The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens by Shelley Klein

By Shelley Klein

Well known via his contemporaries, and a highly celebrated author of his day, Charles Dickens is now remembered as one of many maximum English novelists and an influential spokesman for the judgment of right and wrong of Victorian England. His paintings has encouraged, enthralled and entertained thousands around the globe, and his social remark continues to be as proper within the modern-day as ever. 'The depraved Wit Of Charles Dickens' explores and divulges points of the author's own lifestyles, while celebrating his aptitude for witty and satirical observations approximately society and human nature. Containing long extracts from scenes of serious entertainment in his novels, in addition to pithy comments uttered by way of his detailed characters, this can be a extraordinary assortment which are loved by way of Dickens' legions of lovers, in addition to these readers who're new to his writing.

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Robin Hood (Penguin Readers, Level 2) by Swan

By Swan

Robin Hood lived in Sherwood woodland. He robbed wealthy humans and gave the money to the bad. He used to be smart, powerful and courageous and had many adventures. He fought opposed to the grasping Sheriff of Nottingham and undesirable Prince John and defended the attractive girl Marian who enjoyed him. Robin Hood is an English folk-hero and the tales approximately him are all imagined to be real!

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Fifty Famous People by James Baldwin

By James Baldwin

A significant other quantity to "Fifty well-known tales Retold" by way of James Baldwin, "Fifty well-known humans" introduces teenagers to various males who played their components within the nice drama of the world's historical past. integrated are anecdotes approximately nice American statesmen, resembling Lincoln and Franklin, in addition to kings of lengthy ago-Cyrus the nice, King Alfred, and Robert Bruce, boys who grew to become recognized as poets-Longfellow and Caedmon, and others who excelled within the paintings of painting-Giotto and Benjamin West. different tales depict orators, students, inventors, slaves, and squaddies. despite their fields of endeavour, the entire characters portrayed exhibit traits that lead them to beneficial of being remembered and appeared as much as as versions of habit. children will take pleasure in listening to those tales learn to them, whereas older ones will get pleasure from examining them to themselves.

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Cowardice: A Short History by Chris Walsh

By Chris Walsh

Coward. It’s a grave insult, prone to impress anger, disgrace, even violence. yet what precisely is cowardice? whilst terrorists are referred to as cowards, does it suggest similar to while the time period is utilized to infantrymen? And what, if something, does cowardice need to do with the remainder of us? Bringing jointly assets from court-martial circumstances to literary and movie classics equivalent to Dante’s Inferno, The pink Badge of braveness, and the skinny purple Line, Cowardice recounts the good damage that either cowards and the terror of seeming cowardly have performed, and strains the assumption of cowardice’s energy to its evolutionary roots. yet Chris Walsh additionally indicates that this strength has pale, so much dramatically at the battlefield. Misconduct that prior could have been punished as cowardice has extra lately usually been handled medically, as an opposed response to trauma, and Walsh explores a parallel healing shift that reaches past conflict, into the geographical regions of politics, crime, philosophy, faith, and love.

Yet, as Walsh exhibits, the healing has no longer altogether triumphed—contempt for cowardice endures, and he argues that such contempt could be a great point. braveness draws even more of our recognition, yet carefully figuring out cowardice will be extra morally important, for it calls for us to imagine seriously approximately our tasks and our fears, and it is helping us to behave ethically whilst worry and accountability conflict.

Richly illustrated and full of attention-grabbing tales and insights, Cowardice is the 1st sustained research of a overlooked yet profound and pervasive function of human event.

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Sew Organized for the Busy Girl: Tips to Make the Most of by Heidi Staples

By Heidi Staples

Healthy stitching into your busy way of life with sensible tips that can assist you placed hours again at the clock! Heidi Staples, an inventive mother of 3, may help you arrange your stitching house and works-in-progress in order that they are able to roll at a moment's observe. Revive your inventive lifestyles and utilize some time with easy-to-implement recommendation. sew up 23 tasks, starting from hand made quilts to domestic decor, children's presents, and engaging garage instances. With an arsenal of time-savers, you'll ultimately end these tasks whereas having fun with a bit "you" time on the stitching computing device.

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Satanstoe, or, The Littlepage manuscripts : a tale of the by James Fenimore Cooper

By James Fenimore Cooper

Each chronicle of manners has a undeniable worth. while customs are hooked up with rules, of their beginning, improvement, or finish, such files have a double significance; and the reason is, we predict we see the sort of connection among the evidence and incidents of the Littlepage Manuscripts, and sure vital theories of our personal time, that we provide the previous to the realm. it really is probably a fault of your professed historian, to refer an excessive amount of to philosophical firms, and too little to people who are humbler. the rules of significant occasions, are usually remotely laid in very capricious and uncalculated passions, reasons, or impulses. likelihood has often as a lot to do with the fortunes of states, as with these of people; or, if there be calculations attached with them in any respect, they're the calculations of an influence more desirable to any that exists in guy.

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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey

By Joel Grey

Joel gray, the Tony and Academy Award-winning grasp of Ceremonies in Cabaret eventually tells his impressive existence tale. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American relatives in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel started his existence within the theater on the age of nine, beginning in children’s theater after which relocating to the most degree. He used to be hooked, and his seven many years lengthy profession charts the evolution of yank leisure - from Vaudeville performances along with his father, Mickey Katz to the seedy gangster stuffed nightclubs of the 40's, the intense lighting of Broadway and dizzying glamour of Hollywood, to juggernaut musicals like Cabaret, Chicago, and Wicked.

Master of Ceremonies is a memoir of a existence lived out and in of the limelight, however it is usually the tale of the fellow at the back of the level make-up. Coming of age in a time whilst being your self tended to be not just tough but additionally risky, Joel has to behave either off and on the level. He spends his highschool years napping with the girls-next-door whereas sporting on a scandalous affair with an older guy. Romances with to-die-for Vegas Showgirls are balanced with past due evening liaisons with like-minded men, till eventually Joel falls in love and marries a skilled and gorgeous girl, begins a relatives, and has a lot photograph excellent lifestyles. yet 24 years later whilst the wedding dissolves, Joel has to once more locate his position in a global that has substantially changed.

Drawing again the curtain on a occupation choked with show-stopping numbers, larger-than-life stars or even making a song within the bathe with Bjork, grasp of Ceremonies can be a portrait of an artist coming to phrases together with his evolving identification. while an actor performs a personality, he has to determine what makes them who they're; their wishes, goals, and fears. It’s a tough factor to do, yet occasionally the toughest position in an actor’s lifestyles is that of himself. Deftly taking pictures the enjoyment of appearing in addition to the ache and secrets and techniques of an period we've got in simple terms simply began to depart at the back of, Joel’s tale is considered one of love, loss, hard-won honesty, redemption, and luck.

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Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from by Patricia Shehan Campbell (auth.), Samuel Leong, Bo Wah Leung

By Patricia Shehan Campbell (auth.), Samuel Leong, Bo Wah Leung (eds.)

This ebook bargains insights into the intriguing dynamics permeating inventive arts schooling within the higher China area, concentrating on the demanding situations of forging a destiny that may now not reject, yet be enriched through its Confucian and colonial earlier. Today’s ‘Greater China’ – comprising China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – has grown right into a shiny and swiftly remodeling sector characterised through wealthy ancient legacies, huge, immense dynamism and intriguing cultural metamorphosis. Concomitant with the commercial upward push of China and common demands extra ‘creative’ and ‘liberal’ schooling, the academic and cultural sectors within the quarter have witnessed major reforms lately. different components that may effect the way forward for arts schooling are the emergence of a ‘new’ know-how of chinese language cultural values and the distinctiveness of being Chinese.​

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