This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Her memoirs conjure up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the land's most powerful men.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Memoirs of a Cavalier is a work of historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil Wars.
Примечание: Воспоминания о графе Филибере де Граммоне Полный вариант заголовка: «Memoirs of Count Grammont : Vol. 2 : a new edition, to which are prefixed, a biographical sketch of Count Hamilton, and a translation of the epistle to Count Grammont : in 2 volumes / by Antony Hamilton ; illustrated with 64 portraits, engraved by Edward Scriven, etc.».
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894.
Victor Serge is one of the great men of the 20th century —and one of its great writers too. He was an anarchist, an agitator, a revolutionary, an exile, a historian of his times, as well as a brilliant novelist, and in Memoirs of a Revolutionary he devotes all his passion and genius to describing this extraordinary—and exemplary—career. Serge tells of his upbringing among exiles and conspirators, of his involvement with the notorious Bonnot Gang and his years in prison, of his role in the Russian Revolution, and of the Revolution’s collapse into despotism and terror. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, where he evaded the KGB and the Nazis before fleeing to Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary recounts a thrilling life on the front lines of history and includes vivid portraits not only of Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin but of countless other figures who struggled to remake the world. Peter Sedgwick’s fine translation of Memoirs of a Revolutionary was abridged when first published in 1963. This is the first edition in English to present the entirety of Serge’s book.
Полный вариант заголовка: «A journey into various parts of Europe, and a residence in them during the years 1818, 1819, 1820 and 1821 : With notes, hist. a. classical, a. memoirs of the grand dukes of the House of Medici, of the dynasties of the kings of Naples, a. of the dukes of Milan : In 2 vol. Vol. 2».