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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

By Charles Dickens
  • ISBN Code: : 0141934735
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Literacy Activities for Classic and Contemporary Texts 7-14

By Gill Robins,Laura-Jane Evans-Jones
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134963572
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: literacy-activities-for-classic-and-contemporary-texts-7-14.pdf

Book Short Summary:

English teachers are always keen to explore new ways of motivating their pupils to engage with reading, both for learning and for pleasure. Literacy Activities for Classic and Contemporary Texts 7-14 is a practical, friendly book which uses the ‘whoosh’ to cover some of our best known classic and contemporary texts and offers a thoroughly enjoyable way for pupils to become part of the story, rather than just passive recipients of it. As an innovative and active learning strategy, the whoosh technique allows all students, regardless of gender, age, ability, learning need or command of language, to partake on an equal footing. For younger pupils, the activities in this book provide an ideal way to internalise structure and key elements in story telling through physical response. For older students, they provide an enjoyable way to engage with challenging texts as well as facilitating the analysis of themes, issues, characterisation and setting. Students themselves become the story as its characters, sounds and even objects – once they are familiar with whooshing, many students will want to write and produce a whoosh of their own. Classic authors and texts covered by this book include:- Aesop’s fables, Greek myths and legends; Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Oscar Wilde; Shakespeare (The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley; Andrew Norriss , Frank Cottrell Boyce, Nina Bawden, Michelle Magorian and much more... You can use a whoosh to introduce a new text, to examine conflict, dilemma, plot, setting or characterisation, whoosh a controversial section of text to provoke discussion, or overcome reluctance to engage with archaic language by whooshing key sections of a story. Discussion starters, lesson objectives and follow-up activities are included throughout the text alongside the whooshes, and scripts enabling pupils to deliver dialogue are provided on the book’s eResource. This book is an invaluable resource, providing whooshes across a wide range of genres to meet the learning needs of children from 7 to 14, for both practising primary and lower secondary teachers.

The House, the World, and the Theatre

By Geraldo Magela Cáffaro
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443889695
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Prefaces
  • Members : 761
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Book Short Summary:

The House, the World, and the Theatre departs from three ideologically resonant spatial metaphors to explore key aspects of nineteenth-century literature and culture. At the centre of the discussion is the way authors fashioned themselves to cater to ever-expanding audiences and to the new conditions of publishing. The prefaces of Hawthorne, Dickens, and James illustrate the conflicts underlying the new forms of self-definition in the nineteenth century and mediate the perception of authorship as a category that blurs the boundaries between social life and performance. This book combines genre criticism, new historicism, literary history, and contemporary perspectives in readings that show the imaginative quality of prefatory writing and the enduring relevance of canonical authors in the twenty-first century.

Grand Pursuit

By Sylvia Nasar
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439198616
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Members : 561
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Book Short Summary:

In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India’s Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world—from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now to the entire planet. In Nasar’s dramatic narrative of these discoverers we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other’s ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the dismal science into a triumph over mankind’s hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

Walter Besant

By Kevin A. Morrison
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  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Book Code : 1789624533
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: walter-besant.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the 1880s and 1890s, Walter Besant was one of Britain’s most lionized living novelists.Today he is comparatively unknown.Bringing together literary critics and book historians, as well as social and cultural historians, this volume provides a major reassessment of Besant.

Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction

By Gerald Alva Miller Jr.
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137330791
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 366
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Book Short Summary:

Through its engagement with different kinds of texts, Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction represents a new way of approaching both science fiction and critical theory, and its uses both to question what it means to be human in digital era.

Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood

By K. Boehm
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137362502
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 913
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Book Short Summary:

This book takes a fresh look at childhood in Dickens' works and in Victorian science and culture more generally. It offers a new way of understanding Dickens' interest in childhood by showing how his fascination with new scientific ideas about childhood and practices of scientific inquiry shaped his narrative techniques and aesthetic imagination.

Communities of Care

By Talia Schaffer
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691226512
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 949
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Book Short Summary:

What we can learn about caregiving and community from the Victorian novel In Communities of Care, Talia Schaffer explores Victorian fictional representations of care communities, small voluntary groups that coalesce around someone in need. Drawing lessons from Victorian sociality, Schaffer proposes a theory of communal care and a mode of critical reading centered on an ethics of care. In the Victorian era, medical science offered little hope for cure of illness or disability, and chronic invalidism and lengthy convalescences were common. Small communities might gather around afflicted individuals to minister to their needs and palliate their suffering. Communities of Care examines these groups in the novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry James, and Charlotte Yonge, and studies the relationships that they exemplify. How do carers become part of the community? How do they negotiate status? How do caring emotions develop? And what does it mean to think of care as an activity rather than a feeling? Contrasting the Victorian emphasis on community and social structure with modern individualism and interiority, Schaffer’s sympathetic readings draw us closer to the worldview from which these novels emerged. Schaffer also considers the ways in which these models of carework could inform and improve practice in criticism, in teaching, and in our daily lives. Through the lens of care, Schaffer discovers a vital form of communal relationship in the Victorian novel. Communities of Care also demonstrates that literary criticism done well is the best care that scholars can give to texts.

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

By Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442277483
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: a-research-guide-to-gothic-literature-in-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.