The Mantle follows the life of a civil servant, Akaki Akakievitch who just loves his work! Born in St Petersburg, he is a copy writer, meaning he copies text from one place to another. In his spare time and after work hours, he also copies. When given more responsibility, he begs to return to...copying. One particular winter, he notices that, between home and office, he is cold, his mantle is threadbare, and he can no longer repair it himself. Our conflict begins here, as Akaki seeks a solution to his threadbare mantle.
Spitfire Ace provides a vivid portrait of the few that flew in the Battle of Britain. The battle, in 1940, was one of the most famous air battles in the history of warfare. It is a story of ruthless organisation, and brilliant control and command. And at its heart is a legendary figure, the RAF fighter pilot, and one particular plane, a piece of machinery of almost mythic historical glamour: the Supermarine Spitfire.
Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were united not only as man and wife, but also as writers who shared and debated ideas, values, and literary craft.
On a sharp winter's morning, a man turns his back on prison. This is the story of Joseph, who killed his wife, Zoe. Of their three children who witnessed the event. Of Zoe's parents, Hannah and Frederick, who are bringing up the children and can't forgive or understand Joseph. They slowly adjust to life without Zoe, until the day Joseph is released from prison...
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be..." These lines from some of the most famous poems in the English language are also the legacy of a great love story. Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were united not only as man and wife, but also as writers who shared and debated ideas, values, and literary craft. This volume includes the story of their creative lives as well as the following poems from Robert: "Love Among the Ruins," "Summum Bonum," "Life in a Love," "Song," "A Pearl," "A Girl," "In Three Days," "My Last Duchess," "Why I Am a Liberal," "Abt Vogler," "Prospice," and many others. Elizabeth's poems include: "Grief," "The Soul's Expression," "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point," "A Song for the Ragged Schools of London," and "Sonnets from the Portuguese (#1-44)."
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A Washington, D.C., socialite, traveling in the western United States, meets an old friend, and finds herself startled to learn that his current occupation is a long way from what it was when he was in D.C.
Low-budget film producer Kent Hastings thinks he has Hollywood by the hair. Little does he know that he is about to meet a girl who will change his life forever. But that's OK with Kent, because Dana is a real babe. Scream queen Brinke Stevens plays the title role in this bright comedy fantasy.
Gogol's phantasmagorical tale about a man whose nose decides to abscond and begin living a life of its own is one of the earliest and most celebrated examples of absurdist literature. Apart from its recondite humor, it is remarkable for Gogol's skill in characterization and his ability to paint a picture of contemporary life in Russia in a few verbal brushstrokes.
Ihre Schönheit war berauschend. Sie war ein lebensfrohes Wesen. Und sie wollte in Kürze heiraten. Doch all ihr Glück erstickte in einem furchtbaren Tod. Es war ein Unfall. Keine böse Macht hatte sie ins Reich der Toten geholt. Und doch erwachte sie zu unheiligem Leben. Von ihrem Freund aus der Gruft geholt, von einem mysteriösen Einsiedler erweckt, kehrte Clarisse ins Leben zurück. Doch sie hatte sich verändert! Ihre Seele war von einem Höllenwesen infiziert.