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Vertaler: Paul Norlen
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Hardcover Gift Edition. Scandinavia's best-loved children's classic - the enchanting story of a naughty little boy who learns to love nature 'Never before had Nils travelled around at such good speed, and he had always liked riding fast and wild. And he had never thought that it could feel as fresh as it did up in the air, and that such a good smell of topsoil and resin rose up from the earth. It was like flying away from worries and sorrows and annoyances of any sort that could be imagined.' Nils Holgersson is a naughty boy who tortures animals and never listens to his parents - until one day he wakes up as an elf. Deeply puzzled by his new status, he climbs on a gander's back and flies away with him, joining a flock of wild geese. As he is carried around Sweden, Nils learns everything about birds, animals, his country and good behaviour. Incredibly charming, elegantly translated and beautifully designed, The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson is a timeless classic loved by generations of children around the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-02-15
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9780141199542

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design In William Thackeray's Vanity Fair, no one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-03-15
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9780141036137

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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's timeless satire 'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . . Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
Publikasiedatum: 2008-10-05
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9780141439518

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R 110
R 88Jy spaar R 22
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
Publikasiedatum: 2007-01-15
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9780141018850

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R 110
R 88Jy spaar R 22
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Publikasiedatum: 2004-01-15
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9780140449198

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It is difficult to find words to describe just how good this book is. It's the story of a tyrannical Babylonian king, Gilgamesh, whose people are so aggrieved at his treatment of them that they appeal to the gods for help. The gods fashion a rival for Gilgamesh, Enkidu, who lives in the wild before eventually challenging Gilgamesh. However, Enkidu eventually accepts Gilgamesh's superiority and the two become friends. Enkidu dies after being cursed by a mythical creature that he kills with Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is driven to distraction by his friend's death and his own fear of death, and begins to search for a way to be immortal. After much disappointment he eventually realizes that his search is doomed to fruitlessness, and that he can only achieve a kind of immortality through the deeds he does while he is alive. The Epic itself is one of the most amazing pieces of writing that the reader is ever likely to encounter, and it is made even more so by the fact that it is approximately 5000 years old. The passages that describe Gilgamesh's reaction to Enkidu's death are some of the most emotional, but least melodramatic, that you are ever likely to read: 'Should not sorrow reside in my heart,/And my [face] not resemble one come from afar?' The text of the Epic is at times very fragmented (there are gaps on the stone tablets on which it is written), and this can be frustrating. However, in some respects it is even more stunning that something this incomplete can be so powerful. This translation is by Andrew George, whose introduction is also a masterful piece of writing in itself: he manages to provide enough detail and context to illuminate the text, without being either too scholarly or assuming that the reader knows nothing. This book cannot be recommended highly enough, and it will be a crime if, in this comprehensive and intelligent edition, The Epic of Gilgamesh does not come to be as highly regarded as The Iliad or Beowulf. (Kirkus UK)
Publikasiedatum: 2003-01-01

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