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THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Fecha Lanzamiento: 23/07/2009
POCKET U.K., 2009

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Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territo ry: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. ... Leer resumen completo

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A FEAST FOR CROWS (BOOK 4 SONG OF ICE FIRE)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 04/10/2006
BANTAM BOOKS, 2006

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Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martins monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace...only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears....With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in Kings Landing. Robb Starks demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still existor they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising facessome familiar, others only just appearingare seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes...and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guestsbut only a few are the survivors. ... Leer resumen completo

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LE PETIT PRINCE: AVEC DES AQUARELLES DE L AUTEUR
Fecha Lanzamiento: 04/03/1999
GALLIMARD, 1999

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« J'ai ainsi vécu seul, sans personne avec qui parler véritablement, jusqu'à une panne dans le désert du Sahara, il y a six ans. Quelque chose s'était cassé dans mon moteur. Et comme je n'avais avec moi ni mécanicien, ni passagers, je me préparai à essayer de réussir, tout seul, une réparation difficile. C'était pour moi une question de vie ou de mort. J'avais à peine de l'eau à boire pour huit jours. Le premier soir je me suis donc endormi sur le sable à mille milles de toute terre habitée. J'étais bien plus isolé qu'un naufragé sur un radeau au milieu de l'océan. Alors vous imaginez ma surprise, au lever du jour, quand une drôle de petite voix m'a réveillé. Elle disait : ... » ... Leer resumen completo

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INTO THE WILD
Fecha Lanzamiento: 25/01/2000
PAN BOOKS LTD, 1999

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Using the true story of a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and con tact with nature ... Leer resumen completo

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IO E TE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 28/02/2011
GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE, 2010
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THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/03/2014
HAMISH HAMILTON, 2011

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'To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.'Drought and economic depression are driving thousands from Oklahoma. As their land becomes just another strip in the dust bowl, the Joads, a family of sharecroppers, decide they have no choice bu t to follow. They head west, towards California, where they hope to find work and a future for their family. But while the journey to this promised land will take its inevitable toll, there remains uncertainty about what awaits their arrival . . .Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Grapes of Wrath is an epic human drama. Of this novel, Steinbeck himself said: 'I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.' ... Leer resumen completo

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AMERICAN PSYCHO
Fecha Lanzamiento: 29/09/2006
ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, 2006

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In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while sp ending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE BOOK THIEF
Fecha Lanzamiento: 31/07/2007
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2007

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HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES ... Leer resumen completo

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HOUSE OF LEAVES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/11/2003
DOUBLEDAY TRANSWORLD USA, 2003

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Johnny Truant, a wild and troubled sometime employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Report. Will Navidson, a photojournalist, and his family move into a new house. What happens next is re corded on videotapes and in interviews. Now the Navidsons are household names. Zampano, writing on loose sheets, stained napkins, crammed notebooks, has compiled what must be the definitive work on the events on Ash Tree Lane. But Johnny Truant has never heard of the Navidson Record. Nor has anyone else he knows. And the more he reads about Will Navidson's house, the more frightened he becomes. Paranoia besets him. The worst part is that he can't just dismiss the notebook as the ramblings of a crazy old man. He's starting to notice things changing around him...Immensely imaginative, impossible to put down and impossible to forget, "House of Leaves" is thrilling, terrifying and unlike anything you have ever read before. ... Leer resumen completo

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A STORM OF SWORDS: A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK THREE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/04/2003
BANTAM BOOKS, 2002

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Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world.... But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . ... Leer resumen completo

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LES FLEURS DU MAL
LE LIVRE DE POCHE, 1999

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A vec Les Fleurs du Mal commence la poésie moderne : le lyrisme subjectif s'efface devant cette « impersonnalité volontaire » que Baudelaire a lui-même postulée ; la nature et ses retours cycliques cèdent la place au décor urbain et à ses changements marqués par l'Histoire, et il arrive que l e poète accède au beau par l'expérience de la laideur. Quant au mal affiché dès le titre du recueil, s'il nous apporte la preuve que l'art ici se dénoue de la morale, il n'en préserve pas moins la profonde spiritualité des poèmes. D'où la stupeur que Baudelaire put ressentir quand le Tribunal de la Seine condamna la première édition de 1857 pour « outrage à la morale publique et aux bonnes moeurs » et l'obligea à retrancher six pièces du volume - donc à remettre en cause la structure du recueil qu'il avait si précisément concertée. En 1861, la seconde édition fut augmentée de trente-cinq pièces, puis Baudelaire continua d'écrire pour son livre d'autres poèmes encore. Mais après la censure, c'est la mort qui vint l'empêcher de donner aux Fleurs du Mal la forme définitive qu'il souhaitait - et que nous ne connaîtrons jamais. Préface d'Yves Bonnefoy. Edition de John E. Jackson. ... Leer resumen completo

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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 26/01/1984
VIRAGO PRESS, 1984

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Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of au tobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou ... Leer resumen completo

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MRS DALLOWAY
PENGUIN, 2007

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On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway, the glittering wife of a Member of Parliament, is preparing for a grand party that evening.As she walks through London, buying flowers, observing life, her thoughts are in the past, and she remembers the time when she was as young as her own daughter Elizabeth; her romance with Peter Walsh, now recently returned from India; and the friends of her youth. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is being driven mad by shell shock. As the day draws to its end, his world and Clarissa's collide in unexpected ways. ... Leer resumen completo

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ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN CAMBRIOLEUR
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/01/1999
LE LIVRE DE POCHE, 2003

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Vif, audacieux, impertinent, rossant sans arrêt le commissaire (qui ici, en l’occurrence, s’appelle l’inspecteur Ganimard), traînant les cœurs après lui et mettant les rieurs de son côté, se moquant des situations acquises, ridiculisant les bourgeois, portant secours aux faib les, Arsène Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur est un Robin des Bois de la «Belle Epoque». Un Robin des Bois bien français : il ne se prend pas trop au sérieux, ses armes les plus meurtrières sont les traits d’esprit ; ce n’est pas un aristocrate qui vit comme un anarchiste mais un anarchiste qui vit comme un aristocrate. Arsène Lupin, après plus d’un demi-siècle, n’a pas vieilli. Il ne vieillira jamais en dépit de son chapeau haut de forme, de sa cape et de son monocle. Pierre Lazareff. ... Leer resumen completo

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A CLASH OF KINGS (SONG OF ICE & FIRE BOOK 2)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/12/1999
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 1999

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George R. R. Martin's superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms in the second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a pa th of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey -- Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End -- and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come...The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood. ... Leer resumen completo

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L PRINCEPICO (MIRANDES)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 30/06/2011
ASA EDIÇES, 2011

14.16€

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DIVERGENT 3: ALLEGIANT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 05/05/2014
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2013

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The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free fr om complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature and of herself while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by @1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. ... Leer resumen completo

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ADULTERIO
Fecha Lanzamiento: 02/06/2014
BOMPIANI, 2014

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Linda ha 31 anni e, agli occhi di tutti, la sua vita perfetta: vive in Svizzera, uno dei paesi pi sicuri del mondo, ha un matrimonio solido e stabile, un marito molto affettuoso, figli dolci e educati, e un lavoro da giornalista di cui non si pu lamentare. Ma d'un tratto inizia a mettere in dubbio questa sua quotidianit, l a prevedibilit dei suoi giorni. Non riesce pi a sopportare lo sforzo che le richiede fingere di essere felice. Tutto questo cambia quando incontra per caso un suo innamorato degli anni dell'adolescenza: Jacob. diventato un politico di successo e, durante un'intervista, finisce per risvegliare un sentimento che la donna non provava da ormai troppo tempo: la passione. Ora Linda sar disposta a tutto per conquistare quell'amore impossibile, e dovr esplorare fino in fondo tutte le emozioni umane per poter poi trovare la redenzione. ... Leer resumen completo

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MOCKINGJAY (THE HUNGER GAMES 3) (FILM COVER)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 15/12/2011
SCHOLASTIC INC., 2011

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This is the final book in the ground-breaking "Hunger Games" trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what' worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss' family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. ... Leer resumen completo

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OLIVER TWIST (CLASSICS A MIDA)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 11/05/2012
BARCANOVA, 2012

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Oliver Twist és una novel·la que no pot faltar en cap biblioteca. Lobra explica les aventures del seu protagonista per sobreviure en una societat dura i cruel amb els més febles. Ambientada a Londres i la seva rodalia, Dickens retrata alguns ambients srdids de lpoca, en els quals els infants eren explotats per treballar o p er cometre delictes. La lluita del dbil contra el fort i del bé contra el mal són temes presents al llarg de tota la novel·la, que ens mostra totes les peripcies del jove Oliver fins que és capaç de reeixir i trobar el seu camí. ... Leer resumen completo

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PAPER TOWNS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/12/2013
JHON GREEN
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING LTD., 2013

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From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Ma rgo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance ...and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story. ... Leer resumen completo

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12.25€

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THE HUNGER GAMES 1 (FILM COVER)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/12/2011
SCHOLASTIC INC., 2011

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Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. ... Leer resumen completo

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LORD OF THE FLIES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 21/10/2002
FABER AND FABER, 1954

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Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home recede and the blood from frenzied pig-hunts arouses them, the boys' childish fear turns into something deeper and more primitive.

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AGUA, CAO, CAVALO, CABEÇA
CAMINHO, 2006

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Três cabides: um para pendurar o casaco, outro para pendurar uma corda já com o nó de enforcado. Outro cabide ainda: o chapéu. Não podes ter o conhecimento integral das coisas. Fumei um cigarro, uma t-shirt branca, a barba por fazer. Atravesso a rua já encasacado. Frio brutal. Pessoas de um lado para o outro a fazerem compras e no meio do passeio um rapaz de tronco nu, no meio deste frio brutal, de joelhos, com o tronco esticado e a cabeça baixa e a mão igual a um cabide, dirigida para a frente e para cima, aberta, a pedir. ... Leer resumen completo

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GRIMM S FAIRY TALES PPC
VV.AA.
PENGUIN, 2007

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The highly evocative stories in this treasury of tales have become part of our heritage and culture and are an essential part of every child's imaginative upbringing. In bringing to life a host of unforgettable characters such as Tom Thumb, the Frog-Prince and Ashputtel, the Brothers Grimm created a feast of stories to stim ulate the mind and emotions of readers of all ages. Some of the tales are sinister, some funny; others teach us about love, compassion or revenge, greed, cruelty or kindness. Because of their enormous range and scope, they form a vital part of our understanding of the world. As popular today as they were when they were first published, these stories should find a place on the bookshelf of every home. As well as leading us to strange lands where birds and beasts dwell with dwarves, giants, princesses and peasants, they will continue to delight, terrify and educate readers, young and old. ... Leer resumen completo

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UN MAJESTUEUX FOSSILE LITTERAIRE ET AUTRES NOUVELLES
GALLIMARD, 2007

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Ce bon vieux livre de médecine ? Le plus sûr moyen d'envoyer des générations entières engraisser l'herbe des cimetières ! Et que penser de ces milliardaires qui décident de voir si on peut vivre un mois entièrement à crédit ? Vous croisez l'ami auquel vous étiez en train de penser, est-ce u ne simple coïncidence ou une manifestation de « télégraphie mentale » ? Vous aimez les histoires cocasses et surprenantes ? Mark Twain est l'auteur qu'il vous faut ! ... Leer resumen completo

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THE GODFATHER RETURNS
BALLANTINE BOOKS (RANDOM), 2006

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THE MISSING YEARS FROM THE GREATEST CRIME SAGA OF ALL TIME Thirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo’s great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner continues the story–the years not covered in Puzo’s bestselling book or in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic films. It is 1955. Michael Corleone has won a bloody victory in the war among New York’s crime families. Now he wants to consolidate his power, save his marriage, and take his family into legitimate businesses. To do so, he must confront his most dangerous adversary yet, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who worked his way through law school as a Corleone street enforcer, and who is every bit as deadly and cunning as Michael. Their personal cold war will run from 1955 to 1962, exerting immense influence on the lives of America’s most powerful criminals and their loved ones, including Tom Hagen, the Corleone Family’s lawyer and consigliere, who embarks on a political career in Nevada while trying to protect his brother; Francesca Corleone, daughter of Michael’s late brother Sonny, who is suddenly learning her family’s true history and faces a difficult choice; Don Louie Russo, head of the Chicago mob, who plays dumb but has wily ambitions for muscling in on the Corleones’ territory; Peter Clemenza, the stalwart Corleone underboss, who knows more Family secrets than almost anyone; Ambassador M. Corbett Shea, a former Prohibition-era bootlegger and business ally of the Corleones’, who wants to get his sonelected to the presidency–and needs some help from his old friends; Johnny Fontane, the world’s greatest saloon singer, who ascends to new heights as a recording artist, cozying up to Washington’s power elite and maintaining a precarious relationship with notorious underworld figures; Kay Adams Corleone, who finally discovers the truth about her husband, Michael–and must decide what it means for their marriage and their children and Fredo Corleone, whose death has never been fully explained until now, and whose betrayal of the Family was part of a larger and more sinister chain of events. Sweeping from New York and Washington to Las ... Leer resumen completo

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MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 14/02/2005
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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'Ring magic is different from the magic of the theatre, because the curtain never comes down - because the blood in the ring is real blood, and the broken noses and the broken hearts are real, and sometimes they are broken forever. Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life. 'The hermetic world of boxing is notoriously difficult for outsiders to understand, though it has provided a source of fascination to numerous writers, including Norman Mailer, A. J. Liebling, Joyce Carol Oates and Ernest Hemingway. F. X. Toole is a dazzling new writer with a fresh and original voice, who has been a boxing professional for over twenty-five years. Rope Burns, a collection of short stories and a novella, is written from this unique perspective. ... Leer resumen completo

12.65€

12.65€

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TRE METRI SOPRA IL CIELO
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/05/2004
FELTRINELLI EDITORIALE, 2004

11.72€

11.72€

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THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN
Fecha Lanzamiento: 24/08/2004
WARNER BOOKS, 2004

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Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where h e learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself. In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife - and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure. ... Leer resumen completo

10.85€

10.85€

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