Among Dostoevsky?s later novels, The Adolescent occupies a very special place: published three years after The Devils and five years before his final masterpiece, The Karamazov Brothers, the novel charts the story of nineteen-year-old Arkady ? the illegitimate son of the landowner Versilov and the maid Sofia Andreyevna ? as he struggles to find his place in society and ?become a Rothschild? against the background of 1870s Russia, a nation still tethered to its old systems and values but shaken up by the new ideological currents of socialism and nihilism.
Both a Bildungsroman and a novel of ideas, dealing with themes such as the relationship between fathers and sons and the role of money in modern society, The Adolescent ? here presented in a brand-new translation by Dora O?Brien ? shows Dostoevsky at his finest as a social commentator and observer of the workings of a young man?s mind.
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Intensywny kurs do nauki języka niemieckiego skierowany jest do opiekunów osób starszych, rehabilitantów, pielęgniarek, pielęgniarzy, lekarzy i innych pracowników służby zdrowia. Powstał z myślą o osobach, które poznały podstawy języka niemieckiego i chcą w krótkim czasie opanować niezbędne słownictwo związane z pracą w zawodzie. Zawiera zwroty i wyrażenia, które będą pomocne w codziennych sytuacjach, a także specjalistyczne słownictwo przydatne w kontakcie z innymi pracownikami opieki medycznej. Kurs kształci praktyczne umiejętności z zakresu komunikacji zawodowej. Każdy rozdział składa się z czterech części: dialogów, słownictwa, ćwiczeń i nauki wymowy. Tematy lekcji zostały dobrane tak, aby umożliwić uczącemu się zapoznanie się ze zwrotami najbardziej przydatnymi podczas codziennej pracy. 14 rozdziałów tematycznych dotyczy takich zagadnień jak: rozmowa o pracę, wdrożenie w obowiązki na danym stanowisku, komunikacja z osobami starszymi i chorymi, udzielanie pierwszej pomocy, informacje dotyczące systemu opieki zdrowotnej w Niemczech. W podręczniku znajdują się praktyczne wskazówki, jak poprawnie wymawiać wyrazy i zdania w języku niemieckim. Książkę uzupełniają nagrania profesjonalnych lektorów, dołączone na płycie CD audio oraz do pobrania z Internetu. Niemal 70 minut nagrań dialogów i część poświęcona wymowie pozwolą rozwinąć umiejętności rozumienia ze słuchu oraz swobodnego mówienia.
Collected inside this book are diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings that piece together the depraved story of the ultimate predator. A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian castle by his mysterious host. Back at home his fiancée and friends are menaced by a malevolent force which seems intent on imposing suffering and destruction. Can the devil really have arrived on England's shores? And what is it that he hungers for so desperately?
Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy?s friend, the affable Mr Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry and love ? Jane Austen's classic romance novel.
Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.
'To create today is to create dangerously' Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
„The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs” Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
Good b.o means good „box office.” You can smell it from a mile away. The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
How did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey from the very first coins through to 21st century economics and shows us how we are all on the brink of a revolution, whether we like it or not. Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: • Home by Salman Rushdie, • Babies by Anne Enright, • Eating by Nigella Lawson, • Drinking by John Cheever.
Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another. Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, put on wild theatricals, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble.
In this powerfully influential series of short stories, James Joyce captures uneasy souls, shabby lives and innocent minds in the dark streets and homes of his native city. In doing so, he conjures uncertainties and desires, illumines moments of joy and sorrow otherwise lost in private memory, and pierces the many mysteries at the heart of things.
Kim is an orphan who earns his living begging on the streets of Lahore. One day he befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who, although content to live simply in India, is a rich and powerful abbot in his own country. When the Lama recruits Kim as a disciple and then funds his education at an English public school an adventure begins that will take the unlikely pair to the Himalayas on a thrilling journey of espionage and enlightenment.
From the award-winning translators of Crime and Punishment, Richard Pevear and Larissa VolokhonskyThe Brothers Karamazov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons - the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the social and spiritual strivings in what was both a golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.