The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Modern Library

ISBN:0679641246

Total Pages:176

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Introduction by Caryl Phillips Commentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad’s Congo Diary of 1890—the first notes, in effect, for the novel, which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad: “His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.”

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Author:Gena Showalter

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:145929629X

Total Pages:384

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another reader favorite installment of the Lords of the Underworld series. Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of in the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more. Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love… Included in this ebook edition is a special scene from the latest installment in the series, The Darkest Torment, featuring the ruthless, beautiful Baden! Previously Published.

Touch the Dark

Author:Karen Chance

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101128690

Total Pages:320

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING CASSANDRA PALMER SERIES! Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits—talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire—and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay....

Bound by Flames

Author:Jeaniene Frost

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062075829

Total Pages:384

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The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other—and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince's reign . . . Play with fire, pay the price Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin . . . Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does . . . for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both . . .

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Author:Jeaniene Frost

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062096273

Total Pages:384

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“An author who delivers only the best.” —Romantic Times “Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!” —Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author Spinning off from her wildly successful, New York Times bestselling Night Huntress novels featuring vampire soulmates Cat and Bones, Jeaniene Frost kicks off the thrilling new Night Prince series with Once Burned. Vlad Tepesh, the ruthless master vampire and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s dark legend (but don’t dare call him Dracula) encounters a mortal woman with unimaginable power… including the ability to enflame his cold heart. Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans who hunger for the novels of Kim Harrison, Christine Feehan, and Charlaine Harris are going to love The Night Prince and this dark and steamy tale of supernatural attraction.

Prince of Shadows

Author:Rachel Caine

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:069813723X

Total Pages:368

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In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona… …And will rewrite all their fates, forever.

Le coeur des ténèbres

Author:Joseph Conrad

Publisher:Le Livre de Poche

ISBN:2253168424

Total Pages:216

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Edition enrichie (préface, notes, bibliographie) Le Cœur des ténèbres s’inspire d’un épisode de la vie de Conrad en 1890 dans l’État libre du Congo mis en coupe réglée au profit de Léopold II. De cette expérience amère, l’écrivain a tiré un récit enchâssé dont chaque élément, à la façon des poupées russes, dissimule une autre réalité : la Tamise annonce le Congo, le yawl de croisière la Nellie le vapeur cabossé de Marlow, truchement de Conrad. Ces changements d’identité sont favorisés par les éclairages instables au coucher du soleil ou par le brouillard qui modifie tous les repères et dont émerge Kurtz. Présenté par de nombreux personnages bien avant d’entrer en scène, celui-ci fait voler en éclats toutes les définitions et finit par incarner le cœur énigmatique des ténèbres : le lieu où se rencontrent l’abjection la plus absolue et l’idéalisme le plus haut.

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Author:Jeaniene Frost

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062075837

Total Pages:384

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Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . . Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever—especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her . . . Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . . Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust—the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .

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Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062075853

Total Pages:384

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In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampires’ . . .In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

Gathering Darkness

Author:Morgan Rhodes

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101623209

Total Pages:416

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War brought them together. Love will tear them apart. Alliances form across Mytica and beyond as royals and rebels alike race to hunt down the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give their owners god-like power. The stakes have never been higher for Magnus and Cleo, who are brought together by a life or death decision that will lock their fates and change the course of the kingdom forever.

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Author:Stéphane Michaka

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385537514

Total Pages:224

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Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, particularly his last ten years, Scissors is a funny, compassionate, and convincing portrayal of the creative life: its compulsions, rewards, and frustrations, and its affinities with tragedy. Raymond is a writer whose life is fraught with personal and creative struggle. His first marriage, to Marianne, is intense, passionate, and unhealthy. After his divorce, he finds new love and support with Joanne, a poet. All the while, Raymond is in an escalating conflict with his editor, Douglas, who both enhances and distorts Raymond's work. As his success and confidence grow, Raymond strives harder and harder to ensure that his stories are published as written, with his past drinking and his previous life with Marianne always lurking in the background. Douglas thinks the stories are as much his as Raymond's and is determined that only his, heavily edited, versions will appear in print. While Raymond considers his stories the most important part of his life, Marianne and Joanne claim stakes in them as well, leading to a dramatic and unexpected final confrontation with the man known as “Scissors.” In this brilliantly inventive novel, Michaka crafts a searing tale about the struggles and sacrifices one must endure for both love and art.

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Publisher:Good Press

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"Karain: A Memory" by Joseph Conrad. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101535695

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New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller! The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

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Author:Descartes, René

Publisher:Aegitas

ISBN:1773137980

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The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work.

Le Roman jeunesse au coeur de l'apprentissage

Author:Charlotte Guerette

Publisher:Éditions Hurtubise

ISBN:2896477918

Total Pages:176

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Une approche simple et originale pour développer les compétences chez les élèves et faire croître leur motivation et leur intérêt pour la lecture. Cet ouvrage propose: • un survol de l'histoire du roman jeunesse dans plusieurs pays et en plusieurs langues (France, Royaume-Uni, États-Unis, Québec, etc.); • environ 40 fiches de lecture complètes comprenant activités de préparation, de consolidation et de prolongement de la lecture, répertoriées par catégorie et par domaine général de formation; • des recommandations de lectures avec minirésumé; • des liens étroits et explicites avec le programme du MEQ (les compétences transversales et disciplinaires); • des index exhaustifs d'ouvrages pour les jeunes (de 6 à 13 ans); • de très nombreuses autres ressources pour les enseignants.

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Author:Jean-Pierre Pécau,Benjamin Bachelier

Publisher:Delcourt

ISBN:2413025537

Total Pages:104

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Le lieutenant Varenne, traumatisé par les massacres de la guerre, est chargé, avec son éclaireur Mohawk, de retrouver le colonel Scherb, « l'ange de la terreur ». Ce dernier a perdu la raison et se terre dans les marécages de Bretagne. Le gouvernement de la Convention ne peut tolérer pareil comportement et veut mettre un terme à sa folle vendetta. Si Varenne le retrouve, il obtiendra sa mutation tant attendue.

Unis par la magie - Au cœur des ténèbres

Author:Lauren Dane

Publisher:Éditions AdA

ISBN:2898034177

Total Pages:412

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Meriel Owen, qui va bientôt prendre la tête de la plus grande organisation de sorciers du pays, est chargée d’enquêter sur le propriétaire d’un fameux club soupçonné de siphonner la magie contenue dans les sources du clan. C’est une violation flagrante du code de conduite du clan, mais un seul regard à Dominic Bright et Meriel est toute prête à trouver un arrangement. Et après un avant-goût du torride sorcier hors-la-loi, elle est impatiente d’en avoir plus: il est son âme soeur et c’est un sésame vers le monde des sorciers du clan et de leur magie. Suivre les règles, ce n’est pas ce que Dominic préfère, mais se lier à Meriel – lors de nuits toujours plus explosives –, si. Toutefois, et sans le vouloir, Meriel a convié quelqu’un d’autre dans son monde: la mère de Dominic, dangereusement dépendante de la magie, dont l’influence toxique ainsi que le désir de mort et le pouvoir corrompent tout ce qu’elle touche. L’ombre qui plane sur Meriel, l’homme qu’elle aime et son clan les entraîne inéluctablement au coeur des ténèbres.

Plus fort que les Ténèbres

Author:Abbé Matthieu Dauchez

Publisher:Artège Editions

ISBN:2360404970

Total Pages:168

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Quand on est, comme Darwin, un enfant des rues à Manille, la vie est un combat quotidien pour survivre.Comme beaucoup d'autres, sa route a miraculeusement croisé celle de l'Association ANAK-Tnk. Et la nuit du 4 juillet 2006, la vie de Darwin a basculé, il a 11 ans et quitte définitivement les trottoirs de Manille pour vivre au milieu des autres enfants du foyer d'accueil. La maladie cependant, qui faisait déjà sournoisement son oeuvre avant sa prise en charge, s'impose dans son existence.Le Père Dauchez devient par la force des choses le témoin ébloui du chemin de foi et du combat mené par le jeune garçon contre les forces du mal jusqu'à son dernier souffle. Il nous livre ici le court récit de cette vie exceptionnelle en se fondant uniquement sur des témoignages directs et son propre accompagnement. En refermant l'ouvrage, nous avons appris à connaître et aimer un nouvel ami, peut-être un jour reconnu saint.Matthieu Dauchez, ordonné prêtre en 2004, est aujourd'hui directeur de la fondation « Tulay ng kabataan » qui accueille les enfants des rues dans les foyers d'insertion. Ils ont reçu la visite surprise du pape François lors de son voyage aux Philippines.

Le Rêve

Author:Émile Zola

Publisher:Le Livre de Poche

ISBN:2253094269

Total Pages:224

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Édition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'œuvre, documents, chronologie et bibliographie) Le jour de Noël 1860, devant la cathédrale de Beaumont enneigée, Angélique, une enfant trouvée et martyrisée, cheveux blonds et regard couleur de violette, est recueillie par Hubertine et son mari Hubert. Ils élèvent la sauvageonne qui apprend la broderie et se met à lire avec passion La Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine. Une vie de travail et de piété, illuminée bientôt par lidylle qui se noue entre Angélique et Félicien. La publication de La Terre, le précédent roman des Rougon-Macquart, a valu à Zola des critiques acerbes. On dénonce la grossièreté de son art : « Il est des âmes pures et des curs héroïques, écrit ainsi Anatole France. M. Zola ne le sait pas. » Pour prendre le contre-pied de ces attaques, le romancier se décide à évoquer des personnages irréprochables et des sentiments purs. Et, en 1888, ce changement de registre correspond à lattente de son public : quelques critiques ont beau ironiser, le romancier gagne son pari et Le Rêve est un succès.

World of Warcraft

Author:Aaron Rosenberg,Christie Golden

Publisher:Panini

ISBN:2809460248

Total Pages:333

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La Nuit du Dragon est la suite épique du Jour du Dragon, l un des romans World of Warcraft les plus vendus de tous les temps. Des années ont passé depuis les événements contés dans Le Jour du Dragon et Azeroth a connu des bouleversements que nul n aurait pu imaginer, pas même le mage Krasus. (qui est en réalité le géant rouge Korialstrasz). Toutefois, il continue à protéger le monde et à faire son possible pour apporter la paix, ou, à défaut, un répit. Mais, même si les démons et les conquérants sont à l origine de bon nombre des troubles qu il a dû régler, ce sont les dragons, sa propre race, qui le troublent le plus ces derniers temps. Leur agitation augure des heures sombres.