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User Image laefe Posted: Apr 19, 2018 11:47 AM (UTC)

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Mr. Polly è un buffo e goffo personaggio (lui forse direbbe “goffinbuffoso”), irresponsabile, ha un dizionario limitato che spesso lo costringe a ricorrere a strani (ingegnifici!) neologismi, e non sa prendere decisioni. Vive la sua vita a random, hakuna matata style, finché un giorno si accorge di aver buttato gran parte dei suoi anni, e decide di fare qualcosa al riguardo!
Quel che deciderà porterà a scene di alto scompiscio, l’unico problema è che... tutto ciò nel libro arriva troppo tardi! Più della metà del libro si perde nel racconto di come sia successo che Mr. Polly arrivasse a definire la sua vita “bestiosa”, e quel che succede dopo, per quanto affascinante e spassoso sia, arriva quasi in chiusura, e non gli si rende abbastanza giustizia. Mr. Polly è comunque fonte di divertimento dalla prima all’ultima pagina, ma il flashback (molto poco “flash” XD) smorza di molto gli entusiasmi.
(E se non sapevate che Wells avesse scritto racconti umoristici oltre che di fantascienza... non siete i soli, non lo sapevo neanch’io! XD)
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“A fascinating character study, Under Western Eyes hauntingly reveals Razumov's preoccupation with questions of decency and accountability when confronted by the equally powerful values of human integrity and moral strength.”
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Price: 84k
Tittle: Under Western Eyes
Author: Joseph Conrad
Language: English
Published: Penguin, 1990
Paperback - 352 pages
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User Image melinda_willsmchugh_ Posted: Apr 19, 2018 9:28 AM (UTC)

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I recently bought this copy of Playing Beatie Bow from a charity shop. It has obviously been well read, but I couldn’t pass it up as it reminded me so much of my childhood. #sydneychildhood #ruthpark #playingbeatiebow #vintagebooks #classicbooks
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“This is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.”
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Price: 89k
Tittle: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
Author: Julian Barnes
Language: English
Published: Picador, 1990
Paperback - 311 pages
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“It All Adds Up is a fascinating journey through literary America over the last forty years, guided by one of the "most gifted chroniclers in the Western World.”
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Price: 79k
Tittle: It all adds up
Author: Saul Bellow
Language: English
Published: Penguin, 1995
Paperback - 352 pages
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User Image australeditorial Posted: Apr 19, 2018 8:20 AM (UTC)

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La obra de Charles Darwin es una pieza clave en el devenir de la ciencia posterior a sus publicaciones, un antes y un después que creó un gran revuelo en los círculos científicos de su época. Hoy lo recordamos en la efeméride de su fallecimiento con sus dos obras clásicas sobre la evolución. #AustralClasica #CharlesDarwin
User Image marie.saville Posted: Apr 19, 2018 7:17 AM (UTC)
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"El ideal de tranquilidad y de gentil retiro, en 1835, era Washington Square, donde el doctor se hizo construir una casa elegante, moderna, de amplio frente, con un gran balcón ante las ventanas de la sala y un tramo de escalones de mármol blanco que ascendían a un portal también recubierto de mármol."🌳🎩⛲️ En esa casa vivía, junto a su padre y a su fantasiosa tía, la desdichada protagonista de esta historia, Catherine Sloper; una joven de corazón tierno y generoso, pero para desgracia de su padre, poco agraciada y estrecha de miras. Una noche su vida bascula al conocer al seductor Morris Townsend, joven experimentado, sin oficio ni beneficio, que se enamora a primera vista de ella. Aunque uno se atrevería a decir que la rica dote que Catherine lleva adosada a su nombre es realmente la beneficiaria de sus afectos.
Inocente y crédula, Catherine cae rendida a los pies de su enamorado, animada por los consejos de su estupida tía. Solo el frío y racional Doctor Sloper se opone al peligroso compromiso de su hija... .
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Con una cruel ironía y un estilo preciso y sin florituras, Henry James evoca la biografía de una mujer utilizada y dañada por todos los que la rodean. Víctima de un padre cruel, que la cree indigna de su persona y su legado; víctima de los pueriles y fantasiosos consejos de una tía egoísta y, finalmente, víctima de un cazafortunas sin escrúpulos, Catherine es uno de esos personajes que se ganan tu afecto, lenta y profundamente. Llega un momento en el que solo esperas que se rebele, que alcance 'su' final feliz. Y, aunque tarde, llega. Quizá por eso la última escena de la novela resulta tan gloriosa.
Me ha encantado.💕📖💫#henryjames #classicbooks #americanliterature #clásicos #leoycomparto #washingtonsquare #oldnewyork #fernandlungren #beatifulpainting #teaandbooks #bookstagram
User Image firexxlily Posted: Apr 19, 2018 4:31 AM (UTC)

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#whatsinthebox18 Day 4: Pretty Cover

I usually pick this book for these prompts... because it’s pretty and shiny! I still haven’t read it yet though...

Also I chose this book because it matches my dark chocolate eggs (well, the book pages are light green) and Izzy! Look at how big she’s gotten this year! And I haven’t killed her yet so I’m feeling pretty good about that. 😄 Especially since two of my plants totally didn’t make it. 🙈

Going into spring I kind of want another plant, or maybe another try at lucky bamboo (Bamboo Rick and my succulents died). Any tips?
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User Image katyjiangart Posted: Apr 19, 2018 4:23 AM (UTC)

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The book of “the classic of mountains and seas” 《山海经》has arrived! It was a major source of Chinese mythology, rituals, medicine, natural history and ethnic people of the ancient world. I am so glad to find this book though it’s in English. ##################################classicbooks #classicofmountainsandseas #bookoftheday #reading #childrensbookauthor #mythology #penguinclassics #artist #source #ancientchinese #bookstagram #bookclub
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“A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s genocide.”
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Price: 84k
Tittle: A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
Author: Gil Courtemanche
Language: English
Published: Text Publishing, 2003
Paperback - 248 pages
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“Inspired by her mother’s stories of war and Nigeria’s folktale traditions, Under the Udala Trees is Chinelo Okparanta’s deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.”
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Price: 89k
Tittle: Under the Udala Trees
Author: Chinelo Okparanta
Language: English
Published: Granta, 2017
Paperback - 336 pages
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“Civil war rages between the native tribes of the Malay straits.”
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Price: 79k
Tittle: The Rescue
Author: Joseph Conrad
Language: English
Published: Penguin Book, 1992
Paperback - 265 pages
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“The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a novel about Jack's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.”
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Price: 79k
Tittle: The Temporary Gentlemen
Author: Sebastian Barry
Language: English
Published: F&F, 2014
Paperback - 310 pages
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User Image dymocksbendigo Posted: Apr 19, 2018 2:52 AM (UTC)

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Arranging new classics into pleasing configurations for social media? Totally legitimate use of my time. Definitely does not count as faffing around. #bendigo #classicbooks #bookstagram

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