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Mateo Falcone

A Short Story from FranceOn leaving Porto-Vecchio from the northwest and directing his steps towards the interior of the island, the traveller will notice that the land rises rapidly, and after three hours walking over tortuous paths obstructed by great masses of rock and sometimes cut by ravines, he will find himself on the border of a great maquis. The maquis is the do

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White Nights and Other Stories

From the author of Crime and Punishment comes this remarkable collection of short fiction. A selection of ten compelling tales, steeped in Dostoyevskys characteristic themes of spiritual torment and psychological struggle, evoke life in Czarist Russia. Featured stories include The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, Bobok, An Honest Thief, An Unpleasant Predicament, Anoth

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Altyn Tolobas(����������� �������� 1)

Eraste Fandorine a eu un fils, Alexander, ne en Angleterre et devenu une sommite de la medecine. Celui-ci, a son tour, aura un fils, Nicholas, qui sera attire par la Russie, pays quil na jamais visite mais dont il maitrise la langue. Peu encourage par son pere, il etudie lhistoire de sa famille. Il lui manque des documents precieux...

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Le Rouge et le Noir

Au rouge des armes, Julien Sorel preferera le noir des ordres. Au cours de son ascension sociale, deux femmes se singularisent, comme pour figurer les deux penchants de son caractere�: Madame de Renal -�le reve, laspiration a un bonheur pur et simple�- et Mathilde de La Mole -�lenergie, laction brillante et febrile. A ces composantes stendhaliennes (conception de la vie

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The Viy

A philosophy student is terrorised by a witch as he holds a vigil over the the dead body of a beautiful girl.

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Acido solforico

Per le strade di Parigi si aggira una troupe televisiva inviata a reclutare i concorrenti per un realty show dal nome inequivocabile: Concentramento. I concorrenti vengono caricati su vagoni piombati e internati in un campo dove altri interpretano il ruolo di kapo. La vita di tutti si svolge sotto locchio vigile delle telecamere e il momento di massima audience arriva qua

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Ressurreicao

The first novel by the undisputed master of Brazilian literature, Ressurreicao (Resurrection, 1872) tells the story of Felix, an emotionally unstable and determined young man motivated by jealousy. Felix seeks to win the heart of Livia, a widow, but his conduct leads her to end their relationship. While all of Machado de Assis novels treat everyday life as a spectacle, ev

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The Devils Pool

With his wife dead and three young children to raise, ploughman Germaine decides that the time has come to marry again. He embarks on a journey to meet a rich widow, Catherine Leonard, in a match that has been approved by his father-in-law; however, he finds her proud and vain and surrounded by other suitors. Germaine prefers the company of Marie, a young shepherdess from

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Una domenica in piscina a Kigali

Valcourt, giornalista canadese, approda in Ruanda dopo aver gia visto gli orrori del Vietnam e del Nicaragua e, lo intuiamo per qualche allusione, dopo il tragico naufragio di un legame affettivo. Deciso a fare un reportage sullAids, Valcourt gira gli ospedali dove si ammassano malati per i quali non ci sono medicine. E cosi che conosce finalmente la gente del posto, che

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