The Monster Of Florence

Author: Douglas Preston
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446537411
Size: 16,79 MB
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In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Author: Jules Verne
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An adaptation of the nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and the undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.

Storia Della Letteratura Italiana Di Girolamo Tiraboschi

Author: Girolamo Tiraboschi
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 16,14 MB
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Mandragola

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609435
Size: 12,29 MB
Format: PDF
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A superior treatment of Machiavellis minor masterpiece! Flaumenhafts beautifully crafted, literal translation aims to capture the original intent of the playwright. Machiavelli himself distinguished carefully between translations and revisions; thus, Flaumenhaft finds a faithful translation essential to conveying Machiavellis thought and to allowing direct access to the work. The Prologue explores the relationship between Machiavellis stage comediespart of the Comedia Erudita of the Italian Renaissanceand his political books. Mandragola focuses on the interplay between personal and political ethics, a major theme throughout his works. The translation includes helpful notes that clarify allusions, language, and context. Names of characters and places, titles and forms of address, and some familiar Italian words and phrases remain in Italian. Passages in Latin, as well as idioms, are reproduced in the notes.

Perfume

Author: Patrick Süskind
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0375725849
Size: 20,14 MB
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An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The New Life

Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor: FV Éditions
ISBN: 2366687753
Size: 19,11 MB
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The New Life, which describes the stages of Dante's tragic love for beatrice, is a real Masterpiece.

Lord Of The World

Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Editor:
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Christ Stopped At Eboli The Story Of A Year Scholar S Choice Edition

Author: Carlo Levi
Editor:
ISBN: 9781296022990
Size: 19,16 MB
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