kollekció: Angol nyelvű könyvek

“Do you speak English? A princessz ijedten felelt tökéletes angolsággal, de hirtelen abbahagyta. Hiszen angolul magyarázta el, hogy mért nem tud angolul!”
(Rejtő Jenő)


Paulo Coelho - The ​Zahir
It ​begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. The Zahir. One day, a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts. His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, evetually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it leads him into a new understanding of the nature of love, the power of destiny and what it really means to follow your heart. With The Zahir, Paulo Coelho demonstrates not just his powerful and captivating storytelling, but also his extraordinary insight into what it is to be a human being in a world full of possibility.


Gillian Flynn - Gone ​Girl
Marriage ​can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Karla Zimmerman - Caroline Sieg - Ryan Ver Berkmoes - Amsterdam ​City Guide
Amsterdam ​is a city of surprising beauty. A stroll along the western canals, through the lanes of the Jordaan or beneath the greenery of the Plantage can lead straight into a trance. As can a visit to a magnificent museum or an infamous coffeeshop. Be enchanted. * With pull-out map * Three authors, over 700 recommendations, five neighbourhood walks, three bike * Colour Architecture chapter on the city's buildings, old and new * Comprehensive Day Trips chapter includes Leiden, Utrecht and Haarlem * New index of sustainable travel listings

Andrew C. Rouse - Do ​it yourself!
A ​könyv először általánosságban mutatja be a drámai feladatok hasznát és használatát az angolórán. a második részben olyan irányított szituációkat találunk, melyekben a gyerekek még nem teljesen szabadon játszanak. Ezt követik a nyitott, szabad játékot engedő szituációk a harmadik részben és még néhány tudnivaló a dráma alkalmazásáról a negyedik részben.

John Wain - The ​Contenders
Robert ​Lamb and Ned Royer lived to outdo one another. It had been friendly rivalry at school in the Potteries, but age gave them an edge to the competition between the passionate artist and the calculating businessman. Dead-heating in the success stakes, the two fought it out over a woman. And amiable Joe Shaw was left to pick up the bits

Jeffrey Archer - A ​Quiver Full of Arrows
A ​collection of short stories by the New York Times bestselling author of As the Crow Flies and Kane & Abel. From London to China, New York to Nigeria, Archer creates an enticing world of glamor, wit, and stunning surprise.

Ljudmila Ulickaja - A ​mi Urunk népe
Az ​Európa-szerte népszerű orosz írónő nem tesz mást A mi Urunk népében, csak mesél és mesél a végtelenségig, megunhatatlanul. Mindenről és mindenkiről van egy jó története: legyen szó önbizalom híján álló vagy bármit eltűrő nőkről, az apaság rejtelmeiről, őrangyalokról. Különösen érzékeny a csodákra, a kivételes eseményekre, ám ezeket is – például egy némának hitt gyerek szavait, az állatoknak tartott szentmisét vagy a beteljesülni látszó jóslatokat – úgy tárja elénk, mintha a világ legtermészetesebb dolgairól beszélne. Hiszen amennyire a különleges jelenségekben, legalább annyira otthon van a hétköznapokban. Novellaformában is könnyedén, finoman mutat be szépet és rútat, egy-egy összetettebb szereplőt vagy bonyolultabb szituációt. Nem meglepő ez, hiszen írói érzékenységét a nagy orosz realistáktól örökölte. Rendkívül sokat tud a legfontosabb dolgokról: szerelemről, boldogságról, hitről és halálról. Mindezek mögött pedig nagy-nagy bölcsesség áll: kerülni minden szélsőséget, elfogadni egymást, felülvizsgálni az előítéleteinket az emberben mélyen megbúvó belső hang és az igazságérzet nevében. LJUDMILA ULICKAJA az egyik legnépszerűbb kortárs orosz író, számos jelentős orosz és nemzetközi díj (többek között az orosz Booker-, az orosz Nagy Könyv-, a Grinzane Cavour-díj) kitüntetettje. Könyveiből – tizennégy kötete jelent meg eddig – Oroszországban több mint kétmillió példány kelt el. Három mesekönyv és hat színmű szerzője. Moszkvában él. LJUDMILA ULICKAJA művei a Magvető Kiadónál: Médea és gyermekei (2003) Életművésznők (2004) Vidám temetés (2005) Szonyecska (2006) Odaadó hívetek, Surik (2007) Kukockij esetei (2008) Daniel Stein, tolmács (2009) Történetek állatokról és emberekről (2009) Elsők és utolsók (2010) Imágó (2011) Történetek gyerekekről és felnőttekről (2012)

A. J. Cronin - The ​Spanish Gardener
Harrington ​Brande lavished all his pompous love on his young invalid son. But months in the Mediterranean sunshine, in the care of the tender gardener, made little Nicholas blossom into an exuberant vitality. Then his father's possessiveness asserted itself...his love became repulsive. He grew cold with the desire to control those around him.... From one of the greatest storytellers of this century comes an unforgettable saga of Americans abroad...of the decay of love between husband and wife, the struggle between father and son, the terrible poser of a diplomat bent on destroying those he loved.

Catrin Collier - Black-eyed ​Devils
One ​look was enough. Amy Watkins and miner 'Big' Tom Kelly were in love. But can they keep their feelings secret or face the threat of death in a community torn apart by the miner's strike? Tonypandy, South Wales, 1911. Starving, striking miners fight soldiers and police on the picket lines for the right to earn a wage that will feed their families, while Irish labourers are brought in the take their place in the pits, for half their pay. Handsome 'Big' Tom Kelly, an Irish worker, comes to Wales looking for a better life and believes he has found it when he falls in love with Amy Watkins, the daughter of a strike leader. At night, the miners search out the Irish men, drag them from their beds, beat them and then hang them from the street lamp posts. Can Amy and Tom keep their love a secret forever? All they want is a future together. But in a world full of hatred, anger and violence, their dream seems impossible. Until another strike leader offers them a way out.

Isabel Allende - Of ​love and shadows
Beautiful ​and headstrong, Irene Beltrán works as a magazine journalist—a profession that belies her privileged upbringing and her engagement to an army captain. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist émigrés. Together, they form an unlikely but inseparable team—and Francisco quickly falls in love with the fierce and loyal Irene. When an assignment leads them to a young girl whom locals believe to possess miraculous powers, they uncover an unspeakable crime perpetrated by an oppressive regime. Determined to reveal the truth in a nation overrun by terror and violence, each will risk everything to find justice—and, ultimately, to embrace the passion and fervor that binds them. Profoundly moving and ultimately uplifting, Of Love and Shadows is a tale of romance, bravery, and tragedy, set against the indelible backdrop of a country ruled with an iron fist—and peopled with those who dare to challenge it.

Wendy Holden - Fame ​Fatale
With ​a wry nod to her own nomination for the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award, Wendy Holden's third novel, Fame Fatale, explores what happens when the literati and the glitterati become entangled. Grace Armiger works for Hatto and Hatto, a crumbly old publisher who produce "books that no one reads" by "obscure and unsuccessful authors". When not tripping over Louis de Bernières at literary parties (something of an occupational hazard for all of the bookish types in this novel), Grace tries "interesting uninterested journalists" in Hatto's wares, usually with little success. If her professional life is a mess then her personal life is (surprise, surprise) even worse. Her ardent Marxist boyfriend Sion, the author of the catchily entitled thesis "Why New Labour are Bastards", is not above discarding his principles and his underpants to further his career. A fling with Hatto author Henry Moon, after one too many glasses of Pinot Grigio (Chardonnay is obviously passé in literary circles these days), leaves Grace feeling confused. Her best friend Ellie and diplomat mother, Lady Armiger, are not short of dating advice but her cleaner Maria (who may have just discovered the next Harry Potter) appears to be casting a very bizarre spell on her love life. Add Champagne D'Vyne, Holden¹s stock vacuous socialite (this time she's gone spiritual); Belinda Black, a big-breasted, leather-skirted, tabloid hack; and Red Campion, an oh-so-sensitive (but possibly sex-addicted) movie star and wannabe writer and an array of familiar comic set pieces are in motion. Fans will delight in (and detractors will still hate) the bad puns, bad sex, slim plotting and an ending that is, without giving too much a way, pure Mills and Boon. Holden is never going to be Evelyn Waugh but there's enough satirical bite to this frothy celebrity romp to make it stand out from the crowd.--Travis Elborough

Ismeretlen szerző - Csitt! ​Egy fehér lovat hallok közeledni / Hark! I Hear a White Horse Coming
Hark! ​I hear a white horse coming Csitt! Egy fehér lovat hallok közeledni - sokáig "ismeretlen szerzőnek" tulajdonítottuk az idézetet, mígnem ráleltünk a forrásra: a harmincas évek nagy sikerű, Lone Ranger (Magányos lovas) című westernhangjáték-sorozatában hangzott el, és bizony a szerző nem poénnak szánta, hanem bakizott. Szerencsére, hiszen ezzel az aprócska abszurdummal egy műfaj hangulatának állított örök emléket, azontúl, hogy megnevettette a rádióhallgatókat. A fehér lovon kívül szerepelnek még a könyvben kutyák, madarak, detektívek, teniszjátékosok, istenek, félistenek és istennők, részegek és józanok, orvosok és betegek, hárpiák, királyok, korrupt politikusok, űrhajósok, ünnepelt sztárok... hát igen, egy idézeteskönyv stábja végeláthatatlan.

Walter Scott - Ivanhoe ​(Easy Classics)
This ​story is set in medieval England, in a time when King Richard is imprisoned abroad and Norman noblemen are supressing the Saxons. Ivanhoe, the Disinherited Knight, returns to England from the Holy Land to win his love, the beautiful Lady Rowena, and fight for justice for the Saxon people. He is helped by an old jew, Isaac of York, and his daughter, Rebecca, but the evil Norman knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, stands in his way. They will have to face each other at the tournement az Ashby, and the odds seem to be against Ivanhoe and his friends. But who is the mysterious Black Knight who joins Ivanhoe in his struggle against the Normans? IVANHOE is an exciting tale of high action and adventure which draws on the well-known legends about the Middle Ages.


Ismeretlen szerző - Translating ​for a Multilingual Community
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

P. C. Cast - Kristin Cast - Betrayed
Zoey ​has managed to settle in at the House of Night and come to terms with the vast powers the Goddess Nyx has given her. Just as she finally feels she belongs, the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves.

Robert Louis Stevenson - A ​molnárlegény / Will o' the Mill
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Ismeretlen szerző - Oxford ​Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English
This ​is the world's bestselling advanced learner's dictionary, recommended by learners of English and their teachers, and used by 30 million people.

Kelley Armstrong - The ​Gathering
Maya ​lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve. Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya's determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret—and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.


P. C. Cast - Kristin Cast - Chosen
Dark ​forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth…


Tom Clancy - Rainbow ​Six
Over ​the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's genius for big, compelling plots and his natural narrative gift (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Rainbow Six, however, goes beyond anything he has done before. At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse and well-known from several of Clancy's novels as "the dark side of Jack Ryan," the man who conducts the secret operational missions Ryan can have no part of. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered before, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it. It is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever--and closer to reality than any government would care to admit. As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Rainbow Six, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters. This is Clancy at his best--and there is none better.

Jane Revell - Connect ​- Student's Book 1
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Tom Clancy - Without ​Remorse
Over ​the course of seven novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized tens of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Without Remorse, however, goes beyond anything he has ever done. Its hero is John Kelly, a man well familiar to Clancy's readers by his code name, Mr. Clark. In The Sum of All Fears, he hunted down nuclear terrorists. In Clear and Present Danger, he led aerial raids against drug lords. In The Cardinal of the Kremlin, he spirited away a KGB chief's family by submarine. But nothing will ever be as deadly - or as personal - as the danger he must face in Without Remorse. John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, is still getting over the accidental death of his wife six months before, when he befriends a young woman with a decidedly checkered past. When that past reaches out for her in a particularly horrifying fashion, he vows revenge and, assembling all of his old skills, sets out to track down the men responsible, before it can happen again. At the same time, the Pentagon is readying an operation to rescue a key group of prisoners in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. One man, they find, knows the terrain around the camp better than anyone else they have: a certain former Navy SEAL named John Kelly. Kelly has his own mission. The Pentagon wants him for theirs. Attempting to juggle the two, Kelly (now code-named Mr. Clark) finds himself confronted by a vast array of enemies, both at home and abroad - men so skillful that the slightest misstep means death. And the fate of dozens of people, including Kelly himself, restson his making sure that misstep never happens. Men aren't born dangerous. They grow dangerous. And the most dangerous of all, Kelly learns, are the ones you least expect... As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense and a remarkable cast of characters


Ismeretlen szerző - Good ​News For Modern Man - Újszövetség
Good ​News For Modern Man - The New Testament in Today's English Version Újszövetség - Magyar nyelvre fordította a Magyarországi Egyházak Ökumenikus Tanácsának Újszövetségi Bibliafordító Szakbizottsága Kiadja a Magyar Bibliatanács megbízásából a Református Zsinati Iroda Sajtóosztálya Budapest, 1991

Edgar Allan Poe - Pár ​szó egy múmiával
Kétnyelvű ​kötetünkben Poe négy, 1840 táján írt novelláját Babits Mihály fordításában adjuk közre. A hosszúkás láda (The Oblong Box) egyike a kevésbé borzasztó és kevésbé misztikus novelláknak. Jellegzetes poe-i figurák tünnek fel benne: az öngyilkos szerelmes, a rejtélyt logikus okfejtéssel felderítő nyomozó. Toledó zseniális inkvizitorai, A kút és az inga (The Pit and the Pendelum) című elbeszélés hősei eszelik ki a kínok groteszk fantasztikumú csapdáit. Áldozataiknak a halál már megkönnyebülés... A Pár szó egy múmiával (Some Words With a Mommy) rémtörténet lehetne, ha az angol abszurd humor paródiává nem szelidítené. Olasz bosszútörténet, kínzó lassúsággal előadott, hátborzongató rémtett az Egy hordó amontillado (The Cask of Amontillado)

John Grisham - The ​Broker
In ​his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a controversial last minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems that Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive - there's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

A. Dillon-Malone - The ​Little Book of How to Survive the Big 40 and Beyond
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

George Brucks - Day ​in, Day Out
All ​over the world today, young people are meeting God. Some are drug addicts from the alleys of Hong Kong. Some run with violent gangs in the streets in Chicago or the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Some face bewilderment and even persecution from families and friends. But in Thailand or Egypt, in Indonesia or Singapore, at great cost to themselves, young people are meeting God.

Ismeretlen szerző - Miscellany ​from English and American History and Literature
Címében ​a tartalma

Jacqueline Wilson - Mark ​Spark in the Dark
Everyone ​thinks Mark is the bravest boy in the whole school. But secretly Mark is afraid of the dark! One night, when he thinks his gran is in trouble, Mark is the only one who can help. But can Mark be brave enough to help his gran in the pitch black night-time...?

Catherine Alliott - A ​Married Man
When ​Lucy Fellowes is offered a dream house in the country she leaps at it. For a widow with two small boys and an uncertain income, this sounds ideal. And this particular rural retreat will bring her closer to Charlie - the only man in four years to make her heart beat faster, and a married man.

James S. A. Corey - Leviathan ​Wakes
Humanity ​has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond.Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

Facts ​About Germany Ismeretlen szerző

Ismeretlen szerző - Facts ​About Germany
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.