Expérience de chimie insolite au fond d'un quartier sordide : prenez une jeune femme nerveuse, portée à la passion charnelle, et mariez-la à un homme peu engageant et maladif. Constatez qu'il ne se passe rien. Introduisez un troisième élément, sous la forme d'un gaillard sanguin et sans scrupules, et agitez. Il ne reste plus qu'à consigner la réaction en chaîne : adultère, meurtre et suicide. Telle est à peu près " l' étude physiologique " menée ici par Zola à l'aube du naturalisme français.
Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress-Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates she will, like all dissenters, be hanged or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten.
'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place.' George and his large, simple-minded friend Lennie are drifters, following wherever work leads them. Arriving in California's Salinas Valley, they get work on a ranch. If they can just stay out of trouble, George promises Lennie, then one day they might be able to get some land of their own and settle down some place. But kind-hearted, childlike Lennie is a victim of his own strength. Seen by others as a threat, he finds it impossible to control his emotions. And one day not even George will be able to save him from trouble. Of Mice and Men is a tragic and moving story of friendship, loneliness and the dispossessed, with a stunning new cover by renowned artist Bijou Karman.
Un viajante, vendedor de lencería, espera ansioso al volante la reaparición del hijo huido y recibe la milagrosa ayuda de un héroe del rock. El misterio de la luz de un cuadro, La lechera de Vermeer, devuelve a un escritor al regazo de la madre. Un joven cuenta su historia de amor después de fallecer en un atraco frustrado. Un músico de saxo encuentra el don de la música en la mirada de una muchacha. Una amistad fraternal entre un escolar y un maestro anarquista, que nace de la mutua curiosidad por la vida de los animales, es destrozada por la brutalidad de 1936.
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One of Voltaire's earliest tales, Zadig is set in the exotic East and is told in the comic spirit of Candide; L'Ingenu, written after Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France
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A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English. Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. Its clear explanations and practice exercises have helped millions of people around the world improve their English. It is perfect for self-study but can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.
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Presents the tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs. This book includes stories ranging from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented.