Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Master Mind of Mars
In this novel Burroughs shifts the focus of the series for the second time, the first having been from early protagonists John Carter and Dejah Thoris to their children after the third book. Now he moves to a completely unrelated hero, Ulysses Paxton, an Earthman like Carter who like him is sent to Mars by astral projection.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Gods of Mars
Captain John Carter, resident of the state Virginia. Three times he died, three times he came back to life again. For he had the secret power of all men desire to posess. The power to project himself into another time, another planet, another existence. Here is his story, dictated after his last journey to Mars. A journey in which he once again met the men of Barsoom; fought with the Black Pirates; earned the love and hate of Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang; looked upon the holy vision of Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal, and learned that he was condemned to die. John Carter battles for his life and freedom in the strange forests and cities of the Red Planet.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Warlord of Mars
Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Fighting Man of Mars
The story is purportedly relayed back to earth via the Gridley Wave, a sort of super radio frequency previously introduced in Tanar of Pellucidar, the third of Burrough's Pellucidar novels, which thus provides a link between the two series. The story-teller is Ulysses Paxton, protagonist of the previous novel, The Master Mind of Mars, but this story is not about him; rather, it is the tale of Tan Hadron of Hastor, a lowly, poor padwar (a low-ranking officer) who is in love with the beautiful, haughty Sanoma Tora, daughter of Tor Hatan, a minor but rich noble. As he is only a padwar, Sanoma spurns him. Then Sanoma Tora is kidnapped, and the novel moves into high gear.
Sam Savage - Firmin
Firmin, a patkány, alkoholista anyától született egy bostoni antikvárium alagsorában, a Finnegans Wake lapjaiból készített vackon. A körülmények kényszerítik rá, hogy falni kezdje a könyveket – eleinte csak a szó szoros értelmében, aztán olvasni is megtanul. Fogékony az irodalomra és a tudományokra, az esztétikumra (főleg a szép nőkre), a haladó ideákra, de sajnos nincs kivel megosztania élményeit és megvitatnia az elképzeléseit; saját fajától elidegenedve emberként szeretne élni, az emberek szeretetére és tiszteletére vágyik. Tudja, hogy bár a lelke szép, patkányteste iszonyatot ébreszt, ezért nagy körültekintéssel tervezi meg a kapcsolat felvételét. Mindeközben az olvasó lassan gyanút fog, hogy talán nem is egy patkányról szól ez a könyv. Sam Savage (1940) filozófiát tanult a Heidelbergi Egyetemen és a Yale-en, ahol később tanított is, „rövid ideig és boldogtalanul”. A ’60-as években egy kis irodalmi újság versszerkesztője volt; aztán kerékpárszerelő, ács, rákhalász és nyomdász. Egész életében írogatott, de soha nem volt elégedett a műveivel. Hatvanéves elmúlt már, amikor megírta első regényét, a Firmin-t, amely jóformán véletlenül lett világsiker, kiadója szerint „az olvasás szeretetének nemzetközi szimbóluma”. Mint Sam Savage, a szerző egy interjúban elmondta, a Firmin írása közben Charlie Chaplinre gondolt: azt akarta, hogy olvasói nevessenek, de közben megszakadjon a szívük. A kötet Fernando Krahn rajzaival jelenik meg.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Synthetic Men of Mars
Synthetic Men of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the ninth of his famous Barsoom series. It was first published in the newspaper Argosy Weekly in six parts in early 1939. The first complete edition of the novel was published in 1940. One notable aspect of the novel is that it explores potential dangers of cloning and genetic engineering years before these themes became commonplace in science fiction[original research?], although Burroughs' treatment is well within the tradition of scientist-created monsters going back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, including his own earlier novel The Monster Men.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Llana of Gathol
Llana of Gathol is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the tenth of his famous Barsoom series. It consists of four stories that were originally published in Amazing Stories in 1941 (details see below). The first collected edition of Llana of Gathol was published in 1948. It is the penultimate book in the Barsoom series and the last to be published during Burroughs's lifetime. The stories in Llana of Gathol have a somewhat more humorous tone than earlier entries of the Barsoom series, and this book is considered to be an example of Burroughs engaging in self-parody late in his career.
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Benjamin Button különös élete
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) 20. század egyik legjelesebb és legnagyobb hatású amerikai modernista regény- és novellaírója, aki az első világháború utáni évek generációjához, az úgy nevezett „Elveszett nemzedékhez” tartozott. Az 1922-ben íródott elbeszélés Benjamin Button életét mutatja be, születésétől halála napjáig, aki 1860-ban látta meg a napvilágot egy különleges rendellenességgel: aggastyánként született és előreláthatóan újszülöttként fog majd távozni a világból. F. Scott Fitzgerald megrendítő és elgondolkoztató novellája a másság elfogadásáról, illetve el nem fogadásáról szól, s érzékletesen mutatja be, hogyan változnak meg az ember kapcsolatai, amikor már kevésbé van rá szükség. A történet 2008-ban a három Oscar-díjjal jutalmazott azonos című film alapjául szolgált, melynek főszerepét Brad Pitt és Cate Blanchett alakították. A kötetben nem csupán a magyar fordítás, hanem az eredeti angol nyelvű elbeszélés is olvasható.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Princess of Mars
A world to conquer Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter found himself Captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him was Deljah Thoris, lovely Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lay a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers.
Rob Thurman - Nightlife
In New York, there’s a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. Of course, most humans are oblivious to this, but Cal Leandros is only half-human. His father’s dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares-and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal. He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal’s dad has found them again… …And Cal is about to learn why they want him.
Nora Roberts - Rebellion
Despite the enmity between their two countries, Brigham Langston, a handsome English lord, finds himself drawn to the beautiful Serena MacGregor, a hot-tempered Scottish hoyden, in a historical romance that serves as a prequel to Roberts's best-selling MacGregor series.
Michael Feeney Callan - Robert Redford - The Biography
Among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, Redford has appeared onstage and on-screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning Academy, Golden Globe, and a multitude of other awards and nominations for acting, directing, and producing, and for his contributions to the arts. His Sundance Film Festival transformed the world of filmmaking; his films defined a generation. America has come to know him as the Sundance Kid, Bob Woodward, Johnny Hooker, Jay Gatsby, and Roy Hobbs. But only now, with this revelatory biography, do we see the surprising and complex man beneath the Hollywood façade. From Redford’s personal papers—journals, script notes, correspondence—and hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Michael Feeney Callan brings the legendary star into focus. Here is his scattered family background and restless childhood, his rocky start in acting, the death of his son, his star-making relationship with director Sydney Pollack, the creation of Sundance, his political activism, his artistic successes and failures, his friendships and romances. This is a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and, until now, least understood, public figures of our time.
T. C. Boyle - The Tortilla Curtain
From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of If the River Was Whiskey and The Road to Wellville comes a rich and deeply moving novel of the men and women who risk everything to cross the Mexican border to partake of the American Dream.
Marilynne Robinson - Housekeeping
A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.
Colin Beavan - No Impact Man
Colin Beavan: No Impact Man - The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process Is it really possible to live eco-effectively? With No Impact Man, Colin Beavan tries to find out. He swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns of his power, and generally tries to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. He is No Impact Man, and this is his adventure: the surprising, delightful, deeply affecting stroy of one man's decision to put his money where his mouth is and make zero net impact on the environment while trying to live an everyday life - in New York City, no less. That means no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subways, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television, no toilet paper... What is it like to live a no-impact lifestyle? Can it catch on? Is it satisfying, or exasperating, to live this way? Are we all doomed to be conspicuous consumers, or can our society reduce the barriers to sustainable living so it becomes as easy as unscrewing a lightbulb? These are questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, and Colin Beavan hopes to show the rest of us that no-impact living is worthwhile - and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain. Colin Beavan posts regularly at www.noimpactman.com. He lives in a ninth-floor apartment in New York City.
Leon Uris - A God in Ruins
Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know...
Julie Kagawa - The Iron Knight
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing. Unless he can earn a soul. To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought. Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive. With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side. To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale. And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Louisa May Alcott - Little Men
In this sequel to LITTLE WOMEN, Jo and her husband, Professor Friedrich Bhaer, open Plumfield--a boarding school for boys. Louisa May Alcott's story describes the adventures of Plumfield's boisterous but kindhearted students with the entire Bhaer family, including Jo and Friedrich's two young sons.
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
America’s first psychological novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a dark tale of love, crime, and revenge set in colonial New England. It revolves around a single, forbidden act of passion that forever alters the lives of three members of a small Puritan community: Hester Prynne, an ardent and fierce woman whobears the punishment of her sin in humble silence; the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a respected public figure who is inwardly tormented by long-hidden guilt; and the malevolent Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband—a man who seethes with an Ahab-like lust for vengeance. The landscape of this classic novel is uniquely American, but the themes it explores are universal—the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the clash between our private and public selves, and the spiritual and psychological cost of living outside society. Constructed with the elegance of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the truth that lies deep within the human heart.
Anne Rice - The Vampire Lestat
Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.