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!”
J. M. Barrie - What Every Woman Knows
James Wylie is about to make a move on the dambrod, and in the little Scotch room there is an awful silence befitting the occasion. James with his hand poised—for if he touches a piece he has to play it, Alick will see to that—raises his red head suddenly to read Alick's face. His father, who is Alick, is pretending to be in a panic lest James should make this move. James grins heartlessly, and his fingers are about to close on the 'man' when some instinct of self-preservation makes him peep once more. This time Alick is caught: the unholy ecstasy on his face tells as plain as porridge that he has been luring James to destruction. James glares; and, too late, his opponent is a simple old father again. James mops his head, sprawls in the manner most conducive to thought in the Wylie family, and, protruding his underlip, settles down to a reconsideration of the board. Alick blows out his cheeks, and a drop of water settles on the point of his nose.
Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend
Paul Scofield, one of Britain's most distinguished actors, reads Our Mutual Friend, Dickens' mysterious murder story. Scofield won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons, a role he created on the stage. In the last of Dickens' completed novels, a bitter love triangle, a mysterious inheritance, and power of money motivates, frustrates and activates the characters to a bitter end. Our Mutual Friend is a witty indictment of a society fallen prey to the dawning age of commercialism.
Boyd Hilton - David Walliams - Matt Lucas - Inside Little Britain
Written together with friend and journalist Boyd Hilton, Inside Little Britain follows a year in the lives of Matt Lucas and David Walliams - the good, the bad, the mundane and the monumental. A year that includes at its core a mammoth nine-month Spinal Tap-esque tour where Little Britain goes in search of Great Britain. This is a milestone book that offers an unrivalled close-up of a classic British comedy act, as it happens, at the height of its powers. But it is also a journey back into their pasts, reflecting on just how they got from there to here. It covers their childhoods, family life and early comedy performances as they found their feet; their complex friendship and working relationship; and the increasingly insane world they now inhabit.
Jodi Ellen Malpas - Unveiled
Only their love can fight the darkness away… They made their choice. And now Livy and Miller must fight for a life without secrets—and a passion without end . . . Livy has never known pure desire like this. The gorgeous and mysterious Miller Hart captivates her, seduces her, and worships her in deliciously sinful ways. He knows her innermost thoughts, drawing her ever deeper into his dangerous world. Miller will do anything to keep Livy safe, even if it means risking his own life – something he is more than prepared to do. But his dark history isn’t the only thing that threatens their future together. As the truth of Livy’s family legacy unravels, an unsettling parallel between past and present comes to light. Her world spinning out of control, Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming love—and a deadly obsession that could destroy them both . . .
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.
John Soars - Liz Soars - Headway Elementary - Student's Book
_Headway_ is a multi-level course for adults and young adults who want to use English both accurately and fluently. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and explained throroughtly, and all four language skills are developed systematically. The _Headway_ series combines traditional methods of language teaching and more recent communicative approaches. _Headway Elementary_ is a first-year coursebook which, along with _Headway Pre-Intermediate_, _Headway Intermediate_, _Headway Upper-Intermediate_, and _Headway Advanced_, provides a comprehensive language teaching series for the 1990s. Liz and John Soars have many years of experience as teachers and teacher trainers. Both have worked at International House, London, and Liz was one of the chief examiners of the Cambridge/RSA Dip TEFL. Each level of_Headway_ provides approximately 120 hours of teaching. Key features of _Headway Elementary_ include: - Detailed treatment of grammar in two stages: at the beginning of each unit, where it is introduced and practised in variety of activities, and then int he Grammar Summary at the end of each unit, which is suitable for self-study and revision. - Systematic vocabulary work with dictionary training. - Skills work sections for further extension and fluency work. - Integrated pronunsiation work. - An Everyday English section which practises common expressions in everyday situations. - A self-check revision section. The Student’s Book also contains reference lists of vocabulary, irregular verbs, verb patterns, phonetic symbols, and tapescripts. In addition, there is a teacher Book with photocopiable activites, two class Casettes, and Workbook with further consolidation exercises, extra imput sections, and writing syllabus. An optional Student’s Casette is available for use with the Workbook. _Headway Elementary_ is accompanied by _Headway Elementary Pronunciation_ and _Headway Elementary Video_
P. G. Wodehouse - Jeeves and Friends (Oxford Bookworms)
What on earth would Bertie Wooster do without Jeeves, his valet? Jeeves is calm, tactful, resourceful, and has the answer to every problem. Bertie, a pleasant young man but a bit short of brains, turns to Jeeves every time he gets into trouble. And Bertie is always in trouble. These six stories include the most famous of P. G. Wodehouse's memorable characters. There are three stories about Bertie and Jeeves, and three about Lord Emsworth, who, like Bertie, is often in trouble, battling with his fierce sister Lady Constance, and his even fiercer Scottish gardener, the red-bearderd Angus McAllister... (Word count 22,670)
Csonka Margit - Let's speak English!
A "Let's Speak English!" című tankönyv állami nyelvvizsgára előkészítő angol társalgási gyakorlatgyűjtemény. A könyv célja a társalgási nyelv fordulatainak és a hétköznapi nyelv szókincsének témakörök szerint való tanítása és gyakoroltatása, a nyelvtan tanítására tehát nem törekszik. Felépítésében a "Do You Speak English?" (1979) című nyelvkönyv szerkezetét követi, ahol a gyakorlatok egy része más formában már megjelent. Olyanok számára készült, akik már legalább mintegy 1500 angol szót tudnak aktívan használni. Az állami nyelvvizsga követelményét képező témaköröket dolgozza fel, témánként fokozatosan nehezedő gyakorlatokon keresztül. A témakörök négy fő tárgy köré csoportosulnak. Ezek közül kettőt ez a kötet, másik kettőt pedig a sorozat következő kötete dolgozza fel.
Sue Kay - Vaughan Jones - Inside Out - Elementary
Many visiting scientists from China and Taiwan lack confidence in their abilities with the English language. This handbook is designed to aid native Chinese speaking scientists learn English scientific terms. The book has three parts: a cultural guide for working in American laboratories; a list of common terms used in the lab, with translations into both simple and complex Chinese; and illustrations of equipment in common use.
Kathy Gude - Michael Duckworth - Matrix Pre-Intermediate Student's Book
The Matrix series prepares secondary students for school-leaving examinations in English. - Engaging texts provide authentic input for the development of students' reading and listening skills. - Grammar is presented and practised by contrasting structures and tenses which are commonly confused. - Extensive vocabulary development increases active and passive knowledge. Word focus pages provide vocabulary consolidation and extension. - Speaking is practised through a wide range of controlled and freer activities, encouraging students to take part in more structured discussions and to express their own ideas. - Listening texts are based on authentic materials and feature a variety of speakers and accents. - A comprehensive writing syllabus gives students step-by-step guidance in producing a wide variety of text types. - Culture focus pages in Matrix Pre-lntermediate provide opportunities for students to look at cross-cultural and cross-curricular themes. - Reading for pleasure pages expose students to authentic literary texts. - Revision focus pages review language and skills as students progress through the course. - A grammar reference and extensive wordlist with definitions and examples give extra support for students and teachers.
Mary Higgins Clark - You Belong To Me
“The mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships, a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery. When Dr. Susan Chandler decides to use her daily radio talk show to explore the phenomenon of women who disappear and are later found to have become victims of killers who prey on the lonely and insecure, she has no idea that she is exposing herself—and those closest to her—to the very terror that she hopes to warn others against. Susan sets out to determine who is responsible for an attempt on the life of a woman who called in to the show offering information on the mysterious disappearance from a cruise ship, years before, of Regina Clausen, a wealthy investment advisor. Soon Susan finds herself in a race against time, for not only does the killer stalk these lonely women, but he seems intent on eliminating anyone who can possibly further Susan’s investigation. As her search intensifies, Susan finds herself confronted with the realization that one of the men who have become important figures in her life might actually be the killer. And as she gets closer to uncovering his identity, she realizes almost too late that the hunter has become the hunted. Is she the next one marked for murder?
J. M. Barrie - Tommy and Grizel
O.P. Pym, the colossal Pym, that vast and rolling figure, who never knew what he was to write about until he dipped grandly, an author in such demand that on the foggy evening which starts our story his publishers have had his boots removed lest he slip thoughtlessly round the corner before his work is done, as was the great man's way—shall we begin with him, or with Tommy, who has just arrived in London, carrying his little box and leading a lady by the hand? It was Pym, as we are about to see, who in the beginning held Tommy up to the public gaze, Pym who first noticed his remarkable indifference to female society, Pym who gave him——But alack! does no one remember Pym for himself? Is the king of the Penny Number already no more than a button that once upon a time kept Tommy's person together? And we are at the night when they first met! Let us hasten into Marylebone before little Tommy arrives and Pym is swallowed like an oyster.
Dr. Bartáné Aranyi Edina - Angol társalgási képeskönyv
A könyv az angol nyelvvizsga 1991. január 1-jétől érvényes új rendjének megfelelően azoknak a vizsgázóknak kínál jó felkészülési lehetőséget, akik a beszédkészséget és beszédértést mérő ún. "A" típusú vizsgát tesznek. E vizsga egyik új feladata a kép alapján kezdeményezett társalgás. A könyv 90 képet tartalmaz, 20-at az alapfokú nyelvvizsgára készülők, 50-et a középfokú, 20-at a felsőfokú készülők számára.
Keith Ablow - Murder Suicide
An hour before inventor John Snow is to undergo experimental brain surgery, he's discovered outside Massachusetts General Hospital, dead from a single bullet wound. Did he commit suicide as the police suspect-or was he murdered? Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is about to find out. As he digs into Snow's complex past, he discovers a host of tortured relationships: The wife who can never forgive what Snow has done to their child and their marriage... The son who loathes him... The beautiful mistress who loves him deeply but can never have him... The business partner intent on taking control of his inventions... Whatever secret Snow took to his grave, it is casting a shadow of suspicion over the people who said they loved him. Now Clevenger must venture into a dead man's dark past to unearth the truth-in an explosive mystery of passion and betrayal.
Mór Jókai - Told by the Death's Head
The hero of our romantic narrative, or better, narratives, was a constable. Not one of that useful class appointed, in our day, to direct the vehicles which pass over the two approaches to the suspension-bridge in Budapest; rather, he was the chief of a body whose task it is to provoke disturbance, who win all the more praise and glory the greater the havoc and destruction they create. In a word: he was a gunner. The chronicle of his exploits gives only his Christian name, which was "Hugo." In the year 1688, when the French beleaguered Coblentz, Hugo had charge of the battery in the outermost tower of Ehrenbreitstein fortress—the "Montalembert Tower." Coblentz and Ehrenbreitstein are opposite one another on the banks of the Rhine, as are Pesth and Ofen; and the Blocksberg looks down on us, as does the citadel of Ehrenbreitstein on Coblentz. The city, which is strongly fortified on all sides, had become accustomed to being beleaguered—now by the French, now by the Prussians; today by the Austrians, tomorrow by the Swedes. On the occasion of which I write, Coblentz was under a terrible fire from the French guns, which created great havoc in that portion of the city known as the "Old Town."
Mór Jókai - The Yellow Rose
This happened when no train crossed the Hortobágy, when throughout the Alföld there was not a railway, and the water of the Hortobágy had not been regulated. The two-wheeled mill clattered gaily in the little river, and the otter lived happily among the reeds. At the first streak of dawn, a horseman came riding across the flat Zám puszta, which lies on the far side of the Hortobágy River (taking Debreczin as the centre of the world). Whence did he come? Whither was he going? Impossible to guess. The puszta has no pathway, grass grows over hoof-print and cart track. Up to the endless horizon there is nothing but grass, not a tree, a well pole, or a hut to break the majestic green plain. The horse went its way instinctively. Its rider dozing, nodded in the saddle, first on one side, then the other, but never let slip his foot from the stirrup.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Watcher and other weird stories
It is now more than fifty years since the occurrences which I am about to relate caused a strange sensation in the gay society of Dublin. The fashionable world, however, is no recorder of traditions; the memory of selfishness seldom reaches far; and the events which occasionally disturb the polite monotony of its pleasant and heartless progress, however stamped with the characters of misery and horror, scarcely outlive the gossip of a season, and (except, perhaps, in the remembrance of a few more directly interested in the consequences of the catastrophe) are in a little time lost to the recollection of all. The appetite for scandal, or for horror, has been sated; the incident can yield no more of interest or novelty; curiosity, frustrated by impenetrable mystery, gives over the pursuit in despair; the tale has ceased to be new, grows stale and flat; and so, in a few years, inquiry subsides into indifference.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Tenants of Malory
There were tenants at last in Malory; and the curiosity of the honest residents of Cardyllian, the small and antique town close by, was at once piqued and mortified by the unaccountable reserve of these people. For four years, except from one twisted chimney in the far corner of the old house, no smoke had risen from its flues. Tufts of grass had grown up between the paving-stones of the silent stable-yard, grass had crept over the dark avenue, which, making a curve near the gate, is soon lost among the sombre trees that throw a perpetual shadow upon it; the groves of nettles had spread and thickened among their trunks; and in the signs of neglect and decay, the monastic old place grew more than ever triste. The pretty little Welsh town of Cardyllian stands near the shingle of a broad estuary, beyond which tower the noble Cambrian mountains. High and dim, tier above tier, undulating hills, broken by misty glens, and clothed with woods, rise from the opposite shore, and are backed, range behind range, by the dim outlines of Alpine peaks and slopes, and flanked by purple and gold-tinted headlands, rising dome-like from the sea.
Daniel Tom Settler - Intoxicated
Daniel Tom Sattler, Intoxicated poem book. A small poem inspired by a winter emotion and a troubled mind. Daniel Tom Sattler, Intoxicated poem book. Intoxicated is a small poem inspired by a winter emotion and a troubled mind. It was written in the nature, in a park where the author lives. Enjoy this small poem, and try to feel what the author felt.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Purcell Papers
A noble Huguenot family, owning considerable property in Normandy, the Le Fanus of Caen, were, upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, deprived of their ancestral estates of Mandeville, Sequeville, and Cresseron; but, owing to their possessing influential relatives at the court of Louis the Fourteenth, were allowed to quit their country for England, unmolested, with their personal property. We meet with John Le Fanu de Sequeville and Charles Le Fanu de Cresseron, as cavalry officers in William the Third's army; Charles being so distinguished a member of the King's staff that he was presented with William's portrait from his master's own hand. He afterwards served as a major of dragoons under Marlborough. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, William Le Fanu was the sole survivor of his family. He married Henrietta Raboteau de Puggibaut, the last of another great and noble Huguenot family, whose escape from France, as a child, by the aid of a Roman Catholic uncle in high position at the French court, was effected after adventures of the most romantic danger
Matthew Holbeche Bloxam - The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture
Q. What is meant by the term “Gothic Architecture”? A. Without entering into the derivation of the word “Gothic,” it may suffice to state that it is an expression sometimes used to denote in one general term, and distinguish from the Antique, those peculiar modes or styles in which most of our ecclesiastical and many of our domestic edifices of the middle ages have been built. In a more confined sense, it comprehends those styles only in which the pointed arch predominates, and it is then often used to distinguish such from the more ancient Anglo-Saxon and Norman styles. Q. To what can the origin of this kind of architecture be traced? A. To the classic orders in that state of degeneracy into which they had fallen in the age of Constantine, and afterwards; and as the Romans, on their voluntary abandonment of Britain in the fifth century, left many of their temples and public edifices remaining, together with some Christian churches, it was in rude imitation of the Roman structures of the fourth century that the most ancient of our Anglo-Saxon churches were constructed. This is apparent from an examination and comparison of such with the vestiges of Roman buildings we have existing.
Mór Jókai - The Poor Plutocrats
"Was it you who yawned so, Clementina?" Nobody answered. The questioner was an old gentleman in his eightieth year or so, dressed in a splendid flowered silk Kaftan, with a woollen night-cap on his head, warm cotton stockings on his feet, and diamond, turquoise, and ruby rings on his fingers. He was reclining on an atlas ottoman, his face was as wooden as a mummy's, a mere patch-work of wrinkles, he had a dry, thin, pointed nose, shaggy, autumnal-yellow eyebrows, and his large prominent black eyes protected by irritably sensitive eyelids, lent little charm to his peculiar cast of countenance. "Well! Will nobody answer? Who yawned so loudly behind my back just now?" he asked again, with an angry snort. "Will nobody answer?" Nobody answered, and yet there was a sufficient number of people in the room to have found an answer between them. In front of the hearth was sitting a young woman about thirty or thirty-five, with just such a strongly-pronounced pointed nose, with just such high raised eyebrows as the old gentleman's, only her face was still red (though the favour of Nature had not much to do with that perhaps) and her eyebrows were still black; but her thin lips were just as hermetically sealed as the old man's, when she was not speaking. This young woman was playing at Patience.
Mór Jókai - The Nameless Castle
To a man who has earned such titles as "The Shakespeare of Hungary" and "The Glory of Hungarian Literature"; who published in fifty years three hundred and fifty novels, dramas, and miscellaneous works, not to mention innumerable articles for the press that owes its freedom chiefly to him, it seems incredible that there was ever a time of indecision as to what career he was best fitted to follow. The idle life of the nobility into which Maurus Jókay was born in 1825 had no attractions for a strongly intellectual boy, fired with zeal and energy that carried him easily to the head of each class in school and college; nor did he feel any attraction for the prosaic practice of law, his father's profession, to which Austria's despotism drove many a nobleman in those wretched days for Hungary. It was Pétofi, the poet, who was his dearest friend during the student-life at Pápa; idealism ever attracted him, and, by natural gravitation toward the finest minds, he chose the friendship of young men who quickly rose into eminence during the days of revolution and invasion that tried men's souls.
Lewis Hamilton - My Story
'My story is, I hope, an inspirational read for those who want to find out what it takes to get to the top. 'It's about the amazing (and challenging!) start to my Grand Prix racing career. It has snapshots of my family and my early experiences as a child and in karts. And it's an inside view of the cool world of Formula One. It's my story, fully updated, and in my own words. 'Shoot... it really has been unbelievable!'
Washington Matthews - The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony
The ceremony of dsilyídje qaçàl, or mountain chant—literally, chant towards (a place) within the mountains—is one of a large number practiced by the shamans, or medicine men, of the Navajo tribe. I have selected it as the first of those to be described, because I have witnessed it the most frequently, because it is the most interesting to the Caucasian spectator, and because it is the best known to the whites who visit and reside in and around the Navajo country. Its chief interest to the stranger lies in the various public performances of the last night. Like other great rites of the shamans, it has its secret ceremonies of many days’ duration in the medicine lodge; but, unlike the others, it ends with a varied show in the open air, which all are invited to witness. Another ceremony which I have attended, and which the whites usually call the “Yaỳbichy Dance” (Yèbitcai), has a final public exhibition which occupies the whole night, but it is unvaried. Few Europeans can be found who have remained awake later than midnight to watch it. Such is not the case with the rite now to be described. Here the white man is rarely the first to leave at dawn.
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- Fantasy 29122
- Felnőtt 18+ 10789
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- Humor 11314
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- Kortárs 40174
- Krimi 14247
- Kultúrtörténet, elemzések/tanulmányok 14572
- Képregény 17136
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