Mister Pip

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459616359

Category: Authors, New Zealand

Page: 276

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Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

Mister Pip

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Author: Thereza Rowe

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781849763820

Category:

Page: 32

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Mister Pip the cat had a busy night and he s looking forward to getting some sleep. All he needs is somewhere quiet to lie down. He tries all his favorite spots for snoozing, but between the monstrous VROOOM of the vacuum cleaner, the persistent RING-RING of the telephone, and the incessant COO COO of canoodling pigeons, he is disturbed and awakened over and over again. Not even his favorite plant can offer Mister Pip the solace he needs. Will Mister Pip ever find a peaceful place to rest his head? Thereza Rowe s stylishly illustrated story is sure to strike a chord with preschoolers who will love making the book s sounds out loud as much as they ll adore Mister Pip himself. "

Dickens Adapted

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Author: John Glavin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351944568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 572

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From their first appearance in print, Dickens's fictions immediately migrated into other media, and particularly, in his own time, to the stage. Since then Dickens has continuously, apparently inexhaustibly, functioned as the wellspring for a robust mini-industry, sourcing plays, films, television specials and series, operas, new novels and even miniature and model villages. If in his lifetime he was justly called 'The Inimitable', since his death he has become just the reverse: the Infinitely Imitable. The essays in this volume, all appearing within the past twenty years, cover the full spectrum of genres. Their major shared claim to attention is their break from earlier mimetic criteria - does the film follow the novel? - to take the new works seriously within their own generic and historical contexts. Collectively, they reveal an entirely 'other' Dickensian oeuvre, which ironically has perhaps made Dickens better known to an audience of non-readers than to those who know the books themselves.

Footprints

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Author: John G. Aicher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Born in 1930 the author has lived through the major convulsions of the twentieth century, and has comments about many of them. A Korean War veteran and practicing lawyer in New York and Vermont, his memories of events in court, in prisons, and politics will hold your interest and stir your emotions.

Semiotic Encounters

Text, Image and Trans-nation

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Author: Sarah Säckel,Walter Göbel,Noha Hamdy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027142

Category: History

Page: 276

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Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume's combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with 'English classics' and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.

The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens

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Author: Jon Mee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185914X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

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A lively and accessible introduction for general readers, students, teachers, and academics.

An Introduction to Narratology

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Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134058772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860-2012

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Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.