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By Robert Harris

El cónsul Cicerón, republicano convencido, tiene poderosos enemigos dispuestos a acabar con él. Uno de ellos se llama César...

Excelente recreación novelada de uno de los episodios más apasionantes de l. a. historia de Roma, protagonizado por un Cicerón que ha de hacer frente a l. a. perfidia y astucia de enemigos de l. a. talla de Catilina o del propio César. El autor reconstruye con gran rigor todo el entramado de intrigas y corrupciones que imperaban en los angeles Roma del sixty three AC, y cómo el cónsul Cicerón desbarata los angeles conjura de Catilina y se convierte en el salvador de l. a. República. Sin embargo, César, que logra salir indemne de los angeles conspiración, se alía con Craso y con el triunfador normal Pompeyo para neutralizar el Senado. l. a. República tiene los días contados, y Cicerón, forzado al exilio, dispone de un solo día para abandonarlo todo y salvar su vida.

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Download E-books Shanghai Girls: A Novel PDF

By Lisa See

In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her more youthful sister, could, are having the time in their lives. either are appealing, glossy, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To pay off his accounts, he needs to promote the ladies as other halves to suitors who've traveled from l. a. to discover chinese language brides. As jap bombs fall on their liked urban, Pearl and should set out at the trip of an entire life, from the chinese language geographical region to the beaches of the United States. although inseparable most sensible neighbors, the sisters additionally harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. alongside the way in which they make negative sacrifices, face most unlikely offerings, and confront a devastating, life-changing mystery, yet via all of it the 2 heroines of this superb new novel carry quickly to who they are—Shanghai women.

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Download E-books Elegy for Kosovo: A Novel PDF

By Ismail Kadare

June 28, 1389: 600 years sooner than Serbian chief Slobodan Milosevic referred to as for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there came about, at the box of the Blackbirds, a conflict shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians faced and have been defeated by way of the invading Ottoman military of the Sultan Murad. This conflict tested the Muslim foothold in Europe and have become the center piece of Serbian nationalist ideology, justifying the crusade of ethnic detoxing of Albanian Kosovars that the area witnessed with horror on the finish of the earlier century.  

during this eloquent and well timed mirrored image on conflict, reminiscence, and the future of 2 peoples, Ismail Kadare explores in fiction the legend and the implications of that defeat. Elegy for Kosovo is a heartfelt but clear-eyed lament for a land riven through hatreds as outdated because the Homeric epics and as younger because the most recent news bulletin.

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Download E-books Shyness and Dignity PDF

By Dag Solstad

A senior-school instructor in his fifties starts off his day as ordinary, even if, this morning is to be the beginning of no traditional day. He reaches a choice that forces an review of his collection of lifestyles, of his marriage and eventually of his values and price in sleek society. it's a common tale of a guy misplaced in an international that not acknowledges both him or his expertise.

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Download E-books Donkey Boy (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, Book 2) PDF

By Henry Williamson

Donkey Boy (1952) was once the second one access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of historic Sunlightspanning the years from the overdue Victorian interval to the second one international warfare. It tells of Richard Maddison's first-born Phillip, nicknamed 'donkey boy' simply because his lifestyles used to be stored in infancy through being fed with ass's milk. The boy grows up within the Edwardian period, anything of a misfit, at odds along with his father.

'With outstanding ability and precision [Williamson] rebuilds the surroundings of the past... [he] seems engaged in a mystery whose instalments should be depended on to animate an entire part of social history.' Spectator

'Williamson's kind is romantic, although not often sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the easiest in English for the reason that 1939

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Download E-books How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel PDF

By Meg Donohue

"A gleaming, witty tale approximately an not going, but redemptive, friendship....Grab this kind of to your ally and browse it together--preferably with a plate of Meyer Lemon cupcakes nearby."
--Katie Crouch, bestselling writer of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs

"Beautifully written and quietly clever, Meg Donohue's How to devour a Cupcake is an achingly sincere portrayal of the various layers of friendship--a tale so vividly instructed, you could (almost) style the buttercream." (Sarah Jio, bestselling writer of The Violets of March and The Bungalow )


Author Meg Donohue has cooked up a fully delicious debut novel, How to consume a Cupcake, that explores what occurs whilst adolescence neighbors, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and judge to open a cupcakery. yet luck of their new baking enterprise enterprise will depend on their overcoming previous betrayals, first loves, and an unforeseen and relatively harmful probability. Donohue's How to consume a Cupcake is modern women's fiction at its smartest, sweetest, and so much gratifying, becoming a member of the ranks of The Recipe Club, The tuition for crucial Ingredients, and Joanne Harris's vintage Chocolat
by means of proving once more that fiction and nutrition make an unbeatable mixture.

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Download E-books Fates and Furies: A Novel PDF

By Lauren Groff

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 nationwide booklet AWARD
NPR MORNING version e-book membership PICK
NAMED A top e-book OF THE 12 months by means of: THE WASHINGTON put up, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE instances, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY magazine, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE

“Lauren Groff is a author of infrequent presents, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly bold novel that promises – with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout.” —The New York instances e-book Review (cover review)

“Elaborate, sensual...a author whose books are too unique and strange to be missed."—The ny occasions
 
Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the award-winning, New York Times- bestselling writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, essentially the most expected books of the autumn: a thrilling novel approximately marriage, creativity, artwork, and belief.

Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. a blinding exam of a wedding, it's also a portrait of inventive partnership written through the most effective writers of her generation. 

each tale has facets. each dating has views. and infrequently, it seems, the most important to an exceptional marriage isn't really its truths yet its secrets and techniques. on the center of this wealthy, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff provides the tale of 1 such marriage over the process twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, head over heels in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage remains to be the envy in their neighbors, yet with an electrical thrill we keep in mind that issues are much more complex and noteworthy than they've got appeared. With lovely revelations and a number of threads, and in prose that's vibrantly alive and unique, Groff gives you a deeply fulfilling novel approximately love, paintings, creativity, and tool that's in contrast to whatever that has come sooner than it. Profound, remarkable, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs either the brain and the center.

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Download E-books A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War by Lucan PDF

By Susanna Braund

Lucan's epic poem, Civil conflict, portrays the stark, darkish horror of the years forty nine via forty eight BCE, the bleak fact of Romans struggling with Romans, of Julius Caesar vs. Pompey the nice. The creation to this quantity situates Lucan as a poet heavily attached with the Stoics at Rome, operating throughout the reign of the emperor Nero, within the style inherited from Virgil. the choices are meant for 3rd- and fourth-year university curricula, and comprise Lucan's research of the factors of the civil warfare, depictions of his protagonists Caesar and Pompey at key moments-Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, the assassination of Pompey as he arrives in Egypt looking safe haven, Cato's funeral oration for Pompey, Caesar's stopover at to the positioning of Troy-as good as hugely atmospheric passages: Pompey's imaginative and prescient of his lifeless spouse, Julia; and the necromancy played through the witch Erichtho for Pompey's son. Notes to the passages light up Lucan's perspective in the direction of his material-his reluctance to take on the subject of civil struggle, his complex courting with Virgil's Aeneid, and his passionate involvement within the occasions throughout the rhetorical equipment of apostrophe, whilst he turns out to go into the poem as a personality himself. specified beneficial properties * advent that situates Lucan in his literary, historic, and ideological context * 620 traces of Latin textual content from Lucan's Civil conflict, together with: 1.1-45, 67-157, 183-227, 486-504; 3.8-35; 399-445; 6.624-53; 7.617-37; 7.647-82, 728-46, 760-811; 8.542-636, 663-88; 9.190-217; 9.961-99 * Notes on the again * Map of the jap Mediterranean in Caesar's day * Bibliography * complete Vocabulary For over 30 years Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has produced the very best quality Latin and old Greek books. From Dr. Seuss books in Latin to Plato's Apology , Bolchazy-Carducci's titles support readers find out about old Rome and Greece; the Latin and historical Greek languages are alive and good with titles like Cicero's De Amicitia and Kaegi's Greek Grammar . We additionally characteristic a line of up to date japanese eu and WWII books. many of the components we submit in contain: decisions From The Aeneid Latin Grammar & Pronunciation Greek Grammar & Pronunciation Texts assisting Wheelock's Latin Classical writer workbooks: Vergil, Ovid, Horace, Catullus, Cicero Vocabulary playing cards For AP decisions: Vergil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace Greek Mythology Greek Lexicon Slovak tradition And History

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Download E-books São Bernardo (88th Edition) PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

First released in 1934.

About the author: Graciliano Ramos was once generally one among an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, suffering from poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to dwell together with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reviews in reformatory could develop into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" variety of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the ebook (in Portuguese): Defrontado consigo mesmo e suas lembranças, no declínio de um atribulado percurso de vida, Paulo Honório, que chegara a ser um poderoso fazendeiro do sertão alagoano, conta a sua história. E o que nos fica é a figura de um homem simplório, perplexo diante da complexidade da existência sobre a qual lutou, sempre, para se manter no papel de protagonista, e que teve entretanto suas ações voltadas contra si mesmo. É o perfil de um homem envolvido quase instintivamente no jogo de poder, na arriscada aposta da lei do mais uniqueness, e para quem o triunfo rende apenas o vazio e o abandono.

Ao ultimate, Paulo Honório deixa de lado o que conquistou, oprimido pela constatação de que perdeu justamente o que poderia humanizar sua vida, inclusive sua mulher, Heloísa, a quem se culpa, no fundo, por ter destruído. O que escapou a Paulo Honório foi a capacidade de manter o que lhe poderia despertar a aptidão para amar.

A par da elaborada teia existencial desenvolvida ao longo da trama - pelos conflitos entre as visões de mundo incorporadas pelos personagens - destaca-se um texto riquíssimo, principalmente nas falas de Paulo Honório, construído em metáforas surpreendentes, embora disfarçadas pela concretude das palavras.

Ciúme, solidão... Não há sínteses satisfatórias para um romance como este, de linhagem genuinamente machadiana, em que a alma dos personagens se expõe com tanta crueza e exatidão. São Bernardo é a obra que projetou Graciliano Ramos como um dos maiores escritores brasileiros.

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Download E-books Rescue: A Novel PDF

By Anita Shreve

Peter Webster is a rookie paramedic while he pulls a tender lady out of a motor vehicle smash that are supposed to have killed her. Sheila Arsenault haunts his suggestions, and regardless of his misgivings Peter is quickly embroiled in an excessive love affair--and in Sheila's world.

Eighteen years later, Sheila is gone and Peter is elevating their daughter, Rowan, by myself. yet Rowan is veering dangerously astray, and for the 1st time of their quiet lifestyles jointly Peter fears for her destiny. He seeks out the single one who are able to support Rowan, even supposing Sheila's go back is bound to unharness the entire questions he has conscientiously been preserving at bay: Why did a mom go away her relatives? How did the wedding of 2 humans so deeply in love unravel?

A tale approximately trespass and forgiveness, secrets and techniques and the seismic strength of the reality, Rescue is a masterful portrayal of a relations attempting to comprehend its fractured earlier and start again.

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