Download E-books Daphnis and Chloe (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Longus

A masterpiece between early Greek romances

A delicate novel describing keen and inept younger love, Daphnis and Chloe tells the tale of a child boy and woman who're found individually, years aside, on my own and uncovered on a Greek mountainside. Taken in through a goatherd and a shepherd respectively, and raised close to town of Mytilene, they develop to adulthood ignorant of one another's lifestyles - till the mischievous god of affection, Eros, creates in them a surprising overpowering hope for each other. A masterpiece between early Greek romances, attracting either excessive compliment and ethical disapproval, this paintings has proved an enduringly fertile resource of suggestion for musicians, writers and artists from Henry Fielding to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Maurice Ravel. Longus transforms wide-spread topics from the romance style - together with pirates, desires, and the supernatural - right into a virtuoso love tale that's wealthy in perception, funny and ironical in its remedy of human sexual experience.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales PDF

By Howard Schwartz

With this assortment, Howard Schwartz retells 36 Jewish fairy stories which are instantaneously otherworldly and earthy, pious and playful. Drawn from assets as different as Morocco and India, Spain and japanese Europe, Babylon and Egypt, the tales are characterised by means of their infusion of conventional Jewish characters with the archetypal varieties present in all fairy stories, or by means of their remedy of Jewish non secular issues. The e-book combines the playfulness of fairy stories with the author's intensity of information of the ancient origins of the stories. all through you will find the quests and riddles of the normal fairy story besides the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy story.

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Download E-books Phantom of the Northern Marches (MERP/Middle Earth Role Playing) PDF

3 low-to-mid point adventures which every stand on their lonesome and will be organize in mins.
A uncomplicated tree residence sits within the shadow of the height referred to as Pen-Drebi. inside of, a terrible revenge is being deliberate opposed to the sleepy village of Nothva Raglaw. are you able to face the risk of The Phantom of the Woods?
An intruder from the Ettenmoors haunts a collapse the Witbeamwyd. Farmers document lacking cattle. At evening the earth trembles with heavy thuds, and sunlight finds large, yard-long footprints. Is it a big Troll? Is is a ghost? are you able to resolve The Riddle of the Ridorthû?
A large firedrake has crawled out of the shadows of the northern Misty Mountains. His direction of fiery destruction results in the Witbeamwyd and town corridor the place he lies unchallenged. are you able to fit the big energy and sizzling breath of Gerse's Bane?

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Vol. 2: Mesoamerica, Part 1 PDF

The Cambridge historical past of the local Peoples of the Americas, quantity II: Mesoamerica, offers a entire and authoritative assessment of all of the vital local civilizations of the Mesoamerican region, starting with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and carrying on with to the current. absolutely illustrated and engagingly written, the booklet is split into sections that debate the local cultures of Mesoamerica ahead of and after their first touch with the Europeans. a number of the chapters stability theoretical issues of view as they hint the cultural historical past and evolutionary improvement of such teams because the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan.

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Download E-books The Tribes of Muriwhenua: Their Origins and Stories PDF

By Dorothy Urlich Cloher

The Tribes of the Muriwhenua is defined by means of the writer as a 'story of beginnings, evolution and consolidation, utilized to the folks who make up the tribes of the Muriwhenua'. it's the heritage of the some distance North and the iwi Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu. for every iwi, Cloher provides whakapapa and numerous full of life and dramatic tales, all of that have been mentioned and accredited through neighborhood kaumatua. The tales were expertly translated by means of Dr Merimeri Penfold, generally revered for her wisdom of and think for te reo Maori. The bilingual textual content is illustrated with images of the Muriwhenua panorama.

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Download E-books Kabbalah for the Student PDF

By Rav Yehuda Ashlag, Rav Baruch Ashalg

The nice Kabbalists, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, and his son and successor, Rav Baruch Ashlag, provide sleek readers legitimate solutions to life's most important query: what's the which means of my lifestyles? Their interpretations of The booklet of Zohar and The Tree of existence clarify how we will gain by utilizing the traditional knowledge of Kabbalah on a daily foundation. also, transparent illustrations appropriately depict the evolution of the higher Worlds as Kabbalists adventure them.

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Download E-books Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) PDF

By Lafcadio Hearn

A blind musician with extraordinary expertise is termed upon to accomplish for the lifeless. Faceless creatures hang-out an unwary visitor. a gorgeous lady — the personification of wintry weather at its harshest — ruthlessly kills unsuspecting mortals. those and 17 different chilling supernatural stories — in keeping with legends, myths, and ideology of historical Japan — symbolize some of the best of Lafcadio Hearn's literary variety. also they are a end result of his lifelong curiosity within the without end interesting customs and stories of the rustic the place he spent the final fourteen years of his existence, translating into English the atmospheric tales he so avidly collected.
Teeming with undead samurais, man-eating goblins, and different terrifying demons, those 20 vintage ghost tales encouraged the Oscar®-nominated 1964 movie of a similar name.

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