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A Shadow Passes

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This is a book beautiful: not for rich format, fine printing and exquisite binding (though in these respects it is fair enough); but rather for the fact that within its covers a beautiful life's golden treasury of spiritual insight, judgment, and appreciation has been gathered, the jewels in the crown of one soul's journey through the world.
"A Shadow Passes" is Eden Phillpotts' "book of thoughts," a sort of journal of the lovely things he has seen and heard in the path of life; but each "thought" is related definitely with every other "thought," so that the subject has unity in the fullest sense-as a man's philosophy indubitably should, if well and carefully organized. Thus the reader learns what the author thinks of God and Nature; the earth and its riches; man and his struggle; the soul and its passion; the heart and its romance; death and victory; sorrow, joy, faith and doubt; life in all its phases. And each "thought" is a prose poem, carefully modeled by a master hand. If Eden Phillpotts had written nothing else, his name should live.
Only an artist could have written:
"No light promised at sunset, yet just before hope died, one great saffron streak broke the western gloom and the dripping winter trees at forest side caught the flash upon their boughs and wove it into a glittering net of amber and gold. The signal and response were instantaneous; then the sunset gleam vanished; but the watchful trees had marked it and achieved another beauty. A great maxim: to lose no chance of achieving beauty."
A more scientific description of the wonderful picture the author saw might have been written, but would our blood have been equally stirred to new singing? With what gentle simplicity the impression is recorded and withal with what majesty! The very smallness of the canvas makes the painting all the fairer.
The glory and the wonder of his native Dartmoor must be a powerful stimulant to such a pen-man. From his cottage windows Phillpotts looks out across a veritable fairyland where everything is vibrant with life, where even the stones breathe; and to this wonderland he is Lord Historian "by special appointment."
-Unity, Volume 85


A Passionate Night

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Mixing business with pleasure leads to a passionate night.Harper Bennett's motto is work hard, play hard. Lately, she's forgotten the latter and has focused her time as part-owner, along with her brothers, of the hottest nightclub in Atlanta. When an intriguing client enters, Harper forgoes her promise to never date a man that doesn't live in the same city and she finds herself playing hard to get with Hunter Arrington. The passion that has ignited between them can't be extinguished, and she dreads the day he has to leave. Hunter travels the world because of his career and has no intentions of settling down until his eyes land on Harper Bennett. There's something about the petite, sassy woman that he adores and makes him feel at home for the first time in years. Now he's faced with a life-changing decision and the thought of being without Harper isn't an option.


A Spell Of Passion Or Fear

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Ariston was once a Guardian of the Kalliopolis, a perfect city designed according to the instructions of the Philosophers--Philosophers who, in their wisdom, found the human Guardians of Ariston's generation imperfect and replaced them with warrior machines with engines for minds. Phaleas Peneste, a poor farmer's orphan the new Guardians rescued from the devastating winter that killed his family, now serves as a mechanic and servant to them. Unhappy with their positions in the Kalliopolis's new order, each man decides to escape, a coincidence that leads to their first meeting. Afraid to risk his life in the wilderness beyond the Kalliopolis, Phaleas hesitates and is recaptured by the Guardians while Ariston discovers he doesn't have anywhere to run. Back inside, drawn by their shared resistance, the two begin a secret affair. Phaleas hopes that together, they might give each other the strength to escape the Kalliopolis forever... but first he has to convince Ariston to try again.


Creole City

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"Provides fresh insights into the ways that New Orleans was tied to the larger Atlantic world and how the city and its inhabitants weathered their incorporation into the United States."-Ashli White, author of Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

"Dessens reveals a vanished world of transatlantic circuits, interracial families, politics and property, even ethnic rivalries-but most of all, the resilience, adaptability, and hard times of Saint-Domingue exiles whom revolution and war on two continents had cast ashore in New Orleans."-Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City

In Creole City, Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a time of rapid expansion and dizzying change. The story-rooted in the Sainte-Geme Family Papers harbored at The Historic New Orleans Collection-follows the twenty-year correspondence of Jean Boze to Henri de Ste-Geme, both refugees from Saint-Domingue.

Exploring parts of the city's early nineteenth-century history that have previously been neglected, Dessens examines how New Orleans came to symbolize progress, adventure, and culture to so many. Through Boze's letters, written to de Ste-Geme between 1818 and 1839, readers witness the convergence of new Americans and old colonial populations that sparked transformations in the economic, social, and political structures, as well as the Creolization of the city. Additionally, the letters depict transatlantic experiences at a time when New Orleans was a key hub of the Atlantic trade and so very distinct from other nineteenth-century American metropolises, such as New York and Philadelphia.

Dessens's portrayal of this seminal period is innovative and crucial to understanding of the city's rich record and its larger role in American history.


Passionate Journey

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"Look at these powerful black-and-white figures, their features etched in light and shadow . . . Has not this passionate journey had an incomparably deeper and purer impact on you than you have ever felt before?" Thomas Mann
Belgian-born Frans Masereel (18891972) was one of the greatest woodcut artists of the twentieth century. Ingeniously portraying the human experience through dramatic art, this novel-without-wordscrafted from 167 intricate woodcutsis considered to be the Flemish artist's masterpiece.
A feast for the eyes and the imagination, this powerful visual narrative details the life of an ordinary man. From the first bustling frame to the last haunting image, we are deeply drawn into the hero's day-to-day encounters, and discover a spirit in questone that we can profoundly relate to, emotionally and intellectually. Through each extraordinarily vivid depiction, readers feel the hero's happiness, grief, awe, and despair.



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