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English Books - Knihy v angličtině-J.F.Cooper,U.Eco,A.Dumas,F.Forsyth,,... English Books - Knihy v angličtině-J.F.Cooper,U.Eco,A.Dumas,F.Forsyth,,...

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English Books - Knihy v angličtině-J.F.Cooper,U.Eco,A.Dumas,F.Forsyth,,...

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Cooper, James Fenimore – The Last of the Mohicans – 39,- Kč
Cooper, James Fenimore – The Last of the Mohicans - Illustrated Classic Edition – 29,- Kč
Doyle, Arthur Conan - The Complete Sherlock Holmes - 249,- Kč
Dumas, Alexandre – La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) – 119,- Kč
Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers – 39,- Kč
Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose - 199,- Kč
Forsyth, Frederick – The Afghan (Bantam Press) – 199,- Kč
Forsyth, Frederick – The Afghan Audio CD (4CD) – 390,- Kč
Gardner, Erle Stanley - Perry Mason - The Case of the Sunbather´s Diary - 59,- Kč
Harriette Wilson's Memoirs: The Greatest Courtesan of Her Age - Harriette Wilson (Author), Lesley Blanch (Editor) - 149,- Kč
Kostova, Elizabeth – The Historian – 89,- Kč
Mosse, Kate – Labyrinth – 119,- Kč
Richardson Joanna - The Courtesans: The Demi-Monde in Nineteenth-Century France - 99,- Kč

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Cooper, James Fenimore – The Last of the Mohicans
The classic tale of Hawkeye-Natty Bumppo-the frontier scout who turned his back on "civilization," and his friendship with a Mohican warrior as they escort two sisters through the dangerous wilderness of Indian country in frontier America
A massacre at a colonial garrison, the kidnapping of two pioneer sisters by Iroquois tribesmen, the treachery of a renegade brave, and the ambush of innocent settlers create an unforgettable picture of American frontier life in this imaginative, innovative, and classic eighteenth-century adventure

Doyle, Arthur Conan - The Complete Sherlock Holmes
In four novels and fifty-six short stories, the exciting adventures of Baker Street's most famous resident Sherlock Holmes. Known and loved by generations, this shrewd amateur detective, with the faithful Dr Watson by his side, has earned his place in our national life and social history. This omnibus edition stands as a lasting tribute to the indestructible sleuth and his famous creator. Includes: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; The Return of Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Valley of Fear; His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Dumas, Alexandre – La Reine Margot (Queen Margot)
`Dear sister!' said Charles IX, `there is blood on your sleeve!' `And what consequence is that, Sire,' said Marguerite, `if I have a smile upon my lips?' Saint Bartholomew's Day 1572. Paris is awash with the blood of Huguenots slaughtered by order of Charles IX. Or perhaps of Catherine de Medicis, one of history's great monsters? Or the ambitious Duke de Guise? Or the Duke d'Anjou, soon to be the reluctant King of Poland? The answer will be found in the secret passageways of the Louvre and the torture chamber of the fortress of Vincennes. It takes an iron nerve and a cool head to survive. Young Henry of Navarre has both in abundance, but he has more: he has his Queen, the beautiful, cultured Margot. Staking all on love and losing, she remains defiant in defeat. La Reine Margot (1845) is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance. Dumas fills his canvas with a gallery of unforgettable characters, unremitting action and the engaging generosity of spirit which has made him one of the world's greatest and best-loved story-tellers. This revised edition of the classic translation of 1846 is richly annotated. An introduction sets Dumas and his work in their literary, historical and cultural context.

Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains, and Dumas employs all his fast-paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion

Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate heresy among the monks in an Italian abbey; a series of bizarre murders overshadows the mission. Within the mystery is a tale of books, librarians, patrons, censorship, and the search for truth in a period of tension between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire.

Forsyth, Frederick – The Afghan
British and American intelligence forces learn of an impending al-Qaeda terrorist strike. However, they don't know exactly when or where the strike will take place. Their solution: to have one of their own officers infiltrate the terrorist group, posing as one of its own. It's an inventive story, and Forsyth spins it eloquently and with enough nail-biting suspense to leave readers' fingertips raw.

Gardner, Erle Stanley - Perry Mason - The Case of the Sunbather´s Diary
Arlene Duvall is the woman, and her father is in prison for a crime Arlene believes he did not commit, a bank robbery that netted nearly $400,000. Since her father's imprisonment, she has lived out of a trailer. She has a mysterious source of income that allows her to spend money both extravagantly and conspicuously, leading to obvious suspicion that her father has told her where the stolen money is. Indeed, this inference is so strong that Mason only agrees to represent her as long as she is innocent. If he discovers she is guilty, he promises to turn her in and take his fee out of the reward money. After the theft and then a murder of someone with some relationship to the bank heist, matters grow far more serious. As usual, District Attorney Hamilton Burger is after Mason, this time for perjury in front of a grand jury--and later possibly as an accessory to murder.

Harriette Wilson's Memoirs: The Greatest Courtesan of Her Age
19th century London produced a fine flowering of eccentrics and individualists. Chief among them was Harriette Wilson, whose patrons included most of the distinguished men of the day, from the Duke of Wellington to Lord Byron. She held court in a box at the opera, attended by statesmen, poets, national heroes, aristocrats, members of the beau monde, and students who hoped to be immortalized by her glance. She wrote these memoirs in middle age, when she had fallen out of favor, and she advised her former lovers that 200 of them would be edited out. The result is an elegant, zestful, unrepentant memoir, which offers intimately detailed portraits of the Regency demimonde.
Lesley Blanch was born in London, England, and has travelled over most of the globe. She began her career as a painter, illustrator and theatrical designer, but in 1937 transferred her allegiance to journalism and became features editor of London VOGUE. Her essays and articles have since appeared in most of Britain's leading periodicals, including the OBSERVER and the NEW STATESMAN. Harriette Wilson (1786-1846) was one of the most glamorous and intelligent women of her age. She allowed herself to be seduced by Lord Craven at the age of 15 and rapidly acquired a string of rich and powerful lovers, chief among whom was the Duke of Wellington. After retiring from the courtesan life at the age of 35 she wrote a number of novels as well as her scandalous MEMOIRS. Lesley Blanch, the editor of the present volume, was born in London, England, and has travelled over most of the globe. Her essays and articles have appeared in most of Britain's leading periodicals, including the OBSERVER and the NEW STATESMAN. She now lives in France.

Kostova, Elizabeth – The Historian
If your pulse flutters at the thought of castle ruins and descents into crypts by moonlight, you will savor every creepy page of Elizabeth Kostova's long but beautifully structured thriller The Historian. The story opens in Amsterdam in 1972, when a teenage girl discovers a medieval book and a cache of yellowed letters in her diplomat father's library. The pages of the book are empty except for a woodcut of a dragon. The letters are addressed to: "My dear and unfortunate successor." When the girl confronts her father, he reluctantly confesses an unsettling story: his involvement, twenty years earlier, in a search for his graduate school mentor, who disappeared from his office only moments after confiding to Paul his certainty that Dracula--Vlad the Impaler, an inventively cruel ruler of Wallachia in the mid-15th century--was still alive. The story turns out to concern our narrator directly because Paul's collaborator in the search was a fellow student named Helen Rossi (the unacknowledged daughter of his mentor) and our narrator's long-dead mother, about whom she knows almost nothing. And then her father, leaving just a note, disappears also.

Mosse, Kate – Labyrinth
Mosse's page-turner takes readers on another quest for the Holy Grail, this time with two closely linked female protagonists born 800 years apart. In 2005, Alice Tanner stumbles into a hidden cave while on an archeological dig in southwest France. Her discovery—two skeletons and a labyrinth pattern engraved on the wall and on a ring—triggers visions of the past and propels her into a dangerous race against those who want the mystery of the cave for themselves. Alaïs, in the year 1209, is a plucky 17-year-old living in the French city of Carcassone, an outpost of the tolerant Cathar Christian sect that has been declared heretical by the Catholic Church. As Carcassonne comes under siege by the Crusaders, Alaïs's father, Bertrand Pelletier,entrusts her with a book that is part of a sacred trilogy connected to the Holy Grail. Guardians of the trilogy are operating against evil forces—including Alaïs's sister, Oriane, a traitorous, sexed-up villainess who wants the books for her own purposes.

The Courtesans: The Demi-Monde in Nineteenth-Century France - Joanna Richardson
Richardson pens a colorful portrait of twelve of the most famous courtesans; women who encrusted bathroom taps with jewels, fought duels in the Bois de Boulogne, scandalized society, influenced the press and politics, and ensnared the husbands and lovers of the most beautiful women in Paris.
Writer and critic Joanna Richardson was born in London. She is a founder member of the Royal Society of Literature. As a biographer Joanna Richardson has received critical attention for her life-accounts of some of nineteenth-century France's most noted writers. Included among these are her portraits of poets Paul Verlaine and Baudelaire and France's famous women of letters, Colette and Judith Gautier, for which she won the 1989 Prix Goncourt, the first non-French winner in the prize's history.

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