Cousin Pons


  • Author: Honoré de Balzac
  • Release Date : 2006-06-29
  • Genre: Classics
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Mild, harmless and ugly to behold, the impoverished Pons is an ageing musician whose brief fame has fallen to nothing. Living a placid Parisian life as a bachelor in a shared apartment with his friend Schmucke, he maintains only two passions: a devotion to fine dining in the company of wealthy but disdainful relatives, and a dedication to the collection of antiques. When these relatives become aware of the true value of his art collection, however, their sneering contempt for the parasitic Pons rapidly falls away as they struggle to obtain a piece of the weakening man's inheritance. Taking its place in the Human Comedy as a companion to Cousin Bette, the darkly humorous Cousin Pons is among of the last and greatest of Balzac's novels concerning Frenc...

What Is Existentialism?


  • Author: Simone de Beauvoir
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: Bytes


'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity'How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being.One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists....

The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 168422005X


The Price of Salt Book Description :

2016 Reprint of 1952 Edition. "The Price of Salt" is Highsmith's only lesbian novel. She is best known for her Ripley detective novels. It is a fairly realistic look at lesbian life in the 1950s. Originally published under the pseudonym of Claire Morgan to protect Highsmith's identity, this novel tells the story of two women and a decision that each one had to make. "For Therese happiness meant risking her future, for Carol it meant sacrificing her past, and for neither could the happiness, if chosen, be assured, for it lay outside of convention, scorned by society, condemned by law."---From the cover flap. Unlike other lesbian novels of the time, this struck a positive note for the relationship, making it a political statement of sorts, and an endur...

The SALT II Treaty

The SALT II Treaty


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Arms control
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210002625125


The SALT II Treaty Book Description :

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The Price of Salt  or Carol
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Price of Salt or Carol


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393345643


The Price of Salt or Carol Book Description :

"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, The Price of Salt (or Carol) tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring...

Disobedience
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Disobedience


  • Author : Naomi Alderman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141025957


Disobedience Book Description :

Winner of the Orange Prize for New Writers 2006 An insightful and witty novel about finding faith, love and understanding, and the search for the modern world in a place of ancient values....

The Price of Salt   a Norton Critical Edition

The Price of Salt a Norton Critical Edition


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393918165


The Price of Salt a Norton Critical Edition Book Description :

"A document of persecuted love--perfect." --The Independent"Highsmith was the first writer to mix roadside Americana, transgressive sex, and the impinging threat of a morals charge--and she went about it as masterfully as anyone." --Terry Castle, The New RepublicAbout the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need....

Economics

Economics


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8177582070


Economics Book Description :

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The Talented Miss Highsmith
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Talented Miss Highsmith


  • Author : Joan Schenkar
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429961015


The Talented Miss Highsmith Book Description :

Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes A 2010 New York Times Notable Book A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers on a Train, to her long, strange self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, a...

Salt
Score: 3.5
From 69 Ratings

Salt


  • Author : Mark Kurlansky
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-03-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307369796


Salt Book Description :

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordi...