Set in a small town in France, Max and Voltaire: Getting to Know You is about a cat, Max, and a dog, Voltaire, who are adopted by a kind and generous woman, with three cats - Zoa, Tish, and Say What, when their former adoptive families can no longer take care of them. The touching and humorous adventures of Max, a jolly but fundamentally serious and wise cat, and Voltaire, a kind and courageous dog with a sense of humor, challenge us to think about how special every day can be and that no matter how bad a situation is, it can change for the better. Through the eyes of Max, Voltaire, and a supporting cast of furry pals and bipeds, explore such themes as making new friends, adapting to change, fostering tolerance, lending a helping hand, and getting along with others. Max and Voltaire is the first in a series of books about how embracing both the familiar and the different can make our lives continually interesting and rewarding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055410/bk_acx0_055410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: 5395 Media LLC. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083052/bk_acx0_083052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This landmark work by William James remains one of the most insightful books on psychology and spirituality. James considers the feelings, actions, and experiences of individuals, insofar as they understand themselves to be in a relationship with the divine. It examines the religion of everyday life and has nothing to do with doctrine or dogma. Dealing objectively with a wide spectrum of observed and personally related religious experiences, James quotes from the autobiographical writings of famous authors, theologians, and mystics from many traditions including Whitman, Luther, Voltaire, Emerson, and Tolstoy. As a comprehensive survey, the work contributes to the understanding of consciousness, psychological processes, thought, and emotion. Chapter titles include "Religion & Neurology", "The Reality of the Unseen", "The Religion of Healthy-Mindedness", "The Sick Soul", "The Divided Self", and "The Process of Unification, Conversion, Saintliness, Mysticism and Philosophy". Also serving as a plea for religious tolerance, the book has some particularly captivating sections, like those on the religion of healthy-mindedness, the sick soul, and mysticism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Winfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001768/bk_yurt_001768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does a woman become a mistress? This unique audio collection tells you the inside stories. It turns the traditional concept of a mistress on its head. Meet controversial Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre’s lover, who wrote numerous influential books and papers and challenged what was seen as the woman’s role on a number of levels. Come face-to-face with Emilie du Chatelet, the mistress of Voltaire, who used her gender to her advantage and also defied convention. Marina Gamba is relatively unknown but had three illegitimate children with Galileo, the great scientist. Also, hear the story of Madame de Pompadour, who rose from a relatively unassuming life to be the undisputed mistress of King Louis XV. She held a very influential position behind the scenes at court! Each of these amazing women took risks and negotiated their personal lives in such a way that enabled them to live extraordinary lives. Be inspired by this amazing story as it comes alive through BioViews, a short biographical story similar to an interview. These inspirational audiobooks from Amazing People Worldwide provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crpr/000162/bk_crpr_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is a collection of two books by Deborah Chiappa.Sex Positions: Sex Not Love. Discover the 21 Tricks of This Sex Guides for Couples.Do you feel like your sex life is dwindling? Has your relationship become boring? Do you have a hard time initiating sex? Do you always do the same thing in bed? Do you ever feel like you have a terrible sex life? Do you feel like you’re bad at sex? If you answered yes to these questions, it means that you have a bad sex life.Sex is pretty much part of who we are as human beings. Sex is a banquet of tastes, sounds, textures, movements, and scents. It is a multi-sensual, and sometimes out of this world experience. It breathes life to our existence, makes us feel alive, fuels our creativity, and it gives us a surge of wild energy. It makes us younger and more confident. It can even do wonders for our health.Unfortunately, daily stress and towering responsibilities are slowly killing our sex lifes. If you’re one of the millions of people who are having bad sex every night, this audiobook is for you. This audiobook will help you transform your deepest and wildest fantasies into reality. Sex Not Love: Seduction Book. The 12 Tricks to Seduce Your Future Partner. Voltaire once said, “It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.” The art of seduction has been studied for centuries by philosophers, writers, artists, and scholars alike. Most people think seduction is sex. It is not. Seduction is the waiting period between when you start trying to achieve what you actually want until you achieve the outcome. It doesn’t have to be related to romance. You can seduce a company to hire you, enjoy the seduction of religious experience, or even be seductive when trying to woo a nanny to come to take care of your family. It can be a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146432/bk_acx0_146432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first biography in English of Tristan Tzara, a founder of Dada and one of the most important figures in the European avant-garde.Tristan Tzara, one of the most important figures in the twentieth century's most famous avant-garde movements, was born Samuel Rosenstock (or Samueli Rosenș,tok) in a provincial Romanian town, on April 16 (or 17, or 14, or 28) in 1896. Tzara became Tzara twenty years later at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, when he and others (including Marcel Janco, Hugo Ball, Richard Huelsenbeck, and Hans Arp) invented Dada with a series of chaotic performances including multilingual (and nonlingual) shouting, music, drumming, and calisthenics. Within a few years, Dada (largely driven by Tzara) became an international artistic movement, a rallying point for young artists in Paris, New York, Barcelona, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. With TaTa Dada, Marius Hentea offers the first English-language biography of this influential artist.As the leader of Dada, Tzara created "the moment art changed forever." But, Hentea shows, Tzara and Dada were not coterminous. Tzara went on to publish more than fifty books, he wrote one of the great poems of surrealism, he became a recognized expert on primitive art, he was an active antifascist, a communist, and (after the Soviet repression of the Hungarian Revolution) a former communist. Hentea offers a detailed exploration of Tzara's early life in Romania, neglected by other scholars, a scrupulous assessment of the Dada years, and an original examination of Tzara's life and works after Dada. The one thing that remained constant through all of Tzara's artistic and political metamorphoses, Hentea tells us, was a desire to unlock the secrets and mysteries of language.
Taking an approach different from (hat of earlier biographers, A. Owen Aldridge examines Voltaire's literary and intellectual career chronologically, using the methods both of comparative literature and of the history of ideas. The resulting biography portrays a fascinating personality as well as a great writer and thinker. Voltaire is revealed not only through his correspondence, here extensively quoted, but through the statements others made about him in anecdotes, memoirs, and other contemporary documents. New information is introduced regarding Voltaire's sojourn in England, his later relations with English men of letters, his domestic turmoils at the court of Frederick the Great, and his contact with French contemporaries such as Montesquieu and Diderot. For the first time in any biography, attention is given to Voltaire's extensive knowledge of Spanish literature and its influence on his own work, particularly Candide. Voltaire is portrayed as a conscious participant in the Enlightenment. In his early years he was interested primarily in aesthetics and abstract philosophy; later, he passionately dedicated himself to humanitarian causes with ideological implications. Professor Aldridge brings forward evidence pointing to the contrast between these two periods in Voltaire's life. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The hardback of Beyond the Page was a bestseller last year and the paperback is published to coincide with our publication of Words and Pictures. In Beyond the Page Blake writes about his projects since 2000, vividly describing his working processes, his collaborators, his travels and his various projects and commissions, including his 'illustrated walls' projects for hospitals in the UK and France. Generously illustrated with 320 full-colour reproductions of his work, this is an unsurpassed collection of Quentin Blake's achievements, which, together with his fascinating story, make it a must for aficionados and professionals alike. Quentin Blake was born in 1932. After attending Chislehurst and sidcup grammar school he read English at Downing College Cambridge, Education at the London University Institute of Education, and studied life-drawing at Chelsea school of Art. For twenty years he taught at the royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 until 1986. As a children's book illustrator he is internationally celebrated, most notably for his long association with roald Dahl, but also for collaborations with John Yeoman, Michael rosen, russell Hoban and other writers. He has also created picture books of his own and illustrated adult classics by Dumas, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cervantes and Voltaire. He is a CBE and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and lives and works in London, Hastings and the south west of France.
Letters Concerning The English Nation, By Voltaire. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.