Oxford Bookworms Library Starter King Arthur

Titre : Oxford Bookworms Library Starter King Arthur
Auteur : Janet Hardy-Gould
Éditeur : OUP Oxford
ISBN-13 : 0194234142
Libération : 2007-12-06

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Word count 1,140 Suitable for young learners

The Persian Letters

Titre : The Persian Letters
Auteur : George R. Healy
Éditeur : Hackett Publishing
ISBN-13 : 0872204901
Libération : 1999

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Based on the 1758 edition, this translation strives for fidelity and retains Montesquieu's paragraphing. George R. Healy's Introduction discusses The Persian Letters as a kind of overture to the Enlightenment, a work of remarkable diversity designed more to explore a problem of great urgency for eighteenth century thought than to resolve it: that of discovering universals, or at least the pragmatic constants, amid the diversity of human culture and society, and of confronting the proposition that there are no values in human relationships except those imposed by force or agreed upon in self-interested conventions.

Doomsday Book

Titre : Doomsday Book
Auteur : Connie Willis
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780575131101
Libération : 2012-11-08

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For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin - barely of age herself - finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993 "A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review "Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus "It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post

Pantagruel

Titre : Pantagruel
Auteur : François Rabelais
Éditeur : Hesperus Press
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015058120026
Libération : 2003

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François Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel’s history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.

Treatise on Instrumentation

Titre : Treatise on Instrumentation
Auteur : Hector Berlioz
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486319728
Libération : 2013-07-24

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The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples. Complete with Berlioz' chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss. Glossary.