The Mummy s Curse

Author: Jasmine Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134297963
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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.

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

Author: Pantelis Michelakis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110701610X
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The first systematic attempt to focus on the instrumental role of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. It is located at the intersection of film studies, classics, Bible studies and cultural studies.

Collected Short Stories and Pomes And No It s Not A Typo

Author: Petra Ceason
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0993041965
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Man of the House

Author: Evelyn Ellis
Publisher: Writewood Creations
ISBN: 1988003466
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Nineteen-year-old Molly Knight takes a position in the household of Dr. Jekyll and his wife, Felicity, as governess to their two young children. Molly senses something is not quite right in the Jekyll household and is soon drawn into a sensual forbidden relationship with the evil Mr. Hyde when she discovers Dr. Jekyll’s hidden laboratory. An erotic novel retelling the tale of Jekyll and Hyde.

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ISBN: 9780787633912
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