Riders In The Chariot

Riders In The Chariot Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781446434987
Year 2011-06-30
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MALOUF Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu, Miss Hare wanders, half-mad. In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aborigine artist and a Jewish refugee. They place themselves in the care of a local washerwoman. In a world of pervasive evil, all four have been independently damaged and discarded. Now in one shared vision they find themselves bound together, understanding the possibility of redemption.

Riders in the Chariot

Riders in the Chariot Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9780099323914
Year 1996
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MALOUF Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu, Miss Hare wanders, half-mad. In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aborigine artist and a Jewish refugee. They place themselves in the care of a local washerwoman. In a world of pervasive evil, all four have been independently damaged and discarded. Now in one shared vision they find themselves bound together, understanding the possibility of redemption.

Riders in the Chariot

Riders in the Chariot Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781590170021
Year 1961
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books
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Patrick White's brilliant 1961 novel, set in an Australian suburb, intertwines four deeply different lives. An Aborigine artist, a Holocaust survivor, a beatific washerwoman, and a childlike heiress are each blessed—and stricken—with visionary experiences that may or may not allow them to transcend the machinations of their fellow men. Tender and lacerating, pure and profane, subtle and sweeping, Riders in the Chariot is one of the Nobel Prize winner's boldest books.

Riders in the Chariot

Riders in the Chariot Author Kevin Piper
ISBN-10 0864311885
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher
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This book studies the fact that Australian students should be entitled to adequate access to valid and comprehensive educational knowledge which is consistent with the national interest.

The Horse the Wheel and Language

The Horse  the Wheel  and Language Author David W. Anthony
ISBN-10 9780691148182
Year 2010-08-15
Pages 568
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.

The Vivisector

The Vivisector Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781446434864
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The men and women who court him during his long life are, above all, the victims of his art. He is the vivisector, dissecting their weaknesses with cruel precision: his sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion and the passionate illusions of his mistress, Hero Pavloussi. It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion.

The Solid Mandala

The Solid Mandala Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781446434956
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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This is the story of two people living one life. Arthur and Waldo Brown were born twins and destined never to to grow away from each other. They spent their childhood together. Their youth together. Middle-age together. Retirement together. They even shared the same girl. They shared everything - except their view of things. Waldo, with his intelligence, saw everything and understood little. Arthur was the fool who didn't bother to look. He understood.

Riders in the Sky

Riders in the Sky Author Charles Grant
ISBN-10 0812562860
Year 2000-08-15
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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It is the time of the Millennium, of great battles between good and evil. The hoofbeats of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse herald the last days of Mankind. The four novels of the Millennium Quartet reveal the cataclysms that await mankind at the turn of the century and vividly tell of the effects of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they wreak havoc on the world. Death spread a wide swath of violence over the Planet. Famine devastated crops, fish, and domesticated animals. Plague returned as a mutated version of smallpox and decimated the remaining human population. Still, mankind has struggled on, most people completely unaware that they have experienced the effects of the Horsemen and not merely a combination of bad weather and freak genetics. Most people, but not all. These are the survivors, no longer completely human-and the only people who can stand against the Horsemen: a preacher given the power to stop Death. Two teenagers who can see the truth in anyone's heart. A mother and her two daughters, who saw the man they all loved sacrifice himself to save them from Plague. A waitress who has decided she can't wait any longer. A would-be writer whose young son has become Famine. The young widow of a British nobleman-the only person who knows the earthly identities of all four Horsemen-has brought them all together. Now they prepare to do battle. With War as their leader, the Horsemen are preparing to lay waste to the world. They have gathered for a final strategy session on an isolated island in the Atlantic. But their coming is no longer secret, and they are no longer unopposed. The defenders of mankind are coming. They may well fail to defeat the Apocalypse. But if so, they will die trying.

The Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781429977302
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Picador
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In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait. It is the dying mother who will command attention, and who in the midst of disaster will look into the eye of the storm. "An antipodean King Lear writ gentle and tragicomic, almost Chekhovian . . . The Eye of the Storm [is] an intensely dramatic masterpiece" (The Australian).

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career Author Miles Franklin
ISBN-10 9781775411314
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends. It depicts the poor, intelligent Sybylla who cannot accustom herself to her family's reduced circumstances. She is given a reprieve and sent to her Grandmother's grand house, where she mingles with the best rural society, including the handsome Harry Beecham. She is faced with the choice of material improvement through marriage, or personal improvement through working for her dreams.

The Tree Of Man

The Tree Of Man Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781446434925
Year 2010-12-23
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills. Once the land is cleared and a rudimentary house built, he brings his wife Amy to the wilderness. Together they face lives of joy and sorrow as they struggle against the environment.

The Chariot of Queen Zara The Secrets of Droon 27

The Chariot of Queen Zara  The Secrets of Droon  27 Author Tony Abbott
ISBN-10 9780545418409
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! Galen is back, and the kids are going to need his help. But first, they have to find him! Eric and his friends soon learn that the old wizard is trapped in the city of Parthnoop, on the dark side of the moon, and only Queen Zara's flying chariot will take them there. But with genies, urn-riders, and secrets around every turn, can they reach Galen in time? Or will they be trapped in Parthnoop, too?

The Twyborn Affair

The Twyborn Affair Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781446434895
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Eddie Twyborn is bisexual and beautiful, the son of a Judge and a drunken mother. With his androgynous hero - Eudoxia/Eddie/Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, Patrick White takes us into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.

Happy Valley

Happy Valley Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781448161713
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Happy Valley is Patrick White’s first novel, published in London in 1939 when White was twenty-seven. It was praised by, among others, Graham Greene and Elizabeth Bowen, and won the Australian Literature Gold Medal in 1941, but, fearing that he had libelled one of the families portrayed in the novel, White did not allow the novel to be republished in English in his lifetime. Happy Valley is a place of dreams and secrets, of snow and ice and wind. In this remote little town, perched in its landscape of desolate beauty, everybody has a story to tell about loss and longing and loneliness, about their passion to escape. I must get away, thinks Dr Oliver Halliday, thinks Alys Browne, thinks Sidney Furlow. But Happy Valley is not a place that can be easily left, and White’s vivid characters, with their distinctive voices, move bit by bit towards sorrow and acceptance.