Exile And The Kingdom

Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827763
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These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O'Brien.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635377072
Size: 56.41 MB
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The story begins with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his help. As he arrives, the narrator notes a thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building and into the adjacent lake. Roderick and Madeline are the only remaining members of the Usher family. Roderick later informs the narrator that his sister has died and insists that she be entombed for two weeks in the family tomb located in the house before being permanently buried. The narrator helps Roderick put the body in the tomb, and he notes that Madeline has rosy cheeks, as some do after death. Le narrateur (dont l'identité ne nous est pas connue) arrive à la maison de son ami Roderick Usher, ayant reçu de lui une lettre dans laquelle il se plaignait de maladie et réclamait sa présence. Cette maladie se manifeste par une hyper-acuité des sens et une grande anxiété. Madeline, la sœur jumelle de Roderick, est elle aussi malade, tombant dans des états de transes cataleptiques. Plus tard, il lui annonce que Madeline est décédée et qu'il a l'intention de conserver son corps durant 15 jours dans un caveau en attendant de procéder à l'enterrement définitif. Après avoir aidé son ami dans cette tâche, le narrateur constate une aggravation rapide de l'état de Roderick.

La Chute

Author: Victor Hugo
Size: 20.48 MB
Format: PDF
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The Falling Sky

Author: Davi Kopenawa
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726111
Size: 55.13 MB
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Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.

The Jungle Book English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635371341
Size: 47.15 MB
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The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. A principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Other characters include Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear. The book has been adapted many times for film and other media. Le Livre de la Jungle est un recueil de nouvelles dont chacune raconte une histoire qui se passe dans la jungle, forêt de l’Inde où vivent des animaux sauvages typiques du pays, ainsi que des hommes. Les nouvelles se succèdent dans un ordre qui n’est pas nécessairement chronologique, et permettent de découvrir par différents côtés la destinée de Mowgli petit d’homme, son éducation, la vie sociale du monde des animaux, et les lois de la Jungle auxquelles tous sont soumis, les hommes aussi.

The Death Of Ivan Ilych English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376165
Size: 74.69 MB
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Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate, thanks to the influence he has over a friend who has just been promoted, focusing more on his work as his family life becomes less tolerable. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Au début de cette nouvelle, le héros - magistrat - est satisfait de sa vie. À mesure toutefois que se développe en lui une douleur qui ne veut pas disparaître et qu’il comprend que sa mort approche, il prend conscience aussi que son entourage ne le voit pas sous un jour aussi avantageux qu’il ne l’imaginait ; d'abord révolté, il se voit à mesure de ses réflexions obligé de constater que cette image peu flatteuse qu’on a de lui est fondée.

From The Earth To The Moon English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370906
Size: 54.32 MB
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The story opens some time after the end of the American Civil War. The Gun Club, a society based in Baltimore and dedicated to the design of weapons of all kinds (especially cannons), comes together when Impey Barbicane, its president, calls them to support his latest idea. He's done some calculations, and believes that they could construct a cannon capable of shooting a projectile to the moon. After receiving the support of his companions, another meeting is held to decide the place from which the projectile will be fired, the dimensions and materials of both the cannon and the projectile, and which kind of powder they are to use. Après la fin de la guerre de Sécession, le Gun Club de Baltimore, club d'artilleurs, végète par manque d'activité. Son président, Impey Barbicane, propose très sérieusement d'envoyer un boulet de canon sur la Lune. Après plusieurs réunions, le Gun Club s'organise et lance une collecte de fonds en direction de toute la planète. Après avoir récolté l’argent nécessaire, le projet prend forme sous la forme d'un gigantesque canon d'une conception inspirée des Columbiad américains.

Oliver Twist English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BilingualClassics, LLC
ISBN: 1635377609
Size: 15.76 MB
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Oliver Twist was born and raised into a life of poverty and misfortune in a workhouse in an unnamed town Orphaned by his mother's death in childbirth and his father's mysterious absence, Oliver is meagrely provided for under the terms of the Poor Law and spends the first nine years of his life living at a baby farm in the 'care' of a woman named Mrs. Mann. Oliver is brought up with little food and few comforts. Around the time of Oliver's ninth birthday, Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, removes Oliver from the baby farm and puts him to work picking and weaving oakum at the main workhouse. Oliver, who toils with very little food, remains in the workhouse within six months, and later decides to run away to London to seek for a better life. L'histoire concerne un orphelin, Oliver Twist, soumis à des privations et des vexations dans l'hospice paroissial (workhouse) où il est né.Choisi par tirage au sort par ses camarades affamés, il ose demander une portion supplémentaire de gruau et il est alors placé chez un croque-mort, d'où il s'échappe pour prendre la route de Londres ; dès son arrivée, il rencontre l'un des personnages les plus célèbres de Dickens, The Artful Dodger — nom traduit par Rusé matois pour Alfred Gérardin en 1893 et Le Renard dans la collection PléiadeN 1 — chef d'une bande de jeunes pickpockets. Naïvement confiant en son nouveau compagnon, il se laisse entraîner dans l'antre de son maître, le criminel Fagin.