Private Renaissance

Author: Maria Bellonci
Editor: William Morrow
Size: 11,95 MB
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Sumptuous novel centering on the life of sixteenth-century Italian Isabella D'Este.

Les Miserables Volume I

Author: Victor Hugo
ISBN: 9780986400667
Size: 12,87 MB
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Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 13,93 MB
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

Waiting For Lola

Author: Maria Russo Carla
Editor: Emma Books
ISBN: 8897669050
Size: 18,24 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.


Author: Felicia Yap
Editor: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316465267
Size: 18,51 MB
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How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday? Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day's worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality-until... A beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England's River Cam. The woman is Mark's mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator's and the suspect's memories are constantly erased--how can anyone learn the truth? Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim--Felicia Yap's staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer. With the science-fiction world-building of Philip K. Dick and the twisted ingenuity of Memento, Yesterday is a thriller you'll never forget.

Young Bloods Wellington And Napoleon 1

Author: Simon Scarrow
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 075535088X
Size: 15,66 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...

Storia Dei Musulmani Di Sicilia

Author: Michele Amari
Editor: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230398792
Size: 12,31 MB
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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...

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061897221
Size: 15,14 MB
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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.

Le Roman De Tristan Et Iseut

Author: Joseph Bdier
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548956196
Size: 19,73 MB
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Le roman de Tristan et Iseut by Joseph B�dier

Ricordi Di Parigi

Author: Edmondo De Amicis
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975800673
Size: 15,96 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.