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Classic Starts™ Roman Myths Classic Starts™ Series

  • Focusing on a moment and a source in 19th-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic? His enquiry, which centres on the French critic Sainte-Beuve (1804-69), who asked the question 'Qu'est-ce qu'un classique?' in an essay of 1850, takes us on a tour of the history of the 'classic' that provides...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2007
  • Eddie's dad ditched the family but left behind a '69 Chevy Camaro. When Eddie's dad shows up with an expensive new carburetor, Eddie can't help but wonder where it came from.

    Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • The most complete collection of Greek and Roman myths specially arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve. "Every child deserves this book. Those who do the reading aloud will be enlightened and rewarded, too."--Edwin Newman Line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • What are the best television series ever made and what do you know about them? Gem Classic TV Series introduces you to a selection of around 80 series, providing key facts, critics? comments, quotations and trivia questions.

    Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
    published : 2014
  • Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as...

    Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
    published : 1992
  • For the first time, Thomas Oden's Systematic Theology classic series (individually titled The Living God , The Word of Life , and Life in the Spirit ) is available in one complete volume. A renowned theologian, Oden provides a consensus view of the Christian faith, delving deeply into ancient Christian tradition and bringing to the contemporary...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • Nancy MacDonell Smith explores the origins, meaning, and remarkable staying power of the ten staples of feminine fashion: * the little black dress * the white shirt * the cashmere sweater * blue jeans * the suit * high heels * pearls * lipstick * sneakers * the trench coat Tracing the evolution of each item from inception to icon...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian Salford was degredation, and, despite great resources of human courage, few could escape such a prison.

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 1990
  • Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly lost tradition of ancient scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the story of how one group of ancient scholars helped their readers understand this man's writings....

    Publisher : University of California Press
    published : 2002
  • Floyd Levin, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. In this collection of his articles, published mostly in jazz magazines over a fifty-year period, Levin takes us into the nightclubs, the recording studios, the record companies, and, most compellingly, into the lives...

    Publisher : University of California Press
    published : 2000