Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike—this eBook collection includes all six original novels in the Dune Saga written by Frank Herbert. DUNE IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling. In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time. The Dune Saga begins on the desert planet Arrakis with the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.... Includes Books 1 - 6: DUNE • DUNE MESSIAH • CHILDREN OF DUNE • GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE • HERETICS OF DUNE • CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE

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Isbn 0593333020
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-02
Pages 3000
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A classic novel from the master of science fiction, Frank Herbert's Whipping Star. “Herbert is one of the most thought-provoking writers of our time; by focusing on ‘alien' culture, he makes us examine what the true definition of ‘human' is.” —The Pacific Sun In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy, the sentients of the galaxy find the need for a Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly. BuSab is allowed to sabotage and harass the governmental, administrative, and economic powers in the ConSentiency. Private citizens must not be harassed, and vital functions of society are also exempt. Jorj X. McKie is a born troublemaker who has become one of BuSab's best agents. Drafted for the impossible task of establishing meaningful communication with an utterly alien entity who defies understanding, McKie finds himself racing against time to prevent a mad billionairess from wiping out all life in the ConSentiency. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Frank Herbert
Isbn 9781429918480
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-01-20
Pages 256
Language English
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It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats...and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of "dangerous technology," is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path. Every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson
Isbn 1429986573
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 496
Language English
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND THE INDEPENDENT • New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.” “The Shattered Seas trilogy has worked its way into a very exclusive group of my favorite fantasy novels of all time.”—James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner Words are weapons. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge. Only half a war is fought with swords. The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king’s minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head—a man who worships only Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil. Some—like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith—are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others—like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver—would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness. Praise for Half a War “Filled with swift battles, quick plot twists and witty dialogue.”—New York Daily News “A fantasy for all ages, and all times [that] rends the soul as compulsively as anything Abercrombie has written to date . . . Half a War is a success in every way, putting a stupendous capstone on the entire Shattered Sea Trilogy.”—Tordotcom “There’s all the sword-swinging and Machiavellian machinations you could ask for in this tale of a final battle between countries and kings.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “Engaging, mesmerising and jaw-dropping.”—SciFi Now “Abercrombie piles on shocking betrayals and charges his characters a high price for vengeance in this powerful and fitting final volume.”—Publishers Weekly

Author Joe Abercrombie
Isbn 080417847X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-07-28
Pages 384
Language English
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Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence. And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty...

Author Frank Herbert
Isbn 1101157879
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-02-05
Pages 336
Language English
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The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.

Author Frank Herbert
Isbn 164700182X
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-11-24
Pages 176
Language English
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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

Author Khaled Hosseini
Isbn 0307371557
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-02-24
Pages 400
Language English
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New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to her beloved Chesapeake Diaries series with a charming beachside romance that is “everything you love about small-town romance” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy). Always believing she was an ugly duckling, Chrissy Jenkins thought she had finally turned into a swan when her real-life Prince Charming swept her off her feet. But as his true character began to crack his perfect facade, Chrissy realized that not only was she better off without him, but that she was the only one who had the power to transform her life. Returning to her ancestral home on Cannonball Island for a family wedding, Chrissy is reintroduced to a legacy she’d all but forgotten. In choosing to stay on the island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, an up-and-coming restaurant in St. Dennis. But despite her newfound self-confidence, she still doesn’t trust her taste in men. So when she meets Jared Chandler, a handsome ship salvager staying at the inn while he conducts a nearby recovery operation, Chrissy’s certain she can keep him as a friend—even though he’s everything any woman would want in a man. As fellow newcomers, together they discover the charm of the historic bayside town and explore the idyllic island. But when Chrissy agrees to be Jared’s date for his father’s wedding, they embark on a weekend that will find them each seeing the other in a completely different light, one that will change their lives foreve

Author Mariah Stewart
Isbn 1501154427
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-31
Pages 400
Language English
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"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable.

Author James Joyce
Isbn 1513265199
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-07-28
Pages 680
Language English
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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Wolfshead' is one of Howard's stories featuring the character De Montour who is a Norman werewolf. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Author Robert E. Howard
Isbn 147339838X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 44
Language English
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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classic Dune. The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson
Isbn 1466878800
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 448
Language English
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In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson
Isbn 1429949767
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 448
Language English
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Volume I of the handbook presents contemporary, multidisciplinary, historical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of how body movements relate to language. It documents how leading scholars from differenct disciplinary backgrounds conceptualize and analyze this complex relationship. Five chapters and a total of 72 articles, present current and past approaches, including multidisciplinary methods of analysis. The chapters cover: I. How the body relates to language and communication: Outlining the subject matter, II. Perspectives from different disciplines, III. Historical dimensions, IV. Contemporary approaches, V. Methods. Authors include: Michael Arbib, Janet Bavelas, Marino Bonaiuto, Paul Bouissac, Judee Burgoon, Martha Davis, Susan Duncan, Konrad Ehlich, Nick Enfield, Pierre Feyereisen, Raymond W. Gibbs, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Uri Hadar, Adam Kendon, Antja Kennedy, David McNeill, Lorenza Mondada, Fernando Poyatos, Klaus Scherer, Margret Selting, Jürgen Streeck, Sherman Wilcox, Jeffrey Wollock, Jordan Zlatev.

Author Cornelia Müller,Alan Cienki,Ellen Fricke,Silva Ladewig,David McNeill,Sedinha Tessendorf
Isbn 3110261316
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2013-10-14
Pages 1146
Language English
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This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 1: Fugitive Pieces Poems on Various Occasions Hours of Idleness: Damœtas To Marion Oscar of Alva From Anacreon Lachin y Gair To Romance The Death of Calmar and Orla Poems Original and Translated Early Poems from Various Sources The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 2: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 3: Poems 1809–1813 The Giaour The Bride of Abydos The Corsair Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte Lara Hebrew Melodies: She walks in Beauty The Harp the Monarch Minstrel swept If that High World The Wild Gazelle Oh! weep for those On Jordan's Banks Jeptha's Daughter Oh! snatched away in Beauty's Bloom My Soul is Dark I saw thee weep Thy Days are done Saul Song of Saul before his Last Battle "All is Vanity, saith the Preacher" When Coldness wraps this Suffering Clay Vision of Belshazzar Sun of the Sleepless! Were my Bosom as False as thou deem'st it to be Herod's Lament for Mariamne On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus By the Rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept "By the Waters of Babylon" The Destruction of Sennacherib… A Spirit passed before me Poems 1814–1816 The Siege of Corinth Parisina Poems of the Separation The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 4: The Prisoner of Chillon Poems of July—September, 1816: The Dream Darkness Churchill's Grave Prometheus Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan Manfred The Lament of Tasso Beppo Ode on Venice Mazeppa The Prophecy of Dante The Morgante Maggiore of Pulci Francesca of Rimini Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice The Vision of Judgment Poems 1816-1823 The Blues The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 5: Sardanapalus The Two Foscari Cain Heaven and Earth Werner; or, The Inheritance The Deformed Transformed The Age of Bronze The Island The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 6: Don Juan The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7: Jeux d'Esprit and Minor Poems, 1798–1824: Letters and Journals of Lord Byron Biographies: Byron by John Nichol The Life of Lord Byron by John Galt

Author Lord Byron
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Genre Poetry
Year 2019-12-01
Pages 4610
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Lord Byron" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 1: Fugitive Pieces Poems on Various Occasions Hours of Idleness Poems Original and Translated Early Poems from Various Sources The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 2: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 3: Poems 1809–1813 The Giaour: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale The Bride of Abydos: A Turkish Tale The Corsair Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte Lara Hebrew Melodies: She walks in Beauty The Harp the Monarch Minstrel swept If that High World The Wild Gazelle Oh! weep for those On Jordan's Banks Jeptha's Daughter Oh! snatched away in Beauty's Bloom My Soul is Dark I saw thee weep Thy Days are done Saul Song of Saul before his Last Battle "All is Vanity, saith the Preacher" When Coldness wraps this Suffering Clay Vision of Belshazzar Sun of the Sleepless! Were my Bosom as False as thou deem'st it to be Herod's Lament for Mariamne… Poems 1814–1816 The Siege of Corinth Parisina Poems of the Separation The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 4: The Prisoner of Chillon Poems of July—September, 1816: Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan Manfred: A Dramatic Poem The Lament of Tasso Beppo: A Venetian Story Ode on Venice Mazeppa The Prophecy of Dante The Morgante Maggiore of Pulci Francesca of Rimini Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: An Historical Tragedy The Vision of Judgment Poems 1816-1823 The Blues: A Literary Eclogue The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 5: Sardanapalus: A Tragedy The Two Foscari: An Historical Tragedy Cain: A Mystery Heaven and Earth; A Mystery Werner; or, The Inheritance: A Tragedy The Deformed Transformed: A Drama The Age of Bronze; or, Carmen Seculare et Annus haud Mirabilis The Island; or, Christian and his Comrades The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 6: Don Juan The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7: Jeux d'Esprit and Minor Poems, 1798–1824 Letters and Journals of Lord Byron Biographies: Byron by John Nichol The Life of Lord Byron by John Galt

Author Lord Byron
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Genre Literary Collections
Year 2019-12-01
Pages 4610
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Cet ouvrage constitue la première bibliographie francophone et critique consacrée à Richard Wagner et au wagnérisme sur un siècle et demi. C'est un outil de travail et de recherche sur cette littérature extrêmement riche. Il apporte aussi des éclairages et des commentaires souvent inattendus sur l'histoire, la société, la littérature et les arts de cette période.

Author Jacques Barioz,Pascal Bouteldja
Isbn 2296205526
Genre Music
Year 2008-09-01
Pages 406
Language English
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This bibliography contains the publications of Husserl and the main secondary literature on Husserl, from Husserl's earliest publication (1887) till today (1997). As the collection of material was conduded in lune 1997, the list of publications for the year 1997 is of course incomplete. In this bibliography publications in the following languages have been induded: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch - for both primary and secondary literature. Since this bibliography has been based primarily on the consultation of the induded documents (and not restricted to copying already existing bibliographies), it was not possible to indude publications in languages other than those mentioned. The bibliography has been constructed in the following way: 1. The list of Husserl's works and secondary literature by individual authors is preceded by a list of all edited volumes in which a text by or on Husserl is published. This list is ordered chronologica11y and runs from 1921 ti11 1997 (inclusive). Edited volumes of the same year are classified according to language, and this in the order mentioned above: German, English, French, etc. Edited volumes with a title in more than one language are classified according to the above order of languages (this of course concerns only the title of the edited volume, not the title(s) of the individual contributions). This order is maintained throughout the other parts of the bibliography.

Author Steven Spileers
Isbn 9401593051
Genre Philosophy
Year 2013-03-09
Pages 450
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C est l'objectif de toute tâche qui détermine la manière dont on va accomplir un travail. Il est donc primordial de bien le comprendre et de bien le définir. L'histoire du christianisme et de l'Eglise démontre, à travers les siècles, que le but de la mission ou de l'évangélisation a souvent été celui de faire des adeptes, non seulement d'une doctrine, mais aussi de toute une culture. Le présent travail cherche à mettre en évidence l'importance du lien entre message et messager. Il veut également mettre en garde contre des motivations d'évangéliser qui s'éloignent subtilement de l'esprit de l'Evangile.

Author Eric McNeely
Isbn 2296346774
Genre Religion
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 320
Language English
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