Âgé de 52 ans et deux fois divorcé, David Lurie enseigne la poésie romantique et la communication à l'université du Cap. Encore jeune de corps et de cœur, ce Don Juan du campus se laisse aller à un dernier élan de désir, d'amour peut-être. Mais la petite étudiante se moque bien de Wordworth et de Byron et l'aventure tourne mal. Convaincu de harcèlement sexuel, David Lurie démissionne. Réfugié auprès de sa fille Lucy, dans une ferme isolée, il tente de retrouver un sens au seul lien qui compte encore à ses yeux. Mais les temps ont changé. La fracture sociale est arrivée jusqu'au cœur de ce pays et la violence n'épargne pas les campagnes. L'idylle pastorale tourne au cauchemar. Aussi sombre que magnifique, l'élégie cynique de J. M. Coetzee jette une lumière glacée et crépusculaire sur la nation arc-en-ciel et consigne l'avènement d'un nouvel âge de fer L'oeuvre de J. M. Coetzee a été récompensée par le prix Nobel de littérature en 2003.

Author J. M. Coetzee
Isbn 2021352803
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-07-25
Pages 256
Language English
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Roald Dahl donne libre cours à son imagination dans cette histoire vraiment désopilante! Un petit chef-d'œuvre d'humour noir tout simplement irrésistible.

Author Roald Dahl
Isbn 207503740X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-11-21T12:37:50+01:00
Pages 112
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Andrew Wiggin, dit Ender, n’est pas un garçon comme les autres. Depuis sa naissance, ses faits et gestes sont observés par l’intermédiaire d’un moniteur greffé dans son cerveau. Car ceux qui l’ont conçu ambitionnent de faire de lui le plus grand général de tous les temps, le seul capable de sauver ses semblables de l’invasion des doryphores. Et alors qu’Ender suit pas à pas le dur chemin de son apprentissage de guerrier, ses créateurs mesurent la gravité de leur choix : en donnant naissance à un monstre, n’ont-ils pas damné l’humanité elle-même ?

Author Orson Scott Card
Isbn 229018568X
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-06-12T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 386
Language English
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"Les hommes arrivent ! cria le rat. Ils ont réveillé leurs engins de guerre. Ils avancent à travers les montagnes et ne sont plus qu'à deux jours d'ici. Les fées vont les retenir un moment mais ils ne vont pas tarder à arriver, car leur objectif c'est votre vallée : la vallée des dragons." Un jeune dragon, un petit humain courageux et une Kobolde infernale en quête d'un territoire légendaire: les aventures extraordinaires d'un trio aussi inattendu qu'attachant.

Author Cornelia Funke
Isbn 2075151504
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-01-14T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 560
Language English
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"The Comstock Club" by C. C. Goodwin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author C. C. Goodwin
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-10
Pages 547
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An unexpected alliance could turn the tide for Little Bird's people and put an end to the long war between the Canadian Resistance and Bishop's theocratic regime. But will it be enough? Find out in the epic conclusion of one of this year's hottest books!

Author Darcy Van Poelgeest
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Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2019-07-17
Pages 40
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"Tudor school-boy life: the dialogues of Juan Luis Vives" by Juan Luis Vives (translated by Foster Watson). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Juan Luis Vives
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Genre History
Year 2019-12-11
Pages 352
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As soon as Liu Chuan woke up, he found that he had traveled to ancient times. It took him a lot of work to figure out how this strange world works. With his game assistance system developed by him, he could quickly cultivate himself as a master by his poor talents. Having taking the advantage, Liu Chuan began to rely on this assistance system and upgrade it little by little, so that those who laughed at him were finally surprised. ☆About the Author☆ Waigua Liangzai, a new online novelist. He is goot at writing fantasy novels. He has plentiful imagnation and outstanding writing skills.His novel is still loading and it gains a lot attention.

Author Wai GuaLiangZai
Isbn 164762665X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
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In AZTARA, A Galactic Love Story the second book in the Aztarian Series centers on two main characters and their magical creatures that they share a unique bond. The two main characters are caught up in their own personal grief. Shayla, an Earth woman, who finds life on Earth hardly worth living after being deceived by her husband, and having her only son die, is close to suicide. Ty, having lived through a plague that killed all the females on his planet, finds refuge in his work, mining a mineral instrumental to all aspect of life on Aztara, including telepathy, longevity, and levitation. Scientists from Surtees, a dying planet, relocate to Aztara to receive the benefits of phyrium. In their attempt to rebuild the Aztarian population, they import Earth women who carry a specific gene, the warrior gene, to mate with the Aztarian men. The story is about finding love, trust, and internal strength as well as romance, intrigue, and thrills while the two main characters come to grips with a situation, not of their own choosing.

Author Carole Walker Carter
Isbn 1947734105
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-08-10
Pages 276
Language English
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Three years ago I became anxious (from circumstances that need not be more fully alluded to) to employ myself in writing a work of fiction. Living in Manchester, but with a deep relish and fond admiration for the country, my first thought was to find a frame-work for my story in some rural scene; and I had already made a little progress in a tale, the period of which was more than a century ago, and the place on the borders of Yorkshire, when I bethought me how deep might be the romance in the lives of some of those who elbowed me daily in the busy streets of the town in which I resided. I had always felt a deep sympathy with the care-worn men, who looked as if doomed to struggle through their lives in strange alternations between work and want; tossed to and fro by circumstances, apparently in even a greater degree than other men. A little manifestation of this sympathy, and a little attention to the expression of feelings on the part of some of the work-people with whom I was acquainted, had laid open to me the hearts of one or two of the more thoughtful among them; I saw that they were sore and irritable against the rich, the even tenor of whose seemingly happy lives appeared to increase the anguish caused by the lottery-like nature of their own. Whether the bitter complaints made by them, of the neglect which they experienced from the prosperous—especially from the masters whose fortunes they had helped to build up—were well-founded or no, it is not for me to judge. It is enough to say, that this belief of the injustice and unkindness which they endure from their fellow-creatures, taints what might be resignation to God's will, and turns it to revenge in too many of the poor uneducated factory-workers of Manchester.

Author Elizabeth Gaskell
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Year 101-01-01
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Greetings! I believe it is not by chance you are reading this book of Poetry. I ask the Lord to minister to your situation and what you need. What one poem does not say to you, it will with others. It is my will that you will be encouraged, lifted up, inspired and ministered too.

Author Peggie Sue Hough Roedl
Isbn 9781453575666
Genre Poetry
Year 2010-09-17
Pages 156
Language English
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

Author Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats
Isbn 8026872355
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-12-09
Pages 8099
Language English
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Courtesans - women who achieve wealth, status, or power through sexual transgression - have played both a central and contradictory role in literature: they have been admired, celebrated, feared, and vilified. This study of the courtesan in Renaissance English drama focuses not only on the moral ambivalence of these women, but with special attention to Anglo-Italian relations, illuminates little known aspects of their lives. It traces the courtesan from a wry comedic character in the plays of Terence and Plautus to its literary exhaustion in the seventeenth-century dramatic works of Dekker, Marston, Webster, Middleton, Shirley and Brome. The author focuses especially on the presentation of the courtesan in the sixteenth century - dramas by Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Lyly view the courtesan as a symbol of social disease and decay, transforming classical conventions into English prejudices. Renaissance Anglo-Italian cultural and sexual relations are also investigated through comparisons of travel narratives, original source materials, and analysis of Aretino's representations of celebrated Italian courtesans. Amid these fascinating tales of aspiration, desire and despair lingers the intriguing question of who was the 'dark lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Author Duncan Salkeld
Isbn 131705668X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 220
Language English
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Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie's famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children--Wendy, John, and Michael--who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks.

Author J. M. Barrie
Isbn 1537823191
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-11-19
Pages 190
Language English
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“What the world needs now is love”. Love is life. This precious life is worth living to the fullest. When you love someone or something you are most likely to show and tell it. This selection of mosaic love poems will give you a broader perspective of love. These little poems will touch your heart, they will make you laugh, smile, cry and shout with joy. Because of joy, you may find something inside these poems that will speak to your soul that you always wanted to hear, but never heard. These love poems are designed for the healing of the broken hearted and to strengthen those who are truly in love. Not just love between two persons, but with people, places and things. Each page will have you wanting more love into your life. Before long you will be telling everyone about this little book of love. This may be just what you need, to express your happiness and thoughtfulness to others, and to more fully enjoy your life. Enjoy.

Author Dadisi Netifnet aka Marvin Leroy Alston
Isbn 1463416504
Genre Poetry
Year 2011-08-03
Pages 316
Language English
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"Prose Idylls, New and Old" by Charles Kingsley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Charles Kingsley
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
Pages 227
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

Author J. M. Barrie
Isbn 8027220963
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-06
Pages 1420
Language English
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