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Life Among the Savages

Author : Shirley Jackson
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A darkly funny account of family life from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery 'Sometimes, in my capacity as a mother, I find myself sitting open-mouthed and terrified before my own children' As well as being a master of the macabre, Shirley Jackson was also a pitch-perfect chronicler of everyday family life. In Life Among the Savages, her caustically funny account of raising her children in a ramshackle house in Vermont, she deals with rats in the cellar, misbehaving imaginary friends, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, all described with wit, warmth and plenty of bite. 'Jackson's family chronicles have a genuinely subversive aspect ... Read today, her pieces feel surprisingly modern - mainly because she refuses to sentimentalize or idealize motherhood' The New York Times Book Review 'Comic masterpieces, laced with hints of the discontent that lies beneath' Guardian

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

Author : Shirley Jackson
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This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books: The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous "The Lottery."

Life Among the Savages

Author : Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson, author of the classic short story The Lottery, was known for her terse, haunting prose. But the writer possessed another side, one which is delightfully exposed in this hilariously charming memoir of her family's life in rural Vermont. Fans of Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Cheaper by the Dozen, and anything Erma Bombeck ever wrote will find much to recognize in Shirley Jackson's home and neighborhood: children who won't behave, cars that won't start, furnaces that break down, a pugnacious corner bully, household help that never stays, and a patient, capable husband who remains lovingly oblivious to the many thousands of things mothers and wives accomplish every single day. "Our house," writes Jackson, "is old, noisy, and full. When we moved into it we had two children and about five thousand books; I expect that when we finally overflow and move out again we will have perhaps twenty children and easily half a million books." Jackson's literary talents are in evidence everywhere, as is her trenchant, unsentimental wit. Yet there is no mistaking the happiness and love in these pages, which are crowded with the raucous voices of an extraordinary family living a wonderfully ordinary life. Continuously in print since 1948, Jackson's Haunting of Hill House has been bought by Dreamworks.

Life Among the Savages

Author : Shirley Jackson
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An autobiographical account of Jackson's life as a wife, mother, homemaker, cook, mender, referee, and writer.

Life Among the Savages Raising Demons

Author : Shirley Jackson
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Life among the savages: The author offers a humorous account of her experiences as she, her husband, and their four young children moved from an apartment in the city to a big house in rural Vermont.

My Life Among the Savage Nations of New Spain

Author : Andrés Pérez de Ribas
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Noble Savages

Author : Napoleon A. Chagnon
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The renowned anthropologist author of the best-selling Yanomamö describes his controversial life-long research among the Yanomamö Indians, describing how his beliefs in the evolutionary advantages of their inherent violence have been systematically rejected by politically correct scientists. 50,000 first printing.

Perfect Fools

Author : John Saward
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This title, by John Saward, explores foolishness and fools in Catholic and Orthodox spirituality.

Tangweera

Author : C. Napier Bell
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In the 1980s, conflicts between the Miskito people of Nicaragua's eastern coast and the Sandinistas drew international attention. Indeed, the Miskitos' struggle to defend their cultural autonomy and land rights points out a curious historical anomaly. This native group has long had closer ties to British and American culture than to Hispanic Nicaraguan culture. C. Napier Bell, son of a British trader, grew up on the Miskito Coast in the nineteenth century and spoke the Miskito language fluently. Tangweera, first published in 1899, is Bell's autobiographical account of his boyhood experiences. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book records an idyllic life of hunting, fishing, and trading. Bell describes the social customs and beliefs of the various Indian peoples he knew, as well as the relations among the coastal Miskito, the black creole population, and the tribes of the interior—the latter a subject of continuing importance. Although Bell shared common nineteenth-century ideas about the inferiority of "savage" races, his affection for the Miskito people and his love of their land fill Tangweera. Anthropologists, historians, naturalists, and travelers in the region will find this fascinating reading. The introduction by Philip A. Dennis, Professor of Anthropology at Texas Tech University, provides a modern observer's view of Miskito culture and discusses important changes and continuities since Bell's time.

Life Among The Savages

Author : Shirley Jackson
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The author offers a humorous account of her experiences as she, her husband, and their four young children moved from an apartment in the city to a big house in rural Vermont

A Discourse on Married Life with Sociology

Author : Helen C. Abell Collection
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Raising Demons

Author : Shirley Jackson
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In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson's four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson's clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive?Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.

Life Among the Savages

Author : Isaac Hallenberg
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This is a work of fiction which most likely should be considered an adventure story for adults. Some excerpts from the story are inappropriate for children or more sensitive adults. It is a tale of adventure whose main character is a young man searching for a new start in a recently discovered land across the ocean. His life takes unforeseen paths. First, he is swept off the ship and lost at sea. Then he is captured by stone age savages on a tropical island. He goes from slave to hero and back to slave again, not just once but several times in the course of the book. He finds a dusky beauty who he hopes is the love of his life, but for many reasons it never quite works out as he would have wished. But in the end, his adventures find him once again on a ship bound for the newly discovered land. Like every true hero, just as his star seems to have sunk to a new low, something nearly miraculous comes along to save the day.

Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean

Author : Acting Assistant Professor of South Asian History Satadru Sen
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This book examines savagery and the savage as dynamic components of colonialism in South Asia. Focusing on the colonial discourses of race, criminality, civilization, and savagery, it illuminates and historicizes the processes by which the discourse of savagery was expressed in the Andamans, British India, Britain and the wider empire.

Bishop Stirling of the Falklands

Author : Frederick Charles Macdonald
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Chip

Author : Louis Untermeyer
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Chip the chipmunk is overheard by the author telling the story of his life and adventures to his grandchildren. He was trapped by humans and put in a cage when he was just five weeks old. For awhile, he was happy being cared for and fed. But he longed to return to the outdoors, and one day escaped his prison. Though, because he had become tame, he had a lot to learn in order to survive in the outdoors once more.

A Checklist of Narratives of Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea to 1860

Author : Keith Gibson Huntress
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The Lottery and Other Stories

Author : Shirley Jackson
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One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane. The Lottery and Other Stories, the only collection of stories to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual short stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson's remarkable range—from the hilarious to the horrible, the unsettling to the ominous—and her power as a storyteller.

The Bohemians

Author : Robert Allen Bennett
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The United States Democratic Review

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