Trovati 58 documenti.
Trovati 58 documenti.
London : Penguin, 2006
London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2006
Abstract: Com'è fatto il mondo segreto di uno scrittore strapremiato, adorato dal pubblico e dalla critica? Per venticinque anni Lisey è stata sposata al celebre Scott Landon. Un lungo, stupendo matrimonio con lui - un uomo meraviglioso ma complicato, con una tara nel sangue - e con l'universo di lui, una dimensione proibita ai normali, piena di cose fantastiche ed esaltanti, ma anche letali; di forze che possono risanare o uccidere, in virtù di leggi incomprensibili; il rifugio di un artista geniale e precoce, un Eden vigilato da un serpente inesorabile. Laggiù ci sono colline viola, mari al tramonto, ombre vaganti, tombe, e la pozza delle parole, cui attingere a piene mani per creare e illudere... Però ora Scott è morto e la vita di Lisey è uguale a quella di tante altre. Non siamo a Boo'ya Moon, bensì nel prosaico Maine, dove lei affronta il triste compito di svuotare il gigantesco studio del marito, con la sua mole di manoscritti. Un gesto innocente, ma che può scatenare le reazioni inconsulte di certi fan un po' particolari. E non è tutto. Impegnata da una parte a difendersi dagli assalti alla sua persona, Lisey si rende conto, su un altro fronte, di essere come una porta lasciata aperta su quell'altro mondo ai confini tra ragione e pazzia... già intravede - negli specchi, nelle superfici lucide - il muso dell'essere che ha popolato gli incubi del marito, che ora viene per lei...
London : Faber and Faber, 2006
Abstract: In one of the most acclaimed and strange novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, "Never Let Me Go" hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, "Never Let Me Go" is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
Oxford worldʼs classics
Abstract: When Mrs Ramsay tells her guests at her summer house on the Isle of Skye that they will be able to visit the nearby lighthouse the following day, little does she know that this trip will only be completed ten years later by her husband, and that a gulf of war, grief and loss will have opened in the meantime. As each character tries to readjust their memories and emotions with the shifts of time and reality, this long-delayed excursion will also prove to be a journey of self-discovery and fulfilment for them. Rich in symbolism, daring in style, elegiac in tone and encapsulating Virginia Woolf's ideas on life, art and human relationships, To the Lighthouse is a landmark of twentieth-century literature and one of the high points of early Modernism.
London : Faber and Faber, 2006
Abstract: Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight; and, above all, compulsively readable. (Goodreads)
London : Pan books, 2006
Abstract: Fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind and Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong will fall in love with Winter in Madrid, the arresting new novel from C.J. Sansom. In September 1940, the Spanish Civil War is over and Madrid lies in ruins while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Britain stands alone as General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. (www.goodreads.com)
London : Penguin, 2006
Penguin classics. Red
Abstract: Two sisters of opposing temperaments but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Sense and Sensibility. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the epitome of sense; Marianne, emotional and sentimental, the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love: Elinor desires a man who is promised to another while Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their mutual suffering brings a closer understanding between the two sisters--and true love finally triumphs when sense gives way to sensibility and sensibility gives way to sense.
[S.l.] : Mercury Music Group : Island Records, 2006
Abstract: U218 Singles (conosciuto anche come U218 oppure 18 Singles) è la quarta raccolta del gruppo musicale irlandese U2, pubblicata in Irlanda il 17 novembre 2006, in Australia il 18 novembre 2006, nel Regno Unito il 20 novembre 2006 e negli Stati Uniti il 21 novembre 2006. (Wikipedia)
London : Black Swan, 2006
Abstract: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer—and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope—and finds love—is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2006
Abstract: This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. Now a new generation will enjoy this beautiful reformatted edition! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This modern classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. All artwork has been re-originated and a fresh design approach has been used for this reformatted edition.
London : Penguin Books, 2006
Abstract: A journey downriver in a remote eastern province of Ecuador gives the author the experience he has been seeking and a miracle drug, which induces temporary blindness. On his return to the USA, he is rejuvenated able not only to write and remember, but granted an almost uncanny prescience, bordering on second sight.
London : Hodder, 2006
Abstract: Rape and murder aren't new to the Deep South, but when the body of a popular high school girl is found dumped in the local river, the whole town of Natchez, Mississippi is shocked. Penn Cage no longer practices law, but when his best friend Drew is accused of the murder and asks for help, Penn must face the hardest questions of his life: Can he defend Drew against the town, the police and overwhelming evidence? Or could it be true that his friend is a brutal killer who has deceived Penn and everyone else?
London [et al.] : Penguin, 2006
Abstract: Disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp wanted to jump off the top of a tower block, because he pissed his life away. He plans to end it all on New Year's Eve. Because first single-mum Maureen, then Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ, turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea, but brought their own reasons
London : Harper Collins, 2006
Abstract: In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them, a baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man. The priest will use blackmail, and Sharpe must defeat him in a sinister war of knife and treachery in the dark alleys of the city. Yet the alliance will only survive if the French siege can be lifted. An allied army marches from the city to take on the more powerful French and, once again, a brilliant piece of soldiering turns to disaster, this time because the Spanish refuse to fight. A small British force is trapped by a French army, and the only hope now lies with the outnumbered redcoats who, on a hill beside the sea, refuse to admit defeat. And there, in the sweltering horror of Barossa, Sharpe finds Colonel Vandal again.
[S.l.] : Harville, 2006
Abstract: On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It's a friendship of the greatest kind, of shared interests and long conversations, of hikes in the German hills and growing up together.
[S.l.] : Naxos, 2006