The Book of Spells
Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The year is 1915 and sixteen-year-old Eliza Williams has just arrived at the Billings School for Girls, the sister school of Easton Academy, founded to turn girls into dutiful wives. Eliza's parents expect her to learn the qualities needed to be a graceful and obedient wife, but Eliza has a dangerous secret… she's a witch! After finding a dusty, leather-bound spell book, Eliza forms a secret coven with eleven other Billings girls, disguising their gatherings as a literary society to keep their teachers from discovering the truth. Bonded in sisterhood, they cast spells - cursing the headmistress, giving blisters to boys with wandering hands and conjuring beautiful dresses out of rags. The girls taste freedom and power for the first time, but what starts out as innocent fun turns into something more sinister when one of the spells has an unexpected - and deadly - consequence. Eliza realises that magic could bring her everything she's ever wanted… but it could also destroy everything she holds dear. But is it too late to stop what she's started?
Cet eBook: "Orgueil et Préjugés / Pride and Prejudice - Edition bilingue: français - anglais (Avec les illustrations originales de C. E. Brock) / Bilingual Edition: French - English (With the Original Illustrations by C. E. Brock)" est formaté pour votre eReader avec une table de matières fonctionnelle et bien détaillée. Notre édition bilingue aide le lecteur à mieux interpréter l'oeuvre de Jane Austen et est pratique pour faire des recherches et pour apprendre ou enseigner l'anglais et le français. - This carefully crafted ebook: "Orgueil et Préjugés / Pride and Prejudice - Edition bilingue: français - anglais (Avec les illustrations originales de C. E. Brock) / Bilingual Edition: French - English (With the Original Illustrations by C. E. Brock)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This bilingual edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Jane Austen better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching English / French language through classic literature. - Orgueil et Préjugés est un roman de Jane Austen paru en 1813. Il est considéré comme l'une de ses œuvres les plus significatives et c'est aussi la plus connue du public. À travers le comportement et les réflexions d'Elizabeth Bennet, son personnage principal, elle soulève les problèmes auxquels sont confrontées les femmes de la petite gentry campagnarde pour s'assurer sécurité économique et statut social. - Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1813. The story retains a fascination for modern readers, on the top of lists of "most loved books". The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
Author: Mozaika Educational, Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
Shaking Hands with Death
Author: Sir Terence David John Pratchett, Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Corgi Books
Why we all deserve a life worth living and a death worth dying for âe~Most men donâe(tm)t fear death. They fear those things âe" the knife, the shipwreck, the illness, the bomb âe" which precede, by microseconds if youâe(tm)re lucky, and many years if youâe(tm)re not, the moment of death.âe(tm) When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimerâe(tm)s in his fifties he was angry - not with death but with the disease that would take him there, and with the suffering disease can cause when we are not allowed to put an end to it. In this essay, broadcast to millions as the BBC Richard Dimblebly Lecture 2010 and previously only available as part of A Slip of the Keyboard, he argues for our right to choose - our right to a good life, and a good death too.
"From a "USA Today" bestselling author comes a new kind of textbook..." Do you want to master French? Do you like fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn French? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider. We introduce a one-of-a-kind learning tool that will enhance your reading comprehension, improve your French vocabulary and grammar, and let you enjoy reading a fantasy novel from a "USA Today" bestselling author in the process.
Author: Dima Zales, Mozaika Educational
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
Author: Jean-Philippe Mathy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
What does "America" mean to French intellectuals? Is it a postmodern ideal situated beyond history and metaphysics? A source of spiritual decadence that threatens the European tradition? Or is it "Extrême-Occident," the Far Western site that gives historical reality to the utopias of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment? Jean-Philippe Mathy offers the first systematic examination of French texts that address the question of America. He shows how prominent French intellectuals have represented America as myth and metaphor, covering the entire ideological spectrum from Maurras to Duhamel, and from Sartre to Aron. The texts themselves range from novels and poems to travel narratives and philosophical essays by Claudel, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Kristeva, and many others. Mathy deftly situates these discourses on America against the background of French intellectual and political history since 1789. The judgments on American culture that originate in France, he contends, are also statements about France itself. Widespread condemnation of American materialism and pragmatism cuts across deep ideological and political divides in France, primarily because French intellectuals still operate within a framework of critical and aesthetic models born in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance and elaborated in the age of French classicism. Mathy engages issues central to interpreting the American experience, such as the current controversies over multiculturalism and Eurocentrism. Although Mathy deals mainly with French authors, he does not limit himself to them. Rather, he uses a comparative, cross-cultural approach that also takes in accounts of America by Nietzsche, Heidegger, Junger, Gramsci, and other Europeans, as well as American self-interpretations from Emerson and Dewey to Cornel West and Christopher Lasch. Because debates on American modernity have played a crucial intellectual role in France, Extrême-Occident is a major contribution to modern French cultural history. It will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the main currents of twentieth-century French thought.
What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined? Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of the key texts that have shaped the American imagination since the nation's founding. Focusing on a mix of enduring and forgotten bestsellers, the essays in this collection consider 18th and 19th century works, like Charlotte Temple or Ben-Hur, that were once considered epochal but are now virtually ignored; 20th century favorites such as The Sheik and Peyton Place; and 21st century blockbusters including the novels of Nicholas Sparks, The Kite Runner, and The Da Vinci Code.
Author: Luigi Barzini
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Examines the character and history of the Italian people.
Black Renaissance, the second volume of the St. Orpheus Breviary, is the continuation of Miklos Szentkuthy's synthesis of 2,000 years of European culture. Via three Orphean masks, Szentkuthy veers through the Renaissance, sounding a pessimistic 'basso continuo' on psychology, sin, metaphysics, truth and relativism, and eros and theology.
Collins Easy Learning English Idioms leaves no stone unturned in its detailed exploration of common English idioms. Comprehensive and indispensable, this guide will help you make head or tail of contemporary English usage and become the cat's whiskers at communication. Providing a helpful and often fun guide to key English idioms, this reference also features explanations of use, real-world examples, usage guidance, and notes on where the idioms come from.