After Alice: A Novel by Gregory Maguire

By Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a mystical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's liked classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she discovered a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent principles and abrasive egos because the global she left at the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

In this marvelous paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his striking mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, supplying a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a chum of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impact as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her appropriately domestic from this surreal global under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus will be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice could be back to existence. both manner, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by J. R. R. Tolkien

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished paintings via J.R.R. Tolkien, written whereas Tolkien used to be Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford through the Twenties and ‘30s, sooner than he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

It makes to be had for the 1st time Tolkien’s wide retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse stories of Sigurd the Völsung and The Fall of the Niflungs. It comprises an creation by means of J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from one in all his personal lectures on Norse literature, with statement and notes at the poems through Christopher Tolkien.

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Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors, Book 1) by Michelle Paver

By Michelle Paver

An action-packed new sequence set within the mysterious, harmful Bronze Age

Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted by way of robust warriors who wish him lifeless and feature abducted his sister. Hylas is compelled to escape his domestic, yet now not earlier than a mysterious stranger supplies him a bronze dagger. whereas at the run, Hylas needs to use his ability and wits to outlive a shipwreck and an outstanding white shark assault, befriend a dolphin, and aid Pirra, the runaway daughter of a excessive Priestess. including Pirra, the dolphin, and the precious bronze sword, Hylas fights to find why he's being hunted and locate his sister sooner than the soldiers locate them.

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The King Must Die (Theseus, Book 1) by Mary Renault

By Mary Renault

In delusion, Theseus was once the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero could have been in actual lifestyles is one other query, brilliantly explored within the King needs to Die. Drawing on sleek scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault's Theseus is an completely life like figure—a king of titanic air of secrecy, whose boundless strivings stream from power and weakness—but additionally one advised via implacable prophecy.

The tale follows Theseus's adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, the place the dying within the book's identify is to occur, and from Athens to Crete, the place he learns to leap bulls and is termed king of the sufferers. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, it is a page-turner in addition to a bold act of imagination.

Renault's tale of Theseus maintains with the sequel The Bull from the Sea.

This book positive factors an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.

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Classical Mythology (7th edition) by Robert J. Lenardon, Mark P. O. Morford

By Robert J. Lenardon, Mark P. O. Morford

That includes the authors' broad, transparent, and trustworthy translations of unique resources, Classical Mythology, 7th variation, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and interesting kind. development at the best-selling culture of prior variations, it includes a dynamic blend of poetic narratives and enlightening statement to make classical myths come alive for college kids. The dialogue covers comparative and interpretative techniques in addition to facts from artwork and archaeology. The authors additionally research the iconic survival of classical mythology within the fields of artwork, literature, track, dance, and movie. Classical Mythology, 7th version, allows scholars to discover the interesting nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to understand the main major historic resources of classical legends and myths. The textual content is fantastically greater via over a hundred and fifty illustrations, either in colour and black and white. Classical Mythology, 7th version beneficial properties: * extra large translations of works through the traditional authors: decisions through Greek authors comprise all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the $64000 passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works through Latin authors together with Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca also are supplied. * An increased artwork application: Sixty-six new illustrations--selected from either the traditional and the fashionable world--appear through the textual content and are observed by means of sizeable and informative captions. 3 new maps also are integrated. * textual content boxes--incorporated for the 1st time--explore various new issues and spotlight interpretative techniques. * a specific bibliography is incorporated for every bankruptcy. * extra explanatory fabric is built-in all through, together with a "Glossary of Mythological phrases and words in English.The web site has been revised to augment the multifaceted topics handled within the textual content and to supply hyperlinks to varied beneficial assets.

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God is Dead 001 by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa

By Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa

Like a thunderbolt from heaven the epic release factor of GOD IS lifeless is right here! East of West and terrific 4 writer JONATHAN HICKMAN launches a fierce new sequence that stomps the place others worry to tread. Mankind has argued over the lifestyles of gods because the sunrise of time. In smooth eras it's been trendy to mock spiritual believers with scoffs of medical testimony and truth. but if the gods of outdated start to reappear on the earth and declare the area of guy for his or her personal the realm is thrown right into a nation of utter anarchy. Now Horus walks the streets of Egypt Zeus has taken over the Sistine Chapel and Odin is coordinating the dissection of the earth one of the lower back deities. Mankind held sway over the area for hundreds of thousands of years and their hubris over that point has made them strong but if confronted with the divine can mortal guns positioned an finish to the second one coming of the gods?

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Mythologizing Jesus: From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero by Dennis R. MacDonald

By Dennis R. MacDonald

Dennis MacDonald exhibits how Gospel tales parallel many Greek and Roman epics-from jogging on water to traveling the land of the dead-to compel first-century readers into life-changing judgements to stick to Jesus. MacDonald doesn't name into query the life of Jesus yet quite asks readers to envision the Gospels via a brand new, mythological lens.

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Dawn - Not to Touch the Earth by Joseph Linsner

By Joseph Linsner

Sunrise, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's tackle vintage Goddess mythology is again, for this ALL-NEW characteristic size one-shot. sunrise has many faces and wears many mask: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER's hero personality, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, sunrise takes Darrian to the faerie realm, the place he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets and techniques. 2010 marks Dawn's twentieth anniversary in print. This booklet celebrates that with pin-ups by way of such greats as MICHAEL GOLDEN, ADAM HUGHES, MICHAEL TURNER, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JAY GELDHOF, GREG "DARK ONE" WILLIAMS and LINSNER.

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Bestiaire fantastique des voyageurs by Dominique Lanni

By Dominique Lanni

Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis l. a. nuit des temps, les voyageurs ont peuplé les mondes lointains d’êtres aussi fascinants qu’effrayants.

Basilic ou invunche au corps hideux, Niam Niam ou Lestrygon aux moeurs étranges, Fiura ou sirène aux pouvoirs envoûtants, satyre ou homme-singe entre humanité et bestialité, nasique, orang-outang, baleine, éléphant et autres animaux exotiques élevés par les récits au rang de légendes…Ce bestiaire illustré, véritable cupboard de curiosités des voyageurs, nous transporte aux frontières du réel et des imaginaires.

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The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. by Robin Hard

By Robin Hard

This re-creation is a very rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including a massive quantity of recent fabric, Robin not easy accommodates the result of the newest study into his authoritative debts of the entire gods and heroes.

The narrative framework of the publication contains priceless signposting in order that the booklet can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it comprises complete documentation of the traditional resources, maps, and genealogical tables.

Illustrated all through with quite a few pictures and line drawings, it is going to stay the definitive account of old Greek mythology for generations to come back.

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