This is a book about life, how to make the most of it, how to find your balance when you are working long days and trying to be happy and fulfilled. Mireille Guiliano has written the kind of book she wishes she had been given when starting out in the business world and had at hand along the way.She draws on her own experiences at the forefront of women in business to offer lessons, stories, helpful hints - and even recipes! - that can make the working world a happier and more satisfying part of a well-balanced life. Mireille talks about style, communication skills, risk taking, leadership, etiquette, mentoring, personal relationships and much more, all from a perspective of three decades in business. This book is about helping women (and a few men, peut-etre) feel good about themselves, being challenged and engaged in our working lives, and always looking for pleasure in every single day.
Henry Dashwood, his second wife, and their three daughters live for many years with Henry's wealthy bachelor uncle. That uncle decides, in late life, to will his property first to Henry, then to Henry's first son John, and then to John's three-year-old son Harry. The uncle dies, but Henry lives just a year after that. On Henry's death, the new owner of the estate, then, is John Dashwood, the child of Henry's first marriage. Henry's second wife, Mrs Dashwood, and their daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a small income. On his deathbed, Mr Henry Dashwood extracts a promise from his son John to take care of his half-sisters. But before Henry is long in the grave, John's greedy wife, Fanny, persuades her husband to renege on the promise, appealing to his concerns about diminishing his own son Harry's inheritance and to the fact that his sisters are but half-blood and therefore undeserving of his family loyalty. Après le décès de Henry Dashwood, ses trois filles, Elinor, Marianne et Margaret, ainsi que leur mère se trouvent privées de leur part d'héritage par leur demi-frère John (né d'un précédent mariage de Henry Dashwood) qui se laisse facilement convaincre par sa femme Fanny qu'il ne leur doit rien. Leur condition financière considérablement diminuée, elles se retrouvent dans une situation particulièrement difficile.
A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. Ce texte est un discours argumentatif utilisant implicitement l’ironie. L’auteur propose en effet de réduire la misère et la surpopulation qui touchent l’Irlande du xviiie siècle en se servant des nourrissons comme source d’alimentation. L’auteur dresse dans ce texte un réquisitoire contre les riches Anglais et brosse une critique féroce de la situation sociale de son pays.
Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man in his mid-twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, is on a train to Saint Petersburg on a cold November morning. He is returning to Russia having spent the past four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of a severe epileptic condition. On the journey, Myshkin meets a young man of the merchant class, Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly about a woman—the dazzling society beauty Nastassya Filippovna—with whom he is obsessed. Le prince Mychkine est un être fondamentalement bon, mais sa bonté confine à la naïveté et à l'idiotie, même s'il est capable d'analyses psychologiques très fines. Après avoir passé sa jeunesse en Suisse dans un sanatorium pour soigner son épilepsie, il retourne en Russie pour pénétrer les cercles fermés de la société russe, sans sou ni attache, mais avec son titre de noblesse et un certificat de recommandation en poche.
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.
Four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee, live in a new neighborhood in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him. Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansion, Plumfield. Beth has to stay at home and help with housework; Amy is still at school. Meg is beautiful; Jo is a tomboy; Beth is a pianist; Amy is an artist.Aux États-Unis, pendant la guerre de Sécession. En l’absence de leur père Robert, pasteur nordiste engagé comme aumônier dans le conflit, quatre jeunes sœurs issues de la classe moyenne de la société font face aux difficultés de la vie quotidienne en ce temps de guerre : la raisonnable Margaret (surnommée Meg), l'intrépide Joséphine (surnommée Jo), la charitable Élisabeth (surnommée Beth) et l'orgueilleuse Amy. Elles vivent à Concord dans l'État du Massachusetts avec leur mère et leur fidèle domestique, Hannah. Autrefois riche, la famille March a été ruinée lorsque Mr March avait aidé un ami dans ses affaires, ce qui avait entraîné la faillite. Malgré cela, la famille est heureuse et n'oublie pas d'aider plus pauvre qu'elle.
Author: Elspeth Broady, Catrine Carpenter
Savoir-Faire meaning know-how or skill, is a wide-ranging language course for undergraduate learners of French. It focuses on communication skills in areas that graduates will need if they are to use their knowledge of French professionally, focusing particularly on: * report writing * translating and interpreting * making presentations. Savoir-Faire comprises a course book, teacher's book and three 60-minute audio cassettes. Each of the ten chapters deals with a distinct topic and set of skills and is built around the audio recordings and written texts, all taken from authentic sources. Although designed with first-year students in mind, with its emphasis on transferable skills, Savoir-Faire could be successfully adapted for use with second and final-year students.
Become a French verb virtuoso with this unbeatable reference! The Big Blue Book of French Verbs is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering French verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in French confidently. Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically More than 5,000 example sentences with mini-dialogs Numerous contextual examples for each verb The Top 50 verbs, with clearly distinguished range of usage More than 2,300 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models
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