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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2854922647

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

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Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23


Daniel Defoe Collection (unabridged) - 2862056177

343,67 zł

Daniel Defoe Collection (unabridged) Benediction Classics

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Robinson Crusoe" was a castaway as a result of a terrible storm at sea. He was left with only a knife, some tobacco and a pipe. And so starts his education in how to survive, he learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. Until twenty-four years later he meets another human being. Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language. "The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" start in England, where he is married with three children and has bought a farm. But he is desperate to see his island and can think of nothing else. His wife tells his she will go with him but then dies. And so the story unfolds and the travelling begins taking us back to the island, to Madagascar, Southeast Asia and China and then on to Siberia. "Moll Flanders" was also praised by Virginia Woolf, saying it was one of the "few English novels which we can call indisputably great." Defoe wrote this story under a pseudonym, giving the impression that the story was actually an autobiography. The tale is a journey from rags to riches of a woman who was born in prison and ascends to wealth and status. Defoe catalogues her misdemeanours, her spirit, her determination and her varied careers from a prostitute, a charming and faithful wife, a thief, and a convict. The title page gives the synopsis: "The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c. Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums . . ." "A Journal of the Plague Year" chronicles the year 1665, when the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. Defoe so vividly chronicles the progress of the disease that this book has frequently been miscategorised as "non-fiction". Defoe is utterly convincing and this book transports us to the city, through the deserted streets and beside the houses with crosses daubed on their doors, introduces us to the citizens and we feel with them the horror, fear and hysteria growing. "Roxana" is Defoe's last and darkest novel. Again it is an autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. This woman is well aware of the price she is paying and of her weaknesses. She tries to learn the lessons of her trails and struggles in life. But unlike his other characters, she fails conquer these weaknesses.


Touch the Wind - 2854189381

105,97 zł

Touch the Wind Simon & Schuster

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Janet Dailey, the New York Times bestselling author who has touched the hearts of millions, shines in this unforgettable novel. Sweeping from the wealth and glamour of a modern Texas city to the rugged majesty of Mexico's High Sierras, this is a magnificent tale of desire and destiny from one of the world's most beloved storytellers. All her life, beautiful Sheila got what she wanted. Now she yearned for the raw passion of a man beyond her reach, a violent, mysterious outlaw whose followers adored him. A lion of a man who held her for ransom -- a man who would trade her for a fortune in gold. But Sheila wanted only him -- with all the reckless longing of her body and soul.


Churl (William's House, Volume II) - 2859218471

122,87 zł

Churl (William's House, Volume II) Arktos Media Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The second volume of William's House focuses on Young Albert, the youngest addition to the Pefley family, and his formative childhood years. Albert's growing relationship with his family and the development of his perception of the world are set against the backdrop of William's continuing efforts to relentlessly pursue an increase in the Pefley family's fortune and reputation in Alabama at the beginning of the twentieth century. Albert's childhood unfolds in the heat and poverty of the recently defeated Confederacy, where war wounds still linger, and he must measure up to his father's exacting expectations of character and industry, or risk failing the family name William has worked so hard to establish. Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, the son of an electrical engineer from Alabama who was working there at the time. The family returned to Alabama in 1941. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1961, and spent some time working in New York City, an experience which garnered him his life-long hatred of urban life. Tito has devoted himself full-time to writing since 1983. His first novel, 1991's Lee, received favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Reader, and The New England Review of Books. Since then he has published nine other novels, including Morning Crafts (2013), which was also published by Arktos. In 2015 he was awarded the H. P. Lovecraft Prize for Literature.


Uranium Frenzy - 2862333303

139,11 zł

Uranium Frenzy Utah State University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Now expanded to include the story of nuclear testing and its consequences, Uranium Frenzy has become the classic account of the uranium rush that gripped the Colorado Plateau region in the 1950s. Instigated by the U.S. government's need for uranium to fuel its growing atomic weapons program, stimulated by Charlie Steen's lucrative Mi Vida strike in 1952, manned by rookie prospectors from all walks of life, and driven to a fever pitch by penny stock promotions, the boom created a colorful era in the Four Corners region and Salt Lake City (where the stock frenzy was centered) but ultimately went bust. The thrill of those exciting times and the good fortune of some of the miners were countered by the darker aspects of uranium and its uses. Miners were not well informed regarding the dangers of radioactive decay products. Neither the government nor anyone else expended much effort educating them or protecting their health and safety. The effects of exposure to radiation in poorly ventilated mines appeared over time.The uranium boom is only part of the larger story of atomic weapons testing and its impact in the western United States. Nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site not only spurred uranium mining, they also had a disastrous impact on many Americans: downwinders in the eastward path of radiation clouds, military observers and guinea pigs in exposed positions, and Navajo and other uranium mill workers all became victims, as deaths from cancer and other radiation-caused diseases reached much higher than normal rates among them. Tons of radioactive waste left by mines, mills, and the nuclear industry and how to dispose of them are other nagging legacies of the nuclear era. Recentdecades have brought multiple attempts by victims to obtain compensation from the federal government and other legal battles over disposal of nuclear waste. When courts refused to grant relief to downwinders and others, Congress eventually interceded and legislated compensa


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