Trouvés 37 documents.
Trouvés 37 documents.
Résumé: La vedova allegra (1934): Sally O'Hara è una ballerina americana in tournée nel regno europeo di Monteblanco. Il principe Danilo, colonnello, nipote del re Nikita, sfila con la truppa: la vede, e subito si innamora di lei. Desiderata pure dal cugino del colonnello, il principe ereditario Mirko, Sally si trova dunque al centro di una disputa amorosa che ha il suo apice al François, una casa di appuntamenti. Danilo le chiede la mano, lei accetta. Ma sia la regina sia il re, insieme al principe Mirko, sono fermamente contrari alla loro unione, che trovano scandalosa e sconveniente. Danilo si trova dunque costretto a lasciare la donna proprio alla vigilia della cerimonia nuziale. Sally non sa darsi pace e decide quindi di vendicarsi, accettando la corte del vecchio e ricchissimo barone Sadoja. The Merry Widow (1925): Il governo di un piccolo stato teme che la ricchissima proprietaria di quasi tutti i capitali della nazione, rimasta vedova, si risposi portando il denaro all'estero. Invia quindi a Parigi, dove la donna risiede, un giovane ufficiale della guardia con la missione di catturare il cuore (e, di conseguenza, il patrimonio) della signora. Sorprese ed equivoci, ma poi, fatalmente, l'amore trionfa.
Résumé: La storia si svolge su uno dei tanti barconi, con all'interno una sala spettacoli, veri teatri galleggianti, gli showboat che percorrevano i fiumi americani. La figlia di un impresario di uno showboat, conosce un cantante, i due si innamorano, si sposano e vanno a vivere in città, sino a quando, dopo aver perso tutto il denaro al tavolo da giuoco, il marito preferirà scomparire. La giovane abbandonata, per vivere, accetterà di cantare in un caffè concerto, sino a quando dopo anni i due si rincontreranno e torneranno a vivere insieme.
Atlantic, p 2021
Roswell, p 2021
Ed. in lingua originale sottotitolata in italiano
Résumé: A Chicago, nel 1906, un giovanotto e una ragazza che lavorano nello stesso negozio hanno una amicizia epistolare con corrispondenti sconosciuti. Il giovanotto scopre casualmente che la destinataria delle sue lettere è proprio la sua compagna di fatiche.
New York : Europa, 2019
Résumé: The second thrilling installment in the Harry McCoy series. “McCoy is so noir he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey.”—The Times A man hangs himself in a neighborhood chapel. Bodies of young girls are being found in canals and rivers across the city with high levels of Mandrax in their bloodstream. McCoy is asked to watch over a colleague’s niece, who has left home young and is running with a bad crowd in Glasgow. DS Wattie is attempting to become a sergeant. Drugs in Glasgow have got darker and more dangerous. Glasgow, its music and its inhabitants all have rough edges in this hard city fought over by gangs, organized crime, the forces of law and order, and ordinary people trying to get by.
Londra : Usborne, 2018
Résumé: Sarah has played many roles - but now shefaces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all.
New York : Europa, 2019
Résumé: A history of Europe like you’ve never read before. “For some time now, Europe seems to have forgotten it is the daughter of epics and utopia. It has been drained by its inability to remind its citizens of this. Too distant, disembodied, the concept often arouses nothing more than disillusioned boredom. And yet, the history of Europe is one of constant upheaval. So much fire and death; inventions and art, too. Literature, perhaps, can remind us of this: that the European history is one of muscle, vigour, passion, anger and joy. Words of literature, perhaps, can restore conviction and momentum, which make everything possible, to the heart of the story.” From the industrial revolution through two world wars and to the birth of the European Union, Our Europe sets in free verse the story of 150 years of growth, confrontation, hope, defeat and passion. Our Europe is a heartfelt appeal to bring into being a Europe that celebrates difference, solidarity, and freedom.
[S.l. : s.n.], 2019
Résumé: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was written by the English author Mary Shelley. It recounts the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a grotesque, living creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The first edition was published anonymously in 1818, when Shelley was only 20 years old. Her name finally appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823. She was supposedly influenced by knowledge of alchemist experiments carried out by Johann Dippel in the Frankenstein Castle in Germany.
New York : Europa, 2018
Fait partie de: Izzo, Jean-Claude. Marseilles trilogy / Jean-Claude Izzo
Résumé: This second novel in Izzo's acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author's beloved city, in all its color and complexity. Fabio Montale is an unwitting hero in this city of melancholy beauty. Fabio Montale has left a police force marred by corruption, xenophobia, and greed. But getting out is not going to be so easy. When his cousin's son goes missing, Montale is dragged back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles. To discover the truth about the boy's disappearance, he infiltrates a dangerous underworld of mobsters, religious fanatics, crooked cops, and ordinary people whom desperation has driven to extremes.
New York : Europa, 2018
Résumé: In the summer of 2016, Clotilde is spending her vacation in Corsica with her husband Franck and her teenage daughter Valentine. It is the first time she has been back to the island since the car accident in which her parents and her brother were killed decades earlier. She was in the car too, but miraculously escaped with her life. This return plunges Clotilde back into the deepest recesses of her adolescence. She reacquaints herself with her paternal grandparents, Lisabetta and Cassanu, members of a powerful Corsican family that reigns over the island. When a mysterious letter, signed “Palma”—Clotilde’s mother—arrives, the truth about her family, her parents’ death, and her childhood is called into question. Time is a Killer is a voyage into the complexities of Corsican society, a compelling portrait of woman’s awakening, and a masterfully executed novel of psychological suspense.
London : Arrow books, 2017
Résumé: The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
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.
Fait partie de: Chick Corea [DOCUMENTO SONORO] : 5 original albums
New York : Europa, 2015
Résumé: Inspector Biagio Mazzeo is the head of a special unit composed cops who have been trained in the investigation of organized crime. He is a kind of father figure to these hard men and he often leads them well beyond the confines of what is legal. But now they’ve been found out. In order to save his men from being smeared in a corruption scandal, Mazzeo sacrifices himself and is tried and sentenced to jail time. His sacrifice, however, isn’t enough to get his men out of trouble. His unit has stolen a shipment of drugs and its owners want it back. This time, Mazzeo’s boys have messed around with the wrong drug cartel, for these are no ordinary criminals, this is the ‘Ndrangheta, the infamous Calabrian mafia that is known to stop at nothing to get what’s theirs. From behind bars Mazzeo has only one way of helping his men: making a deal with a young female police officer who promises he will be released and all charges will be dropped if Mazzeo embarks on a suicide mission to put an end to an underworld war. In a gripping crescendo of violence, vendettas and corruption, Biagio Mazzeo has to choose sides because this time it’s not just his badge that is one the line, but his life. The Night of the Panthers Piergiorgio Pulixi’s US debute and an action filled police drama that will have readers’ pulses racing.
New York : Europa, 2015
Résumé: In a small town in the Ark-LATex region, Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham has been assigned a new case: a woman has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross on the outskirts of town the day after a devastating storm hits. Bonham recognizes her immediately as Dr. Deborah Gold, one of the town’s most well known psychologists. Knowing how many secrets Dr. Gold took to her grave, Bonham’s list of suspects grows by the minute—as well as the questions that help explain just how and why such a gruesome murder was committed. With the help of complex, fully realized characters (the town itself being one of them), Blackbird is not only an intelligent crime novel, but also an in-depth exploration of small-town life and how it is affected by extreme violence and savagery. Wright’s comprehensive description of the setting and characters beautifully juxtaposes the unknowns surrounding the murder, making Blackbird a refreshing and welcome addition to the crime canon.