Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

Grandezza: 47,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8711
Scaricare Leggi Online

Monsieur Proust

Autore: Céleste Albaret
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170595
Grandezza: 46,60 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5199
Scaricare Leggi Online

Celeste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to writing. Her reminiscences of her employer present a fond and winning picture of the daily life of a great writer, including his foibles, worries, and kindnesses.

At The End Of A Dull Day

Autore: Massimo Carlotto
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451619
Grandezza: 52,90 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9374
Scaricare Leggi Online

Giorgio Pellegrini, the hero of The Goodbye Kiss, has been living an “honest” life for eleven years. But that’s about to change. His lawyer has been deceiving him and now Giorgio is forced into service as an unwilling errand boy for an organized crime syndicate. At one time, Giorgio wouldn’t have thought twice about robbing, kidnapping and killing in order to get what he wanted, but these days he realizes he’s too old in the tooth to face his enemies head-on. To return to his peaceful life as a successful businessman he’s going to have to find another way to shake off the mob. Fortunately, Giorgio’s circumstances may have changed, but deep down he’s still the ruthless killer he used to be.

The Ship Of Fools

Autore: Sebastian Brant
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486257914
Grandezza: 65,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9126
Scaricare Leggi Online

Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of the weaknesses, vices, and grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations. Brant biography, and more.

Tender Is The Night

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141194066
Grandezza: 58,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3144
Scaricare Leggi Online

These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death. Between the First World War and the Wall Street Crash, the French Riviera was the stylish place for wealthy Americans to visit. Among the most fashionable are the Divers, Dick and Nicole who hold court at their villa. Into their circle comes Rosemary Hoyt, a film star, who is instantly attracted to them, but understands little of the dark secrets and hidden corruption that hold them together. As Dick draws closer to Rosemary, he fractures the delicate structure of his marriage and sets both Nicole and himself on to a dangerous path where only the strongest can survive. In this exquisite, lyrical novel, Fitzgerald has poured much of the essence of his own life; he has also depicted the age of materialism, shattered idealism and broken dreams.

Reel Families

Autore: Patricia Rodden Zimmermann
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253209443
Grandezza: 71,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 245
Scaricare Leggi Online

Amateur film has been seen as the junkheap of private culture. Yet music videos recycle home movies as authenticity; commercials copy its style to sell intimacy; documentaries use it to recount history "from below." Reel Families is the first historical study of amateur film, the most pervasive of media. Patricia Zimmerman charts the history of this medium from 1897 to the present, examining how ideological, technical, and social constraints have stunted amateur film's potential for extending media production beyond corporate monopolies and into the hands of everyday people. She draws on an array of sources—camera manufacturers, patents, early film and photography technology journals, amateur filmmaking magazines, professional magazines, and family-oriented popular magazines—to investigate how the concept of amateur film was transformed within evolving contexts of technology, aesthetics, social relations, and politics.

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495752
Grandezza: 16,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6282
Scaricare Leggi Online

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.

The Gatecrasher

Autore: Madeleine Wickham
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 144642393X
Grandezza: 72,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6035
Scaricare Leggi Online

Fleur is beautiful, unscrupulous, and has a large wardrobe of black designer suits. With the help of The Times announcements page she gatecrashes the funerals and memorial services of the wealthy, preying on rich, vulnerable men. She charms her way into their lives and onto their platinum credit cards, takes what she can, and then moves swiftly on. When Richard, a dull but wealthy businessman, meets Fleur at his wife's memorial service, he's bowled over. Gradually Fleur works her spell on Richard's family - transforming their lives while she moves in on their wealth. But she finds herself lingering longer than she meant to ...

The Encyclopedia Of Furniture

Autore: Joseph Aronson
Editore: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0517037351
Grandezza: 79,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2501
Scaricare Leggi Online

An illustrated up-to-date reference work which describes every period and development in furniture styling and construction