Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
Against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this involving story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home... In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore. At Saint Ursula's, her friendship with Loveday Carey-Lewis sweeps her into the privileged, madcap world of the British aristocracy, teaching her about values, friendship, and wealth. But it will be the drama of war, as it wrenches Judith from those she cares about most, that will teach her about courage...and about love. Teeming with marvelous, memorable characters in a novel that is a true masterpiece, Coming Home is a book to be savored, reread, and cherished forever.
King Lear of Britain, elderly and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, and declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, Goneril , speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak. He then awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken. When it is finally the turn of his youngest and favorite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything ("Nothing, my Lord") and then declares there is nothing to compare her love to, nor words to properly express it; she speaks honestly but bluntly, which infuriates him. In his anger he disinherits Cordelia and divides her share between Regan and Goneril. Dans la grande salle du palais des rois de Grande-Bretagne, le vieux roi Lear réunit ses filles, leurs maris et son fidèle ami le comte de Kent. Il annonce son désir de se retirer du pouvoir et sa décision de diviser son royaume entre ses trois filles, Goneril mariée au duc d'Albany, Régane épouse de Cornouailles et Cordélia, la plus jeune, courtisée par le duc de Bourgogne et le roi de France. Blessé par cette réserve qui pique d'autant plus son orgueil qu'elle émane de son enfant préférée, Lear déshérite Cordélia, partage le royaume entre les deux autres sœurs, la chasse impitoyablement et annonce qu'il ira vivre alternativement sur les terres de Goneril et de Régane avec sa suite d'une centaine de chevaliers. Le comte de Kent, proche du roi, s'oppose à ce traitement injuste et tente de faire entendre raison au souverain qui, excédé, le bannit également. Apprenant l'infortune de Cordélia, le duc de Bourgogne renonce à ses vues mais le roi de France, sa passion raffermie par tant de vertus qu'il juge plus précieuses qu'une dot, annonce que Cordélia régnera sur la belle France où elle trouvera mieux que ce qu'elle a perdu.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". Le Prince heureux et autres contes (en anglais : The Happy Prince and Other Tales) est un recueil de nouvelles d'Oscar Wilde publié en 1888.Ce recueil contient : Le Prince heureux, Le Rossignol et la Rose, Le Géant égoïste, L'Ami dévoué, La Fusée remarquable.
John Stuart Mill opens his essay by discussing the historical "struggle between authority and liberty," describing the tyranny of government, which, in his view, needs to be controlled by the liberty of the citizens. He divides this control of authority into two mechanisms: necessary rights belonging to citizens, and the "establishment of constitutional checks by which the consent of the community, or of a body of some sort, supposed to represent its interests, was made a necessary condition to some of the more important acts of the governing power." L’ouvrage porte sur la conciliation de notre liberté avec la nécessaire autorité de l’État pourtant « extrêmement dangereuse ». Par le passé, les hommes se contentaient de combattre un ennemi par un autre, c'est-à-dire de se laisser diriger à condition d’être plus ou moins garantis contre la tyrannie. Puis les hommes prirent conscience de la situation et commencèrent à vouloir un pouvoir indépendant, révocable.
A Touch of Love
Author: Barbara Cartland
Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
After her young nephew and two nieces' parents are drowned in a tragic sailing accident off the coast of Cornwall, the beautiful red-headed Tamara is devastated by their loss and realises almost at once that she is the only person who can look after the three children as she loves them so much. She speaks to the local Solicitor, who tells her that there is no money left in her brother-in-law's estate and so she has no choice but to take the three children to their uncle, the Duke of Granchester, who lives in splendid isolation in a vast sprawling but intimidating Castle in Gloucestershire. The prospect at once appals Tamara. Firstly because she despises the Duke for the way he had cut off all contact with her sister and brother-in-law as he disapproved of their marriage, thinking that she was an actress when in fact she was a renowned opera singer. Worse still, Tamara has written a somewhat scurrilous novel portraying the Duke as the vile character she believes him to be! And the novel is just about to be published in London! Arriving at Granchester Castle in the guise of the children's Governess, she finds the Duke to be as arrogant, high-handed and annoyingly handsome as her fictional portrayal of him and she hates him even more bitterly. Until a touch of love intervenes and changes everything forever.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. The stories are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. Les Aventures de Sherlock Holmes est un recueil de nouvelles policières écrit par Sir Arthur Conan Doyle et mettant en scène son célèbre détective privé. Le livre original a été illustré par Sidney Paget. Ce sont les premières aventures de Sherlock Holmes. Elles ont été publiées originellement dans Strand Magazine entre juillet 1891 et juin 1892.
Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
Judith Dunbar comes of age while confronting her feelings about love and sadness and journeying back to her childhood home
1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm perched on the windswept cliffs of Cornwall. There they meet Maggie and enjoy a largely idyllic childhood. But when something devastating happens, it has lasting consequences for them all. Over 70 years on, Alice heads back to the now crumbling farm, determined to atone for her past. But has she left it too late ? Maggie's granddaughter Lucy has also fled to her childhood home. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm ? And can she help Maggie finally find some peace ?
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
As Seen on Masterpiece on PBS®: Book 3 of the beloved Poldark series Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm-an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks. And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza's first son, is born... The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham's life work, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.
Author: Sarah Roche-Mahdi
This bilingual edition, a parallel text in Old French and English, is based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, and makes "Silence" available to specialists and students in various fields of literature and women''s studies. aaaa The Roman de Silence, an Arthurian romance of the thirteenth century, tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose final task, the capture of Merlin, leads to her unmasking."