Kingdom of the Sun


Author: James Terry

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826356419

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 6896

Set in southwestern New Mexico, the stories in James Terry’s stunning debut explore the joys, insecurities, and failures of memorable characters as they attempt to connect with—or disconnect from—others around them. The elderly landlady of the Darling Courts apartments hires a reclusive handyman who suffers from a fear of water, and the pair forms an unlikely bond. A worker’s unscrupulous plan to build a road in the middle of the desert is threatened by a lonely pregnant woman living in a trailer parked directly in his path. Overcome by nostalgia, a married trucker making the California run from Waco to Los Angeles takes a truck-stop waitress to the Deming drive-in theater with disappointing results. Together, these surprising stories uncover how our environment manifests itself in our everyday lives.

Kingdom of the Sun

A Book of the Planets

Author: Jacqueline Mitton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0711217688

Category: Planets

Page: 32

View: 9161

In this magical picture book, Dr. Jacqueline Mitton, distinguished writer and lecturer on astronomy, creates a remarkable introduction to the planets in our solar system. Dr. Mitton describes each planet in vivid and poetic prose, drawing on the most up-to-date scientific information. She also tells of the gods the planets are named after and examines the relationships between the contemporary facts and the ancient myths.Punctuated by Christina Balit's stunning illustrations, this is an educational tour de force, drawing on the ancients' fascination with the universe to give children an exciting and accessible introduction to the planets.

Kingdom of the Sun

Author: Irene Roberts

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469727153

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9990

Set in ancient Egypt, this is a love story, tender and at the same time erotic and sensitive, that will enchant and captivate the reader

The Kingdom in the Sun, 1130-1194

Author: John Julius Norwich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571340231


Page: 480

View: 1539

When on Christmas Day, 1130, Roger de Hauteville was crowned first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden age. Norman and Italian, Greek and Arab, Lombard, Englishman and Jew all contributed to a culture that was fantastically cosmopolitan; and to an atmosphere of racial and religious toleration unparalleled in Europe. But sixty-four years later, to the day, when the bastard King Tancred was defeated, the sun set on the Sicilian Kingdom. In this second volume of John Julius Norwich's scintillating history of the Normans in Sicily, Norwich describes the 'happiest and most glorious chapter of the island's history.'

The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon

Author: Lowell H. Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990513001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 297

View: 5062

When an emissary sent by the Konig himself stops by the remote mouse colony of Long Meadow, the peaceful life Sommer and Nesbit have shared is turned upside down-and the brothers are catapulted into separate death-defying adventures. Sommer, levelheaded and clever, is ordered to the palace to join the Konig's illustrious Eagle Guard as it prepares to face a full-scale invasion by the nefarious Emperor Wolfsmilch and his army of a hundred thousand forest mice. Meanwhile, the small but spirited Nesbit is banished to the Forest of Lost Life for insulting the Konig, and must dodge hungry predators at every turn. The brothers struggle to reunite and defy the oppressors who threaten everyone and everything they have ever known and loved. But time is quickly running out for both of them-and the fate of the kingdom hinges on one last, daring mission.

Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun

Author: Jane Kurtz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395691816

Category: Folklore

Page: 32

View: 9681

A young Inca girl succeeds where her brothers and others have failed, when her bird friends help her find the special water that will cure the king's son.

Wonders in the Sun, Or, the Kingdom of the Birds; A Comick Opera. with Great Variety of Songs in All Kinds, Set to Musick by Several of the Most Eminent Masters of the Age. Written by Mr. D'Urfey


Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379764182


Page: 80

View: 9642

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T002686 The libretto only. With a half-title. London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1706. [8],69, [3]p.; 4°

South to the Kingdom of the Sun

Author: Peggy Lee Tremper


ISBN: 132955891X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 7128

Cancer is an unexpected turn which Peggy didn't consider on this Journey of Hope. Heading south looking for a warmer climate she ends up in New Mexico. Just as she was finding a place to settle chemo therapy brings challenges that change the plans and hopes along the way. In the Kingdom of the Sun her love of animals results in interviewing the pets of the residents (via their owners) from which she creates interesting stories. The maze of trials that retirement brings can bring deeper faith. The Journey of Hope began with great faith and determination. Will the journey end in tragedy or a deeper spiritual realization.

Kingdom of Fear

Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the F

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9151

The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

Empire of the Sun

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737533

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1398

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

The Kingdom of the Wicked

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749012838

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4972

Who, I ask you, wants to drag his bones out of the earth, reclothed in flesh which, in some foul magic of reversal, is regurgitated by the worms, in order that his eyes may see God? Who, I ask you, wants to live for ever? Sadoc son of Azor, a retired shipping clerk lying diseased and dying on the outreaches of the Roman Empire, sets down for future generations a tale of epic proportions: he is charged with recounting no less an event than the birth of Christianity. And what an account it is - the story of a religion of love, born into the cruelties of the kingdom of the wicked. The Kingdom of the Wickedis one of Anthony Burgess's most ambitious novels. Its ancient setting, recreated in vivid and meticulous detail, is rendered new in this stunning account of the Roman Empire and its clashes with Christianity.

A Kingdom of Dreams

Author: Judith McNaught

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671737619

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9270

Jennifer Merrick, a headstrong Scottish woman, is abducted from her convent school by the English warrior Royce Westmoreland, but her disdain and impatience with her captor give way to her growing attraction

The Administration of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily

Author: Hiroshi Takayama

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004098657

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 2861

The administration of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily has long been held up to be the most advanced government in twelfth-century Europe. However, until now there has been considerable confusion about how this bureaucracy actually functioned, whether it developed in the twelfth century or retained the form given it by Roger II; whether it had regional variations, what the identity of different departments of government was, who did what within the structures of government, and what the relationship between the Greek, Arabic and Latin elements within the administration was. This work goes a long way to sorting out these problems. The author's meticulous work with chronicles and charters enables him to clear up many problems and mysteries in the administration of finance and justice and to identify such uncertainties as remain. This fundamental work forms a basic reference point for future studies of Norman Sicily and of government in the high Middle Ages.