Il Buio Oltre La Siepe

Autore: Harper Lee
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807804595
Grandezza: 80,98 MB
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In una cittadina del "profondo" Sud degli Stati Uniti l'onesto avvocato Atticus Finch è incaricato della difesa d'ufficio di un "negro" accusato di violenza carnale; riuscirà a dimostrarne l'innocenza, ma l'uomo sarà ugualmente condannato a morte. La vicenda, che è solo l'episodio centrale del romanzo, è raccontata dalla piccola Scout, la figlia di Atticus, un Huckleberry in gonnella, che scandalizza le signore con un linguaggio non proprio ortodosso, testimone e protagonista di fatti che nella loro atrocità e violenza non riescono mai a essere più grandi di lei. Nel suo raccontare lieve e veloce, ironico e pietoso, rivive il mondo dell'infanzia che è un po' di tutti noi, con i suoi miti, le sue emozioni, le sue scoperte, in pagine di grande rigore stilistico e condotte con bravura eccezionale.

Va Metti Una Sentinella

Autore: Harper Lee
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858823087
Grandezza: 58,83 MB
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Uno storico evento letterario: la pubblicazione del primo romanzo di Harper Lee, l’amata autrice del romanzo premio Pulitzer, "Il buio oltre la siepe". "Va’, metti una sentinella" è ambientato a metà degli anni cinquanta e presenta molti personaggi de "Il buio oltre la siepe" vent’anni dopo. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) torna a Maycomb da New York per andare a trovare Atticus. Cercando di comprendere l’atteggiamento del padre nei confronti della società e i suoi stessi sentimenti verso il posto dove è nata e dove ha passato l’infanzia, Scout è costretta ad affrontare difficili questioni personali e politiche. Esaminando come i personaggi de "Il buio oltre la siepe" cambiano di fronte agli eventi turbolenti che caratterizzano l’America in trasformazione della metà degli anni cinquanta, "Va’, metti una sentinella" getta una nuova affascinante luce sul classico di Harper Lee. Commovente, divertente e appassionante, "Va’, metti una sentinella" è sì sequel del precedente, ma soprattutto è un magnifico romanzo a se stante.

Odd Birds

Autore: Ian Harding
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250117089
Grandezza: 60,70 MB
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A 7-time Teen Choice Award Winner on Freeform's most-watched series, Pretty Little Liars ... A social media influencer with over 7 million followers ... An avid birdwatcher? Yes, you read that correctly. Ian Harding is all of these things, and so much more. In this memoir, explore the unexpected world of a young celebrity through the lens of his favorite pastime — birding. Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart, this book is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity. Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird—sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one’s chest for an on-screen love scene. A funny and heartwarming window into Ian’s life, Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.

After The Divorce

Autore: Grazia Deledda
Editore: Library of Alexandria
Grandezza: 52,69 MB
Formato: PDF
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The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 27,19 MB
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

Bleak House

Autore: Charles Dickens
Grandezza: 42,81 MB
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The law courts prevailing over the case of Jarndyce & Jarndyce are overwhelming in their pedantic, futile red-tape bureaucratic adherence to old principles and are partly based on Dickens' time as a young law clerk. With a massive cast of characters--many with ingeniously comic names--and his most complex plot, Bleak House is believed by many to be Dickens' greatest work. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Picnic And Suchlike Pandemonium

Autore: Gerald Durrell
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504042611
Grandezza: 39,73 MB
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Uproarious antics and surreal situations take center stage in six tales from the celebrated British naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy. The eccentric Durrell family sets off on an ill-fated excursion in “The Picnic” and embarks on a Greek cruise in “The Maiden Voyage.” Next, things take a turn for the diabolical when a solo Durrell runs into a former flame in “The Public School Education”—and then finds trouble of a different sort in “The Havoc of Havelock.” Finally, the typically jocular Durrell unexpectedly shifts to the macabre with the surprise cuisine of “The Michelin Man” and the spine-tingling horror of “The Entrance.” With his knack for describing his often outlandish, always entertaining adventures, Gerald Durrell serves up an engrossing blend of genres in this intriguing collection of stories. Including both fiction and nonfiction, The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium reveals the wide-ranging talents of the famed naturalist and memoirist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Maria Zef

Autore: Paola Drigo
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803265776
Grandezza: 51,55 MB
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Orphaned Maria, fourteen, and her younger sister go to live in their uncle's primitive mountain cabin

Bloodfire Quest

Autore: Terry Brooks
Editore: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345523520
Grandezza: 48,67 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The adventure that started in Wards of Faerie takes a thrilling new turn, in the second novel of Terry Brooks’s brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara! The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. But though freedom is closer than they know, it may come at a terrifying price. Back in the village of Arborlon, the mystical, sentient tree that maintains the barrier between the Four Lands and the Forbidding is dying. And with each passing day, as the breach between the two worlds grows larger, the threat of the evil eager to spill forth and wreak havoc grows more dire. The only hope lies with a young Druid, faced with a staggering choice: cling to the life she cherishes or combat an army of darkness by making the ultimate sacrifice. Includes a preview of the next book in the Dark Legacy of Shannara series, Witch Wraith Praise for Bloodfire Quest “Explodes from the first page . . . and the action doesn’t stop until the novel’s cliffhanger ending. . . . Intense and exhilarating . . . The author balances character development with intense action, and he has a gift for creating characters the reader cares about. Brooks is one of the best fantasy writers in the business, and Bloodfire Quest is better than its predecessor.”—Associated Press “Shannara fans will delight in Brooks’s sorcerous action, skilled characterizations, and rapid-fire storytelling twists.”—Publishers Weekly “Brooks mixes things up here with several sharp battle scenes, for which he brings his distinct talent, giving a true grandeur to clashes involving terrifying creatures and powerful magic. . . . A fine middle chapter to Brooks’ latest Shannara adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews “From the first pages to the harrowing ending, Bloodfire Quest . . . is a thrill ride that will leave readers wanting more. . . . This volume, paired with the first, might be just the right place to introduce new readers to this fine writer.”—Booklist (starred review) Praise for Terry Brooks “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear “Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy