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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2836915930

10,90 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

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


Best Short Stories - 2826794689

49,67 zł

Best Short Stories CRW Publishing Limited

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Somerset Maugham is one of the world's great story tellers. You turn the pages and enter a magical world of fabulous characters. You feel as if you are curled up listening to the delicious, risque, tales of an old, dear and rather wicked friend. You are transported to the very place, the villa, the street, the bar, the smells and tastes are almost tangible. The ten stories in this collection are 'The Letter', 'The Verger', 'The Vessel of Wrath', 'The Book-Bag', 'The Facts of Life', 'Lord Mountdrago', 'The Colonel's Lady', 'The Treasure', 'Rain' and 'P&O'.With an Afterword by Ned Halley.


How We are Hungry - 2826875292

44,57 zł

How We are Hungry Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

How We Are Hungry is a collection of Dave Eggers' short stories that twist and inspire the imagination. Dave Eggers has championed the cause of the short story so magnificently that through his own McSweeney's magazine and through its many imitators the form is once again in the ascendant. Yet while celebrating the work of others, Eggers has also proved himself time and again one of the modern masters of the form. This unmissable collection is Egger's first, and showcases his talents in a variety of stories that are short-short, short-long and every length in between; and in stories that are dark, funny, inspiring, daring and endlessly inventive (including the acclaimed 'Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly'). In short, in stories that will make you appreciate that Dave Eggers and the short story were made for each other - and, in turn, for you. "Possibly the most admired and emulated American author of his generation". (Independent). "Brilliant, confident floods of language". (Sunday Herald). "Intensely pleasurable, striking in its beauty ...a triumph of both form and content". (Guardian). Award-winning author Dave Eggers is the editor and founder of American literary journal McSweeney's and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit literacy centre for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco. He is the author of several novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction works, including his first novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What (winner of the Prix Medici and finalist of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award), The Wild Things (a novel adapted from the illustrated book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak), You Shall Know Our Velocity and, most recently, and, A Hologram for the King.


Mateguas Island - 2839141987

76,41 zł

Mateguas Island Linda Watkins

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic - magic that could seek to destroy and devour them. An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Indian spirit, are just some of the perils Karen Andersen must face in order to find a way to save her family. A spine-tingling tale filled with passion, lies, and betrayal, Ms. Watkins debut novel, will have you sleeping with the lights on! PRAISE FOR MATEGUAS ISLAND: "Native American folklore blends with a tale of suspense and horror in the multifaceted Mateguas Island....Mateguas Island employs a device other authors (most notably Stephen King in his classic novel The Shining) have successfully used in placing danger both outside and within the family structure.... Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color...Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read." ~Midwest Book Review " ...a frightening read that only gains in intensity the further you dare to go." ~H. William Ruback, author of "the SHORT of it..." "MATEGUAS ISLAND will draw you into its world, page after page. Read it tonight after the sun sets and darkness grips your home." ~Robert James Jackson, author of "Moon Strike" "MATEGUAS ISLAND is a crisp story for a stormy night when the house is creaking, rain is rattling on the window panes and you just know Something is Out There." ~J. Scott Payne, author of "A Corporal No More." "From the first goose bumps when you learn of the old Indian woman's death to the final conclusion of this book, Linda Watkins keeps you mindful of that macabre presence waiting for you just beyond the shadows where things can and do turn deadly." ~Steve LeBel, author of "Bernie and the Putty." "MATEGUAS ISLAND by Linda Watkins is a suspenseful novel that quickly pulled me in with well-developed characters, a tight plot and a fascinating story line...One of the best I've read in this genre. It kept me up reading late into the night." ~Darlene Blasing, author of "Bargain Paradise" "I was immediately transported to this rocky sea-side setting and the sense of isolation was conveyed easily. There is just enough suspense to keep the reader hooked...I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good page-turner to curl up with!" ~Melissa Miles, Melissa's Reviews "Mateguas Island is a well written book!!...I truly love endings that make me drop my mouth because I didn't see it coming! I can not wait to read more from this author!! Great book!!" ~Barb's Review - Goodreads


Twist of the Knife - 2826921595

39,80 zł

Twist of the Knife Macmillan

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

With each twist of the knife, a chilling new journey begins ...From a woman intent on bizarre revenge, to a restaurant critic with a morbid fear of the number thirteen; and from a man arranging a life-changing assignation, to a couple heading for a disaster-filled vacation ...In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James' collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton's finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James' hugely successful novel, Dead Simple. James exposes the Achilles heel of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and one another. Each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page ...Combining every twisted tale from the ebook bestsellers Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two, with a never-seen-before collection of new material, A Twist of the Knife shows Peter James as the undisputed grand master of storytellers with this sometimes funny, often haunting, but always shocking collection.


Cat's Cradle - 2825795250

41,10 zł

Cat's Cradle Orion Books

Społeczno-obyczajowaPowieść zagraniczna

Cat?s Cradle, one of Vonnegut?s most entertaining novels, is filled with scientists and G-men and even ordinary folks caught up in the game. These assorted characters chase each other around in search of the world?s most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature. At one time, this novel could probably be found on the bookshelf of every college kid in America; it?s still a fabulous read and a great place to start if you?re young enough to have missed the first Vonnegut craze.Vonnegut has a way of helping his readers enter into this end-of-the-world story. Jonah, the first-person narrator, wants to write a book about the end of the world ? so naturally his topic is the inventor of the atomic bomb, Dr. Frank Hoenikker, and what the people surrounding him were doing on the day the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It is his research that leads him to Hoenikker?s children, old acquaintances and, finally, on a journey that goes completely different than expected?The protagonist himself spoils parts of his story right at the beginning of the book, but I will do my best to keep the review spoilerfree. Personally, I didn?t even read the blurb, I just dug right into the book. Maybe that added to the wonder I felt washing over me on every page. Truth be told, I picked this as my second-chance-for-Vonnegut book because it is fairly slim (yes, I am ashamed of myself).The style is both simple and complicated. Vonnegut uses simple words and short, precise sentences to tell a story that folds back onto itself, that jumps back and forth in time and expects the reader to know things that are only revealed much later. I see how this may turn certain people off, for me it only added to the charm and the mystery of this novel. I like having to work my brain to figure out what?s going on. The revelations are just that much more satisfying. The many, very short chapters make for a nice reading experience and give you the illusion that you can stop after this chapter or that chapter ? only to find yourself continuing because it?s just that good.


Fortune Smiles. Nirvana, englische Ausgabe - 2826955525

121,62 zł

Fortune Smiles. Nirvana, englische Ausgabe Random House US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson's new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.§§In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "Nirvana," which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous"-first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology-a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.§§Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.§§Advance praise for Fortune Smiles§§"[A] bold and deeply wise collection." - BuzzFeed §§"[Johnson] is always perceptive and brave; his lines always sing and strut and sizzle and hush and wash and blaze over the reader." - The New York Times Book Review § §"Johnson packs more voice in his stories than most authors do in a novel." - Esquire § §"Johnson has a rare combination of inventiveness, intellectual pyrotechnics and emotional sophistication. . . . These stories are treasures." -BBC§§"Startlingly, blazingly original." - BookPage §§"[Johnson] serves up six sinewy stories that shock and surprise in his edgy, inviting Fortune Smiles . . . . [They're] compulsively readable tales about characters whose lives are largely ignored, undervalued, or simply uncharted and whose voices we seldom hear." - Elle§§ "The stories in Fortune Smiles fizz with imagination, miniature worlds exploding onto the page. Adam Johnson's prose is so pared-down, like the setting for precious stones, he gives us just what's necessary to let the facets sparkle, without distraction. I loved this book!" -M. L. Stedman, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans §§"[Johnson's] stories provide one of the truest satisfactions of reading: the opportunity to sink into worlds we otherwise would know little or nothing about." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)§§"A half-dozen sometimes Carver-esque yarns that find more-or-less ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges and somehow holding up. . . . Bittersweet, elegant, full of hard-won wisdom: this is no ordinary book, either." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)§


Letter from America - 2212824618

40,80 zł

Letter from America Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

When Alistair Cooke retired in March 2004 and then died a few weeks later, he was acclaimed by many as one of the greatest broadcasters of all time. His Letters from America, which began in 1946 and continued uninterrupted every week until early 2004, kept the world in touch with what was happening in Cooke's wry, liberal and humane style. This selection, made largely by Cooke himself and supplemented by his literary executor, gives us the very best of these legendary broadcasts. Over half have never appeared in print before. It is a remarkable portrait of a continent - and a man. Fred Astaire 26 June 1987 Movie stars don't make it. Nor statesmen. Not Prime Ministers, or dictators unless they die in office. Not even a world-famous rock star, unless he's assassinated. But last Monday, none of the three national television networks hesitated about the story that would lead the evening news. On millions of little screens in this country and I don't doubt in many other countries around the world, the first shots were of an imp, a graceful wraith, a firefly in impeccable white tie and tails. And for much longer than the lead story usually runs, for a full five minutes on NBC, we were given a loving retrospective of the dead man, ending with the firm declaration by Nureyev that 'He was not just the best ballroom dancer, or tap dancer, he was simply the greatest, most imaginative, dancer of our time.' And the newsmen were right to remind us of the immortal comment of the Hollywood mogul, who, with the no-nonsense directness of an expert, reported on Fred Astaire's first film test: 'Has enormous ears, can't act, can't sing, dances a little.' That Hollywood mogul, long gone, spent his life ducking round corners, to avoid being identified as the oaf who looked in the sky and never saw the brightest star. However, that expert opinion was, as the lawyers say, controlling at the time and in Astaire's first movies, there was no thought of allowing him to act or sing. But not for long. And thanks to the invention of television, and the need to fill vast stretches of the afternoon and night with old movies, it has been possible for my daughter, for instance, to claim Fred Astaire as her favourite film star from the evidence of all the movies he made fifteen, ten, five, three years before she was born. When I got the news on Monday evening here, and realized with immediate professional satisfaction that the BBC had smartly on hand a musical obituary tribute to him I put together eight years ago, I couldn't help recalling the casual, comic way this and similar radio obituaries came about. I was in London at the end of 1979, and Richard Rodgers - one of the two or three greatest of American songwriters - had just died, I believe on New Year's Eve or the night before. Britons, by then, were getting accustomed, without pain, to making what used to be a two-day Christmas holiday into a ten-day much-needed rest. For all laborious research purposes, the BBC was shut up. And there was no retrospective programme on the life and music of Richard Rodgers in the BBC's archives. Of course, in a gramophone library that looks like an annex to the Pentagon, there were hundreds, perhaps thousands, of recordings of his songs. The SOS went out to a writer, a producer, and - I presume - a man who had the key to the gramophone library. The silent place was unlocked, and the three of them laboured through the day to put together an hour's tribute to Richard Rodgers. It was done. It was competent enough, but rushed to an impossible deadline. This hasty improvisation happened just when my own music producer and I, who had enjoyed working together for six years or so on American popular music, were wondering what we could offer next. We'd done a sketch history of jazz, through individuals. We'd gone through all the popular music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and were stumped for a new series, at which point I asked if we mightn't go and talk to the head of the channel, network or whatever. We went in, and the genial boss asked me what we had in mind. 'A morgue,' I said. A what? 'Where', I asked, 'is your morgue?' He was not familiar with the word, a newspaper term. 'Well,' I said, 'all newspapers have them.' 'How d'you mean?' 'If, I explained, 'Mrs Thatcher died tonight and you woke up and read a two-sentence obituary, you'd be rightly outraged. But if you saw a two-page obituary, you'd take it for granted. When d'you suppose it was written?' 'That's right,' he said thoughtfully. What I was proposing was a morgue of the Americans eminent in popular music and jazz, so they'd not get caught short again. A splendid idea, the man said; pick your stars. We made a list and were commissioned to return to America and finish all of them. Naturally, we looked at a calendar, and birthdates of Hoagy Carmichael, Earl Hines, Harold Arlen, Ethel Merman, Stephane Grappelli, Ella Fitzgerald. But then, in a spasm of panic, we thought of two giants - if the word can be used about two comparative midgets: Irving Berlin and Fred Astaire. Berlin was then 91. And Fred Astaire was just crowding 80. The boss man, to whom the idea of a morgue had been, only a few minutes before, quaint if not morbid, wondered what we were waiting for. Better get busy, at once, on Berlin and then on Astaire. I remember doing the Astaire obit, then and there, while I was still in London. Meanwhile, we'd simply pray every night that the Lord would keep Irving Berlin breathing till I could get home and get busy. I remember being picked up in a car by a charming young girl to get to the BBC and record my Astaire narration - there wasn't a moment to lose. She asked me, in the car, what the script was that I was clutching. 'It's an obituary', I said, 'of Fred Astaire.' 'Fred Astaire,' she shrieked, 'dead?' and almost swerved into a bus. 'Of course, he's not dead,' I said, 'but he's going to be one day.' She, too, was new to the institution of a morgue. I recalled that when I was a correspondent for a British paper in the United States, and when for example. Dean Acheson was appointed Secretary of State, the first cable I had from my editor said, 'Welcome Acheson obituary soonest.' How ghoulish, she said. I imagine that to two generations at least, it's assumed that Fred Astaire, this slim, pop-eyed newcomer to Hollywood who couldn't act, couldn't sing, danced a little, only made a fool of the mogul through the movies he made, with Ginger Rogers, in the mid- and late 1930s. But long before then, from the mid-1920s on, he was already an incomparable star - as a dancer - to theatre audiences both in New York and in London. Perhaps more in London than anywhere, certainly in the 1920s, with the early Gershwin hits, Funny Face and Lady Be Good, and lastly, in 1933, in Cole Porter's Gay Divorce (which was the title of the theatre show; Hollywood would not then allow so shocking a title and called the movie version, The Gay Divorcee). Of all the thousands of words that have been written this week, and will be written, there is a passage I went back to on Tuesday night which, I think, as well as anything I know, sums up Astaire's overall appeal - the appeal that takes in but transcends one's admiration for his dancing and for his inimitably intimate singing style. This was written in November 1933, by a theatre critic who had so little feel for dancing that he marvelled why London should go on about 'Mr Astaire's doing well enough what the Tiller Girls at Blackpool do superbly'. The critic, the writer, was James Agate, the irascible, dogmatic, opinionated but brilliant journalist, and I believe the best critic of acting we have had this century. He is writing his review of Gay Divorce, after declaring yet again his contempt for musical comedy as an entertainment for idiots, deploring the play's plot and the acting and hoping 'Micawberishly, for something to turn up'. 'Presently,' he wrote, 'Mr Fred Astaire obliged, and there is really no more to be said.' Except


100 Selected Stories - O. Henry - 2841355524

10,92 zł

100 Selected Stories - O. Henry

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - This collection of 100 of O Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety of one of America's best and best-loved short story writers The variety of the storie is amazing; O Henry is as at home describing life south of the Rio Grande as he is chronicling the activities and concerns of 'the four million' ordinary citizens who inhabited turn-of-the-century New York. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humour that have made O Henry's stories popular for the last century. Nazwa - 100 Selected Stories Autor - O. Henry Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Wordsworth Kod ISBN - 9781853262418 Kod EAN - 9781853262418 Rok wydania - 2015 Język - angielski Format - 12.0x19.0cm Ilość stron - 736 Podatek VAT - 5%


Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition - 2836513504

102,99 zł

Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition Classic Bookwrights

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This delightful book is a unique treasure for its endearing story, charming illustrations, comical characters, abundance of nostalgia, and practical instruction that introduces children to the world of sewing in a gentle and encouraging way while preserving a valuable collection of doll clothing patterns from the Edwardian and Titanic fashion era. Join Mary Frances as each item in the sewing basket comes to life, ready and eager to teach her how to sew. You will meet Sewing Bird, Tommy Pin Cushion, Scissors Shears and their friends as they lead you through a series of lessons, and a great adventure to Thimble Land, in a book that's at its best when read aloud. Children will love the quaint language and captivating storyline alone, and by following along with the projects, they will be rewarded with hand-sewing skills and a lovely wardrobe of doll clothes. The author's unique quarter-fold cutting method provides fewer pattern pieces, less seaming, and an easy learning curve for beginners. The projects are simple, fast, and fun. Adults and experienced seamstresses will appreciate the authentic early 1900's patterns, and can easily adapt the instructions for machine stitchery. Modern girls can make the vintage styles look fresh through the use of up-to-date fabrics and colors. Vintage clothing pieces combined with trendy accessories will give any contemporary doll a fashionable style that is retro chic! The twenty-nine full-size doll clothing patterns include nightwear, daywear, swimwear, playwear, outerwear, fancywear, and a wedding dress. The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition also serves as a valuable ongoing reference for fifteen basic hand-sewing and embroidery stitches that are showcased on a 20th century sampler. Black and white illustrations are included on every page, and color illustrations on the front and back covers. Woven through the sewing lessons are moral lessons that teach the importance of practice, perseverance, courtesy, sharing, and kindness while the quirky cast of characters offers plenty of comic relief. The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored, updated, and expanded for the 21st century to include a new introduction, larger format, fresh typesetting, enhanced graphics, general directions, a fabric and notion list for each project, and resized patterns for doll clothes that fit American Girl and other 18-inch dolls. Sewing is an important skill that can be learned at a young age. Every project teaches new stitches and techniques that can be mastered in a short while, and practiced for a lifetime. The complete Mary Frances 100th Anniversary collection includes The Mary Frances Cook Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances First Aid Book 100th Anniversary Edition and The Mary Frances Story Book 100th Anniversary Edition.


Canterville Ghost and Other Stories - 2826637652

27,70 zł

Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Britain's most popular nineteenth century playwright Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland in 1854. He dabbled in several different forms of writing, as is exemplified in his best known work, the novel entitled "The Picture of Dorian Gray." He also wrote in the form of short fiction stories, like "The Canterville Ghost." In this tale, a family of proud Americans come into possession of a historic English mansion. However, the mansion is haunted by murderous ghost who despises the Americans. Yet the more the ghost tries to scare them away, the less they are afraid. Instead, they turn to cleaning products and other methods to get rid of the mess that the ghost continually makes over time. While being highly entertaining and comical, the story is also a social commentary on both Americans and the British. The Americans act boorish and unnerved by the ghost and instead view him as a pest which is trying to disrupt their idyllic country life. The ghost, however, wants to preserve his legacy as the terrifying ghost, but is instead batted down by the uninterested Americans. This story, combined with four other short tales as well as six poems, create the enjoyable collection of "The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories."


Astray - 2822222390

38,08 zł

Astray Picador

Medycyna > English Division

With the turn of each page, the characters that roam across these pages go astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito. A sequence of fourteen fact-inspired fictions about travels to, in and from North America, Astray offers a past in scattered pieces, a surprising and moving history for restless times. 'Time and again, Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and Astray is no exception.' Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder 'Emma Donoghue is one of the great literary ventriloquists of our time. Her imagination is kaleidoscopic. She steps borders and boundaries with great ease and style. In her hands the centuries dissolve, and then they crystallize back again into powerful words on the page.' Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin 'Superb ... read this book. It is a gem.' Sunday Times 'Vivid and moving' Good Housekeeping 'A pitch-perfect collection of short stories, inspired by real-life characters whose lives have gone awry' Marie Claire 'Donoghue's affinity for yesteryear's untold tales is charming, and her talent for dialect is hard to overstate ... Each and every one of Donoghue's characters leaves an impression' TIME


Epistles from the Yearly Meeting of Friends - 2826780769

91,85 zł

Epistles from the Yearly Meeting of Friends Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Epistles From the Yearly Meeting of Friends: Held in London, to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings in Great Britain, Ireland, and Elsewhere, From 1681 to 1817, Inclusive: With an Introduction, Comprising an Account of Several Proceeding Epistles, and of the Early Records of the Yearly Meeting; Also The first Epistle printed at the time of its date, appears to have been that of 1682. The series in the present collection commences with the Epistle of the year immediately preceding, which was circulated in manuscript. But prior to this, several communications of the same description, also sent forth without the aid of the press, are to be found in the early records of the Yearly Meeting; some notice of which, and of these records, with extracts more or less copious according to circumstances, will, it is presumed not be considered unsuitable on the present occasion by way of Introduction. The Yearly Meeting of Friends held in London, is at present, as for a long time past, constituted of Representatives from Great Britain and Ireland, and it maintains a correspondence and connexion with the Yearly Meetings of the same Denomination, now seven in number, in North America. Its records reach back to the year 1672; in which year a General Meeting was held for the affairs of the Society. A similar meeting in 1668, was probably the first of this description convened in the metropolis. Several, it is well known, were previously held in other parts of England, and one at least occurred in London, in the interval between 1668 and 1672; but of these meetings antecedent to that of the latter year, no minutes or other documents appear amongst the records, with the single exception of an Epistle issued in 1668. This is short, and being almost wholly on the subject of a collection, it is unnecessary to mention more respecting it, than that the date is the 16th of the then 11th month, and that it is signed by George Fox, Thomas Briggs, Alexander Parker, George Whitehead, John Story, John Whitehead, Leonard Fell, Stephen Crisp, John Stubbs, Morgan Walkins, and Charles Harris. In 1672, we find a representative constitution adopted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.


Into the Wild - 2826628248

67,65 zł

Into the Wild Random House US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild .§§Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.§§Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.§§When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force . The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.


ILife '05 the Missing Manual - 2826720371

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ILife '05 the Missing Manual O´REILLY

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The incomparable iLife '05 is the must-have multimedia suite for everyone who owns a Mac and the envy of everyone who doesn't. "iLife '05: The Missing Manual" is the definitive iLife '05 book and what should have come with the suite. There's no better guide to your iLife experience than the No.1 bestselling Macintosh author and expert and "Missing Manual" series creator - David Pogue. Totally objective and utterly in-the-know, Pogue highlights the newest features, changes, and improvements of iLife '05; covers the capabilities and limitations of each program within the suite; and delivers countless goodies that you won't find anywhere else: undocumented tips, tricks, and secrets for getting the best performance out of every iLife application. Pogue examines all five programs in iLife '05, including: iTunes 4.7 - the digital jukebox software for Mac (and Windows) rips songs from music CDs onto your hard drive, organizes and plays your music collection, lets you buy songs from the iTunes Music Store, and syncs all your music with your iPod; iPhoto 5 - With this, you can pull photos from digital cameras and then organize and present them as a slide show, desktop picture, screen saver, email attachment, web page, DVD, printout, or hardbound photo book; and iMovie HD - Now you can easily import and edit video from the newest High Definition camcorders and even little flash media video cams in all the latest formats. You can turn those seemingly endless home movies into short, fun, tightly edited, top-quality highlight reels that friends and family actually beg to watch. It also includes: iDVD 5, which transforms your iMovie productions and digital slide shows into Hollywood-style DVDs that play on everyday DVD players; and GarageBand 2 - a critically acclaimed program, which turns a Mac into a digital music-recording studio. With your authoritative, witty, all-inclusive "iLife '05: The Missing Manual" at the ready, there's nothing standing between you and professional-caliber music, photos, movies, and more.


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