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Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world, Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire chronicles, Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man who made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata and Score!, offer an intoxicating blend of skulduggery, swooning romance, sexual adventure and hilarious high jinks.
Riders, the first and steamiest in the series, takes the lid off international show jumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals.
The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the beautiful bounder and darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having filched each other’s horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics.

Revolutionary Road

Frank și April Wheeler s-au considerat întotdeauna un cuplu deosebit, dar, după ce au adus pe lume doi copii, au ajuns să se împace cu o existență convențională într-o suburbie din Connecticut. Tânjind după o viață mai puțin mărginită, April îl convinge pe Frank să se mute cu familia la Paris, dar, încet-încet, planurile și, odată cu ele, căsnicia celor doi iau o turnură tragică.
„Un studiu remarcabil pe o temă tipic americană, aceea a individului devenit «prizonier al propriei vieți», o realizare cu adevărat impresionantă. [ *Revolutionary Road* ] spune cu sensibilitate, cu vigoare și cu o conștiință acută a complexității și ambiguității umanului o poveste mișcătoare și fascinantă.“ – *The Atlantic Monthly*
Romanul *Revolutionary Road* a fost ecranizat de regizorul Sam Mendes într-un film cu Leonardo DiCaprio și Kate Winslet în rolurile principale. Pelicula a fost nominalizată la premiile Oscar, Globul de Aur și BAFTA.
Clasici moderni Litera pune laolaltă scriitori moderni ale căror opere au devenit deja repere clasice. Cele mai importante, mai provocatoare, mai emoționante, mai revoluționare opere din ultimii 125 de ani – cărți care vor continua să fie citite de la o generație la alta.

Remember Me 3 The Last Story

### Someone did not like Shari Cooper writing her stories.
Shari Cooper had died once, and then returned to Earth as a Wanderer — a soul who had been given permission to take the place of another soul in a mature body. Shari has regained her memory of her previous life. More than that she has realized her purpose in returning to mortal life — to write stories for young people to help them understand the immortal life that is to follow. Her talent is inspired, her destiny great, and it is not long before Shari and her books are known all over the world.
Then one special night a story of incomparable beauty and mystery comes to her. An ancient tale that speaks of the origin of mankind and the purpose of human life. Quickly, almost in a fever, Shari begins to write it down, sure that it is nothing more than a wonderful fable. But what Shari doesn’t know is that her new book is true — a mystical blueprint that warns of a great danger to humanity from creatures who despise all human beings, but who have a unique and terrifying hatred for Wanderers. Creatures who will go to any length to stop Shari’s story from being published.
Creatures who wait unseen outside Shari’s door.

Remember Me

When Shari Cooper awoke at home after being at her girlfriend’s birthday party, her family acted like she wasn’t there. They didn’t hear a thing she said. They wouldn’t even look at her. Then the call came from the hospital. Her father and brother paled. Her mother started to cry. Shari didn’t know what was wrong. Not until she followed them to the hospital. There she found herself lying on a cold slab in the morgue. The police said that it was suicide.
Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari embarks on the strangest of all criminal investigations: one in which she spies on her friends, and even enters their dreams — where she comes face-to-face with a nightmare from beyond the grave. The Shadow — a thing more horrible than death itself — is the key to Shari’s death, and the only thing that can stop her murderer from murdering again.

Rainbow’s End

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India.
The sleepy village of Middlehope is suddenly jerked into life by nouveau riche antiques magnate Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of activity, he extravagantly refurbishes the manor house, joins the golf club, angling society and arts council – and, in a ruthless coup, dislodges the old church organist to take over the position himself.
But for all his reforming zeal, the Middlehope community rejects him. And when Rainbow’s crushed body is found in the graveyard of St Eata’s church, there is very little surprise or sorrow – but much speculation as to who the murderer could be. After all, there are so many candidates – from his young, beautiful, flirtatious wife to the usurped organist and his mutinous choir. It falls upon Superintendent George Felse, newly promoted head of the Midshire CID, to solve this most perplexing murder.

Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.
**About the Series:** Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, **Very Short Introductions** offer an introduction to some of life’s most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Python Network Programming Cookbook

An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples on real-world networking tasks. It covers the advanced topics of network programming in Python using a set of selected recipes. If you are a network programmer, system/network administrator, or a web application developer, this book is ideal for you. You should have a basic familiarity with the Python programming language and TCP/IP networking concepts. However if you are a novice, you will develop an understanding of the concepts as you progress with this book. This book will serve as a supplementary material for developing hands-on skills in any academic course on network programming.


Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem’s casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.
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Tras escapar de las garras de la República, June y Day llegan a Vegas y se enteran de algo inimaginable: el Elector Primo acaba de morir, y su hijo Anden ocupará su puesto. Con la república al borde del caos, los dos se unen a un grupo rebelde de Patriotas que están dispuestos a rescatar al hermano pequeño de Day y facilitarles la huida a las Colonias. Los Patriotas solo les piden una cosa a cambio: que maten al nuevo Elector.