Pdf ebook: Phaedra

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  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465529225
  • Genre: Phaedra (Greek mythology)
  • Number of Pages: 108
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

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Summary: After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sister

  • Author : Cathy Cassidy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141351861
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters' newly discovered half-brother... Jake Cooke has just had the surprise of his life. He already knew he had a no-good dad but now he's got four half-sisters that he never knew existed. When Jake's talent for trouble causes chaos at home, he runs away to meet his new family. Life in a rundown flat in Chinatown is a far cry from Tanglewood where the days are filled with picnics, beach parties and chocolate festivals. It's already starting to feel like home. But Jake's about to realize he can only escape his problems and his future for so long. However far you go, you can't outrun destiny . . . Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. - Guardian A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans - Irish Independent Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. - Guardian A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans - Irish Independent


Pdf ebook: The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

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Summary: A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crensha

  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399539158
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses. When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan's Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches, which is challenging to say the least—but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn't want around. Soon the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her all disappear within the black hole, as does the smelly class hamster she's taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around. It's not until Stella, her younger brother, Cosmo, the family puppy, and even the bathroom tub all get swallowed up by the black hole that Stella comes to realize she has been letting her own grief consume her. And that's not the only thing she realizes as she attempts to get back home. This is an astonishingly original and funny adventure with a great big heart.


Pdf ebook: Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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Summary: Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock presents an original study of Alfred Hitchcock by considering how his classics-informed London upbringing

  • Author : Mark William Padilla
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 149852916X
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock presents an original study of Alfred Hitchcock by considering how his classics-informed London upbringing marks some of his films. The Catholic and Irish-English Hitchcock (1899-1980) was born to a mercantile family and attended a Jesuit college preparatory, whose curriculum featured Latin and classical humanities. An important expression of Edwardian culture at-large was an appreciation for classical ideas, texts, images, and myth. Mark Padilla traces the ways that Hitchcock’s films convey mythical themes, patterns, and symbols, though they do not overtly reference them. Hitchcock was a modernist who used myth in unconscious ways as he sought to tell effective stories in the film medium. This book treats four representative films, each from a different decade of his early career. The first two movies were produced in London: The Farmer’s Wife (1928) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934); the second two in Hollywood: Rebecca (1940) and Strangers on a Train (1951). In close readings of these movies, Padilla discusses myths and literary texts such as the Judgment of Paris, The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Aristophanes’s Frogs, Apuleius’s tale “Cupid and Psyche,” Homer’s Odyssey, and The Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Additionally, many Olympian deities and heroes have archetypal resonances in the films in question. Padilla also presents a new reading of Hitchcock’s circumstances as he entered film work in 1920 and theorizes why and how the films may be viewed as an expression of the classical tradition and of classical reception. This new and important contribution to the field of classical reception in the cinema will be of great value to classicists, film scholars, and general readers interested in these topics.


Pdf ebook: A Sacrifice for Love

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Summary: ÊPrincess Caterina of Theiss receives a letter from her close friend Princess Henriet of Istria asking her to stay with her immediately. The two Provinces

  • Author : Barbara Cartland
  • Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782134093
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 345
  • Language: English
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Description: ÊPrincess Caterina of Theiss receives a letter from her close friend Princess Henriet of Istria asking her to stay with her immediately. The two Provinces were close to each other and part of Austria. On arrival at the Palace in Istria, Princess Caterina is horrified to hear that, owing to the RussiansÕ threatening behaviour in the Balkans, the Emperor of Austria has written to Queen Victoria asking her to send an English husband for Princess Henriet so that the Union Jack can fly over Istria and deter any greedy predators. The Russians at the time are a great menace to all Europe and are especially anxious to acquire access to the Mediterranean, which Istria could easily provide. The Duke of Dunlerton, whose mother was Princess Alice of Saxe-Coburg and therefore Royal has been sent by the Queen to marry Princess Henriet. But Henriet tells Caterina that she is already madly in love with Fritz Hofer, a tall handsome Officer in her fatherÕs best Regiment. Rather than marry anyone else, she insists to Caterina that she will kill herself! To save her friend from suicide, Caterina agrees that Henriet will escape with the man she loves and she will take her place and marry the Duke without him or anyone else realising what is happening. How Caterina does so successfully. How she is terrified of what will happen when the Duke discovers that he has been made a fool of and is now married to the wrong Princess. How they are all afraid of Queen Victoria and what she will say when she learns about CaterinaÕs deception. And how, despite her sacrifice for her friend, she unexpectedly finds the love she has been hoping for and praying for all her life is all told in this exciting story by BARBARA CARTLAND


Pdf ebook: Where the Crawdads Sing

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Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Bo

  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735219117
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.


Pdf ebook: The Dancer from Atlantis

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Summary: A mesmerizing tale of adventure and romance: An anomaly of time transports a twentieth-century man backward through history toward the greatest catastrophe

  • Author : Poul Anderson
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497694264
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 198
  • Language: English
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Description: A mesmerizing tale of adventure and romance: An anomaly of time transports a twentieth-century man backward through history toward the greatest catastrophe the world has ever known Looking out over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of a luxury cruise liner, American architect Duncan Reid is suddenly caught up in an inexplicable event—and when he awakens he is somewhere . . . different. Duncan has inadvertently fallen victim to a fatally malfunctioning time machine from the future, along with three equally startled companions from vastly different epochs and civilizations, and now he stands with them on the rocky Mediterranean coast of Egypt in the year 4000 BCE. With the aid of miraculous technology supplied by the dying time machine, the displaced four are able to communicate and share their stories, the most startling being the tale told by the one woman among them, the bewitching Erissa. Only decades removed from her actual time, she claims to be a priestess from Atlantis who views Duncan as a god, and she represents perhaps their only hope of returning to their rightful eras. But to do so will entail immersing themselves in the savage turmoil of an ancient world and placing themselves in harm’s way on the eve of the most terrible devastation in human history. A true giant of twentieth-century fantasy and science fiction, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson astounds once more with a powerful adventure through history and legend that set a towering standard for time travel fiction.


Pdf ebook: Fantômas

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Summary: "Fantômas" by Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre (translated by Cranstoun Metcalfe). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles tha

  • Author : Marcel Allain,Pierre Souvestre
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 301
  • Language: English
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Description: "Fantômas" by Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre (translated by Cranstoun Metcalfe). 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.


Pdf ebook: The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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Summary: “The first taste I had for books came to me from my pleasure in the fables of the Metamorphoses of Ovid. For at about seven or eight years of age I would

  • Author : Ovid
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513285238
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 694
  • Language: English
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Description: “The first taste I had for books came to me from my pleasure in the fables of the Metamorphoses of Ovid. For at about seven or eight years of age I would steal away from any other pleasure to read them, inasmuch as this language was my mother tongue, and it was the easiest book I knew and the best suited by its content to my tender age.” –Michel de Montaigne The Metamorphoses of Ovid (8 AD) is an epic poem by Ovid. Published the same year the poet was sent into exile for the rest of his life, the Metamorphoses are the crowning achievement of the first major poet of the Roman empire. Written in dactylic hexameter, the meter of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and of Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s work is an epic poem of transformations, of shape-shifting matter and beings bound to the power of love. Taking as its scope the whole history of the universe from the arrangement of order from chaos to the death of Julius Caesar, the Metamorphoses pays heed to desire’s ability to enact long-lasting and at times irreversible change. The story begins at the very beginning, with the creation of the cosmos out of nothing, of order out of unimaginable chaos. Gods and goddesses have their moment in the sun, mankind is born only to be wiped out by an immense flood, then to rise again. Amidst countless little-known descriptions of war, romance, and change are the timeless tales of Perseus, Jason and Medea, Theseus and the Minotaur, and the labors of Hercules. Icarus soars too close to the sun. Orpheus tragically condemns Eurydice to the underworld. Troy is built and destroyed, the immortal Achilles is killed, and Aeneas sets sail to save his life and lay the foundations for Rome itself. Throughout these interwoven stories of individual and epochal change, Ovid explores the inescapability of love and death, essential themes both shared by all and constitutive of everything that was or ever will be. The Metamorphoses of Ovid is an intricate masterpiece of world literature that stands the test of time just as much as it defines it. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Metamorphoses of Ovid is a classic work of Roman literature reimagined for modern readers.