Sunday Aug 14, 2022

Summer Of Caprice | Download Full Pdf eBook

Download or Read book Summer of Caprice format PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi from the library. Sign up FREE NOW to Read online Fiction books you are looking for today. Books are available to download in full speed bandwith without Ads. Notes: Authors have privilege to remove their books anytime, in this case we cannot fully guarantee that every book is always available the library!

Summer of Caprice Book

Summer of Caprice | Download Pdf - ePub - Kindle - eBook

Summary: Summer of Caprice written by Vančura, Vladislav complete 106 pages, and read, download pdf latest Fiction ebooks related to Summer of Caprice ebook.

Summer of Caprice

Written By: Vančura, Vladislav
  • ID Book : 8024632896
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Number of Pages : 106
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 403
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : summer-of-caprice.pdf

Inside Book:

In Summer of Caprice (the classic novel of the Twenties that was adapted into the beloved film of the Czech New Wave in the Sixties) the arrival of a magician and his girlfriend to a sleepy spa town sets off a series of events that will turn the lives of everyone in Little Karlsbad upside down. Set over the course of just three days in June, this poetic and comic novel beautifully captures the atmosphere of a small town, as Vančura juxtaposes the mundanity of life with the majesty of language. The playful narrative, linguistic dexterity, and metatextuality that has only become richer over the decades are hallmarks of this brilliant work of interwar modernism. “The witty conversation and ingenious dialogues surpass the plot itself.” —Epoch Times “Certainly, Vladislav Vančura’s language is a test for any translator’s mettle.” —Alice Horáčková, MF Dnes „(What makes Vladislav Vančura unique) is that all of his avant-garde searching finally led him to the epic’s classical approach, which enabled him, like no other prose writer in the world, to appropriate all the fundamental epiphanies of modern lyric poetry.” —M. Kundera, The Art of the Novel: Vladislav Vančura’s Journey in Search of the Great Epic

Recommended For Reading


  • Un été capricieux
    Un été capricieux

    A Book written by Vančura, Vladislav, published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2014-12-01 - 200 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Read more >>
  • Caprice
    Caprice

    A Book written by Coe Booth, published by Scholastic Inc. 2022-05-17 - 256 pages - part of Juvenile Fiction books.

    Read more >>
  • From Syntax to Text: The Janus Face of Functional Sentence Perspective
    From Syntax to Text: The Janus Face of Functional Sentence Perspective

    A Book written by Dušková, Libuše , published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2015-10-01 - 390 pages - part of Language Arts & Disciplines books.

    Read more >>
  • Ploughshares into Swords
    Ploughshares into Swords

    A Book written by Vladislav Vančura, published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2021-12-01 - 280 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Read more >>
  • Bohumil Hrabal. A Full-length Portrait
    Bohumil Hrabal. A Full-length Portrait

    A Book written by Jiří Pelán, published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2019-12-06 - 140 pages - part of Literary Criticism books.

    Read more >>
  • Lamentation for 77,297 Victims
    Lamentation for 77,297 Victims

    A Book written by Jiří Weil, published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2021-02-01 - 66 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Read more >>
  • The Lesser Histories
    The Lesser Histories

    A Book written by Jan Zábrana, published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 2022-06-01 - 120 pages - part of Poetry books.

    Read more >>

Check Out This Books:

The Pied Piper

By Dyk, Viktor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 8024634406
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 468
  • File Pdf: the-pied-piper.pdf

Book Summary:

Básník, prozaik, dramatik a publicista Viktor Dyk se v této novele (časopisecky 1911–1912, knižně 1915) inspiroval starou saskou pověstí, již použil jako volný rámec pro vyprávění o tajemném poutníkovi, který na žádost občanů očistí svou píšťalou hanzovní město Hammeln od krys, avšak rozčarován malodušností konšelů a zrazen v lásce, zneužije píšťaly a odvede za trest celé město do zkázy. Protipólem postavy krysaře, osudově formovaného hrdiny, osamělého a neklidného snivce ztělesňujícího svět buřičů, je v knize rybář Sepp Jörgen, jenž se s realitou smiřuje a záchranou kojence dá vyrůst nové naději. Dyk v této novele, jež odráží novoklasicistní směřování jeho pozdní tvorby, tak dokázal využít staré předlohy k vytvoření svrchovaného prozaického díla o konfliktu iluze a skutečnosti. Jeho tajuplná atmosféra předznamenává pozdější baladickou prózu 30. let.

Behind the Lines

By Hašek, Jaroslav
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 802463287X
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 103
  • File Pdf: behind-the-lines.pdf

Book Summary:

The collection of short stories entitled Behind the Lines: Bulguma and Other Stories draws on Hašek’s experience from revolutionary Russia. In a manner similar to that employed in his caricatures of the pre-war monarchy, he satirically captures events of the Bolshevik revolution from the perspective of a Red commissar in a combination of grotesque humor and sarcasm. Historical events serve merely as part of the historical mystification. Hašek presents them as he perceived them as a man and participant in historical events. He depicts them primarily as simple and human, pushing his critical view into the background. On the border of a comic exaggeration and a realistic depiction, an amusing story about a forgotten Tartar town of Bugulma unfolds featuring the Soviet commander of the Tver Revolutionary Regiment, drunk Yerokhimov, and Comrade Gašek, the Commanding Officer of Bugulma. Employing humor and exaggeration, Hašek demonstrates the zealotry of the revolutionary period as well as the stupidity and simple human insecurity of authoritarians. The collection of short stories, Behind the Lines, also includes other sketches by Hašek, written at the same time.

A Czech Dreambook

By Ludvík Vaculík
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 8024638525
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 310
  • File Pdf: a-czech-dreambook.pdf

Book Summary:

It’s 1979 in Czechoslovakia, ten years into the crushing restoration of repressive communism known as normalization, and Ludvík Vaculík has writer’s block. It has been nearly a decade since he wrote his last novel, and even longer since he wrote the 1968 manifesto, "Two Thousand Words,” which the Soviet Union used as one of the pretexts for invading Czechoslovakia. On the advice of a friend, Vaculík begins to keep a diary: "a book about things, people and events.” Fifty-four weeks later, what Vaculík has written is a unique mixture of diary, dream journal, and outright fiction – an inverted roman à clef in which the author, his family, his mistresses, the secret police and leading figures of the Czech underground play major roles.

We Were a Handful

By Poláček, Karel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 8024632853
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 216
  • File Pdf: we-were-a-handful.pdf

Book Summary:

The acclaimed novel We Were a Handful is the humorous story of five small-town boys. In 1943 during one of the lowest points of his life – as he awaited his deportation to Theresienstadt – Karel Poláček recalled his youth, inviting readers to see the world through the eyes of a child. Written as a first-person narrative from one of the boys, the natural humor of the material is intensified by the language of the narrator as he attempts a grandiose tone to satirize and celebrate the people of his town. Poláček masterfully avoids the clichés of childhood naïveté as he weaves his tales of adventures, battles with the boys from a neighboring village, and first love – as well as the clash between the fantastic world of children and the prosaic world of adults. With We Were a Handful Karel Poláček beautifully portrays the world of a child from a Jewish family on the eve of tragedy. „Conveys how humour can deal with tragedy… There is actually a lot of humanity in it.” —David Vaughan, www.radio.cz

The Shop on Main Street

By Grosman, Ladislav
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 8024640228
  • Pages : 126
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 723
  • File Pdf: the-shop-on-main-street.pdf

Book Summary:

A classical work of the 1960s Czechoslovak literature and film in a new publication of Iris Urwin Lewit’s translation. An original and relevant contribution to the question: "are all people brothers.” Illustrated by Jiří Grus, epilogue by Benjamin Frommer.

The Cremator

By Fuks, Ladislav
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 802463290X
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 498
  • File Pdf: the-cremator.pdf

Book Summary:

“The devil’s neatest trick is to persuade us that he doesn’t exist.” It is a maxim that both rings true in our contemporary world and pervades this tragicomic novel of anxiety and evil set amid the horrors of World War II. As a gay man living in a totalitarian, patriarchal society, noted Czech writer Ladislav Fuks identified with the tragic fate of his Jewish countrymen during the Holocaust. The Cremator arises from that shared experience. Fuks presents a grotesque, dystopian world in which a dutiful father, following the strict logic of his time, liberates the souls of his loved ones by destroying their bodies—first the dead, then the living. As we watch this very human character—a character who never ceases to believe that he is doing good—become possessed by an inhuman ideology, the evil that initially permeates the novel’s atmosphere concretizes in this familiar family man. A study of the totalitarian mindset with stunning resonance for today, The Cremator is a disturbing, powerful work of literary horror.

Why I Write?

By Bohumil Hrabal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
  • Isbn : 8024642689
  • Pages : 520
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 692
  • File Pdf: why-i-write.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection of the earliest prose by one of literature’s greatest stylists captures, as scholar Arnault Maréchal put it, “the moment when Hrabal discovered the magic of writing.” Taken from the period when Bohumil Hrabal shifted his focus from poetry to prose, these stories—many written in school notebooks, typed and read aloud to friends, or published in samizdat—often showcase raw experiments in style that would define his later works. Others intriguingly utilize forms the author would never pursue again. Featuring the first appearance of key figures from Hrabal’s later writings, such as his real-life Uncle Pepin, who would become a character in his later fiction and is credited here as a coauthor of one piece, the book also contains stories that Hrabal would go on to cannibalize for some of his most famous novels. All together, Why I Write? offers readers the chance to explore this liminal phase of Hrabal’s writing. Expertly interpreted by award-winning Hrabal translator David Short, this collection comprises some of the last remaining prose works by Hrabal to be translated into English. A treasure trove for Hrabal devotees, Why I Write? allows us to see clearly why this great prose master was, as described by Czech writer and publisher Josef Škvorecký, “fundamentally a lyrical poet.”

Summer of the Unicorn

By Kay Hooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Isbn : 1101969385
  • Pages : 337
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 215
  • File Pdf: summer-of-the-unicorn.pdf

Book Summary:

In a thrilling romance from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper, a sensual enchantress shows an earthbound adventurer how to harness the power of fate. Warrior, sorceress, and siren, Siri is the guardian of the last herd of golden unicorns. She was born to fulfill her destiny, but now this once peaceful world she loves is in danger, threatened by the arrival of two men: brothers, rivals, and heirs to a doomed kingdom. Both seek the prize Siri guards, but only one possesses the heart and courage to win that prize. Only one has the strength to capture a legend with love—a forbidden passion that could save or destroy all that Siri protects. For the man called Hunter Morgan is more powerful than even he knows. . . . Hunter comes from a world at war, with machines, with reality, with itself. His birthright as protector of the planet comes at a heavy cost, for now his only choice is to defeat his own brother. What begins as a test of strength becomes an epic battle to save a beautiful woman born out of legend. With the intoxicating force of Siri’s love, Hunter’s legacy is at last revealed. But first he must put an end to the treachery and peril that could destroy them both. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Stupid and Contagious

By Caprice Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 5 Spot
  • Isbn : 044655104X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 120
  • File Pdf: stupid-and-contagious.pdf

Book Summary:

In this hilarious, romantic comedy, two twenty-something neighbors embark on a zany mission to meet the founder of Starbucks, and in doing so, find each other.

Confessions of a Hater

By Caprice Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1250008476
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: confessions-of-a-hater.pdf

Book Summary:

High school was pretty much like this huge party I wasn't actually invited to, but I still had to show up to every day. Hailey Harper has always felt invisible. Now her dad has a new job and the family is moving to Hollywood. Just what Hailey needs: starting a new high school. As she's packing, Hailey finds a journal that belonged to her older sister, Noel, who is away at college. Called "How to be a Hater," it's full of info Hailey can really use. Has Hailey found the Bible of Coolness? Will it help her reinvent herself at her new school? Will her crush notice her? Will she and the other Invisibles dethrone the popular mean girls? After all, they deserve it. Don't they? In Confessions of a Hater, Caprice Crane's funny—and deeply felt—observations about high school, bullies, popularity, friendship, and romance will leave teens thinking . . . and talking.

Ruth Chatterton, Actress, Aviator, Author

By Scott O'Brien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 502
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 917
  • File Pdf: ruth-chatterton-actress-aviator-author.pdf

Book Summary:

"Best Film Book of 2013" -- Huffington Post In 1912, producer Henry Miller became smitten with his young discovery Ruth Chatterton. They teamed on stage in The Rainbow and for a time, off stage as well. In 1928 Hollywood beckoned. ‘Talkies’ needed ‘voices’ and Chatterton’s faultless English was her ticket to film stardom. Nominated for Best Actress in popular tearjerkers like Madame X and Sarah and Son, Chatterton proved equally adept in feminist turn, Female. In 1936, she offered her cinematic piece de resistance as the superficial, selfish wife of Walter Huston in the Academy Award nominated Dodsworth. A friend of Amelia Earhart, Ruth also earmarked her career as an aviator and sponsor of successful air derbies. By 1950, the actress/aviator became recognized as a novelist whose courageous, controversial work made The New York Times best-seller list. She tackled Anti-Semitism, McCarthyism, racism, and proved adept in making a positive ripple amid society’s prejudices.

Summer in the Shadow of Byron

By Andrew McConnell Stott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn : 0857868942
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: summer-in-the-shadow-of-byron.pdf

Book Summary:

In the spring of 1816, Lord Byron was the greatest poet of his generation and the most famous man in Britain, but his personal life was about to erupt. Fleeing his celebrity, notoriety and debts, he sought refuge in Europe, taking his young doctor with him. As an inexperienced medic with literary aspirations of his own, Dr Polidori could not believe his luck. That summer another literary star also arrived in Geneva. With Percy Bysshe Shelley came his lover, Mary and her step-sister Claire Clairmont. For the next three months, this party of young bohemians shared their lives, charged with sexual and artistic tensions. It was a period of extraordinary creativity from which would emerge Frankenstein, the gothic masterpiece of Romantic fiction, Byron's Childe Harold, Shelley's Mont Blanc, and The Vampyre by John Polidori, the first great vampire novel. It was also a time of remarkable drama and emotional turmoil. For Byron and the Shelleys, their stay by the lake would serve to immortalise them in the annals of literary history. But for Claire and Polidori, the Swiss sojourn would scar them forever.

The Curve Of Time

By M. Wylie Blanchet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 178625834X
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 116
  • File Pdf: the-curve-of-time.pdf

Book Summary:

“Time did not exist; or if it did it did not mater. Our world then was both wide and narrow—wide in the immensity of the sea and mountain; narrow in that the boat was very small, and we lived and camped, explored and swam in a little realm of our own making...” This is the fascinating true adventure story of a woman who packed her five children onto a twenty-five-foot boat and explored the coastal waters of British Columbia summer after summer in the 1920s and 1930s. Acting single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and of course, mother, Muriel Wylie Blanchet saw her crew through exciting—and sometimes perilous—encounters with fog; rough seas, cougars, bears and whales, and did so with high spirits and courage. On these pages an independent woman with a deep respect for the native cultures of a region, and a refreshing wonderment about the natural world, comes to life. In The Curve of Time, she has left us with a sensitive and lyrically written account of their journeys and a timeless travel memoir not to be missed.

Family Affair

By Caprice Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553906941
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 378
  • File Pdf: family-affair.pdf

Book Summary:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Caprice Crane's With a Little Luck. When Layla Brennan married her high school sweetheart, Brett Foster, she finally got the big, loving family she’d always wanted: his. Now she’s closer to Brett’s parents than he is, partners with his sister in a successful pet-photography business, and confidant to his younger brother. She couldn’t be more of a Foster if she’d been born one. There’s just one problem: Brett wants a divorce. Stunned and heartbroken, Layla turns to the Fosters for comfort, only to realize that losing Brett means losing them as well. What else can she do but sue him for the most valuable thing he’s got– namely, his family. Breaking up may be hard to do, but for Layla and Brett it’s even harder to undo. Fresh, funny, poignant, and brimming with insight into what makes modern families tick–and what can blow them apart–Family Affair proves that in love and war, everything’s relative.

Caprice And Rondo

By Dorothy Dunnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141946121
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 610
  • File Pdf: caprice-and-rondo.pdf

Book Summary:

The exquisitely-researched standalone prequel series to Dorothy Dunnett's revered Lymond Chronicles, following the ancestors of Francis Crawford of Lymond in Continental Europe. Caprice and Rondo is Book Seven in The House of Niccolo series. ----------------------------- 'A companionable fellow who now spends his time raising hell . . .' Winter, 1473, and Nicholas de Fleury's schemes have at last caught up with him, costing everything - friends, family and firm. Losing himself in the icy port of Danzig, he drinks and fights, but most of all he forgets. Meanwhile, his wife Gelis, bruised from their years of dueling, sets off to find out the truth of her husband's lost parentage - and discovers a traitor within Nicholas's close circle of friends. As Nicholas is drawn eastwards in a search for the lost gold to restore his fortunes, so the titanic forces he has long-attempted to marshal for his own ends reach out to exact a terrible price of their own . . . 'The best historical novelist since Sir Walter Scott' Sunday Times

Stay Alive All Your Life

By Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416590439
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: stay-alive-all-your-life.pdf

Book Summary:

"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life." -- Norman Vincent Peale What's the secret to feeling alive all your life? A positive attitude. In this upbeat and practical guide to joyous living, Dr. Peale shows in example after example how the magic of attitude can perform miracles in your daily existence. He proves that only with deep and honest belief -- in yourself, your work, and in God -- can these miracles occur. He also makes clear that the achievement of lasting fulfillment is an active process and shows you how to: • put positive thinking into action • use the magnificent power of belief • learn from your mistakes • make enthusiasm work wonders • attain self-confidence • move beyond pain and suffering • lift depression and live vitally

Biloxi Memories

By Barbara Sillery
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
  • Isbn : 1455620688
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 143
  • File Pdf: biloxi-memories.pdf

Book Summary:

Return to the beach in these vintage images and stories! Based on the acclaimed documentary Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel, produced and written by Barbara Sillery, this illustrated celebration of the community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast looks at its history from the first inhabitants until today. Biloxi continues to draw visitors from the Midwest, South, and abroad to see its many landmarks, including the resilient Biloxi Lighthouse. Sillery has captured the memories of generations who visited the shores through vintage postcards, photographs, and memorabilia. From the famous visitors and residents including Elvis, Jayne Mansfield, and Jefferson Davis to the curious characters like the “Mad Potter,” Sillery celebrates them all.

Operetta

By Robert Ignatius Letellier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443884251
  • Pages : 710
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 279
  • File Pdf: operetta.pdf

Book Summary:

Operetta developed in the second half of the 19th century from the French opéra-comique and the more lighthearted German Singspiel. As the century progressed, the serious concerns of mainstream opera were sustained and intensified, leaving a gap between opéra-comique and vaudeville that necessitated a new type of stage work. Jacques Offenbach, son of a Cologne synagogue cantor, established himself in Paris with his series of opéras-bouffes. The popular success of this individual new form of entertainment light, humorous, satirical and also sentimental led to the emergence of operetta as a separate genre, an art form with its own special flavour and concerns, and no longer simply a "little opera". Attempts to emulate Offenbach's success in France and abroad generated other national schools of operetta and helped to establish the genre internationally, in Spain, in England, and especially in Austria Hungary. Here it inspired works by Franz von Suppé and Johann Strauss II (the Golden Age), and later Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán (the Silver Age). Viennese operetta flourished conterminously with the Habsburg Empire and the mystique of Vienna, but, after the First World War, an artistically vibrant Berlin assumed this leading position (with Paul Lincke, Leon Jessel and Edouard Künnecke). As popular musical tastes diverged more and more during the interwar years, with the advent of new influences—like those of cabaret, the revue, jazz, modern dance music and the cinema, as well as changing social mores—the operetta genre took on new guises. This was especially manifested in the musical comedy of London's West End and New York's Broadway, with their imitators generating a success that opened a new golden age for the reinvented genre, especially after the Second World War. This source book presents an overview of the operetta genre in all its forms. The first volume provides an introduction, a representative chronology of the genre from 1840 to 2013, and a survey of the national schools of France and Austria-Hungary. The principal composers are considered in chronological sequence, with biographical material and a list of stage works, selected synopses and some commentary.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
  • Isbn : 172252474X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: the-picture-of-dorian-gray.pdf

Book Summary:

This celebrated masterpiece is Oscar Wilde’s only novel. A mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense, it has endured due to its artful prose and the philosophical questions it raises, as well as the scandal it caused upon its initial publication in 1890. Written in his distinctively dazzling manner and combining aspects of a Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, Wilde forges a devastating account of the effects of evil and depravity on a fashionable young man in late 19th century England who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. A concept that Wilde derived from the German legend of Faust, Gray is the subject of a portrait by painter Basil Hallward who deems his subject’s beauty to be inconceivably great. Rather than having to age himself, an egotistical Dorian wishes for the painting to age instead of him so that he can retain his youthful good looks. Gray plunges into a life of vice and debauchery with its sole aim being pleasure. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while the portrait changes day by day into a ghastly chronicle of evil, documenting each of his sins with its appearance, which he must keep hidden from the world. This spellbinding novel tale that warns its readers of the dangers that come with narcissism, self-indulgence, and ignorance still ranks as one of Wilde's most important works. Of Gray’s relationship to him, Wilde noted “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

The Book of Unconformities

By Hugh Raffles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verse Chorus Press
  • Isbn : 1891241745
  • Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 395
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-unconformities.pdf

Book Summary:

From the author of lnsectopedia, a powerful exploration of loss, grief, endurance, and the absences that permeate the present. Unconformities are gaps in the geological record, physical evidence of breaks in time. For Hugh Raffles, these holes in history are also fissures in feeling, knowledge, memory, and understanding. In this endlessly inventive, riveting book, Raffles enters these gaps, drawing together threads of geology, history, literature, philosophy, and ethnography to trace the intimate connections between personal loss and world historical events, and to reveal the force of absence at the core of contemporary life. Through deeply researched explorations of Neolithic stone circles, Icelandic lava, mica from a Nazi concentration camp, petrified whale blubber in Svalbard, the marble prized by Manhattan's Lenape, and a huge Greenlandic meteorite that arrived in New York City along with six Inuit adventurers in 1897, Raffles shows how unconformities unceasingly incite human imagination and investigation yet refuse to conform, heal, or disappear. A journey across eons and continents, The Book of Unconformities is also a journey through stone: this most solid, ancient, and enigmatic of materials, it turns out, is as lively, capricious, willful, and indifferent as time itself.

Staged to Death

By Karen Rose Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn : 0758284853
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: staged-to-death.pdf

Book Summary:

A home stager finds a few skeletons in her client’s closet in this cozy series debut—“an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth" (Leslie Meier). Former interior designer Caprice De Luca has parlayed her skills into a thriving new career as a home stager, helping the people of Kismet, Pennsylvania, make their homes shine in a lackluster real estate market. When her old high school friend Roz Winslow asks Caprice to spruce up her mess of a mansion, she’s happy to share her skills. But when Roz's husband Ted is found skewered in the sword room, it seems that Caprice has been setting the stage for murder. When suspicion falls on Roz, it looks like she’ll be making a new home in the State Penitentiary. Determined to clear her name, Caprice starts applying her eye for detail to gathering clues and catching the real killer. "A cozy blend of murder and romance. A fun read--with recipes!" --Laura Levine

Lelia

By Harold George Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781455607273
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 708
  • File Pdf: lelia.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Lelia

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig

By Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316554723
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: the-true-adventures-of-esther-the-wonder-pig.pdf

Book Summary:

The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love. When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.

Tyrell

By Coe Booth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545232155
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: tyrell.pdf

Book Summary:

An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year.Tyrell is a young African-American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail. His girlfriend supports him, but he doesn't feel good enough for her -- and seems to be always on the verge of doing the wrong thing around her. There's another girl at the homeless shelter who is also after him, although the desires there are complicated. Tyrell feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his father's footsteps?

Esther the Wonder Pig

By Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455560774
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: esther-the-wonder-pig.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

My Boys, My Body, My Business

By Caprice Bourret
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
  • Isbn : 1910536385
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: my-boys-my-body-my-business.pdf

Book Summary:

A candid, warm and engaging account of former 'IT' Girl and model Caprice Bourret's quest to become a mother after the brutal medical diagnosis that she would never carry a baby full terms. From her early life in the US, becoming Miss Teen California, modelling and acting in the UK and running her own lingerie business, Caprice talks with wit and insight about relationships, dealing with heartbreak, finding a wonderful surrogate and, finally, the unexpected joy of two baby boys born within weeks of each other. This book will inspire many women who have given up hope of motherhood.

Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0385534256
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 380
  • File Pdf: killers-of-the-flower-moon.pdf

Book Summary:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Garlic and Sapphires

By Ruth Reichl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101163348
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 574
  • File Pdf: garlic-and-sapphires.pdf

Book Summary:

GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various disguises, she finds herself changed not just superficially, but in character as well. She gives a remarkable account of how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites. As she writes, "Every restaurant is a theater . . . even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while." GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is a reflection on personal identity and role playing in the decadent, epicurean theaters of the restaurant world.

Genealogical notes of Barnstable families

By Amos Otis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: genealogical-notes-of-barnstable-families.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Genealogical notes of Barnstable families

Billion Dollar Loser

By Reeves Wiedeman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316461342
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 928
  • File Pdf: billion-dollar-loser.pdf

Book Summary:

A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller: This "vivid" inside story of WeWork and its CEO tells the remarkable saga of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history (Ken Auletta). Christened a potential savior of Silicon Valley's startup culture, Adam Neumann was set to take WeWork, his office share company disrupting the commercial real estate market, public, cash out on the company's forty-seven billion dollar valuation, and break the string of major startups unable to deliver to shareholders. But as employees knew, and investors soon found out, WeWork's capital was built on promises that the company was more than a real estate purveyor, that in fact it was a transformational technology company. Veteran journalist Reeves Weideman dives deep into WeWork and it CEO's astronomical rise, from the marijuana and tequila-filled board rooms to cult-like company summer camps and consciousness-raising with Anthony Kiedis. Billion Dollar Loser is a character-driven business narrative that captures, through the fascinating psyche of a billionaire founder and his wife and co-founder, the slippery state of global capitalism. A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller “Vivid, carefully reported drama that readers will gulp down as if it were a fast-paced novel” (Ken Auletta)

The Historian

By Elizabeth Kostova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780759513839
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 633
  • File Pdf: the-historian.pdf

Book Summary:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

Back to Top