Download Le premier roi du monde : L'épopée de Gilgamesh by Jacques Cassabois, Charlotte Gastaut PDF

By Jacques Cassabois, Charlotte Gastaut

Gilgamesh est demi-dieu et roi de l. a. Grande Ourouk, vintage cité mésopotamienne. Il est puissant mais merciless et opprime son peuple. Pour le punir, les dieux décident de lui faire goûter à l'humanité, dont il forget about l. a. saveur. Ils sèment alors en son cœur los angeles graine de l'amitié et de l'amour dont los angeles fleur naissante s'épanouira chaque jour et air of mystery pour nom Enkidou, un homme, un ami, un frère.

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Download Odyssey by Homer PDF

By Homer

Lombardo's Odyssey bargains the detailed velocity, readability, and boldness that so special his 1997 Iliad. From the interpretation: "And whilst the wine had all started to paintings on his brain, I spoke those candy phrases to him: 'Cyclops You question me my identify, my excellent identify, and that i will inform it to you. have in mind now, to provide me the present simply as you promised. Noman is my identify. They name me Noman- My mom, my father, and all my neighbors too.' He replied from his pitiless center: 'Noman i'm going to devour final after his neighbors. acquaintances first, him final. that is my present to you.'"

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By China Miéville

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of many strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you are going to learn this—or any other—year. The London that involves lifestyles in Kraken is a unusual city awash in mystery currents of delusion and magic, the place criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a battle to carry about—or prevent—the finish of All Things.

In the Darwin Centre at London’s common historical past Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod expert, is carrying out a travel whose climax is intended to be the Centre’s prize specimen of an extraordinary Architeuthis duxbetter referred to as the enormous Squid. yet Billy’s journey takes an unforeseen flip while the squid without notice and impossibly vanishes into skinny air.

As Billy quickly discovers, this is often the precipitating act in a fight to the demise among mysterious yet robust forces in a London whose lifestyles he has been blissfully unaware of earlier, a urban whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.

There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots return to the sunrise of humanity—and past. there's the felony mastermind often called the Tattoo, a cruel maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless sufferer. there's the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a department of London’s most interesting that fights sorcery

with sorcery. there's Wati, a spirit from historical Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who learn the longer term within the city’s entrails. there's Grisamentum, London’s maximum wizard, whose shadow lingers lengthy after his dying. after which there's Goss and Subby, an ageless outdated guy and a cretinous boy who, jointly, represent a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo.

All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the most important to the lacking squid, an embryonic god whose powers, correctly harnessed, can damage all that's, used to be, and ever shall be.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Authors to Themselves: Milton and the Revelation of History by Marshall Grossman PDF

By Marshall Grossman

Grossman examines the narrative type of Paradise misplaced to find Milton's completely sleek notion of self. Banished from paradise, the epic poem's protagonists turn into "authors to themselves in all/Both what they pass judgement on and what they choose," left to create their very own tale with regards to the tale already written by means of God. Grossman believes the ensuing constitution of the poem needs to be understood within the context of seventeenth-century historic and theological advancements, particularly Bacon's inspiration of heritage as growth and Protestant theology's concept of the internal voice. The publication attracts upon fresh works in hermeneutics and analytic background to improve the argument that there's a universal constitution to the adventure of time in motion and in narrative. In constructing this thesis, Grossman attracts at the paintings Stephen Greenblatt, Ricoeur, Todorov, Genette, Derrida, and Lacan to build an unique examining of Paradise misplaced that may fascinate Miltonists, experts in seventeenth-century literature, and readers excited about narrative conception.

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Download The Lost Ones: Book 3 of the Veil by Christopher Golden PDF

By Christopher Golden

Bestselling writer Christopher Golden brings his epic, cutting edge trilogy, the Veil, to an stunning end because the mythic realm of heroes and monsters turns into the location of humanity’s last—and greatest—showdown.In the realm of the mythical, each fable and folktale is actual. that's what Oliver Bascombe realized at the different aspect of the Veil, the place humanity's legends have hidden away for hundreds of years. yet even legends have legends, and Oliver has discovered of a prophecy that many think he and his sister, Collette, have come to the 2 Kingdoms to meet. ahead of they could observe the reality, the Bascombe siblings needs to aid to prevent an apocalyptic struggle that threatens to wreck the 2 Kingdoms, get to the bottom of a conspiracy, and forestall a strong sorcerer from severing the area of people from the world of the mythical forever.But first Oliver should plot an break out from an impregnable palace dungeon the place he and his allies were imprisoned . . . for regicide.As previous heroes and acquaintances best friend themselves for one final conflict, even older enemies stand arrayed opposed to them. Is humanity able to face its legends head-on? For Oliver Bascombe, the cost should be costlier than even he may perhaps ever think.

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By Don Brown

From a homicide in Paris to a court in California to a terrorist camp within the Gobi wasteland, Don Brown's follow-up to Treason and Hostage plunges right into a suspense-filled trip of threat, accountability, and desire. The Commander's Bodyguard is Shannon McGilverry, a crack NCIS agent assigned to guard military JAG Officer Zack Brewer. Zack is being hunted by way of terrorists, stalked by way of a psychopath, and is operating his means via a deadly, politically-charged trial. while one other military JAG officer is murdered, it is transparent that Zack is in harm's method. As his bodyguard, Shannon needs to do greater than defend Zack. She additionally needs to put aside her becoming emotions for the bright legal professional and examine rumors that the affection of his lifestyles, Diane Colcerninan, should still be alive. Zack unearths himself wanting his religion greater than ever as army SEALS release a bold rescue try out that has the capability to set off global warfare III.

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Download Treason Keep (The Hythrun Chronicles: Demon Child Trilogy, by Jennifer Fallon PDF

By Jennifer Fallon

In Medalon, publication one of many Hythrun Chronicles, Tarja Tenragen and his half-sister R'shiel have been compelled to guide a uprising opposed to their strength hungry mom, who governed Medalon because the First Sister of the Blade. yet their mother's defeat got here at nice fee: not just does it go away Medalon at risk of invasion, R'shiel is mortally wounded.As Treason continue starts, R'shiel is near to demise. Her in simple terms wish is the therapeutic powers of the Harshini--magical beings lengthy concept extinct. Even they are going to be hard-pressed to save lots of the Demon baby of prophecy . . . On Medalon's northern border, Tarja and the Defenders are a long way too few to face opposed to the invaders from Karien, inspite of the recent fortifications equipped onto Treason preserve. the single factor which may shop them is an alliance with Hythria, with whom the Medalon were skirmishing for generations. yet can Tarja belief Damin Wolflblade, warlord and inheritor to the throne of Hytrhia, with whom Tarja has individually crossed blades upon the sector of battle?Meanwhile, King Hablet of Fardohnya weds his eldest daughter, the stunningly appealing yet shrewish Princess Adrina, to the Karien inheritor. Hablet hopes to put his grandchild at the Karien throne. however the wayward and rebellious Adrina has her personal plans, and the destiny of 3 international locations cling upon her insolent whim.Featuring a heady combination of political intrigue, warfare, and one of many nice love-hate relationships in fable fiction, Treason retain is bound to delight the various enthusiasts of epic myth.

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Download The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf by Richard North PDF

By Richard North

Автор предполагает, что староанглийский эпос «Беовульф» был составлен зимой 826-7 г., как реквием Беорнвульфу, королю Мерсии от имени Виглафа, элдормена, следовавшего за ним. Местом составления автор полагает церковь Breedon at the Hill в Лестершире, а поэтом называет аббата Еанмунда. Также, как точное определение места и времени составления поэмы, Ричард Норт указывает со всей определенностью на влияние норвежского эпоса, а также Вергилия. Норвежские аналоги анализируются, чтобы выделить места в «Беовульфе», которые поэт изменил в источниках героического эпоса, в то время как три эпизода поэмы показаны, как переделанные места «Энеиды». В одной из глав автор предполагает, что латинские источники поэмы могли бы соответствовать тем, что известны как утерянная ныне «библиотека Бридона». В другой же главе автор стремится уточнить мифологию в Беовульфе, оспаривая, что Бридон оказал гостеприимство при встрече с викингами в 809 г.Образцы сканов:
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List of Illustrations xiii
List of Figures xiv
Abbreviations xv
1. advent: Beowulf and Wiglaf 1
2. Dynastic Innovation in Beowulf 36
3. Vergil and the Monastery in Beowulf 66
4. Ingeld’s Rival: Beowulf and Aeneas 100
5. ‘Quid Hinieldus?’ Bishop Unwona and buddies 132
6. Beowulf and the Library at Breedon at the Hill 157
7. The King’s Soul: Danish Mythology in Beowulf 194
8. ‘Thryth’ and the Reign of Offa 225
9. Hygelac and Beowulf: Cenwulf and Beornwulf 254
10. King Wiglaf and Eanmundes laf 297
Bibliography 333
Index 347

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