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Before Adam By Jack London
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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of... More > Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans. Before Adam is a remarkable and provocative tale that thrust evolution further into the public spotlight in the early twentieth century and has since become a milestone of speculative fiction. The brilliance of the book lies not only in its telling but also in its imaginative projection of a mindset for early humans. Capitalizing on his recognized ability to understand animals, Jack London paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world.< Less
Beowulf By Francis Gummere
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A translated copy of the Classic Norse novel and folk tale. Filled with action, battle, human struggle and man versus nature.
Everflame By Dylan Lee Peters
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Long ago, when the earth was young... Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was... More > transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil< Less
Sperm Donor 713: 52 Searches For One Identity By Leilani Barnett
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52 children were conceived by an anonymous sperm donor known only as Donor 713. Spanning the globe, these children have never met their donor, but search to find their biological origins. Each... More > short tells the story of one donor conceived child. Snapshots into the life of each child meld into a portrait of a man. The ultimate quest of nature versus nurture, some children feel his presence within them, and all wonder who this man could be. This is Story 1.< Less
The Gods Await By Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley
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Thought-provoking and inspiriting, "The Gods Await" applies theosophic principles to human life and thought, emphasising remedies for man's inhumanity to man. It discusses freedom of ideas,... More > world peace, and reformation of the criminal justice system setting forth the problems with their root-causes and possible solutions. Speaking to the intuition as well as the intellect, the author encourages us to recognise our duality and look to the spiritual centre within, then act fearlessly for there is always another chance, no matter what our apparent failures. Here is a plea for social action and individual renewal based on self-knowledge, compassion, and the innate divinity of mankind. The author divides this work into four sections. Section 1 entitled Dogma Versus the God in Man, Section 2, War Versus Patriotism, Section 3, For the Downtrodden and Outcast, and Section 4, the philosophy of nature.< Less
Quick Guide: Middlesex By College Guide World
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Primarily a Bildungsroman and family saga, the novel chronicles the impact of a mutated gene on three generations of a Greek family, causing momentous changes in the protagonist's life. According to... More > scholars, the novel's main themes are nature versus nurture, rebirth, and the differing experiences of polar opposites—such as those found between men and women. It discusses the pursuit of the American Dream and explores gender identity. The novel contains many allusions to Greek mythology, including creatures such as the Minotaur, half-man and half-bull, and the Chimera, a monster composed of various animal parts.< Less
Studies In Occultism By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
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A collection of articles from Lucifer, H. P. Blavatsky's magazine. An excellent introduction to Blavatsky's work. Occultism (from the Latin occultus, meaning "hid") as presented here refers... More > primarily to the esoteric theosophy concealed in religion and nature. In this series of articles, Blavatsky clarifies the "essential difference between theoretical and practical Occultism," and the gulf that separates harmful occult practices from the occult path of altruism. Also included is a timely three-part article on "The Esoteric Character of the Gospels" which casts revealing light on the mystery of Jesus—as man and as Christ—and also upon the succession of messianic ages. Practical Occultism; Occultism Versus the Occult Arts; The Blessings of Publicity; Hypnotism; Black Magic in Science; Signs of the Times; Psychic and Noetic Action.< Less
Christmas with the Mancinis By April M. Reign
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Isabelle Mancini, the matriarch of the family, really misses her children. Except for Bella, who is now a senior in high school, her sons are spread out all over the U.S. and overseas. She decides to... More > do something a little different this Christmas and rents a gorgeous cabin in the mountains to get everyone together. But it’s not just their company she’s craving. Isabelle has an announcement to make, one that will shock her family. When a blizzard strands a dinner guest on the side of the road, four of the Mancini brothers leave the cabin to brave the elements, find this guest, and bring him and themselves safely back to the cabin. A slippery drive down the mountain, in search of the missing guest, brings unexpected suspense from both the wilderness and desperate criminals as a man-versus-nature challenge juxtaposes with a man-against-man danger that threatens their very survival. The Mancini family invites you to a very special--and very exciting--Christmas Eve adventure. Don’t miss it!< Less
Free Air By Sinclair Lewis
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This cheerful little road novel, published in 1919, is about Claire Boltwood, who, in the early days of the 20th century, travels by automobile from New York City to the Pacific Northwest, where she... More > falls in love with a nice, down-to-earth young man and gives up her snobbish Estate. From a critical perspective, Free Air is consistent with Sinclair Lewis's lean towards egalitarian politics, which he displays in his other works (most notably in It Can't Happen Here). Examples of his politics in Free Air are found in Lewis's emphasis on the heroic role played by the book's protagonist, Milt Dagget, a working class everyman type. Conversely, Lewis presents nearly every upper-class character in Claire Boltwood's world (including her railroad-mogul father) as being snobby elitists. The story also champions the democratic nature of the automobile, versus the more aristocratic railroad travel.< Less
Free Air By Sinclair Lewis
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This cheerful little road novel, published in 1919, is about Claire Boltwood, who, in the early days of the 20th century, travels by automobile from New York City to the Pacific Northwest, where she... More > falls in love with a nice, down-to-earth young man and gives up her snobbish Estate. From a critical perspective, Free Air is consistent with Sinclair Lewis's lean towards egalitarian politics, which he displays in his other works (most notably in It Can't Happen Here). Examples of his politics in Free Air are found in Lewis's emphasis on the heroic role played by the book's protagonist, Milt Dagget, a working class everyman type. Conversely, Lewis presents nearly every upper-class character in Claire Boltwood's world (including her railroad-mogul father) as being snobby elitists. The story also champions the democratic nature of the automobile, versus the more aristocratic railroad travel.< Less