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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.
Burmese Days: A Novel
Burmese Days
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0156148501
A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club
Second Skin
Second Skin
Paperback      ISBN: 0811200671
Skipper, an ex-World War II naval Lieutenant and the narrator of Second Skin, interweaves past and present
The Lime Twig
The Lime Twig
Paperback      ISBN: 0811200655
An English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for John Hawkes' exciting novel, The Lime Twig, which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name.
The Portable Steinbeck
The Portable Steinbeck
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150021
His major writings, passages of his war communications and a biographical sketch reveal the skill and versatility of Steinbeck
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
At Random
The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394478770
Interviews, letters, diaries, and papers contribute to an autobiographical account of the late Bennett Cerf's childhood and young manhood and of his long career as one of America's foremost publishers
LA Vita Nuova: Poems of Youth
LA Vita Nuova
Poems of Youth
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442162
Between the Acts
Between the Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 015611870x
Isa and her husband must confront each other after a day of pageantry and emotional tension
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Surprised by Joy
The Shape of My Early Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0156870118
An autobiography of a Christian concentrating on the part of his life when he turned to atheism and eventually recovered his faith
Women Poets of China
Women Poets of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0811208214
A sampling of the writings of Chinese women poets from ancient times to the twentieth century is accompanied by brief biographies and a discussion of their influence on Chinese literature