Meditations (English French edition illustrated)

Pensées (Anglais Français édition illustré)

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text is one that is simplified, straightforward, and perhaps reflecting Marcus' Stoic perspective on the text. Depending on the English translation, Marcus' style is not viewed as anything regal or belonging to royalty, but rather a man among other men, which allows the reader to relate to his wisdom. Rédigées dans un style simple et froid, les Pensées sont une suite d'épigrammes et de courtes réflexions portant sur le devoir, la mort et la conduite du sage face aux erreurs et à la méchanceté des Hommes. Marc Aurèle, lui-même philosophe stoïcien développe la tradition d'Épictète selon laquelle tout Homme a le profond devoir de ne pas s'inquiéter de ce qui ne dépend pas de lui, c'est-à-dire les biens matériels, les honneurs, l'opinion des gens, mais doit en contrepartie se rendre parfaitement maître de ses émotions, avis, opinions et jugements, la seule chose dont il possède une parfaite maîtrise.

The Tragedy of King Lear (English French edition illustrated)

Le Roi Lear (Anglais Français édition, illustré)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

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Category: Drama

Page: 275

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King Lear of Britain, elderly and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, and declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, Goneril , speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak. He then awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken. When it is finally the turn of his youngest and favorite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything ("Nothing, my Lord") and then declares there is nothing to compare her love to, nor words to properly express it; she speaks honestly but bluntly, which infuriates him. In his anger he disinherits Cordelia and divides her share between Regan and Goneril. Dans la grande salle du palais des rois de Grande-Bretagne, le vieux roi Lear réunit ses filles, leurs maris et son fidèle ami le comte de Kent. Il annonce son désir de se retirer du pouvoir et sa décision de diviser son royaume entre ses trois filles, Goneril mariée au duc d'Albany, Régane épouse de Cornouailles et Cordélia, la plus jeune, courtisée par le duc de Bourgogne et le roi de France. Blessé par cette réserve qui pique d'autant plus son orgueil qu'elle émane de son enfant préférée, Lear déshérite Cordélia, partage le royaume entre les deux autres sœurs, la chasse impitoyablement et annonce qu'il ira vivre alternativement sur les terres de Goneril et de Régane avec sa suite d'une centaine de chevaliers. Le comte de Kent, proche du roi, s'oppose à ce traitement injuste et tente de faire entendre raison au souverain qui, excédé, le bannit également. Apprenant l'infortune de Cordélia, le duc de Bourgogne renonce à ses vues mais le roi de France, sa passion raffermie par tant de vertus qu'il juge plus précieuses qu'une dot, annonce que Cordélia régnera sur la belle France où elle trouvera mieux que ce qu'elle a perdu.

Father Sergius (English French illustrated edition)

Le Père Serge (Français Anglais édition illustré)

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

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Category: Drama

Page: 125

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The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancée Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. The blow to his pride is massive, and he retreats to the arms of Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow. He is ordered to become a hermit. Despite his being removed from the world, he is still remembered for having so remarkably transformed his life. One winter night, a group of merry-makers decide to visit him, and one of them, a divorced woman named Makovkina, spends the night in his cell, with the intention to seduce him. Le Prince Kazatski tente de faire taire ses désirs de gloire pour se concentrer sur l'essence de l'être. Quand il apprend que sa fiancée a été la maitresse du tsar, il décide de se faire ermite. Il s'inflige les plus dures épreuves. Sa sainteté devient alors connue et l'oblige à quitter le peu d'attaches qui lui restent avec le monde car pour trouver le chemin de Dieu, il faut avoir l'humilité d'être anonyme.

Martin Eden (English French edition illustrated)

Martin Eden (Anglais Français édition illustré)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

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Category: Fiction

Page: 730

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Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of wealth and refinement. Martin Eden est un jeune marin d'Oakland né dans les bas-fonds. Sa vie est faite d'aventures, de voyages, mais aussi de brutalité et de travail. C'est ainsi, qu'il défend un jeune homme lors d'une rixe. Celui-ci issu de la classe aisée, l'invite chez lui à dîner pour le remercier. À cette occasion Martin rencontre sa sœur Ruth Morse, jeune fille délicate issue d'une famille bourgeoise dont il tombe amoureux. Il décide de s'instruire pour la conquérir.

The Medieval Chronicle III

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle, Doorn/Utrecht 12-17 July 2002

Author: Erik Kooper

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 218

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In the summer of 2002 the third international conference on the medieval chronicle was held, again in the vicinity of Utrecht, the Netherlands. There are several reasons why the chronicle is particularly suited as the topic of an international conference. In the first place there is its ubiquity: all over Europe and throughout the Middle Ages chronicles were written, both in Latin and in the vernacular, and not only in Europe but also in the countries neighbouring on it, like those of the Arabic world. Secondly, all chronicles raise such questions as by whom, for whom, or for what purpose were they written, how do they reconstruct the past, what determined the choice of verse or prose, or what kind of literary influences are discernable in them. Finally, many chronicles have been beautifully illuminated, and the relation between text and image leads to a wholly different set of questions. This third volume of conference papers again aims to provide a representative survey of the on-going research in the field of chronicle studies, illustrated by examples from specific chronicles from a wide variety of countries, periods and cultural backgrounds.

Moreana

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Category: Philosophy

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