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The Traveller's Tree

The Traveller's Tree

A Journey through the Caribbean Islands

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848545460
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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In this, his first book, Patrick Leigh Fermor recounts his tales of a personal odyssey to the lands of the Traveller's Tree - a tall, straight-trunked tree whose sheath-like leaves collect copious amounts of water. He made his way through the long island chain of the West Indies by steamer, aeroplane and sailing ship, noting in his records of the voyage the minute details of daily life, of the natural surroundings and of the idiosyncratic and distinct civilisations he encountered amongst the Caribbean Islands. From the ghostly Ciboneys and the dying Caribs to the religious eccentricities like the Kingston Pocomaniacs and the Poor Whites in the Islands of the Saints, Patrick Leigh Fermor recreates a vivid world, rich and vigorous with life.

The travellers; by the author of Redwood

The travellers; by the author of Redwood

  • Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Traveller's Treee

The Traveller's Treee

Island-Hopping Through the Caribbean in the 1940's

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781589762480
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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Find out what might make a cannibal eat his meal in depressed silence in Fermor's narrative of his experiences tooling around the Caribbean in the 1940s. This Anglo-Irish adventurer traveled by steamer, airplane, and sailboat along the entire length of the West Indian island chain. He was a very acute observer and carefully documented the unique geographical, cultural, and linguistic features of the islands. The mixtures of cultures and religions in the Caribbean are unique in the world, and the author writes down every detail of what he sees, from Voodoo rituals to eclectic fashion.

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

  • Author: By Aesop
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736803516
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 154
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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. In Classical times there were various theorists who tried to differentiate these fables from other kinds of narration. They had to be short and unaffected; in addition, they are fictitious, useful to life and true to nature. In them could be found talking animals and plants, although humans interacting only with humans figure in a few. Typically they might begin with a contextual introduction, followed by the story, often with the moral underlined at the end. Setting the context was often necessary as a guide to the story's interpretation, as in the case of the political meaning of The Frogs Who Desired a King and The Frogs and the Sun. Sometimes the titles given later to the fables have become proverbial, as in the case of 'killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs or the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. In fact some fables, such as The Young Man and the Swallow, appear to have been invented as illustrations of already existing proverbs. One theorist, indeed, went so far as to define fables as extended proverbs. In this they have an aetiological function, the explaining of origins such as, in another context, why the ant is a mean, thieving creature. Other fables, also verging on this function, are outright jokes, as in the case of The Old Woman and the Doctor, aimed at greedy practitioners of medicine.

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere

Performed by Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804

  • Author: François Péron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australasia
  • Page: 314
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The Anglo-Saxon Poems of Beowulf, The Travellers [Widsið], and The Battle of Finnesburh

The Anglo-Saxon Poems of Beowulf, The Travellers [Widsið], and The Battle of Finnesburh

  • Author: John Mitchell Kemble
  • Publisher: N.A
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Sketches of India

Sketches of India

  • Author: Moyle Sherer,Officer for fire-side travellers at-home
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: India
  • Page: 329
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Chambers's encyclopaedia

Chambers's encyclopaedia

a dictionary of universal knowledge for the people ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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THE LADIES' COMPANION AND MONTHLY MAGAZINE

THE LADIES' COMPANION AND MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Chambers's Encyclopædia

Chambers's Encyclopædia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Friends' Review

Friends' Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Society of Friends
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The Children's prize [afterw.] The Prize for boys and girls [afterw.] The Prize

The Children's prize [afterw.] The Prize for boys and girls [afterw.] The Prize

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Traveller's Guide Through the Middle & Northern States, & the Provinces of Canada

The Traveller's Guide Through the Middle & Northern States, & the Provinces of Canada

  • Author: Gideon Miner Davison
  • Publisher: Saratoga Springs [N.Y.] : G.M. Davison ; New York : G. & C. & H. Carvill
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlantic States
  • Page: 452
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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

  • Author: Peter Hulme,Tim Youngs
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521786522
  • Category: History
  • Page: 343
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Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

The Traveller's Guide to the Rhine

The Traveller's Guide to the Rhine

Exhibiting the Course of that River from Schaffhausen to Holland, and Describing the Moselle from Coblentz to Treves ...

  • Author: Aloys Wilhelm Schreiber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Moselle River Valley
  • Page: 444
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Flora of Tropical East Africa - Musaceae (1993)

Flora of Tropical East Africa - Musaceae (1993)

  • Author: Michael Lock
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9789061913597
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 16
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Part of a series on the flora of tropical East Africa, this work considers Musaceae. The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists from elsewhere. The flora should be a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part. New parts are published annually. All back volumes are also available.

Postmodernism and After

Postmodernism and After

Visions and Revisions

  • Author: Regina Rudaitytė
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443810320
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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The present collection of academic articles is an attempt to reflect on new openings and recent developments in literature, literary theory and culture which seem to point beyond postmodernism and register a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises and authorial practices. Interestingly enough, forty years after the publication of John Barth’s seminal essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” (1967), the book is trying to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was predicted by David Lodge already two decades ago. It also attempts to trace the signs in contemporary literature indicating that postmodernism is past its heyday, that it is losing or has lost its shine, fascination and attraction and that writers have been turning to the “old” or pre-modern forms, practices and strategies. Herbert Grabes’ comprehensive and illuminating article “From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: More Recent Changes in Literature, Art, and Theory” which opens and sets the tone for this collection of essays is a major assessment of new developments in literary culture, focusing on the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it also highlights the role and current popularity of cultural studies and cultural history – theoretical movements which have been prevailing for some time now after the end of deconstruction. The articles assembled in this collection are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives; they differ in scope and methodology, and their focus ranges from the postmodern, intertextual aspect to the open questioning of it and to more recent developments in the literary culture. Focusing on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but also extending into a less-known regions – geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as “truth”, meaning production, textuality and literary interpretation. This book aims at opening fresh discussion, debate and reflection on the new age reaching beyond postmodernism, and the budding literary mode, whatever labels we might stick to it.

The Traveller's Guide Of Milan, with a Sketch of the Environs And a Description of the Lakes

The Traveller's Guide Of Milan, with a Sketch of the Environs And a Description of the Lakes

  • Author: Marcello Mazzoni
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Milan (Italy)
  • Page: 211
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Planet Narnia

Planet Narnia

The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

  • Author: Michael Ward
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199740932
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains conna?tre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.

The Natural History of Man Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Uncivilized Races of Men by the Rev. J. G. Wood

The Natural History of Man Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Uncivilized Races of Men by the Rev. J. G. Wood

Africa

  • Author: John George Wood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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