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Alphabet Of Thorn

Author : Patricia A. McKillip
ISBN : 9781473205536
Genre : Fiction
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Deep inside a palace on the edge of the world, the orphan Nepenthe pores over books in the royal library, translating their languages and learning their secrets. At sixteen, she knows little of the outside world. But when a young mage gives Nepenthe a book that has defied translation - a book written in a language of thorns - it speaks to Nepenthe's soul, and becomes her secret obsession. As the words escape the brambles they reveal themselves - and begin to reveal Nepenthe's destiny ...
Category: Fiction

In The Forests Of Serre

Author : Patricia A. McKillip
ISBN : 1473205484
Genre : Fantasy fiction, American
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Patricia A. McKillip is the author of a number of hugely acclaimed fantasies. This omnibus features 'In the Forests of Serre', 'Alphabet of Thorn' and 'The Bell at Sealey Head'.
Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Patricia Mckillip Sf Gateway Omnibus Volume One

Author : Patricia A. McKillip
ISBN : 9781473205499
Genre : Fiction
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Patricia A. McKillip is the author of a number of hugely acclaimed fantasies, including The Riddle-Master of Hed and its sequels, which have been compared to Gene Wolfe's epic Book of the New Sun, and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Ombria in Shadow, both of which won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. She has won the Mythopoeic Award three times and in 2008 was given the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. This omnibus collects three of her later works: In the Forests of Serre, Alphabet of Thorn and The Bell at Sealey Head. IN THE FORESTS OF SERRE: In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces...and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing... ALPHABET OF THORN: One of the most spectacular fantasists of our time, Patricia A. McKillip creates fairy tale worlds of wonder and magic. Now, she opens the page on a time and place where an orphan girl is haunted by thorns...a reluctant queen rules between sea and sky... and epics never end... THE BELL AT SEALEY HEAD: Sealey Head is a small town on the edge of the ocean, a sleepy place where everyone hears the ringing of a bell no one can see. On the outskirts of town is an impressive estate, Aislinn House, where the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying, and where the doors sometimes open not to its own dusty rooms, but to the wild majesty of a castle full of knights and princesses.
Category: Fiction

Patricia A Mckillip And The Art Of Fantasy World Building

Author : Audrey Isabel Taylor
ISBN : 9781476631455
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip’s lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip’s work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Letter Perfect

Author : David Sacks
ISBN : 9780307419088
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A fun, lively, and learned excursion into the alphabet—and cultural history. Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions: the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Letter Perfect is accessible, entertaining, and essential to the appreciation of our own language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A History Of The English Language

Author : Richard Hogg
ISBN : 9781139451291
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this book, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dayspring

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ISBN : OXFORD:555009651
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A Manual Of Our Mother Tongue

Author : Henry Marmaduke Hewitt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019938468
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

An Alphabet Of Tales

Author : Elma L. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015029722116
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Dissertation (Ph.D)--University of Michigan.

Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy

Author : Royal Irish Academy
ISBN : WISC:89009450461
Genre : Science
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Includes also Minutes of [the] Proceedings, and Report of [the] President and Council for the year (beginning 1965/66 called Annual report).
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ISBN : MINN:319510013745757
Genre : Humanities
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Category: Humanities