Les Editions de Londres The Paris sketchbook 2016-07-31T16:04:50Z http://editionsdelondres.com/The-Paris-sketchbook,792 2016-07-31T16:04:50Z "The Paris sketchbook" is a travel book published by William Makepeace Thackeray starting in 1831, and published as a compilation in 1840. Witty, scholarly, full of anecdotes, insights, historical references, and a constant comparison between what he sees as the French and the English character, the Paris Sketchbook is a blast from the past with surprising topical observations, which tends to demonstrate that culture “never (...) Les Éditions de Londres Mr Standfast 2016-07-31T15:41:12Z http://editionsdelondres.com/Mr-Standfast,790 2016-07-31T15:41:12Z “Mr Standfast” is a spy novel featuring Richard Hannay, written by John Buchan and published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton. Richard Hannay is recalled from the Western Front by his good friend Bullivant in order to be assigned a new mission. As always, the whole action revolves around identifying a master German spy who operates in Britain along with his agents. In order to find him out, he must adopt a disguise he truly dislikes, the one of a pacifist. He then travels to the Cotswolds (...) Les Éditions de Londres A thief in the night 2016-07-31T11:24:16Z http://editionsdelondres.com/A-thief-in-the-night,788 2016-07-31T11:24:16Z “A thief in the night” is a collection of short stories published in 1905 by E.W. Hornung and features the gentleman thief Arthur J. Raffles and his sidekick Harry “Bunny” Manders. Raffles is a gentleman thief and a cricketer. He is always accompanied by his sidekick Bunny Manders. Together, and often to Bunny's dismay, they roam around London and rob jewels and mansions belonging to the high society. Raffles was one of the first literary signs of revolt against Victorian times. For the first (...) Les Éditions de Londres A chaste maid in Cheapside 2016-07-31T10:40:29Z http://editionsdelondres.com/A-chaste-maid-in-Cheapside,786 2016-07-31T10:40:29Z « A Chaste maid in Cheapside » is a « city comedy » written in 1613 by Thomas Middleton. The maid at the center of the story is Moll Yellowhammer, the daughter of a rich Cheapside goldsmith. Her father wants to marry her to Whorehund, whom she does not like, whilst she is in love with a man called Touchwood Junior. Her intended husband has promised one of his mistresses to Moll's brother, whilst he himself is having an affair with a married (...) Les Éditions de Londres Dictionnaire de la controverse, Volume 2 2016-07-17T16:21:31Z http://editionsdelondres.com/Dictionnaire-de-la-controverse,784 2016-07-17T16:21:31Z La France a réussi là où l'Union Soviétique a échoué : sur le langage. Plutôt que de matraquer son idéologie à ceux qui ne veulent pas l'entendre, ou d'arrêter les opposants pour crimes de pensée, elle ostracise les contestataires et leurs discours de la sphère publique, et transforme le langage de façon si subtile qu'elle réduit le champ moral des possibles. Tout sujet devient un combat, un changement sociétal le progrès, l'hostilité à la morale du temps la réaction, le subjectif l'objectif, une humiliation (...) Les Éditions de Londres La Grande-Bretagne choisit le Brexit : et après ? 2016-06-30T12:26:33Z http://editionsdelondres.com/La-Grande-Bretagne-choisit-le 2016-06-30T12:26:33Z Il est dur de s'appeler Les Éditions de Londres et de rester silencieux sur le Brexit. Alors, voici quelques éléments de réflexion ainsi que notre point de vue. Pourquoi le référendum ? Le Royaume-Uni est membre de l'Union Européenne (qui à l'époque ne s'appelait pas l'Union Européenne) depuis 43 ans. Et cela fait 43 ans que le RU se plaint de l'Europe. Au début, c'était le Parti Travailliste qui était anti-Europe. Mais depuis trente ans, l'Europe est LA ligne de fracture du Parti Conservateur (les Tories). (...) Les Éditions de Londres Some aspects of Robert Burns 2016-06-26T21:44:37Z http://editionsdelondres.com/Some-aspects-of-Robert-Burns,779 2016-06-26T21:44:37Z “Some aspects of Robert Burns” is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”, written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in Cornhill magazine in August 1879. Les Éditions de Londres The shoemaker's holiday 2016-06-26T21:37:04Z http://editionsdelondres.com/The-shoemaker-s-holiday,781 2016-06-26T21:37:04Z “The Shoemakers' Holiday, or the Gentle craft” is a play written by Thomas Dekker and often categorized as a city comedy. An aristocrat, Rowland Lacy, is in love with a girl, Rose Oatley. Rose's father and Lacy's uncle disapprove of the marriage because of the class difference and Lacy's extravagant spending style. In order to make good, Lacy is told to join the army and fight in France. He does not want to go and convinces someone to go in his place whilst he disguises himself as a Dutch (...) Les Éditions de Londres Walt Whitman 2016-06-25T17:48:48Z http://editionsdelondres.com/Walt-Whitman,777 2016-06-25T17:48:48Z “Walt Whitman” is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”, written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in New Quarterly Magazine in October 1878. Les Éditions de Londres Victor Hugo's romances 2016-06-25T17:40:28Z http://editionsdelondres.com/Victor-Hugo-s-romances,775 2016-06-25T17:40:28Z “Victor Hugo's Romances” is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”, written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in Cornhill magazine in August 1874. Les Éditions de Londres