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Liberty Bar: Inspector Maigret, Book 17 , Hörbu...
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A new translation of Georges Simenon's devastating novel set on the French Riviera. It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures. Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera, as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Riviera. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024638/bk_adbl_024638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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ISBN Liberty Bar Buch Fiktion Taschenbuch Engli...
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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." -The GuardianInspector Maigret loses himself in coastal luxury-and danger-in this devastating mystery set on the French Riviera"It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes Harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures..."Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric.

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Fanpires
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This collection of essays addresses the renewed interest in the cultural resurgence of the vampire, evident across a broad range of literature, film, television, graphic novels, and games. The appeal of vampire mythology and its associated folklore for modern audiences is examined in an age characterized by the transformative possibilities of the internet with both its low barriers to artistic expression and the erosion of the boundaries between author and audience in terms of the construction of narrative, character and fictional universes. This collection examines how audiences respond to and 'use' the vampire in their own practices. From evil villains to tragic heroes, modern appropriations of the vampire, evident in popular manifestations such as the Twilight saga and the televisual adaptation of The Southern Vampire Mysteries (True Blood) are noted for their focus on the everyday. These vampires are found nested within communities, seeking to temper their urges and coexist with humans. 'Drifting silently into harbour, the vampires arrived in Western Europe scarcely two centuries ago. Since then, they have become a new folklore. The rich fan cultures addressed by vibrant emerging scholars from around the English-speaking world gathered in Schott and Moffatt's collection are the true heirs of this uncanny invasion. The mix of glamour and disgust, aestheticism and dread vampires evoke offers metaphors for every form of anxiety and unholy yearning: a bloodstained laboratory for social experiment. This collection opens new corridors into the chambers of the undead, and casts an eerie light on the subterranean worlds of fans and vampires alike.' -Sean Cubitt, Professor of Global Media and Communication, Winchester School of Art, UK. 'Fanpires offers the preeminent collection of scholarly approaches to this immortal shape shifter. This compilation of insightful essays not only reflects the omnipresence of the vampire in popular culture, but it identifies the pivotal role of fans in revitalizing the life of the vampire.' -Wendy Haslem, Professor of Screen Studies & Cultural Management, The University of Melbourne.

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The Man Eaters of Tsavo
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It was towards noon on March 1, 1898, that I first found myself entering the narrow and somewhat dangerous harbour of Mombasa, on the east coast of Africa. The town lies on an island of the same name, separated from the mainland only by a very narrow channel, which forms the harbour; and as our vessel steamed slowly in, close under the quaint old Portuguese fortress built over three hundred years ago, I was much struck with the strange beauty of the view which gradually opened out before me. Contrary to my anticipation, everything looked fresh and green, and an oriental glamour of enchantment seemed to hang over the island. The old town was bathed in brilliant sunshine and reflected itself lazily on the motionless sea; its flat roofs and dazzlingly white walls peeped out dreamily between waving palms and lofty cocoanuts, huge baobabs and spreading mango trees; and the darker background of well-wooded hills and slopes on the mainland formed a very effective setting to a beautiful and, to me, unexpected picture.

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Fanpires
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This collection of essays addresses the renewed interest in the cultural resurgence of the vampire, evident across a broad range of literature, film, television, graphic novels, and games. The appeal of vampire mythology and its associated folklore for modern audiences is examined in an age characterized by the transformative possibilities of the internet with both its low barriers to artistic expression and the erosion of the boundaries between author and audience in terms of the construction of narrative, character and fictional universes. This collection examines how audiences respond to and 'use' the vampire in their own practices. From evil villains to tragic heroes, modern appropriations of the vampire, evident in popular manifestations such as the Twilight saga and the televisual adaptation of The Southern Vampire Mysteries (True Blood) are noted for their focus on the everyday. These vampires are found nested within communities, seeking to temper their urges and coexist with humans. 'Drifting silently into harbour, the vampires arrived in Western Europe scarcely two centuries ago. Since then, they have become a new folklore. The rich fan cultures addressed by vibrant emerging scholars from around the English-speaking world gathered in Schott and Moffatt's collection are the true heirs of this uncanny invasion. The mix of glamour and disgust, aestheticism and dread vampires evoke offers metaphors for every form of anxiety and unholy yearning: a bloodstained laboratory for social experiment. This collection opens new corridors into the chambers of the undead, and casts an eerie light on the subterranean worlds of fans and vampires alike.' -Sean Cubitt, Professor of Global Media and Communication, Winchester School of Art, UK. 'Fanpires offers the preeminent collection of scholarly approaches to this immortal shape shifter. This compilation of insightful essays not only reflects the omnipresence of the vampire in popular culture, but it identifies the pivotal role of fans in revitalizing the life of the vampire.' -Wendy Haslem, Professor of Screen Studies & Cultural Management, The University of Melbourne.

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The Man Eaters of Tsavo
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It was towards noon on March 1, 1898, that I first found myself entering the narrow and somewhat dangerous harbour of Mombasa, on the east coast of Africa. The town lies on an island of the same name, separated from the mainland only by a very narrow channel, which forms the harbour; and as our vessel steamed slowly in, close under the quaint old Portuguese fortress built over three hundred years ago, I was much struck with the strange beauty of the view which gradually opened out before me. Contrary to my anticipation, everything looked fresh and green, and an oriental glamour of enchantment seemed to hang over the island. The old town was bathed in brilliant sunshine and reflected itself lazily on the motionless sea; its flat roofs and dazzlingly white walls peeped out dreamily between waving palms and lofty cocoanuts, huge baobabs and spreading mango trees; and the darker background of well-wooded hills and slopes on the mainland formed a very effective setting to a beautiful and, to me, unexpected picture.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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