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Murdoch Iris: The Sea, the Sea and a Severed Head

Скачать книгу (размер 3 461 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 680) Аннотация: First published in 1961, The Severed Head is regarded is one of Iris Murdoch's most entertaining works. A dark and ferocious comic masterpiece, the novel traces the turbulent emotional journey of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, a smug, well-to-do London wine merchant and unfaithful husband, whose life is turned inside out when his wife leaves him for her psychoanalyst. In The Sea, the Sea the landscape…

Doyle Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four: Arthur Conan Doyle

Скачать книгу (размер 2 931 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 576) Аннотация: This beautiful hardback collection features the world's most famous detective in his most classic adventures. We begin with A Study in Scarlet, the novel that introduces the most famous characters in literature — Sherlock Holmes and Dr. watson. Then, in The Sign of Four we delve into the East India Company and a pact between four convicts. Finally, in The Hound of Baskerville, we follow Sherlock…

Asimov Isaac: Foundation Trilogy

Скачать книгу (размер 3 079 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 605) Аннотация: It is the story of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psycho-historian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store: a dark age of ignorance, barbarism and violence that will last for thirty thousand years. Gathering together a band of courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a hidden location at…

Bradbury Ray: Stories of Ray Bradbury

Скачать книгу (размер 5 991 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 1176) Аннотация: Included here are famous tales like 'Sound of Thunder', in which the carelessness of a group of time-travellers leads to disastrous consequences, and 'The Veldt', in which two seemingly innocent young children transform their nursery into a lethal trap. Here are the Martian stories, tales that vividly animate the red planet with its brittle cities and double-mooned sky. Here are stories which…

Peter Washington: Russian Poets

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: Ever since Pushkin, Russian poets have been famous for their ability to combine private and public experience in lyric poetry of a comprehensiveness and intensity unmatched elsewhere. Ranging in extremes from the melting tenderness of unrequited love to the bitter comedy of political chaos, this collection of poems covering two centuries includes work by Lermontov, Tyutchev, Fet, Annensky,…

Wodehouse P.G.: The Inimitable Jeeves

Скачать книгу (размер 1 284 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 253) Аннотация: «Typical — just when Bertie thinks that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world, things start to go wrong again... There's young Bingo Little, who's in love for the umpteenth time and needs Bertie to put in a good word for him with his uncle; Aunt Agatha, who forces Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop; and the troublesome twins, Claude and Eustace, whose antics when…

St: Petersburg Everyman Guide

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: Everyman Guides provide a spectacular, encyclopaedic reference to each destination's history, religion, art and architecture with more than 1,000 specially commissioned illustrations and photographs including 3D architectural drawings. Divided into three sections for ease of use: the encyclopaedia, the itineraries and a section of practical advice and information. It also includes detailed maps…

Washington Peter: Rumi

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: It is often said that Rumi (aka Jalal al-Din, 1207-73) is now the most popular poet in the United States. This conquest of the new world by a middle-eastern medieval writer who died before Chaucer was even born has been achieved with extraordinary speed in less than thirty years. The main key to Rumi's success is the spiritual appeal of his work. It combines lyrical beauty with philosophical…

Dahl Roald: Roald Dahl: Collected Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 4 522 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 888) Аннотация: Many of these stores are now so famous from film and television adaptations that they need no introduction. Roald Dahl is well known as a master of the macabre and the unexpected in the tradition of Saki, and this volume does not disappoint. He began his literary career by writing about his own experiences in the RAF during World War II but soon developed this talent in a series of short-story…

Narayan R.K.: Mr: Sampath — The Printer of Malgudi ; The Financial Expert. Waiting for The Mahatma

Скачать книгу (размер 3 135 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 616) Аннотация: «Mr Sampath — The Printer of Malgudi» is the story of a businessman who adapts to the collapse of his weekly newspaper by shifting to screenplays, only to have the glamour of it all go to his head. In «The Financial Expert», a man of many hopes but few resources spends his time under a banyan tree dispensing financial advice to those willing to pay for his knowledge. In «Waiting for the Mahatma»,…

Pullman Phillip: His Dark Materials: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

Скачать книгу (размер 5 828 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 1144) Аннотация: Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows…

Maugham W. Somerset: Collected Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 4 318 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 848) Аннотация: In this edition of his collected shorter fiction we can see why Somerset Maugham, celebrated as the author of Cakes and Ale and Of Human Bondage, is also regarded as a master of the short story. Open this substantial volume at any page and you will find evidence of his extraordinary art. Without narrative tricks and in a plain prose style, Maugham introduces us to the enormous range of characters…

Hemingway Ernest: Collected Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 4 012 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 788) Аннотация: Including all of Hemingway's shorter fiction, this collection is introduced by the poet James Fenton. The stories touch on the same themes as his novels: war, love, the nature of heroism, renunciation and the writer's life. They are arranged chronologically.

Jacobs Joseph: English Fairy Tales

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: A series with silk-ribbon markers and headbands, gold stamping on front and spine, and the original colour illustrations on the jackets. First published in 1890, this collection of fairy tales contains the well-known English ones as well as British variants of stories common to many cultures.

Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

Скачать книгу (размер 1 870 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 368) Аннотация: The story of an obsessive middle-aged scholar who pursues an exquisite nymphet.

Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland: And Through the Looking Glass

Скачать книгу (размер 1 707 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 336) Аннотация: Lewis Carroll's two Alice stories are renowned for their fantastic plots and use of nonsense. The edition, containing both stories, features John Tenniel's original illustrations.

Shakespeare William: Sonnets

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: A complete and annotated edition of Shakespeare's non-dramatic verse, including the sonnets, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.

Faulkner William: The Sound and the Fury

Скачать книгу (размер 1 411 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 278) Аннотация: This narrative chronicles the decline of the American South through the experiences of Benjy Compson, who struggles to articulate his vision of life. William Faulkner is the author of As I Lay Dying and Sanctuary and he won the Nobel Prize in 1949.

Lermontov M.: A Hero of Our Time

Скачать книгу (размер 952 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 188) Аннотация: Set in the Caucasus, the scene of Russia's military campaigns in the 19th century, this is both an adventure story and a sardonic look at the heroic ideals of the author's contemporaries — which makes it all the more ironic that the main character, Pushkin, (like the author) was killed in a duel.

Chekhov Anton: My Life and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 2 982 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 586) Аннотация: This second volume of Chekhov's stories draws from his work of the 1880s and 90s and comprises A Daughter of Albion, An Incident, A Dreary Story, The Duel, The Chorus Girl, Ward 6, The Teacher of Literature, An Artist's Story, My Life, The Darling and The Lady with the Dog.