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Salavandra: A Coffee Tale
Salavandra is an isolated Caribbean island. Its products-coffee, lumber and flowers-are controlled by Penkava Inc., a New York based multinational commodity corporation. After discovering that Penkava is responsible for his father's death, as well as the abysmal working conditions on the island, coffee farmer Antonio Richards ignites a revolution in the midst of a harvest season. Branding his infant insurgency The United Front for the Liberation of Salavandra (UFLS), he begins fighting the unbridled capitalistic forces controlling his country.
Las Mil y una Galaxias
Año 2777. Una nave espacial debe encontrar en el cosmos un lugar llamado "Ciudad Radiónica" con el objetivo de poder salvar el universo, el cual está gobernado por las fuerzas del caos. ¿Lograrán el Capitán Sagan, el Profesor Asimov y la Princesa Sola realizar su heroica misión? O ¿Serán vencidos por el temible Darth Kan? Esas son las historias de "Las Mil y una Galaxias".
Jacob's Room by WOOLF, Virginia
The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob [except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective]. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms. Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
Heart of Darkness by CONRAD, Joseph
Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship’s captain, tells how he was sent by the Company to retrieve the wayward Kurtz, and was shaken to discover the true depths of darkness in that creature’s, and in his own, soul. Conrad based the work closely on his own terrible experience in the Congo. This work has been reinterpreted and adapted into many modern forms, the most well known being the film Apocalypse Now. (Summary written by Marlo Dianne)
Dark Quest, Book 2 of the Targa Trilogy
Dark Quest is the second volume of the Targa Trilogy, which is the cornerstone of the epic fantasy Alcea Collection which spans seventeen volumes in three series. The Targa Trilogy began with Origin Scroll. The evil magician, Sarac, has been banished to another Universe, but his followers strive to free him. Sarac’s assistant. Mordac, gathers hundreds of dark magicians and instructs them to gather every book in the world, no matter what it takes. While his minions brutally execute his orders, Mordac plots the downfall of all of the governments on the continent. As Alexander and Jenneva try to halt the coming chaos, their own country turns against them.
MDR KULTUR Hörspiele und Lesungen
MDR KULTUR sendet regelmäßig attraktive Hörspielproduktionen im Programm. Genießen Sie ausgewählte Stücke, wann immer Sie gerade Zeit haben, sich den spannenden Geschichten hinzugeben.
Book Writing for Fun and Profit by BookCatcher.com
Book Writing for Fun and Profit, by the staff of www.BookCatcher.com, helps writers and authors publish and profit from their writing and achieve their dreams of becoming a respected book author.
World Book Day: Meet the Author
An exclusive World Book Day Meet the Author event with Charlie Higson, Malorie Blackman and Sophie McKenzie. The event was held at the Apple Store, Covent Garden in London on World Book Day, 1st March 2012. The authors discuss World Book Day, the World Book Day App, and what it's like to have an eBook element to World Book Day for the first time. More titles from these authors are available on the iBookstore.
When Patty Went to College by WEBSTER, Jean
When Patty Went to College is Jean Webster's first novel, published in 1903. It is a humorous look at life in an all-girls college at the turn of the 20th century. Patty Wyatt, the protagonist of this story is a bright, fun loving, imperturbable girl who does not like to conform. The book describes her many escapades on campus during her senior year at college. Patty enjoys life on campus and uses her energies in playing pranks and for the entertainment of herself and her friends. An intelligent girl, she uses creative methods to study only as much as she feels necessary. Patty is, however, a believer in causes and a champion of the weak. She goes out of her way to help a homesick freshman Olivia Copeland who believes she will be sent home when she fails four subjects in the examination. (Summary by wikipedia.org)
True Stories of Wonderful Deeds by ANONYMOUS
37 short pieces perfect for newer recorders. These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories. (Summary by phil chenevert)