Circe

Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0316556335
ISBN 13: 9780316556330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Book Review:

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Circe

Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04
ISBN 10: 1408890046
ISBN 13: 9781408890042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Book Review:

"In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation." --Publisher.

Circe

Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0316556335
ISBN 13: 9780316556330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Book Review:

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Circe Free Preview The First 3 Chapters

Circe    Free Preview    The First 3 Chapters
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0316421146
ISBN 13: 9780316421140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Free Preview The First 3 Chapters Book Review:

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 "An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 1408821982
ISBN 13: 9781408821985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Transformations of Circe

Transformations of Circe
Author: Judith Yarnall
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780252063565
ISBN 13: 0252063562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformations of Circe Book Review:

Beginning with a detailed study of Homer's balance of negative and positive elements in the Circe-Odysseus myth, Judith Yarnall employs text and illustrations to demonstrate how Homer's Circe is connected with age-old traditions of goddess worship. She then examines how the image of a one-sided "witch," who first appeared in the commentary of Homer's allegorical interpreters, proved remarkably persistent, influencing Virgil and Ovid. Yarnall concludes with a discussion of work by Margaret Atwood and Eudora Welty in which the enchantress at last speaks in her own voice: that of a woman isolated by, but unashamed of, her power.

The Confessions of Young Nero

The Confessions of Young Nero
Author: Margaret George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 0698184769
ISBN 13: 9780698184763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of Young Nero Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar’s imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman—or child. As a boy, Nero’s royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son’s inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina’s machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero’s determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become—an Emperor who became legendary. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy’s ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.

Circe s Dark Reign

Circe s Dark Reign
Author: Brandon T. Snider,Louise Simonson
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 149656538X
ISBN 13: 9781496565389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe s Dark Reign Book Review:

During a battle with the Servants of Evil, Wonder Woman recovers a piece of an ancient wand. When she discovers the artifact is infused with dark magic, she sets out to find the remaining pieces before they fall into the wrong hands. But little does she know, Circe also has her eyes on the powerful prize. Can Wonder Woman secure the wand before it's too late? Or will Circe's sorcery reign supreme?

DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman vs Circe

DC Super Heroes  Wonder Woman vs  Circe
Author: Laurie S. Sutton
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1434291189
ISBN 13: 9781434291189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman vs Circe Book Review:

Circe the super-sorceress has managed to get her hands on an enchanted statue imprisoning an ancient, magical monster. When Circe unleashes the mystical beast, it overpowers her mind and steals her powers! Only Wonder Woman can stand up to their combined strength and save her mortal enemy--and the world--from certain doom.

The Mask of Circe

The Mask of Circe
Author: Henry Kuttner,C.L. Moore
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-08-17
ISBN 10: 1626814031
ISBN 13: 9781626814035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mask of Circe Book Review:

A psychiatrist travels to a world of magic and gods in this take on “Jason and the Argonauts” from the Hugo Award–nominated author of Earth’s Last Citadel. Jay Seward remembers a former life in a land of magic, gods, and goddesses—a time when he was Jason of Iolcus, sailing in the enchanted ship Argo to steal the Golden Fleece from the serpent-temples of Apollo. But one night the memories become startlingly real, as the Argo itself sails out of the spectral mists and a hauntingly beautiful voice calls: “Jason . . . come to me!” And suddenly he’s on the deck of the Argo, sailing into danger and magic . . . “A fantasy in the grand tradition of Merritt and the other giants.” —Arthur Leo Zagat, author of the Tomorrow series Praise for Henry Kuttner “One of the all-time major names in science fiction.” —The New York Times “A neglected master.” —Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 “Kuttner is magic.” —Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket

Circe a Tragedy

Circe  a Tragedy
Author: Charles Davenant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1685
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435078306214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe a Tragedy Book Review:

Circe translated by H Layng L P

Circe  translated by H  Layng   L P
Author: Giovanni Battista GELLI
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1745
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BL:A0024119386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe translated by H Layng L P Book Review:

Odysseus and the Cyclops Circe Enchants Odysseus the Call of the Sirens

Odysseus and the Cyclops  Circe Enchants Odysseus  the Call of the Sirens
Author: Jeannette Sanderson
Publsiher: Benchmark Education Company
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1450929400
ISBN 13: 9781450929400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Odysseus and the Cyclops Circe Enchants Odysseus the Call of the Sirens Book Review:

A one-eyed giant intent on making meals out of Odysseus and his men; an enchantress who punishes Odysseus's crew by turning them into pigs; beautiful creatures part bird and part human who lure sailors to their deaths. What do all these characters have in common? Will Odysseus's strength and cunning be enough to overcome these deadly obstacles? Read these stories to find out.

Circe s Island

Circe s Island
Author: Eden Phillpotts
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-07-13
ISBN 10: 1440544697
ISBN 13: 9781440544699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe s Island Book Review:

He is not dead; but there are worse things than death... When his father goes missing on the mystical isle of Aea, Amphion knows something must be done. Convinced that the island’s mistress—the vindictive and temperamental goddess Circé—will spare his father’s life, Amphion sets off on a bold rescue mission. Accompanied only by his wise pet snake-dragon Simo, the young man insists he and his father will be able to outwit the enchantress. But only Circé of the Braided Hair knows what awaits them in her private island menagerie... “The book should be perused on a lazy summer day, preferably...on the shores of some sunny lake, or at least, if this is all that is available, in a hammock slung in some retired spot.” —The Saturday Review, 1926 Eden Phillpotts was born in India in 1862, but hailed from the United Kingdom from his early childhood forward. Known as a prolific young adult and mystery novelist, he penned about 250 works in his lifetime, including The Farmer’s Wife, a comic play which Alfred Hitchcock later directed as a silent film. Later in his career, he explored his modern philosophy in a wealth of fantasy and early science-fiction novels.

Circe s lovers by James Leith Derwent

Circe s lovers  by James Leith Derwent
Author: John Leith Veitch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:591008434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe s lovers by James Leith Derwent Book Review:

Galatea

Galatea
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1408848147
ISBN 13: 9781408848142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galatea Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. **Featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller** In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own, and yearns for independence. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... _________________________ Praise for CIRCE 'A thrilling tour de force of imagination' Mail on Sunday 'A bold and subversive retelling' New York Times 'A novel to be gobbled greedily in one sitting' Observer 'A remarkable achievement' Sunday Times

Circe s Mountain

Circe s Mountain
Author: Marie Luise Kaschnitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032546197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe s Mountain Book Review:

Twelve memorable tales that explore haunting inner landscapes as well as their settings of southern Italy and Germany.

Mischling

Mischling
Author: Affinity Konar
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0345816439
ISBN 13: 9780345816436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mischling Book Review:

"One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters fighting to survive the evils of World War II. Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past. Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad. It's 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood. As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele's Zoo, the girls experience privileges and horrors unknown to others, and they find themselves changed, stripped of the personalities they once shared, their identities altered by the burdens of guilt and pain. That winter, at a concert orchestrated by Mengele, Pearl disappears. Stasha grieves for her twin, but clings to the possibility that Pearl remains alive. When the camp is liberated by the Red Army, she and her companion Feliks--a boy bent on vengeance for his own lost twin--travel through Poland's devastation. Undeterred by injury, starvation, or the chaos around them, motivated by equal parts danger and hope, they encounter hostile villagers, Jewish resistance fighters, and fellow refugees, their quest enabled by the notion that Mengele may be captured and brought to justice within the ruins of the Warsaw Zoo. As the young survivors discover what has become of the world, they must try to imagine a future within it. A superbly crafted story, told in a voice as exquisite as it is boundlessly original, Mischling defies every expectation, traversing one of the darkest moments in human history to show us the way toward ethereal beauty, moral reckoning, and soaring hope.

A Long Long Time Ago Essentially True

A Long  Long Time Ago   Essentially True
Author: Brigid Pasulka
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 0547428472
ISBN 13: 9780547428475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Long Long Time Ago Essentially True Book Review:

PEN/Hemingway Award Winner: A “gorgeous” novel weaving together stories of Poland past and present in one whimsically romantic epic (Chicago Tribune). On the eve of World War II, in a small Polish village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To build a place in Anielica’s heart, he transforms her family’s modest hut into a beautiful home. But war arrives, cutting short their courtship and sending the young lovers off to the promise of a fresh start in Krakow. Nearly fifty years later, the couple’s granddaughter, Beata, repeats this journey, seeking a new life in the fairy-tale city of her grandmother’s stories. But instead of the rumored prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a city full of frustrated youths, caught between its future and its past. Taken in by her tough-talking cousin, Irena, and her glamorous daughter, Magda, Beata struggles to find her own place in the world. But unexpected events—tragedies and miracles both—change lives and open eyes. “A whimsical debut,” (New York Times Book Review) A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love affair. This magical, heartbreaking novel “rings hauntingly, enchantingly, real” (National Geographic Traveler). “With a touch of Marina Lewycka and a dash of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, this is storytelling that gets under your skin and forces you to press copies into your best friends’ hands.” —Elle (UK) “Funny and romantic like all the best true stories.” —Charlotte Mendelson, author of When We Were Bad

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing
Author: Eimear McBride
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-05-27
ISBN 10: 0571325807
ISBN 13: 9780571325801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing Book Review:

Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy. 'Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.' Times Literary Supplement 'An instant classic.' Guardian Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. 'Unflinching... magnificent... The narrative transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs.' Guardian 'One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you're likely to see.' Sunday Times