A Tale of Two Melons

A Tale of Two Melons Author Sarah Schneewind
ISBN-10 0872208249
Year 2006
Pages 141
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden, the repercussions for his family, and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an engaging introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty; the character of the first emperor; the role of omens in court politics; how the central and local governments were structured, including the civil service examination system; the power of local elite families; the roles of women; filial piety; and the concept of ling or efficacy in Chinese religion.

Homeless Dogs Melancholy Apes

Homeless Dogs   Melancholy Apes Author Laura Brown
ISBN-10 080144828X
Year 2010
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press

Brown shows how the literary works of the 18th century use animal-kind to bring abstract philosophical, ontological, and metaphysical questions into the realm of everyday experience, difference, hierarchy, intimacy, diversity, and transcendence.

Dog Man A Tale of Two Kitties From the Creator of Captain Underpants Dog Man 3

Dog Man  A Tale of Two Kitties  From the Creator of Captain Underpants  Dog Man  3 Author Dav Pilkey
ISBN-10 9780545935456
Year 2017-08-29
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.

He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English  A L Author O. Classe
ISBN-10 1884964362
Year 2000-01
Pages 1714
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Supernatural Index

The Supernatural Index Author Michael Ashley
ISBN-10 0313240302
Year 1995-01-01
Pages 933
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

Collected Books

Collected Books Author Allen Ahearn
ISBN-10 9781883060145
Year 2011-09-19
Pages 817
Language en
Publisher eBookIt.com

An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

Great Expectations

Great Expectations Author Charles Dickens
Year 1881
Pages 466
Language en

One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

Adulthood Is a Myth

Adulthood Is a Myth Author Sarah Andersen
ISBN-10 9781449478964
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

An Arrow in a Sunbeam

An Arrow in a Sunbeam Author Sarah Orne Jewett
ISBN-10 9781776677597
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press

This engaging collection of stories features popular fiction from the late nineteenth century, including stories from Sarah Orne Jewett and Frances Lee. Jewett's tale "Lady Ferry" delves into the uncanny; Lee's contribution to the volume is a charming sketch that details a friendship between a girl and her cat.