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Le siècle d'Emma: une famille suisse dans les turbulences...

Burnand, Eric/ Vaucher, Fanny
Le siècle d'Emma: une famille suisse dans les turbulences du Xxe siècle

On dit souvent de l’histoire suisse qu’elle est ennuyeuse, sans conflits ni événements marquants. La vie (fictive) d’Emma démontre le contraire: née dans une petite bourgade horlogère au pied du Jura, Emma est soudain précipitée dans les soubresauts du XXème siècle. 

En 1918, elle perd son fiancé dans les affrontements de la gr&eg...

CHF 30.00

The Bird, the Camel, the Deer and the Little Blond Girl

Johnston, James C.
The Bird, the Camel, the Deer and the Little Blond Girl
Children will find these stories absolutely engaging as they bond with the extraordinarily diverse characters in a series of playful adventures based on trust, empathy and kindness, with an underlying theme of helping others, no matter how different, no matter what the problem. Various subthemes emphasize the importance of sharing, good manners, and working through difficult circumstances. Additionally, the stories are designed to promote emot...

CHF 31.90

The People of the Abyss

London, Jack
The People of the Abyss
The People of the Abyss is a book by Jack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang) about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account after living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several weeks, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. In his attempt to understand the working-class of this deprived area of London the author stayed as a lodger with a poor family. The conditions...

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History of the French Revolution

Michelet, Jules
History of the French Revolution
The Revolution, according to Jules Michelet (1798-1874), is the "tardy advent of Eternal Justice" against the tyranny of the monarchy. It is personified by the People, whose joy and misery Michelet evokes in every page of this "romantic history" of unprecedented social upheaval.Charles Cocks' translation of 1864 includes the first four Books of Michelet's Histoire de la Revolution Française, covering events from the earliest indications of the...

CHF 36.50

Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas

Gourmont, Remy De
Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas
Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas is a collection of essays by the novelist, poet, and literary critic Remy de Gourmont. An uncompromising free-thinker, his analytical intelligence is brought to bear on an wide range of topics: the cornerstone of his literary criticism, "The Disassociation of Ideas" is included here along with "Glory and the Idea of Immortality", "Success and the Idea of Beauty", "The Value of Education", "Sté...

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The Natural Philosophy of Love

Gourmont, Remy De / Pound, Ezra
The Natural Philosophy of Love
The Natural Philosophy of Love is an exploration of the prodigious sexual mores of Nature's creations. Translated with a postscript by Ezra Pound, Remy de Gourmont's "essay on sexual instinct" surveys the entire animal kingdom, describing the hermaphroditism of oysters, the cannibalistic amours of spiders, and many more curious natural phenomena. Blending zoology, poetry, and philosophy, the author's subversive erudition casts a dubious glance...

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Fantomas Captured

Allain, Marcel
Fantomas Captured
Fantômas extorts powerful politicians and financiers as part of a plot to rob the Crédit International bank and get rid of Inspector Juve once and for all. When the great detective falls into the macabre snares of the Lord of Terror, the journalist Jerome Fandor in his desperation must seek the help of Lady Beltham, the wayward lover of Fantômas, to save his beloved friend in this, the thirty-fifth book of the series.

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The Lord of Terror

Allain, Marcel
The Lord of Terror
Miraculously revived on a rooftop in Marseilles ten years after an apparently fatal shipwreck, Inspector Juve and his faithful friend, the journalist Jerome Fandor, renew their never-ending pursuit of the Lord of Terror. Sensing a plot behind mysterious events surrounding a diplomat entrusted with a fortune in diamonds, Juve and Fandor set out again to unmask the criminal mastermind in this, the first Fantomas novel written by Marcel Allain al...

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Slippery As Sin

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
Slippery As Sin
Intrepid journalist Jerome Fandor picks up the trail of Fantômas in London, but before he can relay the details to Inspector Juve in Paris, the Lord of Terror pounces. Meanwhile a certain Dr. Garrick, suspected of the murder of his missing wife, flees with his mistress aboard an ocean liner, with Detective Shepard of the "Council of Five" (Scotland Yard's top agents) in pursuit. Madame Garrick, presumed dead, is in France and could exonerate h...

CHF 27.50

Through the Shadows with O. Henry

Jennings, Al
Through the Shadows with O. Henry
The merest flicker of a smile touched his lips. He got up, took my arm and together we helped each other down the street.... This was my first jaunt with William Sydney Porter. Together, we struck out on a long road that lost itself, for many years, in a dark tunnel. When the path broadened out again, it was the world's highway. The man at my side was no longer Bill Porter, the fugitive, the ex-convict. He was O. Henry, the greatest of America...

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Very Woman (Sixtine)

de Gourmont, Remy
Very Woman (Sixtine)
What is that cloud, called Sixtine, which comes to trouble my royal indifference and to conceal my sun-death? I do not want to go to sleep in the shadow of her beauty...." Hubert Entragues, aesthete and litterateur, conceives a passion for the ethereal Sixtine in this "cerebral novel" of 1890. The romance remains largely imaginary, a passion localized in the skull of the intellectual Entragues. Alone with his thoughts and his literature, t...

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Louis Lambert / The Exiles / Seraphita

de Balzac, Honore
Louis Lambert / The Exiles / Seraphita
Louis Lambert, The Exiles, and Seraphita are three titles from the "Philosophical Studies" of Honoré de Balzac's magnum opus, The Human Comedy, which includes about 100 linked stories and novels. The three works included in this volume are thematically connected by their engagement with the spiritual doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg.Louis Lambert examines the life and theories of a boy genius who is enrolled in the Collège de Vendôme by a benef...

CHF 28.90

A Royal Prisoner

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
A Royal Prisoner
The journalist Fandor befriends the King of Hesse-Weimar during one of his Majesty's incognito pleasure trips to Paris, but when the King's mistress is found dead, having fallen from a third-floor window, Inspector Juve is called upon to investigate. When the indomitable detective discovers Lady Beltham, the lover of Fantômas, in disguise among the royal court of Hesse-Weimar, Juve suspects it is none other than the Lord of Terror who is behin...

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A Nest of Spies

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
A Nest of Spies
Captain Brocq, an officer of the Ministry of War, is assassinated while in possession of documents containing military secrets. The journalist Jerome Fandor, covering the story for La Capitale, seeks an interview with an associate of the murdered man, a diplomat called Baron Naarboveck. The reporter suspects spies employed by a foreign government, but Inspector Juve believes there is only one criminal who could be behind the tangled web of int...

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Messengers of Evil

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
Messengers of Evil
The Baroness de Vibray has been poisoned. The painter Jacques Dollon is arrested, but he is discovered dead in his prison cell, an apparent suicide, before he can be questioned. The journalist Fandor attempts to unravel the mystery, suspecting none other than the Genius of Evil, Fantômas. Through passageways and sewers, over rooftops, he follows clues and runs into trouble with gangsters. Believing Fantômas is planning to rob the Barbey-Nanteu...

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The Exploits of Juve

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
The Exploits of Juve
When the home of Dr. Chaleck is robbed and the corpse of a woman found crushed to death, Inspector Juve pursues the gang leader Loupart in connection with the gruesome crime. He and the journalist Jerome Fandor relentlessly pursue suspects, narrow escaping high-speed train wrecks, blazing infernos, and the diabolical snares of the Genius of Crime, Fantomas."From the imaginative standpoint Fantômas is one of the richest works that exist."-Guill...

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Journey to the Orient

Nerval, Gerard de
Journey to the Orient
More than just an account of his travels in Cairo, Beirut, and Constantinople in 1843, Gérard de Nerval's Journey to the Orient is a quest for the unknown. If his narrator seems credulous in his retelling of legends of the origins of the pyramids and the mysteries of the Druzes, it is with this purpose in mind. While the Orientalists of his day were confident of having, in the words of Edward Said, "grasped, appropriated, reduced, and codified...

CHF 37.50

Fantomas

Souvestre, Pierre / Allain, Marcel
Fantomas
The Marquise de Langrune is savagely murdered in her chateau, a certain Lord Beltham vanishes, a princess is robbed of her jewels, and an ocean liner sinks. Behind these mysteries Inspector Juve of the Paris Sûreté recognizes the hand of the Lord of Terror, Fantômas. Chasing false leads, tracking suspects in disguise through the dive bars of the underworld, he is obsessed with catching the shapeshifting arch-criminal who haunts the Parisian bo...

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