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Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)


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This volume, authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, contains all 4 full-length novels and all 56 short stories. At over a thousand pages, the weighty tome is a perfect gift for budding amateur sleuths and it is an ideal companion for a long stay on a desert island or the English countryside. As the reader wades past "A Study in Scarlet" and moves towards such classic tales as "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and "The Final Problem", the joy of reading the complete Holmes is assembling the trivia of each story into something like a portrait of the detective and his creator of Edwardian England. If you expect just another boring book by some dead English guy, boy will you be shocked! Snag these stories and devour them as soon as you can!

Summer of '42 - Kamaszkorom legszebb nyara
(Herman Raucher)


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The book "Summer of '42" was also made into a movie and is a touching story of coming of age in America's first summer of WWII. 15-year-old Hermie, Oscy and Benjie from Brooklyn spend the summer on an island off the coast of Maine. It is about their yearnings, their misadventures, their fumblings with the fairer sex. It's obvious, that Hermie is the author, Herman Raucher. Benjie discovers a "sex manual" and then warns his buddies not to paw the book, because "his mother might check for fingerprints". They attempt to pick up dates at the entrance to the local movie theater. Once inside, Hermie tries to "get some". Hermie then falls in love with a young war bride named Dorothy on the beach one day. Her husband is an Army Air Corps officer flying over Germany. Hermie's budding relationship with Dorothy materializes, when one day she learns, that her husband was killed in action. When Hermie runs into 22-year-old Dorothy at the market and offers to carry her grocery bags home, their passions unravel. Dorothy is his first love and the one, he will never forget. Summer of '42 is one of those beautiful, but rare novels, that an entire generation discovers and stays with them a lifetime.