The Religion

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473520274
Pages : 816 pages
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Download or read book The Religion written by Tim Willocks and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-05-29 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Their god is War. And every god needs his Devil. THE RELIGION Malta, 1565. The greatest war the world has ever seen is unleashed on the doomed island as the Turks do battle with the Knights. The Knights call themselves The Religion. The Turks call them the Hounds of Hell. Back in Sicily, the beautiful, rich Carla pines for her bastard son, lost in the bloody inferno across the water. Enter Mattias Tannhauser – warrior, hero and double agent. Under Carla’s command, he embarks on a death-defying mission to save her son. But can he evade the Inquisition and escape to run the Turkish blockade to victory in time?

The Publishers Weekly

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Pages : 944 pages
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Talking Book Topics

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Digital Talking Books Plus

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Download or read book Digital Talking Books Plus written by and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Wagner and His Works: The Story of His Life with Critical Comments (Volume Two)

Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
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ISBN : 1410216284
Pages : 541 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (41 users)

Download or read book Wagner and His Works: The Story of His Life with Critical Comments (Volume Two) written by Henry Theophilus Finck and published by The Minerva Group, Inc.. This book was released on 2004-09 with total page 541 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lively and provocative study of the great composer and his works. Mr. Finck's established reputation as a musical scholar, thorough familiarity with Wagner literature, and interesting style, give his book a marked and permanent value. It is the result of many years' special study, and is both a full review of Wagner's life, the dramatic episodes of which are treated with unusual fullness, and a summary and critical analysis of the musical and poetic contents of his writings, rich in anecdote and apposite quotation. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries and the Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College.

Collected Works of Aleister Crowley Volume 1

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ISBN : 1678148954
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (678 users)

Download or read book Collected Works of Aleister Crowley Volume 1 written by Aleister Crowley and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Borderland

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Pages : 610 pages
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Download or read book Borderland written by William Thomas Stead and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351538411
Pages : 297 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring written by Mark Berry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mark Berry explores the political and religious ideas expounded in Wagner's Ring through close attention to the text and drama, the multifarious intellectual influences upon the composer during the work's lengthy gestation and composition, and the wealth of Wagner source material. Many of his writings are explicitly political in their concerns, for Wagner was emphatically not a revolutionary solely for the sake of art. Yet it would be misleading to see even the most 'political' tracts as somehow divorced from the aesthetic realm; Wagner's radical challenge to liberal-democratic politics makes no such distinction. This book considers Wagner's treatment of various worlds: nature, politics, economics, and metaphysics, in order to explain just how radical that challenge is. Classical interpretations have tended to opt either for an 'optimistic' view of the Ring, centred upon the influence of Young Hegelian thought - in particular the philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach - and Wagner's concomitant revolutionary politics, or for the 'pessimistic' option, removing the disillusioned Wagner-in-Swiss-exile from the political sphere and stressing the undoubtedly important role of Arthur Schopenhauer. Such an 'either-or' approach seriously misrepresents not only Wagner's compositional method but also his intellectual method. It also sidelines inconvenient aspects of the dramas that fail to 'fit' whichever interpretation is selected. Wagner's tendency is not progressively to recant previous 'errors' in his oeuvre. Radical ideas are not completely replaced by a Schopenhauerian world-view, however loudly the composer might come to trumpet his apparent 'conversion'. Nor is Wagner's truly an Hegelian method, although Hegelian dialectic plays an important role. In fact, Wagner is in many ways not really a systematic thinker at all (which is not to portray him as self-consciously unsystematic in a Nietzschean, let alone 'post-modernist' fashion). His tendency, rather, is agglomerative,

Bookseller

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Pages : 1840 pages
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Download or read book Bookseller written by and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page 1840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The Religion

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 0374248656
Pages : 637 pages
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Download or read book The Religion written by Tim Willocks and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-05-15 with total page 637 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carla, a French countess, enlists the aid of a German sword-for-hire when she travels from her home to Malta in search of the boy she gave up at birth twelve years ago, but they arrive just as the city is invaded by the Turks.

Heine the Tragic Satirist

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521059909
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book Heine the Tragic Satirist written by S. S. Prawer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1961-01-02 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1961 book presents a full-length study of the later works of Heine, relating to Heine's life the underlying themes in his poetry.

The Religion of the Universe

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Pages : 379 pages
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Download or read book The Religion of the Universe written by James Allanson Picton and published by . This book was released on 1904 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The High School Teacher

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Pages : 354 pages
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Download or read book The High School Teacher written by and published by . This book was released on 1934 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Opera

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 0810879433
Pages : 562 pages
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Opera written by Scott L. Balthazar and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-07-05 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.

Gauguin's 'nirvana'

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300089546
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Gauguin's 'nirvana' written by Paul Gauguin and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortly before Gauguin made his first Tahitian journey in 1891, he spent nearly two years in the remote Breton fishing village of Le Pouldu. Seeking creative isolation in a "primitive" setting, he pursued his art accompanied by several followers. One of them was the Dutch painter Meyer de Haan, who was able to pay the living expenses in Le Pouldu and was also knowledgeable in literary and philosophical matters that fascinated Gauguin. Their association resulted in some of Gauguin's most remarkable works, including the Wadsworth Atheneum's symbolist portrait of de Haan inscribed "Nirvana." This and the rich variety of paintings and sculpture by Gauguin produced in 1889-90 are the focus of this beautiful book. Gauguin and de Haan settled into an inn at Le Pouldu run by an attractive unwed mother named Marie Henry, who began a liaison with de Haan despite the fact that he was a sickly hunchback. The intensity of relations between Gauguin and de Haan is reflected in many of the works, including frescoes, which they installed in the inn. Gauguin's time in Le Pouldu was crucial to the advancement of his art, and the vivid Breton subjects and personality of Meyer de Haan remained in his imagination to reappear even during his later Tahitian period. In this book several distinguished experts draw on previously unavailable sources to examine in depth the history of this period, Gauguin's relationship with de Haan, their interest in religion and exotic cultures, and the meaning of the many innovative symbolist works they produced.

The Risen Adam

Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 0271040556
Pages : 290 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (271 users)

Download or read book The Risen Adam written by Virginia Hyde and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Showing Lawrence's familiarity with biblical typology from both written and visual sources, Virginia Hyde explores its many ironic and paradoxical versions in his works. She demonstrates his use of typological precursors of Christ, such as Adam and David, Moses and Aaron, and his development of a coherent cosmology centered on the cross and the Tree of Life. These features often take on radically revisionist meanings when informed by Lawrence's interests in theosophy and occult lore. Hyde fully recognized Lawrence's intensely dynamic style and examines the ways in which he works creatively with his models. Hyde sheds new light on Lawrence's &"leadership&" views, linking them to patriarchal assumptions inherent in biblical typology. She utilizes manuscripts and sketches as well as his traditional works to show that a complex form of biblical symbolism affects both his form and content in unexpected ways. His symbols are often traceable to iconographic models with typological significance. The Risen Adam includes pioneering treatments of the first Quetzalcoatl, the 1923 version of The Plumed Serpent, so different in part from the final novel as to form a separate creative effort. Hyde also offers provocative new readings of The Rainbow, Women in Love, Aaron's Rod, &"The Border Line,&" The Plumed Serpent, David, The Man Who Died, Birds, Beasts and Flowers, and other works. The book is illustrated with artwork by Lawrence and with examples of the medieval and other iconography he knew.

A Library of the World's Best Literature

Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
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ISBN : 160520255X
Pages : 370 pages
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Download or read book A Library of the World's Best Literature written by Charles Dudley Warner and published by Cosimo, Inc.. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It would be enough to recommend this astonishing, 45-volume set, first published in 1896, if it were merely a wonderfully massive compilation of the world's best writings from the world's best authors up until the advent of the 20th century. But A Library of the World's Best Literature is so much more than that. For this marvelous collection represents the evolution of human thought-the evolution of human civilization, even-as seen through the mind of one of the most important, if sadly almost forgotten, literary figures of the 19th century. Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. And so it still deserves to be. Arranged not chronologically but alphabetically, mostly under the names of authors but in some cases of literatures or special subjects-such as Icelandic literature or Arthurian legend-this set is no dry reference work. These eminently browsable volumes-available through Cosimo for the first time in decades in both paperback and hardcover editions-are meant to be read and enjoyed by anyone who loves the written word. Volume 45 features more synopses of notable works-from Adam Bede by George Eliot to Zury; The Meanest Man in Spring County by Joseph Kirkland-including many not previously referenced in the set but highlighted as well worth a serious reader's time and attention. This volume also includes a General Index to the 45-volume set.