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Sons Of Fortune

Author : Malcolm Macdonald
ISBN : 9781444752571
Genre : Fiction
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"Boy" Stevenson and his brother Caspar have a problem: they are the two eldest sons of John Stevenson, one of the richest men in the world. Their mother, Nora, also has a considerable private fortune of her own. By their own skill, by luck, and by ruthlessness, they made their way to the top of the money tree. But Society has been slow to accept them, for in early Victorian England all the money in the world could not guarantee entry into the exclusive inner world of privilege. John believes that Society will eventually accept them, but only if they behave absolutely correctly; none of them must step out of line, not even to flout the most trivial of conventions. Nora is not willing to pay so high a price. And Caspar, as he grows up, finds himself increasing rebelling against the neat army career his father has decreed for him. Casper's older brother, Boy, is by contrast the soul of convention. His one aim in life is to obey his father and to do his duty. Yet, by an astonishing chain of events he, too, is led into open defiance of John. These tensions, which threaten to tear the family apart link the many separate dramas of the story as these four utterly different people cope with the love-hates of family life.

Stich Ins Wespennest

Author : D. E. Stevenson
ISBN : 9783641063856
Genre : Fiction
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Ein kleines englisches Dorf steht kopf, als sich dessen Bewohner plötzlich als Figuren in einem Roman wiederfinden. Und nur die unscheinbare Miss Buncle weiß, wer der Autor ist. In dem kleinen englischen Dorf Silverstream sucht Barbara Buncle, eine unscheinbare Dame Anfang vierzig, nach Möglichkeiten, ihr bescheidenes Einkommen aufzubessern. Schließlich hat sie eine Idee: Sie wird ein Buch schreiben, und zwar – da Phantasie nicht ihre Stärke ist – über etwas, das sie kennt. Nämlich ihr eigenes Dorf und dessen Einwohner. Und Miss Buncle trifft genau ins Schwarze. Der Roman, publiziert unter dem Pseudonym John Smith, wird ein Bestseller. Die Kritiker überschlagen sich, doch die Sache hat einen Haken: Miss Buncles Schilderungen sind so authentisch, dass sich die Bewohner von Silverstream prompt wiedererkennen, und nicht alle sind glücklich. Bald dreht sich in dem Ort alles nur um eine Frage: Wer ist John Smith?

Choosing And Using Fiction And Non Fiction 3 11

Author : Margaret Mallett
ISBN : 9781136994241
Genre : Education
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Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.

Die Schatzinsel

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 373736589X
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006357417
Genre : Copyright
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Narrating Scotland

Author : Barry Menikoff
ISBN : 1570035687
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beloved for generations as one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most thrilling adventure novels, Kidnapped tells the story of David Balfour, a shrewd and orphaned Lowlander, and Alan Breck Stewart, the brave and flamboyant Jacobite rebel. Together with its less familiar sequel, David Balfour, both novels constitute what many scholars consider to be Stevenson's greatest achievement in fiction. In this reinterpretation, Barry Menikoff questions the traditional understanding of these twin novels as mere adventure stories. He suggests instead that Stevenson wrote the volumes with a broader and more searching purpose in mind. Although Stevenson chose to cloak himself in the guise of an entertainer with no aim beyond relating amusing and romantic tales from the past, Menikoff reveals that the writer was a serious student of Scottish history and culture. His true project was nothing less than the reconstitution of his country's history in the period just after the collapse of the Jacobite rebellion. Menikoff contends that in Kidnapped and David Balfour Stevenson imaginatively reconstructed that culture, in part for the sake of his nation, and for its posterity. Narrating Scotland traces the Scottish writer's weaving together of source material from memoirs, letters, histories, and records of trials. Menikoff uncovers the documentary basis for reading Kidnapped and David Balfour as political allegories and reveals the skill with which Stevenson offered a narrative that British colonizers could enjoy without being offended by its underlying condemnation. Menikoff shows that Stevenson's experiments in fiction, which would anticipate such works as Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, successfully inscribed his country's loss of indigenous culture upon an epic narrative that for more than a century has masqueraded as a common adventure story.

Bereit Zum Kampf

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 3548263615
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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950 1977

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ISBN : UOM:39015079623040
Genre : Reference
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Treasure Island

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 1562542826
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : WISC:89015288111
Genre : Union catalogs
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