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A marvelous collection of love, treachery, foolishness, tragedy and humor. All the famous greats are here, from the insolent exploits of Phaeton and Icarus, to the sorrow-filled fate of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Tales of Aztlan, The Romance of a Hero of Our Late Spanish-American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a Western Pioneer and Other Talesby George Hartmann
[From the front dust jacket flap:] "If anyone doubts the universality of the Christmas festival, let him become acquainted with this book, fifth in a delightful series collecting songs, customs, and stories of Christmas from all over the world (see back of jacket). The present volume is especially noteworthy, for it provides considerably more material of American background than have any of the previous volumes. Almost half of the total thirty-three selections are representative of a wide variety of nationality groups and regions in the United States. From Boston to the far West, from Alaska to the Deep South, come such stories as "An Indian's Christmas Gift," "A Bohemian Christmas in Chicago," "An Amish Christmas," "For the Children from Possum Run," "A Swedish Christmas on the Delaware," and many more of equal charm. Other stories with European and Asiatic settings wear such intriguing titles as "The Holy Lake," "God's Christmas Gift to Rare Coral," "The Little Clock- maker," "Christmas in the Philippines," "Jenny Lind's Yuletide"--fourteen different countries represented in all. The author list is a distinguished one, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Marguerite de Angeli, Alice Geer Kelsey, Elizabeth Allstrom, Ruth Sawyer, Grace Noll Crowell, and of another generation- Edward Everett Hale." Another fascinating, entertaining, uplifting book by this author is in the Bookshare collection. Look for, Christmas Customs around the World, with more by this author/editor to come.
A collection of nineteen tales that reveal the secret history of Deltora and the rise of Adin.
Abridged versions of horror stories by Poe. Includes The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and more.
A perfect introduction to some of the people who built, changed, and challenged the U.S.A., Tales of Famous Americans will delight young readers. Thrilling childhood stories about people from Pocahontas and Ben Franklin to Yo-Yo Ma and Mia Hamm lead into exciting accounts of their incredible accomplishments as adults. With lively art and lots of fun facts, this book is sure to inspire the next generation of famous Americans!
Historical Archaeology of New York City is a collection of narratives about people who lived in New York City during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, people whose lives archaeologists have encountered during excavations at sites where these people lived or worked. The stories are ethnohistorical or microhistorical studies created using archaeological and documentary data. As microhistories, they are concerned with particular people living at particular times in the past within the framework of world events. The world events framework will be provided in short introductions to chapters grouped by time periods and themes. The foreword by Mary Beaudry and the afterword by LuAnne DeCunzo bookend the individual case studies and add theoretical weight to the volume. Historical Archaeology of New York City focuses on specific individual life stories, or stories of groups of people, as a way to present archaeological theory and research. Archaeologists work with material culture--artifacts--to recreate daily lives and study how culture works; this book is an example of how to do this in a way that can attract people interested in history as well as in anthropological theory.
Five tales: Jason and the Golden Fleece, The Sword in the Stone, Scarface, The Unlikely Hero Called Don Quixote, and Horatius at the Bridge.
These wonderful tales, full of magic, mystery and suspense have been retold for today's reader, with atmospheric illustrations, an informative introduction and useful notes. -- Delve into the exciting adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this delightful chapter book!
The Toa have acquired new armor, new tools, new powers and a new name: Toa Nuva. But these new abilities do not mean that their mission is finished. They must still defeat Makuta.
A scarce antiquarian book from the master of suspense.
The world of a barbarous alien empire ruled by primal brutality, intrigue and fear. A world of bizarre paradoxes, powerful mysteries and sexual abandon. The world of Gorgik, thick-hewn mine slave whose prowess defies the mighty.
In this astonishing, luminous and terrifying work, Carlos Castaneda at last completes the long journey into the world of sorcery that began with his now-legendary meeting with don Juan...In a sense, Castaneda's three earlier books, each of them the story of a triumphant and daring journey into the unknown, have been merely the long preparation for Tales of Power, in which don Juan's task of educating Castaneda, of making him 'a man of knowledge' and 'a man of power,' is brought to an unexpected conclusion in a series of dazzling tricks, visions and lessons, ending in an explanation which is at once an initiation and a deeply moving farewell.
From the dust jacket: "Not much is known for certain about Patrick, the celebrated patron saint of Ireland. Using Patrick's own writings and other ancient sources, while acknowledging that many of the best-known stories about him are clearly legends, Eileen Dunlop has written about what Patrick's life might have been like. Beginning with his privileged childhood in fifth century Britain, and continuing on through his abduction into slavery in Ireland and his religious awakening, Dunlop paints a portrait of a man who deeply loved God and the Irish people. After many setbacks and years of religious study, Patrick became Bishop of Ireland. He traveled throughout the country and taught Christianity to a largely pagan population. One of the many legends about St. Patrick proclaims that on the night he died, no darkness fell."
On the Run: Chasing the Falconers by Gordon Korman; Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine; and, Animorphs: The Encounter by K. A. Applegate.
Ten short science fiction stories by one of the grand masters of the field, including: I Remember Babylon, Summertime on Icarus, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Orbiting, Who's there?, Hate, Into the Comet, An Ape About the House, Saturn Rising, Let There Be Light, Death and the Senator, Trouble with Time, Before Eden, A Slight Case of Sunstroke, Dog Star, and The Road to the Sea.
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature". Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre. In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals. Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil. Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price. The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University. PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!
This new paperback edition brings together volumes one and two of Buber's classic work Takes of the Hasidim, with a new foreword by Chaim Potok. Martin Buber devoted forty years of his life to collecting and retelling the legends of Hasidim. "Nowhere in the last centuries," wrote Buber in Hasidim and Modern Man, "has the soul-force of Judaism so manifested itself as in Hasidim... Without an iota being altered in the law, in the ritual, in the traditional life-norms, the long-accustomed arose in a fresh light and meaning."These marvelous tales--terse, vigorous, often cryptic--are the true texts of Hasidim. The hasidic masters, of whom these tales are told, are full-bodied personalities, yet their lives seem almost symbolic. Through them is expressed the intensity and holy joy whereby God becomes visible in everything.
Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, "The Tales of the Heike" chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail the chaos of the battlefield, the intrigue of the imperial court, and the gradual loss of courtly tradition. This new, abridged translation presents the work's most gripping episodes and includes woodblock illustrations, a glossary of characters, and an extended bibliography.
When H. P. Lovecraft first introduced his macabre universe in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, the response was electrifying. Gifted writers--among them his closest peers--added sinister new elements to the fear-drenched landscape. Here are some of the most famous original stories from the pulp era that played a pivotal role in reflecting the master's dark vision. FANE OF THE BLACK PHARAOH by Robert Bloch: A man obsessed with unearthing dark secrets succumbs to the lure of the forbidden. BELLS OF HORROR by Henry Kuttner: Infernal chimes ring the promise of dementia and mutilation. THE FIRE OF ASSURBANIPAL by Robert E. Howard: In the burning Afghan desert, a young American unleashes an ancient curse. THE ABYSS by Robert A. W. Lowndes: A hypnotized man finds himself in an alternate universe, trapped on a high wire between life and death. AND SIXTEEN MORE TALES OF ICY TERROR.
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