The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Faber & Faber


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

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Sa Majesté des Mouches de William Golding (Fiche de lecture)

Author:Sophie Lecomte,,



Total Pages:24



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Cette fiche de lecture sur Sa majesté des mouches de William Golding propose une analyse complète : • un résumé de Sa Majesté des mouches • une analyse des personnages • une analyse des axes de lecture Appréciée des lycéens, cette fiche de lecture sur Sa majesté des mouches a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de : propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education. Plus d'informations sur

Super Chien : N° 5 - Sa Majesté des puces

Author:Dav Pilkey

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.


Total Pages:256



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See below for English description. Quand une bande de vilains mettent la ville sens dessus dessous, Super Chien est appelé à la rescousse! Et cette fois, il n'est pas seul... Accompagné d'un adorable chaton et d'un remarquable robot, Super Chien doit sauver la situation en s'associant avec un allié improbable : Pistache, le chat le plus méchant du monde. Mais le vilain Pistache saura-t-il mettre son envie de vengeance de côté? When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue? Original title:Dog Man #5: Lord of the Fleas

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author:Douglas W. Alden

Publisher:Susquehanna University Press


Total Pages:560



Books Description:

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Neverworld Wake

Author:Marisha Pessl

Publisher:Delacorte Press


Total Pages:336



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"A 'clear your calendar' kind of one-day read." -MELISSA ALBERT, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel World Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose? From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film comes an absorbing psychological suspense thriller in which fears are physical and memories come alive. "A thriller that will grip readers from the start." --Hypable It's been one year since graduation, and Beatrice Hartley has mixed feelings about joining her friends a weekend reunion. She's right to be worried. After a night out, they narrowly avoid a collision with a car on a deserted road. Or so they believe. Back at the mansion where they are staying, a mysterious man knocks on the door during a raging storm. He tells them that they must make a choice: one of them will live, and the rest will die. And the decision must be unanimous. Soon time backbends. Beatrice and her friends are forced to repeat that dreadful day so many times they lose count. With each replay, events twist and fears come alive in horrifying ways. This nightmare, this nothingness . . . this is the Neverworld Wake. To escape, they have to vote. But how do you choose who to kill? And then how do you live with yourself? "Beautifully creepy." --The New York Times "You wont be able to stop reading until the mystery is unraveled." --Refinery29 "A dark and twisty tale brimming with psychological suspense." --Bustle

Article 353

Author:Tanguy Viel

Publisher:Other Press, LLC


Total Pages:160



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This atmospheric noir novel retraces the steps that led to a murder off the coast of Brittany, probing the relationship between law and justice. In a depressed town on France's northern coast, a man named Martial Kermeur has been arrested for the murder of real estate developer Antoine Lazenec after throwing him overboard. Called before a judge, Kermeur goes back to the beginning to explain what brought him to this desperate point: his divorce, his son's acting out, layoffs at his job, and, above all, Lazenec's dazzling project for a seaside resort. The temptation to invest all of your severance pay in a beautiful apartment with a view of the sea is great. But still, it has to be built. In this subtle, enthralling novel, Tanguy Viel examines not only the psychology of a crime, but also the larger social ills that may offer its justification.

Little Heaven

Author:Nick Cutter

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:496



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A “gripping and terrifying story…and one not to be missed” (Robert McCammon) from the acclaimed author of The Troop and The Deep! A trio of mismatched mercenaries—Micah Shughrue, Minerva Atwater, and Ebenzer Elkins, colloquially known as “the Englishman”—is hired by young Ellen Bellhaven for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven, where a clandestine religious cult holds sway. But shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. There are stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—and above all else, the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust soon grip the settlement. Escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral toward madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. All present here are now forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is marshaling its power—and it wants them all… “A slow boil of unrelenting terror and inescapable consequences. Nick Cutter ups his game every time. Beautifully written—menace drips from every page.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author “A sprawling epic that can stand alongside the best of ‘80s King, Barker, and McCammon. Fun, nasty, smart, and scary, and in all the right places.” —Paul Tremblay, acclaimed author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

The King's Daughter

Author:Suzanne Martel

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd


Total Pages:232



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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate. Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.


Author:Sebastien de Castell



Total Pages:400



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A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell. Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading. Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything -- even his own life -- in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path. One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope. The first novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic. Spellslinger SeriesSpellslingerShadowblackCharmcaster For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out: The Greatcoats QuartetTraitor's BladeSaint's BloodKnight's ShadowTyrant's Throne

The Little Prince

Author:Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,General Press



Total Pages:136



Books Description:

First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

Everything, Everything

Author:Nicola Yoon



Total Pages:240



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New York Times Bestseller My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.


Author:Sebastien de Castell



Total Pages:384



Books Description:

A failed mage turned outlaw must use guile and a handful of spells to challenge a dangerous rival in the second book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell. Forced to live as an outlaw, Kellen relies on his wits and his allies to survive the unforgiving borderlands. When he meets a young woman cursed with a deadly plague, he feels compelled to help. But her secrets draw powerful enemies and it's not long before Kellen is entangled in a conspiracy of blackmail, magic, and murder. As the bodies begin to pile up, Kellen fears he's next. The second novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic. Spellslinger SeriesSpellslingerShadowblackCharmcaster For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out: The Greatcoats QuartetTraitor's BladeSaint's BloodKnight's ShadowTyrant's Throne


Author:H. G. Wells



Total Pages:35



Books Description:

This eBook edition of "THE GRISLY FOLK" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson

Author:Jules Verne

Publisher:BearManor Media


Total Pages:264



Books Description:

Volume 2 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Marooned With Uncle Robinson Castaway by pirates on a deserted island Without tools or supplies to survive A mother and her children have only a kindly old sailor to help. But what explains the strange flora and fauna they find on the isle? The second volume in the Palik series, presented by the North American Jules Verne Society, offers another story never before published in English. Shipwrecked Family was rejected by Verne’s publisher, so rather than finish it, he rewrote it with new characters. That book became the classic The Mysterious Island in which Captain Nemo made his last appearance. Presented here is Verne’s original draft of that novel—one which is very different from the book that it eventually became. Expert translation is provided by Sidney Kravitz, also translator of the definitive modern edition of The Mysterious Island. Translated by Sidney Kravitz; Introduction by Brian Taves. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society,

Chroniques d'Altaride n°015 Août 2013

Author:Christophe Calmes,Arnaud Desfontaines,Frédéric Dorne,Gabriel Féraud,Steve Goffaux,Willy Mangin,Anne Muller,Thomas Munier,Frédéric Sintes,Stephan Van Herpen

Publisher:Chroniques d\'Altaride


Total Pages:102



Books Description:

Ce numéro 15 de la revue rôliste mensuelle vous invite à rencontrer les grands méchants. Qui sont-ils ? Comment les gérer ? À quoi servent-ils ? Ce sont les Chroniques d'Altaride les plus épaisses depuis leur création : plus de cent pages ! Au programme, des rencontres avec des auteurs, des aides de jeu, nouvelles et réflexions sur le thème du mois, une histoire dont vous êtes le héros dans l'univers de Manga BoyZ offerte par l'auteur du jeu et un scénario inédit pour Sombre - Millevaux écrit lui aussi par l'auteur du jeu !

Une journée dans la mort de l'Amérique

Author:Gary Younge



Total Pages:480



Books Description:

Chaque jour, ce sont près de sept enfants ou adolescents qui meurent par balle aux États-Unis. Cette statistique glaçante ne peut rendre compte à elle seule des vies détruites par les armes à feu, Gary Younge a donc décidé de raconter le destin des jeunes gens tués au cours d’une journée choisie au hasard. Ils sont dix à être abattus le 23 novembre 2013, dix enfants et adolescents âgés de 9 à 19 ans : sept noirs, deux hispaniques, un blanc. Gary Younge consacre un chapitre à chacune de ces victimes tuées par balle, parfois par accident, parfois lors d’un règlement de comptes : Jaiden, Kenneth, Stanley, Pedro, Tyler, Edwin, Samuel, Tyshon, Gary et Gustin. En recoupant les entretiens qu’il a menés avec leurs proches, les rapports de la police, du « 911 » et des journalistes locaux, il reconstitue la vie et les dernières minutes de ces jeunes, victimes de leur condition sociale, de la négligence des adultes, des lobbys. Vibrante immersion dans ces dix courtes vies, Une journée dans la mort de l’Amérique est un ouvrage aussi précis qu’intense. Gary Younge déploie tout son savoir-faire narratif pour nous immerger dans les États-Unis d’aujourd’hui et nous inviter à réfléchir, sans tabou, à cette tragédie américaine.

Une histoire des microbes

Author:Patrick BERCHE

Publisher:John Libbey Eurotext


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

Un ouvrage passionnant qui retrace la grande saga des microbes et l’histoire des épidémies, des vaccins et des antibiotiques. « Vers trois heures de l'après-midi, je vis des petites anguilles ou des petits vers qui s'enchevêtraient et se tortillaient. C'était parmi toutes les merveilles de la nature, la plus prodigieuse, et je dois ajouter que je n'ai pas éprouvé de plus grand plaisir que celui de voir plusieurs milliers de créatures dans une gouttelette d'eau se déplacer les unes parmi les autres, chacune animée de son propre mouvement. » Dans une infusion de poire, avec un microscope rudimentaire, Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, obscur drapier de Delft, fut le premier être humain à observer des bactéries. Cette incroyable découverte date du 10 juillet 1676, et pourtant, les microbes furent les premiers créatures vivantes apparues sur Terre il y a plus de trois milliards d'années. D’êtres unicellulaires, les microbes ont évolué vers des organismes complexes qui ont donné naissance aux plantes, aux animaux et… aux hommes. A l'heure où de nouvelles menaces liées à l'émergence de nouveaux microbes, de nouvelles pandémies et du bioterrorisme, peuvent mettre en péril notre survie, cet ouvrage érudit et vivant est un plaidoyer montrant que nous n'avons jamais eu autant besoin d'une science maîtrisée au service du progrès humain...

Finding Home Again

Author:Brenda Jackson

Publisher:HQN Books


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

First love. Second chances. In Catalina Cove, anything can happen… Bryce Witherspoon’s heart races every time she sees Kaegan Chambray. Everyone in town knows they can’t stand each other, but the truth is, even though the man broke her heart ten years ago, she still feels that irresistible, oh-so-familiar jolt of desire. When Kaegan returned to Catalina Cove to run the family business, he knew there’d be no avoiding Bryce. The woman he thought he’d one day marry was instead the biggest heartbreak of his life. But when Bryce lets slip a devastating secret, he discovers just how wrong he was to let her go all those years ago. He knows they both still feel the spark between them, but it’ll take more than attraction to convince her. Kaegan will pull out all the stops to show Bryce he’s the man who can give her the future they once dreamed of—if only they give love a second chance.