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By Ian Douglas

Long island instances bestselling writer Ian Douglas's virtuosic celebrity Corpsman sequence proves something: The Marines are nonetheless the hardest sons of weapons within the galaxy.

As Bravo corporation defuses a hostage concern on an orbiting mining station, army Corpsman Elliot "Doc" Carlyle not just saves the lives of a wounded Marine and extraterrestrial friendlies--he averts a terrorist strike meant to kill billions. His present? Deployment on a recon project into the darkest depths identified to man.

Abyss Deep is a foreboding ocean planet torn through extremes: boiling typhoon global on one aspect, unbroken glacier at the different. people validated a study colony there to review the planet's great sea serpents--but the colony has long past ominously silent. while Carlyle's staff arrives, they find a vessel belonging to a warlike alien species soaring above the ambience. yet lower than the ice lurks a secret so chilling it'll make even Elliot Carlyle's blood run chilly.

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These lines are additions to Homer’s depiction of Agamemnon’s arrogance and are best understood as expropriations of contemporary criticisms of Louis XIV. In that regard, they achieve a liberal goal, but in negative terms. They play up a post-1688 sensitivity to illiberal tyranny. Dryden’s theoretical claims regarding Vergil’s humane and republican values, however, set up a context for seeing his Aeneid in positive terms as a liberal epic. indd 32 6/27/11 11:03:26 AM INTRODU C TIO N 33 patron James II by holding that Vergil’s epic refused to endorse Augustus’s legitimacy in terms of inheritance or divine right and that it boldly asserted his need for popular approval.

Hume’s Alfred would not have been reading Ossian or any modern imitation of primitive epic, but heroic poetry in the raw, filled with brutal violence and replete with sympathetic identification with the actions of killers. Hume therefore struggles. He carefully cites this poetry’s appeal to a presumably refined woman, the queen, Alfred’s caring mother. ” In the end, Hume retreats to a theory that Alfred’s inherent “genius” was naturally “noble and elevated” in order to explain or mystify an outcome his historical models frankly do not allow.

The returns to [William Cullen] Bryant from his Homer in about the same period of time after publication were about $20,000 as against the returns to Pope of say $45,000” (Bigelow 170). Its unprecedented success led to many original epic poems and to the spectacular growth of epic history—including Scott’s heroic poems, his historical novels, and his multivolume Napoleon (1828), whose success surprised even his son-in-law and biographer: “The Napoleon (first and second editions) produced for them a sum which it even now startles me to mention—18,000 pounds” (Lockhart 2:573).

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