The White Spider

The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: J P Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779400

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 1574


The story of the events leading up to the author's adventures recounted in "Seven years in Tibet" follows his 1938 ascent, as a young mountain climber, of the Swiss Eiger

The White Spider of Savignac

Author: V L Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781393058526


Page: 316

View: 1360


When Sir John FitzAlan, lord of an elite mercenary company, is rewarded with the Aquitainian barony of Savignac by Richard Lionheart, his future seems straightforward enough: restore a neglected estate to readiness for war and make the best he can of an arranged marriage to its baroness, Mellisane, a woman he has never met. Twice-widowed Mellisande, however, is in no mood for a third marriage. Far from the demure chatelaine John expects, she is an expert vintner and herbalist - skills her people, and her bishop, suspect she used to murder her two previous husbands. As John's disciplined soldiers clash with the unruly local people, and relations with his wife grow colder, John begins to wonder if the tales told of her are true. Will he be Mellisande's next victim?

Black Subjects

Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery

Author: Arlene R. Keizer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801440953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 2790


Writers as diverse as Carolivia Herron, Charles Johnson, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Derek Walcott have addressed the history of slavery in their literary works. In this groundbreaking new book, Arlene R. Keizer contends that these writers theorize the nature and formation of the black subject and engage established theories of subjectivity in their fiction and drama by using slave characters and the condition of slavery as focal points.In this book, Keizer examines theories derived from fictional works in light of more established theories of subject formation, such as psychoanalysis, Althusserian interpellation, performance theory, and theories about the formation of postmodern subjects under late capitalism. Black Subjects shows how African American and Caribbean writers' theories of identity formation, which arise from the varieties of black experience re-imagined in fiction, force a reconsideration of the conceptual bases of established theories of subjectivity. The striking connections Keizer draws between these two bodies of theory contribute significantly to African American and Caribbean Studies, literary theory, and critical race and ethnic studies.

The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales for Storytellers, Educators, and Librarians

Author: Dan Keding,Kathleen A. Brinkmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440840539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 4106


Engage young readers in stories they love while teaching important content with this fun book that features more than 40 folktales from around the world celebrating the animal-human bond. • Encourages reading with rich vocabulary, engaging narrative, and vivid imagery • Includes cross-curricular content with information about domestic and wild animals and their habitats • Features stories drawn from a variety of sources, including folktale collections, oral histories, and science and sociology books • Showcases the theme of cooperation to help promote teamwork and anti-bullying • Contains exercises, questions, and suggestions for further study

Super Bodyguard to Goddess Boss

Author: Wang YueShuangJiao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647678021

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5831


Encountering a peerless beauty, and obtaining the inheritance of the ancient Witch Dao. The fate of the company's employees changed greatly! Mysterious Cultivation Technique, Yin-Yang Communication Technique, and Ancient Medical Technique. He would become the supreme expert of his generation; he would save beauties, beat up evildoers, and clean up evil Taoists, gaining the favor of many beauties! From then on, she would have countless encounters with beautiful women, CEO beauties, explosive beauties, unruly young miss, extremely rich and beautiful women, not sparing a single one of them ...

Bare Bone #7

Author: Kevin L. Donihe

Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press

ISBN: 9781933293035

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 4304


With a surgeon's skill editor Kevin L. Donihe stitches a diverse collection of fiction and poetry together to bring Bare Bone to life. Another Dr. Frankenstein, he assembles the pieces of others, birthing one complete monster to send lurching towards the darkness. Stories from past issues have received Honorable Mentions in The Years' Best Fantasy and Horror #15 and #17 and another was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #13. Bare Bone is a bi-annual anthology. #7 continues the spine-tingling tradition of the series featuring the fiction and poetry of today's most exciting authors. From the twisted poetry of Michael Arnzen to the taut stories of Ronald Damien Malfi and Donald R. Burleson this issue is more haunting than ever.

Encyclopfdia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209153

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 668

View: 7705


Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Blood Skies

Author: Steven Montano

Publisher: Darker Sunset Press

ISBN: 0615488617

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 1067


In a world where nightmares stalk the earth and the few survivors must battle the vampire legions of the Ebon Cities, a team of soldiers races to save mankind when a traitor threatens to destroy the future of humanity. Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, and his mission is to pursue the witch called Red across the wastelands. His hunt takes him through haunted forests and blighted tundra, into war-torn cities and to the edge of a twisted necropolis. And before the journey is done Cross will uncover the dark origins of magic, and learn the true meaning of sacrifice...

Four Towers

Author: Efim Shmakov,Patricia Terry


ISBN: 5990283024

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

View: 6903


Four Towers is a thrilling tale of good versus evil. It is second and final book from the series called Zondon Alliance and the Order of Inquisition. As Zondon was attacked over and over by the forces of evil, Attorand came back from retirement, and he disclosed the secret about who is behind the evil, and how to overcome the forces of darkness. Yet these evil forces had prepared the last show of force, and had invaded Zondon in an apocalyptic way. It was like the Armageddon, and only a strike of luck could save Dmitry and his armies. And that luck came through Attorand, who ultimately uses two weapons, so he could save Zondon and its people. The book is also packed with funny situations.