Young Bloods Wellington And Napoleon 1

Autore: Simon Scarrow
Editore: Headline
ISBN: 075535088X
Grandezza: 14,72 MB
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YOUNG BLOODS is the first gripping novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. Perfect for fans of Robert Harris. Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain. As two mighty Empires embark on a bloody duel, Wesley and Bonaparte prepare to face a sworn enemy, unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands...

Private Renaissance

Autore: Maria Bellonci
Editore: William Morrow
Grandezza: 42,46 MB
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Sumptuous novel centering on the life of sixteenth-century Italian Isabella D'Este.

Waiting For Lola

Autore: Maria Russo Carla
Editore: Emma Books
ISBN: 8897669050
Grandezza: 25,86 MB
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Against a background of the toughest years of the Second World War in a grey and desolate Milan, despite the bombings, the massacres, the dead bodies left to rot in the streets, a miraculous and tenacious love affair is born, destined to bring its two young protagonists, Mara Bonfanti, beautiful, elegant and well-born, and Mario Canevari, a steel worker, moments of incredible joy and moments of excruciating sadness.Their daughter is abandoned to her fate the minute she is born and Mara’s mother, not to mention social convention, will force her to marry General Pepe, a much older man and a high-ranking official in the Ettore Muti Fascist Brigade.When General Pepe is found dead at home one morning, Mara confesses to being guilty of his murder and is condemned to a life sentence in prison.Eighteen years later, an anonymous letter causes a forgotten past to resurface, throwing a new and totally unexpected light on those long-ago events.A heart-warming and thrilling novel that minutely and accurately reconstructs a city, an era and the psychological make-up of its characters, all of differing social extraction yet all of the same tragic stature.A novel in which everybody pays the price of the historic time in which their lives have been destined to play out and the self-centredness that every war generates, making victims and executioners of its protagonists.Carla Maria Russo was born in Campobasso, in the Molise region, but moved to Milan, her adopted city, when she was thirteen. She holds a degree in Literature and has taught Italian Literature at secondary school level. She has devoted herself to writing for the last few years. She published La Sposa Normanna with Piemme (2005) to huge public acclaim, which won the literary Città di Cuneo Prize for a First Novel and the Feudo di Maida Prize, followed by Il Cavaliere del Giglio (2007) and L’Amante del Doge (2008). Waiting for Lola won the literary Fenice-Europa Prize.Her books have been translated into several European languages.

Bel Ami

Autore: Guy de Maupassant
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600640
Grandezza: 55,47 MB
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Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his friends as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end. Written when Maupassant was at the height of his powers, Bel-Ami is a novel of great frankness and cynicism, but it is also infused with the sheer joy of life - depicting the scenes and characters of Paris in the belle epoque with wit, sensitivity and humanity. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Shutter Island

Autore: Dennis Lehane
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061897221
Grandezza: 70,79 MB
Formato: PDF
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The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

Ricordi Di Parigi

Autore: Edmondo De Amicis
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975800673
Grandezza: 48,73 MB
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Affascinato da "quest'immensa rete dorata" seppe darne una descrizione accurata, dapprima cogli occhi storditi di un semplice turista poi con la consapevolezza quasi di un parigino. E' minuzioso nel descrivere le sue bellezze ed altrettanto nel rilevarne le tentazioni alle quali � impossibile resistere.

The Nowhere Girls

Autore: Amy Reed
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481481738
Grandezza: 17,22 MB
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"Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--

Storia Dei Musulmani Di Sicilia

Autore: Michele Amari
Editore: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230398792
Grandezza: 62,72 MB
Formato: PDF
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Questo libro di storia potrebbe contenere numerosi refusi e parti di testo mancanti. Solitamente gli acquirenti hanno la possibilita di scaricare gratuitamente una copia scansionata del libro originale (senza refusi) direttamente dall'editore. Il libro e Non illustrato. 1854 edition. Estratto: ...brighe della Penisola. Da quanto ho detto, e dalle date certe che ho aggiunto tra parentesi, ognun vede che il cronista napoletano abbia collocato que' casi di Sicilia, a mo' d'episodio, nell'anno in cui principiarono, e che questo, secondo lui, torni all' ottocentoventuno. Questi due righi e la esposizione delle testimonianze storiche eran gia scritti, quando si pubblico, il 1843, il lavoro del Wenrich, dove si trova (db. I, cap. IV, 32) una frase che a prima vista pare poco diversa e un metodo d' esamina somigliante al mio, ancorche con altri fatti e altri risultamenti. Non essendo uso a rubare gli altrui lavori, mi basta avvertire il lettore, e lascio la forma del mio scritto com' ella stava. 3 Vengasi la prefazione del Muratori, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, tom. I, parte II, p. 287 a 289. La cronica pare scritta verso l'872, e l'autore allude a quella come ad opera giovanile in altri opuscoli assai meno importanti eh' ei detto verso il 002. Il secondo scrittore nostrale che faccia cenno dell'evento, visse dopo cencinquanta anni, verso la fine del decimo secolo; anonimo, ma si sa che fosse di Salerno, e forse monaco e di schiatta longobarda. Ei suol fare fascio d'ogni erba, come notava il Muratori; intreccia negli annali le novellette che correano di quel tempo, e attribuisce ai personaggi della storia discorsi e sentenze di sua fattura. Pertanto lo la 'El-Kadhi: il cadi Ased-ibn-Forat. 1 Johannes diaconus, Chronicon etc, presso il Muratori, Rerum /'" carum Scriptores, iota. I, parlo II, p. 315. sceremmo indietro, se non trovassimo nel racconta le vestigia di alcuni particolari che abbiamo da altri autori degni di fede, da lui...

Le Roman De Tristan Et Iseut

Autore: Joseph Bdier
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548956196
Grandezza: 69,11 MB
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Le roman de Tristan et Iseut by Joseph B�dier

Golden Lion

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062276522
Grandezza: 31,84 MB
Formato: PDF
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For readers of Game of Thrones, Ken Follett, and Clive Cussler: an epic adventure spanning land and sea... time and distance... courage, revenge, and everything in between. GOLDEN LION He saw his father executed in battle. He spent his youth avenging that death. And now Henry 'Hal' Courtney is a man with a ship – and a family – of his own. But fate has not finished with Hal. On a voyage along the eastern shore of Africa, a powerful enemy abducts his wife, the fearless warrior Judith… and with her, Hal's unborn child. For Hal, a man all too familiar with loss, there is only one way forward: He must track his nemesis across desert and ocean, through the slave markets of Zanzibar and the dangerous waters of the coast, in pursuit of the woman he loves, the child he sired, and the glorious destiny that awaits him. Bursting with action and suspense, heroism and heartache, this unforgettable novel proves once more that Wilbur Smith is the world's greatest adventure writer.