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W. S. Gilbert And Arthur Sullivan

ISBN 10: 9351285715 ISBN 13: 9789351285717

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About this Item: 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. 42 ABOUT THE BOOK:- It is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and text by W.S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His Indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. Meanwhile the pirates have planned their revenge on the Major- General and are now coming to rob his estate. The sergeant and his police force await them. They meet. All matter resolved after the ensuing battle. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:- W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen Comic Operas. Gilbert creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, and numerous short stories, poems and lyrics, both cosmic and serious. After brief careers as a government clerk and a Lawyer, Gilbert began to focus, in the 1860’s, on writing light verse, including his Ballads, short stories, theatre reviews and illustrations, often for Fun magazine.::::::::::::Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaboration with the dramatist W.S. Gilbert, Including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and the Milkado. His works comprise 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral and oratories. On 22 May 1883, Sullivan was Knighted by Queen Victoria for his services rendered to the promotion of the art of music in Britain. The musical establishment, and many critics believed that this should put an end to his career as a composer of comic opera. The Title 'The Pirates of Penzance Or The Slave of Duty: Comic Opera written/authored/edited by W. S. Gilbert And Arthur Sullivan', published in the year 2017. The ISBN 9789351285717 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 42 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Humor & Entertainment. .POD Language: English. Seller Inventory # 9789351285717

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W. S. Gilbert And Arthur Sullivan

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About this Item: 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. 42 ABOUT THE BOOK:- It is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and text by W.S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His Indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. Meanwhile the pirates have planned their revenge on the Major- General and are now coming to rob his estate. The sergeant and his police force await them. They meet. All matter resolved after the ensuing battle. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:- W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen Comic Operas. Gilbert creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, and numerous short stories, poems and lyrics, both cosmic and serious. After brief careers as a government clerk and a Lawyer, Gilbert began to focus, in the 1860’s, on writing light verse, including his Ballads, short stories, theatre reviews and illustrations, often for Fun magazine.::::::::::::Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaboration with the dramatist W.S. Gilbert, Including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and the Milkado. His works comprise 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral and oratories. On 22 May 1883, Sullivan was Knighted by Queen Victoria for his services rendered to the promotion of the art of music in Britain. The musical establishment, and many critics believed that this should put an end to his career as a composer of comic opera. The Title 'The Pirates of Penzance Or The Slave of Duty: Comic Opera written/authored/edited by W. S. Gilbert And Arthur Sullivan', published in the year 2017. The ISBN 9789351285724 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 42 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Humor & Entertainment. .POD Language: English. Seller Inventory # 9789351285724

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Not given (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Part of a disbound page from an agricultural book containing a single image of "W. Crosskill's Self Cleaning Clod Crusher & Roller" . Paper is very slightly darkened at the edges. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: Not given. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044053. Seller Inventory # 19617044053

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Not given (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Part of a disbound page from an agricultural book containing a single image of "W. Crosskill's Improved Liquid Distributor or Watercart". Paper is very slightly darkened at the edges and slightly marked on the right hand edge. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: Not given. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044054. Seller Inventory # 19617044054

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Holden, Elisabeth

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About this Item: Hastings House, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Coe, Lloyd (illustrator). Ex-library with typical marks, stains and wear to the covers; cracked hinges; pages yellowed but a good reading copy still. "The arrival of a traveling store was very exciting in the 1860s. It was fun to have it come with its pans clanging, and its ropes and tools swinging as the wagon swayed from side to side. The goods that were kept on shelves and in drawers were fascinating too-especially to country people who didn't go to the city shop very often or sometimes not at all." Illustrator: Coe, Lloyd. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 131916. Seller Inventory # 131916

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Martini, Alberto (Mitwirkender), Edgar (Illustrator) Degas und Aus d. Ital. Herma Geyer:

Published by Herrsching : Pawlak, (1988)

ISBN 10: 3881994270 ISBN 13: 9783881994279

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About this Item: Herrsching : Pawlak, 1988. Condition: Gut. Galerie der klassischen Moderne. 95 S. : überwiegend Ill. (z.T. farb.) ; 30 cm Exemplar gut erhalten, jedoch mit Gebrauchsspuren, C17008 ISBN 9783881994279 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 676 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband. Seller Inventory # 5048001

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Martini, Alberto (Mitwirkender) und Edgar (Illustrator) Degas:

Published by Herrsching : Pawlak, (1988)

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About this Item: Herrsching : Pawlak, 1988. Pp. Condition: Gut. 95 S. : überwiegend Ill. (z.T. farb.) ; 30 cm Gut erhaltenes Buch, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, C17356 ISBN 9783881994279 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 664. Seller Inventory # 1106586

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Not given (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Disbound page from agricultural book containing two engraved images showing "Garrett's Patent Horse Hoe" and below it, "Garrett & Son's Improved Cleven Row, Suffolk Lever, Corn & Seed Drill". Page is very slightly darkened and worn at the edges and is marked in the bottom left quarter. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: Not given. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044050. Seller Inventory # 19617044050

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Not given (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Disbound page from an agricultural book containing two engraved images, "W. Crosskill's Improved Liquid Distributor or Watercart" and beneath it, "W. Crosskill's Self Cleaning Clod Crusher & Roller". Paper has a green block edge on the right hand side and a very small stain in the top left corner. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: Not given. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044055. Seller Inventory # 19617044055

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. W. Watkins and J. Livesey (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Single undated disbound page showing a view of the Ruins of the Medieval Bishop's Palace in Lincoln with the Cathedral in the background. Page is worn and a little torn and damaged around the edges and corners. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: W. Watkins and J. Livesey. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044075. Seller Inventory # 19617044075

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About this Item: Not given, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. J. Rogers (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Single undated disbound page is worn and a little creased and damaged around the edges and corners. 1 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Undated by publisher. Estimated date only. Illustrator: J. Rogers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044076. Seller Inventory # 19617044076

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James Matthew Barrie, Arthur Rackham

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ISBN 10: 1542955785 ISBN 13: 9781542955782

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and published by Hodder Stoughton in late November or early December 1906; it is one of four major literary works by Barrie featuring the widely known literary character he created, Peter Pan.Plot: Peter is a seven-day-old infant who, like all infants, used to be part bird. Peter has complete faith in his flying abilities, so, upon hearing a discussion of his adult life, he is able to escape out of the window of his London home and return to Kensington Gardens. Upon returning to the Gardens, Peter is shocked to learn from the crow Solomon Caw that he is not still a bird, but more like a human - Solomon says he is crossed between them as a Betwixt-and-Between. Unfortunately, Peter now knows he cannot fly, so he is stranded in Kensington Gardens. At first, Peter can only get around on foot, but he commissions the building of a child-sized thrush s nest that he can use as a boat to navigate the Gardens by way of the Serpentine, the large lake that divides Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. Although he terrifies the fairies when he first arrives, Peter quickly gains favour with them. He amuses them with his human ways and agrees to play the panpipes at the fairy dances. Eventually, Queen Mab grants him the wish of his heart, and he decides to return home to his mother. The fairies reluctantly help him to fly home, where he finds his mother is asleep in his old bedroom. Peter feels rather guilty for leaving his mother, mostly because he believes she misses him terribly. He considers returning to live with her, but first decides to go back to the Gardens to say his last good-byes. Unfortunately, Peter stays too long in the Gardens, and, when he uses his second wish to go home permanently, he is devastated to learn that, in his absence, his mother has given birth to another boy she can love. Peter returns, heartbroken, to Kensington Gardens. Peter later meets a little girl named Maimie Mannering, who is lost in the Gardens. He and Maimie become fast friends, and little Peter asks her to marry him. Maimie is going to stay with him, but realises that her mother must be missing her dreadfully, so she leaves Peter to return home. Maimie does not forget Peter, however, and when she is older, she makes presents and letters for him. She even gives him an imaginary goat which he rides around every night. Maimie is the literary predecessor to the character Wendy Darling in Barrie s later Peter and Wendy story. Throughout the novel, Peter misunderstands simple things like children s games. He does not know what a pram is, mistaking it for an animal, and he becomes extremely attached to a boy s lost kite. It is only when Maimie tells him that he discovers he plays all his games incorrectly. When Peter is not playing, he likes to make graves for the children who get lost at night, burying them with little headstones in the Gardens. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens. Seller Inventory # APC9781542955782

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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ISBN 10: 1539400263 ISBN 13: 9781539400264

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. No Description Available Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne, who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne s ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. William s son John Hathorne was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. (One theory is that having learned about this, the author added the w to his surname in his early twenties, shortly after graduating from college.) Hawthorne s father, Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., was a sea captain who died in 1808 of yellow fever, when Hawthorne was only four years old, in Raymond, Maine. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College at the expense of an uncle from 1821 to 1824, befriending classmates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future president Franklin Pierce. While there he joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Until the publication of his Twice-Told Tales in 1837, Hawthorne wrote in the comparative obscurity of what he called his owl s nest in the family home. As he looked back on this period of his life, he wrote: I have not lived, but only dreamed about living. And yet it was this period of brooding and writing that had formed, as Malcolm Cowley was to describe it, the central fact in Hawthorne s career, his term of apprenticeship that would eventually result in the richly meditated fiction. Hawthorne was hired in 1839 as a weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House. He had become engaged in the previous year to the illustrator and transcendentalist Sophia Peabody. Seeking a possible home for himself and Sophia, he joined the transcendentalist utopian community at Brook Farm in 1841; later that year, however, he left when he became dissatisfied with farming and the experiment. (His Brook Farm adventure would prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in 1842; they moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, where they lived for three years. There he wrote most of the tales collected in Mosses from an Old Manse. Hawthorne and his wife then moved to Salem and later to the Berkshires, returning in 1852 to Concord and a new home The Wayside, previously owned by the Alcotts. Their neighbors in Concord included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Like Hawthorne, Sophia was a reclusive person. She was bedridden with headaches until her sister introduced her to Hawthorne, after which her headaches seem to have abated. The Hawthornes enjoyed a long marriage, often taking walks in the park. Sophia greatly admired her husband s work. In one of her journals, she writes: I am always so dazzled and bewildered with the richness, the depth, the. jewels of beauty in his productions that I am always looking forward to a second reading where I can ponder and muse and fully take in the miraculous wealth of thoughts. In 1846, Hawthorne was appointed surveyor (determining the quantity and value of imported goods) at the Salem Custom House. Like his earlier appointment to the custom house in Boston, this employment was vulnerable to the politics of the spoils system. A Democrat, Hawthorne lost this job due to the change of administration in Washington after the presidential election of 1848. Hawthorne s career as a novelist was boosted by The Scarlet Letter in 1850, in which the preface refers to his three-year tenure in the Custom House at Salem. The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and The Blithedale Romance (1852) followed in quick succession. In 1852, he wrote the campaign biography of his old friend Franklin Pierce. With Pierce s election as president, Hawthorne was rewarded in 1853 with the position of United States consul in Liverpool. In 1857, his appointment ended and the Hawthorne family toured France and Italy. They returned to The Wayside in 1860, and that year saw the publication of The Marble Faun. Seller Inventory # APC9781539400264

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About this Item: Rock & Co., London, 1860. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Not given (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Two small disbound engravings with interior views of the Cathedral. Paper is a little darkened and worn around the edges and the Nave sheet has a small stain in the top right corner. 2 pages. Item Type: Ephemera. Disbound, no covers, illustration only . Illustrator: Not given. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500g. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19617044080. Seller Inventory # 19617044080

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. No Description Available Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne, who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne s ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. William s son John Hathorne was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. (One theory is that having learned about this, the author added the -w- to his surname in his early twenties, shortly after graduating from college.) Hawthorne s father, Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., was a sea captain who died in 1808 of yellow fever, when Hawthorne was only four years old, in Raymond, Maine. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College at the expense of an uncle from 1821 to 1824, befriending classmates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future president Franklin Pierce. While there he joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Until the publication of his Twice-Told Tales in 1837, Hawthorne wrote in the comparative obscurity of what he called his -owl s nest- in the family home. As he looked back on this period of his life, he wrote: -I have not lived, but only dreamed about living.- And yet it was this period of brooding and writing that had formed, as Malcolm Cowley was to describe it, -the central fact in Hawthorne s career, - his -term of apprenticeship- that would eventually result in the -richly meditated fiction.- Hawthorne was hired in 1839 as a weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House. He had become engaged in the previous year to the illustrator and transcendentalist Sophia Peabody. Seeking a possible home for himself and Sophia, he joined the transcendentalist utopian community at Brook Farm in 1841; later that year, however, he left when he became dissatisfied with farming and the experiment. (His Brook Farm adventure would prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in 1842; they moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, where they lived for three years. There he wrote most of the tales collected in Mosses from an Old Manse. Hawthorne and his wife then moved to Salem and later to the Berkshires, returning in 1852 to Concord and a new home The Wayside, previously owned by the Alcotts. Their neighbors in Concord included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Like Hawthorne, Sophia was a reclusive person. She was bedridden with headaches until her sister introduced her to Hawthorne, after which her headaches seem to have abated. The Hawthornes enjoyed a long marriage, often taking walks in the park. Sophia greatly admired her husband s work. In one of her journals, she writes: -I am always so dazzled and bewildered with the richness, the depth, the. jewels of beauty in his productions that I am always looking forward to a second reading where I can ponder and muse and fully take in the miraculous wealth of thoughts.- In 1846, Hawthorne was appointed surveyor (determining the quantity and value of imported goods) at the Salem Custom House. Like his earlier appointment to the custom house in Boston, this employment was vulnerable to the politics of the spoils system. A Democrat, Hawthorne lost this job due to the change of administration in Washington after the presidential election of 1848. Hawthorne s career as a novelist was boosted by The Scarlet Letter in 1850, in which the preface refers to his three-year tenure in the Custom House at Salem. The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and The Blithedale Romance (1852) followed in quick succession. In 1852, he wrote the campaign biography of his old friend Franklin Pierce. With Pierce s election as president, Hawthorne was rewarded in 1853 with the position of United States consul in Liverpool. In 1857, his appointment ended and the Hawthorne family toured France and Italy. They returned to The Wayside in 1860, and that year saw the publication of The Marble Faun. Seller Inventory # APC9781539365099

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William Dean Howells

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed The Dean of American Letters. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Early life and family: William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, Ohio (now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio) to William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells, the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer who moved frequently around Ohio. In 1840, the family settled in Hamilton, Ohio, where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgianism.Their nine years there were the longest period that they stayed in one place. The family had to live frugally, although the young Howells was encouraged by his parents in his literary interests. He began at an early age to help his father with typesetting and printing work, a job known at the time as a printer s devil. In 1852, his father arranged to have one of his poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him. Early career: In 1856, Howells was elected as a clerk in the State House of Representatives. In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry and short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In 1860, he visited Boston and met with writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He became a personal friend to many of them, including Henry Adams, William James, Henry James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1860 Howells wrote Abraham Lincoln s campaign biography Life Of Abraham Lincoln and subsequently gained a consulship in Venice. He married Elinor Mead on Christmas Eve 1862 at the American embassy in Paris. She was a sister of sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead and architect William Rutherford Mead of the firm McKim, Mead, and White. Among their children was architect John Mead Howells. Editorship and other literary pursuits: The Howells returned to America in 1865 and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wrote for various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper s Magazine. In January 1866, James Fields offered him a position as assistant editor at the Atlantic Monthly; he accepted after successfully negotiating for a higher salary, though he was frustrated by Fields close supervision. Howells was made editor in 1871, after five years as assistant editor, and he remained in this position until 1881. In 1869, he met Mark Twain with whom he formed a longtime friendship. But his relationship with journalist Jonathan Baxter Harrison was more important for the development of his literary style and his advocacy of Realism. Harrison wrote a series of articles for the Atlantic Monthly during the 1870s on the lives of ordinary Americans.Howells gave a series of twelve lectures on Italian Poets of Our Century for the Lowell Institute during its 1870-71 season. He published his first novel Their Wedding Journey in 1872, but his literary reputation soared with the realist novel A Modern Instance (1882), which described the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham became his best known work, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur of the paint business. His social views were also strongly represented in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888), A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890), and An Imperative Duty (1891). Seller Inventory # APC9781548402549

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James Matthew Barrie, Arthur Rackham

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and published by Hodder Stoughton in late November or early December 1906; it is one of four major literary works by Barrie featuring the widely known literary character he created, Peter Pan.Plot: Peter is a seven-day-old infant who, like all infants, used to be part bird. Peter has complete faith in his flying abilities, so, upon hearing a discussion of his adult life, he is able to escape out of the window of his London home and return to Kensington Gardens. Upon returning to the Gardens, Peter is shocked to learn from the crow Solomon Caw that he is not still a bird, but more like a human - Solomon says he is crossed between them as a Betwixt-and-Between. Unfortunately, Peter now knows he cannot fly, so he is stranded in Kensington Gardens. At first, Peter can only get around on foot, but he commissions the building of a child-sized thrush s nest that he can use as a boat to navigate the Gardens by way of the Serpentine, the large lake that divides Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. Although he terrifies the fairies when he first arrives, Peter quickly gains favour with them. He amuses them with his human ways and agrees to play the panpipes at the fairy dances. Eventually, Queen Mab grants him the wish of his heart, and he decides to return home to his mother. The fairies reluctantly help him to fly home, where he finds his mother is asleep in his old bedroom. Peter feels rather guilty for leaving his mother, mostly because he believes she misses him terribly. He considers returning to live with her, but first decides to go back to the Gardens to say his last good-byes. Unfortunately, Peter stays too long in the Gardens, and, when he uses his second wish to go home permanently, he is devastated to learn that, in his absence, his mother has given birth to another boy she can love. Peter returns, heartbroken, to Kensington Gardens. Peter later meets a little girl named Maimie Mannering, who is lost in the Gardens. He and Maimie become fast friends, and little Peter asks her to marry him. Maimie is going to stay with him, but realises that her mother must be missing her dreadfully, so she leaves Peter to return home. Maimie does not forget Peter, however, and when she is older, she makes presents and letters for him. She even gives him an imaginary goat which he rides around every night. Maimie is the literary predecessor to the character Wendy Darling in Barrie s later Peter and Wendy story. Throughout the novel, Peter misunderstands simple things like children s games. He does not know what a pram is, mistaking it for an animal, and he becomes extremely attached to a boy s lost kite. It is only when Maimie tells him that he discovers he plays all his games incorrectly. When Peter is not playing, he likes to make graves for the children who get lost at night, burying them with little headstones in the Gardens. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens. Seller Inventory # APC9781542955782

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James Lane Allen, Hugh Thomson

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. James Lane Allen(December 21, 1849 - February 18, 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky s first important novelist. Allen was born near Lexington, Kentucky, and his youth there during the Ante-bellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods heavily influenced his writing. He graduated from Transylvania University in 1872, delivering the Salutatorian address in Latin. In 1893 Allen moved to New York City, where he lived until his death. He was a contributor to Harper s Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and other popular magazines of the time. His novels include The Choir Invisible, which was a very popular best seller in 1897. Allen is buried in Lexington Cemetery. At the northern edge of Gratz Park in Lexington is the Fountain of Youth, built in memory of Allen using proceeds willed to the city by him.James Lane Allen School, an elementary school off Alexandria Drive in Lexington, Kentucky is named in his honor. Hugh Thomson (1 June 1860 - 7 May 1920) was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. He is best known for his pen-and-ink illustrations of works by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie. Seller Inventory # APC9781540332806

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Henryk Sienkiewicz

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. A collection of stories by the Polish Nobel Prize-winning novelist best known as the author of the historical novel Quo Vadis (1895). This English translation first published in 1894. Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz ( also known by the pseudonym Litwos 5 May 1846 - 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and the Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. He soon became one of the most popular Polish writers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous translations gained him international renown, culminating in his receipt of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his outstanding merits as an epic writer. Many of his novels remain in print. In Poland he is best known for his Trilogy of historical novels - With Fire and Sword, The Deluge, and Sir Michael - set in the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero s Rome. The Trilogy and Quo Vadis have been filmed, the latter several times, with Hollywood s 1951 version receiving the most international recognition. Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) was one of the outstanding linguistic field-workers of the 19th century, though much of his material remains in manuscript form. His scholarly reputation rests primarily on his activity as folklorist and translator of the works of Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916), the Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Curtin was born in Detroit and brought up in the wilds of Wisconsin, where his parents, immigrants from Ireland, made a farm. Leaving home at 21, he worked his way through Harvard, learning new languages at every opportunity. After a brief period as a junior diplomat in St .Petersburg, he worked as a journalist and eventually joined the Bureau of American Ethnology as a field worker. His assignments took him to the Seneca, to various tribes in Oklahoma and to California and Oregon, where he gathered folktales, myths, and other linguistics materials from many languages of aboriginal America. Returning to Europe on numerous occasions, Curtin gathered and published folklore from Eastern Europe and Ireland; in addition, he continued his studies of the languages of the Caucasus, of India and Persia. Work in Siberia resulted in two volumes about the Mongols. Throughout much of the latter part of his life he continued his translations from the Russian and Polish. Edmund Henry Garrett (1853-1929) was an American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author-as well as a highly respected painter-renowned for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Seller Inventory # APC9781539916765

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William Dean Howells

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed The Dean of American Letters. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Early life and family: William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, Ohio (now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio) to William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells, the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer who moved frequently around Ohio. In 1840, the family settled in Hamilton, Ohio, where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgianism.Their nine years there were the longest period that they stayed in one place. The family had to live frugally, although the young Howells was encouraged by his parents in his literary interests. He began at an early age to help his father with typesetting and printing work, a job known at the time as a printer s devil. In 1852, his father arranged to have one of his poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him. Early career: In 1856, Howells was elected as a clerk in the State House of Representatives. In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry and short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In 1860, he visited Boston and met with writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He became a personal friend to many of them, including Henry Adams, William James, Henry James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1860 Howells wrote Abraham Lincoln s campaign biography Life Of Abraham Lincoln and subsequently gained a consulship in Venice. He married Elinor Mead on Christmas Eve 1862 at the American embassy in Paris. She was a sister of sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead and architect William Rutherford Mead of the firm McKim, Mead, and White. Among their children was architect John Mead Howells. Editorship and other literary pursuits: The Howells returned to America in 1865 and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wrote for various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper s Magazine. In January 1866, James Fields offered him a position as assistant editor at the Atlantic Monthly; he accepted after successfully negotiating for a higher salary, though he was frustrated by Fields close supervision. Howells was made editor in 1871, after five years as assistant editor, and he remained in this position until 1881. In 1869, he met Mark Twain with whom he formed a longtime friendship. But his relationship with journalist Jonathan Baxter Harrison was more important for the development of his literary style and his advocacy of Realism. Harrison wrote a series of articles for the Atlantic Monthly during the 1870s on the lives of ordinary Americans.Howells gave a series of twelve lectures on Italian Poets of Our Century for the Lowell Institute during its 1870-71 season. He published his first novel Their Wedding Journey in 1872, but his literary reputation soared with the realist novel A Modern Instance (1882), which described the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham became his best known work, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur of the paint business. His social views were also strongly represented in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888), A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890), and An Imperative Duty (1891). Seller Inventory # APC9781548402549

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James Lane Allen, Hugh Thomson

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.James Lane Allen(December 21, 1849 - February 18, 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky s first important novelist. Allen was born near Lexington, Kentucky, and his youth there during the Ante-bellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods heavily influenced his writing. He graduated from Transylvania University in 1872, delivering the Salutatorian address in Latin. In 1893 Allen moved to New York City, where he lived until his death. He was a contributor to Harper s Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and other popular magazines of the time. His novels include The Choir Invisible, which was a very popular best seller in 1897. Allen is buried in Lexington Cemetery. At the northern edge of Gratz Park in Lexington is the Fountain of Youth, built in memory of Allen using proceeds willed to the city by him.James Lane Allen School, an elementary school off Alexandria Drive in Lexington, Kentucky is named in his honor. Hugh Thomson (1 June 1860 - 7 May 1920) was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. He is best known for his pen-and-ink illustrations of works by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie. Seller Inventory # APC9781540332806

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Charles Dudley Warner, Augustus Hoppin

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 - October 20, 1900) was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.Warner was born of Puritan descent in Plainfield, Massachusetts. From the ages of six to fourteen he lived in Charlemont, Massachusetts, the scene of the experiences pictured in his study of childhood, Being a Boy (1877). He then moved to Cazenovia, New York, and in 1851 graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago (1856-1860); was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-1867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper s Magazine, for which he conducted The Editor s Drawer until 1892, when he took charge of The Editor s Study. He died in Hartford on October 20, 1900, and was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Mark Twain as a pall bearer and Joseph Twichell officiating. Warner traveled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and, at the time of his death, was president of the American Social Science Association. He first attracted attention by the reflective sketches entitled My Summer in a Garden (1870; first published in The Hartford Courant), popular for their abounding and refined humour and mellow personal charm, their wholesome love of outdoor things, their suggestive comment on life and affairs, and their delicately finished style, qualities that suggest the work of Washington Irving. In 1873, Warner and Mark Twain published their co-authored book The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which gave that era of American history its name. Charles Dudley Warner is known for making the famous remark, Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. This was quoted by Mark Twain in a lecture, and is still commonly misattributed to Twain, The citizens of San Diego so appreciated his flattering description of their city in his book, Our Italy, that they named three consecutive streets in the Point Loma neighborhood after him: Charles Street, Dudley Street, and Warner Street. Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was an American book illustrator, born in Providence, R. I. He graduated at Brown University in 1848 and was admitted to the bar, but soon gave up the law and went abroad to study art. Upon his return he devoted himself to drawing on wood and to the illustration of books, in which he was successful. His pictures in Nothing to Wear (1857), Poliphar Papers (1853), and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) are widely known. He published several volumes of sketches and novels, among the latter Recollections of Auton House (1881) and Married for Fun (1885). Seller Inventory # APC9781540386892

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Frances Hodgson Burnett, Reginald B Birch, R W Macbeth

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 immigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C., Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o Lowrie s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and in the 1890s bought a home there where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1890, which caused a relapse of the depression she had struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898, married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. A few years later she settled in Nassau County, Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery.In 1936 a memorial sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh was erected in her honour in Central Park s Conservatory Garden. The statue depicts her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon.Robert Walker Macbeth RA (Glasgow 30 September 1848 – 1 November 1910 London) was a Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His father was the portrait painter Norman Macbeth and his niece Ann Macbeth. His younger brother Henry Macbeth, later Macbeth-Raeburn RA (1860–1947) was also an artist.Reginald Bathurst Birch (May 2, 1856 – June 17, 1943) was an English-American artist and illustrator. He was best known for his depiction of the titular hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett s 1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy, which started a craze in juvenile fashion. While his illustrated corpus has eclipsed his other work, he was also an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes. Seller Inventory # APC9781539380627

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.No Description Available Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne, who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne s ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. William s son John Hathorne was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. (One theory is that having learned about this, the author added the -w- to his surname in his early twenties, shortly after graduating from college.) Hawthorne s father, Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., was a sea captain who died in 1808 of yellow fever, when Hawthorne was only four years old, in Raymond, Maine. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College at the expense of an uncle from 1821 to 1824, befriending classmates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future president Franklin Pierce. While there he joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Until the publication of his Twice-Told Tales in 1837, Hawthorne wrote in the comparative obscurity of what he called his -owl s nest- in the family home. As he looked back on this period of his life, he wrote: -I have not lived, but only dreamed about living.- And yet it was this period of brooding and writing that had formed, as Malcolm Cowley was to describe it, -the central fact in Hawthorne s career, - his -term of apprenticeship- that would eventually result in the -richly meditated fiction.- Hawthorne was hired in 1839 as a weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House. He had become engaged in the previous year to the illustrator and transcendentalist Sophia Peabody. Seeking a possible home for himself and Sophia, he joined the transcendentalist utopian community at Brook Farm in 1841; later that year, however, he left when he became dissatisfied with farming and the experiment. (His Brook Farm adventure would prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in 1842; they moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, where they lived for three years. There he wrote most of the tales collected in Mosses from an Old Manse. Hawthorne and his wife then moved to Salem and later to the Berkshires, returning in 1852 to Concord and a new home The Wayside, previously owned by the Alcotts. Their neighbors in Concord included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Like Hawthorne, Sophia was a reclusive person. She was bedridden with headaches until her sister introduced her to Hawthorne, after which her headaches seem to have abated. The Hawthornes enjoyed a long marriage, often taking walks in the park. Sophia greatly admired her husband s work. In one of her journals, she writes: -I am always so dazzled and bewildered with the richness, the depth, the. jewels of beauty in his productions that I am always looking forward to a second reading where I can ponder and muse and fully take in the miraculous wealth of thoughts.- In 1846, Hawthorne was appointed surveyor (determining the quantity and value of imported goods) at the Salem Custom House. Like his earlier appointment to the custom house in Boston, this employment was vulnerable to the politics of the spoils system. A Democrat, Hawthorne lost this job due to the change of administration in Washington after the presidential election of 1848. Hawthorne s career as a novelist was boosted by The Scarlet Letter in 1850, in which the preface refers to his three-year tenure in the Custom House at Salem. The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and The Blithedale Romance (1852) followed in quick succession. In 1852, he wrote the campaign biography of his old friend Franklin Pierce. With Pierce s election as president, Hawthorne was rewarded in 1853 with the position of United States consul in Liverpool. In 1857, his appointment ended and the Hawthorne family toured France and Italy. They returned to The Wayside in 1860, and that year saw the publication of The Marble Faun. Seller Inventory # APC9781539365099

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.No Description Available Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne, who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne s ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. William s son John Hathorne was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. (One theory is that having learned about this, the author added the w to his surname in his early twenties, shortly after graduating from college.) Hawthorne s father, Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., was a sea captain who died in 1808 of yellow fever, when Hawthorne was only four years old, in Raymond, Maine. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College at the expense of an uncle from 1821 to 1824, befriending classmates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future president Franklin Pierce. While there he joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Until the publication of his Twice-Told Tales in 1837, Hawthorne wrote in the comparative obscurity of what he called his owl s nest in the family home. As he looked back on this period of his life, he wrote: I have not lived, but only dreamed about living. And yet it was this period of brooding and writing that had formed, as Malcolm Cowley was to describe it, the central fact in Hawthorne s career, his term of apprenticeship that would eventually result in the richly meditated fiction. Hawthorne was hired in 1839 as a weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House. He had become engaged in the previous year to the illustrator and transcendentalist Sophia Peabody. Seeking a possible home for himself and Sophia, he joined the transcendentalist utopian community at Brook Farm in 1841; later that year, however, he left when he became dissatisfied with farming and the experiment. (His Brook Farm adventure would prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in 1842; they moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, where they lived for three years. There he wrote most of the tales collected in Mosses from an Old Manse. Hawthorne and his wife then moved to Salem and later to the Berkshires, returning in 1852 to Concord and a new home The Wayside, previously owned by the Alcotts. Their neighbors in Concord included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Like Hawthorne, Sophia was a reclusive person. She was bedridden with headaches until her sister introduced her to Hawthorne, after which her headaches seem to have abated. The Hawthornes enjoyed a long marriage, often taking walks in the park. Sophia greatly admired her husband s work. In one of her journals, she writes: I am always so dazzled and bewildered with the richness, the depth, the. jewels of beauty in his productions that I am always looking forward to a second reading where I can ponder and muse and fully take in the miraculous wealth of thoughts. In 1846, Hawthorne was appointed surveyor (determining the quantity and value of imported goods) at the Salem Custom House. Like his earlier appointment to the custom house in Boston, this employment was vulnerable to the politics of the spoils system. A Democrat, Hawthorne lost this job due to the change of administration in Washington after the presidential election of 1848. Hawthorne s career as a novelist was boosted by The Scarlet Letter in 1850, in which the preface refers to his three-year tenure in the Custom House at Salem. The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and The Blithedale Romance (1852) followed in quick succession. In 1852, he wrote the campaign biography of his old friend Franklin Pierce. With Pierce s election as president, Hawthorne was rewarded in 1853 with the position of United States consul in Liverpool. In 1857, his appointment ended and the Hawthorne family toured France and Italy. They returned to The Wayside in 1860, and that year saw the publication of The Marble Faun. Seller Inventory # APC9781539400264

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Henryk Sienkiewicz

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.A collection of stories by the Polish Nobel Prize-winning novelist best known as the author of the historical novel Quo Vadis (1895). This English translation first published in 1894. Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz ( also known by the pseudonym Litwos 5 May 1846 - 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and the Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. He soon became one of the most popular Polish writers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous translations gained him international renown, culminating in his receipt of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his outstanding merits as an epic writer. Many of his novels remain in print. In Poland he is best known for his Trilogy of historical novels - With Fire and Sword, The Deluge, and Sir Michael - set in the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero s Rome. The Trilogy and Quo Vadis have been filmed, the latter several times, with Hollywood s 1951 version receiving the most international recognition. Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) was one of the outstanding linguistic field-workers of the 19th century, though much of his material remains in manuscript form. His scholarly reputation rests primarily on his activity as folklorist and translator of the works of Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916), the Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Curtin was born in Detroit and brought up in the wilds of Wisconsin, where his parents, immigrants from Ireland, made a farm. Leaving home at 21, he worked his way through Harvard, learning new languages at every opportunity. After a brief period as a junior diplomat in St .Petersburg, he worked as a journalist and eventually joined the Bureau of American Ethnology as a field worker. His assignments took him to the Seneca, to various tribes in Oklahoma and to California and Oregon, where he gathered folktales, myths, and other linguistics materials from many languages of aboriginal America. Returning to Europe on numerous occasions, Curtin gathered and published folklore from Eastern Europe and Ireland; in addition, he continued his studies of the languages of the Caucasus, of India and Persia. Work in Siberia resulted in two volumes about the Mongols. Throughout much of the latter part of his life he continued his translations from the Russian and Polish. Edmund Henry Garrett (1853-1929) was an American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author-as well as a highly respected painter-renowned for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Seller Inventory # APC9781539916765

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W D Howells

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Illustrated. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed The Dean of American Letters. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Early life and family: William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, Ohio (now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio) to William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells, the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer who moved frequently around Ohio. In 1840, the family settled in Hamilton, Ohio, where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgianism.Their nine years there were the longest period that they stayed in one place. The family had to live frugally, although the young Howells was encouraged by his parents in his literary interests. He began at an early age to help his father with typesetting and printing work, a job known at the time as a printer s devil. In 1852, his father arranged to have one of his poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him. Early career: In 1856, Howells was elected as a clerk in the State House of Representatives. In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry and short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In 1860, he visited Boston and met with writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He became a personal friend to many of them, including Henry Adams, William James, Henry James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1860 Howells wrote Abraham Lincoln s campaign biography Life Of Abraham Lincoln and subsequently gained a consulship in Venice. He married Elinor Mead on Christmas Eve 1862 at the American embassy in Paris. She was a sister of sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead and architect William Rutherford Mead of the firm McKim, Mead, and White. Among their children was architect John Mead Howells. Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was an American book illustrator, born in Providence, R. I. He graduated at Brown University in 1848 and was admitted to the bar, but soon gave up the law and went abroad to study art. Upon his return he devoted himself to drawing on wood and to the illustration of books, in which he was successful. His pictures in Nothing to Wear (1857), Poliphar Papers (1853), and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) are widely known. He published several volumes of sketches and novels, among the latter Recollections of Auton House (1881) and Married for Fun (1885). Seller Inventory # APC9781548423933

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Charles Dudley Warner, Augustus Hoppin

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 - October 20, 1900) was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.Warner was born of Puritan descent in Plainfield, Massachusetts. From the ages of six to fourteen he lived in Charlemont, Massachusetts, the scene of the experiences pictured in his study of childhood, Being a Boy (1877). He then moved to Cazenovia, New York, and in 1851 graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago (1856-1860); was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-1867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper s Magazine, for which he conducted The Editor s Drawer until 1892, when he took charge of The Editor s Study. He died in Hartford on October 20, 1900, and was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Mark Twain as a pall bearer and Joseph Twichell officiating. Warner traveled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and, at the time of his death, was president of the American Social Science Association. He first attracted attention by the reflective sketches entitled My Summer in a Garden (1870; first published in The Hartford Courant), popular for their abounding and refined humour and mellow personal charm, their wholesome love of outdoor things, their suggestive comment on life and affairs, and their delicately finished style, qualities that suggest the work of Washington Irving. In 1873, Warner and Mark Twain published their co-authored book The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which gave that era of American history its name. Charles Dudley Warner is known for making the famous remark, Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. This was quoted by Mark Twain in a lecture, and is still commonly misattributed to Twain, The citizens of San Diego so appreciated his flattering description of their city in his book, Our Italy, that they named three consecutive streets in the Point Loma neighborhood after him: Charles Street, Dudley Street, and Warner Street. Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was an American book illustrator, born in Providence, R. I. He graduated at Brown University in 1848 and was admitted to the bar, but soon gave up the law and went abroad to study art. Upon his return he devoted himself to drawing on wood and to the illustration of books, in which he was successful. His pictures in Nothing to Wear (1857), Poliphar Papers (1853), and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) are widely known. He published several volumes of sketches and novels, among the latter Recollections of Auton House (1881) and Married for Fun (1885). Seller Inventory # APC9781540386892

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Frances Hodgson Burnett, Reginald B Birch, R W Macbeth

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 immigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C., Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o Lowrie s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and in the 1890s bought a home there where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1890, which caused a relapse of the depression she had struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898, married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. A few years later she settled in Nassau County, Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery.In 1936 a memorial sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh was erected in her honour in Central Park s Conservatory Garden. The statue depicts her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon.Robert Walker Macbeth RA (Glasgow 30 September 1848 – 1 November 1910 London) was a Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His father was the portrait painter Norman Macbeth and his niece Ann Macbeth. His younger brother Henry Macbeth, later Macbeth-Raeburn RA (1860–1947) was also an artist.Reginald Bathurst Birch (May 2, 1856 – June 17, 1943) was an English-American artist and illustrator. He was best known for his depiction of the titular hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett s 1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy, which started a craze in juvenile fashion. While his illustrated corpus has eclipsed his other work, he was also an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes. Seller Inventory # APC9781539380627

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W D Howells

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Illustrated. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed The Dean of American Letters. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Early life and family: William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, Ohio (now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio) to William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells, the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer who moved frequently around Ohio. In 1840, the family settled in Hamilton, Ohio, where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgianism.Their nine years there were the longest period that they stayed in one place. The family had to live frugally, although the young Howells was encouraged by his parents in his literary interests. He began at an early age to help his father with typesetting and printing work, a job known at the time as a printer s devil. In 1852, his father arranged to have one of his poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him. Early career: In 1856, Howells was elected as a clerk in the State House of Representatives. In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry and short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In 1860, he visited Boston and met with writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He became a personal friend to many of them, including Henry Adams, William James, Henry James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1860 Howells wrote Abraham Lincoln s campaign biography Life Of Abraham Lincoln and subsequently gained a consulship in Venice. He married Elinor Mead on Christmas Eve 1862 at the American embassy in Paris. She was a sister of sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead and architect William Rutherford Mead of the firm McKim, Mead, and White. Among their children was architect John Mead Howells. Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was an American book illustrator, born in Providence, R. I. He graduated at Brown University in 1848 and was admitted to the bar, but soon gave up the law and went abroad to study art. Upon his return he devoted himself to drawing on wood and to the illustration of books, in which he was successful. His pictures in Nothing to Wear (1857), Poliphar Papers (1853), and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) are widely known. He published several volumes of sketches and novels, among the latter Recollections of Auton House (1881) and Married for Fun (1885). Seller Inventory # APC9781548423933

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