Download E-books Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories PDF

By Eric S. Rabkin

Because the first foreign anthology to hide the whole scope of amazing narrative, Fantastic Worlds provides over fifty stories, myths, and tales, starting from Genesis to Ovid, Hans Christian Andersen to J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe to James Thurber, and Franz Kafka to Italo Calvino. together with stories of fairies and elves, ghost tales, excessive myth, and tales of social feedback and the clash among technology and faith, this quantity provides a various collection of writings that every one percentage an analogous means to disencumber the human spirit in the course of the wild psychological acrobatics of fantasy.

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Download E-books Mortal Love PDF

By Elizabeth Hand

Swirling among eras and continents, Mortal Love is an excessive novel of unforgettable characters stuck in a whirlwind of artwork, love, and intrigue. Mercurial Larkin Meade could carry the most important to misplaced inventive masterpieces, and to secrets and techniques too devastating to visualize. Is there an timeless second? An immortal muse? Is there ... an angel of demise?

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Download E-books The Dictionary of Mythology PDF

By J. A. Coleman

This publication contains myths, heroes, areas and legends from all 5 continents, and from different cultures and peoples discovered there. It has entice all common wisdom and crossword fanatics, and those that get pleasure from whole reference libraries. it may be learn for amusement in addition to commonly for reference. it's a critical participant in its box, either by means of its content material and volume.

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Download E-books Medea (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) PDF

By Emma Griffiths

Giving entry to the most recent severe pondering at the topic, Medea is a entire consultant to resources that paints a vibrant portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in delusion for the homicide of her little ones after she is banished from her own residence and changed by means of a brand new spouse. Emma Griffiths brings into concentration formerly unexplored subject matters of the Medea fable, and offers an incisive creation to the tale and its history.

Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ prestige – one who has triggered many intricacies of her story to be neglected – Griffiths locations the tale in old and smooth context and divulges interesting insights into historic Greece and its ideology, the significance of lifestyles, the function of ladies and the location of the outsider.

In transparent, hassle-free phrases, the ebook situates the parable inside analytical frameworks equivalent to psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s place in present classical examine in addition to her lasting appeal.

 

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Download E-books Gods, Demigods and Demons: An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology PDF

The crucial better half consultant for all readers of Greek mythology
Do you recognize the tale at the back of Pandora’s field, or the variation among Hercules and Heracles? flip to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with greater than 540 entries detailing the entire significant and minor characters, occasions, and settings of Greek mythology, from an creation to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the omnipotent ruler of the gods. This helpful reference covers every kind of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and awesome mortals, with their vintage tales retold in riveting summaries. This accomplished consultant brings Greek mythology to lifestyles, and incorporates a invaluable pronunciation key.

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Download E-books The Last Days of Magic: A Novel PDF

By Mark L. Tompkins

“Fantastic . . . a decent, superbly exact booklet and an pleasing read.”
—DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST

"A fantastical treat." 
PEOPLE

“Simultaneously sweeping and complex . . . Tompkins’s striking debut novel conjures an epic conflict for the soul of eire. choked with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is often one wild and breathless ride.” 
—KAREN pleasure FOWLER

“Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fable event with the transferring views of dreamscape. a singular wealthy and strange.”
—GERALDINE BROOKS

What turned of magic on the earth? Who had to cast off it, and for what purposes? Drawing on delusion, legend, fairy stories, and Biblical mysteries, The final Days of Magic brilliantly imagines solutions to those questions, sweeping us again to an international the place people and magical beings co-exist as they'd for centuries.
         
Aisling, a goddess in human shape, was once born to rule either domain names and—with her dual, Anya—unite the Celts with the robust faeries of the center nation. yet inside medieval eire pursuits are divided, and much from its beaches higher forces are mustering. either England and Rome have a stake in using magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a dissatisfied Europe, has equipped a occupation on such plots. yet more and more he reveals himself torn among accountability and his wish to comprehend the magic that has been forbidden.
         
As kings arrange, exorcists assemble, and divisions widen among the warring clans of eire, Aisling and Jordan needs to come to phrases with powers given and withheld, whereas an international which may nonetheless foster magic hangs within the stability. Loyalties are proven, betrayals sown, and the arriving struggle can have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and particularly for a tender graduate pupil named Sara Hill.
         
The final Days of Magic
introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for strength, human frailty, and the eager for wisdom that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a awesome tale—a feat of world-building that poses stunning and resonant solutions to epic questions.

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Download E-books Mythe et épopée, tome I : L'idéologie des trois fonctions dans les épopées des peuples indo-européens PDF

By Georges Dumézil

Vers l. a. fin du IIIe millénaire av. J.-C., des cavaliers-migrateurs, venus peut-être du sud de l. a. Russie, submergèrent par vagues successives los angeles majeure partie du continent européen et poussèrent jusqu'aux confins de l'Inde. À ces conquérants, qui parlaient approximativement los angeles même langue, on a attribué par conference le nom d'Indo-Européens. Ils partageaient une imaginative and prescient du monde tripartite - le système des trois fonctions - où s'articulent, selon un ordre hiérarchique : los angeles souveraineté magique et juridique (la première fonction) ; los angeles strength body et principalement guerrière (la deuxième fonction) ; los angeles richesse tranquille et féconde (la troisième fonction). Ainsi ces très lointains ancêtres se fondaient-ils sur une perception de l. a. société qui distingue en les hiérarchisant les prêtres, les guerriers et les éleveurs-agriculteurs.

Mythe et Épopée est consacré aux usages littéraires et non pas théologiques ou religieux que les principaux peuples indo-européens ont faits de leur commun héritage. motor vehicle si los angeles constitution des trois fonctions se présente d'abord comme une computing device à faire les dieux, elle se révèle aussi être un ambitious software de fabrication d'histoires. Pas uniquement de mythes, mais de récits profanes, de légendes, d'épopées, de contes où les dieux et les hommes s'en vont par trois.

Nouvelle édition corrigée en 1986

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Download E-books The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead PDF

By J. Gordon Melton

Revised, up to date, and enlarged, this enormous reference is an alphabetic journey of the psychosexual, macabre international of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and suggested realities of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe, many aspects are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and well known. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive advisor furnishes greater than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire assets. entire with distinctive illustrations and pictures, the third version of this renowned authority features a wealth of present occasions, together with the Twilight phenomenon; modern authors of vampire romance; the expansion and improvement of real, self-identified vampire groups; and prominent television indicates from Buffy to True Blood.

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Download E-books Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature PDF

This enticing, readable but impeccably scholarly research of monsters in Classical literature will
entertain and stimulate in addition to tell. It covers all of the significant legendary monsters pointed out via Greek and Roman authors (Medusa, Polyphemus, the Minotaur, Sphinx, Harpies, Sirens, Cerberus, Chimaera, and lots of extra) in addition to Classical precursors of vampires, werewolves and the residing lifeless. types of those creatures
that look in later literature and picture also are discussed.

Mythical Monsters is unique in contemplating monsters squarely from a literary point of view, introducing components of literary research progressively because the paintings progresses, and build up to particularly a worldly method. this may bring up readers’ severe appreciation and undeniable delight in those tales, which proceed to fascinate at the present time. To facilitate searching, each one bankruptcy might be learn independently. there's additionally an invaluable bibliography and index.

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