Odysseus Book Two The Return

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editor: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312901
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The second installment of the Odysseus series that chronicles the epic journeys of the classic Greek hero, written by the bestselling author of the Alexander Trilogy Odysseus returns in this second installment of the classic hero’s extraordinary story, masterfully brought to life by bestselling author Valerio Massimo Manfredi. After ten years of uninterrupted war, blood, and agony, the Trojans have finally been defeated, leaving Odysseus and his men to begin the long journey back to Ithaca. He’s determined to make it home, since it’s been years since he set out for Troy and his beloved family has been awaiting his return since the day he left. Little does he know, though, that he’ll encounter terrifying enemies along the way: creatures like the cyclops Polyphemus, or the lotus eaters who feast on narcotic flowers that provide only oblivion, the sorceress who turns men into swine, and the enthralling but deadly sirens all lie in wait. In this stunning new novel, Valerio Massimo Manfredi gives a new voice to one of the most adventurous and fascinating heroes of all time, showing readers in vivid detail the lengths to which Odysseus will go to return home.

Il Mio Nome Nessuno 3 L Oracolo

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852051627
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Atene, 17 novembre 1973. Un eminente archeologo muore misteriosamente subito dopo aver ritrovato il vaso d'oro dell'indovino Tiresia. Poche ore più tardi, mentre scoppiano i disordini di Piazza del Politecnico, una giovane e bella studentessa viene catturata, stuprata e uccisa dalla polizia sotto gli occhi del fidanzato, Claudio Setti. Dieci anni dopo, una catena di efferati delitti sconvolge la Grecia. Riti annunciati da oscure profezie. Omicidi senza spiegazione per chi non abbia vissuto i giorni della rivolta studentesca e non conosca il segreto del vaso di Tiresia, sul quale era raffigurata la profezia riguardante l'ultimo viaggio di Ulisse: una seconda odissea durante la quale l'eroe omerico sarebbe arrivato fino alla fine del mondo, a interrogare il misterioso "oracolo dei morti"...

Odysseus

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editor:
ISBN: 9781468311044
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Following the life and adventures of Odysseus, bestselling author Valerio Massimo Manfredi's master­ful novel breathes new life into another titanic figure of antiquity. In Ithaca, a young prince begins a journey that begins on the small, rocky and will soon lead him to the edges of the ancient world. So begins the epic story of Odysseus, a story of love, war, courage, violence, and heroism. In this thrilling novel, Manfredi reimagines the classic Greek stories, from the trials of Hercules to the fall of mighty Troy.

The Oracle

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527606
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1973. Professor Periklis Harvatis, working alone and late into the night on an important archaeological dig, unearths a magnificent golden vase upon which the enigmatic images of a long-lost second Odyssey are engraved, showing the mystery of Ulysses' final voyage. But in the very same chamber, the Professor sees something so frightening that less than seven hours later he dies . . . but not before he has ensured the safety of the vase. Ten years later, a series of gruesome deaths connected to the rape and murder during the student protests in Athens of a Greek woman, on the same night as Professor Harvatis's discovery, is perplexing the authorities. Each atrocity is accompanied by a dire quotation from the ancient sources, exposing an ingeniously cruel mind. Who is behind these murders? How are these two events connected? And what is the significance of the age-old prophecy of the Odyssey?

The Adventures Of Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi
Editor: Dreamland - Lebanon
ISBN:
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The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi, an Italian author. It describes the story of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, Geppetto, a woodcarver. In the beginning, Pinocchio is mischievous and tends to tell lies, and everytime he lies his nose get taller However, as events in the story proceed, he starts doing nice things and is rewarded by a fairy. The fairy blesses him and she turns him into a nice boy in the end. Under the series ‘Young Readers Classic’, this book is inspired from the original novel. The book contains colorful illustrations that makes it more attracting.

Survival In Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

The Late Mattia Pascal

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171158
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Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life—only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was. An explorer of identity and its mysteries, a connoisseur of black humor, Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello is among the most teasing and profound of modern masters. The Late Mattia Pascal, here rendered into English by the outstanding translator William Weaver, offers an irresistible introduction to this great writer's work.

The Triumph Of Death

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editor:
ISBN:
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One No One And One Hundred Thousand

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor: Marsilio Pub
ISBN:
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Science In The Kitchen And The Art Of Eating Well

Author: Pellegrino Artusi
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690968
Size: 11,72 MB
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First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi?s La scienza in cucina e l?arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi?s death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print. Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor ? humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes. Artusi?s masterpiece is not merely a popular cookbook; it is a landmark work in Italian culture. This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.