Trovati 24 documenti.
Trovati 24 documenti.
[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.
London : Harper Press, 2011
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.
London : Faber and Faber, 2011
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.
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.
[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.
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.
London : Vintage, 2002
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
London : Penguin books, 1993
Abstract: An absorbing collection of dark, sensual, and fantastic stories inspired by the fairy tales and legends of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves, and more.
London : Penguin books, 1986
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1982
Penguin twentieth-century classics