Primera entrega de la serie «Joyas de la nobleza». Una historia encantadora y original que hace las delicias de los lectores de Catherine Brook... ¡No te la pierdas! Rubí Loughy nunca se imaginó que las copas de más que se tomó para olvidar la rabia causada por un pretendiente al que pensaba aceptar como marido, terminarían llevándola a la cama del marqués de Aberdeen, el segundo hombre que más despreciaba en su vida; después de su pretendiente, claro está. Damián, marqués de Aberdeen, regresó de la guerra siendo un hombre muy distinto al que era antes. En un intento por recuperar su antigua vida, decide ir a la mascarada organizada por un infame club de juego, y es ahí donde queda prendado de una bella y atrevida mujer. La seduce hasta llevarla a la cama, pero su sorpresa no puede ser mayor cuando descubre que dicha mujer es virgen. Él está decidido a encontrarla y ella está decidida a mantenerse oculta. Lástima que a ella le estén saliendo últimamente las cosas tan mal... Los mejores comentarios de los lectores: «Una historia fresca, entretenida y ligera, perfecta para leer en un par de ratos y tener casi todo el tiempo una sonrisilla en los labios.» «Me encantan las novelas de época cuyas heroínas sean poco comunes y cuyos relatos sean apasionados y ocurrentes. Esta novela tenía de todo un poco: pasión, romance, suspense y aventura, además de una trama fabulosa, me encantó.» «Es muy entretenido, me encantó y... ¡¡¡estoy esperando a las demás joyas!!!! Topacio será muy divertida, no lo dudo.»
The Neverending Story
Author: Michael Ende
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times
The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
Psychology and Buddhism
Author: Kathleen H. Dockett, G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book advances a serious consideration of how the goals and practices of psychology can be informed and enriched by Buddhist traditions that transcend the individual to consider the interconnectedness of all things, and the responsibility we have towards the other. Individualistic and psychotherapeutic applications of Buddhism in psychology are examined, followed by a bold step into the community arena, with consideration given to the intersection between community psychology and Buddhist approaches to empowerment, social change, and prevention.
Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
Portrait in Sepia
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Harper Collins
In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past.
Author: Woolf, Virginia
Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's partner, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and accessible novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.
Author: Linda Howard
Available digitally for the first time ever, Duncan’s Bride is a classic novel of romantic suspense from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard It's been seven years since rancher Reese Duncan's first wife left him high and dry, and he's been trying to rebuild his life ever since. What he needs is a dependable mate—someone uncomplicated with whom he can start a family and who will help out around the ranch. At first glance, city girl Madelyn Patterson seems all wrong. But Madelyn isn't after his money or his land. She wants the one thing Reese can't guarantee—his heart. Featuring an excerpt from TROUBLEMAKER, Linda Howard’s new hardcover novel!
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte Horacio Quiroga co años después. Se veían aún de tarde en tarde, pero el viejo libertino, arrebujado ahora en sus artritis de enfermizo solterón, distaba mucho de ser respecto de su cuñada lo que se pretendía; y si mantenía el tren de madre e hija, lo hacía por una especie de compasión de ex amante, rayana en vil egoísmo, y sobre todo para autorizar los chismes actuales que hinchaban su vanidad. Nébel evocaba a la madre; y con un extremecimiento de muchacho loco por las mujeres casadas, recordaba cierta noche en que hojeando juntos y reclinados una Illustration, había creído sentir sobre sus nervios súbitamente tensos, un hondo hálito de deseo que surgía del cuerpo pleno que rozaba con él. Al levantar los ojos, Nébel había visto la mirada de ella, en lánguida imprecisión de mareo, posarse pesadamente sobre la suya. ¿Se había equivocado? We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Author: Helen Hunt Jackson
Author: Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
Author: Maya Banks
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy andMastered, comes Dominated, the second novel in the Enforcers seriesa bold new direction in erotic romance that explores the games men and women play, and the price they're willing to pay for pleasure. Coming February 2016: The Enforcers Book III: Kept
Her Secret Fantasy
Author: Gaelen Foley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Regency London’s elegant ballrooms mask a daring world of erotic adventure. In this second novel in Gaelen Foley’s Spicy Trilogy, a mysterious beauty with a devastating secret discovers, in the arms of a bold and fearless cavalry officer, passion that breaks all boundaries. Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once-great family now in slow decline. Graceful Lily Balfour is her family’s last hope, and she has come to London with one goal–to marry a rich man. Her well-laid plans are balked, however, by the irresistible Major Derek Knight, a handsome highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned from India. Hardened by battles on India’s lawless frontiers, Derek is not just a fighter but a skilled and insatiable lover–a master of the Eastern arts of pleasure. Though Derek finds no shortage of willing women in London, it is the untouchable, aloof Lily who haunts him. After one stolen moment, he hungers for nights of sensual abandon to fulfill her fantasies and free her from her self-imposed prison. But he has come to England on a vital mission, and when Lily is pledged to a wealthy man suspected of corruption, Derek must thwart the treachery that ensnares them both–for only then will ecstasy and the sweet promise of her heart be his to claim. From the Paperback edition.