20,000 Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater (Excelsior Editions)

By Jules Verne

The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking at the world's first worldwide vendetta.

When an unidentified “monster” threatens overseas transport, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil sign up for an excursion prepared through the united states military to seek down and wreck the risk. After months of fruitless looking, they ultimately grapple with their quarry, yet Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard within the assault, simply to discover that the “monster” is de facto a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded through a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally implementing guy who calls himself Captain Nemo. hence starts a trip of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his group, and those 3 adventurers on a trip of discovery via undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, or even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been fascinating readers ever on the grounds that its first e-book in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary technological know-how fiction vintage is whole and unabridged right down to the smallest noticeable detail.

Jules Verne used to be born in 1828 right into a French lawyering family members within the Atlantic coastal urban of Nantes. although his father despatched him off to a Paris legislations tuition, younger Jules have been writing at the part considering that his early adolescents, and his puppy subject matters have been the theater, trip, and technology. Predictably sufficient, his criminal experiences led nowhere, so Verne took an afternoon activity with a inventory brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies whereas additionally publishing brief tales and novelettes of clinical exploration and adventure.

His tremendous step forward got here whilst he mixed his theatrical knack together with his clinical bent and in 1863 released an African event yarn, 5 Weeks in a Balloon. After that and until eventually his loss of life in 1905, Jules Verne used to be one of many planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing greater than sixty books. different innovative favorites by way of him comprise The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s hundreds of thousands, grasp of the realm, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks one of the 5 such a lot translated authors in background, in addition to Mark Twain and the Bible.

Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and beginner paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vice chairman from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media courses, articles, stories, and papers on facets of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, together with impressive trips: 5 Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, either additionally released through SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Lost Girls

By Andrew Pyper

Lawyer Bartholomew Crane does not belong within the small city of Murdoch. And town of Murdoch does not wish him there. Even Crane's customer, a instructor accused of killing ladies, his personal scholars, does not appear to care if Crane will get him off or now not. yet Bartholomew Crane has come to Murdoch to attempt his first homicide case -- and he intends to win in any respect expenditures.

That is, till the case takes an unforeseen flip. For as Crane starts off to piece jointly a safety for his buyer, he unearths himself being drawn right into a strange legend on the middle of the town's historical past -- a legend that's slowly coming alive sooner than his eyes.

Unnerved through visions he sees on Murdoch's darkish streets, by way of the ringing of a cellphone down the abandoned hallway of his inn, Crane is commencing to suspect that what's occurring to him is going on for a cause. And that the 2 misplaced women of Murdoch will be intricately tied to the town's shameful historical past ... and to a dismal episode in his personal long-forgotten prior.

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The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought

By Michael Silk, Ingo Gildenhard

The Classical culture: paintings, Literature, Thought provides an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging advisor to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of enormous features of Western tradition as a complete from a classical perspective.

  • Features a special blend of chronological diversity, cultural scope, coherent argument, and unified analysis
  • Written in a full of life, attractive, and stylish manner
  • Presents an leading edge review of the afterlife of antiquity
  • Crosses disciplinary obstacles to make new experience of a wealthy number of fabric, hardly ever introduced together
  • Fully illustrated with a mixture of colour and black & white images

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The Lure

By Felice Picano

In 1979, Felice Picano rocketed to reputation with the book of this surprising, arguable mystery. Riveting and candid in its depiction of the homosexual sexual culture of the period, and praised by means of Stephen King as "Explosive...Felice Picano is one hell of a writer," "The entice "thrusts younger widower Noel Hathaway right into a darkish universe of actual and mental violence; an unwilling entice utilized by the police to unmask an elusive killer.

Felice Picano is the writer of 18 books, together with the foreign best-sellers "The e-book of Lies "and "Like humans in historical past "as good because the acclaimed literary memoirs "Ambidextrous, males Who enjoyed Me," and "A apartment at the Ocean, a home at the Bay." He has been nominated for a number of Lambda Literary Awards and is a recipient of the Ferro-Grumley award for fiction. previously an established New Yorker, he at present is living in Los Angeles.

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Lolly Willowes : Or the Loving Huntsman (New York Review Books Classics)

By Sylvia Townsend Warner

“[The ebook] I’ll be urgent into people’s fingers perpetually is “Lolly Willowes,” the 1926 novel through Sylvia Townsend Warner. It tells the tale of a girl who rejects the lifestyles that society has mounted for her in prefer of freedom and the main unforeseen of alliances. It thoroughly blindsided me: beginning as an easy, albeit fantastically written family members saga, it counsel all at once into outstanding, lucid wildness.” - Helen Macdonald in The ny occasions ebook Review's “By the Book."

In Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an getting older spinster's fight to holiday approach from her controlling family—a vintage tale that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, whereas including a size of the supernatural and unusual. Warner is one of many striking and vital mavericks of twentieth-century literature, a author to set beside Djuna Barnes and Jane Bowles, with a subversive genius that anticipates the glorious flights of such contemporaries as Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

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Tristán e Isolda (Tiempo de Clásicos)

El TRISTÁN de EILHART VON OBERG es el único poema altomedieval sobre los amores entre este héroe y los angeles reina Isolda que ha sobrevivido completo hasta nuestros días. los angeles historia de esta inmortal pareja de amantes comenzó a componerse en l. a. segunda mitad del siglo XII, y de los múltiples manuscritos en los que se plasmó solo se conservan fragmentos. Con estas limitaciones, l. a. versión de Eilhart von Oberg resulta una pieza clave para reconstruir fielmente una de las novelas de amor más originales y complejas de los angeles literatura universal.

Por su parte, los casi veinte mil versos que nos han llegado del TRISTÁN E ISOLDA de GOTTFRIED VON STRASSBURG paradójicamente constituyen, a pesar de su fragmentariedad, una visión del mundo worldwide, codificada en sus aspectos filosóficos y teológicos, que a través del culto a l. a. pasión erótica desarrolla diversas concepciones místicas medievales. De ahí se derivan las numerosas y polémicas interpretaciones de l. a. obra, que, lejos de producir un consenso entre los estudiosos, no hacen sino sugerir los angeles inagotable vigencia que anima esta historia de extraña e intensa belleza.

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Not Quite Nice

By Celia Imrie

Theresa is determined for a transformation. pressured into early retirement, uninterested with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious kids, she sells her Highgate apartment and strikes to the picture-perfect city of Bellevue-sur-Mer, simply outdoors great.

With its attractive villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village glints like a diamond at the French Mediterranean coast. as soon as the hideaway of artists and writers, it's now domestic to the peculiar rock icon and Hollywood celeb, and, as Theresa quickly discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There’s Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British television megastar Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe together with her surprisingly younger face and penchant for white wine--and the artful Brian who catches Theresa’s eye.

As Theresa settles to the light rhythm of beach lifestyles she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. in spite of the fact that, lifestyles isn't fairly so simple as it kind of feels and as skeletons begin to fall out of numerous closets, Theresa starts to wonder whether lifestyles at the French Riviera is kind of as great because it first appeared.

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Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

By Stephen Halliwell

In addition to generating one of many best of all poetic traditions, old Greek tradition produced an enormous culture of poetic concept and feedback. Halliwell's quantity deals a chain of distinct and difficult interpretations of a few of the defining authors and texts within the historical past of historical Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Gorgias's Helen, Isocrates' treatises, Philodemus' On Poems, and Longinus' On the Sublime.

The volume's primary quandary is with how the Greeks conceptualized the event of poetry and debated the values of that have. The book's organizing subject matter is a recurrent Greek dialectic among rules of poetry as, at the one hand, a powerfully enchanting adventure in its personal correct (a form of "ecstasy") and, at the different, a medium for the expression of truths that may workout lasting impression on its audiences' perspectives of the area. bringing up quite a lot of sleek scholarship, and making widespread connections with later sessions of literary thought and aesthetics, Halliwell questions many orthodoxies and acquired critiques concerning the texts analyzed. The ensuing point of view casts new gentle on ways that the Greeks tried to make experience of the psychology of poetic adventure - together with the jobs of emotion, ethics, mind's eye, and data - within the lifetime of their culture.

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The Blossom Sisters

By Fern Michaels

Number 1 New York instances bestselling writer Fern Michaels explores the iconic bonds of relatives as one guy loses everything--only to discover the liberty to create a daring new life…

Gus Hollister owes all his luck to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and her sisters, Iris and Violet. They raised him, despatched him to the easiest colleges, and helped him commence his personal accounting enterprise. Rose even received the home Gus lives in along with his spouse, Elaine.

Now, Gus stands to lose everything--his domestic, his automobile, and his enterprise. Worse, he is alienated his liked grandma, who attempted to warn him approximately Elaine's grasping methods. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose's Virginia farmhouse. however it will not be effortless to make amends. but family members and forgiveness pass hand in hand, and Gus isn't really giving up. simply because irrespective of how daunting beginning over could be, the consequences can surpass your wildest expectations--especially whilst the Blossom sisters are on your corner…

"Michaels' newest is certain to seize the hearts of its readers, even whereas tickling their humorous bones." --Booklist

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies (Oxford Handbooks)

By Lisa Zunshine

The Oxford guide of Cognitive Literary reports considers, through numerous methodologies and mixtures of interdisciplinary techniques, how the structure that allows human cognitive processing interacts with cultural and historic contexts. equipped into 5 components (Narrative, heritage, mind's eye; feelings and Empathy; the recent subconscious; Empirical and Qualitative reports of Literature; and Cognitive concept and Literary Experience), the quantity makes use of case reports from a variety of historic sessions (from the fourth century BCE to the twenty-first century) and nationwide literary traditions (including South Asian, postcolonial anglophone and francophone, chinese language, eastern, English, Iranian, Russian, Italian, French, German, and Spanish).

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