Of Mice and Men
Bantam Books 1958
Cena: 2.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream-a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films.|
Hmotnosť: 0.1 kg rozmer: 17.7 cm x 10.6 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.07 kg rozmer: 17.6 cm x 10.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.13 kg rozmer: 18 cm x 10.7 cm
The Far Pavilions
Bantam Books 1979
Cena: 2.30 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-553-12997-X, (stav B), brož.
|A magnificent romantic/historical/adventure novel set in India at the time of mutiny. The Far Pavilions is a story of 19th Century India, when the thin patina of English rule held down dangerously turbulent undercurrents. It is a story about and English man - Ashton Pelham-Martyn - brought up as a Hindu and his passionate, but dangerous love for an Indian princess. It s a story of divided loyalties, of tender camaraderie, of greedy imperialism and of the clash between east and west. To the burning plains and snow-capped mountains of this great, humming continent, M.M. Kaye brings her quite exceptional gift of immediacy and meticulous historical accuracy, plus her insight into the human heart.|
Hmotnosť: 0.512 kg rozmer: 20.6 cm x 11.7 cm
Bantam Books 1995
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN 0-553-10033-5, (stav A), viaz.
|You think YOU had a killer workday. . .|
Get ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer!
Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors the quiet moments until the workday begins.
Until today, when his boss walks in and aims a gun at him.
For the rest of the day, he will be trapped in his midtown office building, and everyone David Elliot meets will try to kill him.
He has 24 hours to find out why. . .
In "Vertical Run," you can escape into a world on fast forward, a dramathat plays out with electrifying intensity. No one who reads this book willever see the office the same way again.
Hmotnosť: 0.526 kg rozmer: 23.5 cm x 15.8 cm
A Place to Call Home
Bantam Books 1997
Cena: 3.22 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-553-10334-2, (stav A), brož.
|Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town s most respected family, but that didn t stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia--least of all Claire s family--could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire s life. Now, two decades later, Claire is adrift, and the Maloneys are still hoping the past can be buried under the rich Southern soil. But Roan Sullivan is about to walk back into their lives....|
By turns tender and sexy and heartbreaking and exuberant, A Place to Call Home is an enthralling journey between two hearts--and a deliciously original novel from one of the most imaginative and appealing new voices in Southern fiction.
Hmotnosť: 0.394 kg rozmer: 24.1 cm x 16.6 cm
Fires of the Faithful
Bantam Books 2002
Cena: 2.55 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-553-58517-7, (stav A), brož.
|For sixteen-year-old Eliana, life at her conservatory of music is a pleasant interlude between youth and adulthood, with the hope of a prestigious Imperial Court appointment at the end. But beyond the conservatory walls is a land blighted by war and inexplicable famine and dominated by a fearsome religious order known as the Fedeli, who are systematically stamping out all traces of the land s old beliefs. Soon not even the conservatory walls can hold out reality. When one classmate is brutally killed by the Fedeli for clinging to the forbidden ways and another is kidnapped by the Circle--the mysterious and powerful mages who rule the land--Eliana can take no more. Especially not after she learns one of the Circle s most closely guarded secrets.|
Now, determined to escape the Circle s power, burning with rage at the Fedeli, and drawn herself to the beliefs of the Old Way, Eliana embarks on a treacherous journey to spread the truth. And what she finds shakes her to her core: a past destroyed, a future in doubt, and a desperate people in need of a leader--no matter how young or inexperienced...
Hmotnosť: 0.194 kg rozmer: 18.2 cm x 10.8 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.276 kg rozmer: 19.1 cm x 11.4 cm
Bantam Books 2010
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-553-82515-2, (stav A), brož.
|Once in nine lives, something extraordinary happens...|
The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.
Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or independent as other cats. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo, a tiny daredevil with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease and leapt five feet into the air to catch flies in mid-buzz. He survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night.
But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that inspired Gwen daily and transformed her life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized Homer had taught her the most important lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.
Homer’s Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits—on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it’s a memoir for anybody who’s ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet.
Hmotnosť: 0.21 kg rozmer: 20.2 cm x 13.4 cm
Hmotnosť: 2.85 kg rozmer: 15 cm x 11 cm