The Princess and the Vagabond

Author: N.A
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573652271
Page: N.A
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The Princess and the Vagabond

A Ridiculous Love Story Ruined by Monkeys, Black Magic, and Duodenums
Author: Vago Damitio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781939827166
Page: N.A
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A Ridiculous Love Story Ruined by Monkeys, Black Magic, and Duodenums

The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim

A Cats in Trouble Mystery
Author: Leann Sweeney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698157680
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9395
Heir of the cat... When Clyde the cat travels two hundred miles back home only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. While everyone seems eager to tell Clyde’s incredible tale, someone needs to step up to care for him. Because the media attention is creating chaos at the local shelter, cat quilter Jillian Hart agrees to foster the loyal orange tabby, hoping his location is kept secret. But while the media circus around Clyde continues, Jillian learns the real story behind his owner’s death—he was murdered. Why would an eldery man already dying from a serious illness become a murder victim? As the local police search for an answer, Clyde makes another escape. Jillian is drawn into the case when she finds Clyde has returned to his home again—and he’s found another body. When the motive behind these murders is finally revealed, Jillian understands Clyde is in danger of becoming the next victim, and she must help find the killer before the claws really come out.…

Popular Classics for Violin and Piano

Author: Bodewalt Lampe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486316580
Category: Music
Page: 96
View: 6784
This rare collection features violin parts with separate piano reductions of works by Dvorak's Humoresque, Schubert's Serenade, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, plus pieces by Elgar, Handel, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Mendelssohn, others.

The Blue Rose Fairy Book

Author: Maurice Baring
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465602844
Page: 260
View: 6404

The Vagabond ...

Author: Adam Badeau
Publisher: N.A
Category: Arts
Page: 368
View: 9282

Reading In Memoriam

Author: Timothy Peltason
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400857635
Category: Poetry
Page: 196
View: 2721
By making his argument about In Memoriam a continuous argument for it, Timothy Peltason brings to light a wider appreciation of its greatness and of its central place in the history of modern poetry. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Victorian Fairy Tales

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191017361
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 6936
The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.

In the Eye of the Beholder

A Romance Legend of Charlemagne and His Knights
Author: E.M. Wilheim
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465323088
Category: Fiction
Page: 229
View: 4437
Banished for one year from his fathers court over a disagreement, Prince Leo of Byzantium fights his resentment in faraway Macedonia. His companions, ignorant of the reasons for the fathers decree, are sympathetic toward his distress and wonder what the year in exile will bring until a mysterious vagabond arrives and entertains them with a tale of yesteryear. Angered by a young mothers foolish devotion to beauty, Morgana, the haughty faery queen casts a spell that disfigures the face of the mothers newborn infant, Princess Gwenyth. Before she departs, she leaves an arcane clue to breaking the spell on a parchment. Another faery, Melissa, wishes to placate the cruel act and endows the baby with the gift of healing so the princess will find acceptance by her countrymen. Now fully grown, Princess Gwenyth treats her patients in such a kindly manner that they ignore her physical deformity. Admired for her great courage and her skill as an archer, she inspires a loyal following. It is the time of Charlemagnes rule, and the vagabond sweetens the tale with folklore about the French kings famed paladin, Oliver and his son Griffon, father and brother to the marred princess. Unknown to the audience, the faery Melissa is portraying the vagabond. Trusting that he understands the spell, Prince Leo is eager to face the challenge of rescuing Princess Gwenyth. Dark times have invaded Europe. During the journey, Prince Leo and his knights unwittingly becomes the pawn in a game between the two faeries. Although he has dabbled in sorcery, the princes appreciation of beauty lures him into ambushes that challenge his self-confidence. As time passes, he becomes false to his true character. The prince and his knights lose their way in an enchanted forest. Then, they find a young boy and a monk who were attacked on their way to Charlemagnes palace in Aachen. The prince safely delivers the child to Charlemagne, solves the mystery of the attackers, and accepts the kings gracious hospitality. Afterwards, Prince Leo and his men leave for a tournament. En route, the meddlesome faery queen, Morgana, conjures up a mighty challenge that demoralizes the companions. Desiring for a peaceful rest, the prince spins a spell creating an invisible wall to protect his men while they sleep. However, the wall is pierced and two young women, hunting a white stag, find him and his men. He listens to them as they speak and understands that one of them is Princess Gwenyth. Struggling to open his eyes to see the women, the prince is surprised to find that neither of the womans faces is masked by a faery spell. His heavy sleep, part of the enchantment, quickly reclaims him. When his spell wears off, he is more determined than ever to meet the princess. Devising a reasonable explanation for meeting the princess, he enters a tournament near the home of the princess and her family. She does not attend the tournament, but when a mysterious black knight injures him, the only person who can cure him is the princess. By her fathers invitation, he is brought to their home. For many days, she nurses his high fever and bloody wound. Despite that her true face is hidden by the spell, he finds her beautiful in her kindness, courage and character. He also thinks her temperamental and not entirely truthful, but then, neither is he. The wounded prince can be just as stubborn as she and sparks fly between them. Prince Leo must rediscover his inner truths before he can help the unwilling princess break the faery spell. Magic, he realizes, is not a game for the crown prince of Byzantium. This novel incorporates characters from the medieval Song of Roland and brewing in the background of the story is the search for the errant Roland, the kings nephew and champion.

Thin Places

Three gripping tales of subtle horror and dark fantasy by a master storyteller
Author: Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784294462
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
View: 6058
Come and visit a world of subtle horror and dark fantasy by master of creeping horror Tom Fletcher, a world in which insidious forces permeate the folds of reality, twisting it one strand at a time. This omnibus includes the novels The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye, with a bonus chapter from Tom's new fantasy series, The Factory Trilogy, included. THE LEAPING: Jack finished university three years ago, but he's still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister call-centre in Manchester. When the beautiful(and rich) Jennifer comes into his life, he thinks he has finally found his ticket out of there. Trouble is that his boss is interested in Jennifer as well, and there's something strangely bestial about him . . . So when Jennifer buys Fell House, a mysterious old mansion in remote Cumbria, a house party on a legendary scale seems like the perfect escape. But as the party spins out of control on a seemingly neverending night, they must face up to the terrifying possibility that not all their guests may be human - and some of them want to feed. THE THING ON THE SHORE: When Artemis Black is assigned to manage a call centre on behalf of a mysterious multinational corporation called Interext, he decides to implement a unique personal project, installing cutting-edge AI technology in the centre. But this 'technology' has other effects. Soon, one of Artemis' employees, Arthur, becomes aware of an intangible landscape inside the labyrinthine systems of the call-centre - a landscape in which he can feel an otherworldly consciousness stirring . . . THE RAVENGLASS EYE: Edie is a barmaid at The Tup in the small town of Ravenglass. So far, so normal. But when she is caught in a freak earthquake she subsequently develops 'The Eye' - a power that allows her glimpses of other worlds and strange events. At first Edie passes her visions off as nightmares, but when a person is found murdered, she realises that she has seen this death before, and that her visions are not imaginary, but real. Mankind had better hope that Edie finds a solution to the murders soon, because it's more than just the influence of The Eye that has entered the world. A power far more malevolent has been released, and that power is hungry for death.

The Wolf Princess

Author: Hana Van De Wiel
Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814580082
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2048
The Dead Woods were on the border of Beldonia and the Unknown. Giselle is a three year old innocent girl. When her family gets assassinated, she is taken in by a pack of wolves. When her adopted wolf father is poisoned, Giselle is determined to find the antidote. But to find the ingredients to the antidote she must ask the wolf witch for help. Will she be able to save her adopted father?

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Paper Dolls in Full Color

Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486271415
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7231
"America's Singing Sweethearts," accompanied by 25 costumes from "Naughty Marietta," "Rose Marie," "Maytime," "Bittersweet," "The Girl of the Golden West," "Sweethearts," "New Moon," and "I Married an Angel."

Rethinking the Way We Teach Science

The Interplay of Content, Pedagogy, and the Nature of Science
Author: Louis Rosenblatt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136911685
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 4154
Offering a fresh take on inquiry, this book draws on current research and theory in science education, literacy, and educational psychology, as well as the history and philosophy of science, to make its case for transforming the way science is taught. Re-thinking the Way We Teach Science addresses major themes in national reform documents and movements--how to place students at the center of what happens in the classroom; how to shift the focus from giving answers to building arguments; how to move beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries to integrated explorations of ideas and issues that connect directly with students; and most especially, the importance of engaging students in discussions of an interactive and explanatory character. Deeply anchored in the classroom, highly interactive, and relevant across grade levels and subject matter, above all this is a book about choosing to place the authority of reason over that of right answers.

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight

Musicals Then and Now
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136685081
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
View: 4269
The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest works American artists have made. Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Gypsy, and more. In an energetic blend of musical history, analysis, and backstage chat, Mark Steyn shows us the genius behind the 'simple' musical, and asks hard questions about the British invasion of Broadway and the future of the form. In this delicious book he gives us geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove show business is a business which -- as the song goes --there's no business like.

A History of the American Musical Theatre

No Business Like It
Author: Nathan Hurwitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317912047
Category: History
Page: 260
View: 5685
From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn, showing how the most popular productions spoke directly to the audiences of the time. He explores the function of musical theatre as commerce, tying each big success to the social and economic realities in which it flourished. This study spans from the earliest spectacles and minstrel shows to contemporary musicals such as Avenue Q and Spiderman. It traces the trends of this most commercial of art forms from the perspective of its audiences, explaining how staying in touch with writers and producers strove to stay in touch with these changing moods. Each chapter deals with a specific decade, introducing the main players, the key productions and the major developments in musical theatre during that period.

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (illustrated)

Author: de Cervantes, Miguel
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 5000641647
Category: Fiction
Page: 1050
View: 4773
Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation.

Costume Design in the Movies

An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers
Author: Elizabeth Leese
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134296
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 176
View: 7204
Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Anything Goes

A History of American Musical Theatre
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199313571
Category: Music
Page: 400
View: 2690
Ethan Mordden has been hailed as "a sharp-eared listener and a discerning critic," by Opera News, which compares his books to "dinner with a knowledgeable, garrulous companion." The "preeminent historian of the American musical" (New York Times), he "brings boundless energy and enthusiasm buttressed by an arsenal of smart anecdotes" (Wall Street Journal). Now Mordden offers an entirely fresh and infectiously delightful history of American musical theatre. Anything Goes stages a grand revue of the musical from the 1700s through to the present day, narrated in Mordden's famously witty, scholarly, and conversational style. He places us in a bare rehearsal room as the cast of Oklahoma! changes history by psychoanalyzing the plot in the greatest of the musical's many Dream Ballets. And he gives us tickets for orchestra seats on opening night-raising the curtain on the pleasures of Victor Herbert's The Red Mill and the thrill of Porgy and Bess. Mordden examines the music, of course, but also more neglected elements. Dance was once considered as crucial as song; he follows it from the nineteenth century's zany hoofing to tap "combinations" of the 1920s, from the injection of ballet and modern dance in the 1930s and '40s to the innovations of Bob Fosse. He also explores the changing structure of musical comedy and operetta, and the evolution of the role of the star. Fred Stone, the avuncular Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, seldom varied his acting from part to part; but the versatile Ethel Merman turned the headlining role inside out in Gypsy, playing a character who was selfish, fierce, and destructive. From "ballad opera" to burlesque, from Fiddler on the Roof to Rent, the history and lore of the musical unfolds here in a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. XII (Forty-Five Volumes); Diderot-Duruy

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605201707
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 416
View: 4758
Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 12 include: . selections from Denis Diderot's Rameau's Nephew . Diogenes Laertius' writings on philosophers . political and cultural commentary from Isaac D'Israeli . excerpts from Mary Mapes Dodge's Hans Brinker . the poetry of John Donne . selections from Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostovsky's Crime and Punishment . the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle . the science philosophy of John Wiliam Draper . poems by Michael Drayton . travel writing by Henry Drummond . selections from the Dumas pre and fils . poems by William Dunbar . and much, much more.