The Red And The Black

Author: Stendhal
Editor: Tyché
ISBN: 8892571443
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The Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel’s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post–Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature.

Armance

Author: Stendhal
Editor: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1508012091
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Armance is the first novel written by the French author Stendhal. The book is set during the Bourbon Restoration. A table of contents is included.

Il Corsaro Nero

Author: Emilio Salgari
Editor: eBook Free
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Metà del Seicento: Inghilterra e Francia combattono contro la potenza degli spagnoli e iniziano ad inviare navi corsare in scorribanda per l'Oceano per combattere quelle nemiche e danneggiare così il commercio delle loro colonie e nel1625 due navi, con a bordo i primi corsari, gettano l'ancora davanti all'isola di San Cristoforo e vi si stabiliscono. Ma una nave spagnola distrugge dopo cinque anni la loro base e i pochi che riescono a sopravvivere trovano un rifugio all'isola della Tortuga facendone la base di partenza per tutte le loro spedizioni. Gli abitanti di Santo Domingo però, vedendo che il loro commercio è in pericolo, dopo un attacco riescono a sconfiggerli e ad allontanarli. Un giorno però, i bucanieri e i filibustieri riescono a far ritorno all'isola. Arriva intanto alla Tortuga un nobile italiano circondato dal mistero, un certo Emilio signore di Ventimiglia, Valpenta e Roccabruna. Durante un assedio in Europa, durante la guerra fra Francia e Spagna, gli spagnoli tagliata la ritirata comprano un duca fiammingo, Van Guld, ordinandogli di tradire i superstiti italo-francesi rifugiatisi in una rocca. Riesce nel suo malvagio piano, ma uccide il fratello maggiore di Emilio, che, dopo essersi miracolosamente salvato dalla carneficina degli Spagnoli, per vendicarsi lo insegue nei Caraibi dove lui e i suoi due fratelli diventano il Corsaro Nero, Rosso e Verde(nero). Il romanzo ha inizio quando due filibustieri, Carmaux e Van Stiller, vengono ripescati dalla "Folgore", nave filibustiera appartenente a Emilio di Roccabruna, conte di Valpenta e di Ventimiglia, conosciuto come il Corsaro Nero. Una volta a bordo, i due raccontano al terribile comandante che suo fratello, Enrico di Ventimiglia conosciuto come il Corsaro Rosso era stato impiccato nella piazza di Maracaibo per ordine di Van Guld, governatore della città. Emilio decide così di recarsi a Maracaibo per sottrarre il cadavere del fratello e, reclutati Carmaux e Van Stiller, affida il comando della nave a Morgan, suo luogotenente. Dopo aver catturato una guardia spagnola e guadagnato l'aiuto di Moko, un africano eremita, i filibustieri giungono aMaracaibo. Dopo numerose avventure il Corsaro riesce a rapire la salma del fratello e a rimbarcarsi sulla Folgoredove, dopo aver celebrato il funerale del fratello, giura solennemente che sterminerà Van Guld e tutta la sua famiglia. Sulla strada del ritorno per la Tortuga, i filibustieri assaltano una nave spagnola che trasporta una bionda fanciulla che si fa chiamare Honorata Willerman, duchessa di Weltrendrem, di cui Emilio si innamora, ricambiato. Dopo essersi imbattuti in un terribile uragano la nave giunge finalmente alla Tortuga. Qui il racconto s'interrompe e l'autore introduce una parentesi storica, citando le imprese di grandi filibustieri realmente esistiti e spiegando cosa siano la filibusteria e la bucaneria. Ha poi inizio il racconto della spedizione per assalire Maracaibo. La caccia di Emilio lo porta, insieme a Carmaux, Wan Stiller, Moko e il soldato che avevano catturato poco tempo prima, promosso a guida del drappello, nella foresta vergine. Lì il gruppo incontrerà coguari e puzzole, vampiri, sabbie mobili e antropofagi. Giunti quasi alla meta, il soldato e Moko si fermano, mentre i tre filibustieri proseguono la caccia. Seguirà uno scontro contro le forze di Van Guld e l'assalto a Gibraltar. Finite queste avventure pericolose, il Corsaro scoprirà che Honorata è in realtà la figlia di Van Guld e, combattuto tra onore e amore, farà imbarcare la giovane su una scialuppa e l'abbandonerà in mare con enorme dolore. Il romanzo si conclude con Carmaux che dice al suo amico Wan Stiller: «Guarda lassù! Il Corsaro Nero piange».

Science In The Kitchen And The Art Of Eating Well

Author: Pellegrino Artusi
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690968
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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.

The Pit And The Pendulum

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Editor: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 161430887X
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Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 18097 October 1849) was an American writer best known for stories of mystery and horror.Poe also wrote poetry, including the well known poem The Raven.Not much is known about Poes untimely death, but it cannot be debated that he has had a great influence on American literature.

The Triumph Of Death

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
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The Heart Of A Boy

Author: Edmondo De Amicis
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The Bad Seed

Author: William March
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060795484
Size: 17,75 MB
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Now reissued – William March's 1954 classic thriller that's as chilling, intelligent and timely as ever before. This paperback reissue includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested reading and more. What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William march's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million–copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner Brothers film. The spine–tingling tale of little Rhoda Penmark had a tremendous impact on the thriller genre and generated a whole perdurable crop of creepy kids. Today, The Bad Seed remains a masterpiece of suspense that's as chilling, intelligent, and timely as ever before.

Marcovaldo

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.