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Cyrano de Bergerac

SUMMARY: Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. One of the most beloved heroes of the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a magnificent wit who, despite his many gifts, feels that no woman can ever love him because of his enormous nose. He adores the beautiful Roxanne but, lacking courage, decides instead to help the tongue-tied but winsome Christian woo the fair lady by providing him with flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Roxanne is smitten—but is it Christian she loves or Cyrano? A triumph from the moment of its 1897 premiere, Cyrano de Bergerac has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the world. Its perennial popularity is a tribute to the universal appeal of its themes and characters.Peter Connor is Associate Professor of French and comparative literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

Cygnus Space Opera : Books 1 to 3

*Cygnus Rising*, *Cygnus Expanding*, and *Cygnus Arrives* – the first three books in the Cygnus Space Opera series bundled together.
Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on harrowing missions…. What could go wrong?
From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they’ve gone before.
They didn’t expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons, and the space ship is the prize.
What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?
“Most authors can’t make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” – Amazon five-star reviewer
“…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”
“A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”
“I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”


EDITORIAL REVIEW: A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts toward Florida with a crew of dead men — Soviet cosmonauts. DIRK PITT discovers a shocking scheme: a covert group of U.S. industrialists has put a colony on the moon, a secret base they will defend at any cost. Threatened in space, the Russians are about to strike a savage blow in Cuba — and only DIRK PITT can stop them. From a Cuban torture chamber to the cold ocean depths, Pitt is racing to defuse an international conspiracy that threatens to shatter the earth!

Cycle of the Werewolf

The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom.
Now scenes of unbelieving horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next. But one thing is sure.
When the moon grows fat, a paralyzing fear sweeps through Tarker Mills. For snarls that sound like human words can be heard whining through the wind. And all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated… **Cycle of the Werewolf**.

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

A fly-on-the-wall account of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal – the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong’s precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring to life the astonishing twists and turns of the scandal that has rocked the world of cycling. With unprecedented access to the key players in the drama – from Armstrong’s fellow cyclists and top cycling officials to doctors, trainers and wives – Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong built a fortress of people around him to protect his image and upend the lives of anybody who stood in his way. As America’s fallen idol faces potential perjury charges, Cycle of Lies widens the focus to expose corruption at all levels of the sport in a thrilling, page-turning work of contemporary narrative history.


‘Riveting … Why did he do it? is clearly the first question begging for an answer. And How did he get away with it for so long? is another. Macur investigates both exhaustively and the result is a tale right out of ancient Greece – the demi-god with the fatal flaw’ Toronto Star ‘Macur is a fine writer and a tireless reporter’ Observer ‘Her well-researched book pays testimony to the determination of a large group of people, those used and cast aside by Armstrong, who found the courage to stand up to the bully … That he was still arrogant enough to try to get her to change the title of ‘Cycle of Lies’ speaks volumes for his self-centred nature and Macur’s determination as a journalist to stick with what she believed to be the truth’ Eastern Daily Press ‘Macur offers plenty that is new and is capable of holding your interest … Compared with the other recent Armstrong books – ‘The Secret Race’, ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Wheelmen’ – ‘Cycle of Lies’ is the one to read if you want the whole story nailed in a clear and concise narrative … But it is also a book that can be quite subtle at times and contains moments of beauty … a rewarding read’ Podium Cafe
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In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBP the Net Force. When web service is disrupted across the world, a new nation makes its presence known. Terrorists from a virtual country called CyberNation have taken the web hostage. Their demands: worldwide recognition and rights for their “citizens.” Though there are millions of CyberNation sympathizers, Net Force rallies its troops for an all-out war on three fronts — politically, physically, and electronically — because dealing with terrorists is never an option…

Cutting Machine Crafts with Your Cricut, Sizzix, Or Silhouette

Cutting Machine Crafts with Your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette: Die Cutting Machine Projects to Make with 60 SVG Files by Lia Griffith
**Get more creative with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette die cutting machine! Here are 50 easy projects and 60 templates for making gorgeous home accessories, fun party decor, and memorable gifts. **

This book includes beautiful items you can make using just about any electronic die cutting machine, by downloading the SVG templates, running your materials through your machine, and following the instructions to assemble your cut materials. Discover graphic Scandinavian patterns to decorate aprons and tea towels, paper succulent centerpieces, and dozens of blooms for bouquets, garlands, and crowns. Every project includes easy instructions and plenty of variations so you can get the most out of your machine.

With an introduction to electronic die cutting machines and options for cutting the templates out by hand, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice.
*Includes instructions for downloading 60 SVG cut files compatible with most electronic cutting machines. *

Cutting Edge

WIRED. Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.


A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place… The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot’s declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?…

First rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny’ Time Superb, vintage Christie’ Sunday Express
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Cursor’s Fury

SUMMARY: Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera’s aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support – even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord’s Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy – or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?Treachery is rife elsewhere, as young Tavi of Calderon will find. Posted away from the war, Tavi joins a legion anyway, under an assumed name. Then Kalare does the unthinkable – uniting with the brutish Canim. When treason wipes out the army’s command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced legion against the might of the Canim horde – the very last resort of a war-torn realm.

The Curse of the Pharaohs

SUMMARY: Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters, a writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key (Washington Post Book World) here continues her series of mysteries starring Amelia Peabody.

The Curse of Lono

The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman
**Hunter S. Thompson’s most eccentric book in a new, limited edition**
*The Curse of Lono* is to Hawaii what *Fear and Loathing* was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist’s “coverage” of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, *Curse* features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter’s oeuvre, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy.
The author: Self-declared “gonzo” journalist, **Hunter S. Thompson** (1939-2005) penned nearly a dozen books, including * Hell’s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Generation of Swine, Songs for the Doomed*, and *The Great Shark Hunt*. He was also contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for ESPN.com. His acerbic, over-the-top style had a profound impact on journalism and influenced a generation of writers.
The illustrator: **Ralph Steadman** is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. He is also a printmaker (his prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs). His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and *The Big I Am, the story of God*.
The editor: **Steve Crist** is the photography editor for TASCHEN, where he recently produced *Marilyn* by Andre de Dienes, *Steve McQueen* by William Claxton, and *The Polaroid Book*. He is currently working with Hugh Hefner on* Hugh Hefner’s Playboy*, on William Claxton’s forthcoming jazz opus *Jazzlife*, and a book of photographs created by Hunter S. Thompson. A California native, Steve is based at the TASCHEN America offices in Los Angeles.

The Currents of Space

Classic science fiction adventure in the Foundation universe by grandmaster Isaac Asimov. Only one man can warn the planet Florinia that it is doomed by an astronomical catastrophe — but he has amnesia and is a slave.

High above planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters.

Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom, any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest, resulting in a galactic war. So the Trantorian Empire, whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace, prosperity, and freedom, has allowed the oppression to continue.

Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. As his memories begin to return, however, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: Everyone on Florinia is doomed…the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end-so there are those who would kill the messenger. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

(source: Bol.com)

Currant Events

When Clio, the Muse of History, sat down to pen the twenty-eighth volume in the Chronicles of Xanth, she was stunned to discover it was already there! And, what was worse, it was totally unreadable, for the words on its pages were fuzzed beyond comprehension.Vexed and bewildered, and more than a little concerned, Clio resolved to leave the quiet comfort of her study on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and ask her old friend, the Good Magician Humfrey, to search a solution to her problem in his Book of Answers.But, much to her consternation, Humfrey required her to perform a magical Service before she could acquire her Answer: to rescue Xanth’s dragons from the verge of extinction before the delicate balance of its wildlife was permanently thrown out of whack.Her momentous mission lead her to a dangerous Dragon World hidden amongst the Moons of Ida, across a perilous landscape filled with wonder and danger, in search of the fabled Currant, a very rare red berry that might hold the secret she sought. Along the way she acquired a fellowship of companions, including the brave and beautiful Becka Dragongirl, a pair of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, a charming young child called Ciriana whose destiny was somehow entwined with hers, and Sherlock, a sweet but homely man from Mundania who might just be a master magician himself.Together they gradually began to unravel the momentous mystery of Xanth’s missing history. And Clio began to realize that Sherlock’s enchantments had begun to work their way into her heart… in Piers Anthony’s Currant Events.

The Currabinny Cookbook

Cookbook of the Year, Irish Book Awards 2018 Cookbook of the Year, Listowel Food Fair 2018 Irish Times Best Cookbooks 2018 Top Cookbooks 2018, Sunday Times Best Books of 2018, Sunday Independent Books of the Year 2018, Irish Independent ‘The book exudes a love of food … there are lots of good things to explore inside’ Darina Allen, Irish Examiner In five years selling at farmers’ markets and hosting dining events and pop-ups, James Kavanagh and William Murray’s food business, Currabinny, has grown a huge fan-base. James and William celebrate traditional ingredients (butter, cream, sea-salt and the best of fresh and local produce), give them a modern twist, and always produce indulgent delicious dishes. The Currabinny Cookbook includes their favourite recipes. From breakfast ideas (Macroom Oatmeal with Saturn Peaches, Pomegranate & Raw Honey) to sumptuous suppers (Rustic Rye Galette with Leeks, Fennel and Goats Cheese; Slow Roasted Salmon with Blood Orange, Lemon, Fennel & Dill; Ham in Juniper & Apple Juice with Mustard Parsnip Mash and Buttered Cabbage) and sweet treats (Apple, Rosemary & Buttermilk Cake; Fresh Blueberry Pie with Lemon Curd Cream) this book is a one-stop bible of delicious, comforting and irresistible recipes. ‘Has set the foodie world on fire … it’s easy to see why. Easy to make but jam-packed with flavour. We’re obsessed’ WellFest blog ‘A handsome collection of recipes using traditional, seasonal ingredients, given a contemporary slant’ Irish Times ‘A lovely book of recipes’ Sunday Times ‘It’s a blast to come across this sweet book of delicious home cooking’ Cookbooks of 2018, John & Sally McKenna, McKennas’ Guides ‘Their enthusiasm and irreverence leaps from the pages just as much as their flair in the kitchen … the book is beautiful with delicate illustrations and tempting photographs’ Sunday Independent ‘A delicious fusion of traditional and modern food’ Irish Country Magazine ‘The pair have a serious love for food … accessible for cooks of all levels and the images are absolutely gorgeous’ Food & Wine Magazine ‘They’ve thought of everything when it comes to the cookbook, beautiful images [and] good food’ Image Magazine ‘The prettiest Irish cookbook this autumn’ Irish Independent ‘Brilliant recipes … really lovely … I’m definitely going to be making a lot of stuff out of it’ Roisin Ingle, Irish Times ‘Delicious dishes and gorgeous recipes’ Stellar ‘A gorgeous contemporary cookbook – full of traditional recipes with a twist’ Irish Examiner ‘A complete winner!’ Her.ie ‘The bookshelves are heaving with culinary content but one stood out from the crowd … The Currabinny Cookbook’ Irish Farmers Journal, books of the year

Their enthusiasm and irreverence leaps from the pages just as much as their flair in the kitchen … the book is beautiful with delicate illustrations and tempting photographs — Best Books of 2018 * Sunday Independent * A contemporary twist on tradition with a unique cross-generational appeal * Irish Independent, Books of the Year * This book has everything required for a filling Christmas * Irish Independent * Traditional dishes with a modern twist … I could eat their flourless dark chocolate and sea salt cake every day * Sunday Times * If you open up any page … it looks delicious but also very easy * Eoghan McDermott * The book exudes a love of food … There are lots of good things to explore inside the covers of the Currabinny Cookbook (I love the graphics too) — Darina Allen * Irish Examiner * Delicious dishes and gorgeous recipes * Stellar * They’ve thought of everything when it comes to the cookbook, beautiful images [and] good food * Image Magazine * A gorgeous contemporary cookbook – full of traditional recipes with a twist * Irish Examiner * The prettiest Irish cookbook this autumn * Irish Independent Magazine * A handsome, well-structured collection of recipes using traditional, seasonal ingredients, given a contemporary slant * Irish Times Magazine *
(source: Bol.com)

Cum for the Viking 5

Love is the greatest treasure…
After having successfully seduced the Viking Lord, Finn Vapnfjord, Lora Green is faced with the possibility of losing him to the ravages of war. The lovers are separated, and the buxom brunette must fend for herself, seeking shelter in an enemy encampment and the bed of Bram Laxdale.
This story contains seduction, romance, oral sex, ménage à trois, and double penetration. All characters are eighteen and above. Adult 18+