The Day of Temptation. A Story of Two Cities - ebook/epub
|William Le Queux-20%|
|The style ofThe Day of Temptationis very melodramatic and overwritten adjectives and adverbs abound to the confusion of the reader. The book is very much set in high society and sometimes reminds me of the immortal Daisy Ashford Im sure books like this were among her inspiration.|
This is a story about redemption, when money is used as a thematic resonance. He combines the wits of the Dodo books with a rather strong ethical message about materialism. This is a high society satire, and then it becomes something much deeper and richer. This book is read in one breath.
From the Mayfair society, everyone is a prominent representative of high society. Sir Louis and Lady Mary the Tagetes transform snobbery into an art form. Mr. Sandow, the secular vicar, who seems to be interested in everything but real spirituality. Everyone eagerly fights for social status in high society, unnoticing many dangerous details.
|Anna Katharine Green-20%|
A melodramatic mystery, in which a young lawyer is called to the house of a dying woman to draw up her will. While searching for her legal heirs, meets a beautiful woman with a mysterious scar. The lawyer soon finds that his search for the heirs leads to some very unusual occurrences. Events then take a very sinister turn... As ever, with Anna Katherine Green, this early novel features love-struck young men; high-minded ladies with a propensity...
Twain begins his story by telling of the Mississippi river and some of its origins. He describes several facts that gives the reader a little bit of information of its discovery. After covering the history of the river, Twain shifts to his history with the river. Growing up near the river created Twain’s dream as a child to become a steamboat pilot. Life on the Mississippi is no ordinary guided tour...
|Earl Derr Biggers-20%|
The death of Hollywood actress Shelah Fane in her Waikiki beach house brings Charlie Chan of the Honolulu police to seek the identity of the killer. The story behind her murder is linked with the three-year-old murder of another Hollywood actor and also connected with an enigmatic psychic named Tarneverro. Through the confusion of alibis, false clues, and bizarre characters, Chan moves with the utmost calm until the classic gathering of suspects...
|It is a treasury of knowledge for people who want to breed and raise healthy children. This is a manual for all future and responsible parents. This book directly demolishes stereotypes and breaks popular views (but not true) about infertility, genetic diseases, eugenics, vaccinations, fertilization and pregnancy. We can easily ask the reader if she or he is prepared for sensational knowledge. It should be noted that this is a book for men and women...|
This is one of the most uplifting of Dickenss novels. This book is certainly different from all the other books by Charles Dickens as it has no particular central character. Well all the other novels by Dickens have a strong connection with London but this story depicts Coketown and Coketown only, a typical red-brick industrial city of the north. Hard Times is a very tragic and wonderfully described story of human oppression...
This is one of the most uplifting of Dickens’s novels. This book is certainly different from all the other books by Charles Dickens as it has no particular central character. Well all the other novels by Dickens have a strong connection with London but this story depicts Coketown and Coketown only, a typical red-brick industrial city of the north. Hard Times is a very tragic and wonderfully described story of human oppression...
Członkinie tajnego towarzystwa detektywistycznego Daisy Wells I Hazel Wong wyjeżdżają na wakacje do Fallingford, rodzinnego domu Daisy. Na miejscu mama Daisy wydaje podwieczorek z okazji urodzin córki, na który zaproszona jest cała rodzina, począwszy od ekscentrycznej ciotki Saskii, skończywszy na niezwykle przystojnym wuju Feliksie. Niestety, wkrótce staje się jasne, że podwieczorek ma niewiele wspólnego z urodzinami Daisy…
Lady Daisy Bristol straciła męża i samotnie wychowuje syna. Jest zamożna, ale grozi jej utrata całego majątku. Aby go zachować, zgodnie z testamentem musi wkrótce wyjść za mąż.
|Lucy Maud Montgomery-20%|
Anne of Windy Poplars is the fourth book in the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. In this book, 22-year-old Anne Shirley has left college to serve as principal of Summerside High School and settles down in Windy Poplars. Here her biggest challenge is the high-status Pringles family who are not what one would expect them to be. The novel features a series of letters Anne sends to her intended...
• Obszerna prezentacja najbardziej pomijanego zagadnienia w publikacjach dot. języka angielskiego
• Zdania często stosowane w języku mówionym wraz z tłumaczeniami:
It is me that is responsible for the company.
It is I who am responsible for the company.
To ja odpowiadam za firmę.
• Szeroka paleta ciekawych kontekstów:
Meet him at the station was the only thing I did.
The only thing I did was (to) meet him at the station...
|Magdalena Dąbrowska, Agnieszka Przybylska-20%|
The book “Little swimmer, the forming of a correct attitude from the beginning” is one of few books acquainting one with the subject of swimming for children, specifically games in water.This book is an excellent source of useful information for the parents of children up to 4 years old. The book contains information including: why it is worth going to the pool, what should one know before going with a child to a class at the pool...
|C. H. Beck|
The book comprises three glossaries grouped semantically into nine sections, such as e.g. Business Environment, Management, Employment, Finance and Banking, People and Organizations. Each section of the book is arranged alphabetically and contains:
Daisy Ginny, a young aunt, returns from a year abroad and discovers that Daisy is hoping that Lord Lindfield will make an offer. This is a story about intricate love with an intriguing plot. We know that such a novel from such an author cannot have happy end. The novel is at least a little witty, but with genuine bets for those involved in the reading.
|Herbert George Wells-20%|
This book was written in 1899, and is one of the last science-fiction books Wells wrote before his turn towards social realism in his writing. In this dystopian novel, Graham falls into a coma-like sleep, a sleep that he wakes from some 203 years in the future. But times have changed. Due to the wise investments of a board of trustees, Graham’s money has compounded into the greatest fortune the world has ever seen...
The mysterious Crimson Circle is a high-level protection society: pay them, or you die. Every wealthy man goes in fear of them if hes smart, and dies if he isnt. This is a criminal genius who recruits people in trouble, rescues them with help or cash, and puts them to work on robbery, blackmail and murder. At least one man is dead after refusing to pay L100,000. Will there be more bodies? The Circle has many minions...