The Brides of Rollrock Island

By Margo Lanagan

On distant Rollrock Island, males visit sea to make their livings—and to seize their wives.

The witch Misskaella is aware the way in which of drawing a lady from the guts of a seal, of luring the sweetness out of the beast. And for a value a guy could purchase himself a beautiful sea-wife. He could have and carry and preserve her. And he will inform himself that he's her grasp. yet from his first check out these vast, wondering, liquid eyes, he'll be simply as remodeled as she. he'll be both ensnared. And the witch may have her precise payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves a rare story of wish, depression, and transformation. With devastatingly appealing prose, she unearths characters in a position to unspeakable cruelty, but in addition unstated love.

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

By Rick Riordan

All yr the half-bloods were getting ready for conflict opposed to the Titans, realizing the chances are opposed to them. Kronos is improved than ever, and with each god and half-blood he recruits, his strength simply grows.

In this momentous ultimate e-book within the New York Times best-selling sequence, the prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. and because the conflict for Western civilization rages at the streets of new york, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he might be combating opposed to his personal destiny.

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Tanglewood Tales

This anthology is a radical advent to vintage literature if you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. when you have identified and enjoyed those works long ago, this can be a call for participation to reunite with previous buddies in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this specified assortment brings jointly works as assorted and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.

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The Greek Myths (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Robert Graves

The most efficient in Greek mythology, in a stunning image Deluxe variation with a brand new creation through the bestselling writer of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

From the production of the realm out of Chaos and the delivery of the Olympians to the Trojan warfare and Odysseus's go back, Robert Graves's fantastic retelling of the Greek myths has lengthy been acclaimed because the definitive version. Graves attracts on assets scattered all through historical literature, utilizing a novelist's ability to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of every fantasy and delivering commentaries with cross-references, interpretations, and motives according to stable scholarship. the result's a vintage quantity of the various maximum tales ever told—stories of the gods, heroes, and impressive occasions that encouraged Homer, the Greek tragedians, and rather a lot of next eu literature.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Exploring Greek Myth

By Matthew Clark

Exploring Greek Myth bargains an in depth dialogue of variation different types of myths and lesser-known tales, together with very important neighborhood myths and native models of PanHellenic myths. Clark additionally discusses ways to knowing myths, permitting scholars to achieve an appreciation of the range in a single volume.

  • Guides scholars from an introductory figuring out of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of present scholarly methods on mythology as a social perform and as an expression of thought
  • Written in an off-the-cuff conversational kind beautiful to scholars through an skilled lecturer within the field
  • Offers vast dialogue of version different types of myths and lots of lesser identified, yet deserving, stories
  • Investigates a number of techniques to the examine of delusion together with: the assets of our wisdom of Greek delusion, fantasy and formality in old Greek society, comparative fantasy, fable and gender, hero cult, mental interpretation of fable, and fable and philosophy
  • Includes feedback in every one bankruptcy for essays and study tasks, in addition to huge lists of books and articles for extra reading
  • The writer attracts at the paintings of many top students within the box  in his exploration of issues through the text

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The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey

By Beth Cohen

Girl Characters play numerous roles within the Odyssey: purchaser goddess (Athena), seductress (Kirke, the Sirens, Nausikaa), carnivorous monster (Skylla), maid servant (Eurykleia), and trustworthy spouse (Penelope). Adopting an interdisciplinary technique, this learn examines those diverse woman representations and their value in the context of the poem and Greek tradition. A imperative subject matter of the publication is the visualization of the Odyssey's woman characters by way of historical artists, and a number of other essays talk about the visible and iconographic implications of Odysseus' girl encounters as depicted in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artwork. the celebrated contributors--from the fields of classical experiences, comparative literature, artwork historical past, and archaeology--are A.J. Graham, Seth L. Schein, Diana Buitron-Oliver, Beth Cohen, Sheila Murnaghan, Lillian Eileen Doherty, Helene P. Foley, Froma I. Zeitlin, H.A. Shapiro, Richard terrific, Jenifer Neils, and Christine Mitchell Havelock. female in orientation, yet now not narrowly feminist in process, this primary interdisciplinary paintings at the Odyssey's girl characters could have a wide viewers among students and scholars operating in classical reports, iconography and artwork heritage, women's experiences, mythology, and old history.

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Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned

By Kenneth C. Davis

what's an Egyptian pyramid doing at the U. S. greenback invoice?
Did a pharaoh encourage Moses to worship one God?
What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock live performance?

because the starting of time, humans were insatiably curious. They’ve requested questions about the place we come from, why the celebs shine and the seasons switch, and what constitutes evil. The imaginitive solutions crafted by means of our ancestors have served as faith, technology, philosophy, and renowned literature. during this most modern installment of the New York Times bestselling Don’t comprehend a lot About® sequence, Kenneth C. Davis introduces and explains the nice myths of the area utilizing his enticing and delightfully irreverent question-and-answer type. He tackles the epic of Gilgamesh; Achilles and the Trojan conflict; Stonehenge and the Druids; Odin, Thor, and the total Norse pantheon; local American myths, and lots more and plenty extra, together with the dramatic lifestyles and occasions of the guy who will be Buddha. From Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, this is an insightful, full of life examine the best tales ever instructed.

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eISBN13: 9780061925757

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Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge Classical Studies)

By Helen Van Noorden

This publication deals a brand new description of the importance of Hesiod's 'myth of the races' for historic Greek and Roman authors, exhibiting how the main particular responses to this tale cross some distance past nostalgia for a misplaced 'Golden' age or desire of its go back. via a sequence of shut readings, it argues that key authors from Plato to Juvenal rewrite the tale to reconstruct 'Hesiod' extra widely as predecessor in forming their very own highbrow and rhetorical tasks; disciplines reminiscent of philosophy, didactic poetry and satire all interact in implicit questions on 'Hesiodic' educating. the 1st bankruptcy introduces key concerns; the second one re-evaluates the account in Hesiod's Works and Days. a tremendous bankruptcy outlines Plato's use of Hesiod via shut research of the Protagoras, Republic and Statesman. next chapters concentrate on Aratus' Phaenomena and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the ultimate bankruptcy, at the Octavia attributed to Seneca and Juvenal's 6th Satire, broadens principles of Hesiod's reception in Rome.

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Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs

By John Lindow

Norse Mythology explores the mystical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and descriptions the best way the prehistoric stories and ideology from those areas that experience remained embedded within the mind's eye of the world.

The ebook starts off with an advent that is helping placed Scandinavian mythology in position in background, through a bankruptcy that explains the which means of mythic time, and a 3rd part that provides in-depth factors of every mythological time period. those interesting entries establish specific deities and giants, in addition to the locations the place they live and the various and wily capacity in which they forge their life and conflict each other. We meet Thor, some of the most strong gods, who makes a speciality of killing giants utilizing a hammer made for him via dwarfs, let alone myriad trolls, ogres, people and weird animals. We research of the continuing fight among the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who objective to spoil it. within the enchanted global the place this mythology happens, we come upon turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a panorama heavily comparable to Scandinavia. Beings go back and forth on ships and on horseback; they consume slaughtered meat and drink mead.

Spanning from the inception of the universe and the delivery of humans to the universe's destruction and the mythic destiny, those glowing stories of production and destruction, demise and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and supply perception into the connection among Scandinavian delusion, historical past, and culture.

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The Clean House and Other Plays

By Sarah Ruhl

“Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate

The fresh House isn't, in anyway, a conventional boy-meets-girl tale. in reality sickness, loss of life, and grime are one of the topics it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane feel of the note: visionary, tinged with myth, extravagant in feeling, might be a bit nuts.”—The long island Times

“Touching, artistic, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional fable of ill-fated like to concentration no longer at the bereaved musician yet on his useless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle

This quantity is the 1st booklet of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a distinct comedian voice, viewpoint, and experience of theater” (Variety), who's quick leaving her mark at the American degree. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing goals approximately developing the suitable shaggy dog story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his center inside of one in all his sufferers. This quantity additionally contains Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.

Sarah Ruhl obtained the distinguished Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly large Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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