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ArsA?ne Lupin: The Collection

The collection, brings together the works that inspired the original NETFLIX series, directed by Louis Leterrier as well as the Hero, Assane Diop, performed by OMAR SY.Slender, elegant, refined, seductive, Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar by trade, is the model of the "Belle Epoque" dandy. His intelligence, his culture, his talents as an illusionist between Fregoli and Robert-Houdin are at the service of an astonishing nerve. But this accomplished man of the world is also an anarchist at heart who plays with social conventions with marvelous insolence.Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar is a collection of short stories written by Maurice Leblanc and recounting the adventures of Arsène Lupine.The first short story of this collection was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. It was the first short story featuring Arsène Lupine. This one having success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the continuation, in several short stories. What will be done until 1907.Content :Arsène Lupin, Gentleman BurglarArsène Lupin Versus Herlock SholmesThe Hollow Needle813 The Arsène LupinThe Crystal StopperThe Confessions Of Arsène LupinThe Teeth Of The TigerThe Woman Of MysteryThe Golden TriangleThe Secret Of SarekEight Strokes Of The ClockThe Secret Tomb

Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

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English Fairy Tales

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The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated book, Doob reconstructs from a variety of literary and visual sources the idea of the labyrinth from the classical period through the Middle Ages.Doob first examines several complementary traditions of the maze topos, showing how ancient historical and geographical writings generate metaphors in which the labyrinth signifies admirable complexity, while poetic texts tend to suggest that the labyrinth is a sign of moral duplicity. She then describes two common models of the labyrinth and explores their formal implications: the unicursal model, with no false turnings, found almost universally in the visual arts; and the multicursal model, with blind alleys and dead ends, characteristic of literary texts. This paradigmatic clash between the labyrinths of art and of literature becomes a key to the metaphorical potential of the maze, as Doob's examination of a vast array of materials from the classical period through the Middle Ages suggests. She concludes with linked readings of four "labyrinths of words": Virgil's Aeneid, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Chaucer's House of Fame, each of which plays with and transforms received ideas of the labyrinth as well as reflecting and responding to aspects of the texts that influenced it.Doob not only provides fresh theoretical and historical perspectives on the labyrinth tradition, but also portrays a complex medieval aesthetic that helps us to approach structurally elaborate early works. Readers in such fields as Classical literature, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, comparative literature, literary theory, art history, and intellectual history will welcome this wide-ranging and illuminating book.

Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

The World of Wolf Hall: A Reading Guide to Hilary Mantela??s Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

‘Your whole life depends on the next beat of Henry’s heart’Ahead of the release of The Mirror & the Light, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy, revisit two of the most celebrated novels of our time.Bringing the opulent, brutal Tudor world of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII to glittering life, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have thrilled and delighted readers, critics and prize judges alike. Both novels won the Man Booker Prize and have sold over five million copies across the globe.This reading guide takes you through the story so far, introduces you to the main players, explores the key themes and offers reading group questions to discuss.The stage is set for The Mirror & the Light. After Henry’s marriage to his third queen, Cromwell attains riches, status and unprecedented power. But how long can his luck last – a blacksmith’s son who has risen to be an earl?

Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture)

  The time has come for human cultures to seriously think, to severely conceptualize, and to earnestly fabulate about all the nonhuman critters we share our world with, and to consider how to strive for more ethical cohabitation. Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture tackles this severe matter within the framework of literary and cultural studies. The emphasis of the inquiry is on the various ways actual and fictional nonhumans are reconfigured in contemporary culture – although, as long as the domain of nonhumanity is carved in the negative space of humanity, addressing these issues will inevitably clamor for the reconfiguration of the human as well.

Summary of Fast This Way by Dave Asprey

Have you been wishing to read “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” by Dave Asprey but don’t have the time to read the 300-page book or are looking for a reading companion that will help you grasp everything you are reading for easy reference?If you’ve answered YES, keep reading...You’ve Just Discovered The Most Detailed Chapter-To-Chapter Summary Of “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” By Dave Asprey!Fast This Way is unlike anything you’ve come across, thanks to the way Asprey shows us how to eat the right foods at the right time.Are you curious to know how to trick your body into thinking you are fasting?To know how to easily skip a meal?If you are curious to know answers to these questions regarding Fast This Way, you are in luck, as this book breaks down the 300 pages into value-packed 60 pages that will help you grasp the main things talked about in each chapter!This book summary features:An executive summary of the bookChapter by chapter summary of 10 chapters in the bookImportant facts, statements, examples, and references summarized into key enticing pointsDiscussion and trivia questions that will test your understanding of the book, whether you are reading the summary alone or as a companion to the original bookCommentaries that will help you understand the book better, whether you are reading the summary alone or as a companion to the original bookAnd much more!Yes, if you feel you need more than a book review to decide whether to read Fast This Way, then this Summary of Fast This Way is a must-read!Note: This is an unofficial companion book to Dave Asprey’s popular non-fiction book “Fast This Way” – it is meant to improve your reading experience and is not the original book!Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to start reading!

A Question of Style: Collected Writings

This collection brings together articles which have been published in journals in the US, Canada, Australia, India, Denmark and Holland. It also reprints detailed book reviews first published in the US and India. My popular series of four articles on Fassbinder can now be found altogether for the first time. Other topics and writers include Georg Kaiser, Expressionist drama, Weimar culture, the repercussions of Günter Grass’s SS confession, world cinema and general literary/cultural history. I finish off with mini-reviews of works by 30 (mainly) contemporary British, Scandinavian, Icelandic, European and American writers. I have added two new articles (on Tarantino and Ken Loach) and one new detailed book review (on Georg Kaiser). This collection should make my work a lot more accessible and should appeal to all those interested in literary/cultural studies.