Novels & Short Stories

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Bergsma, JohnLa Biblia paso a paso
Language: Spanish, Spiritual – Format: ePub

Una introducción didáctica e inteligente a la Biblia, desde los relatos de Adán y Eva, Noé, Abraham y Moisés, y los grandes reyes y profetas de Israel, hasta la persona y obra de Jesús.Bergsma ofrece en este volumen un curso de (More) introducción a la Biblia y a la teología, de enorme popularidad entre sus estudiantes americanos, y con más de 60.000 ejemplares vendidos. Manifiesta en sus páginas una sorprendente habilidad para hacer comprensibles e inspiradoras las ideas fundamentales de la fe católica.El lector va recorriendo el Antiguo Testamento y contemplando los relatos de Adán y Eva, Noé, Abraham y Moisés, y los grandes reyes y profetas de Israel, para culminar finalmente en la persona y obra de Jesús: un gran libro de cabecera para quien enseña y para quien aprende.

Ugarte Corcuera, FranciscoDeep Friendship: Moving beyond the Superficial
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The value of a true friend seems a unanimous declaration: a friend is “someone who knows all about you and still loves you” (Elbert Hubbard) and “the most precious of all possessions” (La Rochefoucauld); friendship is “a single (More) soul dwelling in two bodies” (Aristotle), “the only cement that will ever hold the world together” (Woodrow Wilson).And yet, the statement that gets at the heart of Ugarte’s book Deep Friendship belongs to Plutarch, who says: “A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find.” This is especially true in today’s world, in which we are constantly surrounded by people, but seldom experience deep friendship. The concept and value of friendship has become, more than ever, a rare treasure. What seems a simple task—that of finding a true friend who cares, respects, and deeply appreciates you—can be harder than expected.In his book, Ugarte shares not only how to find a good friend, but how to be one. These attributes of true friendship lead to great benefits, including a more genuine happiness and a greater union with God.

Gallico, PaulLa señora Harris en Nueva York
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Paul Gallico introduce en esta nueva aventura de la señora Harris y su inseparable amiga, la señora Butterfield, el caso del pequeño Henry, a quien su madre dejó a cargo de una familia a cambio de una libra semanal por su (More) manutención y con los años desapareció. Desde entonces, y sin paga, para la familia el niño es una despreciable carga y lo maltratan sin cesar. Habiendo averiguado que su padre fue un soldado de Alabama llamado George Brown, las dos amigas «secuestran» al pequeño, lo cuelan como polizón en un transatlántico y se lo llevan a Nueva York. Están convencidas de que encontrarán al «señor Brown» y de que este se alegrará de la buena nueva. La señora Harris en Nueva York (1960) sigue la línea de cuento de hadas de Flores para la señora Harris (1958), con sus observaciones realistas sobre el sistema de clases y la doble cara de todo sueño, pero cuenta con la novedad de un punto de partida no tan ligero como el deseo de comprarse un vestido de Dior. En todo caso, su humor y su confianza en la amistad y la simpatía son los mismos y dan pie a otra sátira amable y distinguida, que esta vez se ambienta entre diplomáticos, millonarios de Park Avenue, estrellas de cine y cantantes de hillbilly.

Waugh EvelynBrideshead Revisited
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. It follows, from the 1920s to the early 1940s, the life and romances of the (More) protagonist Charles Ryder, including his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle.
The story is told by a friend of Sebastian (Charles Ryder), who met him and became his friend at the University of Oxford. The theme of the book is the action of God’s grace upon a group of distinct and close people: this is the declared, and achieved purpose, by the author himself. The mother is the head of the family, but she fails on holding them together. Having educated her children well, she sees two of them sink in life. The father, who converted to Catholicism to marry her, escapes to Italy, and finds himself a mistress. When his wife dies, he returns to Brideshead, to live the rest of his life, to die in the old mansion. His children (and even Ryder) take care of him. Some of the scenes described are quite harsh, but they describe the real life: for example, the university anarchy, the emptiness of ideas and morals of society, the lives of artists, the parents that leave or ignore their children. The book is very good: not for the weak behaviors of some people, but because they know the doctrine, the moral, and there is a personal effort to be a better person.

Comellas, José LuisLa primera vuelta al mundo
Language: Spanish, History & Biography – Format: ePub

El viaje de Magallanes-Elcano, hace ya quinientos años, es una de las más emocionantes aventuras de la historia. Sus protagonistas viven al límite, dispuestos a superar dificultades sin precedentes con tal de culminar su hazaña: (More) dar la vuelta al mundo.
Para enriquecer el relato, el autor utiliza sus conocimientos de navegación, oceanografía, astronomía, meteorología y climatología para exponer las asombrosas circunstancias de uno de los viajes más difíciles de la historia: una «aventura histórica», porque todo lo que se narra corresponde a hechos reales y sobrepasa a cualquier relato de ficción.

Stevenson, Robert LouisTreasure Island
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub, iSilo

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold”. First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children’s magazine (More) Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.
Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale noted for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality – as seen in Long John Silver – unusual for children’s literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

Geda, FabioNel mare ci sono i cocodrilli
Language: Italian, Novel – Format: ePub

Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli è un libro di Fabio Geda, che racconta la storia di Enaiatollah Akbari, dalla sua nascita in Afghanistan, al suo arrivo in Italia.
Il viaggio di Enaiatollah inizia perché in Afghanistan la sua (More) famiglia è minacciata dai talebani. Suo padre, camionista, ha avuto un incidente in cui ha perso la vita e il carico del camion, l’ultimo di proprietà dei talebani. I talebani iniziano a perseguitare la famiglia di Enaiatollah, che inoltre fa parte degli hazara, l’etnia di minoranza perseguitata dai pashtun.

Austen, JaneLa abadía de Northander
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Publicada originalmente en 1818, La abadía de Northanger narra la historia de Catherine Morland, una joven ingenua y aficionada a la lectura de novelas góticas.
Invitada por los Tilney, que erróneamente la consideran una rica (More) heredera, a pasar una temporada en su casa de campo, se dedicará a investigar tortuosos e imaginarios secretos de familia. Pero cuando finalmente todo se aclare y comprenda que la vida no es una novela, la inocente Catherine pondrá los pies en la tierra y encauzará su futuro según dictan las normas morales y sociales.
La abadía de Northanger es quizá la novela más irónica y divertida de Jane Austen, maestra inigualable en la recreación de retablos sociales con hondo perfil humano.

Tolkien, John Ronald ReuelThe Lord of the Rings
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in (More) stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
Thousands of years before the events of the novel, the Dark Lord Sauron had forged the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power and corrupt those who wear them: the leaders of Men, Elves and Dwarves. He was later vanquished in battle by an alliance of Elves and Men. Isildur, a ruler of Men, cut the One Ring from Sauron’s finger, claiming it as an heirloom for his line, and Sauron lost his physical form. When Isildur was later ambushed and killed by Orcs, the Ring was lost in the River Anduin at Gladden Fields.Over two thousand years later, the Ring was found by one of the river-folk called Déagol. His friend Sméagol immediately fell under the Ring’s influence and strangled Déagol to acquire it. Sméagol was banished and hid under the Misty Mountains, where the Ring extended his lifespan and transformed him over the course of hundreds of years into a twisted, corrupted creature called Gollum. He lost the Ring, his “precious”, and, as recounted in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins found it. Meanwhile, Sauron re-assumed physical form and took back his old realm of Mordor. Gollum set out in search of the Ring, but was captured by Sauron, who learnt from him that “Baggins” in the Shire had taken it. Gollum was set loose, and Sauron, who needed the Ring to regain his full power, sent forth his powerful servants, the Nazgûl, to seize it.

La Fontaine, Jean deFavole
Language: Italian, Short Stories – Format: iSilo