Endlessly digressive, boundlessly imaginative and unmatched in its absurd and timeless wit Laurence Sterne´s great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it, with a rich metafictional narrative that might classify it as the first ´postmodern´ novel. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate ´hero´ Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations. The text and notes of this volume are based on the acclaimed Florida Edition, with a critical introduction by Melvyn New and Christopher Ricks´s introductory essay from the first Penguin Classics edition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
From Amazon Regency best-selling author Reina M. Williams comes the final book in A Gentleman´s Daughter trilogy, sweet ´´Austenesque´´ romances. Jack Brightwell is home. For years, he´s distanced himself from his only love, and sought justice for his murdered shipmates. Now he must take his place as heir to his family´s estate, a position he did not think to find himself in. And his mama, the only family he has left, urges him to marry. When he comes across Emily Latimer crying over her cousin´s plan to marry her off to a half-wit, Jack sees a solution for them both, even though it risks his heart, and the love he´s kept secret. Emily Latimer agrees to marry Jack, to save herself, and her cousin Susan, from being forced to marry. Jack had been Emily´s childhood hero, and tormentor. She believes she can protect her heart - and Susan - from the machinations of men. But marrying Jack forces her to confront her past, her lies, and her true feelings. While they work to save her cousins, Emily and Jack begin to hope their love can redeem them, and create a new beginning for all they hold dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027589/bk_acx0_027589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York City, 1946. No one knows his real name, but when the job is too dirty, too dangerous, they call Kissyman.Once an elite Nazi SS commando, an honorable soldier, a taker of lives. When he was assigned to Dachau and saw what he was actually fighting for, he went AWOL and ran as far away as he could - to America. He still makes his living with a gun, but he no longer kills for his country. Now, he kills for cash.A dashing, high-profile bodyguard known as ´´The Gentleman” is hired to protect Beth Copenhaver, an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. When a man named Mathis Wrenn surfaces from Beth´s past and threatens her life, the Gentleman hires Kissyman to make Mr. Wrenn see the error of his ways.It should be a simple job, but there is far more to the connection between Wrenn and Beth than the bombshell lets on. She´s starring in a new movie with John Wayne called Western Dawn. As the premier approaches, Kissyman has to get to Wrenn before Wrenn can get to Beth.Kissyman & the Gentleman is two-fisted, nonstop noir action that draws you deep into the murderous world of this most unlikely hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149257/bk_acx0_149257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.´´ So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen´s classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy? In An Assembly Such as This, Pamela Aidan finally answers that long-standing question. In this first book of the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, she reintroduces us to Darcy during his visit to Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley, and reveals Darcy´s hidden perspective on the events of Pride and Prejudice. As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley´s persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows, as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham. Setting the story vividly against the colorful, historical, and political background of the Regency, Aidan writes in a style comfortably at home with Jane Austen, but with a wit and humor very much her own. Aidan adds her own cast of fascinating characters to those in Austen´s original, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy´s past and present. Austen fans, and newcomers alike, will love this new chapter of the most famous romance of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000195/bk_adbl_000195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five gripping short stories of Arsène Lupin, one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman-thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can´t be bothered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Spera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000760/bk_cids_000760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen grippling short stories of Arsène Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can´t be bothered. The invisible prisoner, The infernal trap, Arsène Lupin in prison, The arrest of Arsene Lupin, The seven of hearts, Herlock Sholmès arrives too late, Two hundred thousand francs reward, The wedding ring, The sign of the shadow, Edith Swan neck, The escape of Arsène Lupin, The black pearl, The mysterious traveler, The Queen´s necklace, Madame Imbert´s safe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Spera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000767/bk_cids_000767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten grippling short stories of Arsène Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can´t be bothered. The 10 short stories: The invisible prisoner, The infernal trap, Arsène Lupin in prison, The arrest of Arsène Lupin, The seven of hearts, Herlock Sholmès arrives too late, Two hundred thousand francs reward, The wedding ring, The sign of the shadow, Edith Swan neck. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Spera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000768/bk_cids_000768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play - both in and out of the bedroom. Not afraid to bend the rules to suit her needs, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his own daring agenda for the gaming tables of London´s gentlemen´s clubs. But now he antes up for a wager of wits and desire with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who keeps him at arm´s length. A kept woman in desperate straits, Lydia has a sharp mind and a head for numbers. She gambles on the sly, hoping to win enough to claim her independence. An alliance with Will at the tables may be a winning proposition for them both. But the arrangement involves dicey odds with rising stakes, sweetened with unspoken promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand could find their hearts betting on something neither can afford to risk: love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002541/bk_tant_002541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.