Twixt Land And Sea Paperbound

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Editore: Classic Books Company
ISBN: 0742696359
Grandezza: 41,12 MB
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Romanzi Del Mare

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 885413841X
Grandezza: 60,81 MB
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Il negro del Narciso • Tifone • Un colpo di fortuna • Freya delle sette isoleIntroduzione di Bruno TraversettiTraduzione di Nicoletta Rosati Bizzotto e Bruno OdderaEdizioni integraliIl nome di Conrad è indissolubilmente legato al mare. In numerosi romanzi e racconti, infatti, lo scrittore ha trasferito, rievocandole e trasfigurandole col soffio del mito, le sue avventure di vagabondo degli oceani, e in particolare delle rotte orientali. Questo volume riunisce, oltre a Il negro del Narciso (1897) e a Tifone (1903) – tra i più celebri romanzi brevi di Conrad – Un colpo di fortuna e Freya delle Sette Isole, entrambi del 1912, storie di mare nelle quali compaiono due singolari personaggi femminili. In queste pagine il magico mondo del mare è descritto in tutti i suoi aspetti: l’ostilità e la furia degli elementi, l’esistenza dura degli equipaggi, gli uomini e le donne che popolano i porti, le coste, le navi, i sogni e gli incubi dei marinai.«L’uragano, con la sua capacità di fare impazzire i mari, di affondare navi, di sradicare alberi, di abbattere mura robuste e di scaraventare al suolo gli uccelli stessi dell’aria, aveva incontrato sul proprio cammino quest’uomo taciturno e, impegnandosi al massimo, riuscì a strappargli qualche parola.»Joseph Conrad(Józef Konrad Korzeniowsky) nacque nel 1857 a Berdiczew, nella Polonia meridionale. Nel 1874 cominciò a viaggiare per mare. Dieci anni più tardi, ottenuta la cittadinanza inglese, trasformò il suo vero nome in quello con il quale è universalmente conosciuto e si affermò come uno dei più grandi scrittori di lingua inglese, pur essendo il polacco la sua lingua madre. Morì nel 1924. Sue celebri opere sono Cuore di tenebra, Il reietto delle isole (1896), Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), La linea d’ombra (1917). Di Conrad la Newton Compton ha pubblicato anche Cuore di tenebra e altri racconti d’avventura, Lord Jim, L'agente segreto, Romanzi del mare (Il negro del Narciso, Tifone, Un colpo di fortuna, Freya delle sette isole).

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427034389
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A Tale Of Love And Darkness

Autore: Amos Oz
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448163099
Grandezza: 15,67 MB
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Love and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story. He takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind, well-meaning people: his fussy, logical father, and his dreamy, romantic mother. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. And at the tragic heart of the story is the suicide of his mother, when Amos was twelve-and-a-half years old. Oz's story dives into 120 year of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Farce and heartbreak, history and humanity make up this magical portrait of the artist who saw the birth of a nation, and came through its turbulent life as well as his own. This is a memoir like no other, and one that cries out to be read and wept over. By the winner of the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize, previous winners of which include Philip Roth, Ivan Klima, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter and John Banville.

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Blackrock Classics
ISBN: 9781940177366
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Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. A masterly blend of adventure, character development, and psychological penetration. Critics consider this to be Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story. The novella has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including Francis Ford Coppola's retelling, Apocalypse Now.

The Shadow Line A Confession

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 8892520091
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The Shadow-Line is a short novel being written from February to December 1915. The novella is notable for its dual narrative structure. The full, subtitled title of the novel is The Shadow-Line, A Confession, which immediately alerts the reader to the retrospective nature of the novella. The ironic constructions following from the conflict between the 'young' protagonist (who is never named) and the 'old' drive much of the underlying points of the novella, namely the nature of wisdom, experience and maturity. Conrad also extensively uses irony by comparison in the work, with characters such as Captain Giles and the ship's 'factotum' Ransome used to emphasise strengths and weaknesses of the protagonist.

Youth A Narrative

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632097540
Grandezza: 76,84 MB
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Youth, a Narrative" by Joseph Conrad is a short story about a young seaman's voyage to Bangkok.

Clandestine

Autore: James Ellroy
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448108608
Grandezza: 66,75 MB
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A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA ... Los Angeles 1951 – Frederick Underhill, an ambitious rookie of the Los Angeles Police Department, want to become the most celebrated detective of his time. He is also sexually promiscuous. His two drives are brought together by the slaying of Maggie Cadwallader, a lonely woman whom Underhill slept with shortly before her death. Using his inside knowledge, Underhill gets himself on the case, which is being handled by LA’s most fearsome investigator: Lieutenant Dudley Smith. But instead of the celebrity status he was hoping for, Underhill finds himself on the edge of the abyss, his whole life and future about to take a fall.

Pinocchio

Autore: Carlo Collodi
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141338237
Grandezza: 80,18 MB
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The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire. Heart-warming introduction by John Boyne, author of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

The End Of The Tether

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632097559
Grandezza: 48,56 MB
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "The End of the Tether" by Joseph Conrad tells the story of a deep, conflicted seaman, Captain Whalley.