Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 9387669610
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Animal Farm is regarded in the literary field as one of the most famous satirical allegories of Soviet totalitarianism. Orwell based the book on events up to and during Joseph Stalin's regime. Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The plot is an allegory in which the pigs in a farm play the role of the Bolshevik revolutionaries and overthrow and oust the human owners of the farm, setting it up as a commune in which, at first, all animals are equal. The other characters have their parallels in the real world, but care should be taken with these comparisons as they do not always match history exactly and often simply represent generalised concepts. The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.

Captains Courageous

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 9781595405166
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The weather door of the smoking-room had been left open to the North Atlantic fog, as the big liner rolled and lifted, whistling to warn the fishing-fleet. "That Cheyne boy's the biggest nuisance aboard," said a man in a frieze overcoat, shutting the door with a bang. "He isn't wanted here. He's too fresh." A white-haired German reached for a sandwich, and grunted between bites: "I know der breed. Ameriga is full of dot kind. I deli you you should imbort ropes' ends free under your dariff." "Pshaw! There isn't any real harm to him. He's more to be pitied than anything," a man from New York drawled, as he lay at full length along the cushions under the wet skylight. "They've dragged him around from hotel to hotel ever since he was a kid. I was talking to his mother this morning. She's a lovely lady, but she don't pretend to manage him. He's going to Europe to finish his education."

Antartide

Author: Tito Barbini
Editor: Edizioni Polistampa
ISBN: 9788856403404
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"It is clear now: I am under the spell of the continent at the end of the world. This is the only place in which I had the sensation of getting completely lost in a landscape of the soul, where vision and sentiment do not clash one with the other. In front of me still glide the clearness of the water, the blue, disquieting shadows of the icebergs, the surreal shape of the white solitude, the performances made of colors and lights that some inscrutable architect of the nature has set up for us. I have always considered the landscape as an interior matter, a dimension of the spirit, often connected with childhood, marked by the emerging of a memory. I am sure that this is the reason why when we try, in the adulthood, to find again in a real landscape some memory of the past, we undergo an unavoidable frustration. In Antarctica, Nature takes its time back for herself and let it flow as she likes: slowly but relentlessly, marked only by the shapes that create and recreate the landscapes. Soon I will have to surrender again to a world that is, in the end, as all of us wanted it. But Antarctica, I know, will keep living inside me."

My Family And Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9780241976654
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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book' Sunday Times

Sulle Tracce Di George Orwell In Birmania

Author: Emma Larkin
Editor: Asia
ISBN: 9788867831944
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I M Not Scared

Author: Niccolo Ammaniti
Editor: Text Publishing
ISBN: 192177634X
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I'm Not Scared is a devastatingly authentic portrayal of childhood. One relentless summer six children explore the scorched wheatfields that surround their Italian village. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano makes a discovery so momentous he dare not tell anyone and he must summon all of his imaginative resources to deal with his terrible secret.

If This Is A Man The Truce

Author: Primo Levi
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405528192
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With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH

Keep The Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 9780547563992
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A novel by the author of 1984 about a man determined to reject middle-class values who finds living in noble poverty more difficult than expected. Gordon Comstock despises the materialism and shallowness of middle-class life—the worship of money, the striving for dull, stuffy respectability. To live up to his ideals, he quits his lucrative position as an advertising copywriter and devotes himself to poetry and other high-minded pursuits. But low-paid part-time employment and a constant shortage of cash is not exactly conducive to creativity and happiness. The stress even causes him to lash out at his devoted girlfriend, Rosemary, who he suspects of preferring a richer man. This sharply witty novel about the difficulties of idealism and the effects of financial strain is yet another outstanding read from the genius who brought us Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, and other enduring works.

City Of Lost Souls

Author: Cassandra Clare
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442416874
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When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.

Minding Animals

Author: Marc Bekoff
Editor: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195163377
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In Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the last 30 years studying animals of every stripe—from coyotes in Wyoming to penguins in Antarctica. He draws on this vast experience, as well as on the observations of other naturalists, to offer readers fascinating stories of animal behavior, including grooming and gossip, feeding patterns, dreaming, dominance, and mating behavior. He offers a thought-provoking look at animal cognition, intelligence, and consciousness and he presents vivid examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal kin. All this serves as background for his thoughtful conclusions about humility and animal protection and animal well-being, where he urges a new paradigm of respect, grace, compassion, and love for all animals. Minding Animals is an important contribution to our understanding of animal consciousness, a major work that will be a must read for anyone who loves nature. "To find out about the rich emotional life of nonhuman species, read Minding Animals."—-Natural History