Four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee, live in a new neighborhood in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him. Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansion, Plumfield. Beth has to stay at home and help with housework; Amy is still at school. Meg is beautiful; Jo is a tomboy; Beth is a pianist; Amy is an artist.Aux États-Unis, pendant la guerre de Sécession. En l’absence de leur père Robert, pasteur nordiste engagé comme aumônier dans le conflit, quatre jeunes sœurs issues de la classe moyenne de la société font face aux difficultés de la vie quotidienne en ce temps de guerre : la raisonnable Margaret (surnommée Meg), l'intrépide Joséphine (surnommée Jo), la charitable Élisabeth (surnommée Beth) et l'orgueilleuse Amy. Elles vivent à Concord dans l'État du Massachusetts avec leur mère et leur fidèle domestique, Hannah. Autrefois riche, la famille March a été ruinée lorsque Mr March avait aidé un ami dans ses affaires, ce qui avait entraîné la faillite. Malgré cela, la famille est heureuse et n'oublie pas d'aider plus pauvre qu'elle.
4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Includes English to French translations of vocabulary throughout, and an extensive index in French at the back of the book. A fully integrated vocabulary development program in American English, progressing from essential words to the more complex, delivered in short thematic units. Realistic scenarios and modern artwork are easy to relate to and these, together with story pages and practice exercises, have been applauded for their success in promoting critical thinking skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components (in English only) - including Workbooks, Classroom Activities, Audio and website.
Renowned for its balance and integration of language learning and culture, the popular and proven VOILÀ! AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, ENHANCED, Sixth Edition, emphasizes skill acquisition through progressive vocabulary and grammar activities, integrated culture, authentic spoken French, and literature. The exciting new enhanced sixth edition is packed with digital resources, including an updated eBook, trackable diagnostic study tool, web-based grammar tutorials, video-based pronunciation tutorials, culture videos, and more. In addition, a variety of innovative learning tools ensures learners get the practice they need to maximize success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: May Sarton, Susan Sherman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Provides a vivid portrait that follows Sarton's life and documents her relationships with friends, family, colleagues, and lovers
Author: John Grisham
Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree... where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they'll skip the holidays. They spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties. But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn't much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn't bargain for... A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
This is the autobiography of Hedy Lamarr, who is famous for two things: First: Her movie career, as she was regarded as the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. She was also the first woman ever to appear nude in a movie. Second: She is famous as an inventor, a scientist and a researcher, especially during the Second World War, as she developed and patented a method to defend against torpedoes and missiles. She also developed an anti-aircraft system where the anti-aircraft fire would not hit the aircraft but would explode nearby. Nowadays, in the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airline 17 over Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 passengers, a new look is being taken at the process developed by Hedy Lamarr. The missile that shot down the Malaysian Airplane used a system similar to the one developed by Hedy Lamarr, and the defense against torpedoes she developed might have applications to prevent future commercial aircraft from being knocked down.
Author: Michael Oates, Larbi Oukada
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The seamless articulation of vocabulary, grammar, activities and cultural content is what makes ENTRE AMIS so effective in the classroom! ENTRE AMIS is a performance-oriented program designed to expand students' interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative skills by presenting and rehearsing situations similar to those they will encounter in real life. Based on a progressive approach, ENTRE AMIS features thorough coverage of all four-language skills with a strong emphasis on oral communication. The language presented and practiced is always embedded in a French cultural context. The Sixth Edition of ENTRE AMIS has been thoroughly updated and now incorporates the latest technology offerings, including the iLrn Heinle Learning Center. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Gretchen V. Angelo
Publisher: Orange Groove Books
Liberte is a French language textbook for first-year college students. Please note that an instructor guide is included as a downloadable attachment.
A Column of Fire
Author: Ken Follett
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost. Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.