Lady of Mazes

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146680758X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF. His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field. Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas, to tell the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human civilizations. Brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly is Teven's only hope against invaders both human and superhuman who would destroy its fragile ecologies and human diversity. Filled with action, ideas, and intellectual energy, Lady of Mazes is the hard SF novel of the year. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Queen of Candesce

Book Two of Virga

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429983701

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2500

Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, Venera finds herself plunging through the air between the artificial continents of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive. Queen of Candesce is her story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lady of the Manor

Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation Intended for the Use of Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females

Author: Mrs. Sherwood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conduct of life

Page: N.A

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The Lady of the Manor

Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation. Intended for the Use of the Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females

Author: Mary Martha Sherwood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Confirmation

Page: N.A

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The Lady of the Rivers

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746311

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1623

When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.

Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze: Being a Secret History of an Amour Between Two Persons of Condition

Author: Mrs. Eliza Haywood

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603212


Page: N.A

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A YOUNG Lady of distinguished Birth, Beauty, Wit, and Spirit, happened to be in a Box one Night at the Playhouse; where, though there were a great Number of celebrated Toasts, she perceived several Gentlemen extremely pleased themselves with entertaining a Woman who sat in a Corner of the Pit, and, by her Air and Manner of receiving them, might easily be known to be one of those who come there for no other Purpose, than to create Acquaintance with as many as seem desirous of it. She could not help testifying her Contempt of Men, who, regardless either of the Play, or Circle, threw away their Time in such a Manner, to some Ladies that sat by her: But they, either less surprised by being more accustomed to such Sights, than she who had been bred for the most Part in the Country, or not of a Disposition to consider any Thing very deeply, took but little Notice of it. She still thought of it, however; and the longer she reflected on it, the greater was her Wonder, that Men, some of whom she knew were accounted to have Wit, should have Tastes so very Depraved. Ð This excited a Curiosity in her to know in what Manner these Creatures were address'd:Ð She was young, a Stranger to the World, and consequently to the Dangers of it; and having no Body in Town, at that Time, to whom she was oblig'd to be accountable for her Actions, did in every Thing as her Inclinations or Humours render'd most agreeable to her: Therefore thought it not in the least a Fault to put in practice a little Whim which came immediately into her Head, to dress herself as near as she could in the Fashion of those Women who make sale of their Favours, and set herself in the Way of being accosted as such a one, having at that Time no other Aim, than the Gratification of an innocent Curiosity.Ñ She had no sooner design'd this Frolick, than she put it in Execution; and muffling her Hoods over her Face, went the next Night into the Gallery-Box, and practising as much as she had observ'd, at that Distance, the Behaviour of that Woman, was not long before she found her Disguise had answer'd the Ends she wore it for: Ð A Crowd of Purchasers of all Degrees and Capacities were in a Moment gather'd about her, each endeavouring to out-bid the other, in offering her a Price for her Embraces. Ð She listen'd to 'em all, and was not a little diverted in her Mind at the Disappointment she shou'd give to so many, each of which thought himself secure of gaining her. Ð She was told by 'em all, that she was the most lovely Woman in the World; and some cry'd, Gad, she is mighty like my fine Lady Such-a-one, Ð naming her own Name.

Lady of the Beasts

The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals

Author: Buffie Johnson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815234

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 3975

Discusses goddess images in statues, religious artifacts, and art from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world

Our Lady of the Streets

The Skyscraper Throne

Author: Tom Pollock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780870167

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4889

'I couldn't have asked for a more satisfying finale' In this thrilling conclusion to the Skyscraper Throne trilogy, Beth will come face-to-face with the goddess of the streets . . . Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. Ever since Beth and Pen found their way into the hidden corners of London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has haunted its twisting streets. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences. The streets are wracked by convulsions as wires and pipe go into spasm, bunching the city into a crippled new geography; pavements flare to thousand-degree fevers, incinerating pedestrians; and towers fall, their foundations decayed. It seems there is nothing Beth and Pen can do to stop this insane goddess. As the city sickens, so does Beth - her essence now part of this secret London. But when it is revealed that Mater Viae's plans for dominion stretch far beyond the borders of the city, Beth must make a choice: flee, or sacrifice her city in order to save it. Our Lady of the Street is the third book and thrilling conclusion in The Skyscraper Throne trilogy.

Our Lady of Mojo

Author: Jonathan Wesley Bell

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 162287661X

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7317

The year is 1928. May Skinner Bell has serious problems. She feels deeply the evil of the Alabama plantation where she, her husband and sons have fallen to. The family is very poor although May's enchanted beauty and education keep them separate from the nearby town. May was raised in Indian Territory by French nuns. Her friend and tutor was an old ex-slave and soldier. This gives May two natures. The result is a troubled young woman given to frightening rages and eccentric visions. Surrounding her is the plantation community of black workers, in desperate circumstances, and the Klan. The Klan never forgets that May's grandfather served as a Union soldier. Those whites around never forget that he was murdered by them on his return. From Murder to murder, violence to violence, May must cope with fear, ignorance and hate. Voodoo gives her Mojo, a gift which helps her survive and stay faithful to her family.

The Death of Abel ... Translated ... by Mrs. Collyer ... to which is added, The Death of Cain by William H. Hall ... likewise, The Life of Joseph ... and Death, a Vision ... by John Macgowan. Kelly's improved edition ... with engravings

Author: Salomon Gessner

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Milton's Legacy

Author: Kristin A. Pruitt,Charles W. Durham

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 7324

In The Reason of Church Government, a thirty-three-year-old John Milton writes of his hope that by labour and intent study... joyn'd with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. Even the young Milton, committed as he was to achieving a place in the annals of poetic history, might have been surprised by the strenuous efforts in aftertimes to keep his legacy alive. The fifteen essays that comprise this collection focus, from varied perspectives, on Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and A Mask, poems that have attracted sustained critical attention. Several consider shorter poems, such as the Nativity Ode, The Passion, Upon the Circumcision, and Sonnet 14. Some pursue issues of sources, authorship, and audience, while still others probe extant biographical records or reflect on the author as biographical subject. Diverse though they are in subject matter, approaches, and emphases, all demonstrate how Milton scholarship in the twenty-first century continues to be committed to not willingly let ting] Milton's literary legacy die. Kristin A. Brothers University. Charles W. Durham is professor emeritus of English at Middle Tennessee State University, and is president of the Milton Society of America.

The Complete Virga Series

Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce, Pirate Sun, Sunless Countries, Ashes of Candesce

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250206332

Category: Fiction

Page: 1696

View: 9413

Futurist Karl Schroeder groundbreaking space opera series envisions a world of endless sky, with no land, no gravity. This is Virga, a fullerene balloon universe three thousand kilometers in diameter. In this saga, we are given a rare and penetrating look into the post-human condition. Beginning in the seminal science fiction novel Sun of Suns, the saga of Virga introduces us to the people of stubborn pride and resilience who have made this world their home. But lurking beyond the walls of Virga is the mysterious threat known only as Artificial Nature. Virga is hard science fiction space opera taken to the next level. The Complete Vigra Series discounted ebundle includes: Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce, Pirate Sun, Sunless Countries, Ashes of Candesce “Schroeder is a master.” --Cory Doctorow Tor books by Karl Schroeder Lady of Mazes Permanence Ventus Lockstep The Million At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author: Brigitte Peucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

View: 3051

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).