The Fellowship Of The Ring

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007522903
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Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

Fairy Tail Volume 47

Author: Hiro Mashima
Editor: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 1612625754
Size: 13,48 MB
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THAT'S THE SPIRIT? A powerful user of magic, with a goat's head? It'd be funny if it weren't trying to slaughter Fairy Tail! Loke has an idea of the wizard's true identity - but while he fights to prove it, Ultear has already reached the sleeping Zeref, and she has plans of her own for the legendary black wizard...

I M Back

Author: Michael Jordan
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780006491538
Size: 19,87 MB
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Michael Jordan discusses his love of the game, his family, his competitiveness, his experiences playing minor league baseball, and his return to the NBA

Eva Luna

Author: Isabel Allende
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501117084
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Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese émigré who befriends her and takes her in; her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention; a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle; a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world; and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva's fate. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation—the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated—in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.

Opera In Seventeenth Century Venice

Author: Ellen Rosand
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520254260
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"In this elegantly constructed study of the early decades of public opera, the conflicts and cooperation of poets, composers, managers, designers, and singers—producing the art form that was soon to sweep the world and that has been dominant ever since—are revealed in their first freshness."—Andrew Porter "This will be a standard work on the subject of the rise of Venetian opera for decades. Rosand has provided a decisive contribution to the reshaping of the entire subject. . . . She offers a profoundly new view of baroque opera based on a solid documentary and historical-critical foundation. The treatment of the artistic self-consciousness and professional activities of the librettists, impresarios, singers, and composers is exemplary, as is the examination of their reciprocal relations. This work will have a positive effect not only on studies of 17th-century, but on the history of opera in general."—Lorenzo Bianconi

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345508556
Size: 12,71 MB
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone

Undertaker

Author: Jennifer Bringle
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448855365
Size: 16,12 MB
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Profiles the famous wrestler, from his childhood and early career to his work with the WWF, his signature moves, and some of his most famous matches.

Alfie The Doorstep Cat

Author: Rachel Wells
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008101612
Size: 13,21 MB
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

The Comic Book Makers

Author: Joe Simon
Editor: Vanguard Productions (NJ)
ISBN: 9781887591348
Size: 18,69 MB
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Filled with real-life anecdotes and insights, this is a history of the talented creators who brought us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and dozens of other comic book favourites, as well as the stories of the other people who helped shape comic book history. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder; the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing deadlines; the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose subcommittee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency; and dozens of other fascinating personalities. The volume also tells stories of the birth of the American comic book industry - deals brokered in publishing offices, epic collaborations and terrible feuds among the creators, and the working conditions and industry practices that left the creators of these legendary characters destitute while the publishers made fortunes. In this book, original Captain America creator, Joe Simon tells the compelling, definitive history of the creators who gave us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and more. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder; the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing dead-lines; the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose sub-committee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency; and dozens of other fascinating personalities. "The Comic Book Makersis like a school reunion, lavish with anecdotes that fill in the gap of threadbare memory. The Comic Book Makers is avery valuable work by amember of one of the most important teams in comic book history. Joe Simon deserves applause." -- Will Eisner

What Really Happened To Michael Jackson The King Of Pop The Evil Side Of The Entertainment Industry

Author: Leonard Rowe
Editor:
ISBN: 9780982762202
Size: 19,94 MB
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Legendary Concert Promoter, and Michael Jackson's former business and financial overseer, Leonard Rowe, a long time friend of the Jackson family is coming forward with a raw but revealing look into the dark side of the entertainment industry and what really happened to Michael Jackson, The Legendary King of Pop. Michael Jackson thrilled fans and audiences for over four generations. He was a world proclaimed Super Star. Michael was also a humanitarian. He brought entertainment in its highest form to people all around the world. This book, "What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop" is an eye opening, page turner, that will reveal the truth about all of the Corruption, Conspiracy, and Greed behind his death, and it will make the public aware of what really goes on behind the curtain]]BRACE YOURSELF]]!!!