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Non-Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk s world has been well different from yours and mine The pieces that comprise Non Fiction prove just how different in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club life as an assembly line drive train installer by day hospice volunteer driver by night the really peculiar lives of submariners the really violent world of college wrestlers the underground world of anabolic steroid gobblers the harrowing circumstances of his father s murder and the trial of his killer each essay or vignette offers a unique facet of existence as lived in and or observed by one of America s most flagrantly daring and original literary talents


Selected Non-Fictions

It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges s extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry but in the various forms of non fiction prose His thousands of pages of essays reviews prologues lectures and notes on politics and culture though revered in Latin America and Europe as among his finest work have scarcely been translated into English br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series but in recent years he has become equally well known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer s research and animal rights i A Slip of the Keyboard i brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett s non fiction writing both serious and surreal from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer and why banana daiquiris are so important from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf s love life and passionate defences of the causes dear to him br br With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself man and boy bibliophile and computer geek champion of hats orang utans and Dignity in Dying


Kapuściński non-fiction

Pierwsza tak obszerna obejmuj ca ca e ycie i dzie o ksi ka o Ryszardzie Kapu ci skim pi ra wybitnego dziennikarza i reportera Gazety Wyborczej Doskonale udokumentowana pe na celnych analiz opowie o cz owieku yj cym w popl tanych czasach w kilku epokach w r nych wiatach na szerokim tle wydarze spo eczno politycznych ostatniego p wiecza w Polsce i za granic Domos awski odwa nie podejmuje wnikliw pr b charakterystyki Kapu ci skiego cz owieka pe nego sprzeczno ci wok kt rego naros o wiele kontrowersji


True Stories: Selected Non Fiction

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, unaltered text / play / script (non-illustrated)

If you re enacting Romeo amp Juliet or just interested in Shakespeare s work this version has a short intro about the author then just the play pure and simple unaltered and unedited ready for reading


Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film

Now brought completely up to date the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from to the present day With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade documentaries have enjoyed an international renaissance here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate He examines as well the latest filmmaking technology and the effects that video cassettes and cable television are having on the production of documentaries And like the previous editions em Documentary em is filled with photographs many of them rare collected during the author s travels around the world Covering the full course of the documentary from Louis Lumiere s first effort to recent landmark productions such as em Shoah em this book makes the growing importance of a unique blend of art and reality accessible and understandable to all film lovers br


Jane Eyre (Naxos Classic Fiction)

One of the greatest love stories ever written Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr Rochester What lurks in the attic at Thornfield the ancestral home of the surly Mr Rochester Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret and having discovered it live to regret that knowledge Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause


Trăng non (Chạng Vạng, #2)

V i Bella Swan Tr n i n y ch c duy nh t m t th quan tr ng h n c m ng s ng c a c l Edward Cullen Nh ng y u m t ma c r ng l m t chuy n c n nguy nhi m h n t t c nh ng g c c th t ng t ng ra c Edward ph i c u Bella tho t kh i b n tay c a m t ma ca r ng x u nh ng gi y khi t nh y u li u l nh c a h tr th nh m i hi m ho i v i t t c nh ng ng i xung quanh i v i nh ng ng i th n y u c a h th c hai u hi u r ng r c r i c a h ch m i b t u c gi say m ti u thuy t b n ch y nh t c a New York Times Ch ng V ng ang n ng l ng ch i c u chuy n ti p theo v i t nh nh n b t h nh Bella v Edward Tr ng non Stephenie Meyer c ng v n trung th nh v i phong c ch l ng m n v h i h p an xen nhau ho quy n nhau m t c ch t i t nh Say m n ng n n y nh ng g t th t m ti u thuy t t nh y u l y t i l ma c r ng n y ang tr n h nh tr nh tr th nh m t t c ph m v n h c b t h T i c c m gi c nh m nh ang b k t gi a m t trong nh ng c n c m ng gh r n nh t th gian c n c m ng m trong gu ng ch n c a ta c xoay t t xoay n m c kh ng c n c th nhanh h n c n a v hai l ph i c a t i c nh mu n n tung ra th m v n kh ng k p D ng nh c ng l c b c ch n c a t i c ng l i d n l i d n khi t i c len qua kh i m ng th v t m trong khi hai c y kim tr n c i th p ng h kh ng l kia v n kh ng h ch m l i M t c ch t n nh n v l nh l ng hai c y kim y th n nhi n chuy n d ch n n c cu i c ng m i k t th c u n m c y Nh ng y u ph i l gi c m u ph i l c m ng c ng ch ng ph i l t i ang ph i ch y b n s ng b n ch t c u l y m ng s ng c a m nh kh ng t i ph i ch y th c m ng v m t v t qu b u nh t i M ng s ng c a t i b y gi c ng kh ng c ngh a n nh v y Alice n i r ng ch ng t i r i c ng s ph i l a i ch n n y Tuy nhi n k t qu c th s kh c i n u c b n c a t i kh ng b m c k t gi a qu ng s ng m t tr i r c r nh th c n t i l ng i duy nh t c th an to n ch y gi a v ng th i d ng ch i lo tr n qu ng tr ng ng c V t i kh ng th u i k p th i gian T i hi u r ng c hai ch ng t i ang ng b n b v c c a c i ch t y v y m kh ng hi u t i sao t i l i c m th y d ch u v c ng T i th y b nh y n ca v tinh th n l n th ch t T i c m nh n c r t r tr i tim m nh ang p nh ng nh p r n r ng trong l ng ng c v d ng m u n ng ang tu n ch y h ng h c trong huy t qu n C n hai l ph i c a t i th ang ng p tr n h ng th m d u ng t to ra t l n da c a anh L ng ng c c a t i v n l nh l n nh th ch a t ng c m t v t th ng n o d l r t nh T i v n c n nguy n v n ng nguy n v n ch kh ng ph i l ang ph c h i kh ng ph i l ang l n da non m t v t th ng t ng m bao ng y


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Jim Crow Laws: Including: Plessy V. Ferguson and Literary Non-Fiction for Common Core State Standards Compa

This is an unaltered version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The text is not scrubbed of words we find offensive but were part of the context in which the novel was written Also included for the sake of historical comparison is a commentary on and examples of the Jim Crow laws inclusive of an overview of Plessy v Fergeson Justice Brown s Opinion and Justice Harlan s Dissent as well as an article from The Journal of Negro History Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship by C G Woodson These texts are designed to help readers understand the time in which Mark Twain wrote this classic novel and serve as a way to connect the tone and symbols of Huck Finn to the world as it existed when the story was penned by Twain Controversy of Words Mark Twain once said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written in the voice of the boy Huck It begins where Tom Sawyer leaves off It is a tale of friendship and the hypocracy of racism The novel was written in and is set in pre Civil War America The writer did not defend slavery but depicted the period s bigotry and made the moral center of the novel a white boy s choice to help a slave escape from bondage The words within the text of the novel are Twain s It is a dangerous precedence to alter an author s words especially those written at a given point of time and under a specific set of circumstances In a conversation with a Civil Rights Leader in the early s I learned never to scrub history but to shout it from the rooftops as that is the only way in which we can learn and grow from our mistakes History happened Slavery in American happened Whole races of people were sold into bondage both white and black men ripped these men women and children from their homelands and delivered them into a life of misery and servitude Twain did not make that up and by changing his words by scrubbing his literature we miss the opportunity to educate our children and the society as a whole on what life was like how people lived and spoke and then brainstorm creative solutions to prevent similar situation from reoccurring What I am referring to is the n word controversy and the word s appearance along with the word Injun within one of the most overtly anti racist books written For the record these words should cause controversy because they are offensive and should not be spoken The n word should cause discomfort in st century readers and should stimulate conversation and spark discussion If it does not that is when we are in trouble and that is why we can t allow history to be altered to the norms of today s political correctness We cannot become passive to the wrongdoings of our ancestors we must learn from them and grow as one culture moving forward forging common experiences out of our collective and different past experiences So I challenge you to teach this book in the context of eradicating racism I challenge you to understand Twain s anti Reconstruction world and the rise of the Jim Crow laws and the influence of Plessy v Ferguson and help to do your part to ensure all understand the challenges we face and the reality of forever moving forward in our quest for equality


Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) (French Edition)

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


Tutta la luce che non vediamo

il a Parigi quando a Marie Laure una bambina di sei anni con i capelli rossi e il viso pieno di lentiggini viene diagnosticata una malattia degenerativa sar cieca per il resto della vita Ne ha dodici quando i nazisti occupano la citt costringendo lei e il padre a trovare rifugio tra le mura di Saint Malo nella casa vicino al mare del prozio Attraverso le imposte azzurre sempre chiuse perch cos impone la guerra le arriva fragorosa l eco delle onde che sbattono contro i bastioni Qui Marie Laure dovr imparare a sopravvivere a un nuovo tipo di buio In quello stesso anno in un orfanotrofio della Germania nazista vive Werner un ragazzino con i capelli candidi come la neve e una curiosit esuberante per il mondo Quando per caso mette le mani su una vecchia radio scopre di avere un talento naturale per costruire e riparare questi strumenti di fondamentale importanza per le tattiche di guerra un dono che si trasformer nel suo lasciapassare per accedere all accademia della Giovent hitleriana e poi partire in missione per localizzare i partigiani br Sempre pi conscio del costo in vite umane del suo operato Werner si addentra nel cuore del conflitto Due mesi dopo il D Day che ha liberato la Francia ma non ancora la cittadina fortificata di Saint Malo i destini opposti di Werner e Marie Laure convergono e si sfiorano in una limpida bolla di luce br Lirico potente malinconico squarciato da improvvise speranze il romanzo di Doerr un ponte gettato oltre lo smarrimento che accomuna tutti una delicata partitura che ci sussurra come contro ogni avversit viviamo alla ricerca di un gesto luminoso che ci avvicini agli altri


Sense and Sensibility: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen and was her first published work when it appeared in under the pseudonym A Lady A work of romantic fiction better known as a comedy of manners Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England London and Kent between and and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne The novel follows the young ladies to their new home a meagre cottage on a distant relative s property where they experience love romance and heartbreak br br Jane Austen wrote the first draft of the novel in the form of a novel in letters epistolary form sometime around when she was about years old and gave it the title Elinor and Marianne She later changed the form to a narrative and the title to Sense and Sensibility Sense in the book means good judgment or prudence and sensibility means sensitivity or emotionality Sense is identified with the character of Elinor while sensibility is identified with the character of Marianne By changing the title Austen added philosophical depth to what began as a sketch of two characters The title of the book and that of her next published novel Pride and Prejudice may be suggestive of political conflicts of the s br br Austen biographer Claire Tomalin argues that Sense and Sensibility has a wobble in its approach which developed because Austen in the course of writing the novel gradually became less certain about whether sense or sensibility should triumph Austen characterises Marianne as a sweet lady with attractive qualities intelligence musical talent frankness and the capacity to love deeply She also acknowledges that Willoughby with all his faults continues to love and in some measure appreciate Marianne For these reasons some readers find Marianne s ultimate marriage to Colonel Brandon an unsatisfactory ending Other interpretations however have argued that Austen s intention was not to debate the superior value of either sense or sensibility in good judgment but rather to demonstrate that both are equally important but must be applied with good balance to one another br br Dashwood extracts a promise from his son that he will take care of his half sisters however John s selfish and greedy wife Fanny soon persuades him to renege John and Fanny immediately take up their place as the new owners of Norland while the Dashwood women are reduced to the position of unwelcome guests Mrs Dashwood begins looking for somewhere else to live br br In the meantime Fanny s brother Edward Ferrars a pleasant unassuming intelligent but reserved young man visits Norland and soon forms an attachment with Elinor Fanny disapproves the match and offends Mrs Dashwood with the implication that Elinor is motivated by money rather than love Mrs Dashwood indignantly speeds her search for a new home


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair we had everything before us we had nothing before us we were all going direct to Heaven we were all going direct the other way in short the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received for good or for evil in the superlative degree of comparison only There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face on the throne of England there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face on the throne of France In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes that things in general were settled forever


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Fiction, Classics

Dorian Gray doesn t look a day over twenty two Once upon a time Dorian really was young handsome and charming To preserve Dorian s charm his friend Basil Hallward the artist painted his portrait Soon the picture and Dorian s close friendship with Basil On the inside every wicked deed he commits leaves its mark or does it The portrait that Basil painted hangs in a special room in Dorian s house covered completely Underneath the cover lies an image that has changed and aged just as Dorian has not


La face cachée de Margo (Pôle fiction)

Margo Roth Spiegelman le nom aux six syllabes qui fait fantasmer Quentin depuis toujours Alors forc ment quand elle s introduit dans sa chambre une nuit par la fen tre ouverte pour l entra ner dans une exp dition vengeresse il la suit br Mais au lendemain de leur folle nuit blanche Margo n appara t pas au lyc e Elle a disparu br br Quentin saura t il d crypter les indices qu elle lui a laiss s pour la retrouver Plus il s en approche plus Margo semble lui chapper br br crit par l auteur de Nos toiles contraires ce roman a re u le Prix Edgar Allan Poe et fut lu livre favori en par les adolescents et les biblioth caires aux tats Unis American Library Association


The Odyssey: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Best fiction books of all time br One of the best books to read br Classic historical fiction books br Best Odyssey by Homer edition br The Odyssey d si Greek Od sseia pronounced o d s sej ja in Classical Attic is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer It is in part a sequel to the Iliad the other work ascribed to Homer The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature the Iliad being the oldest Scholars believe it was composed near the end of the th century BC somewhere in Ionia the Greek coastal region of Anatolia br br The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus known as Ulysses in Roman myths and his journey home after the fall of Troy It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War In his absence it is assumed he has died and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors the Mnesteres Greek or Proci who compete for Penelope s hand in marriage br br It continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world Many scholars believe that the original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos epic poet singer perhaps a rhapsode professional performer and was more likely intended to be heard than read The details of the ancient oral performance and the story s conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars The Odyssey was written in a poetic dialect of Greek a literary amalgam of Aeolic Greek Ionic Greek and other Ancient Greek dialects and comprises lines of dactylic hexameter Among the most noteworthy elements of the text are its non linear plot and the influence on events of choices made by women and serfs besides the actions of fighting men In the English language as well as many others the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage br The Odyssey began ten years after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war Odysseus son Telemachus is about years old and is sharing his absent father s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of boisterous young men the Suitors whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them all the while enjoying the hospitality of Odysseus household and eating up his wealth br br Odysseus protectress the goddess Athena discusses his fate with Zeus king of the gods at a moment when Odysseus enemy the god of the sea Poseidon is absent from Mount Olympus Then disguised as a Taphian chieftain named Mentes she visits Telemachus to urge him to search for news of his father He offers her hospitality they observe the suitors dining rowdily while the bard Phemius performs a narrative poem for them Penelope objects to Phemius theme the Return from Troy because it reminds her of her missing husband but Telemachus rebuts her objections br br That night Athena disguised as Telemachus finds a ship and crew for the true Telemachus The next morning Telemachus calls an assembly of citizens of Ithaca to discuss what should be done with the suitors


HAMLET (non illustrated)

Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark a ghost has begun haunting the night The ghost bears a striking resemblance to King Hamlet who has recently died The watchmen who discover the ghost show Horatio a friend of Prince Hamlet s who suggests they show the prince King Hamlet s ghost tells Hamlet that he was murdered by his brother Claudius and begs Hamlet to avenge his murder Claudius is currently the king having married the former King Hamlet s wife Gertrude and taken the throne br br Hamlet is determined to take revenge However he is mired in self doubt and philosophical reflection and decides to pretend to be insane His mother Queen Gertrude and his stepfather King Claudius enlist two of Hamlet s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to discover what s wrong br br Since Hamlet was previously interested in Ophelia the daughter of King Claudius right hand man Polonius Polonius suspects that Hamlet may be mad with denied love Claudius and Polonius decide to spy on Hamlet while he talks to Ophelia but he is cold and scornful toward her and women in general br br An acting troupe arrives at the castle Hamlet decides to use the players to discover if Claudius is truly guilty He directs the actors to enact a play depicting the supposed events of King Hamlet s murder as told by the ghost True to Hamlet s expectations Claudius jumps up when the murder is shown and quickly leaves the room Hamlet plans to kill Claudius but when he finds him praying he changes his mind and decides to wait and kill him later Meanwhile Claudius has decided that Hamlet is a threat and should be sent away to England br br Soon after Hamlet and his mother Gertrude talk in her private room He tells her about his suspicions and scolds her for her disloyalty to his father not realizing that Polonius is hiding behind the curtain He hears a noise and immediately stabs the intruder to death believing it to be the King After accidentally killing Polonius Hamlet is sent away to England immediately However the King has also secretly arranged for Hamlet to be put to death in England by sending sealed letters with his escorts Rosencrantz and Guildenstern br br Shortly after setting sail they are attacked by pirates Hamlet manages to escape and return to Denmark Rosencrantz and Guildenstern continue sailing for England unaware that Hamlet has switched out the sealed letters they carry with orders that they be put to death instead br br Scorned by Hamlet and orphaned by Polonius death Ophelia loses her mind Her brother Laertes returns from France determined to avenge the death of his father Polonius His heartbreak and anger intensifies when Ophelia drowns shortly after his return Claudius convinces Laertes to seek his revenge against Hamlet Together they scheme to arrange a fencing match between Laertes and Hamlet however Laertes will switch his dull fencing sword for a sharp poisoned sword so he can kill Hamlet during the match If Hamlet wins the King will supply a poisoned cup for Hamlet to drink from br br Shortly after returning to Denmark Hamlet chances upon Ophelia s funeral and is stricken with grief insisting that he always loved her Back at the castle the sword fighting match begins between Laertes and Hamlet Hamlet is initially winning Queen Gertrude drinks to his success and is killed by the poisoned cup Meanwhile Laertes wounds Hamlet They scuffle and accidentally exchange swords and then Hamlet wounds Laertes When Hamlet perceives that he Laertes and Gertrude have been poisoned he stabs Claudius with the poisoned blade and makes him drink the rest of the poisoned drink Laertes absolves Hamlet of guilt in his and Polonius murder Laertes Hamlet and the King all die within a few minutes of one another non illustrated


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

My father s family name being Pirrip and my Christian name Philip my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip So I called myself Pip and came to be called Pip I give Pirrip as my father s family name on the authority of his tombstone and my sister but this is my tale not my father s It is the tale of how I lived my life and thrived how I lost my all and found something again praiise God a thing I love Listen and you dll hear


Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 18 (Crime and Punishment)

Set in Russia in the midst of its troubled transition to the modern age this classic novel is the profound human drama of Raskolnikov a sensitive intellectual driven by poverty and the belief of his exemption from moral law Through his unforgettable gallery of characters Dostoyevsky provides a provocative look at the human motivations of obsession and possession with unflinching philosophical and moral insight A masterpiece of dramatic literature by one of the greatest novelist of all time


The Scarlet Letter: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br The Scarlet Letter is an romantic work of fiction in a historical setting written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is considered to be his magnum opus Set in th century Puritan Boston Massachusetts during the years to it tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity Throughout the book Hawthorne explores themes of legalism sin and guilt br br In June in the Puritan town of Boston a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne a young woman found guilty of adultery She is required to wear a scarlet A A standing for adulterer on her dress to shame her She must stand on the scaffold for three hours to be exposed to public humiliation As Hester approaches the scaffold many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child Hester refuses br br Several days later Hester meets Dimmesdale in the forest and tells him of her husband and his desire for revenge She convinces Dimmesdale to leave Boston in secret on a ship to Europe where they can start life anew Renewed by this plan the minister seems to gain new energy On Election Day Dimmesdale gives what is declared to be one of his most inspired sermons But as the procession leaves the church Dimmesdale climbs upon the scaffold and confesses his sin dying in Hester s arms Later most witnesses swear that they saw a stigma in the form of a scarlet A upon his chest although some deny this statement Chillingworth losing his will for revenge dies shortly thereafter and leaves Pearl a substantial inheritance br br Several years later Hester returns to her cottage and resumes wearing the scarlet letter When she dies she is buried near the grave of Dimmesdale and they share a simple slate tombstone engraved with an escutcheon described as On a field sable The letter A gules


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics

Most people easily picture Twain s long white handlebar moustache and can practically hear his riverman s drawl Readers know he s Samuel Langhorne Clemens and he s Mark Twain and they ve painted fences right alongside Tom Sawyer Any number of young men have had crushes on Becky Thatcher and any number of young women have laughed at Huck Finn s way of threading a needle But none of Twain s eleven novels nine travel books and countless short stories and essays would have achieved their status had he not first paid attention himself to everyone and everything that lived in his world from Amy Sterling Casil s Introduction


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Clanton dans le Mississippi la petite Tonya Hailey est sauvagement viol e et tortur e En plein tribunal son p re Carl Lee massacre les deux accus s au fusil mitrailleur Son sort semble tout trac la chambre gaz En effet nous sommes dans le sud profond des Etats Unis et Carl Lee est noir Mais Jake un jeune avocat blanc aussi courageux qu ambitieux d cide de le d fendre Le Ku Klux Klan fait front Bient t un souffle de haine embrase la petite ville de Clanton


...E poi non rimase nessuno

Otto persone completamente estranee l una all altra vengono invitate in una maestosa villa su un isola deserta Per motivi diversi sono tutti stati invitati da un vecchio e misterioso amico desideroso di incontrarili nuovamente dopo tanti anni Ad attenderli per trovano solo i due domestici il signore e la signora Rogers Superato un primo imbarazzo iniziale i dieci personaggi iniziano a interagire tra loro fino al fatidico momento in cui durante la cena una voce registrata da un grammofono svela le loro identit e li accusa di vari crimini da loro commessi senza essere stati puniti br br Pubblicato per la prima volta in Italia nel con il titolo i e poi non rimase nessuno i il romanzo considerato il capolavoro di Agatha Christie venne ristampato come i Dieci piccoli indiani i solo nel Il titolo originale i Ten Little Niggers i fu al centro di un accesa polemica per il tono dispregiativo assunto dal termine nigger e fu quindi modificato in i Ten Little Indians i


Macbeth: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Best fiction books of all time br One of the best books to read br Classic historical fiction books br Bestselling William Shakespeare book br Macbeth full title The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works Set in Scotland the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake br br The play is believed to have been written between and and is most commonly dated The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare s play is the Summer of when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre It was first published in the Folio of possibly from a prompt book It was most likely written during the reign of James I who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in James was a patron of Shakespeare s acting company and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James s reign Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright s relationship with the sovereign br br Macbeth is Shakespeare s shortest tragedy and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance madness and death br br Shakespeare s source for the tragedy is the account of Macbeth King of Scotland Macduff and Duncan in Holinshed s Chronicles a history of England Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries although the events in the play differ extensively from the history of the real Macbeth In recent scholarship the events of the tragedy are usually associated more closely with the execution of Henry Garnett for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of br br In the backstage world of theatre some believe that the play is cursed and will not mention its title aloud referring to it instead as the Scottish play Over the course of many centuries the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth It has been adapted to film television opera novels comic books and other media


Persuasion by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot s character vanity of person and of situation He had been remarkably handsome in his youth and at fifty four was still a very fine man Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy and the Sir Walter Elliot who united these gifts was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion His good looks and his rank had one fair claim on his attachment since to them he must have owed a wife of very superior character to anything deserved by his own


Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction)

The author traces her friendship with the author Winifred Holtby from their meeting at Oxford to Holtby s death at the age of thirty seven


Non lasciarmi

Kathy Ruth e Tommy sono cresciuti in un collegio immerso nella campagna della provincia inglese Sono stati educati amorevolmente protetti dal mondo esterno e convinti di essere speciali Ma qual di fatto il motivo per cui sono l E cosa li aspetta oltre il muro del collegio Solo molti anni pi tardi Kathy ora una donna di trentun anni si permette di cedere agli appelli della memoria Quello che segue la perturbante storia di come Kathy Ruth e Tommy si avvicinino a poco a poco alla verit della loro infanzia apparentemente felice e al futuro cui sono destinati


Speak. Le parole non dette

Melinda Sordino ha tredici anni e un segreto L estate prima di entrare al liceo durante una festa viene violentata da uno dei ragazzi pi popolari della scuola Ancora sconvolta Melinda chiama la polizia e nel fuggi fuggi generale non riesce a confessare la violenza subita Quando pochi giorni dopo le amiche di Melinda scoprono che stata lei a chiamare la polizia e a rovinare il party non pensano a chiederle spiegazioni ma la maltrattano e smettono addirittura di salutarla Melinda si isola e comincia ad avere difficolt a parlare sia a scuola che a casa Fino a che Vincitore di numerosi riconoscimenti letterari Speak stato tradotto in venti paesi con grande successo di critica e vendite


Non-Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk s world has been well different from yours and mine The pieces that comprise Non Fiction prove just how different in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club life as an assembly line drive train installer by day hospice volunteer driver by night the really peculiar lives of submariners the really violent world of college wrestlers the underground world of anabolic steroid gobblers the harrowing circumstances of his father s murder and the trial of his killer each essay or vignette offers a unique facet of existence as lived in and or observed by one of America s most flagrantly daring and original literary talents


Selected Non-Fictions

It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges s extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry but in the various forms of non fiction prose His thousands of pages of essays reviews prologues lectures and notes on politics and culture though revered in Latin America and Europe as among his finest work have scarcely been translated into English br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series but in recent years he has become equally well known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer s research and animal rights i A Slip of the Keyboard i brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett s non fiction writing both serious and surreal from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer and why banana daiquiris are so important from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf s love life and passionate defences of the causes dear to him br br With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself man and boy bibliophile and computer geek champion of hats orang utans and Dignity in Dying


Kapuściński non-fiction

Pierwsza tak obszerna obejmuj ca ca e ycie i dzie o ksi ka o Ryszardzie Kapu ci skim pi ra wybitnego dziennikarza i reportera Gazety Wyborczej Doskonale udokumentowana pe na celnych analiz opowie o cz owieku yj cym w popl tanych czasach w kilku epokach w r nych wiatach na szerokim tle wydarze spo eczno politycznych ostatniego p wiecza w Polsce i za granic Domos awski odwa nie podejmuje wnikliw pr b charakterystyki Kapu ci skiego cz owieka pe nego sprzeczno ci wok kt rego naros o wiele kontrowersji


True Stories: Selected Non Fiction

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, unaltered text / play / script (non-illustrated)

If you re enacting Romeo amp Juliet or just interested in Shakespeare s work this version has a short intro about the author then just the play pure and simple unaltered and unedited ready for reading


Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film

Now brought completely up to date the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from to the present day With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade documentaries have enjoyed an international renaissance here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate He examines as well the latest filmmaking technology and the effects that video cassettes and cable television are having on the production of documentaries And like the previous editions em Documentary em is filled with photographs many of them rare collected during the author s travels around the world Covering the full course of the documentary from Louis Lumiere s first effort to recent landmark productions such as em Shoah em this book makes the growing importance of a unique blend of art and reality accessible and understandable to all film lovers br


Jane Eyre (Naxos Classic Fiction)

One of the greatest love stories ever written Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr Rochester What lurks in the attic at Thornfield the ancestral home of the surly Mr Rochester Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret and having discovered it live to regret that knowledge Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause


Trăng non (Chạng Vạng, #2)

V i Bella Swan Tr n i n y ch c duy nh t m t th quan tr ng h n c m ng s ng c a c l Edward Cullen Nh ng y u m t ma c r ng l m t chuy n c n nguy nhi m h n t t c nh ng g c c th t ng t ng ra c Edward ph i c u Bella tho t kh i b n tay c a m t ma ca r ng x u nh ng gi y khi t nh y u li u l nh c a h tr th nh m i hi m ho i v i t t c nh ng ng i xung quanh i v i nh ng ng i th n y u c a h th c hai u hi u r ng r c r i c a h ch m i b t u c gi say m ti u thuy t b n ch y nh t c a New York Times Ch ng V ng ang n ng l ng ch i c u chuy n ti p theo v i t nh nh n b t h nh Bella v Edward Tr ng non Stephenie Meyer c ng v n trung th nh v i phong c ch l ng m n v h i h p an xen nhau ho quy n nhau m t c ch t i t nh Say m n ng n n y nh ng g t th t m ti u thuy t t nh y u l y t i l ma c r ng n y ang tr n h nh tr nh tr th nh m t t c ph m v n h c b t h T i c c m gi c nh m nh ang b k t gi a m t trong nh ng c n c m ng gh r n nh t th gian c n c m ng m trong gu ng ch n c a ta c xoay t t xoay n m c kh ng c n c th nhanh h n c n a v hai l ph i c a t i c nh mu n n tung ra th m v n kh ng k p D ng nh c ng l c b c ch n c a t i c ng l i d n l i d n khi t i c len qua kh i m ng th v t m trong khi hai c y kim tr n c i th p ng h kh ng l kia v n kh ng h ch m l i M t c ch t n nh n v l nh l ng hai c y kim y th n nhi n chuy n d ch n n c cu i c ng m i k t th c u n m c y Nh ng y u ph i l gi c m u ph i l c m ng c ng ch ng ph i l t i ang ph i ch y b n s ng b n ch t c u l y m ng s ng c a m nh kh ng t i ph i ch y th c m ng v m t v t qu b u nh t i M ng s ng c a t i b y gi c ng kh ng c ngh a n nh v y Alice n i r ng ch ng t i r i c ng s ph i l a i ch n n y Tuy nhi n k t qu c th s kh c i n u c b n c a t i kh ng b m c k t gi a qu ng s ng m t tr i r c r nh th c n t i l ng i duy nh t c th an to n ch y gi a v ng th i d ng ch i lo tr n qu ng tr ng ng c V t i kh ng th u i k p th i gian T i hi u r ng c hai ch ng t i ang ng b n b v c c a c i ch t y v y m kh ng hi u t i sao t i l i c m th y d ch u v c ng T i th y b nh y n ca v tinh th n l n th ch t T i c m nh n c r t r tr i tim m nh ang p nh ng nh p r n r ng trong l ng ng c v d ng m u n ng ang tu n ch y h ng h c trong huy t qu n C n hai l ph i c a t i th ang ng p tr n h ng th m d u ng t to ra t l n da c a anh L ng ng c c a t i v n l nh l n nh th ch a t ng c m t v t th ng n o d l r t nh T i v n c n nguy n v n ng nguy n v n ch kh ng ph i l ang ph c h i kh ng ph i l ang l n da non m t v t th ng t ng m bao ng y


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Jim Crow Laws: Including: Plessy V. Ferguson and Literary Non-Fiction for Common Core State Standards Compa

This is an unaltered version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The text is not scrubbed of words we find offensive but were part of the context in which the novel was written Also included for the sake of historical comparison is a commentary on and examples of the Jim Crow laws inclusive of an overview of Plessy v Fergeson Justice Brown s Opinion and Justice Harlan s Dissent as well as an article from The Journal of Negro History Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship by C G Woodson These texts are designed to help readers understand the time in which Mark Twain wrote this classic novel and serve as a way to connect the tone and symbols of Huck Finn to the world as it existed when the story was penned by Twain Controversy of Words Mark Twain once said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written in the voice of the boy Huck It begins where Tom Sawyer leaves off It is a tale of friendship and the hypocracy of racism The novel was written in and is set in pre Civil War America The writer did not defend slavery but depicted the period s bigotry and made the moral center of the novel a white boy s choice to help a slave escape from bondage The words within the text of the novel are Twain s It is a dangerous precedence to alter an author s words especially those written at a given point of time and under a specific set of circumstances In a conversation with a Civil Rights Leader in the early s I learned never to scrub history but to shout it from the rooftops as that is the only way in which we can learn and grow from our mistakes History happened Slavery in American happened Whole races of people were sold into bondage both white and black men ripped these men women and children from their homelands and delivered them into a life of misery and servitude Twain did not make that up and by changing his words by scrubbing his literature we miss the opportunity to educate our children and the society as a whole on what life was like how people lived and spoke and then brainstorm creative solutions to prevent similar situation from reoccurring What I am referring to is the n word controversy and the word s appearance along with the word Injun within one of the most overtly anti racist books written For the record these words should cause controversy because they are offensive and should not be spoken The n word should cause discomfort in st century readers and should stimulate conversation and spark discussion If it does not that is when we are in trouble and that is why we can t allow history to be altered to the norms of today s political correctness We cannot become passive to the wrongdoings of our ancestors we must learn from them and grow as one culture moving forward forging common experiences out of our collective and different past experiences So I challenge you to teach this book in the context of eradicating racism I challenge you to understand Twain s anti Reconstruction world and the rise of the Jim Crow laws and the influence of Plessy v Ferguson and help to do your part to ensure all understand the challenges we face and the reality of forever moving forward in our quest for equality


Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) (French Edition)

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


Tutta la luce che non vediamo

il a Parigi quando a Marie Laure una bambina di sei anni con i capelli rossi e il viso pieno di lentiggini viene diagnosticata una malattia degenerativa sar cieca per il resto della vita Ne ha dodici quando i nazisti occupano la citt costringendo lei e il padre a trovare rifugio tra le mura di Saint Malo nella casa vicino al mare del prozio Attraverso le imposte azzurre sempre chiuse perch cos impone la guerra le arriva fragorosa l eco delle onde che sbattono contro i bastioni Qui Marie Laure dovr imparare a sopravvivere a un nuovo tipo di buio In quello stesso anno in un orfanotrofio della Germania nazista vive Werner un ragazzino con i capelli candidi come la neve e una curiosit esuberante per il mondo Quando per caso mette le mani su una vecchia radio scopre di avere un talento naturale per costruire e riparare questi strumenti di fondamentale importanza per le tattiche di guerra un dono che si trasformer nel suo lasciapassare per accedere all accademia della Giovent hitleriana e poi partire in missione per localizzare i partigiani br Sempre pi conscio del costo in vite umane del suo operato Werner si addentra nel cuore del conflitto Due mesi dopo il D Day che ha liberato la Francia ma non ancora la cittadina fortificata di Saint Malo i destini opposti di Werner e Marie Laure convergono e si sfiorano in una limpida bolla di luce br Lirico potente malinconico squarciato da improvvise speranze il romanzo di Doerr un ponte gettato oltre lo smarrimento che accomuna tutti una delicata partitura che ci sussurra come contro ogni avversit viviamo alla ricerca di un gesto luminoso che ci avvicini agli altri


Sense and Sensibility: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen and was her first published work when it appeared in under the pseudonym A Lady A work of romantic fiction better known as a comedy of manners Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England London and Kent between and and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne The novel follows the young ladies to their new home a meagre cottage on a distant relative s property where they experience love romance and heartbreak br br Jane Austen wrote the first draft of the novel in the form of a novel in letters epistolary form sometime around when she was about years old and gave it the title Elinor and Marianne She later changed the form to a narrative and the title to Sense and Sensibility Sense in the book means good judgment or prudence and sensibility means sensitivity or emotionality Sense is identified with the character of Elinor while sensibility is identified with the character of Marianne By changing the title Austen added philosophical depth to what began as a sketch of two characters The title of the book and that of her next published novel Pride and Prejudice may be suggestive of political conflicts of the s br br Austen biographer Claire Tomalin argues that Sense and Sensibility has a wobble in its approach which developed because Austen in the course of writing the novel gradually became less certain about whether sense or sensibility should triumph Austen characterises Marianne as a sweet lady with attractive qualities intelligence musical talent frankness and the capacity to love deeply She also acknowledges that Willoughby with all his faults continues to love and in some measure appreciate Marianne For these reasons some readers find Marianne s ultimate marriage to Colonel Brandon an unsatisfactory ending Other interpretations however have argued that Austen s intention was not to debate the superior value of either sense or sensibility in good judgment but rather to demonstrate that both are equally important but must be applied with good balance to one another br br Dashwood extracts a promise from his son that he will take care of his half sisters however John s selfish and greedy wife Fanny soon persuades him to renege John and Fanny immediately take up their place as the new owners of Norland while the Dashwood women are reduced to the position of unwelcome guests Mrs Dashwood begins looking for somewhere else to live br br In the meantime Fanny s brother Edward Ferrars a pleasant unassuming intelligent but reserved young man visits Norland and soon forms an attachment with Elinor Fanny disapproves the match and offends Mrs Dashwood with the implication that Elinor is motivated by money rather than love Mrs Dashwood indignantly speeds her search for a new home


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair we had everything before us we had nothing before us we were all going direct to Heaven we were all going direct the other way in short the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received for good or for evil in the superlative degree of comparison only There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face on the throne of England there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face on the throne of France In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes that things in general were settled forever


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Fiction, Classics

Dorian Gray doesn t look a day over twenty two Once upon a time Dorian really was young handsome and charming To preserve Dorian s charm his friend Basil Hallward the artist painted his portrait Soon the picture and Dorian s close friendship with Basil On the inside every wicked deed he commits leaves its mark or does it The portrait that Basil painted hangs in a special room in Dorian s house covered completely Underneath the cover lies an image that has changed and aged just as Dorian has not


La face cachée de Margo (Pôle fiction)

Margo Roth Spiegelman le nom aux six syllabes qui fait fantasmer Quentin depuis toujours Alors forc ment quand elle s introduit dans sa chambre une nuit par la fen tre ouverte pour l entra ner dans une exp dition vengeresse il la suit br Mais au lendemain de leur folle nuit blanche Margo n appara t pas au lyc e Elle a disparu br br Quentin saura t il d crypter les indices qu elle lui a laiss s pour la retrouver Plus il s en approche plus Margo semble lui chapper br br crit par l auteur de Nos toiles contraires ce roman a re u le Prix Edgar Allan Poe et fut lu livre favori en par les adolescents et les biblioth caires aux tats Unis American Library Association


The Odyssey: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Best fiction books of all time br One of the best books to read br Classic historical fiction books br Best Odyssey by Homer edition br The Odyssey d si Greek Od sseia pronounced o d s sej ja in Classical Attic is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer It is in part a sequel to the Iliad the other work ascribed to Homer The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature the Iliad being the oldest Scholars believe it was composed near the end of the th century BC somewhere in Ionia the Greek coastal region of Anatolia br br The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus known as Ulysses in Roman myths and his journey home after the fall of Troy It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War In his absence it is assumed he has died and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors the Mnesteres Greek or Proci who compete for Penelope s hand in marriage br br It continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world Many scholars believe that the original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos epic poet singer perhaps a rhapsode professional performer and was more likely intended to be heard than read The details of the ancient oral performance and the story s conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars The Odyssey was written in a poetic dialect of Greek a literary amalgam of Aeolic Greek Ionic Greek and other Ancient Greek dialects and comprises lines of dactylic hexameter Among the most noteworthy elements of the text are its non linear plot and the influence on events of choices made by women and serfs besides the actions of fighting men In the English language as well as many others the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage br The Odyssey began ten years after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war Odysseus son Telemachus is about years old and is sharing his absent father s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of boisterous young men the Suitors whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them all the while enjoying the hospitality of Odysseus household and eating up his wealth br br Odysseus protectress the goddess Athena discusses his fate with Zeus king of the gods at a moment when Odysseus enemy the god of the sea Poseidon is absent from Mount Olympus Then disguised as a Taphian chieftain named Mentes she visits Telemachus to urge him to search for news of his father He offers her hospitality they observe the suitors dining rowdily while the bard Phemius performs a narrative poem for them Penelope objects to Phemius theme the Return from Troy because it reminds her of her missing husband but Telemachus rebuts her objections br br That night Athena disguised as Telemachus finds a ship and crew for the true Telemachus The next morning Telemachus calls an assembly of citizens of Ithaca to discuss what should be done with the suitors


HAMLET (non illustrated)

Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark a ghost has begun haunting the night The ghost bears a striking resemblance to King Hamlet who has recently died The watchmen who discover the ghost show Horatio a friend of Prince Hamlet s who suggests they show the prince King Hamlet s ghost tells Hamlet that he was murdered by his brother Claudius and begs Hamlet to avenge his murder Claudius is currently the king having married the former King Hamlet s wife Gertrude and taken the throne br br Hamlet is determined to take revenge However he is mired in self doubt and philosophical reflection and decides to pretend to be insane His mother Queen Gertrude and his stepfather King Claudius enlist two of Hamlet s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to discover what s wrong br br Since Hamlet was previously interested in Ophelia the daughter of King Claudius right hand man Polonius Polonius suspects that Hamlet may be mad with denied love Claudius and Polonius decide to spy on Hamlet while he talks to Ophelia but he is cold and scornful toward her and women in general br br An acting troupe arrives at the castle Hamlet decides to use the players to discover if Claudius is truly guilty He directs the actors to enact a play depicting the supposed events of King Hamlet s murder as told by the ghost True to Hamlet s expectations Claudius jumps up when the murder is shown and quickly leaves the room Hamlet plans to kill Claudius but when he finds him praying he changes his mind and decides to wait and kill him later Meanwhile Claudius has decided that Hamlet is a threat and should be sent away to England br br Soon after Hamlet and his mother Gertrude talk in her private room He tells her about his suspicions and scolds her for her disloyalty to his father not realizing that Polonius is hiding behind the curtain He hears a noise and immediately stabs the intruder to death believing it to be the King After accidentally killing Polonius Hamlet is sent away to England immediately However the King has also secretly arranged for Hamlet to be put to death in England by sending sealed letters with his escorts Rosencrantz and Guildenstern br br Shortly after setting sail they are attacked by pirates Hamlet manages to escape and return to Denmark Rosencrantz and Guildenstern continue sailing for England unaware that Hamlet has switched out the sealed letters they carry with orders that they be put to death instead br br Scorned by Hamlet and orphaned by Polonius death Ophelia loses her mind Her brother Laertes returns from France determined to avenge the death of his father Polonius His heartbreak and anger intensifies when Ophelia drowns shortly after his return Claudius convinces Laertes to seek his revenge against Hamlet Together they scheme to arrange a fencing match between Laertes and Hamlet however Laertes will switch his dull fencing sword for a sharp poisoned sword so he can kill Hamlet during the match If Hamlet wins the King will supply a poisoned cup for Hamlet to drink from br br Shortly after returning to Denmark Hamlet chances upon Ophelia s funeral and is stricken with grief insisting that he always loved her Back at the castle the sword fighting match begins between Laertes and Hamlet Hamlet is initially winning Queen Gertrude drinks to his success and is killed by the poisoned cup Meanwhile Laertes wounds Hamlet They scuffle and accidentally exchange swords and then Hamlet wounds Laertes When Hamlet perceives that he Laertes and Gertrude have been poisoned he stabs Claudius with the poisoned blade and makes him drink the rest of the poisoned drink Laertes absolves Hamlet of guilt in his and Polonius murder Laertes Hamlet and the King all die within a few minutes of one another non illustrated


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

My father s family name being Pirrip and my Christian name Philip my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip So I called myself Pip and came to be called Pip I give Pirrip as my father s family name on the authority of his tombstone and my sister but this is my tale not my father s It is the tale of how I lived my life and thrived how I lost my all and found something again praiise God a thing I love Listen and you dll hear


Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 18 (Crime and Punishment)

Set in Russia in the midst of its troubled transition to the modern age this classic novel is the profound human drama of Raskolnikov a sensitive intellectual driven by poverty and the belief of his exemption from moral law Through his unforgettable gallery of characters Dostoyevsky provides a provocative look at the human motivations of obsession and possession with unflinching philosophical and moral insight A masterpiece of dramatic literature by one of the greatest novelist of all time


The Scarlet Letter: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br The Scarlet Letter is an romantic work of fiction in a historical setting written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is considered to be his magnum opus Set in th century Puritan Boston Massachusetts during the years to it tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity Throughout the book Hawthorne explores themes of legalism sin and guilt br br In June in the Puritan town of Boston a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne a young woman found guilty of adultery She is required to wear a scarlet A A standing for adulterer on her dress to shame her She must stand on the scaffold for three hours to be exposed to public humiliation As Hester approaches the scaffold many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child Hester refuses br br Several days later Hester meets Dimmesdale in the forest and tells him of her husband and his desire for revenge She convinces Dimmesdale to leave Boston in secret on a ship to Europe where they can start life anew Renewed by this plan the minister seems to gain new energy On Election Day Dimmesdale gives what is declared to be one of his most inspired sermons But as the procession leaves the church Dimmesdale climbs upon the scaffold and confesses his sin dying in Hester s arms Later most witnesses swear that they saw a stigma in the form of a scarlet A upon his chest although some deny this statement Chillingworth losing his will for revenge dies shortly thereafter and leaves Pearl a substantial inheritance br br Several years later Hester returns to her cottage and resumes wearing the scarlet letter When she dies she is buried near the grave of Dimmesdale and they share a simple slate tombstone engraved with an escutcheon described as On a field sable The letter A gules


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics

Most people easily picture Twain s long white handlebar moustache and can practically hear his riverman s drawl Readers know he s Samuel Langhorne Clemens and he s Mark Twain and they ve painted fences right alongside Tom Sawyer Any number of young men have had crushes on Becky Thatcher and any number of young women have laughed at Huck Finn s way of threading a needle But none of Twain s eleven novels nine travel books and countless short stories and essays would have achieved their status had he not first paid attention himself to everyone and everything that lived in his world from Amy Sterling Casil s Introduction


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Clanton dans le Mississippi la petite Tonya Hailey est sauvagement viol e et tortur e En plein tribunal son p re Carl Lee massacre les deux accus s au fusil mitrailleur Son sort semble tout trac la chambre gaz En effet nous sommes dans le sud profond des Etats Unis et Carl Lee est noir Mais Jake un jeune avocat blanc aussi courageux qu ambitieux d cide de le d fendre Le Ku Klux Klan fait front Bient t un souffle de haine embrase la petite ville de Clanton


...E poi non rimase nessuno

Otto persone completamente estranee l una all altra vengono invitate in una maestosa villa su un isola deserta Per motivi diversi sono tutti stati invitati da un vecchio e misterioso amico desideroso di incontrarili nuovamente dopo tanti anni Ad attenderli per trovano solo i due domestici il signore e la signora Rogers Superato un primo imbarazzo iniziale i dieci personaggi iniziano a interagire tra loro fino al fatidico momento in cui durante la cena una voce registrata da un grammofono svela le loro identit e li accusa di vari crimini da loro commessi senza essere stati puniti br br Pubblicato per la prima volta in Italia nel con il titolo i e poi non rimase nessuno i il romanzo considerato il capolavoro di Agatha Christie venne ristampato come i Dieci piccoli indiani i solo nel Il titolo originale i Ten Little Niggers i fu al centro di un accesa polemica per il tono dispregiativo assunto dal termine nigger e fu quindi modificato in i Ten Little Indians i


Macbeth: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br Best fiction books of all time br One of the best books to read br Classic historical fiction books br Bestselling William Shakespeare book br Macbeth full title The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works Set in Scotland the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake br br The play is believed to have been written between and and is most commonly dated The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare s play is the Summer of when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre It was first published in the Folio of possibly from a prompt book It was most likely written during the reign of James I who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in James was a patron of Shakespeare s acting company and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James s reign Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright s relationship with the sovereign br br Macbeth is Shakespeare s shortest tragedy and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance madness and death br br Shakespeare s source for the tragedy is the account of Macbeth King of Scotland Macduff and Duncan in Holinshed s Chronicles a history of England Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries although the events in the play differ extensively from the history of the real Macbeth In recent scholarship the events of the tragedy are usually associated more closely with the execution of Henry Garnett for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of br br In the backstage world of theatre some believe that the play is cursed and will not mention its title aloud referring to it instead as the Scottish play Over the course of many centuries the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth It has been adapted to film television opera novels comic books and other media


Persuasion by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot s character vanity of person and of situation He had been remarkably handsome in his youth and at fifty four was still a very fine man Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy and the Sir Walter Elliot who united these gifts was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion His good looks and his rank had one fair claim on his attachment since to them he must have owed a wife of very superior character to anything deserved by his own


Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction)

The author traces her friendship with the author Winifred Holtby from their meeting at Oxford to Holtby s death at the age of thirty seven


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Kathy Ruth e Tommy sono cresciuti in un collegio immerso nella campagna della provincia inglese Sono stati educati amorevolmente protetti dal mondo esterno e convinti di essere speciali Ma qual di fatto il motivo per cui sono l E cosa li aspetta oltre il muro del collegio Solo molti anni pi tardi Kathy ora una donna di trentun anni si permette di cedere agli appelli della memoria Quello che segue la perturbante storia di come Kathy Ruth e Tommy si avvicinino a poco a poco alla verit della loro infanzia apparentemente felice e al futuro cui sono destinati


Speak. Le parole non dette

Melinda Sordino ha tredici anni e un segreto L estate prima di entrare al liceo durante una festa viene violentata da uno dei ragazzi pi popolari della scuola Ancora sconvolta Melinda chiama la polizia e nel fuggi fuggi generale non riesce a confessare la violenza subita Quando pochi giorni dopo le amiche di Melinda scoprono che stata lei a chiamare la polizia e a rovinare il party non pensano a chiederle spiegazioni ma la maltrattano e smettono addirittura di salutarla Melinda si isola e comincia ad avere difficolt a parlare sia a scuola che a casa Fino a che Vincitore di numerosi riconoscimenti letterari Speak stato tradotto in venti paesi con grande successo di critica e vendite