DO YOU A) Know a human? B) Love a human? C) Have trouble dealing with humans? IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.

Author Matt Haig
Isbn 1782114858
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2014-04-03
Pages 107
Language English
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At sixteen Verity Barforth becomes sole heiress to a fortune founded on the wool mills of Yorkshire. But women - whether heiress or mill hand in the Barforth weaving sheds - do not control their own destinies. Obedient to the conventions of the Victorian age, she accepts a marriage of convenience and cloaks her proud spirit in the silks and satins of a society hostess. But for Verity, convention is not enough. When at last she falls in love it is not with her husband, and she becomes the centre of a powerful drama of infidelity, jealousy and revenge, played out against the magnificent landscapes of the Yorkshire moors and the brutal poverty of the mills. The first novel in the Barforth Trilogy, this gripping family saga is perfect for fans of Sandy Taylor, Katie Flynn and Josephine Cox.

Author Brenda Jagger
Isbn 1788633466
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-01-03
Pages 300
Language English
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Meet Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, Timbuktu. Mr. Bones is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant, troubled, and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza before them, they sally forth on a last great adventure, heading for Baltimore, Maryland in search of Willy's high school teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who knew him in his previous incarnation as William Gurevitch, the son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs. Swanson still alive? And if she isn't, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu? Mr. Bones is our witness. Although he walks on four legs and cannot speak, he can think, and out of his thoughts Auster has spun one of the richest, most compelling tales in recent American fiction. By turns comic, poignant, and tragic, Timbuktu is above all a love story. Written with a scintillating verbal energy, it takes us into the heart of a singularly pure and passionate character, an unforgettable dog who has much to teach us about our own humanity.

Author Paul Auster
Isbn 9781429900058
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 181
Language English
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Ancient tradition suggests that this world-weary lament is the work of Solomon in old age. Casting its eye over the transient nature of life, the book questions the striving for wisdom and the truth, choosing instead to espouse the value of living for the moment. The text is introduced by Doris Lessing.

Author Doris Lessing
Isbn 0857860941
Genre Bibles
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 64
Language English
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Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these 14 imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages.

Author Rudyard Kipling
Isbn 0486129772
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-11
Pages 160
Language English
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“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature.

Author Jonathan Littell
Isbn 1551993643
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-03-02
Pages 992
Language English
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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES Instant International Bestseller “A nuanced story line perfectly in tune with our #metoo times.” —People, Book of the Week “One of the season’s most buzzed-about thrillers.” —Bookish “A strong choice for book clubs. Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Vaughan offers gripping insight into a political scandal’s hidden machinations and the tension between justice and privilege…Absorbing, polished.” —Booklist (starred review) “Skillfully interweaving the story of the unfolding scandal, Vaughan gradually reveals just how shockingly high the stakes are…Sinewy…engrossing, twist-filled.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Some people’s secrets are darker than others. Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. In other words, she has the “perfect” life. But everything changes the night her husband James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. Suddenly, her neat, ordered world is turned upside down. Did she ever really know the man she married? And, as it turns out, James’s revelation is just the tip of the iceberg. He stands accused of a terrible crime. But, the truth is even more shocking than anyone ever could have thought. Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda? In this riveting story of love, revenge, and deception, no one’s motives are pure, but some people’s secrets are much darker than others.

Author Sarah Vaughan
Isbn 1501172182
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-01-23
Pages 400
Language English
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Author Yuval Noah Harari
Isbn 0771038526
Genre History
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 512
Language English
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Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress. August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward. Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.

Author Nicolas Mathieu
Isbn 1892746530
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 416
Language English
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The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work.

Author Descartes, René
Isbn 1773137980
Genre Philosophy
Year 2017-04-20
Pages 55
Language English
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Bergson explores why people laugh and what laughter means. A classic statement of the principles of humor, it explores what it is in language that makes a joke funny.

Author Henri Bergson
Isbn 0486113574
Genre Humor
Year 2013-03-13
Pages 112
Language English
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The extraordinary new novel from Nordic Council Literature Prize-winning Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces’s Ulysess and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. She moves in with her friend Jon, a gay man who longs to work in the theatre, but can only find dangerous, backbreaking work on fishing trawlers. Hekla’s opportunities are equally limited: marriage and babies, or her job as a waitress, in which harassment from customers is part of the daily grind. The two friends feel completely out of place in a small and conservative world. And yet that world is changing: JFK is shot and hemlines are rising. In Iceland another volcano erupts and Hekla meets a poet who brings to light harsh realities about her art. Hekla realizes she must escape to find freedom abroad, whatever the cost. Miss Iceland is a novel of extraordinary poise and masterful acuity from one of our most celebrated Icelandic writers.

Author Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Isbn 0802149243
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-16
Pages N.A
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A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)—an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man–a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil, and who spreads his curse upon a richly deserving community of white Anglo-Saxon privilege. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up. When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House and retired to town for a quieter life, to soon-to-be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson, president of the university and a complex individual obsessed to the point of madness with his need to retain power; from the young Socialist idealist Upton Sinclair to his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the most famous writer of the era, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain–all plagued by "accursed" visions. An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer. Narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.

Author Joyce Carol Oates
Isbn 0062234366
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 704
Language English
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In 1875-79, Nietzsche turns to the philosophy of the “free spirit”, elaborating thus an original ethic. Our aim here is both to analyse the formation of this new ethic and to show that this ethic can be defined as an ethic of self assertion and alleviation of life – an alleviation which doesn’t consist in breaking with weightiness, but in controlling it and playing with it. The emergence of this philosophy of alleviation goes with a deep transformation of Nietzsche’s ideas of religion, art and knowledge, as well as a transformation of his interpretation of Schopenhauer and Greek pessimism.

Author Olivier Ponton
Isbn 3110204320
Genre Philosophy
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 354
Language English
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Chronique de Michel le Syrien, patriarche jacobite d'Antioche, 1166-1199. ?dit?e pour la premi?re fois et traduite en francais par J. B. Chabot.

Author Michel le Syrien,J.B. Chabot
Isbn 5881814630
Genre History
Year 2013
Pages N.A
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Suite au Sac de Rome en 410, Saint Augustin questionne le devenir des hommes en société dans une réflexion philosophique qui oppose deux cités : l'une terrestre et l'autre céleste. Composée de 22 livres, cette oeuvre magistrale pose les fondements de la culture Chrétienne.

Author Saint Augustin
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Genre Religion
Year 2016-03-16
Pages 1180
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Saint Augustin n’a pas écrit de traité de christologie ; mais le Christ est partout présent dans sa vie, sa pensée, ses œuvres. Il mène une quête passionnée et difficile de la Vérité, entièrement menée dans le champ du christianisme et qui aboutit à l’expérience décisive du mystère de l’humilité du Verbe incarné. Pour Augustin, « pasteur d’âmes » durant près de quarante années, l’assemblée liturgique est le lieu par excellence de la christologie, parce que c’est le centre générateur de la vie chrétienne: l’interprétation christique des Écritures, la célébration du sacrifice du Christ, l’actualisation de son mystère dans l’Église, l’initiation et la participation des chrétiens, leur incorporation au Christ, leur édification spirituelle au sens fort, la foi et l’intelligence de la foi. L’immense production théologique d’Augustin est à peu près entièrement occasionnelle, faite de réponses à diverses sollicitations d’amis, de disciples ou d’adversaires. Les grandes controverses qu’il eut à mener avaient toutes des enjeux christologiques d’importance : contre le manichéisme, contre le donatisme, contre le pélagianisme... « Le Christ Dieu est la Patrie où nous allons, le Christ Homme est la Voie par où nous allons. C’est à Lui que nous allons, par Lui que nous allons. » (Sermon 123, 3, 3.) Une collection de référence en christologie sous la direction de Monseigneur Doré.

Author Goulven Madec
Isbn 2718907681
Genre Religion
Year 2011-03-25T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 296
Language English
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"La guerre des mondes", de H. G. Wells, traduit par Henry-D. Davray. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Author H. G. Wells
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-17
Pages 5519
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Démystifier l’épreuve de philosophie au bac par l’exemple et les conseils pédagogiques, telle est l’ambition de ce livre. A partir de sujets couvrant la majeure partie du programme, deux professeurs abordent chaque thème en en décortiquant les contenus, les enjeux et les pièges par une méthode de questions-réponses conduite par Raphaël Enthoven. Une fois le thème désossé, les professeurs rédigent une dissertation modèle qui permet à l’étudiant de saisir le passage entre mobilisation des savoirs et mise en forme efficace. Ce ne sont pas des « annales du bac », mais une propédeutique de la méthode philosophique.

Author Raphaël Enthoven
Isbn 221366014X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2010-03-24
Pages 190
Language English
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