• Esprit de corps

    Jean-François Vaillancourt

    • Le quartanier
    • 17 Novembre 2020

    Le but, c'est de prendre un civil et de le convaincre que, soldat, il devient quelque chose d'autre, quelque chose de plus et de mieux que tout ce à quoi peut aspirer un civil. Maintenant, tu as le privilège de faire partie de nous. Maintenant, une partie de toi pourra disparaître dans la tombe du Soldat inconnu. Comment? Grâce à l'uniforme, grâce au fusil. Pendant un été, il n'existera plus rien que l'honneur de t'effacer dans l'arme et le costume qui vient avec. Le temps d'un cours, tu n'auras besoin de rien, tu ne demanderas rien, silencieux, anonyme, inébranlable et prêt à obéir aux ordres, car les ordres proviennent de la Reine en passant par le ministre de la Défense, le peuple canadien et ultimement ta famille, dont tu es le héros. Maintenant, ta plus grande dignité, c'est le sacrifice de ta personne pour le service. Ce sacrifice, c'est pour les autres que tu le fais, c'est pour eux que tu portes cet uniforme, et c'est en leur nom que tu tireras chacune des balles de ce fusil.

  • Este ebook presenta "El médico rural (texto completo, con índice activo)" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.
    El libro, publicado en 1912, sigue los primeros años de ejercicio en la profesión médica de Esteban, un joven e inexperimentado médico, desde los primeros años de buenas intenciones hasta la corrupción final. Felipe Trigo deja en este caso en segundo plano el erotismo, tema principal en otras novelas, para centrarse en analizar en profundidad la vida rural española de la época. Se considera una novela con rasgos autobiográficos que se completa con la historia que el autor inició en la obra En la carrera.
    Felipe Trigo (1864-1916), un médico, militar y escritor. Es considerado el principal precursor de la novela erótica durante los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus novelas cortas describió la burguesía provinciana y la hipocresía de su comportamiento, defendió con ingenuidad la tesis de la liberación erótica y sexual como vía de salvación colectiva.

  • Este ebook presenta "Los miserables (texto completo, con índice activo)" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.
    Los miserables es una novela de Victor Hugo, publicada en 1862. Transcurre en la Francia del siglo XIX y cuenta una emotiva historia de sueños rotos, amor no correspondido, pasión, sacrificio y redención: una prueba atemporal de la fuerza del espíritu humano. Jean Valjean, el exconvicto al que persigue durante décadas el despiadado policía Javert después de saltarse la condicional. Cuando Valjean accede a cuidar a Cosette, la joven hija de Fantine, sus vidas cambiarán para siempre.
    Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), fue un poeta, dramaturgo y escritor romántico francés, considerado como uno de los escritores más importantes en lengua francesa, hermano de los también escritores Eugène Hugo y Abel Hugo. También fue un político e intelectual comprometido e influyente en la historia de su país y de la literatura del siglo XIX.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Idiot (The Unabridged Eva Martin Translation)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This is the version based on the unabridged Eva Martin translation.
    The Idiot is a novel written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. In The Idiot Dostoevsky hoped to portray the ideal of a man who wishes to sacrifice himself for others. Prince Myshkin is a sort of Russian Christ who represents the values Dostoevsky deemed the highest and most noble: altruism, meekness, kindness, and brotherly love. As Dostoevsky saw sexual passion as inherently selfish, it is not surprising that Prince Myshkin is a completely asexual character. Though he develops romantic feelings toward Aglaya, he subordinates them to a higher ideal of pity and compassion that he expresses in his relationship with Nastassya Filippovna. Facing the "dark world" of corruption and moral decay that he meets in society, he inevitably perishes.
    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ( 1821 - 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. The Idiot is ranked beside some of Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature.

  • Une aube nouvelle s'annonce

    Papa Assane Gueye

    • Coédition nena/editions salamata
    • 6 Juillet 1905

    Ouvrage des Editions Salamata coédité par NENA.
    En ce jour de dimanche, les côtiers avaient pris la pleine mesure de l'importance des enjeux électoraux présidentiels. La jeunesse en âge de voter, cette fois-ci s'était décidée à prendre en main son avenir.
    Dans l'ensemble du territoire côtier, les longues files d'hommes d'un côté et de l'autre des femmes attendaient patiemment avec discipline inaccoutumée en pareilles circonstances l'ouverture des bureaux de vote qui eut lieu à 8 heures précises. Dès 18h30 les décomptes des voix laissaient apparaître un ballottage entre le vieux et l'actuel Président de la République, ce qui se confirma lors de la publication des résultats définitifs par la Cour Suprême. Pour la première fois au grand étonnement du pouvoir en place, un Président de la République venait d'être mis en ballottage par un adversaire politique, leader d'un parti d'opposition.


  • Ce livre numérique présente "Mansfield Park (Les Trois Cousines) - L'édition intégrale" avec une table des matières dynamique et détaillée. Notre édition a été spécialement conçue pour votre tablette/liseuse et le texte a été relu et corrigé soigneusement.


    Mansfield Park est un roman de la femme de lettres anglaise Jane Austen paru en 1814. Souvent considéré comme le plus expérimental de tous ses écrits, il est d'un abord plus difficile que les autres et son personnage principal, la timide et silencieuse Fanny Price, est une héroïne paradoxale, qui séduit difficilement le lecteur. Fanny est élevée avec ses cousins (Tom, Edmund, Maria et Julia), tous plus âgés qu'elle, mais sa tante Norris lui rappelle constamment sa situation de parente pauvre. Seul Edmund fait preuve de gentillesse à son égard; Maria et Julia la méprisent, Tom ne lui prête pas attention. Elle acquiert en grandissant, notamment au contact d'Edmund, un sens moral qui lui sert de guide pour toute chose. La gratitude et l'affection qu'elle éprouve à l'égard de son cousin se transforment au fil des ans en un amour qu'elle garde secret.

    Jane Austen (1775-1817) est une femme de lettres anglaise. Son réalisme, sa critique sociale mordante et sa maîtrise du discours indirect libre, son humour décalé et son ironie ont fait d'elle l'un des écrivains anglais les plus largement lus et aimés.

  • Jungle Jitters

    Lisa Dalrymple

    • Orca book publishers
    • 27 Mars 2017

    Even though he's secretly terrified of deep water and all the scary things that swim below, Tate wants to shake his boring reputation, so he agrees to travel with his class up the Amazon River to help build a village school.
    But there are even scarier things than anacondas lurking in the jungles of South America, and Tate soon learns of the legend of El Tunchi, a vengeful spirit that terrorizes those who harm the rainforest. When creepy things start happening and Tate keeps hearing El Tunchi's haunting whistle, he's sure the group must have angered someone. Or something. He and his friends need to figure out a way to make amends and get out of the jungle alive.

  • Off the Grid

    Lesley Choyce

    • Orca book publishers
    • 30 Avril 2015

    Sixteen-year-old Cody was born and raised "off the grid" deep in the wilderness by idealistic parents. When his father becomes seriously ill, the family is forced to move into the city so he can get treatment. Attending high school for the first time, Cody is an oddity and has a hard time adjusting. He finds unlikely allies in DeMarco, an inner-city kid, and Ernest, a philosophical homeless man, and he begins a tentative friendship with Alexis.
    When he comes to DeMarco's defense in an altercation at school, Cody finds himself in trouble with the police. A second confrontation puts Cody in more trouble with the cops, and he is convinced he must escape to the family homestead or be arrested. But Cody is torn between fleeing the city or staying with his ailing father and facing whatever consequences come his way.

  • My Life Before Me

    Norah Mcclintock

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she's ready to leave small-town Ontario and make her mark as a newspaperwoman. A crumbling newspaper clipping leads her to Orrenstown, Indiana, where her investigation into a long-ago murder earns her a hard lesson in race relations. Smart and determined, and more than a little headstrong, Cady pokes a stick into a wasp's nest of lies, dirty politics, corrupt law enforcement and racial tension-and ends up fearing for her life as she closes in on something she's never cared about before-the truth about her own origins.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • A Big Dose of Lucky

    Marthe Jocelyn

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Malou has just turned sixteen-hardly old enough to be out in the world on her own-and all she knows for sure is that she's of mixed race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. When the orphanage burns to the ground, she finds out that she may have been born in a small town in Ontario's cottage country. Much to her surprise, Parry Sound turns out to have quite a few young brown faces, but Malou can't believe they might be related to her. After she finds work as a cleaner in the local hospital, an Aboriginal boy named Jimmy helps her find answers to her questions about her parents. The answers are as stunning-and life-changing-as anything Malou could have imagined back at the orphanage.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • Stones on a Grave

    Kathy Kacer

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage-a medical certificate and a Star of David-lead her to Germany. Despite her fears-she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane-Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • Innocent

    Eric Walters

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    After the orphanage she lives in is destroyed by fire, Betty, an innocent and trusting teen, takes a job as a maid in Kingston, Ontario. Welcomed into the household of the wealthy Remington clan, Betty makes friends with the staff at the house and soon discovers that her mother had also been a maid there-and that her father is in a nearby jail, convicted of murdering her mother. When she meets her father, she is taken aback by his claims of innocence, and she decides to try to uncover the truth about her mother's murder and her father's conviction. A friendly young policeman assists her in her investigation (and shows an interest in Betty that is more romantic than professional). But all is not well in the Remington household, and someone doesn't want Betty to learn the truth.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • The Unquiet past

    Kelley Armstrong

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out once and for all what is wrong with her. She believes the truth must lie with her parents, and so, armed with only an address and phone number, Tess travels to a crumbling mansion in rural Quebec, where she discovers evidence of mistreatment of mental patients. She also makes an unlikely ally and gradually unearths her family's sad history-and finally accepts the truth about her paranormal powers.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • Shattered Glass

    Teresa Toten

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Toni has always had nightmares about fire, and she also has burn scars but no idea how she got them. So when fire destroys the orphanage she has grown up in, she is ready to make her way to Toronto, where she hopes to discover the truth about the mother she believes hurt and then abandoned her. Toronto proves to be both daunting and exciting for Toni, whose charm and innocence attract attention-not always positive-wherever she goes. Buoyed by the music she hears at the folk club where she finds a job, and encouraged by her glamorous landlady, Toni unearths shocking information that contradicts everything she believes and makes her re-evaluate what she feels for all the new people in her life.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • Small Bones

    Vicki Grant

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Septembre 2015

    Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams-but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit-and the enduring nature of love.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • The Summer We Saved the Bees

    Robin Stevenson

    • Orca book publishers
    • 7 Septembre 2015

    Wolf's mother is obsessed with saving the world's honeybees, so it's not too surprising when she announces that she's taking her Save the Bees show on the road—with the whole family. Wolf thinks it's a terrible plan, and not just because he'll have to wear a bee costume—in public. He likes his alternative school and hates the idea of missing weeks of classes. His teenage stepsister doesn't want to leave her boyfriend, and one of his little half sisters has stopped talking altogether, but Wolf's mom doesn't seem to notice. She's convinced that the world is doomed unless ordinary people take extraordinary action. It isn't until the kids take some drastic action of their own that she is forced to listen when Wolf tells her that dragging the family around the province in a beat-up Ford panel van may not be the best idea she ever had.

  • Rodent

    Lisa J. Lawrence

    • Orca book publishers
    • 21 Mars 2016

    Just when Isabelle thinks her life can't get any worse, something happens to her at school that makes her wonder how she can continue to look after her younger siblings, Evan and Maisie, work at the local mini-mart and deal with her alcoholic mother. It's more than any sixteen-year-old should have to bear, but Isabelle can't think of a way out that won't hurt her brother and sister.
    When Isabelle punches a girl at school, only one teacher sees past Isabelle's aggressive behavior. Challenged to participate in a group writing project, Isabelle tentatively connects with a boy named Will and discovers an interest in (and talent for) the only kind of drama she can control-the kind that happens on the page.

  • At the Edge of the World

    Kari Jones

    • Orca book publishers
    • 10 Octobre 2016

    Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him, Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she worries about how to deal with the things she knows about Ivan's life. Is she a keeper of his secrets? Should she help him hide what's going on in his family? Or should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble?

  • The Big Apple Effect

    Christy Goerzen

    • Orca book publishers
    • 31 Août 2014

    After a lifetime of New Age "adventures" with her weirdo hippie mom, fifteen-year-old Maddie is realizing a lifelong dream and visiting New York City. Armed with her 130-item to-do list, Maddie hits the streets of New York with her friend Anna and Anna's brother, Thomas. Maddie drags her friends around on an epic quest for the ultimate art-show outfit, oblivious to the fact that they don't share her passion for vintage clothing. Three days into the trip, a most unwelcome surprise--the arrival of Maddie's mother--threatens to derail the entire adventure. As her mother's obsession with dietary trends and fortune-tellers takes center stage, and everyone's tempers get thin, Maddie has to face some ugly facts about how she's been treating her friends.

  • Leaving Fletchville

    Rene Schmidt

    • Orca book publishers
    • 30 Septembre 2008

    Brandon is the biggest and toughest kid in his small-town school. He is feared as a bully, but he only pretends to be "dumb as a bag of hammers," so he can learn as much as possible about the people around him. When Leon, his sister Winnie, and their lively little brother Sam, arrive in Kingsville, they are the only black people in town. Everyone is curious about them—where they came from, what their parents do—but when Brandon discovers the truth about their situation, he decides to do what he can to protect them from harm.

  • Soapstone Signs

    Jeff Pinkney

    • Orca book publishers
    • 31 Octobre 2014

    One spring, a nine-year-old Cree boy is visited by a master soapstone carver named Lindy, who gives him four pieces of soapstone. The primary secret to carving, the boy learns, is recognizing that each piece of soapstone already holds its true form inside. Lindy teaches the boy to listen to the soapstone and look to the world around him for signs as to what to carve. As the seasons change, the young boy's experiences lend him opportunities to develop his carving skills and become attuned to the signs around him. He eagerly awaits the following spring, which will bring Lindy's return and a chance to show off his carvings.

  • All Sleek and Skimming

    Lisa Heggum

    • Orca book publishers
    • 28 Février 2006

    A collection of compelling short fiction for older teen readers.

  • Cuts Like a Knife

    Darlene Ryan

    • Orca book publishers
    • 31 Mars 2012

    Daniel has been crazy about Mac from the moment she transferred to his school. She's smart, funny, loyal and fiercely independent. The only problem is, when life gets too hard for Mac, she runs away. But she always comes back.
    Except now Mac's grandmother is dead, their house is about to be torn down and she's been humiliated in front of the entire school. When Daniel finds out Mac has been saying goodbye to her friends, he realizes she's planning on leaving for good. Getting more and more desperate as he searches the city, Daniel finds an unexpected and unlikely ally. But can he find Mac before he loses her forever?

  • Camped Out

    Daphne Greer

    • Orca book publishers
    • 9 Octobre 2017

    Max knows his mom can't afford to send him to summer camp. But he really, really wants to go. He needs a break from looking after his autistic brother, Duncan. And from his mom's new boyfriend. He is surprised when his mom says that he can go after all. But there's a catch. There are spots available at the camp for families with special needs. A grant would cover Duncan's fees, and Max could attend at no charge. If he goes as Duncan's escort.
    This is the second story featuring Max and Duncan after Maxed Out.

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