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From Utopia to Dystopia

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From the ideal to the nightmare, utopian/dystopian stories made us think of the meaning of a "perfect" world and how dangerous some idealism might become, but also how restraining liberty could enslave us while looking for equality. In world when we read less, watch more TV and browse online, it has become easy to think less. These books are the essential toolkit of the 21st century awaken citizen. Beware. 

Fahrenheit 451

NOUVEAUTÉ Parascolaire ???????????????? Présentation de l'ouvrage En imaginant une société future qui considère la lecture comme un crime, Ray Bradbury compose un roman de science-fiction haletant, et dénonce les dangers de la censure et la puissance des médias. Groupements de textes : 1. Les dangers de la lecture 2. Univers cauchemardesques Présentation de l'auteur Ray Bradbury (né en 1920) Dossier pédagogique de Laure Mangin, professeur de lettres à Corbeil-Essonnes (91) et auteur de la collection (Bel-Ami, 2009 ; Phèdre, 2010) et du manuel de français Seconde. Points forts / Public concerné - Un titre exclusif. - Aucune édition parascolaire concurrente. - Un roman qui a reçu un accueil enthousiaste lors de sa parution (1953). - Un roman qui est au coeur des objets d'étude du nouveau programme de lycée : La question de l'Homme dans l'argumentation du XVIe siècle à nos jours (applicable à la rentrée 2011 ). - Un roman de science-fiction qui séduira les professeurs des séries générales et des séries technologiques. Dans la même collection ???????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Originally published in 1879, and reprinted numerous times, this book presents the complete English text of Thomas More's Utopia, together with a glossary and detailed textual notes. An introduction and biography of More are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in More's writings and political philosophy in general.

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She turns to the future in a world that's falling apart. For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead...A debut novel that will leave you breathless.

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Brave New World

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress - Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

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The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Platos text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering.

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Animal Farm

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's modern fable on the way power corrupts is as apt as ever in the twenty-first century. Educational edition of this much-loved classic from Longman.

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Gargantua and Pantagruel

The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.

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The Trial

Microsoft have restructured their developer certification track, splitting it into two tiers - MCAD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) and MCSD (Microsoft Applications Developer). The MCAD validates skills related to developing, testing, deploying and maintaining individual applications, while the MCSD validates skills related to analysing and designing complex enterprise application. MCAD candidates must pass three exams (two core and one elective), while MCSD candidates must pass five exams (four core and one elective). There are parallel exams for both Visual Basic and C#. The XML Web services exam for VB.NET is a core exam for both the MCAD and MCSD certifications. The accompanying CD includes an advanced testing program with two bonus practice exams, as well as electronic flashcards for both PCs, Pocket PCs and Palm devices and the entire book in PDF.

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