Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Swallow is a story of a Dutch girl raised in South Africa among the Kaffirs. Lonely, she gazes from shore over the waves of a storm-tossed sea, and dreams of a brother entering her life. and soon finds herself face-to-face with a shipwrecked waif cast ashore by the storm.
A Dutch girl raised in South Africa among the Kaffirs. Lonely, she gazes from shore over the waves of a storm-tossed sea, and dreams of a brother entering her life... and soon finds herself face-to-face with a shipwrecked waif cast ashore by the storm.
After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world... a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world.But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.
This deluxe, illustrated official companion to The Dark Tower movie - based on Stephen King's bestselling eight volume series - explores the art and creation of this extraordinary film, starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, The Man in Black.A gorgeous celebration of the art and creation of The Dark Tower movie, The Making of the Dark Tower includes interviews with actors and the director, the costume designer, and the set designer. From revealing how casting found the stars and the photography team scouted key locations, thoughts on where the Dark Tower can go from here, the book is organized into five parts.Part I: The Path to the Tower discusses the origins of the saga and its thematic and cultural influences. Part II: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black profiles the two characters as two opposing forces. Part III: Mid-World is a journey through the bizarre wasteland of interdimensional detritus that is Mid-World. Part IV: Keystone World might be our Earth, but the Keystone World of The Dark Tower universe is also rocked by quakes and stretched thin by interdimensional stress. Part V: The Dark Tower is the wrap-up section collecting insights from the film's major players, sharing their favorite memories and looking back on the journey that led them to this point.Over three decades ago Stephen King introduced readers to Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. Stephen King went on to write seven more wonderful volumes in The Dark Tower series. Now fans of the books and of the movie will welcome this big, beautiful, full-colour book that they'll need for their collections.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. In the novel "Two On A Tower" Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with the beautiful Swithin St Cleeve. He is younger than she and stands below the social ladder. The tower in question is a monument to the astronomical observatory where together the lovers 'sweep the heavens'. Science and romance are destined to collide, however, as work, ambition and the pressures of the outside world intrude upon the pair. In what Sally Shuttleworth calls 'a drama of oppositions and conflicts', Hardy's story sets male desire against female constancy.
Join Roland Deschain, gunslinger from Gilead that was, knight errant of a decayed civilization, as he and his companions journey towards the distant Dark Tower. Leaving behind the Emerald City, they are confronted by a starkblast, an icy, terrifying storm that stops them in theirtracks. Roland begins to spin a story… This is both a stand-alone novel for readers new to the world of the Dark Tower and a gift of deeper insight for existing fans. What does the young Roland discover when he is sent to investigate a slaughter at a ranch? Who is the 'skin man'? And what happens in the story Roland's mother used to read to him as a child, 'The Wind through the Keyhole'?
What does with the person the power and what are the fruits of efforts of the person in power? Who actually uncompromisingly counteracts the authorities and whether a complete victory of one of the parties is possible? What is the primary source of the development of society? Is not it curious to take a look at all this from the highest bell tower, if thou is not too lazy to climb up on it!?
Marc Riboud traveled the world recording the harmony of landscapes and the beauty in faces from Angkor to Istanbul, India to Bangladesh, and New York to China. From a painter poised like a dancer on the metal girders of the Eiffel Tower to a young woman bravely facing down a rank of riflemen in protest against the Vietnam War, Riboud’s photographs reveal his deep insight into humanity, his compassion for the human struggle, and an insatiable desire to understand the plights, triumphs, and daily life of others. While many of his photographs depict the anguish of war, others catch the evanescent delight of a swim in a sun-dappled river or children learning to whistle in a Shanghai street. An exhibition of Riboud’s photography will open at New York’s Rubin Museum on October 17, 2014.
London is now some 2,000 years old, and for the last thousand has been one of the greatest cities on earth. Engulfed in calamities that seemed to mark its end, from fire and plague to mass bombings, it has emerged stronger than ever, with a vibrant cultural life and long heritage that entices visitors. With intriguing facts and stories, The London Treasury looks at the minutiae of everyday life; famous Londoners, real and fictional (like Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes); and major events that changed the city and the world. It reveals London's oldest pub, the legend of the Tower of London, the mystery of the red columns next to Blackfriars Bridge, the average life expectancy of a Londoner, what qualifies someone as a Cockney, and much more!
01. Corycian Fire Intro02. Spectral Mornings03. Out Of The Body 04. Wolflight 05. Every Day 06. Love Song To A Vampire 07. The Wheel's Turning 08. Loving Sea 09. Jacuzzi 10. Icarus Ascending11. Star Of Sirius 12. Ace Of Wands 13. A Tower Struck Down14. Shadow Of The Hierophant 15. Get 'Em Out By Friday16. Can-Utility And The Coastliners 17. After The Ordeal18. The Cinema Show 19. Aisle Of Plenty20. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway21. The Musical Box22. Clocks 23. Firth Of Fifth
THE WASTE LANDS is the third volume in Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series. The Dark Tower is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, due in cinemas August 18, 2017.In the third novel in Stephen King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower.Roland has altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers in New York. Now they exist in different worlds, paradoxically sharing memories. Roland, Susannah and Eddie must try to draw Jake into Mid-World then follow the Path of the Beam through an urban waste land to the Dark Tower.Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, Roland and his friends cross a desert of damnation in this macabre new world as revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward.