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The Weird Adventures Of The Inman Twins

Author : Betty Inman Shortt
ISBN : 1942905149
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What could possibly go wrong when twelve-year-old twin girls go up against criminals plotting an evil scheme? Twins, Betty and Bev have a knack for sniffing out danger, and a greater knack for getting in over their heads. Suspicious, they follow a stranger and find the situation is far worse than they could have imagined. Sheriff Scott and their Dad try desperately to keep them safe, but Betty and Bev are determined to help. Betty Inman Shortt transports readers back to 1950's rural America for an adventure with many twists and harrowing situations. With humor as well as suspense, she shows that girls can be strong, witty, and clever, and illustrates a stark contrast between good and evil.

Film Adaptation And Its Discontents

Author : Thomas Leitch
ISBN : 9780801891878
Genre : Performing Arts
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Most books on film adaptation—the relation between films and their literary sources—focus on a series of close one-to-one comparisons between specific films and canonical novels. This volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of adaptation. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources. After examining the surprisingly divergent fidelity claims made by three different kinds of canonical adaptations, Leitch's analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adapters have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adapted to the screen. The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings, is as broad as the problems that come under review. -- Shannon Wells-Lassagne

The Billionaire S Mistake

Author : Elizabeth Lennox
ISBN : 9781944078720
Genre : Fiction
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Shakespeare On Silent Film

Author : Robert Hamilton Ball
ISBN : 9781134980987
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 1899, when film projection was barely three years old, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was filmed as King John. In his highly entertaining history, Robert Hamilton Ball traces in detail the fate of Shakespeare on silent films from Tree’s first effort until the establishment of sound in 1929. The silent films brought Shakespeare to a wide public who had never had the chance to see his plays in the theatre. And Shakespeare gave the film makers an air of respectability that was badly needed by a medium with a reputation for frivolity. This work, first published in 1968, brings history to life with excerpts from scenarios, from reviews and from contemporary film journals, and with reproduction of stills and frames from the films themselves, including unusual shots of leading screen actors. This is a valuable source book for film experts, enhanced by full notes, bibliography and indexes; a fresh approach for Shakespeareans; and a vivid sketch of a world that has passed for all.

A Duke By Default

Author : Alyssa Cole
ISBN : 9780062685575
Genre : Fiction
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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way… New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project. Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

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The Billionaire S Curse

Author : Richard Newsome
ISBN : 9781921776120
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Winner of the 2010 LIANZA, Esther Glen Award for Children's Fiction and Shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Gerald has just become the richest thirteen-year-old on the planet, the world's most valuable diamond has been stolen, and it seems there has been a murder. Now Gerald's life is in danger. But who can he trust? When the Valentine twins, the rat-fearing Sam and the gymnastic Ruby, rescue Gerald from the clutches of the sinister thin man they set off to solve the mystery of the stolen diamond. It's an adventure that takes them into secret passageways, a musty bookshop, an ancient crypt, the tower of a ruined church and a colossal cavern where the secret of a priceless treasure lies protected by deadly booby traps. The Billionaire's Curse is the first book of The Billionaire Trilogy. Richard Newsome lives in Brisbane with his family. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing for The Billionaire's Curse. 'Engaging, endearing and a charmingly retro who-dun-it, The Billionaire's Curse is a first-rate adventure, with plenty of humour, suspense and wonderful writing...Junior fiction readers who enjoy Famous-Five style thrillers will be delighted with this spirited and comical romp...' Independent Weekly 'Newsome has created a ripping whodunit-style yarn for young adults.' Sunday Age 'Filled with secret passageways and deadly booby traps, you'll be on the edge of your seat!' K-Zone 'Weird dreams, kidnapping, attacks by bandits, hectic chases and eerie explorations in archaeological sites...slapstick humour, verbal wit and a pervasive spirit of youthful exuberance.' Magpies 'A rollicking good yarn.' Weekend Herald 'An irresistibly fun-tastic tale that's virtually guaranteed to keep youngsters reading, chuckling and desperately waiting for the next book in the series.' Independent Weekly

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Huck Finn S America

Author : Andrew Levy
ISBN : 9781439186985
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.

Engagement With The Past

Author : William Palmer
ISBN : UOM:39015053391846
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This group biography investigates the personal and professional histories of what is often referred to as the World War II Generation of Historians, a group that includes Daniel Boorstin, Hugh Trevor Roper and Barbara Tuckman. It is based on personal interviews and readings of their work.

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