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Sandra Gulland - Napóleon ​menyasszonya
Kevés ​nő van a történelemben, aki a saját keresztnevén vált híressé. Joséphine az egyikük. „A férjem nem az a férfi, akiről kislányként álmodoztam. Nem a nagy szerelem, és legkevésbé sem az a férfi, akit a jósnő ígért. Ő csak Buonaparte, a különös kis Napoleone.” Lebilincselő történet egy fiatal lányról, aki a szemünk előtt válik a történelem egyik legbefolyásosabb és legműveltebb asszonyává. Joséphine, azaz Rose naplójában emberközelből láthatjuk a francia forradalom borzalmait, egy olyan nő szemével, akit nem az eszmék hajtanak, hanem a szíve, aki biztos benne, csak azért sikerült megmenekülnie a guillotintól, mert a végzet más utat jelölt ki a számára.

Gayle Forman - If ​I Stay
In ​a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Isaac Marion - Warm ​Bodies
R ​is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love.

Paulo Coelho - The ​Devil and Miss Prym
A ​community devoured by greed, cowardice and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death and power, and each of them will have to choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil? The remote village of Viscos is the setting for this extraordinary struggle. A stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. In this stunning new novel, Paulo Coelho dramatizes the struggle within every soul between light and darkness, and its relevance to our everyday struggles: to dare to follow our dreams, to have the courage to be different and to master the fear that prevents us from truly living. The Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in which the integrity of being human meets a terrifying test.

Laini Taylor - Days ​of Blood and Starlight
In ​this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a "must read" by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it "a breath-catching romantic fantasy."

Henry James - The ​Wings of the Dove
Beautiful ​Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will. So when Milly Theale arrives in Europe from America, laden with wealth but also gravely ill, Kate sees an opportunity to exploit her vulnerability and devises a plan that will see her and Merton financially provided for. Her scheming is flawed though, for it fails to take into account the inconstancies of the human heart.

Henry James - A ​galamb szárnyai
Anyagi ​érdekek és szerelmi szenvedélyek összeütközése tartja folyamatos feszültségben az olvasót, aki most először veheti kézbe Henry James itthon eddig kiadatlan regényét. Kate anyja halála után nagynénje pártfogása alá kerül, aki a lány szépségét és intelligenciáját egy anyagi és társadalmi felemelkedést biztosító házasságban kívánja kamatoztatni. Ám Kate súlyos titkot hordoz magában: szerelmes egy egyszerű újságíróba, Merton Densherbe. A titokláncolat újabb láncszeme Milly, a családi tragédiáktól megtört, bánatos amerikai szépség, aki felejteni jön Európába. Kate gyanítja, hogy a leány valamilyen titokzatos, halálos kórban szenved, így megszületik a terve, hogy a dúsgazdag árva majdani örökségéből alapozzák meg közös boldogságukat Densherrel. Az ördögi tervet azonban nem várt fordulat hiúsítja meg: Merton beleszeret a szomorú szépségbe. Az események Velencében érik el a feszültség tetőfokát, abban a városban, amelyet Henry James sokat sejtetően a halál városának nevez...

Henry James - The ​Turn of the Screw
For ​lucidity and compactness of style, James's short novels, or novelles, are shining examples of his genius. Few other writings of the century have so captured the American imagination. When "Daisy Miller," the tale of the girl from Schenectady, first appeared in 1878, it was an extraordinary success. James had discovered nothing less than "the American girl"--free spirited, flirtatious, an innocent abroad determined to defy European convention even if it meant scandal . . . or tragedy. But the subtle danger lurking beneath the surface in "Daisy Miller" evolves into a classic tale of terror and obsession in "The Turn Of The Screw." "The imagination, " Henry James said to Bernard Shaw, "has a life if its own." In this blood-curdling story, that imagination weaves the lives of two children, a governess in love with her employer, and a sprawling country house into a flawless story, still unsurpassed as the prototype of modern horror fiction." "The Turn Of The Screw" seems to have proved more fascinating to the general reading public than anything else of James's except "Daisy Miller.""--Edmund Wilson

Ann Radcliffe - The ​Mysteries of Udolpho
A ​gothic tale rich in romance, mystery and intrigue, Ann Radcliffe's powerful narrative catapults the reader into a bygone age of fragile sensibilities and fiercely preserved honour. The characters are sharply distinguished and blend with a strong and cleverly thought out story. Emily, the heroine of the story, is torn from the love of Valancourt and forced to accompany Count Montoni, the hatcher of nefarious plots, to the castle Udolpho where the unsavoury happenings occur. The result is a thrilling drama that is both elegant and astonishing in its insight into human nature. The story begins within the luxuriant woods and vines of Gascony and moves on into the rugged splendour of the Appennines. Descriptions of the chateau at La Vallée, crude peasant villages, and the gloomy castle of Udolpho are profoundly atmospheric.

Alexander Gordon Smith - Lockdown
Furnace ​Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison. Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

Anne Brontë - The ​Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The ​Tenant of Wildfell Hall is one of few nineteenth-century novels to address alcoholism, psychological abuse, violence and the inequality of women's property rights. In a powerful psychological narrative, Anne Brontë tells the strange tale of the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Graham, the mysterious tenant of Wildfell Hall. When it was first published in 1848, Anne Brontë's second novel was attacked by the Spectator for its 'morbid love of the coarse, if not the brutal'. In her defence, Anne stated that she 'wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it'. Anne's own sister Charlotte considered the novel 'an entire mistake', and after Anne's death in 1849 she suppressed any further editions, wishing to protect her reputation from accusations of immorality. Anne Brontë challenges the reader, proving that she is a novelist in her own right and not just of interest as the youngest sister of the better known authors Charlotte and Emily.

Ariana Franklin - Mistress ​of the Art of Death
A ​chilling, mesmerizing novel that combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction In medieval Cambridge, England, four children have been murdered. The crimes are immediately blamed on the town's Jewish community, taken as evidence that Jews sacrifice Christian children in blasphemous ceremonies. To save them from the rioting mob, the king places the Cambridge Jews under his protection and hides them in a castle fortress. King Henry I is no friend of the Jews-or anyone, really-but he is invested in their fate. Without the taxes received from Jewish merchants, his treasuries would go bankrupt. Hoping scientific investigation will exonerate the Jews, Henry calls on his cousin the King of Sicily-whose subjects include the best medical experts in Europe-and asks for his finest "master of the art of death," an early version of the medical examiner. The Italian doctor chosen for the task is a young prodigy from the University of Salerno. But her name is Adelia-the king has been sent a mistress of the art of death. Adelia and her companions-Simon, a Jew, and Mansur, a Moor-travel to England to unravel the mystery of the Cambridge murders, which turn out to be the work of a serial killer, most likely one who has been on Crusade with the king. In a backward and superstitious country like England, Adelia must conceal her true identity as a doctor in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she is assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, one of the king's tax collectors, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. Rowley may be a needed friend, or the fiend for whom they are searching. As Adelia's investigation takes her into Cambridge's shadowy river paths and behind the closed doors of its churches and nunneries, the hunt intensifies and the killer prepares to strike again...


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Jean Rhys - Wide ​Sargasso Sea
Wide ​Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation. When she comes of age she is married off to an Englishman, and he takes her away from the only place she has known--a house with a garden where "the paths were overgrown and a smell of dead flowers mixed with the fresh living smell. Underneath the tree ferns, tall as forest tree ferns, the light was green. Orchids flourished out of reach or for some reason not to be touched." The novel is Rhys's answer to Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë's book had long haunted her, mostly for the story it did not tell--that of the madwoman in the attic, Rochester's terrible secret. Antoinette is Rhys's imagining of that locked-up woman, who in the end burns up the house and herself. Wide Sargasso Sea follows her voyage into the dark, both from her point of view and Rochester's. It is a voyage charged with soul-destroying lust.

Gordon Reece - Mice
An ​electrifying psychological thriller about a mother and daughter pushed to their limits. Shelley and her mom have been menaced long enough. Excused from high school where a trio of bullies nearly killed her, and still reeling from her parents' humiliating divorce, Shelley has retreated with her mother to the quiet of Honeysuckle Cottage in the countryside. Thinking their troubles are over, they revel in their cozy, secure life of gardening and books, hot chocolate and Brahms by the fire. But on the eve of Shelley's sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties-about their safety, their moral convictions, the limits of what they are willing to accept, and what they're capable of. Debut novelist Gordon Reece has written a taut tale of gripping suspense, packed with action both comic and terrifying. Shelley is a spellbinding narrator, and her delectable mix of wit, irony, and innocence transforms the major current issue of bullying into an edge- of-your-seat story of fear, violence, family loyalty, and the outer reaches of right and wrong.

Lemony Snicket - The ​Wide Window
There ​is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair. You still have time to choose something else to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on...A story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leaches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain and a doll named Pretty Penny. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? Avoid these books in Lemony Snicket's international bestselling series and you'll never have to know what happens!

Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely ​Loud and Incredibly Close
In ​Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer tells the story of a precocious 9-year old boy, Oskar Schell. Oskar is very intelligent and independent, writes letters to Stephen Hawking, designs jewelry, and wanders about New York City wearing only white while playing the tambourine. On 9/11, he discovers the family's answering machine contains 5 messages from his father trapped in the north tower before he dies, and he hides the messages from his mother. Oskar struggles to deal with this inconsolable loss, distancing himself from his mom who eventually finds another man, and dreaming of fanciful inventions that can protect people from harm. When he finds a key in his father's closet with the word "Black" on the envelope holding it. Oskar seaches the city for every family named Black in hopes they can tell him the secret of the key, in hopes of understanding his father better. Oskar's grandmother lives across the street from him, and she struggles with the loss of her son while remembering her own survival during the bombing of Dresden and the damage it did to her family. Jonathan Safran Foer explores the psychological fallout from 9/11 through an unlikely boy whose pain and ideas ring all too true. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has received high praise with the Rocky Mountain News saying, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a complex, hilarious, tear-jerking and terribly intimate story."

Meg Cabot - Egy ​igazi amerikai lány
Samantha ​(Sam) Madison egy tizenéves amerikai lány, aki se nem olyan szép és népszerű, mint a nővére, Lucy (hogy is lehetne, hisz a rettenetes világ elleni lázadása jelképéül az összes ruháját feketére festi, s bozontos hajjal bakancsban jár-kel), se nem olyan okos, mint a húga, Rebecca, csak egy egyszerű, átlagos tini, akinek az életét a rajzolás és ska zenék hallgatása tölti ki. Ja és persze titkos szerelme: Jack. De mit tehet az ember, ha rajongása tárgya történetesen épp a saját nővérének a fiúja? Sok mindent nem, csak annyit, hogy érzéseit megosztja egyetlen barátnőjével, Catherine-nel, akiben remek partnerre lelt a suli menő diákjainak utálatában. Na és természetesen a naplójával, melyből mi is megtudhatjuk, mi az a tíz dolog, amiért ki nem állhatja Lucyt, amiért olyan szeretne lenni, mint a No Doubt nevű banda énekesnője, s legfőképpen melyek azok az érvek, amiért a nővére barátjának őt kellene szeretnie. Szóval Sam csak álmodozik...Aztán megismerkedik Daviddel, aki kedves, aranyos, szeretnivaló, s nem utolsó sorban épp olyan, mint ő, azt leszámítva, hogy történetesen az elnök fia. És a bonyodalmak csak most kezdődnek...

Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's ​Travels (Oxford Bookworms)
Egyszerűsített ​olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet 4. nehézségi fokozatú, az olvasásához kb. 1400 szavas szókincs szükséges. "Oxford Bookworms Stage 4" "Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only fifteen centimetres tall... I was so surprised that I gave a great shout." But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk...

John Barrowman - Carole E. Barrowman - Anything ​Goes
"Anything ​Goes" traces the life and career of John Barrowman, from his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his first big break starring alongside Elaine Paige in "Anything Goes". Since then, John has made a name for himself with outstanding West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination, and success in the movies the "Producers" and "De-Lovely". His triumphant transition into television was confirmed when "Torchwood" won a Best Drama BAFTA. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, coming out to his family and his 2006 civil partnership with long-term boyfriend Scott Gill. "Anything Goes" is revelatory and insightful, told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm. This is a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams.

Szántai Edina - Tündérrege
Ha ​azt kérdezed tőlem Te, aki most e sorokat olvasod, hogy miért írtam le ezt a történetet, azt válaszolom, hogy a több száz esztendőből, amit magam mögött tudhatok, ez a nyár volt a legizgalmasabb, legszebb és egyben legrémisztőbb is. Ez minden, amit örökül hagyhatok a világnak, ha már nem leszek. Ez a könyv az öröm, a szeretet, a hűség, a kitartás könyve, csak az találja meg és az tudja elolvasni, aki erre kiválasztott.


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Jean Rhys - Wide ​Sargasso Sea
Wide ​Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation. When she comes of age she is married off to an Englishman, and he takes her away from the only place she has known--a house with a garden where "the paths were overgrown and a smell of dead flowers mixed with the fresh living smell. Underneath the tree ferns, tall as forest tree ferns, the light was green. Orchids flourished out of reach or for some reason not to be touched." The novel is Rhys's answer to Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë's book had long haunted her, mostly for the story it did not tell--that of the madwoman in the attic, Rochester's terrible secret. Antoinette is Rhys's imagining of that locked-up woman, who in the end burns up the house and herself. Wide Sargasso Sea follows her voyage into the dark, both from her point of view and Rochester's. It is a voyage charged with soul-destroying lust.

Nicholas Sparks - The ​Last Song
Seventeen ​year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

Graham Greene - A ​szakítás
A ​második világháború után játszódó történet elbeszélője Maurice Bendrix, a középkorú, közepes regényíró. Összefut régi ismerősével, egy magasrangú kormányhivatalnokkal, akinek feleségével, Sarah-val évekig viszonyt folytatott. A férj célzásaiból Maurice arra következtet, hogy Sarah-nak új szeretője van, s noha szakítottak, féltékenységében egy magándetektív-ügynökséghez fordul. Ő maga is újra találkozik Sarah-val, s rá kell döbbennie, hogy vetélytársa maga az Isten. Amikor egy háborús légitámadás során Maurice a törmelék alá került, Sarah megfogadta Istennek - akiben nem hitt -, hogy ha szerelmese életben marad, szakít vele. Azóta is küszködik a hittel, Istennel, s hiába szeretik egymást kétségbeesetten, már nem tud változtatni az életén. Sarah meghal, mert elhanyagolja betegségét, az ateista Maurice pedig lassan maga is elfogadja Isten létét - csak hogy gyűlölhesse.

James O'Driscoll - Britain
Level: ​Intermediate to Advanced Who is it for? Students who want to find out more about Britain and the British. How can it be used? As a reference book. As a class reader, and the starting-point for class discussions. Key features Covers in 23 chapters all aspects of British life, giving students a real insight into what it means to live in Britain. Gives the essential facts about Britain and looks at the attitudes and beliefs which shape them. Describes both the public face of Britain - the Britain of the national and international news - and the private daily life of the British people. Provides lots of detailed extra information alongside the main text, often in the form of charts and graphs, extracts from popular fiction and newspapers and so on. Asks questions at the end of each chapter to encourage analysis of the text and to stimulate cross-cultural comparisons. Is attractively illustrated in full colour. Provides suggestions for further reading. Includes a detailed index to make it easy to locate specific items of information.

William Shakespeare - Romeo ​and Juliet
Romeo ​and Juliet fall in love at first sight, but as she is a Capulet and he is a Montague, their romance must remain secret from their warring families. When Romeo is banished for the murder of Juliet's cousin, the young lovers seek to thwart fate's tragic purpose.

Karen Blixen - Volt ​egy farmom Afrikában
1912 ​telén egy huszonhét éves dán úrilány eljegyezte magát svéd unokatestvérével, Bror Blixen báróval. A házasságkötésre 1914 januárjában már a kelet-afrikai brit protektorátus kikötővárosában, Mombaszában került sor. Az egyik tanú Vilmos svéd királyi herceg volt, aki memoárjában így emlékezik a menyasszonyra: "Karcsú, jó alakú, okos szemű, dús gesztenyebarna hajú, bájos és elegáns fiatal nő..." Ezt a vonzó ifjú hölgyet Karen Dinesennek hívták. Apai ágon ősnemes, anyai ágon gazdag nagypolgári famíliából származott; festőnek készült, s jobbára sikertelen írói próbálkozásokat is tudhatott maga mögött, amikor leendő férjével úgy döntött, hogy a későbbi Kenya gyarmaton kezdenek új életet. Édesanyja rokonsága, a vagyonos Westenholz család segítségével hatalmas birtokot vásároltak Nairobi közelében, "a Ngong-hegyek alatt", ahol kávétermesztéssel akartak foglalkozni. Rossz helyet választottak, a farm túlságosan magasan feküdt ehhez, ráadásul Blixen báró semmi hajlandóságot sem mutatott a gazdálkodásra: szívesebben futott a gyarmat szépasszonyai után, és tehetséges white hunternek, vagyis szafarivezetőnek bizonyult így ismerkedett meg a mi nagyszerű vadászírónkkal, Széchenyi Zsigmond gróffal és Hemingwayjel is. Karen Dinesen, illetve most már Karen Blixen viszont élete nagy és örök szerelmével ismerkedett eközben: Afrikával - az afrikai tájjal, az afrikai "bennszülöttekkel", a kelet-afrikai kikuju, szomáli, maszáj emberekkel és kultúrákkal. Afrikában, Afrika hatására lett belőle igazi és lenyűgözően egyedi karakterű író, a huszadik századi dán irodalom "nagyasszonya". Tizenhét évig élt a fekete kontinensen, nagyobbrészt férjétől külön-, majd elváltan, s meglehetősen viharos szerelmi viszonyban egy másik "természeti emberrel", a tragikus véget ért Denys Finch-Hattonnal. Örökölt dán birtokára, Rungstedlundbe visszatérve, 1937-ben előbb angolul, majd dánul megírta lírai memoárját-életrajzát, amelyet később romantikus- pszichológiai elbeszéléskötetek, regények követtek. Hosszú és súlyos betegségekkel terhes életének (1962-ben halt meg) főműve azonban kétségtelenül a Volt egy farmom Afrikában. Karen Dinesen, illetve Karen Blixen, leggyakoribb írói álnevén Isak Dinesen, olyan hódolattal és alázattal fordult Fekete-Afrika felé, olyan kivételes érzékenységgel figyelte és festette le tájait, lakóit, amilyenről azóta is alig tett tanúságot európai művész. S ami életrajzából és levelezéséből tudható: szenvedélyesen gyűlölte és megvetette a brit gyarmati közigazgatás korlátolt "felsőbbrendűségét" - Farah Adent, Kinan-dzsuit és a többieket tartva erkölcsileg előbbre valónak. Részint ennek az egyedülálló könyvnek az alapján készült Sydney Pollack hét Oscar-díjjal kitüntetett filmje, a főszerepekben a páratlan tehetségű Meryl Streeppel, valamint Robert Redforddal.

Khaled Hosseini - The ​Kite Runner
Twelve-year-old ​Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

E. M. Forster - A ​regény aspektusai
Edward ​Morgan Forster nevét egy több nemzedék számára feledhetetlen angol regény, az Út Indiába tette ismertté. Most legfontosabb elméleti munkáját tartja kezében az olvasó. Egy 1927 tavaszán elhangzott előadás-sorozat vagy inkább beszélgetésfolyam állt itt össze könyvvé. Hangja kellemesen oldott, könnyedén cseveg olyan komoly irodalomelméleti kérdésekről, mint alkotói folyamat, szerkezet, ritmus, képzelet, prófécia vagy: a modern regény jövője. Bár 1927 óta a regényelmélethez újabb és újabb adalékok járultak, Forster mondanivalója mit sem vesztett érvényéből, hiszen egy gyakorló regényíró tűnődik mindmáig érvényesen a regényírói mesterségről.


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Simon Pegg - Nerd ​Do Well
Zombies ​in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted onto the small screens with his now legendary sitcom Spaced, his rise to nation's favourite son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronnic, but mostly just plain great. From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with Star Wars, his often passionate friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up which began with his regular Monday morning slot in front of his 12-year-old classmates, this is a joyous tale of a homegrown superstar and a local boy made good.


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Simon Pegg - Nerd ​Do Well
Zombies ​in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted onto the small screens with his now legendary sitcom Spaced, his rise to nation's favourite son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronnic, but mostly just plain great. From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with Star Wars, his often passionate friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up which began with his regular Monday morning slot in front of his 12-year-old classmates, this is a joyous tale of a homegrown superstar and a local boy made good.

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