This collection features his most compelling images from works of fact and fancy. Half of the images are printed in their rare original full-color format.
Author: H. J. Ford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Best known for his illustrations from Andrew Lang's 12-volume series of "Color" fairy books, H. J. Ford also depicted historical figures from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. This collection features his most compelling images from works of fact and fancy. Half of the images are printed in their rare original full-color format.
And the people, seeing her ride over the mountains, wielding her silver bow,
followed by the maidens and their torches, called her the Goddess of the Moon.
Some called her the Maiden of the Silver Bow. Others called her Lady of the Wild
Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.
He must make pilgrimages to several shrines ( Berkeley , the Robinson's house ,
the church ) and engage in several battles in order to purify himself to win the fair
maiden's hand . The fair maiden , it must be said , is remarkably true to form ...
Author: Elizabeth Hirschman
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Exploring the rich American mythology, the author delves deeply into movies and television to trace the symbols, paradigms, characters, and plot-lines that comprise the nation's "active myths."
Monstrous Monsters of Europe ales of heroes and giants , monsters and maidens
, evil spirits and wicked goblins creatures are symbolic of the eternal struggle
between good and evil . They represent the force of evil and are usually
Author: Robert Ingpen
Publisher: Chelsea House
A collection of traditional stories from peoples around the world about monsters, ghosts, giants, trolls, and evil spirits and how to defend yourself against them.
Stolen Maidens . ( a ) Three princesses are stolen by a monster . ( b ) the hero
goes to rescue them . IV . Rescue . ( a ) In the lower world , with a sword which he
finds there , he conquers several monsters and rescues three maidens . ( b ) The
Author: Caltech-Weingart Conference in the Humanities $(4th : 1984 : California Institute of Technology)
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press
For the past fifty years literary studies and criticism have been dominated by formalist, structural and text-centered approaches. The editor of this volume, Jerome J. McGann, has been arguing in recent years for more expansive and contextual procedures. In this collection of essays he has brought together a group of distinguished collaborators--including Terry Eagleton, Marilyn Butler, Cecil Lang, and Sandra Gilbert--whose work emphasizes the importance of social and historical methodologies for the study of literary texts. Representing a variety of viewpoints and critical strategies, these critics together demonstrate the sociohistorical dimensions of literary works, provide examples of how studies of such literary works might be pursued, and suggest some central areas of investigation. The resulting effort to reconstitute some vital and neglected critical approaches will engage students and scholars of literature, and move them to reassess current critical assumptions. Fundamental to this collection is the sense that literary texts are more than self-enclosed verbal constructs. In his introduction to the essays, editor McGann examines how and why the concept of referentiality fell into disfavor with modern literary schools. The antihistorical bias of the New Critics, Structuralists, and Deconstructionists, he argues, ultimately limit their critical vision. For literature, McGann stresses, has various points of reference to a larger world of social interactions and historical influence; only by recognizing and reconstructing that world can we mine the full meaning, and communicative potential, of a fictional work.
Suddenly he heard a noise and three herons came flying down , dashed
themselves against the ground and turned into beautiful maidens . Each one
picked up an arrow . Ivan glanced round and there in the earth beside “ This is
my beloved's ...
Author: Elizabeth Warner
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books
A beautifully illustrated anthology of stories and legends of the Russian people includes forty-three tales of gods and heroes, dragons and monsters, witches and wizards, giants and shape-changers, along with information on the sources of Russian folklore.
INTRODUCTION Metamorphosis in Shakespeare ' s Plays : A Pageant of Gods ,
Heroes , Maids , and Monsters ... Shakespeare creates images of omnipotent
gods , valiant heroes , beauteous maidens , and hideous monsters which he ...
Author: Elizabeth Truax
Images of metamorphosis characterize Shakespeare's drama on every level. Once the image is established by simile, metaphor, or direct allusion, it is then transformed into the stuff of theatre. The images are charged with tension, excitement, and sometimes humour. The protagonists assume the posture of the pagan gods, heroes and others, depicted in literature and the visual arts and attempt to play roles for which they are often ill-suited or unprepared. After trial and learning they undergo genuine transformations as a result of actions for which they are responsible, and learn valuable lessons. This is an approach to Shakespeare's use of metamorphosis, using The Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, A Winter's Tale, and others to demonstrate transformations on several levels.
Meet legendary heroes, powerful goddesses and vengeful monsters in this beautiful hardback collection of more than 20 epic tales from Greek and Roman mythology, featuring lavish full-color illustrations throughout.
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Meet legendary heroes, powerful goddesses and vengeful monsters in this beautiful hardback collection of more than 20 epic tales from Greek and Roman mythology, featuring lavish full-color illustrations throughout. The myths and legends of the ancient world are vividly told here by master storytellers of the 19th century, Thomas Bulfinch and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Discover how Theseus defeated the minotaur, why the witch Circe turned men into swine and the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. This treasury captures the beauty and magnificence of these timeless myths, illustrated with enchanting full-color Pre-Raphaelite and art nouveau paintings by Walter Crane and John William Waterhouse, among others. Stories include: • Echo and Narcissus • Juno and her rivals • Pygmalion • Cupid and Psyche • The Gorgon's Head • Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth • The Pomegranate Seeds
The hero does slay the monster , but not with the ring of the true victor — and he
is welcomed by his parent , instead of by a beautiful maiden . To such a pass is
BeowulfSiegfried fallen . In The Hunting of the Snark , the hero is eaten by the ...
Author: Florence Becker Lennon
The life of Lewis Carroll.