Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was a perfect target for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. In this new translation, the fate of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, stylish English.
2) The Republic
Oliver La Farge - Adult 2 available
Southside - Adult 1 available
|Publication Date||Publisher||Physical Description||Availability|
|1972||Heritage Press||622 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|| |
Southside - Adult 1 available
|1996, c1993||Barnes & Noble Books||lxxii, 475 p. ; 22 cm.|| |
Oliver La Farge - Adult 1 available
|c2004||Hackett Pub. Co||xxxiv, 358 p. ; 23 cm.|| |
Oliver La Farge - Adult 1 available
"One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups,...
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"Murderers are rarely who you imagine them to be . . . " One moment, Selena Cole is at the playground with her children . . . the next, she has vanished without a trace.With engrossing characters, devilish twists, and evocative prose, The Missing Hours is that rare page-turner -- as satisfying and complex as it is unpredictable. One moment, Selena Cole is at the playground with her children; the next, she has vanished without a trace. The body of...
In "Two on a Tower," a love story set against the background of the stellar universe, Hardy defied social norms of the day and shocked his readers. In what is today seen as the author's most important portrayal of love across physical and societal divides, the novel tells the story of Lady Constantine, a married, older, aristocratic, religious woman who falls in love with Swithin St. Cleeve, a young astronomer, single, lower class, and agnostic. Hardy's...
Une édition de référence de L'Assommoir d'Émile Zola, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques. « Cependant, couchés cte à cte sur le même oreiller, les deux enfants dormaient. Claude, qui avait huit ans, ses petites mains rejetées hors de la couverture, respirait d'une haleine lente, tandis qu'Étienne, âgé de quatre ans seulement, souriait, un bras passé au cou de son frère. Lorsque le regard noyé de leur...
6) Wicked Game
2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London. He's looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans. A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway. Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay's SAS regiment, and a series of explosive events makes it clear...
Une édition de référence de La Bête humaine d'Émile Zola, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques. « – Alors, demanda le commissaire, vous reconnaîtriez l'assassin ? – Oh ! ça, non, je ne crois pas. – Portait-il un paletot ou une blouse ? – Je ne pourrais rien affirmer. Songez donc, un train qui devait marcher à une vitesse de quatre-vingts kilomètres ! Séverine, en dehors de sa volonté, échangea...
Alan Nolan discovers his father's memoirs and learns the truth about the violent man he despised. In this unsparing family history, Alan distils his father's life in the Dutch East Indies into one furious utterance. He reads about his work as an interpreter during the war with Japan, his life as an assassin, and his decision to murder Indonesians in the service of the Dutch without any conscience. How he fled to the Netherlands to escape being executed...
Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction. Detective stories of the Twenties and Thirties have long been stereotyped as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Golden Age of Murder tells for the first time the extraordinary story of British detective...
10) Mortmain Hall
Who can we turn to, if justice betrays us? 1930. A chilling encounter on London's Necropolis Railway leads to murder. At the Old Bailey, a man accused of a "blazing car" killing escapes the gallows after a surprise witness give sensational evidence. And journalist Jacob Flint finds himself framed for murder. To save himself, Jacob needs to discover what links these strange events to a remote estate on a northern coast, Mortmain Hall. There, an eccentric...
11) End Game
Robert Finlay seems to have finally left his SAS past behind him and is settle into his new career as a detective. But when the girlfriend of his former SAS colleague and close friend Kevin Jones is murdered, it's clear that Finlay's troubles are far from over. Jones is arrested for the killing, but soon escapes from jail, and Finlay is held responsible for the breakout. Suspended from duty and sure he's being framed too, our hero teams up with MI5...
12) Deadly Game
Reeling from the attempts on his life and that of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work to discover that any hope of a peaceful existence has been dashed. Assigned to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry just as a key witness is murdered. Finlay, along with his new partner Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang, determined to keep control of the traffic of people into the UK. On the home front,...
An "amazing" account of Britain's most audacious act of subterfuge in WWII: an undercover raid of Rommel's stronghold in Tobruk (The Daily Mirror). On a scorching September day in 1942, the Special Air Service (SAS), a special forces unit of the British Army, pulled off one of the most daring, top-secret ruses of the Second World War. The plan (sanctioned by Churchill): cover a grueling two thousand miles of the Sahara desert to attack German general...
14) Boy X
When twelve-year-old Ash McCarthy wakes up after his father's funeral, he finds that he has been kidnapped to an island off the coast of Costa Rica, caught in the middle of a secret and deadly project named Kronos in which his mother is somehow involved, and he must find a way to save them both--and the only person he is sure he can trust is a Spanish girl his own age named Isabel.
15) The masterpiece
The fourteenth novel in a twenty book series collectively entitled, "Les Rougon-Macquart, L'Œuvre" was first translated into English in 1886, the title having since been rendered "The Masterpiece". Set in France's Second Empire, the story of naturalist painter Claude Lantier is believed to be a highly fictionalized account of Zola's friendship with the painter Paul Cézanne. The fictional artist of Zola's Bohemian world, Lantier, strives to complete...
16) On the Edge
When Dillon's dad turns up unannounced to take him and his brother on a trip, Dillon isn't sure what to do - Mum's at work and they haven't seen Dad in months. Dillon's little brother Robbie is ecstatic to see his father and desperate to go. But why won't Dad let them use their phones? And why are their faces plastered all over the news? What exactly does Dad want with them?
A breakneck conspiracy thriller perfect for fans of Mario Reading, Iain King and Scott Mariani. While deciphering what few clues they have managed to recover about the Templar's secrets, Jessop and Mallory make a discovery about their legendary treasure. Rather than gold or jewels, the long-sought prize may be something far more valuable: information. For the Templars were the original inventors of international banking. Lands, titles and the fates...
The awe-inspiring finale to the Hounds of God trilogy, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski. The shadowy chambers of the Knights Templar hold a devastating secret... Having barely escaped the crosshairs of a deadly cult, Robin Jessop and David Mallory are determined to unlock the truth behind a conspiracy unresolved for seven hundred years — the mystery of what gives the enigmatic Templars their unwavering power. Infiltrating...
An absolutely gripping Templar conspiracy thriller, perfect for fans of Mario Reading, Dan Brown and Scott Mariani. An ancient sect. A modern mystery. The most dangerous secret ever unearthed. Antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has acquired a strange medieval volume. What appears to be a book is a cleverly disguised safe, in which she finds a single rolled parchment, written in code. For encryption expert David Mallory, the text is impenetrable....
20) The Zoo
James Marlowe puts in long alcohol and cocaine fuelled hours as an advertising director. As his life disintegrates around him he comes to despise his clients, the corporate world, and himself. Now his imagination is fired by a set of characters he calls The Zoo. They lead him into a world crazier than the one that's thrown him out. The way back to sanity might lie behind the fantasy.