The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

Author: Joel Chandler Harris,Richard Chase

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618154296

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 815

View: 8101

Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, and their animal friends populate a series of stories collected on a Georgia plantation during the Civil War.

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit the Complete Tales

Author: Joel Chandler Harris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781515333012

Category:

Page: 74

View: 1641

Brer Rabbit is causing trouble again for his fellow creatures Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and the rest--this time in an omnibus edition that brings together all the stories from Tales of Uncle Remus, More Tales of Uncle Remus, Further Tales of Uncle Remus, and Last Tales of Uncle Remus. The Uncle Remus tales, originally written by Joel Chandler Harris, were first published well over a hundred years ago, and serve as the largest collection of African-American folklore. In this four-book series, Sookdeo Latchman masterfully retains the flavor of the tales. The stories are in beautifully full-color classic and the result is a treasure of a volume that will delight all ages and belongs on every shelf.

Im Schatten des Luchses

Roman

Author: Victoria Holt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105620699

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 812

Die verhängnisvolle Geschichte einer jungen Frau im Banne eines faszinierenden Mannes zur Zeit des großen Goldrausches in Australien um die Jahrhundertwende! Nichts kann Nora, die mutige junge Engländerin, wirklich gegen die schicksalhafte Verbindung tun, die ihr Leben für ewig an den besessenen Freibeuter bindet. Sie wird sich einrichten müssen im Schatten des Luchses. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

Author: Joel Chandler Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140390148

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 7246

Presents the legends, songs, and sayings of Uncle Remus, following the text of the first edition of Joel Chandler Harris' attempt to record traditional black stories of his time.

Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the "Cornfield Journalist"

The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris

Author: Walter M. Brasch

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

View: 1781

Brasch defends the accuracy of Harris's literary depiction of both American Black English and Reconstruction Georgia. Brasch also examines the nature of fame and places a variety of other social and political issues in the context of this major American writer.

Nights with Uncle Remus

Author: Joel Chandler Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010401

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2110

For more than a hundred years, the tales of Joel Chandler Harris have entertained and influenced both readers and writers. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Harris's most popular narratives, featuring African American trickster tales, etiological myths, Sea Island legends, and chilling ghost stories. Told through the distinct voices of four slave storytellers, indispensable tales like "The Moon in the Mill-Pond" and other Brer Rabbit stories have inspired writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionize modern children's literature and folktale collecting. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Great American Makeover

Television, History, Nation

Author: D. Heller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312376170

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 9449

The Great American Makeover is a collection of essays that explore the American makeover mythos that has been recently repackaged in the form of popular makeover television programs such as Extreme Makeover, The Swan, Supernanny, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 2584

This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

The Companion to Southern Literature

Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan,Todd W. Taylor

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807126929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1054

View: 1890

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Childrens' Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

View: 9344

The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Kleine Kannibalen

Author: Torsten Krol

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641028248

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3124

Ein irrer Familientrip – all inclusive, no exit Seinen kleinen Bruder hatte er auf der Überfahrt von Deutschland nach Südamerika vor meterlangen Anakondas, den Ungeheuern des Dschungels, gewarnt. Erich Linden, sechzehn Jahre alt, bringt 1946 – die Heimat zerstört, der Vater gefallen – eine Fahrt ins Ungewisse hinter sich, hinein in ein neues Leben, das er mit Bruder Zeppi und seiner Mutter in der Obhut seines Onkels Klaus in Venezuela finden soll. Nur noch ein kurzer Flug trennt die Familie von dem Ort im Orinokobecken, wo Klaus seinen neuen Posten antreten wird. Doch ein Sturm zwingt die Maschine zur Notlandung in einem Fluss. Verloren in den Weiten des venezolanischen Urwalds begreift Erich nach und nach, dass sein neuer Vater Klaus keineswegs der noble Herr ist, als der er sich gibt. Und dass es Zeit ist, seinen eigenen Weg zu gehen, der vielleicht zurück in die Zivilisation führt. Mit »Callisto« gelang Torsten Krol eine geniale, furiose Fahrt durch ein paranoides Amerika, in dem man alles sein darf, nur nicht anders. In »Kleine Kannibalen« macht er Anleihen bei Goldings »Herr der Fliegen«, um eine gnadenlos ehrliche Geschichte über das Erwachsenwerden zu erzählen.

Skulduggery Pleasant 9 - Das Sterben des Lichts

Author: Derek Landy

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732001695

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 720

View: 7784

Der Krieg der Sanktuarien ist beendet. Die Kinder der Spinne sind besiegt und die Gefahren durch Warlocks, Restanten und Totenbeschwörer sind vorerst eingedämmt. Doch der Kreis der Freunde um Skulduggery Pleasant ist kleiner geworden, und Walküre Unruh ist verschwunden. An ihrer Stelle kämpft nun Walküres Spiegelbild an Skulduggerys Seite. Aber es hat etwas entwickelt, das ein Spiegelbild niemals verspüren darf: Gefühle. Und es erhebt den Anspruch, die echte Stephanie zu sein. Derweil steht die ganze Zaubererwelt unter Spannung, denn es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, wann Darquise zurückkehrt. Die mächtigste und schrecklichste Zauberin aller Zeiten, die mit der Welt spielt wie ein Kind, das sein liebstes Spielzeug zerstört und dann achtlos wegwirft. Nur wenige wissen, wer sie wirklich ist. Denn in Darquise steckt niemand anderes als Walküre ... Bestsellerautor Derek Landy führt seine Buchreihe um den zaubernden Skelett-Detektiv zu einem großartigen Finale. Packende Actionszenen und schwarzer Humor machen Skulduggery Pleasant zur coolsten und witzigsten Urban-Fantasy-Reihe des Genres und zu einem echten All-Age-Klassiker.

Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.,Deleso A. Alford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313349096

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 7204

This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Masterplots

1,801 Plot Stories and Critical Evaluations of the World's Finest Literature

Author: Dayton Kohler,Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893560935

Category: Literature

Page: 631

View: 4337

Expanded and updated version of the 1976 rev. ed. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South

(And Why It Will Rise Again)

Author: Clint Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596986166

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5370

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide series expands on the pro-South slant of the hugely successful Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Author Clint Johnson shows why the South, with its emphasis on traditional values, family, faith, military service, good manners, small government, and independent-minded people, should certainly rise again!

Huck Finn's America

Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

Author: Andrew Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439186987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 7973

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.

Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, & Commentary on Books for Children & Young People

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787696030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 3004

This illustrated series covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works. Each volume includes cumulative author name and nationality indexes as well as a volume-specific title index. A cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately (included in subscription).