Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, Mr. Bennet, living in Longbourn. Set in England in the late 18th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters after two gentlemen have moved into their neighbourhood: the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley, and his status-conscious friend, the even richer and more eligible Mr. Darcy. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy is disdainful of local society and repeatedly clashes with the Bennets' lively second daughter, Elizabeth.
Willa Cather My Ántonia : Unabridged Text with Introduction, Biography and Analysis My Ántonia is a novel published in 1918 by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works. It is the final book of her "prairie trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century. Both the pioneers who first break the prairie sod for farming, as well as of the harsh but fertile land itself, feature in this American novel. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong. This novel is considered Cather's first masterpiece. Cather was praised for bringing the American West to life and making it personally interesting.
This edition includes the full original version of the Willa Cather's book and provides other valuable features under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, including a commented introduction, helpful bibliography, author's biography, notes, references, and much more.
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.It has also been cited as the first novel written in English.
Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act of 1664, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660 to 1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.
The English text comprises 108,260 words and is divided into two parts, each reading as a continuous narrative with no chapter divisions. The first part was completed in 1677 and entered into the Stationers' Register on 22 December 1677. It was licensed and entered in the "Term Catalogue" on 18 February 1678, which is looked upon as the date of first publication. After the first edition of the first part in 1678, an expanded edition, with additions written after Bunyan was freed, appeared in 1679. The Second Part appeared in 1684. There were eleven editions of the first part in John Bunyan's lifetime, published in successive years from 1678 to 1685 and in 1688, and there were two editions of the second part, published in 1684 and 1686.
Geniale Gedichte eines jungen Künstlers mit kompromissloser Bereitschaft zum Risiko, zur Leidenschaft, aber auch zum Hoffen und Träumen. Es geht um Leiden, Furcht, verlorene Liebe, den Wunsch nach Gegenseitigkeit, nach Geborgenheit, das unsichere Herantasten an den Anderen. Auch um den Versuch, sich selbst in seiner vollen Widersprüchlichkeit wahrzunehmen, die Grenzerfahrungen mit Drogen, für die er zuweilen apokalyptische Bilder findet.
Das sprachliche Draufgängertum, mit dem Adelino Antworten auf diese Fragen (ver)dichtet, gibt seiner Poesie eine ganz eigene, surreale Färbung. Er schreibt sich dabei so nah wie möglich an das Noch-Sagbare heran. Adelino findet Worte und Bilder, die bei aller Kraft eine Zerbrechlichkeit ausdrücken, die seinen Gedichten einen musikalischen Klang und inneren Zusammenhalt geben.
Der Dichter lebt von künstlerischen Herausforderungen, sprachlichen wie biografischen Brüchen und von dem unbedingten Willen, Leben und Schreiben zu einem Kunstwerk zu formen.
Die Zeichnungen von Vadim Korniloff entwickeln eine selbständige Traumwelt, die sich in wundersamer Weise mit den Texten zu einer Symbiose fügen.
Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia) is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More (1478-1535) published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Many aspects of More's description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries.
Utopia was begun while More was an envoy in the Low Countries in May 1515. More started by writing the introduction and the description of the society which would become the second half of the work and on his return to England he wrote the "dialogue of counsel", completing the work in 1516. In the same year, it was printed in Leuven under Erasmus's editorship and after revisions by More it was printed in Basel in November 1518. It was not until 1551, sixteen years after More's execution, that it was first published in England as an English translation by Ralph Robinson. Gilbert Burnet's translation of 1684 is probably the most commonly cited version.
The work seems to have been popular, if misunderstood: the introduction of More's Epigrams of 1518 mentions a man who did not regard More as a good writer.
The eponymous title Utopia has since eclipsed More's original story and the term is now commonly used to describe an idyllic, imaginary society. Although he may not have directly founded the contemporary notion of what has since become known as Utopian and dystopian fiction, More certainly popularised the idea of imagined parallel realities, and some of the early works which owe a debt to Utopia must include The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella, Description of the Republic of Christianopolis by Johannes Valentinus Andreae, New Atlantis by Francis Bacon and Candide by Voltaire.
The politics of Utopia have been seen as influential to the ideas of Anabaptism and communism. While utopian socialism was used to describe the first concepts of socialism, later Marxist theorists tended to see the ideas as too simplistic and not grounded on realistic principles. The religious message in the work and its uncertain, possibly satiric, tone has also alienated some theorists from the work.
An applied example of More's Utopia can be seen in Vasco de Quiroga's implemented society in Michoacán, Mexico, which was directly inspired by More's work.
"Journey" is an invitation to cross the periods to live Parisian nights, raise the veils of mystery of antique Egypt, explore the secret depth of the oceans, remember itself childish memories or to cross the sky to meet the angels. This odyssey through multiple universes ends by a look in our common fate. Embark!
"Viajes" es una invitación para atravesar las épocas para vivir las noches parisinas, levantar las velas de misterio de Egipto antiguo, explorar la profundidad secreta de los océanos, rememorarse recuerdos infantiles o atravesar el cielo para encontrar a los ángeles. Esta odisea a través de universos múltiples se acaba por una mirada nuestro destino común. Embarque!
Even the opera mundi have their secret and their lies like Shakespeare, the no-man-face, me too I have my opera mundi because, you can understand that I do anything else than a suicide, now.
Das Wörterbuch für Pferdezucht und Pferdesport enthält in den Sprachen Deutsch ¿ Englisch ¿ Französisch ein Glossar von mehr als 18000 Begriffen mit mehr als 2900 Begriffsbestimmungen. Ein englisch- und ein französischsprachiger Index erschließen den deutschsprachigen Hauptteil. Durch die Zusammenarbeit eines kanadischen und deutschen Pferdeliebhabers wurden besonders die sprachlichen Ausprägungen im Pferdesport und der Pferdezucht Nordamerikas und Europas berücksichtigt. Das Glossar beinhaltet: Abzeichen, Farben Ausrüstung von Reiter und Pferd (Sattel, Zäumung, Bekleidung) Hufbeschlag, Hufschmiedehandwerk Pferdehaltung, -fütterung, -pflege, -verhalten Pferdekauf Pferderassen Pferdesport (Galopp- und Trabrennen, Fahrsport, klassische Reitkunst, Turniersport, Vielseitigkeitsreiten, Westernreiten) Pferdezucht Veterinärmedizin, Anatomie, Gesundheit
El jardin de los desengaños, es una novela basada en una parodia del clásico hombre de la sociedad catalana, que después de pasar por las vicisitudes que le depararon los avances democráticos de los años ochenta, decide autoexiliarse en un país del sudeste asiático, y buscar en él un estado armónico lejos del estrés en que estaba sometido. Pasado el tiempo, cuando regresa, se da cuenta que los problemas que tuviera antes de su partida no se han disuadido, si no todo lo contrario se han mantenido y aumentado. Juan Marrasé fue un idealista que luchó por el restablecimiento de la democracia y las instituciones catalanas, que como buen emprendedor se abrió camino en el mundo de los negocios, que tenía un concepto moral muy elevado sobre el estamento familiar, y que todo se le vino abajo por causas ajenas a lo que él quiso construir.
Massimo vive nel ricordo della moglie, pittrice particolare scomparsa in mare. Convinta che sua madre è viva e decisa a ritrovarla, la loro figlia Romana indaga a modo suo, senza immaginare che incontrerà l'amore durante la ricerca. Violaine, zia ipoudente di Romana, scrive misteriosamente su un vecchio quaderno. Tra realtà e fiction, segreti di famiglia, colpii di scena inattesi, l'autrice ci regala una storia a tre voci piena si suspence. Et se la verità non fosse quella crede ?
An extraordinary artistic and creative impulse followed WWII dark years. As early as 1946, André Minaux, artist and painter, shared it. His friends were Mourlot (master lithographer), Buffet, Lorjou and Rebeyrolle (painters) and Jean Lacouture (author and historian). His exceptional talent was unveiled by happenstance, fateful events and encouraged by great elders such as Picasso, Cocteau, Vlaminck, F.Desnoyer, Fernand Léger, Raoul Dufy, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Clavé and Lorjou.
Minaux kept his distance from fashions and schools of thoughts. Art lovers were seduced by his original and powerful art. Minaux exhibited in galleries, museums and in important private collections worldwide. Also a lithographer, engraver and illustrator, he illustrated Hemingway, Cendrars, Ionesco, Agatha Christie, Giono and Marguerite Duras. He drew the famous last portrait of Gide. He found himself involved in a quarrel of figurative artists against abstracts ones, which was going full swing at the time. A painter's route through those booming years' artistic events.
Narratives illustrated by artwork reproductions, press clippings, movie extracts, interviews and photos. A surprising life in pursuit of art he always questioned.
INTUIZIONI E MEMORIE è il terzo volume di una saga sul tema della reincarnazione. Originale opera in prosa poetica felicemente inventata da Angelo Rizzi. L'autore ci trasporta da un secolo all'altro e ci fa viaggiare attraverso la storia e le epoche. Come nei due precedenti libri, il concetto del "déjà vu" è proposto come ricerca, tramite una scrittura piacevolissima che rende gli scritti accessibili a tutti, sia a coloro che credono alle vite anteriori, sia a coloro che ci credono poco o conservano dubbi sull'argomento, lasciando al lettore libera interpretazione. In ogni nuovo volume, la tematica si approfondisce e si avverte una sempre più profonda indagine personale da parte dell'autore.
The Unparalleled Invasion is a rare political anticipation short story written by Jack London and first published in McClure's in July 1910 and later in the book The Strength of the Strong (New York, Macmillan, 1914). The story begins in 1910s China. Under the influence of Japan, China modernizes and has its own Meiji Reforms. In 1922, China breaks away from Japan and fights a brief war that culminates in the Chinese annexation of the Japanese possessions of Korea, Formosa, and Manchuria. Over the next half century, China's population steadily grows, and eventually migration overwhelms European colonies in Asia. The United States of America and the other Western powers launch a biological warfare campaign against China, resulting in the decimation of China's population. China is then colonized by the Western powers.
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is Proust's spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator's memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. At the heart of the story lie his relationships with his grandmother and with the Swann family. As a meditation on different forms of love, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower has no equal. Here, Proust introduces some of his greatest comic inventions, from the magnificently dull M. de Norpois to the enchanting Robert de Saint-Loup. It is memorable as well for the first appearance of the two figures who for better or worse are to dominate the narrator's life - the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.
First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann's Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann's daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the seaside resort of Balbec with his grandmother and meets a new object of attention - Albertine, "a girl with brilliant, laughing eyes and plump, matt cheeks."
In einer unbestimmten Zukunft sind Armenien, Ägypten, der Irak, Israel, Jordanien, Kurdistan, Kuwait, der Libanon, Palästina, Syrien, die Türkei und Zypern seit einem Dutzend Jahren in der Gemeinschaft der Levante zusammengeschlossen. Vierundzwanzig Experten, die von den Führungsspitzen dieser zwölf Länder ausgewählt worden waren, hatten ihre Umsetzung im Geheimen vorbereitet. Wie haben sich ihre Absprachen und ihre Lösungen organisiert, artikuliert und entwickelt? Wie sind ihre Projekte definiert und dann verwirklicht worden? Weshalb haben Jahrhunderte der Gewalt im Nahen Osten im Verlauf einer einzigen Nacht plötzlich ein Ende gefunden? Was sind die Konsequenzen gewesen?
Eine „Reportage aus der Zukunft« über das Treffen mit Akteuren dieses Wandels, die bisher vertrauliche Tatsachen enthüllen, und über die Entdeckung bestimmter Werke der Gemeinschaft: das Erdbebenüberwachungszentrum von Ani an der türkisch-armenischen Grenze, die Hauptstadt auf dem Golan, das Projekt Aquarius am Toten Meer und die unterirdischen Leitungen, die hier Wasser aus dem Roten Meer ableiten, ein Zentrum für den ökumenischen Dialog im Sinai etc.
Und auch eine Initiationsreise, die zum Nachdenken über das Aufbauwerk der Europäischen Union einlädt.
Übersetzungsvorlage: 2. französische Ausgabe (2014)
Rose is working for a movie studio in Hollywood. Her life is full of dreams but also full of deceptions. She is a nice girl, maybe a little bit too nice. She can't say no to people, that's why she gets into troubles. She also wants to help everybody which gets her into more troubles. Fortunately, she can count on her best friends to take care of her. But, Rose needs to be on her own. She must if she wants to built her own life.
Dolls master marionnettistes - ils sont beaux , mais mauvais et manipulateurs, collectionnent les femmes qu'ils appellent les dollys dolls box, littéralement : les poupées en boites et sont les futurs maitres du monde, bienvenue dans le monde des dolls master marionnettistes, un monde de master en tout point ... Tours Princess show : les tours princess shows : les tours de l'emission princess show - les tours pour devenir une princesse en mode Princess show - Princess prestige - et Princess galaxie : les trois émissions princess shows de illyac.Colin : the Illya C. Colin 's show , et les tours associées aux tours Princess prestige - Princess eau de source - Princess army- Princess galaxie - etc..
The author, Dr Michel Estrabaud, who is taking up and perfecting the career of Marcel Proust, wants to create a universal society founded on the acceptance of a truth common to all people, Albertine's Belly.
It is soon to be Christmas in the South World. It is 2041 and everyone is rejoicing at, or irritated by, the yearly Christmas frenzy. Everyone, except Katherine, who feels indifferent, as she has for many years, about Christmas Day. But this changes when she is contacted by someone, from whom she thought she would never hear again.
The texts of this book date from different periods of life. They are not always to be understood as merely autobiographical, but inspired by real incidents and experiences. Passing from serious to bitter, from serene and twinkle-toed to ironical or ambiguous: Theses fundamental moods provide occasions to perceive oneself, to explore the enigmatic and to create.