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THE OLD MAN, AND THE SEA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/01/2012
ARROW (RANDOM), 1994

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Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingways magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of mans challe nge to the elements in which he lives. ... Leer resumen completo

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1984
Fecha Lanzamiento: 08/02/2007
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 1990

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The year is 1984; the scene is London, largest population center of Airstrip One. Airstrip One is part of the vast political entity Oceania, which is eternally at war with one of two other vast entities, Eurasia and Eastasia. At any moment, depending upon current alignments, all existing records show either that Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia and allied with Eastasia, or that it has always been at war with Eastasia and allied with Eurasia. Winston Smith knows this, because his work at the Ministry of Truth involves the constant "correction" of such records. "'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" In a grim city and a terrifying country, where Big Brother is always Watching You and the Thought Police can practically read your mind, Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. He knows the Party's official image of the world is a fluid fiction. He knows the Party controls the people by feeding them lies and narrowing their imaginations through a process of bewilderment and brutalization that alienates each individual from his fellows and deprives him of every liberating human pursuit from reasoned inquiry to sexual passion. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. ... Leer resumen completo

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ZORBA THE GREEK
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2008
FABER AND FABER, 2008

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It is before the outbreak of the first world war and a young writer rents a lignite mine on the beautiful island of Crete. As he is about to depart, he meets a much older, experienced, and very earthy Alexis Zorba, whom he hires to be his foreman and cook. He is a simple but deep man who lives life without shame, and lives every moment fully.Antes de que se declare la Primera Guerra Mundial, un joven escritor alquila una mina de lignito en la hermosa isla de Creta. Cuando está a punto de partir, conoce a un hombre de gran edad, experiencia y salud, llamado Alexis Zorba, a quien contrata para que sea su cocinero y asistente. Él es un hombre sencillo pero profundo que vive la vida sin culpabilidad, y experimenta cada momento en toda su intensidad. ... 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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LES MISERABLES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 03/09/2007
PENGUIN, 2007

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This book features many of the characters who are well-known: Valjean, the criminal trying to escape his reputation; Javert, the police agent trailing him; the unfortunate Fantine and her daughter, Cosette; the rascally Thenardier; and above all the splendid street urchin, Gavroche. Among the unforgettable descriptions are those of the Paris sewers, the battle of Waterloo and the fighting at the barricades during the July Revolution. There are few more complete, or more vivid, pictures of France at the beginning of the nineteenth century. "Les Miserables" is at once a thrilling narrative and a social document embracing a wider field than any other novel of its time. ... Leer resumen completo

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ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Fecha Lanzamiento: 11/12/2006
PENGUIN, 2007

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"I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn't be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn't here." Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. She's covered in bandages and she's lying in her parents' Good Front Room dreaming of leaving Dublin and gettin g back to New York. To her friends. To The Most Fabulous Job in the World- And most of all, back to her husband, Aiden. But her family have other ideas (not to mention the usual problems that beset the Walsh sisters). And Aiden, for some reason, seems unwilling to get in touch. What happened to Anna to send her so far from all that she loves? And what happened to her marriage that her husband won't talk to her? ... Leer resumen completo

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CAPTAIN ALATRISTE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 30/11/2005
PLUME EDITIONS, 2005

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden The first in a magnificent series of historical novels from the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Club Dumas and The Queen of the South The novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as "the master of the intellectual thr iller" (Chicago Tribune). His books have been published in fifty countries. Now, beginning with Captain Alatriste, comes Pérez- Reverte's most stunning creation to date: a riveting series featuring the adventures of an iconic hero. Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. "No blood," they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren't ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe. "A twenty-first century literary phenomenon . . . The clash and dash are thrilling; the swordplay is a bonus. A-."—Entertainment Weekly "Written with courtly panache and contagious enthusiasm."—The New York Times "A pleasure of swash, buckle, and atmosphere." —Kirkus Reviews "A winning swashbuckler . . . Popular entertainment at its best."—PublishersWeekly ... Leer resumen completo

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DAVID COPPERFIELD
Fecha Lanzamiento: 11/05/2004
PENGUIN, 2004

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David Copperfield is the story of a young man&@8217;s adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; his nemesis, the eternally humble Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature&@8217;s great comic creations. In David Copperfield - the novel he described as his &@8216;favourite child&@8217; - Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. ... Leer resumen completo

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TWENTIES GIRL
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/01/2010
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2009

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Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don´t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara´s great aunt Sadie -in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl- has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can´t rest without. ... Leer resumen completo

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MY SISTER S KEEPER
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2005

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Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. ... Leer resumen completo

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RUNNING MAN
LE LIVRE DE POCHE, 2005

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Richard Bachman / Stephen King Running Man Premier quart du xxie siècle. La dictature s'est installée aux États-Unis. La télévision, arme suprême du nouveau pouvoir, règne sans partage sur le peuple. Une chaîne unique diffuse une émission de jeux suivie par des millions de fans : c'est « La G rande Traque ». Ben Richards, un homme qui n'a plus rien à perdre, décide de s'engager dans la compétition mortelle. Pendant trente jours il devra fuir les redoutables « chasseurs » lancés sur sa piste et activement aidés par une population encouragée à la délation. Tous les moyens sont bons pour éliminer Ben Richards... Dans ce livre terrifiant, le maître incontesté du suspense, le grand écrivain américain Stephen King, alias Richard Bachman, nous fait vivre cette diabolique course contre la mort sans nous laisser un instant de répit. Fascinant. ... Leer resumen completo

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REQUIEM FOR A DREAM: A NOVEL
HUBERT SELBY
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS, 2000

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Hubert Selby JrIn this searing novel first published in 1978, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of heroin and getting rich. But their heroin habit gets the better of them, and Harry's mother's addiction to diet pills lands her in a state mental hospital.

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SIDDHARTHA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 17/06/2008
PENGUIN, 2008

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Siddhartha, a handsome Brahmin's son, is clever and well loved, yet increasingly dissatisfied with the life that is expected of him. Setting out on a spiritual journey to discover a higher state of being, his quest leads him through the temptations of luxury and wealth, the pleasures of sensual love, and the sinister threat of death-dealing snakes, until, eventually, he comes to a river. There a ferryman guides him towards his destiny, and to the ultimate meaning of existence. Inspired by Hermann Hesse's profound regard for Indian transcendental philosophy and written in prose of graceful simplicity, Siddhartha is one of the most influential spiritual works of the twentieth century. 'A writer of genius' The Times 'A subtle distillation of wisdom, stylistic grace and symmetry of form' Sunday Times. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature ... Leer resumen completo

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SIDDHARTHA (PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/07/2006
PENGUIN, 2002

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Herman Hesse's Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory the 20th century ever produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions sin ce its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation This Penguin Classics edition of Hesse's beloved novel features Joachim Neugroschel's stunning translation and an indispensable introductory essay by Ralph Friedman, Hesse's definitive biographer. ... Leer resumen completo

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MADAME BOVARY (2ND ED.)
NORTON (W.W.), 2004

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As a provocative tale of passion and complacency, ideals and self-delusions, Madame Bovary (1857) remains a milestone in European fiction. In telling his story of Emma Bovary—a farmer’s daughter who, with girlhood dreams fuelled by sensational novels, marries a provincial doctor—Flaubert inaugurated a lite rary mode that would be called Realism. But so exacting were Flaubert’s standards of authenticity that his portrayal of the breakdown of Emma’s marriage, and the frankness with which he treats her adulterous liaisons, scandalized many of his contemporaries. Yet to others, the mix of painful introspection, emotional blindness, and cynical self-seeking that distinguishes his characters made the novel instantly recognizable as a work of genius. It is a novel fixed upon the idea of romance—of the need for Romance—in the face of day-to-day banalities. It is a theme that is ironic insofar as the exquisite clarity of Flaubert’s prose serves to hauntingly underline the futility of the heroine’s ultimate tragedy. ... Leer resumen completo

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WILT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/10/2002
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

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Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundle ss and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm - for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline. But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he can do something about his wife, in imagination at least, and his fantasies grow daily more murderous and more concrete. After a peculiarly nasty experience at a party thrown by particularly nasty Americans, Wilt finds himself in several embarrassing positions: Eva stalks out in stratospheric dudgeon, and Wilt, under the inspiration of gin, puts one of his more vindictive fantasies into effect. But suspicions are instantly aroused and Wilt rapidly achieves an unenviable notoriety in the role of The Man Helping Police With Their Enquiries. Or is he exactly helping? Wilt's problem - although he's on the other side of the fence - is the same as Inspector Flint's: where is Eva Wilt? But Wilt begins to flourish in the heat of the investigation, and as the police stoke the flames of circumstantial evidence, Wilt deploys all his powers to show that the Law can't tell a Missing Person from a hole in the ground. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE DEVIL IS NOT MOCKED AND OTHER WARNINGS (SELECTED STORIES OF M MANLY WADE WELLMAN VOL. 2)
JOHN (ED) PELAN
NIGHT SHADE BOOKS, 2001

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Manly Wade Wellman, John Pelan Wellman's work will be remembered, and should be preserved because it combines the dark gothic tradition of the American pulps with a detailed snapshot of regional history and culture. This mixture is shown through the lens of the American modernist tradition, revealing something that is large r than the sum of its parts. Volume two of a five volume set collecting all of Wellman's Appalachian fantasy stories. Contents: * The Devil is Not Mocked * The Pineys * Hundred Years Gone * Where the Woodbine Twineth * Keep Me Away * Come into My Parlor * Yare * Chorazin * The Petey Car * Along About Sundown * What of the Night * Rock, Rock * Lamia * Caretaker * The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign * Goodman's Place * Frogfather * Dhoh * Warrior in Darkness * Young-Man-With-Skull-At-His-Ear * Vigil * The Kelpie * Parthenope * The Theater Upstairs * Ever the Faith Endures * Dead Dog * The Cavern * At the Bend of the Trail ... Leer resumen completo

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THE SWAN THIEVES
SPHERE BOOKS LTD., 2009

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The highly anticipated new novel by the author of the international bestseller THE HISTORIAN. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life - solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves.

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THE LAST SONG
WARNER BOOKS, 2010

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Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father ...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best inte rest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms - first love, the love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts ...and heal them. ... Leer resumen completo

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ELDEST
CRISTOPHER PAOLINI
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2006

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 Christopher PaoliniEragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesnâ&@128;&@153;t know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battleâ&@128;&@147;one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. ... Leer resumen completo

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A FEAST FOR CROWS (BOOK 4 SONG OF ICE FIRE)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/10/2006
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 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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THE HISTORIAN
WARNER BOOKS, 2005

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To you perceptine reader, I begueath my history... Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. ‘A spirited update of Bram Stoker’s classic, with a vastly ingenious plot in which Dracula has developed a mysterious penchant for librarians … Kostova is a whiz at storytelling and narrative pace’ OBSERVER ‘Told with a compelling intensity which will keep the reader hooked until the last Undead tomb door swings shut’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ‘Filled with fascinating details of archaic vampire lore, the splendours of the Ottoman Empire and the beauty of the Romanian countryside’ TLS ‘Obsession, possession, and the struggle against the brevity of life … Kostova captures, beautifully, the turn on a dime from light to dark’ THE TIMES ... Leer resumen completo

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A LITTLE PRINCESS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 31/08/2007
PENGUIN, 2007

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A heartwarming tale of a girl?s constant affection and goodness through wealth and destitution.

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FANNY HILL
Fecha Lanzamiento: 31/08/2007
PENGUIN, 2007

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John Cleland was born in 1710, the eldest son of William Cleland, an officer and friend of Pope. He entered Westminster School in 1721 and remained there until his sudden departure in 1723. Later he joined the East India Company, where he rose from simple soldier to businessman and eventually secretary of the Bombay Council . However, his good fortune did not last and he left Bombay around 1740 and returned to London in 1741. Thereafter Cleland followed a career as literary hack, Grub Street writer and journalist. The life was extremely competitive and though Cleland pursued every promising avenue, both literary writing and factual reporting, he was in costant financial difficulty. He was imprisoned for debt on several occasions and on one of these, between February 1748 and March 1749, he usefully employed his time by revising and rewriting a draft of a novel entitled Fanny Hill. Both volumes of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, the final title, were published before his release. Cleland enjoyed some success with Fanny Hill and he hoped to exploit this with a sequel, Memoirs of a Coxcomb; but this and his other attempts at erotic fiction sank into oblivion. Impoverished and virtually unknown, John Cleland died in Westminster in January 1789. ... Leer resumen completo

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ROBINSON CRUSOE
PENGUIN, 2007

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Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language. ... Leer resumen completo

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ATONEMENT
ARROW (RANDOM), 2007

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On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. ... Leer resumen completo

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GUN SELLER
Fecha Lanzamiento: 24/10/2007
ARROW (RANDOM), 2004

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Cold-blooded murder just isn’t Thomas Lang’s cup of tea. Offered a tidy sum to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead - a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Quicker than he can down a shot of his favourite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matchin g wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femmes fatales. Up against rogue CIA agents, wanna-be terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang’s out to save the leggy lady he has come to love - and prevent an international bloodbath to boot. ... Leer resumen completo

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DIGITAL FORTRESS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 28/07/2004
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 1998

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When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage – not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves… ... Leer resumen completo

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ANCESTRAL VICES
ARROW (RANDOM), 2006

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'Tom Sharpe is in top form- outrageously funny- Left-wing academics, right-wing capitalists, true-blue country gentry, workers, peasants, police and lawyers - all take custard pies full in the face in this boisterous knockabout farce' The Listener 'A novelist who has broken out of the pack, established a wholly distinctive style- such a keen eye for the ridiculous and marvellous ability to puncture it' Scotsman 'An immense gift for social satire- the action is unflagging' Daily Telegraph' There's almost no on funnier' Observer ... Leer resumen completo

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LORD OF THE BARNYARD: KILLING THE FATTED CALF AND ARMING THE AWAR E IN THE CORNBELT
GROVE PRESS, 1998

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A literary sensation published to outstanding accolades in America and around the world, Lord of the Barnyard was one of the most auspicious fiction debuts of recent years. Now available in paperback, Tristan Egolf's manic, inventive, and painfully funny debut novel is the story of a town's dirty laundry -- and a garbagemen 's strike that lets it all hang out. Lord of the Barnyard begins with the death of a woolly mammoth in the last Ice Age and concludes with a greased-pig chase at a funeral in the modern-day Midwest. In the interim there are two hydroelectric dam disasters, fourteen tavern brawls, one shoot-out in the hills, three cases of probable arson, a riot in the town hall, and a lone tornado, as well as appearances by a coven of Methodist crones, an encampment of Appalachian crop thieves, six renegade coal-truck operators, an outraged mob of factory rats, a dysfunctional poultry plant, and one autodidact goat-roping farm boy by the name of John Kaltenbrunner. Lord of the Barnyard is a brilliantly comic tapestry of a Middle America still populated by river rats and assembly-line poultry killers, measuring into shot glasses the fruits of years of quiet desperation on the factory floor. Unforgettable and linguistically dizzying, it goes much farther than postal. ... Leer resumen completo

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