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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights... more...
- The Floating Press 1914; US$ 4.99
This book is aimed squarely at the theater-goer. It hopes to offer a concise general treatment upon the use of the theater, so that the person in the seat may get the most for his money; may choose his entertainment wisely, avoid that which is not worth while, and appreciate the values artistic and intellectual of what he is seeing and hearing. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
You may think that the vampire story is a genre that has its roots in nineteenth-century Europe, but in truth, virtually every culture has its own version of undead creatures who feed upon the living. This fascinating collection presents several vampire stories from the South Asian subcontinent that blend supernatural elements with Hindu mysticism... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 191.95
"It is said if you take care of the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves. Richard Burton's excellent book takes this approach to calculations applied to the biomedical sciences…This is certainly interesting and engaging but it avoids being complicated." – Journal of Biological Education, April 2009 Biomedical Calculations:... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.98
Disguised as a Persian dervish, Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) set out to become the first Christian to penetrate the Muslim shrines of Medina and Mecca - a reckless stunt that would have resulted in his being executed if discovered. Endlessly observant, amused, boastful and engaging, Burton here describes his time in Cairo (including a memorable... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Kate Skylar is an ordinary seventeen-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son.... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2013; US$ 40.00
A Strong Song Tows Us tells a captivating tale of action, adventure and lasting friendships. We meet some of the finest writers of the last century, including Yeats, Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky. And at the heart of Buntings remarkable life lies one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 3.18
Probably one of the original 'story within a story' books, Arabian nights is a selection of stories told by a young girl on her wedding night to a prince who has sworn to kill any girl who marries him. Her clever stories serve as 'cliff-hangers' and keep him from murdering her night after night. This collection is where classic fairy tales such as... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
Volume 1 of classic work. Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, etc. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
Hilarious and hair-rising true tales of office debauchery from the lawyer who gets paid to clean up the mess. Try to imagine the following workplace scenarios: two employees having hot and heavy sex in an open cubicle in full view of their coworkers. A boss conducting a business meeting while wearing nothing but a strategically-placed towel. Employees... more...