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Ordynat Michorowski

By Helena Mniszkówna
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726426617
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Kontynuacja „Trędowatej", pozostająca w środowisku arystokracji, bogatych właścicieli ziemskich, utracjuszy oraz damsko-męskich salonowych intryg. „Ordynat Michorowski" daje jednak nadzieję, że życie nie jest jedynie pasmem nieszczęść, a los może w każdej chwili się do nas uśmiechnąć. Za sprawą kunsztu pisarskiego Mniszkówny oraz nakreśleniu sytuacji społeczno-politycznej możemy z łatwością wyobrazić sobie konwenanse i kanony rządzące epoką i zrozumieć wiele decyzji podejmowanych przez bohaterów. Helena Mniszkówna (1878-1943) - polska powieściopisarka, autorka romansów z życia wyższych sfer. W ciągu trzydziestu lat aktywności twórczej wydała ponad dwadzieścia książek o miłości.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 0446502979
  • Pages : 823
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 105
  • File Pdf: scarlett.pdf

Book Summary:

THE PHENOMENAL #1 BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO MARGARET MITCHELL'S GONE WITH THE WIND "Alexandra Ripley is true to Scarlett's spirit and to Rhett's. Her sense of Mitchell's style is right on target." - Chicago Tribune The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind. Like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts. #1 New York Times bestseller #1 Chicago Tribune bestseller #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller

Her Gentleman Protector

By Meg Alexander
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1426805675
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: her-gentleman-protector.pdf

Book Summary:

Miss Emma Lynton was stranded in France, in the middle of a revolution, totally alone! Handsome aristocrat Simon Avedon came to her rescue and vowed to escort her home. But Emma began to find Simon's orders rather irksome—until she was told of his past. How could a man who had never been shown love understand how to win her heart? Emma was brave in helping others, and now she would have to be brave for herself—for the prize of Simon's love was worth any risk!

Kissing the Countess (The Scottish Lairds Series, Book 3)

By Susan King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Isbn : 1614177619
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: kissing-the-countess.pdf

Book Summary:

Evan Mackenzie, newly Earl of Kildonan, returns to the beautiful, remote Highland mountains of his childhood with no intention of staying. Haunted by tragedy, he plans to sell the vast property and return to Edinburgh--until fate takes a hand. Stranded overnight on a snowy mountainside with a lovely Highland girl, he is honor-bound to marry her despite his plans. But Catriona MacConn has a secret mission to protect at any cost, and though the handsome, mysterious earl wins her heart, she will fulfill that promise--even if it means giving up the love of her dreams. REVIEWS: "With a little history, a little magic, and a lot of Highland charm, King has created another winner." ~Booklist "...engaging characters weave a subtle spell... a treat for King fans." ~Publishers Weekly THE SCOTTISH LAIRDS, in series order Taming the Heiress Waking the Princess Kissing the Countess THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose

Marta

By Eliza Orzeszkowa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Isbn : 0821446290
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 298
  • File Pdf: marta.pdf

Book Summary:

Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873) is among the best known, but until now it has not been available in English. Easily a peer of The Awakening and A Doll’s House, the novel was well ahead of the English literature of its time in attacking the ways the labor market failed women. Suddenly widowed, the previously middle-class Marta Świcka is left penniless and launched into a grim battle for her survival and that of her small daughter. As she applies for job after job in Warsaw—portrayed here as an every-city, an unforgiving commercial landscape that could be any European metropolis of the time—she is told time after time that only men will be hired, that men need jobs because they are fathers and heads of families. Marta burns with Orzeszkowa’s feminist conviction that sexism was not just an annoyance but a threat to the survival of women and children. It anticipated the need for social safety nets whose existence we take for granted today, and could easily read as an indictment of current efforts to dismantle those very programs. Tightly plotted and exquisitely translated by Anna Gąsienica-Byrcyn and Stephanie Kraft, Marta resonates beyond its Polish setting to find its place in women’s studies, labor history, and among other works of nineteenth-century literature and literature of social change.

The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma

By Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Isbn : 0810142880
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: the-career-of-nicodemus-dyzma.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in Polish in 1932, The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma was Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz’s breakout novel. Dyzma is an unemployed clerk who crashes a swanky party, where he makes an offhand crass remark that sets him on a new course. Soon high society—from government ministers to drug-fueled aristocrats—wants a piece of him. As Dyzma’s status grows, his vulgarity is interpreted as authenticity and strength. He is unable to comprehend complicated political matters, but his cryptic responses are celebrated as wise introspection. His willingness to do anything to hold on to power—flip-flopping on political positions, inventing xenophobic plots, even having enemies assaulted—only leads to greater success. Dolega-Mostowicz wrote his novel in a newly independent Poland rampant with political corruption and populist pandering. Jerzy Kosinski borrowed heavily from the novel when he wrote Being There, and readers of both books will recognize similarities between their plots. This biting political satire—by turns hilarious and disturbing, contemptuous and sympathetic—is an indictment of a system in which money and connections matter above all else, bluster and ignorance are valorized, and a deeply incompetent man rises to the highest spheres of government.

Theatermachine

By Magda Romanska,Kathleen Cioffi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Isbn : 0810140268
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 424
  • File Pdf: theatermachine.pdf

Book Summary:

Theatermachine: Tadeusz Kantor in Context is an in-depth, multidisciplinary compendium of essays that examine Kantor’s work through the prism of postmemory and trauma theory and in relation to Polish literature, Jewish culture, and Yiddish theater as well as the Japanese, German, French, Polish, and American avant-garde. Hans-Thies Lehmann’s theory of postdramatic theater and contemporary developments in critical theory—particularly Bill Brown’s thing theory, Bruno Latour’s actor network theory, and posthumanism—provide a previously unavailable vocabulary for discussion of Kantor’s theater.

The Lotterys Plus One

By Emma Donoghue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443445592
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: the-lotterys-plus-one.pdf

Book Summary:

Internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first children's book follows the domestic adventures of a large, rumbustious, multicultural family. The Lotterys, as they call themselves, are headed up by a lesbian couple and a gay couple who joined forces to create a family, won a lottery jackpot and moved into a Victorian Gothic mansion in Toronto, where their enormous brood is home-schooled. It all seems perfectly normal to nine-year-old Sumac until their hitherto obscure grandfather Grumps comes to stay, upending the Lotterys’ already chaotic family life.

Honey, I Killed the Cats

By Dorota Masłowska
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Isbn : 1941920845
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 487
  • File Pdf: honey-i-killed-the-cats.pdf

Book Summary:

From bestselling, internationally acclaimed author Dorota Masłowska comes a hilarious and devastating satire of consumer culture. Set in a bizarro, all-too-real imaginarium of American pop culture, Honey, I Killed the Cats introduces us to two independent young women struggling to live the lives that television and glossy magazines have promised them. In a collision of street slang and mass-media sloganeering, Masłowska's electrifying prose drives a propulsive story about spiritual longing in a dispirited world. Masłowska’s novel examines the ways we attempt to exist and find meaning in lives defined by what we buy. In this warped world saturated by advertising and materialism, where everything can be bought, from personality and physical traits to religion and self-fulfillment, Joanne and Farah, two very different women form a friendship both bonded in and ultimately destroyed by the manipulations of consumer culture. Joanne has everything the commercials say you should want—confidence, a carefree life, happiness to excess. Farah is a self-loathing, envious, germophobic malcontent. Through a shared metaphysical dream experience that spills over into their increasingly troubled day-to-day lives, these best friends find themselves consumed by their equal-and-opposite obsessions. Widely regarded as Polish literary sensation Masłowska’s best novel yet, Honey, I Killed the Cats is a powerfully emotional, hilariously grotesque satire of Western consumer culture and the trends that go along with it.

Being There

By Jerzy Kosinski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Isbn : 0802195814
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 576
  • File Pdf: being-there.pdf

Book Summary:

A quirky, brilliant novel starring Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic man who rises from nowhere to become a media phenomenon—“a fabulous creature of our age” (Newsweek). One of the most beloved novels by the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of The Painted Bird and Pinball, Being There is the story of a mysterious man who finds himself at the center of Wall Street and Washington power—including his role as a policy adviser to the president—despite the fact that no one is quite sure where he comes from, or what he is actually talking about. Nevertheless, Chauncey “Chance” Gardiner is celebrated by the media, and hailed as a visionary, in this satirical masterpiece that became an award-winning film starring Peter Sellers. As wise and timely as ever, Being There is “a tantalizing knuckleball of a book delivered with perfectly timed satirical hops and metaphysical flutters” (Time).

The Blonde Geisha

By Jina Bacarr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 145924270X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: the-blonde-geisha.pdf

Book Summary:

The early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain, the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood. A girl like me. In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are forbidden to foreigners. But when a threat to her father's life puts her own in jeopardy, young Kathlene Mallory is sent to live in safety at the Tea House of the Look-Back Tree, where she is allowed to glimpse inside the sensual world of the geisha. During the years of her training in the art of pleasuring men, Kathlene's desires are awakened by the promise of unending physical delights, and she eagerly prepares for the final ritual that will fulfill her dream of becoming a geisha—the selling of her virginity. The man willing to pay for such an honor, Baron Tonda, is not the man for whom Kathlene carries a secret longing, but he is the man who will bring ruin to the teahouse, and danger to Kathlene, if he is disappointed….

Tiger Hills

By Sarita Mandanna
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 0143180460
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: tiger-hills.pdf

Book Summary:

As the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over 60 years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of much honour and pride. Soon they fall deeply in love, an attraction that drives a wedge between Devi and Devanna. It is this tangled relationship among the three that leads to a devastating tragedy—an event that forever changes their fates and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.

Here

By Wislawa Szymborska
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547504640
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 846
  • File Pdf: here.pdf

Book Summary:

An exciting collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska. When Here was published in Poland, reviewers marveled, “How is it that she keeps getting better?” These twenty-seven poems, as rendered by prize-winning translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak, are among her greatest ever. Whether writing about her teenage self, microscopic creatures, or the upsides to living on Earth, she remains a virtuoso of form, line, and thought. From the title poem: I can’t speak for elsewhere, but here on Earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything. Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows, scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins, teacups, dams, and quips . . . Like nowhere else, or almost nowhere, you’re given your own torso here, equipped with the accessories required for adding your own children to the rest. Not to mention arms, legs, and astonished head.