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Describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. This title argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties...
The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. This autobiography details how he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of...
Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, the author was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary and oratorical style and strict sense of morality have been a powerful influence on European literature and thought for over two thousand years in matters of politics, philosophy, and faith.
Recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. The author describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies...
Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it to America.
By Colm Toibin
For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted,...