Trouvés 548 documents.
Trouvés 548 documents.
Firenze : Giunti, 2001
Résumé: In versione integrale, i più grandi classici della letteratura angloamericana in lingua originale. Le opere sono commentate e riportano la biografia dei singoli autori.
Genova : Cideb, 1996
London : HarperCollins, 2014
Résumé: Agatha Christie’s most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting’ nothing is ever quite what it seems…
New York : Signet classics, 1990
Résumé: 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. "1984" is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
London : Penguin Books, copyr. 1951
Résumé: When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling `fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.
[Paris] : Gallimard, 2008
Folio ; 1516
Frankfurt am Main : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2011
New York : Knopf, 1992
Everyman's library ; 134
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Oxford world's classics
London : Vintage, 2017
Résumé: Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian classic Brave New World predicts - with eerie clarity - a terrifying vision of the future, which feels ever closer to our own reality. 'The best science fiction book ever, definitely the most prescient...' Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens and Homo Deus 'A masterpiece of speculation... As vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it' Margaret Atwood Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
Harlow : Longman, 2000
New Longman literature
London : Faber and Faber, 2011
Résumé: Since it was first published in 1954, William Golding's classic debut novel has remained a stark allegory of civilization, survival, and human nature. As dystopian stories like Hunger Games and Battle Royale surge in popularity, this haunting tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island still captivates schoolchildren around the world, raising timeless and profound questions about how easily society can slip into chaos and savagery when rules and order have been abandoned. When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality- and brutal savagery-of their situation sets in. A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood how to interest children with a gripping story and strong, sympathetic characters. The novel serves as a catalyst for thought-provoking discussion and analysis of universal issues, not only concerning the capabilities of humans for good and evil and the fragility of moral inhibition, but beyond. The boys' struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Symbolism is strong throughout, revealing both the boys' capacity for empathy and hope, as well as illuminating the darkest corners of the human spirit. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. Often compared to Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies also represents a coming-of-age story of innocence lost.
Torino : Einaudi, 2017
Einaudi. Stile libero big
Résumé: Una notte d'inverno un misterioso straniero raggiunge a piedi un villaggio sulla costa irlandese. Dice di essere un poeta e un guaritore, di avere erbe e pozioni per lenire i dolori e curare i problemi sessuali. Ha una personalità magnetica, tanto che la piccola comunità di Cloonoila ne è presto conquistata. Fidelma McBride più di tutti. E il suo destino rimarrà segnato in modo ineluttabile.
New York : Vintage Books, 2003
[Paris] : Champs-Elysées, 1992
Club des masques ; 38
Résumé: Le colonel Bentry est contrarié : on l'a tiré de son sommeil pour lui faire constater un fait particulièrement vexant : une jeune femme, inconnue de lui, a été trouvée étranglée dans sa bibliothèque... Venir ainsi se faire assassiner chez les gens ! D'autant que la jeune personne porte une toilette tape-à-l'œil, du satin bon marché et des paillettes ! Tout à fait déplacé dans la bibliothèque aristocratique du manoir... Cruelle énigme pour la police. Heureusement, le manoir des Bentry est voisin de Sainte-Mary-Mead, le village de Miss Marple. C'est le bon sens de cette sympathique vieille dame qui, une fois de plus, permettra de trouver la solution.
London : BCA, 1992
Résumé: Introducing IRA enforcer and deadly assassin, Sean Dillon, in his explosive debut from number one bestselling author, Jack Higgins. A STORM IS COMING...Sean Dillon is a hired killer. The IRA, the PLO, ETA - he's worked for them all. Now, with the Gulf War raging, the Iraqis need his services for an apocalyptic strike at the heart of the West. If it succeeds, it will shake the world to its foundations. Leaders will be wiped out, terror will spread: a devastating blow against democracy. Dillon has 10 Downing Street in his sights but British Intelligence are on his trail. They have hired a killer to stalk a killer - a mortal enemy who is hell-bent on revenge. As the lightning strikes and the bullets fly, Sean Dillon will discover how it feels to be at the eye of the storm....
[Paris] : Salvy, copyr. 1997