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Download Daniel Martin by John Fowles PDF

By John Fowles

A brand new exchange paperback variation of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the single author in English who has the facility, variety, wisdom, and knowledge of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday Review).

The eponymous hero of John Fowles's biggest and richest novel is an English playwright grew to become Hollywood screenwriter who has began to query his personal values. Summoned domestic to England to go to an unwell buddy, Daniel Martin unearths himself again within the corporation of people that as soon as knew him good, pressured to confront his buried previous, and propelled towards a trip of self-discovery during which he eventually creates for himself a extra pleasant life. A brilliantly imagined novel infused with a profound knowing of human nature, Daniel Martin is John Fowles on the top of his literary powers.

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Download On the Rocks by Erin Duffy PDF

By Erin Duffy

A humorous, bittersweet, but heartwarming novel approximately friendship, relatives, and discovering love within the fb age—not to say the perils, pitfalls, and doubtful pleasures of existence as a contemporary younger unmarried woman—from Erin Duffy, the writer of the acclaimed Bond Girl

Ever in view that she was once a bit lady, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her marriage ceremony, the day whilst she'd put on white costume and appear like a princess. . . .

But that used to be prior to her lifestyles fell aside for the complete global to work out. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her—changing his prestige to unmarried on Facebook—while she was once attempting at the such a lot wonderful Vera Wang gown for the large day.

Six months and twenty kilos later, the standard remedies—cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfortable couch—haven't labored their magic. frightened approximately her ally, Grace devises the right plan to get Abby again on her video game. the 2 of them are going to flee sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer time. In a old fashioned rented cottage through the ocean, the ladies will take pleasure in cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of lovely men.

But irrespective of which method they flip, Abby and style detect that during this period of social media—when likely everyone seems to be keeping each final aspect in their lives on-line and prying eyes are everywhere—there isn't any actual break out. fact to inform, courting hasn't ever been effortless. yet now that the principles have replaced and the limits are blurred past attractiveness, will they ever locate real love? And in the event that they do, how can romance stand an opportunity whilst a girl's each note and movement can pass viral with a unmarried click?

As the summer time winds all the way down to hard work Day, Abby will make a few miraculous discoveries—about love, males, friendship . . . and, most crucial, herself.

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Download The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin PDF

By Beatrice Colin

A party of cabaret in Berlin and the start of cinema, set opposed to the increase and fall of Germany among global warfare I and global conflict II

As the clock chimed the flip of the 20 th century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. The illegitimate, quickly orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she lands at a Catholic orphanage the place she reveals safe haven and the 1st in a string of friendships that would swap the course of her existence. while fellow orphan Hanne takes Lilly past their stone confines, introducing her to the seedy glamour of Berlin's infamous nightlife, it starts off for Lillly a trajectory of reinvention. From urchin to maid, teenage conflict bride, tingle-tangle bargirl, version, and script typist, Lilly is finally reworked into certainly one of Germany's best movie stars and a accomplice in a amazing love tale that may span many years and continents—and be inextricable from the historical past unfolding round it.

Gripping, seductive, and masterfully written, The Glimmer Palace is a page-turning tale of glitter and beauty, drama and love, friendship and identification. the tale of a unprecedented heroine residing in a rare time, it's bright and awesome in its telling, clever and bold in its scope, unhappy and lovely and unforgettable.

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Download Travels in the Scriptorium: A Novel by Paul Auster PDF

By Paul Auster

A guy items jointly clues to his past—and the identification of his captors—in this exceptional, labyrinthine novel

An previous guy awakens, disoriented, in an surprising chamber. with out reminiscence of who he's or how he has arrived there, he pores over the relics at the table, studying the situations of his confinement and looking his personal hazy brain for clues.

Determining that he's locked in, the man—identified merely as Mr. Blank—begins examining a manuscript he reveals at the table, the tale of one other prisoner, set in an alternative global the fellow doesn't realize. however, the pages appear to have been left for him, in addition to a haunting set of pictures. because the day passes, a number of characters name at the guy in his cell—vaguely prevalent humans, a few who appear to resent him for crimes he can't remember—and each one brings not easy tricks of his id and his prior. the entire whereas an overhead digital camera clicks and clicks, recording his pursuits, and a microphone documents each sound within the room. anyone is watching.

Both chilling and poignant, Travels within the Scriptorium is classic Auster: mysterious texts, fluid identities, a hidden earlier, and, someplace, an vague tormentor. And but, as we find in the course of in the future within the lifetime of Mr. clean, his global isn't so various from our personal.

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Download Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture by Jane Kingsley-Smith PDF

By Jane Kingsley-Smith

Cupid turned a favored determine within the literary and visible tradition of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the hot Protestant conception of wish, inspiring a depressing model of affection tragedy within which Cupid kills. yet he used to be additionally implicated in different controversies, because the item of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to lady rule: Elizabeth I's encounters with Cupid have been a very important function of her image-construction and adjusted subtly all through her reign. protecting a wide selection of fabric resembling work, trademarks and jewelry, yet focusing frequently on poetry and drama, together with works by way of Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Spenser, Kingsley-Smith illuminates the Protestant fight to classify and keep an eye on hope and the ways that Cupid disrupted this technique. An unique viewpoint on early sleek wish, the booklet will entice somebody attracted to the literature, drama, gender politics and paintings historical past of the English Renaissance.

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Download O Professor by Cristovão Tezza PDF

By Cristovão Tezza

About the author:

Cristovão Tezza was once born in Lages, within the southern Brazilian kingdom of Santa Catarina, in 1952. he's the writer of thirteen novels, released in 7 languages, and the winner of many literary prizes, together with the Jabuti Prize, the Portugal-Telecom Award, the São Paulo Literature Award, Petrobrás Literature Award, Brazilian Academy of Letters, São Paulo paintings Critics' organization Award, the Zaffari & Bourbon Prize, Bravo, France's Charles Brisset Award, and a nomination for the 2012 IMPAC-Dublin Award. short house among colour and coloration was once the winner of the 1998 Brazilian nationwide Library's Machado de Assis Award.

Sobre o livro:

O professor Heliseu será homenageado por uma carreira exemplar na universidade à qual dedicou a maior parte de sua vida. Enquanto prepara o discurso de agradecimento — justo ele, tão acostumado a transformar assuntos espinhosos em grandes aulas — é tomado por uma sucessão incontrolável de memórias e revisita momentos nem sempre felizes de sua vida: a convivência com o pai rígido; a morte da mãe, o pace no seminário; o casamento com Mônica; o relacionamento conturbado com o filho; a paixão pela misteriosa Therèze. As lembranças se cruzam com a história do Brasil, desde o regime militar aos governos mais recentes, e o acerto de contas de Heliseu com seu passado transforma-se também no acerto de contas de um país com sua história.

Aqui é realizada a proeza de se aliar pleno domínio dos recursos narrativos a um instigante enredo que não deixa pontas soltas, intrigando o leitor até o ponto ultimate. Com o lançamento do memorável O filho eterno, Cristovão Tezza tornou-se um dos mais célebres autores brasileiros. E O professor é um romance destinado a também se atrelar ao nome de seu criador: Cristovão Tezza, autor de O professor.

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Download Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying by Roald Dahl PDF

By Roald Dahl

In Over to You, ten terrifying stories of existence as a wartime fighter pilot are advised by means of the grasp of the fast tale, Roald Dahl.

During the second one international battle Roald Dahl served within the RAF or even suffered bad accidents in an air crash within the Libyan wilderness. Drawing on his personal reviews as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted those ten spine-tingling tales: of air battles within the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious insanity of clash; and the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room.

Dahl brilliantly conveys the weird fact of a wartime pilot's day-by-day life, the place loss of life is a continuing better half and existence is lived from one heartbeat to the next.

'One of the main extensively learn and influential writers of our generation'--The Times

'The nice magician'--Spectator

Roald Dahl, the bright and around the globe acclaimed writer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the large Peach, Matilda, and lots of extra classics for kids, additionally wrote rankings of brief tales for adults. those delightfully tense stories have frequently been filmed and have been such a lot lately the muse for the West finish play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by way of Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's tales proceed to make readers shiver today.

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Download The Virgin Suicides: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides PDF

By Jeffrey Eugenides

This pretty and unhappy first novel, lately tailored for a big movie, tells of a band of youngster sleuths who piece jointly the tale of a twenty-year outdated kinfolk tragedy started by means of the youngest daughter's remarkable death through self-defenstration, which inaugurates "the yr of the suicides."

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Download Towards a Romantic Conception of Nature: Coleridge's Poetry by H.R. Rookmaaker PDF

By H.R. Rookmaaker

This research describes intimately the advance of Coleridge’s perspective to nature because it is mirrored in his poetry. It analyses the various phases of Coleridge’s look for a significant relation to nature from an uncritical adoption of the eighteenth century conventions in his early poetry to a projectionist view in his poems of 1802. It deals not easy new readings of a few of Coleridge’s significant poems like ‘The historical Mariner’ and ‘Dejection: an Ode’, and attempts to rehabilitate a few minor ones, like ‘The Picture’. cognizance is additionally paid to his relation with Wordsworth. It discusses intimately the philosophical history of Coleridge’s perspectives and considers the contribution of German proposal to his improvement. As an entire this research gives a brand new perception into the genesis of romanticism in England.

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