Pdf ebook: The Land of Lost Toys

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  • Publisher: Litres
  • ISBN: 5040753667
  • Genre: Fiction
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Pdf ebook: Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 6

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Summary: Okay, so maybe Volume 5 WASN'T the last omnibus! What can we say, there was so much more HACK/SLASH to tell! Cassie Hack, lost and broken after the death o

  • Author : Michael Moreci,Tini Howard
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • ISBN: 1534314873
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Okay, so maybe Volume 5 WASN'T the last omnibus! What can we say, there was so much more HACK/SLASH to tell! Cassie Hack, lost and broken after the death of Vlad, must find her new place in the world and kill a whole lot more monsters! Another hefty brick of critically acclaimed horror goodness that contains the previously uncollected SECRET ORIGIN OF VLAD! Collects HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1-5, HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1-12, HACK/SLASH: ME WITHOUT YOU (ONE-SHOT), and bonus features


Pdf ebook: Another Drink, Please! Confessions and Observations

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Summary: Enter the hilarious, irreverent and sometimes warped world of David Stoll, as he navigates through life with pretensions to the aristocracy. Always certain

  • Author : David Stoll
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598584669
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
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Description: Enter the hilarious, irreverent and sometimes warped world of David Stoll, as he navigates through life with pretensions to the aristocracy. Always certain that his greatness will at long last be recognized and dissecting the foibles of others, David finds in this collection of confessional and observational essays that the joke is quite often on him. Join him as he tries to date people too young for him, cannot find the second floor of his hotel during a drunken haze, gets stung by dozens of jellyfish while diving, watches as three careers go nowhere in the Hamptons, and engages in a series of hapless sexual encounters. All the while, David describes the people and places around him with a keen eye and witty voice. Warning: this book is inappropriate for children, the author's parents and the humorless. David Stoll, a native New Yorker, has written over 175 articles for Dan's Papers, the Hamptons weekly, and also prepares people for standardized tests such as the SAT, LSAT and GMAT. He is possessed of a rapier wit and a beguiling charm, spending his free time alternating between amusing others and contemplating his greatness in a self-absorbed reverie. Now a recovering lawyer, David diligently avoids practicing law one day at a time. His greatest fear is growing old, but he is secure in the knowledge that drinking vodka every day has slowed the aging process. He lives in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen with his golden retriever, Pete. This is David's first book. You may visit him on myspace.com.


Pdf ebook: The Brownies and Other Tales

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Summary: Readers young and old alike will fall under the enchanting spell of this imaginative collection from beloved children's author Juliana Horatia Ewing. The t

  • Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1776593677
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 157
  • Language: English
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Description: Readers young and old alike will fall under the enchanting spell of this imaginative collection from beloved children's author Juliana Horatia Ewing. The title story, one of Ewing's most popular tales, focuses on a tribe of helpful elves who perform tasks around the house while humans are at rest.


Pdf ebook: Artistic Duplicity

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Summary: A new appraisal of the life and work of Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885) as a writer of fiction and poetry for both children and adults.

  • Author : William B. Dillingham
  • Publisher: Sacristy Press
  • ISBN: 1789590779
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 308
  • Language: English
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Description: A new appraisal of the life and work of Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885) as a writer of fiction and poetry for both children and adults.


Pdf ebook: Canada Home

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Summary: Aged 26 and newly married, Juliana Ewing left England in 1867, bound for Fredericton, New Brunswick, where her husband had been posted to the army garrison

  • Author : Thomas E. Blom
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774845104
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: Aged 26 and newly married, Juliana Ewing left England in 1867, bound for Fredericton, New Brunswick, where her husband had been posted to the army garrison. A famed children's writer and skilful artist, Juliana used her talents in chronicling for her family in Yorkshire her day-to-day experiences in the maritime city from Confederation to the withdrawal of British troops in 1869. In 101 letters, reproduced almost in their entirety, Juliana recreates the 'high colonial' society of mid-nineteenth-century Fredericton. Her letters unconsciously also reveal herself -- her courage, intelligence, gaity and, above all, her loving nature. Witty, perceptive, and dramatic, her letters reflect her ability as a prose writer of unusual sensibility.


Pdf ebook: The Land of Lost Logic

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Summary: What happens when you join your husband to live in a strict Islamic country to work in a military hospital as a single nurse? You develop a sense of humor!

  • Author : Janette Mostert
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1477215115
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 310
  • Language: English
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Description: What happens when you join your husband to live in a strict Islamic country to work in a military hospital as a single nurse? You develop a sense of humor! Read about sharing this new life with her family and a fellow nurse on a mission to have fun, an encounter with a sadistic dentist, and a man in search of pain. How do you cope with a boss who is ruled by the phases of the moon and speaks to his cupboard? What about the Syrian called Doctor Who? What do you do when your nurse’s uniform is a Victorian nightmare—you motivate for change by citing too much ankle exposure? What do you do if you meet up with the notorious religious police when out shopping without your veil? You run! How do you celebrate Christmas in Saudi?—with homemade plonk and a turkey that doesn’t pop! What do you do when your salary check keeps bouncing? Donate blood! How do you keep your seven-year-old son grounded when he has the power to stand up to the Religious police, drive a car, and sign work orders? What happens when you inadvertently break the strict hospital rules and end up being interrogated by the military police? Find out how Janette Mostert, a South African nurse, coped with living and working in a strict military hospital in this light hearted look at life in the weird lane!


Pdf ebook: The Land of Lost Content

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Summary: Three children under the age of ten are left in the care of their elderly grandparents in the north of Ceylon. What was an unfortunate necessity transpires

  • Author : Sureshini Sanders
  • Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1909461091
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: Three children under the age of ten are left in the care of their elderly grandparents in the north of Ceylon. What was an unfortunate necessity transpires to be the making of them. They are last to experience a traditional way of life that was centuries old, before the onslaught of civil war changed everything forever. Their father was one of the many doctors who migrated to the United Kingdom in the sixties and seventies - with ?3 in his pocket. They followed in his footsteps and between them served the NHS for over one hundred years. This true story explores the love of country and family; a tale of betrayal, migration and above all human resilience.


Pdf ebook: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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Summary: The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writ

  • Author : Daniel Hahn
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191057266
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
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Description: The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.


Pdf ebook: Nana’S Scrambled Memories

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Summary: Columnist and humorist Jodie Blevins Ratliff offers her first collection of amusing anecdotes detailing life in the small town of Preston, Kentucky, where

  • Author : Jodie Blevins Ratliff
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1426957033
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Columnist and humorist Jodie Blevins Ratliff offers her first collection of amusing anecdotes detailing life in the small town of Preston, Kentucky, where the grocery store lacks running water, restrooms, heat, and air conditioning; unpaid charge books line the shelves under the cash register; and patrons sit on old benches next to the coal stove to exchange yarns. Ratliff, a weekly columnist for her hometown newspaper Bath County Bulletin, is known for telling it like it is and she does just that as she narrates entertaining and timeless stories about her childhood in Preston. Youll hear tales about her familys store, notorious for Preston Steak sandwiches and cold Ale 8; sleigh riding on Blevins Valley road; nurturing her passion for pot pies, moon pies, and mud pies; and eating fried squirrel at her grandparents house. As she concludes the collection by retelling present-day stories about marriage, grandchildren, and the contents of womens purses, Ratliff offers valuable life lessons and food for thought. In a tiny town with only two hundred residents, time seems to stand stillleaving one woman a wonderful opportunity to share scrambled whimsical memories sure to bring a smile to all ages.


Pdf ebook: George MacDonald's Children's Fantasies and the Divine Imagination

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Summary: The great Victorian Christian author George MacDonald is the well-spring of the modern fantasy genre. In this book Colin Manlove offers explorations of Mac

  • Author : Colin Manlove
  • Publisher: ISD LLC
  • ISBN: 0718848136
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 148
  • Language: English
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Description: The great Victorian Christian author George MacDonald is the well-spring of the modern fantasy genre. In this book Colin Manlove offers explorations of MacDonald's eight shorter fairy tales and his longer stories At the Back of the North Wind, The Princess and the Goblin, The Wise Woman, and The Princess and Curdie. MacDonald saw the imagination as the source of fairy tales and of divine truth together. For he believed that God lives in the depths of the human mind and "sends up from thence wonderful gifts into the light of the understanding." This makes MacDonald that very rare thing: a writer of mystical fiction whose work can give us experience of the divine. Throughout his children's fantasy stories MacDonald is describing the human and divine imagination. In the shorter tales he shows how the imagination has different regions and depths, each able to shift into the other. With the longer stories we see the imagination in relation to other aspects of the self and to its position in the world. Here the imagination is portrayed as often embattled in relation to empiricism, egotism, and greed.


Pdf ebook: The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Summary: In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Prof

  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191004162
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 672
  • Language: English
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Description: In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.


Pdf ebook: The New World

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Summary: Time is running out. Nalenyr is besieged on all sides by those who would save the fabled land—and those who would enslave it. Soon the realm will be rava

  • Author : Michael A. Stackpole
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 055390387X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Time is running out. Nalenyr is besieged on all sides by those who would save the fabled land—and those who would enslave it. Soon the realm will be ravaged by the scourge of magical warfare—overrun by terrifying forces created by an ancient enemy, and soaked in the blood of champions and gods. It is the moment of final conflict, and the grandchildren of the Royal Cartographer are at the center of the climactic struggle. Keles Anturasi will race across the world, fleeing assassins, seeking control over powers he can barely understand. His brother, Jorim, having ascended to godhood, now finds himself pitted against an elder god—the very god who once created the entire pantheon and now seeks its destruction. And their sister, Nirati, embarks on a treacherous crusade with a dead hero to wage war on hell itself! As the final battle lines are drawn, they will gather the land’s newly awakened defenders of the ancient past. But can this small band of champions, mystics, and magicians stand against an evil that threatens to sweep reality itself into an unending dark age of nightmare and oblivion?


Pdf ebook: Victorian Fairy Tales

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Summary: The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written

  • Author : Michael Newton
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191017353
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.


Pdf ebook: Lewis Carroll Among His Books

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Summary: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson—known better by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll—was a 19th century English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist. H

  • Author : Charlie Lovett
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476609411
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 383
  • Language: English
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Description: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson—known better by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll—was a 19th century English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist. He is especially remembered for his children’s tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass. By the time of Dodgson’s death in 1898, Alice (the integration of the two volumes) had become the most popular children’s book in England. By the time of his centenary in 1932, it was perhaps the most famous in the world. This book presents a complete catalogue of Dodgson’s personal library, with attention to every book the author is known to have owned or read. Alphabetized entries fully describe each book, its edition, its contents, its importance, and any particular relevance it might have had to Dodgson. The library not only provides a plethora of fodder for further study on Dodgson, but also reflects the Victorian world of the second half of the 19th century, a time of unprecedented investigation, experimentation, invention, and imagination. Dodgson’s volumes represent a vast array of academic interests from Victorian England and beyond, including homeopathic medicine, spiritualism, astrology, evolution, women's rights, children's literature, linguistics, theology, eugenics, and many others. The catalogue is designed for scholars seeking insight into the mind of Charles Dodgson through his books.


Pdf ebook: Adult Onset

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Summary: From the acclaimed, bestselling author of 2 beloved classics, Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold

  • Author : Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0345808290
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: From the acclaimed, bestselling author of 2 beloved classics, Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love. Mary Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a successful YA author who has made enough from her writing to semi-retire in her early 40s. She lives in a comfortable Toronto neighbourhood with her partner, Hilary, a busy theatre director, and their 2 young children, Matthew and Maggie, trying valiantly and often hilariously to balance her creative pursuits with domestic demands, and the various challenges that (mostly) solo parenting presents. As a child, Mary Rose suffered from an illness, long since cured and "filed separately" in her mind. But as her frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms which compel her to rethink her memories of her own childhood and her relationship with her parents. With her world threatening to unravel, the spectre of domestic violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her life and that of her own children.


Pdf ebook: Women Writers of Children's Classics

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Summary: This study explores the lives and works of four major 19th Century female children's writers, who, in their fantasy and family tales, caused posterity to i

  • Author : Mary Montefiore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1786946300
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 153
  • Language: English
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Description: This study explores the lives and works of four major 19th Century female children's writers, who, in their fantasy and family tales, caused posterity to inherit a halcyon image of Victorian childhood. They wrote of family, gender, parenthood, morals, class, behaviour, religion and death. Behind the idylls that they strove to impart lay not only conflicts between realism and idealism, and between convention and radicalism, but also the chasms in their own turbulent lives. The Victorian age was a study in contradictions. An analysis of its core - its fears and hopes for the future of its children - are revealed in its most influential children's books, and the extraordinary lives of their authors.


Pdf ebook: Cartomancy

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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole returns with the second book of a groundbreaking trilogy charting exciting new territory in fantasy

  • Author : Michael A. Stackpole
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 0553902407
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole returns with the second book of a groundbreaking trilogy charting exciting new territory in fantasy fiction. Cartomancy follows a group of trailblazing mapmakers with the power to discover new worlds—and shape reality itself. . . . Under the shadow of invasion by a nameless enemy, there seems only one way to save Nalenyr from oblivion. The old heroes who once defended the land must be awakened. And accomplishing that requires a journey across the magical wasteland where they’re rumored to be trapped—a wasteland rife with magic and danger. Grandson of the Royal Cartographer, Keles Anturasi finds himself trapped in an enemy nation where his skill may well be his death sentence. His brother Jorim is an ocean away, captive in an altered realm in which he’s regarded as a god. And their sister Nirati resides in a paradise that exists between life and death with her insane grandfather and an ancient sorcerer bent on the world’s destruction. Now they and their companions must struggle to survive in a world where war on earth mirrors war in heaven. What the gods themselves fear, men must brave. Heroes and mystics they may be, but can any of them survive in a world where things are seldom what they seem: a place where dreams can become reality—and reality can turn into a nightmare. . . . “Michael A. Stackpole is incapable of writing a book that isn’t imaginative and intelligent.”—Stephen R. Donaldson, author of The Chronicle of Thomas Covenant


Pdf ebook: Alternative Alices

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Summary: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871) are among the most enduring works in the English language. In the decades f

  • Author : Carolyn Sigler
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 081314826X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 428
  • Language: English
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Description: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871) are among the most enduring works in the English language. In the decades following their publication, writers on both sides of the Atlantic produced no fewer than two hundred imitations, revisions, and parodies of Carroll's fantasies for children. Carolyn Sigler has gathered the most interesting and original of these responses to the Alice books, many of them long out of print. Produced between 1869 and 1930, these works trace the extraordinarily creative, and often critical, response of diverse writers. These writers -- male and female, radical and conservative -- appropriated Carroll's structures, motifs, and themes in their Alice-inspired works in order to engage in larger cultural debates. Their stories range from Christina Rossetti's angry subversion of Alice's adventures, Speaking Likenesses (1874), to G.E. Farrow's witty fantasy adventure, The Wallypug of Why (1895), to Edward Hope's hilarious parody of social and political foibles, Alice in the Delighted States (1928). Anyone who has ever followed Alice down the rabbit hole will enjoy the adventures of her literary siblings in the wide Wonderland of the human imagination.


Pdf ebook: The Decline and Fall of the United States of America

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Summary: Politicianthe dirtiest word in the English language. says Jacob Pirandello Kharinsky, a character in this book hailed as the UNDERGROUND CLASSIC OF OUR GEN

  • Author : Anthony Kishko
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469180340
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 647
  • Language: English
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Description: Politicianthe dirtiest word in the English language. says Jacob Pirandello Kharinsky, a character in this book hailed as the UNDERGROUND CLASSIC OF OUR GENERATION: The DECLINE and FALL of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA part I. (A theme which implies many things, possibilities and perspectives.) Jake Kharinsky discovers himself in an unknown labyrinth, a clandestine initiation, and is unable to recall what leads him there. Stranger than fiction events and stories unfold...with aesthetic word play, symbolism, humor and an architectured structure, as if crafted and written by a musician, to lead one into an expansion of consciousness, a journey of the mind, right into the HEART & UNCONSICOUS of AMERICA and beyond. At times, engaging a psychological evaluation of the American political mind, and ways out of the swamps and wastelands. Jakes visionary pursuits for the meaning of life and his endless patriotic studies into the nature and origins of our political, social, and cultural realities leads him to write an Underground Notebook which will one day be a condensed guide for the coming dark era of: collapse, fascism, empire, civil war and revolution, though the Notebook is written with hopes towards identifying and preventing this disaster. (The Decline and Fall fleshes out what Emmanuel Goldsteins The Book, from Orwells 1984, may look like today.) America, as we are conditioned and believe we know it to be, is dissolving before our very eyes. Ask yourself: what is it that is not being said? This analysis is not a black and white, an Us vs. Them simplification or pessimism (as many still hold to valid ideals in a system that no longer works for We the people.) There is no simple view, traveling towards our future from the elusive illusions of the past. Prophetic, DYSTOPIAN, at times surrealin a exploratory epic seeking to make sense of it all, utilizing both fiction and non-fiction. Raising questions about how the spectrums of cultures and power influence and create our realities and consciousnesshow blind wealth, corruption, greed and propaganda orbit and control our lives behind seemingly invisible curtains and veils. Dynamic changes with every chapter and the flowing weight of compelling content draws and gravitates the reader to see the world differently and envision new possibilities. ( A recipe for REVOLUTION? A GENERAL STRIKE? In the organizing a grassroots Aquarian Renaissance Movement... ) Endless hours of entertainment and edifying knowledge & inspiration.*** A book unlike ever before written, yet following through on a lineage & fusion of varied literary traditions, schools of thought, and paradigms suffused with humor and knowledge. A justified literate denial of the two party bankster corporate diseased entity of the machine grinding our lives away. A welcoming and inviting challenge to trace the angst of our contemporary American wasteland and world nightmare to blaze through this storm. , Rebridge and pick up where our ancient Renaissance and organic connections were cut off, and leave the old world behind. GET INITIATED!!! Author can be viewed reading excerpt on Youtube under: information8090: http://youtu.be/mkWyFYfT_8Q [Back cover]: A Book for both genuine LIBERALS and CONSERVATIVES, and beyond, who are utterly disgusted with Democrats and Republicans... A genre of both Kafkaesque Dystopian fiction, & non-fiction (the Orwellian BOOK within the book), inviting the reader on a journey of Mind, Concept, Metaphor and Languageof questions and provocations, Aesthetics and Spirituality; to evoke, articulate, and gather all those things that are collectively on our minds, confused yet envisioned, as a Nation, and as a World; of which we all possess pieces, and herein begin to puzzle together these telling elements: Of Politics, History, Religion, Culture, Education, Philosophy and Deconstruction of our Ideologies, whose $old out and manipulated Idea$ have warped the