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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Modern Library Series)

First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson’s savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer’s account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and “check it out.” The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has “a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer’s An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.” This twenty-fifth-anniversary Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman’s original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: “Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Strange Rumblings in Aztlan,” and “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved.”The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library’s seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program ofselecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world’s best books, at the best prices.

Faun & Games

Piers Anthony’s most exceptional Xanth adventure ever reveals wnodrous new worlds of mirth and magic!The miraculous and mirth-filled land of Xanth holds many marvels. But now an extraordinary new aspect of this remarkable realm unfolds as young Forrest Faun’s quest takes him to a tiny planet hidden in the heart of Xanth. There, with a delightful “day mare” as his constant companion, Forrest will find more marvels then he ever dreamed of.Packed with magic, mystery, and mirth, Faun & Games is the freshest and most exciting Xanth adventure in a month of Pundays!

FastReset® Il Metodo Rapido Di Guarigione Emotiva

La rabbia per un’offesa ricevuta ti annebbia i pensieri. Il terrore di salire su un aereo ti paralizza. Una voglia irresistibile di cibo condiziona la tua vita. Un attacco di claustrofobia ti impedisce di respirare. Chiunque abbia vissuto un forte disagio emotivo, con tutte le conseguenze fisiche che comporta, sa che nel momento di crisi si desidera una sola cosa: che l¿emozione negativa si dissolva in un istante, facendoci tornare padroni di noi stessi. Maria Grazia Parisi, medico psicoterapeuta ed esperta in medicine complementari, ha messo a punto uno strumento innovativo che ha risolto i problemi di centinaia di persone e sta suscitando grande interesse anche in ambito ospedaliero. Si chiama FastReset® e si distingue da tutti i metodi tradizionali per una caratteristica cruciale: i risultati si ottengono in pochi minuti. Sfruttando un meccanismo fisiologico, e applicando uno spostamento dell’attenzione che attivi la corteccia cerebrale, si possono depotenziare le emozioni negative (senza reprimerle) modificando così il peso degli eventi passati e presenti sulla propria esistenza e rendendo gestibili persino traumi, lutti, dipendenze, ansia, fobie. Efficace anche per molti disturbi psicosomatici, per i bambini – poiché del tutto privo di controindicazioni – e per ottimizzare lo stato psicofisico prima di una performance sportiva, il FastReset® è illustrato in questo libro con precise e semplici indicazioni e con moltissimi esempi di successo. Un sistema di autogestione emotiva che fa ritrovare sicurezza e serenità, migliorando i rapporti con gli altri, in famiglia e nel lavoro.

Fascino Indiscreto

Inghilterra, 1837 – Ash Turner è sicuro di avere il diritto di insediarsi a Parford Manor da padrone. Lontano cugino del Duca di Parford, ne reclama titolo e ricchezze a causa delle pesanti accuse che gravano sul capo del nobile parente, in attesa di giudizio. In fondo la vita non è stata generosa con Ash mentre i figli del duca hanno potuto trascorrere un’esistenza protetta e dorata. Quello che non immagina è che una di loro, Lady Margaret Darlymple, si nasconda in quella stessa dimora e, sotto le mentite spoglie di infermiera del padre malato, spii ogni mossa di Ash. Margaret, dal canto suo, non dovrebbe provare altro che disprezzo per quell’uomo così cinico e spietato, artefice della sua probabile rovina, eppure i sentimenti che la animano sono pericolosamente inclini al desiderio. Man mano che i giorni passano, e la conoscenza tra i due si approfondisce, l’ostilità che prova per lui muta dapprima in attrazione, infine in bruciante passione.
Il più affascinante degli amanti è anche il più pericoloso dei nemici.

Farlander

The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators.
Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the Roshun, who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink.
When the Holy Matriarch’s son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the Roshun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the Roshun orders, their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports . . . into bloodshed and death.
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Far From the Madding Crowd (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Here is one of Thomas Hardy’s most popular novels, soon to be released as a major motion picture in May 2015. ‘I shall do one thing in this life – one thing certain – that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die’ Independent and spirited, Bathsheba Everdene owns the hearts of three men. Striving to win her love in different ways, their relationships with Bathsheba complicate her life in bucolic Wessex – and cast shadows over their own. With the morals and expectations of rural society weighing heavily upon her, Bathsheba experiences the torture of unrequited love and betrayal, and discovers how random acts of chance and tragedy can dramatically alter life’s course. The first of Hardy’s novels to become a major literary success, Far from the Madding Crowd explores what it means to live and to love.

Far From the Madding Crowd

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Macmillan Readers: pre-intermediate level
One of Thomas Hardy’s greatest novels, Far from the Madding Crowd tells the story of the life and loves of the brave and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene.
Opowieść o życiu pięknej i odważnej Batsheby Everdene. Kobieta pewnej nocy ratuje życie młodemu farmerowi – Gabrielowi Oaka. Od tego czasu ich losy są powiązane ze sobą na zawsze. Wiele muszą oboje pokonać przeszkód, aby móc być razem. Jak wiele tragedii ich spotka, ile będą musieli przejść? Wielka miłość, ogromne tragedie i wzruszenia. Od wydawcy: retold by John Escott
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The Far Bank of the Rubicon

For three hundred years, the Pax Imperium secured peace throughout the galaxy. Now the empire teeters on the brink of collapse.As war brews, the House of Athena expects Jonas to enlist. Unable to escape his gilded cage, the young prince accepts his fate. But when the factions come to blows, his secret affair with the daughter of a rival becomes a liability. As territory falls, Athena lays impossible demands on Jonas, and he is forced to choose between love and the ideals his family fights to preserve.The Far Bank of the Rubicon is super-charged, adult science fiction from Erik Wecks, creator of the Pax Imperium and author of the critically acclaimed Aetna Adrift.
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Fantasy, Legend, And The Guardian

[Menage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy/Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, shape-shifters, light BDSM, spanking, sex toys] The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. Fletcher Martin has spent the majority of his life alone. Changing into a common house cat doesn’t exactly endear him to others who are looking for a mate, either. Everyone else might be upset at the elders’ trickery, but Fletcher just hopes he won’t be leaving alone. After centuries of hiding away from the rest of the paranormal world, Caspian Reyes just wants someone to call his own and ease the ache in his heart. The cute little kitty shifter and the gorgeous gargoyle may just be what the doctor ordered. Six thousand years of existing in the shadows has taken its toll on Shade Santiago. He doesn’t know if he’s worth it, but when Caspian and Fletcher decide to take a chance on him, Shade seizes the opportunity with both hands. The past has a way of holding on, though, and Shade’s secrets could prove deadly for them all. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain

Deep within Russia, would-renowned scientist Pyotor Shapirov lies in a coma. Locked within his brain rests the key to the greatest scientific advance in the world’s history. Only one scientist can hope to locate this secret—Dr. Albert Jonas Morrison, an American. Morrison’s mission: to be miniaturized to molecular size along with a team of four Soviet scientists, travel in a specially designed submarine to the dying Shapirov’s brain, and tap the secrets held there. Morrison and his companions have only twelve hours to accomplish their task—in the face of unexpected terrors and with their own lives hanging precariously in the balance.
With his phenomenal two-million-copy bestseller *Fantastic Voyage,* Isaac Asimov took the world on its first amazing journey into the human body. Now, twenty year later, after deeper exploration into one of the most fascinating areas of science, Dr. Asimov delivers an all-new thriller that transports you to the far reaches of inner space. Electrifying, astonishing, and remarkably realistic, this new novel is certain to become a science fiction classic.

Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man’s carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed.

Fanny Packs and Foul Play (A Haley Randolph Mystery)

A novella in the hilarious Haley Randolph cozy mystery series.
Fashionista and event planner to the stars Haley Randolph thinks the Thanksgiving Day feast she’s organizing for the wealthy young owners of the Pammy Candy Company at their Calabasas mansion will be easy—until the hostess is pushed to her death from a second floor balcony.

Money-hungry relatives expecting to dish up a share of the candy company profits, an ex-lover, and a family secret make a tempting recipe for murder. It’s a feast of suspects as Haley gobbles up clues that threaten to turn this warm, welcoming occasion into cold leftovers—but with private detective Jack Bishop in charge of the investigation, things heat up fast.

Haley searches for the designer handbag of her dreams—but finds a hot new attorney instead—and a killer who knows revenge is a meal best served cold!

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Fang. Maximum ride

Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman e Angel sono stati le cavie di un esperimento genetico che ha mutato per sempre il loro DNA, rendendoli al novantotto per cento umani e al due per cento uccelli. Fuggiti dal laboratorio in cui sono cresciuti, e costantemente braccati dai loro stessi creatori, i ragazzi sono costretti a combattere non solo per se stessi, ma anche per la salvezza del mondo intero… Max è abituata a stare costantemente all’erta, pronta a radunare lo stormo e a volare via al minimo segnale di pericolo. Tuttavia persino lei è paralizzata dalla paura quando la piccola Angel, la più dotata del gruppo, ha un’agghiacciante premonizione: Fang sarà il primo di loro a morire. Confusa e sconvolta, Max non può nemmeno immaginare una vita senza di lui: Fang è il suo braccio destro, il suo migliore amico, la sua anima gemella… Nel disperato tentativo di proteggerlo, quindi, è costretta per qualche tempo ad abbandonare lo stormo che, istigato da Angel, inizia a mettere in dubbio il suo ruolo di capo. E tutto ciò accade proprio mentre i ragazzi devono affrontare una nuova, spaventosa minaccia. Il dottor Hans, proprietario di un avanzatissimo laboratorio di ricerca, ha infatti una terribile sorpresa in serbo per loro: Dylan, un quindicenne alato creato con l’unico scopo di diventare il consorte di Max. E, per realizzare il piano, Fang deve essere eliminato.
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The Family Shame

Isabella Rubén is a traitor – at twelve years old.
Disgraced, abandoned by her friends and shunned by her family, Isabella is sent into exile with scant hope of returning to her former home.  Her destination, Kirkhaven Hall; a stone mansion miles from civilisation, inhabited only by a pair of older exiles.  Existence as she knew it is over. 
But as she tries to settle into Kirkhaven Hall, and a life far from the one she enjoyed before her fall from grace, she discovers that the hall has secrets.  Intruders on the grounds, ghostly shadows moving at night …
… and a plot that may destroy everything she once held dear.

False Scent

False Scent (Roderick Alleyn Series #21) by Ngaio Marsh
In a poisonous cloud of spray, the curtain falls on a drama queen.
Little did beloved British actress Mary Bellamy know that she would be done in at her own birthday party-choked by toxic mist from the bottle of “Slaypest,” a deadly insecticide. Basking in the glow of her most adoring fans-who all happened to be her most duplicitous enemies-Mary would make her final performance. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn arrives, he smells a rat amongst the contemptuous collection of theatre types detained at the party, for this case has the unmistakable scent of murder…

Fallout

A radical Islamic leader who dreams of the past will do anything in his power to ensure that the future is destroyed-by hitting the technological world where it hurts: oil.