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The Old Pike

Author:Thomas B. Searight

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:3351

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"The Old Pike" by Thomas B. Searight. 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.

The Children of the World

Author:Paul Heyse

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:1049

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"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse. 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.

The Last Taboo

Author:Maggie Black,Ben Fawcett

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136532919

Total Pages:272

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Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired. We talk about water-related diseases when most are sanitation-related - in short, we dont mention the shit. A century and a half ago, a long, hot summer reduced the Thames flowing past the UK Houses of Parliament to a Great Stink, thereby inducing MPs to legislate sanitary reform. Today, another sanitary reformation is needed, one that manages to spread cheaper and simpler systems to people everywhere. In the byways of the developing world, much is quietly happening on the excretory frontier. In 2008, the International Year of Sanitation, the authors bring this awkward subject to a wider audience than the world of international filth usually commands. They seek the elimination of the Great Distaste so that people without political clout or economic muscle can claim their right to a dignified and hygienic place to go. Published with UNICEF

Voltaire in Exile

Author:Ian Davidson

Publisher:Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN:1786490072

Total Pages:123

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In 1753, Voltaire - playwright, poet, philosopher, and one of the most feted figures in Europe - was forced into exile by King Louis XV, where he would remain for the last 25 years of his life. This period heralded a startling new beginning for this remarkable character during which Voltaire became a successful entrepreneur and wrote his masterpiece Candide. Cast out by the establishment, he also developed astonishingly modern ideas about human rights, borne out in his campaigns against a series of miscarriages of justice. Ian Davidson has drawn on the rich correspondence between Voltaire and his family, members of the Court at Versailles and the French intellectual elite, to paint a wonderful portrait of the man declared by Diderot to be 'the unique man of the century'.

Lyrical Ballads

Author:William Wordsworth,Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191646075

Total Pages:432

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'Listen, Stranger!' Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. Within this initially unassuming, anonymous volume were many of the poems that came to define their age and which have continued to delight readers ever since, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', the 'Lucy' poems, 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', 'A Slumber did my Spirit seal' and many more. Wordsworth's famous Preface is a manifesto not just for Romanticism but for poetry in general. This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with the fullest version of the Preface and Wordsworth's important Appendix on Poetic Diction. It offers modern readers a sense of what it was like to encounter Lyrical Ballads for the first time, and to see how it developed. Important letters are included, as well as a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Of Bears, Mice, and Nails

Author:Angelo J. Kaltsos

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1440176701

Total Pages:284

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Down a lonely, country road in the hinterlands of Maine’s western mountains, author Angelo Kaltsos found beauty in a camp called “West Branch.” In Of Bears, Mice, and Nails, Kaltsos tells of discovering an old hunting camp built almost 100 years ago and of his efforts to refurbish the camp to make it his home. Although he grew up and worked in large cities, nature called to Kaltsos. It lured him to woods, parks, and the outdoors. For more than thirty years he has made his home in a small cabin near the Appalachian Trail. Kaltsos first spied the property with spectacular views in 1967; he rented a home prior to purchasing the camp in 1978. In Of Bears, Mice, and Nails he describes his simplistic lifestyle with no indoor bathroom, no electricity, no generator, no solar panels, no telephone, and no television. He’s gained knowledge of carpentry and agriculture, and learned to plant and care for trees, vegetables, flowers, grapes, and berries. His story includes excerpts of comments left by visitors in his outhouse guestbook who describe the wonders of spending time in a rustic, quiet, and magical place.

Ils étaient un seul homme - L'histoire vraie de l'équipe d'aviron qui humilia Hitler

Author:Daniel James Brown

Publisher:La Librairie Vuibert

ISBN:2311100580

Total Pages:464

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Seattle, 1933, Joe Rantz est l'un des éléments les plus prometteurs du programme d'aviron de l'université. Il se donne d'autant plus au sport que sa participation à l'équipe est le seul moyen pour lui de poursuivre ses études. Abandonné par sa famille, malmené par la vie, miné par les doutes, Joe s'accroche à ses rêves de victoire. Course après course, il devient un adulte en se fondant dans l'effort collectif au point de ne faire qu'un avec le bateau. Sous l'impulsion d'un entraîneur aussi secret que déterminé et grâce aux conseils d'un Anglais excentrique, les neuf rameurs de l'équipe surmonteront tous les obstacles jusqu'à la consécration aux jeux Olympiques de 1936, sous les yeux mêmes d'Hitler et devant les caméras de Leni Riefenstahl. Cette histoire vraie d'un pauvre gamin qui trouve un sens à sa vie est aussi une fantastique évocation de l'époque. Avec un souffl e qui rappelle les romans de Steinbeck, Daniel James Brown évoque la crise avec force détails concrets et dresse un tableau savoureux de l'Ouest américain encore sauvage. Récit époustouflant mené d'une main de maître, Ils étaient un seul homme n'est pas sans évoquer Les Chariots de feu par son ampleur et sa tension dramatique.

L'architecture de demain en 100 défis

Author:Marc Kushner

Publisher:Marabout

ISBN:2501115716

Total Pages:128

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100 défis résolus. L’architecture d’aujourd’hui est plus créative que jamais et ouvre des possibilités qui nous semblaient hier inimaginables: un bâtiment peut-il respirer ? Peut-on construire en 1 jour un gratte-ciel? Peut-on faire une maison à l’imprimante 3D ? Peut-on vivre sur la lune? Ce livre ludique nous présente 100 bâtiments extraordinaires, qui chacun répondent à un défi. Il montre que l’architecture peut s’adapter à tous les besoins d’aujourd’hui, pour protéger l’environnement, améliorer nos sociétés, et accompagner l’évolution des technologies. Il montre, déjà, l’aspect du monde dans lequel nous vivrons demain.

Freud's Free Clinics

Author:Elizabeth Ann Danto

Publisher:Columbia University Press

ISBN:0231506562

Total Pages:376

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Today many view Sigmund Freud as an elitist whose psychoanalytic treatment was reserved for the intellectually and financially advantaged. However, in this new work Elizabeth Ann Danto presents a strikingly different picture of Freud and the early psychoanalytic movement. Danto recovers the neglected history of Freud and other analysts' intense social activism and their commitment to treating the poor and working classes. Danto's narrative begins in the years following the end of World War I and the fall of the Habsburg Empire. Joining with the social democratic and artistic movements that were sweeping across Central and Western Europe, analysts such as Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Erik Erikson, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, and Helene Deutsch envisioned a new role for psychoanalysis. These psychoanalysts saw themselves as brokers of social change and viewed psychoanalysis as a challenge to conventional political and social traditions. Between 1920 and 1938 and in ten different cities, they created outpatient centers that provided free mental health care. They believed that psychoanalysis would share in the transformation of civil society and that these new outpatient centers would help restore people to their inherently good and productive selves. Drawing on oral histories and new archival material, Danto offers vivid portraits of the movement's central figures and their beliefs. She explores the successes, failures, and challenges faced by free institutes such as the Berlin Poliklinik, the Vienna Ambulatorium, and Alfred Adler's child-guidance clinics. She also describes the efforts of Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, a fusion of psychoanalysis and left-wing politics, which provided free counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of private sexuality. In addition to situating the efforts of psychoanalysts in the political and cultural contexts of Weimar Germany and Red Vienna, Danto also discusses the important treatments and methods developed during this period, including child analysis, short-term therapy, crisis intervention, task-centered treatment, active therapy, and clinical case presentations. Her work illuminates the importance of the social environment and the idea of community to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

Graine de sorcière

Author:Margaret ATWOOD

Publisher:Robert Laffont

ISBN:2221242335

Total Pages:278

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Margaret Atwood, l'auteur de La Servante écarlate, réécrit La Tempête de Shakespeare à travers une mise en abyme joyeuse et brillante. Injustement licencié de son poste de directeur du festival de Makeshiweg, au Canada, alors qu'il mettait en scène La Tempête de Shakespeare, Felix décide de disparaître. Il change de nom et s'installe dans une maisonnette au coeur de la forêt pour y panser ses blessures, pleurer sa fille disparue. Et préparer sa vengeance. Douze années passent et une chance de renaître se présente à Felix lorsqu'on lui propose de donner des cours de théâtre dans une prison. Là, enfin, il pourra monter La Tempête avec sa troupe de détenus, et tendre un piège aux traîtres qui l'ont détruit. Mais la chute de ses ennemis suffira-t-elle pour qu'il s'élève de nouveau ? Le nouveau roman de Margaret Atwood, la grande dame des lettres canadiennes au succès phénoménal, est un hommage à Shakespeare à travers une prose sublime, déchirante et drôle à la fois. " Il y a tant d'exubérance, de chaleur et de génie dans ce roman que tout ce qu'on espère, c'est qu'Atwood réécrive tout Shakespeare. (Sans vouloir t'offenser, Will.) " The Guardian

The Trumpet Major

Author:Thomas Hardy

Publisher:1st World Publishing

ISBN:1595405232

Total Pages:472

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The present tale is founded more largely on testimony - oral and written - than any other in this series. The external incidents which direct its course are mostly an unexaggerated reproduction of the recollections of old persons well known to the author in childhood, but now long dead, who were eye-witnesses of those scenes. If wholly transcribed their recollections would have filled a volume thrice the length of 'The Trumpet-Major.' Down to the middle of this century, and later, there were not wanting, in the neighbourhood of the places more or less clearly indicated herein, casual relics of the circumstances amid which the action moves - our preparations for defence against the threatened invasion of England by Buonaparte. An outhouse door riddled with bullet-holes, which had been extempo-rized by a solitary man as a target for firelock practice when the landing was hourly expected, a heap of bricks and clods on a beacon-hill, which had formed the chimney and walls of the hut occupied by the beacon-keeper, worm-eaten shafts and iron heads of pikes for the use of those who had no better weapons, ridges on the down thrown up during the encampment, fragments of volunteer uniform, and other such lingering remains, brought to my imagination in early childhood the state of affairs at the date of the war more vividly than volumes of history could have done.

Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection: 140+ Dystopian Novels, Space Action Adventures, Lost World Classics & Apocalyptic Tales

Author:H. G. Wells,Abraham Merritt,Edgar Wallace,Jules Verne,Edgar Allan Poe,Mary Shelley,Edwin A. Abbott,Jack London,Robert Louis Stevenson,George MacDonald,Henry Rider Haggard,William Hope Hodgson,H. P. Lovecraft,Edward Bellamy,Mark Twain,Arthur Conan Doyle,Francis Bacon,C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne,Lewis Grassic Gibbon,Margaret Cavendish,Jonathan Swift,William Morris,Samuel Butler,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,James Fenimore Cooper,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Owen Gregory,Hugh Benson,Fred M. White,Ignatius Donnelly,Ernest Bramah,Arthur Dudley Vinton,Robert Cromie,Anthony Trollope,Cleveland Moffett,Richard Jefferies,Percy Greg,David Lindsay,Edward Everett Hale,Stanley G. Weinbaum,Otis Adelbert Kline,Malcolm Jameson,Garrett P. Serviss,Gertrude Barrows Bennett

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8027248175

Total Pages:18430

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent

The Women in the Castle

Author:Jessica Shattuck

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062563688

Total Pages:400

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE NEW CHAPTER GoodReads Choice Awards Semifinalist "Moving . . . a plot that surprises and devastates."—New York Times Book Review "A masterful epic."—People magazine "Mesmerizing . . . The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about one of history’s most tragic eras."—USA Today Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin’s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister’s wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband’s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war—each with their own unique share of challenges. Written with the devastating emotional power of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and The Light Between Oceans, Jessica Shattuck’s evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.

Le Culte moderne des monuments. Son essence et sa genèse

Author:Aloïs Riegl

Publisher:Média Diffusion

ISBN:2021120465

Total Pages:176

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La première traduction française du chef-d'œuvre d'Aloïs Riegl, Le Culte moderne des monuments, fut publiée aux Éditions du Seuil il y a 29 ans. La distinction que l'historien avait, le premier, établie entre le monument, artefact à vocation d'universel culturel, et le concept de monument historique, dont la qualification est propre à la culture occidentale, anticipait d'un demi-siècle le diagnostic de Claude Lévi-Strauss sur l'impossibilité d'une culture mondiale (" Il n'y a pas et il ne peut y avoir de culture mondiale ", Race et Histoire ). Du même coup, cette distinction venait invalider l'élimination des deux termes de monument et de monument historique, au profit du terme " patrimoine ", cautionné et repris par l'UNESCO (Convention du patrimoine mondial, 1972) à la suite d'André Malraux, pour aboutir à la muséification et à la marchandisation corrélative du dit patrimoine. Depuis lors, l'intensification du processus de mondialisation sous l'impact des techniques informatiques n'a fait que s'accélérer et donne au cri d'alarme de Riegl une profondeur et une actualité accrues. Aloïs Riegl (1858-1905) est un historien de l'art autrichien. Après avoir dirigé, très jeune, plusieurs départements du musée des Arts décoratifs de Vienne, il venait d'être nommé président de la Commission des monuments historiques quand il a écrit ce livre. C'est à ce titre qu'il s'est posé – en théoricien, mais en théoricien soucieux des solutions concrètes – les questions soulevées sous le titre du Culte moderne des monuments. édition revue et augmentée

Harry Potter à L'école des Sorciers

Author:J.K. Rowling

Publisher:Pottermore Publishing

ISBN:1781101035

Total Pages:322

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Le jour de ses onze ans, Harry Potter, un orphelin élevé par un oncle et une tante qui le détestent, voit son existence bouleversée. Un géant vient le chercher pour l’emmener à Poudlard, une école de sorcellerie! Voler en balai, jeter des sorts, combattre les trolls : Harry Potter se révèle un sorcier doué. Mais un mystère entoure sa naissance et l’effroyable V..., le mage dont personne n’ose prononcer le nom. Amitié, surprises, dangers, scènes comiques, Harry découvre ses pouvoirs et la vie à Poudlard. Le premier tome des aventures du jeune héros vous ensorcelle aussitôt!