Search, Read and Download Book "The Pearl" in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobooks. Please register your account, get Ebooks for free, get other books. We continue to make library updates so that you can continue to enjoy the latest books. Easy and Fast, 100%.
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
Among the first "Journals of Voluptuous Reading" to be spawned by the Victorians, this novel shows them as vastly different from their public image--beneath the facade of respectability and sexual repression there existed the strongest urge for sexual experimentation and enjoyment. First published in London in July 1879, it provided unrestrained erotica for every taste.
|Author||: Timothee de Fombelle|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime. Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in — a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place — an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination, and every reader’s heart.
|Author||: Scott O'Dell|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
A 1968 Newbery Honor Book From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this! But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon’s courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
|Author||: Eric Van Lustbader|
Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands. In Lustbader's richly imagined saga The Pearl, magic and science clash on an epic scale. As in the Midkemia novels of Raymond Feist, the juxtaposition shows that neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people using magic or science who give them meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget: Riane, the Dar-Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogggul, Kurgan's defiant sister, an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; Marethyn's lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets. All the while, the evil Sauromicians threaten the world as they seek to use banestones to bind a dragon. With each new volume, The Pearl has bloomed and ramified like a gorgeous flowering vine. The Mistress of the Pearl is the best yet, and those who have read the previous books will find new sources of excitement and enlightenment, but this is also a great place to begin catching up with the series, as the Pearl shines ever brighter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Author||: Josh Malerman|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie, Josh Malerman, comes the legend of a strange new monster unlike any other in horror (previously published as On This, the Day of the Pig). There's something strange about Walter Kopple's farm. At first it seems to be his grandson, who cruelly murders one of Walter's pigs in an act of seemingly senseless violence. But then the rumors begin—people in town whisper that Walter's grandson heard a voice that commanded him to kill. And that the voice belongs to a most peculiar creature: Walter's pig, Pearl. Walter is not sure what to believe. He knows that he's always been afraid of the strangely malevolent Pearl. But as madness and paranoia grip the town and the townspeople descend on Walter's farm with violent wrath, they begin to discover that true evil wears a human face.
|Author||: ʿAlī ibn Sahl Rabban aṭ-Ṭabarī|
ʿAlī ibn Sahl Rabban aṭ-Ṭabarī’s health manual, which is edited and translated here, was written in the middle of the 9th century CE for a lay audience and represents the earliest extant Arabic text of its kind.
|Author||: Douglas Smith|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
Set against the backdrop of imperial Russia, this tale of forbidden romance is the stuff of a great historical novel. It presents the account of the love between Count Nicholas Sheremetev, Russia's richest aristocrat, and Praskovia Kovalyova, his serf and the greatest opera diva of her time.
|Author||: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality -- the study of cause and effect -- on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.
|Author||: John Steinbeck|
'Penguin Readers' are simplified texts designed in association with Longman to provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure.
|Author||: Meredith Ann Pierce|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
The spellbinding conclusion to the Darkangel Trilogy! Armed with a magical pearl imbued with all the sorcery and wisdom of the world, bestowed upon her by the Ancient known as Ravenna, Aeriel finally comes face-to-face with the White Witch and her vampire sons. Backed by her husband, his army of good, and a throng of magical steeds, she must unlock the power of the pearl to awaken her true destiny and save the world.
|Author||: Malcolm Andrew,Ronald Waldron|
|Editor||: Liverpool University Press|
For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron's The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been the key edition of the four Pearl poems for over thirty years. With the changing needs of today's university student in mind, The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript is presented in a fully updated and comprehensively revised version fit for the twenty-first century. Including a new introduction providing historical, literary, and cultural contexts for the poems, as well as a revised and updated bibliography, the fully revised Fifth Edition significantly revises and updates the explanatory notes, as well as makes minor changes to the text and glossary themselves. In addition, the authors have provided for the first time a complete prose translation of the four poems—Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—included on a CD-ROM at the back of the book for students to use as a working tool. This timely revision ensures the continued quality and consummate translation that students and scholars have come to expect from the Andrew-Waldron edition.
|Author||: Antoinette Leonard Matlins|
Practical guide to pearl buying and the avoidance of expensive mistakes. Covers all types of pearls, including imitations.
|Author||: John Steinbeck|
|Editor||: McClelland & Stewart|
In this classic novella from Nobel Prize–winner John Steinbeck, Mexican diver Kino is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino’s family with meager substance. But one day, Kino discovers a magnificent pearl—it is as large as a seagull’s egg and as “perfect as the moon”—and with it brings the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. Based on a Mexican folk tale and providing an intricate examination of the fallacy of the American dream, The Pearl explores the secrets of human nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
|Author||: Elsa T. Aguries|
|Editor||: Xulon Press|
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the loveliest of them all? What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like what you see? What does the mirror reflect? In the midst of life's pressures, disappointments, joys, and pleasures, do you reflect brightness, radiance, and brilliance, or do you reflect dullness, gloominess, and foolishness? Inside of you are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Will you allow yourself to be molded, shaped, and transformed into a beautiful pearl? Will you take this journey with me to discover who you are, your hidden treasures within, and the hidden desires of your bridegroom, Jesus, for you? Learn to capture the heart of your bridegroom, Jesus, and how to surrender your heart to Him, as He knows and understands you like no other. Let Him unveil the beautiful pearl within! Elsa Aguries is a single mother who has toiled through life's challenges to manage a home, obtained her degree in business while working fulltime, and raised two sons into men who have a heart for God. She has counted the cost in cultivating a love relationship with her bridegroom, Jesus. She has a heart to see single women find their worth and destiny in Jesus Christ. Her desire is to convey that a single woman's home can be in order in the hands of Jesus Christ and that all things are possible to those who believe.
|Author||: Bertil Lintner|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
The Indian Ocean's strategic importance to China cannot be underestimated, given the oil, African minerals and container traffic that pass through it. Not since Admiral Zheng He sailed his fleet through these waters in the fifteenth century -- exploring and mapping them in a bid to extend the Celestial Empire's trading and tributary system -- has China been present here. Beijing's re-entry into the Indian Ocean after 600 years is part of its Belt and Road megaproject, in which it is investing trillions of dollars in infrastructure projects around the Ocean rim and in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius, including a military base in Djibouti. This has touched off a new and dangerous confrontation. Ranged against China is an informal alliance of India, the US, France, Australia, and, predictably, Japan, China's arch rival in the Asia-Pacific. China is in the Indian Ocean for the long haul and the entry of big-power politics into this sensitive maritime region will shape its future for decades. Bertil Lintner unearths this dramatic story, profiles the key players, examines the economic and naval balance of power and scrutinizes the intense competition to encourage small island nations to align with either New Delhi or Beijing.
|Author||: Piotr Spyra|
Original and engaging, this study presents the four anonymous poems found in the Cotton Nero MS - Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - as a composite text with a continuous narrative. While it is widely accepted that the poems attributed to the Pearl-Poet ought to be read together, this book demonstrates that instead of being analyzed as four distinct, though interconnected, textual entities, they ought to be studied as a single literary unit that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure. Piotr Spyra defines the epistemological thought of Saint Augustine as an interpretive key which, when applied to the composite text of the manuscript, reveals a fabric of thematic continuity. This book ultimately provides the reader with a clear sense of the poet's perspective on the nature of human knowledge as well as its moral implications and with a deeper understanding of how the poems bring the theological and philosophical problems of the Middle Ages to bear on the individual human experience.
|Author||: Paul Morin|
|Editor||: Fitzhenry & Whiteside|
During a terrible drought, a cheerful, dutiful son finds a magic pearl which forever changes his life and the lives of his mother and neighbors.