The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Graphic Arts Books


Total Pages:202



Books Description:

The Sheik (1919) is a romance novel by English author E.M. Hull. Written while the author’s husband was serving in the Great War, The Sheik launched Hull’s career as a bestselling author of romance fiction, selling millions of copies following the release of a 1921 film of the same name. Part of a tradition of Orientalist fiction, The Sheik has proven as controversial as it has been popular, and serves now as a reminder of the ways in which British subjects imagined themselves in relation to the colonial world. In an Algerian city, the young Diana Mayo prepares for a month-long journey through the desert. Despite warnings from family and friends, she departs with her Arab guide. Surrounded by endless swaths of sand, Diana is soon kidnapped by Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, who has bribed her guide to abandon her. Taken to his camp, Diana is repeatedly raped over a period of weeks, and soon gives up hope of ever escaping. After a thwarted attempt at stealing one of the Sheik’s horses, she slowly begins to fall in love with Ben Hassan, but realizes she must hide her feelings from a man who views her solely as an object of desire. As months go by, Diana learns the tragic truth behind the Sheik’s hatred of the English, and the two begin to grow close. When she is kidnapped by a rival, however, Ben Hassan must risk his life in order to save her. The Sheik is a bestselling romance novel by a master of English popular fiction. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of E.M. Hull’s The Sheik is a classic of English romance fiction reimagined for modern readers.

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This Too Shall Pass

Author:Milena Busquets



Total Pages:176



Books Description:

An irresistible, vivid, and wise story of one woman's reckoning with loss and love Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like. To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués, on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted. A refreshingly frank and ruefully funny portrait of a grieving daughter, THIS TOO SHALL PASS explores how our deepest relationships are changed by tragedy, with bonds often becoming stronger in ways we never expected.

Think and Grow Rich

Author:Napoleon Hill

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:217



Books Description:

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want

Spanish-American Poetry (Dual-Language)

Author:Seymour Resnick

Publisher:Courier Corporation


Total Pages:64



Books Description:

Inspiring treasury of 40 poems ranging from the time of the Conquest to the first half of the 20th century. Works by Martí, Dario, Nervo, Mistral, Neruda, and many other poets are presented in their original Spanish-American versions with new literal English translations on facing pages. Brief biographical notes on each poet.

The Magic of Thinking Big

Author:David J. Schwartz



Total Pages:256



Books Description:

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."

The Secret in Their Eyes

Author:Eduardo Sacheri

Publisher:Harper Collins


Total Pages:320



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Benjamín Chaparro is a retired law clerk still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation, recalling along the way the major players: Pablo Sandoval, Chaparro’s erratic yet brilliant partner; Ricardo Morales, the deceased woman’s husband, who never recovered from the tragedy; and Isidoro Gómez, the sickeningly obsessive suspect with whom Chaparro feels an uneasy kinship. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri’s tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina’s Dirty War and takes on the question of justice—what it really means and in whose hands it belongs. This haunting crime thriller also explores the boundaries of love in all its forms: adoration, devotion and obsession.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author:Gabriel García Márquez



Total Pages:128



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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.

The Fault in Our Stars

Author:John Green



Total Pages:336



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From #1 bestselling author John Green and now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern! “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ —Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Open Veins of Latin America

Author:Eduardo Galeano

Publisher:NYU Press


Total Pages:360



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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

The Hunger Angel

Author:Herta Müller

Publisher:Metropolitan Books


Total Pages:304



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A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee) It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. Leo would spend the next five years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, mixing mortar, and battling the relentless calculus of hunger that governed the labor colony: one shovel load of coal is worth one gram of bread. In her new novel, Nobel laureate Herta Müller calls upon her unique combination of poetic intensity and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted world of the labor camp in all its physical and moral absurdity. She has given Leo the language to express the inexpressible, as hunger sharpens his senses into an acuity that is both hallucinatory and profound. In scene after disorienting scene, the most ordinary objects accrue tender poignancy as they acquire new purpose—a gramophone box serves as a suitcase, a handkerchief becomes a talisman, an enormous piece of casing pipe functions as a lovers' trysting place. The heart is reduced to a pump, the breath mechanized to the rhythm of a swinging shovel, and coal, sand, and snow have a will of their own. Hunger becomes an insatiable angel who haunts the camp, but also a bare-knuckled sparring partner, delivering blows that keep Leo feeling the rawest connection to life. Müller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond the Gulag and into the depths of one man's soul.

Over Us, Over You

Author:Whitney G.



Total Pages:300



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Subject: Delete this message after you read it... Dear Hayley, I'm assuming you're still hungover, so I'll make this brief. Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home. That's the story. The end. Period. Just in case you've forgotten, you're my best friend's little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can't be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved--or "over" in your terms, so I'd prefer if we worked on becoming 'just friends' again since you're in town. Nonetheless, I'm not a man who leaves questions unanswered--even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation: 1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me. 2) Yes, I do "prefer" rough sex, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't rough with you. 3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin... This message never happened, Corey

The Giver (illustrated; gift edition)

Author:Lois Lowry

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:208



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1994 Newbery Medal Winner The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

El arte como obsesión

Author:Rosamna Pardellas Velay

Publisher:Editorial Verbum


Total Pages:592



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La obra, tanto literaria como plástica, del poeta salmantino Aníbal Núñez (1944-1987), tuvo durante su vida una difusión muy reducida y se situó casi sin excepción en la marginalidad, lo que provocó que su publicación y reconocimiento se produjesen tardíamente. El problema de la heterogeneidad estética de la obra de Aníbal Núñez, su constante y frenética evolución estética, así como su ausencia de los centros culturales españoles, además de los aspectos más sombríos de su biografía y su gusto por situarse en lugares fronterizos, son los motivos por los que no se le prestó la suficiente atención. Sin embargo, la originalidad y la belleza de su obra poética, así como la coherencia de su reflexión sobre la poesía y el arte en general desde la propia obra son aspectos fundamentales para consolidar la inclusión muy merecida de este autor salmantino en la historiografía literaria contemporánea y, más aún, para ayudar a comprender el fenómeno poético en la segunda mitad del siglo XX, sus preocupaciones y conflictos así como las estrategias y los recursos que utiliza para dar soluciones a los mismos. Este libro constituye un estudio en profundidad de la obra de Núñez, una sistematización del análisis de su obra, cuya lectura crítica muestra la evolución de su teoría poética, la cual se fundamenta en un vínculo real y vital del poeta con el lenguaje. Cada una de las obras de Aníbal Núñez afronta una crítica cultural del momento en el que se encuadra, desentrañando procedimientos de represión del poder, tanto dentro del sistema dictatorial como en el período de la transición y la democracia. Su producción poética delata la obsesión y el compromiso del autor con el arte y, más concretamente, con el lenguaje.

Lirio y serpiente

Author:Nikos Kazantzakis



Total Pages:80



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Nikos Kazantzakis inició su carrera literaria con la publicación—bajo el seudónimo de Karma Nirvami—de un desesperado conjuro de amor: "Lirio y serpiente", publicado por primera vez en Atenas en 1906. Escrito a los veintidós años, fue inspirado por Kathleen Forde, una joven irlandesa de quien Kazantzakis se enamoró perdidamente mientras recibía de ella clases de inglés y le leía al oído poemas de Byron y de Keats. Con ella consumó su amor a los diecinueve años, cuando se fugaron juntos a las cumbres del monte Psiloritis (Ida), tumbados los dos—como los pastores de un idilio antiguo—sobre el suelo de tierra de la ermita de la Santa Cruz, bajo la mirada hierática y atónita de los iconos de Cristo y de la Virgen. Impetuosa, obsesiva, recalcitrante a veces, de juvenil premura y agitada parataxis, la obra le atormentó toda su vida. A sus setenta años fue entregando todos los ejemplares que le quedaban al fuego. Pero no dejó de contarla entre sus obras, incluyéndola en las anejas a su candidatura a la Academia de Atenas (1945) y al Premio Nobel de Literatura (1946). "Una pequeña joya literaria, llena de pasión, lujuria, ternura, desesperación y poesía. Pero también es una historia de muerte y locura, de la obsesión enfermiza del artista por su musa, a quien termina arrastrando a un final digno de la mejor tragedia griega”. Marta Otero, La Voz de Galicia "Tiene la virtud de mostrar el talento del autor en estado puro, libre de toda contención y de la contradictoria amalgama de credos o ideologías que caracterizó sus novelas más celebradas. De inequívoca filiación simbolista, Lirio y serpiente se asemeja en realidad a un largo y arrebatado poema en prosa, repleto de pasajes turbadores u obsesivos que revelan una sensibilidad consagrada -esa es la palabra- a los temas habituales del imaginario tardorromántico: la belleza, el erotismo, la locura, la muerte”. I. F. Garmendia, Diario de Sevilla

Un universo de universos y una fuente de canciones


Publisher:Editorial Verbum


Total Pages:531



Books Description:

El origen del presente volumen se remonta a la celebración que, en septiembre del año 2016, la AEELH llevó a cabo en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (como recuerdo de Rubén Darío a los 100 años de su fallecimiento). Si bien este libro se originó en dicho encuentro, ha sido ampliado y concebido como un volumen orgánico en el que los distintos especialistas abordan temas que no siempre han sido frecuentados por la crítica canónica. Se presenta dividido en dos grandes apartados: el primero se enfoca en la caracterización fundamental del Modernismo y sus seguidores, mientras que el segundo indaga en los diálogos del movimiento con los autores de su tiempo, así como en las problemáticas relaciones con las vanguardias y en el hondo impacto del Modernismo a lo largo de la literatura del siglo XX, que alcanza hasta nuestros días.

Por los antiguos surcos

Author:José María Carrascosa González,Fernando Jiménez Hernández-Pinzón

Publisher:Editorial Club Universitario


Total Pages:173



Books Description:

La historia de dos ex jesuitas que después de muchos años se reencuentran en un blog y desempolvan sus viejos recuerdos y, con el cálido sabor de la confidencia y el susurro al oído, intercambian sus más íntimos sentimientos y sus peripecias por los caminos de la vida. Relato que se eleva a los grandes valores y humanos proyectos, los que fecundan las vidas personales y las amasan con significaciones, plenitudes, esperanzas y logros. La “amistad”, laborada en los recuerdos; amasada en la comunicación, la confianza y el diálogo; salvaguardada por la sinceridad y la lealtad; reforzada en experiencias compartidas, es quizás la gran protagonista conceptual de este relato.

La piedra angular

Author:Emilia Pardo Bazán



Total Pages:322



Books Description:

La piedra angular, de Emilia Pardo Bazán, relata la historia de un verdugo, su hijo y un hombre que intentará redimirlos. Ambos padecen todo tipo de vejaciones en una España en que se aceptaba la pena de muerte, y se repudiaba con hipocresía a los verdugos. La piedra angular, es una novela de lucha moral y superación.


Author:Jorge Isaacs

Publisher:Editorial Verbum


Total Pages:254



Books Description:

María se publicó en el año de 1867 y se inscribe dentro del romanticismo. Por su tema y estructura conserva todas las características de la novela sentimental que en Francia había llegado a su apogeo con Atala de Chateaubriand y Pablo y Virginia de Saint Pierre. La novela presenta muchos aspectos asimilados de sus modelos franceses; pero su gran originalidad consiste en que pone por primera vez, como idilio romántico el ambiente real de la naturaleza americana. El eje central de la novela es la relación de los desdichados amores de dos adolescentes: Efraín, hacendado en la región del Cauca, y su hermana adoptiva María. Este idilio va a tener como marco el bucólico ambiente natural de esa región colombiana. María está considerada una de las obras más destacadas de la literatura hispanoamericana del siglo XIX.

De qué dolor son tus ojos

Author:Noah Higón Bellver @NH487

Publisher:La Esfera de los Libros


Total Pages:312



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«Esto no es un libro de autoayuda, ni un poemario ni una novela ligada a un hilo conductor. Esto es mi vida, un desastre inconexo forjado a base de golpes, sonrisas, aciertos, miedos, quirófanos, hospitales, aviones, incertidumbres… Esta soy yo. Noah». @nh487, como se la conoce en las redes, nos deslumbra en De qué dolor son tus ojos con una prosa limpia y directa al corazón. La fuerza de una joven que cree que nada es imposible y que «cualquier parecido con la realidad es pura incongruencia». El claro ejemplo de que el dolor y la belleza pueden convivir hermosamente. Una lección de vida y esperanza.

Yo que soy nada, lo soy todo

Author:Choi, Seung Ho

Publisher:Editorial Verbum


Total Pages:78



Books Description:

Choi Seung-ho (1954) participa del movimiento poético de una nueva generación de escritores coreanos que ha reaccionado críticamente en contra de las múltiples consecuencias, humanas y sociales, generadas por el proceso de industrialización de su país.