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    Aristoteles

    Diese Ausgabe der Werke von Aristoteles wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Dieses eBook ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt: "Nikomachische Ethik": Das Ziel des menschlichen Lebens, so Aristoteles in seiner Ethik, ist das gute Leben, das Glück. Für ein glückliches Leben muss man Verstandestugenden und (durch Erziehung und Gewöhnung) Charaktertugenden ausbilden, wozu ein entsprechender Umgang mit Begierden und Emotionen gehört. "Das Organon": Der Themenbereich Sprache, Logik und Wissen ist vor allem in den Schriften behandelt, die traditionell unter dem Titel Organon zusammengestellt sind. "Metaphysik": In seiner Metaphysik argumentiert Aristoteles (gegen Platons Annahme von abstrakten Entitäten) zunächst dafür, dass die konkreten Einzeldinge (wie Sokrates) die Substanzen, d. h. das Grundlegende aller Wirklichkeit sind. Dies ergänzt er um seine spätere Lehre, wonach die Substanz konkreter Einzeldinge ihre Form ist. "Die Physik": Sie befasst sich mit der Erklärung und Erläuterung (Definition) einiger grundlegender Begriffe, die bei der Beschreibung von Naturvorgängen im täglichen Leben gebraucht werden. Die wichtigsten davon sind: Raum, Zeit, Bewegung und Ursache. Es handelt sich nicht um eine mathematische Darlegung der Grundzüge der Natur in heutigem Sinne. "Über die Dichtkunst": In seiner Theorie der Dichtung behandelt Aristoteles insbesondere die Tragödie, deren Funktion aus seiner Sicht darin besteht, Furcht und Mitleid zu erregen, um beim Zuschauer eine Reinigung von diesen Emotionen zu bewirken (katharsis).

    Gardens of the Caribbees (Vol. 1&2)

    Ida May Hill Starr

    This work features the sketches written during a cruise to the West Indies and the Spanish Main in the winter and spring of 1901. The author's intention was not to write a West Indian guide-book, but rather to give preference to the human side of the picture through glimpses of the people and their ways of life and thought. With this idea it was thought best to give attention only to such of the ports visited as were full of human interest and typical of the life about the Caribbean Sea. The author believed that it might be of interest to remember as well that at no time since could this voyage have been made under the same conditions: by the publishing of this book in 1903, several ports have become dangerous because of fever and plague; proclamations in French and pronunciamientos in Spanish have adorned West Indian street corners; Haiti has reverted to its almost chronic state of riot and revolution; the Dominican republic has again chosen a President whose nomination came from a conquering army; Venezuela has been full of alarms and intrigues; while already the Germans were beginning to show their hand in the Caribbean; Martinique and St. Vincent have been desolated by volcanoes then thought to be practically extinct; and of delicious St. Pierre there remained but a sadly memory. Contents: The Voyage Port-au-Prince, Haiti Santo Domingo San Juan, Puerto Rico Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Martinique Martinique, «Le Pays des Revenants» Island of Trinidad, Port of Spain Island of Trinidad, «Iere» Island of Trinidad, La Brea The Spanish Main In Venezuela, Caracas In Venezuela, Caracas to Puerto Cabello Curaçao, City of Willemstad The Southern Cross Kingston, Jamaica "Cuando Salide La Habana" A Memory of Martinique

    An Expedition to Mount St. Elias, Alaska (Illustrated Edition)

    Israel C. Russell

    An Expedition to Mount St. Elias, Alaska is a historical account of the 1889 expedition to Alaska written by American geologist Israel Russell. He represented the United States Geological Survey in an expedition sent to establish a portion of Alaska's eastern boundary. During the next two years, he explored, under the joint auspices of the USGS and the National Geographic Society, the slopes of Mount Saint Elias and the Yakutat Bay area and took notes which, with some additions from his fellow explorers, later became very detailed account of the Expedition.

    The Complete Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    Эдгар Аллан По

    This eBook collection has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Rogêt The Purloined Letter The Gold-Bug The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade The Man of the Crowd The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum Ligeia The Oval Portrait A Tale of the Ragged Mountains Eleonora A Dream The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket The Journal of Julius Rodman Metzengerstein The Assignation Berenice Morella William Wilson The Imp of the Perverse Hop-Frog The Light-House Ms. Found in a Bottle A Descent into the Maelstrom The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Balloon-Hoax Mesmeric Revelation Some Words with a Mummy Mystification The Premature Burial The Oblong Box The Spectacles The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether The Sphinx The Island of the Fay The Landscape Garden Morning on the Wissahiccon The Domain of Arnheim Landor's Cottage The Duc de l'Omelette A Tale of Jerusalem Loss of Breath Bon-Bon Lionizing King Pest Four Beasts in One – The Homo-Cameleopard How to Write a Blackwood Article A Predicament The Devil in the Belfry The Man That Was Used Up The Business Man Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling Never Bet the Devil Your Head Three Sundays in a Week Diddling The Angel of the Odd The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Mellonta Tauta Von Kempelen and His Discovery X-ing a Paragrab The Power of Words The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion The Colloquy of Monos and Una Shadow Silence… The Complete Poetical Works Biography: The Dreamer – Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe

    Murder in the Night (Musaicum Vintage Mysteries)

    Arthur Gask

    Peter Wacks was an unimpressive and weak man until he came across a mysterious «red paste.» Suddenly, from a harmless being, he turned into a ruthless and cold-blooded killer! Like Jekyll and Hyde, he goes on a murder rampage in the night and during daytime becomes a detective to find the so-called murderer. Will Peter be able to outwit himself and stop his descent into chaos and madness? Or will he succumb under his negative self? Excerpt: "I shall never know what dreadful impulse compels me to write it all down. My life is so many, many times forfeit to the State that were my hideous secret to become known, even now, after all these years, within an hour infuriated crowds would gather at my gate and I should be torn limb from limb without the slightest hope of mercy or reprieve. I shall never be forgiven. My crimes were too brutal. I spared neither young nor old, and every deed of violence that could bring pain and horror it was fiendish joy to do…"

    Werewolf Stories

    Редьярд Джозеф Киплинг

    Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection of the greatest werewolves classics of all time: The Lay of the Were-Wolf (Marie de France) The Wolf Leader (Alexandre Dumas Père) Wagner the Wehr-wolf (George W. M. Reynolds) The Werewolf (Eugene Field) The Man-Wolf (ÉmileErckmann&AlexandreChatrian) The Mark of the Beast (Rudyard Kipling) The Horror-Horn (E. F. Benson) In the Forest of Villefére (Robert E. Howard) Wolfshead (Robert E. Howard) Werewolf of the Sahara (Gladys Gordon Trenery) The Werewolf Howls (Clifford Ball) The Were-Wolf (Clemence Housman) The Book of Were-Wolves (Sabine Baring-Gould) The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition (Caroline Taylor Stewart)

    Travels in Kamtschatka

    Jean-Baptiste Barthélemy de Lesseps

    This book features a travel account of the scientific expedition led by the French Naval officer and explorer Jean-François de Galaup, count of La Pérouse, written from the perspective of a diplomat who had joined the expedition as an interpreter. The expedition's aims were to complete the Pacific discoveries of James Cook, whom La Pérouse greatly admired, correct and complete maps of the area, establish trade contacts, open new maritime routes and enrich French science and scientific collections. The journey started in August 1785 and took the ships south across the Atlantic Ocean, around Cape Horn to the Pacific, stopping at Easter Island, Hawaii, modern-day Alaska, Macao, Manila, the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and then to the port of Saints Peter and Saint Paul, now Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the eastern side of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Here they rested from their trip, and enjoyed the hospitality of the Russians and Kamchatkans. In letters received from Paris, La Pérouse was ordered to investigate the settlement the British were establishing in New South Wales, Australia. De Lesseps then used a carriage to travel through Krasnoyarsk, Achinsk, Tomsk, Tobolsk, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, and Kungur in the Ural Mountains to Kazan, where he was injured in an accident. To avoid being caught for another winter, he pressed on to Nizhniy Novgorod, then (Veliky) Novgorod, reaching Saint Petersburg, his intended destination in September 1788, more than a year after he started. Given the subsequent loss of both ships, by leaving at Petropavlovsk, de Lesseps became one of three members of the original cast to survive the La Pérouse expedition.

    The Beautiful and Damned & The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set in the town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922, the story concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couple's post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. The novel explores and portrays New York café society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after «the Great War» and in the early 1920s.

    The House Under the Sea (Musaicum Adventure Classics)

    Pemberton Max

    The House Under the Sea is an adventure tale set in the Pacific ocean and told by Jasper Begg, veteran sailor who has spent some fifteen years on the ocean. Jasper tells the story of the infamous Ken's Island, the most fearsome place he came across during his marine life. Excerpt: "He indicated the distant reef, which seemed, as I bear witness, ablaze with lights. And not only the reef, mark you, but the sea about it, a cable's length, it may be, to the north and the south, shone like a pool of fire, yellow and golden, and sometimes with a rare and beautiful green light when the darkness deepened. Such a spectacle I shall never see again if I sail a thousand ships! That luscious green of the rolling seas, the spindrift tossed in crystals of light, foam running on the rocks, but foam like the water of jewels, a dazzling radiance—aye, a very carpet of quivering gold. Of this had they made the northern channel. How it was done, what cleverness worked it, it needed greater brains than mine to say. I was for all the world like a man struck dumb with the beauty of something which pleases and awes him in the same breath. We were just a little frightened group that stared open-mouthed upon a seeming miracle. If we regarded the things we saw with a seaman's reverence, let no one make complaint of that. The spectacle was one to awe any man; nor might we forget that those who appeared to live below the sea lived there, as Ruth Bellenden had told us, because the island was a death-trap. We were in the trap and none to show us the road out."

    Mediaeval Tales of Marie de France

    Marie de France

    The Lays or Laisof Marie de France were a series of twelve short narrative Breton lais by the poet Marie de France. They were written in Anglo-Norman and were probably composed in the late 12th century. The short, narrative poems generally focus on glorifying the concept of courtly love by the adventures of their main characters. But in translation their poetic quality has been superseded by the narrative content and it is in this form that the work is available to us today. Contents: The Lay of Gugemar The Lay of the Dolorous Knight The Lay of Eliduc The Lay of the Nightingale The Lay of Sir Launfal The Lay of the Two Lovers The Lay of the Were-Wolf The Lay of the Ash Tree The Lay of the Honeysuckle The Lay of Equitan The Lay of Milon The Lay of Yonec The Lay of the Thorn The Lay of Graelent A Story of Beyond the Sea The Chatelaine of Vergi
    pThe Lays or Laisof Marie de France were a series of twelve short narrative Breton lais by the poet Marie de France. They were written in Anglo-Norman and were probably composed in the late 12th century. The short, narrative poems generally focus on glorifying the concept of courtly love by the adventures of their main characters. But in translation their poetic quality has been superseded by the narrative content and it is in this form that the work is available to us today. Contents: The Lay of Gugemar The Lay of the Dolorous Knight The Lay of Eliduc The Lay of the Nightingale The Lay of Sir Launfal The Lay of the Two Lovers The Lay of the Were-Wolf The Lay of the Ash Tree The Lay of the Honeysuckle The Lay of Equitan The Lay of Milon The Lay of Yonec The Lay of the Thorn The Lay of Graelent A Story of Beyond the Sea The Chatelaine of Vergi