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African Myths Paperback Book African Myths Paperback Book
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Sub-Saharan Africa is a land of colourful contrasts and diverse cultures. Despite the destructive influences of colonialism and the slave trade and the lack of early written records, Africa has persevered with its powerful tradition of storytelling, with tales of its history passed down in songs and stories through the generations. Because of the huge diversity of lifestyles and traditions, no rea…
Arthurian Myths Paperback Book Arthurian Myths Paperback Book
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Many medieval writers, especially from France and Wales, wrote stories about the great British leader that was King Arthur. Legends, folklore and myths from this period come together to paint a picture of who he was. Some describe him as a great warrior, defending Britain from its enemies, while others suggest Arthur had magical qualities. Throughout this mystery, King Arthur has become an iconic…
Aztec Myths Paperback Book Aztec Myths Paperback Book
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Though the Olmecs (1250�200 bc) were the first civilization in Mexico, the Aztecs (1325�1521) �Mesoamerica�s last imperial civilization and the most significant of the militaristic post-Classic period � are probably who first come to mind when we think of great empires of that region. Like other Mesoamerican cultures, Aztec gods and myths reflected a natural philosophy where ideas concerning life…
Celtic Myths Paperback Book Celtic Myths Paperback Book
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Populated by gods, High Kings, wilfull Queens, noble warriors, fairies, goblins and wizards, the Celtic myths are unsurpassed in their variety and power. This new book is a dazzling collection of the most gripping Celtic tales, vividly retold, gathering together the legends and sagas of this ancient culture in a tribute to the heroism, romance and mystery of the Celtic people. FLAME TREE 451: From…
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens In 1843 Charles Dickens took up his pen to begin his 'ghostly little book' and so created A Christmas Carol and the mean-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge, one of the most memorable characters in literature. In weaving his enduring story of redemption, Dickens gave the world a tale that delights with every retelling and played a part in shipping the modern idea of Chri…
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll When Alice follows a well-dressed white rabbit down a hole, she enters a magical subterranean world. There she encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat, the eccentric March Hare and the capricious Queen Of Hearts. Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice's adventures in Wonderland has enchanted readers of all ages si…
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Emma by Jane Austen As Emma Woodhouse attempts to orchestrate the romantic lives of those around her, Austen expertly reveals that she may not be as much in control as she would like to believe. Emma was first published in 1816, the year before Jane Austen died. Austen herself thought that Emma was someone "no one but myself will much like". In spite of Austen's fears, the indomitable Emma Woodhou…
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Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will F…
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert The realities of married life in a provincial town fall a long way short of Emma Bovary's romantic expectations. To fill the void she embarks on reckless affairs and impetuous spending on the luxuries that she dreamt of. But when he r debts are called in, Emma must face reality and the consequences are tragic.
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of…
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Moby Dick by Herman Melville When Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling ship, he doesn't know that the captain is obsessed with taking revenge on Moby Dick, the great whale that ripped off his leg. Ishmael recounts their adventures aboard the ship as the captain pursues his foe - but Herman Melville's richly textured novel is more than a classic adventure. Exploring themes of ambition, self-discover…
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her.
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Tess Of The D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy The young and unworldly Tess is thrown into the clutches of predatory Alee D'Urberville and so begins a series of events that will shape the course of her whole life. Hardy's masterful tale of tragic romance defied conventional morality and provoked outrage. Over a century on from it's first appearance, read in more enlightened times, Tess Of The D'Urbervi…
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle A colonel receives five seeds in the mail–and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father’s murder. These mysteries–and many more–are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides.…
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The Hound Of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle A curse has hung over the Baskerville family for generations and the latest victim is Sir Charles Baskerville. Could the legendary gigantic hound be responsible for his death - or is there a malevolent human hand behind the seemingly supernatural events? It's up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to uncover the truth.
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the auth…
Chinese Myths Paperback Book AA4067 1600426218166 Chinese Myths Paperback Book AA4067 1600426218166
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River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions. China�s unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods and spirits battling for survival and supremacy. This brilliant new book introduces the key themes and char…
Egyptian Myths Paperback Book AA4068 1600426218166 Egyptian Myths Paperback Book AA4068 1600426218166
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The Myths of Ancient Egypt are tied intimately to the presence and natural rhythms of the Nile. With their animalistic mythology, the Egyptians explained the effects of famine, harvest, floods and death by creating a pantheon of gods that still holds our fascination today. This new book of classic tales brings the stories of the ancients to life, from the birth of creation by Ra, the sun god, to t…
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Book
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Luxury embossed hardback cover, the ultimate gift for any book lovers collection.Dimensions 132 x 187 x 36mm | 922g
Greek & Roman Myths Paperback Book AA4069 1600426218166 Greek & Roman Myths Paperback Book AA4069 1600426218166
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The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition…
Indian Myths Paperback Book AA4070 1600426218166 Indian Myths Paperback Book AA4070 1600426218166
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India, one of the great, ancient civilizations spawned a fascinating canon of myths and legends. With multiple gods, and a riot of colour and character this fantastic new book, Indian Myths, explores the themes and landscapes that created the tales, and reveals the boundless energy that has brought us the Ramayana,The Mahabharata, and retells the stories of Krishna, Buddha and Shiva, and some of t…
Japanese Myths Paperback Book AA4071 1600426218166 Japanese Myths Paperback Book AA4071 1600426218166
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Japans mythology is alive with gods, spirits and monsters. It draws on Buddhist and Shinto traditions to explain the nature of the world of the island of Japan, and the heavenly status of the long line of emperors. The warrior class of the imperial court, and the natural spirits of the countryside represent parallel and interdependent aspects of Japanese society, explored through ancient legend an…
Myths of Babylon Paperback Book AA4072 1600426218166 Myths of Babylon Paperback Book AA4072 1600426218166
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Babylonian myths, inherited in Mesopotamia from Sumeria, influenced by the ancient Assyrians represent a pinnacle of human achievement in the period around 1800 BC. Here we find humankind battling with the elements in their Flood myth, a grim creation story and the great Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest recorded literary treasures. Babylon, a powerful city state at the time of the ancient Eg…
Native American Myths Paperback Book AA4073 1600426218166 Native American Myths Paperback Book AA4073 1600426218166
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The Algonquins, Iroquois, the legend of Hiawatha and The Last of the Mohicans � the tribes of North America and their folk tales are deeply fascinating because they are unique amongst the mythologies of the world. The tribes were isolated from outside influence for thousands of years and developed a fruitful, empathetic relationship with their landscape, evolving a tradition that respected and fea…

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