- Rupert of Hentzau, E-bokE-bok52,19 kr’Rupert of Hentzau’ (1898) picks up three years after ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ ended with Rudolf Rassendyll sadly leaving behind his love, Queen Flavia. Now unhappily married, Flavia writes Rassendyll to reconcile, but the letter is stolen and before long, Rassendyll once again finds himself forced to impersonate the king. Only this time, the ploy promises to leave behind several fatalities.
A decidedly darker sequel, this novel once again asks the question, Duty or love? And the answer might surprise you. The dashing villain, Rupert of Hentzau, has been portrayed on screen by many popular Hollywood actors throughout the years, among these Ramon Novarro (1922), Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1937) and James Mason (1952).
Anthony Hope (1863-1933) was an English novelist and playwright, known for his adventure novel ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’, the first draft of which he wrote in just one month, and its sequel ‘Rupert of Hentzau’. Hope had trained as a lawyer and barrister and completed the final stage of his education under the future Prime Minister, H. H. Asquith, but ultimately chose writing as his profession.
Läs merThe Red Room, E-bokE-bok52,19 krArvid Falk is a young and idealistic government worker who always wanted to be a poet. When a journalist writes a newspaper exposé based on Arvid’s stories about his useless government department, Arvid is fired immediately. Starting afresh he sets out to explore every corner of the Swedish society, and the hypocrisy and corruption he finds shocks him.
Walking the streets of Stockholm will never be the same again once this novel gets under your skin. Named the first modern Swedish novel, ‘The Red Room’ (1879) is wonderfully insightful and ironic. The Charles Dickens influence is undeniable and Strindberg’s writing has been rightfully compared to that of Henrik Ibsen as well.
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a world-famous Swedish playwright, who, in Sweden, was known for his novels, poems, essays and paintings as well. Along with Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard and Selma Lagerlöf he is one of the all-time most influential authors of Scandinavia.
Läs merThe Grey Woman , E-bokE-bok52,19 krAnna, a German mill-owner’s daughter, marries a French aristocrat and moves to France. She discovers that her husband killed his previous wife and that he is trying to kill her as well. Quick, intriguing, and with an extremely interesting plot, ‘The Grey Woman’ (1861) is a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell for anyone who enjoys a good gothic shudder. Incredibly progressive for its time, it is about the survival of the ill-treated woman who has decided that enough is enough.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist, short story writer, and biographer, best known for her novels ‘North and South’ and ‘Wives and Daughters’ as well as her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Gaskell was viewed as a minor author until the 1950s where it became evident that her depiction of industrial environments and social problems was brilliant and poignant. Läs merThe Trees of Pride, E-bokE-bok52,19 krWhen Squire Vane receives some exotic trees from Africa, they quickly become the target of local superstition. Squire Vane is not the type of person to believe in anything supernatural and angrily dismisses their theories. But when a group of outside visitors develops an interest in the story, Vane decides to prove everyone wrong once and for all by doing what everyone is afraid of: going down to the trees at night. In the morning, he has disappeared without a trace.
Reminiscent of the work of Henry James, ‘The Trees of Pride’ (1922) is extremely well-written and absorbing – a page turner of a mystery that ultimately leads to a crucial and fascinating philosophical point.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the most prolific English writers of all time. He wrote poems, plays, essays, newspaper columns, and is especially known for his fictional priest detective Father Brown. His "frenemy", the author of Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, famously called him "a man of colossal genius" and the two of them would often engage in friendly public discussions with people like H.G. Wells and Clarence Darrow. Chesterton died in his home, and his last known words were a greeting to his wife, author Frances Blogg. Läs merPride and Prejudice, E-bokE-bok52,19 kr´It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.` So opens Jane Austen´s second novel Pride and Prejudice, which was first published in 1813. It follows the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five single daughters. The whole town is set aflutter by the arrival of prosperous Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy, and as the prejudice of the latter hurts the pride of headstrong Elizabeth Bennet, friendship, love, and strife enfold. Perhaps the most beloved of all of Austen´s work, Pride and Prejudice has been adapted numerous times, including in the 1995 BBC mini-series featuring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, and the 2005 movie adaption by Joe Wright with Keira Knightley in the role of Elizabeth Bennet.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the most beloved British writers of all time. During her short life she published six novels: ´Sense and Sensibility´, ´Pride and Prejudice´, ´Mansfield Park´, ´Emma´, ´Northanger Abbey´ and ´Persuasion´, that are all considered as literary classics today. Her writing is full of sharp observations on the society in which she evolved, as well as ripe with timeless irony, and a solid dose of humour. She has created immortal characters that have inspired countless authors, novels, and movies such as Bridget Jones and Clueless. Läs merLord Jim, E-bokE-bok52,19 kr"Men act badly sometimes without being much worse than others."
Charlie Marlow from Conrad’s previous adventure novel, ‘Heart of Darkness’, is back, and he is trying to piece together and understand the life of Jim, a British seaman with a shameful past. Once a mate aboard a merchant ship carrying hundreds of Muslim pilgrims, Jim and the crew made the mistake of abandoning all the passengers, believing the ship would sink. But it did not, and the passengers lived to tell the tale.
Praised by Virginia Wolf, Conrad’s writing is ambitious, intriguing and humane. ‘Lord Jim’ (1900) is a classic tale of redemption.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.
Läs merEight Cousins, E-bokE-bok52,19 krRose Campbell is having a hard time adjusting to her new life. Recently orphaned, she has been swept away from a strict girls’ boarding school and placed in the care of her six aunts and seven rowdy male cousins. When her guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, things are about to change once more. To her aunts’ alarm Alec has different ideas of what it means to raise a girl than most, but his unconventional approach might just be what gets Rose out of her shell. Just as author Louisa May Alcott’s widely-read novel Little Women (1868), Eight Cousins (1875) is unusually forward-thinking and feminist for its time.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer and feminist. She grew up poor, but among intellectualists, and started writing at an early age. Her most famous novel, Little Women (1868), was inspired by her upbringing. Läs merRose in Bloom, E-bokE-bok52,19 krAfter traveling around the world for several years, Rose Campbell returns home to find her boy cousins all grown up. In this upbeat sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose has become an attractive heiress and is now drawing the attention of several male suiters. But like Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, Rose in Bloom (1876) shows a woman ahead of her time with her own ideas about her future. Besides, who would love Rose for her and not her money? The answer might surprise her. Heart-warming and swoony, Rose in Bloom is the story of a little girl who has grown into a young woman with her own great love story.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer and feminist. She grew up poor, but among intellectualists, and started writing at an early age. Her most famous novel, Little Women (1868), was inspired by her upbringing. Läs merRed Nails, E-bokE-bok52,19 krA despot king, a dragon and a weird, completely enclosed city. Conan the Barbarian meets his equal in the form of the pirate Valeria. A captain of the Red Brotherhood, she is a true swashbuckler. This pulp classic, from the father of swords and sorcery, is a pulse-pounding tale of a dwindling and trapped civilization. "Red Nails" is the last of Robert E. Howard’s stories about Conan the Barbarian and a true fan-favorite.
Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author of a wide range of genres. He created the pulp fiction hero Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Läs merA Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur, E-bokE-bok52,19 krHank Morgan, a mechanic at a gun factory, is knocked unconscious and wakes up in England in the year 528. After he is captured and taken to Camelot, he is put before the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table where he is condemned to death. However, he remembers having read of an eclipse on the day of his execution and he astonishes the court by predicting the phenomenon. Hank is made minister to the ineffectual king and in an effort to bring democratic principles and mechanical knowledge to the kingdom, he strings telephone wire, starts schools, trains mechanics, and teaches journalism. He also falls in love and marries. But Hank is not popular with everyone – will someone find a way to get rid of him and send him back to his own time?
Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (1835-1910), was an American humorist, lecturer, journalist and novelist who acquired international fame for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' as well as for his travel narratives, especially 'The Innocents Abroad', 'Roughing It', and 'Life on the Mississippi'. Twain transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s most beloved writers.
Läs merForbidden Literature: Case studies on censorship, E-bokE-bok166,75 kr
Så länge det har funnits litteratur har det även funnits försök att kontrollera och styra den. Konst och litteratur är ofta gränsöverskridande, och en betydande del av de texter som vi numera räknar till de litterära klassikerna har från början uppfattats som provocerande, blasfemiska eller anstötliga. Provokationen är ett kännetecken för den moderna litteraturen och har alltsedan 1800-talets mitt kommit att normaliseras. Därför är det lätt att glömma bort att bokcensur och andra mekanismer för att motverka spridningen av oönskade litterära uttryck är företeelser som inte enbart hör hemma i religiöst eller politiskt totalitära stater.
I Forbidden Literature undersöker författarna den komplexa relation mellan litteratur och samhälle som styrningen av litterära och andra texter åskådliggör. Censur och olika former av restriktioner synliggör till exempel de maktrelationer som föreligger mellan stat, marknad, lag, institutioner, medborgare, författare och läsare. Den förbjudna litteraturen visar, paradoxalt nog, också på en tilltro till litteraturens verkanskraft. Ett förbud mot en text säger alltid något om dess förväntade inverkan på läsaren.
Det primära syftet med denna antologi är att ge både historiska och samtida exempel på litteraturens ofta komplexa samspel med yttrandefriheten. Genom elva fallstudier, som behandlar material från olika platser och olika tider, ger antologin perspektiv på dagens debatter om litteratur och yttrandefrihet. Fallstudierna rör sig mellan flera olika språk- och kulturområden, och avhandlar allt från 1600-talets manualer i svartkonst till modern litteratur och avantgardistisk seriekonst.Läs merKamasutra Charades (PDF), E-bokE-bok65,25 krEBOOK, PDF-format
Here is the ancient knowledge on sex made as a game!
Kamasutra Charades is a healhty game of fun for everyone. Well, perhaps you don't want to play it with your grandma, but everybody else, come join the parade of sex positions.
Pick a page and begin sweating it out as you bend your limbs into a Union of the Cow, or a Kamar kakamaal. Nice guess, but it's not a camel, although you'll still get to hump. Läs merWorking in the Gig Economy & How to get great gigs, E-bokE-bok145,00 kr
Everyone is a gig worker today - you just do not know about it yet.
This guide to consulting, gig work and freelancing is full of ways to get yourself ready for self-employment. It gives advice about setting up a company or not to, PR, how to write and organize your CV, ways to win work and importantly, how to get paid through smart admin and partner agreements. Gig workers will account for over 25 % of the working population by 2025 and the entire growth of the labour market has come from the gig economy according to a recent report.
This book is part of the Great Gigs series and is tailored to a Swedish audience and describes both global and national conditions working, gigging and consulting in Sweden or as a nomad with a need to understand the landscape of the Swedish job market.
With this book, I want to encourage companies, organizations and all freelancers also known as gig workers, to constantly develop and become better and more conscious in their professional role by learning and reflecting. To be successful regardless of role, it's important to think long-term, focus and constantly be prepared to work with one self. In this book, you will learn more about how to succeed in the gig economy and about the different types of roles you can have as a gig worker. For example, as an employee in a consulting company, self-employed, or administered by other companies that specialize in making it easier to thrive with assignments instead of drowning in administration.
You will learn to build your personal brand and to build trust in your network. We will also cover what you need to consider concerning assignment-based work and being a gig worker, freelancer, consultant, contractor etc in order to get great gigs!
In this book, the term "success factor" is used to describe the characteristics or skills that make you a better gig worker. They are important as assessment and follow up tools for you in your personal development now and moving forward. You can hone your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.
Praise about the book
“An invaluable book for anyone thinking about joining this exciting new working environment. Marianne is your experienced guide, taking readers on a journey through the gig economy and leaving them informed and prepared”. Elle Tucker, Gangleader, Ganghut Media & member of the Sharing Economy Board
"Use Marianne Olsson’s book ”Working in the gig economy & how to get great gigs" as a roadmap to freedom, and take charge of your work life". Stefan Engeseth, Author, Speaker and Advisor, DetectiveMarketing.com ®™
"Considering gig work as an option involves weighing up lots of information. This book brings clarity to this type of work and helps you succeed in this growing economy". Juliet Eccleston, CEO and Founder, AnyGood? - personal recommendations for recruitment
"A very good book to read if you are contemplating becoming a freelancer. It has essential tips along with FAQs from industry experts, which the reader may find useful".
Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly - insurance for SME & freelancers
"The complete guide for both surviving and exceeding in the new job market as a gig worker”.
Claes Persson, Serial entrepreneur & Founder of Gee Finance - the good bank for gig workers globally
About Marianne Olsson
Marianne is a gig economy expert, speaker, and author, and a Strategic Advisor with 25 years of marketing and business development experience in international environments. She has an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK, and her positions include management roles at Ericsson and Acando, as well as an advisor to startups and global companies with digital ventures. Her upcoming book "Consulting in the gig economy & How to get great gigs” aims to inspire more people to become gig workers and make the most of their livLäs merDivorce and Child Custody in Sweden, E-bokE-bok49,30 kr
This seminar gives a generic description of the divorce process in Sweden. It starts by identifying relationship types which are subject to Swedish law and takes participants along the administrative pathway of divorce to child custody.Läs mer
This content is for educational purposes only. It is developed to increase the awareness of immigrants living in Sweden or individuals planning to relocate to Sweden. It is not legal advice. Each situation is different and participants must engage legal services to meet their specific needs.Sambor Relationship and Child Custody in Sweden, E-bokE-bok49,30 kr
This seminar gives a generic description of what it means to be in a Sambor relationship. Sambor means "live together". Each partner is referred to as a sambo.Läs mer
It starts by identifying relationship types that are subject to Swedish law and exposes participants to the pros and cons of choosing the sambor lifestyle.
This content is for educational purposes only. It is developed to increase the awareness of immigrants living in Sweden, or individuals planning to relocate to Sweden. It is not legal advice. Each situation is different and participants must engage legal services to meet their specific needs.Urban nature : inclusive learning through youth work and school work, E-bokE-bok42,05 kr
An increased globalization and growth of cities also highlights the boundaries between nature and civilization from educational and experiential perspectives, especially with regards to issues of democracy and inclusion. From this perspective, much of modern outdoor education can be understood as 'urban' wherever the people come from or wherever the activity takes place. This book, building upon papers presented on the EOE Seminar 2013, takes its departure within how our notions of nature are related to the urbanization of people.
The following authors have contributed to this book: Erik Backman, Barbara Humberstone, Chris Loynes, Klas Sandell, Sue Waite, Rowena Passy, Martin Gilchrist, Maija Venäläinen, Laura Kuusinen, David Brown, Katharina Seyfferth, Jakob F. Þorsteinsson, Diane Collins, Elizabeth Nasimbwa, Steve Bowles, Fiona Nicholls, Mark Leather and Peter Becker.
The EOE Seminar 2013 - «Urban nature: inclusive learning through youth work and school work», hosted by The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH) in partnership with Friluftsfrämjandet, The European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (EOE) and the European Union (Youth in Action Programme), took place at GIH in Stockholm over four days from 5th to 9th June 2013. Collaborating partners were also Svenska Turistföreningen (STF) and National Centre of Outdoor Education (NCU).Läs merThe Gods of Mars , E-bokE-bok30,45 krAfter ten long years away from Barsoom and his beloved red Martian princess Dejah Thoris, John Carter is finally back! Unfortunately, Carter appears in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart… The second installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic sci-fi Mars series, “The Gods of Mars” is the thrilling follow-up to “A Princess of Mars”.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American novelist. His most notable creations include the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, who first appeared in “A Princess of Mars”, and the jungle hero Tarzan, also known from the now classic 1999 Disney adaption, voiced by Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, and Rosie O’Donnell. Läs merA Princess of Mars, E-bokE-bok30,45 krJohn Carter is catapulted to Mars! Or Barsoom, as the locals call the dying planet. Suddenly he is surrounded by strange, towering cities, colossal, four-armed savage green hordes and hideous monsters. When he falls in love with Dejah Thoris, a beautiful red Martian princess who is in mortal danger, his newfound superhuman powers might come in handy… A trailblazing classic of the science fiction genre, “A Princess of Mars” is the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs's beloved Mars series and the basis for the 2012 feature film “John Carter”.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American novelist. His most notable creations include the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, who first appeared in “A Princess of Mars”, and the jungle hero Tarzan, also known from the now classic 1999 Disney adaption, voiced by Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, and Rosie O’Donnell. Läs merJust a little white sleeping pill, E-bokE-bok50,75 krThis is the story about how a seemingly harmless little white sleeping pill by the name Neurosedyn could deform tens of thousands of children. Läs merGhosts I Have Met and Some Others, E-bokE-bok52,19 krThe supernatural is an everyday occurrence for John Kendrick Bangs, who just can’t avoid seeing ghosts everywhere! A witty, turn-of-the-century spoof of the gothic horror anthology, "Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others' is a satisfyingly creepy and laugh-out-loud funny collection of ghostly encounters.
John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) was an American author, humorist and editor of "Life" and "Harper" magazines. Bangs is the creator of the modern Bangsian fantasy, which is the school of fantasy writing where the plot is wholly or partially set in the afterlife. Läs merprodukter per sida