Moby Dick, la terrible baleine blanche ! Depuis qu'elle l'a privé d'une jambe, le capitaine Achab s'est juré de se venger. Ignorant tous les présages funestes, il entraîne pendant de longs mois l'équipage du Pequod dans une folle poursuite à travers les océans.
Emma Bovary yearns for a life of luxury and passion of the kind she reads about in romantic novels. But life with her country doctor husband in the provinces is unutterably boring, and she embarks on love affairs to realize her fantasies. This new translation by Margaret Mauldon perfectly captures Flaubert's distinctive style.
Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Qui a tué le roi Hamlet ? Sa veuve, la reine Gertrude ? Son frère Claudius, devenu roi en épousant la veuve ? Le jeune prince Hamlet, visité par le fantôme de son père, les soupçonne tous deux... "Il est admis par tous qu'Hamlet est plus vivant qu'un homme qui passe." Alfred Jarry.
Features Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.
The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger - "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger."
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''The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.'' Written for her lover Vita Sackville-West, ''Orlando'' is Woolf''s playfully subversive take on a biography, here tracing the fantastical life of Orlando. As the novel spans centuries and continents, gender and identity, we follow Orlando''s adventures in love - from being a lord in the Elizabethan court to a lady in 1920s London.
First published in 1928, this tale of unrivalled imagination and wit quickly became the most famous work of women''s fiction. Sexuality, destiny, independence and desire - all come to the fore in this highly influential novel that heralded a new era in women''s writing.
Dans Folioplus classiques, le texte intégral, enrichi d'une lecture d'image, écho pictural de l'oeuvre, est suivi de sa mise en perspective organisée en six points :
- MOUVEMENT LITTÉRAIRE : Le «grand théâtre du monde» - GENRE ET REGISTRE : La poétique du mal - L'ÉCRIVAIN À SA TABLE DE TRAVAIL : Macbeth, un texte universel - GROUPEMENT DE TEXTES : Les femmes monstrueuses dans la tragédie - CHRONOLOGIE : William Shakespeare et son temps - FICHE : Des pistes pour rendre compte de sa lecture Recommandé pour les classes de lycée.
Fleeing the workhouse, Oliver finds himself taken under the wing of the Artful Dodger and caught up with a group of pickpockets in London. As he tries to free himself from their clutches he becomes immersed in the seedy underbelly of the Capital, amongstcriminals, prostitutes and the homeless. Dickens scathing attack on the cruelness of Victorian Society features some of his most memorable and enduring characters, including innocent Oliver himself, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes and Nancy.
''Atmospheric, tightly plotted and utterly gripping'' SARAH PINBOROUGH The most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves... No. 36 Westeryk Road , an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A house of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it''s what lies under the house that is extraordinary - Mirrorland. A vivid make-believe world that twin sisters Cat and El created as children. A place of escape, but from what? Now in her thirties, Cat receives the shocking news that her sister has disappeared. Forced to return to Edinburgh, Cat finds herself irresistibly drawn back into Mirrorland. Because El has a plan. She''s left behind a treasure hunt that will unearth long-buried secrets... A sharply crafted mystery about the power of imagination and the price of freedom, perfect for fans of Erin Kelly and Tana French.
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''We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.'' Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fiance Mina of the Count''s supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts.
Meanwhile in England, Mina''s friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into a vampire. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor of Lucy''s, Seward, and Lucy''s fiance Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Dracula and his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina''s life.
Arguably the most enduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker''s Dracula is as chilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration of Victorian values as it was at its time of publication.
Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Brida est une jeune Irlandaise aux pouvoirs surnaturels, qui se lance dans une quête effrénée de sagesse et de magie. Des personnages envoûtants et mystérieux l'aideront à découvrir le monde qui l'entoure tout en se découvrant elle-même. Ce roman enchanté renoue avec des thèmes chers à Paulo Coelho où se mêlent passion, mystère et spiritualité.
Jean spends her time in silence, limited to one hundred words a day or she suffers an electric shock. With the new government in power, life has changed. But only if you're aÿwoman. Passports are removed and seventy million women lose their jobs. Girls are no longer educated. For herself, her daughter, and for all woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning.
Jim, first mate on board the Patna, is a simple and sensitive young man who dreams of becoming a hero. But when the Patna threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and shame at having violated the unwritten moral code of the sea lead him to become an exile in a remote Malay state.
The disparity between Emma Woodhouse's self-confidence and her determination to arrange marriages for her friends while avoiding one for herself leads to a painful series of misunderstandings for everyone who suffers from her well-meaning altruism. This title is a comedy of manners that lays bare the limits on women's autonomy in Regency England.
Décider. Changer. Se réinventer. Agir. Expérimenter.
Réussir. Oser. Rêver. Gagner. Découvrir. Exiger. S'engager.
Penser. Croire. Grandir. Appartenir. S'éveiller.
Nous avons parfois besoin de retrouver un sens à notre vie, de lui redonner souffle et équilibre.
Et si un livre avait le pouvoir de vous faire découvrir un monde nouveau ?
Et si, grâce à la magie des mots et d'une histoire, vous commenciez un nouveau chapitre de votre vie ?
Aleph est ce livre. Aleph est un voyage qui pourrait bien changer votre existence.
Il s'agit d'une nouvelle version pour la scène de Rémi De Vos et Éric Vigner. Plus qu'une traduction, plus qu'une adaptation, c'est une véritable recomposition qui est proposée et sur laquelle le traducteur et le metteur en scène s'expliquent dans deux textes introductifs.
Cette nouvelle composition sera créée le 6 octobre au Théâtre de Lorient et le 6 novembre à l'Odéon.
L'ouvrage est complété par un texte brillant de Stéphane Patrice qui analyse l'oeuvre en termes historiques et philosophiques et met en évidence ses résonnances actuelles, en particulier avec le théâtre de Koltès.
The formidable Miss Deborah Jenkyns and the kindly Miss Matty's days revolve around card games, tea, thriftiness and an endless appetite for scandal, until change comes into their world - whether it is the modern ideas of Captain Brown, a bank collapse, rumours of burglars or an unexpected reappearance from the past.
A young man and woman meet by chance and fall instantly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, bawdy comedy and high tragedy.