Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell.
The only mistake George Orwell made in his anti-utopia 1984 was the date. A lot of things that he described as if happening in 1984 can be observed in the nowadays world. However, he depicted the future that everyone should be afraid of at any time. “I am sure that totalitarian idea lives in the consciousness of intellectuals everywhere, and I tried to follow this idea till the end.
My story is set in England to emphasize that English speaking nations are not better than others and that the totalitarianism can win everywhere if it is not fought against”, George Orwell wrote not long before his death.
Famous works of the author George Orwell:
Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, Looking Back on the Spanish War and others stories.
Robinson Crusoe (The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.
Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.
Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel. Before the end of 1719, the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning so many imitations, not only in literature but also in film, television and radio, that its name is used to define a genre, the Robinsonade.
Famous works of the author Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Captain Singleton, Memoirs of a Cavalier, A Journal of the Plague Year, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress.
The Complete fiction of HP Lovecraft (The Necronomicon)
The Call of Cthulhu
At the Mountains of Madness
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Shadow out of Time
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Dunwich Horror
Through the Gates of the Silver Key
The Nameless City
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Colour out of Space
Under the Pyramids
The Lurking Fear
The Picture in the House
The Cats of Ulthar
The Music of Erich Zann
The Silver Key
The Other Gods
The Rats in the Walls
The Haunter of the Dark
The Transition of Juan Romero
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Evil Clergyman
The Quest of Iranon
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Horror at Red Hook
The Strange High House in the Mist
In the Vault
The Shunned House
The Thing on the Doorstep
A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
The White Ship
What the Moon Brings
The Very Old Folk
The Terrible Old Man
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl
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Can a good company become a great one? If so, how?
After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.
Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. It is widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.
© Jim Collins 2001 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
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The audiobook edition of 12 Rules for Life, written and read by Jordan B. Peterson, asks what are the most valuable things that everyone should know?
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.
In this audiobook, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.
Drawing on vivid examples from his clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson takes the reader on an intellectual journey like no other. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
© Jordan B. Peterson 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018
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What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy?
In this audiobook, Dr Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress.
Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body Keeps the Score sheds new light on the routes away from trauma - which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other routes to equilibrium.
This inspiring and timeless audiobook is read by Sean Pratt.
© Bessel van der Kolk 2014 (P) Penguin Audio 2019
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Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality, read by Patrick Egan.
In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.
Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.
© Daniel Kahneman 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2011
This brand-new unabridged audio book of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, is read by the BAFTA award-winning actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord Sauron’s evil dominion.
Thus begins J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic tale of adventure, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
This brand-new unabridged audio book of The Return of the King, the third and final part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, is read by the BAFTA award-winning actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.
The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.
The devastating conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale of adventure, begun in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.
Read by Dave Grohl. Features excerpts from five never before heard demos performed by Dave Grohl and an original story exclusive to The Storyteller audiobook.
So, I've written a book.
Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to tell these stories just as I have always done, in my own voice. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child.
This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters...the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.
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Daniel Sloss's stand-up comedy engages, enrages, offends, unsettles, educates, comforts, and gets audiences roaring with laughter - all at the same time. In his groundbreaking specials, seen on Netflix and HBO, he has brilliantly tackled everything from male toxicity and friendship to love, romance, and marriage - and claims (with the data to back it up) that his on-stage laser-like dissection of relationships has single-handedly caused more than 300 divorces and 120,000 breakups.
Now, in his first book, he picks up where his specials left off, and goes after every conceivable kind of relationship - with one's country (Sloss's is Scotland); with America; with lovers, ex-lovers, ex-lovers who you hate, ex-lovers who hate you; with parents; with best friends (male and female), not-best friends; with children; with siblings; and even with the global pandemic and our own mortality. In Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die, every human connection gets the brutally funny (and unfailingly incisive) Sloss treatment as he illuminates the ways in which all of our relationships are fragile and ridiculous and awful - but also valuable and meaningful and important.
© Daniel Sloss 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
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Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome has taken the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea.
Her charge, Mary, is a strange child. Distracted and secretive, she hasn't uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William - just days after their former nanny disappeared.
With her charge defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders. But no one will speak of what happened to William.
Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies sung in empty corridors.
Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms.
Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night . . .
As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself trapped.
But is this house haunted by the ghosts of the past?
OR THE SECRETS OF THE LIVING..?
Chilling, twisty and emotionally gripping, The Whistling is an atmospheric page-turner with shades of the classics, yet a unique character of its own. Perfect for fans of Susan Hill and Laura Purcell.
© Rebecca Netley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
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Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help you understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? These are the goals of Rationality, Steven Pinker's follow-up to Enlightenment Now.
In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, quack cures and conspiracy theorizing?
Pinker rejects the cynical cliché that humans are an irrational species - cavemen out of time saddled with biases, fallacies and illusions. After all, we discovered the laws of nature, lengthened and enriched our lives and set the benchmarks for rationality itself. Instead, he explains that we think in ways that are sensible in the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to take advantage of the powerful tools of reasoning we have built up over the millennia: logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and decision-making. These tools are not a standard part of our educational curricula, and have never been presented clearly and entertainingly in a single book - until now.
Rationality also explores its opposite: how the rational pursuit of self-interest, sectarian solidarity and uplifting mythology by individuals can add up to crippling irrationality in a society. Collective rationality depends on norms that are explicitly designed to promote objectivity and truth.
Rationality matters. It leads to better choices in our lives and in the public sphere, and is the ultimate driver of social justice and moral progress. Brimming with insight and humour, Rationality will enlighten, inspire and empower.
© Steven Pinker 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
“La habilidad de Sophie Love para impartir magia a sus lectores está exquisitamente forjada en frases y descripciones poderosamente evocadoras....POR AHORA Y PARA SIEMPRE es el romance perfecto o la lectura en la playa, con una diferencia: su entusiasmo y sus hermosas descripciones ofrecen una atención inesperada a la complejidad no sólo del amor en evolución, sino también de las psiques en evolución. Es una deliciosa recomendación para lectores románticos que buscan un toque más complejo de sus lecturas románticas.
--Reseña de libros Midwest (Diane Donovan)
PARA SIEMPRE, CONTIGO es el libro #3 de la serie romántica LA POSADA DE SUNSET HARBOR, que comienza con el libro #1, POR AHORA Y PARA SIEMPRE - ¡un libro con más de 150 reseñas de cinco estrellas!
Al comenzar el Día del Trabajo, Emily Mitchell, de 35 años, que recientemente escapó del caos de Nueva York, se está adaptando a su nueva vida como propietaria de una posada en la escénica costa de Maine. Entre las constantes reparaciones de la casa, su reunión con Daniel después de su repentina ausencia, y el conocer a su nueva hija Chantelle, Emily está tratando de no desmoronarse.
El otoño en Sunset Harbor es idílico, pero las cosas en casa son menos que eso. Emily está segura de que Daniel se lo va a proponer, pero cuando el momento perfecto llega y se va, se ve obligada a preguntarse si toda su relación significa tanto para él como para ella. Para hacer las cosas aún más humillantes, su amiga de Nueva York revela que su propio novio acaba de proponerle y que planea celebrar la fiesta de compromiso en la posada durante el fin de semana del Día de la Raza.
Con la integridad de su propia relación en juego, Emily se enfrenta a un dilema imposible: ¿debería resistir en Maine o regresar a Nueva York? ¿Ve Daniel a su amor como algo para siempre?
¿Y puede hacer frente a una sorpresa de Acción de Gracias que pondrá su vida patas arriba?
PARA SIEMPRE, CONTIGO es el libro #3 de una nueva y deslumbrante serie romántica que le hará reír, hacer llorar, le mantendrá dando vuelta a las páginas tarde en la noche y le hará enamorarse de romance otra vez.
¡Los libros #4-8 también están disponibles!
“Una novela muy bien escrita, que describe la lucha de una mujer (Emily) para encontrar su verdadera identidad. La autora hizo un trabajo increíble con la creación de los personajes y su descripción del entorno. El romance está ahí, pero no en sobredosis. Felicitaciones a la autora por este increíble comienzo de una serie que promete ser muy entretenida”.
--Reseñas de libros y películas, Roberto Mattos (re Por Ahora y Para Siempre)
“Morgan Rice ha concebido lo que promete ser otra brillante serie, que nos sumerge en una fantasía de valor, honor, coraje, magia y fe en el destino. Morgan ha conseguido de nuevo producir un fuerte conjunto de personajes que hará que los aclamemos a cada página… Recomendado para la biblioteca habitual de todos los lectores a los que les gusta la fantasía bien escrita”.
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (sobre el Despertar de los dragones)
CABALLERO, HEREDERO, PRÍNCIPE es el libro #3 en la serie de fantasía épica de la autora #1 en ventas DE CORONAS Y GLORIA, que empieza con ESCLAVA, GUERRERA, REINA (Libro#1).
Ceres, la hermosa chica pobre de 17 años de la ciudad del Imperio de Delos, se encuentra sola en el mar, a la deriva hacia la mítica Isla Más Allá de la Neblina –y hacia la madre que jamás conoció. Ya está preparada para completar su entrenamiento, para comprender completamente su poder y para convertirse en la guerrera que se supone que debe ser. Pero ¿estará allí su madre para recibirla? ¿Le enseñará todo lo que necesita saber? ¿Y le desvelará todo sobre el secreto de la identidad de Ceres?
En Delos, pensando que Ceres está muerta, Thanos acaba casándose con Estefanía y se ve más inmerso en una corte de la que no puede escapar y en una familia a la que odia. También se encuentra en medio de una Revolución en erupción, que culmina con un temerario ataque al Stade. Al ser la única persona que puede detenerlo –o ayudar en él-, tendrá que elegir si pone en peligro su vida.
Con el reino desmoronándose, los enemigos moviéndose por todos lados, y los intentos de asesinato abundando en la corte, Thanos no sabe en quién confiar. Está atrapado en un juego de pobres y reyes, de traidores y reinas, y quizás sea Ceres la que esté destinada a cambiarlo todo.
Pero tras una serie de trágicas confusiones, el romance que parecía predestinado parece ser que se les escapa de las manos a ambos.
CABALLERO, HEREDERO, PRÍNCIPE cuenta una historia épica de amor trágico, venganza, traición, ambición y destino. Llena de personajes inolvidables y una acción que hará palpitar a tu corazón, nos transporta a un mundo que nunca olvidaremos y hace que nos enamoremos de nuevo de la fantasía.
“Un libro de fantasía lleno de acción que seguro que satisfará a los admiradores de las anteriores novelas de Morgan Rice, junto con los admiradores de obras como El ciclo del legado de Christopher Paolini… Los admiradores de la Ficción para jóvenes adultos devorarán este último trabajo de Rice y pedirán más”.
--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (sobre El despertar de los dragones)
¡Pronto se publicará el libro#4 en DE CORONAS Y GLORIA!
LA MUERTE Y UN PERRO (UN MISTERIO COZY DE LACEY DOYLE – LIBRO 2) es el segundo libro de una encantadora nueva serie de misterio cozy escrita por Fiona Grace.
Lacey Doyle, de 39 años y recién divorciada, ha llevado a cabo un cambio drástico: ha dejado atrás su vida acelerada en Nueva York y se ha asentado en el pintoresco pueblo costero inglés de Wilfordshire.
La primera está en el aire. Con el misterioso asesinato del mes pasado por fin dejado atrás, un nuevo mejor amigo bajo la forma de su pastor inglés y una creciente relación con el chef del otro lado de la calle, parece que todo empieza a encajar por fin. Lacey está tan entusiasmada con su primera gran subasta, especialmente cuando un valioso artefacto de lo más misterioso se añade a su catálogo.
Todo parece marchar sin problemas hasta que dos misteriosos postores llegan al pueblo… y uno de ellos acaba aparece muerto.
Con el pequeño pueblo sumido en el caos y la reputación de su negocio en juego, ¿podrá Lacey y su fiel compañero perruno resolver este crimen y salvar su buen nombre?
¡El tercer libro de la serie, CRIMEN EN LA CAFETERÍA, también está disponible para reserva!
“EL ANILLO DEL HECHICERO tiene todos los ingredientes para ser un éxito inmediato: tramas, tramas secundarias, misterio, caballeros valientes y relaciones florecientes repletas de corazones heridos, decepción y traición. Lo mantendrá entretenido durante horas y satisfará a todas las edades. Recomendado para tener en la biblioteca permanente de todos los lectores de fantasía.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos
LA MARCHA DE LOS REYES nos lleva más allá del viaje épico de Thor hacia la mayoría de edad, cuando empieza a darse cuenta de quién es, qué poderes tiene, mientras se embarca para convertirse en guerrero.
Después de escapar del calabozo, Thor queda aterrado al saber que había habido otro intento de asesinato hacia el Rey MacGil. Cuando MacGil muere, el reino se convierte en un caos. Como todos aspiran al trono, la Corte del Rey está más repleta que nunca, con sus dramas familiares, luchas de poder, ambiciones, celos, violencia y traición. Se debe elegir un heredero entre los hijos, y la antigua Espada del Destino, fuente de todo su poder, tendrá la oportunidad de ser blandida por alguien nuevo. Pero todo esto puede ser cambiado drásticamente: recuperan el arma asesina, y la trama cambia al encontrar al asesino. Simultáneamente, los MacGil enfrentan una nueva amenaza de los McCloud, quienes están decididos a atacar otra vez el Anillo.
Thor lucha por recuperar el amor de Gwendolyn, pero tal vez no haya tiempo; le dicen que empaque, que se prepare con sus hermanos en armas para Los Cien, cien días extenuantes de infierno en la que todos los miembros de Legión deben sobrevivir. La Legión tendrá que cruzar el Barranco, más allá de la protección del Anillo, y navegar por el Mar Tartuvio hacia la Isla de la Niebla, que se rumora es patrullada por un dragón para su iniciación de la mayoría de edad.
¿Podrán regresar? ¿Sobrevivirá el Anillo en su ausencia? ¿Y finalmente Thor, conocerá el secreto de su destino?
Con su sofisticada construcción de un mundo imaginario y caracterización, LA MARCHA DE LOS REYES es una historia épica de amigos y amantes, de rivales y pretendientes, de caballeros y dragones, de intriga y maquinaciones políticas, de llegar a la mayoría de edad, de corazones destrozados, de decepción, de ambición y traición. Es un cuento de honor y valor, de muerte y destino, de hechicería. Es una fantasía que nos lleva a un mundo que nunca olvidaremos y que le gustará a gente de todas las edades y géneros.
Discover the lives and achievements of more than 90 of the world's most inspirational and influential entrepreneurs and business leaders with this audiobook.
Comprehensive in its scope and depth, Entrepreneurs Who Changed History profiles leaders of industry across the world and throughout the ages - from the enterprising bankers of the medieval world and the merchants of empire, to the titans of industry and the geniuses of Silicon Valley. The towering personalities behind some of history's most recognisable brands and companies - their ruthlessness, tenacity, creativity, and sheer grit - are all brought to vivid life.
Profiling the kings and queens of commerce and trade, Entrepreneurs Who Changed History features the familiar faces of Vanderbilt and Rockefeller, Ford and Ferrari, Gates and Zuckerberg, alongside lesser-known figures such as the enterprising women of colonial America, the emancipated slaves who became millionaires against all odds, and the individuals powering today's emerging economies.
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A remarkable man in possession of limitless curiosity and intellect, Elon Musk makes a fascinating subject.
Tech reporter Ashlee Vance has shadowed him for a year to bring us an engaging and deeply personal account of the man who wants to send us into outer space.
South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it.
He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.
He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years, in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life...
Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past 12 months he has been shadowed by tech reporter Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
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Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, "Great Expectations" traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character.
From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens' most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook.
As Pip unravels the truth behind his own 'great expectations' in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all — the truth about himself.
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The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin holds details of a prominent historical figure, Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin gives a striking documentary of his life in this book. The first part includes letters to Franklin’s son William in the year 1771. It has detailed information about his lineage and his stay in England. The second part was written when he was in France and his relationship with William went bad after the Revolutionary War. The third part narrates his return to America, where he details the progress in his country. He also mentions good deeds done to his country and the world.
This book will make readers realize that Franklin was kind in nature and always wanted to do good. The detailed account of the good deeds he did will sway readers. The fourth part is empty and incomplete. It holds certain events that had taken place during the last year of Franklin’s life.
One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades.
In this powerful, scrupulously reported book, Patrick Radden Keefe offers not just a forensic account of a brutal crime but a vivid portrait of the world in which it happened. The tragedy of an entire country is captured in the spellbinding narrative of a handful of characters, presented in lyrical and unforgettable detail.
A poem by Seamus Heaney inspires the title: ‘Whatever You Say, Say Nothing’. By defying the culture of silence, Keefe illuminates how a close-knit society fractured; how people chose sides in a conflict and turned to violence; and how, when the shooting stopped, some ex-combatants came to look back in horror at the atrocities they had committed, while others continue to advocate violence even today.
Say Nothing deftly weaves the stories of Jean McConville and her family with those of Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA as a front-line soldier, who bombed the Old Bailey when barely out of her teens; Gerry Adams, who helped bring an end to the fighting, but denied his own IRA past; Brendan Hughes, a fearsome IRA commander who turned on Adams after the peace process and broke the IRA’s code of silence; and other indelible figures. By capturing the intrigue, the drama and the profound human cost of the Troubles, the book presents a searing chronicle of the lengths that people are willing to go to in pursuit of a political ideal, and the ways in which societies mend – or don’t – in the aftermath of a long and bloody conflict.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more.
At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey.
Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children.
Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. Charles Dickens: A Life is the examination of Dickens we deserve.
Alex Jennings is an associate actor with the RSC and has also worked with the Royal National Theatre. He was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, for which he won the second of his Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. He played Charles, Prince of Wales in the film The Queen, and his TV appearances include The State Within, Inspector Morse and the title role in Ashenden. He's a prolific reader of audiobooks, the most notable of which are The Horse and his Boy, Oliver Twist and Attention All Shipping.
Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past.
In THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Criminal profiler-in-training Jessie Hunt is sure she's finally put the darkness of her childhood behind her. She and her husband, Kyle, just moved from a cramped downtown Los Angeles apartment into a Westport Beach mansion. Kyle's promotion has them swimming in money. And Jessie is on the verge of getting her Master's degree in forensic psychology, the last step in her dream of becoming a criminal profiler.
But soon after their arrival, Jessie begins to notice a series of strange developments. The neighbors—and their au pairs—all seem to be hiding secrets. The mysterious yacht club Kyle is desperate to join is rife with cheating spouses, and with troubling rules of its own. And the notorious serial killer being held at the psychiatric hospital where Jessie is completing her degree seems to know more about her life than is normal—or safe.
As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she's studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares?
Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her?
A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.