Download e-book for kindle: The Odyssey by Homer,Barry B. Powell

By Homer,Barry B. Powell

Sing to me of the ingenious guy, O Muse, who wandered
far after he had sacked the sacred urban of Troy. He saw
the towns of many males and he realized their minds.
He suffered many pains at the sea in his spirit, seeking
to store his existence and the homecoming of his companions.

Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is probably the most recognizable characters in international literature. His hard, ten-year trip domestic after the Trojan battle, the topic of Homer's Odyssey, is the main available story to outlive from historical Greece, and its impression remains to be felt this present day throughout many various cultures.

This vigorous unfastened verse translation, from one in all modern best Homeric students, preserves the readability and straightforwardness of the unique whereas conveying Odysseus' adventures in a contemporary sort. through averting the technical formality of past translations, and the colloquial and infrequently exaggerated results of contemporary makes an attempt, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the main crucial truths of this very important textual content. as a result of his thorough familiarity with the area of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's creation presents wealthy historic and literary views at the poem. This quantity additionally comprises illustrations from classical art, targeted maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a word list. glossy and interesting to the ear whereas correctly reflecting the that means of the unique, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.

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Download e-book for kindle: Eine Nacht im November (German Edition) by Katja Maybach

By Katja Maybach

Als Sarah die plötzliche Nachricht vom Tod ihrer Mutter erreicht, entschließt sie sich, nach Paris zu fliegen, um endlich das Schweigen zu durchbrechen, das seit Jahren über deren Verschwinden liegt. Schon bei der Beerdigung schlägt Sarah offener Hass entgegen, als eine alte Frau sie als Tochter ›des Nazis‹ bezeichnet.
Sarah ist zutiefst getroffen und ihre Verunsicherung wächst, als sie im Haus ihrer Mutter ein altes Foto aus dem Jahr 1932 entdeckt: Es zeigt ein Liebespaar: die junge Frau ist ihre Großmutter und der junge Mann ist ihr Vater.
Sarah entschließt sich, in Frankreich zu bleiben, um endlich das Geheimnis ihrer Familie zu lüften.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Mother's Choice by Val Wood

By Val Wood

For ten years, Delia has needed to fend for herself and her son Jack, and as a tender single mom, existence hasn't ever been effortless. each new coat and pair of trainers was once received with what little cash she may well scrape jointly as a singer at the degree.

But whilst the theatre paintings dries up, Delia faces a drawback: proceed the hunt for employment without understanding no matter if she’ll locate the steadiness and protection her son wishes, or go back to where that are meant to be domestic . . . the place in basic terms spite and hatred look forward to them.

Desperate now, an opportunity stumble upon by surprise offers a lifeline. yet Delia is confronted with an most unlikely, heart-wrenching selection. Can she undergo to depart Jack in the back of, hoping one other relations will deal with him? Will they ever be reunited?

What else can a mom do to provide her son the lifestyles he deserves?

Val Wood's amazing historic sagas are ideal for readers of Dilly court docket, Maggie wish and Rosie Goodwin.

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New PDF release: Het vlammende kruis (Reiziger) (Dutch Edition)

By Diana Gabaldon

Het vlammende kruis is het vijfde deel in de geliefde Reiziger-serie van Diana Gabaldon. In deze serie vertelt Diana Gabaldon het verhaal van Claire Randall, die in 1945 de naoorlogse hereniging met haar guy Frank viert met een tweede huwelijksreis naar de Schotse Hooglanden. Tijdens een wandeling stuit Claire op een stenencirkel… en ze wordt wakker in het Schotland van 1743. Daar laat de jonge Schot Jamie Fraser haar kennismaken met echte, vurige passie en een zo allesomvattende liefde dat Claire verscheurd wordt tussen twee volkomen verschillende mannen en twee onverenigbare levens.

Claire en Jamie hebben oceanen en eeuwen getrotseerd, maar nu zijn ze er eindelijk in geslaagd te settelen te midden van de ongerepte natuur van North Carolina. Daar wacht hun een rustig koloniaal bestaan, zo lijkt het. De spanning loopt echter al gauw op als oude, maar niet graag geziene bekenden zich aandienen en de gemoederen gaandeweg onrustbarend verhit raken. Immers, wat Jamie niet weet en de uit de twintigste eeuw afkomstige Claire wel, is dat de Amerikaanse Burgeroorlog op het punt van uitbreken staat…

De Reiziger is een verhaal vol passie en avontuur, angst en verraad… en een liefde die alle barrières van plaats en tijd overstijgt. De Netflix-serie Outlander is gebaseerd op de boeken van Diana Gabaldon.

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Download PDF by James Hanley: The Furys: A Novel (The Furys Saga Book 1)

By James Hanley

A boy returns domestic from seminary to a relations at the verge of collapse

for nearly seven years, Mrs. Fury has performed not anything yet consider Peter. Of her 5 young children, he's the youngest, her darling boy whose destiny she deliberate out some time past. It used to be for Peter that she took one baby out of school and married one other off—for Peter that she despatched a 3rd to paintings at sea. She has sacrificed every little thing in order that Peter may go back to eire to check for the priesthood. he's to be the family’s salvation—but after seven years in seminary, Peter has failed.
Mrs. Fury gets telegrams: One telling her that Peter is coming domestic, the opposite bearing the scoop that her eldest son, Anthony, has fallen from his ship’s mast and is in a health facility in manhattan. With slips of paper, Mrs. Fury’s hopes for the long run are dashed. yet this Irishwoman is powerful as iron, and he or she will do no matter what it takes to maintain her relatives together—if just for Peter’s sake.
The Furys is the 1st booklet of James Hanley’s acclaimed Furys Saga.

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New PDF release: Weites Land und raues Leben: Das abenteuerliche Leben der

By Karl-Wilhelm Rosberg

Texas ist Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein Land der ungeahnten Möglichkeiten. Eine Rancherfamilie betreibt in zweiter new release die größte Ranch und Rinderzucht in Texas. Der ältere Sohn führt die Ranch weiter, der jüngere Sohn geht in die Politik und macht auch als Geschäftsmann mit Erdölförderung, Bauunternehmen und Automobilen eine märchenhafte Karriere. Alles geschieht gleichzeitig: Ranchbetrieb, Farmerkrieg, Viehdiebstahl, Entführungen, politische Intrigen und Geschäfte in einem sich entwickelnden Großkonzern. Ein packender Roman über eine aufsteigende Familiendynastie und eine Darstellung amerikanischer Frühgeschichte.

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New PDF release: Miss Mary's Daughter

By Diney Costeloe

After her mother's loss of life, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned in London. without funds and little probability of an source of revenue, she attempts to get paintings as a governess to prevent destitution. Now on my own on the earth, she in basic terms has the corporate of her erstwhile nursemaid and trustworthy good friend, Hannah.

But unbeknown to Sophie, her mom advised Hannah to submit a letter to Craigmore condo in Cornwall upon her dying. The letter would be the catalyst that adjustments Sophie's lifestyles ceaselessly as she learns of her mother's romance, marriage after which final rejection via her personal father and the estranged kin she left at the back of in Cornwall.

The Kilpatrick family members welcome Sophie and Hannah into their fold, yet tensions upward thrust and kinfolk secrets and techniques are published as Sophie makes an attempt to rebuild her lifestyles and locate happiness.

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