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Bowman John Ireland: The Autobiography. One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by its People Bowman John Ireland: The Autobiography. One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by its People Новинка

Bowman John Ireland: The Autobiography. One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by its People

1588 руб.
Ireland in its own words: a dazzling compendium Over the past hundred years, Ireland has undergone profound political, social and cultural changes. But one thing that has not changed is the Irish genius for observation and storytelling, invective and self-scrutiny. Ireland: The Autobiography draws upon this genius to create a portrait of a century of Irish life through the words of the people who lived it. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has mined archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives. Ireland: The Autobiography is a brilliantly selected, wide-ranging and engrossing take on the last century of Irish life. It gives us a portrait of Ireland unlike anything we've read before. 'Absorbing and illuminating ...John Bowman has selected a range of accounts of Irish life that do justice to what happened, what it felt like, and the personal and societal experiences alongside the "official" version.' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times 'A treasure' Irish Examiner 'A whistle-stop tour of the seismic, seminal and explosive events which shaped the nation as we know it' Irish Independent 'Entertaining and informative' Sunday Business Post 'A remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives' Women's Way 'A thoughtful and eclectic collection' Irish Mail on Sunday
P.J. Lynch Fairy Tales of Ireland P.J. Lynch Fairy Tales of Ireland Новинка

P.J. Lynch Fairy Tales of Ireland

855.05 руб.
A magical collection of twenty classic Irish fairy tales by one of Ireland’s greatest writers, the Nobel Prize-winning W. B. Yeats – with intricate, traditional illustrations throughout by P. J. Lynch.These short, carefully selected stories are told with humour and warmth, drawing on the glorious storytelling tradition of Ireland.With enchanting portrayals of witches, fairies, giants, pixies, hobgoblins and people of the otherworld, plus a notes section that traces the fascinating origin of each story, this book provides the perfect introduction to Irish myths and legends for curious new readers and fans of Yeats alike.
Revolution: Russian Art 1917 - 1932 Revolution: Russian Art 1917 - 1932 Новинка

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 - 1932

5010 руб.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, this comprehensive survey explores all aspects of its groundbreaking art. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution,...
Fritz Wolfgang Ireland. Photographs by Wolfgang Fritz Fritz Wolfgang Ireland. Photographs by Wolfgang Fritz Новинка

Fritz Wolfgang Ireland. Photographs by Wolfgang Fritz

613 руб.
100 color photographs. Text in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Here is a portrait of Ireland in all its splendor. Whether pristine landscapes or gritty urban street scenes, historic castles and monuments or picturesque villages, these pictures reveal the wondrous variety of a country renowned for its beauty and the vitality and gregariousness of its people.
Malcolm Cheryl Alexander A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story Malcolm Cheryl Alexander A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story Новинка

Malcolm Cheryl Alexander A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

4119.04 руб.
A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain
Артур Конан Дойл The White Company Артур Конан Дойл The White Company Новинка

Артур Конан Дойл The White Company

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This spirited account of the exploits of a crew of Saxon archers during the Hundred Years War features cameo appearances by historical figures such as Edward III and the Black Prince. Flavorful and realistic in its depictions of medieval life, the novel combines the excitement of a rugged adventure with the romance of chivalry.
Ryan Tubridy JFK in Ireland: Four Days that Changed a President Ryan Tubridy JFK in Ireland: Four Days that Changed a President Новинка

Ryan Tubridy JFK in Ireland: Four Days that Changed a President

313.46 руб.
In his first book, award-winning radio and TV presenter Ryan Tubridy tells the fascinating story of the iconic president John F Kennedy's visit to Ireland.The idolized, handsome and glamorous John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the great-grandson of Irish immigrants and the first and only Irish-Catholic American elected as President of the United States. He relished his Irish heritage and in June 1963 made a memorable four-day trip to his homeland, which he called the best 'four days of his life'. Tragically, five months later he was assassinated.In this fully illustrated book, Tubridy reveals the huge effect JFK's visit had on Ireland – a country that at the time was largely agrarian and extremely poor. He includes never-seen-before photos of the president and private documents that reveal how the Irish rejoiced in having a president visit their shore. Tubridy evaluates whether the well-loved president, whose 'Camelot' years some believe would have heralded a golden age, actually inspired Ireland to reinvent itself and instilled pride in the Irish people, or whether the myth of JFK just left behind an idyllic dream of what could have been.This book is a fascinating, unique and insightful read from one of Ireland's most popular personalities.
Артур Конан Дойл Sir Nigel Артур Конан Дойл Sir Nigel Новинка

Артур Конан Дойл Sir Nigel

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Sir Nigel is a historical novel set during the Hundred Years' War, by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1906, it describes the early life of that book's hero Sir Nigel Loring in the service of King Edward III at the start of the Hundred Years' War.
Garcia Marquez G. One Hundred Years of Solitude Garcia Marquez G. One Hundred Years of Solitude Новинка

Garcia Marquez G. One Hundred Years of Solitude

746 руб.
One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
Liam Harte Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 Liam Harte Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 Новинка

Liam Harte Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007

8168.06 руб.
Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 is the authoritative guide to some of the most inventive and challenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years. Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations of novels by some of Ireland’s most eminent writers. This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irish novel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of 11 seminal Irish novels A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted critical field Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by some of the country’s most critically celebrated writers, including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Patrick McCabe, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to deal with and reflect a changing Ireland The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on the subject by a leading and highly respected academic in the field
Holly Martin One Hundred Christmas Proposals: A feel-good, romantic comedy to make you smile Holly Martin One Hundred Christmas Proposals: A feel-good, romantic comedy to make you smile Новинка

Holly Martin One Hundred Christmas Proposals: A feel-good, romantic comedy to make you smile

313.46 руб.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals.If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn't get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again!It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and the.PerfectProposal.com have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times – made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.
Samuel Crumpe An essay on the best means of providing employment for the people Samuel Crumpe An essay on the best means of providing employment for the people Новинка

Samuel Crumpe An essay on the best means of providing employment for the people

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Полный вариант заголовка: «An essay on the best means of providing employment for the people to which was adjudged the prize proposed by the Royal Irish academy for the best dissertation on that subject / By Samuel Crumpe».
Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies Новинка

Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies

1555.17 руб.
A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland’s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance! Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history. Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain’s complex relationship The evolution of Irish culture How Irish emigration has affected the world Northern Ireland’s rocky road to peace
Cecelia Ahern One Hundred Names Cecelia Ahern One Hundred Names Новинка

Cecelia Ahern One Hundred Names

415.49 руб.
The uplifting and thoughtful novel from the uniquely talented author. Everyone has a story to tell…Kitty Logan has lost her way…As a journalist, she’s spent the past few years chasing the big scoops – no matter the consequences. When she makes a terrible mistake, she finds herself mired in scandal, her career implodes and even her personal relationships are tested to the limit.At a loss, Kitty finds distraction in a list of one hundred names that her late mentor and boss, Constance, has left her. Kitty’s been given one final chance, the most important assignment of her life – to write the story behind the one hundred names as a tribute piece to Constance. As she tracks down the people on the list and tries to work out what connects them, Kitty meets some extraordinary people.Can these strangers’ stories help her finally understand her own?
Kipling Rudyard The Phantom Rickshaw Kipling Rudyard The Phantom Rickshaw Новинка

Kipling Rudyard The Phantom Rickshaw

625 руб.
One of the few advantages that India has over England is a great Knowability. After five years' service a man is directly or indirectly acquainted with the two or three hundred Civilians in his Province, all the Messes of ten or twelve Regiments and Batteries, and some fifteen hundred other people of the non-official caste. In ten years his knowledge should be doubled, and at the end of twenty he knows, or knows something about, every Englishman in the Empire, and may travel anywhere and everywhere without paying hotel-bills.
Kipling R. The Phantom Rickshaw Kipling R. The Phantom Rickshaw Новинка

Kipling R. The Phantom Rickshaw

360 руб.
One of the few advantages that India has over England is a great Knowability. After five years' service a man is directly or indirectly acquainted with the two or three hundred Civilians in his Province, all the Messes of ten or twelve Regiments and Batteries, and some fifteen hundred other people of the non-official caste. In ten years his knowledge should be doubled, and at the end of twenty he knows, or knows something about, every Englishman in the Empire, and may travel anywhere and everywhere without paying hotel-bills.
Sergey Semashko Time Sergey Semashko Time Новинка

Sergey Semashko Time

150 руб.
Heard, that after the emergence of novel Ulysses (a hundred years ago), nothing such a in literature not was created. Although, it’s hard to believe – probably more than once people have tried to repeat the experience of the Irish classic. Well, I decided to keep up, and tried to produce something similar to the light.
Ross David The Story of Saint Columba Ross David The Story of Saint Columba Новинка

Ross David The Story of Saint Columba

235 руб.
Bringing Scotland's story to life. This is the exciting story of how, over a thousand years ago, a proud prince from Ireland became one of Scotland's most important and beloved heroes.
О. Генри One Thousand Dollars and Other Plays О. Генри One Thousand Dollars and Other Plays Новинка

О. Генри One Thousand Dollars and Other Plays

398.62 руб.
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott. Money or love? Which is more important in life? Can money buy anything? Can it help a young man to marry the girl he loves? Does money really make people happy, or does it just cause problems? These four plays about money, love, and life are adapted from short stories written a hundred years ago by the great American storyteller O. Henry. Henry had his own difficulties with money and loneliness, and wrote from personal experience.
Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire Новинка

Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

1345 руб.
'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world. St Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia. It was a new capital in an old country. Established in 1703 by the sheer will of its charismatic founder, the homicidal megalomaniac Peter-the-Great, its dazzling yet unhinged reputation was quickly fashioned by the sadistic dominion of its early rulers. This city, in its successive incarnations - St Petersburg; Petrograd; Leningrad and, once again, St Petersburg - has always been a place of perpetual contradiction. It was a window on to Europe and the Enlightenment, but so much of the glory of Russia was created here: its literature, music, dance and, for a time, its political vision. It gave birth to the artistic genius of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, Pavlova and Nureyev. Yet, for all its glittering palaces, fairytale balls and enchanting gardens, the blood of thousands has been spilt on its snow-filled streets. It has been a hotbed of war and revolution, a place of siege and starvation, and the crucible for Lenin and Stalin's power-hungry brutality. In St Petersburg, Jonathan Miles recreates the drama of three hundred years in this absurd and brilliant city, bringing us up to the present day, when - once more - its fate hangs in the balance. This is an epic tale of murder, massacre and madness played out against squalor and splendour. It is an unforgettable portrait of a city and its people.
Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies Новинка

Mike Cronin Irish History For Dummies

1620 руб.
From Norman invaders, religious wars—and the struggle for independence—the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and its gifted people When Shakespeare referred to England as a «jewel set in a silver sea,» he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only has its luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestant conflict and a devastating famine, Ireland's great voices—like Joyce and Yeats—are now indelibly part of world literature. In Irish History For Dummies, readers will not only get a bird's-eye view of key historical events (Ten Turning Points) but, also, a detailed, chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish history beginning with the first Stone Age farmers to the recent rise and fall of the Celtic tiger economy. In the informal, friendly For Dummies style, the book details historic highs like building an Irish Free State in the 1920s—and devastating lows (including the Troubles in the '60s and '70s), as well as key figures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) central to the cause of Irish nationalism. The book also details historic artifacts, offbeat places, and little-known facts key to the life of Ireland past and present. Includes Ten Major Documents—including the Confession of St. Patrick, The Book of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses Lists Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World—including Irish coffee, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and the hypodermic syringe Details Ten Great Irish Places to Visit—including Cobh, Irish National Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry Includes an online cheat sheet that gives readers a robust and expanded quick reference guide to relevant dates and historical figures Includes a Who's Who in Irish History section on dummies.com With a light-hearted touch, this informative guide sheds light on how this ancient land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, and emigration to forge a unique nation, renowned the world over for its superb literature, music, and indomitable spirit.
Bragg Melvyn The Adventure of English Bragg Melvyn The Adventure of English Новинка

Bragg Melvyn The Adventure of English

1713 руб.
English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.
Grahame Kenneth The Wind in the Willows Grahame Kenneth The Wind in the Willows Новинка

Grahame Kenneth The Wind in the Willows

1281 руб.
Mole and Rat have a pleasant life by the river, where they talk, boat and wile away the days. The wise and private Mr Badger lives sedately in the Wild Woods, content in his solitude. Then there's Mr Toad - wealthy, impulsive and utterly obsessed with motor cars, he's always getting into scrapes and can't survive without the help of his friends. One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame remains a timeless tale of camaraderie, loyalty and bravery more than a hundred years after its first publication. With sixteen gorgeous colour illustrations by the celebrated Arthur Rackham, and an afterword by author David Stuart Davies.
Hugh Cornwell A Multitude of Sins: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls Hugh Cornwell A Multitude of Sins: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls Новинка

Hugh Cornwell A Multitude of Sins: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls

156.4 руб.
Autobiography by the singer and creative force of 70s rock group The Stranglers.This edition does not include illustrations.This is the first autobiography by any leading figure from the punk era and the first to be written by the author, drawing from his own unique and unforgettable experiences. Hugh was lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter with The Stranglers, and now brings his unique style, humour and insight to describe the story of his life.The book begins with a chapter about Hugh's decision to leave The Stranglers in 1990, and explains, in full and frank detail, why this key moment in UK music history has never been fully explained. The book will also covers the heady days of early punk in London, described by someone who was at its epicentre, along with the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Damned.The life and times of the Stranglers, one of the most notorious and gifted rock groups of the 70s and 80s, are described in detail, including the drug busts, fights, prison terms and – in one case – the tying up of journalists. Throughout this time Hugh encountered a host of other extraordinary people, who are now household names: Malcolm McClaren, Joe Strummer, Kate Bush, Debbie Harry and Hazel O'Connor, to name a few, and he will recount the outrageous times he lived through with them.His 'inside take' on the other members of The Stranglers will be of special interest to the huge fan base of the era, which enabled The Stranglers’ – Greatest Hits album to sell one million copies in the UK on its release in 1990, and which continues to be discovered by the younger music generation of today.
Bryan Gallagher Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy’s Journey Towards Belonging Bryan Gallagher Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy’s Journey Towards Belonging Новинка

Bryan Gallagher Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy’s Journey Towards Belonging

156.4 руб.
Bryan Gallagher's reminiscences of the Ireland of his youth, first heard on Radio 4's 'Home Truths', transport you to a world of boyhood pranks, playground politics and the confusion of growing up in a land that is every bit as magical and captivating as the stories he has to tell.Barefoot in Mullyneeny is Bryan Gallagher's evocative tale of a childhood remembered through the people and landscape of Fermanagh, near the beautiful shores of Lough Erne in Ireland. Bryan chronicles a time when all the big boys went to school in bare feet and secretly watched the Saturday night bands and dances in halls lit by Tilley lamps; where it was known to be nothing less than the biblical truth that if you put a horse-hair across the palm of your hand when you were about to be punished at school, the cane would split in two.Gallagher's writing will touch the hearts of those who long for the innocence of childhood and the simplicity of an era long past. Whether relating tales of murderous bicycle chases through the darkened streets of Cavan, of ghosts and fairy forts or the anguish of emigration, this remarkable memoir vividly recreates life in rural Ireland in the 1940s and 50s.For those who thought that life in Ireland was one of the poverty and misery of James Joyce or Frank McCourt, Barefoot in Mullyneeny offers a view of the Ireland of yesteryear that combines the touching, homely nostalgia of Nigel Slater's Toast and Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie with a humorous optimism that is unmistakably Ireland at its best.
John Debrett The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. 2. Scotland and Ireland John Debrett The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. 2. Scotland and Ireland Новинка

John Debrett The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. 2. Scotland and Ireland

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Примечание: Нумерация стр. 600-1215. Полный вариант заголовка: «The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland : Vol. 2. Scotland and Ireland : in 2 volumes / by John Debrett».
Ahern C. One Hundred Names Ahern C. One Hundred Names Новинка

Ahern C. One Hundred Names

713 руб.
The uplifting and thoughtful new novel from the uniquely talented author. Everyone has a story to tell... Journalist Kitty Logan's career is being destroyed by scandal. Simultaneously, she faces the death of her mentor and friend of ten years, Constance, who has guided and taught her everything she knew. All Kitty is left with is a file in Constance's office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain who these people are. The story Constance planned to write is simply a mystery. Kitty sets out not only to track down the people on Constance's list, but to find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people's stories, she starts to understand her own...
Eliot George Middlemarch Eliot George Middlemarch Новинка

Eliot George Middlemarch

366 руб.
Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Tertius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the mid-nineteenth century. Henry James described Middlemarch as a 'treasurehouse of detail' while Virginia Woolf famously endorsed George Eliot's masterpiece as 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.
London: the Autobiography London: the Autobiography Новинка

London: the Autobiography

657 руб.
In "London: The Autobiography" the life of the capital is told, for the first time, by those who made it and saw it at first hand. From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion, and reportage. This book brings to vivid life the human trial of the capital including invasions by the Vikings, the brutal execution of Sir Thomas More, the sight of a whale swimming up the Thames and the rebuilding of St Paul's by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the everyday life of the city. It includes contributions from George Orwell, Martin Amis, Dr Johnson, Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Virginia Woolfe, George Melly, Tacitus, Samuel Pepys, and many others. Packed with personality and character, this book is a must-buy for anyone interested in London as well as a wonderful story of the city at the heart of the nation. Praise for Jon E Lewis: 'A triumph' - Saul David, author of "Victoria's Army". 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book' - "Daily Express" '[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' - "Daily Telegraph".
The Life of Monsieur de Moliere The Life of Monsieur de Moliere Новинка

The Life of Monsieur de Moliere

860 руб.
Written in 1932, but not published until 1962, over twenty years after its author's death, The Life of Monsieur de Molière charts the life of the French playwright,...
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths Новинка

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

2500 руб.
One hundred years ago events in Russia took the world by storm. In February 1917, in the middle of World War I and following months of protest and political unrest, Tsar...
Melville H. White-Jacket Melville H. White-Jacket Новинка

Melville H. White-Jacket

689 руб.
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel "Moby-Dick". The part fictional story, part autobiography, "White-Jacket" is a remarkable, epic travel novel of its time. It is also one of the most politically oriented H. Melville stories, revealing in-depth all of the relationships in the Navy, its rules, and customs.
Bernard Cornwell Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and Azincourt Bernard Cornwell Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and Azincourt Новинка

Bernard Cornwell Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and Azincourt

1426.49 руб.
On the eve of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Azincourt comes three classic battle books of The Hundred Years War by the bestselling master of historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell, in one three-book collection for the first time.HARLEQUIN1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The archers, the common men, are England’s secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his father’s death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him to finally where the two armies face each other at Crecy.1356The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns stand alert to danger. The English army is invading again and the French are hunting them down. Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, is under orders to seek out a lost sword, said to grant certain victory. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, Thomas, his men and his sworn enemies will meet in one great and bloody battle.AZINCOURTAzincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, on St Crispin's Day, is one of the best known battles of all time. This is the breathtaking story of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.
Conrad Joseph Nostromo Conrad Joseph Nostromo Новинка

Conrad Joseph Nostromo

1054 руб.
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard is a 1904 novel by Joseph Conrad, set in the fictitious South American republic of "Costaguana". The events described in the novel are typical for political life in underdeveloped countries. The author takes up the problem of imperialism and its corrupting action even on the best people, which is the main character of the novel - the sailor Nostromo.
Марк Твен Chapters from My Autobiography Марк Твен Chapters from My Autobiography Новинка

Марк Твен Chapters from My Autobiography

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Mark Twain began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of "Chapters from my Autobiography". He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he’d passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there’re also several sections from his daughter.
Melville Herman White-Jacket Melville Herman White-Jacket Новинка

Melville Herman White-Jacket

1014 руб.
Herman Melville (1819 — 1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel "Moby-Dick". The part fictional story, part autobiography, "White-Jacket" is a remarkable, epic travel novel of its time. It is also one of the most politically oriented H. Melville stories, revealing in-depth all of the relationships in the Navy, its rules, and customs.
Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Weekend Wodehouse Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Weekend Wodehouse Новинка

Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Weekend Wodehouse

824 руб.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years), P.G. Wodehouse established himself as not only a fond satirist of the foppish upper class, but one of the greatest comic voices in all literature. Including stories featuring all his finest creations, including Jeeves, Lord Emsworth of Blandings, Ukridge and the disreputable members of the Drones club, this collection is an ideal introduction to the writer described by Douglas Adams as 'the greatest comic writer ever'.
James Best L. A Field Guide to the Carboniferous Sediments of the Shannon Basin, Western Ireland James Best L. A Field Guide to the Carboniferous Sediments of the Shannon Basin, Western Ireland Новинка

James Best L. A Field Guide to the Carboniferous Sediments of the Shannon Basin, Western Ireland

4499.3 руб.
The Carboniferous Shannon Basin of Western Ireland has become one of the most visited field areas in the world. It provides an ideal opportunity for examining a wide range of ancient sedimentary environments, including carbonate shelf, reefs and mud mounds, black shales and phosphates, and a spectrum of deep sea, shallow marine, fluvio-deltaic and alluvial siliciclastic sediments. The area boasts extensive outcrops and some of the most renowned sections through turbidites, large-scale soft sediment deformation features and sediments that display a response to tectonic and sea-level controls. This field guide provides the first synthesis of the principal localities in this area of Western Ireland, and presents an easily accessible handbook that will guide the reader to, and within, a wide range of sedimentary facies, allowing an understanding of the evolving nature of the fill of this Carboniferous basin and the context of its sedimentary and tectonic evolution. The guide summarizes recent and new work in the area by a range of authors and outlines issues of current debate concerning the Shannon Basin and its palaeoenvironmental interpretation. The field guide will find extensive use in teaching and research by academic researchers, professional and amateur geologists, as well as by applied geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who use these outcrops as analogues for subsurface reservoirs in many areas of the world.
Michael Scott The King of the Birds: Beyond the Stars Michael Scott The King of the Birds: Beyond the Stars Новинка

Michael Scott The King of the Birds: Beyond the Stars

78.54 руб.
A captivating short story taken from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two great Irish talents in children’s fiction todayOn the day of the Winter Solstice, all the birds of Ireland assemble before the wise old Barn Owl to choose their ruler by a trial of flight. When Iolar the Golden Eagle, the largest and most powerful bird there, is challenged to the title by the tiny and mysterious Dreolin the Wren, his feathers aren’t ruffled: he thinks he deserves to win. But perhaps his confidence is misplaced, for having courage, heart and the respect of your peers are just as important as strength and endurance…An uplifting tale of the triumph of ingenuity over strength, whose memorable characters are brought to life by evocative artwork.Look out for the other eleven stories – also available as e-shorts!
Kipling Rudyard Kim Kipling Rudyard Kim Новинка

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The story of Kim (1901) unfolds against the backdrop of the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia known as The Great Came. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road."
William Hague William Pitt the Younger: A Biography William Hague William Pitt the Younger: A Biography Новинка

William Hague William Pitt the Younger: A Biography

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This edition contains a limited number of images.The Sunday Times bestselling biography of one of the towering figures in British history who became Prime Minister at the age of twenty-four, written by the youngest-ever leader of the Tory Party.The younger William Pitt – known as the ‘schoolboy’ – began his days as Prime Minister in 1783 deeply underestimated and completely beleaguered. Yet he annihilated his opponents in the General Election the following year and dominated the governing of Britain for twenty-two years, nearly nineteen of them as Prime Minister. No British politician since then has exercised such supremacy for so long.Pitt presided over dramatic changes in the country’s finances and trade, brought about the union with Ireland, but was ultimately consumed by the years of debilitating war with France. Domestic crises included unrest in Ireland, deep division in the royal family, the madness of the King and a full-scale naval mutiny. He enjoyed huge success, yet died at the nadir of his fortunes, struggling to maintain a government beset by a thin majority at home and military disaster abroad; he worked, worried and drank himself to death. Finally his story is told with the drama, wit and authority it deserves.
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

300 руб.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the...
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Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland

823 руб.
Yeats has brought together the work of the best Irish folklorists, including Lady Wilde and Douglas Hyde. These stories recreate a mystical vanished world, where banshees and leprechauns, changelings and bewitched animals live alongside men and women. Complied by W.B. Yeats.
Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf Новинка

Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf

12057.62 руб.
This edition takes the first British edition of The Years as its copy-text, and includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and a full list of textual variants and editorial emendations. Features a comprehensive introduction, detailing the lengthy process of the composition and revision of the novel, and its subsequent publication history Includes extensive explanatory notes, highlighting the political, historical, social and literary contexts of the novel Provides a full account of the variants between the first British and American editions, supplemented by a list of editorial emendations made in this present edition
Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger Новинка

Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger

452 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. While being one of the early works, "The Mysterious Lodger" is still considered as a fine example of horror fiction classics by one of the most prominent authors of the genre.
Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger Новинка

Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan The Mysterious Lodger

324 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. While being one of the early works, "The Mysterious Lodger" still considered as a fine example of horror fiction classics by one of the most prominent authors of the genre.
Potter Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit Potter Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit Новинка

Potter Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

769 руб.
BEATRIX POTTER loved the countryside and she spent much of her otherwise conventional Victorian childhood drawing and studying animals. Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous series of little books. A particular source of inspiration was the English Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and land conservationist, working with the National Trust. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend who was ill. One hundred years later the classic tale of naughty Peter Rabbit's escape from Mr McGregor's garden still brings to children all over the world the pleasure that it gave to its very first reader.
Le Fanu J.S. In a Glass Darkly 3. Carmilla = Сквозь тусклое стекло 3: на английском языке Le Fanu J.S. In a Glass Darkly 3. Carmilla = Сквозь тусклое стекло 3: на английском языке Новинка

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142 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814—1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. Predating Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by over twenty years, the gothic novel "Carmilla" becomes the first vampire fiction story ever written on paper. It tells the story of a girl named Laura, whose life path intersects with a female vampire Camilla. Gradually, their relationship grows into a friendship, but Carmilla's true nature gradually becomes more and more obvious.
Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на англ.яз Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на англ.яз Новинка

Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на англ.яз

234 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814—1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. While being one of the early works, "The Mysterious Lodger" still considered as a fine example of horror fiction classics by one of the most prominent authors of the genre. .
Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на английском языке Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на английском языке Новинка

Le Fanu J.S. The Mysterious Lodger = Загадочный житель: на английском языке

346 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. While being one of the early works, "The Mysterious Lodger" is still considered as a fine example of horror fiction classics by one of the most prominent authors of the genre.
Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan In a Glass Darkly 3. Carmilla Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan In a Glass Darkly 3. Carmilla Новинка

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278 руб.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 -1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. Predating Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by over twenty years, the gothic novel "Carmilla" becomes the first vampire fiction story ever written on paper. It tells the story of a girl named Laura, whose life path intersects with a female vampire Camilla. Gradually, their relationship grows into a friendship, but Carmilla's true nature gradually becomes more and more obvious.
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Philip Wilkinson The British Monarchy For Dummies

1295.87 руб.
Includes insights into the lives of the current royal family Britain's heritage told through the colourful lives of its kings and queens The monarchy is at the heart of British life. If you're going to understand Britain and its history, you need to understand the story of its royal family. This lively guide walks you through the history of the British monarchy from the earliest times to the present day and covers the colourful characters, extraordinary events, power struggles, and politics that have shaped one of the most famous institutions in the world. Discover The origins of the British monarchy How the monarchy works The relationship between the royal family and the general public How the role of the monarch has changed over time What the monarch and the rest of the royal family do all day
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The Hunt for the Parathyroid Gland is a part fact, part fiction overview of the discovery of the parathyroid gland by a Swedish scientist in 1880. The discovery of the parathyroid gland in humans in 1880 by an unknown Swedish medical student, Ivar Viktor Sandström, ended a 30 year search for its exact location within the human body, following its discovery in an Indian rhino 30 years before. It is one of the most engaging and remarkable stories in the history of medicine. This book offers a fascinating insight into its discovery. Endocrinologists and ENT health professionals, both in clinical practice and researchers, as well as anyone with an interest in the history of medicine, will find this a fascinating insight into one of the 19th century’s key medical discoveries.
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Northup Solomon Twelve Years a Slave

661 руб.
With an Introduction by Colin Harrison, Lecturer in American Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. 'I was sitting upon a low bench, made of rough boards, and without coat or hat. I was handcuffed. Around my ankles also were a pair of heavy fetters. One end of a chain was fastened to a large ring in the floor, the other to fetters on my ankles . . . Then did the idea begin to break upon my mind, at first dim and confused, that I had been kidnapped.' Solomon Northup's kidnap in 1841 tore him away from a life of relative comfort as a free-born African-American farmer and violinist in New York, and marked the beginning of twelve years enslavement in the plantations of the Deep South. His narrative, published on his escape, was an important testimony for the abolitionist movement and became a bestseller before falling into obscurity for a century. Recovered in 1968, the book is valued by historians for its rare insights into the slave economy and by readers of all kinds for its moving account of the struggle against a dehumanizing system. Twelve Years is combined in this volume with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, social reformer, orator, writer and statesman, who was for many the living disproof of the argument that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as American citizens.
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What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can the Left respond in a way that is true to both its radical egalitarianism and its desire to transform the real world? In this book, Gianpaolo Baiocchi argues that the only answer is a radical utopia of popular self-rule. This means that the ‘people’ who rule must be understood as a demos that is totally open, inclusive and egalitarian, constantly expanding its boundaries. But it also means that sovereignty must be absolute, possessing total power over all relevant decisions that impact the conditions of life. Only, he argues, by a process of explosive and creative tension between this radical view of the ‘we’ and an absolute idea of the ‘sovereign’ can we transform our approach to political parties and state institutions and make them instruments of total emancipation. Illustrated by the real-life experiences of movements throughout the world, from Latin America to Southern Europe, Baiocchi’s provocative vision will be essential reading for all activists who want to understand the true meaning of radical democracy in the 21st century.
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494 руб.
Black Friday America's largest shopping mall Suburban Minneapolis 3:00 P.M. Ten thousand people jam the aisles and the escalators of America, the Mall-a giant structure with its own amusement park located in the spacious center atrium. Of those people, nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight have come to shop. The other twelve have come to kill. Stephen Hunter's hyper-drive, eighth-gear thriller chronicles the day when the unthinkable happens: terrorists descend upon the heartland, opening fire in mall corridors and executing innocent victims one by one. Those on the upper floors, including retired Marine sniper Ray Cruz, take cover or get out any way they can, but within minutes the gunmen have rounded up more than a thousand hostages, and the story comes down to one man with a gun. Except Ray doesn't have a gun.
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1398 руб.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter, and the thrill of mortal peril. Additional notes for each story penned by Professor Albus Dumbledore will be enjoyed by Muggles and wizards alike, as the Professor muses on the morals illuminated by the tales, and reveals snippets of information about life at Hogwarts. A uniquely magical volume, with illustrations by the author, J.K. Rowling, that will be treasured for years to come.
Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry Новинка

Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry

324 руб.
Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 -1927) was an English writer and humourist. "The Observations of Henry" is the collection of wonderful tales told by the waiter Henry to the author, mostly about people he has known and how they managed to solve their romantic problems.
Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry Новинка

Jerome K. Jerome The Observations of Henry

324 руб.
Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist. The Observations of Henry is the collection of wonderful tales told by the waiter Henry to the author, mostly about people he has known and their ways to solve romantic problems.

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From Norman invaders, religious wars—and the struggle for independence—the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and its gifted people When Shakespeare referred to England as a «jewel set in a silver sea,» he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only has its luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestant conflict and a devastating famine, Ireland's great voices—like Joyce and Yeats—are now indelibly part of world literature. In Irish History For Dummies, readers will not only get a bird's-eye view of key historical events (Ten Turning Points) but, also, a detailed, chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish history beginning with the first Stone Age farmers to the recent rise and fall of the Celtic tiger economy. In the informal, friendly For Dummies style, the book details historic highs like building an Irish Free State in the 1920s—and devastating lows (including the Troubles in the '60s and '70s), as well as key figures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) central to the cause of Irish nationalism. The book also details historic artifacts, offbeat places, and little-known facts key to the life of Ireland past and present. Includes Ten Major Documents—including the Confession of St. Patrick, The Book of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses Lists Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World—including Irish coffee, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and the hypodermic syringe Details Ten Great Irish Places to Visit—including Cobh, Irish National Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry Includes an online cheat sheet that gives readers a robust and expanded quick reference guide to relevant dates and historical figures Includes a Who's Who in Irish History section on dummies.com With a light-hearted touch, this informative guide sheds light on how this ancient land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, and emigration to forge a unique nation, renowned the world over for its superb literature, music, and indomitable spirit.
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