Я встретил их, стоящих под окном, когда ветер был холодным и резким, небо было без звезд, затянутое серыми облаками.
Il est parfaitement mis en web page pour une lecture sur liseuse électronique.
Nous étions en deuil de notre mère ; elle était morte l’automne précédent et nous passâmes tout l’hiver à los angeles campagne, seules, Macha, Sonia et moi.
Macha était une ancienne amie de l. a. maison ; elle avait été notre gouvernante, nous avait toutes élevées, et mes souvenirs, comme mon affection pour elle, remontaient aussi loin que je me souvenais de moi-même.
Sonia était ma sœur cadette.
L’hiver s’écoula pour nous, sombre et triste, dans notre vieille maison de Pokrovski.
By Jay Parini
Starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, & James McAvoy
In 1910, count number Leo Tolstoy, the main well-known author on the earth, is stuck within the fight among his dedicated spouse and an both committed acolyte over the master's legacy. Sofya Andreyevna fears that she and the kids she has borne Tolstoy will lose all to Vladimir Chertkov and the Tolstoyan circulate, which preaches the beliefs of poverty, chastity, and pacifism.
As Tolstoy seeks peace in his ultimate days, Valentin Bulgakov is employed to be his secretary and enlisted as a secret agent by means of either camps. yet Valentin's loyalty is to the nice guy, who in flip acknowledges within the younger idealist his personal younger fight with worldly passions.
Deftly relocating between a colourful solid of characters, drawing at the writings of the folk on whom they're established, Jay Parini has created a gorgeous portrait of a permanent genius and a deeply affecting novel.
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Elif Shafak
In her most recent novel, Turkey’s preeminent lady author spins an epic story spanning approximately a century within the lifetime of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer within the sultan’s menagerie, he takes care of the exceedingly clever elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan’s attractive daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace schooling leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire’s leader architect, who takes Jahan lower than his wing as they build (with Chota’s support) the most excellent structures in historical past. but whilst they build Sinan’s victorious masterpieces—the wonderful Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques—dangerous undercurrents start to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan’s 4 apprentices.
A memorable tale of inventive freedom, creativity, and the conflict among technology and fundamentalism, Shafak’s elaborate novel brims with bright characters, fascinating experience, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman courtroom, the place love and loyalty are not any fit for uncooked power.
From the Hardcover edition.
The first desk of contents (at the very starting of the booklet) lists the titles of all novels incorporated during this quantity. by way of clicking on a type of titles you can be redirected to the start of that paintings, the place you can find a brand new TOC that lists all of the chapters and sub-chapters of that categorical work.
This 1st quantity of “100 Books you want to learn earlier than You Die” comprises the subsequent 50 works, prepared alphabetically by means of authors’ final names:
Alcott, Louisa could: Little Women
Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane: Emma
Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot
Barbusse, Henri: The Inferno
Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes
Butler, Samuel: The manner of All Flesh
Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Cather, Willa: My Ántonia
Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote
Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
Cleland, John: Fanny Hill
Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo
Cooper, James Fenimore: The final of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen: The pink Badge of Courage
Cummings, E. E.: The huge, immense Room
Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe
Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders
Dickens, Charles: Bleak House
Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot
Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie
Dumas, Alexandre: The 3 Musketeers
Dumas, Alexandre: The count number of Monte Cristo
Eliot, George: Middlemarch
Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
Flaubert, Gustave: Sentimental Education
Ford, Ford Madox: The reliable Soldier
Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View
Forster, E. M.: Howards End
Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of younger Werther
Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls
Gorky, Maxim: The Mother
Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon’s Mines
Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
Homer: The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables
Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow
James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
In the 2d quantity of “100 Books you want to learn prior to You Die” you will discover the rest 50 works.
Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) was once a Russian author who essentially wrote novels and brief tales. His most famed works, the novels “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina", are said as of the best novels of all time and a top of realist fiction. Tolstoy is both recognized for his complex and paradoxical character and for his severe moralistic and ascetic perspectives, which he followed after an ethical hindrance and non secular awakening within the 1870s, and then he additionally grew to become famous as an ethical philosopher and social reformer. Later in lifestyles, he additionally wrote performs and essays.
Review, layout and indexing by means of Century eBooks
In the chaos of early-1990s Russia, a paralyzed veteran’s spouse and stepdaughter disguise the Soviet Union’s cave in from him so as to preserve him—and his pension—alive, until eventually it seems the harsh outdated guy has different plans. An rapid vintage of post-Soviet Russian literature, Olga Slavnikova’s The guy Who Couldn’t Die tells the tale of ways girls attempt to lengthen a life—and the skill and that means in their personal lives—by making a global that doesn’t switch, a Soviet Union that by no means crumbled.
After her stepfather’s stroke, Marina hangs Brezhnev’s portrait at the wall, edits the Pravda articles learn to him, and makes use of her media connections to cobble jointly whole newscasts of occasions that by no means occurred. in the meantime, her mom, Nina Alexandrovna, can slightly navigate the bewildering new global open air, specifically compared to the blunt truth of her uncommunicative husband. As Marina is stuck up in a neighborhood election crusade that will get out of hand, Nina discovers that her husband is conspiring as well—to kill himself and placed an finish to the charade. Masterfully translated by means of Marian Schwartz, The guy Who Couldn’t Die is a darkly playful imaginative and prescient of the misplaced Soviet previous and the insanity of the post-Soviet international that makes use of Russia’s sleek background as a backdrop for an inquiry into higher metaphysical questions.
By Taylor Dawn
Kat McCormick has spent her lifestyles hiding in the back of strings of binary code and monitor names. Her hacking skill is moment to none yet quickly she unearths herself stumbling throughout info that places her on the most sensible of someone’s hit record. As she dodges bullets, Kat fights the brewing appeal to the Agent in control of retaining her secure. Can she open up her center and brain to aid carry down the undesirable men, or will she tuck tail and run like she’s performed so much of her existence? stick to Kat and Liam as they fight to resolve the reality within the 5th and ultimate booklet within the Magnolia sequence by way of Taylor Dawn.
By Katherine Arden
One lady could make a difference...
Moscow is in flames, leaving its humans looking for solutions – and somebody accountable. Vasilisa, a lady with outstanding presents, needs to flee for her existence, pursued by means of those that blame their misfortune on her magic.
Then a vengeful demon returns, more suitable than ever. decided to engulf the area in chaos, he unearths allies between males and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike locate their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders.
But she will not be capable of store them all.