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The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals
The Nine Tailors
Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals
Paperback      ISBN: 0156658992
Tale of suspense in which the famous Lord Peter Wimsey is called upon to solve the murder of an unknown man in East Anglia
The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
The Voyage of Argo
The Argonautica
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440852
Written in the third century BC in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the thrilling adventures of the Argonauts on their voyage to Colchis to plead with king Aeetes for the fleece, his greatest treasure - and the Eros-inspired passion felt by his daughter, the beautiful witch-princess Medea, for the scheming Jason. Chronicling a journey that sees Jason and his crew traverse perilous seas, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, and confront the lure of the Sirens' song, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of distinctly human heroism and betrayal caused by love. An eloquent marriage of romance and realism, it tells the definitive version of one of the greatest legends of the classical age: an epic tale of bravery, prophecy and magic.
The Women on the Wall
The Women on the Wall
Paperback      ISBN: 0803291108
Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands to return from the war, find their private consolations. To these stories Wallace Stegner brings the same skill and thoughtfulness that won him the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird
Murphy
Murphy
Paperback      ISBN: 0802150373
A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Paperback      ISBN: 081120068x
Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Till We Have Faces
A Myth Retold
Paperback      ISBN: 0156904365
This reinterpretation of the tale of Cupid and Psyche, combines elements of barbarism and fantasy with an understanding of human nature and psychology
Marry Me: A Romance
Marry Me
A Romance
Hardcover      ISBN: 039440856x
In Greenwood, Connecticut, during the period of the Kennedy administration, Jerry and Sally, both married, have an affair charged with doubts, subtle intensities, and a deep sense of caring
Six Tales of the Jazz Age, and Other Stories
Six Tales of the Jazz Age, and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 068471762x
Faust, Part I
Faust, Part I
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440127
A brief analysis of the development, style, and protagonists of the play is included with Goethe's masterpiece about a troubled man who sells his soul to the devil
The Langston Hughes Reader
The Langston Hughes Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807600571
Anthology of the twentieth-century American Negro writer's poems, plays, stories, essays, songs, novels and speeches, including his new musical comedy Simply Heavenly