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The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Action and adventure fiction
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TOILERS OF THE SEA

TOILERS OF THE SEA

  • Author: VICTOR HUGO
  • Publisher: N.A
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Toilers of the sea

Toilers of the sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
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The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Toilers of the Sea Volume 1

The Toilers of the Sea Volume 1

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • ISBN: 9781230214207
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIL A HAUNTKD HOUSE, WHOSE TENANT IS HAUNTED BY DREAMS. Gilliatt was a man of dreams; hence his daring, hence also his timidity. On many things he had ideas which were peculiarly his own. There was in his character perhaps something of the visionary and the trauscendentalist. Hallucinations may haunt the peasant, like Martin, no less than the king, like Henry IV. There are times when the Unknown reveals itself in startling ways to the spirit of man. A sudden rent in the veil of darkness will make manifest things hitherto unseen, and then close again upon the mysteries within. Sometimes such visions effect transfigurations. They convert a poor camel-driver into a Mahomet; a peasant girl tending her goats into a Joan of Arc. Solitude generates a certain amount of sublime exaltation. It is like the smoke arising from the burning bush. A mysterious lucidity of mind results, which converts the student into a seer, and the poet into a prophet: herein we find a key to the mysteries of Horeb, Kedron, Ombos; to the intoxication of Castalian laurels, the revelations of the month Busion. Hence, too, we have Peleia at Dodona, Phemonoe at Delphos, Trophonius in Lebadea, Ezekiel on the Chebar, and Jerome in the Thebais. More frequently this visionary state overwhelms and stupefies its victim. There is such a thing as a divine besottedness. The fakir bears about with him the burden of his vision, as the Cretin his goitre. Luther holding converse with devils in his garret at Wittenburg, Pascal shutting out the view of the infernal regions with the screen of his cabinet, the African Obi conversing with the white-faced God Bossum, are all phases of the same phenomenon, diversely interpreted by the minds in which they manifest themselves, according...

Der letzte Tag eines Verurteilten

Der letzte Tag eines Verurteilten

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783938484524
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Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

  • Author: Donald Shomette
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801886706
  • Category: History
  • Page: 435
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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life Found Between Tide-marks

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life Found Between Tide-marks

  • Author: Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146558854X
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  • Page: 490
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The Sea

The Sea

A Cultural History

  • Author: John Mack
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861899289
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because of the sea, from navigation to colonization to trade. Much of the world’s population lives on or near the cost, and as Mack explains, in a variety of ways, people actually inhabit the sea. The Sea looks at the characteristics of different seas and oceans and investigates how the sea is conceptualized in various cultures. Mack explores the diversity of maritime technologies, especially the practice of navigation and the creation of a society of the sea, which in many cultures is all-male, often cosmopolitan, and always hierarchical. He describes the cultures and the social and technical practices characteristic of seafarers, as well as their distinctive language and customs. As he shows, the separation of sea and land is evident in the use of different vocabularies on land and on sea for the same things, the change in a mariner’s behavior when on land, and in the liminal status of points uniting the two realms, like beaches and ports. Mack also explains how ships are deployed in symbolic contexts on land in ecclesiastical and public architecture. Yet despite their differences, the two realms are always in dialogue in symbolic and economic terms. Casting a wide net, The Sea uses histories, maritime archaeology, biography, art history, and literature to provide an innovative and experiential account of the waters that define our worldly existence.

Im Herzen der See

Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

  • Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641146631
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Autumn Glory: The Toilers of the Field

Autumn Glory: The Toilers of the Field

  • Author: René Bazin
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465521070
  • Category:
  • Page: 291
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Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, No. 11 - 1918

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, No. 11 - 1918

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Aust. Bureau of Statistics
  • ISBN: N.A
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Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Infobase Learning
  • ISBN: 1438140665
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 560
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

  • Author: Theresa Bane
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786488948
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The later simple stories

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The later simple stories

  • Author: Langston Hughes
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826263797
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 430
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For the first time in many years, Langston Hughes's published collections of stories are now available in a single book. Included in this volume are: Ways of White Folks, originally published in 1934; Laughing to Keep from Crying, originally published in 1952; and additional stories from Something in Common and Other Stories, originally published in 1963; as well as previously uncollected stories. These fictions, carefully crafted in the language Hughes loved, manifest the many themes for which he is best known. We meet and come to know many characters--black and white, young and old, men and women—all as believable as our own families, friends, and acquaintances. Hughes's stories portray people as they actually are: a mixture of good, bad, and much in-between. In these short stories, as in the Simple stories, the reader enjoys Hughes's humor and irony. The stories show us his inclination to mock himself and his beloved people, as much as he ridicules the flaws of those who belittle his race. His genuine characters interact and realistically bring to life this era of America's past. By maintaining the form and format of the original story collections, this volume presents Hughes's stories as he wanted them to be read. This volume will be an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in African American literature generally and the fiction of Langston Hughes specifically.

Alone with the Hairy Ainu

Alone with the Hairy Ainu

Or, 3800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and a Cruise to the Kurile Islands

  • Author: A. H. S. Landor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108049419
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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A vivid account from 1893 of A. H. Savage Landor's adventures among the indigenous Ainu people of Northern Japan.

The Works of Victor Hugo

The Works of Victor Hugo

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
  • ISBN: 1610420039
  • Category: Fiction
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Victor Hugo is often regarded as one of the greatest French writers of all time. Best known today, for his classic novels "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" and "Les Misérables," Hugo had several novels and stories regarded equally high, and they are collected here (along with all of his other classics). This collection includes: The History of a Crime The Hunchback of Notre Dame Les Miserables The Man Who Laughs The Memoirs of Victor Hugo Napoleon the Little

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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