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× Date 2014
× Noms Mazali, Gustavo
× Materiel 3
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× Langues eng

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Nineteen eighty-four
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Orwell, George

Nineteen eighty-four / George Orwell

London : Penguin, 2008

Résumé: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thriteen.' Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101... Nineteen Eight-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. 'More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of.' - Jo Brand 'Right up there among my favourite books. . . I read it again and again.' - Margaret Atwood

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Shakespeare, William

Macbeth / William Shakespeare ; adaptation by James Butler and Maria Lucia De Vanna ; activies by Bruce Hodges ; illustrated by Gianni De Conno

Genoa : Black Cat, copyr. 2008

Reading Shakespeare. Step four

The lost daughter
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Ferrante, Elena

The lost daughter / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2008

Résumé: “Elena Ferrante will blow you away.”—Alice Sebold Leda is a middle-aged divorcée devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier. She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, seemingly meaningless, event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The seemingly serene tale of a woman’s pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past. Following the extraordinary success of The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante’s new novel explores the conflicting emotions that tie us to our children. This candid fiction represents her most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood thus far.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass
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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass / Lewis Carroll ; illustrations by John Tenniel ; introduction and notes by Michael Irwin

Ware : Wordsworth, 2001

Wordsworth classics

Résumé: This selection of Carroll's works includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, both containing the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. No greater books for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing to young readers today as ever they were. Meanwhile, however, these apparently simple stories have become recognised as adult masterpieces, and extraordinary experiments, years ahead of their time, in Modernism and Surrealism. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness there is meaning everywhere. The author reveals himself in glimpses.

In and around London
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Parsons, Amanda

In and around London / Amanda Parsons

Genova : Black Cat, copyr. 2001

Reading and travelling

Animal farm
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Orwell, George

Animal farm / George Orwell ; edited by Ronald Carter

Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1999

Penguin student edition

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.