A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust A Song of Ice and Fire 5
By George R.R. Martin
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Jon Snow has been elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.
By Bram Stoker
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘master’. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries – led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing – Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
لـ محمد حسن علوان
منذ أوجدني الله في مرسيّة حتى توفاني في دمشق وأنا في سفرٍ لا ينقطع. رأيت بلاداً ولقيت أناساً وصحبت أولياء وعشت تحت حكم الموحدين والأيوبيين والعباسيين والسلاجقة في طريقٍ قدّره الله لي قبل خلقي. من يولد في مدينة محاصرة تولد معه رغبة جامحة في الانطلاق خارج الأسوار. المؤمن في سفرٍ دائم. والوجود كله سفرٌ في سفر. من ترك السفر سكن، ومن سكن عاد إلى العدم
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle
The one and only Sherlock Holmes is sensationally back from the dead, and devoting his life once more to examining the criminal complexities of the capital. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions and a meeting with ‘the worst man in London’ are all attacked with renewed vigour. But Holmes’ old enemies are watching his every move. Watching, waiting, plotting…
A Feast for Crows A Song of Ice and Fire 4
By George R.R. Martin
A Lannister sits upon the Iron Throne. But the days of betrayal and bloodshed are far from over. Among the ashes of war, new conflicts spark to life. Daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed which threaten to engulf Westeros. But in this game of thrones, victory will go to those with the sharpest steel and the coldest hearts.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot #1
By Agatha Christie
Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary—from the heiress’s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. With impeccable timing, and making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.
لـ محمد حسن علوان
“…. منذ أن سكنا في الفاخرية وأبي يتعامل مع الناس وكأنه فاتح منتصر لا ساكن جديد. يبني المسجد ويغير أسماء الشوارع ويتدخل حتى في أمزجة العابرين ولوحات المحال التجارية. اضطر صاحب المغسلة المجاورة أن يتكبد مصروفاً إضافياً لتغيير ماسورة تصريف المياه التي كانت تقطر في الشارع بعد أن وبخه عدة مرات وهدده بإقفال المحل. لم يكن صاحب المحل اليمني يعرف أبي فتخيل أنه يملك القدرة فعلاً فرضخ لمطالبه رغم أن نادراً ما يمر بتلك الجهة من الرصيف، حتى إذا فعل يوماً قفز البائع الهندي في محل البقالة المجاورة من مكانه ليقدم له قطعاً من الحلوى والفاكهة يأخذها أبي منه باستخفاف ليلقيها في حجر المتسولة التي تستوطن ركناً ثميناً من الحي منذ سنوات…”
The Thing Around Your Neck
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she’s been pushing away. In “Tomorrow Is Too Far,” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them.
Notes from a Dead House
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, feuds and betrayals, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom, but it also describes moments of comedy and acts of kindness. There are grotesque bathhouse and hospital scenes that seem to have come straight from Dante’s Inferno, alongside daring escape attempts, doomed acts of defiance, and a theatrical Christmas celebration that draws the entire community together in a temporary suspension of their grim reality.
لـ رضوى عاشور
ثلاثية غرناطة هي ثلاثية روائية تتكون من ثلاث روايات للكاتبة المصرية رضوى عاشور و هم على التوالي: غرناطة – مريمة – الرحيل. وتدور الأحداث في مملكة غرناطة بعد سقوط جميع الممالك الإسلامية في الأندلس، و تبدأ أحداث الثلاثية في عام 1491م، وهو العام الذي سقطت فيه غرناطة بإعلان المعاهدة التي تنازل بمقتضاها (أبو عبد الله محمد الصغير) آخر ملوك غرناطة عن ملكه لملكي قشتالة وأراجون.
A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold A Song of Ice and Fire 3
By George R.R. Martin
The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of an old tyrant if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister has escaped the clutches of the depraved Lannisters, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, the last heir of the Dragon King approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.
By Charles Dickens
“My satire is against those who see figures and averages, and nothing else,” proclaimed Charles Dickens in explaining the theme of this classic novel. Published in 1854, the story concerns one Thomas Gradgrind, a “fanatic of the demonstrable fact,” who raises his children, Tom and Louisa, in a stifling and arid atmosphere of grim practicality.
Go Tell It on the Mountain
By James Baldwin
Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery one Saturday in March of 1935 of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
لـ يوسف زيدان
تدور أحداث الرواية فى العشرين سنة التي سبقت فتح مصر، ويظهر في بعض مشاهدها الفاتح عمرو بن العاص وزوجته ريطة (رائطة) والصحابي حاطب بن أبى بلتعة، إضافة إلى شخصيات خيالية يكشف من خلالها النص الروائي عن طبيعة الحياة والإنسان والاتجاهات الدينية التي كانت سائدةً في المنطقة الممتدة من دلتا النيل إلى شمال الجزيرة العربية، في الوقت الذي ظهر فيه الإسلام وانتشر شرقاً وغرباً.
A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow A Song of Ice and Fire 3
By George R.R. Martin
The Seven Kingdoms are divided be revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes a savage horde is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it.
The Bluest Eye
By Toni Morrison
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.
A Legacy of Spies
By John le Carré
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London are to be scrutinised by a generation with no memory of the Cold War. Somebody must be made to pay for innocent blood once spilt in the name of the greater good.
By E.M. Forster
Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and through Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive’s country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening. A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster’s death in 1970. Compellingly honest and beautifully written, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man’s erotic and political self-discovery.
By William Shakespeare
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr. Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, and love.