Trovati 136 documenti.
Trovati 136 documenti.
New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Abstract: Le Divorce is about Americans in Paris. Worse, Americans from Santa Barbara, California, in Paris. Also, French cultural superiority and American innocence. One sister's marriage. Another's illicit love. Infidelity. Family disapproval. A crime of passion. Perhaps murder. When California girl Isabel Walker, film school dropout, comes to visit her stepsister Roxy in Paris, she arrives on the day that Roxy's French husband, Charles-Henri de Persand, has left her for another woman. Roxy is distraught and pregnant. Charles-Henri's powerful and prestigious French family is counseling patience and acceptance: Isabel is soon caught up in the romantic intrigue and Roxy's parents are just as soon on their way to France to lend their daughter support. Add to all of this a contretemps over a painting belonging to the Walkers but given by Roxy as a wedding gift to her husband, which turns out to be extremely valuable. It is, as the French say, a situation.
New York : Little, Brown c2005.
Abstract: A major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey. There is no client as scary as an innocent man. From the bestselling author of THE GODS OF GUILT and BRASS VERDICT comes the first in the Mickey Haller legal thrillers. Mickey is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defence attorney who operates out of the back of his car, a Lincoln, taking whatever cases the system throws in his path. He's been a defence lawyer for a long time, and he knows just how to work the legal systems. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence's side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent.But then the case starts to fall apart, neither the suspect nor the victim are quite who they seem - and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.
London : Review, 2004 (2005 printing)
New York : HarperCollins, 2006.
London : Penguin Books, 1989.
Penguin twentieth-century classics
London : Penguin Books, 2006.
Abstract: La trama vede protagoniste due famiglie, i Belsey e i Kipps. Sia Howard Belsey sia Monty Kipps condividono un percorso di carriera accademica. Il primo ricopre il ruolo di professore di storia dell'arte in un piccolo college dei sobborghi di Boston, l'altro insegna con più fortuna a Londra. Per vicende professionali, ma anche sentimentali - intrecci amorosi e amicali tra i figli delle due famiglie e le mogli dei due professori - maturano e in alcuni casi scoppiano tensioni e conflitti che sono allo stesso tempo di classe e di razza (tra il proletario Howard, bianco, e l'aristocratico Monty, nero).