The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell, of his family, pets and life during a sojourn on the
It is the first and most famous of Durrell's
The Minority Report is a 1956 science fiction short story about a future society where murders are prevented through the efforts of three mutants who can see the future. The story begins when the chief of police intercepts a precognition that he is about to murder a man he has never met.
The book contains other science fiction short stories by the same author, who is probably best known because of ten popular films based on his works, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau.
Old School is the fictional story of a young boy attending a prestigious
Old School narra la història d’un adolescent a una escola prestigiosa de Nova Anglaterra, i sobretot, de la seva recerca d’identitat dins del món que l’envolta.
Death on the Nile is a Hercule Poirot mystery novel by the best-selling author Agatha Christie. The story follows the main character, Hercule Poirot, where he embarks on a vacation in
Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818.Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. It explores topics as scientific moral, creation and destruction of life, and the audacity of humankind regarding God. Herein lies the meaning of the subtitle: the main character tries to compete with god, following the lead of a modern Prometheus who stole the sacred fire of life from divinity.
One of the best-loved paintings in the world is a mystery. Who is the model and why has she been painted? What is she thinking as she stares out at us? Are her wide eyes and enigmatic half-smile innocent or seductive? And why is she wearing a pearl earring?
A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances? A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Young Bruno lives in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father, who has received a promotion command a prison camp. Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, awaiting extermination. Their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
What happens when your husband decides he wants to make a "pause" in your relationship, and you discover that "The pause" is a French young lady? The summer without men is a witty novel about the battle of the sexes, loneliness, love, poetry and the chance to change.
Graham Greene’s passion for moral complexity and his stylistic aplomb were perfectly suited to spy novels, a genere he practically invented and to which he periodically returned while fashioning one of the the twentieth century’s longest, most triumphant literary careers. Written late in his life, The human factor displays his gift for suspense at its most refined level, and his understanding of the physical and spiritual vulnerability of the individual at its deepest.
At the age of twenty-nine,
Animal Farm is an allegorical novel by George Orwell published in
House of Meetings, by Martin Amis, is a novel about two brothers who share a common love interest while living in a Soviet gulag during the last decade of Stalin’s rule. The novel centers around the modern-day (2004) recollections of the unnamed narrator/protagonist, presented in the form of a memoir sent to the narrator's American stepdaughter, Venus.
Handsome, young, but morally corrupt Dorian Gray has his portrait made. As the years pass, he does not age, but evidence of his sins is apparent in his portrait, which grows uglier with each transgression. He keeps it safely hidden in the attic. But his mysterious behavior and ageless appearance begin to attract suspicion.