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The Wagner Story Book

By Henry Frost
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465539646
  • Pages : 245
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0241305861
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 987
  • File Pdf: the-ring-of-the-nibelung.pdf

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A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring cycle The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, the demands on singers and on the audience itself. The four operas-The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods - are complete worlds, conjuring up extraordinary mythological landscapes through sound as much as staging. Wagner wrote the entire libretto before embarking on the music. Discarding the grand choruses and bravura duets central to most operas, he used the largest musical forces in the context often of only a handful of singers on stage. The words were essential: he was telling a story and making an argument in a way that required absolute attention to what was said. The libretto for The Ring lies at the heart of nineteenth century culture. It is in itself a work of power and grandeur and it had an incalculable effect on European and specifically German culture. John Deathridge's superb new translation, with notes and a fascinating introduction, is essential for anyone who wishes to get to grips with one of the great musical experiences.

A Wagner Matinee

By Willa Cather
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061917362
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 237
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Willa Cather is considered to be one of the best chroniclers of pioneer life in the 20th century. She had a long and distinguished career writing essays, poems, short stories, and novels. This story is a powerful example of a frequent theme: the haunting, sometimes painful, contrast between city and country life.

Winnie And Wolf

By A.N. Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446493040
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 865
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Winnie and Wolf is the story of the extraordinary relationship between Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler that took place during the years 1923-40, as seen through the eyes of the secretary at the Wagner house in Bayreuth. Winifred, an English girl, brought up in an orphanage in East Grinstead, married at the age of eighteen to the son of Germany's most controversial genius, is a passionate Germanophile, a Wagnerian dreamer, a Teutonic patriot. In the debacle of the post-Versailles world, the Wagner family hope for the coming, not of a warrior, a fearless Siegfried, but of a Parsifal, a mystic idealist, a redeemer-figure. In 1923, they meet their Parsifal - a wild-eyed Viennese opera-fanatic in a trilby hat, a mac and a badly fitting suit. Hitler has already made a name for himself in some sections of German society through rabble-rousing and street corner speeches. It is Winifred, though, who believes she can really see his poetry. Almost at once they drop formalities and call one another 'Du' rather than 'Sie'. She is Winnie and he is Wolf. Like Winnie, Hitler was an outsider. Like her, he was haunted by the impossibility of reconciling the pursuit of love and the pursuit of power; the ultimate inevitability, if you pursued power, of destruction. Both had known the humiliations of poverty. Both felt angry and excluded by society. Both found each other in an unusual kinship that expressed itself through a love of opera.

Blind Perspective

By Kristyn A. Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 1463426763
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: blind-perspective.pdf

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Riley is a student at Billa-Aid high school where the girls whisper about boys smiling at them in the hallway and the student’s stay up all night stressed about marks on papers. She has built her life and identity based on the expectations and requirements of the world around her and the people in her life. Riley’s love for competition and enjoyment of success drives her passion to be the best. She can find this success in sports and builds her life based on her athletic abilities. Plus it seems that gyms and fields are great atmospheres for good-looking boys to hang out. Riley doesn’t realize her impact and unseen identity aside from her athletic forefront until one day all of this, all she has ever known is stripped away. She no longer has the opportunity to feel the success of a winning shot, basket, goal, tri, or birdie hitting the court. Riley realizes the love for people and life goes much deeper then she could have ever known. Riley learns to see the light of the world from this new darkness she is forced into.

Lords of Trillium

By Hilary Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 0823431541
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 115
  • File Pdf: lords-of-trillium.pdf

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When the albino rat Billycan left Trillium at the end of The White Assassin, he fled to the island of Tosca. There, here learns that a former ally, working undercover in Nightshade City, is plotting to free Killdeer's imprisoned evil generals and seize power. He races back to Trillium to join in the coup -- but on which side? So begins the gripping conclusion to Hilary Wagner's Nightshade Chronicles. But something even more sinister is afoot in Trillium City. Rats are disappearing, and so Juniper leads a search party topside, where they discover that Prince Pharmaceuticals, the insidious corporation that tortured so many rats, is back in business, still searching for the secret of Trillium rats' incredible intelligence and longevity. The fate of the Nightshade rats is in Billycan's hands, but can he be trusted? Can he use his connection to the human scientists to ensure the safety of the Lords of Trillium forever?

Nightshade City

By Hilary Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 0823426866
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 408
  • File Pdf: nightshade-city.pdf

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Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, a kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect . . . Juniper and his maverick band of rebel rats have been plotting ever since the Bloody Coup turned the Catacombs, a once-peaceful democracy, into a brutal dictatorship ruled by decadent High Minister Killdeer and his vicious henchman, Billycan, a former lab rat with a fondness for butchery. When three young orphan rats—brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover—flee the Catacombs in mortal peril and join forces with the rebels, it proves to be the spark that ignites the long-awaited battle to overthrow their oppressors and create a new city: Nightshade City. This digital edition now includes the first chapter of The White Assassin, the second book in the Nightshade Chronicles.

The Blue Box

By M.M. Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525589091
  • Pages : 370
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: the-blue-box.pdf

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Life is fragile, and when it changes without warning, people are changed as well, sometimes irreparably. When circumstances outside our control reshape our lives, who we are and who we have the capacity to become are put to the test. With clarity and knowledge, a deeper understanding can be born. This is the story of two women, living in times and circumstances that couldn’t be more dissimilar. How does a woman struggling to stay alive in Nazi-occupied Poland, have anything in common with a ditzy housewife living in modern day affluence—and yet they are intimately connected in pain and loss and blood. The Blue Box is a story of grief, solitude, and familial bonds, but more importantly, it’s a story about the transformative power of forgiveness.

Wagner Without Fear

By William Berger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307756343
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 202
  • File Pdf: wagner-without-fear.pdf

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Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannhäuser complex? If you're baffled by the behavior of Wagner worshipers, if you've longed to fathom the mysteries of Wagner's ever-increasing popularity, or if you just want to better understand and enjoy the performances you're attending, you'll find this delightful book indispensable. William Berger is the most helpful guide one could hope to find for navigating the strange and beautiful world of the most controversial artist who ever lived. He tells you all you need to know to become a true Wagnerite--from story lines to historical background; from when to visit the rest room to how to sound smart during intermission; from the Jewish legend that possibly inspired Lohengrin to the tragic death of the first Tristan. Funny, informative, and always a pleasure to read, Wagner Without Fear proves that the art of Wagner can be accessible to everyone. Includes: - The strange life of Richard Wagner--German patriot (and exile), friend (and enemy) of Liszt and Nietzsche - Essential opera lore and "lobby talk" - A scene-by-scene analysis of each opera - What to listen for to get the most from the music - Recommended recordings, films, and sound tracks

The White Assassin

By Hilary Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 0823426874
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 216
  • File Pdf: the-white-assassin.pdf

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Building Books

By Megan Wagner Lloyd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 1524773697
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 440
  • File Pdf: building-books.pdf

Book Summary:

Books and blocks bring together two siblings with nothing in common in this story from Megan Wagner Lloyd (Finding Wild) and illustrator Brianne Farley (Secret Tree Fort). Katie loves to build. She loves the way the blocks click together, the way they crash when they topple to the floor. But most of all, she loves to build something brand-new. Unlike her brother, she hates reading. Owen loves to read. He loves the way the pages rustle when he turns them, the way the paper smells. But most of all, he loves to read something brand-new. But, unlike his sister, he has no interest in building. When their rivalry finally comes to a head, a librarian suggests a solution. Books for Katie to read and books for Owen to shelve. Can they learn to appreciate their siblings hobbies and build something together?

The Book of Kane

By Karl Edward Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 057509639X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 820
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-kane.pdf

Book Summary:

Collects five occult tales about Kane, red-haired and left-handed mighty being: ? Reflections for the Winter of My Soul (1973) ? Misericorde (1983) ? The Other One (1977) ? Sing a Last Song of Valdese (1976) ? Raven's Eyrie (1977)

a movie...and a book

By Daniel Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307424456
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 358
  • File Pdf: a-movie-and-a-book.pdf

Book Summary:

“Life is a game: it's a movie and it's a book. It's not always easy, but there is always a way. You just have to look at it the right way.”In this stunning debut, Daniel Wagner delivers a soulful examination of the forces that both drive us and oppose us. Jim Frazier is a writer with very little to show for it. He worries that the only way to achieve success is to lower the bar, sell out, and pander to commercialism. Meanwhile, somewhere far away, a woman named Liz and a man named Lou are stranded on a desert island. While they are faced with an obviously serious problem, the two have some more important issues to discuss. As these two seemingly separate stories converge, Wagner presents a meditation on the worlds we inhabit that will resonate long after the credits roll and the last page has been turned.

Allergic: A Graphic Novel

By Megan Wagner Lloyd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338568922
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 269
  • File Pdf: allergic.pdf

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A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet! At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy to call her own is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd uses inspiration from her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

I Met Someone

By Bruce Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0399184007
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 239
  • File Pdf: i-met-someone.pdf

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I Met Someone is the story of Academy Award–winning actress Dusty Wilding, her wife Allegra, a long-lost daughter, and the unspeakable secret hidden beneath the glamour of their lavish, carefully calibrated celebrity life. After Allegra suffers a miscarriage, Dusty embarks on a search for the daughter she lost at age sixteen, and uncovers the answer to a question that has haunted her for decades. With masterful suspense, Bruce Wagner moves among the perspectives of his characters, revealing their individual trauma and the uncanny connections to one another’s past lives. I Met Someone plummets the reader down a rabbit hole of the human psyche, with Wagner’s remarkable insights into our collective obsession with great wealth and fame, and surprises with unimaginable plot turns and unexpected fate. Alternately tender, shocking, and poetic, this is Wagner’s most captivating and affecting novel yet.

From Bottom to Top Tier in a Decade

By Norman R. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 145024310X
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 516
  • File Pdf: from-bottom-to-top-tier-in-a-decade.pdf

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From Bottom to Top Tier in a Decade: Th e Wagner College Turnaround Years is a memoir recounting one of the most remarkable turnaround stories in American higher education, as recalled by the president who led a fourteen-year campaign bringing this fi nancially troubled, under-enrolled, bottom-ranked college from disrepair and impending closure to wide regard as one of the top small, residential private colleges in the east. By the time Norman Smith departed in 2002, the college was ranked top tier, was full to capacity, and was cited as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses. Located on a hilltop overlooking Manhattan that had once been Vanderbilt and Cunard estates, Wagner College should never have gotten into trouble. Th is recounting is not only an engaging human story of the many trustees, benefactors, faculty, and staff who were key to the turnaround, but also represents a case study template of what must happen for any college to survive and ultimately fl ourish in these competitive times for private higher education.

Prince of Stories

By Hank Wagner,Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1429961783
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 452
  • File Pdf: prince-of-stories.pdf

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Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" and "genre" fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim. Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true "must-have" for his ever growing legion of fans.

Sidebars to Stumbles: Holy Cow! Really?

By Michael J. Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1684701783
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 754
  • File Pdf: sidebars-to-stumbles.pdf

Book Summary:

Herein are anecdotes, stories, tidbits, memories and tales that have been lifted from the fabric of Dr. Wagner’s life. They happened right up against his autobiographical narrative, but these essays describe incidents that simply didn’t fit into a life story. Because of that, this book stands completely on its own. One does not have to have read his Stumbling Forward - A Life to enjoy this volume, although by having read the autobiography, these stories will have a contextual feel. Each of these essays were written so that upon reading any of them, the reader’s response should likely be, “Holy Cow! Really?”

Leaving It on the Road

By R. e Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1491792272
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: leaving-it-on-the-road.pdf

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At nineteen, author R.E. Wagner had it all: a devoted family, great friends, a college he loved, and dreams of becoming a famous writer who mattered. Somewhere along the way, those dreams, and his seemingly secure place in the world, started unraveling. Too ashamed to ask for help, Wagner began a frightening descent into poor choices, numbing solutions, and locked doors. One morning, after no longer recognizing the face in the mirror staring back at him, he picked up the phone and admitted to his family he was lost and needed help. When his father offered to take him on a cross-country journey of a lifetime, Wagner believed that somewhere amidst the mountains, deserts, highways, and plains he would finally find the answers to his life. But what he discovered after pedaling his bicycle 3,400 miles from ocean to ocean wasnt at all what he expected. And what he left on the roads of America changed his life forever. Leaving It on the Road shares not only Wagners thirty-three-day bicycle journey with his father across the United States, it tells the story of his life and how he took the first steps to get it back again. Written with unwavering honesty, Leaving It on the Road will leave you with one simple question what is YOUR it?

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

By Laura Rose Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn : 1613126964
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 771
  • File Pdf: hold-tight-don-t-let-go.pdf

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"Laura Wagner has managed to get a huge amount of Haiti into the pages of this book: the sun, the rain, the bottomless spiral of catastrophe, rage, despair and indomitable hope." —Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti "In Haiti they say 'Kreyòl pale, Kreyòl konprann.' Speak plainly and honestly, and be understood. Laura Wagner does just that in this brave, beautiful book, bringing us the complex life of Magdalie, and a glimpse of a people's soul." —Jonathan M. Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster "Haiti, already one of the poorest countries in the world, was devastated by the earthquake in 2010. This is a story of everything that comes after: from a candid depiction of the international response to a young girl’s account of what a life of desperation can do to an individual and to a society. Magdalie’s journey shows the importance of connections, of family and friends, during difficult times and the anguish that comes when those bonds are broken. In her debut novel, Laura Rose Wagner has managed to capture the devastation of loss while providing determined hope for the individual and the nation. An important read for anyone who wishes to better understand the reality of life in Haiti after the earthquake." —Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners in Health Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.

The Tragic and the Ecstatic

By Eric Thomas Chafe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : 0195346521
  • Pages : 333
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 113
  • File Pdf: the-tragic-and-the-ecstatic.pdf

Book Summary:

During the years preceding the composition of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's aesthetics underwent a momentous turnaround, principally as a result of his discovery of Schopenhauer. Many of Schopenhauer's ideas, especially those regarding music's metaphysical significance, resonated with patterns of thought that had long been central to Wagner's aesthetics, and Wagner described the entry of Schopenhauer into his life as "a gift from heaven." Chafe argues that Wagner's Tristan and Isolde is a musical and dramatic exposition of metaphysical ideas inspired by Schopenhauer. The first part of the book covers the philosophical and literary underpinnings of the story, exploring Schopenhauer's metaphysics and Gottfried van Strassburg's Tristan poem. Chafe then turns to the events in the opera, providing tonal and harmonic analyses that reinforce his interpretation of the drama. Chafe acts as an expert guide, interpreting and illustrating most important moments for his reader. Ultimately, Chafe creates a critical account of Tristan, in which the drama is shown to develop through the music.

The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel

By Matt Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Isbn : 1630084697
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-matt-wagner-s-grendel.pdf

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Over two and a half decades, what began as the story of Hunter Rose, the talented young author who became the city's most feared assassin and criminal overlord, evolved into a prolonged examination of authority, society, and that dark mechanism of nature — violence. Now, take a step inside one of the most daring comic book projects ever created as Matt Wagner guides you through the artwork that changed contemporary comics forever. As beautiful and graceful as it is thrilling and surprising, each piece — many seen for the first time or previously long out of print — brings you deeper into the seductive mystery that is Grendel.

An Unnatural Life

By Erin K. Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Isbn : 1250752086
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: an-unnatural-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Murderbot meets To Kill a Mockingbird in Erin K. Wagner's An Unnatural Life, an interplanetary tale of identity and responsibility. The cybernetic organism known as 812-3 is in prison, convicted of murdering a human worker but he claims that he did not do it. With the evidence stacked against him, his lawyer, Aiya Ritsehrer, must determine grounds for an appeal and uncover the true facts of the case. But with artificial life-forms having only recently been awarded legal rights on Earth, the military complex on Europa is resistant to the implementation of these same rights on the Jovian moon. Aiya must battle against her own prejudices and that of her new paymasters, to secure a fair trial for her charge, while navigating her own interpersonal drama, before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Gold (The Magical Forest Series) Book #1

By Krista Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Krista Wagner
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 266
  • File Pdf: the-gold.pdf

Book Summary:

What do you do with a secret that’s make-believe? After a lonely, bullied ten-year-old girl discovers a mysterious forest, her fantasy stories become a delightful reality. Ten-year-old Amanda Greene doesn't fit in anywhere. Her mom has recently passed away, leaving her with a sad and lonely heart. But there is no one to turn to for comfort. Amanda's father is often away on business trips. Her teenaged sister Jane treats her with cruel indifference. And school is no better, where she is constantly teased and tormented by bullies. To escape reality, Amanda creates fantasy stories. At least she is safe there. But little does she know that her whole world is about to change. There's a forest she passes by on her way home from school, and it begins to catch her attention. What Amanda discovers there is a deepening mystery that will forever change her world. Now her fantasy stories are coming true as she uncovers an incredible treasure. She longs to share the secret with others, but she's certain they will only make fun of her. As she tries to battle the bullying at school and Jane's growing hostility, her magical world is suddenly threatened by danger. Amanda has impossibly stumbled upon this magical world. Will holding onto it be possible? Continue the magic in Book #2 The Forest!

Richard Wagner

By Martin Geck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226924629
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 498
  • File Pdf: richard-wagner.pdf

Book Summary:

Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (1813–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and Isolde. Though his influence on the development of European music is indisputable, Wagner was also quite outspoken on the politics and culture of his time. His ideas traveled beyond musical circles into philosophy, literature, theater staging, and the visual arts. To befit such a dynamic figure, acclaimed biographer Martin Geck offers here a Wagner biography unlike any other, one that strikes a unique balance between the technical musical aspects of Wagner’s compositions and his overarching understanding of aesthetics. Wagner has always inspired passionate admirers as well as numerous detractors, with the result that he has achieved a mythical stature nearly equal to that of the Valkyries and Viking heroes he popularized. There are few, if any, scholars today who know more about Wagner and his legacy than Geck, who builds upon his extensive research and considerable knowledge as one of the editors of the Complete Works to offer a distinctive appraisal of the composer and the operas. Using a wide range of sources, from contemporary scholars to the composer’s own words, Geck explores key ideas in Wagner’s life and works, while always keeping the music in the foreground. Geck discusses not only all the major operas, but also several unfinished operas and even the composer’s early attempts at quasi-Shakespearean drama. Richard Wagner: A Life in Music is a landmark study of one of music’s most important figures, offering something new to opera enthusiasts, Wagnerians, and anti-Wagnerians alike.

Futureface

By Alex Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : One World
  • Isbn : 0812997956
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 272
  • File Pdf: futureface.pdf

Book Summary:

An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, race, and identity: Who are my people? “A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are . . . and the values and ideals that bind us together as Americans.”—Barack Obama “A rich and revealing memoir . . . Futureface raises urgent questions having to do with history and complicity.”—The New York Times The daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a “futureface”—an avatar of a mixed-race future when all races would merge into a brown singularity. But when one family mystery leads to another, Wagner’s post-racial ideals fray as she becomes obsessed with the specifics of her own family’s racial and ethnic history. Drawn into the wild world of ancestry, she embarks upon a quest around the world—and into her own DNA—to answer the ultimate questions of who she really is and where she belongs. The journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg, from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases, genetic labs, and the rest of the twenty-first-century genealogy complex. But soon she begins to grapple with a deeper question: Does it matter? Is our enduring obsession with blood and land, race and identity, worth all the trouble it’s caused us? Wagner weaves together fascinating history, genetic science, and sociology but is really after deeper stuff than her own ancestry: in a time of conflict over who we are as a country, she tries to find the story where we all belong. Praise for Futureface “Smart, searching . . . Meditating on our ancestors, as Wagner’s own story shows, can suggest better ways of being ourselves.”—Maud Newton, The New York Times Book Review “Sincere and instructive . . . This timely reflection on American identity, with a bonus exposé of DNA ancestry testing, deserves a wide audience.”—Library Journal “The narrative is part Mary Roach–style participation-heavy research, part family history, and part exploration of existential loneliness. . . . The journey is worth taking.”—Kirkus Reviews “[A] ruminative exploration of ethnicity and identity . . . Wagner’s odyssey is an effective riposte to anti-immigrant politics.”—Publishers Weekly

Why I Love Footy

By Michael Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Isbn : 1743483716
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 209
  • File Pdf: why-i-love-footy.pdf

Book Summary:

There are a bazillion reasons to love footy! These are just my biggest ones. There's the big tackles and amazing marks. There's wearing the scarf and singing the song. But whether your team wins or loses, from the opening bounce to the final siren, the very best thing about footy is that we do it together.

Death-Devoted Heart

By Roger Scruton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199986983
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 450
  • File Pdf: death-devoted-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere trifle"--a rendering of Wagner's forbidden love for Matilde Wesendonck, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. Death-Devoted Heart explodes this established interpretation, proving the drama to be more than just a sublimation of the composer's love for Wesendonck or a wistful romantic dream. Scruton boldly attests that Tristan and Isolde has profound religious meaning and remains as relevant today as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. He also offers keen insight into the nature of erotic love, the sacred qualities of human passion, and the peculiar place of the erotic in our culture. His argument touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption, providing a fresh interpretation of Wagner's masterpiece. Roger Scruton has written an original and provocative account of Wagner's music drama, which blends philosophy, criticism, and musicology in order to show the work's importance in the twenty-first century.

Death-Devoted Heart

By Roger Scruton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780195347210
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 950
  • File Pdf: death-devoted-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere trifle"--a rendering of Wagner's forbidden love for Matilde Wesendonck, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. Death-Devoted Heart explodes this established interpretation, proving the drama to be more than just a sublimation of the composer's love for Wesendonck or a wistful romantic dream. Scruton boldly attests that Tristan and Isolde has profound religious meaning and remains as relevant today as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. He also offers keen insight into the nature of erotic love, the sacred qualities of human passion, and the peculiar place of the erotic in our culture. His argument touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption, providing a fresh interpretation of Wagner's masterpiece. Roger Scruton has written an original and provocative account of Wagner's music drama, which blends philosophy, criticism, and musicology in order to show the work's importance in the twenty-first century.

Ted Goes Wild

By Michael Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Isbn : 1742533760
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: ted-goes-wild.pdf

Book Summary:

Fully equipped, superbly trained and afraid of nothing (well, almost), Ted has dedicated his life to saving and serving others. But will his rescue mission to the Wild Forest knock the stuffing out of him once and for all? And will he ever return to his loving owner, Oliver? Warm-hearted, thrilling and delightfully silly, this magical-adventure series will captivate young readers.

Matt Wagner's Grendel Tales Omnibus

By Matt Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Isbn : 1630089109
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: matt-wagner-s-grendel-tales-omnibus.pdf

Book Summary:

Featuring some of the best writers and artists in the industry and never-before-collected material, Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 2 is sure to be a hit with longtime Grendel fans or newcomers just discovering Wagner's weird, violent future. From the imaginative mind of Matt Wagner, the world of Grendel returns in this second of two value-priced volumes collecting all Grendel Tales stories! With over 400 pages of story and art to enjoy and all cover work reproduced, Dark Horse is proud to present some early work by Steve Lieber, Dave Cooper, Peter Doherty and Matt Hollingsworth in this Grendel Tales Omnibus collection!

Wagner the Wehr-Wolf (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

By George W. M. Reynolds
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473399580
  • Pages : 936
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 683
  • File Pdf: wagner-the-wehr-wolf.pdf

Book Summary:

This early work by George W. M. Reynolds was originally published in 1848 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Wagner the Wehr-Wolf' is a short story about a man who makes a deal to remain young but at the cost of becoming lycanthropic. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.