Agatha Christie Reader
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Contains :Death by drowning ; The Plymouth express (read by David Suchet) ; the lamp (read by Christopher Lee) ; the case of the missing lady (read by James Warwick).
Why I Am So Wise
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. One of the most iconoclastic thinkers of all time, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to challenge the boundaries of conventional religion and morality with his subversive theories of the 'superman', the individual will, the death of God and the triumph of an all-powerful human life force.
Para Miss Marple, não existe crime perfeito No pequeno vilarejo de St. Mary Mead, um grupo de amigos se encontra todas as terças-feiras para compartilhar anedotas de casos curiosos e histórias de mistério. Por intermédio de seu sobrinho Raymond, que é escritor de romances policiais, Miss Marple acaba participando desses encontros. Nos quatro contos que compõem este livro ("O Clube das Terças-Feiras", "A calçada manchada de sangue", "Motivo x oportunidade" e "O gerânio azul"), Agatha Christie elabora os mais surpreendentes enigmas, desafiando Miss Marple – e o leitor – a solucioná-los.
Days of Reading
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Penguin UK
In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
La divina comedia
Author: Dante Alighieri, Manuel Aranda y Sanjuan
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization moving towards its brink New Directions is proud to announce a riveting and galvanizing new book by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. At ninety-three, he shows more power than most any other poet at work today. Ferlinghetti describes his new book, Time of Useful Consciousness, as "a fragmented recording of the American stream-of-consciousness, always westward streaming; a people's poetic history in the tradition of William Carlos Williams' Paterson, Charles Olson's Maximus, Allen Ginsberg's Fall of America, and Ed Sanders' America: a History in Verse. 'Time of Useful Consciousness, is an aeronautical term denoting the time between when one loses oxygen and when one passes out, the brief time in which some life-saving action is possible."Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, the fierce and immediate Time of Useful Consciousness presents poetry written "in ways that those who see poetry as the province of the few and educated had never imagined" (The New York Times Book Review).
Author: David Lodge
Publisher: Random House
A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marraige, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst. As Tubby's life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks - via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood - on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment.
Author: Zlata Filipovic
A chronicle of the war in Sarajevo from a child's perspective details the author's struggle for survival and a normal life in a chaotic nation from 1991 through 1993, revealing how an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties was transformed into horrifying days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding out in a neighbor's cellar during bombings. Reissue.
Everybody's heard of Isaac Newtown. He is horribly famous for discovering gravity, being clever and getting hit on the head with an apple. But not everyone knows that Isaac came from the bottom of the class at school, poked sticks in his eye and nearly blinded himself, and nearly got himself executed. Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the apple.
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
A classic from the original queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.
Para o início da alfabetização, nada como versinhos de humor, que trazem a musicalidade natural da língua falada. Acompanhando a cadência dos versos e das rimas, a criança compreende melhor o que está aprendendo a decifrar e se sente gratificada com a piadinha final. Nessa tenra idade, a capacidade de compreender a ironia de piadas ainda está longe, e a graça só é compreendida através de brincadeiras verbais bem simples. Este é um livro de versinhos com bichos que agem como gente, com um humor muito singelo e com ilustrações bem engraçadas, tudo planejado para constituir a melhor maneira de encantar crianças da Educação Infantil ao 2o ano.
This edited collection by scholars of both history and anthropology re-examines the concepts of resistance and the effect of neoliberalism from the 1980s to the present day comparing Brazil and Mexico, two of the largest countries in Latin America.
Previously published in the print anthology Three Blind Mice and Other Stories. A maid is blamed for stealing from her employer, but the culprit may be somebody else entirely.
A Name in Blood
Author: Matt Rees
When lowly artist Caravaggio is commissioned to paint the Pope he quickly becomes the most celebrated artist in Rome. But when he falls for Lena, a low-born fruit seller, and paints her into his Madonna series as a simple peasant woman, Italian society is outraged. He is forced into a duel - and murders a nobleman.
Author: Wilson Bueno
Paraguayan Sea, a sublime love tale of border and gender travestias, moves in a language that defies immigration regulations