В 1933 году после выхода в свет повести "Фунты лиха в Париже и Лондоне" в литературных кругах впервые заговорили о новом самобытном писателе - Джордже Оруэлле. В первом его крупном произведении проявились основные особенности его писательской манеры и стиля, для которых столь характерны внимание к языку, простота, достоверность и точность. Дебютная повесть, во многом автобиографичная, полна юмора, легка, динамична и остроумна. Не случайно многие поклонники творчества Оруэлла называют "Фунты лиха в Париже и Лондоне" своим любимейшим произведением. ,В книге приводится неадаптированный текст повести с комментариями и словарем. Для студентов языковых вузов и всех любителей англоязычной литературы.
'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them'. George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hoctel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.
Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century liter
George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his "first contact with poverty": sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and a starving Russian ex-army captain. Exposing a shocking, previously hidden world to readers, Orwell gave a human face to the statistics of poverty for the first time. In doing so, he found his voice as a writer.
Health Care in World Cities – New York, Paris, and London
Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is. So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along.
For a bet Phileas Fogg sets out with his servant Passeportout to achieve an incredible journey - from London to Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and back to London again, all in just eighty days. there are many alarms and surprises along the way - and a last minute setback that makes all the difference between winning and losing.
Pick up your colouring pencils, unleash your creativity and bring this vibrant, bustling city to life.Grab your colouring pencils, unleash your creativity and bring this vibrant, bustling city to life.Set off on an exploration of London with this beautiful colouring book from London illustrators Alice Chadwick and Rosie Goodwin.Take a trip down the Thames, enjoy a ride on the London Eye, hang out in hipster Hoxton and perhaps pick up some flowers in Columbia Road on the way. Choose your colours and lose yourself in city life. Pick up insider information and historical facts as you wander the city's streets, and don't forget to check the map if you get lost!As you focus on colouring in and start to forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
Where in London can you see dinosaurs? Who made London Bridge fall down? Where is the London Eye? Find out in this invaluable guide. Discover the famous sights and the amazing stories behind them. View places and buildings as you've never seen them before. Packed with photographs, maps, aerial views and cutaway illustrations, this book also includes descriptions of exciting websites.
In the early 20th century, Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, was an international fashion sensation. She created some of the most lavish, provocative, and controversial fashions of the Edwardian era, lingerie, tea-gowns and evening-wear that attracted famous beauties like Lillie Langtry and Mary Pickford. A flamboyant and eccentric character who survived the sinking of the Titanic, wrote a column for Hearst newspapers, and designed costumes for the Ziegfeld Follies, Lucile also trained the first professional fashion models, staged the first runway shows, and introduced revolutionary elements to women's dress such as lower necklines, slit skirts, and less-restrictive corsets. This fascinating and long-overdue study of Lucile's work includes a remarkable facsimile of her Fall 1905 fashion album, printed on special paper, and featuring over 60 watercolor illustrations and reproductions of luxurious fabric samples and trimmings. The book also draws on Lucile's own autobiography, "Discretions and Indiscretions", a captivating window into the rarefied world of high Edwardian society and the extraordinary mind of one its most notable characters. Формат: 24,5 см x 31,5 см.