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A German Reader - Music in the Making

John Martin & Sigrid Martin-Wünscher , Hugo , 1994
Some forty contemporary reviews of great works of music from Bach to Weber. Detailed annotations in English and lists of key vocabulary to facilitate comprehension. For reasonably advanced students of German with an interest in music. 1994.
  • 0-852-85215-0
  • 310
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Arcan-Virus

Andreas D. Hesse , , 2004
Fantasy/science fiction novel. Everyone on earth must get a weekly dose of the antiviral drug Carviron to keep from dying.
  • 3-794-17025-3
  • 5315
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Asterix bei den Briten

Goscinny & Uderzo , Delta Verlag GmbH , 1993
Comic with genre-typical use of idiomatic language. For students of German with an intermediate to advanced command of the language. 48 pp.
  • 3-770-40008-9
  • 2569
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1

Berlin - Geschichte einer Teilung

Goethe-Institut York , , 1991
Collection of articles about Berlin 1945-1991
  • none
  • 232
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Carsten Curator; Der Herr Etatsrat

Theodor Storm , Greifenverlag zu Rudolstadt , 1985
Two of Storm’s darker novellas, which tell with typical intensity of life in late 19th century north Germany: Carsten Curator: Heinrich is a constant drain on his father Carsten; losing one job after another either by imprudence or dishonesty. Marriage looks as though it may turn his life around, but drink and fickleness ruin him. In a terrible storm he comes to ask Carsten to save him from bankruptcy. When this is refused, Heinrich, the worse for drink, launches out in a small boat into the rising floods, is carried away by the swift water and drowned. Der Herr Etatsrat: Dyke administrator Sternow is a clever but a completely amoral man who spends his evenings. His two children are utterly neglected. The son, Archimedes, is a good mathematician: he works, but also drinks, undermines his health and dies of a fever. Phia, the daughter, leads an utterly solitary life. Sternow’s scheming servant Käfer takes advantage of the lonely girl who dies in giving birth to a dead child.
  • 105024
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Das Blaue Mädchen

Monika Feth , , 2001
"I mustn’t doubt", 17-year old Jana tells her diary, despite inwardly already having detached herself from the secretive sect she belongs to. Then she falls in love with Marlon, a boy from the village. But all contact with the outside world is strictly forbidden for the “Children of the Moon”, and Jana has to make a difficult choice between blind obedience, ignoring her feelings, or a perilous escape. German teen fiction at it’s best.
  • 3-570-12636-6
  • 5312
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Das Dschungelbuch

Rudyard Kipling , Kiepenheuer , 1982
German translation of Kipling's classic.
  • 101260
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Das große Bewerbungsbuch

Gisa Briese-Neumann , Humboldt , 1997
Useful, practical advice for those who wish to apply for a job. Includes all aspects of the job-market such as jobsearches, writing an application, preparing for and taking part in an interview. 1997.
  • 3-581-66970-6
  • 1765
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Der Besuch der alten Dame

Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Methuen , 1957
Classic play by one of Switzerland's most revered authors. Contains detailed vocabulary annotations in English.
  • 0-423-82700-6
  • 641
  • 2 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Der Besuch Der Alten Dame

Friedrich Duerrenmatt, , Bdk Bucherdienst , 1998

  • 9783257230451
  • 104256
  • 1 copies

Der Bund der Wölfe

Nina Blazon , , 2006
Fantasy thriller, gripping and very scary. The story is about a girl joining a boarding school which is housed in a medieval cloister. Only at the end of the book will the reader learn the horrific truth.
  • 3-794-17039-3
  • 5306
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Der deutsche Aufsatz

Hares, R.J. & Clemmetsen, C.G. , Hodder & Stoughton , 1981
Offers practical advice on essay writing. Explanations in English. Suitable for self-study. 1986.
  • 0-340-24994-3
  • 2139
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Der geteilte Himmel

Christa Wolf , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1975
Abridged and adapted short story. A young woman struggles to come to terms with the division of Germany.
  • 0-850-48525-8
  • 2588
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Der rote Hahn. Lektüre und CD: Ein heißer Fall für Carsten Tsara. Krimi. Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe B1

Franz Specht , Hueber Verlag Gmbh & Co K
A new series of stories for the students at the basic level. Each issue contains a list of difficult words with explanations in German and efficiency of exercises to develop reading comprehension.
  • 9783190216680
  • 108312
  • 1 copies
  • B1

Developments in German Politics

Gordon Smith (Ed.) et.al. , Macmillan , 1992
In English. Relevant to anyone interested in German politics and history. Focusses in detail on the reunification process and the political inplications, and assesses Germany's role in Europe in the early 1990s. 390 pp. 1992
  • 0-333-56757-9
  • 56
  • 1 copies
  • A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

Die 50er Jahre

Paul Maenz , Dumont , 1984
Entertaining and fully illustrated reader about German and international developments in art, design, fashion, politics and society in the 1950s. Fairly advanced language but many photos and illustrations that help understanding.
  • 3-770-11655-0
  • 914
  • 1 copies
  • C1 C2

Die Engländer - pauschal

Antony Miall , Fischer , 1997
Short, satirical articles examining existing prejudices about the English. Language is informal, idiomatic and humourous.
  • 3-596-13493-5
  • 922
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Die Geschichte der Griechen

Bernado Rogora , , 2000
A brief illustrated history of the ancient Greek civilisation
  • 3-570-20740-4
  • 5305
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Die Maske der Verräter

Ulrike Schweikert , , 2007
Jos Zeuner dreams of becoming a blacksmith and his girlfriend Sara dreams of getting married. Together they move to Würzburg. But when Jos eavesdrops on three mysterious men plotting a murder, he decides to try to warn the intended victim ... A crime novel in three parts set in 15th century Würzburg and based on real events.
  • 3-570-12967-8
  • 5304
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Die Österreicher - pauschal

Louis James , Fischer , 1997
Short, satirical articles examining existing prejudices about the Austrians. Language is informal, idiomatic and humourous.
  • 3-596-13392-0
  • 708
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Die Schweizer - pauschal

Paul Bilton , Fischer , 1997
Short, satirical articles examining existing prejudices about the Swiss. Language is informal, idiomatic and humourous.
  • 3-596-13492-7
  • 709
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Die Weiße Rose

Inge Scholl , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1995
The story of the student resistance movement against the Nazi regime centred around the Scholl siblings.
  • 0-850-48626-2
  • 2115
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Drei Männer im Schnee

Erich Kastner , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1999
A classic story about three very different characters who meet in a hotel
  • 0-850-48364-6
  • 2587
  • 1 copies
  • B1

Eine Liebe in Notting Hill

Madeleine St John , Argon , 1997
A novel about a couple whose love for one another gives way to disillusion and disappointment - a tale about what women do to hold on to love, and what men do to get away from it.
  • 3-87024-514-X
  • 101258
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Erzählt es euren Kindern - Der Holocaust in Europa

Stéphane Bruchfeld & Paul A. levine , , 2000
This book describes what human beings are capable of doing to other human beings when democratic values have been destroyed and replaced by an ideology advocating intolerance, hate and violence. The book presents facts about the Holocaust and attempts to explain how the unimaginable became reality.
  • 3-570-12531-9
  • 5307
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Erzählungen

Heinrich Böll , Klett , 1973
Easy Reader with collected short stories by Heinrich Böll.1973
  • 8-742-97726-6
  • 356
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1

Fabeln, über Tiere und Menschen

, Albatros
Very short fables, partly in verse form, written by such greats as Schopenhauer, Lichtwer, and Lessing amongst many others.
  • 3-88199-866-7
  • 101252
  • 1 copies
  • C2

Facts about Germany

Dr Jeremy Gaines , ??? , 2003
English language compendium of data on German society, culture, economy, regions, politics etc. 2003.
  • 3-936-23810-3
  • 1698
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Frau mit Waffe

Ulrike Edschmid , Suhrkamp Verlag KG , 2001

  • 9783518398074
  • 104164
  • 1 copies

Frühlingsgedichte

Philipp Reclam , ??? , 2001
Collection of poems on the theme of spring. 2001
  • 3-150-18104-6
  • 1699
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2