Categoria: Inglés

Brown eyes – Paul Stewart

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‘A man is pretending to be me,’ I said. ‘Why?’ Every year, Peter and Susan Reed go to Lea-on-Sea for their holiday; every year they stay at the Hotel Vista. This year things start to go wrong. A man there is pretending to be Peter. But why? Is he friendly or dangerous — what does he want? Will this, their thirteenth visit to Lea-on-Sea, be their last visit? Level Beginner (300 words)

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Frankenstein (inglés) – Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 ‘Uncensored’ Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author’s original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel...

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Dexter by Design – Jeff Lindsay

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After a honeymoon that includes a trip to Paris to see an exhibit of self-mutilating art, Dexter—a blood-spatter expert for the Miami PD and a serial killer who hunts killers who have evaded justice—teams up with his sister, a Miami PD sergeant, to search for a killer with a taste for gruesome postmortem artistic displays. Nick Landrum delivers a solid reading that evokes the exterior plainness of Dexter while also revealing his sinister inner...

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King Rat – James Clavell

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The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

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Norstrilia – Cordwainer Smith

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Expansion of “The Planet Buyer” and “The Underpeople”. This is the first publication of the complete novel as Smith wrote it. The publishers in the 60’s felt that it was too long to publish as a single novel, so Smith broke it in two, adding a small amount of material at the end of “The Planet Buyer” and at the beginning of “The Underpeople” so they could stand separately. This new edition of Norstrilia corrects a...

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Timeless – Gail Carriger

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Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire’s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe’s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia’s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle. Until, that is, she receives a summons from...

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The scorch trials – James Dashner

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Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the...

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The Da Vinci code – Dan Brown

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A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The...

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