By Alphonse de Lamartine
Graziella, lumineuse apparition au beau milieu d’une nuit de tempête… Le jeune Lamartine ne lui résistera pas. Il a dix-huit ans et découvre l’Italie ; elle est l. a. fille d’un pêcheur de l’île de Procida. Premiers frissons d’amour, serments volés parmi les vignes et les jardins fleuris d’Italie.
Mais le drame couve. Les promesses d’éternité et d’absolu n’effacent pas le poids des conventions.
Bien des années plus tard, le poète se souvient, photos obsédantes et cruelles de l. a. déchirure d’un amour pur.
Couverture : Graziella, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1834-1912) © The Metropolitan Museum of paintings, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/ picture of the MMA
By Charles Beaumont
"A memorable first booklet of fiction, one that belongs on any shelf of the easiest modern bizarre tales." - August Derleth, Chicago Tribune
"[E]xtraordinary . . . provides Mr. Beaumont indisputable stature as an artist." - N. Y. bring in Tribune
"Charles Beaumont was once a genius . . . and one hell of a storyteller." - Dean R. Koontz
"The identify of Charles Beaumont may be venerated and well-known for generations but to come." - Robert Bloch
whilst The starvation and different tales (1957) seemed, it heralded the arriving of Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) as a massive and hugely unique new voice in American fiction. even though he's most sensible identified this present day for his scripts for tv and picture, together with a number of vintage episodes of The Twilight quarter, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a grasp of peculiar stories, and this, his first released assortment, includes a few of his top. Ranging in tone from the chilling Gothic horror of "Miss Gentilbelle," the place an insane mom clothes her son up as a lady and slaughters his pets, to deliciously darkish humor in stories like "Open House" and "The Infernal Bouillabaisse," the place murderers' plans move disastrously awry, those seventeen tales reveal Beaumont's extraordinary expertise and flexibility. This re-creation of The starvation and different tales, the 1st in additional than fifty years, features a new advent via Dr. Bernice M. Murphy, who argues for reevaluation of Beaumont along the opposite greats of the style, together with Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson.
By Raymond Carver
Greater than sixty tales, poems, and essays are integrated during this wide-ranging assortment by means of the extravagantly flexible Raymond Carver. of the stories—later revised for What We discuss once we speak about Love—are fairly awesome in that among the 1st and the ultimate models, we see sincerely the excellent technique of Carver’s literary improvement.
By Charlotte Brontë
This distinct e-book version contains the entire novels written through Charlotte Bronte, essentially the most famous and noteworthy authors of the 19th century: Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor.
By W. Somerset Maugham, Jane Smiley
The 1st and so much autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. it's the tale of Philip Carey, an orphan longing for lifestyles, love and event. After a couple of months learning in Heidelberg, and a quick spell in Paris as a would-be artist, he settles in London to coach as a physician the place he meets Mildred, the loud yet impossible to resist waitress with whom he plunges right into a tortured and masochistic affair.
By Thomas Pynchon
The hugely unique satire approximately Oedipa Maas, a girl who unearths herself enmeshed in a world conspiracy, meets a few tremendous attention-grabbing characters, and attains a no longer inconsiderable volume of self wisdom.
By Edgar Allan Poe
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This unmarried quantity brings jointly all of Poe's tales and poems, and illuminates the varied and multifaceted genius of 1 of the best and such a lot influential figures in American literary historical past.
By Charles Dickens
Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in visual appeal, diverse in personality and in love with an analogous girl. in the middle of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to flee the cruelty of the French the Aristocracy, needs to go back to Paris to rescue his servant from demise. yet he endangers his personal lifestyles and is captured. Carton are able to aid, yet will his resemblance be adequate to save lots of Darnay's life?
With an attractive advent by way of bestselling writer, Roddy Doyle.
By Pellegrino Artusi
Pellegrino Artusi is the unique icon of Italian cookery, whose mythical 1891 publication Science within the Kitchen and the paintings of consuming Well outlined its nationwide food and remains to be a bestseller at the present time. He was once additionally a passionate gastronome, popular host and tremendous raconteur, who stuffed his books with tasty recipes and rumbustious anecdotes. From an unlucky incident relating to Minestrone in Livorno and a proud defence of the common-or-garden meat loaf, to digressions at the strange historical past of ice-cream, the side-effects of cabbage and the Florentines' susceptible constitutions, those writings brim with gossip, stable cheer and an inexhaustible zest for all times.
By Philip Edwards, James N. Cook
Cook dinner led 3 recognized expeditions to the Pacific Ocean among 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, prepare dinner charted Australia and the total coast of recent Zealand, and taken again certain descriptions of the normal heritage of the Pacific. debts in accordance with Cook's journals have been issued on the time, however it was once now not until eventually this century that the unique journals have been released in Beaglehole's definitive variation. "The Journals" tells the tale of those voyages as prepare dinner sought after it to be informed, radiating the ambition, braveness and talent which enabled him to hold out an unrivalled sequence of expeditions in risky waters.