The Witches of New York

The Witches of New York
Author: Ami McKay
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 140914352X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witches of New York Book Excerpt:

Those averse to magic need not apply... The perfect novel for Halloween! 1880 Witches Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St Clair have opened a tea shop in Manhattan specialising in cures, palmistry and potions. When an enchanting woman called Beatrice joins the witches as an apprentice, she soon proves indispensable, but her new life is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Has she been touched by magic or is she simply losing her mind? Amidst the witches' tug-of-war over how best to nurture her gifts, Beatrice disappears. But was it by choice or by force? In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, is anyone really safe?

Half Spent Was the Night

Half Spent Was the Night
Author: Ami McKay
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0735275661
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Spent Was the Night Book Excerpt:

Beloved author Ami McKay is back, bringing us a magical follow-up in the tradition of Victorian winter tales to her mesmerizing bestseller, The Witches of New York. During the nights between Christmas and New Year's, the witches of New York--Adelaide Thom, Eleanor St. Clair and the youngest, Beatrice Dunn--gather before the fire to tell ghost stories and perform traditional Yuletide divinations. (Did you know that roasting chestnuts was once used to foretell one's fate?) As the witches roast chestnuts and melt lead to see their fate, a series of odd messengers land on their doorstep bearing invitations for a New Year's Eve masquerade hosted by a woman they've never met. Gossip, dreams and portents follow, leading the witches to question the woman's motives. Is she as benevolent as she seems or is she laying a trap? And so, as Gilded-Age New York prepares to ring in the new year, the witches don their finery and head for the ball, on the hunt for answers that might well be the end of them.

The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs

The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs
Author: Richard Alan Miller
Publsiher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1985-08
ISBN: 9780892814022
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs Book Excerpt:

The author shows how intent and motivation can be focused to augment the physical effects of aphrodisiacs and suggests rituals drawn from Tantric yoga and Western magic.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028763
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1
Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028755
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 4202
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 143814069X
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the American Novel Book Excerpt:

Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.

The New Book of Magical Names

The New Book of Magical Names
Author: Phoenix McFarland
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780738703954
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Book of Magical Names Book Excerpt:

With more than 5,000 names to choose from, this book is the only lexicon of non-Christian names and their meanings in print. Discover the folklore behind a name, and learn specific rituals to unleash its power.

Her Hidden Children

Her Hidden Children
Author: Chas Clifton
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780759102026
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Hidden Children Book Excerpt:

A history of wicca and neopaganism in the United States focusing on the post-WW II period.

Witches and Warlocks of New York

Witches and Warlocks of New York
Author: Lisa LaMonica
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1493063421
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witches and Warlocks of New York Book Excerpt:

Witches and Warlocks of New York is a collection of legends and historical accounts about witches and warlocks from the Empire State. New York has a surprisingly rich and lasting history of witches and witchcraft. Included are a history and origins of witchcraft in New York State and historical tales of “witches” across the state including Hulda, the witch who was the origin behind a Brothers Grimm fairy tale and inspired parts of Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow, and the Easthampton Witch Elizabeth Garlick, accused and tried thirty-five years before the Salem witch trials. These stories are known locally in the towns where they occurred but have never been collected into one book before.

Understanding John Updike

Understanding John Updike
Author: Frederic Svoboda
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1611178630
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding John Updike Book Excerpt:

The winner of every major American literary prize, John Updike (1932-2009) was one of the most popular and prolific novelists of his time and a major cultural figure who traced the high point and fall of midcentury American self-confidence and energy. A superb stylist with sixty books to his credit, he brilliantly rendered the physical surfaces of the nation's life even as he revealed the intense longings beneath those surfaces. In Understanding John Updike, Frederic Svoboda elucidates the author's deep insights into the second half of the twentieth century as seen through the lives of ordinary men and women. He offers extended close readings of Updike's most significant works of fiction, templates through which his entire oeuvre may be understood. A small-town Pennsylvanian whose prodigious talent took him to Harvard, a staff position at the New Yorker, and ultimately a life in suburban Massachusetts, where the pace of his literary output never slowed, Updike was very much in the American cultural tradition. His series of Rabbit Angstrom novels strongly echo Sinclair Lewis's earlier explorations of middle America, while The Witches of Eastwick and related novels are variations on Nathaniel Hawthorne's nineteenth-century classic The Scarlet Letter. His number-one best seller Couples examines what Time magazine called "the adulterous society" in the last year of the Kennedy administration, following the nation's fall from idealism into self-centeredness. Understanding John Updike will give both new readers and those already familiar with the author a firm grasp of his literary achievement. This outline of Updike's professional career highlights his importance in the life of the nation—not only as a novelist but also as a gifted essayist, reviewer, cultural critic, and poet.

Contemporary American Fiction

Contemporary American Fiction
Author: Kenneth Millard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0198711786
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Fiction Book Excerpt:

Millard leads the interpretation of post-1970 fiction by addressing particular authors and themes.

The Witch s Book of Spellcraft

The Witch s Book of Spellcraft
Author: Jason Mankey,Amanda Lynn
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 0738769363
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witch s Book of Spellcraft Book Excerpt:

Nearly all witches practice some form of magick. This book is a collection of hands-on magickal lore from four witchcraft writers and includes nearly one hundred specific spells for a variety of purposes. You will discover the magical uses of candles, herbs and plants, stones and crystals, oil and incense, and much more. The Witch's Book of Spellcraft shares spells for protection, luck, self-love, driving away enemies, spiritual cleansing, attracting customers, and other specific needs. The authors provide detailed tips for working with earth energy, color correspondences, creative visualizations, and even the magick of hair. Whether you desire love, money, safe travels, or better bonding with your animal companion, this book includes the magickal tips you need to manifest your will in the world.

The Supernatural Revamped

The Supernatural Revamped
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 1611478650
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supernatural Revamped Book Excerpt:

This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant.

John Updike s Human Comedy

John Updike s Human Comedy
Author: Brian Keener
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780820470900
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Updike s Human Comedy Book Excerpt:

The comedy in John Updike's most important works - The Centaur; Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit at Rest; and Rabbit Remembered - defines a comic world and its morality. Although critics have failed to recognize the extent and the importance of Updike's comedy, his serious fiction does contain a good deal of farce, burlesque, and irony that, far from being peripheral or mere comic relief, depicts the absurd and contradictory nature of life. Within such a world, set in the everyday Pennsylvania of the second half of the twentieth century, human beings mature, or gain Kierkegaard's ethical sphere, by fulfilling their societal and generational responsibilities. George Caldwell of The Centaur is Updike's paragon, while Rabbit Angstrom embodies the comic hero who, through trial and error, finally matures. Overall, through an analysis of Updike's comedy, this book reveals a dimension of his fiction that is essential to understanding his work.

The Complete Book of Amulets Talismans

The Complete Book of Amulets   Talismans
Author: Migene González-Wippler
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780875422879
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Book of Amulets Talismans Book Excerpt:

Examine the infinite variety of charms and fetishes found in every civilization, from the distant past to the present. Learn the entire history of these tools, their geography, how they are part of each man and woman's search for connection with spiritual forces, and how to make and use them. Loaded with hundreds of illustrations, this is the ultimate reference guide.

Updike and the Patriarchal Dilemma

Updike and the Patriarchal Dilemma
Author: Mary O'Connell
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780809319497
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Updike and the Patriarchal Dilemma Book Excerpt:

A disturbing element exists, O'Connell determines, in both the texts of the Rabbit novels and in the critical community that examines them. In the novels, O'Connell finds substantial evidence to demonstrate patterns of psychological and physical abuse toward women, citing as the culminating example the mounting toll of literally or metaphorically dead women in the texts.

Witches

Witches
Author: Erica Jong
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 1504046889
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witches Book Excerpt:

The New York Times–bestselling author of Fear of Flying celebrates witches in a gorgeously illustrated brew of witchcraft lore, potions, secrets, and myth. With a mix of genuine fascination, passionate enthusiasm, and keen feminist insight, Erica Jong wades through a bog of myths, misinformation, historical hysteria, and contemporary Halloween costumes to offer a generous exploration and celebration of witches. From their origins as descendants of ancient goddesses to contemporary practitioners of the craft, the evolution of the concept of “witch” has been as changeable as the centuries themselves. From evil crone to sexual seductress, they are the embodiment of both light and dark, fertility and death, divinity and paganism, baleful curses and healing cures. They have been scapegoated as the object of men’s worst fears and embraced as heroines of female empowerment. As muses, they have influenced popular culture from Shakespeare and Yeats to Anne Sexton and Ken Russell. With reverence and a hint of mischief, Jong reveals witches’ rites, rituals, and magical recipes, including authentic spells and incantations. “A steaming cauldron of beautifully illustrated prose, poetry, love potions and flying lotions” (Glamour) from the renowned author of Fanny, Witches is “nothing less than a complete transformation of our concept of witches . . . accomplishe[d] with panache in this sumptuously and provocatively illustrated book" (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike
Author: John McTavish
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0718895371
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike Book Excerpt:

Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book shows, unlocks his fictional universe and repeatedly breaks open the powerful themes in his literary parables of the gospel. Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike also includes a personal tribute to John Updike by his son David, two essays by pioneer Updike scholars Alice and Kenneth Hamilton, and an anecdotal chapter in which readers share Updike discoveries and recommendations. All in all, weight is added to the complaint that the master of myth and gospel was shortchanged by the Nobel committee.

A Child s World

A Child s World
Author: Mary H. Lystad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Child s World Book Excerpt:

Imagination and Idealism in John Updike s Fiction

Imagination and Idealism in John Updike s Fiction
Author: Michial Farmer
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1571139427
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagination and Idealism in John Updike s Fiction Book Excerpt:

Concentrating on the role of the imagination in Updike's works, this book shows him to be an original and powerful thinker and not the callow sensationalist that he is sometimes accused of being.