From the author of the bestselling Jalna series comes a story of a grouchy South-Pole explorer befriends a singing lamb. Lambert, a little lamb with an angelic singing voice, is carried off to the South Pole by rich, grouchy Mr. Van Grunt, who plans to eat him one day. Instead, the two become best friends and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
From the author of the bestselling Jalna series. This is essentially a novel of contrast – a story of light and shade, a contrast of Sicilian exuberance with the restraints of life in a Massachusetts fishing village. It finds beloved author Mazo de la Roche in a new vein. Here is a narrative lighter in quality than those which have to do with the turbulent Jalna scene, but no less sure in its characterization; no less picturesque in its detail.
From the author of the bestselling Jalna series. Shaw Manifold is a born forester, of hardy stock. A fatherless boy of nine, he was brought up in the rugged environment of his grandfather’s farm, a lonely youngster in the midst of callous elders. His only ally was his mother, Cristabel, whose work removed her to a distant city. Mother and son lived for their reunions: their private world was a tortured and nostalgic place, but its love braced Shaw against the exhaustion of overwork and the interminable feud with his grandparents from which he escaped to his school of forestry and the Canadian woods. Then at the outset of a brilliant career he found he had overreached his strength. In sickbed and sanatoriums he began to fight the greatest battle of his life. With his courage and endurance, Shaw tells of his relationship with his mother, of his defiance of the Gowers, of his love for Elspeth Blair, and of the expeditions that led to his greatest challenge yet.
From the author of the bestselling Jalna series! Writing in isolation was never trickier than in this full house. In this short but poignant tale, Mazo de la Roche tells the story of a small boy from an orphan home who has come to work for two sisters – Mrs Morton and Lydia Dove – who are, in old age, suffering greatly reduced circumstances. They have rented out half of their house to a writer, Lindley, who has sought out this isolated spot for the writing of a novel. However, the seclusion promised him is broken by strange and frightening events. The sisters’ struggle over the boy, Lindley’s love for the boy, his efforts to keep himself aloof for the writing of his book, are related by Mazo de la Roche with that complete belief in her characters which makes them live for the reader.
From the author of the bestselling Jalna series, a story of one small thing that creates a lot of beauty. Bill and Coo were two pigeons who built their nest in the shelter of the gable of the Dullards’ house. Mr. and Mrs. Dullard hated all birds, especially pigeons. Mr. Dullard even tries to hit Bill with a rock, but the rock bounced back from the roof and hit Mr. Dullard instead. After that they let the pigeons alone, but they grumbled about them continually. When the beautiful new egg Coo laid was hatched, something emerged which changed the lives of the envious, bad-tempered humans living beneath and had a surprising effect on the jealous members of the bird world. In language of great simplicity and with a storyteller’s art, Mazo de la Roche tells of the little baby bird whose coming spreads beauty where harshness and envy had been before.
The Town Below changed the face of Québécois literature. The Town Below takes place in St. Joseph Parish of Quebec City’s Saint-Sauveur suburb. Saint-Sauveur is a parochial and provincial place where narrow piety and corruption can be found in every corner, and Denis and Lise, two adolescents in love, scandalize the town with their affair. Scheming politicians and clergymen and grasping social climbers mix with salt-of-the-earth citizens in a rough-and-tumble satiric assault on pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec mores and attitudes. The Town Below won the Prix David and the Prix de la langue française. Lemelin was also awarded Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. A bestseller in Quebec when it originally appeared, The Town Below has been called the «pioneer novel of working-class Quebec» and exploded, with great controversy, the smothering social and religious strictures prevalent among postwar Québécois. The novel was first published in English by Reynal & Hitchcock in 1948.
Роман «Гэм» относится к раннему периоду творчества писателя и является попыткой Ремарка проникнуть в психологию свободной женщины. Гэм путешествует по миру в поисках впечатлений и страстей… Роскошь высшего света и экзотика самых дальних уголков Юго-Восточной Азии, погони и убийства… Слушателю откроется очень непривычный Ремарк. Ремарк, еще не успевший стать реалистом. © The Estate of the late Paulette Remarque, 1924 © Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne/ Germany, 1998 © Перевод. Н.Н. Федорова, 2014 © & ℗ ООО «Издательство АСТ», «Аудиокнига», 2020 Продюсер аудиозаписи: Татьяна Плюта