Hogfather

Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2008-12-05
ISBN: 1407035053
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather Book Excerpt:

'Has the energy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland' Sunday Times OH, THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN THE STOCKING THAT MAKES A NOISE, said Death, OTHERWISE WHAT IS 4:30 A.M. FOR? Superstition makes things work in the Discworld and undermining it can have Consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho . . . It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, Gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again . . . _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series; a festive feast of darkness (but with jolly robots and tinsel too).

Hogfather

Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0552167584
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather Book Excerpt:

It's the night before Hogswatch, the Discworld festival, and the Hogfather has been kidnapped. There's only one possible stand-in who can be everywhere at once and negotiate the thinnest chimney. He's just got to remember to leave his scythe behind. That's right. HO, HO, HO, EVERYONE.

Hogfather

Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 9781473200135
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather Book Excerpt:

IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE HOGSWATCH AND IT'S TOO QUIET. Where is the big jolly fat man? Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker... Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again... The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too). As they say: You'd better watch out...

Hogfather

Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061807702
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather Book Excerpt:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Hogswatchnight, when the Hogfather himself dons his red suit and climbs in his sleigh pulled by—of course—eight hogs, to shower gifts across Discworld. But when the fat man goes missing, someone has to sit in. It’s up to Death to take up the reigns—otherwise the sun won’t shine tomorrow . . . or ever again. Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly, old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.

Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 057512315X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard... Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.

The Ultimate Discworld Companion

The Ultimate Discworld Companion
Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN: 1473223539
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Discworld Companion Book Excerpt:

The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby. The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the back of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also the global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). There's an awful lot of Discworld to keep track of. But fear not! Help is at hand. For the very first time, everything (and we mean everything) you could possibly want to know has been crammed into one place. If you need a handy guide to locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . . If you can't tell your Achmed the Mads from your Jack Zweiblumens . . . If your life depends on distinguishing between the Agatean Empire and the Zoons . . . Look no further. Compiled and perfected by Stephen Briggs, the man behind The Ultimate Discworld Companion's predecessor Turtle Recall, this is your ultimate guide to Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved fantasy world.

The Last Hero

The Last Hero
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 0575110333
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Hero Book Excerpt:

A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth... So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends - and they're very old friends - Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

Turtle Recall

Turtle Recall
Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN: 0575091215
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turtle Recall Book Excerpt:

The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). The publication of Snuff brought the Discworld canon to 39 books - not including the various guides, mapps, diaries and other side-projects. That's a lot of Discworld to keep track of - more than most people can manage with just the one head - but fear not: help is at hand! If you're looking for the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated - certainly the most hilarious - setting in fantasy literature... If you need a handy guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis... If you want help telling Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen... If your life depends on being able to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons... ...look no further than Turtle Recall - the latest Discworld Companion, fully updated and completely up to Snuff!

The Illustrated Eric

The Illustrated Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 057512329X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Eric Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. The outcome is an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently - that he'd never been born.

Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061807036
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

Terry Pratchett s Hogfather

Terry Pratchett s Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN: 9780575986565
Category: Hogfather (Motion picture)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchett s Hogfather Book Excerpt:

Hogswatchnight is fast approaching, and the Hogfather (that jolly fat man who delivers presents to the kiddies) is missing. But it's vital that all the presents are delivered, otherwise the sun won't rise tomorrow. However, there is another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and, most importantly, knows where everybody lives. And Death reckons that with a false beard and a few cushions, it might just work. And while Death is busy working out the mysteries of climbing down chimneys and drinking sherry, it's up to Susan to track down the real Hogfather. It's a dark time of the year. There are monsters afoot. And some of them look just like us. HO HO HO. You'd better watch out . . . Terry Pratchett's bestseller, adapted and directed by Vadim Jean, is a two-part live-action/CGI film for Sky One starring David Jason and a host of other great British character actors.

The New Discworld Companion

The New Discworld Companion
Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs
Publsiher: Orion Publishing Group
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780575075559
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Discworld Companion Book Excerpt:

The Discworld is an unpredictable place, what with rivers you can skateboard across (if they weren't so knobbly), rocks that like a stroll about of an evening and points of raw magic that can turn a body inside out soon as look at it. For safety's sake, you need a guide! The DISCWORLD COMPANION contains everything you need to know about the Discworld. This edition, the first major revision since HOGFATHER was published (1997), covers the eight DISCWORLD novels from JINGO onwards, including THE LAST HERO and MAURICE AND HIS AMAZING EDUCATED RODENTS, as well as the Diaries, the plays and other Discworld Spinoffery.

The Ankh Morpork City Watch Discworld Journal

The Ankh Morpork City Watch Discworld Journal
Author: TERRY. EMPORIUM PRATCHETT (THE DISCWORLD.),The Discworld Emporium
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN: 9781473224308
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ankh Morpork City Watch Discworld Journal Book Excerpt:

In a city like Ankh-Morpork, where Assassins assassinate, thieves thieve and seamstresses, um . . . don't, Law and Order can be a complicated business. Thankfully His Grace, His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes (Blackboard Monitor) and the Ankh-Morpork City Watch are here to keep the peace. The finest body of men, women, dwarfs, trolls, werewolves, golems, igors, gnomes, feegles, vampires (and whatever Nobby Nobbs is) on the face of the Discworld! The Ankh-Morpork City Watch Journal provides jotting space for your notes, reports, observations and investigations, so kick back, relax and take down your particulars. To help you keep on the straight and narrow, you'll be aided and abetted by some choice quotes from Terry Pratchett's seminal City Watch novels.

Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines
Author: Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1476616019
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discworld and the Disciplines Book Excerpt:

This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

Hogfather a Hogswatch Carol

Hogfather  a Hogswatch Carol
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996-11-01
ISBN: 9780575064157
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather a Hogswatch Carol Book Excerpt:

Pratchett s Women

Pratchett s Women
Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Publsiher: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0648174158
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pratchett s Women Book Excerpt:

From Granny Weatherwax to Susan Death and beyond... Terry Pratchett's Discworld is an epic, groundbreaking work of fantasy often hailed for its originality, humour and deep, layered intelligence. But what about the women? Award-winning author & pop culture critic Tansy Rayner Roberts looks at the portrayal of female characters in many of Pratchett's best loved books, from the early years of fantasy satire and sexy lamps to the more complex, iconic characters of the witches, werewolves, dwarves and queens. Contains 10 essays about gender and the Discworld, including "Socks, Lies & the Monstrous Regiment" which is exclusive to this collection.

Hogfather 36 Copy Bin

Hogfather   36 Copy Bin
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Corgi
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997-12-01
ISBN: 9780733803819
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogfather 36 Copy Bin Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds

Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds
Author: Marion Rana
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN: 3319672983
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

The Discworld Graphic Novels The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

The Discworld Graphic Novels  The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN: 147358289X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discworld Graphic Novels The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic Book Excerpt:

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own - but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly - portentously - its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard.Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

Beasts that Teach Birds that Tell Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures

Beasts that Teach  Birds that Tell  Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures
Author: Eliezer Segal
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN: 1999043804
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beasts that Teach Birds that Tell Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures Book Excerpt:

A study of rabbinic texts about talking animals, examined in the context of Greek and Roman cultures.