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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Judith Butler
The Odyssey
Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
Shadow Cay
Leona Bodie
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
A Wizard of Mars
Diane Duane
Inferno
Dante Alighieri, Anthony Esolen
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western Frontier Library Series) - John Rollin Ridge The introduction at the start of the text is an intriguing tale all on its own as it tells of the basis behind the story and the life of the author. It is incredible to read of how many times he story was plagiarized and rewritten. I strongly recommend than anyone who reads his book reads all of the 50 page introduction.
The story itself is an unusual one. The 'hero' of the book is a bandit and murderer and yet is the one whom the reader is driven to look up too. The detail is beautifully done concerning all aspects of the tale. The descriptions, the characters, and the very aspects of violence contained within the pages masterfully done to illicit a reaction from the reader and a respect for Joaquin Murieta.