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A Lion Among Men

By Gregory Maguire
  • ISBN Code: : 0061981745
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Return to a darker Oz with Gregory Maguire. In A Lion Among Men, the third volume in Maguire’s acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, a fuller, more complex Cowardly Lion is brought to life and gets to tell his remarkable tale. It is a story of oppression and fear in a world gone mad with war fever—of Munchkins, Wizards, and Wicked Witches—and especially of a gentle soul and determined survivor who is truly A Lion Among Men.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061748668
  • Total of Pages : 352
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“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).

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  • Total of Pages : 304
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0767932331
  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Book Code : 1909314668
  • Total of Pages : 208
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Book Short Summary:

The theme of this anthology is words, especially words in the context of the Dharma. Words have such power and magic, and yet they also present so many limitations and pitfalls. There are questions of how to use them skilfully and accurately, and the dangers of taking things too literally or misunderstanding metaphors. Indeed, there's the difference between understanding words and really knowing anything at all. There's the relationship between words and the truth, and the role poetry plays in connecting them.

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  • Book Code : 1728351162
  • Total of Pages : 26
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Book Short Summary:

Riley and the Lion is a book about wanting to be something or someone else and suddenly getting to be that something or someone else with an unexpected realization “You can only be you!”

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062023713
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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“A delight….[A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane.” —Washington Post “Reading The Next Queen of Heaven is like hanging on to the back of an out-of-control carnival ride—terrifying, thrilling, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.” —Ann Patchett New York Times bestseller Gregory Maguire—who re-imagined the land of Oz and all its fabled inhabitants in his monumental series, The Wicked Years—brings us The Next Queen of Heaven, a wildly farcical and gloriously imaginative tall tale of faith, Catholic dogma, lust, and questionable miracles on the eve of Y2K. The very bizarre and hilarious goings on in the eccentric town of Thebes make for a delightfully mad reading experience—as The Next Queen of Heaven shows off the acclaimed author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror in a brilliant new heavenly light.

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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

This is Volume 1 of a 6 Volume set. The Jataka is a massive collection of Buddhist folklore about previous incarnations of the Buddha, both in human and animal form. Dating to at least 380 BCE.

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Art
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  • Pdf File: under-the-sun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • Pdf File: the-watkins-dictionary-of-symbols.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas, yet their functions and meaning extend far beyond that—for thousands of years they have enabled artists and craftsmen to embody and reinforce beliefs about human life in immediate and powerful images. This accessible and comprehensive guide features more than 2,000 major themes from Absinthe to the Zodiac: figures and symbols found in myth, literature and art, as well as those that have entered into the mainstream of everyday life. Covering classical and other mythologies, Biblical themes and traditional symbols from cultures across the world, this wonderful dictionary has thorough yet concise entries on individual animals, plants, objects, supernatural creatures, mythical episodes, miracles, and many other topics.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Pdf File: questioning-the-buddha.pdf

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An important new book unlocking the words of the Buddha contained in the vast Tibetan canon, one of the main scriptural resources of Buddhism. In the forty-five years the Buddha spent traversing northern India, he shared his wisdom with everyone from beggar women to kings. Hundreds of his discourses, or sutras, were preserved by his followers, first orally and later in written form. Around thirteen hundred years after the Buddha’s enlightenment, the sutras were translated into the Tibetan language, where they have been preserved ever since. To date, only a fraction of these have been made available in English. Questioning the Buddha brings the reader directly into the literary treasure of the Tibetan canon with thoroughly annotated translations of twenty-five different sutras. Often these texts, many translated here in full for the first time, begin with an encounter in which someone poses a question to the Buddha. Peter Skilling, an authority on early Buddhist epigraphy, archaeology, and textual traditions, has been immersed in the Buddhist scriptures of diverse traditions for nearly half a century. In this volume, he draws on his deep and extensive research to render these ancient teachings in a fresh and precise language. His introduction is a fascinating history of the Buddhist sutras, including the transition from oral to written form, the rise of Mahayana literature, the transmission to Tibet, the development of canons, and a look at some of the pioneers of sutra study in the West.

Delphi Collected Sanskrit Epics (Illustrated)

By Valmiki,Vyasa
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 178656128X
  • Total of Pages : 8348
  • Category : Poetry
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Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

Readings in Eastern Religions

By Harold Coward,Ronald Neufeldt,Eva K. Neumaier
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 0889205280
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Religion
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Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as women’s voices themselves, are added.

Manipulation Psychology 101

By Phillip T. Erickson
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  • Publisher : Phillip T. Erickson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 524
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 814
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Manipulation Psychology 101- 4 BOOK BUNDLE!! Influence Human Behavior With Manipulation Techniques With this book you get to: -Understand what manipulation techniques you can use to influence the human mind. -Understand the impact of persuasion and dark psychology technique on your ability to influence others. -Understand how these manipulation techniques can help transform your life in all aspects. -Learn to be great at manipulation and leveraging dark psychology techniques in helping you achieve your life goals. Manipulation Techniques In Dark Psychology With this book, you get to: -Understand what dark psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and subliminal messaging are. -Understand the impact of subliminal communication in exerting influence over others. -Understand how subliminal communication can help transform your life in every aspect. -Learn to leverage dark psychology and subliminal communication to help you achieve your life goals. Forbidden Psychology 101 For Subliminal Persuasion With this book, you get to: -Understand what emotional intelligence is. -Understand the impact of emotional intelligence on conversational skills. -Understand what emotional intelligence is and its impact on crucial conversations. -Learn to be great at crucial conversations. Subliminal Psychology 101 For Influencing People Around You With this book you get to: -Understand what emotional intelligence is. -Understand the impact of emotional intelligence on conversational skills. -Understand what emotional intelligence is and its impact on crucial conversations. -Learn to be great at crucial conversations. Get this book bundle NOW and SAVE money!

Influence Human Behavior with Manipulation Techniques

By Phillip T. Erickson
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  • Publisher : Phillip T. Erickson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: influence-human-behavior-with-manipulation-techniques.pdf

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Don’t Ever Want To Lose Out On Achieving Super Success In Life? Would You Like to Learn to Influence Human Behavior with Manipulation Techniques? Would You Also Like To Learn How to Influence People With Persuasion and Dark Psychology Techniques? Then Read On! Are you one of those people who find it difficult to get along with people? Do you feel that your life would change considerably for the better if you could improve your people management skills? Have you always been awed at the site of some people being able to feel comfortable in whatever situation life puts them? Would you like to be one of those people? Do you also worry about your lack of communication ability becoming a stumbling block in your personal and professional growth? What if you were told that you could find a great way of enchanting people and manipulating them to do your bidding? Something as powerful as the capability of being able to influence human behavior with manipulation and dark psychology techniques? Then this book is what squarely addresses your concerns. You need to look no further than this masterfully created tome about all things concerning leveraging the power of being able to influence human behavior with dark psychological and manipulation techniques to get ahead in life. It contains everything that you need to know about influencing human behavior with the help of dark psychology that unravels the mysteries of the human mind. It explains why some people have a great ability to influence people and some seemingly none. It makes you understand and believe that you can develop the ability to manipulate the behavior of the people you are trying to influence to conform to your wishes. With this book you get to: -Understand what manipulation techniques you can use to influence the human mind. -Understand the impact of persuasion and dark psychology technique on your ability to influence others. -Understand how these manipulation techniques can help transform your life in all aspects. -Learn to be great at manipulation and leveraging dark psychology techniques in helping you achieve your life goals. Sure there are a million articles and many books out there that make similar claims, but those are nothing more than just claims. Understanding how to influence human behavior with manipulation techniques involves an in-depth study of the human mind, which anyone will tell you is in the realm of the highest science. This book has referenced the latest scientific advances that are peer validated and accepted as relevant facts by the scientific community. As a matter of fact, this book is a veritable tome on the issues pertaining to manipulation of the human mind to serve one’s own ends. It is based entirely on scientific research and evidence and informs the reader about the science behind the manipulation of the human mind. There is nothing else out there that informs you in an eminently practical way, as this book does. Reading it will make you understand why. This book allows you to deploy scientifically validated methods that will help enhance your ability to manipulate the human mind (yours and that of the others) to a level that transforms your life. It will show you how leveraging these techniques will enable you to outperform the super-achievers you have always admired. You will be able to do it because the book will hand-hold you and make you understand. It will explain the mistakes that most of us make in the way we interact with others. It will also tell what it is that we need to make that paradigm shift that will make us into people who everybody looks up to and wants to emulate. Reading this book will bring about an epiphany of your mind and transform your life. But only if you act now. Go ahead and get your copy NOW!

Contemporary Children's Literature and Film

By Kerry Mallan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230345301
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: contemporary-children-s-literature-and-film.pdf

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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book argues for the significance of theory for reading texts written and produced for young people. Integrating perspectives from across feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, it demonstrates how these inform approaches to a range of contemporary literature and film.

The Universe of Oz

By Kevin K. Durand,Mary K. Leigh
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786456221
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: the-universe-of-oz.pdf

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The Wizard of Oz has captured the imagination of the public since publication of L. Frank Baum's first book of the series in 1900. Oz has shaped the way we read children's literature, view motion pictures and experience musicals. Oz has captured the scholarly imagination as well. The seventeen essays in this book address numerous questions of the boundaries between literature, film, and stage--and these have become essential to Oz scholarship. Together the essays explore the ways in which Oz tells us much about ourselves, our society, and our journeys.

The Jataka (Volume I)

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465573127
  • Total of Pages :
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Read and download full book The Jataka (Volume I)

Oceanic Drops

By DR V SENTHILNATHAN
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 163850508X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: oceanic-drops.pdf

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Oceanic drops is a book of poems on nature, romance, philosophy, comedy, stories etc. It is entertaining and enriching. Rhyming words, puns, alliterations and tongue-twisters give the poems tremendous wordplay. The poems cover even unlikely topics - chess, hockey, algebra, internet etc. The poem on ‘Chess’ will put the reader directly onto a human-chess-board-battle field. In the poem ‘Grave engravings’, readers are taken on a comical tour of cemetery to come across hilarious engravings. ‘Smart kitten’ will make readers laugh with its cunningly woven story of how a cute kitten outsmarted an aggrieved husband, much to the delight of his wife. The poem ‘Making fun of God’ narrates how the attitudes and behavior of common man would be deemed as ‘making fun of god’. The book contains grand and mesmerizing expressions. One could feel the pulse, beat and thud in these poems…