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Contes humoristiques - Tome I [French] By Alphonse Allais
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Améliorez sa vérifiabilité en les associant... More > par des références.Alphonse Allais vers 1900-1901.modifier Alphonse Allais est un journaliste, écrivain et humoriste français, né le 20 octobre 1854 à Honfleur (Calvados) et mort le 28 octobre 1905 à Paris.Célèbre à la Belle Époque, reconnu pour sa plume acerbe et son humour absurde, il est notamment renommé pour ses calembours et ses vers holorimes. Il est parfois considéré comme l'un des plus grands conteurs français.Alphonse Allais est fils d'un pharmacien de Honfleur et cadet d'une fratrie de cinq enfants. Jusqu'à l'âge de trois ans, il ne prononce pas un mot, sa famille le croyait muet. À l'école, Alphonse semble plutôt se destiner à une carrière scientifique : il passe à seize ans son baccalauréat en sciences. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Allais< Less
Plus fort que Sherlock Holmes [French] By Mark Twain
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April... More > 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Among his writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain< Less
Der Hund, der lächelte By Sibylle Meder
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Bärbel schwört nach dem Selbstmord ihres Bruders der Liebe ab, hängt ihren Job an den Nagel und zieht in einen ausrangierten Leuchtturm – ausgerechnet in ein Dorf, wo es von... More > paarungswilligen Männern nur so wimmelt. Nathalie, die aufstrebende Managerin, lernt auf einer Fahrt durch den australischen Outback von einem vorbestraften Aborigine-Jungen, was wahres Resource Management ist. Der pensionierte Tim kompensiert den Verlust beider Söhne durch Gespräche mit seinem hyperintelligenten Hund. Rund um den Globus, vom norddeutschen Deich bis zur Sahara, vom Hosenkauf zur Cocktailstunde, die Katastrophe lauert überall. Menschen leben, lieben, sterben und verlieren. Was sie gewinnen, sind neue Freunde, überraschende Einsichten oder einfach ein paar Stunden Schlaf... Sibylle Meder ist Regisseurin und Fotografin. "Der Hund, der lächelte" ist ihr zweiter Band mit Erzählungen. "Der Traum der Fische", ihr erstes Buch, erschien 2006 im Verlag Ch. Möllmann (www.chmoellmann.de).< Less
Der Hund, der lächelte By Sibylle Meder
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Bärbel schwört nach dem Selbstmord ihres Bruders der Liebe ab, hängt ihren Job an den Nagel und zieht in einen ausrangierten Leuchtturm – ausgerechnet in ein Dorf, wo es von... More > paarungswilligen Männern nur so wimmelt. Nathalie, die aufstrebende Managerin, lernt auf einer Fahrt durch den australischen Outback von einem vorbestraften Aborigine-Jungen, was wahres Resource Management ist. Der pensionierte Tim kompensiert den Verlust beider Söhne durch Gespräche mit seinem hyperintelligenten Hund. Rund um den Globus, vom norddeutschen Deich bis zur Sahara, vom Hosenkauf zur Cocktailstunde, die Katastrophe lauert überall. Menschen leben, lieben, sterben und verlieren. Was sie gewinnen, sind neue Freunde, überraschende Einsichten oder einfach ein paar Stunden Schlaf... Sibylle Meder ist Regisseurin und Fotografin. "Der Hund, der lächelte" ist ihr zweiter Band mit Erzählungen. "Der Traum der Fische", ihr erstes Buch, erschien 2006 im Verlag Ch. Möllmann (www.chmoellmann.de).< Less
Who Says There Are No Ghosts By Yushan Yang
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This book is a collection of short stories, which tell how corrupt officials and ordinary people struggled in the changing China. Seeing greed ruining the society, I felt so helpless that I wished... More > ghosts could come to help.< Less
Who Says There Are No Ghosts By Yushan Yang
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This book is a collection of short stories, which tell how corrupt officials and ordinary people struggled in the changing China. Seeing greed ruining the society, I felt so helpless that I wished... More > ghosts could come to help.< Less
Кошка с зелеными глазами. Cat with green eyes By Nina Bolshakova
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Короткие истории, рассказанные... More > кошкой Кузей о жизни в Краматорске, небольшом городе в Восточной Украине. Short stories collection about Kuzja the Cat - intelligent, sexy, smart cat, who lives her life to the highest point. Humorous, gentle, very well written - in Russian. if you are looking for pure Russian prose of our time, this is your book< Less
El Hombre de las Mil Caras By Benjamin De La Selva
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Eight short stories in both Spanish and English. The multicultural and cosmopolitan life experience of the author shows up in the stories presented in this book. In “Aurora” and... More > “The Fountain of Youth,” he writes in the magical and occult literary genre that is shared by many Latin American writers, and in “The Man with a Thousand Faces” and “Boarding School” he tells two brief tales about life in his native Nicaragua in a realistic and humorous vein that would definitely appeal to both US and Latin American readers. “The Front Line Interrogator” is the product of the author’s own military experience in Vietnam, as he shows how US Army interrogators and their Vietnamese detainees attempt to outwit each other. In “The Arabic Student” he makes an interesting effort to portray the life of an American-born Hispanic student who, against his will, has been assigned to a lengthy course of intensive study of one of the world’s most difficult languages and how he copes with the situation.< Less
El Hombre de las Mil Caras By Benjamin De La Selva
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Eight short stories in both Spanish and English. The multicultural and cosmopolitan life experience of the author shows up in the stories presented in this book. In “Aurora” and... More > “The Fountain of Youth,” he writes in the magical and occult literary genre that is shared by many Latin American writers, and in “The Man with a Thousand Faces” and “Boarding School” he tells two brief tales about life in his native Nicaragua in a realistic and humorous vein that would definitely appeal to both US and Latin American readers. “The Front Line Interrogator” is the product of the author’s own military experience in Vietnam, as he shows how US Army interrogators and their Vietnamese detainees attempt to outwit each other. In “The Arabic Student” he makes an interesting effort to portray the life of an American-born Hispanic student who, against his will, has been assigned to a lengthy course of intensive study of one of the world’s most difficult languages and how he copes with the situation.< Less
La Mujer Lagarto By Tomas Abad
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La Mujer Lagarto y Otros Cuentos introduce una maravilla de personajes. Encontrarás elementos de la vida real y fantasía con personajes únicos. Una colección de cuentos... More > que satisfacen diversos gustos y que amplían nuestro conocimiento de lo que es capaz el cuento corto. Los cuentos refleja nuestros tiempos y también te harán reír. Conocerás a una niña llamada Luz del Alba en el cuento El Escarabajo de Oro y el destino de su compañero de estudio. En La Caja de Música el presentimiento y la curiosidad de Mariuxi exponen una verdad escalofriante. En Anita, La Jirafa se arma un bullón cuando se pierde Anita. La Mujer Lagarto y Otros Cuentos te garantiza una lectura placentera y divertida.< Less

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