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The Gambler (English German Edition, illustrated)
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635377137
Pages: 385
Year: 2018-04-25
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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.
The Vampyre (English German edition illustrated)
Author: John William Polidori
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378702
Pages: 76
Year: 2018-05-28
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Aubrey, a young Englishman, meets Lord Ruthven, a man of mysterious origins who has entered London society. Aubrey accompanies Ruthven to Rome, but leaves him after Ruthven seduces the daughter of a mutual acquaintance. Aubrey travels to Greece, where he becomes attracted to Ianthe, an innkeeper's daughter. Ianthe tells Aubrey about the legends of the vampire. Aubrey, ein junger Engländer, begegnet in der Londoner Gesellschaft Lord Ruthven, einem mysteriösen Edelmann, der zunächst als ein perfekter Gentleman mit besten Manieren und äußerstem Zartgefühl erscheint. Aubrey umwirbt den Lord und begleitet ihn schließlich nach Rom. Seine Vormünder teilen ihm brieflich mit, dass der Lord einen höchst zweifelhaften Charakter offenbart hat, was auch im Nachhinein in London zutage getreten ist.
Anna Karenina (English German bilingual Edition illustrated)
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1944333258
Pages: 860
Year: 2017-01-12
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A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry Anna Karenina if she will agree to leave her husband Karenin, a senior government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, the moral laws of the Russian Orthodox Church, her own insecurities, and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control. A parallel story within the novel is that of Konstantin Levin, a wealthy country landowner who wants to marry Princess Kitty, sister to Dolly and sister-in-law to Anna's brother Oblonsky. Konstantin has to propose twice before Kitty accepts. The novel details Konstantin's difficulties managing his estate, his eventual marriage, and his personal issues, until the birth of his first child.Das achtteilige Romanepos verwebt die Geschichten dreier adliger Familien: des Fürsten Stepan Oblonski und seiner Frau Darja Oblonskaja, genannt Dolly, ihrer jüngeren Schwester Jekatarina Schtscherbazkaja, genannt Kitty, und des Gutsbesitzers Ljewin, sowie vor allem Anna Kareninas, der Schwester des Fürsten, die mit dem Staatsbeamten Alexej Karenin verheiratet ist. Annas Liebesaffäre mit dem Grafen Alexej Wronskij führt schließlich zum Bruch der Ehe und ihrer Selbsttötung. Die scheiternde Beziehung der Karenins auf der einen und die Entwicklung der Ehe Kittys mit Ljewin auf der anderen Seite bilden die Handlungsschwerpunkte. Die Oblonski-Geschichte ergänzt und kontrastiert die beiden Haupthandlungen.
The Idiot (English German edition illustrated)
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378109
Pages: 1462
Year: 2017-11-20
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Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man in his mid-twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, is on a train to Saint Petersburg on a cold November morning. He is returning to Russia having spent the past four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of a severe epileptic condition. On the journey, Myshkin meets a young man of the merchant class, Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly about a woman—the dazzling society beauty Nastassya Filippovna—with whom he is obsessed. Der 26-jährige Fürst Lew Myschkin kehrt nach einem fünfjährigen Aufenthalt in einem Schweizer Sanatorium an einem Novembermorgen nach Russland zurück, um in Sankt Petersburg nach dem Tod seines Onkels eine Erbschaftsangelegenheit zu klären. Obwohl seine Epilepsie erfolgreich behandelt wurde, haben sich durch seine Isolation kindlich-naive Verhaltensweisen erhalten und er wird von der Gesellschaft als „Idiot“, in der Bedeutung eines weltfremden Sonderlings, belächelt.
Strange Victory
Author: Ernest R. May
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466894288
Pages: 384
Year: 2015-07-28
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A dramatic narrative-and reinterpretation-of Germany's six-week campaign that swept the Wehrmacht to Paris in spring 1940. Before the Nazis killed him for his work in the French Resistance, the great historian Marc Bloch wrote a famous short book, Strange Defeat, about the treatment of his nation at the hands of an enemy the French had believed they could easily dispose of. In Strange Victory, the distinguished American historian Ernest R. May asks the opposite question: How was it that Hitler and his generals managed this swift conquest, considering that France and its allies were superior in every measurable dimension and considering the Germans' own skepticism about their chances? Strange Victory is a riveting narrative of those six crucial weeks in the spring of 1940, weaving together the decisions made by the high commands with the welter of confused responses from exhausted and ill-informed, or ill-advised, officers in the field. Why did Hitler want to turn against France at just this moment, and why were his poor judgment and inadequate intelligence about the Allies nonetheless correct? Why didn't France take the offensive when it might have led to victory? What explains France's failure to detect and respond to Germany's attack plan? It is May's contention that in the future, nations might suffer strange defeats of their own if they do not learn from their predecessors' mistakes in judgment.
The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523281367
Pages: 246
Year: 2016-01-06
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The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. 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 Criet 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. Alexei is hopelessly in love with Polina, the General's stepdaughter, and swears an oath of servitude to her. He told her while on a walk on the Schlangenberg (a mountain in the German town) that all she had to do was give the word and he would gladly walk off the edge and plummet to his death. This leads to her asking him to go to the town's casino and place a bet for her. He refuses at first but, when goaded and reminded of his oath of undying love and servility, he succumbs and ends up winning at the roulette table. He returns to her the winnings but she will not tell him the reason she needs money. She only laughs in his face (as she does when he professes his love) and treats him with cold indifference, if not downright malice. He only learns the details of the General's and Polina's financial state later in the story through his long-time acquaintance, Mr. Astley. Astley is a shy Englishman who seems to share Alexei's fondness of Polina. He comes from English nobility and has a good deal of money. One day while Polina and Alexei are on a walk they see Baron and Baroness Wurmerhelm. Polina dares him to insult the aristocratic couple and he does so with little hesitation. This sets off a chain of events that details Mademoiselle Blanche's interest in the General and gets Alexei fired as tutor of the General's children. Shortly after this, Grandmother shows up and surprises the whole party of debtors and indebted. She tells them all that she knows all about the General's debt and why the Frenchman and woman are waiting around the suite day after day. She leaves the party of death-profiteers by saying that none of them are getting any of her money. She then asks Alexei to be her guide around the town famous for its healing waters and infamous for its casino where the tables are stacked with piles of gold; she wants to gamble. After being ushered to the roulette table, she plays and wins 13,000 Friedrich's d'ors (7000-8000 roubles), a significant amount of money. After a short return to the hotel, she comes back to roulette tables and she starts to get the bug; before she leaves the town, she's lost over a hundred thousand roubles in three days. Major Characters: - Alexei Ivanovich, tutor of General's young Children Nadjenka and Misa - The General, Sagorjanski - Polina Alexandrovna Praskovja, General's stepdaughter - Antonida Vasilevna Tarasevitcheva (Grandmother) 'la baboulinka', General's aunt Mademoiselle Blanche de Cominges, a.k.a. Mlle Celma, a.k.a. Madame Berberina, a.k.a. Mlle du Placet - Madame la Comtesse de Cominges, Mlle Blanche's mother/chaperone, a.k.a. Mme du Placet - Marquis de Criet, Des Grieux - Mr. Astley, nephew of Lord Piebrook - Maria Filippovna, General's mistress? - Potapyts, Grandmother's butler - Fedosja, General's nanny - Marfa, Grandmother's maid - Baron and Baroness Wurmerhelm - Prince Nilski - Albert, army officer in Paris, Mlle Blanche's lover
The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 1521972877
Pages: 158
Year: 2017-07-30
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. Plot: 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 Criet 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. Alexei is hopelessly in love with Polina, the General's stepdaughter, and swears an oath of servitude to her. He told her while on a walk on the Schlangenberg (a mountain in the German town) that all she had to do was give the word and he would gladly walk off the edge and plummet to his death. This leads to her asking him to go to the town's casino and place a bet for her. He refuses at first but, when goaded and reminded of his oath of undying love and servility, he succumbs and ends up winning at the roulette table. He returns to her the winnings but she will not tell him the reason she needs money. She only laughs in his face (as she does when he professes his love) and treats him with cold indifference, if not downright malice. He only learns the details of the General's and Polina's financial state later in the story through his long-time acquaintance, Mr. Astley. Astley is a shy Englishman who seems to share Alexei's fondness of Polina. He comes from English nobility and has a good deal of money.
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The Dial
Author: Francis Fisher Browne
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Year: 1891
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Literature
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The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
Pages: 592
Year: 2007-12-18
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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Early Illustrated Books
Author: Alfred William Pollard
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Pages: 256
Year: 1893
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The Good Soldier Schweik
Author: Jaroslav Hasek
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 1388247771
Pages: 374
Year: 2018-07-25
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Poor Schweik. How simple-minded he is. Possibly even a lunatic. For how else could he fail to recognize the matchless wisdom of his sergeant, his lieutenant, his colonel, and even his king, who all agree it is his noble duty to serve as a solid target for an enemy bullet. Can the author be so bold as to suggest that this miserable nobody, this disgraceful malingerer, this grain of sand in the great military machine, is the true hero of our times? In all of the literature of war there is no more deadly weapon than Schweik's blank gaze as he listens to a vital order, then marches resolutely away in the wrong direction. For in Schweik's vision of the world - a world in which it is good to live and bad to die - lies a force that can topple empires and reduce the inspiring spectacle of war to bloody absurdity. The brilliant satire of this masterpiece does more than delight the reader; it casts the healing light of sanity upon the festering wounds of this war-torn century. Schweik is the subject of films, plays, an opera by Robert Kurka, a musical, comic books, and statues, even the theme of restaurants in a number of European countries. The novel is also the subject of an unpublished operetta by Peter Gammond. Schweik has statues and monuments in Slovakia, Poland, Saint Petersburg, Omsk, Kiev, Lviv, and Donetsk. The first statue of Schweik in the Czech Republic was unveiled in 2014 in the village of Putim in South Bohemia. . . . . Jaroslav Hasek (1883 - 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Good Soldier Schweik, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents about a soldier in World War I and a satire on the ineptitude of authority figures. The novel has been translated into about sixty languages, making it the most translated novel in Czech literature.
Counseling Problem Gamblers
Author: Joseph W. Ciarrocchi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080490824
Pages: 340
Year: 2001-10-05
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Over the past decade, legal wagering has expanded rapidly in North America. In 1998 alone, people lost 50 billion dollars in legal betting and it is estimated that illegal wagering is twice that amount. A recent government report, based on the broadest population survey, concludes that the lifetime and pathological gamblers in the U.S. range between 4 and 10 million persons and is growing. If we include the families affected by problem gambling then the potential impact is indeed prodigious. Virtually no community in the U.S. and Canada is left untouched by entertainment or problem gambling. Treating problem gambling has evolved from a small group of practitioners in the 1980's working in specialty impatient units into an international enterprise that affects the caseload of many mental health professionals. Owing to its quiet origins, problem gambling treatment strategies are not well known throughout the clinical community. Consequently the average clinician is him/herself "learning as they go." This approach does not benefit either client or therapist. As the book's first chapter makes clear, problem gambling differs significantly from substance abuse, its nearest clinical relative. Not attending to these differences leads to poor results and clinical failure. This book is the one essential tool needed by clinicians treating or likely to treat problem gambling. Written by a clinician with wide experience, it is intended for the general clinician treating or likely to treat problem gambling desiring a comprehensive, yet user-friendly guide. Assessment and treatment of problem gambling and those affected by it is discussed Includes diagnostic instruments developed by the author An integrative approach is taken with a special focus on cultural concerns and clinical applications for women and minorities Integration of spirituality in treatment is covered

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