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I Am Charlotte Simmons Tom Wolfe


Dupont University—the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a freshman from Sparta, North Carolina (pop. 900), who has come here on full scholarship in full flight from her tobacco-chewing, beer-swilling high school classmates. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that Dupont is closer in spirit to Sodom than to Athens, and that sex, crank, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. As Charlotte encounters Dupont's privileged elite—her roommate, Beverly, a fleshy, Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jayjay Johanssen, the only white starting player on Dupont's godlike basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by…




Super-Cannes J.G. Ballard


Super-Cannes – a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback – was the winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Eurasian region. 'Sublime: an elegant, elaborate trap of a novel, which reads as a companion piece to Cocaine Nights but takes ideas from that novel and runs further. The first essential novel of the 21st century.' – Nicholas Royle, Independent 'Possibly his greatest book. Super-Cannes is both a novel of ideas and a compelling thriller that will keep you turning the pages to the shocking denouement. Only Ballard could have produced it.' – Simon Hinde, Sunday Express 'In this tautly paced thriller he brilliantly details how man's darker side derails a vast experiment in living, and shows the dangers of a near-future in which going mad is the only way of staying sane.' – Charlotte Mosley, Daily Mail 'Vintage Ballard, a gripping blend of stylised thriller and fantastic imaginings.' – Alex Clark, Guardian 'Ballard at his best. Truly superb: the best book he has…


Gente De La Ciudad Doc Jorge Edwards


Gente de la ciudad fue publicada por la editorial Universitaria en 1961. Tras su lanzamiento, recibió el Premio Municipal de Santiago. En esta compilación Edwards reunió los siguientes relatos: “El cielo de los domingos”, “El fin del verano”, “A la deriva”, “El funcionario”, “Rosaura”, “Apunte”, “Fatiga” y “El último día”.


Dreams Of My Russian Summers Andrei Makine


In an era when everything is an event, and nothing just happens naturally, it's hard not to be suspicious of the a novel that is the first ever to win both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis, by a Russian émigré who has been compared to Nabokov, Pasternak, and Proust. Add in the fact, repeated in the novel, though apparently true, that after being turned away by French publishers, the author pretended to be only the translator of the novel, and that it was then published, and you've got a book that can't possibly live up to the hype that precedes it. Makine, who fled the Soviet Union in 1987 when he was thirty, tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a young man who, along with his sister, spends summers in Siberia with his French grandmother, Charlotte Lemonnier. Trapped there after the death of her Russian husband, Charlotte shares a world of memory with the children, memory of France prior to WWII. In the intensely paranoid world of Soviet Communism, Charlotte 's very Frenchness…


Die Leiden des jungen Werther Иоганн Гете


«Die Leiden des jungen Werthers» lautet der Titel eines von Johann Wolfgang Goethe verfassten Briefromans, in dem der junge Rechtspraktikant Werther bis zu seinem Freitod über seine unglückliche Liaison mit der anderweitig verlobten „Lotte“ berichtet. Der Roman Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1774) war nach dem Sturm und Drang-Drama Götz von Berlichingen (1773) Goethes zweiter großer Erfolg. Die Handlung trägt autobiographische Züge. Goethe gestaltet hier literarisch-frei seine platonische Beziehung zu der bereits verlobten Charlotte Buff. In sie hatte er sich verliebt, als er von Mai bis September 1772 Praktikant am Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar war. Das Motiv für den tragischen Ausgang dieser Liebe, die Selbsttötung Werthers, lieferte Goethe der Suizid seines Freundes Karl Wilhelm Jerusalem, Gesandtschaftssekretär in Wetzlar. Der hatte sich in eine verheiratete Frau verliebt, die für ihn unerreichbar blieb. Die literarische Figur der Lotte im Roman trägt auch Züge…


The Crystal World J.G. Ballard


The opening sequence of J.G. Ballard's The Crystal World, in which Dr. Edward Sanders begins his journey through Cameroon to visit his friends, Max and Elizabeth Clair, is reminiscent of Graham Greene's Journey Without Maps or the film "The African Queen." Ballard does a wonderful job of portraying a Cameroon which is still inhabited by a relatively large number of European colonizers, although his characters have a tendency to be more altruistic. Sanders runs a leper colony while the Clairs have set up a clinic in the interior of Cameroon. The characters who aren't altruistic are somewhat shady. Sanders gets involved with the gun-toting Ventress while still on the first leg of his journey and later meets the mine-owner, Thorensen. Although Sanders talks with each man individually, neither really reveal anything of this history, although it becomes clear that their destinies are tied to each other. Similarly, Father Balthus, a priest who is questioning his beliefs, is seen more as a shadowy…


The House of the Sleeping Beauties Yasunari Kawabata


Nobel prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata is noted for his combination of a traditional Japanese aesthetic with modernist, often surreal trends. In these three tales, superbly translated by Edward Seidensticker, erotic fantasy is underlaid with longing and memories of past loves. In the title story, the protagonist visits a brothel where elderly men spend a chaste but lecherous night with a drugged, unconscious virgin. As he admires the girl’s beauty, he recalls his past womanizing, and reflects on the relentless course of old age. In One Arm, a young girl removes her right arm and gives it to the narrator to take home for the night; a surreal seduction follows as he tries to allay its fears, caresses it, and even replaces his own right arm with it. The protagonist of Of Birds and Beasts prefers the company of his pet birds and dogs to people, yet for him all living beings are beautiful objects which, though they give him pleasure, he treats with casual cruelty. Beautiful yet chilling,…


Le testament français Andrei Makine


Ce roman a l’originalité de nous offrir de la France une vision mythique et lointaine, à travers les nombreux récits que Charlotte Lemonnier, «égarée dans l’immensité neigeuse de la Russie», raconte à son petit-fils et confident. Ce roman a reçu le prix Goncourt 1995 et ex-aequo le prix Médicis 1995. *** «Je me souvenais qu'un jour, dans une plaisanterie sans gaîté, Charlotte m'avait dit qu'après tous ses voyages à travers l'immense Russie, venir à pied jusqu'en France n'aurait pour elle rien d'impossible […]. Au début, pendant de longs mois de misère et d'errances, mon rêve fou ressemblerait de près à cette bravade. J'imaginerais une femme vêtue de noir qui, aux toutes premières heures d'une matinée d'hiver sombre, entrerait dans une petite ville frontalière […]. Elle pousserait la porte d'un café au coin d'une étroite place endormie, s'installerait près de la fenêtre, à côté d'un calorifère. La patronne lui apporterait une tasse de thé. Et en…


The Known World Edward Jones


Amazon.com Review Set in Manchester County, Virginia, 20 years before the Civil War began, Edward P. Jones's debut novel, The Known World, is a masterpiece of overlapping plot lines, time shifts, and heartbreaking details of life under slavery. Caldonia Townsend is an educated black slaveowner, the widow of a well-loved young farmer named Henry, whose parents had bought their own freedom, and then freed their son, only to watch him buy himself a slave as soon as he had saved enough money. Although a fair and gentle master by the standards of the day, Henry Townsend had learned from former master about the proper distance to keep from one's property. After his death, his slaves wonder if Caldonia will free them. When she fails to do so, but instead breaches the code that keeps them separate from her, a little piece of Manchester County begins to unravel. Impossible to rush through, The Known World is a complex, beautifully written novel with a large cast of characters, rewarding the patient…


Acceptable Risk Robin Cook


With billions of dollars at stake, every scientist in America is fighting to discover the next Prozac, the latest "feel good" drug. Using bacterial mould first uncovered during the Salem witch trials, Edward Armstrong isolates a stunningly effective anti-depressant.


Księżyc w nowiu Stephenie Meyer


Na "Księżyc w nowiu", dalszy ciąg bestsellerowego "Zmierzchu", czekały z niecierpliwością tysiące czytelników z kilkunastu krajów świata. Od wielu miesięcy obie powieści znajdują się w czołówce listy bestsellerów "New York Timesa", a nakład trzeciej z cyklu osiągnął w USA milion egzemplarzy. Podobnie jak pierwsza powieść o nastoletniej Isabelli Swan, "Księżyc w nowiu" jest połączeniem romansu z trzymającym napięcie horrorem, w którym rozterki zakochanej dziewczyny przeplatają się z opisami mrożących krew w żyłach niesamowitych wydarzeń. Edward Cullen to wciąż dla Belli najważniejsza osoba pod słońcem. Są parą i jest im razem cudownie. Gdyby tylko chłopak nie był wampirem! Niestety, ten fakt wszystko komplikuje, także z pozoru niewinną zażyłość dziewczyny z przyjacielem z dzieciństwa, Jacobem. Wiosną Edward musiał bronić Belli przed swoim krwiożerczym pobratymcem, jesienią zakochani uświadamiają sobie, że był to dopiero początek…


Skin Trade Laurell Hamilton


A proven series with a hot new look. The #1 bestselling author returns with her most anticipated novel yet. When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City 's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain – paranormal style. Anita heads to Vegas, where's she's joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward. It's a good thing he always has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses 'tiger' too strongly to ignore it. The weretigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher.


Executive Privilege Phillip Margolin


New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin is back, this time with a powerful tale of murder that snakes its way through Washington, D.C. 's halls of power, leading straight to the White House and the most powerful office on earth. When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life. In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly,…


The Whitechapel Conspiracy Anne Perry


It is spring, 1892. Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The Prince of Wales outrages decent people with his mistresses and profligate ways. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend, Martin Fetters. Though Thomas Pitt should receive praise for providing key testimony in the Fetters investigation, Adinett’s powerful friends of the secretive Inner Circle make sure he is vilified instead. Thus Pitt is suddenly relieved of his Bow Street command and reassigned to the clandestine Special Branch in the dangerous East End. There he must investigate alleged anarchist plots, working undercover and living, far from his family, in Whitechapel, one of the area’s worst slums. His allies are few-among them clever Charlotte and intrepid Gracie, the maid who knows the neighborhood…


Bad Monkeys Matt Ruff


Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—"Bad Monkeys" for short. This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever read.


A Quantum Murder Peter Hamilton


Peter F. Hamilton returns to the future of "Mindstar Rising" with an engrossing new adventure of Greg Mandel, a freelance operative whose telepathic abilities give him a crucial edge in the high-tech world of the 21st century. Mandel must investigate the murder of professor Edward Kitchener, a double Nobel laureate who had been researching quantum cosmology for the powerful Event Horizon conglomerate.


Hunted James Gardner


Edward York is an illegal clone, genetically engineered for perfection — but something went wrong. His twin sister, Ambassador Samantha York, is a gorgeous genius, but the physically perfect Edward is condemned by his faulty brain to service in the human Navy’s Outward Fleet Explorer Corps, a collection of misfits who call themselves the Expendables, and with good reason. After Edward fails to save his sister’s life on the war-torn planet Troyen, he is sent away on a Navy starship in which all other crew and passengers die in the same instant, leaving Edward alone — and trapped with unknown, destructive nanotechnology. If that isn’t trouble enough, his fate is mysteriously tied to that of Troyen’s native race, the Mandasar, in a complex interstellar web of conspiracy and treachery. And his only allies may be five young Mandasar; a human-alien symbiont with motives of her own; and the most infamous Expendable in the Corps, the hated Admiral Festina Ramos. In addition to Hunted,…


The Politician Andrew Young


“The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story… This isn’t just politics, it’s literature. It’s the great American novel, the kind that isn’t written anymore.” -Michael Wolff on John Edwards's trajectory, on VanityFair.com The underside of modern American politics – raw ambition, manipulation, and deception – are revealed in detail by Andrew Young’s riveting account of a presidential hopeful’s meteoric rise and scandalous fall. Like a non-fiction version of All the King’s Men, The Politician offers a truly disturbing, even shocking perspective on the risks taken and tactics employed by a man determined to rule the most powerful nation on earth. Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for the John Edwards campaign for Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate’s right hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young’s responsibilities grew. For a decade he…


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