Download E-books The Wedding Wallah (The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, Book 3) PDF

By Farahad Zama

Mr Ali's flourishing marriage bureau turns out to have chalked up one other luck while his ward, Pari, gets a shock concept from a wealthy, good-looking aristocrat. yet why is the boy's family members so prepared to get him married to Pari - an orphan, a widow, and now a unmarried mom? in the meantime Communist insurgents at the warpath in India's rural hinterland, and gays at the march for his or her rights within the mammoth towns of Bombay and Delhi look from one other international. yet quickly those threatening forces invade the peaceable lives of Mr and Mrs Ali, their son Rehman and their capable assistant Aruna...

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Download E-books Time Out of Joint PDF

By Philip K. Dick

"Marvelous, terrifying enjoyable, particularly if you’ve ever suspected that the realm is an unreal build outfitted completely to maintain you from realizing who you actually are. Which it's, of course."—Rolling Stone

Ragle Gumm has a special activity: on a daily basis he wins a newspaper contest. And whilst he isn’t consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his existence in a small city in 1959. a minimum of, that’s what he thinks. yet then unusual issues commence taking place. He reveals a yellow pages the place the entire numbers were disconnected, and article a couple of well-known starlet he’s by no means heard of named Marilyn Monroe. Plus, daily items are starting to disappear and are changed through strips of paper with phrases written on them like "bowl of vegetation" and "soft drink stand." whilst Ragle skips city to aim to discover the reason for those extraordinary occurrences, his discovery can make him query every little thing he has ever known.

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Download E-books Great Stories for Children PDF

By Ruskin Bond

Nice tales for kids features a combined bag of stories, that includes every little thing from nature and pets to leopards, bears, or even ghosts, written within the inimitable witty kind of Ruskin Bond.The brief tales featured during this e-book introduce readers to new worlds and fascinating humans. First up, there is Tutu, the monkey who likes to fan the flames of difficulty for Aunt Ruby. Aunt Ruby turns into enraged while he runs off along with her useful necklace. Will she have the ability to get it again? In one other tale, a puppy python without notice exhibits up within the such a lot unforeseen areas, inflicting mayhem as he seems to be. Then comes a naughty ghost who amuses himself by means of riling up the citizens of the home, every time he's bored. The publication has a narrative the place the protagonists, 3 childrens, are stranded and compelled to attend out a hurricane on a haunted hill. One tale additionally includes a crafty thief, who's adept at escaping each time. yet someday, his judgment of right and wrong will get the higher of him. Does he be able to go away his outdated way of life at the back of and turn into a good guy? This assortment even includes an fun tale in regards to the famed Himalayan bears. They get pleasure from gorging on plums, apricots and pumpkins. One story in nice tales for kids stars the maestro, Ruskin Bond, himself. whereas staying at a inn, he encounters a ghost within the lifeless of the evening. What does the ghost wish? Will Bond be capable to come away correctly? nice tales for kids additionally contains different tales like unusual males, unusual areas, university Days, All Roads bring about Ganga, The Rupa Carnival Of Terror, and faculty occasions.

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Download E-books Fever and Spear (Your Face Tomorrow, Book 1) PDF

By Javier Marías

A bold masterwork through Javier Marias: "Spain's such a lot sophisticated and proficient writer." (The Boston Globe)Part secret agent novel, half romance, half Henry James, Your Face the next day to come is a unconditionally extraordinary show of the enormous presents of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, quantity one among his unfolding novel Your Face the next day to come, he returns us to the rarified global of Oxford (the pleasant atmosphere of All Souls and darkish again of Time), whereas introducing us to territory completely new—espionage.

Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his spouse in Madrid, is a piece adrift in London until eventually his outdated good friend Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired grasp spy—recruits him for a brand new occupation in British Intelligence. Deza possesses an extraordinary present for seeing in the back of the mask humans put on. he's quickly looking at interviews performed by means of Her Majesty's mystery carrier: variously shady overseas businessmen at some point, would-be coup leaders the following. Seductively, this metaphysical mystery explores prior, current, and destiny within the ever-more-perilous twenty first century. This compelling and enigmatic travel de strength from certainly one of Europe's maximum writers maintains with quantity , Dance and Dream.

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Download E-books The Rabelais Encyclopedia PDF

The French humanist Rabelais (ca. 1483-1553) was once the best French author of the Renaissance and essentially the most influential authors of all time. His Gargantua and Pantagruel, written in 5 books among 1532 and 1553, competitors the works of Shakespeare and Cervantes by way of artistry, complexity of rules and expression, and ancient value. Rabelais is learn in different classes in French Literature, Renaissance stories, and Western Civilization, and his writings proceed to draw the eye of students and normal readers alike. the 1st paintings of its type, this encyclopedia is a complete consultant to his lifestyles and writings.

Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries by way of specialist participants. those entries speak about his characters, his overt and veiled references to old and Renaissance figures and occasions, his literary and philosophical allusions, his significant topics, and the main occasions and impacts that formed his profession. The entries disguise such issues as schooling, faith, censors and censorship, humanism, dying, and battle. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.

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Download E-books Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery (Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mysteries) PDF

By C. J. Sansom

The epic 5th novel within the Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence via the bestselling writer of Winter in Madrid and Dominion

Summer 1545. a tremendous French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the rustic into monetary drawback to finance the battle. in the meantime, an previous servant of Queen Catherine Parr has requested Matthew Shardlake to enquire claims of "monstrous" wrongs devoted opposed to a tender ward of the court docket. because the French fleet ways, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an outdated friend-and an outdated enemy with regards to the throne.

This fast moving 5th installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly unique and reassuringly scholarly sequence" (Marilyn Stasio, The ny occasions publication Review) will enchant lovers of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The different Boleyn Girl.

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Download E-books All Our Yesterdays PDF

By Natalia Ginzburg

From “one of the main wonderful writers of contemporary Italy” (New York assessment of Books), a vintage novel of society in the middle of a war.

This robust novel is determined opposed to the historical past of Italy from 1939 to 1944, from the nervous months prior to the rustic entered the conflict, in the course of the struggle years, to the allied victory with its trailing wake of tension, unhappiness, and grief. within the foreground are the contributors of 2 households. One is wealthy, the opposite isn't really. In All Our Yesterdays, as in all of Ms. Ginzburg’s novels, poor issues happen—suicide, homicide, air raids, and bombings. yet doubtless much less overwhelming occasions, like a relatives quarrel, adultery, or a deception, are given equivalent area, as though to assert that, to a sufferer, adultery and air raids should be both maiming. All Our Yesterdays provides a pointy portrait of a society hungry for switch, yet betrayed via war.

During the interval defined within the novel, Natalia Ginzburg was once married to the author Leone Ginzburg. due to his underground actions, he used to be interned lower than Mussolini’s reign, with his relatives, in a constrained region within the Abruzzi. whilst the Ginzburgs later moved to Rome, Leone was once arrested and tortured by means of the fascists, and killed, leaving Natalia on my own to elevate her 3 children.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and solid Books imprints, are proud to submit a wide diversity of books for readers attracted to fiction—novels, novellas, political and clinical thrillers, comedy, satire, historic fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings would possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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Download E-books The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

A distinct physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's maximum literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly glossy realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured additional west--to Greenland and, eventually, the coast of North the United States itself.

The ten Sagas and 7 shorter stories during this quantity comprise the distinguished "Vinland Sagas," which recount Leif Eiriksson's pioneering voyage to the hot global and include the oldest descriptions of the North American continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Enchantments: A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs PDF

By Kathryn Harrison

A NEW YORK occasions NOTABLE BOOK

“Part love tale, half heritage, this novel is a journey de strength [told] in language that soars and sears.”—More
 
St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s physique is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is shipped to stay on the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay and his relatives. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin’s therapeutic powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks her to are inclined to her son, the headstrong prince Alyosha, who suffers from hemophilia. quickly after Masha arrives on the palace, the tsar is compelled to abdicate, and the Bolsheviks position the royal family members less than residence arrest. As Russia descends into civil warfare, Masha and Alyosha locate solace in each one other’s corporation. to flee the confinement of the palace, and to distract the prince from the soreness she can't heal, Masha tells him stories—some decorated and others totally imagined—about Nikolay and Alexandra’s courtship, Rasputin’s exploits, and their wild and lovely nation, now on the point of an irrevocable transformation. within the worlds in their mind's eye, the susceptible develop into powerful, legend turns into truth, and a destiny that would by no means come to go feels shut at hand.
 
Praise for Enchantments

“A luxurious, atmospheric account of the final days of the Romanovs from the viewpoint of Rasputin’s daughter, [told] with the sensuous, transporting prose that's Kathryn Harrison’s trademark.”—Jennifer Egan
 
“[A] perfect and astonishing booklet . . . Harrison has given us whatever enduring.”—The ny instances ebook Review
 
“[Harrison promises] this oft-told second with stunning freshness. . . . Masha re-invents our principles of Rasputin, and the area of Nicholas and Alexandra is imbued with a glow whose fierceness is ruled by means of the imminence of its loss.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“A spell binding novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Bewitching . . . Harrison units historical evidence like jewels during this intricately formed paintings of exalted empathy and mind's eye, a literary Fabergé egg. . . . [A] marvelous go back to old fiction.”—Booklist (starred review)

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Download E-books Pro L. Murena Oratio (American Philological Association: Text and Commentaries Series) PDF

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of sixty two BCE yet instantly prosecuted for electoral bribery, is mainly well-known for its digressions and useful for its insights into the complicated political wrangles of the past due 60s. it's, besides the fact that, a speech frequently excerpted and brought up than learn in its entirety, even though even if the absence of an English-language observation is a reason or influence of that scenario is still doubtful. briefly, a pedagogical observation in this vital and weird speech is lengthy overdue.
Distinguished Latinist Elaine Fantham's statement is noteworthy for its skill to explain not just the rhetorical constitution of this speech however the cause at the back of Cicero's strategic judgements in growing that constitution. It additionally calls awareness to the stylistic beneficial properties like observe selection, rhetorical figures, and rhythmic results that make the speech so potent, and explains with care and precision the political, social, and historic issues that formed the prosecution and security of the a bit hapless defendant. This observation contains the type of grammatical explication required to make its riches available to undergraduate scholars of Latin.

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