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A Family Affair
A family get-together like no other. Henry's mother, brother and sister-in-law turn up to celebrate a birthday. But Henry's missed his brother's crucial television appearance, his mother's bought the most inappropriate present and his younger sister's in trouble with her boss and secret boyfriend. Poor Henry's at the end of his tether. Only to discover his wife has disappeared and his favourite dog seems about to breathe its last.
The Woman of Rome
The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty who models naked for a painter, accepts gifts from men, and could never quite identify the moment when she traded her private dream of home and children for the life of a prostitute. One of the very few novels of the twentieth century which can be ranked with the work of Dostoevsky, The Woman of Rome also tells the stories of the tortured university student Giacomo, a failed revolutionary who refuses to admit his love for Adriana; of the sinister figure of Astarita, the Secret Police officer obsessed with Adriana; and of the coarse and brutal criminal Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his private property. Within this story of passion and betrayal, Moravia calmly strips away the pride and arrogance hiding the corrupt heart of Italian Fascism. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Madness and Civilization
Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
Breakfast at Tiffany s
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.
Lucky Luke Ma Dalton
Cowboy Lucky Luke upholds the law of the Wild West. Always accompanied by his loyal and dapper horse Jolly Jumper, Lucky dedicates his life to serving justice—and beating his bumbling but persistant foes, the Dalton brothers. When Joe Dalton escapes from prison and dresses up as his mother to rob banks, Lucky Luke must distinguish between the two—and they have much in common.
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Selznick's Caldecott Medal winner and #1 NY Times bestseller is now available in ebook form! Exquisitely produced, it offers a reading experience so unique, you'll want both the print and ebook editions! Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks -- like the gears of the clock he keeps -- with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. With 284 pages of original drawings, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.
In a world plagued by war and disaster, Toroop, a mercenary, is given the task of escorting a mysterious young woman from Russia to Canada, only to discover that his charge is carrying a mutant embryo that could change the world.
Around The World in Eighty Days
Phileas Fogy, a wealthy Londoner, was a member of the Reform Club. He was also slightly eccentric by nature. His friends at the club challenged him for 20,000 pounds to go around the world in eighty days. He accepted the wager and set out from London with his wallet, passport etc. Did he win the wager? Come, let us join Phileas Fogy on his tour and find out.