Honeymoon in Paris
Author: Jojo Moyes
For fans of Jojo Moyes's New York Times bestseller Me Before You and After You— an irresistible eBook-only novella and compelling prequel to her new novel, The Girl You Left Behind At the heart of Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking new novel, The Girl You Left Behind, are two haunting love stories—that of Sophie and Édouard Lefèvre in France during the First World War, and, nearly a century later, Liv Halston and her husband David. Honeymoon in Paris takes place several years before the events to come in The Girl You Left Behind when both couples have just married. Sophie is swept up in the glamour of Belle Époque Paris but discovers that loving a celebrated artist like Édouard Lefèvre brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for. . . . This enchanting self-contained story will have you falling in love with both young brides, and with Paris then and now, and it is the perfect appetizer for the The Girl You Left Behind, a spellbinding story of love, devotion, and passion in the hardest of times. Bonus: Includes a sneak peek from The Girl You Left Behind and Moyes’s previous novel, Me Before You.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1893, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle had decided that these would be the last collection of Holmes's stories, and intended to kill him off in "The Final Problem". Reader demand stimulated him to write another Holmes adventure—The Hound of the Baskervilles. In "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", Holmes relates the aftermath of "The Final Problem", and how he survived. Die Memoiren des Sherlock Holmes, erschienen 1893 unter dem englischen Originaltitel The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, ist die zweite Sammlung von Detektivgeschichten um Sherlock Holmes von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In sämtlichen Geschichten des Bandes fungiert, wie auch in fast allen übrigen Sherlock-Holmes-Geschichten, Holmes’ Freund Dr. Watson als Ich-Erzähler.
The first-person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The patriarch of the family, The General, is indebted to the Frenchman de Griers and has mortgaged his property in Russia to pay only a small amount of his debt. Upon learning of the illness of his wealthy aunt, "Grandmother", he sends streams of telegrams to Moscow and awaits the news of her demise. His expected inheritance will pay his debts and gain Mademoiselle Blanche de Cominges's hand in marriage.Der hoch verschuldete russische General wartet in Roulettenburg im Kreis seiner Familie, einiger Bekannter und Gläubiger auf die Nachricht, dass die reiche Erbtante das Zeitliche segnet und er sie beerben kann. Dies ist seine einzige Chance, die Schulden bei dem arroganten Franzosen de Grieux, dem Kavalier von Polina, der Stieftochter des Generals, zu begleichen. Gleichzeitig würde dieser Geldschub eine Hochzeit zwischen dem General und der ebenfalls nicht unbemittelten Mademoiselle Blanche begünstigen, in die der deutlich ältere General hoffnungslos verliebt ist. Der Hauslehrer des Generals, der Ich-Erzähler Aleksej Iwanowitsch, beobachtet die Intrigen des Franzosen, der sich mit Blanche insgeheim verbündet hat, und buhlt mit ihm um die Gunst von Polina, in die er unsterblich verliebt ist. Sie jedoch nutzt ihn aus, verspottet ihn und straft ihn mit Verachtung.
Holmes reads the telegram requesting consultation in a fresh murder case. He is reluctant to help because credit would go entirely to the officials. Watson urges him to reconsider so Holmes invites him to accompany him as he investigates the crime scene, an abandoned house off the Brixton Road. Holmes observes the pavement and garden leading up to the house before he and Watson meet Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade. The four observe the crime scene, Holmes using a magnifying lens and tape measure. The male corpse, he's told, has been identified as Enoch Drebber. Blood has been found in the room but there is no wound on the body. They also learn from documents found on his person that he was in London with his secretary, Joseph Stangerson. On one wall, written in blood, is "RACHE". Watson und Holmes lernen sich 1881 kennen und beziehen gemeinsam eine Wohnung in der Baker Street. Dies ist der Beginn der berühmten Freundschaft zwischen ihnen. Während sie sich noch miteinander vertraut machen, trifft ein Brief von Tobias Gregson ein, der Holmes bittet, ihm bei einem ungeklärten Todesfall nahe der Brixton Road in Lauriston Gardens zu helfen. Drebber, der Ermordete, liegt in einem verlassenen Haus. An der Wand steht das unvollständige Wort „Rach“, geschrieben mit Blut. Dies führt zu der Mutmaßung, es könnte sich entweder um den englischen Vornamen "Rachel" handeln oder um das deutsche Wort „Rache“, wobei letzteres vom Goethe-Kenner Holmes, der auch ansonsten des Deutschen mächtig ist, als wahrscheinlicher angesehen wird. Bei dem Toten findet Holmes den Ehering einer Frau. In den Räumen ist Blut, jedoch nicht Drebbers, da dieser völlig unverletzt scheint.
A Dictionary English, German and French, Containig Not Only the English Words in Alphabetical Order, Together with Their Several Significations; But Also Their Proper Accent, Phrases, Figurative Speeches, Idioms, and Proverbs, by Mr. Christian Ludwig Now Carefully Revised, Corrected, and Throughout Augmented with More Than 12000 Words, Taken Out of Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary and Others, by John Bartholomew Rogler, A.m
Transforming the Center, Eroding the Marginsis a collection ofcritical articles about recent and contemporary German literaturedesigned to stimulate discussion about German-speaking culture from thepoint of view of diversity. The combination of broad historicalapproaches and detailed textual analyses made it possible to present inthis volume a spectrum of identities and positions within theGerman-speaking sphere, and sometimes even within the work of a singleauthor. Examining the works of German-speaking authors of differentbackgrounds and countries of residence from many different points ofview shows that the very concept of a unified "German Culture" is aconstruct.Because of the increasing visibility of various ethnic,religious, cultural, and economic groups -- including migrant workers,exiles, and immigrants -- multiculturalism and cultural diversity inCentral Europe have received considerable attention in public debatesince the disintegration of the Eastern bloc and the fall of the BerlinWall. Yet neither cultural diversity nor the gender issues examinedthroughout the volume are recent phenomena. Upon closer scrutiny thenotions of center and margin are shown to have origins in the nineteenthcentury and before.The articles in this volume, distinct in theirapproaches and each one concerned with specific situations, reveal anongoing decline of mainstream discourse: the erosion of the cultural"center," and a strengthening of what continues to be referred to as"marginal." The literary and intellectual production of groups that areseen as marginal is becoming ever more compelling and visible, as isdocumented in Transforming the Center, Eroding the Margins.
The book that first drew America's attention to the Armenian Genocide, which began 100 years ago on April 24, 1915. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh is Franz Werfel's masterpiece, bringing him international acclaim and a BOMC Main Selection. First published in 1933, the chilling and riveting story takes place along the Anatolian coast in the mountain villages that chose to disobey the deportation order of the Turkish government, fearlessly repelling Turkish soldiers and police throughout the summer of 1915. Most significantly, it is the first book to deal seriously with "ethnic cleansing," an early clarion call that some heard but few heeded. This edition presents the first full English translation, with an introduction by Vartan Gregorian. In every sense, a true and thrilling novel.--The New York Times Book Review
Rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Look out for Jojo’s new book, Still Me, the next book featuring Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You, coming soon! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You, Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart. “A vicarious jolt of Parisian romance. . . Delightful.” –People Magazine "An old-fashioned, feel-good love story. . . It’s as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour!” –USA Today “Dreamy escapism, a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend, with or without a glass of wine.” –Miami Herald Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.