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In The Land Of Pain

Author : Alphonse Daudet
ISBN : 9781101970874
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As Julian Barnes writes in the introduction to his superb translation of Alphonse Daudet’s La Doulou, the mostly forgotten writer nowadays “ate at the top literary table” during his lifetime (1840–1897). Henry James described him as “the happiest novelist” and “the most charming story-teller” of his day. Yet if Daudet dined in the highest company, he was also “a member of a less enviable nineteenth-century French club: that of literary syphilitics.” In the Land of Pain—notes toward a book never written—is his timelessly resonant response to the disease. In quick, sharp, unflinching strokes of his pen, Daudet wrote about his symptoms (“This is me: the one-man-band of pain”) and his treatments (“Mor-phine nights . . . thick black waves, sleepless on the surface of life, the void beneath”); about his fears and reflections (“Pain, you must be everything for me. Let me find in you all those foreign lands you will not let me visit. Be my philosophy, be my science”); his impressions of the patients, himself included, and their strange life at curative baths and spas (“Russians, both men and women, go into the baths naked . . . Alarm among the Southerners”); and about the “clever way in which death cuts us down, but makes it look like just a thinning-out.” Given Barnes’s crystalline translation, these notes comprise a record—at once shattering and lighthearted, haunting and beguiling—of both the banal and the transformative experience of physical suffering, and a testament to the complex resiliency of the human spirit.

Im Land Der Schmerzen

Author : Alphonse Daudet
ISBN : 3924903034
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Routledge Handbook Of Well Being

Author : Kathleen T. Galvin
ISBN : 9781317532521
Genre : Medical
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The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives. Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on: What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being. What we know about how to understand it. How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts. This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.

The Idiot Vintage Classics

Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN : 0553901893
Genre : Fiction
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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this “positively beautiful man” on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.

Faulks On Fiction Includes 3 Vintage Classics Great British Heroes And The Secret Life Of The Novel

Author : Sebastian Faulks
ISBN : 9781446416266
Genre : History
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The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation baplaudsut shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest heroes in fiction - from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes. Also included are three classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a shipwreck on a desert island. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray: The story of a young woman's spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes' most famous case as he uncovers the truth behind the terrifying legend of a supernatural hound which preys upon the cursed Baskerville family.

Bulldogs And All About Them A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic Bulldog French Bulldog

Author : F. Barret-Fowler
ISBN : 9781446547489
Genre : Pets
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BULLDOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM By F. Barrett Fowler A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT "Bulldogs" was originally written by Henry St. John Cooper in 1914. This new edition was revised, updated, and almost completely re-written by F. Barrett Fowler in 1925. Any edition of this book on the Bulldog is now both expensive and hard to find. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished the revised edition, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a well known and respected breeder who had much success with his show Bulldogs. He was also a prolific contributor to the dog press of that era. The book's two hundred and forty eight pages are divided into fourteencomprehensive chapters Early History of the Bulldog Comparison of the Dogs of Twenty Years Back With Those of Today. Standard Description of the Bulldog. How to Breed Choosing the Best Sort of Brood Bitch. Whelp Protecting, Foster Mothers and Weaning. The Best Class of Kennel. The Bulldog Instinct, Temper and Intelligence. House Dog and Guard Dog. Study of Pedigrees and How to Choose a Stud Dog. Ailments and Best Food. Exhibiting. Rules of the Show Ring and Judging. Early Dog Shows. Buying and Selling. Leading Bulldog Societies. Sending Dogs to Shows and Abroad. Regulations. The English Bulldog. The French Bulldog. Etc. The thirty six page chapter on the French Bulldog will prove of particular interest to some breeders. The book is well illustrated with many text drawings and numerous vintage black and white photographs of famous Bulldogs. This is a fascinating read for any Bulldog enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Author : Edna Ferber
ISBN : 9780345805768
Genre : Fiction
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The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne. This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home in Osage, Yancey Cravat, a spellbinding criminal lawyer, and his wife, well-bred Sabra, work against seemingly overwhelming odds to create a prosperous life for themselves. And as they establish themselves in this lawless land, Sabra displays a brilliant business sense and makes a success of their local newspaper, the Oklahoma Wigwam, all amidst border and land disputes, outlaws, and the discovery of oil. Originally published in 1929, and twice made into a motion picture, Cimarron brings history alive, capturing the settling of the American West in vivid detail. With a new foreword by Julie Gilbert. Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vintage Book Of Classic Crime

Author : Michael Dibdin
ISBN : 0679768556
Genre : Fiction
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Gathers fifty-four short stories by such writers as James Joyce, William Faulkner, James Thurber, Patricia Highsmith, Walter Mosley, and James M. Cain

Letzte Fahrt

Author : Robert Falcon Scott
ISBN : 9783843800167
Genre : Travel
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"Wären wir am Leben geblieben, ich hätte eine Geschichte erzählen müssen von Kühnheit, Ausdauer und vom Mut meiner Gefährten, die das Herz jedes Briten gerührthätte." R.F. ScottRobert Falcon Scott ging als tragische Gestalt in die Geschichte der großen Entdecker ein: 35 Tage nachseinem norwegischen Konkurrenten Roald Amundsen erreichte er am 16. Januar 1912 den Südpol undfand auf dem strapaziösen Rückweg in die englische Heimat zusammen mit seinen vier Kameradenin den eisigen Temperaturen der Antarktis den Tod. Der Nachwelt hinterließ er nur das Tagebuch, daser während der Expedition führte.Im Gegensatz zu den Aufzeichnungen anderer Forschungsreisender ist dieses Tagebuch weit mehr als das wissenschaftliche Dokument der einzelnen Entdeckungen und Beobachtungen eines leidenschaftlichen Forschers. Es ist die tragische und berührende Autobiographie eines Menschen, der angesichts von Enttäuschung, Hunger und Kälte mit großem Mut und Willenskraft für sich und seine Kameraden einsteht und sein Schicksal am Ende ohne Reue annehmen kann.

Classic Poetry Collection Includes 18 Titles

Author :, Limited
ISBN : 9781458795601
Genre : Poetry
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This collection contains, The Ballad of the White Horse by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Andromeda and Other Poems by Charles Kingsley, Ballads by William Makepeace Thackeray, Don Juan by Lord George Gordon Byron, Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses by Thomas Hardy, Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poetical Sketches by William Blake, Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries, with Miscellaneous Pieces by Thomas Hardy, Selected Poems by William Blake, Selected Poems by Robert Browning, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, The Four Zoas by William Blake, THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN by Geoffrey Chaucer, The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden, Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy, Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer, Wessex Poems and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy, Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Eugene Onegin by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin,

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