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Inside the Wolf's Belly

Inside the Wolf's Belly
  • Author : Joyce Thomas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Belly of the Wolf

The Belly of the Wolf
  • Author : R. A. MacAvoy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :148
  • ISBN : 1497602882
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Summary : The award-winning author of Lens of the World “concludes what may be one of the best fantasy series of the decade” with her now elderly hero Nazhuret (Publishers Weekly). Nazhuret, the reluctant philosopher-hero of R. A. MacAvoy’s award-winning bestseller Lens of the World, is embarking on his final adventure. He must unwillingly end a long period of exile and once again take up the sword in defense of freedom. His old friend the King is suddenly and unexpectedly assassinated, leaving the kingdom in chaos. Nazhuret interrupts the peace of his old age to endure the horrors of war and the supernatural realm of the dead. Before his journey comes to an end, he must test his wisdom to its limit in the face of danger and treachery. He is accompanied by his beloved daughter Nahvah and, as Nazhuret’s final debt of honor is paid, he faces the darker side of human nature with both of their lives at stake. “A moving and fascinating culmination to the life of the hero we have watched mature . . . As in the past, Nazhuret takes readers on an exhilarating journey.”—School Library Journal “The conclusion to the trilogy,Lens of the World, is as effective and unusual as its predecessors. . . . MacAvoy’s sense of place, exquisite prose, and first-person narration remain exceptional. She remains, albeit without any fanfare, in the top rank of the American fantasists' roster.” —Booklist “Quiet, unpretentious, vivid, understated, succinct: an object lesson for other, more verbose fantasists in how to produce more from less, and how to write an appealing and gratifying trilogy by offering a self-contained story each time out.” —Kirkus Reviews

Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature

Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature
  • Author : Debra Mitts-Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN : 1135765715
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Summary : From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children’s books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature, Mitts-Smith analyzes visual images of the wolf in children’s books published in Western Europe and North America from 1500 to the present. In particular, she considers how wolves are depicted in and across particular works, the values and attitudes that inform these depictions, and how the concept of the wolf has changed over time. What she discovers is that illustrations and photos in works for children impart social, cultural, and scientific information not only about wolves, but also about humans and human behavior. First encountered in childhood, picture books act as a training ground where the young learn both how to decode the “symbolic” wolf across various contexts and how to make sense of “real” wolves. Mitts-Smith studies sources including myths, legends, fables, folk and fairy tales, fractured tales, fictional stories, and nonfiction, highlighting those instances in which images play a major role, including illustrated anthologies, chapbooks, picture books, and informational books. This book will be of interest to children’s literature scholars, as well as those interested in the figure of the wolf and how it has been informed over time.

The Hero Journey in Literature

The Hero Journey in Literature
  • Author : Evans Lansing Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :498
  • ISBN : 9780761805090
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Summary : This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts. Included are chapters on the literature of Antiquity (Sumerian, Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, and Roman), the Middle Ages (with emphasis on the Arthurian Romance), the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Fielding, the Arabian Nights, and Alchemical Illustration), Romanticism and Naturalism (Coleridge, Selected Grimm's Tales, Bront%, Bierce, Whitman, Twain, Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Rabindranath Tagore), and Modernism to Contemporary (Joyce, Gilman, Alifa Rifaat, Bellow, Lessing, Pynchon, Eudora Welty).

Revisioning Red Riding Hood around the World

Revisioning Red Riding Hood around the World
  • Author : Sandra L. Beckett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0814339735
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Summary : Across various time periods, audiences, aesthetics, and cultural landscapes, Little Red Riding Hood is a universal icon, and her story is one of the world's most retold tales. In Revisioning Red Riding Hood Around the World: An Anthology of International Retellings, Sandra L. Beckett presents over fifty notable modern retellings, only two of which have appeared previously in English. The tales include works published in twenty-four countries and sixteen languages, in texts that span more than a century, but with the majority written in the last fifty years. They include retellings for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as crossover works intended for an audience of all ages. The tales in this volume progress from works that recast the story of Little Red Riding Hood from traditional perspectives through more playful versions to more unconventional approaches. Seven sections are arranged thematically: Cautionary Tales for Modern Riding Hoods, Contemporary Riding Hoods Come of Age, Playing with the Story of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Rehabilitating the Wolf, The Wolf's Story, The Wolf Within, and Running with the Wolves. Beckett provides an interpretative introduction to each text and insightful information on its author and/or illustrator. A variety of genres are represented, including fairy tale, short story, novella, novel, poetry, illustrated books, and picture books. More than 90 illustrations, both color plates and black-and-white images, reveal further narrative layers of meaning. The number and diversity of retellings in Revisioning Red Riding Hood demonstrate the tale's remarkable versatility and its exceptional status in the collective unconscious and in literary culture, even beyond the confines of the Western world. This unique anthology contributes to cross-cultural exchange and facilitates comparative study of the tale for readers interested in fairy-tale studies, cultural studies, and literary history.

Born of the Wolf

Born of the Wolf
  • Author : Samuel C. Brinley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-16
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 1469175754
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Summary : George Wolf knows that there is something different about himself. Hes known it ever since he was born. But, it isnt until a mysterious stranger approaches him and tells him of his destiny, that he begins to go down the path that is being fore told to him. A werewolf that is destined to change the minds of man and bring the wolves back from sudden extinction. A destiny that George rushes into whole heartedly, not even knowing of the consequences. Haunted by constant visions of what lies before him. George tries to come to terms with his destiny. While at the same time still trying to live among the humans that are beginning to hate and fear him.

Wolves

Wolves
  • Author : L. David Mech,Luigi Boitani
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-01
  • Total pages :472
  • ISBN : 9780226516981
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Summary : Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn't been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In Wolves, many of the world's leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. Wolves is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates. Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness, Wolves will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike. “An excellent compilation of current knowledge, with contributions from all the main players in wolf research. . . . It is designed for a wide readership, and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike. . . . This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come.”—Stephen Harris, New Scientist “This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves.”—Stephen Mills, BBC Wildlife Magazine

The Hunger of the Wolf

The Hunger of the Wolf
  • Author : Stephen Marche
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-03
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1476730830
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Summary : A “spellbinding” (Publishers Weekly) literary novel with fangs: a sweeping, genre-busting tale of money, morality, and the American Dream—and the men and monsters who profit in its pursuit—set in New York, London, and the Canadian wilderness. Hunters found his body naked in the snow. The body is that of Ben Wylie, the second-richest man in America, and it is found in a remote patch of northern Canada. Far away, in New York, the son of the Wylie family’s housekeepers tries to figure out how and why Ben died. The answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who built up their massive fortune over three generations. All of the Wylie men struggle with a secret: they are werewolves. The threads of their destinies, both financial and supernatural, lead twistingly but inevitably to the naked body in the snow and a final, terrible revelation. The Hunger of the Wolf is a novel about what it means to be a man in a world of money. It’s about the pursuit of wealth through the rising tide of America in the twentieth century, seen through the sober lens of more recent economic times. It’s a novel about the innate nature of violence: The Wylie men struggle to control their inner rage, through physical restraint, psychotherapy, drugs, hedonistic abandon, and good old-fashioned denial. It’s a story of fathers and sons, about secrets that are kept in families, and about the cost of the tension between the public face and the private soul—the cruelty and loneliness and occasional joy of being a magical being in a quotidian world. A brilliant mystery from page one, “The Hunger of the Wolf is simply one of the most observant and entertaining examinations of modern will-to-wealth that fiction has produced in recent years” (Miami Herald).

The Rediscovery of the Wild

The Rediscovery of the Wild
  • Author : Peter H. Kahn, Jr.,Patricia H. Hasbach
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-25
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 0262312832
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Summary : A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature—a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature—untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it—for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.

Girltruth from the Belly

Girltruth from the Belly
  • Author : Stasha Ginsburg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-01
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 1300470488
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Summary : Baba Yaga says,"What will you turn up with, bones or butter?" After escaping from her small town problems, our heroine meets the Devil in Moscow. Myth and cold hard truth guide her out of the belly of the wolf. Teenage chaos and cultural awakenings are woven with Little Red Riding Hood, Vasalisa the Brave, and many more. This coming of age adventure reads like a Russian nesting doll, opening story upon story: from an isolated Midwestern town into the heart of the Russian transition from Communism to Democracy. "Ni Boyitsya devuskha, eto tolka dusha. (Don't be afraid girl, it's just the soul.)"

Revenge of the Wolf

Revenge of the Wolf
  • Author : Wyatt Michael
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-22
  • Total pages :338
  • ISBN : 0615995969
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Summary : (Creepy Book Synopsis video link below) For Police Commissioner Morton Howe it was always business as usual in London, England. He and his team of detectives were quite accustomed to the evils of men with their sins of violence, love for money, and lust. His occupation brought all types and his precinct handled anything, but in 1841, at age 42, things would turn out to be much different. A gruesome triple murder at a farmhouse in a neighboring borough by some monstrous diabolical beast evokes fear in the people that live there. When a London university professor of science goes missing, a search of his property reveals a laboratory containing a mysterious dark iron cage. A rumor went privately among the detectives that he had been housing a large black wolf, the type of creature a zoologist reported it could be by the mutilating bite marks upon the flesh of recovered livestock. One by one, Commissioner Howe is witness to crime scenes of murder wherein the victims are persons he is secretly tied to as if the bloodthirsty killer is working his way down a list. No one else suspects he greatly fears that whoever or whatever is responsible will be coming for him. An opium addict drowning in the brothels of the night, a violent prisoner released after abusing his wife and child, a turncoat blacksmith who kills for greed, a good family man raising seven children on a farm far from civilization, a police commissioner frantically working the cases to protect his life and position, and an unknown and unforgiving traveler with a dark secret will all be fatefully led together down a terrifying path of nightmares, retribution, and death. Revenge of the Wolf is a tale of one man's struggle to forgive and to be forgiven when hatred is given unrestrained and unquenchable power.... YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/6EGWHcLbq0g

The Homeward Wolf

The Homeward Wolf
  • Author : Kevin Van Tighem
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-14
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1927330858
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Summary : Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, southern British Columbia and the northwestern United States, and the lonesome howls of the legendary predator are no longer mere echoes from our frontier past: they are prophetic voices emerging from the hills of our contemporary reality. Kevin Van Tighem’s first RMB Manifesto explores the history of wolf eradication in western North America and the species’ recent return to the places where humans live and play. Rich with personal anecdotes and the stories of individual wolves whose fates reflect the complexity of our relationship with these animals, The Homeward Wolf neither romanticizes nor demonizes this wide-ranging carnivore with whom we once again share our Western spaces. Instead, it argues that wolves are coming back to stay, that conflicts will continue to arise and that we will need to find new ways to manage our relationship with this formidable predator in our ever-changing world. Whether they fear wolves or love them, readers will find this book as challenging as it is enlightening. The author offers a powerful argument that how we choose to live with the homeward wolf will bring out the best in us... or the worst. In the end, the return of the wolf may ultimately help us find our own ways into a deeper, more sustainable relationship with the great Western landscapes that enrich and define us.

Timehri

Timehri
  • Author : Sir Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn,John Joseph Quelch,James Rodway
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1883
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Reports and proceedings of the society are included in each volume.

Timehri

Timehri
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1883
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Strad

The Strad
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1899
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay

The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay
  • Author : Massachusetts (Colony)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1874
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Recycling Red Riding Hood

Recycling Red Riding Hood
  • Author : Sandra Beckett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-11
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 1135309310
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Summary : Sandra Beckett's book explores the contemporary retelling of the Red Riding Hood tale in Western children's literature.

The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough
  • Author : James George Frazer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1890
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Promise of the Wolves

Promise of the Wolves
  • Author : Dorothy Hearst
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-03
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1416570217
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Summary : The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, Promise of the Wolves is a historical adventure story in the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear and Watership Down. Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans—risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley. When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack—and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.

Fastorum libri sex

Fastorum libri sex
  • Author : Ovid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-05
  • Total pages :524
  • ISBN : 1108082475
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Summary : This 1929 five-volume edition of Ovid's unfinished Fasti offers text, English translation and a detailed commentary, with illustrations.

Grimm Pictures

Grimm Pictures
  • Author : Walter Rankin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-03
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : 1476604797
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Summary : Though Grimm’s Fairy Tales was published about 200 years ago, the revered collection of folk stories remains one of the most iconic pieces of children’s literature and has had significant influence in modern pop culture. This work examines the many ways that recent films have employed archetypal images, themes, symbols, and structural elements that originated in the most well-known Grimm fairy tales. The author draws similarities between the cannibalistic symbolism of the Grimm brothers’ Little Red Cap and the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs and reveals Faustian parallels between Rumpelstiltskin and the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby. Each of eight chapters reveals a similar pairing, and film stills and illustrations are featured throughout the work.