At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortunenor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all,it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
Banished from England for seeking to marry against his father's wishes, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion Heart on a crusade in the Holy Land. On his return, his desire is to be reunited with the lady Rowena, but he soon finds himself playing a dangerous game as he is drawn into a struggle between the noble King Richard and scheming brother John.
Maître de la pensée invectivante, Nietzsche ne cherche pas à démontrer, il assène, tranche, cogne. L'enjeu est de taille : il s'agit de réveiller un Occident englué dans plus de deux millénaires d'épais fourvoiement moral et philosophique. "Ecce Homo", "Voici l'homme", titre le plus insolent de l'histoire de la philosophie. "Voici le plus homme des hommes, Nietzsche en personne, ou Dionysos, son double, son modèle, son frère, et cet homme s'est construit la plus redoutable des santés."
«Ma conscience a mille langues, et chaque langue raconte une histoire, et chaque histoire me condamne comme scélérat. Le parjure, le parjure, au plus haut degré, le meurtre, le meurtre cruel, au plus atroce degré, tous les crimes, poussés au suprême degré, se pressent à la barre criant tous :
Coupable ! coupable !» Ô roi criminel, maître des cruautés et des traîtrises, la démesure de ton ambition t'a fait commettre les pires violences.
Souviens-toi de tes victimes, le roi Henry VI, Clarence, son frère, les deux jeunes innocents exécutés dans la tour de Londres, Buckingham et tant d'autres ; crains leur vengeance, car après le crime vient le châtiment, Marguerite l'a prédit...
Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the artistry with which Jane Austen creates her best-known story.
This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.
This small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English. Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear, simple style, and avoiding technical language.
A collection of stories that range from a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife.
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.
This is the story of the Ramsays, based on Virginia Woolf's own family. Written in the stream-of-consciousness style, the book examines family relationships, the traditional roles of the sexes, the tensions and love between husband and wife and the resentment children can feel for their parents.
Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare, that has thrilled readers ever since. Also included in this edition are a number of short stories and essays of the 1880s and extracts from writings on personality disorder that set the works in their historical context.
A vivacious woman and a high-spirited man both claim that they are determined never to marry. But when their friends trick them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, they begin to question whether their witty banter and sharp-tongued repartee conceals something deeper.