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Book of Lamentations / (Armenian Edition)
Gregory of Narek, 2015

Gregory of Narek (Armenian: Գրիգոր Նարեկացի Grigor Narekatsi; 951 - 1003) was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher, theologian and saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church, born into a family of writers. He was "Armenia's first great poet". He is the author of mystical interpretation on the Song of Songs and numerous poetic writings. His Book of Prayers, also known as "Book of Lamentations", a long mystical poem in 95 ...


A History of Armenia
Vahan M. Kurkjian, 2014

The volume is an easy reading and a must for the beginner student and interested party of the history of Armenia as well as for those more familiar with Armenian and its history. The author, an expert on Armenian history, has masterfully covered all aspects of the Armenian history such as Armenian literature, Armenian Church, the history of Armenian old and modern language, architecture, sculpture, music etc. along with all the historical ...


Gnani Yoga or Development of Wisdom
Yogi Ramacharaka, 2012

Excerpts from the book: In this course of lessons, we shall take up the subject of "Gnani Yoga"–the Yoga of Wisdom, and will endeavor to make plain some of its most important and highest teachings. And, we trust that in so doing, we shall be able to awaken in you a still higher realization of your relationship with the One, and a corresponding Love for that in which you live, and move and have your being. We ask for your loving sympathy and ...


The Bustan of Saadi
Saadi, A. Hart Edwards, 2012

This is a prose translation of the Bustan of Saadi, (The Garden of Saadi) originally published as part of the Wisdom of the East series in the early 20th century, and long out of print. This book is full of practical spiritual wisdom. Saadi doesn't lean on allegory as much as other Sufi writers of the period; most of the stories in this collection have a pretty obvious moral lesson.


The Day of the Locust
Nathanael West, 2011

The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, its overarching themes deal with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the Hollywood movie industry. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included ...


Ravished Armenia: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl, Who Survived the Great Massacres
Aurora Mardiganian, 2014

Aurora (Arshaluys) Mardiganian (January 12, 1901 - February 6, 1994) was an Armenian American author, actress and a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Aurora Mardiganian was the daughter of a prosperous Armenian family living in Chmshgatsak twenty miles north of Harput, Ottoman Turkey. Witnessing the deaths of her family members and being forced to march over 1,400 miles, during which she was kidnapped and sold into the slave markets of ...


The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Dante Alighieri, 2012

The Divine Comedy (Italian: La Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the Christian afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan ...


Behind That Curtain (Charlie Chan)
Earl Derr Biggers, 2011

Behind That Curtain (1928) is the third novel in the Charlie Chan series of mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers. It is set almost exclusively in California (as opposed to Chan's native Hawaii), and tells the story of the former head of Scotland Yard, a detective who is pursuing the long-cold trail of a murderer. Fifteen years ago, a London solicitor was killed in circumstances in which the only clue was a pair of Chinese slippers, which he ...


Armenian Mythology: Stories of Armenian Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines, Hells & Heavens, Folklore & ...
Mardiros Harootioon Ananikian, M. H. Ananikean, 2010

Armenian mythology was strongly influenced by Zoroastrianism, with deities such as Aramazd, Mihr or Anahit, as well as Assyrian traditions, such as Barsamin, but there are fragmentary traces of native traditions, such as Hayk or Vahagn and Astghik. According to De Morgan there are signs which indicate that the Armenians were initially nature worshipers and that this faith in time was transformed to the worship of national gods, of which many ...


Lost Horizon
James Hilton, 2011

Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service, finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La, whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. Among the book's themes is an allusion to the possibility of another cataclysmic world war brewing, ...


Dave's Sweetheart
Mary Gaunt, 2012

Mary Eliza Bakewell Gaunt (1861-1942), was an Australian novelist. she was educated at Grenville College, Ballarat, where her facility in writing was noted. Mary Gaunt believed that a woman had the right to follow her own career and be financially independent, even if married. On 19 March 1881 she was one of the first women to sign the matriculation roll of the University of Melbourne; she began an arts course but did not continue after poor ...


Raja Yoga or Mental Development
Yogi Ramacharaka, 2011

Thousands of years before the development of Western social sciences of psychology, philosophy, religious studies, etc., the yogis of India, especially the branch of Raja Yoga, which dealt with human mental faculty, pondered with the same questions that today modern scientists are involved in. The results of many of these recent scientific developments clearly seem to be validating the premises of the Eastern philosophy, especially the Yoga ...


Poems / (Russian Edition)
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, 2014

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov; (1814 -1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", became the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature alongside Pushkin and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but ...


Death of a Viewer
Herbert Adams, 2012

Review Ewen gets on his soapbox and in doing so reminds readers of the unrest in the air in the 1950s, including calls for the abolition of hereditary titles, Church and union reform, disgust at the possibilities of easier divorce, and legalisation of what is quaintly described as the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. These references will make the legendary Cheltenham colonels who so often write to the editor of The Times weep with joy, but alas they ...


The Moving Finger
Mary Gaunt, 2012

Mary Eliza Bakewell Gaunt (1861-1942), was an Australian novelist. she was educated at Grenville College, Ballarat, where her facility in writing was noted. Mary Gaunt believed that a woman had the right to follow her own career and be financially independent, even if married. On 19 March 1881 she was one of the first women to sign the matriculation roll of the University of Melbourne; she began an arts course but did not continue after poor ...


Samuel (Samvel) (Armenian Edition)
Raffi (Hagop Melik-Hagopian), 2014

Hakob Melik Hakobian, better known by his pen name Raffi, is a renowned Armenian author born in 1835 in Payajouk, an Armenian village situated in the Salmas province (presently in the north of Iran, near Urmia Lake) in Persia. He died in 1888 in Tiflis (present-day Tbilisi). Raffi is a prominent figure of Armenian literature.


The Trail of Conflict
Emilie Baker Loring, 2012

Emilie Baker Loring was born about 1864 in Massachusetts. She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Josephine Story. According to Reader’s Friend, Ms. Loring published 30 romance novels between 1922 and 1950, beginning with my favorite A Trail of Conflict. After her death in 1951, her two sons found a large amount of unfinished materials. Those materials were developed into 20 romantic novels, published between 1952 and 1972. Ms. Loring’’s ...


Miss Mapp
E. F. Benson, 2010

Edward Frederic Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. His friends called him Fred. One of E.F. Benson principal novel is Miss Mapp from his Mapp and Lucia series, which serialized by commercial television in the 1980s under the series title "Mapp and Lucia." The principal setting of which is a town called Tilling, which is recognizably based on Rye, East Sussex, where ...


The King's Passport
H. Bedford-Jones, 2012

Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones (1887–1949) was a Canadian historical, adventure fantasy, science fiction, crime and Western writer who became a naturalized United States citizen in 1908. After being encouraged to try writing by his friend, writer William Wallace Cook, Bedford-Jones began writing dime novels and pulp magazine stories. Bedford-Jones was an enormously prolific writer; the pulp editor Harold Hersey once recalled meeting ...


The Fool (Khent) by Raffi (the Great Novelist of Armenia), 2009

"The unforgettable tale of a man, a woman, and a nation divided. Written by Raffi, one of Armenia's most popular writers and translated by Mrs. Jane S. Wingate". Although not a novel of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23 per se , Raffi's masterpiece is as important to understanding the historical context of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century as any history textbook. It can be argued that if Raffi's messages of Armenian ...



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