The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)

The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)T.H White s masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic Here all five volumes that make up the story are published in one volume, as White himself always wished Exquisite comedy offsets the tragedy of Arthur s personal doom as White brings to life the major British epic of al

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Confessions

ConfessionsAugustine s Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature Written in the author s early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpretin

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Here is the first volume in George R R Martin s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adv

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Arthurian Romances

Arthurian RomancesTaking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chr tien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur s Queen Guin

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The Name of the Rose

The Name of the RoseThe year is 1327 Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theolog

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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the VolsungsBased on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin s Valkyries Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the or

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The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known n nEverything readers expect from F

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The Wake

The WakeIn the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers In The Wak

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Thunder God

Thunder GodIn this time of violent change a young man, struck by lightning, is believed to be marked by the gods as a keeper of the Norse religion s greatest secret To save the Norse faith and himself, he embarks upon a journey, where he must confront not only his own gods but the gods of a people yet sa

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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Art and Beauty in the Middle AgesIn this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic e

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th CenturyThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhy

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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0618260269 copyright page ISBN is 0618346252 different from back cover n nOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them n nIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven smiths, and Sauron, The

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The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)The Fellowship was scattered Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme T

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