The Mummy's Curse

Mummymania in the English-speaking World

Author: Jasmine Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134297963

Category: History

Page: 240

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The most penetrating study of the curse ever conducted, The Mummy's Curse uncovers forgotten nineteenth-century fiction and poetry, revolutionizes the study of mummy horror films, and reveals the prejudices embedded in children’s toys. Examining original surveys and field observations of museum visitors demonstrate that media stereotypes - to which museums inadvertently contribute - promote vilification of mummies, which can invalidate demands for their removal from display. Jasmine Day shows that the curse's structure and meaning has changed over time, as public attitudes toward archaeology and the Middle East were transformed by events such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The riddle of the 'curse of the pharaohs' is finally solved via a radical anthropological treatment of the legend as a cultural concept rather than a physical phenomenon. A must for anyone interested in this ancient and mystifying legend.
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Shades of Grey


Author: E. L. James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442478958


Page: N.A

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Collected Short Stories and Pomes [And No, It's Not A Typo}

Author: Petra Ceason


ISBN: 0993041965

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 5597

Short stories and Geordie poems {pomes}, that started life as Creative Writing Course homeworks. A book of short stories usually contains between five and fifteen stories. You are reading about one with sixty of the little critters, ranging in size from fifty to over five thousand words, and believe me, the harder of those two to write was the fifty! I was kept under severe restraint whilst writing these, gagged; manacled; I'm talking SEVERE restraint here! So Dear True Reader: - The sex is understated, and off stage, totally unlike my usual work, but if you like Romance, Crime Fiction, the odd ghost, with just a pinch of fantasy; if you prefer your women feisty, red blooded, even when necessary prepared to do the asking, then this book is for you.
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Mad Doctors, Monsters and Mummies

Lobby Card Posters from Hollywood Horrors!

Author: Denis Gifford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Film posters

Page: 96

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

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Tales from the Compound

Collection Two

Author: H. K. Kiting

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508652953

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 7742

This collection contains the five individually published stories: Smoked Sausage, Interrogating Franklin, Off the Deep End, Jason the Mummy, Pass the Bag, and the bonus short story Fireman. Master Aries holds dominion over The Compound, an all-male brothel thirty minutes from Las Vegas, where a gay man can have nearly any fantasy fulfilled. In this series, he recounts short tales of the visits by his clients. Some like things vanilla, and some like them extremely kinky. No man leaves unsatisfied... Master Aries entertains Simon who likes cigars, and luckily Master Aries has an unlimited supply. The Master shows him how sensual and dangerous smoking can be. Master Aries interrogates Franklin who role-plays a captured soldier with a key piece of information. Will the "soldier" crack before Aries takes things too far? Matthew visits for a swim. Things start out tame at first, but they quickly turn kinky and dangerous when Master Aries gets out the weights and cuffs. Jason likes nothing better than complete mummification. Of course once a man is encased in plastic and duct tape, even something as basic as breathing is out of his control. The Master hosts a gay couple, Drew and Sampson. The only thing that they like better than sex with breath control is watching each other suffer. Robert comes to The Compound looking for a taste of fire. Master Aries gives him an evening of pleasure and terror, chained to a stake behind the building. They wouldn't really burn him. Would they? These short gay erotica tales contain a kinky mix of role-play, peril play, bondage, fire play, forced smoking, sex, domination, breath control, drowning peril, and fun.
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Ich lieb dich für immer ---

Author: Robert N. Munsch,Peter Baumann,Jürgen Rieckhoff

Publisher: Oldenburg [Germany] : Lappan

ISBN: 9783830311034

Category: German language materials

Page: 25

View: 4274

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Author: David Almond,Ulli Günther

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423623155


Page: 199

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 1916

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Fierce Enchantments

Ten Erotic Tales of Myth, Magic and Desire

Author: Janine Ashbless

Publisher: Sweetmeats Press

ISBN: 1909181684

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 1566

Against the darkest and most perilous backgrounds, the blaze of desire burns even brighter. Ten tales of magic and lust.
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Sündige Sommernächte

Author: Alison Kent

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862783936

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1760

"Willst du meinen Verlobten spielen? Keine wirkliche Beziehung, nur eine Affäre auf Zeit." Hat sie ihrem Jugendschwarm Trey gerade wirklich diesen frivolen Vorschlag gemacht? Cardin erkennt sich selbst nicht wieder. Aber warum soll sie in diesen heißen Sommernächten nicht etwas Spaß haben? Es ist ja für den guten Zweck: damit ihre Familien den ewigen Streit beilegen und sich endlich versöhnen. Zumindest ist das ihr Plan. Doch wenn sie nicht aufpasst, wird der elektrisierende Sex mit Trey noch zu ihrer Lieblingsbeschäftigung. Das macht die Vorstellung, dass es bald vorbei sein wird, immer unerträglicher...
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Das Erwachen

Author: Kate Chopin

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 3942374765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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Sommerfrische am Meer, Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts: Mit 28 Jahren ist Edna Pontellier längst Ehefrau und Mutter. Ihre Ehe scheint harmonisch, das Leben geordnet. Doch dann leistet ihr der aufmerksame Robert Gesellschaft, und Edna verliebt sich. Als die beiden ihre Gefühle füreinander entdecken, flieht der junge Mann erschrocken auf eine Geschäftsreise. Edna wartet vergeblich auf Post. Alleingelassen kehrt sie in die Stadt zurück und lässt alle gesellschaftlichen Konventionen hinter sich — mit fatalen Folgen ...
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Demons of Paradise

Author: Cassandra Duffy,Lizzy Dark

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781475119466

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 6870

Eight short, erotica and romance stories involving paranormal creatures like vampires, werewolves, mummies, and more, from a lesbian author intended for a lesbian audience. The stories are split down two lines: one lighter and more romantic and the other darker and kinkier in their content. The darker sexual themes run the gamete of coercion, reluctance, lost loves, voyeurism, mind-control, domination/submission, and BDSM--a taste for every palette and kink, while the lighter side touches on first romances, first loves, intimate relationships, and the sweetness of committed couples. Cassandra Duffy/Lizzy Dark encompasses the full experience of living and loving as a lesbian while adding playful humor, some scares, and possibly even tears on the backdrop of a sexually rich paranormal setting.
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Die sexuellen Phantasien der Frauen

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105619135

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 9638

Was Frauen nicht einmal ihren Männern anvertrauen, hier ist es zu lesen: keine schamhaften Beichten, sondern ehrliche Berichte und Bekenntnisse. Was im geheimen Garten ihrer sexuellen Phantasien wächst und blüht, ihre geheimsten Wünsche, ihre unendlich erfinderischen Traumvorstellungen, hier werden sie in allen Varianten ausgesprochen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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An Anthology of Wet 'n' Wild Erotica

Author: Janine Ashbless,Lisette Ashton,Primula Bond,Justine Elyot

Publisher: Sweetmeats Press

ISBN: 1910147060

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7192

Drenched is an illustrated collection of five wet and wild erotic tales. From cool tropical lagoons to luxurious steaming showers, water is the element of lust!
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Vampires, mummies, and liberals

Bram Stoker and the politics of popular fiction

Author: David Glover

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Nearly a hundred years after its debut in 1897,Draculais still one of the most popular of all Gothic narratives, always in print and continually adapted for stage and screen. Paradoxically, David Glover suggests, this very success has obscured the historical conditions and authorial circumstances of the novelrs"s production. By way of a long overdue return to the novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and correspondence of Bram Stoker,Vampires, Mummies, and Liberalsreconstructs the cultural and political world that gave birth toDracula. To bring Stokerrs"s life into productive relationship with his writing, Glover offers a reading that locates the author within the changing commercial contours of the late-Victorian public sphere and in which the methods of critical biography are displaced by those of cultural studies. Gloverrs"s efforts reveal a writer who was more wide-ranging and politically engaged than his current reputation suggests. An Irish Protestant and nationalist, Stoker nonetheless drew his political inspiration from English liberalism at a time of impending crisis, and the traditionrs"s contradictions and uncertainties haunt his work. At the heart of Stokerrs"s writing Glover exposes a preoccupation with those sciences and pseudo-sciences-from physiognomy and phrenology to eugenics and sexology-that seemed to cast doubt on the liberal faith in progress. He argues thatDraculashould be read as a text torn between the stances of the colonizer and the colonized, unable to accept or reject the racialized images of backwardness that dogged debates about Irish nationhood. As it tracks the phantasmatic form given to questions of character and individuality, race and production, sexuality and gender, across the body of Stokerrs"s writing,Vampires, Mummies, and Liberalsdraws a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary transitional figure. Combining psychoanalysis and cultural theory with detailed historical research, this book will be of interest to scholars of Victorian and Irish fiction and to those concerned with cultural studies and popular culture.
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Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1661

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
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Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6984

Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)
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