Livres en VO

  • "Frankenstein" is a novel written by Mary Shelley, published in 1818 by a small London publishing house, Lackington, Hughes, Harding. Mary Shelley was nineteen when she wrote the novel, following "late in the night" literary games with her lover and future husband Percy Shelley and Lord Byron at the latter's residence near Lake Geneva during the summer of "the year without summer" (the consequence of the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora) . "Frankenstein" is a gothic novel with romantic overtones whose creature became more famous than its author. Discover Frankenstein with an original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.

  • Plongez en VO dans le magnifique roman épistolaire et découvrez, noatmment à travers les lettres de Jonathan, l'histoire du comte Dracula. Pour vous aider, des traductions en marge  vous permettront de bien comprendre le texte original. Ces textes en VO font partie des lectures imposées pour les classes de Première dans le cadre du nouveau bac de 2020.

  • Découvrez trois nouvelles du célèbre Arthur Conan Doyle en version bilingue.
    La série BILINGUE de 12-21 propose :
    o une
    traduction fidèle et intégrale, accompagnée de
    nombreuses noteso une
    méthode originale de perfectionnement par un contact direct avec les oeuvres d'auteurs étrangers
    o une
    adaptation en version numérique étudiée, qui offre au lecteur trois manières de découvrir le texte : en version bilingue, en version originale et en version française.
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    When the World Scramed - Le jour où la terre hurla
    Concaincu que la terre est une créature vivante, un savant tente d'en atteindre le centre nerveux pour la faire réagir. Le résultat de l'expérience est hallucinant.
    -The Lost Special - Un train disparaît
    /> Un train spécial se volatilise littéralement entre Liverpool et Manchester. Le mystère est toal et l'enquête piétine.- The Bully of Broca Court - La brute de Brocas Court
    Un jeune boxeur est contraint de se battre selon des règles brutales remontant à un siècle passé. D'où vient ce combattant d'un autre âge ?

  • It's 04.29 in the morning and the US president is facing an emergency: his satellites have detected an alien vessel orbiting the planet. Soon the aliens come down to Earth - not in Washington DC, but in the forest outside a tranquil English village.As the US military manoeuvres to capture the vessel by force, the villagers react to the situation in a rather more... British fashion. A hilarious comedy with extra-terrestrials, dragons, medieval knights, love and lots of cups of tea.

  • Anglais Lilith

    Alex Douglas

    The victim of a terrible accident, William Clayborne is fortunate to be alive. Or is he? As he recovers in hospital, a beautiful woman comes to him in the night: a woman he saw moments before his accident. Is she real, or a product of his imagination? As her strange power over him grows, William's desire and terror grow in consequence...
    Darkly sensual, Lilith is a supernatural mystery based on one of humanity's oldest and most powerful stories, a legend that remains controversial four thousand years later.

  • The moon of Prollyx is lifeless, but rich in mineral deposits. Hemmingway Goode and his family join a group of pioneers, hoping to make their fortune there. But the moon is no place for humans.
    The prospectors have made a terrible mistake.The question now is how many will survive?
    From the imagination of science-fiction author Matt Curran comes a story rich in tension, poetry and horror...

  • « "Intense flames, high pressures, constant beating, is the method, the only method that works for attaining perfection. It's painful, I know. You are all looking at someone who's been through it and returned, but pain is simply the dying breath of weakness, you have to stick it out until you don't feel it anymore." He smiled ruefully at us, "But the important thing is to keep in mind what we can achieve, when we are willing to commit sacrifices." With that he finished and everyone clapped once more. No one cheered or whistled this time, but they were moved nonetheless. But for me his final words had been chilling, they simply seemed to invite disaster. » Dark adventure filled with elves, goblins, cannibal monsters, demons, but also charismatic heroes whose true powers are rooted in a kind of insane wisdom, this epic novel plays with archetypes and manages to refresh the genre, providing a fun plot cloaked in the unexpected. Driven by strong character development, it's all about conflict and how we can experience it.

  • Employée au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Abby tente d'égayer son banal quotidien à coup de récits fantastiques et de musiques surannées. Soucieuse d'entretenir son individualité, elle travaille à conserver son indépendance d'esprit. Seulement, les souhaits de son entourage et le poids des figures sociétales feraient fléchir n'importe quel coeur aspirant à plus de liberté. Xiris, fille de la commandante des Zamines et nièce de leur cheffe, rêve de partir à la conquête du monde au-delà de l'océan décrit par les ouvrages de la bibliothèque de la tribu dont elle a la charge. Rien ne semble lier ces deux passionnées, sauf peut-être un étrange livre à la couverture bleue marbré... Une rencontre qui risque de faire des étincelles. L'une d'elles parviendra-t-elle à raviver les âmes des deux jeunes femmes ?
    À PROPOS DE L'AUTEURE
    C'est au cours d'une année charnière, entre la recherche de sa voie professionnelle et une avalanche de questions concernant les directions que devait prendre sa vie de jeune femme, que Mandy Geraldo décide d'entamer l'écriture de son premier roman. Avec comme toile de fond l'île d'Oléron sur laquelle elle a passé plusieurs mois, bercée par les vagues salées, elle trouve le courage de se lancer dans ce projet qui fut pour elle une mise en relief des différentes problématiques que peuvent rencontrer les jeunes femmes de notre époque.

  • A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder.At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 20% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 80% will be used by Lumos Foundation.Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575.* The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes

  • Espagnol ¡Esto ocurrirá mañana!

    Jimmy Sabater

    ¡Esto ocurrirá mañana!
    Jimmy Sabater
    Cuando Octav compra aquel boleto de Lotería Intergaláctica, no se figura lo que le va a pasar: portada de todas las revistas, titular de todos los periódicos, imagen de cabecera en todos los noticiarios. La primera vez en la historia que un robot se convierte en millonario. El afortunado no imagina las consecuencias: ¡envidia! Todos los humanos encuentran motivos para apropiarse de aquel dinero. Un día, el robocito desaparece y las fantasías más enloquecidas se convierten en titular de primera plana de los periódicos. Los humanos descubren que Octav ha hecho construir muros de más diez metros, la paranoia llega a su culmen.
    Qué estará maquinando? Quién se iba a imaginar que habría, un día, un robot millonario? "Esto ocurrirá mañana!" propone visiones del futuro en las que se asesina para regular la sobrepoblación, se hace el amor con robots y máquinas, el hombre asado es un plato gastronómico o el declive de la humanidad impide toda esperanza.

  • ÉVÉNEMENT : ÉDITION BILINGUE NUMÉRIQUE
    Pour la première fois, découvrez Les Lames du Cardinal de Pierre Pevel dans une version bilingue en exclusivité numérique !

    MODE D'EMPLOI

    Pendant votre lecture, vous pourrez à tout moment accéder à des fonctions interactives qui vous permettront de passer de la langue originale, le français, à la traduction en anglais, et inversement :
    - en tapant sur les fleurs de lys présentes au début et à l'intérieur de chaque chapitre, vous pourrez modifier l'intégralité du chapitre. Pour revenir à la langue première, il vous suffira de retaper sur une fleur de lys
    - en tapant sur un paragraphe, vous pourrez ne modifier que celui-ci. Pour revenir à la langue première, il vous suffira de retaper sur ce même paragraphe.

    RÉSUMÉ

    Paris, an de grâce 1633.
    Louis XIII règne sur la France et Richelieu la gouverne. Le Cardinal, l'une des personnalités les plus puissantes et les plus menacées de son temps, doit sans cesse se garder des ennemis de la Couronne. L'espionnage, l'assassinat, la guerre, tout est bon pour parvenir à leurs fins... et même la sorcellerie, qui est l'oeuvre des plus fourbes adversaires du royaume : les dragons ! Ces redoutables créatures surgies de la nuit des temps se dissimulent parmi les humains, ourdissant de sombres complots pour la reconquête du pouvoir.
    Déjà la cour d'Espagne est tombée entre leurs griffes... Alors, en cette nuit de printemps, Richelieu décide de jouer sa carte maîtresse. Il reçoit en secret un bretteur exceptionnel, un officier dévoué que la trahison et le déshonneur n'ont pourtant pas épargné : le capitaine La Fargue. Car l'heure est venue de reformer l'élite secrète qu'il commandait jadis, une compagnie d'aventuriers et de combattants hors du commun, rivalisant d'élégance, de courage et d'astuce, ne redoutant nul danger.
    Les Lames du Cardinal !

    MAJOR EVENT: BILINGUAL DIGITAL EDITION
    For the first time ever, discover The Cardinal's Blade by Pierre Pevel in an exclusive bilingual digital edition!

    MANUAL

    Throughout your reading, you will have access to interactive features that allow you to switch from the original French to the English translation, and back:
    - by tapping the fleur-de-lys at the top pr inside of each chapter, you modify the language of the whole chapter. To go back, all you have to do is tap a fleur-de-lys again
    - by tapping on a given paragraph, you modify only this section of the text. Again, all you have to do is tap the same paragraph to go back.

    SYNOPSIS

    The Cardinal's Blades is part historical novel, part old-fashioned swashbuckling high-action adventure, and part classic fantasy. S Pierre Pevel has woven some of the best-loved fantasy tropes - musketeer-style adventuring, daring swordsmen, political intrigue, non-stop action and dragons - into a stunning new fantasy series.It's the biggest challenge yet for The Cardinal's Blades - and they'll need to be sharp . . .

  • La Guerra de los Mundos es una de las obras maestras de Herbert George Wells. Publicada en 1898, constituye la primera descripción conocida de una invasión alienígena. Está narrada en primera persona, con una prosa muy dinámica y visual, lo que la ha convertido en objeto de numerosas adaptaciones al cine, televisión, programas de radio, cómics, etc.

    Ha sido llevada al cine dos veces: en 1953, por Byron Haskin, donde ganó un Oscar a los efectos especiales y más recientemente, en 2005, por Steven Spielberg. También fue mundialmente famosa la adaptación a la radio que hiciese en 1938 Orson Welles para la CBS, que provocó el pánico entre sus radioyentes.
    Esta edición es el relato original como lo escribió Wells, con todo el sabor de la pluma de uno de los padres de la ciencia-ficción.




  • Publicada en 1895 y fruto de la imaginación de Wells, uno de los padres de la ciencia ficción, "La Máquina del Tiempo" nos cuenta las aventuras de un científico que logra descubrir las claves de la cuarta dimensión del espacio (el tiempo, como formalizase para la física Einstein "sólo" 20 años más tarde) y que construye un artefacto que le permite viajar a través del mismo físicamente.


    La novela mezcla aventuras con doctrina social y política, sin entrar en paradojas temporales y es quizá la novela que dio comienzo a la temática de los viajes a través del tiempo. Fue llevada al cine en 1960 y posteriormente en 2002, adaptada esta vez por Simon Wells, descendiente del escritor.

  • 14 stories including 6 never before translated, featuring Unravelling the Thread selected in Year's Best Science Fiction of 1999 and Watch Me When I Sleep included in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror of 2002.
    "One of the most talented imaginations living today... Feast upon the imagination of Dunyach." - David Brin.

  • Sixteen amazing stories, with only four previously published in English, by the award-winning author of The Night Orchid.

    A lonely astronaut shepherds a flock of artificial intelligences... A human is captured by a wish-seeking fairy... On a hostile world, a small band of scientists must survive the attacks of a lethal vegetation in exchange for the single bud that will give Mankind immortality... A comic glimpse of dinosaurian bureaucracy... Creepy bio-mechanic horror, magical realism, neo-romantic space operas, Orwellian dystopias... All compete to dazzle the reader's eye in a truly outrageous bouquet of stories by an expert dreamer.

  • Anglais Dragons in the Stars

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    Jael LeBrae, a young female star rigger, rebels against an abusive ship's master and dares to take "the mountain route" through a region of hyperspace where legend has it that dragons dwell. But no one believes that real dragons lurk in the mountains, ready to duel unwary riggers ... until dragons actually appear in the night sky of the Flux, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. Help appears when a dragon named Highwing befriends the lonely rigger--but only afterward does Jael realize that she has been caught up in an ancient battle of good and evil, her own appearance foretold by an age-old prophecy. Upon Jael's return to the dragon realm she finds her friend Highwing sentenced to death for his acts of kindness, and her own life declared forfeit if she should try to intervene. But intervene she must, for the sake of a friend who risked his life to save hers.

  • Anglais Dragon Rigger

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    Legends of a subjective reality in the hyperspace Flux, where dragons combat stray riggers, have existed since the rigger pilots began their navigations. But Jael LeBrae discovered legend is real enough in the Flux, when she met Highwing, a dragon in mortal battle with the evil creature Tar-skel, known as the Nail of Strength. Now Jael finds herself thrust back into the battle again, but this time with a much reduced band of dragons. Tar-skel is expanding his dominion beyond the dragon universe and the fate of all humanity now rests on the outcome.

  • Anglais Seas of Ernathe

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    Millennia after the skills of starship rigging have been lost, can Seth Perland find the key to rediscovery on the world of the mysterious sea people, the Nale'nid? Seas of Ernathe was Jeffrey A. Carver's first novel, and the first full-length tale of what was to become his popular Star Rigger Universe. Set farthest into the future of all the Star Rigger stories, Seas of Ernathe sets the stage for a new cycle of history. A touching story of love and personal discovery, it leads the way to the rediscovery of the mode of star travel that once knit galactic civilization together.

  • Anglais Star Rigger's Way

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    Gev Carlyle does not trust his companion! The other members of his crew are dead and he is left with only a suspicious alien for company. Together they must find a way to navigate through the Flux, an interstellar travel medium that depends on the convergence of the mental and physical worlds. Is he willing to sacrifice his individual mind and become one with this cat-like creature in order to survive?

  • Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic book."
    Tono-Bungay is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded by his uncle to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward.
    Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his uncle Edward, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success.
    The story is today regarded by many as H. G. Wells's greatest novel and integrates the collection "Classics of World Literature", developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.

  • Anglais The Rapture Effect

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    In a galaxy-spanning novel of adventure and philosophical conflict, set in the year 2165, a fleet of colonizing starships from Earth approaches the planet Argus, 138 light-years from Earth. During their years-long voyage, Earth has developed a stargate and ended up in an interstellar war, waged by robot fighters far from Earth and commanded by the central artificial intelligence of the gnostic system owned by the McConwell Company. When the AI realizes the futility of the war it's engaged in, it sets out to chage its own program, engaging the conspiratorial help of a varied crew of humans and aliens and risking the ultimate destruction of all intelligent civilization.

  • Anglais The Infinity Link

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    In the year 2034, a young woman named Mozelle Moi learns that her work as a test subject in a top-secret tachyon transmission project will soon be terminated. The purpose of the project has never been revealed to her; she only knows she is in love with David Kadin, a man she has met only through the tachyon cyberlink. Desperate not to lose her chance at love, she conspires with a programmer friend to join her with Kadin through the tachyon transmitter.

    She succeeds-but the truth that awaits her at the end of the tachyon beam is one that will shatter not only her own ambitions of love, but the plans of a secret government program to establish contact with visitors from the stars. Trapped by her love for Kadin, and caught in a telepathic link with the ancient Talenki voyagers, Mozy's personal odyssey becomes irrevocably entwined with the fate of all of Humanity.

    Combining visionary scientific speculation with passionate human characters, The Infinity Link is an epic work of transcendent science fiction and an exploration into the very nature of humanity.

  • Anglais Down the Stream of Stars

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    A great interstellar migration has begun, down the gateway known as the starstream. Remnant of the Betelgeuse supernova, the starstream is a grand, ethereal highway deep into the Milky Way. It is also a living entity: born of the merged souls of the once-living star and the other beings who died in its creation. Who could have predicted the wonders of the starstream, or the perils it unleashed? Among the perils is a terrifying race known as the Throgs--shadowy beings that live in the n-space of the starstream. Entire worlds have died, destroyed by the Throgs. But life goes on, and colonists continue to settle new worlds. Colony-bound aboard the starship Charity are one Claudi Melnik, a child of uncommon talents--and an AI named Jeaves, who has his own interest in an encounter with Throgs. When the unthinkable occurs, Claudi must face alone the challenge from beyond space and time. And no one, not even Jeaves, could have predicted the final confrontation, or imagined where unexpected friendship would be found. DOWN THE STREAM OF STARS, triumphant sequel to the bestselling FROM A CHANGELING STAR, is a daring journey across the gulf between human and alien, to the heart of consciousness itself.

  • Anglais Panglor

    Jeffrey A. Carver

    • Gateway
    • 21 Décembre 2011

    In this prequel to Jeffrey A. Carver's STAR RIGGER Universe, we find Panglor Balef, space pilot, on the edge of sanity. Forced to embark upon a hopeless mission, the life-weary pilot suddenly finds himself in the depths of space--in a place that seems beyond reality. Is this the horrifying end of his journey? Or could it be a window to a new and incredible path of discovery? Panglor must fight for his life to find answers?

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