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Merciless Gods

Author : Christos Tsiolkas
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A collection of urgent, thrilling and original stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda. Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation... This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.

We Unleash the Merciless Storm

Author : Tehlor Kay Mejia
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In this nail-biting sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, La Voz operative Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Anna-Marie McLemore. Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers. She spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be?

Voltaire Almighty

Author : Roger Pearson
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During much of his life Voltaire's plays and verse made him the toast of society, but his barbed wit and commitment to reason also got him into trouble. Jailed twice and eventually banished by the King, he was an outspoken critic of religious intolerance and persecution. His personal life was as colourful as his intellectual one. Voltaire never married, but had long-term affairs with two women: Emilie, who died after giving birth to the child of another lover, and his niece, Marie-Louise, with whom he spent his last twenty-five years. With its tales of illegitimacy, prison, stardom, exile, love affairs and tireless battles against critics, Church and King, Roger Pearson's brilliant biography brings Voltaire vividly to life.

The Sunbird

Author : Wilbur Smith
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In Wilbur Smith's The Sunbird, Dr. Ben Kazin is a brilliant archeologist. Louren Sturvesant is rich, impulsive, and physically imposing, everything Ben is not. Now, the two men--friends, competitors and partners--are searching for the legendary lost city of Opet, built by an Egyptian culture that reached Africa two thousand years ago, then vanished completely. For Ben, the expedition is a chance to prove a controversial thesis. For Louren, it is a chance to spend millions--and make it all back in gold and glory. But what awaits them is an astounding discovery, a siege of terror, and an act of betrayal that will tear the two men apart and bind them together forever... Hidden beneath water, jungle, and blood-red cliffs is a lost world where two men and a beautiful woman were caught in a furious battle of passions two thousands years ago, but which has begun once again....

Resistance Chaos and Control in China

Author : Robert Paul Weller
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Compares those active resistance movements which burst into public view in China and "cultural resistance", which instead lies unspoken in everyday action. This book argues that certain areas of life defuse attempts at cultural domination by resisting and dissolving all unified interpretation.

Seneca s Troades

Author : Elaine Fantham
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Elaine Fantham provides here a fresh Latin text of Seneca's Traodes and an English version, with an extensive introduction and critical commentary--the first separate treatment of the play in English since Kingery's 1908 edition. Arguing that the Troades was not intended for stage production, the author also discusses the atmosphere of Rome at the time the play was written, when both political and poetic life were felt to be in decline. Although Seneca's plays reflect his experience of tyranny, corruption, and compromise, they are enriched by his contract with the nobler world of poetry. Demonstrating how Seneca loved and imitated the Augustan poets, Professor Fantham reveals the originality that is part of his imitation. Professor Fantham discusses not only the particular characteristics of Seneca's generation but the interplay of his moral and poetic concerns in relationship to his subject--the Trojan captivity.By analyzing his reactions to accounts of this theme in Homer, Euripides, and Augustan epic, she explains his methods and motives in composition. Comparison of the play with Seneca's other works and with other drama exposes some inconsistency, formulaic writing, and excess of ingenuity. It also reveals the influence of epic in loosening his dramtic form and makes apparent his immense vitality. Elaine Fantham is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto and author of Comparative Studies in the Republican Latin Imagery (Toronto). Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Spanish Pioneers

Author : Charles Fletcher Lummis
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Women in Ancient Greece

Author : Bonnie MacLachlan
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A rich collection of source material on women in the ancient Greek world including literary, rhetorical, philosophical and legal sources, and papyri and inscriptions.

We Wear The Mask

Author : Sterling Joseph Coleman Jr.
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""A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows."" Henry Ward Beecher Emerging from this land of shadows Lady Darkbrook, Elven Librarian of The Great Library of Albathar, launches a quest across the bitter landscape of her war-torn world to find the first of four magical tomes. Desiring a lasting peace above all else, she and her reluctant companion, Prince Corcoran, travel up pirate-controlled rivers, traverse down the dark alleys of ancient cities, trek through foreboding woods and race across desolate plains to find The Incunabulum Sentanum, The Tome of The Elements. For within this tome resides not only the power to end the wars but also the power to unmake the world itself!


Author : Lois Tilton
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Ambassadors from all over the Federation have assembled on Deep Space NineTM for a conference that will determine the future of the planet Bajor. Keeping dozens of ambassadors happy is hard enough, but soon terrorists begin a bombing campaign on the station, and Commander Sisko's job becomes nearly impossible. Distracted by all of this, he's in no position to deal well with the arrival of a belligerent Cardassian commander demanding the return of Deep Space Nine to the Cardassian empire, but he must rise to the occasion if his station and Bajor are to emerge from the crisis intact.

Monthly Packet

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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

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The Victim a Tragedy in Five Acts and in Verse An Adaptation of the Iphig nie of Racine

Author : Charles JOHNSON (Dramatic Writer.)
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Author : Marie Corelli
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Aided by Heliobas, a monk with special powers who appeared in Marie Corelli's first novel, "The Romance of Two Worlds," a young poet named Theos Alwyn embarks on a strange soul-journey in which he is confronted by the apparition of his twin soul--an angel named Edris--on the Field of Ardath. He is then transported in a vision back in time by 7,000 years to the ancient city of Al Kyris, where he is introduced to his alter ego, a poet laureate named Sah-luma.


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Night for Dreaming

Author : john p. joyce
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Bodies in the Thousands - impossible to Count. Battle of the People - Wrath, Scourge of God .... Phrases, Reminders - at one time very real. Empires come and go .... It's heroics that ought to be retold - knights and ladies with honor. They certainly did and still do - live. Rick, a part time college student, has come to realize earth is hurting and time of the essence. All devouring want, unreasoned, is greed. He is fearful, yet "called" to Quest.

The Ladies Repository

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History of the State of Ohio

Author : James Wickes Taylor
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Black robes

Author : Robert Peebles Nevin
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The History of Tuscarawas County Ohio

Author : J. B. Mansfield
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