Maskerade

Maskerade PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552167568
Category : Discworld (Imaginary place)
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Maskerade in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMaskerade. This book was released on 2013 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork: a huge rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely familiar evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress. But Granny Weatherwax is in the audience, and she doesn’t hold with that sort of thing. So there’s going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening’s entertainment with murders you can really hum.)

Maskerade

Maskerade PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034995
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Maskerade in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMaskerade. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: 'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness . . .' The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show. Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter. And the show MUST go on . . . 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Magic and the Supernatural

Magic and the Supernatural PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1848880952
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 118

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Words on Cassette

Words on Cassette PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Audiobooks
Languages : en
Pages : 2468

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The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett   s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator PDF Book Detail Author: Aleksander Rzyman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443870013
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 197

Read and Download Aleksander Rzyman book The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 197 pages. Book excerpt: For the translator, intertexts are among chief problems posed by the source text. Often unmarked typographically, direct or altered, not necessarily well-known and sometimes intersemiotic, quotations and references to other writings and culture texts call for erudition and careful handling, so that readers of the translation stand a chance of spotting them, too. For the reader, the rich intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is among its trademark features. Consequently, it should not be missed in translations whose success thus depends significantly on the quality of translation of the intertexts which, as is highlighted here, cover a vast and varied range of types of original texts. The book focuses on how to deal with Pratchett’s intertexts: how to track them down, analyse their role, predict obstacles to their effective translation, and suggest translation solutions – complete with a discussion of the translation of selected intertextual fragments in the Polish version, Świat Dysku, a concise overview of intertextual theories, and an assessment of the translator’s work.

Words on Cassette 2002

Words on Cassette 2002 PDF Book Detail Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835245166
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 4891

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The Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034243
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 528

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book The Folklore of Discworld in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Folklore of Discworld. This book was released on 2010-07-06 with total page 528 pages. Book excerpt: NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld PDF Book Detail Author: Stephen Briggs
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407035509
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Read and Download Stephen Briggs book The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld. This book was released on 2008-11-06 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: 'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.' From, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT 'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.' From, MOVING PICTURES The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a collection of the wittiest, pithiest and wisest quotations from this extraordinary universe, dealing one-by-one with each book in the canon. Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.

The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407035207
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book The Fifth Elephant in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Fifth Elephant. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 464 pages. Book excerpt: Fifth book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Precisely balanced . . . a cracking comic thriller' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It's lying, only for a better class of people. They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job. A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper - an important copper, true - chief of police - but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador - to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run. At some point during his ambassadorship, things went very wrong. It's snowing. It's freezing. And if Vimes can't make it through the forest, with only his wits and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask), there's going to be a terrible war. There are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up.

Small Gods

Small Gods PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034847
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Small Gods in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSmall Gods. This book was released on 2008-12-26 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: 'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

Sourcery

Sourcery PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034545
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 252

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Sourcery in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSourcery. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: 'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126975
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book A Slip of the Keyboard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Slip of the Keyboard. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

Whitaker s Books in Print

Whitaker s Books in Print PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Bibliography, National
Languages : en
Pages : 3142

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Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407042785
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Johnny and the Dead in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohnny and the Dead. This book was released on 2010-06-22 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies . . . Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learnt a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down . . . especially since it's Halloween tomorrow. Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were . . . well . . . alive. Particularly if they break a few rules . . . The second book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070509
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

The World of Poo

The World of Poo PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144812722X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book The World of Poo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe World of Poo. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 128 pages. Book excerpt: From Snuff: 'Vimes' prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.'

Lords And Ladies

Lords And Ladies PDF Book Detail Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034871
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Read and Download Terry Pratchett book Lords And Ladies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLords And Ladies. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: 'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.