Download E-books Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel PDF

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. free of the stifling constraints of boarding institution, she joins her father—a good-looking, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer time holiday in a gorgeous villa outdoors of Paris together with his most recent mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father percentage, whereas plotting her personal sexual adventures with a "tall and nearly appealing" legislation scholar. however the arrival of her past due mother's ally, Anne, intrudes upon a tender girl's pleasures. And whilst a dating starts off to strengthen among the adults, Cécile and her lover set in movement a plan to maintain them apart...with tragic, unforeseen consequences.

The the world over loved tale of a precocious teenager's makes an attempt to appreciate and keep watch over the realm round her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a superbly composed, splendidly ambiguous occasion of sexual liberation, right now sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

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Download E-books La France dans les yeux : Une histoire de la communication politique de 1930 à aujourd'hui PDF

By Christian Delporte

« Enlevez-moi ça de là ! » : « ça », c’est le micro de los angeles radio, et celui qui s’agace s’appelle Raymond Poincaré. Nous sommes en 1927, et le chef du gouvernement français doit prononcer un discours pour inaugurer un ceremonial dinner où figurent d’éminentes personnalités de los angeles République ; que diable irait-il faire de ce device encombrant !

Préhistoire médiatique… qui n’a pas duré longtemps : motor vehicle n’allons pas croire que nous avons tout inventé, avec nos journaux humans, nos mediatraining et nos specialists en snapshot ! C’est que l. a. conversation politique n’est pas affaire de modèles abstraits, mais de trouvailles, de redites, de rencontres aussi : son histoire, dès lors qu’on s’intéresse à sa fabrique, à ses facets concrets, est riche en surprises. Petit attempt : qui a inventé le slogan « los angeles strength tranquille », lequel marqua le début du règne des publicitaires en politique, Jacques Séguéla ou Léon Blum ? Qui imagina le leading les célèbres « causeries au coin du feu », ces émissions radiophoniques au ton plus intime, Franklin D. Roosevelt ou le président du Conseil André Tardieu ? Pour quel homme politique fut inauguré l’outil du « plan-médias », man Mollet ou Valéry Giscard d’Estaing ? D’ailleurs, lequel d’entre eux accepta le greatest de se plier à l’outrage ultime, l. a. séance de maquillage avant de passer à l. a. télévision ?

Des années 30 à aujourd’hui, voici, dans les coulisses de los angeles scène politique, une autre histoire de los angeles France contemporaine.

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Download E-books HHhH: A Novel PDF

By Laurent Binet

"HHhH blew me away... it truly is the most effective historic novels i have ever come across."―Bret Easton Ellis, writer of American Psycho and Less Than Zero

A Finalist for the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A Financial Times most sensible ebook of the Year
A New York occasions publication assessment Editors' Choice

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler's mind is termed Heydrich." the main deadly guy in Hitler's cupboard, Reinhard Heydrich appeared indestructible―until exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and altered the process history.

In Laurent Binet's enthralling debut, we stick with Jozef Gabcík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic break out from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their deadly assault on Heydrich and their very own brutal deaths within the basement of a Prague church. a continuing combination of reminiscence, reality, and Binet's personal notable mind's eye, HHhH is right away exciting and intellectually engrossing―a fast paced novel of the second one international struggle that also is a profound meditation at the debt we owe to history.

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Download E-books The Oxford History of the French Revolution PDF

This moment version of the main authoritative and accomplished background of the French Revolution attracts on a wealth of latest examine on the way to re-evaluate the best of all revolutions. It incorporates a beneficiant chronology of occasions and a longer bibliographical essay offering an exam of the historiography of the Revolution. starting with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, top historian William Doyle lines the historical past of France via revolution, terror, and counter-terror, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, alongside the way in which interpreting the effect of those occasions in France upon the remainder of Europe. He explores how a flow which all started with optimism and common enthusiasm quickly turned a tragedy, not just for the ruling orders, yet for hundreds of thousands of normal humans in all places Europe who paid the fee for the destruction of the previous political order and the fight to set up a brand new one.
Highly readable and meticulously researched, The Oxford historical past of the French Revolution will offer new perception into some of the most very important occasions in ecu history.

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Download E-books L'Âme de l'homme sous le socialisme PDF

By Oscar Wilde

L’Âme de l'homme sous le socialisme d’Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) fut publié pour los angeles première fois à Londres dans l. a. Fortnightly evaluate, en 1891. L’auteur est devenu célèbre l’année précédente, avec l. a. parution du Portrait de Dorian grey. Dans l. a. préface de ce roman, Wilde développe une notion très paradoxale ("perverse", diront certains opinions) de l. a. littérature, de l’esthétique et de l’art en général : seul compte le beau, et le véritable créateur ne doit se soucier ni de l’utile, ni de los angeles morale, ni de l’opinion. C’est cette théorie qu’il reprend dans cet essai, en apparence plus politique, où l’enjeu de l’épanouissement individuel est élargi à los angeles société entière : avec une violence redoublée, un sens de l. a. formule et un humour dignes de son ami George B. Shaw, Wilde s’en prend à tout ce qui peut contrarier le libre développement de l’individu, de los angeles propriété privée à l. a. démocratie et… au journalisme. vehicle le “socialisme” dont il souhaite – ou feint de souhaiter – l’avènement, plus proche de l’idéal de los angeles Fabian Society (cercle réformateur créé en 1884) que de l. a. dictature du prolétariat, ne peut correspondre à ses yeux qu’au triomphe… d’un individualisme intégral, qu’il définit comme « nouvel héllénisme». Le texte ne fut – discrètement – proposé en librairie qu’en 1895, au second où Wilde se trouvait déjà en legal, après sa condamnation pour homosexualité.

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Download E-books À La Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France PDF

By Ian Moore

A comedic romp via one man's life in the Loire Valley, France

Comedian, mod, grump Ian Moore has had sufficient. bored with being not able to park at any place close to his cramped condominium in a loud city he doesn’t like, he hatches a plan to maneuver his spouse and younger son to a distant nook of the Loire Valley looking for serenity and area. a number of years later, Ian reveals himself as much as his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels, and needy hens; he’s wrestling with electrical fences, a overseas language, a mountain of animal waste, and a spouse who collects farm animals like there’s a biblical flood at the horizon, all whereas making an attempt to not soiled his loafers. yet regardless of the ups, downs, and extending calls for of Ian’s showbiz profession, the Moore kinfolk persevere to create a different, colourful, and eventually worthwhile lifestyles of their new home—à los angeles campagne and à los angeles mod!

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Download E-books Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count PDF

By Jill Jonnes

The tale of the world-famous monument and the extreme world's reasonable that brought it.

In this primary basic background of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed writer of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye fixed- starting glance not just on the development of 1 of the trendy world's so much iconic constructions, but additionally the epochal occasion that surrounded its arrival as a ask yourself of the realm. during this marvelously enjoyable portrait of Belle Époque France, worry and loathing over Eiffel's brash layout proportion the highlight with the celebs that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an occasion to remember-including Buffalo invoice and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an period on the sunrise of modernity, reveling within the unlimited promise of the longer term.

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Download E-books Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792 PDF

The event, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789-1792 deeply stimulated the politics and process the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political cost of 1789 urged the French kingdom into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and conflict on a virtually worldwide scale. This publication explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned conventional Bourbon kingship eventually succumbed to the novel problem posed through the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' tradition. whereas so much past reviews have interested in Louis XVI's genuine and imagined overseas counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto ignored family actions in Paris. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival resource fabric, Caiani offers an alternate interpreting of Louis XVI during this interval, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the supplier of his day-by-day actions and private loved ones have been crucial elements within the people's expanding alienation from the newly validated constitutional monarchy.

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