Paula Power. the daughter of a wealthy railway magnate. inherits De Stancy Castle. an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions a young architect from London. George Somerset. to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula. But Paula. the Laodicean of the title. meaning a person who is lukewarm or halfhearted. is torn between George’s admiration and that of Captain De Stancy. whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset’s forward-looking outlook.Paula’s vacillation in her romantic life is also reflected in her views about religion. politics. and social progress. a dilemma faced by people in the Victorian era as industrialization was beginning to greatly change their lives. Paula will have to decide between the two men. however. or risk losing them both.
Autor: Thomas Hardy
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Age of Reinvention
An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt. Frances most prestigious literary award. The Age of Reinvention is a „suspenseful…Gatsby-esque odyssey…laced with provocative observations of prejudice. politics. and sexism” (Publishers Weekly. starred review).Top Manhattan criminal defense attorney Sam Tahar seems to have it all: fame. fortune. an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite. and two wonderful children. But his success is built on a liehe isnt the person he pretends to be. Growing up a poor Muslim immigrant inside a grimy Paris apartment tower. Samir Tahar seemed destined for a life on the marginsuntil he decided he was going to cut through the bars of his social jail cell. even if he had to do it with his teeth. At law school in Montpelier. France. he became fast friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina. torn between the men. ultimately chose Samuel. Samir fled to America. where he assumed Samuels identity and background while his former friend remained stuck in a French suburb. a failed. neurotic writer seething at Samirs overseas triumphs. Decades later. the three meet again in this dark. powerful story of a deeply tangled love triangle that becomes subsumed by the war on terror. Called a masterful novel (Paris Match) and a work of great magnitude (Le Figaro). The Age of Reinvention is an intriguing tale about the wonderful possibilities and terrible costs of remaking oneself.
Autor: Karine Tuil
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