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Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography
Robert Graves
0385093306
February 1958
Paperback
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Book Review
The quintessential memoir of the generation of Englishmen who suffered in World War I is among the bitterest autobiographies ever written. Robert Graves's stripped-to-the-bone prose seethes with contempt for his class, his country, his military superiors, and the civilians who mindlessly cheered the carnage from the safety of home. His portrait of the stupidity and petty cruelties endemic in England's elite schools is almost as scathing as his depiction of trench warfare. Nothing could equal Graves's bone-chilling litany of meaningless death, horrific encounters with gruesomely decaying corpses, and even more appalling confrontations with the callousness and arrogance of the military command. Yet this scarifying book is consistently enthralling. Graves is a superb storyteller, and there's clearly something liberating about...


I, Claudius
Robert Graves
067972477X
October 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
Having never seen the famous 1970s television series based on Graves' historical novel of ancient Rome and being generally uneducated about matters both ancient and Roman, I wasn't prepared for such an engaging book. But it's a ripping good read, this fictional autobiography set in the Roman Empire's days of glory and decadence. As a history lesson, it's fabulous; as a novel it's also wonderful. Best is Claudius himself, the stutterer who let everyone think he was an idiot (to avoid getting poisoned) but who reveals himself in the narrative to be a wry and likable observer. His story continues in Claudius the God.

Book Description
Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and...


The White Goddess
Robert Graves
0374504938
Jan 1966
Paperback
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Book Review
Robert Graves, the late British poet and novelist, was also known for his studies of the mythological and psychological sources of poetry. With The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, Graves was able to combine many of his passions into one work. While the book is so poetically written that many of the passages amount to prose poems, it is also frequently plot driven enough to feel like a novel, and it is rich with scholarly insight into the deep wells of poetry. Especially fascinating is the chapter in which Graves explores the ancient and ongoing practice of poets' invoking the muse. Graves details the practice in both the Eastern and Western literary traditions, and shows specific similarities and differences among Greek, British, and Irish tales and myths about the muse. Graves has much to offer...


Twelve Caesars
Suetonius
0140449213
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Translated by Robert Graves and Revised with an Introduction by Michael Grant.


The Greek Myths
Robert Graves
0140010262
Dec 1990
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Publishers Weekly
Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer. --This text...


The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
Robert Fisk
1400041511
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Combining a novelist's talent for atmosphere with a scholar's grasp of historical sweep, foreign correspondent Fisk (Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon) has written one of the most dense and compelling accounts of recent Middle Eastern history yet. The book opens with a deftly juxtaposed account of Fisk's two interviews with Osama bin Laden. In the first, held in Sudan in 1993, bin Laden declared himself "a construction engineer and an agriculturist." He had no time to train mujahideen, he said; he was busy constructing a highway. In the second, held four years later in Afghanistan, he declared war on the Saudi royal family and America.Fisk, who has lived in and reported on the Middle East since 1976, first for the (London) Times and now for the Independent, possesses deep knowledge of...


Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina
Robert Graves
0679725733
October 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
Picking up where the extraordinarily interesting I, Claudius ends, Claudius the God tells the tale of Claudius' 13-year reign as Emperor of Rome. Naturally, it ends when Claudius is murdered--believe me, it's not giving anything away to say this; the surprise is when someone doesn't get poisoned. While Claudius spends most of his time before becoming emperor tending to his books and his writings and trying to stay out of the general line of corruption and killings, his life on the throne puts him into the center of the political maelstrom.

Book Description
Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emporer in spite of himself. Captures the vitality, splendor, and decadence of the Roman world at the point of its decline.


The Greek Myths
Robert Graves
0140010270
Nov 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer. --This text...


Le Morte D'Arthur
Thomas Malory
0451528166
October 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
According to tradition, a rogue knight of the fifteenth century collated all the legends and songs surrounding the pre-Christian Welsh chieftain Arthur into a fascinating, rambling prose narrative. Since then it has inspired numerous artists while becoming the principal source for today's notions of chivalry and the Knights of the Round Table. Yet, for modern Americans, it's as difficult to hear as to read, despite all efforts by the brilliant Derek Jacobi in this judicious abridgment. The diction, somewhere between the English of Chaucer and Shakespeare, has been tastefully edited for comprehension, but the values and literary conventions have not. If anyone can bring such fare to life, Jacobi can--and does! Through him, we hear what once inspired the fantasies of young boys. All the psychological and moral complexities...


Greek Myths
Robert Graves
0140076026
Dec 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


The Greek Myths
Robert Graves
0140171991
Apr 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer. --This text...


The Library of Greek Mythology
Apollodorus
0192839241
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various
adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Greek Gods and Heroes
Robert Graves
0440932211
February 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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Grave Instinct
Robert Wayne Walker
051513810X
July 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Ed Gorman
Twisty...horrific...genuinely spooky. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In America's heartland a madman is killing women and removing their brains. But for what ghastly purpose? It's up to FBI pathologist Jessica Coran to find out--and when she does she gets a front row seat to the killer's final shocking moves.

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The Early Poetry of Robert Graves
Frank L. Kersnowski
0292743432
July 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
When Robert Graves returned to England after World War I, he wrote of seeing the heads of dead comrades on the bodies of the living. So he took advantage of the then-new practice of psychiatry to treat both his shell shock and a second difficulty, sexual trauma. Like many young Englishmen in that strait-laced era, Graves had gone from same-sex crushes on schoolmates straight into marriage; on his wedding night, both he and his bride were virgins. Before long, this already fretful union became even more difficult when the mercurial poet Laura Riding muscled her way in, scandalizing everyone and eventually attempting suicide, from which she emerged badly injured and more demanding of Graves's attentions than ever. Psychiatry helped, in part because it enabled Graves to look beyond the narrow confines of logic, to...


Hercules, My Shipmate
Robert Graves
031320991X
Nov 1979
Hardcover
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Review
“Richly readable, thoroughly classical yet individually interpreted, this is a labor of love important to students, culture-seekers and readers. Obligatory for all libraries.”–Library Journal

From the Publisher
Richly readable, thoroughly classical yet individually interpreted, this is a labor of love important to students, culture-seekers and readers. Obligatory for all libraries.


Unlucky in Law
Perri O'Shaughnessy
0440240883
March 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this 10th installment in O'Shaughnessy's series featuring spunky California lawyer Nina Reilly (Motion to Suppress; Invasion of Privacy), Nina has moved herself and 14-year-old son Bob from their usual Tahoe turf to the Monterey Peninsula to spend time with her lover, PI Paul van Wagoner. Paul has asked Nina to marry him, offering a big diamond to seal the deal. Nina puts him off while she prepares for a big trial: she's newly employed at Pohlmann, Cunningham, and Turk, and her first case, working with Klaus Pohlmann, is defending 28-year-old Stefan Wyatt, charged with murder and grave robbing. O'Shaughnessy has been accused of sloppy plotting in the past, but not so here. Russian émigré Constantin Zhukovsky, dead more than 20 years, used to tell friends and family of being a young page to Czar...

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