A First Book in English (Classic Reprint): Alfred Allan Kern
The English Wagner Book of 1594:Edited With Introduction and Notes, Inaugural-Dissertation Der Philosophischen Fakultät I. Sektion Der Kgl, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Zur Erlangung Der Doktorwürde, Eingereicht Den 18, Dezember, 1903 Alfred Ernest Richards
Enlarged Practice-Book in English Composition (Classic Reprint): Alfred M. Hitchcock
The third installment in Bernard Cornwell´s King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top 10 bestsellers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000180/bk_hcuk_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him. In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times best-selling novel in which Uhtred´s tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred´s side. Bernard Cornwell´s The Pale Horseman, like The Last Kingdom, is rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England. It tells the astonishing and true story of how Alfred, forced to become a fugitive in a few square miles of swampland, fights his enemies against overwhelming odds. The king is a pious Christian while Uhtred is a pagan. Alfred is a sickly scholar while Uhtred is an arrogant warrior. Yet the two forge an uneasy alliance that will lead them out of the marshes to the stark hilltop where the last remaining Saxon army will fight for the very existence of England. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001199/bk_harp_001199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just what is a ´´gay book´´? A book attracted to books of the same gender! Meet ´´Bob the Book´´, a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But a freak accident separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austen´s Mansfield Park and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning. Among their owners and readers are Alfred and Duane, whose on-again, off-again relationship unites and separates our book friends. Will Bob find Moishe? Will Jerry and Neil be reunited? Will Alfred and Duane make it work? Listen to Bob the Book to find all the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093163/bk_acx0_093163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents the history of Royal Children of Kingdom of England. - Alfred the Great - Prince Arthur - Henry the Third - The First Prince of Wales - Edward the Black Prince - Henry the Fifth and the Baby King.
The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred´s fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred´s growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred´s kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There, in the horror of the shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance. The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell´s books, is firmly based on true history. It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love, and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001632/bk_hcuk_001632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.