The Silmarillion

Autore: J.R.R. Tolkien
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951981
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

The Fellowship Of The Ring

Autore: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007522903
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Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

The Book Of Five Rings

Autore: Musashi Miyamoto
Editore: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635243979
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

Letters From Father Christmas

Autore: J.R.R. Tolkien
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547964021
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Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

The Hobbit

Autore: J. R. R. Tolkien
Editore:
ISBN: 6050465118
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

Il Guardiano Dei Demoni

Autore: Peter V. Brett
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854176486
Grandezza: 59,28 MB
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Dopo Il signore degli anelli, una nuova strepitosa saga fantasy destinata a diventare un cult Quando cala il crepuscolo, il mondo si inginocchia al potere dei Corelings, terribili demoni che emergono dalle viscere della terra portando morte e distruzione. Gli anni passano e i villaggi sono sempre più deserti in quella distesa fredda e desolata che è ormai la terra, e sempre più deboli sono le speranze di scacciare l’incubo delle voraci creature: sembra che niente possa sconfiggerli e salvare l’umanità. L’unica speranza sono tre ragazzi, Arlen, Leesha e Rojer, isolati nei loro sperduti villaggi e protetti da magiche barriere. Un lungo viaggio li attende, tra territori sconosciuti e impervi, infestati da un male terribile e inafferrabile. Perché Arlen, Leesha e Rojer sanno che a paralizzare gli uomini non sono i demoni, ma la paura. Straordinaria opera fantasy, Il guardiano dei demoni è la storia di tre giovani in viaggio tra pericoli indicibili, una sfida coraggiosa contro le forze che imprigionano l’umanità. Tradotto in 17 paesi, diventerà presto un film Là dove le nebbie avanzano, solo il coraggio può sconfiggere le forze del male «Il romanzo d'esordio di Brett si dipana lentamente lungo la strada maestra dello scontro tra il bene e il male. Il racconto di Brett farà impazzire chi rimpiange i vecchi massacri sanguinari dei mostri di una volta.» Publishers Weekly «I personaggi straordinari, una storia ricca di suspence e un'abile scrittura fanno di questo libro un incredibile esordio. Altamente consigliato.» Fantasy Book CriticPeter V. Brettdisegna fumetti e scrive romanzi sin dalle superiori. Dopo gli studi all’Università di Buffalo, ha gestito un negozio di fumetti e poi è entrato nel mondo dell’editoria medica, in cui ha lavorato per dieci anni. Nel frattempo ha continuato a scrivere, finché il suo duro lavoro è stato ripagato dallo straordinario successo de Il guardiano dei demoni, il primo episodio di una grande saga.

The Castle Of Otranto

Autore: Horace Walpole
Editore:
ISBN:
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Canone Inverso

Autore: Paolo Maurensig
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805063028
Grandezza: 51,19 MB
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A beautiful, oddly carved violin becomes the link between two generations of musicians, as they move from Hungary during the devastation of World War I, to Vienna and the approaching Anschluss, to a modern-day auction at Christie's in London. Reprint.

The Fifth Woman

Autore: Henning Mankell
Editore: The New Press
ISBN: 1565845471
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Inspector Kurt Wallander searches for a ruthless killer as he uncovers the link between the murders of four nuns and another unidentified woman in an Algerian convent and the death of a birdwatcher found skewered in a pit of carefully sharpened bamboo poles.