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Download e-book for kindle: The Odyssey by Homer

By Homer

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of each man's trip via existence. within the myths and legends which are retold right here, well known translator Robert Fagles has captured the strength and poetry of Homer's unique in a daring, modern idiom and given us an version of The Odyssey to learn aloud, to relish, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. this can be an version to please either the classicist and the final reader, and to captivate a brand new new release of Homer's scholars.

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Download PDF by Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock: The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)

By Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

ISBN-10: 0140447555

ISBN-13: 9780140447552

The stirring, bloody, and tragic saga that encouraged such artists as Wagner, Borges, and Tolkien Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of such a lot of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled through giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods stay with the tragic wisdom in their personal drawing close destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s production to its violent finish. This strong new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling mental complexity of the outdated Icelandic unique.

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Download PDF by Margaret Weis: Bones of the Dragon (Dragonships)

By Margaret Weis

ISBN-10: 076531973X

ISBN-13: 9780765319739

ISBN-10: 076532346X

ISBN-13: 9780765323460

Welcome to the area of Dragonships!Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras and at last turns into the executive of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he actually feels he merits as person who has been blessed through Skoval, the god of conflict. yet occasionally a blessing is a curse in disguise.Skoval and the opposite old gods are below siege from a brand new iteration of gods who're demanding them for the powers of production… and the one strategy to cease those brash interlopers lies in the mysterious and hidden 5 Bones of the Vektan Dragons.It can be as much as the Vindras humans, because the dragon-goddess’s champions, to adopt the hunt to recuperate all 5. The destiny of the outdated Gods and the Vindras rests on their recovery--for this isn't just a quest to avoid wasting the realm. it's also a quest for redemption. packed with heroes and heroines old and young and exotic experience in a magic-forged global, this can be a sequence that totally illustrates the mastery of world-building and storytelling that has made Weis and Hickman into the bestselling fable co-authors of all time.

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Download e-book for kindle: A Bolt from the Blue: The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, by Jennifer Woodlief

By Jennifer Woodlief

ISBN-10: 1451607091

ISBN-13: 9781451607093

At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six touring mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly an immense electric cost started to construct. because the crew started to retreat from its situation, a sizeable lightning bolt struck and pounded during the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay severely injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm under. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the arriving of the hurricane, and the remarkable rescue via the Jenny Lake Rangers, probably the most skilled mountain climbing search-and-rescue groups within the state.

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Download e-book for kindle: Epic Lessons: An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry by Peter Toohey

By Peter Toohey

ISBN-10: 0415088976

ISBN-13: 9780415088978

Didactic Epic was once drastically renowned within the old international. It used to be used to coach Greeks and Romans technical and clinical topics, yet in verse. Epic Lessons indicates how this medical poetry used to be meant not only to educate but additionally to entertain.

Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic

'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness of those historical poems look as transparent as sunlight and his enthusiasm renders them as appealing because the most recent blockbuster.' - JACT Review

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Beowulf (Bilingual Edition) by Seamus Heaney PDF

By Seamus Heaney

ISBN-10: 0393320979

ISBN-13: 9780393320978

Composed towards the top of the 1st millennium, Beowulf is the vintage Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a tender warrior and his fated dying as a defender of his humans. The poem is set encountering the large, defeating it, after which having to live to tell the tale, bodily and psychically uncovered within the exhausted aftermath. it isn't not easy to attract parallels during this tale to the ancient curve of realization within the 20th century, however the poem additionally transcends such concerns, telling us mental and non secular truths which are everlasting and freeing. In his new translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a piece that's either actual, line through line, to the unique poem and a basic expression of his personal inventive present. A New York Times bestseller, winner of the Whitbread Award.

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The Throne of Bones - download pdf or read online

By Brian McNaughton

ISBN-10: 1587151987

ISBN-13: 9781587151989

Winner of the realm fable Award. “You carry on your arms a e-book of news that pressured Brian McNaughton to write down. Make no mistake: I don’t exaggerate. There’s a cause this ebook gained the realm delusion Award. The tales within it are wealthy, attention-grabbing stuff—creepy and unsettling and phantasmic. think what Tolkien’s Lord of the jewelry may were like if Tolkien had attempted to inform that tale sympathetically from the viewpoint of the human denizens of Mordor and you’ll have the slightest feel of what you’re approximately to wade into—but in basic terms only a feel. those tales will make an analogous calls for on you that they made on Brian: they are going to command and compel you, and fill you choked with bad ask yourself. And while you’ve entire them you’ll end up short of more.” —Alan Rodgers

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Download PDF by ElizaBeth Gilligan: Magic's Silken Snare (Silken Magic, Book 1)

By ElizaBeth Gilligan

ISBN-10: 0756401275

ISBN-13: 9780756401276

They're expert within the methods of seduction and deception, magic and curses...They are masters within the exchange of excellent silk, and within the deadly paintings of poisoning...They are villains and heroes, outlaws and fanatics, dreamers and schemers...Legend will name them Gypsies. The Silken Magic saga begins... In her full-length fiction debut, brief tale author ElizaBeth Gilligan sweeps readers away to a blinding 17th-century Sicily-and to a legendary state around the water often called Tyrrhia. it's a international within which magic has the facility to form the process history-and love has the facility to resolve it. the place religions upward thrust, governments fall, and the one other thing robust than a Gypsy's passion...is a Gypsy's curse.

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John P. McWilliams Jr's The American Epic: Transforming a Genre, 1770-1860 PDF

By John P. McWilliams Jr

ISBN-10: 0521107024

ISBN-13: 9780521107020

This is often the 1st thorough account of the various makes an attempt throughout the eighteenth and 19th centuries to model a fantastically American epic literature from a variety of probably heroic New global matters. McWilliams considers the cultural, political and literary implications of adapting Enlightenment information of republican growth to a style that had generally celebrated the greatness of warriors. He indicates how and why the epic in the USA needed to be reworked from imitative narrative poetry into the recent genres of prose background (Irving, Prescott, Parkman), fictional romance (Cooper, Melville), and loose verse (Whitman).

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