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100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide by David C. Major, John S. Major

By David C. Major, John S. Major

Readers all over the place recognize that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a exceptional ebook. If you're one in all that satisfied band, you'll speedy realize the authors of this encouraged examining advisor as kindred spirits. right here David and John significant have selected 100 books which could every one be delightfully fed on in a single quiet night. overlaying different types from fable to fiction, heritage to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity positive aspects books to check your whole moods—by either celebrated writers and proficient unknowns, including:

•  Russell Baker  •  Willa Cather  • Raymond Chandler  •  F. Scott Fitzgerald  • Graham Greene  •  Edith Hamilton  •  Dashiell Hammett  •  Helene Hanff  •  Ernest Hemingway  •  Patricia Highsmith  • Shirley Jackson  •  Henry James  •  W. Somerset Maugham  •  Mary McCarthy  •  Walter Mosley  •  Vladimir Nabokov  •  Patrick O'Brian  •  Barbara Pym  •  Phillip Roth  •  Vikram Seth  •  Isaac Bashevis Singer  •  C. P. Snow  •  Dylan Thomas  •  Evelyn Waugh  •  Edith Wharton  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder  •  Virginia Woolf

Each choice comprises an wonderful dialogue of what makes the publication exact, from an adventurous writing kind to a distinct humorousness. The Majors additionally percentage insights concerning the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gemstones on an identical topic or by means of an analogous author.

A literary better half to have fun with and consult with many times, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!

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F. 17 10 The Louvre possesses 134 pictures by Corot, covering every aspect of his inspiration (French or Italian landscapes, "Souvenirs" and figures) and every stage of his career. The Douai Belfry, in common with Sens Cathedral (1874), demonstrates Corot' assuredness, candour and freedom of approach in his final period. The work, painted in twenty sessions, was executed in May 1S/1. Corot had been visiting Arras, Douai and the surrounding district regularly for over twenty years to see his numerous friends, either painters or art lovers, including Constant Dutilleux, Charles Desavary and Alfred Robaut.

Domenic and was originally located in the church of San Domenico at Fiesole. Having been chosen by Vivant-Denon for the Musee Napoleon from the collection in the Accademia of Florence it was allowed to remain in the Louvre by the Florentine commissioners in 181 j, and is thus one of Fra Angelico *s most important works outside' Italy. Besides the Crowning, generally dated towards 1434-14$}, the period when he reached full artistic maturity, Fra Angelico executed two earlier altarpiece for San Domenico; the central section of one of them remains in the church, the other {the Annunciation) can be seen in the Prado.

Isle of 'Love, occurs in several XVIIIth century ballets and operas, notably in a comedy written by Dancourt in 1700 entitled Les Trois Cousines. Watteau had already treated the same theme in a painting executed in about 17 10 (at present in a private Paris collection) At the request of his friend Jean de Julienne he repeated the theme in a more sober detailed vein in his "Morceau de Reception" de 1717, purchased by Frederick II and now part of the collection of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia in the Schloss .

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