Les Pommes d'or du soleil

By Ray Bradbury

Les Pommes d'or du soleil (titre unique : The Golden Apples of the solar and different tales) est un recueil de nouvelles de l'auteur américain Ray Bradbury publié pour l. a. première fois aux États-Unis en 1953 chez l'éditeur Doubleday.

En France, il est publié en 1956 aux éditions Denoël dans los angeles assortment Présence du futur.

Le titre est tiré d'un poème de William Butler Yeats, l. a. Chanson du voyageur Aengus (The music of Wandering Aengus), dont un extrait est cité au début du livre.

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Tribune of Rome (VESPASIAN)

By Robert Fabbri

One man, born in rural obscurity, destined to develop into certainly one of Rome's maximum Emperors

26 advert: 16-year-old Vespasian leaves his family members farm for Rome, his attractions set on discovering a purchaser and following his brother into the military, yet he discovers a urban in turmoil and an Empire at the breaking point. The getting older emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome within the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian protect. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all yet identify, yet many worry that won't adequate for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere—careless phrases at a cocktail party may be as harmful as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is completely out of his intensity, making harmful enemies (and much more harmful friends—like the younger Caligula) and shortly unearths himself ensnared in a conspiracy opposed to Tiberius. With the placement in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the town to soak up a place as tribune in an retro legion at the Balkan frontier. Even right here, uprising is within the air and unblooded and green, Vespasian needs to lead his males in savage conflict with antagonistic mountain tribes. Vespasian will quickly discover that he cannot get away Roman politics from now on than he can get away his destiny.

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Kindred Souls

With the convinced contact she dropped at the loved Newbery Medal winner Sarah, simple and Tall, in Kindred Souls Patricia MacLachlan publications childrens into the knowledge that demise is a ordinary a part of life.

Ten-year-old Jake has continuously been as regards to his grandfather Billy—so shut that Jake’s mom calls them kindred souls. each one morning, Jake and Billy take a stroll round the family members farm. Billy frequently tells Jake tales of dwelling in a sod condo at the prairie.

When Billy is going into the medical institution, Jake comes to a decision the simplest reward he can provide his cherished grandfather is a sod residence. Billy strikes to the sod residence while he leaves the sanatorium and spends his final days dwelling there.

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Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics)

A landmark American drama that encouraged a vintage movie and a Broadway revival—featuring an advent via David Mamet

A blistering personality research and an exam of the yank melting pot and the judicial process that retains it in check, Twelve indignant Men holds at its center a deeply patriotic religion within the U.S. felony process. The play facilities on Juror 8, who's initially the only holdout in an 11-1 to blame vote. 8 units his attractions no longer on proving the opposite jurors incorrect yet quite on getting them to examine the location in a clear-eyed means no longer laid low with their own prejudices or biases. Reginald Rose intentionally and punctiliously peels away the layers of artifice from the lads and permits a fuller photograph to kind of them—and of the US, at its top and worst.
After the significantly acclaimed teleplay aired in 1954, this landmark American drama went directly to turn into a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the variation. extra lately, Twelve offended males had a winning, and award-winning, run on Broadway.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Empire Builders (The Grand Tour, Book 2)

By Ben Bova

Dan Randolph by no means performs by way of the principles. A hell-raising maverick with out persistence for fools, he's in demand by way of his pals, feared by means of his enemies, and wanted by means of the world's most lovable girls. performing as a twenty-first privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on house exploration, and have become one of many world's richest males within the bargain.

Now an ecological hindrance threatens Earth--and a similar politicians that Randolph outwitted the 1st time are looking to impose an international dictatorship to accommodate it.

Dan Randolph is aware that the reply lies in additional human freedom, now not less--and within the boundless assets of house. yet can he remain loose lengthy adequate to offer the area that chance?

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The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel (P.S.)

By Paulo Coelho

The Winner Stands Alone is a suspenseful novel in regards to the attention-grabbing worlds of fortune and famous person, the place the dedication to luxurious and good fortune at any fee usually prevents one from listening to what the guts truly wants.

Coelho takes us to the Cannes movie pageant, the place the so-called Superclass gathers—those who've made it within the dreammaker’s international of favor and cinema. a few of them have even reached the very most sensible and are afraid to lose their lofty positions. cash, strength, and reputation are at stake—things for which most folk are ready to do whatever to keep.

At this contemporary vainness reasonable we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; center jap model czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, wanting to land a lead function; formidable legal detective Savoy, hoping to unravel the case of his lifestyles; and Jasmine, a lady on the point of a winning modeling profession.

Who will reach picking out his or her personal own dream one of several prefabricated ones—and reach making it come actual?

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The Rebel Angels (Cornish Series, Book 1)

By Robertson Davies

On hand as an book for the 1st time, The insurgent Angels is the 1st publication within the celebrated Cornish Trilogy.

Gypsies, defrocked priests, mad professors, and filthy rich eccentrics—a amazing solid peoples Robertson Davies' marvelous spectacle of robbery, perjury, homicide, scholarship, and love at a contemporary collage. basically Davies, writer of 5th company, may have woven jointly their destinies with such wit, humour, and knowledge.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel

By Marlon James

Winner of the 2015 guy Booker Prize

A recipient of the 2015 American booklet Award

One of the pinnacle 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times

A New York occasions publication Review awesome Book

Named a most sensible ebook of the yr by:
The ny Times
Chicago Tribune
The Washington Post
The Boston Globe
The Huffington Post
The Seattle Times
The Houston Chronicle
Publishers Weekly
Library Journal
BuzzFeed Books
Kansas urban Star
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A “thrilling, bold . . . severe” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the tried assassination of Bob Marley within the past due 1970s. 

In A short background of 7 Killings, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling along with his unmatched ability at characterization and his meticulous eye for aspect to forge a unique of awesome ambition and scope.

On December three, 1976, prior to the Jamaican basic election and days earlier than Bob Marley was once to play the Smile Jamaica live performance to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven unnamed gunmen stormed the singer’s condominium, computer weapons blazing. The assault wounded Marley, his spouse, and his supervisor, and injured numerous others. Little used to be formally published in regards to the gunmen, yet rumors abounded concerning the assassins’ fates. A short historical past of 7 Killings is James’s fictional exploration of that risky and volatile time in Jamaica’s background and past. Deftly spanning many years and continents and peopled with quite a lot of characters—assassins, drug buyers, reporters, or even ghosts—James brings to existence the folk who walked the streets of Nineteen Seventies Kingston, who ruled the crack homes of Eighties manhattan, and who reemerged right into a greatly altered Jamaica of the Nineties. Brilliantly creative, A short heritage of 7 Killings is an “exhilarating” (The long island Times) epic that’s been known as “a travel de strength” (The Wall highway Journal).

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A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance 1)

By David Dalglish

From USA Today bestselling writer David Dalglish

The Underworld ideas the town of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they worry just one guy.

In publication number 1 of the Shadowdance sequence, Thren Felhorn is the best murderer of his time. all of the thieves' guilds of town are below his unflinching keep watch over. If he has his means, loss of life will quickly spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, educated to be inheritor to his father's legal empire. he is chilly, ruthless - every little thing an murderer can be. but if Aaron hazards his existence to guard a priest's daughter from his personal guild, he glimpses a global past piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father.

Assassin or protector; each selection has its consequences.

Fantasy writer David Dalglish spins a story of retribution and darkness, and an underworld attaining for final strength.

  • A Dance of Cloaks
  • A Dance of Blades
  • A Dance of Mirrors
  • A Dance of Shadows
  • A Dance of Ghosts
  • A Dance of Chaos
  • Skyborn
  • Fireborn
  • Shadowborn

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