Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

Baltasar and Blimunda  pdf

Title: Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

Author: José Saramago,

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Classics,European Literature,Portuguese Literature,Cultural,Portugal

Pages: 346 pages

Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a “brilliant…enchanting novel” (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. National bestseller. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.,When King and Church exercise absolute power what happens to the dreams of ordinary people? In early eighteenth century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost a hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with strange visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where her mother is condemned and sent into exile, the two are bound body and soul by a love of unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Padre Bartolemeu Lourenço, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the inquisition rages and royalty and religion clash, they pursue his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.

 

The Glass Lake pdf

The Glass Lake  pdf

Title: The Glass Lake pdf

Author: Maeve Binchy

Genre: ,Fiction,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Cultural,Ireland,Romance

Pages: 704 pages

The Glass Lake pdf

Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, where everyone knows everyone; children who walk to school together grow up and become sweethearts and marry, people gossip and grumble and dream their lives away. For it is a place where change comes slowly. One day, Kit’s mother disappears and the town gossips run wild with stories. The consequences for Helen’s husband, her son, but above all for her daughter, Kit, are unimaginable and will leave not one of their lives unchanged.

 

Syrian Brides pdf

Syrian Brides  pdf

Title: Syrian Brides pdf

Author: Anna Halabi

Genre: ,Short Stories,Fiction,Contemporary,Cultural,Literary Fiction

Pages: 134 pages

Syrian Brides pdf

This delightful collection of short stories offers insight into the lives of Syrian women, both the married and the brides-to-be. It reveals the warmth and humor as well as the oppression in the Syrian society. The stories make the reader laugh while addressing serious issues such as domestic violence.,Um Hussam can’t find a suitable bride for her son, testing each candidate’s sight, hearing and reading skills, occasionally cobbing a feel. Jamila’s husband Hassan can’t forget his deceased wife, until she makes sure he never mentions her again. Rami can’t help but wonder whether his new bride is a natural beauty or a talented surgeon’s masterpiece. Khadija’s maid stabs her in the back while Rana’s husband Muafak can’t find the right excuse to avoid a fight.

 

Sobre héroes y tumbas pdf

Sobre héroes y tumbas  pdf

Title: Sobre héroes y tumbas pdf

Author: Ernesto Sabato

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Latin American,Classics

Pages: 547 pages

Sobre héroes y tumbas pdf

Esta es la segunda novela de Ernesto Sabato, que profundiza la senda iniciada por El túnel. Una obra, considerada uno de los mejores libros del siglo, que indaga en las zonas más oscuras del espíritu

 

The Age of Reason pdf

The Age of Reason  pdf

Title: The Age of Reason pdf

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Genre: ,Philosophy,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,Literature

Pages: 408 pages

The Age of Reason pdf

Set in France during the days immediately before World War II, this is the story of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy obsessed with the idea of freedom. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton.

 

Audition pdf

Audition  pdf

Title: Audition pdf

Author: Ryū Murakami,

Genre: ,Horror,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Thriller,Mystery

Pages: 208 pages

Audition pdf

Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko. Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying. So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan to hold fake film auditions so that Aoyama can choose a new bride, he decides to go along with the idea

 

Kitchen pdf

Kitchen  pdf

Title: Kitchen pdf

Author: Banana Yoshimoto,

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Short Stories,Contemporary

Pages: 152 pages

Kitchen pdf

Banana Yoshimoto’s novels have made her a sensation in Japan and all over the world, and Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, is an enchantingly original and deeply affecting book about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine of Kitchen, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, she is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who was once his father), Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale that recalls early Marguerite Duras. Kitchen and its companion story, “Moonlight Shadow,” are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.

 

A Soldier of the Great War pdf

A Soldier of the Great War  pdf

Title: A Soldier of the Great War pdf

Author: Mark Helprin

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,War,Cultural,Italy,War,World War I

Pages: 860 pages

A Soldier of the Great War pdf

From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war.,Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man—a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe—tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro’s experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale is not merely a story: it’s a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family.

 

History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

History of the Peloponnesian War  pdf

Title: History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Author: Thucydides,

Genre: ,History,Classics,Nonfiction,War,History,Ancient History,Politics,Cultural,Greece,War,Military Fiction,Literature,Ancient,Military,Military History

Pages: 648 pages

History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.

 

The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu pdf

The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu  pdf

Title: The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu pdf

Author: Aporva Kala

Genre: ,War,Cultural,Iran,Romance,Cultural,India,Cultural,Pakistan,Love

Pages: 489 pages

The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu pdf

The book is perhaps, India’s first proto-historical novel and tells us the tale of the people of Indus Valley and its adjoining cities. ,It tells us a story of how the people of Sapta Sindhu, untie to face the challenges of natural disasters and the Greek invasion, in the year 950BC. ,A wonderful tale of valor, adventure, faith, love, romance, wars, peace, Rudreeshwar, the discovery of Sanjivini,Wars at Zahaden, Zarang and Zabol (all in Afghanistan).,It also helps us understand the political development of our nation. ,Also, the Rig Veda and Avesta (Zoroastrian holy book) find a prominent place in this book. ,In times like these, the book talks of the places like Iraq(Mesopotamia), Iran (Arianna), Plains of River Helmand (Afghanistan) Syria, Jordan, which were, once he cradle of civilization and are now termed as a rogue nations. ,In today’s times of wars and strifes the book talks of peace and culture.