This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1819. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law. However, in his late teens Hoffman became increasingly interested in literature and philosophy, and spent much of his time reading German classicists and attending lectures by, amongst others, Immanuel Kant. Hoffman went on to produce a great range of both literary and musical works. Probably Hoffman's most well-known story, produced in 1816, is 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', due to the fact that – some seventy-six years later - it inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. In the same vein, his story 'The Sandman' provided both the inspiration for Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called 'The Uncanny'. (Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the "unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature.") Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
Author: Jack Whyte
Publisher: Forge Books
With Uther, Jack Whyte, author of the richly praised Camulod Chronicles, has given us a portrait of Uther Pendragon, Merlyn's shadow--his boyhood companion and closest friend. And the man who would sire the King of the Britons. From the trials of boyhood to the new cloak of adult responsibility, we see Uther with fresh eyes. He will travel the length of the land, have adventures, and, through fate or tragedy, fall in love with the one woman he must not have. Uther is a compelling love story and, like the other books in the Camulod Chronicles, a version of the legend that is more realistic than anything that has been available to readers before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Helmut Willmann, Gisela Türck, Heinz Messinger
Der Klassiker mit wesentlichen Merkmalen des Power-Konzepts. Rund 120.000 Stichwörter und Wendungen; alle Hauptstichwörter in Blau; zahlreiche blau unterlegte Info-Fenster zu Wortschatz, Grammatik und Landeskunde; aktueller, umfassender Wortschatz mit verlässlichen Übersetzungen; Hervorhebung des italienischen Grundwortschatzes; Grammatikhinweise für das sichere Formulieren. Extras - Abkürzungen, Deklinations- und Konjugationsübersichten u.a.; in Zusammenarbeit mit dem italienischen Verlag Paravia für Schule, Alltag und Beruf.
The Ideal Executive
Author: Ichak Adizes
Publisher: The Adizes Institute Publishing
Arabic with Ease
Author: Jj Schmitt
Publisher: Assimil France
BOOK AND AUDIO CD PACK WITH 49 LESSONS, 2 HR 20 MINUTE PLAYING TIME
Author: Carole Lazarus
Publisher: Crown Pub
Twenty color charts, seventy full-color photographs, and detailed instructions highlight twenty-one original needlepoint projects--for placemats, chairseats, and rugs--inspired by famous Impressionist paintings. 15,000 first printing.
Old, New, Red, Blue!
Author: Melissa Lagonegro
Cars and trucks introduce simple concepts such as color and size.
Author: Owen McCafferty
Publisher: MIT Press
Three astute, savvy early plays from Owen McCafferty. Mojo Mickybo Mojo and Mickybo relive the summer of 1970 when they were growing up in Belfast, playing headers, building huts and re-enacting cowboy movies. An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred. The Waiting List A monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up. Also includes I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me - 'A deeply affectionate and fiercely clear-eyed portrait of a recently unemployed middle-manager slowly losing his mind' Sunday Tribune