Novels & Short Stories

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Scott, WalterIl racconto dello specchio misterioso
Language: Italian, Short Stories – Format: iSilo

Courtenay, BryceThe Power of One. Young Reader’s Edition
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the (More) welterweight champion of the world.
Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. He discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: that this is the power of one.

Mackintosh, ClareI Let You Go
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but (More) she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.
Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . .

Calvino, ItaloPerché leggere i classici
Language: Italian, Essay & Philosophy – Format: ePub, iSilo

Perché leggere i classici è una raccolta di saggi dello scrittore italiano Italo Calvino, pubblicata postuma nel 1991.
Nel saggio che dà il titolo alla raccolta, lo scrittore sostiene che le letture di gioventù risultano spesso (More) poco proficue e forniscono al giovane lettore soltanto modelli, termini di paragone, schemi di classificazione e scale di valori con cui confrontarsi. La lettura in profondità, quella fra le righe, le varie allegorie, le metafore più astratte vengono colte unicamente con la rilettura in età matura, la quale, invece, permette di ritrovare le costanti summenzionate nei meccanismi interiori che già regolano il comportamento inconscio dell’individuo.
Per questi motivi, diviene lecito definire classico quel libro che sappia esercitare una notevole influenza sia quando resta fisso, indelebile nella memoria, sia quando viene rimosso, pur rimanendo nascosto fra le pieghe della memoria, mimetizzandosi o dettando i comportamenti del proprio inconscio. Ad ogni rilettura di un classico quindi, capita sovente di riconoscere dei propri atteggiamenti assimilati durante le letture di gioventù; proprio per questo motivo, è necessario affermare che ogni rilettura d’un classico è una lettura di scoperta, come fosse la prima lettura, e che la prima lettura d’un classico è in realtà una rilettura. Insomma, si dice classico quel libro che non ha mai finito di dire quel che ha da dire.

Sanderson, BrandonThe Alloy of Law (Mistborn, 4)
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action, his ability to create vivid (More) characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan’s epic wheel of time sequence. But with Mistborn, his standalone fantasies and his new series, The Stormlight Archive, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction. Now he returns to the series that made his name with a new story set years after the events of Hero of Ages.
In a world recovering only slowly from evil, a world where allomancers wield immense power through their ability to unleash the magic bound up in common metals someone who can burn metals that no-one has burned before can tip the balance…
Sanderson has the knack of giving the epic fantasy reader exactly what they want. This ability has thrown him to the forefront of the genre and the dramatic story within The Alloy of Law shows off this skill to its very best.

Melville, HermanBenito Cereno
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub, iSilo

En 1799, el capitán Amasa Delano ancló en la bahía de una isla desierta del litoral chileno. A la mañana siguiente apareció en el lugar un misterioso navío, el Santo Domingo. Las maniobras de éste hicieron sopechar que se trataba (More) de un barco en apuros, con lo que ordenó que se preparara un bote y acudió a la misteriosa nave para prestar su ayuda. El espectáculo que encontró fue sorprendente. Aquél era un barco de esclavos al que la tempestad y una epidemia habían diezmado. Ahora los marineros blancos convivían entre los negros en una situación adversa por la falta de provisiones y de oficiales y el extraño comportamiento del capitán del barco Don Benito.

Shaw, BernardComedias agradables: armas y el hombre
Language: Spanish, Theater Play – Format: iSilo

Verne, JulesMichael Strogoff
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub, iSilo

This is the account of the perilous mission of Michael Strogoff, courier for Czar Alexander II, who is sent from Moscow to the besieged city of Irkutsk, where the governor, brother of the Czar, has taken his last stand against a (More) Tartar rebellion led by the fearsome Feofar-Khan. When telegraph lines are cut between the Russian Far East and the mainland, Strogoff must make his way through hostile territory to warn the governor of the return of the traitor Ivan Ogareff, a disgraced former officer who seeks vengeance against the Tsar’s family by the destruction of Irkutsk.

Pich-Aguilera Roca, Rosa¿Cómo ser feliz con 1, 2, 3 … hijos?
Language: Spanish, Essay & Philosophy – Format: ePub

“¿Cómo lo hacéis? ¿Cómo os organizáis para cocinar para tantos, para hacer la compra, para lavar la ropa? ¿Cómo es posible que haya tranquilidad en casa para estudiar, cómo os queda tiempo para divertiros? ¿Cuál es vuestro (More) secreto?”.
En estas páginas, Rosa Pich, de 47 años, madre de 18 hijos y trabajadora a media jornada nos desvela cómo se puede ser feliz “y pasárselo bomba” con los hijos, ya sean 1, 2, 3… o 18, como en su caso. Lleno de anécdotas y divertidas historias protagonizadas por sus hijos, su marido, los amigos, etc., nos cuenta el día a día de su familia, de los retos a los que se enfrentan y de la maravillosa aventura que supone la vida familiar.
Los Postigo Pich son en la actualidad la familia con hijos escolarizados más numerosa de España, y posiblemente de Europa. Han protagonizado recientemente un documental de la BBC sobre The biggest family in the world, además de aparecer con frecuencia en diversos medios de comunicación de nuestro país.

Pardo Bazán, EmiliaCuentos de amor
Language: Spanish, Short Stories – Format: ePub

Emilia Pardo Bazán fue una de las escritoras españolas más reconocidas del siglo XIX. Escribió más de 500 obras, de distintos géneros literarios, aunque son más conocidas sus novelas. Impulso el naturalismo en España. Fue además, (More) una de las primeras feministas de su época. Publicó varios artículos en los cuales denuncia el sexismo en España y propone cambios a favor de la mujer, empezando por una educación igualitaria para hombres y mujeres.
Es la sexta y última colección de cuentos de Emilia Pardo Bazán que narra historias de amores enormes, mediocres, irrisorios, molestos, pequeños, sorprendentes, entrañables, dramáticos o felices. Sus personajes proceden de todo el abanico de la sociedad en la España de su tiempo.