Download E-books Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters PDF

By Pearl S. Buck

The exhilarating novel of a chic woman’s subversive new bankruptcy in life
At 40, Madame Wu is gorgeous and masses revered because the spouse of 1 of China’s oldest upper-class homes. Her birthday want is to discover a tender concubine for her husband and to maneuver to split quarters, beginning a brand new bankruptcy of her lifestyles. while her want is granted, she reveals herself at rest, not fed on through operating a sixty-person family. Now she’s loose to learn books formerly forbidden her, to profit English, and to find her personal brain. The relations within the compound are stunned on the effects, specifically whilst she starts off studying from a revolutionary, excommunicated Catholic priest.
 
In its depiction of existence within the compound, Pavilion of Women comprises a few of Buck’s so much captivating writing concerning the seasons, day-by-day rhythms, and customs of girls in China. it's a pleasant parable in regards to the sexes, and of the profound and transformative results of unfastened thought.
 
This publication gains an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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By Holly Webb

Because the snow starts to fall simply days earlier than Christmas, Grandad is helping Sara construct an igloo within the backyard with a small snow endure to observe over it. And while Sara wakes in the course of the evening, it seems to be very varied open air. She units out on an enchanted trip via an international of ice, yet will she ever locate her method home...

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By Umberto Eco

The number 1 foreign bestseller, from Umberto Eco, writer of The identify of the Rose

“Vintage Eco . . . the ebook is a triumph.” – New York evaluate of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot opposed to Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle monks with their very own intestines. French criminals plan bombings via day and have fun Black plenty at evening. each kingdom has its personal mystery carrier, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule background. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everybody wishes a scapegoat. yet what if, at the back of all of those conspiracies, either actual and imagined, lay one lone guy?

“[Eco] demonstrates once more that his is a voice that compels our consciousness” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Choreographed by means of a fact that's itself so unusual a novelist desire hardly ever extend on it to supply a wondrous story . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction fact vividly to life.” – New York Times

“Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times

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By René Barjavel

'– Vous ne savez pas ce qui est arrivé? Tous les moteurs d'avions se sont arrêtés hier à l. a. même heure, juste au second où le courant flanchait partout. Tous ceux qui s'étaient mis en descente pour atterrir sur l. a. terrasse sont tombés comme une grêle. Vous n'avez rien entendu, là-dessous? Moi, dans mon petit appartement près du storage, c'est bien un miracle si je n'ai pas été aplati. Quand le bus de los angeles ligne 2 est tombé, j'ai sauté au plafond comme une crêpe... Allez donc jeter un coup d'œil dehors, vous verrez le beau travail!'

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By J. D. Rinehart

Family members secrets and techniques mix with fable during this epic story of conflict, magic, unknown creatures, strength, and fate—a Game of Thrones for a more youthful audience.

Separated at start triplets, Tarlan, Elodie, and Gulph, have grown up figuring out not anything approximately one another. even if, an historical prophecy says that the 3 will someday be reunited, overthrow the king, and produce peace to the land.

Each of the triplets has a unique strength that units her or him except folks. Tarlan can converse to animals. Elodie can pay attention the voices of ghosts. And Gulph can turn into invisible. yet what use are those skills in the event that they can’t remain alive lengthy sufficient to assert the throne?

As 3 new stars shine within the evening sky, occasions are using them jointly, yet will the triplets reside? not to mention rule?

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The second one installment in a brand-new three-part digital-first Star Trek: New Frontier e-novel from New York instances bestselling writer Peter David!

Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the workforce of the U.S.S. Excalibur are again, deciding on up 3 months after the lovely occasions depicted in New Frontier: Blind Man’s Bluff. Calhoun's seek of Xenex has did not locate any survivors, and now he's certain and decided to trace down the race that killed them—the D'myurj and their affiliates, the Brethren—and targeted vengeance upon them. His seek will take the Excalibur group right into a pocket universe, the place he discovers not just the homeworld of the D’myurj, yet one other race that stocks Calhoun's selection to obliterate his rivals. yet is that this new race actually an ally…or a good better hazard?

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Download E-books Scorpions, 25th Anniversary Edition PDF

By Walter Dean Myers

Scorpions, a Newbery Honor e-book through nationwide Ambassador for younger People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary!

When it used to be first released in 1988, Scorpions surprised readers. It maintains to take action this day. This targeted twenty-fifth anniversary version comprises the unique Scorpions novel, plus an additional Q&A with New York Times bestselling writer Walter Dean Myers—including questions on juvenile detention amenities, gang lifestyles this present day, and friendship.

Also integrated are a sneak peek at Kick, by way of Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!

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Download E-books Sur les traces de la vérité PDF

By Thomas Bernhard

L. a. relation du grand écrivain autrichien Thomas Bernhard avec les médias et le grand public était souvent placée sous le signe de los angeles méfiance, voire du scandale. Les témoignages écrits de ce rapport complexe constituent par conséquent une mine inépuisable pour l’amateur de l’œuvre bernhardienne, en éclairant non seulement l’homme et son parcours mais aussi son travail d’écrivain. Le présent recueil rassemble un grand nombre de textes – plus d’une cinquantaine d’articles, une quinzaine d’entretiens, des lettres et des discours – qui permettent au lecteur d’affiner sa connaissance de l’univers de Bernhard, ses préoccupations et ses goals. Sous sa plume, le monde devient une pièce de théâtre absurde ou un roman d’aventures, un univers peuplé de dilettantes malfaisants et bornés. Quel que soit le thème abordé – los angeles mort, l’Autriche, le théâtre, los angeles poésie – son examine et son ironie mordante font mouche.

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By Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea

Trylogia ILLUMINATUS! To jedna z najbardziej liczących się książek kultowych, która w doskonały sposób odzwierciedla złożony w swej odmienności posunięty do granic absurdu obraz Ameryki. Jest to czarna komedia, gigantyczna satyra przypominająca niektóre utwory Thomasa Pynchina. Sceny w tej komedii przesuwają się niczym w barwnym kalejdoskopie, przywodząc przed oczy tajemnicze sekty, ugrupowania polityczne, słynne postacie historyczne, władców, świat seksu i narkotyków, uzdrowicieli i zbawców.

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