Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Joseph Conrad: Ebooks And Useful Links

Joseph Conrad. Wikipedia

Joseph Conrad – Biography

Joseph Conrad, born in Berdychiv, Ukraine as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857. To this day, Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language even though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties. Joseph joined the British merchant marine in 1878, in which he was employed for 16 years, and ultimately influenced his works. Joseph’s most prominent works include short stories and novels like Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent.

Ebooks By Joseph Conrad

Works by Joseph Conrad -- Literature Network
Works By Joseph Conrad -- Free Classic Ebooks
Works of Joseph Conrad -- Archive.org
Works by Joseph Conrad -- Free E-Books
Works by Joseph Conrad -- Adelaide
Heart of Darkness -- Free E-books
Heart of Darkness -- Literature Project

Useful Educational Links

Joseph Conrad -- Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad -- Encyclopaedia Britannica
Joseph Conrad -- University of Oxford
At Sea With Joseph Conrad -- New York Times
The Best Joseph Conrad Novels -- Interesting Literature
Biography of Joseph Conrad -- Grade Saver
Joseph Conrad -- Biography
Joseph Conrad Quotes -- Brainy Quote
Five Fascinating Facts About Joseph Conrad -- Interesting Literature
Joseph Conrad prose style -- Mantex
An Analysis of the Writing Styles and Techniques of Joseph Conrad's Literature -- Kibin

Videos -- Joseph Conrad






Monday, July 10, 2017

Aeschylus: Ebooks And Useful Links

Bust of Aeschylus from the Capitoline Museums, Rome. Wikipedia

From Wikipedia: Aeschylus (c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. His plays, alongside those of Sophocles and Euripides, are the only works of Classical Greek literature to have survived. He is often described as the father of tragedy: critics' and scholars' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theater to allow conflict among them, whereas characters previously had interacted only with the chorus.

Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived, and there is a longstanding debate regarding his authorship of one of these plays, Prometheus Bound, which some believe his son Euphorion actually wrote. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work.[6] He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy; his Oresteia is the only ancient example of the form to have survived.[7] At least one of his plays was influenced by the Persians' second invasion of Greece (480–479 BC). This work, The Persians, is the only surviving classical Greek tragedy concerned with contemporary events (very few of that kind were ever written),[8] and a useful source of information about its period. The significance of war in Ancient Greek culture was so great that Aeschylus' epitaph commemorates his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon while making no mention of his success as a playwright. Despite this, Aeschylus' work – particularly the Oresteia – is acclaimed by today's literary academics.

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EBOOKS BY AESCHYLUS

Works by Aeschylus -- Bookyards
Works by Aeschylus -- Internet Classics Archive
The Dramas of Aeschylus -- Internet Sacred Text Archive
Poems by Aeschylus -- Poetry Archive

USEFUL EDUCATIONAL LINKS

Aeschylus -- Encyclopaedia Britannica
Aeschylus -- Columbia College
Aeschylus -- Theatre Database
Aeschylus and his Tragedies -- Theatre History
Aeschylus -- New World Encycpodia
Aeschylus -- Ancient History Encyclopedia
Aeschylus -- Encyclopedia.com
Aeschylis -- Classical Literature
Aeschylus -- Crystal Links
Aeschylus and his tragedies -- Theatre History

USEFUL QUOTES

Aeschylus Quotes -- Brainy Quote
Aeschylus -- Wikiquote
Aeschylus Quotes -- Literary Quotations
Aeschylus Quotes -- Notable Quotes

VIDEOS ON AESCHYLUS









Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Egyptian Book of The Dead - Ebook And Useful Educational Links

This detail scene, from the Papyrus of Hunefer (c. 1275 BCE), shows the scribe Hunefer's heart being weighed on the scale of Maat against the feather of truth, by the jackal-headed Anubis. The ibis-headed Thoth, scribe of the gods, records the result. If his heart equals exactly the weight of the feather, Hunefer is allowed to pass into the afterlife. If not, he is eaten by the waiting chimeric devouring creature Ammit composed of the deadly crocodile, lion, and hippopotamus. Vignettes such as these were a common illustration in Egyptian books of the dead.

From Wikipedia: The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around 1550 BCE) to around 50 BCE.[1] The original Egyptian name for the text, transliterated rw nw prt m hrw[2] is translated as Book of Coming Forth by Day.[3] Another translation would be Book of emerging forth into the Light. "Book" is the closest term to describe the loose collection of texts[4] consisting of a number of magic spells intended to assist a dead person's journey through the Duat, or underworld, and into the afterlife and written by many priests over a period of about 1000 years.

EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD (EBOOK)

Egyptian Book of The Dead -- Bookyards
The Book of the Dead -- Sacred Texts
The Egyptian Book of the Dead -- Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge, The Nazarene Way of Essenic Studies

USEFUL EDUCATIONAL LINKS

 Egyptian Book of the Dead -- Ancient History
Teacher's Resource - Book of the Dead -- British Museum
Book of the Dead -- Encyclopædia Britannica
Bookof the Dead -- Crystal Links
What is a Book of the Dead? -- John Taylor, British Museum
The Book of the Dead -- Ancient Egypt Online

USEFUL QUOTES

Book of the Dead -- Wikiquote

VIDEOS ON THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD



Editor's Note: As a Sopranos fan, I found this interesting .... James Gandolfini 'read Egyptian Book of the Dead' hours before dying from massive heart attack (Daily Mail).

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ebooks By Homer: The Illiad And The Odyssey

Idealized portrayal of Homer dating to the Hellenistic period. British Museum. Wikipedia 

From Wikipedia: Homer (Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon.

EBOOKS BY HOMER 

Works By Homer -- Bookyards The Iliad (By Homer) -- Bookyards
Works by Homer -- Classics.mit
Books by Homer -- Project Gutenberg
The Odyssey -- Literature Network
The Illiad -- Classical.mit
The Iliad by Homer -- Full Audiobook
THE ODYSSEY by Homer - FULL AudioBook

 USEFUL EDUCATIONAL LINKS ON HOMER 

Homer -- Wikipedia
Homer: Greek poet -- Encyclopaedia Britannica
Homer Biography -- Biography
Homer Quotes -- Brainy Quote
The Odyssey at a Glance -- Cliff Notes
The Odyssey -- Classical Literature
The Odyssey Summary -- eNotes
THE ODYSSEY -- Spark Notes
Odyssey -- Wikipedia
About the Iliad -- Cliffs Notes
The Illiad -- Sparks Notes
The Illiad -- Classical Literature
Illiad -- Wikipdia

 VIDEOS ON HOMER AND HIS WORKS 

Classics Summarized: The Odyssey
Video SparkNotes: Homer's The Odyssey summary
Homer: The Iliad
Classics Summarized: The Iliad

The Legend of Gilgamesh

This is a newly discovered partially broken tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The tablet dates back to the old Babylonian period, 2003-1595 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq. Wikipedia 

From Wikipedia: The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about 'Bilgamesh' (Sumerian for 'Gilgamesh'), king of Uruk. These independent stories were later used as source material for a combined epic. The first surviving version of this combined epic, known as the "Old Babylonian" version, dates to the 18th century BC and is titled after its incipit, Shūtur eli sharrī ("Surpassing All Other Kings"). Only a few tablets of it have survived. The later "Standard" version dates from the 13th to the 10th centuries BC and bears the incipit Sha naqba īmuru ("He who Saw the Deep", in modern terms: "He who Sees the Unknown"). Approximately two thirds of this longer, twelve-tablet version have been recovered. Some of the best copies were discovered in the library ruins of the 7th-century BC Assyrian king Ashurbanipal.

 THE LEGEND OF GILGAMESH (EBOOK) 

The Epic of Gilgamesh -- Academia
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Translated by N.K. Sandars) -- HDHS
The Epic Of Gilgamesh (A New Translation) -- Penguin

 USEFUL EDUCATIONAL LINKS 

The Legend of Gilgamesh -- Classical Literature
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Plot Overview) -- The Spark Notes
The Epic of Gilgamesh -- The Spark Notes
The Epic of Gilgamesh Summary -- Enotes
The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamish -- E.A. Wallis Budge, Sacred Texts The Gilgamesh Epic -- Cummings Study Guide
Gilgamesh -- Ancient History Encyclopedia Gilgamesh -- Wikipedia
Epic of Gilgamesh -- Wikipedia

 VIDEOS ON THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH 

The Epic of Gilgamesh Lecture -- WatchKnowLearn
Epic of Gilgamesh -- YouTube

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

20 Great Free Online Libraries



Bookyards Editor: We love our website, but here are 20 other great online libraries. (We will be updating and expanding this list in the weeks to come). If you have websites that you like and is not on this list, please put the link in our comments section.

1) Alive & Free 

A page of links to recent works (free) on-line from living authors: Books, Book Excerpts, Long Fiction/Non-Fiction.

2) Ask Sam Ebooks

 AskSam Ebooks has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental texts.

3) Baen Free Library

An online library of downloadable science fiction novels.

4) eBook Lobby 

A collection of ebooks organized by category.

5) Free Computer Books

Another large collection of free online computer books.

6) Free-EBooks 

Free-eBooks has free ebook downloads, ebook resources and ebook authors. Besides free ebooks, you also download free magazines or submit your own ebook.

7) Free Ebook Spot

 You can search and download free books in categories like scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books.

8) Free Tech Books

FreeTechBooks lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books,textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.

 9) Get Free Ebooks 

Getfreeebooks is another free online library.

10) Many Books 

ManyBooks provides free ebooks for your PDA, iPod or eBook Reader.

11) Memo Ware 

a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.)

12) Online Free EBooks

OnlineFreeEBooks provides links to various ebooks (mostly in pdf)

13) Project Gutenberg 

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

4) Scridb 

Scribd, the online document sharing site which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats. You can download a document or embed it in your blog or web page.

15) The Online Books Page

Over 30,000 free ebooks

16) 4eBooks

4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks.

17) The Online Books Page 

The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.

18) Children's Books Online, the Rosetta Project 

Illustrated children's books

19) 20200k 

A mass directory for free online books and free ebooks and have a big collections of ebooks in different categories like Art,photography,Spirituality,Science,mystery and thrillers etc…

20) eBookLobby

Free ebooks in eBookLobby are divided into different categories. Categories range from business, art, computing and education. Select the category appropriate to the e-book you’re looking for.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome To Bookyards Official Blog

This blog will be dedicated to posting the works of authors .... both past and present. We will also be posting links on each author that may be of interest to the reader.

This is a work in progress, so for the next few weeks we will be building up our database of authors, providing useful literature and book links on the left side of this blog, as well as educational resources that may benefit you .... the reader.

 Your feedback during this growing phase will be appreciated.