Jules Verne (1828-1905) possessed that rare storyteller`s gift of being able to present the far-fetched and the downright unbelievable in such a way as effortlessly to inspire his reader`s allegiance and trust. This volume contains two of his best-loved yarns, chosen from among the sixty-four titles of Les Voyages extraordinaires, Verne`s pioneering contribution to the canon of modern Science Fiction. Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just! - in circling the globe within eighty days. The dour Fogg`s obsession with his timetable is complemented by the dynamism and versatility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose talent for getting into scrapes brings colour and suspense to the race against time. Five Weeks in a Ballaon (1863) was Verne`s first novel. It documents an apocryphal jaunt across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever capable Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian cerebral adventurer. Издание на английском языке.
Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically exact people, who, never hurried and always ready, are economical of their steps and their motions. He never made one stride too many, always going by the shortest route. He did not give an idle look. He did not allow himself a superfluous gesture. When Phileas Fogg wagers a bet that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days, little does he know about the epic journey that he is about to undertake. With his faithful French servant, Passepartout, Phileas Fogg embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across four continents by whatever means he can - train, elephant, steam ship - and experiencing endless surprises and mishaps along the way.
A daring bet takes Phileas Fogg on the adventure of a lifetime. But why is he being chased by Police Detective Fix? There's more than money at stake in Jules Verne's remarkable tale!
Пользователю предлагается прослушать главу произведения и понять описываемые в ней действия и события. Далее следуют комментарии на русском языке к лексическому, грамматическому и экстралингвистическому (культура, традиции) содержанию. В этих комментариях поясняются редко употребляющиеся слова и выражения, реалии, приводятся примеры их употребления в повседневной речи. Данная методика позволяет усовершенствовать навык аудирования (умения слушать и понимать), помогает овладеть английской речью.
Around the World in a Day — седьмой студийный альбом американского певца Принса, выпущенный 22 апреля 1985 года на лейбле Warner Bros. Records. Around the World in a Day является вторым альбомом певца, который возглавил американский чарт Billboard 200 и получил платиновый статус в США
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
An exciting picture book based on the Peppa Pig special episode, Around the World! In this story, Peppa visits friends located across the globe in her very own aeroplane. With journeys to the South Pole, snowy mountain tops, the jungle and the desert, this is a colourful and action-packed Peppa adventure.
'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
There’s no denying that food is an essential part of travel. Whether you’re indulging in the familiar (a just-baked croissant at a boulangerie in Paris) or experiencing a new taste (a tagine in the souks of Marrakesh), the memory of that first bite often lingers long after the last. As part of its editorial mission—to spur readers to explore the globe and equip them with advice they can trust — "Travel + Leisure" presents "Where to Eat Around the World", a collection of stories to aid you on your quest for the next great meal.
Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D.J.Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today. This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times.
From their arrest to their final moments, the last days of seven prisoners condemned to death in Tsarist Russia are described in this visceral, heart-stopping novella. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.