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A DOG'S HEART
A Dog's Heart
Название: A DOG'S HEART
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2020
Страниц:  176
Формат: PDF
Размер: 6.16 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
When a stray dog dying on the streets of Moscow is taken in by a wealthy professor, he is subjected to medical experiments in which he receives various transplants of human organs. As he begins to transform into a rowdy, unkempt human by the name of Poligraf Poligrafovich Sharikov, his actions distress the professor and those surrounding him, although he finds himself accepted into the ranks of the Soviet state. A parodic reworking of the Frankenstein myth and a vicious satire of the Communist revolution and the concept of the New Soviet man, A Dog's Heart was banned by the censors in 1925 and circulated only in samizdat form. Nowadays this hugely entertaining tale has become very popular in Russia, and has inspired many adaptations across the world.
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HEART OF DARKNESS AND THE COMPLETE CONGO DIARY
Heart of Darkness and the Complete Congo Diary
Название: HEART OF DARKNESS AND THE COMPLETE CONGO DIARY
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  192
Формат: PDF
Размер: 6.72 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
On a boat in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells his travelling companions of his reconnaissance expedition for a Belgian trading company to its most remote outpost in central Africa, which brought him on the trail of the elusive Kurtz, a brilliant idealist gone rogue. His account relates not only the perils he encounters on his quest, but also the deterioration of his state of mind as he is confronted with a world that is hostile and alien to him.
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GEORGE SILVERMAN'S EXPLANATION
George Silverman's Explanation
Название: GEORGE SILVERMAN'S EXPLANATION
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  144
Формат: DjVu
Размер: 1.00 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
After a traumatic early childhood spent living in poverty in a Preston cellar, the suddenly orphaned George Silverman grows up convinced that he is at fault for all the misfortunes in his life. Hoodwinked by hypocritical clergymen and exploited by his employer, he finds himself forsaking love and facing professional ruin. One of Dickens's very last writings, 'George Silverman's Explanation' is a dark and psychologically insightful investigation of failure and guilt. This volume also includes two other lesser-known pieces of fiction: the novella for children 'Holiday Romance' and the detective story 'Hunted Down'.
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MIDNIGHT IN SIBERIA: A TRAIN JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF RUSSIA
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
Название: MIDNIGHT IN SIBERIA: A TRAIN JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF RUSSIA
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
A journalist for National Public Radio in the US, David Greene decides to travel thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok on the iconic Trans-Siberian line. On the train and in the many Siberian outposts he stops as he meets a wide range of ordinary Russian people — from a group of Beatles-singing babushkas to soldiers and struggling entrepreneurs — with situations arising that are at times comical, awkward or poignant. Travelling in third class, he learns to adhere to the train's unwritten social codes and to navigate the unfamiliar environment of Siberia, occasionally shadowed by security agents. Conjuring up other famous travellers to the regions such as Anton Chekhov, David Greene manages, through the events he describes and his reflections and conversations on the journey, to construct a complex, compassionate and astute portrait of Putin's Russia far away from the glamour and prestige of Moscow.
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COMBAT CAMERA: FROM AUNTIE BEEB TO THE AFGHAN FRONTLINE
Combat Camera: From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline
Название: COMBAT CAMERA: FROM AUNTIE BEEB TO THE AFGHAN FRONTLINE
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, The Sun's Defence Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit and wants his trainers back. Amid the chaos, Christian Hill is preparing to lead his Combat Camera Team on the British Army's first big operation of the Helmand summer, inching through the IED-riddled fields of the notorious Green Zone. As a captain in the Media Operations Group, his job is to promote the war to the British media — and make it look like things are under control and getting better.
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ULYSSES
Ulysses
Название: ULYSSES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  878
Формат: PDF
Размер: 30.73 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Controversial, scandalous, erudite and funny, Ulysses is undisputedly a landmark of twentieth-century modernism. It charts one day — 16th June 1904 — in the lives of three inhabitants of Dublin, the advertising salesman Leopold Bloom, the artist Stephen Dedalus and Bloom's wife Molly. Their peregrinations, thoughts and encounters form the basis of the narrative, which becomes a celebration of all human experience through the lives of specific individuals in a specific place at a specific time. Ulysses is both an experimental novel and a book intimately concerned with the events of modern life.
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DOG STORIES
Dog Stories
Название: DOG STORIES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Throughout his life Rudyard Kipling was fond of dogs, and while they featured prominently in early tales such as 'The Dog Hervey' and 'Garm — a Hostage', he later came up with the innovative idea of writing a story from the perspective of a dog, resulting in the hugely successful 'Thy Servant a Dog', narrated by an Aberdeen terrier named Boots.
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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND OTHER STORIES
Childhood Memories and Other Stories
Название: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND OTHER STORIES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the author of one of the most poignant and enduringly popular novels of the twentieth century, left only a few other pieces of fiction when he died prematurely at the age of sixty. Childhood Memories and Other Stories, here presented in a new translation by Stephen Parkin and including previously deleted passages and the unpublished fragment 'Torretta', collects all of Lampedusa's extant shorter fiction and provides a revealing glimpse into the writer's workshop and the background to the composition of his masterpiece. From the atmospheric recollections of the Palazzo Lampedusa and the Palazzo Filangeri Cuto at the turn of the twentieth century in 'Childhood Memories' to the delightful fable 'The Siren', from the gently humorous, bitter sweet tones of 'Joy and the Law' to 'The Blind Kittens' — the first chapter of what was intended to be a sequel to The Leopard — this volume showcases Lampedusa's unparalleled ob ser vational powers and narrative skills.
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LEONARDO
Leonardo
Название: LEONARDO
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  384
Формат: PDF (текст изображением)
Размер: 13.44 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
This evocative account of the life of the Renaissance's greatest figure traces Leonardo's early development as an artist and court figure to his final years in exile, portraying his loves and sufferings, as well as his intellectual curiosity and tireless loyalty to his ideals. But it is the background to his famous painting La Gioconda and his relationship with the mysterious Florentine woman who modelled for it that are at the heart of the novel — here presented in a new translation — and will make for an engrossing and unforgettable read.
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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Название: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits, and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait, rather than on Dorian's own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the ultimate burden of conscience.
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MRS DALLOWAY
Mrs Dalloway
Название: MRS DALLOWAY
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  224
Формат: PDF
Размер: 7.84 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
As Mrs Dalloway works on the preparations for a dinner party, her thoughts throughout the day wander from memories of the past to interrogations about the present and lead her to assess the choices she has made in life and love. Her monologue interweaves with the account of the distress, on that same day, of the shell-shocked veteran Septimus Warren Smith, whose trauma and hallucinations end in tragedy, as the links between the two characters unfold.
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THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG AND OTHER STORIES
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Название: THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG AND OTHER STORIES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  256
Формат: PDF
Размер: 8.96 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
One of Twain's most celebrated novellas, 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg' is a satirical retelling of the Garden of Eden story in the Bible, in which the author, mocking the supposed honesty and incorruptibility of the inhabitants of an imaginary American town, shows how man is fundamentally bad and cannot resist the temptations of gold. This collection also includes another acclaimed novella, 'A Double-Barrelled Detective Story', a spoof of the mystery genre featuring Sherlock Holmes in the American West, as well as lesser-known narratives such as 'The Belated Russian Passport' and 'The Death Disk'. Together, these tales are a testament to Twain's inexhaustible gift for invention and his skills as a storyteller.
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THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Название: THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  144
Формат: DjVu
Размер: 1.00 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Presented as a collection of confessional letters written by the eponymous protagonist, The Sorrows of Young Werther charts the emotional journey of a young man who, during a stay in a picturesque German village, falls in love with Lotte, a local woman engaged to another man. As he realizes that his passion is doomed to failure and constant pain, Werther contemplates taking the most drastic measures.
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Pride and Prejudice
Название: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  300
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.50 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
The pride of high-ranking Mr Darcy and the prejudice of middle-class Elizabeth Bennet conduct an absorbing dance through the rigid social hierarchies of early-nineteenth-century England, with the passion of the two unlikely lovers growing as their union seems ever more improbable.
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DARK AVENUES
Dark Avenues
Название: DARK AVENUES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  350
Формат: PDF (текст изображением)
Размер: 12.25 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Considered one of the most influential authors of twentieth century Russian Literature, Ivan Bunin's Dark Avenues is the culmination of a life's work which unrelentingly questioned of the political doxa whilst taking his poetic mastery of language to dark new heights. Written between 1938 and 1944 and set in the context of a disintegrating Russian culture, this collection of short fiction centres around dark, erotic liaisons told with a rich, elegaic poetics which probes the artistic limits of depicting desire. A prolific writer and fierce political activist, Bunin became the first Russian to win the Nobel prize for Literature in 1933 and was highly influential on his contemporary Russian emigres, Checkov and Nabokov. The Dark Avenues is the zenith of his work and one of the most important Russian texts to come out of the twentieth century.
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NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND
Notes from Underground
Название: NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  160
Формат: PDF
Размер: 5.60 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical and witty monologue ranges from general observations and philosophical musings to memorable scenes from his own life, including his obsessive plans to exact revenge on an officer who has shown him disrespect and a dramatic encounter with a prostitute.
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass
Название: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  384
Формат: PDF (текст изображением)
Размер: 13.44 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Originally conceived by its author as an entertaining story for Alice Liddell, the daughter of an Oxford dean, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the fantastic tale of the young Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, has captured the imaginations of young and old throughout the world since it was first published in 1865. In addition to the vivid and unforgettable characters, it is the book's experimental style, linguistic inventiveness and myriad of jokes and puzzles that account for the timeless fascination it inspires.
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IMAGE ON THE HEART AND OTHER STORIES
Image on the Heart and Other Stories
Название: IMAGE ON THE HEART AND OTHER STORIES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
When Tudy's first husband tragically dies, she takes up the offer of Tom, a family friend, to pay for her to go study in France. As she and her benefactor become close, she agrees to marry him in Provence later that year. But as the wedding approaches, Tom discovers that his fiancee has become involved with Riccard, a dashing French pilot and his near-double. A tale of broken trust and infidelity based on Zelda Fitzgerald's own dalliance with a French pilot, 'Image on the Heart' is here presented with other lesser-known stories written by Fitzgerald in the late 1920s and early 1930s, which develop many of the themes found in his novels and his more famous works of short fiction.
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THE INTIMATE STRANGERS AND OTHER STORIES
The Intimate Strangers and Other Stories
Название: THE INTIMATE STRANGERS AND OTHER STORIES
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  288
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10.08 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Sara, the American wife of a French aristocrat, has had two encounters with her compatriot Cedric Killian, one a youthful idyll in North Carolina and the other during the First World War, when he was a soldier about to go to battle. When, years later and after the death of her husband, Cedric contacts her out of the blue, Sara finds herself eager to see him again — against the wishes of her in-laws — and to find out the secret of this man she loves yet knows so little about. A poignant tale of thwarted love, The Intimate Strangers explores many of Fitzgerald's favourite themes, such as the constraints of social pressure on romance and the American fascination for Old Europe. This volume also includes other lesser-known stories he wrote from the mid-1930s until the end of his life, revealing new facets to the author of The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night.
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A CALENDAR OF WISDOM
A Calendar of Wisdom
Название: A CALENDAR OF WISDOM
Автор: 
Издательство: Alma/Oneworld
Год:  2015
Страниц:  384
Формат: PDF (текст изображением)
Размер: 13.44 mb
Жанр: Alma/Oneworld
Over the last fifteen years of his life, Tolstoy collected and published the maxims of some of the world's greatest masters of philosophy, religion and literature, adding his own contributions to various questions that preoccupied him in old age, such as faith and existence, as well as matters of everyday life. Banned in Russia under Communism, A Calendar of Wisdom was Tolstoy's last major work, and one of his most popular both during and after his lifetime. This new translation by Roger Cockrell will offer today's generation of readers the chance to discover, day by day, these edifying and carefully selected pearls of wisdom.

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