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One Summer in Venice - 2850424004

82,89 zł

One Summer in Venice Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group...

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'This isn't a mid-life crisis OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be? They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones. It's still the beginning so how can I know?' Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. So why does she feel as if something is missing? Then when her restaurant, Little Italy, is slated by a reviewer, she realises that she's lost the one thing she thought she could always count on, her love of food. So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London?

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Arena Two (Book #2 of the Survival Trilogy) - 2826694097

62,86 zł

Arena Two (Book #2 of the Survival Trilogy) Morgan Rice

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Addicting....ARENA ONE is one of those books that you read late into the night until your eyes start to cross because you don't want to put it down." --The Dallas Examiner The sequel to the #1 Bestseller ARENA ONE! In ARENA TWO, having just escaped from the treacherous island that was once Manhattan, Brooke, Ben, Logan, Bree and Rose make their way up the Hudson river in their stolen boat, low on fuel, low on food, and desperately needing shelter from the cold. On their tails are the slaverunners, who will stop at nothing until they capture them and bring them back. As they make their way upriver in this post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, on their way to try to find the mythical city in Canada, they will need to use all their ingenuity and survival skills to stay alive. Along the way they will encounter crazed survivors, roving gangs of predators, cannibals, wild animals, a desolate wasteland, and an unstoppable blizzard. They sustain injuries, get sick, and the Hudson freezes over as they do their best to salvage what they can and avoid the slaverunners' pursuit. They find a small island and think they have found respite-until events don't go their way. It is not until they board a mysterious train to nowhere that they find that things can always get worse. Along the way, Brooke's feelings for Logan intensify, as do her feelings for Ben. Torn between these two boys, caught between their jealousy, she is unsure how she feels-until events choose for her. As they find themselves thrown back into an arena, they are shocked to discover that Arena Two is even worse. Thrown into a barbaric fighting stage, equipped with weapons, pitted against other teenagers-and against themselves-Brooke and the others will be forced to choose what's important, and to make the most difficult sacrifices of their lives. Because in Arena Two, no one survives. Ever. "Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found." --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} "Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. This book is a wonderful addition to this series and will have you wanting more from Morgan Rice." --vampirebooksite.com {regarding Loved} "Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller....This would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. It ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked." --The Romance Reviews{regarding Loved}

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Oath of Brothers (Book #14 in the Sorcerer's Ring) - 2845287161

144,93 zł

Oath of Brothers (Book #14 in the Sorcerer's Ring) Morgan Rice

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"THE SORCERER'S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers."--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto MattosAN OATH OF BROTHERS is Book #14 in the Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES (book #1)! In AN OATH OF BROTHERS, Thorgrin and his brothers emerge from the land of the dead, more driven than ever to find Guwayne, and set sail across a hostile sea, leading them to places beyond their wildest dreams. As they come ever-closer to finding Guwayne, they also encounter obstacles unlike ever before, obstacles which will test them to their very limits, which will call on all their training and force them to stand together as one, as brothers. Darius stands up to the Empire, boldly amassing an army as he frees one slave village after the next. Facing off against fortified cities, against an army a thousand times his size, he summons all of his instincts and courage, determined to survive, determined to win, to strive for freedom at any cost, even at the cost of his life. Gwendolyn, with no other choice, leads her people into the Great Waste, deeper into the Empire than anyone has ever journeyed, on a quest to find the legendary Second Ring-the last hope for the survival of her people, and the last hope for Darius. Yet along the way she will encounter horrific monsters, worse landscapes, and an insurrection from amidst her own people that even she may not be able to stop. Erec and Alistair sail for the Empire to save their people, and along the way stop at hidden islands, determined to raise an army-even if it means dealing with mercenaries of questionable repute. Godfrey finds himself deep inside the city of Volusia and deep in trouble as his plan goes from bad to worse. Imprisoned, set to be executed, finally, even he can see no way out. Volusia forges a pact with the darkest of sorcerers, and driven to even greater heights, she continues her ascent, conquering all who stand in her way. More powerful than ever, she will take her war all the way to the steps of the Empire Capital-until she is up against the entire Empire army, an army that dwarfs even her own, setting the stage for an epic battle. Will Thorgrin find Guwayne? Will Gwendolyn and her people survive? Will Godfrey escape? Will Erec and Alistair reach the Empire? Will Volusia become the next Empress? Will Darius lead his people to victory? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, AN OATH OF BROTHERS is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. "A spirited fantasy that weaves elements of mystery and intrigue into its story line.... For those seeking meaty fantasy adventures, the protagonists, devices, and action provide a vigorous set of encounters that focus well on Thor's evolution from a dreamy child to a young adult facing impossible odds for survival....Only the beginning of what promises to be an epic young adult series." Midwest Book Review (D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer)

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Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting - 2842745996

140,21 zł

Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting Everyday Education, LLC

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

You can teach your child read and write in just sixty lessons! Using the time-tested phonics method of teaching reading, and beginning with a simple italic style of handwriting, this book is designed as a one-stop resource that will help your child master perfect reading and beautiful handwriting. Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting is the book for you if . . . 1. You would like to teach your four or five year-old to read perfectly and write in a simple, attractive style in sixty days time. Teaching your child these all-important skills will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences that you and your child will ever have together. The complete step-by-step program presented in this book will make it both simple and fun. 2. You have an older child who is experiencing difficulty learning to read in school. Most reading problems are caused by ineffective instruction methods used in the schools. This book uses the most time-tested, effective method possible-phonics. Your child will almost certainly be reading at his grade level or beyond within a matter of weeks of your tutoring him with the help of this book. 3. Your child can read well, but has poor handwriting skills. Most people in the computer generation have bad handwriting, and this due to poor instruction methods. The fact is, though, that everyone can have beautiful handwriting if only they are taught how! This book teaches Italic, the easiest to learn, fastest to write, most legible and attractive handwriting style possible. Within a few weeks of using this book, your child can have excellent handwriting, no matter what his writing looks like now. 4. You have always been frustrated with your own handwriting. You can teach yourself how to have fast, legible, and beautiful handwriting with this book. Within a matter of weeks, you will be delighted with your newfound skill, and will be amazed at how easy it really is. The ability to read and write is the foundation for your chid's entire future education. By helping him or her gain these skills, you will be giving your child one of the most priceless gifts imaginable. Whatever your reasons for using this book, you can be sure that it will be one of the most valuable additions ever to your family library.

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Co czytali sobie kiedy byli mali - Mikołajewski Jarosław, Świerżewska Ewa - 2836985376

10,86 zł

Co czytali sobie kiedy byli mali - Mikołajewski Jarosław, Świerżewska Ewa

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Książka zawiera 24 wywiady, przeprowadzone ze znanymi osobami życia publicznego. Ewa Świerżewska i Jarosław Mikołajewski pytają swoich rozmówców o ich dzieciństwo i dojrzewanie oraz o to, jaki wpływ przeczytane lektury miały na ich życie. Nazwa - Co czytali sobie kiedy byli mali Autor - Mikołajewski Jarosław, Świerżewska Ewa Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Egmont Kod ISBN - 9788323760832 Kod EAN - 9788323760832 Rok wydania - 2014 Język - polski Seria wydawnicza - Biblioteka Gazety Wyborczej Format - 16.0x20.0cm Ilość stron - 320 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2014-04-14

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T. Macci Plavti Menaechmi - 2853794801

46,25 zł

T. Macci Plavti Menaechmi Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from T. Macci Plavti Menaechmi: The Menaechmi of Plautus There was Sicilian merchant who had twin sons. After one had been stolen the father died. The grandfather on the father's side gave the name of the stolen child to the one left at home, calling him Menaechmus instead of Sosicles. This son, after he had grown up, seeks his brother all over the World. Finally he comes to Epidamnus, Whither the stolen youth had been taken. All residents of Epidamnus believe that the stranger is their citizen Menaechmus, and as such, mistress, Wife, and father-in-law address him. There the brothers at last recognize each other. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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No Significa No! - 2838463463

44,78 zł

No Significa No! Educate2empower Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'No Means No!' is a children's picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children's choices and their rights. The 'Note to the Reader' at the beginning of the book and the 'Discussion Questions' on the final pages, guide and enhance this essential discussion. It is crucial that our children, from a very young age, are taught to have a clear, strong voice in regards to their rights - especially about their bodies. In this way, they will have the confidence to speak up when they are unhappy or feel uncomfortable in any situation. A strong, confident voice as a young child converts to a strong, confident pre-teen, teenager and adult. With the prevalence today of online and offline bullying and various forms of abuse, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse; our young people need to learn (from a young age) to always speak up when their rights are not being respected. The aim of this book is to empower young children and to give them a voice so they can grow up into empowered adults. When a child, teenager or adult says, 'No!' to any form of coercion, this should be immediately respected. A world where 'No!' does actually mean 'No!' can be a world with far less violence and increased respect for humankind. By educating our children to have true respect for one another, this world can be a much safer and more positive place. Body Safety Education (aka sexual abuse prevention education) empowers girls and boys through knowledge, and teaches them they have the right to say, 'No' and to respect other's personal boundaries. Both girls and boys need to learn to ask for consent and this can be taught from a very young age. Some of the scenarios in this book are typical of approaches used by sexual abusers (sexual predators/molesters/pedophiles) when grooming children for sexual abuse. Their aim is to desensitize the child to having their personal space violated and desensitize them to touch. For more information on Body Safety Education and how to teach it to your child go to e2epublishing.info

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Charge of Valor - 2826785401

106,17 zł

Charge of Valor Morgan Rice

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"THE SORCERER'S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers." --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos A CHARGE OF VALOR is Book #6 in the #1 Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES! In A CHARGE OF VALOR (Book #6 in the Sorcerer's Ring), Thor continues on his quest, deeper into the Empire, to retrieve the stolen Destiny Sword and save the Ring. As he and his friends meet unexpected tragedy and lose a member of their close-knit group, Thor and his remaining friends become closer than they ever were, learning that they must face and overcome adversity together. Their journey takes them to new and exotic terrains, including the desolate Salt Fields, the Great Tunnel, and the Mountains of Fire, as they face a host of unexpected monsters at every turn. Thor's skills deepen as he undergoes his most advanced training yet, and he will need to draw on powers greater than he has ever used if he is to survive. They finally discover where the Sword has been taken, and they learn that, to retrieve it, they will have to venture to the most dreaded place in the Empire: the Land of the Dragons. Back in the Ring, Gwendolyn recovers slowly and grapples with deep depression after her attack. Kendrick and the others vow to fight for her honor, despite the impossible odds. There follows one of the great battles in the history of the Ring, as they struggle to free Silesia and conquer Andronicus. Meanwhile, Godfrey finds himself in disguise behind enemy lines and begins to come into his own, learning what it means to become a warrior, in his own, unique way. Gareth manages to stay alive, using all his cunning to avert capture by Andronicus, while Erec fights for his life to save Savaria from the oncoming invasion by Andronicus-and to save his love, Alistair. Argon pays a precious price for doing the forbidden: meddling in human affairs. And Gwendolyn must decide if she will give up on life, or take up the secluded life of a nun in the ancient Tower of Refuge. But not before, in a shocking twist, Thor finally learns who his real father is. Will Thor and the others survive the quest? Will they retrieve the Destiny Sword? Will the Ring survive Andronicus' invasion? What will become of Gwendolyn, Kendrick and Erec? And who is Thor's real father? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A CHARGE OF VALOR is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. Books #7--#17 in the series are now also available! "Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found." --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

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Charge of Valor - 2826930679

57,97 zł

Charge of Valor Morgan Rice

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"THE SORCERER'S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers." --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos A CHARGE OF VALOR is Book #6 in the #1 Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES! In A CHARGE OF VALOR (Book #6 in the Sorcerer's Ring), Thor continues on his quest, deeper into the Empire, to retrieve the stolen Destiny Sword and save the Ring. As he and his friends meet unexpected tragedy and lose a member of their close-knit group, Thor and his remaining friends become closer than they ever were, learning that they must face and overcome adversity together. Their journey takes them to new and exotic terrains, including the desolate Salt Fields, the Great Tunnel, and the Mountains of Fire, as they face a host of unexpected monsters at every turn. Thor's skills deepen as he undergoes his most advanced training yet, and he will need to draw on powers greater than he has ever used if he is to survive. They finally discover where the Sword has been taken, and they learn that, to retrieve it, they will have to venture to the most dreaded place in the Empire: the Land of the Dragons. Back in the Ring, Gwendolyn recovers slowly and grapples with deep depression after her attack. Kendrick and the others vow to fight for her honor, despite the impossible odds. There follows one of the great battles in the history of the Ring, as they struggle to free Silesia and conquer Andronicus. Meanwhile, Godfrey finds himself in disguise behind enemy lines and begins to come into his own, learning what it means to become a warrior, in his own, unique way. Gareth manages to stay alive, using all his cunning to avert capture by Andronicus, while Erec fights for his life to save Savaria from the oncoming invasion by Andronicus-and to save his love, Alistair. Argon pays a precious price for doing the forbidden: meddling in human affairs. And Gwendolyn must decide if she will give up on life, or take up the secluded life of a nun in the ancient Tower of Refuge. But not before, in a shocking twist, Thor finally learns who his real father is. Will Thor and the others survive the quest? Will they retrieve the Destiny Sword? Will the Ring survive Andronicus' invasion? What will become of Gwendolyn, Kendrick and Erec? And who is Thor's real father? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A CHARGE OF VALOR is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. Books #7--#17 in the series are now also available! "Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found." --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

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Your Inside Shape - 2853797230

102,26 zł

Your Inside Shape Sdp Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"A motivational picture book by author Sarno-Doyle designed to teach kids about exploring their own abilities and hobbies. Using the metaphor of an "inside shape" for the inner being, Sarno-Doyle aims to teach kids to weigh inner values over outer appearances. Written for very young children, the book is bright and full of lively images.... The author explains the difference between "outside shape" (hair, clothes, ethnicity, etc.) and "inside shape," the inner interests that children need to develop to become full-fledged, happy individuals. Many of the possible interests here are professional and educational-science, animal welfare, books, mathematics. The book also offers inspiration for kids to develop extracurricular activities, including sports and fishing. There are several open-ended prompts at the beginning of the book to get readers started: "I like to..." or "I don't like to...." These questions are designed to help children explore their strengths and the skills they want to learn.... Charmingly illustrated ... with old-fashioned images of children at play, the text will appeal to parents looking for inspiring books for their young children. Fans of the Free To Be You And Me style of children's literature will appreciate the inspiring message about developing children's passions. -Kirkus Book Reviews "Your Inside Shape" is a children's book that offers readers a lesson in individuality, and helps young minds realize their own unique potential to the world. With easy-to-follow poetic verse and guided illustrations, "Your Inside Shape" joins Orion and his friends as they learn that what is on the inside is more important than what is on the outside. Children will enjoy learning how to discover their own passions, interests, and talents, and how these inside shapes will be carried with them their entire lives. This original picture book explains in simple terms how to discover those inner qualities, how to appreciate them and to respect the qualities of others. "A beautifully illustrated book that any child will cherish for a long time. From the opening page, which is a letter to the child receiving the book, to the last this is a book that teaches children about being unique through clever verse and rhyme. The characters are ones that children can easily identify with as well as their unique characteristics. A book to be read aloud by mom, dad, grandparents or older siblings invites further conversation about likes and dislikes and what it means to be yourself. A heart-warming book that will now be on our "gift list" to our favorite friends and children." -Mom-Spot.com To read the full review, please click this link: Your Inside Shape Review "Your Inside Shape delivers an important message to children about how special we all are. It's a great book and perfect to read with my classes. Older children will enjoy it too. A picture book may be geared toward younger children, but the message in this book is one that children of all ages will benefit from." -Andrea Couvee, Elementary School Teacher, 25 Years

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Fetters of Freedom (Classic Reprint) - 2834146976

105,85 zł

Fetters of Freedom (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from The Fetters of Freedom As everybody knows who is familiar with the making of my many books, but one out of the number I have written is without a preface. Like everybody addicted to the preface habit I have been accustomed to write the preface after everything else has been completed. This time I reverse the practice. Gentle reader, not one word of the story has as yet been put on paper! I am resolved to be honest in at least one book, and my preface shall be not only the thing that goes before, but the thing that is before; hence this beginning. When a man creates a certain number of subjects in the kingdom of his imagination, when he endows them with temper and temperament, when they are imbued with personality, which manifests itself in character and is set forth in characteristics, and finally when he sets them upon the stage of his world of romance, he cannot always be quite sure where they will go, what they will do, what they will say, and what will happen to them. It is harder sometimes to control the child of the imagination than it is to direct the real boy or girl. I have had much experience with both kinds of children and I speak with authority! Yet it is an imprudent parent that does not lay some plans for his offspring in the beginning, therefore I have certain designs for my people, young and old. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Giver Boxed Set: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son - 2826690788

144,60 zł

Giver Boxed Set: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son HarperCollins Children's Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

THE GIVER is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. Now available for the first time in the UK, THE GIVER QUARTET is the complete four-novel collection. THE GIVER: It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems...GATHERING BLUE is a return to the mysterious but plausible future world of THE GIVER. It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future until she is summoned by the Council of Guardians. On her quest for truth that follows, Kira makes discoveries that will change her life and world forever. In MESSENGER, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. His community once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close its borders to outsiders. Now Matty must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest...SON is the thrilling conclusion to THE GIVER QUARTET. When 'Water Claire' washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions don't exist. That she had become a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire's son is out there, a young boy now. And she will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice. Award-winning author Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve and what could be considered valuable in this fascinating quartet of dystopian novels - now available as a four-book set.

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Charlotte Bronte - 2835278662

124,90 zł

Charlotte Bronte VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, Penguin is publishing the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman Charlotte Bronte's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. She was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. She watched helpless growing up as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Bronte clan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bronte family. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautifully-produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Bronte family's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britains best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalins Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed. "An extraordinary book, crammed with scholarship and glittering with trivia...Harman's book offers so many delights...This is a fantastic compendium, the tone calm and impartial despite severe provocation." (Independent on Sunday on Jane's Fame). "A shrewd but unstuffy critic, Harman's prose rings with good sense, affection and humour...[ She] manages to be not only scholarly, but indecently entertaining." (Daily Mail on Jane's Fame). "Harman charts its course with wit and style, as well as scholarly precision." (Mark Bostridge for the Literary Review on Jane's Fame). "There is no doubt that Harman is the first to treat this fascinating subject in an accessible, lively manner unshackled by academic jargon. It's the quality of the insights and the interpretations that make this book such a good read." (Sunday Telegraph on Jane's Fame). "Rich and colourful...Harman's book is a delight from beginning to end...This superb biography not only handles the familiar material with flair but goes further than previous biographies." (Sunday Times on Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography). "Superbly readable...she has excellent taste...a marvellous and eventful read." (Evening Standard on Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography).

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Talks on Sculpture (Classic Reprint) - 2850425846

38,43 zł

Talks on Sculpture (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from Talks on Sculpture Schoolroom decoration - the creation of a beautiful environment which will silently cooperate with the voice of the teacher in the mental, aesthetic and spiritual development of the children - is a movement of ever-increasing importance, and one to which Miss Gertrude L. Brinkhaus has given her attention since the beginning of the year one thousand nine hundred five. At the close of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where Miss Brinkhaus served as assistant director for the Massachusetts Educational Exhibits, she found herself possessed with the idea of helping along schools and teachers toward the attainment of schoolroom decoration by presenting to them the beautiful in sculpture - the masterpieces of the world. It was one thing to wish to do and another to hit upon a plan of doing, but suddenly there came to her the thought that newspapers must give collections of sculpture and that the schools to receive the gifts should be decided upon by means of a voting contest. The publisher of the Boston Herald was first approached, and the plan met with his hearty approval and support. An interesting contest was the result. Next, the originator was invited to Washington, D. C., by the Evening Star, and in June of this year closed a period of work, decorating some of the schools of Chicago through the Chicago Record-Heraid. Through the generosity of the Times-Dispatch, the end of this year will see many schools in Richmond, Va., beautified by this same plan, under Miss Brinkhaus's personal direction. In pursuing her work, Miss Brinkhaus has always used sculpture, not because she does not believe in pictures, but because she believes in teaching the child the beautiful in form. Commenting on the plan, one of the members of the Chicago Board of Education, a lady who had made a special study of art in the best schools of Europe, said: "The presence and the study of sculpture in the schools, not only develops the artistic sense of the pupils and refines their ideals and instincts, but also has a power to impart psychologic insight. When I was in the Paris schools, we were impressed with the fact that the expression of character was the first and most important thing in the study of sculpture. In gazing on the outlines of the sculptured face the young child gradually grows into an understanding of the emotions which are there given form, and thus learns a valuable lesson in the reading of human character." The following is an abstract from a letter received by the Chicago Record-Herald from a well-known person in Chicago. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Kalevala - 2826686079

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Kalevala Abela Publishing

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THE following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English-speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala (the Land of Heroes), the national epic of the Finns. The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect. A deeper and more esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, however, points to a contest between Light and Darkness. The numerous myths of the poem are likewise full of significance and beauty, and the Kalevala should be read between the lines, in order that the full meaning of this great epic may be comprehended. The whole poem is replete with the most fascinating folk-lore about the mysteries of nature, the origin of things, the enigmas of human tears, and, true to the character of a national epic, it represents not only the poetry, but the entire wisdom and accumulated experience of a nation. One of the most notable characteristics of the Finnish mythology is the interdependence among the gods. The Finnish deities, like the ancient gods of Italy and Greece, are generally represented in pairs. They have their individual abodes and are surrounded by their respective families. The Sun and the Moon each have a consort, and sons and daughters. Only two sons of Pćivć appear in The Kalevala, one comes to aid of Wainamoinen in his efforts to destroy the mystic Fire-fish, by throwing from the heavens to the girdle of the hero, a "magic knife, silver-edged, and golden-handled;" the other son, Panu, the Fire-child, brings back to Kalevala the fire that bad been stolen by Louhi, the wicked hostess of Pohyola. J M Crawford. October 1887 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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