Este ebook presenta "La guerra de los mundos (texto completo, con índice activo)” con un sumario dinámico y detallado. La guerra de los mundos es una novela de ciencia ficción escrita por H. G. Wells, publicada por primera vez en 1898. La acción del libro se desarrolla en Inglaterra a principios del siglo veinte, cuando la humanidad es sorprendida por la llegada de varios cilindros procedentes del planeta Marte. En su interior transportan habitantes de ese mundo dispuestos a tomar por la fuerza el nuestro. Armados con tecnología superior, los marcianos empiezan a aniquilar a todos los seres humanos que se les cruzan por el camino. El nivel tecnológico de los marcianos supera por mucho al de la humanidad en esa época, y somos testigos mas de una masacre por parte de los invasores de que de una guerra propiamente dicha. Herbert George Wells, más conocido como H. G. Wells (21 de septiembre de 1866 en Bromley, Kent — 13 de agosto de 1946 en Londres), fue un escritor, novelista, historiador y filósofo británico. Es famoso por sus novelas de ciencia ficción y es considerado junto a Julio Verne uno de los precursores de este género. Por sus escritos relacionados con ciencia, en 1970 se decidió en su honor llamarle H. G. Wells a un astroblema lunar ubicado en el lado oscuro de la Luna.
Este ebook presenta "El Paraíso Perdido (texto completo, con índice activo)” con un sumario dinámico y detallado. El Paraiso Perdido (Paradise Lost) de John Milton es un poema epico, publicado en 1667. Cuenta la historia de la rebelión de Satanás contra Dios, su expulsión del cielo junto con el resto de los ángeles rebeldes, y la forma en que tentó a Adán y Eva a comer del fruto prohibido y la caída de la gracia. Fundamentalmente trata el tema del problema del mal y el sufrimiento del hombre, con el fin de responder a una simple pregunta: ¿Cómo un Dios bueno y todo poderoso decide como, cuando y donde le seria más facil evitar estos problemas? John Milton (1608-1674), poeta y ensayista singular, políglota y de esmerada educación clásica, es uno de los más grandes escritores en lengua inglesa. Vivió uno de los periodos más convulsos de la historia de Inglaterra: la Guerra Civil, la República de Cromwell y la restauración monárquica, todo ello en las décadas centrales del siglo XVII.
H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
The Time Machine
Author: H. G. Wells
The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle.The Time Machine has since been adapted into two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media.
The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
In Cold Blood reconstructs the 1959 murders of a Kansas farmer, his wife and two of their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative. "The best documentary account of an American crime ever written." - New York Times.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
The Collected Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of eight complete books featuring the world's greatest detective. Included are; A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer, best known for his Sherlock Holmes detective stories and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
The Demon-Haunted World
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.