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Circe

Circe Book
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2018-04-10
ISBN : 0316556335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Circe

Circe Book
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-04
ISBN : 1408890046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation." --Publisher.

Circe

Circe Book
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-04-10
ISBN : 0316556335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Circe Free Preview The First 3 Chapters

Circe    Free Preview    The First 3 Chapters Book
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2018-02-20
ISBN : 0316421146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 "An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles Book
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-04-12
ISBN : 1408821982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Transformations of Circe

Transformations of Circe Book
Author : Judith Yarnall
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780252063565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning with a detailed study of Homer's balance of negative and positive elements in the Circe-Odysseus myth, Judith Yarnall employs text and illustrations to demonstrate how Homer's Circe is connected with age-old traditions of goddess worship. She then examines how the image of a one-sided "witch," who first appeared in the commentary of Homer's allegorical interpreters, proved remarkably persistent, influencing Virgil and Ovid. Yarnall concludes with a discussion of work by Margaret Atwood and Eudora Welty in which the enchantress at last speaks in her own voice: that of a woman isolated by, but unashamed of, her power.

The Confessions of Young Nero

The Confessions of Young Nero Book
Author : Margaret George
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 0698184769
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar’s imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman—or child. As a boy, Nero’s royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son’s inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina’s machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero’s determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become—an Emperor who became legendary. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy’s ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.

Circe s Dark Reign

Circe s Dark Reign Book
Author : Brandon T. Snider,Louise Simonson
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2018
ISBN : 149656538X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During a battle with the Servants of Evil, Wonder Woman recovers a piece of an ancient wand. When she discovers the artifact is infused with dark magic, she sets out to find the remaining pieces before they fall into the wrong hands. But little does she know, Circe also has her eyes on the powerful prize. Can Wonder Woman secure the wand before it's too late? Or will Circe's sorcery reign supreme?

Circe s lovers by James Leith Derwent

Circe s lovers  by James Leith Derwent Book
Author : John Leith Veitch
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1884
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Circe s lovers by James Leith Derwent book written by John Leith Veitch, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Circe s Mountain

Circe s Mountain Book
Author : Marie Luise Kaschnitz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twelve memorable tales that explore haunting inner landscapes as well as their settings of southern Italy and Germany.

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing Book
Author : Eimear McBride
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2015-05-27
ISBN : 0571325807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy. 'Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.' Times Literary Supplement 'An instant classic.' Guardian Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. 'Unflinching... magnificent... The narrative transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs.' Guardian 'One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you're likely to see.' Sunday Times

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book
Author : Helen Simonson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2010-03-01
ISBN : 140880932X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War Book
Author : Helen Simonson
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN : 0385677073
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York Times - bestselling author Helen Simonson returns with a splendid historical novel full of the same wit, romance and insight into the manners and morals of small-town British life as her beloved Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. It's the summer of 1914 and life in the sleepy village of Rye, England is about to take an interesting turn. Agatha Kent, a canny force for progress, is expecting an unusual candidate to be the school's Latin teacher: Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good breeding in search of a position after the death of her father. (Never has there been a woman Latin teacher.) Agatha's nephews, meanwhile, have come to spend the summer months, as always, both with dreams of their own: Daniel, the poet, to publish a literary journal in Paris, and Hugh, to graduate from medical studies and marry his surgeon's daughter thus inheriting a lucrative practice. But then Hugh is sent to pick up Beatrice from the train station and life, of course, changes. As with Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, the quintessential English village becomes the stage on which entrenched tradition, class, ignorance, family ties and love play out. Here, these characters and others we come to love and root for become characters we hope and pray for when the shadow of the Great War looms ever closer to home.

We Are Not Like Them

We Are Not Like Them Book
Author : Christine Pride,Jo Piazza
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-10-05
ISBN : 1982181052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Best Book Pick of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar and Real Simple Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by People, Essence, New York Post, PopSugar, New York Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Bustle, Fortune, and Book Riot Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives. Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia. But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend. Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, We Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.

Wonder Woman Vs Circe

Wonder Woman Vs  Circe Book
Author : Laurie S. Sutton
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1434260143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In her quest to destroy Wonder Woman, Circe the immortal sorceress has unleashed the Trinity Beast, an ancient, magical monster which steals her powers--and Wonder Woman must fight to save both the world and her mortal enemy.

Odyssey

Odyssey Book
Author : Homer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Odyssey book written by Homer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Merchant Vessels of the United States

Merchant Vessels of the United States Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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astronomical and meteorological observations made at the united states naval observatory during the year 1862

astronomical and meteorological observations  made at the united states naval observatory during the year 1862 Book
Author : JOHN R. EASTMAN,B. F. Sands,the hin.secretary of the navy,Coffin, Page, Steedman,Commander J.M. Gilliss,M.F. Maury,M.Narnall, James Major, T.J. Robinson,SIMON NEWCOMB,United States Naval Observatory,William Harkness,james major, u.s.n., lafayette maynard, u.s.n, william b. muse, u.s.n,john rodgers, u.s.n
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1872
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download astronomical and meteorological observations made at the united states naval observatory during the year 1862 book written by JOHN R. EASTMAN,B. F. Sands,the hin.secretary of the navy,Coffin, Page, Steedman,Commander J.M. Gilliss,M.F. Maury,M.Narnall, James Major, T.J. Robinson,SIMON NEWCOMB,United States Naval Observatory,William Harkness,james major, u.s.n., lafayette maynard, u.s.n, william b. muse, u.s.n,john rodgers, u.s.n, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Days and Nights of Love and War

Days and Nights of Love and War Book
Author : Eduardo Galeano
Publisher : Pluto Press
Release : 2001-01-20
ISBN : 9780745317229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls Book
Author : Pat Barker
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2018-08-30
ISBN : 0241983215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY 'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times 'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan War whose voice has been silent - until now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot . . . Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is a slave to the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? PERFECT FOR FANS OF MADELINE MILLER'S CIRCE AND THE SONG OF ACHILLES. *Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award* Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths in The Women of Troy.