Four outstanding works by great 19th-century Russian author: "The Nose," "Old-Fashioned Farmers," "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich," and "The Overcoat."
The Running Man
Author: Michael Gerard Bauer
Publisher: Harper Collins
Fourteen-year-old Joseph reluctantly agrees to draw a portrait of his reclusive neighbor, Tom, for a class assignment, and over time, like the silkworms Tom raises, both men come out of their cocoons and face their fears.
Author: Graham Gardner
Elliot, 14, wechselt Wohnort und Schule. An seiner alten Schule ist er brutal zusammengeschlagen worden, an der neuen tut er alles, um nicht aufzufallen, nicht wieder zum Opfer zu werden. Bald muss er allerdings erkennen, dass auch dort Demütigungen und Gewalt zum Alltag gehören. Schlimmer noch: Er erregt die Aufmerksamkeit der "guardians", der "Wächter", die im Hintergrund die Fäden ziehen. Was sie mit ihm vorhaben, wird erst allmählich klar.
The Black Spider
Author: Jeremias Gotthelf
Publisher: New York Review of Books
An NYRB Classics Original It is a sunny summer Sunday in a remote Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a lovely old farmhouse. One of the guests notes an anomaly in the fabric of the venerable edifice: a blackened post that has been carefully built into a trim new window frame. Thereby hangs a tale, one that, as the wise old grandfather who has lived all his life in the house proceeds to tell it, takes one chilling turn after another, while his audience listens in appalled silence. Featuring a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who must render him service, an irreverent young woman who will stop at nothing, a mysterious stranger with a red beard and a green hat, and, last but not least, the black spider, the tale is as riveting and appalling today as when Jeremias Gotthelf set it down more than a hundred years ago. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or of evil at large in society (Thomas Mann saw it as foretelling the advent of Nazism), or as a vision, anticipating H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There’s no question, in any case, that it is unforgettably creepy.
The Center of the World
Author: Andreas Steinhofel
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn’t care what the neighbors will think; he’s just waiting for the right guy to come along. But Phil can’t remain a bystander forever. Not when he’s surrounded by his mother, Glass, who lives by her own rules and urges Phil to be equally strong; his sister, Dianne, who is abrupt and willful, with secrets to share; his uncle Gable, a restless mariner, defined by his scars; his best friend, Kat, who is generous but possessive. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love—until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
In My Brother's Shadow
Author: Uwe Timm
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
A unique and profoundly moving memoir exploring a brother's death fighting for the SS and one ordinary family's relationship with Nazi rule
"Don't you hear, Helga, that you can ride with me?" said Gudmund, and there was a friendly note in his voice. But she couldn't grasp that Gudmund meant well by her. She thought that, in one way or another, he wished to make sport of her and was only waiting for those who stood near by to begin tittering and laughing. She cast a frightened and indignant glance at him, and almost ran from the Court House grounds to be out of earshot when the laughter should start in. Gudmund was unmarried at that time and lived at home with his parents. His father was a farm-owner. His was not a large farm and he was not rich, but he made a good living. The son had gone to the Court House to fetch some deeds for his father, but as there was also another purpose in the trip, he had groomed himself carefully. He had taken the brand-new trap with not a crack in the lacquering, had rubbed up the harness and curried the horse until he shone like satin. He had placed a bright red blanket on the seat beside him, and himself he had adorned with a short hunting-jacket, a small gray felt hat, and top boots, into which the trousers were tucked. This was no holiday attire, but he probably knew that he looked handsome and manly. Gudmund was seated alone in the cart when he drove from home in the morning, but he had agreeable things to think of and the time had not seemed long to him. When he had arrived about half-way, he came across a poor young girl who was walking very slowly and looked as though she were scarcely able to move her feet because of exhaustion. It was autumn and the road was rain-soaked, and Gudmund saw how, with every step, she sank deeper into the mud. He stopped and asked where she was going. When he learned that she was on her way to the Court House, he invited her to ride. She thanked him and stepped up on the back of the cart to the narrow board where the hay sack was tied, as though she dared not touch the red blanket beside Gudmund. Nor was it his meaning that she should sit beside him. He didn't know who she was, but he supposed her to be the daughter of some poor backwoodsman and thought the rear of the cart was quite good enough for her. When they came to a steep hill and the horse began to slow up, Gudmund started talking. He wanted to know her name and where she was from. When he learned that her name was Helga, and that she came from a backwoods farm called Big Marsh, he began to feel uneasy. "Have you always lived at home on the farm or have you been out to service?" he asked.
My Cute Crossdresser
Author: Mitohi Matsumoto
Publisher: Project H Llc
What happens when a bunch of nerdy guys (without girlfriends) get together to try to catch a perverted predator on a crowded train - and decide to run a sting operation? But, how would they do that? Who or what would they use for a decoy to catch this predator? Oh, we know! Let's dress up one as a girl! Yes - HE is a SHE! He looks so cute! He's just perfect and anyone would fall for him! Including his classmates!
Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea. This book takes you through the whole screenwriting process-from initial concept through final rewrite-providing specific methods that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more saleable scripts. While retaining the invaluable insights that placed its first two editions among the all-time most popular screenwriting books, this expanded, revised, and updated third edition adds rich and important new material on dialogue, cinematic images, and point of view, as well as an interview with screenwriter Paul Haggis. If you are writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling and dramatic story. If you are a veteran screenwriter, it will help you articulate the skills you know intuitively. And if you are currently stuck on a rewrite, this book will help you analyse and solve your script's problems and get it back on track.
Author: Raymond D. Keene
Author: Susan B. Neuman
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Following a rabbit as it explores the woods, provides information about forest animal life, plants, and water sources.
Other Men's Flowers
Author: Archibald Percival Wavell Earl of Wavell
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
First published in 1944, during the darkest days of the war, Lord Wavell's great anthology of English poetry - enhanced by his own introduction and annotations - encouraged and delighted many thousands of readers. It has remained in print every since, proving beyond doubt that, whatever the fashion of the day, poetry can fulfil its ancient function, finding its way to the hearts of the many, not only to the minds of the few.
Numbers for Successful Business
Author: Grigori Grabovoi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"Numbers for successful business" writing was originated by Grabovoi Grigori Petrovich in russian language in 2004 was complemented by Grabovoi G.P.
Escape in New York
Author: Richard Musman
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen