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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

By Robin Sloan
  • ISBN Code: : 1443415804
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a web-design drone, and serendipity, sheer curiosity and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey have landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than its name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything. Instead they “check out” impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he has embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behaviour and roped his friends into helping him figure out just what’s going on. But once they take their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the secrets extend far beyond the walls of the bookstore. Evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or Umberto Eco, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like—an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions. Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: “Brilliant” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), “Daring” (Boston Globe), “Immensely entertaining” (New York Times Book Review), “A tour de force” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), while Time magazine proclaims, “The great novel of ideas…has morphed into science fiction, and Neal Stephenson is its foremost practitioner.”

Letters to You Penumbra

By JS Venit
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  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Poetry
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Too much is soon enough children scatter and waltz into the sky dispensing rainbows and forget-me-nots. Of course they are quickly forgotten. The world is composed of all it lacks thunder and tulips in clouds at the lake asparagus and quiche. In your hand I kiss spare parts then wolves follow us in a brougham mumbling about the economy concerned or otherwise lost in conjecture and innuendo. Maybe we should pause. Chinese moon people probe successive nights suitcases highlight suspects various couples threaten hunger and odd numbers seventy is significantly larger than eighty did the crown even acknowledge that. The dead are sentient and move warily among us conversing dissenting drooling buying deodorant and toilet paper like everyone else until they are finally alone why shouldn’t their votes be counted.

HALLOWEEN Boxed Set

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,M. R. James,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Olivia Howard Dunbar,Richard Le Gallienne,Sax Rohmer,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,John William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Marjorie Bowen,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso,S. Mukerji
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  • Book Code : 8027247144
  • Total of Pages : 22438
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror. From Beyond… Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle The Spectre Bridegroom James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows The Wendigo Ancient Sorceries… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Heir of Mondolfo The Invisible Girl… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Lair of the White Worm… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Haunted House To Be Read At Dusk… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Devil's Spectacles Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw Guy de Maupassant: The Horla M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bie...

SOMETHING WICKED: 560+ Horror Classics, Macabre Tales & Supernatural Mysteries

By H. P. Lovecraft,H. G. Wells,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Hugh Walpole,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Richard Le Gallienne,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Stanley G. Weinbaum,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen, John,William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Walter Hubbell,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso
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  • Book Code : 802724711X
  • Total of Pages : 23193
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… Hugh Walpole: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair All Souls' Night Robert E. Howard: The 'John Kirowan' Saga The 'De Montour' Saga Cthulhu Mythos M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… The Woman in White Guy de Maupassant: The Horla… E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? The Ways of Ghosts Some Haunted Houses Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder… M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire… Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep

SINISTER OMENS: 560+ Supernatural Thrillers, Macabre Tales & Eerie Mysteries

By H. P. Lovecraft,H. G. Wells,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Hugh Walpole,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Richard Le Gallienne,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Stanley G. Weinbaum,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen, John,William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Walter Hubbell,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso
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There is no better reading sensation than feeling the end of your hair raised in a nail-biting suspense. Here's presenting you our biggest ever supernatural collection to give you many hours of pleasurable and just enough eerie reading experience: Contents: Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… Hugh Walpole: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair All Souls' Night Robert E. Howard: The 'John Kirowan' Saga The 'De Montour' Saga Cthulhu Mythos M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… The Woman in White Guy de Maupassant: The Horla… E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? The Ways of Ghosts Some Haunted Houses Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder… M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire… Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep

THE SPELL HAS BEGUN: 550+ Supernatural Mysteries, Macabre & Horror Classics

By Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,H. P. Lovecraft,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Olivia Howard Dunbar,Richard Le Gallienne,Sax Rohmer,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,John William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Marjorie Bowen,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso,S. Mukerji
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  • Book Code : 8026898273
  • Total of Pages : 22434
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This meticulously edited horror collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island Ancient Sorceries… Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles Émile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian: The Man-Wolf The Waters of Death… Amelia B. Edwards: Monsieur Maurice The Phantom Coach… Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The Wind in the Rose-bush The Shadows on the Wall Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Wilhelm Hauff: The Severed Hand Adelbert von Chamisso: Shadowless Man Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters… Robert E. Howard: Beyond the Black River Devil in Iron People of the Dark David Lindsay: The Haunted Woman Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Edward Bellamy: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) When the World Was Young (Jack London) Mr. Bloke's Item (Mark Twain)…

Pátria Amada Brasil

By William Luz
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  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
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Héracles Greco é um Procurador Federal que tenta desmascarar um grande esquema de desvio de verbas públicas junto ao BNDES. Descobre que o chefe do esquema é o Senador Piauiense Agamenon Barros, um coronel nordestino que administra o cargo apenas para defender interesses privados. Nessa luta, outros personagens surgem: Ajax, um ex-lutador de UFC, que se torna uma espécie de jagunço moderno. Ulisses Castro, um Delegado Federal, que ajuda Greco em sua investigação, e três belas mulheres, Diana, uma policial, Helena, uma jornalista, e Cassandra, a assessora/amante do Senador. Uma história cheia de tramas, sexo, vingança e mentiras. Inspirado nas reais tramas de poder de Brasília, e inspirado em autores como Sidney Sheldon e Harrold Robins.

Pity Transformed

By David Konstan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472502310
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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"Pity Transformed" is an examination of how pity was imagined and expressed in classical antiquity. It pays particular attention to the ways in which the pity of the Greeks and Romans differed from modern ideas. Among the topics investigated in this study are the appeal to pity in courts of law and the connection between pity and desert; the relation between pity and love or intimacy; self-pity; the role of pity in war and its relation to human rights and human dignity; divine pity from paganism to Christianity; and why pity was considered an emotion. This book will lead readers to ponder how the Greeks and Romans were both like and unlike us in this fundamental area of cultural sensibility.

Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

By Richard Gaskin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351017012
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing of a protagonist’s suffering with guilt (and vice versa): Gaskin contends that, to a much greater extent than has been recognized by recent critics, traditional tragedy represents suffering as incurred by avoidable and culpable mistakes of a cognitive nature. Moral redress operates in the first instance at the level of the individual agent. Linguistic redress, by contrast, operates at a higher level of generality, namely at the level of the community: its fundamental motor is the sheer expressibility of suffering in words. Against many writers on tragedy, Gaskin argues that language is competent to express pain and suffering, and that tragic literature has that expression as one its principal purposes. The definition of tragic literature in this book is expanded to include more than stage drama: the treatment stretches from the Classical and Medieval periods through to the early twentieth century. There is a special focus on Sophocles, but Gaskin takes account of most other major tragic authors in the European tradition, including Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, Virgil, Seneca, Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Corneille, Racine, Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Büchner, Ibsen, Hardy, Kafka, and Mann; lesser-known areas, such as Renaissance neo-Latin tragedy, are also covered. Among theorists of tragedy, Gaskin concentrates on Aristotle and Bradley; but the contributions of numerous contemporary commentators are also assessed. Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: A Philosophical Perspective offers a new and genuinely interdisciplinary perspective on tragedy that will be of considerable interest both to philosophers of literature and to literary critics.

Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Christopher Orlando Sylvester Mawson
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  • Book Code : 5877063529
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  • Category : History
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Read and download full book Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

El vigilante nocturno

By Louise Erdrich
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  • Publisher : Siruela
  • Book Code : 8418708026
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 215
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PREMIO PULITZER DE FICCIÓN 2021 «Al igual que esos antepasados que habitan siempre en las sombras de sus novelas, los personajes que Louise Erdrich ha creado en El vigilante nocturno acompañarán al lector mucho después de haber terminado el libro». New York Journal of Books 1953, Dakota del Norte. Thomas Wazhashk es el vigilante nocturno de la primera fábrica inaugurada cerca de la reserva india de Turtle Mountain. También es un prominente miembro del Consejo Chippewa, desconcertado por un nuevo proyecto de ley que pronto se presentará ante el Congreso. El Gobierno de los Estados Unidos califica la medida como «una emancipación», pero más bien parece restringir aún más la libertad y los derechos de los nativos americanos sobre su tierra, sobre la base de su identidad. Thomas, indignado por esa nueva traición a su pueblo y aunque tenga que enfrentarse a todo Washington D. C., hará lo imposible por combatirla. Por otro lado, y a diferencia de la mayoría de las chicas de la comunidad, Pixie Paranteau no piensa cargar de ninguna manera con un marido y montones de hijos. Bastante tiene ya con su trabajo en la fábrica, ganando apenas lo suficiente para mantener a su madre y a su hermano, por no hablar de su padre, quien solo aparece cuando necesita dinero para seguir bebiendo. Además, Pixie necesita ahorrar cada centavo para llegar a Minnesota y encontrar a Vera, su hermana perdida. Basada en la extraordinaria vida de su abuelo, Louise Erdrich nos entrega en El vigilante nocturno una de sus mejores novelas, una historia de generaciones pasadas y futuras, de preservación y progreso, en la que colisionan los peores y los mejores impulsos de la naturaleza humana, iluminando así las vidas y sueños de todos sus personajes.

Una noche con un extraño

By Maisey Yates
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Ibérica
  • Book Code : 8468757659
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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El atractivo magnate griego tenía fama de conseguir siempre lo que quería. Alexios Christofides no le hacía ascos a mezclar la venganza con el placer. Estaba decidido a arrebatar el imperio Holt a su enemigo... ¡aunque para ello tuviera que seducir a su prometida! Rachel Holt había pasado años interpretando el papel de abnegada hija, anfitriona, prometida perfecta... y no había fallado una sola vez. Hasta que una única y electrizante noche con un extraño le permitió saborear una libertad desconocida... Pero aquella noche terminó teniendo grandes consecuencias para ambos... ¡sobre todo cuando Rachel descubrió la verdadera identidad de Alex!