A Christmas Carol

Autore: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 9781603035057
Grandezza: 64,50 MB
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This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?

Christmas Books

Autore: Charles Dickens
Editore: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262685
Grandezza: 67,11 MB
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Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Battle of Life" and "The Cricket on the Hearth."


Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375726934
Grandezza: 40,65 MB
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National Book Award Finalist A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together—their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 17,11 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Marianna Sirca

Autore: Grazia Deledda
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640685
Grandezza: 24,48 MB
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Jan Kozma's translation of Marianna Sirca is the near-literal rendering of a novel written by Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the celebrated Italian author from Sardinia who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Almost all of Deledda's stories treat the lives, loves, tragedies, and triumphs of the author's native land - the remote, isolated, and often forbidding island of Sardinia. This new translation includes an introduction that highlights the salient episodes of Grazia Deledda's life and which situates Marianna Sirca both literarily within the author's opera omnia and as part of the general literary trends of the early European twentieth century. Jan Kozma presents the homonymous protagonist, Marianna Sirca, as one of the great literary precursors of the liberated, independent, modern woman - an ironic twist, given the repressive culture in which Marianna lives. The translator also provides numerous explanatory foot-notes that elucidate particular arcane aspects of Sardinian life in the late nineteenth century. Marianna Sirca is a 30-year-old woman of inherited wealth who lives in Nuoro, Sardinia. Because of her strong will and sense of independence, Marianna is the family "black sheep" - refusing to be married off to a distant relative in a social arrangement of convenience. Instead Marianna becomes involved with Simone Sole, a younger man who was a servant in the Sirca household in his youth and who is now an outlaw - wanted for banditry. Against the will of her entire family, the lovers plan to marry, but at Marianna's insistence only after Simone "gets right with the law." The novel traces the story of these two emarginated lovers through various twists and turns, ending with a typical Deleddan flourish that leaves the reader with a real awareness of Sardinian, social mores, values, attitudes, and tradition.

Reeds In The Wind

Autore: Grazia Deledda
Editore: Italica Pr
ISBN: 9780934977630
Grandezza: 55,11 MB
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The rugged landscape of Baronia on Sardinia sets the scene for this novel of crime, guilt and retribution. This novel presents the story of the Pintor sisters - from a family of noble landowners now in decline - their nephew Giacinto, and their servant Efix, who is trying to make up for a mysterious sin committed many years before. Around, below, and inside them the raging Mediterranean storms, the jagged mountains, the murmuring forests, and the gushing springs form a Greek chorus of witness to the tragic drama of this unforgiving land. Deledda tells her story with her characteristic love of the natural landscape and fascination with the folk culture of the island, with details about the famous religious festivals held in mountain encampments and the lore of the "dark beings who populate the Sardinian night, the fairies who live in rocks and caves, and the sprites with seven red caps who bother sleep." Introduction by the Sardinian ethnographer, Dolores Turchi.

Canto Della Neve Silenziosa

Autore: Hubert jr. Selby
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807811586
Grandezza: 20,30 MB
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Delle Historie De Suoi Tempi Di Natale Conti Parte Prima Seconda Di Latino In Volgare Nuouamente Tradotta Da M Giouan Carlo Saraceni Aggiunteui Di Piu E Postille Vn Ampissima Tauola Delle Cose Notabili Dall Istesso Tradottore

Grandezza: 75,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9471
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