- Den siste Atenaren, E-bok
Isbn: 9789176390443E-bok30,45 krGrekland betraktas alltjämt som den västerländska kulturens vagga. I slutet av antiken befinner sig Aten dock under stor press från kristendomens framfart. De antika upplysningsidealen håller långsamt på att ersättas av nya, betydligt mer brutala lärdomar från den kristna läran. Det är runt 300 år efter kristus och Hermione ser, trots den nya troslärans ibland samvetslösa framfart, ett ljus i de nya tankarna. Det finns en möjlighet, tänker hon, att sammanföra de äldre idealen med de nya och skapa en vacker, sällan skådad syntes. Men det dröjer inte länge innan den kristna tron bildar kyrka och drar åt svångremmen kring alla sina lärjungar. Hermione ställs inför den mörka erans inledningsskede.
Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) var en svensk författare, journalist och akademiker. Han tillhör en av de främsta förnyarna av den svenska litteraturen, och har skrivit klassiker inom såväl poesi som skräcklitteratur. Läs merAstarte, E-bok
Isbn: 9788711977996E-bok71,05 kr'De båda reklamexperterna från Stockholm lutade sig bakåt i var sin skinnfåtölj och lade var sitt välbenade och uppmärksamma huvud på sned för att bättre kunna se saken så att säga i publikperspektiv. Saken var en hög, smärt, förgylld kvinnofigur av trä med lätt stiliserad hållning: bakåtböjd i höftleden, skuldror och hals framskjutna, armarna mjukt och en smula tafatt lyfta till en åtbörd, som egentligen inte uttryckte någon som helst själsrörelse, varken fruktan, längtan eller glädje, men däremot gladde ögat med ett spel av fina, smältande linjer.
– Ja, sade herr Landers, det var en vacker kvinna.'
Ur en skyltdockas perspektiv möter vi 1930-talets Stockholm, och de människor som rör sig runt dockan. Det är modister, konstnärer, och varuhusanställda. Och så alla kunder, som söker efter sig själva bland varuhusens diskar fulla med bijouterier och plagg.
'Astarte' är Boyes debutroman. Hon riktar häri skarp kritik mot sin tids begynnande konsumtionssamhälle, och det tidiga 1900-talets modeindustri.
Karin Boye var en svensk poet, författare och översättare och är en av Sveriges mest älskade författare med läsare i alla åldrar. Hon var som mest verksam under 30-talet, och lämnade efter sig en enastående samling av litteratur. Av hennes prosaverk har den dystopiska science fiction-romanen Kallocain blivit den mest uppmärksammade. Läs merSunny Memories of Foreign Lands, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726644388E-bok183,08 krWhat are your sunny memories? In this book, Stowe shares hers as she goes on a bright trip to Europe, writing about her experiences through journals, diary entries and letters to her friends.
Visiting many different countries she offers picturesque details of different cultures, norms, and lifestyles. Never failing to state her opinion on each nation and its people, she paints a breathtaking picture of Europe.
Written through the eyes of an American woman, this book is an interesting guide and travelogue perfect for history-lovers and people full of insatiable wanderlust.
The daughter of a Calvinist preacher, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an American author and ardent abolitionist, whose most famous novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" became the fiercest attack on slavery at the time. Stowe’s influence reached much farther than literature, and marked politics and society, opening the world’s eyes to the horrors of slavery. Stowe also wrote travel memoirs, numerous articles, letters, and short stories. Läs merWoman in Sacred History: A Series of Sketches Drawn from Scriptural, Historical, and Legendary Sources, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726644357E-bok133,10 krIn a series of biographical sketches, Stowe weaves a story of womanhood, describing Christianity’s influence on the female image.
This religious portrayal begins with the Biblical story of Abraham’s wife Sarah, working its way up to the heroines of the New Testament, most notably King Herod’s Daughter, Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of Jesus.
The book portrays the relentless spirit of females in everything they have had to endure and conquer throughout history. While at the same time creating a connection between these historical figures and modern day women in the exploration of themes such as family and identity.
Preceding any modern feminist revolutions, Stowe’s collection is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the history and expectations of half the population: women.
The daughter of a Calvinist preacher, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an American author and ardent abolitionist, whose most famous novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" became the fiercest attack on slavery at the time. Stowe’s influence reached much farther than literature, and marked politics and society, opening the world’s eyes to the horrors of slavery. Stowe also wrote travel memoirs, numerous articles, letters, and short stories. Läs merMeet me in Istanbul, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726564884E-bok139,32 krPerfect for fans of the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn.
Gay is living a luxurious life in Istanbul but wants to escape what has become a caged life. She turns to Charles Villers, a fellow countryman she hardly knows, to help her leave. What follows is an adventure beyond her imagination set in romantic and exciting surroundings. The thrilling tale of love dates back to the 20th century and was written by Pamela Kent, a pseudonym of the beloved romance writer Ida Pollock.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.
Pamela Kent is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.
Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the 'world's oldest novelist' who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.
On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members.
Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell. Läs merTwo Stories, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726507683E-bok83,13 kr"Perhaps it was the middle of January in the present that I first looked up and saw the mark on the wall."
'The Mark on the Wall' is about a woman sitting in her chair, starring at a mark on the wall, but if you think that is all it is, you are in for a surprise. In a series of stream of consciousness, which Virginia Woolf mastered so well, the narrator contemplates the cause of this unknown mark, and in doing so, reveals much about both herself and the society she is a part of.
'Two Stories' was originally published by Virginia Woolf's and her husband Leonard Woolf's own publishing house, Hogarth Press, in 1917. The book also includes Leonard Woolf's short story 'St Brides Bay'.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer who, despite growing up in a progressive household, was not allowed an education. When she and her sister moved in with their brothers in a rough London neighborhood, they joined the infamous The Bloomsbury Group, which debated philosophy, art and politics. Woolf's most famous novels include 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925) and 'To the Lighthouse' (1927). Läs merRezanov, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726612592E-bok133,10 kr‘Rezanov’ is an historical romance by the popular feminist author Gertrude Atherton. Nikolai Rezanov, a Russian privy councillor and grand chamberlain to Alexander the First of Russia, has come to California to seek out new lands and advantageous ways to serve his king. Here he meets the headstrong beauty Dona Concha Arguello, and the two fall desperately in love. Both ambitious, fearless, and staunchly independent – their path together will be fraught with difficulties. A passionate and compelling romance from the renowned author.
Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948) was an American novelist, short story writer and early feminist. Born in California, Gertrude attended schools in California and Kentucky and became widely read. She married George H.B. Atherton in 1876, and lived with him and his mother in San Francisco, where they had two children. Atherton struggled with married life, her husband did not support her writing ambitions and Gertrude found life as a wife and mother stifling. When her husband died at sea in 1887, Atherton felt free to pursue her burgeoning career as an author and went on to publish over 50 novels. She is best known for her California series of novels which explored the social history of California and included popular works such as ‘The Californians’ and the controversial ‘Black Oxen’ which was adapted into a silent movie in 1923. Feminist themes and strong female characters are common in her novels. She died in San Francisco in 1948. Läs merSleeping Fires, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726612615E-bok133,10 krSet in the high-society of 1860s San Francisco, ‘Sleeping Fires’ by famous feminist author Gertrude Atherton is a tale of love and resentment and an exploration of the moral and social standards of the time. Madeleine Talbot is newly married but deeply unhappy. Believing herself to be truly in love with her new husband, she soon realises that they couldn’t be more different. Can the pair work out their differences and make their marriage last? A compelling classic, ‘Sleeping Fires’ explores the differing standards to which men and women are held.
Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948) was an American novelist, short story writer and early feminist. Born in California, Gertrude attended schools in California and Kentucky and became widely read. She married George H.B. Atherton in 1876, and lived with him and his mother in San Francisco, where they had two children. Atherton struggled with married life, her husband did not support her writing ambitions and Gertrude found life as a wife and mother stifling. When her husband died at sea in 1887, Atherton felt free to pursue her burgeoning career as an author and went on to publish over 50 novels. She is best known for her California series of novels which explored the social history of California and included popular works such as ‘The Californians’ and the controversial ‘Black Oxen’ which was adapted into a silent movie in 1923. Feminist themes and strong female characters are common in her novels. She died in San Francisco in 1948. Läs merEsmeralda, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726804287E-bok83,13 krEsmeralda Rogers is a simple farm girl in North Carolina in love with her neighbour David. But when the discovery of iron ore on their farm suddenly makes the family wealthy, Esmeralda’s mother sets her sights on a high society city life, deeming David unworthy of her daughter’s hand.
While the newly found wealth makes Esmeralda and her father uncomfortable, the family matriarch sees it as her opportunity to live the life she’s always dreamed of.
The family arrives in Paris, eager to join the Parisian society and Esmeralda is forced to accept a marriage proposal from a French count. But as fates intervene, Esmeralda and David might have a chance at a happy ending after all.
This rags-to-riches tale is a short story told from the perspective of a French tutor who meets the American family after they arrive in Paris. Like many other Burnett’s classics, it focuses on the nuances of relationships, social hierarchies and family dynamics. For fans Erin Watt, Tessa Dare and Lisa Kleypas.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but emigrated to the United States after her father’s death. She wrote stories for magazines to help her family financially, and would later write plays and novels. Her most famous works are ‘A Little Princess’ (1905) and ‘The Secret Garden’ (1911). Läs merWintry Peacock, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726954739E-bok83,13 krA collection of stories from one of the foremost figures in literature, 'The Wintry Peacock' details the disastrous effects of World War One. It follows Egbert as he struggles to find his identity as a soldier, husband, and father. When all that he was avoiding comes back to him, Egbert is thrown into a balancing act, juggling his time between reconciling with his family, and coping with the onslaught of injuries, infidelities, and deaths that war so inevitably brings. DH Lawrence's uncompromising rawness is perfect for those who enjoyed Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar'.
DH Lawrence (1885-1930) was an English poet and novelist. Famed for his lyrical prose, he was uncompromising in his mission to uncover the consequences of modernity and industrialization, particularly on sexuality, instinct, and spontaneity. His works, although innovative, were not truly appreciated until after his death, the most notable of which 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' was adapted to screen in 1981. Läs merThe Gorgeous Isle, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726612677E-bok183,08 krSet on the Caribbean Island of Nevis, ‘The Gorgeous Isle’ by Gertrude Atherton follows the story of Byam Warner, a poet and an alcoholic who is slowly drinking himself to an early grave. Hurt by love once before, when he marries strong-willed and beautiful Anne Percy against her family’s wishes, he finds himself caught between her love, his talent, and his self-destructive habit. Will the pair find contentment and happiness, or was the tumultuous love affair doomed from the start?
Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948) was an American novelist, short story writer and early feminist. Born in California, Gertrude attended schools in California and Kentucky and became widely read. She married George H.B. Atherton in 1876, and lived with him and his mother in San Francisco, where they had two children. Atherton struggled with married life, her husband did not support her writing ambitions and Gertrude found life as a wife and mother stifling. When her husband died at sea in 1887, Atherton felt free to pursue her burgeoning career as an author and went on to publish over 50 novels. She is best known for her California series of novels which explored the social history of California and included popular works such as ‘The Californians’ and the controversial ‘Black Oxen’ which was adapted into a silent movie in 1923. Feminist themes and strong female characters are common in her novels. She died in San Francisco in 1948. Läs merDon Quijoten seikkailut, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726315233E-bok102,21 krKeski-ikäinen Quijano näkee ympärillään ainoastaan seikkailuja. Hän päättää pukeutua haarniskaan ja lähteä pelastamaan maailman don Quijote -nimisenä ritarina. Aseenkantajanaan hänellä on itseään astetta kylmäpäisempi Sancho Panza, mutta tämäkään ei estä don Quijotea joutumasta mitä kummallisimpiin seikkailuihin, jotka asettavat hänet milloin vaaraan, milloin naurunalaiseksi. Uljaan ratsunsa Rosinanten kyyditsemänä don Quijote on valmis käymään taistoon esimerkiksi jättiläisiksi luulemiaan tuulimyllyjä vastaan.
Espanjalaisen Miguel de Cervantesin Don Quijoten seikkailut vuodelta 1605 on kirjailijan kuuluisin teos ja yksi maailmankirjallisuuden tunnetuimmista klassikoista. Teos on jättänyt lähtemättömän jäljen sankarikuvauksiin ja seikkailuromaaneihin vuosisatojen saatossa.
Tämä versio on lyhennelmä Cervantesin klassikosta.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) on yksi kaikkien aikojen tunnetuimmista espanjankielisistä kirjailijoista, joka tunnetaan kenties parhaiten ritaritarinastaan Don Quijoten seikkailut (1604). Cervantes kirjoitti romaanien lisäksi uransa aikana yli 20 näytelmää sekä useita novelleja. Cervantesin teoksissa toistuvat usein ritarit, romantiikka ja huumori. Läs merHaworth's, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726804270E-bok133,10 krTwenty years ago, a young runaway boy named Jem Haworth collapsed in the snow in front of a foundry. Today, he runs the foundry that now bears his name. Now the wealthy Mr. Ffrench, wants to become Haworth's partner. Mr. Ffrench also has a beautiful daughter named Rachel. But unlike her father, she looks down on the working class..
Taking place in a small English manufacturing town set against the early days of industrialization is a study in human nature, filled with colorful characters like the engineer Hilary Murdoch and his cousin Christian, who works on his father's failed invention and Granny Dixon, who always speaks her mind.
Dealing with destructive passions, a tangled web of relationships, the struggle of gender roles and social hierarchy this is perfect for fans of classics like 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Great Expectations'.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an American-English novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (published in 1885–1886), "A Little Princess" (1905) and "The Secret Garden" (1911). Born in Cheetham, England, Frances moved with her family to the United States after her father’s death in 1865. Burnett started writing at the age of 19 to help earn money for the family and gained popularity as a children’s fiction writer and romantic adult novels. Läs merBoule de Suif, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726666052E-bok33,15 kr"They were so absorbed in their plotting that they did not hear Boule de Suif return. But the Comte's whispered 'shh!' made them all look up. There she was. A sudden silence fell..."
A group of wealthy passengers on a coach are side-eyeing a sex worker on board, who goes by the name "Boule de Suif" (Ball of Fat). But when she shares her food with everyone, the mood changes and the passengers all turn in for the night at an inn in good spirits. However, the next morning, they find that a Prussian officier is refusing to let them continue their journey until he's had his way with Boule de Suif. She refuses. But as the days passes, the other passengers grow more and more impatient.
'Boule de Suif' is a great study of French society and moral attitudes in the late 1800s' France, and indeed, it makes you wonder what would be different today.
Guy de Maupassant (1850 – 1893) was a French author and one of the fathers of the modern short story. His mother, Laure Le Poittevin, was an extremely well-read woman and introduced him to literature at a young age. Maupassant wrote six novels and over 300 short stories, the first and most famous being 'Boule de Suif' (1880). Läs merThe Minister's Wooing, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726644401E-bok183,08 krLooking for a great love story? You have found it! This novel is told as both a sentimental romance and a humorous piece of historical fiction.
Taking place in Rhode Island the story revolves around Mary a devout but passionate woman living under humble conditions.
Mary is in love with James, even though he is skeptical of religion. When James supposedly drowns at sea, Mary is engaged to a minister, Dr. Hopkins, instead.
But the story does not end here. In fact, it has only just begun..
A captivating story of post revolutionary New England filled with both romance and drama. A must read for all you romantics, daredevils and drama-lovers! And of course recommended fans of Emily Dickinson and the Brontë sisters.
The daughter of a Calvinist preacher, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an American author and ardent abolitionist, whose most famous novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" became the fiercest attack on slavery at the time. Stowe’s influence reached much farther than literature, and marked politics and society, opening the world’s eyes to the horrors of slavery. Stowe also wrote travel memoirs, numerous articles, letters, and short stories. Läs merThe Fortunate Foundlings, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726553550E-bok191,62 kr'The Fortunate Foundlings' is a picaresque novel from 1744 featuring twins Horatio and Louisa, whose journey in the world differs because of their gender. They were both abandoned in infancy and adopted, but soon leave their carer to go off on their one. Whilst Louisa must fight to preserve her virtue in a man’s world, her brother joins the army. This is an eighteenth century rollercoaster - action packed, passionate, melodramatic, and at times unashamedly sentimental.
Eliza Haywood (1693– 1756), née Elizabeth Fowler, was a British author, actress and publisher, who was rediscovered in the 1980s. Little is known about the author, who herself left conflicting information about her life, and was extremely secretive about her personal life. She was a prolific author of romances and other novel’s focusing on women’s point of views, status, and rights. Among her most famous works are "Love in Excess; Or, The Fatal Enquiry" (1720), "Fantomina; Or Love in a Maze" (1725) and "The Anti-Pamela; Or Feign’d Innocence Detected" (1741). Haywood is an important figure of 18th century literature. Läs merÄiti, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726452709E-bok15,27 krKun väsynyt äiti nukahtaa sairaan lapsensa sängyn äärelle, itse Kuolema päättää viedä lapsen mukanaan. Äiti ei kuitenkaan suostu antamaan periksi, vaan lähtee seuraamaan Kuolemaa. Edessä on synkkä mutta taianomainen matka, jonka varrella äidin täytyy neuvotella ja tehdä vaihtokauppoja niin yön kuin orjantappurapensaankin kanssa. Vaan mitä tapahtuukaan, kun äiti lopulta pääsee Kuoleman puutarhaan? Voiko Kuoleman tahtoa kääntää?
Tanskalaisen kirjailijan ja runoilijan Hans Christian Andersenin (1805?1875) tuotantoon kuuluu romaaneja, näytelmiä, oopperoita, runoja, matkakertomuksia ja omaelämäkertoja. Andersen on maailmanlaajuisesti tunnettu saduistaan, joita on käännetty lukuisille eri kielille. Läs merWives and Daughters, E-bok
Isbn: 9788726614053E-bok183,08 krYoung Molly Gibson is the daughter of the widowed Dr Gibson. She has been brought up by her father, but as Molly approaches adulthood Dr Gibson foresees trouble ahead, and Molly’s life changes forever when her father decides to re-marry, bringing a new stepmother and stepsister into their formerly quiet lives. Though sweet and lovable, Molly’s new stepsister Cynthia has a knack for getting into trouble and soon she and Molly find themselves in all sorts of trying situations. Jane Austen fans would also enjoy this charming novel from the much-loved Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell.
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) is an enduringly popular and highly regarded English novelist. Born in Chelsea, London, Elizabeth was sent to live with her aunt in Knutsford, Cheshire after her mother died, a place which would provide inspiration for some of her most popular works, including ‘Cranford’. A sociable and lively young woman, Elizabeth married Minister William Gaskell in 1832 and settled in Manchester. An industrial hub and the scene of much political and social change, her time in Manchester influenced much of her writing. Her first novel, ‘Mary Barton’ focussed on the appalling and impoverished living conditions of those living in Northern industrial cities and was a huge success, sparking the interest of notable figures such as Charles Dickens, who invited Elizabeth to contribute to the periodicals he edited. An active humanitarian, her works dealt sympathetically with the plight of the poorest in society, and she did not shy away from controversial topics such as prostitution and illegitimacy. A close friend of Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth also wrote a highly acclaimed biography of the author in 1857. Some of her best known and most loved novels include ‘Cranford’, ‘North and South’ and the posthumously published ‘Wives and Daughters’, all of which have been adapted for TV by the BBC, most recently ‘Cranford’ starring Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, and Greg Wise. Elizabeth Gaskell is regarded as one of the most important novelists of the Victorian era. Läs merPrästens bönbok, E-bok
Isbn: 9789187615085E-bok27,55 kr
Denna bok innehåller ett urval av böner från boken Prästens bönbok som sammanställdes och publicerades 1952 av Mar Philoxenos Yuhanon Dolabani, metropolit över Mardin i Turkiet, som gick bort 1969.Läs mer
En stor andlig skatt av sådana böner skrevs av vår kyrkas fäder för länge sedan, när våra troende helhjärtat hoppades och trodde på bönens makt efter det löfte som vår Herre Jesus Kristus gav sina efterföljare: ”Allt vad ni ber om i era böner skall ni få, om ni tror” (Matt 21:22).
Tilltro till bönen var nämligen vägen till hopp, tröst, sinnesfrid och andlig glädje för dem som var fattiga, sjuka, sorgsna, förföljda eller förkrossade. Vi ber och hoppas att dessa böner också i våra dagar ska finna öppna hjärtan och upplysta sinnen som tror på deras andliga kraft och tar emot dem i tro.Paris-mode sommaren 1938. Del 2, E-bok
Isbn: 9789187401046E-bok17,40 krFaksimil av modekatalog inför sommaren 1938, utgiven i Paris. "Inspirations d’avant-saison, été 1938". De vackra färgteckningarna utgör ett tidstypiskt dokument från en säsong i dammodets historia. Del 2. Läs merprodukter per sida