La Promessa

Autore: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807811425
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Black Trillium

Autore: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149766117X
Grandezza: 49,36 MB
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Three royal sisters must undertake separate but equally perilous quests in order to defeat the dark sorcery that has ravaged their kingdom in book one of the Saga of the Trillium, an ingenious collaboration by three classic names in fantasy fiction Peace has long reigned in Ruwenda thanks to the magical protection of the Archimage Binah. The realm’s devoted guardian is aging, however, and her magic is weakening. When the kingdom’s triplet princesses were still infants, Binah gave each of them the mystical power of the Black Trillium. But the unthinkable occurs too soon, and Ruwenda is overrun by the ravaging armies of neighboring Labornok before the sisters, Haramis, Kadiya, and Anigel, have time to learn how to use their great gift. Forced to flee, the young princesses must follow their separate destinies through a dangerous and unfamiliar world of Oddlings and enemies—for only the combined power of three magical talismans can help them defeat the malevolent sorcerer who has brought chaos and death to their once-idyllic home. But it will take new kinds of strength and wisdom to confront the great evil that has descended on the World of the Three Moons. Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton, three of the most honored names in fantasy fiction, have joined forces to create an extraordinary world and culture in the first book of the remarkable Saga of the Trillium, a breathtaking tale of duty, peril, love, and magic.

The Chimera

Autore: Sebastiano Vassalli
Editore: Harvill Press
ISBN:
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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries

Autore: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226174441
Grandezza: 74,25 MB
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This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion, Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.

Grimpow

Autore: Rafael Ábalos
Editore: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385733747
Grandezza: 77,29 MB
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Grimpow finds a stone on a dead knight and begins a quest that will change his life forever.

The Indiscreet Jewels

Autore: Denis Diderot
Editore: Marsilio Pub
ISBN: 9780941419833
Grandezza: 33,61 MB
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A satire on the court of King Louis XV of France features a bored Sultan to whom a genie gives a magic ring that requires each woman's body to speak the truth about her affairs

Sicilian Uncles

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862074385
Grandezza: 33,79 MB
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A Sicilian uncle is a mentor, a patron, but a sinister and treacherous one. This quartet of thriller novellas shows illusions being lost and ideals betrayed amid war and revolution.

The Myth Of Ritual Murder

Autore: R. Po-chia Hsia
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300047462
Grandezza: 25,54 MB
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From the mid-fifteenth century to the early seventeenth, German Jews were persecuted and tried for the alleged ritual murders of Christian children, whose blood purportedly played a crucial part in Jewish magical rites. In this engrossing book R. Po-Chia Hsia traces the rise and decline of ritual murder trials during that period. Using sources ranging from Christian and Kabbalistic treatises to judicial records and popular pamphlets, Hsia examines the religious sources of the idea of child sacrifice and blood symbolism and reconstructs the political context of ritual murder trials against the Jews. "This volume combines clarity of thinking, elegance of style, and exemplary scholarly attention to detail with intellectual sobriety and human compassion."-Jerome Friedman, Sixteenth Century Journal "Hsia has... succeeded in turning established knowledge to illuminatingly new purposes."-G.R. Elton, New York Review of Books "This meticulously researched and unusually perceptive book is social and intellectual history at its best."-Library Journal "A fresh perspective on an old problem by a major new talent."-Steven Ozment, Harvard University R. Po-chia Hsia, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is also the author of Society and Religion in Munster, 1535-1618