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The Haunting Of Falcon House - 2840426476

64,99 zł

The Haunting Of Falcon House

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Children

When Twelve Year Old Prince Lev Lvov Goes To Live With His Aunt At Falcon House, He Takes His Rightful Place As Heir To The Lvov Family Estate. Prince Lev Dreams Of Becoming A Hero Of Russia Like His Great Ancestors. But He'll Discover That Dark Secrets Haunt This House. Prince Lev Is The Only One Who Can Set Them Free.


Unknown Night - 2834154653

68,32 zł

Unknown Night Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America's most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it's late 19th and early 20th century New York--a city of artists' studios and spiritualists' salons, shantytowns and millionaires' mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock's work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.


Under the Duvet - 2212824601

36,60 zł

Under the Duvet Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are adored by millions around the world


What Lies Within - 2836341728

97,60 zł

What Lies Within HEADLINE

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A tightly spun, atmospheric and powerful psychological suspense. Living in a remote Devon farmhouse, Anna and her family have always been close to nature, surrounded by the haunting beauty of the moor. But when a convict escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison, their isolation suddenly begins to feel more claustrophobic than free. Fearing for her children's safety, Anna's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational. But why is she so distant from her kind husband Robert, and why does she suspect something sinister of her son Paul? All teenagers have their difficult phases...Meanwhile, a young idealistic teacher has just started her first job, determined to 'make a difference'. But when she is brutally attacked by one of her students, her version of events is doubted by even those closest to her. Struggling to deal with the terrible consequences, she does what she can to move on and start afresh. As the two narratives converge, the tension builds to a devastating denouement, shattering everything you thought you believed about nature, nurture and the true meaning of family.


Naming of Eliza Quinn - 2826914456

50,40 zł

Naming of Eliza Quinn VIRAGO

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is an extraordinarily haunting novel, inspired by a true story. In the late 1960s, in the hollow of an ancient oak tree beyond a derelict cottage in Cork, were found the bones of a three-year-old girl. It was thought that they dated back to the time of the great potato famine of the mid 1800s.§The bones were discovered by an American woman, who had inherited the cottage which had lain empty and broken for forty years. Local searches reveal that the house had originally belonged to The Quinns. Eliza Quinn was their baby.§This is a story that speaks of generations and of landscapes: abandoned villages, famine graves, old potato ridges sinking back into the earth, traces of a population that fell by two and a half million in less than ten years. It is also about hunger, both physical and emotional. But above all, it is the story of the Quinn family.


Nyrae Dawn - Facade - 2826665776

35,20 zł

Nyrae Dawn - Facade Headline Eternal

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

If you adore Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster you'll love THE GAMES trilogy. BOOK 2 in THE GAMES trilogy. No one knows who twenty-one year-old Adrian Westfall is behind his facade. After what he's done, he deserves to live alone with his pain, even if he'd do anything to forget. Anything for a moment of quiet without his past haunting him. Eighteen year-old Delaney Cross wants nothing more than to absolve her family from her father's sins. To keep her suicidal mom off that ledge, and help her brother Maddox get the light back in his eyes. She thinks their road to freedom is through Adrian. Adrian and Delaney are bound together by tragedy...Only Adrian doesn't know it. As their lives intertwine, they find a solace in each other they never knew existed. Laney knows she needs to tell him-to come out from behind her smoke screen, but to say the words could mean losing him. Two people. Two disguises. True love. Will it be enough to save them when all secrets are bared?


Resident Film Tie - 2826678174

39,04 zł

Resident Film Tie ARROW

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. Few of them change the locks. Juliet Devereau can't believe her luck: after weeks of looking for a place to live, she's found a beautiful, spacious apartment overlooking Brooklyn Bridge. It almost seems to good to be true. It is...Over the weeks, a chilling sense of being watched stalks Juliet. Strange sounds wake her in the night, the mirror in the bathroom trembles, and doors she thought shut are open. Then the silhouette of a man standing in her living room makes her realise that she's not alone in there. But what's haunting her is far more terrifying than a malevolent spirit; it's alive, strong and obsessed. Suddenly, Juliet is caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and there's no guarantee that she'll come out alive...


Caribbean - 2839425282

339,99 zł

Caribbean Bear Family Records

Muzyka>Rock>Rock & Roll

1. Nacogdoches County Line 2. I'll Get My Lovin' From Someone Else 3. Clingin' Heart 4. Piney Woods Boogie 5. Yearnin' (& Sally Lee) 6. Someday (When Someone Hurts You)(& Sally Lee) 7. Table Hoppin' Blues (& Sally Lee) 8. Sober Up 9. Little Hoo-wee 10. Judalina 11. Caribbean 12. Weep Away 13. Caribbean (Alt) 14. Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii) 15. Gigolo 16. Edgar The Eager Easter Bunny 17. Living On Love 18. The Haunting Waterfall 19. Dancerette 20. The World Keeps Turning Around 21. A Peasant's Guitar 22. Roulette 23. Havana Huddle 24. Smooth Talk (& Gale Torok) 25. My Silly Old Heart 26. Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat 27. Too Late Now 28. My Kind Of Woman 29. Little Hoo-wee 101. Marching My Blues Away 102. Country & Western (That's For Me) 103. Red Light, Green Light 104. No Money Down 105. It'll Be All Right 106. A Woman By Your Side 107. I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger 108. Memories Of You Haunting Me Night & Day 109. When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba 110. Go Ahead & Be A Fool 111. Drink Up & Go Home 112. Take This Heart 113. Pledge Of Love 114. Another Love From Now 115. What's Behind The Strange Door 116. You Never Belonged To Me 117. Sweet Revenge 118. Love Me Like You Mean It 119. You Win Again 120. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With U) 121. Love Your Touch (Love You So Much) 122. Two Words (True Love) 123. You're Tempting Me 124. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 125. Honolulu Baby 126. Filipino Baby 127. How Much (Do I Love You) 128. Be Kind To Me 129. These Things I Hold Dear 130. A Date With A Teardrop 131. All Over Again, Again 132. You Can't Get There From Here 201. You Drive, Buddy 202. The P.t.a. Rock & Roll 203. Here I Come Cruel World 204. Teenie Weenie Bikini 205. Cryin' Honky Tonk Blues 206. Caribbean 207. New Guitar 208. You Are The One 209. Especially For You 210. Kish Leon 211. Johnny's Gone Away To College 212. Mexican Joe 213. Little Hoo-wee 214. Rig-a-jig-a-boom 215. You Are The One 216. That's My Desire 217. Guardian Angel 218. A Rose-covered Garden 219. When The Stars Get In Your Eyes 220. I Want To Know Everything 221. Guardian Angel 222. Pink Chiffon 223. The Seventeenth Summer 224. What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You) 225. Happy Street 226. Little Boy In Love 227. King Of Holiday Island 301. El Tigre 302. Eating My Heart Out 303. The Comancheros 304. Rio Grande 305. Fool's Disguise 306. A Mighty, Mighty Man 307. For Somebody Who's Supposed To Be Hurtin' 308. I'm Not Myself 309. Hawaiian Sunset 310. Little Secrets 311. I Wish 312. Timid Soul 313. El Tigre 314. Summer Romance 315. Your Love 316. Too Bad 317. Four Your Precious Love 318. The Tree 319. What Goes On In Your Heart 320. Imagination 321. Hidin' The Hurt 322. Little Teenage Heart 323. Country Music I Gave You The Best Years Of...


Collection 1949 - 60 - 2839562995

51,99 zł

Collection 1949 - 60 Acrobat


1. Nacogdoches County Line 2. I'll Get My Lovin' From Someone Else 3. Clingin' Heart 4. Piney Woods Boogie 5. Yearnin' (With Sally Lee) 6. Table Hoppin' Blues 7. Someday (When Someone Hurts You) (With Sally Lee) 8. Sober Up (With Sally Lee) 9. Little Ho-wee 10. Judalina 11. Caribbean 12. Weep Away 13. Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii) 14. Gigolo 15. Edgar The Easter Bunny 16. Living On Love 17. The Haunting Waterfall 18. Dancerette 19. Roulette 20. Havana Huddle 21. A Peasant's Guitar 22. The World Keeps Turning Around 23. Smooth Talk (With Gail Ramona) 24. Too Late Now 25. Marching My Blues Away 26. Country And Western (That's For Me) 27. Red Light, Green Light 28. No Money Down 29. When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba (To Do The Rock And Roll) 30. I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now) 101. Drink Up And Go Home 102. Take This Heart 103. Pledge Of Love 104. What's Behind The Strange Door? 105. Two Words (True Love) 106. You're Tempting Me 107. Sweet Revenge 108. Love Me Like You Mean It 109. Memories Of You Haunting Me Night And Day 110. Go Ahead And Be A Fool 111. Little Ho-wee (Re-recording) 112. My Silly Old Heart 113. Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat 114. My Kind Of Woman 115. It'll Be All Right 116. A Woman By Your Side 117. Another Love From Now 118. You Never Belonged To Me 119. You Win Again 120. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) 121. Love Your Touch (Love You So Much) 122. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 123. Caribbean (Alternate Take) 124. You Are The One 125. Mexican Joe 126. I Want To Know Everything 127. Guardian Angel 128. Pink Chiffon 129. What You Don't Know


Morris Gleitzman - After - 2826720603

35,20 zł

Morris Gleitzman - After PUFFIN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"After" is the fourth shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's "Second World War" series. After - The Nazis took my parents I was scared. After - They killed my best friend I was angry. After - They ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined to get to the forest, to join forces with Gabriek and Yuli, to be a family, to defeat the Nazis after all. "Haunting ...dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope". ("Guardian"). "You will laugh ...prepare for shock and tears". ("Sunday Times"). "After" is the fourth in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman - author of "Bumface" and "Two Weeks with the Queen". The other books in the series, "Once", "Then" and "Now" are also available from Puffin.


Killing Time - 2826921798

45,28 zł

Killing Time Windmill Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This title is shortlisted for The CWA Gold Dagger for Non Fiction. David Dow is a leading death row attorney in Texas, where 99 per cent of appeals are rejected. He knows his clients are guilty, but he defends them because he believes murder is wrong. Henry Quaker is a quiet man, charged with murdering his childhood sweetheart and their two children. All the evidence is against him: he's mentally unstable, his gun is missing, his son's blood was found in his car, and he'd taken out life insurance on his family immediately before their murder. But as Dow painstakingly pieces the case together, he gradually becomes convinced that Quaker - whose execution is just weeks away - is actually innocent. This is the real story of Death Row; of corrupt lawyers, judges who are hostile to the very idea of justice and executioners who rely on inmates for moral support. "Killing Time" is a modern classic; both a searing and haunting memoir, and a story that will have you holding your breath until the last page.


Conductor of Illusions - 2826897507

46,72 zł

Conductor of Illusions Roaring Forties Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Alexis Kandilis is an international conductor at the height of his profession. He receives standing ovations at every concert and wildly enthusiastic reviews from the media. Yet, on a personal level he is deeply unfulfilled. Mahler's haunting "Song on the Death of Children" plays over and over in his mind, bringing back ugly childhood memories he can't erase. A strange collection of not-quite-true friends and not really beloved family surrounds him: his mother, Clio, who forced him to abandon his dreams of composing for a more prestigious career as a conductor; his wife, Charlotte, whom he despises and frequently betrays; his bisexual friends Pavlina and Tatiana; Sacha, a young and talented Russian flutist; and Ted, his agent, who has booked--or overbooked--him for the next three seasons. They all provide some measure of reassurance, but it is easy to predict that Kandilis's glorious world will soon shatter. The media takes advantage of an altercation between Kandilis and a percussionist during a rehearsal to attack him, condemning not only his action but also his unorthodox methods. After a panic attack before a concert, he makes an unforgivable mistake during a performance, and as a result, he is denied the direction of the most prestigious performance of the decade. In his private life, things are also falling apart. Sacha introduces him to an exclusive poker club made up of multimillionaires, but his new rich friends begin to distance themselves from him as he becomes increasingly difficult, until even his manager recommends that he take some time off. Used to being a winner, Kandilis starts gambling -- and losing -- heavily. His disintegration accelerates, and at last he enters a psychiatric hospital. He still has some friends he can count on, but even the most loyal among them can't protect him against himself. On his descent into hell, he discovers but cannot avoid the darkness that is in all hearts, including his own.


Monument Rock - 2839139438

30,24 zł

Monument Rock Random House

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This priceless collection of newly discovered stories brings to life a time of desperate violence and true courage in a wide-open country of fortune seekers and dreamers, lawbreakers and pioneers. A newly sworn-in marshal must outwit a mysterious killer who's fleecing his neighbors while secretly cutting their throats....A young drifter, wounded in a gunfight, finds a chance to change his ways--but he must be willing to pay with his life....A fiercely independent woman and a mysterious stranger take a desperate stand against those out to drive her from her home....And in the haunting short novel Monument Rock, a shadowy horseman delivers a terrifying message to an innocent young woman--the shocking truth about the two men closest to her heart. History, humor, action, and adventure fill the pages of these masterpieces, told by one of the foremost storytellers of our time.


Day After He Left for Iraq - 2826701389

93,44 zł

Day After He Left for Iraq Skyhorse Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The emotional true story of a family separated by war. We feel for the men and women who are risking their lives at war, but what of the families they've left behind? In gorgeous prose, a military wife describes a year in her family's life--a year in which her husband leaves for war and returns, and prepares again to leave. Melissa Seligman's son is a newborn, and her daughter, a toddler, when her husband ships out to Iraq. Starting with that day, and focusing on the months that follow, she movingly describes the balancing act her life has become: being a loving mother to her young children, with the haunting knowledge that her husband, their father, could be killed at any time. Seligman doesn't hesitate to express her inner pain. She watches her daughter acting out in fury. Then there's her own anger. Ultimately, though, she comes to accept her life and appreciate the strength and determination of her loving children and husband. It's a book to read in one sitting, and to think about for years.


The Sacred Willow - 2840845680

94,99 zł

The Sacred Willow

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Lifestyle, sport & leisure>Local interest, family history & nostalgia>Family history, tracing ancestorsKsi...

Writing With Insight And Compassion, Mai Elliott Tells The Story Of Her Family Over Four Generations From The 19th Century To The Present. She Weaves A Narrative With The Richness And Colour Of A Historical Novel - A Haunting, Heartbreaking And Inspiring


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