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莎士比亚戏剧典藏:第十二夜
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:第十二夜
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥12.99
  《第十二夜》由英国剧作家威廉•莎士比亚创作,以抒情的笔调、浪漫喜剧的形式,讴歌了人文主义对爱情和友谊的美好理想。戏剧讲述了塞巴斯蒂安和薇奥拉这一对孪生兄妹,在一次海上航行途中不幸遇难后各自侥幸脱险,流落到伊利里亚后发生的一番有趣的波折。*终,薇奥拉与奥西诺、奥丽维娅与西巴斯辛双双结成良缘。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:麦克白
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:麦克白
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥12.99
  《麦克白》由英国剧作家威廉•莎士比亚创作,根据古英格兰史学家拉斐尔•霍林献特的《苏格兰编年史》中的古老故事改编而成。戏剧讲述了利欲熏心的国王和贪婪的王后被推翻的过程。《麦克白》同《哈姆雷特》《奥赛罗》《李尔王》被公认为莎士比亚的“四大悲剧”。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:威尼斯商人
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:威尼斯商人
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥12.99
  《威尼斯商人》 是莎士比亚早期的重要作品,是一部具有极大讽刺性的喜剧。主要讲述了威尼斯商人安东尼奥为了帮助好友巴萨尼奥成婚,向犹太人高利贷者夏洛克借了三千金币。夏洛克因为安东尼奥借给别人钱不要利息,影响了他的生意,又侮辱过他,所以借机报复,在借约上戏言三个月期满还不上钱,就从安东尼奥身上割下一磅肉抵债。安东尼奥因船失事,不能如期还钱,夏洛克就提起公诉,要安东尼奥履行借约。 为救安东尼奥的性命,巴萨尼奥的未婚妻鲍西亚假扮律师,利用智慧巧妙地让夏洛克无法执行割一磅肉而败诉,害人不成反而失去财产。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:仲夏夜之梦
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:仲夏夜之梦
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥11.99
  《仲夏夜之梦》是威廉•莎士比亚创作的一部富有浪漫色彩的喜剧作品。故事发生在古希腊的雅典,年轻的赫米娅与拉山德相爱,可是赫米娅的父亲却希望她嫁给狄米特律斯,为此赫米娅与拉山德逃到城外的一片森林里。此时,为了给雅典公爵提修斯和美丽的希波吕妲的盛大婚礼助兴,一群演员也在森株里排练一出喜剧。仙王还无意中得知海伦娜爱着狄米特律斯,就让浦克将一些花汁滴在狄米特律斯的眼里。这种花汁,拿来滴在他的眼睛里,那么他醒来就会狂热地爱上第1眼看到的人或动物。结果,拉山德醒来看到的是海伦娜,便不停地向她求爱,而把赫米娅忘掉了。仙王发现后。赶忙把花汁滴正在熟睡的狄米特律斯的眼中。狄米特律斯醒来,看到正被拉山德追赶的海伦娜,于是两人争先恐后地向海伦娜求爱。看到这样的情景,海伦娜和赫米娅都很生气。与此同时,仙后也中了计,爱上了一个排戏的演员波顿。*后,仙王给所有人解除了魔法,大家如愿以偿都得到了属于自己的一份爱情。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:奥赛罗
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:奥赛罗
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥15.99
  《奥赛罗》是莎士比亚的四大悲剧之一。奥赛罗是威尼斯公国一员勇将。他与元老的女儿苔丝狄梦娜相爱。但由于他是黑人,婚事未被允许。两人只好私下成婚。奥赛罗手下有一个阴险的旗官伊阿古,一心想除掉奥赛罗。他先是向元老告密,不料却促成了两人的婚事。他又挑拨奥赛罗与苔丝狄梦娜的感情,说另一名副将凯西奥与苔丝狄梦娜关系不同寻常,并伪造了所谓定情信物等。奥赛罗信以为真,在愤怒中掐死了自己的妻子。当他得知真相后,悔恨之余拔剑自刎,倒在了苔丝狄梦娜身边。 伊阿古*后阴谋败露,也得到了应有的惩罚。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:哈姆雷特
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:哈姆雷特
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥15.99
  《哈姆雷特》由英国剧作家威廉•莎士比亚创作,是莎士比亚所有戏剧中篇幅非常长、非常负盛名的剧本。戏剧讲述了叔叔克劳狄斯谋害了哈姆雷特的父亲,篡取了王位,并娶了国王的遗孀乔特鲁德,哈姆雷特王子因此为父王向叔叔复仇的故事。《哈姆雷特》同《麦克白》《李尔王》《奥赛罗》被公认为莎士比亚“四大悲剧”。
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:李尔王
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:李尔王
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥12.99
  李尔王年老之际,算把国家分给三个女儿。为了满足虚荣心,他让女儿们表达如何爱戴他的。大女儿和二女儿刻意讨好,只有三女儿朴实而真诚地表达了感情,却遭到李尔王的误解而被驱逐出宫。然而得到王国后,两个女儿态度大变,把李尔王和随从葛罗斯特赶出宫。李尔王伤心的时候遇到了一个圣徒并向她倾诉了对小女儿的歉意和想念,不想圣徒正是小女儿,她早已原谅了父亲。葛罗斯特之前听信了小儿子爱德蒙的谗言,赶走了大儿子爱德伽。为了得到王位,爱德蒙不惜陷害自己的父亲和哥哥。与此同时,李尔王的大女儿和小女儿都爱上了为了得到王位陷害父亲与哥哥的爱德蒙。*终,李尔王等人被抓,爱德蒙发布秘密处死的口令。爱德伽与爱德蒙决斗并杀死了埃德蒙。而高纳里尔与里根也已经死去。李尔王崩溃了......
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:皆大欢喜
莎士比亚戏剧典藏:皆大欢喜
(英)威廉•莎士比亚
¥12.99
  弗莱德里克不顾兄弟情谊,篡夺同胞兄弟的公爵头衔,把公爵赶走,使他被迫流亡在森林里。不久公爵的女儿罗瑟琳也被驱逐到森林,遇到了受兄长奥列佛虐待的奥兰多,两人相爱。奥兰多宽恕了奥列佛,使奥列佛悔过,并与罗瑟琳的堂妹西莉娅产生了爱情。他们一起生活在森林里,罗瑟琳终于在森林里找到了父亲,弗莱德里克受隐士拨,对自己的行为十分懊悔,将权位归还给了胞兄,奥兰多与罗瑟琳、奥列佛与西莉娅、牧人西尔维斯与牧女菲必、小丑试金石与村姑奥德雷四对恋人喜结良缘,收获了大团圆的结局。
Little League Confidential
Little League Confidential
Geist, Bill
¥91.48
A journalist dad tells of his exhilarating experiences coaching his son’s Little League team with anecdotes about a ballerina batter, an unfair umpire uncle, and other stories that provide a fresh perspective on an American institution.
Ancestral Passions
Ancestral Passions
Morell, Virginia
¥104.56
This biography of the "First Family" of anthropology reveals how their discoveries, collaborations, and rivalries contributed to our own knowledge of the origins of humankind.In this fascinating and authoritative work, acclaimed science writer Virginia Morell brings to vivid life the famous and infamous Leakey family, pioneers in the field of paleoanthropology: Louis Leakey, the patriarch, who persisted through initial scientific failures and scandal-ridden divorce to achieve spectacular success in digs throughout East Africa; Mary, his second wife, who worked alongside Louis as they made their outstanding discoveries at Olduvai Gorge and elsewhere; and Richard, their son, who ascended to the top of the field in his parents’ wake, only to be threatened with both near-fatal illness and fierce professional rivalry. Morell transports us into the world of these compelling personalities, demonstrating how a small clan of highly talented and fiercely competitive people came to dominate an entire field of science and to contribute immeasurably to our understanding of the origins of humanity.
Along the Way
Along the Way
Sheen, Martin;Estevez, Emilio
¥91.48
In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they tell stories spanning more than fifty years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith. At twenty-one, still a struggling actor living hand to mouth, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, an experience of profound joy for the young couple, who soon had three more children: Ramon, Charlie, and Renée. As Martin’s career moved from stage to screen, the family moved from New York City to Malibu, while traveling together to film locations around the world, from Mexico for Catch-22 to Colorado for Badlands to the Philippines for the legendary Apocalypse Now shoot. As the firstborn, Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: They often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, each felt the beginnings of a spiritual awakening that soon led Martin back to his Catholic roots, and eventually led both men to Spain, from where Martin’s father had emigrated to the United States. Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in their acclaimed film, The Way, bringing three generations of Estevez men together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born, and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live. With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes of this multitalented father’s and son’s work with other notable actors and directors, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that readers will recognize as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs. Strikingly candid, searchingly honest, this heartfelt portrait reveals two strong-minded, admirable men of many important roles, perhaps the greatest of which are as fathers and sons.
The Heart Speaks
The Heart Speaks
Guarneri, Mimi
¥78.40
WEAVING MEDICAL NARRATIVE AND CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE, DR. MIMI GUARNERI EXPLORES THE FRONTIERS BEYOND THE PHYSICAL HEART. Every day, 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease -- one person every thirty-three seconds. Ten times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. Despite remarkable interventional and surgical procedures, over 650,000 new heart attacks occur annually. With groundbreaking new research, Dr. Guarneri skillfully blends the science and drama of the heart's unfolding. She reveals the heart as a multilayered, complex organ and explores the new science that indicates the heart acts as a powerhouse of its own, possessing intelligence, memory, and decision-making abilities that are separate from the mind. When Dr. Guarneri was only eight, her vivacious forty-year-old mother died of a heart attack. To overcome the powerlessness she felt that night in Brooklyn when her mother was taken from her, she became a cardiologist -- healing her own heart by healing the hearts of her patients. Dr. Guarneri spent her early years as an overworked, sleep-deprived medical student, trained to view the heart as a simple mechanical pump. She came to realize through the lives of her patients, her own medical journeys, and breakthroughs in heart research that medicine is not just about stitching up patients and sending them on their way. The heart may be "broken" as much by loneliness and depression as high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. The lessons of the heart are as much about forgiveness and gratefulness as they are about genetics and nutrition. And healing the heart can have much more to do with healing a mind and soul than we ever knew. From the racing heartbeats of cardiac emergencies to the gentle rhythms of healing touch, Dr. Guarneri draws us into the intimate moments of life and death. She leads us on a riveting exploration of the heart's mysteries, such as why heart transplant recipients may suddenly display unique characteristics of their donor or why someone who has normal coronary arteries may experience a heart attack. For it is only by knowing the whole heart -- the mental heart, affected by hostility, stress, and depression; the emotional heart, able to be crushed by loss; the intelligent heart, with a nervous system all its own; the spiritual heart, which yearns for a higher purpose; and the universal heart, which communicates with others -- that we can truly heal.
Mentors, Muses & Monsters
Mentors, Muses & Monsters
Benedict, Elizabeth
¥78.40
Edited and with a contribution by Elizabeth Benedict, thirty of today's brightest literary lights turn their attention to the question of mentorship and influence.For Denis Johnson, it was Leonard Gardner's cult favorite Fat City; for Jonathan Safran Foer, it was an encounter with Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai; Mary Gordon's mentors were two Barnard professors, writers Elizabeth Hardwick and Janice Thaddeus, whose lessons could not have been more different. In Mentors, Muses & Monsters, edited and with a contribution by Elizabeth Benedict, author of the National Book Award finalist Slow Dancing, thirty of today's literary stars discuss the people, events, and books that have transformed their lives. When Joyce Carol Oates describes her public-rivalry-turned-wary-professional-acquaintanceship with Donald Barthelme, we are privy to the sight of one of today's most important writers being directly affected by another influential writer. When Sigrid Nunez reveals what it was like to be Susan Sontag's protégé, we get a glimpse into the private life and working philosophy of a formidable public intellectual. And when Jane Smiley describes her first year at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, she offers an intimate portrait of a literary milieu of enduring significance for American literature. Rich, thought-provoking, and often impassioned, these pieces illuminate not only the anxiety but the necessity of influence—and also the treasures it yields.
My Bondage and My Freedom
My Bondage and My Freedom
Douglass, Frederick
¥26.08
My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of three published autobiographies from one of the most brilliant and eloquent abolitionists and human rights activists in American history. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was published ten years before in 1845, while The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was published twenty-five years later.
The Misanthrope's Guide to Life
The Misanthrope's Guide to Life
Rowland, Meghan;Turner-Neal, Chris
¥71.86
Misanthrope, n.:1.) One who hates mankind; a curmudgeon; a loner;2.) The guy in your office who responded to your e-mail of baby photos with "D-. Passing, but not college material";3.) A RealistFrom The Misanthrope's Guide to LifeIn this guide, you'll learn how to get away from the pain-in-the-asses who make you seriously consider investing in a fallout shelter and making it your new home. You'll take isolated comfort in these survival strategies, including how to:Conduct managed incoherence to get the delivery boy from the lobby to your doorTake a "French leave" in order to eat alone at workGet ousted from your kickball league by dressing as Magnum, P.I. for every gameGet back at the jerk yapping on his cell phone by reciting the lyrics to Harry Chapin's version of "Cat's in the Cradle"End a conversation by "Gwynething" (also known as playing the "I'm delightfully foreign" act) someone to deathThis is the survival guide you will be annoyed not to have.
She Got Up Off the Couch
She Got Up Off the Couch
Kimmel, Haven
¥65.32
The # 1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy was a rare and welcome treat: a memoir of a happy childhood. Spunky, strong-willed, and too smart for her own good, Zippy Jarvis brought readers delight and joy. In She Got Up Off the Couch, Haven Kimmel invites us to rejoin the quirky and hilarious Jarvis family saga, shining the spotlight now on her remarkable mother, Delonda.Zippy is growing up and struggling with both her hair and her distaste for shoes. But this memoir strikes a deeper and more emotional chord, as now Kimmel shines the spotlight on her remarkable mother, Delonda. Courageous and steadfast, Delonda finally realized that she could change her life, and she got up off the funky couch in the den, bought a beat-up flower power VW bug (and then learned to drive it), and went back to school, which gave her the chance to gain both financial independence and, at long last, self-respect. A true pleasure for old fans and new ones alike, She Got Up Off the Couch is a gorgeous encapsulation of an innocent time when a child didn't understand that her mother was depressed or felt stifled, but just noted on her way out the door that Delonda was a fixture in the living room. Kimmel captures the seminal moments of her mother's burgeoning empowerment with the full strength of her distinctive, deft storytelling, and with the overflowing sense of humor that made A Girl Named Zippy a favorite of readers everywhere.
Power Concedes Nothing
Power Concedes Nothing
Rice, Connie
¥91.48
The “fierce” and “remarkable” memoir from one of the nation’s most influential and celebrated civil rights attorneys—second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice—is “a rallying cry for social justice” (More magazine).Connie Rice has taken on the bus system, the school system, the death penalty, gangs, and the LAPD—and won. Now, with an electrifying, inimitable voice, Rice illuminates the origins and inspiration for her life’s work in this “genuinely compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) account. Part memoir, part call to action, Power Concedes Nothing is passionate, provocative, and studded with dramatic stories of a life in the trenches of civil rights. Inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Connie Rice has written a “remarkable” (Publishers Weekly) blueprint for a new generation of justice seekers.
A Life in Letters
A Life in Letters
Fitzgerald, F· Scott
¥104.56
A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life. In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through his own words the artistic and emotional maturation of one of America's most enduring and elegant authors. A Life in Letters is the most comprehensive volume of Fitzgerald's letters -- many of them appearing in print for the first time. The fullness of the selection and the chronological arrangement make this collection the closest thing to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote. While many readers are familiar with Fitzgerald's legendary "jazz age" social life and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and other famous authors, few are aware of his writings about his life and his views on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the development of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; those to his friend and competitor Ernest Hemingway reveal their difficult relationship. The most poignant letters here were written to his wife, Zelda, from the time of their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, during World War I to her extended convalescence in a sanatorium near Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is by turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, at college in the East while he was struggling in Hollywood. For readers who think primarily of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing was effortless, these letters show his serious, painstaking concerns with creating realistic, durable art.
The CEO
The CEO
Burke, Owen;McDonald, Duff
¥65.32
You're the boss....Now make an executive decision.You are the CEO of Fleece Industries. So far, you've made all the right choices. The result: Your life's work -- building a company from an idea scrawled on a bar napkin into a clothing empire -- has reached a major milestone. Fleece is going to have an initial public offering and become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The instant the opening bell rings, you'll be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions. It's a dream come true. Unfortunately that's when things get complicated. Now come the really hard choices. What would you do if You discovered that a rogue employee had been cooking the books? Your mistress threatened to expose your affair to your wife? You found yourself at the center of an insider-trading scandal? Your daughter turned up in a sex tape on the Internet? You found yourself considering the worst choice of all: MURDER?Step up to the plate. What would you do if you were The CEO?
It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty
It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty
Viorst, Judith
¥65.32
Bringing together some of the best of Judith Viorst’s witty and perceptive poetry—and featuring the illustrations from the original edition by John Alcorn—Viorst explores the all-too-true ironies and absurdities of being a woman in the modern world.Whether she’s finding herself or finding a sitter, contemplating her sex life as she rubs hormone night cream on her face, or wrestling with the contradiction of falling in love with a man her parents would actually approve of, Viorst transforms the familiar events of daily life into poems that make you laugh with recognition. Here is the young single girl leaving her parents’ home for life in the big city (“No I do not believe in free love/And yes I will be home for Sunday dinners”). Here is the aspiring bohemian with an expensive liberal arts education, getting coffee and taking dictation, “Hoping that someday someone will be impressed/With all I know.” Here is that married woman, coping with motherhood (“The tricycles are cluttering my foyer/The Pop Tart crumbs are sprinkled on my soul”) and fantasy affairs (“I could imagine cryptic conversations, clandestine martinis...and me explaining that long kisses clog my sinuses”) and all-too-real family reunions (“Four aunts in pain taking pills/One cousin in analysis taking notes”). And here she is at mid-life, wondering whether a woman who used to wear a “Ban the Bomb” button can find happiness being a person with a set of fondue forks, a fish poacher, and a wok. Every step of the way, It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life demonstrates once and for all that no one understands American women coming of age like Judith Viorst. *It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life is a reissue of the previous collection originally titled When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices.
Dances With Trout
Dances With Trout
Gierach, John
¥71.86
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by. Always entertaining, often irreverent and illuminating, Gierach invites readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.”
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