Legend

Legend Author Marie Lu
ISBN-10 9780141339429
Year 2012-02-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Legend is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu. THE must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The Twilight Saga producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. Los Angeles, California Republic of America He is Day. The boy who walks in the light. She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer. On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past. But Day murdered June's brother. And she has sworn to avenge his death. Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for Legend: 'If you loved The Hunger Games, you'll love this.' - Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon 'A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it.' - New York Times 'Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making.' - USA Today 'Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.' - Kami Garcia, author of New York Times bestselling author of film sensation, Beautiful Creatures

Legend

Legend Author David Gemmell
ISBN-10 030779749X
Year 2011-06-08
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Del Rey
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Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. He turned his back on his own legend and retreated to a mountain lair to await his old enemy, death. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in their way. Druss reluctantly agreed to come out of retirement. But could even Druss live up to his own legends?

Legend

Legend Author David L. Golemon
ISBN-10 0312352638
Year 2007-08-21
Pages 339
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Major Jack Collins, the head of a top-secret government agency dedicated to solving the mysteries of the past, ventures into the Amazon in search of Inca gold and the legendary predator that will destroy anyone threatening to expose the dark secret of the

Rumor Mills

Rumor Mills Author Gary Alan Fine
ISBN-10 0202368661
Year 2009
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence. Rumor has been recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. Yet, despite its significance in exacerbating social discord and mistrust, little systematic scholarly attention has been paid to the political origins and consequences of rumor. Rumor is defined as a proposition for belief that is not backed by secure standards of evidence. Rumor can be traditional or not, and can be expressed as a simple claim of fact. In both instances groups of claim-makers, operating out of their own interests and with a set of resources, attempt to depict reality, and if possible, impact the future. The need for this book is underscored by changing patterns of technology. What in the past was grounded in face- to-face interaction is now often found on the Internet, which is a major source of rumor. An appreciation of how new electronic forms of communication affect communal belief is essential for explicating rumor dynamics. The volume is comprehensive. Essays cover race and ethnicity, migration and globalization, corporate malfeasance, and state and government corruption. While editors and contributors well appreciate the dynamic nature of rumors and legends, the high quality of the effort make it evident that the issues that are raised and reoccur will serve to channel and inspire research in this major field of communications research for years to come. Gary Alan Fine is professor of sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Veronique Campion-Vincent is a folklorist at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, in Paris, France. Chip Heath is associate professor of organizational behavior in the Graduate School for Business at Stanford University in California. Each are accomplished authors and researchers--as are the participants in the volume itself.

Uyghur Folk Lore and Legend

Uyghur Folk Lore and Legend Author Various
ISBN-10 9781907256110
Year 2009
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Abela Publishing Ltd
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In this volume you will find stories about One-eyed, Seven Horned Monsters that double as mothers-in-law, as well as Tricksters, Illusionists, Shape-shifters, Ogres and even the Origin of the Meaning of Fate itself. The Uyghur people have origins that are as ancient as the Han Chinese, if not older. Originating in central China, they were slowly pushed further west until they settled in the Tarim Basin. But the Uyghurs are not just limited to East Turkestan and can also be found inhabiting the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Smaller communities can also be found in Mongolia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia. Because they have travelled so far and have encountered so many different cultures, it is therefore not surprising that Uyghur Folk-Lore is extensive, which when woven together in such a volume, results in a rich tapestry that can only be pleasing for the reader. We invite you to curl up with this volume and indulge yourself in the fifty-nine tales and stories that stretch back in time, almost to the great flood itself. The Uyghurs are an ethnic minority, who like the Tibetans, have been fighting for their independence for generations. A percentage of the sales from this book will be donated to charities, schools and special causes.

The Legend of King Asoka

The Legend of King Asoka Author John S. Strong
ISBN-10 8120806166
Year 1989
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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This first English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of India during the third century B.C. and one of the most important rulers in the history of Buddhism. Asoka has hitherto been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive critical essay and a fluid translation, John Strong examines the importance of the Asoka of the legends for our overall understanding of Buddhism. Professor Strong contrasts the text with the Pali traditions about Kind Asoka and discusses the Buddhist view of kingship, the relationship of the state and the Buddhist community, the king s role in relating his kingdom to the person of the Buddha, and the connection between merit making, cosmology, and Buddhist doctrine. An appendix provides summaries of other stories about Asoka.

The Legend of the Peacock Throne

The Legend of the Peacock Throne Author Theresa Edwards
ISBN-10 9781770071322
Year 2005
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Struik
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Written in South Africa. Three cousins, Julia, Jessica and Jarred, all living in various parts of southern Africa spend a July holiday together in the Drakensberg. They befriend a little girl named Dudu who introduces them to her family and village. This is where they first encounter the legend of the Peacock Throne, which was, according to Zulu legend, taken by king Chaka's impis and hidden somewhere in the mountains. The legend also claims that the person who finds the throne will die before he or she can tell anyone about it, unless born of the house of Chaka. When it's realised that Julia and Dudu are both descended from the Chaka clan, that is all the inspiration they need to search for the throne. Although an adventure story with all the exciting elements required of a really good children's tale, viz, mystery, danger, cameraderie and a satisfactory ending, it is also a tale that deals with many issues faced by modern children.

The Grail Legend

The Grail Legend Author Emma Jung
ISBN-10 0691002371
Year 1998
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life. 17 illustrations.

John the Son of Zebedee

John  the Son of Zebedee Author R. Alan Culpepper
ISBN-10 0872499626
Year 1994-01
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
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One of the most important sources of information about the development of Johannine legends as well as one of the most successful efforts to overcome barriers that have traditionally separated New Testament exegesis from the study of church history.

The Legend of the Septuagint

The Legend of the Septuagint Author Abraham Wasserstein
ISBN-10 9781139455015
Year 2006-04-03
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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The Septuagint is the most influential of the Greek versions of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. The exact circumstances of its creation are uncertain, but different versions of a legend about the miraculous nature of the translation have existed since antiquity. Beginning in the Letter of Aristeas, the legend describes how Ptolemy Philadelphus commissioned seventy-two Jewish scribes to translate the sacred Hebrew scriptures for his famous library in Alexandria. Subsequent variations on the story recount how the scribes, working independently, produced word-for-word, identical Greek versions. In the course of the following centuries, to our own time, the story has been adapted and changed by Jews, Christians, Muslims and pagans for many different reasons: to tell a story, to explain historical events and to lend authority to the Greek text for the institutions that used it. This book offers the first account of all of these versions over the last two millennia, providing a history of the uses and abuses of the legend in various cultures around the Mediterranean.

The Legend of St Brendan

The Legend of St  Brendan Author Jude S. Mackley
ISBN-10 9789004166622
Year 2008
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher BRILL
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"The Legend of St Brendan" is a study of two accounts of a voyage undertaken by Brendan, a sixth-century Irish saint. The immense popularity of the Latin version encouraged many vernacular translations, including a twelfth-century Anglo-Norman reworking of the narrative which excises much of the devotional material seen in the ninth-century "Navigatio Sancti Brendani abbatis" and changes the emphasis, leaving a recognisably secular narrative. The vernacular version focuses on marvellous imagery and the trials and tribulations of a long sea-voyage. Together the two versions demonstrate a movement away from hagiography towards adventure. Studies of the two versions rarely discuss the elements of the fantastic. Following a summary of authorship, audiences and sources, this comparative study adopts a structural approach to the two versions of the Brendan narrative. It considers what the fantastic imagery achieves and addresses issues raised with respect to theological parallels.

Encyclopedia of Russian Slavic Myth and Legend

Encyclopedia of Russian   Slavic Myth and Legend Author Mike Dixon-Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781576070635
Year 1998
Pages 375
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.

The Legend

The Legend Author Donna Grant
ISBN-10 9781250083449
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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A LONE STAR LOVER They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger—no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman... A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life—without putting her love in the line of fire?

Fighting the Legend

Fighting the Legend Author Andrew Bacskai
ISBN-10 1616512784
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Saddleback Educational Publ
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Themes: Hi-Lo, Sports, urban teens, Football. Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: No one ever caught Ty in the open. Ty jogged back to the huddle. His teammates slapped his back. Ty was their star running back. But he hadn't been running well lately. At the snap, Ty broke right again. But he tripped and fell. The ball bounced away.