Author: Sonia Ablamov
"Racconti di mariti felici e storie di bull" è una raccolta di racconti fatti dalla viva voce di mariti cornuti, o se preferite "cuckold", che godono nel vedere la propria moglie, compagna o fidanzata, posseduta da un altro uomo o da più uomini contemporaneamente e bull che dei primi sono il completamento. Infatti non può esistere un cuckold se non c'è un bull.La raccolta si divide in due sezioni. La prima è un bouquet di storie viste dal punto di vista dei mariti, la seconda sezione è dedicata a storie viste dal punto di vista dei tori o "bull".Per le situazioni ivi descritte e il linguaggio usato si consiglia la lettura a un pubblico maggiorenne e consenziente.
Author: Carlo Collodi
Questo libro di storia potrebbe contenere numerosi refusi e parti di testo mancanti. Solitamente gli acquirenti hanno la possibilita di scaricare gratuitamente una copia scansionata del libro originale (senza refusi) direttamente dall'editore. Il libro e Non illustrato. 1903 edition. Estratto: ... Qua, qua, qua, qua; io sono medico, io guarisco la gente da tutti i mali e da tutte le pazzie, fuori che da quella d'amore. Trotona sbalordita da questo portento non veduto mai in vita sua, grido sagrando come un vetturino: --Affennenio! che bel pasticcio. Lo voglio per me. Qua, Viso-sudicio: quanto ne chiedi?--Il solito prezzo, --ella disse--dormire nella sala degli Echi, e nient'altro.--Sta bene; e ti voglio dar per giunta anche questa moneta--disse Trotona, fuor di se dall'allegrezza di avere avuto il pasticcio. Fiorina se ne va via ringraziando, tutta contenta per la speranza che questa volta il Re avrebbe sentita la sua voce. Appena venne la notte, ella si fece condurre nella sala degli Echi, colla passione che la struggeva, che il cameriere mantenesse la parola e che, invece di dare al Re il solito oppio, gli mettesse innanzi qualche altra bevanda da tenerlo desto; quando pote figurarsi che tutti dormissero, ella ricomincio i sui pietosi lamenti: --A quanto pericolo non sono io andata incontro, --ella diceva--per venirti a cercare, mentre tu mi fuggi e vuoi sposare Trotona! Che t'ho io fatto, crudele, per scordarti cosi i tuoi giuramenti? Rammentati almeno qualche volta della tua metamorfosi, del mio amore e dei nostri teneri colloquj!--Ella ripete questi colloquj a uno a uno, e con tanta fedelta di memoria, da far vedere che per lei non c'era altra cosa al mondo, che le fosse piu cara di questi ricordi. Il Re non dormiva punto, e sentiva cosi distintamente la voce di Fiorina e tutte le sue parole, che non sapeva raccapezzarsi da dove venissero: ma il suo cuore, teneramente commosso, gli fece ricordare.
Author: Andrea Camilleri
In time for Andrea Camilleri’s 90th birthday, the nineteenth installment in his irresistible New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano Mystery series “In Sicily, where people do things as they please, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is a bona fide folk hero.”—The New York Times Book Review When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the assault and robbery of a wealthy merchant's young wife, shady art deals, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn.
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
Author: Lucy Dillon
An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them. Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing.
Author: Peter Lucantoni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Supports students studying for Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE® English as a Second Language (ESL). This fully updated print Coursebook is designed to support students studying for Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE® English as a Second Language syllabus for examination in 2019. With carefully scaffolded content, this easy to navigate coursebook has a language focus in each unit and offers new word and exam tips. Each unit is themed and takes an integrated skills approach while emphasising a core skill. At the end of each chapter students can reflect and develop on what they have learnt, all to help build students' language skills and confidence in English as the course progresses.
Author: Dale Howard, Gary Chefetz, Rodney Walker
Use this self-paced study guide to learn Microsoft Project 2013 by working through real-world scheduling scenarios. Download the practice files and follow the hands-on lessons to master the mysteries of the Project 2013 scheduling engine. This book is for beginners and novice users who want to solidify their skills or study for the 74-343 certification exam, Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. Microsoft Project MVPs Dale Howard and Gary Chefetz put their years of field experience and teaching expertise into the Ultimate Study Guide and loaded it with best practice recommendations, side notes and warnings to help you succeed.
Author: Nick Wadley
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
With deceptive simplicity, and more than a little charm, Wadley's thoughtful drawings and watercolors depict the age-old relationship between men and dogs in surprising and often hilarious ways. Each illustration in this beautiful little book offers a different take on this infinitely varied relationship. Nick Wadley on Man + Dog: When man and dog first met, it was on an equal footing as rival hunters, man and wolf. They have chased each other's tails ever since.
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
For more than thirty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes new forewords by Julia Cameron and Bill Addison. It also includes a new preface in which Goldberg reflects on the enduring quality of the teachings here. She writes, "What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice here in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us."
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2015 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by Time Out, Bustle, The Atlantic, Electric Literature, Kobo, Kirkus and more... "Riveting... thrillerlike...drolly surreal...Ultimately, The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn't afraid to ask the deepest questions." The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice "A joyride..." -Karen Russell NAMED A MUST READ OF THE SUMMER by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, HelloGiggles and more... A young wife's new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in a first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as "funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it." In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office's scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.
Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Knopf Canada
SHORTLISTED 2014 – Scotiabank Giller Prize Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. You won’t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. Yoli is a beguiling mess, wickedly funny even as she stumbles through life struggling to keep her teenage kids and mother happy, her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself and her own heart from breaking. But Elf’s latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Her long-time agent has been calling and neither Yoli nor Elf’s loving husband knows what to tell him. Can she be nursed back to “health” in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. All My Puny Sorrows, at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
The rapid development of computer technology since the mid-20th century would not have even been imaginable without the brainpower of individuals dedicated to innovation and turning the seemingly impossible into reality. As far back as the eighteenth century, inventors began setting the stage for future minds to advance hardware and software that would change our world forever. This engaging volume introduces readers to the titans of the technology industry, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, among many others.