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Peter Pan
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Barrie, James Matthew

Peter Pan ; Peter Pan in Kensington gardens / James Matthew Barrie

[S.l.] : Arcturus, 2017

Abstract: Due romanzi: La storia di "Peter Pan nei Giardini di Kensington" racconta dell'Isola degli Uccelli, dove nascono bambini per metà uccelli e per metà umani. Appena sua madre lascia accidentalmente aperta una finestra, Peter riesce a volare via e si trasferisce nei Giardini di Kensington. Da lì inizia il suo ricco intreccio tra fate e bambini, tra mondo concreto e fantasia. Nel romanzo di "Peter e Wendy" la loro conoscenza nasce in una notte in cui la signora Darling, madre di Wendy e altri due fratellini, racconta la favola della buonanotte, e Peter ascoltandola di nascosto perde la sua ombra, cercando di recuperarla; sbadatamente sveglia Wendy, che ancora bambina si sente ricevere un invito di fare da madre adottiva ai ragazzi della sua banda, i Bambini Perduti sull'Isola-che-non-c'è. Wendy decide di concedersi questa avventura ma ben presto si accorge che le manca la vita reale, infatti dopo diverse peripezie, tra cui la conoscenza di Capitan Uncino, il pirata selvaggio, e altre avventure riesce finalmente a tornare a casa, dalla propria famiglia. Il lieto fine sarà dei Bambini Perduti che verranno adottati dai Darling, mentre Peter Pan decide di rimanere nell'Isola-che-non-c'è. Età di lettura: da 8 anni.

Royalty
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Desai, Anita

Royalty = Sua Altezza ; Five hours to Simla = A cinque ore da Simla / A. Desai ; traduzioni di Anna Nadotti e Bianca Piazzese

Roma : Gruppo editoriale L’Espresso, c2011

Short stories ; 6

Tales of mystery and imagination
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Poe, Edgar Allan

Tales of mystery and imagination / Edgar Alla Poe

London : Harper Press, 2011

Collins Classics

Abstract: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart -- one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.' Including Poe's most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author's macabre works. Considered to be one of the earliest American writers to encapsulate the genre of detective-fiction, the collection features some of his most popular tales.'The Gold-Bug' is the only tale that was popular in his lifetime, whereas 'The Black Cat', 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' became more widely read after his death. Focussing on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion that appear to anticipate Sigmund Freud's later theories on the psyche, Poe's Gothic terror stories are considered masterpieces the world over.

The New  York   trilogy
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AUSTER, Paul

The New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked room / Paul Auster

London : Faber and Faber, 2011

The Canterville ghost, the happy Prince and other stories
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Wilde, Oscar

The Canterville ghost, the happy Prince and other stories / Oscar Wilde

London : Penguin, 2010

Oscar Wilde classics

Abstract: This is a collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: "The Canterville Ghost", in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and "The Happy Prince", who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.

The last bachelor
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McInerney, Jay

The last bachelor / Jay McInerney

London [etc.] : Bloomsbury, 2010

Abstract: An astonishingly funny and poignant new collection of short stories from Jay McInerney - one of the pre-eminent writers of his generation.

The thing aroun your neck
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

The thing aroun your neck / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

London : Fourth estate, 2009

Abstract: From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, come twelve dazzling stories in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.

Stephen   King   goes  to the  movies
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King, Stephen <1947- >

Stephen King goes to the movies / Stephen King

New York : Pocket Books, 2009

Abstract: Revisiting four of his favorite short stories, the best-selling author presents five tales that have been turned into movies--"Children of the Corn," "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," "Love Men in Yellow Coats," "1408," and "The Mangler"--accompanied by commentary on the films and the stories that inspired them. Original.

The view from Castle Rock
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MUNRO, Alice

The view from Castle Rock : stories / Alice Munro

London : Vintage, 2007

This year it will be different
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Binchy , Maeve

This year it will be different / Maeve Binchy

[S.l.] : Orion, 2007

Abstract: Filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit and true storytelling genius, THIS YEAR IT WILL BE DIFFERENT powerfully evokes the lives of of wives, husbands, children, friends and lovers, all set during the one holiday when feelings cannot easily be hidden. There are step-families grappling with exes; long-married couples faced with in-law problems; a wandering husband choosing between the other woman and his wife; a child caught up in a grown-up tug-of-war...The festive season may be magical, but it can also be a time of family difficulties, a time to reflect on relationships; a time of change.

The stories of David Leavitt
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LEAVITT, David

The stories of David Leavitt / David Leavitt

London : Bloomsbury, 2005

Abstract: This is a complete collection of moving, elegant and often witty short stories from one of America's most respected writers. Here, David Leavitt covers a range of challenging themes such as illness, grief and betrayal with his inimitable graceful touch. He takes the reader from Switzerland to San Francisco, and from a young man's attempt to contract the HIV virus to American tourists being startled by the local conventions in Italy. Bringing together Family Dancing (a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize), A Place I've Never Been and The Marble Quilt, this edition affirms David Leavitt's mastery of the short-story form - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-stories-of-david-leavitt-9780747574033/#sthash.ScKJQt1j.dpuf

Little  black   book  of  stories
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Byatt, A. S.

Little black book of stories / A.S. Byatt

London : Vintage, c2004

Abstract: A new collection of stories from A. S. Byatt is always a winner, and this one takes an unexpected turn, bringing shivers as well as delights. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged woman walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their fears and memories and the strange thing they saw in their childhood - or thought they saw - so long ago. A man meets the ghost of his living wife; a woman turns inexorably, but beautifully, to stone. A distinguished obstetrician and a young woman artist find they have sharply contrasting ideas about body parts, birth and death; an innocent member of an evening class harbours unexpected views on 'raw material'-The stories in this marvellous collection are by turns funny, spooky, sparkling and haunting. THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK holds its secrets, adding a dark quality to Byatt's famous skill in mixing folk and fairy tale with everyday life.

Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage
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MUNRO, Alice

Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage / Alice Munro

London : Vintage, 2002

Vintage fiction

Abstract: In these stories whose lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface. The past, as her characters discover, is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't. The past is there, just out of the picture, but if memories haven't been savoured, recalled in the mind and boxed away, it's as if they have never been until a moment when the pieces of the jigsaw re-form suddenly, sometimes pleasurably but more often painfully. Women look back at their young selves, at first marriages made when they were naive and trusting, at husbands and their difficult, demanding little ways. There is in this new collection an underlying heartbreak, a sense of regret in her characters for what might have been, for a fork in the road not taken, a memory suppressed in an act of prudent emotional housekeeping. But at the same time there is hope, there are second changes her are people who reinvent themselves, seize life by the throat, who have moved on and can dare to conjure up the hidden memories, daring to go beyond what is remembered.

Vertigo
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Sebald, Winfrid G.

Vertigo / W.G. Sebald ; translated from the German by Michael Hulse

London : Harvill, 1999

Abstract: At moments when reality shows itself to be unstable or uncanny, we experience a form of vertigo. W.G. Sebald explores this theme through four stories and four journeys - the journeys of Stendhal, Kafka, and twice of the unnamed narrator

Family dancing
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LEAVITT, David

Family dancing : stories / by David Leavitt

London : Abacus, 1999

Abstract: In this collection of short stories, Leavitt dissects the manicured landscape of middle-class America, laying bare the complications of passion, pain and evasion which twist the lives of its men, women and children

Father Brown
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Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Father Brown / G. K. Chesterton

Ware : Wordsworth, 1995

Wordsworth classics

The complete robot
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Asimov, Isaac

The complete robot / Isaac Asimov

London : Voyager Harper Collins, 1995

Abstract: The complete collection of Isaac Asimov's classic Robot stories. In these stories, Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age -- when Earth is ruled by master-machines and when robots are more human than mankind. The Complete Robot is the ultimate collection of timeless, amazing and amusing robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time, offering golden insights into robot thought processes. Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics were programmed into real computers thirty years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- with suprising results. Readers of today still have many surprises in store...

Open secrets
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MUNRO, Alice

Open secrets / Alice Munro

London : Vintage, 1995

Abstract: Ranging from the 1850s through two world wars to the present, and from Canada to Brisbane, the Balkans and the Somme, this title includes dazzling stories that reveal the secrets of unconventional women who refuse to be contained.

Father Brown stories
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Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - Chesterton, G. K.

Father Brown stories / G. K. Chesterton

London : Penguin books, 1994

Penguin popular classics

Abstract: Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work. This edition includes seven tales from a number of G. K. Chesterton's "Father Brown" books.

The first forty-nine stories
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Hemingway, Ernest

The first forty-nine stories / Ernest Hemingway

London : Arrow, 1993

An Arrow classic

Abstract: A collection of Hemingway's first forty-nine short stories, including "Up in Michigan", "Fifty Grand", and "The Light of the World", and the "Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Winner Take Nothing" and "Men Without Women" collections.