Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. This collection of short stories includes Tommy and Co, a collection of funny tales about adventures of the group of journalists. In Told After Supper the members of a family and their guests turn to telling ghost stories after dinner. These stories get increasingly bizarre as the ghosts leap out of the tales and make an appearance in the family's home. In the mysterious story, Passing of the Third Floor Back, Christ-like stranger visits a run-down boarding home to transform the lives of its residents.
The field of solid state characterization is central to the pharmaceutical industry, as drug products are, in an overwhelming number of cases, produced as solid materials. Selection of the optimum solid form is a critical aspect of the development of pharmaceutical compounds, due to their ability to exist in more than one form or crystal structure (polymorphism). These polymorphs exhibit different physical properties which can affect their biopharmaceutical properties. This book provides an up-to-date review of the current techniques used to characterize pharmaceutical solids. Ensuring balanced, practical coverage with industrial relevance, it covers a range of key applications in the field. The following topics are included: Physical properties and processes Thermodynamics Intellectual guidance X-ray diffraction Spectroscopy Microscopy Particle sizing Mechanical properties Vapour sorption Thermal analysis & Calorimetry Polymorph prediction Form selection
A brilliant introduction to the much-loved story of Alice in Wonderland. Find out what happens when Alice goes down a rabbit hole and meets all sorts of crazy characters. Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Retold by Ronne Randall.
F.S.Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. «All the Sad Young Men» is a wonderful short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel's themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac «The Rich Boy and Winter Dreams», deal with wealthy protagonists - the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green - as they come to terms with lost love; while «Absolution», in which a boy confesses to a priest.
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's literary work has great diversity and can be divided into several periods. The period that I find of particular interest is the middle and late 1960s. Among several works of that period, the tales Monday Begins on Saturday and Tale of the Troika, form a sequel, the "Privalov cycle"; they also distinguish themselves from the other works by a dominant comic component. The comic can be found, in varying degrees, in most of the Strugatskys' works, but in the "Privalov cycle" it assumes the central and the most creative role as the authors use the comic effect, their basic device, to express their comic vision of the world.
Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. "Soldiers Three" is a collection of short stories. The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection "Plain Tales from the Hills".
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life's little ironies' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations. Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident. Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out. L. Frank Baum Chicago, April, 1900.
Many people need true friends and so do creatures from magic forests. Seven fairy tales will lift a lid on important secrets of friendship, help children find true friends and maintain friendships. “The Secrets Of Friendship” is children’s literature with elements of fantasy and adventure.
Глубокая тарелка для пасты и супа Asa Selection A Table станет прекрасным дополнением к набору посуды и подойдет для сервировки как обеденного, так и праздничного стола. Изделие выполнено из высококачественного костяного фарфора и снабжено высокими краями. Диаметр тарелки 22 см.
Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material. Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages from ancient writers in a new light
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. In "Wessex Tales" his first collection of short stories, Hardy sought to record the legends, superstitions, local customs and lore of a Wessex that was rapidly passing out of memory. By turns humorous, ironic, macabre, and elegiac, these seven stories show the range of Hardy's story-telling gifts.