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The Fallen Curtain: Stories
13,90 CHF *
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A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his fiancée's double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide-only to fall victim to an unfathomable form of possessiveness... In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain, Ruth Rendell-the grande dame of the literary mystery-lays bare the twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind. Here are eleven tales of haunting psychological accuracy: the gesture that betrays a parent's madness, the childhood memory clouded with denial, the utterance that introduces the threat of violence in a situation as benign as a dinner date. Instantly engaging, maddeningly addictive, The Fallen Curtain testifies to the enduring talents of a master of the genre.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.04.2020
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Quicklet on Jules Verne's Journey to the Center...
3,00 CHF *
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ABOUT THE BOOK I have always loved science fiction. Even as a child, the stars on a clear, night sky brought to my mind the possibilities of interstellar travel; visits to the seaside on vacations made me think of living below the sea. This love of the impossible or in many cases, future-possible, lives in me even today, and that is why I have also tried putting some of my imagination on paper in the form of short stories. And even today, Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth remains one of my favorite works of fiction. MEET THE AUTHOR Sourya Biswas was a former risk analyst and have worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a professional journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, I decided to pursue my MBA from the University of Notre Dame. I have a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. I'm also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and am negotiating with publishers to get his science fiction work published. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Journey to the Center of the Earth, or Voyage au centre de la Terre in the original French, was published for the first time in 1864. The book was inspired by Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863. This was a period in which there was a sea-change in how scientific circles perceived the history of the earth. Biblical notions of the earth being only a few thousand years old were being gradually abandoned and the study of geological ages had begun. In that context, the book was an educational treatise in addition to an entertaining read. Though science today discounts the possibility of subterranean worlds populated by ancient creatures existing miles below our feet, it is a fascinating read nevertheless. Granted that Journey to the Center of the Earth does not seem as scientifically feasible as undersea travel presented in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, but Jules Verne's imagination is hard to ignore. And there's a lot of genuine science in the story which, considering the time it was written in, is uncannily accurate. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.04.2020
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Tilly True
7,50 CHF *
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'I ain't always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.' Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment. Her journey takes her to the London law courts, a grim parsonage in one of the most notorious parts of the East End and a house of ill-repute. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun ...

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.04.2020
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The Fallen Curtain: Stories
15,99 € *
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A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his fiancée's double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide-only to fall victim to an unfathomable form of possessiveness... In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain, Ruth Rendell-the grande dame of the literary mystery-lays bare the twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind. Here are eleven tales of haunting psychological accuracy: the gesture that betrays a parent's madness, the childhood memory clouded with denial, the utterance that introduces the threat of violence in a situation as benign as a dinner date. Instantly engaging, maddeningly addictive, The Fallen Curtain testifies to the enduring talents of a master of the genre.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.04.2020
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Quicklet on Jules Verne's Journey to the Center...
2,33 € *
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ABOUT THE BOOK I have always loved science fiction. Even as a child, the stars on a clear, night sky brought to my mind the possibilities of interstellar travel; visits to the seaside on vacations made me think of living below the sea. This love of the impossible or in many cases, future-possible, lives in me even today, and that is why I have also tried putting some of my imagination on paper in the form of short stories. And even today, Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth remains one of my favorite works of fiction. MEET THE AUTHOR Sourya Biswas was a former risk analyst and have worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a professional journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, I decided to pursue my MBA from the University of Notre Dame. I have a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. I'm also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and am negotiating with publishers to get his science fiction work published. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Journey to the Center of the Earth, or Voyage au centre de la Terre in the original French, was published for the first time in 1864. The book was inspired by Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863. This was a period in which there was a sea-change in how scientific circles perceived the history of the earth. Biblical notions of the earth being only a few thousand years old were being gradually abandoned and the study of geological ages had begun. In that context, the book was an educational treatise in addition to an entertaining read. Though science today discounts the possibility of subterranean worlds populated by ancient creatures existing miles below our feet, it is a fascinating read nevertheless. Granted that Journey to the Center of the Earth does not seem as scientifically feasible as undersea travel presented in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, but Jules Verne's imagination is hard to ignore. And there's a lot of genuine science in the story which, considering the time it was written in, is uncannily accurate. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.04.2020
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Tilly True
6,99 € *
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'I ain't always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.' Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment. Her journey takes her to the London law courts, a grim parsonage in one of the most notorious parts of the East End and a house of ill-repute. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun ...

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.04.2020
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