Download The Winter of Our Discontent (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck PDF

By John Steinbeck

From a swashbuckling pirate myth to a meditation on American morality—two vintage Steinbeck novels make their black backbone debuts

In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee acknowledged that with The wintry weather of Our Discontent, he had "resumed his place as an self sustaining expounder of the reality, with an independent intuition for what's certainly American.

Ethan Allen Hawley, the novel's protagonist, works as a clerk in a supermarket that his widespread family members as soon as owned. with no prestige within the city, his spouse is stressed, and his teenage youngsters are hungry for the tantalizing fabric comforts he can't supply. Then someday, in a second of ethical concern, Ethan comes to a decision to take a vacation from his personal scrupulous criteria. In The iciness of Our Discontent, John Steinbeck, might be the grasp author of the yankee operating type, explores the cultural malaise of the Nineteen Sixties and its far-ranging implications: social, familial, and personal.

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Download An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris PDF

By Robert Harris

Book Details:

Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
Number of Pages: 855
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

Robert Harris returns to the exciting ancient fiction he has so brilliantly made his personal. this is often the tale of the notorious Dreyfus affair instructed as a chillingly darkish, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage.

Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a tender Jewish officer, has simply been convicted of treason, sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in entrance of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. one of the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the bold, highbrow, lately promoted head of the counterespionage organization that "proved" Dreyfus had handed secrets and techniques to the Germans. in the beginning, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. however it isn't lengthy after Dreyfus is brought to his desolate criminal that Picquart stumbles on details that leads him to suspect that there's nonetheless a secret agent at huge within the French army. As facts of the main malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably towards the uppermost degrees of presidency, Picquart is pressured to query not just the case opposed to Dreyfus but additionally his such a lot deeply held ideals approximately his state, and approximately himself.

Bringing to lifestyles the scandal that mesmerized the area on the flip of the 20th century, Robert Harris tells a story of uncanny timeliness––a witch hunt, mystery tribunals, out-of-control intelligence enterprises, the destiny of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his across the world best-selling novels.

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Download Follow the Stone (Emmett Love, Book 1) by John Locke PDF

By John Locke

Foreign best-selling writer John Locke (Saving Rachel, want checklist, Now & Then, deadly humans, deadly test) tackles a brand new style, with hilarious effects. stick to the Stone (An Irreverent Western event) is a good-hearted, rollicking tale a couple of former gunslinger and his crablike scout, who trip West with a mail order bride, a witch, and a wagon filled with prostitutes!

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Download The Picture of Nobody by Rabindranath Maharaj PDF

By Rabindranath Maharaj

Tommy lives together with his relatives in a small urban open air Toronto. His mom and dad are Ismaili Muslims who immigrated to Canada sooner than Tommy was once born. Tommy, a shy, obese seventeen-year-old, seems like an intruder. The arrest of a terrorist team in Toronto turns Tommy's international the other way up. not anyone spotted him prior to. Now, he stories the edge of racism on the neighborhood espresso store the place he works part-time. a bunch of younger males who hang around on the espresso store start to bully him. In spite, Tommy commits an act of revenge opposed to the group's ringleader that has results Tommy by no means dreamed of. This novella is a short and simple learn for individuals at the pass.

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Download Signes, symboles et mythes by Luc Benoist PDF

By Luc Benoist

Les symboles ont un utilization bien plus quotidien qu’on ne l’imagine. Comme le disait Aristote, « le mot chien ne mord pas », il est le symbole par lequel nous pouvons désigner los angeles réalité du chien. Le rôle du symbolisme consiste donc à exprimer n’importe quelle idée d’une façon qui soit available à tout le monde.
Cet ouvrage se suggest d’analyser les mutations des signes depuis leur apparition jusqu’à leur lointaine métamorphose, notamment dans le domaine des mythes, et d’étudier ce qui se dresse entre los angeles selected et l’idée : le symbole.

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Download Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

“Pensé en un laberinto de laberintos, en un sinuoso laberinto creciente que abarcara el pasado y el porvenir y que implicara de algún modo los astros”. —Jorge Luis Borges
Ficciones es quizá el libro más reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges, compuesto por los libros El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan y Artificios, ambos considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgiano. Entre los cuentos que aquí se reúnen hay algunos de corte policial como “La muerte y l. a. brújula”, l. a. historia de un  detective que investiga el asesinato de un rabino; otros sobre libros imaginarios como “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, una extraordinaria reflexión sobre l. a. literatura y su influencia en el mundo físico;  y muchos pertenecientes al género fantástico como “El Sur”, acaso su mejor relato, en palabras del mismo autor.

Fascinante y sorprendente, Ficciones le brinda al lector un mundo de reflexiones sobre las convenciones de lectura y el modo de entender l. a. realidad.

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Download Second Glance by Jodi Picoult PDF

By Jodi Picoult

An difficult and unstable story of affection and suspense within which an unsolved, a long time outdated homicide haunts a small New England city. In Jodi Picoult's eeriest and so much engrossing paintings but, this can be a tale concerning the issues that come again to hang-out us, actually and metaphorically.

whilst a plot of land is being built in Vermont opposed to the desire of a neighborhood local American tribe, unusual issues start to take place - and Ross Wakeman, a magical investigator, is requested to become involved. He's a determined drifter who's taken up ghost searching on the way to pass paths back along with his fiancee, who died in a vehicle crash 8 years in the past, yet he has but to event whatever even remotely paranormal. Then Ross meets Lia . . . As a seventy-year-old homicide case is reopened, a stunning mystery a couple of crime of ardour long gone is revealed.

Jodi Picoult's eeriest and so much engrossing paintings but, it is a tale concerning the issues that come again to hang-out us - actually and metaphorically. technological know-how is pitted opposed to the supernatural, and Picoult examines why we have a tendency to contemplate technological know-how as aim, whilst it truly is continually on the mercy of these who interpret it. Is destiny to any extent further trustworthy than twist of fate? And is love any much less genuine simply because it has no scale of dimension?

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Download Managing Death (Death Works) by Trent Jamieson PDF

By Trent Jamieson

It's hard being dying. For starters, humans hold demise. after which, they maintain getting up again.

Steven de Selby obtained promoted. This makes the expanding variety of stirrers (and the tense rumors of a zombie god emerging someday quickly) his challenge. that point administration seminar he retains intending to take could additionally remind him that he's received a demise Moot to plot, a Christmas social gathering to prepare, and an end-of-the-world factor to avert.

Steven needs to begin dealing with dying, prior to dying starts off dealing with him, or this time the Apocalypse might be greater than neighborhood.

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