The Alchemist in Literature

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  • Author : Theodore Ziolkowski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 0198746830
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The Alchemist in Literature

The Alchemist in Literature
  • Author : Theodore Ziolkowski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 15 October 2015
GET THIS BOOK The Alchemist in Literature

The figure of the alchemist has, in recent years, become an enormously prevalent image in advertising and popular culture. You can scarcely open a magazine or the Internet without encountering references to economists, chemists, artists, and others as 'alchemists' of their fields. This study examines the alchemist in literature from Dante to the present and shows how the popular response to that figure varies from period to period. From the Middle Ages down tothe Enlightenment, when many people still believed

The Alchemist s Handbook

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  • Author : Frater Albertus
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release : 01 June 2022
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“If you really want to learn the basic principles of practical alchemy, Frater Albertus’ Alchemist’s Handbook is literally is worth its weight in gold.”—from the foreword by Israel Regardie, author of The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order The Alchemist's Handbook has long been considered a modern-day classic on the actual practice of alchemy since its first publication in 1960. The book still stands as a groundbreaking work presenting in

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  • Author : Martin Rua
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release : 01 May 2016
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The first in a gripping conspiracy thriller series for fans of Scott Mariani and Dan Brown. A dark figure. A secret code. A battle between good and evil... Years ago the Knights Templar developed a secret code. A code so secret that only one man could remember it. The code lies in the hidden recesses of Lorenzo Aragona's memory. The alchemist has always known it, but, until he crosses paths with a beautiful but brutal Russian spy, he does not

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  • Author : Theodora Goss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 20 June 2017
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Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be

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  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 25 April 2006
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and