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"The Fagles translation is destined to be the English Aeneid of the new century. " -The Wall Street Journal. Robert Fagles's award-winning translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey have sold more than a million copies and become classics in their ...

The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)

About The Awful I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- mu...

In His Own Write

From "America's most imaginative contemporary novelist" (Newsweek), a novel of Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life. Having brought to life eccentric cereal king John Harvey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey...

The Women: A Novel

Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in th...

Scattered Petals: A Novel (Texas Dreams)

"Reading Izner is like taking a ride into the belle epoque in a time machine. A wonderfully breathtaking ride. " - Boris Akunin, author of The Winter Queen, The Turkish Gambit, and Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog. "I read this charming, evoca...

Murder on the Eiffel Tower: A Victor Legris Mystery (Victor Legris Mysteries)

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth. Miriam-also known as Mary-was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. ...

Mary of Nazareth: A Novel

In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expa...

A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

Heidegger's Glasses opens during the end of World War II in a failing Germany coming apart at the seams. The Third Reich's strong reliance on the occult and its obsession with the astral plane has led to the formation of an underground compound of...

Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel

James S. Baumlin's Theologies of Language in English Renaissance Literature offers a revisionist history of discourse, taking Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton as its touchstones. Their works mark stages in die Entzauberung or "disenchantment," as Ma...

Theologies of Language in English Renaissance Literature: Reading Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton

Jan Vansina's 1961 book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethno-history. Originally published in French, it was translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Hungarian. Reviewers were unanimo...

Oral Tradition as History

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