The Wheat Princess, by Jean Webster, is a worthy classic first published in 1905. It depicts life in Italy of the 1800’s and early 1900’s, where pauperism and affluence resided side by side. During a semester spent in Europe, with Italy as her base, Jane Webster did some research for her thesis titled “Pauperism in Italy.” She documented her travels in a column with the Poughkeepsie Sunday Courier and also put together materials for a short story, “Villa Gianini” which was published in 1901. She later expanded Villa Gianini into a novel, The wheat Princess. The plot is authentic; the descriptions breathe taking and the romance right on point. Grab your copy today and experience what life and romance in the Italy of yesterday.
Luciano Berti - Florence
Beautiful publication printed by EuroGraphica-Italy with Preface by Sir Harold Acton. 240 pages includes Index on last page: Preface, History of the City and of its Development, The Religious Centre, The Civic Centre, The Medici and Their Palace, Dante's Florence, Vi Tornabuoni and Santa Maria Novella, The Arno, Oltrarno, Pitti and Boboli, San Miniato, Fiesole, The Cartusian Monastery at Galluzzo, and The Medici Villas.
Sue Grafton - T is for Trespass
It was like being in the presence of a snake, first hissing its presence and then coiled in readiness. I didn't dare turn my back or take my eyes off of her. I stood very still. I let go of my fight-or-flight defence and decided to play dead. If you run from a bear, it gives chase. That's the nature of the beast. Likewise a snake. If I moved, she might strike. When her elderly neighbour Gus has an accident, Kinsey Millhone is relieved when his niece organises a nurse for him.Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas doesn't turn up anything suspicious. But Kinsey's not convinced - especially when Gus seems to be getting worse under his nurse's tender care. Realising that her neighbourly concern isn't going to get her past the front door Kinsey turns to more unorthodox methods to step up her investigation. And gets far more than she bargained for. Not only is Solana not who she seems to be but she's more than able to play Kinsey at her own game. Suddenly the tables have turned and it's Kinsey who's on the wrong side of the law.
Maj Sjöwall - Per Wahlöö - Roseanna (angol)
The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety.
Linda Chapman - Mermaid Treasure
When Electra hears of hidden treasure in the caves near Mermaid Island she is very excited. She and her mer-friends decide to form a treasure hunters club but their first hunt is abandoned when everyone gets stung by purple jellyfish! On the way home Electra finds a tiny rare dwarf seahorse surrounded by the same jellyfish. She swims in and saves him before he gratefully swims off to his secret seahorse lair. No one wants to explore very far after being stung and Electra gets very frustrated - in fact she and Sasha have a big fight about it. Sasha is so upset that she swims off - in the wrong direction! Electra swims after her but before they realise it they're both lost. Luckily the tiny seahorse appears again to lead them back to safety and on the way he leads them to a secret cave with a very special surprise!
Michael Jerchel - Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95
Originally a Franco-German project, the development of the Leopard I can be traced back to 1956. Since then the tank has served in the armies of many countries, becoming renowned for its excellent capabilities. Michael Jerchel examines the development and service record of this tank.
Michael Coles - Basil Lord - Access to English - Starting Out - Workbook B
The ten units in this new edition provide revision and practice material for Chapters 11 - 20 of Starting Out, the first book of Access to English. Each unit should be used after working through the relevant chapter of the coursebook. There are three sections to each unit: Grammar Practice - Lists and tables of the grammar taught in the relevant chapters - Written exercises - Oral exercises designed for group and pair work. Words and Phrases: Lists of the new words and phrases of the chapter — arranged either in sets or con-textualized in mini-dialogues — with phonetic transcriptions - Two Wordgames designed for enjoyment as well as vocabulary-building and stress and spelling practice. Communication Practice: Two or three enjoyable activities which take as their starting-point a function or topic area included in the chapter and allow students to put the language of the coursebook to more varied and communicative use.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Many Voices of English
Auf der ganzen Welt entsteht Literatur in Englischer Sprache. Dieser Band enthält eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung namhafter Autorinnen und Autoren von der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwart. - Eine fundierte Einführung in das Thema zeigt, wie aktuell postkoloniale Literatur heute erlebt werden kann. - Kurzbiographien führen in die Lebenbswelt und das Werk der Autorinnen und Autoren ein. - Ausführliche Worterklärungen und Erläuterungen am Fuß der Seite erleichtern das Lesen. - Ergänzendes Hintergrundmaterial zu den Kurzgeschichten bietet ein breites Spektrum an Diskussionsstoff. - Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur und Websites dienen der Vorbereitung von Präsentationen, Essays und Referaten. - Karten veranschaulichen die Verbreitung der englischen Sprache und Kultur.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Shub-Niggurath Cycle
Among the most familiar names in Lovecraftian litany, Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat of the Wood, the Goat with a Thousand Young, is never met personally in Lovecraft's stories, but is often referred to in rituals and spells. This deity was spred and adapted as Lovecraft crafted and revised tales spawned by other authors. Here for the first time in a comprehensive collection of all the relevant tales concerning Shub-Niggurath.
Mario Vargas Llosa - The Feast of the Goat
Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of 1961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillo's gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become a way of life. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written' ("Bookforum"), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit.
Dennis Linn - Matthew Linn - Sheila Fabricant Linn - Good Goats
A fully illustrated, full-color book that, through a blending of story, scripture and theology, tackles questions of sin, hell, and vengeance in such a way that readers are led to transformation and healing in the midst of a loving, merciful and saving God.
Lawrence Anthony - Graham Spence - The Elephant Whisperer
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, the her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fougt so hard to survive. With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
George Brant - Elephant's Graveyard
Winner of the 2008 Keene Prize for Literature Winner of the 2008 David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award Characters: 10m, 3f, flexible casting (Roles may be played by any race or gender except when specified.) / Drama Elephant's Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. The script-based on a true story about a traveling circus that, in 1916, stumbled into gory disaster in a muddy Tennessee town-is, like the best art, microscopically specific with echoes that radiate outward across time. It conjures a world with its own atmosphere and terrible internal logic. It's mesmerizing...symphonic in its emotional variations on a tragic theme. Elephant's Graveyard buzzes with truth about the consequences of misunderstanding, the invisible but enormous gap between artists and their audiences, and the infernal beauty of vaudeville. -The Stranger, Seattle A theatrical masterpiece.- Columbia City Paper The most striking production in the (NSDF) festival. - Times of London Deeply moving...has the audience in stitches at the open and tears at the close. - TheSunCoast.com
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Dumbo the Flying Elephant
This book is well known and just about everyone has herd of Dumbo or have seen the movie or have read it. This book is about the world today how some people make fun of other people for there looks and they shouldn't be. Dumbo was born with big ears and wants to fine help. He gets help from a mouse and some birds. They try to make Dumbo fly with his big ears. Now Dumbo can fly and is the star of the Circus and Dumbo was happy. He ended up being the star and the crowd.
Ariel Dorfman - Armand Mattelart - How to Read Donald Duck
First published in 1971 in Chile, where the entire third edition was dumped into the ocean by the Chilean Navy and bonfires were held to destroy earlier editions, How to Read Donald Duck reveals the imperialist, capitalist ideology at work in our most beloved cartoons. Focusing on the hapless mice and ducks of Disney―curiously parentless, marginalized, always short of cash―Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart dissect the narratives of dependency and social aspiration that define the Disney corpus. Disney recognized the challenge and, when the book was translated and imported into the United States in 1975, managed to have all 4,000 copies impounded. Ultimately, 1,500 copies of the book were allowed into the country, the rest of the shipment was blocked, and until now no American publisher has re-released the book, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. (The original English language edition is now a collector’s item, selling for up to $500 on Amazon.) A devastating indictment of a media giant, a document of twentieth-century political upheaval, and a reminder of the dark potential of pop culture, How to Read Donald Duck was published in seventeen languages―and is now available once again, together with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Green Tea / Mr. Justice Harbottle
Though carefully educated in medicine and surgery, I have never practised either. The study of each continues, nevertheless, to interest me profoundly. Neither idleness nor caprice caused my secession from the honourable calling which I had just entered. The cause was a very trifling scratch inflicted by a dissecting knife. This trifle cost me the loss of two fingers, amputated promptly, and the more painful loss of my health, for I have never been quite well since, and have seldom been twelve months together in the same place. In my wanderings I became acquainted with Dr. Martin Hesselius, a wanderer like myself, like me a physician, and like me an enthusiast in his profession. Unlike me in this, that his wanderings were voluntary, and he a man, if not of fortune, as we estimate fortune in England, at least in what our forefathers used to term "easy circumstances." He was an old man when I first saw him; nearly five-and-thirty years my senior. In Dr. Martin Hesselius, I found my master. His knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death. I am sure it was well-founded.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Willing to Die
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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