A classic swashbuckler, Alexander Dumas’s The Three Musketeers tells the story of young d’Artagnan as he attempts to join the most elite military group of the day, the Musketeers of the Guard, who report directly to the king. D’Artagnan sets out to Paris with a letter of introduction, vouching for his fencing skills, only to be intercepted by spies for the evil Cardinal Richelieu, who take his money and the all-important introduction. Nevertheless, d’Artagnon proves his worth as he fights alongside the most famous trio of fencers in the Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. The four become close friends as they fight for the king against a bevy of spies, traitors, and seductresses. The Three Musketeers is one of the great adventure stories of all time, giving us larger-than-life characters who extend beyond the scope of this novel. Anyone who likes adventure stories will love this classic of the genre.
Author: Milo Manara, Vincenzo Cerami, Francesco Gaston
Publisher: Humanoids Inc
An edge-of-your-seat thriller spiced with Milo Manara’s gorgeous erotic sensibility. PUBLICATION IN 2 VOLUMES - COMPLETED WORK Pandora is a beautiful young woman living with her adoptive parents in a major European city. Out of the blue, she learns that her real father might be a terrible mob boss wanted by the international authorities. When she is kidnapped and taken to Turkey, she is forced to confront her dangerous past and investigate the motives of the people closest to her. Vincenzo Cerami, a screenwriter (Roberto Benigni’s international hit "Life is Beautiful"), collaborates here with one of Europe’s greatest artists, Milo Manara. THE BOOK Now in color!
This book combines the Holy Bible English Edition (King James Version) and French Edition (Louis Segond 1910 Version) into one. The Holy Bible - King James Version (KJV) is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England that began in 1604 and was completed in 1611. It is also known as the Authorized Version (AV) or King James Bible (KJB). The King James Version has been called "the most influential version of the most influential book in the world, in what is now its most influential language". This translation and its subsequent distribution was instrumental in opening the door to the spread of the truth. It is an excellent resource for bible study and spiritual fellowship. Optimized for Mobile: this book is optimized for reading on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and other digital devices. It contains enhanced typesetting features and a comprehensive and smart Book Navigation system. A propos de la Bible, Louis Segond 1910: La première publication de sa traduction de l'Ancien Testament est datée de 1874 et celle du Nouveau Testament de 1880. Les deux seront publiées en un seul volume pour la première fois à Oxford en 1880. Cette traduction est usuellement appelée la Bible Segond. Elle deviendra pour un siècle la référence au sein du protestantisme français. Au xxi siècle, elle est l'une des versions les plus populaires auprès des protestants et des chrétiens évangéliques francophones. Optimisé pour mobile: ce livre est optimisé pour la lecture sur Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPhone, iPad, téléphones Android et autres appareils numériques. Il contient des fonctionnalités améliorées de composition et un système de navigation livre complet et intelligent.
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Ruy Blas has held the stage better than any other of his dramas and has been popular in America. Here Hugo's dramatic theory of contrast of grave and gay, rapid alternation of tragic and grotesque, is pushed to its utmost verge. The scene is Madrid; the time 1699. Don Salluste de Bazan, scorned by Maria de Neubourg, second wife of the do-nothing King, Charles II, plots revenge. Failing to enlist the aid of his scapegrace but chivalrous cousin, Don César, he introduces his valet, Ruy Blas, to the queen and through her sympathetic interest gains official preferment which he uses for political and fiscal reform. The queen and Ruy Blas are betrayed into a compromising situation by Don Salluste, who, when Don César threatens to balk his revenge, ruthlessly sacrifices his cousin to his injured vanity. Ruy Blas kills Don Salluste and then himself, consoled that his death has extorted from the queen an admission that love has overcome all prejudice of rank or station.
The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text is one that is simplified, straightforward, and perhaps reflecting Marcus' Stoic perspective on the text. Depending on the English translation, Marcus' style is not viewed as anything regal or belonging to royalty, but rather a man among other men, which allows the reader to relate to his wisdom. Rédigées dans un style simple et froid, les Pensées sont une suite d'épigrammes et de courtes réflexions portant sur le devoir, la mort et la conduite du sage face aux erreurs et à la méchanceté des Hommes. Marc Aurèle, lui-même philosophe stoïcien développe la tradition d'Épictète selon laquelle tout Homme a le profond devoir de ne pas s'inquiéter de ce qui ne dépend pas de lui, c'est-à-dire les biens matériels, les honneurs, l'opinion des gens, mais doit en contrepartie se rendre parfaitement maître de ses émotions, avis, opinions et jugements, la seule chose dont il possède une parfaite maîtrise.
The central character and narrator is 17-year-old David Balfour. His parents have recently died, and he is out to make his way in the world. He is given a letter by the minister of Essendean, Mr. Campbell, to be delivered to the House of Shaws in Cramond, where David's uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, lives. His uncle is also miserly, living on "parritch" and small ale, and the House of Shaws itself is partially unfinished and somewhat ruinous.Ebenezer asks David to get a chest from the top of a tower in the house but refuses to provide a lamp or candle. David is forced to scale the stairs in the dark and realises that not only is the tower unfinished in some places, but the steps simply end abruptly and fall into an abyss. David concludes that his uncle intended for him to have an "accident" so as not to have to give over his nephew's inheritance. En juin 1751 en Écosse, le jeune David Balfour suit les dernières volontés de son défunt père et prend la route du château de Shaws où demeure son dernier parent vivant, son oncle Ebenezer. David se rend bien vite compte que ce dernier tente de le spolier de son héritage, n'hésitant pas pour cela à attenter à sa vie. Mais avant d'avoir pu faire quoi que ce soit, David est enlevé et embarqué de force à bord du Covenant, un brick en partance pour Les Carolines. Voué à être vendu comme esclave dans une plantation, les jours s'écoulent à bord du navire et tout espoir semble perdu pour David. Le destin place alors sur sa route un allié providentiel en la personne d'Alan Breck Stewart, un fier Highlander jacobite, naufragé que le Covenant recueille à son bord.
The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. La Vallée de la peur (The Valley of Fear dans les éditions originales en anglais) est un roman policier de Conan Doyle, publié en 1915, qui met en scène le célèbre Sherlock Holmes.
Master conversation with this bestselling workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation is the go-to guide for expanding your conversational fluency. Organized into 10 units, it presents realistic everyday dialogues, followed by helpful instruction on correct syntax and word usage, as well as lots of conversation-ready phrases. Each dialogue is also followed by a variety of exercises that give the opportunity to put new concepts into action and encourage you to construct your own personalized conversations. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU TO: · Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations · Expand your vocabulary · Understand new concepts with numerous realistic examples · Build new conversation skills through extensive practice THE BONUS APP THAT ACCCOMPANIES THIS BOOK PROVIDES: · STREAMING AUDIO recordings of all 40 dialogues in the book · SPEECH-BY-SPEECH presentation for clear understanding · AUDIO ANSWER KEY for 30 dialogue-based exercises · PROGRESS TRACKER to assess your progress
Author: Christie McDonald, Susan Suleiman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary understanding of language, literature, and culture. The relationship between France's national territory and other regions of the world where French is spoken and written (most of them former colonies) has long been central to discussions of "Francophonie." Boldly expanding such discussions to the whole range of French literature, the essays in this volume explore spaces, mobilities, and multiplicities from the Middle Ages to today. They rethink literary history not in terms of national boundaries, as traditional literary histories have done, but in terms of a global paradigm that emphasizes border crossings and encounters with "others." Contributors offer new ways of reading canonical texts and considering other texts that are not part of the traditional canon. By emphasizing diverse conceptions of language, text, space, and nation, these essays establish a model approach that remains sensitive to the specificities of time and place and to the theoretical concerns informing the study of national literatures in the twenty-first century.
Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
When foster child Ethan becomes involved in a photography program for at-risk kids in an attempt to put his life on the right track, he finds himself in another difficult situation when he starts receiving threats from someone over what is on his camera.
Talk to the Snail
Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Have you ever walked into a half-empty Parisian restaurant, only to be told that it's "complet"? Attempted to say "merci beaucoup" and accidentally complimented someone's physique? Been overlooked at the boulangerie due to your adherence to the bizarre foreign custom of waiting in line? Well, you're not alone. The internationally bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love has been there too, and he is here to help. In Talk to the Snail, Stephen Clarke distills the fruits of years spent in the French trenches into a truly handy (and hilarious) book of advice. Read this book, and find out how to get good service from the grumpiest waiter; be exquisitely polite and brutally rude at the same time; and employ the language of l'amour and le sexe. Everything you need is here in this funny, informative, and seriously useful guide to getting what you really want from the French.