It would be tough to identify a writer whose ghost stories are more effective than those of Montague Rhodes James. Edith Wharton and Shirley Jackson are among the few whose work approaches that of James. If you are a connoisseur or collector, this title would be among the last you would part with as you sold your collection one volume at a time to buy life-sustaining soup. Atmosphere (both psychological and positional), character development, settings - all of these are handled with mastery. I love M.R. James! His work is fairly hard to find these days I would encourage anyone who likes a good spooky story to pick up this title..Buy this book, retreat to a quiet room lit by a single lamp (and, preferably, a sputtering fire), and enjoy!
Londra, fine anni Settanta. A ventisei anni, Emma Roberts è una giovane donna che vive un fragile equilibrio tra la sofferenza e il piacere che la solitudine le procura. Tratta la vita proprio come il giardino oggetto dei suoi studi: taglia, cura, accorcia le sue emozioni e i desideri per realizzare il proprio ideale, un’esistenza caratterizzata dal decoro e dalla moderazione.Aspira, come dice lei stessa, a condurre i suoi giorni «secondo l’ideale classico fatto di ordine, controllo e autonomia».Sa, tuttavia, anche che, se vuole pienamente realizzare le sue aspirazioni, deve in qualche modo sciogliere il cordone ombelicale che la lega alla madre. Quell’amore così intenso, e così esclusivo da mutarsi in angoscia, per una donna che è sopravvissuta alla vedovanza considerandola un ritorno al suo stato naturale, e che trascorre il suo tempo a leggere e a pensare, deve essere per un po’ messo da parte per cercare sicurezza altrove, nel duro confronto con il mondo.Emma parte perciò per Parigi, con l’intenzione di riprendere nella capitale francese gli studi di progettazione del giardino. A Parigi, stringe una fragile amicizia con Françoise Desnoyers, una giovane bibliotecaria animata da un’energia tale da rendere la sua sola presenza pericolosa per il resto del mondo. Françoise, il cui viso s’illumina sovente di sincero divertimento, le lascia intravedere un modo di vita turbolento, ben diverso dal suo e spinge Emma a una disputa con sua madre sul futuro della loro tenuta di campagna e sull’insana prospettiva di convolare a nozze con un vicino facoltoso.Quando le giunge la notizia della morte della madre, Emma, però, si precipita a Londra, dove si imbatte in Philip Hudson, un medico taciturno quanto lei, una sorta di padre gentile e orgoglioso che la malinconia non ha, per fortuna, reso asociale.Può, tuttavia, anche questo incontro trasformarsi in qualcosa di diverso da un’occasione perduta, svuotata d’energia dalla circospezione e dalla timidezza, dalla prudenza e dalla passivit� che rendono Emma Roberts una giovane donna irrimediabilmente sola?
Childrens book: No, its mine!: Teaching conflict management to kids (ages 3-8) (Benjy & Justine Series)
This two part book Give it Back! and No, its mine! Caught the attention of my children. My son even asked for it again a few weeks after our first reading. Both times we were able to engage in good conversation about thinking things through and working things out with your siblings. It is good for showing empathy and I think my son will eventually catch on to that.
Uncovering the historical roots of naturalistic, secular contemporary ethics, in this 2006 volume Michael Gill shows how the British moralists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries completed a Copernican revolution in moral philosophy. They effected a shift from thinking of morality as independent of human nature to thinking of it as part of human nature itself. He also shows how the British Moralists - sometimes inadvertently, sometimes by design - disengaged ethical thinking, first from distinctly Christian ideas and then from theistic commitments altogether. Examining in detail the arguments of Whichcote, Cudworth, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson against Calvinist conceptions of original sin and egoistic conceptions of human motivation, Gill also demonstrates how Hume combined the ideas of earlier British moralists with his own insights to produce an account of morality and human nature that undermined some of his predecessors most deeply held philosophical goals.
Lorét az esküvője napján elhagyja a férje. A kétségbeesett, szerelmes asszony utána ered, amikor rájön, hogy egy végzetes félreértés áldozatai lettek. Megpróbáltatásokkal teli, kalandos útján Jáva szigetére követi, de ott újabb váratlan akadályokba ütközik...
A 1 Night Stand Series StoryTrace has almost everything he wants—a great job and a well-ordered life, but he’s ready for more—the right guy to share it with. A chance meeting after a hockey game with the man of his dreams spurs him on to turn to the one source he knows will help him out—Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service.Jeremy can’t forget the difficult childhood and subsequent bad decisions he made while trying to forget it. He wants the gorgeous air traffic controller, but he’s afraid his past will get in the way like it always does. If all Madame Eve can give them is one night…he’ll take it.With Eve’s help, can the men forge the relationship they both want, or will they crash and burn?
Hunky college senior Trey has had a terrible night out. His roomie Matt has gone home with the girl that Trey had his eye on the whole night.Despondent, well-hung Trey goes home to jerk off alone, but when he gets there, he remembers that Matts 19 year old little sister Chelsea is crashing on their couch.Unable to stop himself, Trey starts to play with the passed out young teen, but he has a problem. Shes so petite, and his cock is so huge, he just cant fit inside her.Will he be able to have his way with her without waking her up?
Three Los Angeles women who’ve helped each other overcome heartbreak are reunited eight years later when their troublesome exes come back into the picture in this follow up to Victoria Christopher Murray’s bestselling novel The Ex Files.Sheridan, Kendall, and Asia first bonded when they met at a church prayer group and helped each other overcome romantic heartbreak. Now eight years later, their exes are back, wreaking havoc on the lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild. Sheridan has found love again after her ex-husband left her for a man, but her old wounds are reopened when her daughter tells her she’s gay and Sheridan blames her ex. Kendall is forced to reunite with her former husband, who left her for her own sister, when her father wass diagnosed with cancer. And Asia must reevaluate her life when her L.A. Laker ex-boyfriend reminds her that her lavish lifestyle will end when their son turns eighteen next year. With her trademark writing that “has the kind of momentum that prompts you to elbow disbelief aside and flip the pages in horrified enjoyment” (The Washington Post), Forever an Ex is Murray’s best novel yet.