At God's Pleasure
Author: Jean d' Ormesson
Publisher: Random House
The Glory of the Empire
Author: Jean D'Ormesson
Publisher: New York Review of Books
The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself.
Now in Paperback: The much-anticipated, bestselling sequel to the international phenomenon Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Diane needs to start over again. After returning from Ireland and turning the page on her stormy relationship with Edward, the brooding Irish photographer, she is determined to rebuild her life in Paris with help from her best friend Félix. She focuses solely on getting her literary café back on track-until she meets Olivier. He is kind and thoughtful, and she may have a future with him...until she stumbles across her former love at a photography exhibit. What is Edward doing in Paris? Why didn't he reach out? Faced with a hail of questions, her old flame remains cold and unresponsive. Apparently, he, too, has moved on. In order to put the past behind her, Diane must go back over her tracks. Ireland saved her before. Can she get answers there and find peace again?
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
The final volume of Remembrance of Things Past chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. He reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material for literature-his past life.
Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Adelphi Press via PublishDrive
Three Sisters was written for the Moscow Art Theatre and was directed by Staniskavski himself on first opening. The play is often included in Chekhov's list of four outstanding plays and part of the classic repertoire of many world theatres.The play follows Chekhovian tradition of subtle character development and humour which often makes it a challenge for both performers and directors.
Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
Author: Sally Green
“An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition.”— Time magazine “A bewitching new thriller.” — The Wall Street Journal In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle for faith and meaning in life.
The Revolution of Ivy
Author: Amy Engel
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
"Engel makes good use of her setting; the fight for survival on the cusp of winter stokes the sense of danger in a way that matches Ivy’s roiling feelings, and the love story moves with the slow-growing heat that Ivy needs.” —Kirkus Reviews Beyond the fence. I am still alive. Barely. My name is Ivy Westfall. I am sixteen years old and a traitor. Three months ago, I was forced to marry the president's son, Bishop Lattimer—as all daughters of the losing side of the war are sold off in marriage to the sons of the winners. But I was different. I had a mission-to kill Bishop. Instead, I fell in love with him. Now I am an outcast, left to survive the brutal savagery of the lands outside of civilization. Yet even out here, there is hope. There is life beyond the fence. But I can't outrun my past. For my actions have set off a treasonous chain of events in Westfall that will change all of our fates—especially Bishop's. And this time, it is not enough to just survive...
Author: Sophie comtesse de Ségur, Stephanie Smee
Meet Sophie. Sometimes she's good, but often she's naughty, which gets her into all kinds so trouble ...
Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Shaun Whiteside
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1856 edition. Extrait: ...en t'ecrivant. J'ai trouve, en repassant a Bruxelles, le chef d'escadron Jacquin, celui qui m'y avait recu, lorsque pour la premiere fois j'ai fait mon debut a la gamelle du regiment. Il m'a retenu a dejeuner et a diner, et m'a appris que le regiment avait beaucoup souffert dans les dernieres affaires. Tu as vu que nous avions fait une reculade a notre armee d'observation. Nos avant-postes n'ont point encore remue. Ils sont a Siegbourg, Kaiserwert, Elberfeld, sur une ligne a dix lieues plus loin que le Rhin. Sur ce point-la nous sommes inattaquables, ayant toutes les redoutes du Rhin, le fort d'Ehrenbreitstein, et tant d'autres positions inexpugnables. Aussi l'empereur dirige-t-il ses attaques sur Schaffhouse et Bale. Il ne lui serait pas difficile de penetrer par la; mais ils ont une tactique si bete qu'ils ne sauront pas profiter de leurs avantages. Ils ne savent pas, comme nous, faire des trouees, ils ne marchent jamais que sur une grande ligne flasque. Le quartier general de l'armee d'observation va etre a present a Cologne, ce qui rendra cette Yille bien vivante. Ne sois point inquiete de moi, ma bonne mere; nous sommes les chanoines de l'armee. Adieu, je t'embrasse de toute mon ame. J'aurais bien besoin de ma bonne dans mes etapes pour me bassiner mon lit. Mais je n'aurais pas besoin des discours de Deschartres pour m'endormir. La fatigue y supplee. LETTRE XXXV Cologne, le 4 floreal. Enfin, ma bonne mere, j'ai revu les murs et les remparts de Cologne. Ce n'est pas sans peine, val...
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.
"' What a picture! ' She shivered, making her breasts quiver, and I realized that this confession, far from horrifying her, was feeding her lust. You'll send the devil back into our flesh.' " Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are wont to do) to try his hand at erotic fiction. The glorious result was Gamiani, a classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess. Reputedly inspired by the debauched history of Musset's former lover-the irrepressible George Sand-it is the classic erotic story of one man, two women . . . and two incomparable nights of uninhibited sexual adventure.