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- Canongate Books 2016; US$ 10.79
Agent Kasper is kidnapped in Cambodia whilst on a mission for the CIA to investigate counterfeit money schemes. He is supposed to disappear forever. Because Kasper has uncovered something so terrible, so explosive and so damaging that the intelligence service he works for wants him dead.When Kasper finds himself in the appalling squalor of one of the... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Arnauld de Villeneuve est né vers 1245 en France, comme l'attestent Symphorianus Campegius et Joseph de Haitze. Quant au lieu précis de sa naissance il est incertain. Il étudia les langues mortes à Aix, la médecine à Montpellier. Il vint à Paris pour se perfectionner ; la rumeur populaire l'accusant de nécromancie et d'alchimie, il s'enfuit... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 14.00
'Trollope did not write for posterity,' observed Henry James. 'He wrote for the day, the moment; but these are just the writers whom posterity is apt to put into its pocket.' Considered by contemporary critics to be Trollope's greatest novel, The Way We Live Now is a satire of the literary world of London in the 1870s and a bold indictment of the... more...
- Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 7.99
In his hand was a contract to prove she owed him thousands And she was penniless With her last pennies in her pocket, Elizabeth Wareham arrived in Greece to fight for what was hers. But her adversary, Ilios Manos, was like a man carved from mythology. Ilios would take her body if he had to he was in that kind of mood. But the flicker behind her eyes... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 9.01
'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27
'Consider just this, and give your minds to this alone: whether or not what I say is just' Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death (399 BC) is a significant moment in Classical literature and the life of Classical Athens. In these four dialogues, Plato develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one's self and shows Socrates living... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 11.27
The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 12.99
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
This volume of engrossing essays and odds and ends from the always-interesting writer and amateur social scientist Lafcadio Hearn encompasses a number of topics, including various folk stories from Japan and musings on literature and philosophy. Hearn's wide-ranging intellect is on full display, and as always, his thoughts are rendered in an inimitably... more...