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Le Petit Prince (French Language Edition)
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
0156013983
September 4, 2001
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Book Description
In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors. Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.

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The Portable Medieval Reader
J. B. Ross
0140150463
May 1977
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The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett
0451166892
July 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in 12th-century England, the narrative concerns the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. The ambitions of three men merge, conflict and collide through 40 years of social and political upheaval as internal church politics affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists. "Follett has written a novel that entertains, instructs and satisfies on a grand scale," judged PW. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
A radical departure from Follett's novels of international suspense and intrigue, this chronicles the vicissitudes of a prior, his master builder, and their community as they struggle to build a cathedral and protect themselves during the tumultuous 12th century, when the empress Maud...


The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593083319
January 2005
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The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom form the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Willis Barnstone (Editor), Marvin Meyer (Editor)
1570622426
December 2, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
This book may well be the most comprehensive collection of Gnostic materials ever gathered in one volume. After a dry introduction to current debates about gnosticism (by Meyer) and a luminous, marvelously literary introduction to issues of translation (by Barnstone), the bulk of the text is taken up with primary sources, which are drawn from three continents and span an astonishing 13 centuries. These are helpfully organized into various schools of Gnostic tradition: Sethian, Valentinian, Syrian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, and--in an unusual move--relatively late Islamic and Cathar texts. Each grouping of texts is preceded by a brief introduction to that particular section's brand of Gnosticism. What is clear from this sourcebook is the tremendous diversity of thought that exists under the "Gnostic"...


Medieval Writers and Their Work
J. A. Burrow
0192891227
June 1982
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The Gift
Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky (Translator)
0140195815
August 1, 1999
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Book Review
Hafiz, a secret Sufi, came to prominence in his day as a writer of love poems. That love transformed into an all-consuming passion for union with the divine. In The Gift, Daniel Ladinsky bestows on us the impassioned yet whimsical strains of Hafiz's ecstasy. Never forced or awkward, Ladinsky's Hafiz whispers in your ear and pounds in your chest, naming God in a hundred metaphors. I once asked a bird,
"How is it that you fly in this gravity
Of darkness?"
She responded,
"Love lifts
Me." Like Fitzgerald's version of Khayyam's Rubaiyat, the language of The Gift strikes a contemporary chord, resonating in the reader's mind and then in the heart. Ladinsky's language is plain, fresh, playful--dancing with an expert cadence that invites and surprises. If it is true, as Hafiz says, that a poet...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593083645
September 2005
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Medieval Women's Visionary Literature
Elizabeth A. Petroff
019503712X
Mar 1986
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Book Description
These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about their
lives, the kind of education they received, how they perceived the religion of their time, and why ascetic life attracted them.


The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Andrew George (Introduction)
0140449191
April 29, 2003
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Independant on Sunday
Humankind's first literary achievement...Andrew George provides an excellent critical and historical introduction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

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The Oxford Anthology of English Literature
J. B. Trapp
0195134923
Feb 2002
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Book Description
Medieval English Literature is the first volume of the comprehensive Oxford Anthology of English Literature to be published in a second, expanded, and fully revised edition. It provides an authoritative and representative selection from the vast riches of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English
literature of the period between AD 700 and AD 1500. The texts are presented either in full or in ample selections, helpfully and fully glossed and annotated according to the most recent scholarship. They are situated in their cultural context through general and particular introductions and through
the carefully chosen illustrations, many of them new. Texts, annotations, introductions, and the bibliography have been thoroughly revised and brought up to date, and there is a full glossary of literary and historical terms.
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Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593080956
September 2004
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Essays on Medieval Literature
J. A. Burrow
0198111878
Apr 1984
Hardcover
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Democracy in America
Alexis de Tocqueville, Richard C. Heffner (Editor)
0451528123
September 1, 2001
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Book Description
In the mid-1800s, a French political scientist named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States to appraise the meaning and functioning of democracy. This extraordinary book, written as a result of his visit, contains his comments and criticisms-many of which are still vital in today's world-and is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics.

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

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The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593080514
September 2003
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From Library Journal
If a recent spate of new translations is any evidence, Dante remains as popular as ever with the general reading public. Durling's new verse translation of the Inferno joins recent versions by Robert Pinsky (LJ 1/93) and Mark Musa (LJ 3/1/95). While Durling's translation (with Italian on the facing page) does not use Dante's rhyme or line divisions, it captures the metrical rhythm of the original. Similarly, his rendering of Dante's diction is literal and accurate, conveying the tone and feel while remaining accessible. Supplemented with an introduction, useful notes, and appendixes, this version, soon to be joined by Purgatorio and Paradiso, can be recommended to the general reader. In a new reader's guide to the Divine Comedy, Gallagher, a Catholic priest as well as a poet and scholar, presents the Comedy canto...


The Illuminated Rumi
Jalal Al-Din Rumi, et al
0767900022
October 13, 1997
Hardcover
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Review
"Rumi has, to the recent amazement of many people in the Western culture as well as the Islamic culture, been able to speak directly to contemporary readers.  One of the greatest pieces of good luck that has happened recently in American poetry is Coleman Barks's agreement to translate poem after poem of Rumi.  Rumi, like Kabir, is able to contain and continue intricate theological arguments and at the same time speak directly from the heart or to the heart.  Coleman's exquisite sensitivity to the flavor and turns of ordinary American speech has produced marvelous lines, full of flavor and Sufi humor, as well as the intimacy that is carried inside American speech at its best."
--Robert Bly


Review
"Rumi has, to the recent amazement of many...


Inkspell
Cornelia Funke
0439554004
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Just a few chapters into Inkspell, Mo (a.k.a. "Silvertongue") sagely says to his daughter, "Stories never really end, Meggie, even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page." A fitting meta-observation for this, the unplanned second installment in Cornelia Funke's beloved now-trilogy.

Of course, it's that sort of earnest, almost gushing veneration of books and book-loving that made the absorbing suspense-fantasy Inkheart so wonderful in the first place, with that lit-affection getting woven integrally into the plot (Inkheart being both Funke's first book in the series, and the fictitious book within that book, authored by the frustrated Fenoglio, now trapped within the book, er, within the book. Fenoglio, perhaps not...



Oxford Guides to Chaucer
Alastair J. Minnis
0198111932
June 1995
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Book Description
This third volume in the popular Oxford Guides to Chaucer series offers a much needed introduction to Chaucer's shorter poems. The introductory chapters on the social and cultural contexts of the shorter poems are supplemented by a guide to the genre they mostly exemplify--the love-vision
form. The volume then provides in-depth, individual chapters on the Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Parliament of Fowls, the Legend of Good Women, and the short poems, and includes an extensive appendix on Chaucer's language. Combining the best of old and new critical methods and
research, this lively, provocative, and comprehensive book will make accessible a crucial portion of Chaucer's work for students and general readers.


The Oresteia : Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics)
Aeschylus, et al
0140443339
February 7, 1984
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Victor Hugo
1593080476
February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Incest and the Medieval Imagination
Elizabeth Archibald
0198112092
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Incest was a social problem in the Middle Ages, and also a popular literary theme. This wide-ranging study is the first survey of medieval incest stories in their cultural context. Did they reflect real life situations? How was incest defined in the Middle Ages? How were classical incest
stories treated by medieval writers? Why was incest such a popular motif in the legendary lives of popes and saints, and why was it inserted into the stories of great heroes such as Charlemagne and Arthur?


The Odyssey (Collector's Library)

0760750866
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Long before The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, the ancient Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic quests and heroic journeys with The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting, ever-faithful wife, Penelope. Along the way he encounters the seductive Circe, who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water-nymph, Calypso, who keeps him a "prisoner of love" for seven years; the terrible, one-eyed, man-eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres, wizards, sirens, and gods. But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel, his trials have only begun. There he must battle the scheming...


Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Editions)
John Milton, Gordon Teskey
0393924289
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This Norton Critical Edition is designed to make Paradise Lost accessible for student readers, providing invaluable contextual and biographical information and the tools students need to think critically about this landmark epic. Gordon Teskey's freshly edited text of Milton's masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton's syntax. "Sources and Backgrounds" collects relevant passages from the Bible and Milton's prose writings, including selections from The Reason of Church Government and the full text of Areopagitica. "Criticism" brings together classic interpretations by Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, among others, and the most important...


A Store of Common Sense
Carolyne Larrington
0198119828
Aug 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Store of Common Sense is the first comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and shaping the thinking of the communities which originated it.
Larrington's book explores the possibility of Christian influence on Norse texts and demonstrates the impact of Christian learning on the ancient pagan genre. The existence of a gnomic "key" in Norse and English narrative verse is also shown.


Medieval Studies for J. A. W. Bennett
Heyworth
019812628X
Dec 1981
Hardcover
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Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: The Epic in Literature (Portable Professor Series)
Timothy B. Shutt
076077031X
May 2005
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Book Description
The epic is one of the foundations of Western literature. Dr. Shutt gives us an intro to the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Aenid, the Divine Comedy, and more. A senstational, college-level audio course on 7 CDs, plus a bonus 8th CD sampler.


The Inferno
Dante Alighieri, et al
0451527984
June 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
If a recent spate of new translations is any evidence, Dante remains as popular as ever with the general reading public. Durling's new verse translation of the Inferno joins recent versions by Robert Pinsky (LJ 1/93) and Mark Musa (LJ 3/1/95). While Durling's translation (with Italian on the facing page) does not use Dante's rhyme or line divisions, it captures the metrical rhythm of the original. Similarly, his rendering of Dante's diction is literal and accurate, conveying the tone and feel while remaining accessible. Supplemented with an introduction, useful notes, and appendixes, this version, soon to be joined by Purgatorio and Paradiso, can be recommended to the general reader. In a new reader's guide to the Divine Comedy, Gallagher, a Catholic priest as well as a poet and scholar, presents the Comedy canto...


The Epic of Gilgamesh : An English Verison with an Introduction (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, N. K. Sandars (Translator)
014044100X
December 30, 1960
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Amazon.com
This edition provides a prose rendering of The Epic of Gilgamesh, the cycle of poems preserved on clay tablets surviving from ancient Mesopotamia of the third mi llennium B.C. One of the best and most important pieces of epic poetry from human history, predating even Homer's Iliad by roughly 1,500 years, the Gilgamesh epic tells of the various adventures of that hero-king, including his quest for immortality, and an account of a great flood similar in many details to the Old Testament's story of Noah. The translator also provides an interesting and useful introduction explaining much about the historical context of the poem and the archeological discovery of th e tablets.


Ivanhoe (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Walter Scott
1593082460
August 2005
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A Handbook on Old High German Literature
J. Knight Bostock
0198153929
Apr 1985
Hardcover
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