I Racconti Delle Fate

Author: Carlo Collodi
Editor: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230395081
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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. 1903 edition. Estratto: ... Qua, qua, qua, qua; io sono medico, io guarisco la gente da tutti i mali e da tutte le pazzie, fuori che da quella d'amore. Trotona sbalordita da questo portento non veduto mai in vita sua, grido sagrando come un vetturino: --Affennenio! che bel pasticcio. Lo voglio per me. Qua, Viso-sudicio: quanto ne chiedi?--Il solito prezzo, --ella disse--dormire nella sala degli Echi, e nient'altro.--Sta bene; e ti voglio dar per giunta anche questa moneta--disse Trotona, fuor di se dall'allegrezza di avere avuto il pasticcio. Fiorina se ne va via ringraziando, tutta contenta per la speranza che questa volta il Re avrebbe sentita la sua voce. Appena venne la notte, ella si fece condurre nella sala degli Echi, colla passione che la struggeva, che il cameriere mantenesse la parola e che, invece di dare al Re il solito oppio, gli mettesse innanzi qualche altra bevanda da tenerlo desto; quando pote figurarsi che tutti dormissero, ella ricomincio i sui pietosi lamenti: --A quanto pericolo non sono io andata incontro, --ella diceva--per venirti a cercare, mentre tu mi fuggi e vuoi sposare Trotona! Che t'ho io fatto, crudele, per scordarti cosi i tuoi giuramenti? Rammentati almeno qualche volta della tua metamorfosi, del mio amore e dei nostri teneri colloquj!--Ella ripete questi colloquj a uno a uno, e con tanta fedelta di memoria, da far vedere che per lei non c'era altra cosa al mondo, che le fosse piu cara di questi ricordi. Il Re non dormiva punto, e sentiva cosi distintamente la voce di Fiorina e tutte le sue parole, che non sapeva raccapezzarsi da dove venissero: ma il suo cuore, teneramente commosso, gli fece ricordare.

Zoo Station

Author: Christiane F.
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1936976226
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In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story—which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood—into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, the longing for acceptance, the thrilling risks, and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader. Christiane F.’s Berlin is a strange and often terrifying place, but it’s also a place that remains closer than we might think….

Russian Folk Tales

Author: Aleksandr Nikolaevich Afanasʹev
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The Betrothed

Author: Alessandro Manzoni
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Timeskipper

Author: Stefano Benni
Editor: Europa Editions Incorporated
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One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.

The Mysteries Of Udolpho

Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe
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Eve S Diary

Author: Mark Twain
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The Expulsion Of The Triumphant Beast

Author: Giordano Bruno
Editor: Bison Books
ISBN: 9780803261044
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"Among the heretics of every age, we find men who are filled with the highest kind of religious feeling," Albert Einstein said. He might have been referring to the sixteenth-century Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was tried by two Inquisitions and burned at the stake in Rome in 1600. Bruno's most representative work, Spaccio de la bestia trionfante (The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast), published in an atmosphere of secrecy in 1584 and never referred to as anything but blasphemous for more than a century, was singled out by the church tribunal at the summation of his final trial. That is hardly surprising because the book is a daring indictment of the corruption of the social and religious institutions of his day. The "triumphant beast" signifies the reign of multifarious vices. Cast in the form of allegorical dialogues, Bruno's work presents the deliberations of the Greek gods who have assembled to banish from the heavens the constellations that remind them of their evil deeds. The crisis facing Jove, the aging father of the gods, is symbolic of the crisis in a Renaissance world profoundly disturbed by new religious, philosophical, and scientific ideas. Arthur D. Imerti, former head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the New School for Social Research in New York City, provides a brilliant introduction to the philosopher who dared to voice his audacious theories of nature, religion, and history.

Maestra

Author: L.S. Hilton
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184287
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE BEST OF SKIMM READS 2016 “One of this year’s most talked about novels.” —The Washington Post “A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall.” —Vogue A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh is well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved—keeping the darker desires she indulges on nights off as her own little secret. But when Judith uncovers a dangerous heist, her life is shattered and she’s forced to run. Armed with just her wits and a talent for self-invention, she makes her way from the French Riviera to Geneva, Rome, and the nightclubs of Paris, determined to take back what is rightfully hers. The beginning of a darkly irresistible trilogy, Maestra follows the rise of Judith, a woman whose vulnerability and ruthlessness have left readers worldwide begging to know: where do you go when you've gone too far?

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
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ISBN: 9781781390221
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.