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Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845971112
Grandezza: 68,72 MB
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«A Shirley Jackson, che non ha mai avuto bisogno di alzare la voce»: con questa dedica si apre "L’incendiaria" di Stephen King. È infatti con toni sommessi e deliziosamente sardonici che la diciottenne Mary Katherine ci racconta della grande casa avita dove vive reclusa, in uno stato di idilliaca felicità, con la bellissima sorella Constance e uno zio invalido. Non ci sarebbe nulla di strano nella loro passione per i minuti riti quotidiani, la buona cucina e il giardinaggio, se non fosse che tutti gli altri membri della famiglia Blackwood sono morti avvelenati sei anni prima, seduti a tavola, proprio lì in sala da pranzo. E quando in tanta armonia irrompe l’Estraneo (nella persona del cugino Charles), si snoda sotto i nostri occhi, con piccoli tocchi stregoneschi, una storia sottilmente perturbante che ha le ingannevoli caratteristiche formali di una commedia. Ma il malessere che ci invade via via, disorientandoci, ricorda molto da vicino i «brividi silenziosi e cumulativi» che – per usare le parole di un’ammiratrice, Dorothy Parker – abbiamo provato leggendo "La lotteria". Perché anche in queste pagine Shirley Jackson si dimostra somma maestra del Male – un Male tanto più allarmante in quanto non circoscritto ai ‘cattivi’, ma come sotteso alla vita stessa, e riscattato solo da piccoli miracoli di follia.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212263
Grandezza: 32,57 MB
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THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s


Autore: Sarah Cohen-Scali
Editore: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 162672072X
Grandezza: 57,19 MB
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Nazi Germany 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan. Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don't go according to plan. Originally published in French, Sarah Cohen-Scali's touching, illuminating, and heartbreaking book has been translated for an English-speaking audience. A Neal Porter Book

The Adversary

Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312420604
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The true story of a man who spun a web of lies around his life ventures into the mind of a psychotic murderer who managed to convince thousands of people that he was a successful, credentialed physician. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Nine Magic Wishes

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486798089
Grandezza: 55,30 MB
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On a day when the sky is green and the sun is blue, a magician appears to make a child's wishes come true. Colorful two-page spreads depict a series of whimsical wonders.

The Haunting Of Hill House

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663006
Grandezza: 50,90 MB
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 64,39 MB
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Running Wild

Autore: J. G. Ballard
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008120269
Grandezza: 42,48 MB
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A high-security luxury housing estate in the Thames Valley sees a disturbing outbreak of violence in this compelling novella, newly reissued with an introduction from Adam Phillips.

L Estasi Dell Influenza

Autore: Jonathan Lethem
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8858759095
Grandezza: 26,67 MB
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Vista: 3699
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“Jonathan Lethem è uno degli scrittori contemporanei più abili e appassionanti... Il lettore è doppiamente deliziato: da un lato dall’interesse per i mille temi affrontati, dall’altro dal viaggio nella creatività di Lethem stesso.” The Guardian


Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: William Heinemann
Grandezza: 48,47 MB
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.