Author: EDITH THACHER HURD, CLEMENT HURD
Author: EDITH THACHER HURD, CLEMENT HURD
Author: R. N. Taber
Publisher: Roger N. Taber
Category: English poetry
Author: Stephen King
Travels through Paraguay
Author: John Gimlette
Publisher: Random House
View: 1719Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were still alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.
In which Everything Valuable from the Best Writers on this Subject Will be Extracted ...
Author: Honors English III
View: 7143Fifty-three students. One assignment. No rules. Amid typical high school stresses and constraints, a creative challenge provides insight into the minds of teenagers. Given the sole guideline to write what you know, a group of high school juniors has reached deep within themselves to produce pieces of work which genuinely reflect their newly-discovered individual styles. In doing so, students have found both their voices and the courage to put forth stories under their own names, vulnerable to critics everywhere. Their ambition proves that anything is possible. The sky is green.
View: 3620The motion pictures produced by the United States Department of Agriculture are informational and instructional in type. They are designed to aid in disseminating information on the needs for agricultural products, their production, distribution, and utilization. They demonstrate improved methods in agriculture and home economics, stress the need for conservation of soil and other resources, explain the farm credit system, forestry, land use, marketing, and kindred subjects, and help to increase the effectiveness of cooperative extension work.
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
View: 3894Perhaps the best and handsomest of these tales of wonder is " The Green Fairy Book," edited by Andrew Lang. This is the third of Andrew Lang's stories of fairies, the blue book and the red book having preceded it. It is a volume of folklore. His stories are adapted from the tales of France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Scotland, England, and even China. It is enough to say that when such clever women as Madame d'Aulnoy and Mrs. Lang contribute to the book it must be really good. This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: To The Friendly Reader The Blue Bird The Half-Chick Rosanella Sylvain And Jocosa Fairy Gifts The Three Little Pigs Heart Of Ice The Enchanted Ring The Snuff-Box The Magic Swan The Dirty Shepherdess The Enchanted Snake The Biter Bit King Kojata The Story Of Hok Lee And The Dwarfs Prince Vivien And The Princess Placida Jorinde And Joringel Allerleirauh; Or, The Many-Furred Creature The Twelve Huntsmen Spindle, Shuttle, And Needle The Crystal Coffin The Three Snake-Leaves Jack My Hedgehog The Story Of A Clever Tailor The Golden Mermaid The Three Dogs
Author: Michel Schneider
Publisher: Canongate Books
View: 83694.25 am, 5 August 1962, West Los Angeles Police Department ‘Marilyn Monroe has died of an overdose’, a man’s voice says dully. And when the stunned policeman asked ‘What?’, the same voice struggled to repeat ‘Marilyn Monroe has died. She has committed suicide.’ If life were scripted like the movies, this extraordinary phone call would have been made by the most important man in Marilyn Monroe’s life – Dr Ralph Greenson, her final psychoanalyst. During her last years Marilyn had come to rely on Greenson more and more. She met with him almost every day. He was her analyst, her friend and her confessor. He was the last person to see her alive, and the first to see her dead. In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn’s last years – and her last sessions on Dr Greenson’s couch – are brilliantly recreated. This is the story of the world’s most famous and elusive actress, and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote and John Huston. It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.
Author: Claire Calman
Publisher: Random House
View: 8747IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GROW UP... This is the story of SCOTT, who finds his belongings outside in a bin bag one day and realises he may have made a Big Mistake GAIL, who wishes her husband were under guarantee so she could send him back and get a refund NAT, who discovers that growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be ROSIE, who just wants her Dad back - or if not, then at least some new glitter nail polish. Four lives, one story: love, loss and learning to be a grown-up.
Or, General Dictionary of Agriculture and Husbandry: Comprehending the Most Improved Methods of Cultivation; the Different Modes of Raising Timber, Fruit, and Other Trees; and the Modern Management of Live-stock: with Descriptions of the Most Approved Implements, Machinery, and Farm-buildings
A Novel of Martha
Author: Stephanie Landsem
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 1871In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life. Everyone in Bethany admires Martha—the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees’ strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret. At her sister’s marriage feast, she gave her heart and her innocence to a young musician who promised to return and marry her, but instead betrayed her love and abandoned her. Seven years later, only two people in Bethany know of Martha’s secret sin: her brother, Lazarus, and Simon, the righteous Pharisee to whom Martha is betrothed. When Lazarus falls ill, Martha is faced with a choice: send for Jesus to save her dying brother—risking the wrath of Simon who threatens to betray her—or deny Jesus’ healing power and remain trapped in her tomb of secrecy and lies. Meanwhile, on the shores of Galilee, Isa roams the wilderness, tortured by demons and knowing only that someone is waiting for him. When he is healed by Jesus, he finds that seven years have passed since his descent into madness. Isa journeys home to Bethany only to find he is too late to win back Martha’s love. When Martha risks all to heal Lazarus, will Jesus arrive in time, or will he—like Isa—come too late?
The Second World War Diaries of 'Housewife, 49'
Author: Nella Last
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5328'Next to being a mother, I'd have loved to write books...' Nella Last, Oct 8, 1939 In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique. When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the army while the rest of the family tried to adapt to civilian life. Writing each day for the "Mass Observation" project, Nella, a middle-aged housewife from the bombed town of Barrow, shows what people really felt during this time. This was the period in which she turned 50, saw her children leave home, and reviewed her life and her marriage - which she eventually compares to slavery. Her growing confidence as a result of her war work makes this a moving (though often comic) testimony, which, covering sex, death and fear of invasion, provides a new, unglamorised, female perspective on the war years.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Delphi Classics
View: 6800The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson achieved literary celebrity during his lifetime, with the publication of instant classics such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Stevenson’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 4) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevenson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare unfinished novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as TREASURE ISLAND are fully illustrated * Rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Stevenson’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Stevenson’s contribution to literature * Features four biographies - discover Stevenson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare stories, new introductions and structural improvements Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels TREASURE ISLAND THE BLACK ARROW PRINCE OTTO THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE KIDNAPPED THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE THE WRONG BOX THE WRECKER CATRIONA THE EBB-TIDE WEIR OF HERMISTON ST. IVES HEATHERCAT THE GREAT NORTH ROAD THE YOUNG CHEVALIER The Short Story Collections NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS - THE DYNAMITER THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES ISLAND NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS FABLES TALES AND FANTASIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE CHARITY BAZAAR DEACON BRODIE BEAU AUSTIN ADMIRAL GUINEA MACAIRE The Poetry Collections A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES UNDERWOODS BALLADS SONGS OF TRAVEL AND OTHER VERSES ADDITIONAL POEMS NEW POEMS AND VARIANT READINGS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing AN INLAND VOYAGE TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES EDINBURGH: PICTURESQUE NOTES ESSAYS OF TRAVEL ACROSS THE PLAINS THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS THE OLD AND NEW PACIFIC CAPITALS The Non-Fiction VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS MEMOIR OF FLEEMING JENKIN RECORDS OF A FAMILY OF ENGINEERS ADDITIONAL MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS LATER ESSAYS LAY MORALS AND OTHER PAPERS PRAYERS WRITTEN FOR FAMILY USE AT VAILIMA A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY IN THE SOUTH SEAS LETTERS FROM SAMOA JUVENILIA AND OTHER PAPERS PIERRE JEAN DE BÉRANGER ARTICLE The Letters THE LETTERS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON VAILIMA LETTERS The Biographies THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Sir Graham Balfour ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Alexander H. Japp THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Jacqueline M. Overton THE LIFE OF MRS. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
View: 9250Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
The Kingdom of Heaven
Author: E. Michael Green
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
View: 7564Matthew's Gospel is the first--and perhaps the most important--single document of the New Testament. In it you will find the fullest and most systematic account of the birth, life, teaching, death and resurrection of the founder of Christianity, Jesus the Messiah. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Michael Green shows how this very Jewish Gospel portrays the power and purpose of Jesus' life and work, which was to bring light to all nations. Matthew records Jesus as Messiah, Son of God, Son of David, Son of Man and supremely as God returning to Jerusalem as judge and redeemer. The consequences of this steady focus are as relevant now as then. Now more than ever we need to hear Matthew's emphasis on the unity of God's revelation old and new, its teaching on the life of discipleship, its exploration of the meaning of the kingdom of heaven, and its insights into the people of the Messiah, the end of the world and the universality of the Good News. Green offers introductory material on the author of Matthew, the readers to whom the Gospel was originally written, the popularity of the Gospel, its structure and themes, and recent scholarship focused on Matthew. He then provides a passage-by-passage exposition of Matthew, paying attention to the application of the text as well as its interpretation. A study guide follows the exposition and will help you to further ponder and practice what this Gospel teaches you about Jesus and your place in the kingdom of Heaven.