This book traces the long and complex history of the androgyne throughout Western aesthetics, philosophy, mythology and literature, from Plato to contemporary feminist theory, with particular attention given to the Romantic period It notes that from the classical vision of the androgyne as a symbol
Virginia Woolf s Orlando The longest and most charming love letter in literature , playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville West Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth s Eng
In this powerful and elegant story set in a future Earth very different from our own, a new kind of human has evolved to challenge the dominion of Homo sapiens This new breed is stronger, smarter, and far beautiful than their parent race, and are endowed with psychic as well as physical gifts.
One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he s not gay after all, his father makes it very clear he ll allow no son of his to be gay And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James Jay Bell turns Liam s world upside down Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay from the tips of his bleach
Dante Valentine, Necromancer and bounty hunter, just wants to be left alone But the Devil has other ideas The Prince wants Dante And he wants her now And Dante and her lover, Japhrimel, have no choice but to answer the Prince s summons And to fulfill a seemingly simple task become the Devil s
The Bacchi Lefi Dhrahn lives a life of luxury and decadence, but is tortured by memories of a lost love He survives the pain by surrounding himself with sex, beauty and all forms of self indulgence When he meets the alluring Inspector Afton Teris, Lefi believes the detective will make a very nice
On the cusp of his twenty fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life Slaving away at his father s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it s time for a change When his best friend, Mac, drags him
In a mystical world without sunlight, a young, androgynous prince ess becomes entangled in a web of secrets and conspiracy With the eleven kingdoms preparing for war and with a dangerous, religious cult in power he finds himself in an unlikely partnership with a wanted criminal Together, the two
AN ADVENTURER UNLIKE ANY OTHER THE RAPTOR HE BOLDLY EMBRACED THE PASSION AND VIOLENCE OF AN EMPIRE AS CORRUPT AS IT WAS MAGNIFICENT An abandoned waif, the blond, gray eyed Goth was called simply Thorn From his unorthodox sexual awakening in a monastery and a convent to his exciting journey acro
Victorian dandy Lord Geoffroy Loveall is faced with a dilemma As heir apparent to Love Hall, he must produce an heir of his own but his obsessive love for his long dead sister has rendered him a paralytic in matters of the heart Adding to Geoffroy s troubles is his difficult mother, Lady Loveall,
It is 1849 Across Europe, the high tide of revolution has crested, leaving recrimination and betrayal in its wake From the high councils of Prussia to the corridors of Parliament, the powers that be breathe sighs of relief But the powers that be are hardly unified among themselves Far from it
Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows.
Not since the Bront s have we seen the likes of the Talbot sisters, plucky peach growers with a peculiar upbringing and a flair for subversion Set in England and India in the mutinous year of 1857, A Proper Education for Girls tells the story of Alice and Lilian Talbot, twins separated for the firs
When Will and Bet were four, tragic circumstances brought them to the same house, to be raised by a wealthy gentleman as brother and sister Now sixteen, they ve both enjoyed a privileged upbringing thus far But not all is well in their household Because she s a girl, Bet s world is contained with