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The Metamorphosis: The Bestselling Science Fiction Novel

The Metamorphosis German Die Verwandlung also sometimes translated The Transformation is a novella by Franz Kafka first published in It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the Western world The story begins with a traveling salesman Gregor Samsa waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms nor did Kafka ever give an explanation It is a pleasure to publish this new high quality and affordable edition of this timeless novel This edition is translated by Ian Johnston


The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986

Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non fiction prose In i The Total Library i more than of Borges most brilliant pieces are brought together for the first time in one volume all in superb new translations More than a hundred of the pieces have never previously been published in English The Total Library presents Borges at once as a deceptively self effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (non illustrated)

A Christmas Carol is a novel by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman and Hall on December The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge s ideological ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past Present and Yet to Come The novel met with instant success and critical acclaim


Quiet: il potere degli introversi in un mondo che non sa smettere di parlare

Il mondo pieno di introversi li vediamo anche se non li sentiamo A volte ci disturbano con la loro reticenza Altre volte ci affaticano perch cedono sempre il passo a noi Altre volte ancora li apprezziamo perch sembrano innocui Sono almeno un terzo delle persone che conosciamo sono quelli che preferiscono ascoltare invece che parlare che preferiscono leggere invece cha fare vita sociale quelli che creano e inventano ma che non ostentano la loro opinione A molti di loro dobbiamo alcuni dei pi grandi progressi dell umanit dalla teoria della gravit all invenzione del computer da Harry Potter a Google Ma come trovano spazio gli introversi in una societ che sembra premiare solo le personalit estroverse competitive ed egocentriche Raccontando anni di esperienza come consulente e il suo passaggio da una timidezza riluttante a una timidezza orgogliosa Susan Cain accende un riflettore sugli introversi che sono fra di noi spiegandone la forza e il ruolo nella nostra societ Ne nasce un libro unico che diventato sin dal momento della sua pubblicazione un caso editoriale negli Stati Uniti e si avvia ad esserlo in tutto il mondo


Anna et le french kiss (Fiction J)

Anna avait pr vu de passer son ann e de terminale chez elle Atlanta avec ses copines son r cent petit copain et son job au cin ma d art et essai de la ville Mais ses parents ont d cid qu elle devait voyager et l ont envoy e pour un an au lyc e am ricain de Paris Fra chement d barqu e en France Anna r serv e maladroite et ne parlant pas un mot de fran ais se sent compl tement perdue Et quand elle tombe sous le charme d tienne un jeune franco anglais totalement craquant c est la panique D autant plus que celui ci a d j une petite amie Un instant tent e de se replier sur elle m me Anna ne pourra rester longtemps insensible la vie autour d elle Sa gourmandise sa curiosit et sa g n rosit l emportant sur sa timidit elle devra faire face au bel tienne quels que soient les sentiments que ce dernier prouve pour elle Stephanie perkins n a pas son pareil pour d crire la valse des motions Publisher weekly Un d licieux roman avec des personnages plein d esprit School Library Journal


Finché non cala il buio (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

Grazie all invenzione di un sangue sintetico i vampiri si sono trasformati da mostri leggendari in semplici cittadini che amano andarsene in giro di notte Gli esseri umani dunque non dovrebbero pi fare parte della loro dieta Molti continuano per a temere la presenza di queste creature che spuntano fuori dalla bare Capi religiosi e governanti di tutto il mondo hanno compiuto le loro scelte riguardo alla politica da adottare ma nella cittadina di Bon Temps in Louisiana non stata ancora presa una decisione definitiva Sookie Stackhouse che a Bon Temps fa la cameriera in un bar sa cosa significa essere emarginati Dotata della capacit di leggere nel pensiero di chi le sta accanto Sookie non ha tuttavia alcun pregiudizio ed favorevole all integrazione dei vampiri tanto pi da quando ha conosciuto Bill Compton un bellissimo ragazzo di centosettantatr anni che vive nella sua stessa strada Una serie di avvenimenti misteriosi metter per a dura prova la sua benevolenza


Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

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Alice in Wonderland: Classic Fiction Books: Plus AliceThrough the Looking Glass (One eBook with Two Classic Novels 9)

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson author of the children s classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Two books that remain firm favorites throughout the world and are available together in one volume


War and Peace (Annotated) (Fiction Classics)

War and Peace br Did you know that even many years after Tolstoy s death his works are still page turners In War and Peace Leo Tolstoy managed to intertwine the lives of both private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The reader enters the world of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei Characters are connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives br br Introducing War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy br Our aim was to prepare a perfectly formatted book b War and Peace b that was designed specifically for your e reader device b at a fantastic price b We are pleased to offer you the result of our work br br Why should you choose our edition Here is why br You receive a complete b original text b of Leo Tolstoy s masterpiece br To further enhance your experience we provide you with b audiobook access b to full length recording of books in the collection b completely free b br The formatting of this book is clean and designed to fit any screen size br We have included an easy to use active table of contents br b BONUS b Characters of War and Peace you will never be confused thanks to this guide br b BONUS b Historical Context of War and Peace an essay br b BONUS b Most Famous Quotes from this epic masterpiece br b BONUS b Leo Tolstoy s Influence Film and TV Adaptations of War and Peace br b BONUS b Links to audio recordings of b WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA b and b THE KREUTZER SONATA b br b BONUS b Three essays on Tolstoy written by his contemporaries br br Why settle for incomplete and poorly formatted books if you can have a perfect edition designed for your device with all these fantastic bonuses It s only Take advantage of this tremendous offer You will be glad you did


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (non illustrated)

Theseus the Duke of Athens is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons A courtier seeks the Duke s intervention because his daughter Hermia will not agree to his choice of Demetrius as a husband she s in love with Lysander The Duke tells Hermia to obey her father or either die or accept a life as a nun in Diana s temple Lysander and Hermia plan to elope and they tell Helena who is in love with Demetrius but he hates her and loves Hermia The lovers run away from Athens but get lost in the woods They are followed by Demetrius and then by Helena who has told him of their intentions br br Oberon king of the fairies who lives in the woods has quarrelled with his queen Titania over an Indian boy she refuses to give him Oberon overhears Helena and Demetrius arguing and sends his mischievous servant Puck to get a flower whose juice has the power to make people fall in love with the first creature they see when the juice is placed on their eyelids while asleep He instructs Puck to put some drops on Demetrius eyes Mistaking the Athenian he seeks Puck puts the flower juice on the eyes of the sleeping Lysander so that when he is woken by Helena he immediately falls in love with her and rejects Hermia br br Some artisans are rehearsing a play about the tragic love story of Pyramus and Thisbe to present before Theseus on his wedding day Bottom the weaver is to play the lover Pyramus while Flute the bellows mender is to play Thisbe The others play the parts of the Moon the Wall and the Lion and they are directed by Quince the carpenter Puck overhears their rehearsals in the wood and he plays a trick on them by giving Bottom an ass s head which frightens the others away Bottom is lured towards the sleeping Titania whom Oberon has treated with the flower juice On waking she falls in love with the ass and entertains him with her fairies but when Bottom falls asleep beside her Oberon restores Titania s sight and wakes her She is appalled at the sight of what she has been in love with and is reunited with Oberon br br Puck removes the ass s head and Bottom returns to Athens and rejoins his friends as they prepare to perform their play Meanwhile the lovers arguments tire them out as they chase one another through the woods and when Demetrius rests Oberon puts magic juice on his eyes so that both he and Lysander pursue Helena until the four lovers fall asleep exhausted Puck puts juice on Lysander s eyes before the lovers are woken by Theseus and Hippolyta and their dawn hunting party Happily reunited to each other Lysander with Hermia Demetrius with Helena they agree to share the Duke s wedding day The rustics perform the play of Pyramus and Thisbe before the wedding guests As the three couples retire Puck and the fairies return to bless the palace and its people


The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics

Wells touches gently on time travel as a notion but mostly The Time Machine is about the terminal future he sees for mankind His nameless time traveler ventures to the world that will be A D And there he finds mankind divided among the Eloi and the Morlocks The Eloi are a gentle winsome idle race who do not labor the Morlocks in contrast are a barbaric race who use the Eloi for food It s a grim vision and a gripping one There s a reason that The Time Machine has become a classic


Unterwegs (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend die inmitten der schlechtesten der Welten ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum gl ckseligen Leben ablegte Tempo Jazz Marihuana Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberw rter der Beat Generation die st ndig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven rauscherf llten Dasein war Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes lie en sie ein Amerika entdecken das die b rgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte


Heart of Darkness (illustrated) (Classic Fiction)

over ten unique period photographs br showing Victorian dress in the story br giving historical context and mood br br Academics need write nothing more about Heart of Darkness for another century It should be handed back to readers simply to read mark learn and inwardly digest The Daily Telegraph br br Enter the dark disturbing psychological world of colonial expansion and man s struggle with himself in this exciting new edition of the Joseph Conrad classic The dark troubled stormy tale is a bookshelf essential and will stay with you for life Immortalised in Coppola s film Apocalypse Now Conrad s book is as a raw as the day it was first written br br A great read and helpful pictures I never thought to look what an Ulster or a Gabardine was Lucy London


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics

That blow was the last of the battle Once out upon the road Black Dog in spite of his wound showed a wonderful clean pair of heels and disappeared over the edge of the hill in half a minute The captain for his part stood staring at the signboard like a bewildered man Then he passed his hand over his eyes several times and at last turned back into the house Jim says he rum and as he spoke he reeled a little and caught himself with one hand against the wall Are you hurt cried I Rum he repeated I must get away from here Rum Rum I ran to fetch it but I was quite unsteadied by all that had fallen out and I broke one glass and fouled the tap and while I was still getting in my own way I heard a loud fall in the parlor and running in beheld the captain lying full length upon the floor At the same instant my mother alarmed by the cries and fighting came running downstairs to help me Between us we raised his head He was breathing very loud and hard but his eyes were closed and his face a horrible color


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Multiple award winning i New York Times i bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle captivate haunt and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following i Smoke and Mirrors i and i Fragile Things i which includes a never before published i American Gods i story Black Dog written exclusively for this volume br br In this new anthology Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic shadowy world that lies beneath i Trigger Warning i includes previously published pieces of short fiction stories verse and a very special i Doctor Who i story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in as well Black Dog a new tale that revisits the world of i American Gods i exclusive to this collection br br i Trigger Warning i explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories science fiction and fairy tales fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion In Adventure Story a thematic companion to i The Ocean at the End of the Lane i Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year stories of pirates and the March winds an igloo made of books and a Mother s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on i Sherlock Holmes i in his award nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey And Click Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we re all alone in the darkness br br A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy transporting us deep into the realm of imagination where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent Full of wonder and terror surprises and amusements i Trigger Warning i is a treasury of delights that engage the mind stir the heart and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day


Le cose che non so di te

Molly ha solo diciassette anni ma continua a finire nei guai Figlia ribelle di due genitori adottivi sotto la tutela dei servizi sociali e ogni pomeriggio deve aiutare l anziana Vivian nelle pulizie di casa L incontro tra le due non certo dei pi promettenti Molly ha sempre il broncio parla a monosillabi veste totalmente di nero e ha sfumature blu notte nei capelli Ma Vivian una donna speciale a cui la vita ha tolto e regalato tanto non si fa certo intimidire dall aspetto di Molly Per di pi le due hanno qualcosa di molto profondo che le unisce anche Vivian infatti un orfana che come tanti altri bambini della sua epoca venne messa sul Treno degli orfani per trovare famiglia E quando Molly capisce di poterla aiutare a dipanare il mistero che da tanti anni la perseguita la scintilla dell amicizia pi grande e sincera liberer entrambe


Dominic Cooper Reads Oliver Twist (Famous Fiction)

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: (non illustrated)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children s novel written by author L Frank Baum and illustrated by W W Denslow originally published by the George M Hill Company in Chicago on May It has since been reprinted on numerous occasions most often under the title The Wizard of Oz which is the title of the popular Broadway musical as well as the iconic musical film adaptation br br The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone nb The novel is one of the best known stories in American literature and has been widely translated The Library of Congress has declared it America s greatest and best loved homegrown fairytale Its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adapted from the novel led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books that serve as official sequels to the first story br br Baum dedicated the book to my good friend amp comrade My Wife Maud Gage Baum In January George M Hill Company completed printing the first edition a total of copies which quickly sold out The Wonderful Wizard of Oz sold three million copies by the time it entered the public domain in


The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Classic Fiction)

Wanting to rid his soul of evil Dr Jekyll creates the monstrous alter ego Mr Hyde Soon this other side of his personality takes over with disastrous consequences


Blade Runner: Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? (J'ai lu Science-fiction)

Le mouton n tait pas mal avec sa laine et ses b lements plus vrais que nature les voisins n y ont vu que du feu Mais il arrive en fin de carri re ses circuits fatigu s ne maintiendront plus longtemps l illusion de la vie Il va falloir le remplacer Pas par un autre simulacre non par un v ritable animal Deckard en r ve seulement ce n est pas avec les maigres primes que lui rapporte la chasse aux andro des qu il parviendra mettre assez de c t Holden c est lui qui r cup re toujours les boulots les plus lucratifs normal c est le meilleur Mais ce coup ci a n a pas suffi Face aux Nexus de derni re g n ration m me Holden s est fait avoir Alors quand on propose Deckard de reprendre la mission il serre les dents et signe De toute fa on qu a t il perdre


How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days

How to write a non fiction ebook quickly using productivity tips and strategies including how to pick a bestselling topic


Vicino a te non ho paura

Il giorno che Katie arriva a Southport nella piccola e annoiata cittadina tutti gli occhi sono per lei Chi questa giovane donna bella e misteriosa arrivata in citt per lavorare come cameriera Katie non parla con nessuno non esce la sera sembra decisa a evitare qualunque legame Pian piano per qualcuno riesce a fare breccia nella sua solitudine Alex vedovo con due figli gestore dell emporio locale un uomo dolce e gentile Katie e Alex si innamorano teneramente complici i due splendidi bambini di Alex e Katie sembra trovare infine un posto tutto per s a Southport Finch un giorno il suo terribile passato non torna da lei a chiedere il conto Perch Katie si porta dentro un segreto che minaccia di mandare in pezzi la sua ritrovata felicit e dovr fare appello a tutto il suo coraggio per evitare che il passato distrugga la sua nuova vita Una vita in cui finalmente Katie ha conosciuto l amore l unico porto sicuro quando tutto intorno burrasca


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fiction, Classics

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV was Fyodor Dostoevsky s last and greatest work telling the tales the three brothers and their father Fyodor it is among many other things a tale of patricide a love hate struggle with profound psychological and spiritual implications It is a search for faith for God driven by intense uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge the Karamozov brothers become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father


Le soleil est pour toi (Pôle fiction)

Jumeaux la complicit fusionnelle Noah et Jude ont tout pour tre heureux sous le ciel bleu de Californie Noah le solitaire dessine longueur de temps et Jude l effront e est passionn e par la sculpture Mais aujourd hui ils ont ans et ne se parlent plus Un drame les a an antis et chacun doit retrouver la moiti de v rit qui lui manque


Non ti addormentare

Ogni mattina Christine si sveglia senza ricordi Non sa a chi appartenga la casa in cui si trova l uomo che le dorme accanto le totalmente estraneo e anche il suo viso riflesso nello specchio del bagno le sembra molto meno giovane di quanto secondo lei dovrebbe essere Ben suo marito a darle quotidianamente le coordinate della sua vita a spiegarle chi lui chi lei e che cosa le successo anni prima un incidente che ha modificato radicalmente la sua esistenza privandola dei ricordi e costringendola a ricominciare ogni giorno un difficile apprendimento Ma Ben le dice tutto E se cos perch non le ha parlato del dottor Nash un giovane neuropsichiatra deciso a studiare il suo caso con cui Christine si incontra di tanto in tanto e che la spinge a tenere un diario E perch su una pagina di questo diario Christine ha scritto non fidarti di Ben Giorno dopo giorno con l aiuto del dottor Nash lampi di memoria attraversano la mente di Christine tessere baluginanti di un mosaico che fatica a ricomporsi nella sua interezza e che con il passare del tempo le sembra sempre pi minaccioso e inquietante Finch dal passato emerger il vero pericolo quello che senza che lei ne sia consapevole si appropriato della sua vita Uno straordinario romanzo teso e appassionante una storia che non d tregua e che mette in discussione l idea stessa di realt


NORTHANGER ABBEY (ANNOTATED) (JANE AUSTEN FICTION Book 6)

Jane Austen December July was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature Her realism biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics br br Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From until with the release of Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park and Emma she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both published posthumously in and began a third which was eventually titled Sanditon but died before completing it br br Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the th century and are part of the transition to th century realism Her plots though fundamentally comic highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her works though usually popular were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime but the publication in of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public and by the s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture


Non/Fiction

Literary Nonfiction Fiction Cross Genre Having conjured up that particular mix of will heartwreck and sheer wonder that makes for a large part of the human condition Gutstein presents it to us through the nuance rippled glass of his unique vision a vision at once powerful canny restless and sweeping in sentences that make of muscularity a haunting new music Deadpan poignancy and a fable like resonance to these non fictions a striking debut Carl Phillips Dan Gutstein is one of the most dangerous writers operating in America today He bends form bends language and bends your ear making NON FICTION a book that poets and prosers alike can celebrate May it become the Gold Standard for multi genre writing Kevin Moffett


Othello by William Shakespeare, unaltered play / script. (non illustrated)

With a short introduction to the author this is the complete play of Othello by William Shakespeare unabridged and unaltered


The Importance of Being Earnest: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br b The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy b for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde First performed on February at the St James s Theatre in London it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious person to escape burdensome social obligations Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London the play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Contemporary reviews all praised the play s humour though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde s artistic career so far Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde s most enduringly popular play br br The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde s career but also heralded his downfall The Marquess of Queensberry whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde s lover planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court where Wilde s homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment His notoriety caused the play despite its early success to be closed after performances After his release he published the play from exile in Paris but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work br br The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere It has been adapted for the cinema on three occasions In The Importance of Being Earnest Dame Edith Evans reprised her celebrated interpretation of Lady Bracknell The Importance of Being Earnest by Kurt Baker used an all black cast and Oliver Parker s The Importance of Being Earnest incorporated some of Wilde s original material cut during the preparation of the original stage production


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

The little girl performed her long journey in safety and at Northampton was met by Mrs Norris who thus regaled in the credit of being foremost to welcome her and in the importance of leading her in to the others and recommending her to their kindness Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate there was at least nothing to disgust her relations She was small of her age with no glow of complexion nor any other striking beauty exceedingly timid and shy and shrinking from notice but her air though awkward was not vulgar her voice was sweet and when she spoke her countenance was pretty Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly and Sir Thomas seeing how much she needed encouragement tried to be all that was conciliating but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment and Lady Bertram without taking half so much trouble or speaking one word where he spoke ten by the mere aid of a good humored smile became immediately the less awful character of the two


The Metamorphosis: The Bestselling Science Fiction Novel

The Metamorphosis German Die Verwandlung also sometimes translated The Transformation is a novella by Franz Kafka first published in It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the Western world The story begins with a traveling salesman Gregor Samsa waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms nor did Kafka ever give an explanation It is a pleasure to publish this new high quality and affordable edition of this timeless novel This edition is translated by Ian Johnston


The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986

Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non fiction prose In i The Total Library i more than of Borges most brilliant pieces are brought together for the first time in one volume all in superb new translations More than a hundred of the pieces have never previously been published in English The Total Library presents Borges at once as a deceptively self effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (non illustrated)

A Christmas Carol is a novel by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman and Hall on December The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge s ideological ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past Present and Yet to Come The novel met with instant success and critical acclaim


Quiet: il potere degli introversi in un mondo che non sa smettere di parlare

Il mondo pieno di introversi li vediamo anche se non li sentiamo A volte ci disturbano con la loro reticenza Altre volte ci affaticano perch cedono sempre il passo a noi Altre volte ancora li apprezziamo perch sembrano innocui Sono almeno un terzo delle persone che conosciamo sono quelli che preferiscono ascoltare invece che parlare che preferiscono leggere invece cha fare vita sociale quelli che creano e inventano ma che non ostentano la loro opinione A molti di loro dobbiamo alcuni dei pi grandi progressi dell umanit dalla teoria della gravit all invenzione del computer da Harry Potter a Google Ma come trovano spazio gli introversi in una societ che sembra premiare solo le personalit estroverse competitive ed egocentriche Raccontando anni di esperienza come consulente e il suo passaggio da una timidezza riluttante a una timidezza orgogliosa Susan Cain accende un riflettore sugli introversi che sono fra di noi spiegandone la forza e il ruolo nella nostra societ Ne nasce un libro unico che diventato sin dal momento della sua pubblicazione un caso editoriale negli Stati Uniti e si avvia ad esserlo in tutto il mondo


Anna et le french kiss (Fiction J)

Anna avait pr vu de passer son ann e de terminale chez elle Atlanta avec ses copines son r cent petit copain et son job au cin ma d art et essai de la ville Mais ses parents ont d cid qu elle devait voyager et l ont envoy e pour un an au lyc e am ricain de Paris Fra chement d barqu e en France Anna r serv e maladroite et ne parlant pas un mot de fran ais se sent compl tement perdue Et quand elle tombe sous le charme d tienne un jeune franco anglais totalement craquant c est la panique D autant plus que celui ci a d j une petite amie Un instant tent e de se replier sur elle m me Anna ne pourra rester longtemps insensible la vie autour d elle Sa gourmandise sa curiosit et sa g n rosit l emportant sur sa timidit elle devra faire face au bel tienne quels que soient les sentiments que ce dernier prouve pour elle Stephanie perkins n a pas son pareil pour d crire la valse des motions Publisher weekly Un d licieux roman avec des personnages plein d esprit School Library Journal


Finché non cala il buio (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

Grazie all invenzione di un sangue sintetico i vampiri si sono trasformati da mostri leggendari in semplici cittadini che amano andarsene in giro di notte Gli esseri umani dunque non dovrebbero pi fare parte della loro dieta Molti continuano per a temere la presenza di queste creature che spuntano fuori dalla bare Capi religiosi e governanti di tutto il mondo hanno compiuto le loro scelte riguardo alla politica da adottare ma nella cittadina di Bon Temps in Louisiana non stata ancora presa una decisione definitiva Sookie Stackhouse che a Bon Temps fa la cameriera in un bar sa cosa significa essere emarginati Dotata della capacit di leggere nel pensiero di chi le sta accanto Sookie non ha tuttavia alcun pregiudizio ed favorevole all integrazione dei vampiri tanto pi da quando ha conosciuto Bill Compton un bellissimo ragazzo di centosettantatr anni che vive nella sua stessa strada Una serie di avvenimenti misteriosi metter per a dura prova la sua benevolenza


Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

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Alice in Wonderland: Classic Fiction Books: Plus AliceThrough the Looking Glass (One eBook with Two Classic Novels 9)

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson author of the children s classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Two books that remain firm favorites throughout the world and are available together in one volume


War and Peace (Annotated) (Fiction Classics)

War and Peace br Did you know that even many years after Tolstoy s death his works are still page turners In War and Peace Leo Tolstoy managed to intertwine the lives of both private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The reader enters the world of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei Characters are connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives br br Introducing War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy br Our aim was to prepare a perfectly formatted book b War and Peace b that was designed specifically for your e reader device b at a fantastic price b We are pleased to offer you the result of our work br br Why should you choose our edition Here is why br You receive a complete b original text b of Leo Tolstoy s masterpiece br To further enhance your experience we provide you with b audiobook access b to full length recording of books in the collection b completely free b br The formatting of this book is clean and designed to fit any screen size br We have included an easy to use active table of contents br b BONUS b Characters of War and Peace you will never be confused thanks to this guide br b BONUS b Historical Context of War and Peace an essay br b BONUS b Most Famous Quotes from this epic masterpiece br b BONUS b Leo Tolstoy s Influence Film and TV Adaptations of War and Peace br b BONUS b Links to audio recordings of b WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA b and b THE KREUTZER SONATA b br b BONUS b Three essays on Tolstoy written by his contemporaries br br Why settle for incomplete and poorly formatted books if you can have a perfect edition designed for your device with all these fantastic bonuses It s only Take advantage of this tremendous offer You will be glad you did


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (non illustrated)

Theseus the Duke of Athens is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons A courtier seeks the Duke s intervention because his daughter Hermia will not agree to his choice of Demetrius as a husband she s in love with Lysander The Duke tells Hermia to obey her father or either die or accept a life as a nun in Diana s temple Lysander and Hermia plan to elope and they tell Helena who is in love with Demetrius but he hates her and loves Hermia The lovers run away from Athens but get lost in the woods They are followed by Demetrius and then by Helena who has told him of their intentions br br Oberon king of the fairies who lives in the woods has quarrelled with his queen Titania over an Indian boy she refuses to give him Oberon overhears Helena and Demetrius arguing and sends his mischievous servant Puck to get a flower whose juice has the power to make people fall in love with the first creature they see when the juice is placed on their eyelids while asleep He instructs Puck to put some drops on Demetrius eyes Mistaking the Athenian he seeks Puck puts the flower juice on the eyes of the sleeping Lysander so that when he is woken by Helena he immediately falls in love with her and rejects Hermia br br Some artisans are rehearsing a play about the tragic love story of Pyramus and Thisbe to present before Theseus on his wedding day Bottom the weaver is to play the lover Pyramus while Flute the bellows mender is to play Thisbe The others play the parts of the Moon the Wall and the Lion and they are directed by Quince the carpenter Puck overhears their rehearsals in the wood and he plays a trick on them by giving Bottom an ass s head which frightens the others away Bottom is lured towards the sleeping Titania whom Oberon has treated with the flower juice On waking she falls in love with the ass and entertains him with her fairies but when Bottom falls asleep beside her Oberon restores Titania s sight and wakes her She is appalled at the sight of what she has been in love with and is reunited with Oberon br br Puck removes the ass s head and Bottom returns to Athens and rejoins his friends as they prepare to perform their play Meanwhile the lovers arguments tire them out as they chase one another through the woods and when Demetrius rests Oberon puts magic juice on his eyes so that both he and Lysander pursue Helena until the four lovers fall asleep exhausted Puck puts juice on Lysander s eyes before the lovers are woken by Theseus and Hippolyta and their dawn hunting party Happily reunited to each other Lysander with Hermia Demetrius with Helena they agree to share the Duke s wedding day The rustics perform the play of Pyramus and Thisbe before the wedding guests As the three couples retire Puck and the fairies return to bless the palace and its people


The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics

Wells touches gently on time travel as a notion but mostly The Time Machine is about the terminal future he sees for mankind His nameless time traveler ventures to the world that will be A D And there he finds mankind divided among the Eloi and the Morlocks The Eloi are a gentle winsome idle race who do not labor the Morlocks in contrast are a barbaric race who use the Eloi for food It s a grim vision and a gripping one There s a reason that The Time Machine has become a classic


Unterwegs (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend die inmitten der schlechtesten der Welten ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum gl ckseligen Leben ablegte Tempo Jazz Marihuana Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberw rter der Beat Generation die st ndig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven rauscherf llten Dasein war Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes lie en sie ein Amerika entdecken das die b rgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte


Heart of Darkness (illustrated) (Classic Fiction)

over ten unique period photographs br showing Victorian dress in the story br giving historical context and mood br br Academics need write nothing more about Heart of Darkness for another century It should be handed back to readers simply to read mark learn and inwardly digest The Daily Telegraph br br Enter the dark disturbing psychological world of colonial expansion and man s struggle with himself in this exciting new edition of the Joseph Conrad classic The dark troubled stormy tale is a bookshelf essential and will stay with you for life Immortalised in Coppola s film Apocalypse Now Conrad s book is as a raw as the day it was first written br br A great read and helpful pictures I never thought to look what an Ulster or a Gabardine was Lucy London


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics

That blow was the last of the battle Once out upon the road Black Dog in spite of his wound showed a wonderful clean pair of heels and disappeared over the edge of the hill in half a minute The captain for his part stood staring at the signboard like a bewildered man Then he passed his hand over his eyes several times and at last turned back into the house Jim says he rum and as he spoke he reeled a little and caught himself with one hand against the wall Are you hurt cried I Rum he repeated I must get away from here Rum Rum I ran to fetch it but I was quite unsteadied by all that had fallen out and I broke one glass and fouled the tap and while I was still getting in my own way I heard a loud fall in the parlor and running in beheld the captain lying full length upon the floor At the same instant my mother alarmed by the cries and fighting came running downstairs to help me Between us we raised his head He was breathing very loud and hard but his eyes were closed and his face a horrible color


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Multiple award winning i New York Times i bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle captivate haunt and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following i Smoke and Mirrors i and i Fragile Things i which includes a never before published i American Gods i story Black Dog written exclusively for this volume br br In this new anthology Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic shadowy world that lies beneath i Trigger Warning i includes previously published pieces of short fiction stories verse and a very special i Doctor Who i story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in as well Black Dog a new tale that revisits the world of i American Gods i exclusive to this collection br br i Trigger Warning i explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories science fiction and fairy tales fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion In Adventure Story a thematic companion to i The Ocean at the End of the Lane i Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year stories of pirates and the March winds an igloo made of books and a Mother s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on i Sherlock Holmes i in his award nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey And Click Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we re all alone in the darkness br br A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy transporting us deep into the realm of imagination where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent Full of wonder and terror surprises and amusements i Trigger Warning i is a treasury of delights that engage the mind stir the heart and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day


Le cose che non so di te

Molly ha solo diciassette anni ma continua a finire nei guai Figlia ribelle di due genitori adottivi sotto la tutela dei servizi sociali e ogni pomeriggio deve aiutare l anziana Vivian nelle pulizie di casa L incontro tra le due non certo dei pi promettenti Molly ha sempre il broncio parla a monosillabi veste totalmente di nero e ha sfumature blu notte nei capelli Ma Vivian una donna speciale a cui la vita ha tolto e regalato tanto non si fa certo intimidire dall aspetto di Molly Per di pi le due hanno qualcosa di molto profondo che le unisce anche Vivian infatti un orfana che come tanti altri bambini della sua epoca venne messa sul Treno degli orfani per trovare famiglia E quando Molly capisce di poterla aiutare a dipanare il mistero che da tanti anni la perseguita la scintilla dell amicizia pi grande e sincera liberer entrambe


Dominic Cooper Reads Oliver Twist (Famous Fiction)

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: (non illustrated)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children s novel written by author L Frank Baum and illustrated by W W Denslow originally published by the George M Hill Company in Chicago on May It has since been reprinted on numerous occasions most often under the title The Wizard of Oz which is the title of the popular Broadway musical as well as the iconic musical film adaptation br br The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone nb The novel is one of the best known stories in American literature and has been widely translated The Library of Congress has declared it America s greatest and best loved homegrown fairytale Its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adapted from the novel led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books that serve as official sequels to the first story br br Baum dedicated the book to my good friend amp comrade My Wife Maud Gage Baum In January George M Hill Company completed printing the first edition a total of copies which quickly sold out The Wonderful Wizard of Oz sold three million copies by the time it entered the public domain in


The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Classic Fiction)

Wanting to rid his soul of evil Dr Jekyll creates the monstrous alter ego Mr Hyde Soon this other side of his personality takes over with disastrous consequences


Blade Runner: Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? (J'ai lu Science-fiction)

Le mouton n tait pas mal avec sa laine et ses b lements plus vrais que nature les voisins n y ont vu que du feu Mais il arrive en fin de carri re ses circuits fatigu s ne maintiendront plus longtemps l illusion de la vie Il va falloir le remplacer Pas par un autre simulacre non par un v ritable animal Deckard en r ve seulement ce n est pas avec les maigres primes que lui rapporte la chasse aux andro des qu il parviendra mettre assez de c t Holden c est lui qui r cup re toujours les boulots les plus lucratifs normal c est le meilleur Mais ce coup ci a n a pas suffi Face aux Nexus de derni re g n ration m me Holden s est fait avoir Alors quand on propose Deckard de reprendre la mission il serre les dents et signe De toute fa on qu a t il perdre


How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days

How to write a non fiction ebook quickly using productivity tips and strategies including how to pick a bestselling topic


Vicino a te non ho paura

Il giorno che Katie arriva a Southport nella piccola e annoiata cittadina tutti gli occhi sono per lei Chi questa giovane donna bella e misteriosa arrivata in citt per lavorare come cameriera Katie non parla con nessuno non esce la sera sembra decisa a evitare qualunque legame Pian piano per qualcuno riesce a fare breccia nella sua solitudine Alex vedovo con due figli gestore dell emporio locale un uomo dolce e gentile Katie e Alex si innamorano teneramente complici i due splendidi bambini di Alex e Katie sembra trovare infine un posto tutto per s a Southport Finch un giorno il suo terribile passato non torna da lei a chiedere il conto Perch Katie si porta dentro un segreto che minaccia di mandare in pezzi la sua ritrovata felicit e dovr fare appello a tutto il suo coraggio per evitare che il passato distrugga la sua nuova vita Una vita in cui finalmente Katie ha conosciuto l amore l unico porto sicuro quando tutto intorno burrasca


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fiction, Classics

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV was Fyodor Dostoevsky s last and greatest work telling the tales the three brothers and their father Fyodor it is among many other things a tale of patricide a love hate struggle with profound psychological and spiritual implications It is a search for faith for God driven by intense uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge the Karamozov brothers become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father


Le soleil est pour toi (Pôle fiction)

Jumeaux la complicit fusionnelle Noah et Jude ont tout pour tre heureux sous le ciel bleu de Californie Noah le solitaire dessine longueur de temps et Jude l effront e est passionn e par la sculpture Mais aujourd hui ils ont ans et ne se parlent plus Un drame les a an antis et chacun doit retrouver la moiti de v rit qui lui manque


Non ti addormentare

Ogni mattina Christine si sveglia senza ricordi Non sa a chi appartenga la casa in cui si trova l uomo che le dorme accanto le totalmente estraneo e anche il suo viso riflesso nello specchio del bagno le sembra molto meno giovane di quanto secondo lei dovrebbe essere Ben suo marito a darle quotidianamente le coordinate della sua vita a spiegarle chi lui chi lei e che cosa le successo anni prima un incidente che ha modificato radicalmente la sua esistenza privandola dei ricordi e costringendola a ricominciare ogni giorno un difficile apprendimento Ma Ben le dice tutto E se cos perch non le ha parlato del dottor Nash un giovane neuropsichiatra deciso a studiare il suo caso con cui Christine si incontra di tanto in tanto e che la spinge a tenere un diario E perch su una pagina di questo diario Christine ha scritto non fidarti di Ben Giorno dopo giorno con l aiuto del dottor Nash lampi di memoria attraversano la mente di Christine tessere baluginanti di un mosaico che fatica a ricomporsi nella sua interezza e che con il passare del tempo le sembra sempre pi minaccioso e inquietante Finch dal passato emerger il vero pericolo quello che senza che lei ne sia consapevole si appropriato della sua vita Uno straordinario romanzo teso e appassionante una storia che non d tregua e che mette in discussione l idea stessa di realt


NORTHANGER ABBEY (ANNOTATED) (JANE AUSTEN FICTION Book 6)

Jane Austen December July was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature Her realism biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics br br Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From until with the release of Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park and Emma she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both published posthumously in and began a third which was eventually titled Sanditon but died before completing it br br Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the th century and are part of the transition to th century realism Her plots though fundamentally comic highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her works though usually popular were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime but the publication in of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public and by the s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture


Non/Fiction

Literary Nonfiction Fiction Cross Genre Having conjured up that particular mix of will heartwreck and sheer wonder that makes for a large part of the human condition Gutstein presents it to us through the nuance rippled glass of his unique vision a vision at once powerful canny restless and sweeping in sentences that make of muscularity a haunting new music Deadpan poignancy and a fable like resonance to these non fictions a striking debut Carl Phillips Dan Gutstein is one of the most dangerous writers operating in America today He bends form bends language and bends your ear making NON FICTION a book that poets and prosers alike can celebrate May it become the Gold Standard for multi genre writing Kevin Moffett


Othello by William Shakespeare, unaltered play / script. (non illustrated)

With a short introduction to the author this is the complete play of Othello by William Shakespeare unabridged and unaltered


The Importance of Being Earnest: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br b The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy b for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde First performed on February at the St James s Theatre in London it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious person to escape burdensome social obligations Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London the play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Contemporary reviews all praised the play s humour though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde s artistic career so far Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde s most enduringly popular play br br The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde s career but also heralded his downfall The Marquess of Queensberry whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde s lover planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court where Wilde s homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment His notoriety caused the play despite its early success to be closed after performances After his release he published the play from exile in Paris but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work br br The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere It has been adapted for the cinema on three occasions In The Importance of Being Earnest Dame Edith Evans reprised her celebrated interpretation of Lady Bracknell The Importance of Being Earnest by Kurt Baker used an all black cast and Oliver Parker s The Importance of Being Earnest incorporated some of Wilde s original material cut during the preparation of the original stage production


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

The little girl performed her long journey in safety and at Northampton was met by Mrs Norris who thus regaled in the credit of being foremost to welcome her and in the importance of leading her in to the others and recommending her to their kindness Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate there was at least nothing to disgust her relations She was small of her age with no glow of complexion nor any other striking beauty exceedingly timid and shy and shrinking from notice but her air though awkward was not vulgar her voice was sweet and when she spoke her countenance was pretty Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly and Sir Thomas seeing how much she needed encouragement tried to be all that was conciliating but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment and Lady Bertram without taking half so much trouble or speaking one word where he spoke ten by the mere aid of a good humored smile became immediately the less awful character of the two