La Bambina Filosofica L Opera Quasi Omnia

Autore: Vanna Vinci
Editore: Lizard
ISBN: 8858662024
Grandezza: 77,73 MB
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Vista: 1415
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“Vinci è un talento del graphic novel. La sua Bambina Filosofica vira all’anarchia ed è incavolata con il mondo.” - “la Repubblica”

I Promessi Sposi The Betrothed

Autore: Alessandro Manzoni
ISBN: 6050364230
Grandezza: 59,60 MB
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Vista: 2667
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The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I promessi sposi) is an Italian historical novel by Alessandro Manzoni, first published in 1827, in three volumes. It has been called the most famous and widely read novel of the Italian language. Set in northern Italy in 1628, during the oppressive years under Spanish rule, it is sometimes seen as a veiled attack on Austria, which controlled the region at the time the novel was written. (The definitive version was published in 1842). It is also noted for the extraordinary description of the plague that struck Milan around 1630. The Betrothed was inspired by Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and was the first Italian historical novel. It deals with a variety of themes, from the cowardly, hypocritical nature of one prelate (Don Abbondio) and the heroic sainthood of other priests (Padre Cristoforo, Federico Borromeo), to the unwavering strength of love (the relationship between Renzo and Lucia, and their struggle to finally meet again and be married), and offers some keen insights into the meanderings of the human mind. I promessi sposi was made into an opera of the same name by Amilcare Ponchielli in 1856 and by Errico Petrella in 1869. There have been many film versions of I promessi sposi, including I Promessi Sposi, 1908, The Betrothed 1941, The Betrothed, 1990, and Renzo and Lucia, made for television in 2004.

Last Letters Of Jacopo Ortis

Autore: Ugo Foscolo
Editore: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
ISBN: 9780807890899
Grandezza: 71,91 MB
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Vista: 7422
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Ugo Foscolo's Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis, written between 1799 and 1815, was the first true Italian novel. Its epistolary form is in the eighteenth-century tradition of novels like Clarissa Harlowe and the Nouvelle Heloise. Jacopo's tragic love for Teresa and his subsequent suicide recall The Sorrows of Young Werther. In addition to being an intensely political novel, this work also expresses the author's romantic conception of nature as a mirror of human emotions.


Autore: Sam Byers
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007412096
Grandezza: 70,76 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2516
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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award 2013, this bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle.


Autore: Peter Cameron
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429927147
Grandezza: 72,60 MB
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Vista: 5844
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For mysterious reasons, a man forsakes his American life and arrives in a strange country called Andorra. He settles into the grand--and only--hotel in its seaside capital, and gradually makes the aquaintance of this tiny city's most prominent residents: the ancient Mrs. Reinhardt, who has a lifetime lease on the penthouse in the hotel; Sophonsobia Quay, the kayaking matriarch of an Andorran dynasty; and the Ricky Dents, an Australian couple who share a first name, a gigantic dog, and a volatile secret. As the stranger reveals himself to his new friends, and becomes entangled in their lives, the mystery of his own origin deepens. What is he hiding, and why? And when a mutilated dead body appears in the harbor, everyone is a suspect, including our narrator. Part thriller, part comedy of manners, part surrealistic dream, Andorra is "a work of remarkable and sustained invention and imagination . . . a nearly perfect book" (Robert Drake, The Philadelphia Inquirer).

The Confessions

Autore: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Grandezza: 29,77 MB
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Vista: 2902
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Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 24,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4689
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Little Book Of Letterpress

Autore: Charlotte Rivers
Editore: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811875073
Grandezza: 14,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1812
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Thanks to traditional letterpress technique's popularity in DIY and indie-crafter circles, it's become the darling of the stationery world with innovative new studios popping up all over the globe, from Texas to Denmark. Little Book of Letterpress is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today, including Egg Press and Hello Lucky. Featuring an enlightening history of the craft, explanations of the different types of presses, sneak peeks into the studios, and details about the process of creation, this volume is the epitome of handcrafted hip.

The Lord

Autore: Romano Guardini
Editore: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596983000
Grandezza: 29,13 MB
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Vista: 4702
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The only true and unedited telling of the life of Christ—his life and times, in historical context, but not lacking the psychology behind his physical being and spirit. Unlike other books seeking to strip Jesus' story to reveal only the human being, Romano Guardini's The Lord gives the complete story of Jesus Christ—as man, Holy Ghost, and Creator. Pope Benedict XVI lauds Guardini's work as providing a full understanding of the Son of God, away from the prejudice that rationality engenders. Put long-held myths aside and discover the entire truth about God's only begotten Son.

Strong As A Bear

Editore: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN: 9781592701988
Grandezza: 47,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7225
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A graphically strong, yet surprisingly tender book of idioms comparing people and animals.