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    Sherlock holmes

    Sherlock holmes

    Conan Doyle, Arthur.

    El aristócrata solterón Tras una majestuosa boda, la novia desaparece durante la recepción. El adinerado Lord Simon, su nuevo esposo, no tiene la más mínima idea si su nueva esposa se encuentra viva, secuestrada o si a escapado con otro hombre a sus espaldas. La ansiedad y los nervios de perderla influirán para que Simon, desesperadamente y con el corazón en la mano, solicite la ayuda de Sherlock Holmes y su fiel compañero Watson. Se supone que una boda es un momento sumamente importante de la vida. ¿Qué habrá salido mal? ¿Qué afectó en la ceremonia para que la novia desapareciera? ¿Sigue la novia viva? Aventúrate a investigar junto con Holmes y Watson, este misterioso caso policial en donde se cuestionará el amor. Las mentiras saldrán a la luz y con la ayuda de Holmes y Watson, un esposo descubrirá una oscura verdad. Escándalo en bohemia Wilhelm Gottsreich es el rey hereditario de Bohemia, su reputación y su futura coronación peligra tras las acciones de la mujer que ama. Irene Adler es su amante, una bella cantante de Nueva jersey amenaza con hacer pública su relación e interferir con su próximo matrimonio. Wilhelm se encuentra a pocos días de contraer matrimonio con nada más y nada menos que con la joven princesa de Escandinavia y si esta información llega a ser revelada, Wilhelm podría perderlo todo. Atrévete a escuchar el sufrimiento del rey de Bohemia y como Sherlock Holmes junto con el Dr. Watson lograrán encubrir este problema real. Un caso de identidad ¿Que prefieres? ¿vivir una mentira o enfrentar una triste realidad? Mary Sutherland es una mujer Inglesa quien a perdido a su prometido, Hosmer Ángel. Ángel desaparece el día de su boda, dejando a Mary con el corazón roto y sin explicación alguna tras su desafortunada ausencia. ¿Que tan volátil pueden llegar a ser los sentimientos de un hombre, cuando existe dinero de por medio? Mary busca respuestas tras lo ocurrido, por lo que contactará a Sherlock Holmes y el Dr. Watson. La pareja de investigadores se incursará en un drama que cambiara su perspectiva ética sobre la verdad. La liga de los pelirrojos Jabez Wilson tiene el cabello mas rojizo y brillante de toda Inglaterra, o por lo menos por esto fue contratado en la liga de los pelirrojos. Una extraña fijación por la roja cabellera atrae a este prestamista pelirrojo a aplicar a una oferta de trabajo en el periódico. Una gran línea de trabajadores colorados aplican para este trabajo, sorpresivamente Wilson es el único pelirrojo escogido para este puesto. Su sueldo es considerablemente bueno y lo que se le requiere hacer es muy básico. Wilson acudirá a donde Sherlock Holmes y el Dr. Watson tras enterarse que la liga de los pelirrojos a sido disuelta sin explicación alguna. Atrévete a escuchar que ocurre en este misterioso caso, en el que Sherlock Holmes una vez mas deducirá lo inimaginable.

    Buenas noches, luna

    Buenas noches, luna Goodnight moon (spanish edition)

    Wise Brown, Margaret.

    En una gran habitación verde, arropado en su cama, está un conejito. €€” Buenas noches, habitación. €€” Buenas noches, Luna €€” dice el conejito. Y así sucesivamente, le da las buenas noches a todas las cosas que reconoce en su cuarto: al cuadro de los tres ositos sentaditos en sus sillas, a los relojes y a los calcetines, a los gatitos juguetones y a los lindos mitones. En este cuento clásico de la literatura infantil, adorado por generaciones de niños, la poesía que encierra su texto y la ternura de sus bellas ilustraciones con-vierten a éste en un libro ideal para culminar el día.

    The caves of steel

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    The caves of steel

    Asimov, Isaac.

    A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot€€”and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

    Fantastic voyage

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    Fantastic voyage A Novel

    Asimov, Isaac.

    A fabulous adventure into the last frontier of man! Attention! This is the last message you will receive until your mission is completed. You have sixty minutes once miniaturization is complete. You must be out of Benes' body before then. If not, you will return to normal size and kill Benes regardless of the success of the surgery. Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery. Passing through the heart, entering the inner ear where even the slightest sound would destroy them, battling relentlessly into the cranium. Their objective . . . to reach a blood clot and destroy it with the piercing rays of a laser. At stake . . . the fate of the entire world.

    I, robot

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    I, robot

    Asimov, Isaac.

    This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart. "A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike."€€” The Guardian I, Robot , the first and most widely read book in Asimov's Robot series, forever changed the world's perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world€€”all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov's trademark. The Three Laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov formulated the laws governing robots' behavior. In I, Robot , Asimov chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future€€”a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. "Tremendously exciting and entertaining . . . Asimov dramatizes an interesting question: How can we live with machines that, generation by generation, grow more intelligent than their creators and not eventually clash with our own invention?"€€” The Chicago Tribune

    Fahrenheit 451

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    Fahrenheit 451 A Novel

    Bradbury, Ray.

    Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

    A christmas carol

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    A christmas carol

    Dickens, Charles.

    "Every idiot who goes about with €€˜Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas, until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life€€“€€“overnight! Many know the story, but few have experienced the marvel of the book. If you are one who has never read this family classic, this is the time to do so. Listen to our unabridged recording and make this a truly Charles Dickens Christmas. And, "God bless us, everyone!".

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    Ellen foster

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    Ellen foster

    Gibbons, Kaye.

    Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. ""The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!""€€”Eudora Welty; ""A lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel.""€€”Walker Percy. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

    Their eyes were watching god

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    Their eyes were watching god A Novel

    Hurston, Zora Neale.

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick "A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." €€”Zadie Smith One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years€€”due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist€€”Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

    Brave new world

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    Brave new world

    Huxley, Aldous.

    Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world" Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order€€”all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. "A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine" (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites. "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." €€”Chicago Tribune

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

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    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

    Kesey, Ken.

    An international bestseller and the basis for the hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the defining works of the 1960s. In this classic novel, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, backed by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax. "BRILLIANT!"€€” Time "A SMASHING ACHIEVEMENT...A TRULY ORIGINAL NOVEL!"€€”Mark Schorer "Mr. Kesey has created a world that is convincing, alive and glowing within its own boundaries...His is a large, robust talent, and he has written a large, robust book."€€” Saturday Review From the Paperback edition.

    The left hand of darkness

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    The left hand of darkness

    Le Guin, Ursula K.

    50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION€€”WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking work of science fiction€€”winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants' gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters... Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

    To kill a mockingbird

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    To kill a mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird Series, Book 1

    Lee, Harper.

    Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South€€”and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father€€”a crusading local lawyer€€”risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

    1984

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    1984

    Orwell, George.

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell's 1984 takes on new life in this edition. "Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power."€€”The New Yorker In 1984 , London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell's masterpiece, " 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell's novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

    The river between

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    The river between Penguin African Writers Series, Book 4

    Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa.

    A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful novels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize nominee A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned. The River Between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement. Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    The hobbit

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    The hobbit

    Tolkien, J.R.R.

    A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. "A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." €€“ New York Times Book Review

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