Un amour de jeunesse, la malédiction de la célébrité, et une chance de vivre heureux pour toujours se heurtent dans ce récit hautement émotionnel qui oppose la fiction à la réalité. Dans son internat, Aaron Blake n’a jamais trouvé qui que ce soit de plus fascinant que Greg Falkner, un reclus prompt à broyer du noir. Mais faire copain-copain avec l’enfant prodige de l’académie Grayson n’est pas à l’ordre du jour pour Greg. Quand un pari tourne au pugilat, les deux jeunes gens se retrouvent à devoir affronter les conséquences ensemble. Il suffira d’un seul baiser pour les mettre sur le chemin d’un amour épique que rien ne peut arrêter, pas même les obstacles les plus terribles. C’est du moins comme ça que Greg, désormais scénariste de renom, a toujours voulu dépeindre son histoire avec Aaron et leur passage à l’âge adulte. Son biopic à peine voilé, Sans excuses, attire l’attention du tout Hollywood... et les origines de cette histoire d’amour largement inspirée prend son envol et devient le plus gros buzz cinématographique de l’année. Malheureusement, un récit aussi honnête dans sa psychologie ne survient pas sans quelques inconvénients. Greg croit au pouvoir de l’imagination, mais il doit bien admettre que, peut-être, cela l’a aidé à nier les lézardes gigantesques dans les fondations de son couple actuel. Aaron et lui vont donc devoir déterminer s’ils peuvent réécrire la dure réalité de leur histoire, ou s’il est trop tard pour qu’ils puissent se tracer un avenir ensemble. « Tibby Armstrong nous livre une histoire passionnante de découverte de soi, une amitié improbable, et un amour qui perdure contre toute attente. J’ai vraiment hâte de découvrir d’autres écrits de cette auteur. » – Ella Frank « Deux hommes sexy en tête d’affiche et un récit qui vous déchire le cœur font de Sans excuses un livre attrayant du début à la fin. Je surveillerai de près Tibby Armstrong à l’avenir. » – Harper Fox « Une romance sexy et chargée en émotions, avec des personnages hauts en couleurs et une histoire engageante. Adorable. » – Z.A. Maxfield
A Short Course in Reading French
Designed to help readers develop efficient skills for translating French in a short amount of time, this textbook teaches the basics of French grammar, reinforcing its lessons with exercises and key practice translations. A systematic guide, this book is a critical companion for university-level students learning to read and translate written French into English; for graduate scholars learning to do research in French or prepping for proficiency exams; and for any interested readers who want to improve their facility with the French language. In addition, A Short Course in Reading French exposes readers to a broad range of French texts from the humanities and social sciences, including writings by distinguished francophone authors from around the world. The book begins with French pronunciation and cognates and moves through nouns, articles, and prepositions; verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; a graduated presentation of all the indicative and subjunctive tenses; object, relative, and other pronouns; the passive voice; common idiomatic constructions; and other fundamental building blocks of the French language. Chapters contain translation passages from such authors as Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, Césaire, de Certeau, de Beauvoir, Barthes, and Kristeva. Drawn from more than two decades of experience teaching French to students from academic and nonacademic backgrounds, Celia Brickman’s clear, accessible, and time-tested format enables even beginners to develop a sophisticated grasp of the language and become adept readers of French.
This book is a comprehensive study of the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre. As well as examining the drama and the fiction, the book analyses the evolution of his philosophy, explores his concern with ethics, psychoanalysis, literary theory, biography and autobiography and includes a lengthy section on the still much-neglected study of Flaubert, L'Idiot de la famille. One important aim of the book is to rebut the charges made by many theorists and philosophers by revealing that Sartre is in fact a major source for concepts such as the decentred subject and detotalised truth and for the revolt against individualistic humanism. Dr Howells also takes into account much posthumously published material, in particular the Chaiers pour une morale, but also the Lettres au Castor and the Cranets de la drole de guerre. The work is a substantial contribution to Sartre studies, but has been written with the non-specialist in mind; to that end all quotations are translated into English and gathered in an appendix.
Delphi Complete Works of Edward Gibbon Illustrated
Edward Gibbon’s monumental ‘History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ charts the course of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon’s magnum opus is celebrated for its ironic prose, use of primary sources and its bold open criticism of organised religion. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Gibbon’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gibbon’s life and works * Detailed introductions to the history works and other texts * ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ is presented with the original footnotes and a detailed table of contents – ideal for students * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Features ‘Miscellaneous Essays’, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Rare works often missed out of collections * Includes Gibbon’s letters - spend hours exploring the historian’s personal correspondence * Gibbon’s autobiography * Features a bonus biography - discover Gibbon’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: there are no known translations of Gibbon’s obscure early work ‘Memoires litteraires de la Grande Bretagne’ in the public domain. When a translation becomes available, it will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The History THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS The Essays ESSAI SUR L’ÉTUDE DE LA LITTÉRATURE CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE SIXTH BOOK OF THE ÆNEID MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS The Letters PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON, 1753-1794 The Autobiography MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE AND WRITINGS The Biography GIBBON by James Cotter Morison Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
EDWARD GIBBON Premium Collection Historiographical Works Memoirs Letters
This carefully crafted ebook: “EDWARD GIBBON Premium Collection: Historiographical Works, Memoirs & Letters” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, unusual at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of ancient Rome. Table of Contents: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Memoirs of My Life and Writings Private Letters of Edward Gibbon Gibbon – Biography by J. C. Morison
Joseph Conrad Oeuvres LCI 12
Ce volume contient les oeuvres de Joseph Conrad Version 3. Mise à jour : L'agent Secret. Contenu de ce volume : Le Nègre du « Narcisse »(R. D’umières) LORD JIM (P. NEEL) NOSTROMO (P. NEEL) L'AGENT SECRET (H.D. DAVRAY) SOUS LES YEUX DE L’OCCIDENT (P. NEEL) L’INDICATEUR (P. NEEL) LA BRUTE (P. NEEL) UN ANARCHISTE (P. NEEL) LETTRE DE JOSEPH CONRAD À ANDRÉ GIDE (EN FRANÇAIS) LCI-eBooks offre les garanties suivantes : - une table des matières dynamique permettant d'accéder facilement aux différentes oeuvres. - des tables de matières détaillées associées à chaque oeuvre particulière - une table des matières intégrée NCX active. - les notes présentes dans le texte sont accessibles par hyperliens.
Dostoevsky s Conception of Man
Dostoevsky's novels have contributed to a conception of man that reverberates in the conclusions of prominent twentieth-century philosophical anthropologists. Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Albert Camus, among others, have admitted that the works of Dostoevsky had an influence on the manner in which they learned to conceive of human nature and the world in which humans live. Our aim in this dissertation is to ask: what is there in the novels of Dostoevsky concerning the nature of man, of which certain philosophers could claim that in their philosophical conceptions of man they were positively influenced by him? The main thesis is substantiated with a careful analysis of four novels: Notes From the House of the Dead (Zapiski iz mertvogo doma), Notes From the Underground (Zapiski iz podpol'ia), Crime and Punishment (Prestuplenie i nakazanie), and The Brothers Karamazov (Brat'ia Karamazovy). These novels were chosen partly because I have come to the conclusion that these novels, more than others, concretely show in what sense the leading characters appear to have made themselves be what they had freely chosen to be under the circumstances in which they had to live, and that they were fully aware of the responsibility they had to bear for the implications and consequences of what they had thus decided. Based upon a close reading, four interpretive chapters employ the most significant criticism from English, Russian and French literary scholarship. Dostoevsky's philosophical conception of man is compared and contrasted with the conception that Scheler and Heidegger hold, i.e., that freedom is man's essence, Sartre's atheistic humanism and Camus' thought. The following conclusions are consonant with Dostoevsky's work: freedom is constitutive for the being (or the mode of being; essence) of man, it is an inalienable duty--one must become oneself. Man strives to overcome himself and to exceed his freedom but in so doing invariably loses it. Man exceeds himself only in the sense that he realizes an ideal human possibility. The Dostoevskian man reveals not only the absence of human nature but also the enormous power which man possesses for achieving his ideal human possibility.
Recueil Des Cours Collected Courses 1948
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Lord Dragoner s Wife
Love cannot be bought or bartered, and a marriage may be built on the finest of threads. Delilah, the smart and likable daughter of an ambitious merchant, fell in love with Charles Everett from afar. While she married for love, Charles only married her to salvage his aristocratic family's disreputable accounts. Believing she had no more interest in a real marriage than he did, he abandoned her after their wedding night to seek honor in the war against Napoleon. Now, six years later, he returns, vested as Lord Dragoner but embroiled in secrets and controversy, to insist she free herself by divorce. Delilah has never stopped hoping he would one day return to her, the beautiful man with pain blazing in his eyes. She longs for them to build a happy family, like the one she grew up with, and she'll do whatever it takes to win him over. English divorce laws require the wife be discovered in an act of adultery, and Charles decides he cannot subject her to such an ordeal. He leaves on a mission that may take his life. Following him to France, Delilah is caught up in the dangerous life he leads. Dragoner, surprised to find himself working with a partner equally intrepid and wily, begins to see her in a whole new light. But if they are to create a future together, they must escape intact from officials and criminals determined to chase them down. She will risk her own life to prove he is far more heroic than his bittersweet mysteries might reveal and that they do have a marriage of the heart.
Spenser Ronsard and DuBellay
Although it has been recognized that Edmund Spenser's poetry owes a debt to the work of the French poets of the Pléiade, particularly to Joachim du Bellay and Pierre de Ronsard, there has been no critical analysis of this relationship. Mr. Satterthwaite compares the work of the three poets, showing the relation between the English movement to write quantitative verse and the French experiments in vers mesures. He discusses the attitudes of the poets to their Muses and to contemporary literature, their ideas of time and mutability, their moral (or amoral) views of literature and of life their religious orientation, and their use of the Platonic and neo-Platonic theories that were a part of the inherited culture of the Renaissance. Originally published in 1960. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.