Dragon Magazine No. 187/November 1992

Dragon Magazine No. 187/November 1992
  • Author : Roger E. Moore
  • Publisher : TSR
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1992-10-01
  • ISBN : 1560764465

Dragon Magazine No. 187/November 1992 Book Review:

Mermaid School

Mermaid School
  • Author : Lucy Courtenay
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781683359289

Mermaid School Book Review:

A sweet and sparkling chapter book series about finding your place and believing in yourself! It’s Marnie Blue’s first day at Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School, and she’s terrified. What if she can’t make friends? What if she has to ride a seahorse? And what if the teachers assume she’s just like her Aunt Christabel, a famous singer who was a troublemaker growing up. Even though Marnie is sweet and tries her best to fit in, a mermaid named Orla seems intent on getting her in trouble. But when Orla finds herself in danger, Marnie has to swim to the rescue! Filled with fabulous, fishy fun, Mermaid School is the start of a sparkly new chapter-book series that’s sure to enchant young readers.

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland
  • Author : Thomas Crofton Croker
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 1828
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555004789

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland Book Review:

Portrait of a Young Painter

Portrait of a Young Painter
  • Author : Mary Kay Vaughan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780822376125

Portrait of a Young Painter Book Review:

In Portrait of a Young Painter, the distinguished historian Mary Kay Vaughan adopts a biographical approach to understanding the culture surrounding the Mexico City youth rebellion of the 1960s. Her chronicle of the life of painter Pepe Zúñiga counters a literature that portrays post-1940 Mexican history as a series of uprisings against state repression, injustice, and social neglect that culminated in the student protests of 1968. Rendering Zúñiga's coming of age on the margins of formal politics, Vaughan depicts midcentury Mexico City as a culture of growing prosperity, state largesse, and a vibrant, transnationally-informed public life that produced a multifaceted youth movement brimming with creativity and criticism of convention. In an analysis encompassing the mass media, schools, politics, family, sexuality, neighborhoods, and friendships, she subtly invokes theories of discourse, phenomenology, and affect to examine the formation of Zúñiga's persona in the decades leading up to 1968. By discussing the influences that shaped his worldview, she historicizes the process of subject formation and shows how doing so offers new perspectives on the events of 1968.

Stormwrack

Stormwrack
  • Author : Richard Baker,Joseph D. Carriker,Jennifer Clarke Wilkes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 221
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0786936894

Stormwrack Book Review:

This third in a series of beautifully illustrated supplements focuses on play in specific environmental climes, Maelstrom contains rules for sea campaigns and covers land-based D&D campaigns and dungeon adventures.

The Book of Ceremonial Magic

The Book of Ceremonial Magic
  • Author : Arthur Edward Waite
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 1961
  • ISBN : 9781613101988

The Book of Ceremonial Magic Book Review:

THE ordinary fields of psychological inquiry, largely in possession of the pathologist, are fringed by a borderland of occult and dubious experiment into which pathologists may occasionally venture, but it is left for the most part to unchartered explorers. Beyond these fields and this borderland there lies the legendary wonder-world of Theurgy, so called, of Magic and Sorcery, a world of fascination or terror, as the mind which regards it is tempered, but in either case the antithesis of admitted possibility. There all paradoxes seem to obtain actually, contradictions coexist logically, the effect is greater than the cause and the shadow more than the substance. Therein the visible melts into the unseen, the invisible is manifested openly, motion from place to place is accomplished without traversing the intervening distance, matter passes through matter. There two straight lines may enclose a space; space has a fourth dimension, and untrodden fields beyond it; without metaphor and without evasion, the circle is mathematically squared. There life is prolonged, youth renewed, physical immortality secured. There earth becomes gold, and gold earth. There words and wishes possess creative power, thoughts are things, desire realises its object. There, also, the dead live and the hierarchies of extra-mundane intelligence are within easy communication, and become ministers orÊtormentors, guides or destroyers, of man. There the Law of Continuity is suspended by the interference of the higher Law of Fantasia. But, unhappily, this domain of enchantment is in all respects comparable to the gold of Faerie, which is presumably its medium of exchange. It cannot withstand daylight, the test of the human eye, or the scale of reason. When these are applied, its paradox becomes an anticlimax, its antithesis ludicrous; its contradictions are without genius; its mathematical marvels end in a verbal quibble; its elixirs fail even as purges; its transmutations do not need exposure at the assayer's hands; its marvel-working words prove barbarous mutilations of dead languages, and are impotent from the moment that they are understood; departed friends, and even planetary intelligences, must not be seized by the skirts, for they are apt to desert their draperies, and these are not like the mantle of Elijah.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
  • Author : Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 770
  • Relase : 1892
  • ISBN : UOM:39015082122543

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama Book Review:

The Grey Fairy Book

The Grey Fairy Book
  • Author : Andrew Lang
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9781513286655

The Grey Fairy Book Book Review:

Originally published in 1900, The Grey Fairy Book ushered in a new collection of timeless stories from diverse authors with large followings across the globe. Andrew Lang presents an elite selection of moral and ethics-based tales. Author Andrew Lang’s The Grey Fairy Book is a compilation of 30-plus stories from around the world. It’s a colorful display of morality tales featuring dwarfs, magicians and monsters. The book consists of popular children’s stories such as "Donkey Skin," "The Story of Bensurdatu," "The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch" and "Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox." Lang delivers each tale with his signature prose and an easy-to-read format. The Grey Fairy Book stems from a long line of oral and written traditions. It contains stories that have survived years of social and political change. For more than a century, Lang’s collections have sustained these histories to become staples within children’s literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Grey Fairy Book is both modern and readable.

Champions of Ruin

Champions of Ruin
  • Author : Jeff Crook,Wil Upchurch,Eric L. Boyd
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 157
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0786936924

Champions of Ruin Book Review:

Provides all the information necessary to create villains and antiheroes in the Forgotten Realms game setting.

Domains of Dread

Domains of Dread
  • Author : William W. Connors,Steve Miller
  • Publisher : TSR
  • Pages : 285
  • Relase : 1997-06-01
  • ISBN : 0786906723

Domains of Dread Book Review:

Add a touch of horror to your AD&D game with this medieval Gothic setting! Vampires, werewolves, forbidding castles, and ghosts of all kinds inhabit the Demiplane of Dread. Features new rules for creating heroes native to the domains, adapting magic to the demiplane, and dealing with fear and horror checks when the characters experience the true terror that dominates the Ravenloft "RM" campaign.

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology
  • Author : Mike Dixon-Kennedy
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 393
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 9781576070949

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology Book Review:

Contains over 1,400 entries for mythological, legendary, and historical characters, as well as an essay on Greek civilization, a bibliography, a chronology, and a list of Roman emperors

The Religion of the Northmen

The Religion of the Northmen
  • Author : Rudolph Keyser
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 1854
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433068183072

The Religion of the Northmen Book Review:

The Need for Story

The Need for Story
  • Author : Anne Haas Dyson,Celia Genishi
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • Pages : 259
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033320667

The Need for Story Book Review:

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

The Genre of Trolls

The Genre of Trolls
  • Author : Camilla Asplund Ingemark
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 372
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015052312637

The Genre of Trolls Book Review:

Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery

Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery
  • Author : John Rickman (officer on board the Discovery.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 1781
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N10614090

Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery Book Review:

Empire of Enchantment

Empire of Enchantment
  • Author : John Zubrzycki
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2018-10
  • ISBN : 9780190914394

Empire of Enchantment Book Review:

India's association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurors and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas and Mughal emperors. As British dominion spread over the subcontinent, such wonder-workers became synonymous with India. Western magicians appropriated Indian attire, tricks and stage names; switching their turbans for top hats, Indian jugglers fought back and earned their grudging respect. This book tells the extraordinary story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Recounting tales of levitating Brahmins, resurrections, prophesying monkeys and "the most famous trick never performed," Empire of Enchantment vividly charts Indian magic's epic journey from street to the stage. This heavily illustrated book tells the extraordinary, untold story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Drawing on ancient religious texts, early travelers' accounts, colonial records, modern visual sources, and magicians' own testimony, Empire of Enchantment is a vibrant narrative of India's magical traditions, from Vedic times to the present day.

Shakespeare's England

Shakespeare's England
  • Author : William Winter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 1891
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047620722

Shakespeare's England Book Review:

Stages of Evil

Stages of Evil
  • Author : Robert Lima
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 0813123623

Stages of Evil Book Review:

“The evil that men do” has been chronicled for thousands of years on the European stage, and perhaps nowhere else is human fear of our own evil more detailed than in its personifications in theater. In Stages of Evil, Robert Lima explores the sociohistorical implications of Christian and pagan representations of evil and the theatrical creativity that occultism has engendered. By examining examples of alchemy, astronomy, demonology, exorcism, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hauntings, and voodoo in prominent plays, Stages of Evil explores American and European perceptions of occultism from medieval times to the modern age.

The Poems of Heine, Complete

The Poems of Heine, Complete
  • Author : Heinrich Heine
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 1908
  • ISBN : LCCN:34037887

The Poems of Heine, Complete Book Review:

Breaking the Magic Spell

Breaking the Magic Spell
  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 201
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : 0415907195

Breaking the Magic Spell Book Review:

This text explores, in both historical and critical contexts, the evolution of folk tales and fairy tales, their influence on popular beliefs, the politics behind them and their incorporation in mass media culture today. It focuses particularly on socio-historical forces which have changed the function of fairy tales since the 1700s.