Monthly archives: October, 2016

The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia)

By C. S. Lewis

A appealing paperback variation of The Magician's Nephew, ebook 3 within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes disguise paintings via 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, David Wiesner, and black-and-white illustrations by means of the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

On a bold quest to save lots of a existence, acquaintances are hurled into one other international, the place an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. yet then the lion Aslan's track weaves itself into the material of a brand new land, a land that would be referred to as Narnia. And in Narnia, all issues are attainable.

Witness the construction of a mystical land in The Magician's Nephew, the 1st identify in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has captivated readers of every age for over sixty years. it is a stand-alone novel, but when you need to trip again to Narnia, learn The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second one booklet in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this marvelous new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.


War and Peace broadly makes a speciality of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main recognized characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's struggling with for his inheritance and craving for religious success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his relatives in the back of to struggle within the struggle opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.


A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from different backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties exact to their period, their background, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, turning into essentially the most moving—and human—figures in global literature.

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics)

By Wallace Stegner

Bo Mason, his spouse, Elsa, and their boys stay a temporary lifetime of poverty and depression. Drifting from city to city and from kingdom to nation, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the resort company, in new farmland, and, ultimately, in unlawful rum-running during the treacherous again roads of the yank Northwest. during this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over 3 a long time within the lifetime of the Mason kinfolk as they try to outlive in the course of the lean years of the early 20th century.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Notre coeur

By Guy de Maupassant

Introduit par un ami dans le salon d'une jeune veuve, Michèle de Borne, André Mariolle, contrairement aux autres visiteurs, est indifférent aux charnus de cette ravissante mondaine. Mais peu à peu, il se montre moins insensible. Elle, pourtant, reste désespérément de marbre. A travers le portrait de Michèle de Burne, femme moderne et spirituelle entourée d'une galerie de soupirants niais souffrant de l' "impuissance d'aimer". Maupassant cherche, dans : Notre coeur (1890), à saisir les linéaments du sentiment amoureux et suggest, ce faisant, une peinture férocement satirique de los angeles haute société de son temps.

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The Children of Green Knowe Collection (Faber Children's Classics)

These spell binding, haunting tales from Carnegie winner Lucy M. Boston became glossy classics, fantastically evoking the entire magic and beauty of adolescence. Now the kids of eco-friendly Knowe and River at eco-friendly Knowe come in one variation. Children of eco-friendly Knowe Tolly's nice grandmother isn't really a witch, yet either she and her previous condominium, eco-friendly Knowe, are packed with a really particular type of magic. There are different childrens in the home - young ones who have been satisfied there centuries sooner than. working round eco-friendly Knowe's moat, gardens and mysterious rooms, Tolly slowly discovers them, their toys and animals, and their great tales . . . River at eco-friendly Knowe 'What loads of islands the river makes,' acknowledged Ida. 'We needs to pass exploring and sail round them all.' And so starts a superb, magical summer time. Ida, Oscar and Ping are staying with Ida's great-aunt on the historical, river-encircled residence of eco-friendly Knowe. They got down to chart the river within the canoe, and shortly observe that it has a few striking and mysterious secrets.

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This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could actually comprise imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, sleek versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Independent People

By Halldor Laxness

This extraordinary novel—which secured for its writer the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature—is not less than on hand to modern American readers. even though it is determined within the early 20th century, it recollects either Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is a typical sheep farmer, his flinty selection to accomplish independence is certainly heroic and, even as, terrifying and bleakly comic.

Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wishes not anything greater than to elevate his flocks unbeholden to any guy. yet Bjartur's lively daughter desires to stay unbeholden to him. What ensues is a conflict of wills that's via turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional depth and intimate in its homely aspect. immense in scope and deeply worthwhile, self reliant humans is a masterpiece.

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Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu - Gambara - Massimilla Doni

By Honoré de Balzac

« L'œuvre et l'exécution tuées par l. a. trop grande abondance du principe créateur » : telle est, selon Balzac, l'idée commune aux trois Études philosophiques que sont Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu, Gambara et Massimilla Doni.

Au début du XVIIe siècle, le peintre visionnaire Frenhofer est hanté par sa pièce maîtresse, los angeles Belle Noiseuse, à laquelle il travaille depuis dix ans, et que nul n'a jamais vue : Nicolas Poussin lui suggest un modèle féminin weak de lui inspirer los angeles perfection qu'il veut atteindre (Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu). los angeles même quête d'absolu anime le héros de Gambara, compositeur à los angeles recherche du « principe musical » situé au-delà de toute réalisation, et dont l. a. folie n'a d'égale que l'impuissance du ténor Emilio dans Massimilla Doni, récit à l. a. gloire de Venise et de l'opéra italien.

Comme l'écrivait Balzac en 1839, le lecteur de ces trois « contes artistes » apprendra avant tout « par quelles lois arrive le suicide de l'art ».

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The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By L. Frank Baum

This absolutely annotated quantity collects 3 of Baum's fourteen oz. novels during which he constructed his utopian imaginative and prescient and which garnered a major and dependable following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a number of different characters. The Emerald urban of Oz (1910) unearths Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to ounces simply because the depraved Nome King is plotting to overcome its humans. In Baum's ultimate novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma attempt to hinder a conflict among the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping right into a deeply rooted wish in himself and his dependable readers to stay in a calm kingdom which values the sharing of skills and presents, Baum's resourceful production, like every nice utopian literature, holds out the prospect for switch. additionally integrated is a range of the unique illustrations through W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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L'Elixir de longue vie, suivi de "El Verdugo"

By Honoré de Balzac

Sur le aspect de mourir, Bartholoméo Belvidéro demande à son fils don Juan de le ressusciter en lui appliquant sur le corps, dès qu'il charisma rendu le dernier soupir, l'eau contenue dans un petit flacon de cristal. Mais plutôt que de sauver son père, don Juan ne pourrait-il pas se réserver à lui-même le précieux élixir ? C'est un dilemme related que met en scène El Verdugo - Le Bourreau - pendant l. a. guerre que le most well known Empire livre à l'Espagne : le jeune Juanito acceptera-t-il d'obéir aux soldats français et de sauver sa tête et son nom en exécutant sa propre famille ? Ces deux nouvelles que Balzac fait paraître en 1830 avant de les remanier et de les intégrer aux Etudes philosophiques de los angeles Comédie humaine, on les lira ici dans l. a. noirceur de leur première model. Elle nous reconduit aux débuts du jeune écrivain romantique assez attentif à los angeles sensibilité de ses lecteurs pour leur proposer un récit historique à l. a. mode et un conte fantastique dans le goût satanique du jour : deux œuvres où c'est l. a. mort qui rôde - et los angeles determine du parricide qui se dessine

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