She Who Was No More

Author: Pierre Boileau
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782271406
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A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller. Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub, but in the morning, before the "accidental" death can be discovered, the corpse is gone-so begins the unraveling of Ferdinand's plot, and his sanity... This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone. Boileau-Narcejac is the nom-de-plume of Pierre Boileau (1906-89) and Thomas Narcejac (1908-98), one of France's most successful writing duos. Boileau and Narcejac both individually received the prestigious Prix du roman d'aventures before beginning a partnership that spanned four decades, from the Fifties to the Eighties, and produced more than fifty thrillers. Their works inspired numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, based on their 1952 debut novel She Who Was No More.

Ich war Jack Mortimer

Author: Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105612939
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wien – Westbahnhof: Ein Taxichauffeur nimmt einen Fahrgast aus dem Pariser Spätzug auf, den er ins Hotel Bristol bringen soll. Unterwegs bekommt er plötzlich auf seine Fragen keine Antwort mehr und stellt fest, daß er einen Toten durch die nächtliche Stadt fährt. Er hat keine Schüsse gehört, niemanden gesehen. Wird die Polizei ihm glauben, wenn er den Unbekannten auf dem Revier abliefert? Werden sie ihn nicht festnehmen? Was wird aus dem Chauffeur, diesem anständigen Menschen, der Ruf und Existenz in Frage gestellt sieht und der von dem grausigen Ereignis getroffen worden ist wie von einem Steinwurf? Lernet-Holenia verstrickt den Leser in einen Wirbel wilder Begebenheiten, in ein tolles Gewebe von Abenteuern, geknüpft von einer ironischen und geistreichen Phantasie. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Vertigo

Author: Pierre Boileau
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
ISBN: 9781782270805
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The story could have happened to any of us, but it happened to a man named Flavieres. His days as a detective were over, and everyone knew he had his reasons. But when an old friend appeared out of nowhere with concerns about his withdrawn and mysterious wife, Flavieres didn't have the heart to refuse. And soon he would be scouring the streets of Paris in search of an answer - in search of a girl who belonged to no one, not even to herself. Soon intrigue would be replaced by obsession, and dreams replaced by nightmares. This is the story of a desperate man. A man who ended up compromising his own morality beyond all measure, while World War Two raged outside his front door. A man tormented - and destroyed - by a dark, terrible secret. This sinister, mindbending roman noir was turned into a 1958 Hollywood classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock."

Pushkin s Button

Author: Serena Vitale
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226857718
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recreates the four months leading up to the duel in which Pushkin was killed.

Stiller Trost

Author: Margaret Millar
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 325760744X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die arrogante Virginia Barkeley, verdächtig des Mordes an Claude Margolis, schläft im Gefängnis von Arbana ihren Rausch aus. Zu ihrem Glück taucht Earl Loftus auf und gesteht, Margolis umgebracht zu haben. Loftus, ein junger Mann mit einem blutbefleckten Trenchcoat als Beweis seiner Schuld, hat kein eindeutiges Motiv und wenig Freunde; Loftus, so scheint es, ist ein Mann, der nichts zu verlieren hat ...

Pushkin s Ode to Liberty

Author: M.A. DuVernet
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499052936
Format: PDF
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Alexander Pushkin is Russias most beloved poet. Pushkin is a decedent of a noble family on his fathers side and on his mothers side the great-grandson of Peter the Greats Blackamoor slave, who was presented with his freedom and became a general in the tsars Navy. Pushkins poem Ode to Liberty brought hope to the Russian people during a time when other countries were defining their democracy. He is considered to be the Shakespeare of Russian literature having inspired many other writers to follow him. He was revered for his masterpiece Eugene Onegin, and like the hero in his masterpiece became changed by the woman he loved. As a poet, he was also known as the patron saint of dueling having fought many duels during his short life, often over a matter of words or women. His last duel was surrounded with mystery involving an anonymous letter accusing his wife of being unfaithful. He fought this duel to defend his wifes honor and the mystery of the anonymous letter was never solved, until now! Explore the poetry and letters of Pushkin and read about his fascination with dueling, issues with religion, his struggles with censorship, the years he spent in exile while still serving the autocracy, his tribute to his comrades who fought in the Decembrist Uprising and his search for happiness as he finds and marries the most beautiful woman in all of Russia. Author M. A. DuVernet tells a captivating story of a black poet in Russia during the 1800s, a man who believed in himself and became a legend in spite of the powerful few who hated him.

The Disappearance of Signora Giulia

Author: Piero Chiara
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782271414
Format: PDF
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A delightfully Italian mystery, with undercurrent of satire, which keeps the reader guessing. Every Thursday for three years, Signora Giulia takes the train to Milan to visit her daughter. But one Thursday she simply disappears. And the case is left in your hands. You're a born detective, but you have so many unanswered questions - how can a young, beautiful high society woman just vanish into thin air? Why does her husband - a prominent criminal lawyer and much older man - know nothing about it? And who was she really visiting during those trips to Milan? For Detective Sciancalepre, the mystery is darker and more tangled than he imagined. Shadows are lurking in the grounds behind Giulia's house. Incriminating letters are exchanging hands. And no one is who they seem. Every twist and turn takes us closer to Giulia - and further from the truth.... Piero Chiara (born in 1913) worked as a court employee until the outbreak of Word War Two. When the Fascist authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in 1944 he fled to Switzerland, where his first work of literature, a collection of poetry entitled Incantavi, was published in 1945. After the war he returned to Italy, and became one of the most celebrated writers of the post-war period. The winner of more than a dozen literary prizes - including the 1964 Campiello and the 1979 Bancarello - he is widely read and studied in his home country, and his stories and novels have been adapted for both television and film. Piero Chiara died in 1986. The Disappearance of Signora Giulia is his first book to be translated into English.

Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works

Author: Alexander Pushkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199211302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'The people are silent' So ends Pushkin's great historical drama Boris Godunov, in which Boris's reign as Tsar witnesses civil strife and intrigue, brutality and misery. Its legacy is an uncertain future for the new Tsar whose inauguration is met with devastating silence by the people. Pushkin's dramatic work displays a scintillating variety of forms, from the historical to the metaphysical and folkloric. After Boris Godunov, they evolved into Pushkin's own unique, condensed transformations of Western European themes and traditions. The fearful amorality of A Scene from Faust is followed by the four Little Tragedies which confront greed, envy, lust, and blasphemy , while Rusalka is a tragedy of a different kind - a lyric fairytale of despair and transformation. James E. Falen's verse translations of Pushkin's dramas are here accompanied by an Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright.

Rechts blinken links abbiegen

Author: Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993371
Format: PDF
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Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?