L'action se déroule en France au cours de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, encadrée par les deux grands combats que sont la Bataille de Waterloo (1815) et les émeutes de juin 1832. On y suit, pendant cinq tomes, la vie de Jean Valjean, de sa sortie du bagne jusqu'à sa mort. Autour de lui gravitent les personnages dont certains vont donner leur nom aux différents tomes du roman, témoins de la misère de ce siècle, misérables eux-mêmes ou proches de la misère : Fantine, Cosette, Marius, mais aussi les Thénardier (dont Éponine, Azelma et Gavroche) ainsi que le représentant de la loi Javert.
This vibrant series covers over 150 destinations worldwide, from cosmopolitan urban delights to sun-kissed beach idylls. Bursting with insightful and easily accessible information, these guides are full of practical information on how to make the most of a city break or longer holiday. Contains a wide range of destinations, including those served by budget airlines. All the top sights and attractions are covered, along with imaginative suggestions which reveal each destination's hidden gems. The compact format quickly locates the top must see and do attractions. Third edition.
A travel guide to the places you want to see when visiting Berlin. Offering practical information from local transport to the language, it features recommendations for where to eat, stay, shop and be entertained along with real costs to help you plan your trip.
It is Christmas, 1951, Los Angeles. A city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals, six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L A P D detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.
There has never been a writer like James Ellroy.' Telegraph Los Angeles, December 6, 1941. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. War fever and race hate grip the city and the internment of Japanese-Americans begins.
Following the hellish murder of a Japanese family, three men and one woman are summoned. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He's superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith - Irish emigre, ex-IRA killer and fledgling war profiteer. Kay Lake is a 21-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. Hideo Ashida is a brilliant police chemist and the only Japanese on the payroll.
Four driven souls - rivals, lovers, history's pawns - thrown into an investigation which will not only rip them apart but take America to the edge of the abyss at a crucial moment in its history.
When Harry and his friends go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped murderer on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on and the subjects include Care of Magical Creatures.
Explore the magical city of Istanbul with this portable, comprehensive map. This genuinely pocket-sized product includes 2 popout maps featuring: a street map of central Istanbul, an overview map of greater Istanbul as well as a detail map of the Grand Bazaar, a transport map and a locator map.
Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience, or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever. Here, in Faust, Part I, the tremendous versatility of Goethe's genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature. Here too we experience Goethe's characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches' Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen's tragic fate.This authoritative edition, which offers Peter Salm's wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us Faust in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe's words.From the Paperback edition.
Daddy Love's latest victim Robbie begins to realize that the longer he is locked in the shackles of this demon, the greater chance he'll end up like Daddy Love's other 'sons' who were never heard from again ... and soon he will see just what lengths he must go to in order to have any chance at survival.
When orphan Mary Lennox arrives from India to live with her uncle, everyone at Misselthwaite Manor thinks her a most disagreeable child. Then one day she discovers a secret garden, locked and hidden for ten years. With the help of a young boy called Dickon and her spoilt, invalid cousin, Colin, Mary brings the garden back to life...
Distant lands, the beautiful gardens of splendid palaces, the sea, the jungle and its beasts, even the desert, are the exotic settings for these stories. Inspired by Kipling's natural empathy with the animal world the subjects range from the animals themselves to the origins of things.
This story is about "real witches" - who dress in ordinary clothes, look like ordinary women, but loathe all children. The seven-year-old hero and his grandmother are pitted against them at a witches convention, at which the witches are plotting to exterminate every child in England.
James's aunts call him names, beat and starve him and make his life a misery. If only his parents hadn't been eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, he wouldn't be in this mess. But one day he meets a man who gives him a bag of magic crocodile tongues and so begins the adventure of his dreams.