Download E-books Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

Released weeks after his 70th birthday, Ada, or Ardor is considered one of Nabokov's maximum masterpieces, the fantastic end result of his occupation as a novelist.  It tells a love tale bothered via incest.  But extra: it's also immediately a fairy story, epic, philosophical treatise at the nature of time, parody of the historical past of the unconventional, and erotic catalogue.   Ada, or Ardor is not any lower than the ideal paintings of an mind's eye at white heat.

This is the 1st American variation to incorporate the vast and ingeniously  sardonic appendix by way of the writer, written less than the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.

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Download E-books The Complete Works of Julius Caesar (Illustrated) PDF

By Julius Caesar

He's usually thought of the best guy in background. He invented technique and adjusted the form of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar's legacy survives not just in his conquests and structures, yet in his books besides.

"The whole Works of Julius Caesar" reunites his top recognized works, "The Gallic Wars" and "The Civil Wars" with the opposite 3 which are much less identified, yet attributed to Caesar: "The African Wars", "The Alexandrian Wars" and "The Hispanic Wars". All works during this illustrated variation are translated by way of W. A. McDevitte and W. S. Bohn.

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Download E-books The Apple Orchard (The Bella Vista Chronicles) PDF

By Susan Wiggs

#1 manhattan occasions bestselling writer Susan Wiggs brings readers into the plush abundance of Sonoma County, in a narrative of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of historical past which are woven like a spell round us. 

Tess Delaney loves illuminating background; returning stolen treasures to their rightful vendors and filling the areas in people's hearts with tales in their kin legacies. yet Tess's personal historical past is full of gaps: a father she by no means met, and a mom who spent extra time touring than along with her daughter. 

Then the enigmatic Dominic Rossi arrives on her San Francisco doorstep with the scoop that the grandfather she's by no means met is in a coma and that she's destined to inherit 1/2 a hundred-acre apple orchard property known as Bella Vista. the remainder is willed to Isabel Johansen, the part sister she by no means knew she had. Isabel is every little thing Tess is not, yet opposed to the wealthy panorama of Bella Vista, with Isabel and Dominic by way of her part, Tess starts to find a global the place family members comes first and the roots of heritage run deep.

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Download E-books Cast A Cold Eye PDF

By Mary McCarthy

The seven tales amassed right here show off McCarthy's ambitious powers of remark, her deliciously witty writing kind, and her celebrated expertise for dissecting characters with biting acuity. a tender lady seems to be for refined (and not-so-subtle) how you can break out her unsatisfying marriage; an risk free unmarried man's neighbors observe his companionship has a tremendous rate; and an Italian advisor puzzles a touring pair of american citizens.

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Download E-books The Acid House PDF

By Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, worrying, and altogether outrageous selection of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed by means of Paul McGuigan.

he's known as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineteen Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing a number ways from sour realism to demented delusion, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his usually wicked, lazy, manipulative, and harsh characters. He specializes rather in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a infant boy or girl trade consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always exhibiting a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and element. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously risky author who constantly creates a sensation.

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Download E-books Pigeons on the Grass (Portico Paperbacks Series) PDF

By Wolfgang Koeppen

This is an English translation of a post-war German vintage. The occasions of the unconventional occur through the process a unmarried day in an unnamed urban in occupied Germany the place the never-ending drone of allied planes overhead raises the already heightened stress. all through this strong narrative, the characters' stories finally demonstrate how and at what expense Germans within the Fifties, by way of failing to confront their contemporary earlier, blinded themselves to its after results.

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Download E-books The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories PDF

By Anthony Marra

From the New York Times bestselling writer of A Constellation of significant Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven tales approximately relatives, sacrifice, the legacy of warfare, and the redemptive strength of art.

This beautiful, exquisitely written assortment introduces a solid of outstanding characters whose lives intersect in methods either life-affirming and heartbreaking. A Thirties Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending images, deep beneath Leningrad, bewitched by way of identical to a disgraced prima ballerina. A refrain of ladies recount their tales and people in their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining city. pairs of brothers proportion a fierce, protecting love. younger males around the former USSR face violence at domestic and within the army. And nice sacrifices are made within the identify of an oil panorama unremarkable with the exception of the virtually incomprehensibly peaceable earlier it depicts. In lovely prose, with wealthy personality snap shots and a feeling of background reverberating into the current, The Tsar of affection and Techno is an enthralling paintings from one in every of our best new abilities.

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Download E-books Sauron Defeated: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part 4 (The History of Middle-Earth, Book 9) PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Within the first a part of Sauron Defeated, Christopher Tolkien completes his account of the writing of The Lord of the earrings, starting with Sam's rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Kirith Ungol, and giving a really varied account of the Scouring of the Shire. This half ends with models of the formerly unpublished Epilogue, another finishing to the masterpiece within which Sam makes an attempt to reply to his children's questions years after the departure of Bilbo and Frodo from the gray Havens. the second one half introduces The proposal membership Papers, now released for the 1st time. Written via J.R.R. Tolkien within the period among the 2 Towers and The go back of the King (1945-1946), those mysterious Papers, came across within the early years of the twenty-first century, document the discussions of a literary membership in Oxford within the years 1986-1987. these acquainted with the Inklings will see a parallel with the crowd whose individuals integrated J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. After a dialogue of the probabilities of trip via area and time during the medium of 'true dream," the tale turns to the legend of Atlantis, the unusual communications obtained by means of contributors of the membership out of distant earlier, and the violent irruption of the legend into northwestern Europe. heavily linked to the Papers is a brand new model of the Numenorean legend, The Drowning of Anadune, which constitutes the 3rd a part of the publication. at the present the language of the lads of the West, Adunaic, used to be first devised - Tolkien's 15th invented language. The ebook concludes with an complex account of the constitution of this language by means of Arundel Lowdham, a member of the concept membership, who realized it in his goals. Sauron Defeated is illustrated with the altering conceptions of the castle of Kirith Ungol and Mount Doom, formerly unpublished drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow, and fragments of manuscript written in Numenorean script.

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