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A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves' I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs. A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power - Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony - young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man's dream to liberate a corrupt Rome from the fancy of the capriciously crooked and the wildly wealthy.

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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-­poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

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In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America.
It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,­” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere.  Butcher’s Crossing  is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, . . .

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Stuck in a job that’s boring you to tears? Slogging away at a business that’s never quite taken off? Still can’t decide what you’d rather do? Well, it’s time to change all that. We’ve reached a remarkable point in the history of work. With the right guidance, it’s now possible for anyone to make a living from doing the things they love. Written by a career maverick who escaped corporate life, is your blueprint to create a work-­life full of fun, freedom and creativity; something more like play than work. Packed full of stories from people who turned their passion into their living – or even a million pound business – you’ll discover 10 secrets to transform your working life, starting. Discover life-­changing ideas and practical plans including: · How to win your first – without quitting your current job · How to beat the doubts and internal blocks that hold you back · How you can play and get rich – even in a recession Whether you want to start a business, create an ideal job, . . .

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Author: John WilliamsPublisher: FowleYear published: 1900Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English2 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Een roman over het verlangen naar een intens leven, en het verlies van onschuld; een verhaal dat diep graaft in de menselijke ziel Amerika, 1870. De jonge Will Andrews stopt met zijn opleiding aan Harvard en trekt westwaarts op zoek naar avontuur, naar het echte Amerika. Als hij na een lange reis aankomt in het van god en iedereen verlaten dorp Butchers Crossing in Kansas neemt Andrews een ingrijpend besluit: hij gaat mee op wat een van de laatste grote jachten op de bizon zal zijn, een dier dat vrijwel uitgeroeid is door de handel in huiden. De ervaren jager Miller leidt de expeditie naar een kudde van duizenden bizons in een verstopte vallei. Terwijl Miller als een bezetene in de weer is om elke nog levende bizon te doden, worden de mannen in het nauw gedreven door de snel invallende winter en leert Andrews meer van zijn land dan hij ooit had kunnen voorzien. Elk aspect van Andrews beproeving, van de langdurige paardrijritten over de verlaten prairie en het verbeten slachten . . .

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British writers of the Romantic Period were popular in Germany throughout the nineteenth century, and translations of Scott, Burns, Moore, Hemans, and Byron (among others) became widespread. This study analyses the reception of William Wordsworth's poetry in 19th century Germany in relation to other romantic poets. Research into Anglo-­German cultural relations has tended to see Wordsworth as of little or no interest to Germany but new research shows that Wordsworth was clearly of interest to German poets, translators and readers and that there was significantly more knowledge of and respect for Wordsworth's poetry, and interest in his ideas and beliefs, than has previously been recognised. Williams focuses particularly on the work of Friedrich Jacobsen, Ferdinand Freligrath and Marie Gothein, who span the early, middle, and late years of the century respectively and establishes the wider presence of many others translating, anthologising and commenting on Wordsworth poetry and beliefs.

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This instrumental series contains selected themes from the box office sensation Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Playable by any combination of instruments -- large ensembles, small ensembles, or solos -- the arrangements capture the wonderful sounds from the movie. Fingering charts are included. Titles are: Hedwig's Theme * Diagon Alley * Hogwarts Forever * Nimbus 2000 * Cast a Christmas Spell * Harry's Wondrous World.

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"Everyone loves to watch Magic shows. We see them on television and occasionally you might see one "live" in your city. They are always great fun.­"

You wonder, "How do they do that?­" Maybe you thought, "Could I do that?­"

Yes, you can! "Ezy Magic" is packed with simple tricks you can amaze and amuse your friends (and yourself) with - over a hundred pages of tricks with cards, candy, matches, money, rope and even mind reading so you can impress everyone with your superior mental powers!

You also get the essential tips on presentation that make your tricks impress, not just puzzle your audiences.

Magic is a great hobby for people of all ages and abilities. Learning and performing can improve almost anyone's confidence, dexterity and social skills.

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