Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

On one point Les Miserables is a detective tale within which the relentless Inspector Javert obsessively pursues the escaped convict Jean Valjean. On one other point, it's a drama of crime, punishment and rehabilitation set opposed to a breathtaking description of French society after Napoleon. yet exceptionally, Hugo’s masterpiece is ready the metaphysical fight among strong and evil within the soul of each guy. it's a plea for social justice, political enlightenment and private charity.From the Hardcover variation

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Divertimento 1889 by Guido Morselli

By Guido Morselli

Hardcover 1986 Translation and advent via Hugh Shankland. 145p. 8.50x5.50x0.69 NOVEL by means of GUIDO MORSELLI WHO JULY 31
1973 GUIDO MORSELLI taking pictures HIMSELF within the TEMPLE. neighborhood PAPERS GAVE ANY detect OF HIS demise. HE used to be recognized ITALY WRITERS.

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The Merchant of Venice: Choice, Hazard and Consequence by Joan Ozark Holmer

By Joan Ozark Holmer

The service provider of Venice, Shakespeare's most often played and at the moment so much debatable comedy, maintains to confront in its degree and significant historical past the continued debate over its creative team spirit. Six chapters discover the measure of dramatic integrity Shakespeare achieves through unifying the play's many difficult offerings via a tightly-knit interaction of contrarieties and correspondences in constitution, language, characters and concepts. attractive the play's huge physique of feedback, this publication contextualizes the main provocative questions raised via the play and gives enormous new facts approximately Shakespeare's attainable resources and his leading edge use of them, particularly usury and merchantry, Jew and Christian, biblical and classical allusion, level legislations and verbal-visual symbols.

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A Society of Signs? by David Harris

By David Harris

An creation to present debates round the subject matters of tradition, id and way of life. Such debates usually commence with the statement that we are living in a "society of signs". positive factors contain: precis and significant dialogue of a few easy ways in social idea and cultural research; key readings of a few of the paintings of writers together with Barthes and Giddens; studies of labor in additional conventional components, for instance, the sociology of id and the embedding strategy present in social lifestyles; and suggestion on extra interpreting.

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The Nitrogen Fix by Hal Clement

By Hal Clement

A Nomadic relatives sooner or later is allied with an octopus-like alien who can continue to exist in earth's new surroundings, which has mixed with nitrogen. people needs to dwell in shelters with oxygen-generating vegetation, or use compatible respiring apparatus. a few of earth's unique lifestyles varieties have mutated to outlive within the replaced surroundings. in view that virtually no metals can exist within the corrosive surroundings, any expertise is predicated on ceramics or glass.

Some people are suspicious of the extraterrestrial beings, blaming them for the switch within the surroundings because they're tailored to it. The kinfolk has a nearly deadly come across with a gaggle of such humans, who're protecting one other alien hostage. but the extraterrestrial beings may be able to pool stories biochemically in order that they turn into an analogous character in our bodies. Their mixed wisdom and talents support the family members to flee. the adventure finds simply who the extraterrestrial beings are, the place they got here from, and why the earth's surroundings changed.

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War and war by Krasznahorkai, László; Szirtes, George

By Krasznahorkai, László; Szirtes, George

"War & conflict, Laszlo Krasznahorkai's moment novel in English from New instructions, starts off at some extent of chance: on a depressing teach platform Korim is at the verge of being attacked by way of thuggish childrens and robbed; and from the following, we're carried alongside via the insistent voice of this apprehensive clerk. determined, from time to time nearly mad, but in addition keenly empathic, Korim has found in a small Hungarian town's data an antique Read more...

summary: "War & warfare, Laszlo Krasznahorkai's moment novel in English from New instructions, starts off at some degree of risk: on a depressing teach platform Korim is at the verge of being attacked by way of thuggish little ones and robbed; and from right here, we're carried alongside by means of the insistent voice of this anxious clerk. determined, now and then nearly mad, but additionally keenly empathic, Korim has came upon in a small Hungarian town's documents an vintage manuscript of startling good looks: it narrates the epic story of brothers-in-arms suffering to come back domestic from a disastrous conflict. Korim is set to cast off himself, yet earlier than he can dedicate suicide, he feels he needs to break out to big apple with the dear manuscript and dedicate it to eternity by way of typing all of it at the world-wide internet. Following Korim with obsessive realism during the streets of latest York (from his touchdown in a Bowery flophouse to his relocating a ways uptown with a mad interpreter), warfare and battle relates his encounters with a desirable diversity of humanity, an international torn among viciousness and mysterious attractiveness. Following the 8 chapters of warfare and struggle is a brief "prequel performing as a sequel," "Isaiah," which brings us to a depressing bar, years prior to in Hungary, the place Korim rants opposed to the area and threatens suicide."--Publisher's web site

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