Viaggio Al Centro Della Terra

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 8809753844
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780812418491
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It was a secret message by an ancient alchemist, found on a crumbling scrap of parchment. And if Saknussemm was right, then every theory about the molten core of the earth is wrong. Prof. Otto Lidenbrock has to learn the truth. So Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and the Icelandic hunter Hans climb down the cone of an arctic volcano and into...

Around The World In Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605964
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Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus - only to get back five minutes late. Fogg faces despair and suicide, but Aouda makes a new man of him, able to face even the Reform Club again. Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) contains a strong dose of post-Romantic reality plus extensive borrowing from the author's own Journey to England and Scotland - but not a shred of science fiction. Its modernism lies instead in the experimental literary technique, with parallel plots, a narrator constantly made to look foolish, four characters in search of their own unconscious, and a unique twisting of space and time. Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

At The Earth S Core

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Editor: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1304097374
Size: 13,66 MB
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At the Earth's Core was the first in a series about the "hollow earth" world of Pellucidar. Burroughs, the "Prince of Pulp", never had much of a handle on scientific accuracy, but he never let it get in his way. This is the tale of friends David Innes and Abner Perry who use a massive drill to plow in the the core of the earth. There they find a land of strange humanoids, wild beasts, reptilian creatures and some enslaved humans. The only light available is from the radioactivity of the rock, which has somehow frozen time. Innes and Perry must face outlandish perils unknown to survive... and to win the heart of the beautiful leading lady. The book is super entertaining old school sci-fi. It might be more enjoyable for the teenage set, since some of it seems comically inaccurate and out of date. But as with most Burroughs, you're guaranteed a fun, fast paced read. The Pellucidar series is another set of the author's work which is sure to please sci-fi fans, old and young alike.

Captain Antifer

Author: Jules Verne
Editor:
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The Pillars Of The Earth

Author: Ken Follett
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101442190
Size: 12,54 MB
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

The Day Of The Owl

Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

Lord Of The World

Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Editor:
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Cosmicomics

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156226004
Size: 12,66 MB
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Twelve stories by the brilliant Italian author employ the history of science and the poetic imagination to ring changes on the theme and activity of creation