Carmilla

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu
Publisher: Editora Hedra
ISBN: 8577155641
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"Carmilla" (1872) exerceu papel chave na elaboração de "Drácula" (1897), sendo considerada a obra que forneceu a Bram Stoker a ideia e a inspiração para escrever seu romance. Contribuiu com vários elementos que se tornaram convenções da literatura vampírica e ajudou a cristalizar o caráter erótico associado ao vampiro, tão explorado depois da publicação desta novela. Alicerçada na rica tradição folclórica do leste europeu e nas primeiras produções literárias sobre o tema, "Carmilla" foi uma das novelas góticas mais populares do século XIX e, desde a filmagem, em 1932, de "O vampiro", de Carl Th. Dreyer, vem sendo objeto frequente de adaptações para o cinema, superada apenas por "Drácula" em número de filmes.

Carmilla A Vampira De Karnstein Livro De Bolso

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788577151646
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Carmilla (1872) exerceu papel chave na elaboração de Drácula (1897), sendo considerada a obra que forneceu a Bram Stoker a ideia e a inspiração para escrever seu romance. Contribuiu com vários elementos que se tornaram convenções da literatura vampírica e ajudou a cristalizar o caráter erótico associado ao vampiro, tão explorado depois da publicação desta novela. Alicerçada na tradição folclórica do leste europeu e nas primeiras produções literárias sobre o tema, 'Carmilla' foi uma novela gótica populares no século XIX e, desde a filmagem, em 1932, de O vampiro, de Carl Th. Dreyer, vem sendo objeto frequente de adaptações para o cinema.

Vampire Lovers

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Publisher: Fontana Press
ISBN: 9780006124573
Size: 61.46 MB
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The Tale Of The Unknown Island

Author: José Saramago
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547545541
Size: 60.52 MB
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A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will discover in this delightful fable, a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire.

The Book Of Daniel

Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307762955
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The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.

Dracula

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780808545071
Size: 69.74 MB
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Having deduced the double identity of Count Dracula, a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.

In A Glass Darkly

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Publisher: 谷月社
ISBN:
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PROLOGUE. MARTIN HESSELIUS, THE GERMAN PHYSICIAN. Though carefully educated in medicine and surgery, I have never practised either. The study of each continues, nevertheless, to interest me profoundly. Neither idleness nor caprice caused my secession from the honourable calling which I had just entered. The cause was a very trifling scratch inflicted by a dissecting knife. This trifle cost me the loss of two fingers, amputated promptly, and the more painful loss of my health, for I have never been quite well since, and have seldom been twelve months together in the same place. In my wanderings I became acquainted with Dr. Martin Hesselius, a wanderer like myself, like me a physician, and like me an enthusiast in his profession. Unlike me in this, that his wanderings were voluntary, and he a man, if not of fortune, as we estimate fortune in England, at least in what our forefathers used to term "easy circumstances." He was an old man when I first saw him; nearly five-and-thirty years my senior. In Dr. Martin Hesselius, I found my master. His knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death. I am sure it was well-founded.Here and there a case strikes me as of a kind to amuse or horrify a lay reader with an interest quite different from the peculiar one which it may possess for an expert. With slight modifications, chiefly of language, and of course a change of names, I copy the following. The narrator is Dr. Martin Hesselius. I find it among the voluminous notes of cases which he made during a tour in England about sixty-four years ago.

Varney The Vampire

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736818890
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The unprecedented success of the romance of "Varney the Vampyre," leaves the Author but little to say further, than that he accepts that success and its results as gratefully as it is possible for any one to do popular favours. A belief in the existence of Vampyres first took its rise in Norway and Sweden, from whence it rapidly spread to more southern regions, taking a firm hold of the imaginations of the more credulous portion of mankind.

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2

Author: Elena Favilli
Publisher: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
ISBN: 9780997895827
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"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News

Vittorio The Vampire

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307575944
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With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold. Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures--a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power. In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue. Against a backdrop of the wonders--both sacred and profane--and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.