Puck of Pook's Hill, 1905-1906; Rewards and Fairies (Classic Reprint)

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243322954


Page: 546

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Excerpt from Puck of Pook's Hill, 1905-1906; Rewards and Fairies And see you marks that show and fade, Like shadows on the Downs? 0 they are the lines the Flint Men made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Contents A Charm Introduction Cold Iron Cold Iron Gloriana The Two Cousins The Looking-Glass The Wrong Thing A Truthful Song King Henry VII and the Shipwrights Marklake Witches The Way through the Woods Brookland Road The Knife and the Naked Chalk The Run of the Downs Song of the Men's Side Brother Square-Toes Philadelphia If - 'A Priest in Spite of Himself' A St Helena Lullaby 'Poor Honest Men' The Conversion of St Wilfrid Eddi's Service Song of the Red War-Boat A Doctor of Medicine An Astrologer's Song 'Our Fathers of Old' Simple Simon

Rewards and Fairies - Illustrated by Frank Craig

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782712

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 2633

Rudyard Kipling's 1910 historical fantasy book, 'Rewards and Fairies', is the sequel to Puck of Pook's Hill. Two children named Dan and Una live in Kipling's former home in the Weald of Sussex. One day they encounter a fairy called Puck who uses magic to summon real and fictional characters from Sussex's past to impart to the children details of its history. This timeless and beautifully illustrated collection of stories and poems would make for ideal bedtime reading, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Kipling's work. Contents include: 'A Charm', 'Introduction', 'Cold Iron', 'Gloriana', 'The Two Cousins', 'The LookingGlass', 'The Wrong Thing', 'A Truthful Song', 'King Henry Vii and the Shipwrights', 'Marklake Witches', 'The Way Through the Woods', 'Brookland Road', 'The Knife an the Naked Chalk'. This book contains four full page black and white illustration by portrait artist Frank Craig. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children's stories. Pook Press celebrates children’s classics, traditional fairy tales and the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Rewards and Fairies(1910), by Rudyard Kipling

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530841646


Page: 124

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Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The title comes from the poem "Farewell, Rewards and Fairies" by Richard Corbet. The poem is referred to by the children in the first story of the preceding book Puck of Pook's Hill. Rewards and Fairies is set one year later chronologically although published four years afterwards.The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. Dan and Una are two children, living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling's own home Bateman's. They have encountered Puck and he magically conjures up real and fictional individuals from Sussex's past to tell the children some aspect of its history and prehistory, though the episodes are not always historically accurate. Another recurring character is Old Hobden who represents the continuity of the inhabitants of the land. His ancestors sometimes appear in the stories and seem very much like him.Some stories contain elements of the supernatural as well as history. Each story is preceded and followed by a poem, including If-, often described as Britain's favourite poem.[2][3] Other well known poems included in the book are Cold Iron and The Way through the Woods.

Puck of Pook's Hill ; And, Rewards and Fairies

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Science

Page: 450

View: 6259

While performing a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Una and Dan accidentally summon Puck who enables them to witness tales of English history.

Puck Of Pook's Hill And Rewards And Fairies

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417917112

Category: Fiction

Page: 588

View: 3327

1905. Two books in one. Kipling, English short-story writer, novelist and poet, who celebrated the heroism of British colonial soldiers in India and Burma, was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Puck of Pook's Hill is a loosely linked collection of stories featuring two children, Dan and Una, who meet Puck in a meadow near their home in Sussex. Puck then arranges for a series of historical people to come and tell them stories of important historical events. Rewards and Fairies presents eleven more stories told to Dan and Una by Puck's characters, some of which also appeared in the earlier stories. The two books also contain a number of poems that are associated with the themes of the stories. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The Day's Work

Kipling and the Idea of Sacrifice

Author: John D. Coates,Professor John Coates

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

View: 4055

Although Kipling has never lost his hold on a large and admiring public, recent years have witnessed an increasing critical interest in his work. This book approaches Kipling as a writer who, from the outset of his career, sensed a potential or actual horror at the heart of things. It examines Kipling's search for meaning, a research pursued on the political, moral, and religious planes, through original and highly sophisticated explorations of history and myth. It presents Kipling as a person who knew and understood his own suffering and used it in his search for strategies to deal with the temptations of pessimism that he had known and also the prevailing temptations in a political and intellectual crisis he felt obliged to address.

Alternative Modernen

Literatur in autoritären Regimen. Simin Daneshvar - Mercè Rodoreda - Christa Wolf

Author: Yahya Kouroshi

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839426227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 8943

In diesem Buch wird die Politik und Poetik der Kulturen in den literarischen Werken dreier renommierter Autorinnen der 1960er Jahre untersucht: »Der geteilte Himmel« von Christa Wolf (DDR), »Savushun, Drama der Trauer« von Simin Daneshvar (Iran) und »La plaça del Diamant« von Mercè Rodoreda (Spanien). Anhand dieser »geteilten Geschichten« unter den autoritären Regierungszeiten von Schah, General Franco und den kommunistischen Machthabern in der DDR beleuchtet Yahya Kouroshi das Thema Moderne aus einer transkulturellen Perspektive und geht den vielfältigen Ausprägungen und Alternativen dieses globalen kulturellen und sozialen Phänomens nach.



Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028281

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6614

Neben dem »Dschungelbuch« ist »Kim« der berühmteste Roman Rudyard Kiplings, ein Abenteuer- und Kindheitsroman und einer der schönsten, die über Indien geschrieben worden sind. Kim ist ein Waisenjunge aus Lahore, ein Herumtreiber voller Charme und Witz, der auf der Suche nach seinem Namen mit einem tibetanischen Lama den Subkontinent durchstreift - ein Land voller Farben, Menschen und Gerüche. Mit Biographie, ausführlichem Kommentar und detaillierter Zeittafel.


Was man von Heiligen, Anwälten und Serienmördern lernen kann

Author: Kevin Dutton

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423417781

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9991

Sind Sie ein Psychopath? Natürlich nicht. Vielleicht sind Sie eine Führungskraft oder ein sehr spiritueller Mensch. Sie haben Charme, Sie sind unerschrocken und risikofreudig, können harte Entscheidungen treffen. Sie sind sehr aufmerksam und können sich gut auf ein Ziel konzentrieren. Sie werden feststellen, dass das Eigenschaften sind, die Sie mit Psychopathen teilen. Selbstredend sind diese Eigenschaften nützlich, wenn man ein Serienmörder werden will. Aber auch im Gerichtssaal, in der Wirtschaft oder im OP. Oder im Leben eines Heiligen. Jede Medaille hat zwei Seiten. »Eine meisterhafte, sehr lesbare und unterhaltsame Darstellung der Psychopathie und ihrer Manifestationen im Alltag. Manche seiner Ideen werden kontrovers diskutiert werden, aber es ist ein höchst anregendes Buch für alle, die die ›psychopathische‹ Welt, in der sie leben, besser verstehen wollen.« Prof. Dr. Robert Hare, Erfinder der Psychopathy Checklist

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191028770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 5403

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

The Elizabethans

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466816198

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2068

"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Author of Dante in Love A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age, a time of remarkable, strange personages and great political and social change, by one of our most renowned historians A time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation, larger-than-life royalty and political expansion, the Elizabethan age was also more remarkable than any other for the Technicolor personalities of its royals and subjects. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, A. N. Wilson's The Elizabethans follows the stories of Francis Drake, a privateer who not only defeated the Spanish Armada but also circumnavigated the globe with a drunken, mutinous crew and without reliable navigational instruments; political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham; and Renaissance literary geniuses from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Most crucially, this was the age when modern Britain was born and established independence from mainland Europe—both in its resistance to Spanish and French incursions and in its declaration of religious liberty from the pope—and laid the foundations for the explosion of British imperial power and eventual American domination. An acknowledged master of the all-encompassing single-volume history, Wilson tells the exhilarating story of the Elizabethan era with all the panoramic sweep of his bestselling The Victorians, and with the wit and iconoclasm that are his trademarks.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

View: 1428

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Critical Heritage

Author: James E. Barcus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478208X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 3991

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. .