Il Demone Magdeburg

Autore: Alan D. Altieri
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ISBN: 9788879728850
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Nazione germanica, Anno Domini 1631. Magdeburg, città del destino e della dannazione, è nuovamente sull’orlo dell’abisso. A disperata difesa, le forze luterane sostenute dal Re di Svezia, ma ancora prive dell’appoggio militare dei principi germanici contrari all’assolutismo asburgico. In feroce attacco, l’esercito dell’Impero cattolico, migliaia di uomini allo stremo a causa di stenti, pestilenze, diserzioni. Un esercito ridotto a una macabra torma barbarica. Da ambo le parti, dominano niente altro che desiderio di morte e voglia di strage.

Vineland

Autore: Thomas Pynchon
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101594632
Grandezza: 80,75 MB
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“Later than usual one summer morning in 1984 . . .” On California’s fog-hung North Coast, the enchanted redwood groves of Vineland County harbor a wild assortment of sixties survivors and refugees from the “Nixonian Reaction,” still struggling with the consequences of their past lives. Aging hippie freak Zoyd Wheeler is revving up for his annual act of televised insanity when news reaches that his old nemesis, sinister federal agent Brock Vond, has come storming into Vineland at the head of a heavily armed Justice Department strike force. Zoyd instantly disappears underground, but not before dispatching his teenage daughter Prairie on a dark odyssey into her secret, unspeakable past. . . . Freely combining disparate elements from American popular culture—spy thrillers, ninja potboilers, TV soap operas, sci-fi fantasies—Vineland emerges as what Salman Rushdie has called in The New York Times Book Review “that rarest of birds: a major political novel about what America has been doing to itself, to its children, all these many years.”

Jack The Bodiless

Autore: Julian May
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230767702
Grandezza: 59,69 MB
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Earth stands on the brink of acceptance into the Galactic Milieu, a benevolent political and telepathic alliance of alien races. But some are wary, as their new supervisors have introduced stringent new laws. Leading humanity is the powerful Remillard family, but a ruthless entity known only as the Fury has its own agenda for the Galactic Milieu. It starts to murder those with metapsychic talents, triggering a chaos that could delay Earth's inclusion. At this delicate juncture, Teresa, wife of clan leader Paul Remillard, conceives a child who could represent humanity's future. But Jack's birth is illegal under Milieu law and she will need the formidable mental abilities of Uncle Rogi and Jack's older brother Marc to cover her tracks. Young Jack promises to be the most powerful mental talent ever seen. But he's destined to be destroyed by his own DNA, unless the Fury gets to him first. 'Galactic-scale intrigue ... engaging' Publishers Weekly, 'A compelling vision of humanity's future ... Highly recommended' Library Journal

Endymion Spring

Autore: Matthew Skelton
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141925779
Grandezza: 59,13 MB
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Who or what is Endymion Spring? A power for good, or for evil . . . A legendary book that holds the secret to a world of knowledge . . . A young boy without a voice – whose five-hundred-year-old story is about to explode in the twenty-first century . . . Set in present-day Oxford and Germany at the dawn of printing, one magical book sets two boys’ worlds alight – bringing them unimaginable danger, excitement and power . . . Skelton's brilliant literary debut. Powerfully gripping, a perfect, magical read for teenagers and adults alike.

The Garden Of The Finzi Continis

Autore: Giorgio Bassani
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241347726
Grandezza: 58,34 MB
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This is a haunting, elegiac novel which captures the mood and atmosphere of Italy (and in particular Ferrara) in the last summers of the thirties, focusing on an aristocratic Jewish family moving imperceptibly towards its doom. Vittorio De Sica turned the book into a film in 1970, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974.

Misunderstood

Autore: Florence Montgomery
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 73,66 MB
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Vista: 249
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The Eyes Of Venice

Autore: Alessandro Barbero
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609458516
Grandezza: 54,16 MB
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Winner of the Alessandro Manzoni Prize for Fiction Venice at the end of the 1500s is an unforgiving city. The Doge rules with an iron fist and the Holy Office harbors suspicions about everything and everyone. Even the walls have eyes. The Republic of Venice watches and listens, then passes judgment swiftly and definitively. In a city where everyone is assumed guilty of something, a young stonemason by the name of Michele has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Afraid for his life, he flees the city aboard a galley carrying gold coin, leaving behind his young wife, Bianca. Banished from his home, Michele embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures as the ship he travels on stops in every port and on every island of the Mediterranean. In order to survive this once naïve and immature boy must fast become a man, one possessed of cunning, courage and fortitude. Bianca remains alone in the cruel and treacherous Venice. She faces challenges that are, if anything, even more difficult than those of Michele, and will encounter all the terrors and mysteries that the labyrinthine city holds in its blind alleys and narrow passageways. And she, like Michele, will discover in herself a tenacious and indestructible will to survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.