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The Swan King

Author : Christopher McIntosh
ISBN : 1350143413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Swan King" is the biography of one of the most enigmatic figures of the 19th century, described by Verlaine as 'the only true king of his century'. A man of wildly eccentric temperament and touched by a rare, imaginative genius, Ludwig II of Bavaria is remembered both for his patronage of Richard Wagner and for the fabulous palaces which he created as part of a dream-world to escape the responsibilities of state. In realization of his fantasies, he created a ferment of creativity among artists and craftsmen, while his neglect of Bavaria's political interests made powerful enemies among those critical of his self-indulgence and excesses. At the age of 40, declared insane in a plot to depose him, Ludwig died in mysterious circumstances.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Swan King

Author : Nina Clare
ISBN : 1797046039
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Elsa, the sheltered daughter of a baron, has been forced to flee her home.When she's given refuge at the royal castle it would seem that help is at hand, but the young king is not an easy man to speak to. In fact, Elsa's not sure what kind of man he is.Caught up into strange and magical happenings, political intrigues and romantic conflicts, the glamorous world of the king disintegrates about her, and enemies close in.Elsa wonders who to trust, who to love, and if she will ever make it home again.
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The Swan King

Author : McIntosh Christopher
ISBN : 9780857732576
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Swan King is the biography of one of the most enigmatic figures of the nineteenth century, described by Verlaine as ‘the only true king of his century’. A man of wildly eccentric temperament and touched by a rare, imaginative genius, Ludwig II of Bavaria is remembered both for his patronage of Richard Wagner and for the fabulous palaces that he created as part of a dream-world to escape the responsibilities of state. In the realization of his fantasies, he created a ferment of creativity among artists and craftsmen, while his neglect of Bavaria’s political interests made powerful enemies among those critical of his self-indulgence and excesses. At the age of 40, declared insane in a plot to depose him, Ludwig died in mysterious circumstances. What truly happened on that fateful night has never been discovered.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ludwig Ii Of Bavaria

Author : Christopher McIntosh
ISBN : 1860643140
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ludwig II was one of the most enigmatic figures of the 19th century--an eccentric remembered for his patronage of composer Richard Wagner and for the fabulous palaces in which he hid from state responsibilities. Author Christopher McIntosh investigates the rumors of the king's madness and homosexuality and pieces together the story of his downfall. 16 illustrations.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

React

Author : Tobi Nifesi
ISBN : 9781999423735
Genre : Fiction
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“This is CBNN Breaking News. News coming to us here at the studio this early summer morning confirms that Seun Phillips, a renowned Landsberg-award-winning journalist, was found dead in her office at The Announcer (a national newspaper publication) at about 6:30am. She was found seated in an upright position with her fingers set over a keyboard and her eyes, wide open, staring at a desktop screen. Early medical reports say that she experienced Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome - in other words, she died in her sleep. However, we will have more information about that after further medical examinations have been carried out. At the time of this broadcast, neither The Announcer or the local police department has responded to our requests for comments. Seun is bereaved by her… her… oh my God...there is a guy in here. Right there, behind you John… he has a gun... someone call the po…”
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The Woodland Fae And The Swan King

Author : Christina Johnston
ISBN : 1503094316
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Follow the adventures of The Woodland Fae in the third book in the series.
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The Swan Maiden The Celtic Nights Series Book 2

Author : Susan King
ISBN : 9781614174424
Genre : Fiction
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When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before. Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain must resist the beautiful, feisty rebel and hide his own treasonous secrets while discovering hers—even as passion brings them together. But if the king hears of their dangerous intentions, their lives will be forfeited before love can ever set them free. REVIEWS: "...a fast-paced, action-packed, enthralling romance." ~Romantic Times Book Club "With its well-conceived plot, and strong visual elements, this feisty historical romance will enchant." ~Publishers Weekly THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose
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Friendly Advice By N R Ya A And King Vikrama S Adventures

Author : Nārāyaṇa
ISBN : 9780814783054
Genre : Literary Collections
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Naráyana’s best-seller gives its reader much more than “Friendly Advice.” In one handy collection—closely related to the world-famous Pañcatantra or Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom —numerous animal fables are interwoven with human stories, all designed to instruct wayward princes. Tales of canny procuresses compete with those of cunning crows and tigers. An intrusive ass is simply thrashed by his master, but the meddlesome monkey ends up with his testicles crushed. One prince manages to enjoy himself with a merchant’s wife with her husband’s consent, while another is kicked out of paradise by a painted image. This volume also contains the compact version of King Víkrama’s Adventures, thirty-two popular tales about a generous emperor, told by thirty-two statuettes adorning his lion-throne. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org
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The Magical Swan And The Chronicles Of Silverrealm

Author : Laqaixit Tewee
ISBN : 9781469194677
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Following the published mini-series of 4 books titled: WINTERBLOOM AND THE MAGICAL SWAN in which the orphan toddler Winterbloom discovers magical characters in her grandmother's cottage, one of which is a story-telling swan - comes the 2nd larger series of 12 books titled THE MAGICAL SWAN AND THE CHRONICLES OF SILVERREALM in which Winterbloom is growing up and learning from the Magical Swan stories of how he became a Magical Swan, why, who he really is, and what is eventually to be required of her to help rescue him from a terrible curse. BOOK 1 THE SWAN KING AND THE MAGICAL MIRRORS - The reader is introduced to an inventor named King Peacock who discovers two magical mirrors: one of Greed and the other of Compassion that vie for his attention. It tells how discontentment and lust for power caused the downfall of the Kingdom of Silverrealm and the loss of a good king, It begins the saga of the ruin of Silverrealm by a sly, manipulative fairy.
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History S 9 Most Insane Rulers

Author : Scott Rank
ISBN : 9781684510252
Genre : History
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Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusional whims and seeing them carried out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible. This book will look at the lives of the nine most mentally unbalanced figures in history. Some suffered from genetic disorders that led to schizophrenia, such as French King Charles VI, who thought he was made of glass. Others believed themselves to be God’s representatives on earth and wrote religious writings that they guaranteed to the reader would get them into heaven, even if these leaders were barely literate. Whether it is Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I practicing archery on palace servants or Turkmenistan president-for-life Akhbar Turkmenbashi renaming the days of the week after himself and constructing an 80-foot-tall golden statue that revolves to face the sun, crazed leaders have plagued society for millenia. While such stories are amusing, this book also contemplates the addictive nature of power and the effects it has on those who cling to it for too long. It explores how leaders can undertake the extraordinarily complicated job of leading a country without their full mental faculties and sometimes manage to be moderately successful. It examines why society tolerates their actions for so long and even attempts to put a facade of normalcy on rulers, despite everyone knowing that they are mentally unstable. The book also explores if insane rulers are a relic of the age of monarchs and will die out in the age of democracy, or if they will continue to plague nations in the twenty-first century. Finally, as many armchair psychologists question the mental health of Donald Trump and other populist politicians in the United States and Europe, all but diagnosing them with mental illness, this book sets to show that truly insane rulers are categorically different in the ways they endanger their population.
Category: History