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A certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places ... 'This was the new metropolitan disease Trollope set out brilliantly to expose in The Way We Live Now. His milieux are the City's financial institutions, London's exclusive West End squares and drones' clubs populated by languorous aristocrats, all offering rich pickings for the unscrupulous speculator, whether in the marriage or the money market. Among the unscrupulous are the hack-­writer Lady Carbury, her son Felix and, above all, Melmotte, a financier of uncertain origins and Napoleonic ruthlessness, energy and charm, whose dramatic rise and fall dominates the novel.­The Way We Live Now, unpopular on its first appearance in 1874-­5, is now widely recognized as Trollope's masterpiece. An unorthodox satire with a happy ending, it explores decadence and change in what Frank Kermode calls 'a world increasingly more congenial to the speculator than to the gentleman'.

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The Way We Live Now is the story of foreign-­born financier Augustus Melmotte, a man with a mysterious past who sets the rumour mill on fire upon his arrival in London with his family. Using nothing but his charm, Melmotte convinces several associa...

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* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, The Way We Live Now is Trollope's magnificent and prescient satire about a dishonest financier who buys his way into a corrupt society, and throws it into turmoil.

* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the novels are some of the great works of English literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world.

* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images of classic works of art carefully selected by our team of professional editors.

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The Way We Live Now [con Glossario in Italiano]

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* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, The Way We Live Now is Trollope's magnificent and prescient satire about a dishonest financier who buys his way into a corrupt society, and throws it into turmoil.

* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the novels are some of the great works of English literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world.

* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images of classic works of art carefully selected by our team of professional editors.

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I consider it to be a tragedy that Anthony Trollopes works are largely forgotten and overlooked by the reading public. So many well-­educated people have never even heard of him, although his novels are some of the best representatives of what a good novel should be! His beautiful storytelling in The Way We Live Now is just another example of Trollope at his best. A master raconteur, his vivid descriptions and cutting satire make this work one of his most controversial (at least at the time) and indeed one of his most respected. Though his longest work, it certainly does not seem long because he keeps the reader on his toes, so much so, that he is dying to know what will happen next. The best thing about the book, in my opinion, is the fact that it is difficult to find a character whom you can like. Each one, and there are many, has one or more particular faults, and we, as the readers, quickly realize that no one is perfect. Even the sympathetic characters are prejudiced at . . .

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When the Melmottes arrive in London everyone agrees their manners are wanting, their taste is excerable and their lineage and background decidedly shadowy. But their money is far from revolting, and city society quickly makes allowances for the mysterious financier and his family. Soon hearts, minds and family savings are swept into the whirl of Augustus Melmotte's lavish parties and exciting investment plans - but is it all an elaborate swindle?

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"As scholarly as [it] is . . . this book about education happens to double as an optimistic, even thrilling, summer read.­" — The New York Times
A brilliant combination of science and its real-­world application, Now You See It sheds light on one of the greatest problems of our historical moment: our schools and businesses are designed for the last century, not for a world in which technology has reshaped the way we think and learn. In this informed and optimistic work, Cathy N. Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas will soon affect every arena of our lives, from schools with curriculums built around video games to workplaces that use virtual environments to train employees.

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A young activist reveals that the Pro-­Life Movement’s real agenda is a war on contraception, family planning, and sexual freedom

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Diese Ausgabe hat das Ziel, das Lesen der englischen Sprache Klassikern zu erleichtern. Dieses eBook enthält ein Glossar mit Definition in Deutsch für viele Wörter in dem ursprünglichen Text. Um die Bedeutung eines Wortes zu sehen müssen Sie nur darauf klicken! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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Esta edición tiene por objetivo hacer la tarea de leer los clásicos de la Lengua Inglesa más fácil, así adicionamos al libro un glosario con las definiciones en Español de muchas de las palabras presentes en el texto original. Para ver el significado de una palabra basta clicar en la misma! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing Spanish translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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Augustus Melmotte is a fraudulent foreign financier who preys on dissolute nobility - using charm to tempt the weak into making foolish investments in his dubious schemes. Persuaded to put money into a notional plot to run a railroad from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, the capricious gambler Felix Carbury soon becomes one of his victims. But as Melmotte climbs higher in society, his web of deceit - which also draws in characters as diverse as his own daughter Marie and Felix's mother, the pulp novelist Lady Carbury - begins to unravel. A radical exploration of the dangers associated with speculative capitalism, this is a fascinating satire about a society on the verge of moral bankruptcy.

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Esta edição tem como objetivo tornar mais fácil a leitura dos clássicos da Língua Inglesa. Nele você encontrará, além do texto em Inglês, um glossário em Português, contendo definições para muitas das palavras encontradas no texto original. Para ver a definição de uma palavra, basta clicar sobre ela! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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Cette édition a pour son objectif rendre plus facile la lecture des classiques de la Langue Anglaise. Dans le livre électronique on trouve un glossaire avec des définitions - en Français - pour plusieurs des mots anglaises trouvés dans le texte original. Vous avez seulement de cliquer sur une mot pour visualiser son définition! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing Spanish translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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From the huge response to Lost for Words, it’s clear that many of us share John’s strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world.­Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them – from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Beyond Words is a small book that speaks volumes.

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