A Chambermaid s Diary
First published in 1900, “The Diary of a Chambermaid” is a decadent novel written by Octave Mirbeau. It was originally published as a serial between from 1891–2, and was later reworked and polished into a novel. It is presented as the diary of a chambermaid called Mademoiselle Célestine R. whose professional life is continually disrupted and diverted by the desires of her various employers. Octave Mirbeau (1848 – 1917) was a French playwright, travel writer, journalist, pamphleteer, art critic, and novelist whose work has been translated into thirty languages. Mirbeau became famous in Europe and enjoyed immense popularity, while simultaneously remaining appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde. Other notable works by this author include: “Sébastien Roch” (1890), “Dans le ciel” (1893–1989), and “Le Jardin des supplices” (1899). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of erotic literature.
The Girl Who Heard Colors
This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to synesthesia—a condition in which one sense triggers another. For some people, sounds or tastes have colors. And for others, numbers and letters do. Many famous artists have been synesthetes, including Tori Amos, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Mozart, and Degas. Imagine that when you hear a bell you see silver or when a dog barks you see red. That’s what it’s like for Jillian—when she hears sounds she sees colors. At first the kids at school make fun of Jillian. Jillian worries about being different until her music teacher shows her that having synesthesia is an amazing thing. This lively, informative picture book makes synesthesia easy to understand and celebrates each person’s unique way of experiencing the world.
Agathe et C cile
Alphonse Karr A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Agathe et C cile Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Le Grand Meaulnes
Alain-Fournier A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Le Grand Meaulnes Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Duck for Turkey Day
When Tuyet finds out that her Vietnamese family is having duck rather than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, she is upset until she finds out that other children in her class did not eat turkey either.
The Flood French Classics
From the perspective of the family's patriarch, 70-year-old Louis Roubien, Zola provides the reader with emotionally charged and detailed descriptions of a large family's desperate struggle against the rising flood waters and of the destruction of their farm.
The Little Book of Drinking Games
From "Lucky Numbers to "Down at the Zoo," these drinking games will help make any party an instant success Liven up the party with this heady collection of drinking games! Choose from brain-boggling classics such as Fuzzy Duck and Twenty-One or dizzying games of pure chance like "TV Drinking" and "Vodka Roulette"--whichever you play, you're guaranteed to be gleeful and giggly by the end!
L Art de ne pas tre grand m re
Devenir grand-mère ? Inimaginable quand on se sent encore jeune, libre, insouciante, et qu’on n’a mal nulle part ! Grand-mère c’est pour les autres, les mémés, les Mamie Nova, les Mère Denis ! Pourtant, un jour, le téléphone sonne, une voix annonce que la petite-fille a fini par pointer le bout de son nez. Agathe est grand-mère ! Son coeur s’emballe et les questions se bousculent. Pour trouver des réponses, Agathe Natanson écrit des lettres, pleines d’humour et de dérision, qu’elle adresse à ses petits-enfants, à ses amies, à son mari, à toutes les grands-mères du monde, à son psy ou à la reine d’Angleterre. Ses missives disent avec pudeur, tendresse et impertinence ce que transmettre veut dire, et pourquoi les petits-enfants empêchent de vieillir en inventant mille et un petits bonheurs du quotidien.
A Kiss in the Dark
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson. Can love survive the ultimate betrayal? A compelling story of love and identity from a bestselling author. When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy - everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend. Alex can't help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive... But one of them is hiding an unbelievable secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives...