deluges, and geological data supporting catastrophic volcanic activity, Donnelly staggered his readers with "facts" and overwhelmed them with his many brilliant arguments. Despite the many more recent discoveries that have proved many of his "facts" to be false, his arguments still dazzle and his central myth continues to fascinate. The highly appealing idea of a lost continent with a high civilization, one that was the mother of all other civilizations, is one of the most enduring of all human myths and shows no signs of disappearing.A seminal work on Atlantis and a classic in the history of culture, this book is the starting point for anyone sincerely interested in the Atlantis myth. Still the most readable and imaginative of the books on Atlantis, it is a work that will long outlive most of the more recent accounts. As a study of the golden past, it is an enormously intriguing and enjoyable book.

Modern Potluck

by Kristin Donnelly

Uncover the best dish Modern Potluck is a cookbook and guide for today's potluckers that delivers Instagram-worthy dishes packed with exciting, bold flavors. These 100 make-ahead recipes are perfect for a crowd and navigate carnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences gracefully. With beautiful color photographs and lots of practical information such as how to pack foods to travel, Modern Potluck is the ultimate book for gathering friends and family around an abundant, delicious meal.

Innovation, Startups and Intellectual Property Management

by Jose Fernandez Donoso Ignacio De Leon

This book identifies the potential of intellectual property as a competitive asset for Latin American firms. The authors employ a cognitive approach that involves identifying why small firms are reluctant to register patents, resorting rather to alternative IP competitive strategies. This, in turn, results in the undercapitalization of intellectual assets, thus creating hurdles for the development of capital venture markets. Using new data gathered from highly innovative SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the authors bring a fresh cognitive approach towards understanding the institutional role of intellectual property, and outline various new policy recommendations.

Do Not Open 'Til Christmas

by Sierra Donovan

What happens when a Scrooge-like boss and a determined young woman have to work together during the holidays? A Christmas of surprises . . . Bret Radner once dreamed of being a hard-hitting journalist, exposing corruption and writing Pulitzer-winning pieces. But heart-tugging circumstances kept him at the Tall Pine Gazette, where small town life, new neighbors, and human interest stories are the news. In charge for the entire holiday season, Bret is determined to run the newsroom right. Yet with a too-pretty rookie reporter to train, he finds himself challenged on just about everything . . . A waitress at the Pine ‘n’ Dine restaurant, freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally gets her big chance to work full-time for the Gazette. But proving herself to her handsome boss won’t be easy. He turns down all her holiday-themed stories and, in fact, doesn’t seem to like Christmas at all. Yet the closer Chloe works with Bret, the more she realizes that his tough exterior conceals a hidden hurt . . . and a heart she wants to fill with glad tidings of great joy—for many seasons to come . . . “Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale. I smiled the entire time I was reading it!” —Shirlee McCoy on We Need a Little Christmas

The Doré Bible Illustrations

by Gustave Doré

Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Doré more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Doré not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, the plates depicting the life of Jesus -- many of which have now become the standard iconography -- and finally the vision of the New Jerusalem, Doré reached the fullest expressions of his extraordinary talent.This book collects all 241 plates -- long out of print -- that Doré executed for the Bible. In these plates, reproduced from outstanding early editions, the artist not only captures the dramatic intensity of the Scriptures, but sustains it longer than any other single artist was able to do. In addition, Doré reimagined all the scenes, so that what he produced was not a mere reworking of what centuries of other artists had already done, but a new and fresh visual interpretation of the Bible.Each plate is accompanied by the verses from the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible that the scene depicts, and an Introduction by Millicent Rose covers Doré's life and art in general. This is a sumptuous book that everyone, from those interested in Scripture to lovers of great art, will be proud to possess.

The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

by Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré (1832-83) was perhaps the most successful illustrator of the nineteenth century. His Doré Bible was a treasured possession in countless homes, and his best-received works continued to appear through the years in edition after edition. His illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy constitute one of his most highly regarded efforts and were Doré's personal favorites.The present volume reproduces with excellent clarity all 135 plates that Doré produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. From the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise, Doré's illustrations depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece in such famous scenes as the embarkation of the souls for hell, Paolo and Francesca (four plates), the forest of suicides, Thaïs the harlot, Bertram de Born holding his severed head aloft, Ugolino (four plates), the emergence of Dante and Virgil from hell, the ascent up the mountain, the flight of the eagle, Arachne, the lustful sinners being purged in the seventh circle, the appearance of Beatrice, the planet Mercury, and the first splendors of paradise, Christ on the cross, the stairway of Saturn, the final vision of the Queen of Heaven, and many more.Each plate is accompanied by appropriate lines from the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation of Dante's work.

Doré's Angels

by Gustave Doré

One of the greatest book illustrators of all time, nineteenth-century artist Gustave Doré was particularly noted for his brilliantly imaginative scenes of fantasy and the fantastic.Angels, among his most frequently portrayed characters, were inspired, visually stunning creations. This collection reproduces dozens of these celestial beings, all dramatically illustrated and originally drawn for such great works of literature as the Bible, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Milton's classic, Paradise Lost. Imaginative and richly detailed, these remarkable illustrations are ideal for use by graphic artists and craftworkers, but will also be treasured by lovers of fine art.

Doré's Dragons, Demons and Monsters

by Gustave Doré

One of the great book illustrators of all time, Gustave Doré created richly detailed, brilliantly imaginative scenes of legendary worlds filled with fantastic creatures. This collection of more than ninety illustrations dramatically demonstrates the amazing inventiveness of this remarkable nineteenth-century artist.His fanciful portrayals of sea serpents, fire-breathing dragons, lost souls suffering endless agonies, and scores of other grotesque images were originally drawn for The Bible, Paradise Lost, Don Quixote, The Divine Comedy, and other great works of literature. An excellent reference and an exceptional supply of royalty-free graphics for use by artists and craftspeople, these magnificent illustrations will delight lovers of fine art and anyone fascinated by creatures of myth and fantasy.

Doré's Illustrations for Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso": A Selection of 208 Illustrations

by Gustave Doré

This collection contains 208 of Dore's finest illustrations for Ariosto's magnificent epic poem, painstakingly reproduced from a beautifully printed 19th century German edition. The illustrations range from brilliant quick sketches to highly finished and shaded studies, many of which convey an incomparable feeling of metaphysical gloom. Against this stark backdrop, a panorama of jousting knights, damsels in distress, heroic deeds, romantic interludes, and mystical events comes to life under Doré's exuberant pen style.

Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

by Gustave Doré

"His Don Quixote ... from its first to its last page [is] a marvel of imagination, poetry, sentiment, and sarcasm. . . . People still speak of it only as 'Doré's Don Quixote'." -- Life and Reminiscences of Gustave Doré Doré himself had something of Quixote's chivalry and spent an arduous life drafting impossible dreams; he knew fame as well as pain, disillusionment, and failure. At age 30 he was ready for Quixote and prepared to realize his dream of illustrating the world's great books.Doré never became the painter he yearned to be, but he came very close to realizing his desired intimacy with the classics. His sympathy with Cervantes' satire was so close that, of the numerous Quixote interpretations by many outstanding artists, Doré's has become the standard. The French translation of Cervantes that Doré illustrated is forgotten; here is the memorable remnant of that work -- all 120 full-page plates, plus a selection of 70 characteristic headpiece and tailpiece vignettes.As can be seen in the backgrounds, Doré was ready professionally as well as emotionally for Quixote. He had traveled through Spain preparing an earlier work, and his graphic memory was as strong and indelible as that of another great Quixote interpreter, Picasso. From Sancho's village through Spanish hills and dry plateaus, in the Pyrenees and by the sea, in rural castles and Barcelona luxury, Doré illuminated the seventeenth-century setting with a nineteenth-century acquaintance with the scene. Doré was also a careful student of Renaissance costume and architecture; his minutiae, so copious, are invariably correct.Captions written especially for this edition describe the action with reference to the original Spanish text, capturing high points of the story. But of course Doré conveys it all in a picture: the famous windmill charge, traversing the Sierra Morena, battling the Knight of the White Moon, visions of giants, dragons, flaming lakes, and damsels, the Dulcinea never found, all in full-page wood engravings. Doré's marvelous penchant for ghostly effects in panoramic landscapes and seascapes finds large scope here, carefully engraved by one of the best of his longtime studio engravers, H. Pisano.Doré's Man of la Mancha glows with the artist's own enchantment and humor. Artists and illustration aficionados will add this royalty-free volume to other Dover editions of Doré's works -- art he created to stand with great literature that now stands alone. Doré's Quixote indeed stands alone, unique among the knights and graphic castles in Spain.

Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"

by Gustave Doré

Like his contemporary, the English poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Gustave Doré (1832-83) was highly regarded for his mastery of technique. One of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late nineteenth century, he provided a wealth of hauntingly beautiful illustrations for the first four parts of Idylls of the King, Tennyson's classic poetic treatment of the Arthurian legends. This volume contains meticulous reproductions of all 36 plates from rare English editions published in 1867-69.Like many of his other works, Doré's illustrations for the Idylls possess great drama, detail, and power, overlaid with a melancholy, otherworldly mood. His masterly technique is abundantly evident in splendid, idealized scenes illustrating the romantic involvements of four lovely ladies: "the fair Elaine," much enamored of Lancelot; Guinevere, Arthur's perfidious queen; Enid, the wife of Geraint, one of Arthur's knights; and the "wily Vivien," a scheming beauty who attempts to seduce the wizard Merlin.Accompanied by synopses and appropriate quotations from Tennyson's poem, Doré's illustrations bring these marvelous legends to vivid life.

Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"

by Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan, were among his finest and most dramatic works. This volume presents superb reproductions of all 50 plates drawn by Doré and engraved in his studios for the original edition of Paradise Lost.Artists and art lovers will find in these pages supreme examples of the illustrator's art. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, the Flood, Moses holding up the Ten Commandments, and the fearsome creatures Milton referred to as "Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire."The dreamlike, otherworldly quality Doré often brought to his work seems especially appropriate for Paradise Lost with its lofty spirit and epic events. Indeed, Doré's grand conception seems to realize perfectly Milton's own poetic version. Appropriate quotes from the text of Paradise Lost are printed alongside each illustration. A plot summary of the entire poem is also included.

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