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  • The Time Machine
    The Time Machine (English, Paperback) H. G. Wells

    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.

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  • Once Upon a Time
    Once Upon a Time (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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  • The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
    The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Paperback) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARINA WARNER AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY MERVYN PEAKE Coleridge's celebrated poem was written at the suggestion of William Wordsworth in the early days of their friendship, and published for the first time in 1798.

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  • From The Beast To The Blonde
    From The Beast To The Blonde (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales and the contexts in which they flourished.

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  • Consorts of the Caliphs
    Consorts of the Caliphs (English, Paperback) Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Lyrical biographical sketches of the concubines of ancient Baghdad  Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation ofanecdotes about thirty-eight women who were consorts to those in power, most ofthem concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphsand sultans. This slim but illuminating volume is one of the few survivingtexts by the prolific Baghdadi...

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  • Phantasmagoria
    Phantasmagoria (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Marina Warner's study of the products of fantasy deepens our understanding of the supernatural in relation to self and society. This surprising story explores the metaphors and media that have been the stock in trade of poets, scientists, magicians, and visionaries, including wax and cloud, smoke and mirrors, ether, ectoplasm, and celluloid.

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  • The Fourth Pig
    The Fourth Pig (English, Hardback) Naomi Mitchison

    Collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads.

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  • L'Atalante
    L'Atalante (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    L'Atalante is the work of French director Jean Vigo. This text is part of the "BFI Film Classics" series. Each volume in the series presents a personal commentary on the film, together with a brief production history and a detailed filmography, notes and bibliography.

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  • Once Upon a Time
    Once Upon a Time (English, Hardback) Marina Warner

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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  • Alone of All Her Sex
    Alone of All Her Sex (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Explores the changing presentations of, attitudes toward, and attributes of the Virgin Mother, from the biblical Mary to the Pitying Intercessor, revealing the many faces of the Western ideal of feminine virtue in each age

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  • Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc (Hardback) Marina Warner

    A fascinating study of the symbolism of Joan of Arc in her own time and ever since in literature, politics, on the stage, and on screen.

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  • The Secret Commonwealth
    The Secret Commonwealth (English, Paperback) Robert Kirk

    Late in the seventeenth century, Robert Kirk, an Episcopalian minister in the Scottish Highlands, set out to collect his parishioners' many striking stories about elves, fairies, fauns, doppelgangers, wraiths, and other beings of, in Kirk's words, ?a middle nature betwixt man and angel.? For Kirk these stories constituted strong evidence for the reality of a supernatural world, existing parallel...

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  • Monsters of Our Own Making
    Monsters of Our Own Making (English, Paperback) Reviewer Marina Warner

    In Monsters of Our Own Making, Marina Warner explores the dark realm where ogres devour children and bogeymen haunt the night. She considers the enduring presence and popularity of male figures of terror, establishing their origins in mythology and their current relation to ideas about sexuality and power, youth and age.

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  • Labyrinth: London s Underground
    Labyrinth: London s Underground (English, Hardback) Will Self, Mark Wallinger

    How to capture that breadth in one work of art? How to celebrate a single system while also reflecting the millions of lives that it transports every day? This book explores the historic and mythological significance of the labyrinth.

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  • No Go the Bogeyman
    No Go the Bogeyman (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Ogres, giants and bogeymen embody some of our deepest fears, dominating popular storytelling in various media, from classic fairy tales such as 'Puss in Boots' to the cannibal monster Hannibal Lecter, and from Frankenstein to Men in Black.

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  • Stranger Magic
    Stranger Magic (Paperback) Marina Warner

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 2012WINNER OF THE TRUMAN CAPOTE AWARD 2013WINNER OF THE SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD 2013Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible.

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  • Scheherazade's Children
    Scheherazade's Children (English, Paperback) Philip F. Kennedy

    A dynamic, living and breathing cross-cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on fields as disparate as the European novel and early Indian cinema.

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  • Consorts of the Caliphs
    Consorts of the Caliphs (Multiple languages, Hardback) Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-centurycompilation of anecdotes about thirty-nine women who were, as the titlesuggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the earlyAbbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans. This slim butilluminating volume is one of the few surviving texts by Ibn al-Sa?i (d. 674 H/1276 AD), and the only oneto survive in its...

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  • Murderers I Have Known
    Murderers I Have Known (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. whereas other stories give voice to the traditionally voiceless - the artist's model and the film double.

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  • The Lost Father
    The Lost Father (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Like Visconti's film The Leopard, this magnificent novel paints in sensuous colours the story of a family. She follows the family as they emigrate to New York - where they find only humiliation and poverty - and after their return to Italy in the early 1920's.

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