Чтение оригинальных произведений – простой и действенный способ погрузиться в языковую среду и совершенствоваться в иностранном языке. Серия «Бестселлер на все времена» – это возможность улучшить свой английский, читая лучшие произведения англоязычных авторов, любимые миллионами читателей. Для лучшего понимания текста в книгу включены краткий словарь и комментарии, поясняющие языковые и лингвострановедческие вопросы, исторические и культурные реалии описываемой эпохи. «Война миров» – один из первых романов об инопланетном вторжении и культовое фантастическое произведение. Чем грозит человечеству нападение марсиан? И как выжить в катаклизме? Захватывающий сюжет и прекрасный язык помогут читателям улучшить свой английский, читая невероятную хронику межпланетного противостояния. Книга предназначена для тех, кто изучает английский язык на продолжающем или продвинутом уровне и стремится к его совершенствованию.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. With vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings this long forgotten case to life, and explores the inner workings of these two very different men.
Conan must scale the forbidden Mount of Crom to prevent the release of the ancient god-demon Shuma Gorath, imprisoned by Crom himself! But the witch queen Vammatar and her necromancer husband, Kulan Gath, also seek the summit--and the iron-bound Books of Shuma-Gorath, with which they plan to free the malevolent god and bring it under their own baleful control!The Chronicles of Conan collects classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for over a quarter of a century.
Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders - or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?
Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary has finally learned the nature of the secret fleet and the fate of Admiral Bloch. The Alliance government's plan to ensure security by using warships controlled entirely by artificial intelligence has resulted in atrocities at two star systems that may reignite the war with the Syndicate Worlds, and now the malfunctioning robotic warships also threaten Alliance star systems. His attempts to pursue a dark ship force to their base are frustrated when they vanish into the Alliance hypernet. The Alliance military is threatened with uncertainty, confusion, and a fear of betrayal as segments of the Alliance government attempt to continue to conceal the existence of the dark ships and the government's role in creating them. The Syndicate Worlds, enraged by the attack on Indras, launches more deniable attacks on Alliance space. Geary is forced to tread a fine line between mutiny and obedience while trying to use his fleet to counter the dark ships as the Alliance trembles on the verge of collapse. . .
Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As orphaned, monk-raised Caldan and his companions flee the city, leaving behind their hopes for a new beginning, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda’s mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan does the unthinkable to save her: he breaks the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors. But when the emperor’s warlocks arrive to capture him, Caldan realizes that his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing, and the enemies assailing the empire may be rivaled by more sinister forces within. And soon, the blood of innocents may be on Caldan’s own hands.
One of Dickens's most neglected, but most rewarding, novels' Peter Ackroyd Barnaby Rudge is a young innocent simpleton who is devoted to his talkative raven, Grip. When he gets caught up in the mayhem of the Gordon riots and a mysterious unsolved murder, his life is put in jeopardy. Barnaby Rudge a powerful historical tale of treachery, forbidden love, abduction and the dangerous power of the mob.
Beautiful and fiery of spirit, Mariah Temple is the daughter of a tyrannical father whose contempt for native Americans has given them every reason to hate him. Echohawk is the daring Chippewa brave sworn to avenge the wrongs done to his father and his people. But when Mariah and Echohawk meet, the forbidden is unavoidable--bloodlines no longer matter, differences are swept away, and the two become inseparable . . . until a fiercely guarded secret tears them apart. A future together would seem impossible, yet nothing can diminish the smoldering, restless heat of their desire.
USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying. Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden . . .
Connor can't resist the beautiful stranger who asks for his protection and despite his reservations, he agrees to introduce her to a whole new way of life. As the gruff leader of a band of four outlaw fighters, he recognizes that she might also be able to provide them with much needed intel. But when Connor discovers Hudson's connection to the enemies of liberty, he wonders how far he can trust the woman who has abandoned all inhibitions to challenge every forbidden desire.