Category: France

  • Download E-books Un Idiot à Paris PDF

    By René Fallet

    Il était une fois, à Jaligny-sur-Besbre, un village du Bourbonnais, un bredin prénommé Goubi. Autrement dit, un fada ou jobastre, bref un idiot.Analphabète, ancien de l'Assistance Publique, Goubi travaille dans une ferme, sert de tête de Turc aux paysans du coin et rêve de «monter» à Paris. Une mauvaise farce l'y propulse un jour.Par l. a. grâce de Fallet, los angeles découverte de Paris par ce héros truculent et lunaire prendra une measurement inattendue. Et pour ce Goubi en sabots un miracle survient, un de ces miracles que seuls les poètes authentiques ont los angeles possibilité d'accomplir.
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  • Download E-books The Devils of Loudun PDF

    By Aldous Huxley

    “HUXLEY'S MASTERPIECE and maybe the main relaxing booklet approximately SPIRITUALITY EVER WRITTEN. .”
       — Washington submit booklet World

    Aldous Huxley's "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) and gripping account of 1 of the strangest occurrences in historical past, hailed because the "peak success of Huxley’s profession" through the New York Times

    In 1632 a whole convent within the small French village of Loudun was once it seems that possessed via the satan. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest city Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with devil. Then he was once burned on the stake for witchcraft.

    A remarkable precise tale of non secular and sexual obsession, The Devils of Loudon is considered through many to be Brave New World writer Aldous Huxley's nonfiction masterpiece.

     

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  • Download E-books Divided Houses: The Hundred Years War, Volume 3 PDF

    By Jonathan Sumption

    Chosen via Choice journal as a good educational name for 2010

    The Hundred Years warfare used to be a vicious, high priced, and, so much dramatically, drawn out fight that laid the framework for the nationwide identities of either England and France into the trendy period. the 1st two decades of the battle have been confident for the English, via any account. They already held the South of France, via Eleanor of Aquitaine's dowry, and have been allied with the Flemish within the north. After the bright naval conflict of Sluys, the English had keep watch over of either the English Channel and the North Sea. The battles of Crécy and Poitiers gave the English a robust toehold at the continent; they even captured the French king, Philip, occasioning a peace treaty in 1360.

    This long-awaited 3rd quantity of Jonathan Sumption's enormous heritage of the struggle narrates the interval from 1369 to 1393, a span marked by way of the gradual decline of English fortunes and the next upward push of the French. The English have been condemned to determine the conquests of the former thirty years overrun via the armies of the king of France in below ten. Edward III was once succeeded by way of a weak baby, destined to develop right into a neurotic and risky grownup presiding over a divided kingdom. England's citizenry was once being requested to pay for a protracted and dear warfare, squaddies have been turning into disappointed, and the Peasants' insurrection of 1381 evidenced the social unrest within the land. even though, France too paid a heavy fee for her luck. underneath the outside attractiveness the French executive sat poised on the fringe of financial ruin and the inhabitants subsisted in worry and lack of confidence. The inexperience of Charles VI and his sluggish relapse into madness divided the French political global, because the king's relations competed for the plunder of the nation, sowing the seeds of disintegration and civil warfare within the following century.

    Marshaling quite a lot of modern assets, either published and manuscript, French and English, Sumption recounts the occasions of this severe interval of the Hundred Years warfare in unheard of aspect.
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  • Download E-books Le Démon dans ma peau PDF

    By Jim Thompson

    Adjoint du shérif de valuable urban, Lou apprend que le fils Conway, cet fool d'Elmer, s'est amouraché de Joyce, une prostituée installée à l'orée du canton. los angeles bourgade texane est sous los angeles coupe du père Conway, purchaser d'une grosse entreprise du bâtiment. Lou garde une dent contre lui : il le soupçonne d'avoir ordonné los angeles mort de son frère Mike et maquillé le meurtre en coincidence. Aussi lorsque le vieux Conway le cost de faire déguerpir Joyce moyennant 10 000 cash, Lou a en tête un tout autre plan : il confie à Elmer cette besogne pour les éliminer ensuite tous les deux sur position, en faisant croire qu'ils se sont entretués.
    Ambiance glauque d'un village perdu, personnages retors et pervers, rapports à double tranchant où personne n'est dupe et où chacun essaie d'abuser son prochain, toutes les obsessions de Jim Thompson se retrouvent dans ce livre à l'âme plus noire que le pétrole texan. Un Thompson au sommet de son artwork : implacable, machiavélique, brutal. --Nicolas Mesplède --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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  • Download E-books Voice Over: A Novel (French Voices (Seven Stories Press)) PDF

    A lonely younger girl works as an announcer in Paris's gare du Nord teach station. passionate about a guy hooked up to a different girl, she wanders during the international of dinner events, buying tours, and probability sexual encounters with a feeling of haunting expectation. As whatever starts to ensue among her and the fellow she loves, she reveals herself at a crossroads, pitting her hope opposed to her sanity. This smashing debut novel glints with mordant humor and attractive attraction.
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  • Download E-books The Pedant In The Kitchen PDF

    By Julian Barnes

    The Pedant's ambition is easy. He desires to cook dinner tasty, nutritious foodstuff; he wishes to not poison his pals; and he desires to extend, slowly and with excitement, his culinary repertoire. A stern critic of himself and others, he is aware he's by no means going to invent his personal recipes (although he may, in a burst of enthusiasm, bring up the amount of a favorite ingredient). quite, he's a recipe-bound follower of the directions of others.It is in his interrogations of those recipes, and of these who create them, that the Pedant's precise pedantry emerges. How significant, precisely, is a 'lump'? Is a 'slug' higher than a 'gout'? while does a 'drizzle' turn into a downpour? and what's the variation among cutting and chopping?This ebook is a witty and functional account of Julian Barnes' look for gastronomic precision. it's a quest that leaves him seduced by way of Jane Grigson, infuriated through Nigel Slater, and reassured via Mrs Beeton's Victorian virtues. The Pedant within the Kitchen is excellent convenience for an individual who has ever been defeated by means of a cookbook and is whatever that none of Julian Barnes' legion of admirers may want to pass over.
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  • Download E-books Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800 PDF

    By Jeff Sypeck

    On Christmas morning within the 12 months 800, Pope Leo III put the crown of imperial Rome at the forehead of a Germanic king named Karl—a gesture that enabled the guy later hailed as Charlemagne to say his empire and without end form the future of Europe. Becoming Charlemagne tells the tale of the foreign energy fight that ended in this world-changing occasion, illuminating an period that has lengthy been overshadowed by way of myth.

    For 1,200 years, the deeds of Charlemagne encouraged kings and crusaders, the conquests of Napoléon and Hitler, and the positive architects of the eu Union. during this enticing narrative, Jeff Sypeck crafts a bright portrait of the ruler who turned a legend, whereas evoking a long-ago global of kings, caliphs, retailers, and priests. Transporting readers a ways past Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, Becoming Charlemagne brings alive an age of empire construction that maintains to resonate to this day.

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  • Download E-books Into Wine: An Invitation to Pleasure PDF

    By Olivier Magny

    This e-book makes studying approximately wine not just enjoyable, but in addition actually inspiring.

    It can be the results of years of expertise: Olivier Magny is the younger founding father of France's number 1 wine institution. he is obsessed with making wine extra enjoyable and its tradition extra available.
    Reading this publication, you'll definitely examine profusely approximately wine, yet additionally, you will find out about every type of items some distance past wine that you just by no means knew have been hooked up. you can find that wine is an eye fixed establishing window into our international.

    INTO WINE is a trip - person who will entice someone with an curiosity in wine - from the whole amateur to the main professional drinker. Santé!
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