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Gulliver's travels
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Livres modernes

Cowan, Laura

Gulliver's travels / retold by Laura Cowan ; illustrated by George Ermes

London : Usborne, copyr. 2020

Usborne English readers. Level 2

Résumé: From the classic story by Jonathan Swift. After a shipwreck, Gulliver wakes on an island to find that he is a prisoner of the tiny people of Lilliput. Gradually he adapts to his new home. He even stops a war; but he also makes enemies, and little people can be just as dangerous as large ones.

Beautiful
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Livres modernes

Cuomo, Massimo, 1974-

Beautiful / Massimo Cuomo ; translated from the italian by Will Schutt

New York : Europa, 2020

Résumé: La magica storia dell'amore e della rivalità tra due fratelli. Miguel è bellissimo, di una bellezza rara e miracolosa che sin dalla nascita scatena un culto appassionato in tutta la popolazione della città. Il fratello maggiore Santiago assiste ammirato e intimorito alle prodigiose reazioni che la bellezza dell'altro suscita nel padre e nella madre, nei passanti, nelle vicine di casa che affollano il cortile, nelle pretendenti smaniose che lo incalzano ovunque. Ama il fratello più piccolo ma finisce per diventarne l'ombra. Così come Miguel cattura sempre la luce dei riflettori, a Santiago tocca invece il buio degli angoli nascosti. Gli sguardi delle donne sono tutti per il fratello, la sua bellezza mantiene in secondo piano ogni aspetto dell'esistenza del primogenito. La vita tuttavia non fa sconti a nessuno e anche Miguel dovrà, attraverso un faticoso apprendistato, cercare la via per un rapporto maturo con gli altri. Il romanzo è ambientato in Messico, uno scenario che illumina la storia dei colori del realismo magico. Tutti gli eventi sembrano risplendere di una luce mitica e leggendaria... La storia si snoda fra dispiaceri, fughe, rimorsi, ritrovamenti, abbandoni e illuminazioni, mentre seguiamo le vicende dei due fratelli, dei genitori, delle donne amate, degli abitanti del posto, tutti in modo diverso travolti e segnati per sempre da questo straordinario incontro con la Bellezza.

Fresh water for flowers
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Livres modernes

Perrin, Valérie

Fresh water for flowers / Valérie Perrin ; translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle

New York : Europa, copyr. 2020

Résumé: Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues—gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest—visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee she offers them. Her life is lived to the rhythms of their funny, moving confidences. Violette’s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole—local police chief—who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien’s inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette’s own difficult past. With Fresh Water for Flowers, Valérie Perrin has given readers an intimately told story that tugs on the heartstrings about a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, despite it all. A number one bestseller in France, Fresh Water for Flowers is a heartwarming and tender story that will stay will readers for years after the final page is turned.

Shooting down Heaven
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Livres modernes

Franco, Jorge

Shooting down Heaven / Jorge Franco ; translated from the Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg

New York : Europa, 2020

Résumé: After twelve years away, Larry comes home to his native country of Colombia after his father, an old associate of Pablo Escobar, is murdered. Larry returns to collect his remains from a mass grave and give him a proper burial…but not before a reunion with his childhood friend, Pedro. Pedro picks him up at the airport to take him directly to the Alborada celebration—a popular festival where fireworks explode over Medellín, and the entire city loses its inhibitions. This is where Larry’s story really begins. His long-awaited homecoming quickly becomes a rude awakening. The years of luxury living in bodyguard-surrounded mansions are now firmly in the past, as Larry watches his family—including his ex-beauty queen mother and troubled brother—fall deeper into depression, drug addiction, and the traps of the family business. Faced by an uncertain reality, Larry is forced to confront his family’s turbulent history and reclaim himself from the dark remnants of a city still trying to rediscover itself. Unflinching and remarkably controlled, Jorge Franco creates a stunning portrait of a generation wounded by their parents’ mistakes.

Alice in wonderland
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Livres modernes

MacKinnon, Mairi

Alice in wonderland / retold by Mairi Mackinnon ; illustrated by Isabella Grott

[London] : Usborne, copyr. 2019

Usborne English readers. Level 2

Résumé: From the English children's classic by Lewis Carroll. Alice falls down a rabbit-hole to a land where the impossible is perfectly normal. She meets one strange character after another: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Will Alice manage to keep her head?

The elves and the shoemaker
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Livres modernes

Cowan, Laura

The elves and the shoemaker / retold by Laura Cowan ; illustrated by Olga Demidova

London : Usborne, 2019

Usborne English readers. Level 1

Résumé: From the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm. "I know this is magic," says the shoemaker. Someone is making beautiful shoes every night, when the shoemaker and his wife are asleep. Who can it be? With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.

Little Red riding hood
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Livres modernes

Prentice, Andy

Little Red riding hood / retold by Andy Prentice ; illustrated by Bao Luu

London : Usborne, 2019

Usborne English readers. Level 1

Résumé: From the well-loved French fairy tale, as retold by the Brothers Grimm. "Grandmother, what big eyes you have!" Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf in the forest. He seems friendly, and he's interested to hear about her old grandmother. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.

Othello
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Livres modernes

Shakespeare, William

Othello / [Shakespeare] ; edited by Norman Sanders ; revised with a new introduction by Christina Luckyj

3rd ed.

[Cambridge] : Cambridge University Press, 2018

The new Cambridge Shakespeare

Résumé: This third edition of Othello offers a completely new introduction by Christina Luckyj, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of early modern theatre and culture, and demonstrating how careful attention to Shakespeare's language, staging and dramaturgy can open up fresh interpretations of the play. Tracing critical and performance trends up to the present day, Luckyj shows how the drama taps into contemporary cultural paradoxes surrounding blackness, marriage, and politics to create a powerful double perspective, illuminating the creative and destructive power of stories and of human love itself. Supplemented by an updated reading list and extensive illustrations, this edition also features revised commentary notes, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.

Heart of darkness
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Livres modernes

Conrad, Joseph

Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad ; [introduction, notes and activities by Giorgia Venturino]

[Milano] : Liberty, 2017

Liberty classics

Résumé: Risalendo il fiume Congo, attraverso una giungla selvaggia animata da misteriosi fruscii, Joseph Conrad ci accompagna nel cuore dell’Africa e nei meandri più oscuri dell’animo umano. Le note e gli apparati aiutano a leggere il lungo viaggio alla ricerca dell’ipnotico Kurtz in questa doppia chiave, storica e intimistica. Chiude il libro un confronto con il capolavoro cinematografico Apocalypse Now.

Dubliners
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Livres modernes

Joyce, James

Dubliners / James Joyce ; [introduction, notes and activities by Giorgia Venturino]

[Milano] : Liberty, 2017

Liberty classics

Résumé: In questo libro imprescindibile per chi studia la letteratura inglese, la prosa musicale di Joyce ci regala quindici ritratti indimenticabili di uomini e donne nella cornice della Dublino di inizio Novecento. Gli studenti troveranno in questa edizione un ampio supporto alla lettura del testo integrale e, in appendice, una poesia satirica dello stesso Joyce indirizzata all’editore che aveva rifiutato di pubblicare l’opera.

Three men in a boat
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Livres modernes

Jerome, Jerome Klapka

Three men in a boat : to say nothing of the dog / Jerome K. Jerome ; edited with an introduction by Luciana Pirè

Firenze : Giunti, 2017

Giunti classics

Résumé: Oh!'' exclaimed George, grasping the idea; ''but we can't drink the river, you know!'' ''No; but you can drink some of it'' replied the old fellow. ''It's what I've drunk for the last fifteen years. George told him that his appearance, after the course, did not seem a sufficiently good advertisement for the brand; and that he would prefer it out of a pump.

Tour of Mont Blanc
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Livres modernes

Reynolds, Kev

Tour of Mont Blanc / by Kev Reynolds

4th ed.

Kendal : Cicerone, 2015

Cicerone guides - Trekking

The Seflish Giant
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Livres modernes

Wilde, Oscar

The Seflish Giant / by Oscar Wilde ; retold by Maria Cleary ; illustrated by Cecilia Tamburini

[London] : Helbling languages, 2009

Helbling young readers. Classics, Level d

Elephants
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Livres modernes

Elephants

[S.l.] : Zoobies, copyr. 2011

Zoobies

Around the world in eighty days
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Livres modernes

Verne, Jules

Around the world in eighty days / Jules Verne ; text adaptation by Bill Bowler ; illustrated by Mark Draisey

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010

Dominoes. Starter

The moonstone
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Livres modernes

Collins, Wilkie

The moonstone / Wilkie Collins ; adaptation by Christopher Hall ; activities by Janet Cameron ; illustrated by Giulio Peranzoni

[Genoa] : Black Cat, 2008

Reading & training. Step four B2.1

Résumé: Per il suo diciottesimo compleanno, Rachel Verinder riceve un regalo molto speciale: la pietra di luna, un grande diamante giallo proveniente dall’India. Quella stessa notte, però, la pietra di luna viene rubata… In quello che T.S. Eliot definì “il primo, più lungo e miglior romanzo giallo moderno”, Wilkie Collins narra una storia ricca di mistero, suspense e penetrante indagine psicologica.

Switzerland in sunshine and snow
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Livres modernes

Auvergne, Edmund B. d'

Switzerland in sunshine and snow / by Edmund B. D'Auvergne

London : Werner Laurie, [1910?]

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