Morte Di Un Uomo Felice

Autore: Giorgio Fontana
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ISBN: 9788838931727
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Madame Bovary

Autore: Gustave Flaubert
Editore: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143106494
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Emma Bovary indulges in excessive shopping and romantic affairs to combat the boredom of married life, but subsequent heartbreak and crippling debt lead her to make drastic choices that end in tragedy.

Mrs Dalloway Broadview Edition

Autore: Virginia Woolf
Editore: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551117231
Grandezza: 33,93 MB
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Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.

The Book Of Lost Things

Autore: John Connolly
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298853
Grandezza: 55,89 MB
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Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

David Copperfield Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library

Autore: Charles Dickens
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194786331
Grandezza: 39,33 MB
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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. 'Please, Mr Murdstone! Don't beat me! I've tried to learn my lessons, really I have, sir!' sobs David. Although he is only eight years old, Mr Murdstone does beat him, and David is so frightened that he bites his cruel stepfather's hand. For that, he is kept locked in his room for five days and nights, and nobody is allowed to speak to him. As David grows up, he learns that life is full of trouble and misery and cruelty. But he also finds laughter and kindness, trust and friendship . . . and love.

The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye

Autore: Jonathan Lethem
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571317928
Grandezza: 44,59 MB
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Jonathan Lethem again displays his brilliance in this collection of seven short stories, blurring the boundaries of sci-fi, mystery, and thriller. Tales include 'Light and the Sufferer', in which a crack addict is dogged by an invulnerable alien; 'The Hardened Criminals', wherein convicts are used as building blocks for new prisons; and 'The Happy Man', whose hapless protagonist is raised from the dead to support his family, only to suffer periodic out-of-body sojourns in Hell. Each tale features Lethem's characteristic deadpan wit and unflinchingly macabre vision of life.

The Road To San Giovanni

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544146522
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Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino's reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises."

The Man Who Planted Trees

Autore: Jean Giono
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473513464
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Jean Giono's beautiful allegorical tale is legendary. Written in the 1950s, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its wilful destruction. The narrator, journeying by foot across the barren plains of the lower Alps, has his thirst assuaged by the well water drawn by the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier. Here begins the subtle parable which Giono weaves of the life-giving shepherd who chooses to live alone and carry out the work of God. Over forty years the desolate hills and lifeless villages which so oppressed the traveller are transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. Giono's hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation programme that would rejuvenate the earth. The Man who Planted Trees is a hymn to creation and a purveyor of confidence in man's ability to change his – indeed the world's – lot.

Phaedo

Autore: Plato
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627938281
Grandezza: 67,14 MB
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The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.