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Download E-books Lucio's Confession PDF

By Margaret Jull Costa, Mario de Sa-Carneiro

Erotic and enigmatic novel in fin-de-siecle Paris which teases the reader. 'An enigmatic love triangle riddled with insanity and jealousy, set in fin de siecle Paris and Lisbon, and its translation reopens a wealthy vein of amazing literature.' --Christopher Fowler in outing Febrile, severe and cutting edge. --Nicholas Lezard within the mother or father

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Download E-books Another You PDF

By Ann Beattie

To her most modern novel, Beattie brings an analogous documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that experience made her essentially the most acclaimed portraitists of up to date American existence. Marshall Lockard, a professor on the neighborhood collage, is considering adultery, unaware that his spouse is already committing it.

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Download E-books Tyrant: King of the Bosporus PDF

By Christian Cameron

In a global at conflict, a brother and sister search revenge...Another drama-drenched tale in a really epic historic series.

They have been born in the course of a conflict, right into a international at struggle. And from their first moments of lifestyles, twins Satyrus and Melitta have been combating for survival. Their father, a Greek mercenary, was once lower no longer lengthy once they had taken their first breath; their Scythian mom was once cruelly murdered after they have been nonetheless children.

But Satyrus and Melitta are teenagers not more. they've got discovered easy methods to struggle, how you can love, the best way to plot and the way to kill. Now it's time to go away their followed domestic, the town of Alexandria, and the safety of Alexander the Great's former normal, Ptolemy - and search revenge.

Now it's time to visit war...

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Download E-books Our Man in Havana (Penguin Classics) PDF

MI6’s guy in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman grew to become reluctant undercover agent out of monetary necessity. to maintain his task, he documents bogus reviews in response to Charles Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and desires up army installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his tales begin coming disturbingly true…
 
First released in 1959 opposed to the backdrop of the chilly battle, Our guy in Havana continues to be one among Graham Greene’s most generally learn novels. it truly is an espionage mystery, a penetrating personality examine, and a political satire of presidency intelligence that also resonates this day. This Penguin Classics variation gains an creation by way of Christopher Hitchens.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Valis Trilogy: Valis, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer PDF

By Philip K. Dick

VALIS is the 1st booklet in Philip okay. Dick's incomparable ultimate trio of novels (the others being are The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer). This disorienting and bleakly humorous paintings is set a schizophrenic hero named Horselover fats; the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and truth as printed via a purple laser. VALIS is a theological detective tale, within which God is either a lacking individual and the offender of the final word crime. within the Divine Invasion, Philip okay. Dick asks: What if God - or a being known as Yah - have been alive and in exile on a far off planet? How might a moment coming be triumphant opposed to the excessive know-how and finely tuned rationalized evil of the fashionable police country? The Divine Invasion "blends Judaism, Kabalah, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity right into a interesting delusion of human existence"--West Coast Revew of Books. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, the ultimate novel within the trilogy, is an anguished, discovered, and intensely relocating research of the paradoxes of trust. it's the tale of Timothy Archer, an urbane Episcopal bishop haunted by way of the suicides of his son and mistress--and pushed by way of them right into a weird and wonderful quest for the id of Christ.

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Download E-books Kaputt (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Curzio Malaparte

Curzio Malaparte was once a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a style for hazard and excessive dwelling. despatched through an Italian paper in the course of international battle II to hide the combating at the jap entrance, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying file from the abyss, which grew to become a world bestseller while it was once released after the warfare. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner events with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging our bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints an image of humanity at its so much depraved.

Kaputt is an insider's dispatch from the area of the enemy that's as hypnotically attention-grabbing because it is stressful.

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Download E-books I Won A Spaceship PDF

By Harrison Park

I'm Crawford MacAdam, a normal guy dwelling a regular existence until eventually the night the odd-looking guy at my door introduced i used to be the winner of the Grand Galactic Lottery. The prize – the main complex, most magnificent spaceship ever made. to claim i used to be incredulous will be an irony. in the end it’s universal wisdom that there’s no different clever existence within the universe and, in addition to, I don’t do the lottery.
The unusual being was once persuasive and that i was once pressured to simply accept the reality; the galaxy was once awash with existence, there relatively used to be a Lottery and that i had gained it. after all, not anything is ever so simple as the salesperson makes out. there have been a few stipulations hooked up to my surprising success. I needed to commute to Geretimal within the Capellan process the place i might be offered with my prize at the Galactic Lottery trivee convey watched by means of billions around the Galaxy. i'd meet the President of the Capellan Theocracy. There will be promotional tasks and a grand journey of Geretimal. Then there has been the Breeding Programme. Oh, and that i needed to go away now. I balked at this one. whereas i'll reluctantly abandon my task, my relatives, my neighbors and my condo there has been no manner i may abandon my cats. that they had to return too.
It all sounded really easy again in the world. 5 mins in entrance of the trivee cameras then a couple of weeks of smiling and waving and giving vapid interviews ahead of zooming off in my fresh spaceship Crawford MacAdam, playboy of the universe. the truth was once a little bit varied. the unusual international I encountered used to be a minefield of intrigue, corruption, conspiracy, forms, an atmosphere that will kill me if I stepped outdoor and a few nameless beings who heavily believed the galaxy will be a greater position if I wasn’t in it. Even the Lottery became out to be a sham whose sole functionality used to be to urge me to impregnate the twenty-three conscientiously selected younger girl beings of the Breeding Programme.
I might buckle lower than the strain or i'll struggle. I fought and alongside the way in which i found neighbors in not going areas. I additionally fell in love. there have been instances I felt i used to be on my own in a galaxy of fifty seven septillion beings, yet I survived. greater than that, I thrived. Even the lack of family couldn’t holiday me. I’m nonetheless alive. i've got the aid of precise and constant neighbors. i'm going to continue to exist.

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Download E-books Nybyggarna PDF

By Vilhelm Moberg

Nybyggarna (1956) är del tre i Vilhelm Mobergs stora Utvandrarepos som below hela 1900-talet varit en mycket läst och älskad svit och som även filmatiserats. Det är svårt att föreställa sig någon enskild svensk författare som mer påverkat så många svenskar less than en så lång interval som Vilhelm Moberg gjort och fortsätter att göra.

Det börjar stegvis gå Karl Oskar väl i händer: majsen ger mångfaldig utdelning och snart är han både nämndeman och kyrkvärd i det växande samhället. Brodern Robert följer tillsammans med Arvid lycksökarströmmen until eventually guldet i Kalifornien. Kristina har svårt att förlika sig med det nya tungomålet och nybyggarlivets andliga traditionslöshet.

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