Romance is a novel written by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. The novel was adapted into the fi lm The Road to Romance. Serafina is captured by Don Balthasar’s pirates on a Caribbean island, when Jose Armando arrives from Spain to the rescue.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Romance is a novel written by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. Serafina is captured by Don Balthasar's pirates on a Caribbean island, when Jose Armando arrives from Spain to the rescue.
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers – the jokes seem fresh and witty even today.
The Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries. In part two, The Working River, we discover the wherries, barges and bridges, the industries, lawmakers and lawbreakers who form the life of the river.
Written at various times, under various influences, the four stories contained in Within The Tides are linked by Conrad's treatment of loyalty and betrayal.They range in setting from the Far East via eighteenth-century Spain to England. The tone shifts from the tragic inevitability of The Planter of Malata and the pathos of Because of the Dollars to the gothic The Inn of the Two Witches and the grim humour of The Partner. The form of the stories was experimental but does not obscure Conrad's humanity or his search for moral truth.
Полный вариант заголовка: «The sports and pastimes of the people of England : including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous spectacles, from the earliest period to the present time : illustrated by 140 engravings, in which are represented most of the popular diversions : selected from ancient paintings / by Joseph Strutt ; a new edition, with a copious index, by William Hone».
As the Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1982, Paul Volcker established himself as one of the most influential economic thinkers. Currently a major advocate for corporate governance and accounting reforms, Volcker’s reputation as a great business leader with uncompromising ethics continues to this day. Written by award-winning New York Times journalist Joseph Treaster, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend takes readers through the most compelling moments of this legend’s life in private and public service. From his early days as a young Treasury Department official through his appointments to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Reserve, and James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., this inspiring book captures the significant moments in Volcker life and explores the ethical, economic, and moral dilemmas he faced at every turn.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit : to which is added The history of the philosophical doctrine concerning the origin of the soul, and the nature of matter; with its influence on Christianity, especially with respect to the doctrine of pre-existence of Christ / by Joseph Priestley».
From the plains of Nebraska to the streets of Las Vesas... from the deserts of New Mexico to the snows of Canada... from the hotspots of Harlem to the underbelly of Portland... from the tribes who first called this continent home to the stars who inhabit the silver screen... vampires - and the men and women who risk their lives and souls t hunt them - are the American dream's nightmarish shadow. The undead have endless stories to tell. And once those stories sink their teeth into you, you'll never shake them off...
The classic comic travelogue about an ill-fated boating holiday on the River Thames" Three Men in a Boat "is the irreverent tale of a group of friends who, along with a fox terrier named Montmorency, embark on a two-week boating journey up the Thames.
The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as "Paddy O'Kelly and the Weasel", and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as "How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery". By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D.Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for children to the special magic of Celtic storytelling. The stories in this book are taken from Joseph Jacob's classic two-volume collection Celtic Fairy Tales and More Celtic Fairy Tales.
A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Journey from Riga to the Crimea : by way of Kiev : with some account of the colonization, and the manners and customs of the colonists of New Russia : to which are added, Notes relating to the Crim Tatars / by Mary Holderness».