The Life And Times Of Scrooge Mcduck

Author: Don Rosa
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
ISBN: 9781608865383
Size: 34.37 MB
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Back by popular demand! Relive Don Rosa’s seminal Scrooge McDuck epic from the very beginning with this special collector’s edition hardcover of the Disney classic!


Author: José de Alencar
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792298
Size: 67.57 MB
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged . . ." that a single woman in possession of a good character but no fortune must be in want of a wealthy husband—that is, if she is the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Senhora, by contrast, turns the tables on this familiar plot. Its strong-willed, independent heroine Aurélia uses newly inherited wealth to "buy back" and exact revenge on the fiancé who had left her for a woman with a more enticing dowry. This exciting Brazilian novel, originally published in 1875 and here translated into English for the first time, raises many questions about traditional gender relationships, the commercial nature of marriage, and the institution of the dowry. While conventional marital roles triumph in the end, the novel still offers realistic insights into the social and economic structure of Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1800s. With its unexpected plot, it also opens important new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Romantic novel.

Sacred Origins Of Profound Things

Author: Charles Panati
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101656077
Size: 42.90 MB
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In this enlightening and entertaining work, Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many revelations include: * Why the Star of David became the Jewish counterpart of the Christian cross * What mortal remains of the Buddha are venerated today * How the diamond engagement ring became a standard * That the first pope was a happily married man * How Hindu thinkers arrived at their concept of reincarnation * Why Jews don't eat pork, why some Muslims don't eat certain vegetables, and how some Christians came to observe meatless Fridays Sacred Origins of Profound Things is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the history of religion and the history of ideas--and an inspiring guide to those seeking to understand their faith.

Peanuts A Tribute To Charles M Schulz

Author: Charles M. Schulz
Publisher: Boom! Studios
ISBN: 1613985592
Size: 53.92 MB
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In celebration of Peanuts' 65th anniversary, BOOM! has teamed up with some of the greatest cartoonists of the last 50 years to put a personal spin on Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their beloved gang. This collection features never-before seen art styles from Matt Groening (The Simpsons), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) and other legendary cartoonists and authors whose love of Charles Schulz's syndicated comic strip influenced a life long love of art and storytelling that shaped their careers. Contributions include art from Paige Braddock, Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Roger Langridge (Snarked, Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Liz Prince (Tomboy), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Paul Pope (Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100) Evan Dorkin (Sock Monkey, Maakies), and more.

Venom Space Knight Vol 1

Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785196549
Size: 70.26 MB
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Flash Thompson is many things. Soldier. Veteran. Double amputee. Host to a powerful alien symbiote. Guardian of the Galaxy. Now Flash is tasked with being an intergalactic ambassador of Earth and an Agent of the Cosmos! Join Flash for high adventure in deep space as he swashbuckles his way across the universe! But as Venom travels the galaxy, helping the helpless and punishing the violent, he is being trailed by a mysterious warship. COLLECTING: VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT 1-5

Guia Politicamente Incorreto Da Hist Ria Do Brasil

Publisher: Leya
ISBN: 9722049399
Size: 26.50 MB
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Por mais voltas que se dê, é impossível contar a história do Brasil sem falar de Portugal. A vida dos dois países sempre se cruzou mais do que se podia supor. Um enfoque novo e original. É hora de atirar tomates à historiografia politicamente correta. Este guia reúne histórias que chocam diretamente com ela. Neste livro mencionamos os erros das vítimas e dos heróis da bondade, bem como as virtudes daqueles que são considerados vilões. Alguém poderá dizer que se trata de um esforço semelhante ao dos historiadores militantes, só que na direção oposta. É verdade. Quer dizer, mais ou menos. Este livro não quer ser um falso estudo académico, como o daqueles estudiosos, e sim uma provocação. Uma pequena coletânea de pesquisas históricas sérias, irritantes e desagradáveis, escolhidas com o objetivo de enfurecer um bom número de cidadãos.

J M Barrie And The Lost Boys

Author: Andrew Birkin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300211325
Size: 46.12 MB
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J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, led a life almost as magical and interesting as as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie’s life and the wonderful world he created for the boys. Originally published in 1979, this enchanting and richly illustrated account is reissued with a new preface to mark the release of Neverland, the film of Barrie’s life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan. “A psychological thriller . . . one of the year’s most complex and absorbing biographies.”—Gerald Clarke, Time “A terrible and fascinating story.”—Eve Auchincloss, Washington Post

The Real Jane Austen

Author: Paula Byrne
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062199064
Size: 55.97 MB
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In The Real Jane Austen, acclaimed literary biographer Paula Byrne provides the most intimate and revealing portrait yet of a beloved but complex novelist. Just as letters and tokens in Jane Austen’s novels often signal key turning points in the narrative, Byrne explores the small things – a scrap of paper, a gold chain, an ivory miniature – that held significance in Austen’s personal and creative life. Byrne transports us to different worlds, from the East Indies to revolutionary Paris, and to different events, from a high society scandal to a case of petty shoplifting. In this ground-breaking biography, Austen is set on a wider stage than ever before, revealing a well-traveled and politically aware writer – important aspects of her artistic development that have long been overlooked. The Real Jane Austen is a fresh, compelling, and surprising biography of the author of some of our most enduring classic books – from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Emma to Persuasion – and a vivid evocation of the world that shaped her.