Il Testamento Del Conte Inverardi

Autore: Luigi Valloncini Landi
Editore: Salani
ISBN: 8869187705
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«Amori, tradimenti, intrighi e denari ai piani alti della società nella provincia italiana. L'autore li deve conoscere bene quei piani alti, poiché ne scrive — limpidamente — con cognizione di causa e grande passione.» Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti Per secoli a villa Mandolossa si sono succedute le generazioni dei conti Inverardi della Pieve, e con loro quell’immutabile ordine sociale che contrapponeva il lusso alla miseria, i nobili alla servitù. A metà tra quei due mondi sta Luigi Valloncini: figlio di una cuoca, ha potuto studiare grazie all’interessamento del conte Gilberto, e in qualità di medico condotto ha aiutato e ascoltato tutti; di tutti conosce le sofferenze, i segreti, i rimpianti, il desiderio d’amore come di vendetta. Ora che del suo mondo non rimangono che i ricordi, è lui a narrare le vicende della nobile famiglia, il loro intcrociarsi con i destini di contadini e servi, il tramonto dell’aristocrazia e la decadenza delle sue antiche dimore. Tra balli sull’erba e cacce alla volpe, lussuosi bordelli e remoti conventi, circoli esclusivi e corse di cavalli, assistiamo, attraverso i suoi occhi, alla storia di una grande famiglia aristocratica italiana, che si intreccia alla grande storia del Novecento. Duelli, notti di passione, guerre ed epidemie, principi decaduti, figli illegittimi, dive in tournée, investigatori privati, piccoli gerarchi: non manca nulla in questa grande saga, incentrata sulla contesa eredità di Gilberto, conte Inverardi della Pieve, a cui Luigi Valloncini sa di essere legato da qualcosa di più profondo di un semplice debito di gratitudine.

Alfie The Doorstep Cat

Autore: Rachel Wells
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008101612
Grandezza: 31,16 MB
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

The Potted Gardener

Autore: M. C. Beaton
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312539146
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Agatha Raisin takes up gardening in an attempt to impress her neighbor, James Lacey, and plans to enter the prestigious Carsley Horticultural Contest, but the competition is soon threatened by sabotage and murder.

Slade House

Autore: David Mitchell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473616670
Grandezza: 80,83 MB
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Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

Letters Of A Peruvian Woman

Autore: Françoise de Graffigny
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622613
Grandezza: 72,44 MB
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'It has taken me a long time, my dearest Aza, to fathom the cause of that contempt in which women are held in this country ...' Zilia, an Inca Virgin of the Sun, is captured by the Spanish conquistadores and brutally separated from her lover, Aza. She is rescued and taken to France by Déterville, a nobleman, who is soon captivated by her. One of the most popular novels of the eighteenth century, the Letters of a Peruvian Woman recounts Zilia's feelings on her separation from both her lover and her culture, and her experience of a new and alien society. Françoise de Graffigny's bold and innovative novel clearly appealed to the contemporary taste for the exotic and the timeless appetite for love stories. But by fusing sentimental fiction and social commentary, she also created a new kind of heroine, defined by her intellect as much as her feelings. The novel's controversial ending calls into question traditional assumptions about the role of women both in fiction and society, and about what constitutes 'civilization'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Blood Crows Eagles Of The Empire 12

Autore: Simon Scarrow
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755357221
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THE BLOOD CROWS is the unputdownable twelfth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato's own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius's rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.

A Single Man

Autore: Christopher Isherwood
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446419282
Grandezza: 63,58 MB
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Celebrated as a masterpiece from its first publication, A Single Man is the story of George, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover, Jim. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation.

The Ends Of The Earth

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330538896
Grandezza: 44,43 MB
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Alexander's epic quest continues through the heart of Asia and on towards the mystery of India. The Macedonian Army march in search of limitless glory, crushing resistance at every turn. The beauty of Babylon is ravaged, the Palace of Persepolis burnt to ashes. An empire is destroyed and a new and bloody era begins. But there are other things on the great conqueror's mind. An ambitious project to unite the peoples of the empire in one homeland begins to obsess him, until the curious beauty of Queen Roxanna gives Alexander the strength to fulfil his destiny . . . A truly compelling and romantic book and a breathtaking conclusion to the bestselling Alexander trilogy.

Norwegian Wood

Autore: Lars Mytting
Editore: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128207
Grandezza: 35,83 MB
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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Wars Of The Roses Stormbird

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718196333
Grandezza: 77,66 MB
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Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late? As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: 'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror 'Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story' The Times