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Knight Eric: Lassie Come-Home

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: 'Everyone in Greenall Bridge knew Sam Carraclough's Lassie. In fact, you might say that she was the best-known dog in the village... because nearly every man in the village agreed she was the finest collie he had ever laid eyes on.' Sam's son Joe and Lassie are a devoted pair but a time comes when they have to be parted. The Carracloughs are not well off and when they fall on hard times Sam is…

Henry David Thoreau: Walden and Civil Disobedience

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: No nineteenth-century American writer can claim to be as modern as Henry David Thoreau. His central preoccupations — the illusory nature of much of what we call progress, the proper symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment, the limitations of government, especially where it seeks to intrude on the personal, the moral and political case for non-violence, the dubious pleasures…

Margery Williams Bianco: The Velveteen Rabbit and Other Animal Adventures

Скачать книгу (размер 565 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 112) Аннотация: This endearing edition proudly includes the original telling of the beloved tale, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Together, we travel alongside the Velveteen Rabbit on his magical journey towards becoming real and discover how he and other toys are brought to life once they are truly loved by their little owners. Also in this edition are modern, infant-friendly retellings of: The Three…

Dostoevsky Fyodor: Notes from Underground and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 3 665 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 720) Аннотация: The anonymous narrator of Notes from Underground is a bitter, misanthropic man living alone in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 1860s. The novel consists of the notes that the man writes, a confused and often contradictory set of memoirs or confessions describing and explaining his alienation from modern society.

Shakespeare William: Richard III

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: Richard III is one of the finest of Shakespeare's historical dramas. Although it has a huge cast, Richard himself, gleefully wicked, charismatically Machiavellian, always dominates the play: a role to gratify such leading actors as David Garrick, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Sher, Ian McKellen and Al Pacino. Since, in real life, political Machiavellianism is never out of date, Richard III remains…

Ethel Lina White: The Lady Vanishes and the Spiral Staircase

Скачать книгу (размер 1 707 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 336) Аннотация: This novel, when originally published in 1936, was entitled The Wheel Spins. However, since the Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation in 1938, the novel has become better known by its 'Hollywood name' The Lady Vanishes. The novel tells of a beautiful English tourist travelling by train in Europe who discovers that her elderly travelling companion seems to have disappeared from the train. After her…

Maupassant: Bel Ami: Or, the History of a Scoundrel

Скачать книгу (размер 2 360 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 464) Аннотация: With an Introduction by Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading Une Vie (1883) and Bel-Ami (1885) seem almost diametrically opposed in tone and temper. The 'Life' of the first is poignantly restricted within a woman's lot, while Bel-Ami is robustly masculine. Jeanne dreams of love. Duroy constructs a career in journalism through a string of sexual conquests, reaching political and economic success…

The Red and the Black

Скачать книгу (размер 2 931 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 576) Аннотация: A historical psychological novel by Stendhal which chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy-yet who ultimately allows his passions to betray him.

Northup Solomon: Twelve Years a Slave: Including; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Скачать книгу (размер 1 870 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 368) Аннотация: This edition also includes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends…

London Jack: The Sea Wolf

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: The Sea-Wolf belongs in the honorific tradition of American sea fiction where the voyage motif became a means of exploring the meaning of life, as in Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast (1840), Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838), and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851). The dominant subject is an intellectual conflict between a ship-wrecked literary figure,…

Ibsen Henrik: Four Plays

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: With an Introduction by Ellen Rees, Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo. The plays of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) are critically acclaimed throughout the world. The father of modern drama, Ibsen broke with theatrical conventions and created a more realistic form of drama that used the stage as a forum for debating social problems, notably the rights of the individual,…

Locke John: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Скачать книгу (размер 4 481 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 880) Аннотация: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke concerns the foundation of human knowledge and understanding, and is one of the classic philosophical works of the seventeenth century.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos: Dangerous Liaisons

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: Les Liaisons dangereuses better known as Dangerous Liaisons is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in four volumes by Durand Neveu from March 23, 1782. It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals (and ex-lovers) who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, all the while enjoying their cruel games. It has been…

Gruelle Johnny: The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: Hello, I'm Raggedy Ann. Welcome to my world. I'm going to tell you about myself and this book. Some grown-ups think I'm just another rag doll with floppy arms and legs who has been nibbled by the mice but they are wrong. When the other toys and I are left alone we get up to all sorts of games and adventures. Once I nearly got boiled to bits in the washing machine. Then I had fun with the kittens…

Gogol Nikolai: Government Inspector and Other Works

Скачать книгу (размер 3 013 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 592) Аннотация: Gogol's works constitute one of Russian literature's supreme achievements, yet the nature of their brilliant originality, comic genius, and complex workings is difficult to summarize precisely. The Government Inspector, a perennial favourite on stage and screen, is considered a national institution in Russia, and Gogol's stories present us with one of the most marvellous worlds a writer has ever…

Candide and Other Works

Скачать книгу (размер 1 870 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 368) Аннотация: Voltaire was the nom de plume of Francois-Marie Aroue, an 18th-century philopsopher of the Age of Enlightenment. Candide, a biting satire on the naive view of the world prevalent during his lifetime, is considered his finest work. The edition includes his other major works.

Kafka Franz: The Essential Kafka: The Castle, The Trial, Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 3 257 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 640) Аннотация: Like George Orwell, Franz Kafka has given his name to a world of nightmare, but in Kafka's world, it is never completely clear just what the nightmare is. The Trial, where the rules are hidden from even the highest officials, and if there is any help to be had, it will come from unexpected sources, is a chilling, blackly amusing tale that maintains, to the very end, a relentless atmosphere of…

Tolstoy Leo: Resurrection

Скачать книгу (размер 2 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 496) Аннотация: This powerful novel, Tolstoy's third major masterpiece, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina, begins with a courtroom drama (the finest in Russian literature) all the more stunning for being based on a real-life event. Dmitri Nekhlyudov, called to jury service, is astonished to see in the dock, charged with murder, a young woman whom he once seduced, propelling her into prostitution. She is…

Hobbes Thomas: Leviathan

Скачать книгу (размер 3 013 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 592) Аннотация: Published in 1651, 'Leviathan' is Thomas Hobbes' classic work on the structure of society and the nature of legitimate government.

Bramah Ernest: The Eyes of Max Carrados

Скачать книгу (размер 3 502 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 688) Аннотация: Max Carrados is one of the most unusual detectives in all fiction. He is blind — and yet he has developed his other faculties to such an amazing degree that they more than compensate for his lack of sight. Lose one sense and the others, touch, taste, smell, hearing improve... with a little dedicated training. Carrados can read a newspaper headline with the touch of his fingers, detect a man…