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By Bob Curran

"Vampire!" The very notice evokes visions of ruined castles, of enigmatic, pale-skinned noblemen shrouded in darkish cloaks, of napping beauties being bloodily ravished via supernatural, nocturnal creatures. yet simply how actual is that photograph? How a lot will we relatively learn about those mysterious entities? unusually, might be, virtually each tradition can boast of its personal vampire beings, few of which correspond to the inventory Hollywood image-some usually are not even human in shape, a few don't drink blood, a few seem in sunlight. Are you prepared for such horrors because the Penangal, the screaming blood-soaked lead that drifts throughout the Malayan jungle looking sufferers; the Jaracacca, the Brazilian stalker that hides within the outfits of its sufferers to drink their blood or physically fluids; or the Aswang, the scaly demon of the Philippines, who lies one of the leafy roofs of huts and beverages via its tongue? and the way can we eliminate vampires? Is the straightforward stake throughout the heart-much loved of Hollywood directors-really adequate, or is there whatever extra? And does the sight of the crucifix repel all vampires-what if the vampire is Jewish (a dibbyuk)? Vampires is a special, lavishly illustrated paintings that explores the wealthy variety of vampire trust and lore, starting from international locations as assorted as Japan, Sweden and eire, taking a look at their ancient origins, and atmosphere them of their cultural context.

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'Things ain't now like they was nohow,' a Virginia local instructed a WPA employee within the Thirties. certainly, a relevant subject unifying the loads of lifestyles histories recorded via Virginia Writers' undertaking fieldworkers among 1938 and 1941 is that the narrators all undergo witness to the titanic socioeconomic and cultural adjustments caused by way of the nice melancholy and the recent Deal's responses to it. those never-published VWP narrative interviews, in spite of the fact that, have remained principally unknown and unavailable to readers formerly. Talk approximately Trouble offers sixty one Writers' undertaking existence histories that depict Virginia women and men, either blacks and whites, and provide a cross-section of a while, occupations, stories, and cultural and sophistication backgrounds. Headnotes set the context for every existence historical past and introduce humans and issues that hyperlink person occasions and studies. a hundred and sixty pictures, such a lot taken within the kingdom by way of Farm protection management or Virginia WPA photographers, upload image texture and backdrop to the tales and lives recounted.

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Download E-books The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Illustrated PDF

By Robert Browning

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the topic of a legend from town of Hamelin, decrease Saxony, Germany, within the heart a while. The earliest references describe a piper, wearing multicolored garments, who was once a rat-catcher employed by means of town to entice rats away together with his magic pipe. yet then the voters refuse to pay for this provider, and he retaliates by utilizing his instrument's magic energy on their young ones, best them away like he did with the rats. This model of the story is superbly illustrated through Kate Greenaway.

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By Hans Christian Andersen

This spell binding assortment, retold through author and critic Naomi Lewis, comprises twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's exceptional tales. It comprises Thumbelina, a bit lady not more than a thumb-joint excessive, The Emperor's New outfits, the story of a guy who cares just for his visual appeal and The Little Mermaid, who longs to at least one day marry a human prince. With a superb disguise representation and new creation through award-winning picture-book writer Jan Pienkowski.

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"The makes use of of Greek Mythology" deals an outline of Greek mythology - what it's like, the place it comes from, and the place it suits in Greek historical past and panorama. Ken Dowden outlines the makes use of Greeks made from fantasy and the makes use of to which fable might be installed improving the richness in their tradition. This ebook starts through contemplating the character of Greek fable and is going directly to express the range of the methods the Greeks used fantasy. "Greek mythology" turns into a method of texts and concepts and Dowden considers the way it used to be shaped and who its creators have been. distinctive emphasis is given to the way in which the Greeks themselves seen their mythology and how they can now not particularly distinguish it from background. The research sheds mild on many points of Greek historical past and tradition: prehistory, together with the intended Trojan conflict; ethnic id and the rival claims of towns; the significance of cult-sites; the language and practices of initiation; the naming of gods, heroes, monsters and mythical kings; the rejection of matriarchy and the institution of the bounds of sexual behaviour.

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By Walter Burkert

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By Jose-Luis Orozco

Bursting with colour and spirit, this choice of Latin-American songs is a tribute to Latino tradition. From conventional tunes to rhymes and hand video games, De Colores has songs for all events and moods. every one music is followed by means of basic musical preparations, with lyrics in either English and Spanish. a little bit abridged from the unique variation, this is often excellent for school room use, multicultural stories, or simply simple enjoyable.

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Download E-books Jean de La Fontaine : Oeuvres complètes - Les 425 fables, contes et pièces de théâtre (Nouvelle édition enrichie) PDF

Cette nouvelle édition originale contient l'intégralité des oeuvres de Jean de l. a. Fontaine. los angeles mise en web page et l. a. navigation ont fait l'objet d'un soin particulier en intégrant les spécificités propres au Kindle.

L'ouvrage est composé des 425 fables, contes et pièces de théâtre :

CONTENU DÉTAILLÉ:

Les 243 FABLES réparties en 12 livres :
La Cigale et l. a. Fourmi · Le Corbeau et le Renard · los angeles Grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le Bœuf · Les deux Mulets · Le Loup et le Chien · los angeles Génisse l. a. Chèvre et l. a. Brebis en société avec le Lion · l. a. Besace · L’Hirondelle et les petits oiseaux · Le Rat de ville et le Rat des champs · Le Loup et l’Agneau · L’homme et son photograph · Le Dragon à plusieurs têtes et le dragon à plusieurs queues · Les voleurs et l’Ane · Simonide préservé par les Dieux · l. a. Mort et le malheureux · los angeles Mort et le bûcheron · L’homme entre deux âges et ses deux maîtresses · Le Renard et los angeles Cigogne · L’Enfant et le maître d’école · Le Coq et l. a. perle · Les Frelons et les Mouches à miel · Le Chêne et le Roseau
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Joconde · Richard Minulto · Le Cocu, battu, et content material · Le Mari confesseur · Conte d’une selected arrivée à Château-Thierry · Conte tiré d’Athénée · Autre conte tiré d’Athénée · Conte de **** (soeur Jeanne) · Conte du Juge de Mesle ·
Conte d’un paysan qui avait offensé son Seigneur
... et tous les autres.

Les seventy eight PIÈCES POÉTIQUES:
Chanson de los angeles Fontaine pour Monsieur de Maucroix · Le Curé de Bussière · Ballade sur le siège et los angeles bataille des Augustins · L’affaire Colletet · Le Songe de Vaux · Les Termes de l. a. Fontaine à Fouquet · Les Amours de Psyché et Cupidon
... et toutes les autres.

Les 21 titres des CORRESPONDANCES

Les 6 pièces de THÉÂTRE:
Achille · Astrée · Daphné · L’Eunuque · Les Rieurs du Beau Richard · Galatée

Les five textes en PROSE:
La vie d’Esope le Phrygien · A son Altesse Monseigneur le Duc de Guise · Remerciement du Sieur de l. a. Fontaine à l’Académie Française · A M. Le Prince de Conti · Avertissement des Ouvrages de Prose et de Poésie des Sieurs de Maucroix et de l. a. Fontaine

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