Un irrésistible voisin, Gina Wilkins Chirurgienne passionnée, Meagan a l'habitude de vivre à cent à l'heure. Or, depuis son opération, elle est clouée chez elle et s'ennuie terriblement. Du moins, jusqu'à ce qu'elle fasse la connaissance d'Alice, une enfant adorable qui vient d'emménager dans la maison voisine. La petite fille semble en effet décidée à jouer les entremetteuses, en la rapprochant de son père. Une tentative à laquelle Meagan se demande bientôt comment elle va pouvoir résister, car elle doit bien avouer que, malgré sa farouche indépendance, elle est loin d'être insensible au beau Seth Llewellyn... Le premier amour du Dr Valentine, Lucy Clark Médecin généraliste à Lewisville, Ruby Valentine mène une vie heureuse qui la comble entièrement, du moins jusqu'à l'arrivée de Hamilton Goldmark dans la petite ville. Hamilton, avec qui Ruby a passé toute son adolescence, et qu'elle n'a jamais vraiment oublié. Troublée, elle sait pourtant qu'elle n'a rien à espérer de ce retour : pourquoi s'intéresserait-il à elle aujourd'hui, alors que, autrefois, elle était totalement transparente à ses yeux ? Même si elle a très envie de croire que la lueur brûlante qu'elle voit parfois briller dans son regard signifie tout le contraire... Cet été, participez au grand jeu Harlequin Eté Gagnant ! Plus vous achèterez de livres, plus vous aurez de chances de gagner de magnifiques cadeaux qui illumineront votre été. Matériel de plage, dîner aux chandelles, week-ends évasion... vous pourrez même tenter votre chance pour remporter un voyage à Venise, Harlequin a tout prévu pour vous faire voyager ! Alors n’hésitez pas : munissez-vous d’une simple preuve d’achat et rendez-vous sur été-gagnant-harlequin.fr.
Author: Auguste comte de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Robert Martin Adams
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Even after 100 years, this is a captivating fable - witty and biting - of a Thomas Edison-like inventor who creates the radiant and tragic android Hadaly, and the lovelorn aristocrat who falls for the manmade perfect woman who is conveniently adjustable so he may make her at his will to his taste and social needs.
The Paris Sketch
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
Walks in Rome
Author: Augustus Hare
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
The external charm of the Coliseum has recently been spoilt by the cutting down of all the trees and destruction of the beautiful pomegranate gardens on the lower slope of the Esquiline, and the erection in their place of the most hideous and gigantic houses... -from Walks in Rome English aristocrat Augustus J.C. Hare filled his days with trips to the Continent, and returned home to share his journeys with eager readers-and the journals of his travels still enjoy a cultishly devoted readership today. His Walks in Rome was first published in 1871; this replica of the 15th edition, from 1900, offers a virtual walking tour of: . the Corso and its neighborhood, including the Piazza del Popolo, the Temple of Neptune, and the Fountain of Trevia . the Forums and the Coliseum, including the Temple of Mars, the House of the Vestals, and the Arch of Constantine . the Palatine, including the Palace of Caligula and the House of Hortensius . and much more. Charmingly enthusiastic and obsessively detailed, this guidebook continues to be invaluable for today's travelers, and for those fascinated by the ongoing metamorphosis of a modern metropolis. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Hare's Sketches in Holland and Scandinavia. British travel writer Augustus John Culbert Hare (1834-1903) also wrote Epitaphs for Country Churchyards (1856) and Wanderings in Spain (1873).
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Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com!
Set within a framing narrative told by Chrystal Croftangry, these three stories are set in the years following the Jacobite defeat and all feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In 'The Highland Widow' and 'The Two Drovers', two young men find themselves torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. And 'The Surgeon's Daughter' follows three young Scots to India during the first phase years of the British Empire.