Excerpt from The Merchant of Venice: A Study The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer tingle with the life that was just vanishing when they were written, and yet they give us so much of the human nature all men have that their interest never passes away. The tragedies of Z - Eschylus were part of the history of their time but they have the thews and limbs of the giant spirit of man in them only a tragic struggle could have produced them but the struggle represented that which must recur as long as the human race is human. The Divine Comedy of Dante is full of the petty strifes and jealousies and hatreds of his day; but round them ¿oats a mist of human tears and a sound as of the sorrows of the whole world his age had in it much of what the future was to be, most of the enduring elements of human tragedy and joy. The Gargantua of Rabelais teems with ephemeral jests that are long dead and gone: but there are in it both mockery and serious thought that will live till man is perfect. The Paradise Lost is saturated with the spirit of Puritanism 5 but it is Puritanism risen to its noblest when it feels it must pass away as a political and social power and retire into the hearts and lives of men; it contains the sublimer elements of the unending struggle between evil and good. The Faust of Goethe expresses the sceptical superiority to common beliefs and partialities that marked his own life and time in Germany but it also embodies the everlasting problem of desire and its nemesis and the passionate detachment from creed that belongs to all revolutionary times it gathers up the universal lessons of the French Revolution and writes them in letters of fire upon the records of human history. All the long-lived books of imagination have thus their roots down through the strata of their own age into those that rest upon the foundations of the world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
In the plucky, hilarious, and irreverent spirit of Lansky´s popular ´´Vagabond´´ newspaper column comes Last Trout in Venice, a book of adventurous and wacky travel essays that will have you laughing out loud. In Naples, Italy, Lansky rents a car precisely because of the city´s reputation as one of the worst places to drive in the world. In Berlin he dons a full-body latex suit, preparing for his visit to the notorious erotic KitKatClub. Inspired by Hemingway, he travels to Africa, where he accidentally stumbles upon a foolproof diet - the ´´Deep Sea Fishing off Kenya´s Coast During Rainy Season Weight Loss System´´. And in Venice you´ll hear Lansky as he dries out in the sun after his fall into the Grand Canal (in which he inadvertently took a big drink of water) while taking gondola-driving lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Mercer, Amanda Karr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000716/bk_pnix_000716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides! From the glittering Pacific Ocean to charming neighborhoods and towering skyscrapers, Los Angeles is a kinetic cultural melting pot. Explore it all with Moon Los Angeles. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walks See the Sights: Stroll the Walk of Fame and see Grauman´s Chinese Theater, browse hipster boutiques in Silver Lake, or take surfing lessons on Venice Beach. Listen to the classics at the stunning Disney Concert Hall, stroll the quirky Santa Monica Pier, or go back in time at the stunning Getty Villa Get a Taste of the City: LA is a melting pot of incredible cuisine: think perfect soup dumplings, kogi tacos, and the best mole you´ll find outside Oaxaca Bars and Nightlife: Relax over a craft beer in trendy gastropubs or discover vibrant nightclubs and hidden speakeasies featuring innovative and classic cocktails Trusted Advice: LA transplant Halli Jastaran Faulkner shares her love of this bright, sprawling metropolis Strategic Itineraries: See the best of the City of Angels with itineraries designed for families, film buffs, beach bums, artist, and more Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your beach bag With Moon Los Angeles´s practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Chicago or Moon Seattle. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.
London weather is chilly - and the social scene even more so. Luckily, Bridget Forrester is just getting warmed up. Bridget longs to meet a gentleman who doesn´t mention her beautiful sister upon shaking her hand. But since being branded a shrew after a disastrous social season, Bridget knows she’s lucky to even have a man come near her. It´s enough to make a lady flee the country. So Bridget heads to Venice for music lessons with the renowned Italian composer Vincenzo Carpenini, with whom she´s been corresponding. But not only is Carpenini not expecting her, he doesn’t even remember her! His friend, theater owner Oliver Merrick, does, though. And one look into her tantalizing green eyes has him cursing his impulsive letter-writing, which brought her across the continent. Yet before Merrick can apologize, Carpenini has ordered her away. Little does either man know that they will soon be embroiled in a wager that will require the beautiful Miss Forrester´s help - or that there’ll be far more at stake in this gamble than money. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018618/bk_adbl_018618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murderous wicked twin. An innocent, law-abiding, and oblivious girl. The ultimate brawl between contrasting sisters! Murder, mystery, suspense, and more The Malevolent Twin is the story of a wayward wicked twin with destructive intentions. Avery Tran was ordinary in every way except one: her friend, Venice. Since she was a young girl, Avery was the only one who could see Venice. Avery would describe her as her own alter ego. As Avery got older, Venice began to appear in front of Avery wearing obscene clothing, mocking and harassing her for her frumpy style and average looks Eventually Avery started to wonder what Venice truly was. Usually imaginary friends leave after childhood is over. Her curiosity led her to an abandoned ancient mobile home, where her parents had buried a stillborn, then to a wise, old exorcist who failed to successfully exorcise Venice, then finally to a quirky middle-aged psychic. All the trouble starts when Avery wakes up in a swinger´s club. Having no recollection of how she ended up there, Avery starts to think it is Venice´s doing, after discovering herself dressed and made up to look like Venice. Soon after, a neighbor´s dog goes missing, and a murder scene appears at her workplace. Avery confronts Venice about these heinous acts and learns what she already suspected: It was Venice, controlling her body, who had committed the crimes. Frantic to stop Venice, Avery starts to handcuff herself to the bed and searches for a way to rid herself of Venice entirely. The quirky psychic, Pennie Apples, helps her figure out what is really going on, but it comes too late. Venice murders someone very close to Avery, who feels obliged to turn herself in. In the end Avery learns a lesson about what happens when the imaginary abruptly becomes very real. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037959/bk_acx0_037959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thousands of copies sold, over a million pages read. Fans love the supernaturals of the Elemental Origins series! Welcome to the world of fire magi, where what doesn’t kill you (literally) makes you stronger. Saxony Cagney counts herself lucky when she wins a position as an au pair in Venice for the summer. It’s her responsibility to take care of two young boys - speak to them in English, make sure they get to their swimming lessons on time. Piece of cake, right? She unexpectedly forms a strong bond with the youngest boy - Isaia. She also meets two Italian men.... Both are smart, successful, and sexy. So far, things are going her way. Who doesn’t like options? When she discovers Isaia is actually dying and his mom is trying to keep it a secret from his dad, things get a violent shove into complicated...and then contagious - she’ll never be the same again. Just when she’s got more on her plate than she can handle, she accidentally gets tangled up with the most powerful crime family in Venice. Will Saxony survive long enough to learn the secrets of her new abilities, or will they kill her? Born of Fire is the second book in the Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be enjoyed in any order. If you like strong female characters, supernatural abilities, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love A. L. Knorr’s fiery teen fantasy adventure series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102354/bk_acx0_102354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vienna Nocturne is a deeply moving debut novel that brings to life two extraordinary figures - a 30-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a young English soprano, Anna Storace, who was his muse - in prose as spirited, timeless, and touching as Mozart¿s greatest compositions. In late 18th-century London, a young girl takes her first singing lessons with a mysterious castrato in exile. Her life is forever changed. Having learned everything he can teach her, Anna leaves behind all the security and familiarity of home and journeys to Naples and Venice to struggle and triumph in Italy¿s greatest opera houses. Only 16, she finds herself in an intoxicating world of theaters, nobility, and vice, overwhelmed by her newfound freedom and fame. Her first bitter experience of love and heartbreak inevitably follows. Within a few years, Anna is invited to sing in Vienna, the City of Music, by the emperor himself. There, in a teasing game of theft and play, Anna first meets Mozart, a young virtuoso pianist and striving, prodigiously talented composer. They are matched in intellect and talent, and an immediate and undeniable charge occurs between the two, despite both being married to others. As her star rises in Vienna and her personal life deteriorates, Anna experiences an ultimate crisis. During this trying time, her only light is Mozart: his energy, his determination for her, and his art. She, in turn, becomes his hope and inspiration, and his joy, as he writes for her some of his most exquisite and enduring arias - music that will live on as his masterworks. Rich in historical detail and beautifully wrought by Vivien Shotwell, an author who is herself an opera singer, Vienna Nocturne is a dramatic tour de force of a woman¿s struggle to find love and fame in an 18th-century world that controls and limits her at every turn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003785/bk_rand_003785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The often hilarious and sometimes poignant story behind Dal LaMagna´s attempts to create a successful business. By the time LaMagna graduated from the Harvard Business School, his numerous entrepreneurial activities - including operating discotheques in drive-in movie theaters, working with the 1960s musical teen sensations the Cowsills, and opening an ice cream parlor on the Venice Beach boardwalk - had landed him $150,000 in debt. Raising Eyebrows tells the story of how he finally succeeded. After years of failures and living pennilessly, LaMagna finally succeed with tweezers. He started Tweezerman, one of the world´s most respected, innovative and successful beauty tool manufacturers with only $500. Not only was Tweezerman a financial success but is became a model of how to operate a company responsibly. LaMagna wrote this roller-coaster memoir for entrepreneurs who are struggling and disenchanted with the ever changing economic system Packed with business lessons, financial plans, and practical advice, Raising Eyebrows is full of inspiration, conscience, and good ideas for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dal LaMagna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100270/bk_acx0_100270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to give the readers such a vivid experience that they feel the events of the story are real and they´re right there? Do you want them to forget their own world and worries, and live in the main character´s head and heart? The magic wand for achieving this is Deep Point of View. Readers love it, because it gives them the thrill of becoming a different person. The reader doesn´t just read a story about a gladiator in the arena, an heiress in a Scottish castle, an explorer in the jungle, a courtesan in Renaissance Venice - she becomes that gladiator, heiress, explorer, or courtesan. In this book, I´ll reveal the powerful techniques employed by best-selling authors, and I´ll show you how to apply them to rivet your readers. I´ll start with the basics of Point of View - if you´re already familiar with the concept, you can treat them as a refresher - and then guide you to advanced strategies for taking your reader deep. This is not a beginners´ book. It assumes that you have mastered the basics of the writer´s craft and know how to create compelling fictional characters. If you like, you can use this book as a self-study class, approaching each chapter as a lesson and completing the assignments at the end of each session. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cat Lookabaugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065802/bk_acx0_065802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.