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E-bok:Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:2021 E-bok
Av: Douglass, Frederick
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Lz Douglass, Frederick/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" is the 1845 autobiography of freed slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and his flight for freedom. The account is accompanied by texts written by well-known fellow abolitionists of the time: William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Philipps, acting as proof of the legitimacy of the author's claims. Upon its publication, the texts was well received, although it did get some negative feedback both from people acquainted with Douglass's old masters, and with people doubting their cruelty, or that a black man could have written such a text. Nevertheless, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" had a huge impact on society, and remains one of the most read and studied personal accounts of slavery in America in the 19th century to this day. Frederick Douglass (1818-1995) was an American abolitionist and author. Born into slavery in Maryland, he was of African, European, and Native American descent. He was separated from his mother at a young age and lived with his grandmother until he was sold on. Frederick was taught his alphabet by the wife of one of his owners, a knowledge he passed on to other slaves. In 1838, he successfully escaped slavery by jumping on a north-bound train. After less than 24 hours, he was in New York and free. The same year, he married the woman that had inspired his run for freedom and started working actively as a social reformer, orator, statesman, and women's rights defender. He remains most known today for his 1845 autobiography "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave."/Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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249849
E-bok:Room 13:2021 E-bok
Av: Wallace, Edgar
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
'Room 13' is the first crime novel in the J. G. Reeder series, featuring a sympathetic and astute civil servant, who is simultaneously a gifted detective. This fast-paced, mystery-ridden and thoroughly readable page-turner from the author of 'King Kong' is set in the 1920s and contains all the essential ingredients of a great British crime novel, from romance to unexpected twists. Setting the scene for subsequent books in the series, we meet Reeder as he untangles a thrilling web of revenge, murder and counterfeits. Nothing is sacred to the perpetrators. Wallace's masterful direct and descriptive style makes 'Room 13' the perfect novel for fans of crime fiction and mystery thrillers alike. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific English mystery and crime writer with such an impressive output that one of his publishers claimed he was behind a quarter of all books sold in England at that time. An author, journalist and poet, Wallace wrote countless novels, short stories, screen plays, stage plays and historical non-fiction. Over 160 films inspired by his work have been made worldwide, more than any other author ever and over 50 million copies of his books were sold during his lifetime. He died suddenly in Hollywood in 1932, during the initial drafting stages of his most famous and enduring work, "King Kong"./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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E-bok:Seventh and Last Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor:2021 E-bok
Av: Nights, One Thousand and One
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
Sindbad, now an old man, has finally learned his lesson, and sworn never to leave Bagdad. Yet when the Caliph demands that he return to Serendib (modern-day Sri Lanka), Sindbad has no choice but to set sail again - this time facing pirates and slavery before he can return home for good. See Sindbad's adventures through to the end in his seventh and last voyage, the twenty-second of 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection translated by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney's Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks' Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers' imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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249851
E-bok:Fifth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor:2021 E-bok
Av: Nights, One Thousand and One
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
Sindbad's fifth voyage progresses from tragedy to farce when the crew of his ship first discover the egg of a roc - the giant eagles he escaped in his second voyage - and he is later captured by the Old Man of the Sea. Loosely adapted from two episodes in Homer's Odyssey, Sindbad's amazing journey continues in this, the twentieth of 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection translated by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney's Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks' Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers' imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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E-bok:Fourth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor:2021 E-bok
Av: Nights, One Thousand and One
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
Sindbad's fourth voyage may not feature monsters or giant animals, but after being shipwrecked and befriending the hospitable islanders, he faces a different kind of horror: a tradition in which the living are entombed along with the dead. Bury yourself in the macabre excitement of this, the nineteenth of 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection translated by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney's Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks' Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers' imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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249853
E-bok:Second Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor:2021 E-bok
Av: Nights, One Thousand and One
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
After such lucky escapes from disaster as those in Sindbad's first voyage, most people would probably choose to stay at home - but Sindbad is not most people. Going to sea a second time, Sindbad must contend with giant eagles and snakes to carry home treasure from the valley of diamonds in this, the seventeenth of 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection translated by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney's Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks' Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers' imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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E-bok:First Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor:2021 E-bok
Av: Nights, One Thousand and One
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
Many legends are told about whales so huge they are mistaken for islands, and wake up when sailors light a campfire on their backs, plunging into the depths and drowning the poor mariners. An encounter with this leviathan is only the start of the adventures in the first voyage of Sindbad the Sailor, the sixteenth of 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection translated by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney's Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks' Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers' imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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249855
E-bok:Our Mutual Friend:2021 E-bok
Av: Dickens, Charles
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
A rich misanthropic man with no friends die and leaves all his money to his estranged son, John Harmon, who lives abroad. But Harmon can only inherit the money on the condition that he marries a woman he has never met. When Harmon neglects to return home to collect his inheritance, it leaves everyone puzzled. But then the dead body of a young man is found in the Thames. The plot and characters are exquisite in this last completed novel by Dickens. A sophisticated masterpiece, Our Mutual Friend tells the story of the downside of money and the corruptive power it holds. The book was referenced on the show Lost as well as in the video game Assasin's Creed: Syndicate and in the Paul McCartney song Jenny Wren. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author, social critic, and philanthropist. Much of his writing first appeared in small instalments in magazines and was widely popular. Among his most famous novels are Oliver Twist (1839), David Copperfield (1850), and Great Expectations (1861)./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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E-bok:Little Dorrit:2021 E-bok
Av: Dickens, Charles
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: H/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
Little Dorrit' is a highly personal novel by Charles Dickens that many critics state is one of his finest later works. The story revolves around Amy Dorrit, a kind-hearted young woman who resides in Marshalsea prison as her family cannot afford to pay their debts. Amy and her family's fortune changes as Arthur Clennam, a wealthy businessman, takes an interest in her family while attempting to solve a mystery about his lineage. Little Dorrit' is a sprawling family saga that involves unrequited love, blackmail, and a timeless rags-to-riches story with a twist. Dickens' celebrated social satire is displayed in this tale as he criticises the cruel prison system of Victorian England which his father spent many years in, unable to work or repay his debts. While this is a darker novel than Dickens' early work, it still entertains through its cast of comical characters and lyrical prose. A thrilling novel that is equally poignant and entertaining, Little Dorrit' is still as relevant today as when it was written and is a must-read for fans of Dickens and The Shawshank Redemption'. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a widely popular English author and social critic. Among his most famous novels are Oliver Twist', A Christmas Carol', and Great Expectations'. Dickens is best known for his depictions of poor Victorian living conditions and his unforgettable characters, some compassionate and others grotesquely malicious. Dickens' timeless tales are still as celebrated today as when they were written, and his literary style is so influential that the term Dickensian was coined to describe the literature he inspired. Many of Dickens' novels have been adapted for movies and television, including the Academy Award-winning musical Oliver'./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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E-bok:Richard II:2021 E-bok
Av: Shakespeare, William
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He.02/DR
Medietyp: E-bok
Förlag: Saga EgmontElib [distributör]
Resurstyp: Elektroniskt material
This is the historical play on King Richard's life and how he died, tracing his fall from power. As a young man, Richard rises to the throne, although quickly proven to make poor decisions. Instead of spending his time being a worthy monarch of England, he spends his time chasing the latest Italian fashion and increases taxes to fund his wars in Ireland and elsewhere. As Henry returns to England to reclaim his land, will Richard descend the throne or keep fighting till his dying breath? For all historical lovers, this play provides a pertinent perspective on the British monarchy and its magnificent history. Amongst William Shakespeare's many must-reads, this is the classic worth reading next! If you watched and loved a series such as the Crown' or a film as Mary, Queen of Scots' this book should be on your to-be-read list. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist, perhaps even the greatest British writer of all time. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote plenty of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day. His many works are concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic and mystery. Some of his most famous are Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Due to Shakespeare's insight into characters' feelings and intentions and his ability to contrast right and wrongs, light and darkness, he could stand out among the plenitude of English writers in the 16th century. Shakespeare's work is still considerably relevant today because the characters are relatable, these stories are still relevant and can definitely make interesting conversations./Innehållsbeskrivning från Elib.
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