Download E-books Finding Arthur: The True Origins of the Once and Future King PDF

By Adam Ardrey

The legend of King Arthur has been informed and retold for hundreds of years. because the king who united a country, his is the tale of britain itself. yet what if Arthur wasn't English at all?

As author and activist Adam Ardrey came upon, the explanation historians have had little good fortune determining the historic Arthur might be awfully uncomplicated: He wasn't an Englishman in any respect. He was once from Scotland.

Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's not going quest to discover the key of Scotland's maximum king and conqueror, which has been hidden in simple sight for hundreds of years. His study begun as an easy exploration of a remarkable Scottish extended family, yet speedy it grew to become transparent that a few of the frequent symbols of Arthurian legend--the around desk, the Sword within the Stone, the woman of the Lake--are in keeping with very genuine and nonetheless obtainable areas within the Scottish Highlands.

bound to be debatable, Finding Arthur rewrites the legend of King Arthur for a brand new age.

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Download E-books Implicit Meanings: Selected Essays in Anthropology PDF

By Mary Douglas

'No extra gleaming and suggestive paintings of social technology is more likely to look within the close to destiny. This e-book presents a excellent solution as to why anthropology is going on mattering and likewise to why no surgical procedure can separate it from sociology '-The Economist from the reports of the 1st variation This new version of a vintage paintings presents an outstanding advent to the idea of anthropologist Mary Douglas. First released to nice acclaim in 1975, Mary Douglas has now revised the textual content to incorporate extra chapters and a brand new introduction.
Implicit Meanings comprises writings at the key topics that are linked to Mary Douglas's paintings and that have had a huge impact on anthropological proposal, corresponding to: *food *pollution *risk *animals *myth. one of the new items inluded during this variation are: The Lele of the Kasai * suggestions of Socrcery keep watch over in valuable Africa * The Lele Revisited * Obituary of Godfrey Lienhardt * The Depolitzation of probability * Rightness of different types

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Download E-books Submerging Inferno PDF

By Brandon Witt

Men of fantasy: ebook One

Brett Wright and Finn de Morisco come from tremendously diversified worlds. Disowned via his relatives for being homosexual, Brett builds either a lifestyles on his personal phrases and partitions round his feelings. yet not anything can arrange him for the evil that stalks him within the evening or from studying the darkish secrets and techniques of his background.

The youngest of a doting family members, Finn lives a sheltered existence that permits him to belief simply and makes him speedy to leap to the rescue. whereas utilizing his wisdom of the supernatural global to aid Brett discover the reality of his ancestry, Finn learns not anything in lifestyles is as easy and safe as he believed.

New wisdom comes with a price―one that can end up too excessive for them to pay.

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Download E-books The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) PDF

By Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti

A new prophecy ends up in a deadly quest.

When Percy gets an pressing misery name from Grover, he instantly prepares for conflict. He is aware he will want his strong demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his facet; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and a journey from his mother.

The demigods race to the rescue, merely to discover that Grover has made a huge discovery: new strong half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. yet that is not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has manage his such a lot devious catch but, and the younger heroes have simply fallen prey.

Now, Percy and his acquaintances are confronted with their most threatening challenge-the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. they have to rescue the goddess Artemis by way of the wintry weather Solstice, or all can be misplaced together with Annabeth.

Rick Riordan's across the world best-selling The Titan's Curse turns into a photo novel within the palms of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Gregory Guilhaumond.

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Download E-books Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary PDF

By Robert E. Bell

Divinities, people, girl monsters and animals, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals are all right here. ladies of Classical Mythology deals unparalleled entry to info on girls principally missed in reference works on Greek and Roman fantasy and provides a clean examine the better-known figures. all of the 2,600 entries locations its topic either within the total context of classical fable, and within the body of reference of her better-known counterparts.

For each one determine there's a description of her specific contribution to folklore, and a listing of a number of the poems, tragedies, epics, and different different types of tales during which she performs a primary function. furthermore, the convenient detailed index, "The males of their Lives," permits readers to find a specific lady recognized essentially via her relatives. the feminine characters in classical mythology frequently supply clues to genealogical, chronological, and ancient puzzles. This e-book may be welcomed by means of classical students for the insights and relationships it finds.

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Download E-books The Tale of Tales (Penguin Classics) PDF

Now a huge movie starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, and Vincent Cassel: a rollicking, bawdy, fantastical cycle of fifty fairy stories informed through 10 storytellers over five days
Before the Brothers Grimm, earlier than Charles Perrault, prior to Hans Christian Andersen, there has been Giambattista Basile, a seventeenth-century poet from Naples, Italy, whom the Grimms credits with recording the 1st nationwide selection of fairy stories. The story of Tales—also referred to as The Pentamerone—opens with Princess Zoza, not able to snort irrespective of how humorous the shaggy dog story. Her father, the king, makes an attempt to make her smile; as an alternative he leaves her cursed, whereupon the prince she is destined to marry is snatched up by way of one other girl. to reveal this impostor and win again her rightful husband, Zoza contrives a storytelling extravaganza: fifty fairy stories to be informed through ten sharp-tongued girls (including Zoza in cover) over 5 days.
humorous and frightening, romantic and gruesome—and that includes a childless queen who devours the guts of a sea monster cooked through a virgin, and who then supplies beginning the very subsequent day; a lecherous king aroused through the voice of a lady, whom he courts ignorant of her actual grotesqueness; and a king who increases a flea to substantial dimension on his personal blood, sparking a competition within which an ogre vies with males for the hand of the king’s daughter—The story of stories is a fairy-tale treasure that prefigures Game of Thrones and different touchstones of globally delusion literature.

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Download E-books Volere è potere: Desiderio, motivazione e realtà (Scienza della relazione, 7) PDF

By Priscilla Bianchi

Che il nostro pensiero abbia capacità artistic è fuori dubbio. A seconda di ciò che pensiamo, desideriamo e di come ci relazioniamo si manifesteranno o si muoveranno conseguentemente opportunità diverse.

In questo libro scoprirai che l. a. famosa lampada di Aladino non è una fiaba in keeping with bambini, ma un meccanismo che risiede da sempre dentro di noi. Basta esserne consapevoli e imparare a usarlo.

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Download E-books African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics) PDF

Amassing quite a lot of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment bargains stories of heroes struggling with strong serpents and significant birds, brutal relatives clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout substantial and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups pressured to escape mammoth crocodiles, all of the narratives came upon the following hindrance origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they bring about a kaleidoscopic photograph of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for millions of years, during the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this huge and environmentally varied continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Fortean Times: It Happened to Me vol.1 PDF

Revealing the unusual, bizarre tales despatched in through the readers of Fortean instances, this MagBook is a haunting selection of actual lifestyles tales to have featured within the journal over the last 35 years. From residing in haunted homes to witnessing rains of frogs, no sector of the magical is still exposed during this attention-grabbing publication.

From terrifying ghostly encounters, outlandish apparitions, mobilephone calls from the opposite aspect and mysterious animals, to startling premonitions and different stories of unforeseen, this spooky MagBook comprises sufficient real-life stories of the unexplained to make you query any doubts approximately paranormal job you could harbour.

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Download E-books Gods and Monsters: Drag Hunt PDF

By Pat Kelleher

The local American trickster god and Richard eco-friendly, certainly one of his mortal marks, locate themselves unwitting bedfellows as they search to regain what they've got either misplaced. the path leads them to England, the place they locate murdered Anglo-Saxon spirits, a reclusive god of the forge, a London gentleman’s membership completely for deities and a terrifying conspiracy.
If Coyote goes to save lots of the realm and get his mojo again, it’s going to take every thing in his bag of tricks—and he’s struggling with the last word functionality anxiety.

"You had me at, 'COYOTE HAS misplaced HIS PENIS.' Kelleher writes whatever the following that's magical, hilarious, disturbed, and inspired." -- Chuck Wendig, writer of GODS & MONSTERS: UNCLEAN SPIRITS and THE BLUE BLAZES.

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