Oscar Wilde's infamous wit, taste for scandal, and gift for revealing the hypocrisies of fashionable society are on display here in this collection of his finest plays. A genius both of and ahead of his time, he built his craft on the eternal questions of right and wrong - with pithy dialogue as fresh today as when it was written. In addition to Wilde's five major plays, this Signet Classics edition contains: - Two interviews with the playwright at the peak of his career, in which Wilde discusses his work - and his critics. - Some of his most brilliant critical writing, in which he discusses the nature of art in terms that anticipate much of today's literary theory. - An appendix that restores valuable lines that appeared in the original text of The Importance of Being Earnest.449 Руб.
On 15 November 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation999 Руб.
Annabelle Worthington, born into a life of privilege, was raised amid the glamour of New York society.But everything changes on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic alters her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle throws herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor and igniting a passion for medicine that will shape the course of her life. But a seemingly idyllic marriage brings more grief, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France. There she finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris - now a doctor and mother, her past almost forgotten. . . until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.640 Руб.
For every crime, there must be a punishment… Rassoul’s world consists of little more than a squalid rented room – strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad – and his beloved fiancee Sophia, for whom he would do anything. So when he finds himself committing a murder, axe in hand, as if re-enacting the opening of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, his identification with the novel’s anti-hero is complete: Rassoul is Raskolnikov, transplanted to late twentieth-century Kabul. Amid the war-torn streets, Rassoul searches for the meaning of his crime. Instead he is pulled into a feverish plot thick with murder, guilt, morality and Sharia law, where the lines between fact and fiction, dream and reality, become dangerously blurred. Blackly comic, with flashes of poetry as well as brilliant irony, Atiq Rahimi's latest novel is an ingenious recasting of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece and a transgressive satire with a frightening resonance all its own.1200 Руб.
Special Forces operators are renowned for their highly specialized training and courage behind ? enemy lines. But there's a group that's even more stealthy and deadly. It's composed of the most feared operators on the face of the earth - the soldiers of Ghost Recon.464 Руб.
Bretagne, 880 AD Alain, the bastard son of the witch of Dead Ox Wood, can only dream of wielding the magic of the ley lines, until the day when a mad spirit threatens his life, and he pierces the barrier to reach his hidden talent. But his new-found skills do not lead to the prosperity of his dreams. Instead, they place him on a path to a destiny he never imagined. He is thrust into the center of a centuries-long battle for power over the Lands of Men. Is Alain the mage foretoldby ages past? Is he the Fair One? His talent draws others to him—enemies and allies alike—and pits him against the most powerful mages of this world, and of the next! In this engrossing novel, the author of the Fallen Cloud Saga and Dreams of the Desert Wind, creates an exciting alternate world that blends magic and politics, myth and history. The Dark Ages come alive with depth and honesty, taking the reader on a journey filled with prophecy, magic, and twists of fate.2080 Руб.
During November 2003, four men with differing lines of inquiry into 'soul connections and fractures' gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, to perform on the same stage, without rehearsal, and indeed, without having met before in most cases. This unlikely meeting happened at the invitation of Louis Behre, maverick organiser of Crossing Border, one of Europe's finest music and literature festivals... Tracklist: 01. Preface02. A Little Voice In Space03. Classic Northern Diversions04. Ciaran Carson 05. 1798 06. Ian Rankin 07. Extremely Violent Man08. David Thomas09. Faces (R.M. Rilke) 10. Paris blues11. Down By The River12. Exit Wound970 Руб.