A long day's dying by Frederick Buechner

By Frederick Buechner

An extended Day's loss of life is a mid-twentieth-century Jamesian novel that foreshadows some of the issues in Mr. Buechner's later writing—faith, belief, and the advanced kinfolk of friends and family. the tale follows Tristram Bone, a rotund guy of wealth and "organized rest" yet a failure with girls, and Elizabeth bad, a wealthy, fascinating, and lovely widow and Bone's unrequited love curiosity, via a sequence of encounters with family and friends, affairs genuine and imagined, gossip, jealousy, and innuendo. We additionally meet Bone's servant Emma and his puppy monkey Simon; the novelist George Motley; the conceited and seductive educational Paul Steitler, Elizabeth's naïve son Lee, and her omniscient mom Maroo.

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Scroll of Saqqara by Pauline Gedge

By Pauline Gedge

Prince Khaemwaset is a robust guy. The son of Ramses II and a respected health care provider, his knowledge is revered all through Egypt. yet Khaemwaset harbours a robust and mystery desire—to locate the mysterious Scroll of Thoth and obtain the facility to elevate the useless. while Khaemwaset hears of the invention of a hidden tomb at the simple of Saqqara, he's quickly to damage its seal and take its secrets—secrets that he quickly learns he should not have disturbed. Richly specified with the unique realities of old Egypt, Scroll of Saqqara is a compelling story of energy, lust, and obsession.

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The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family by Chaim Potok

By Chaim Potok

Amazon.com evaluate Potok, popular for his novels of Jewish relations existence akin to *The Chosen*, turns to nonfiction in *The Gates of November*, a wrenching kinfolk chronicle with a riveting old undercurrent. the tale of the kin patriarch, Solomon Slepak, spans lots of the publication: ignoring his mother's want that he develop into a rabbi, Slepak emigrated at thirteen to the USA, turned a Marxist in long island, again to struggle within the Russian Revolution, and rose to prominence in the Communist get together. yet whereas Solomon remained a confident Bolshevik, his son Volodya rejected socialism whilst anti-Semitism emerged in the course of Stalin's period. Disowned through his father, Volodya used to be later exiled to Siberia as a dissident. the tale of the Slepaks is at the same time the tale of Soviet Jewry and the increase and fall of the Soviet Union. From Publishers Weekly Novelist Potok (The selected) offers right here the background of a kinfolk of Soviet Jews based at the courting of pop and son. Solomon Slepak was once an old-guard Bolshevik who by no means misplaced his religion within the party?and survived the Stalinist purges miraculously and mysteriously (Stalin exterminated just about all previous social gathering members). His son, Volodya, grew up believing within the celebration yet, as he married and commenced elevating a family members, got here to query the Communist approach and finally grew to become a refusenik, a dissident who protested brazenly opposed to the regime. the writer met Volodya and his spouse, Masha, in 1985 whereas on a visit to Moscow. This compelling account, that's additionally a chronicle of the Soviet dissident stream, highlights the heroism, and sacrifice, of these who face up to the facility of a totalitarian kingdom. (Nov.) FYI: The name comes from a line of poetry through Aleksandr Pushkin. Copyright 1996 Reed company details, Inc.

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Studies Latin Language and Literature (Yale Classical by Thomas Cole, David Ross

By Thomas Cole, David Ross

This ebook covers quite a lot of matters from Latin literature and language to textual historical past and feedback. E. D. Francis supplies a heritage of the phrases prae and seasoned, as adverb, preposition and prefix. H. D. Jocelyn surveys the distribution and differing makes use of of quotations from Greek poetry in Cicero's prose writings and D. F. S. Thomson takes a clean examine the manuscript culture of Catullus. the remainder six articles take care of later authors and are divided both among the poets and the historians: a analyzing of Horace's Roman Odes and their relation to the opposite odes within which he addressed the Roman humans; an indication of the interior coherence of a Tibullan elegy and Juvenal satires; a evaluate of disputed readings within the OCT of Livy IX; an research of the constitution of the prologues to the Annals, Histories and Agricola to solid mild on Tacitus' intentions; and a serious overview of Tacitus' portrait of Germanicus, mostly seen in a sympathetic gentle yet debated through D. O. Ross.

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The coming race by Edward Bulwer Lytton

By Edward Bulwer Lytton

The arriving Race through Edward Bulwer Lytton - the unconventional tells the tale of a tender, independently filthy rich visitor (the narrator), who by chance unearths his method right into a subterranean, unusual international occupied by way of beings who appear to resemble angels and phone themselves Vril-ya. this can be a vintage best-seller and an excellent imaginitive tale that may go away you short of extra.

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Roman Imperial Themes by P. A. Brunt

By P. A. Brunt

The Roman empire, not like the British, evoked no nationwide resistance other than from the Jews. This number of essays through eminent historian P.A. Brunt severely examines numerous features of Roman background, from Roman aspirations to global dominion to Rome's good fortune in successful the loyalty and acquiescence of its matters. formerly unpublished essays, in addition to addenda and corrigenda, convey the gathering thoroughly brand new.

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