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English Country Life in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell - 2836096257

303,52 zł

English Country Life in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell Greenwood Press

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After the publication in 1932 of Angela Thirkell's first Barsetshire novel, her fans eagerly awaited a new book in the series, and they were rewarded annually for the next 27 years. Drawing upon the entire body of Barsetshire novels (set in Trollope's imaginary county whose seat, Barchester, is a cathedral town), Laura Collins shows Angela Thirkell's larger purposes in chronicling the daily lives of the rural English. English Country Life demonstrates Thirkell's conviction that loyalty to family, county, and country is the essential bond that strengthens middle-class culture; her close acquaintance with the English countryside, her high regard for the wit and wisdom of its people, and her firm conviction that the strong family unit is the backbone of the nation, are recurrently illustrated in the Barsetshire series. Collins traces the development of representative county families and their responses to the forces of political and economic decline. The book conveys Thirkell's mastery of detail in recreating life on the county's estates and farms, and in towns and villages, reflecting the cultural changes forced upon all social classes by the two World Wars and their aftermath. Collins shows how Thirkell's own life is reflected in her county chronicles. Perhaps most significantly, Collins believes Thirkell's own experiences as a daughter and as a mother to three sons is reflected throughout the novels, revealing largely in hindsight the touching ironies as well as the comedy of these relations. In the course of these narratives, her sharp sense of human nature is seen at its best when she introduces readers to the many babies, toddlers, and adolescents who grow up in Barsetshire. Making extensive use of the series, Collins demonstrates convincingly that Thirkell presents an authentic record of upper middle-class English country life. For public libraries and research collections where Angela Thirkell's novels are read, enjoyed, and studied.


Comic effects in The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde - 2827031854

99,20 zł

Comic effects in The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde GRIN Verlag

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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, printed single-sided, grade: 1,7 (A-), University of Stuttgart (FB Anglistics), course: Critical Analysis: Comedy, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "The Importance of Being Earnest" was written by the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde. Wilde was born in 1854 and died of cerebral meningitis in 1900. "The Importance of Being Earnest" was his final and most lasting play - "by all accounts, a masterpiece of modern comedy."1This play is filled with wit and wisdom, which Wilde himself wrote of it, too."Well I think, an amusing thing with lots of fun and wit might be made."2It represents Wilde s late -Victorian view of the aristocracy, marriage, wit and social life.The play tells the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both men lead a double life. One in the country and one in the city. Then, they both fall in love, and a series of crises threatens to spoil their romantic pursuits.The main plot line of the play is definitely marriage. "Of course Wilde pokes fun at the institution of marriage, which he saw as a practice surrounded by hypocrisy and absurdity."2 He focuses on the higher class and satirises the life of the English aristocracy. His characters are typical Victorian snobs who are arrogant, overly proper, formal and concerned with money.This essay will provide an outline of the comic effects in this play. How Wilde uses humour, satire, farce and irony. The analysis will show, what makes this comedy so funny and so special. The essay will show some combinations of dialogue, dramatic irony, social criticism, characterisation and exaggeration and it will prove that the dialogues with its puns and epigrams are the basis for the humour in Wilde s last play.


Things That Matter - 2826859647

66,40 zł

Things That Matter Random House US

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From America's preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer's essential, timeless writings.§§A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume.§§Readers will find here not only the country's leading conservative thinker offering a pas sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views-on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example-defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krautham mer's major path-breaking essays-on bioeth ics, on Jewish destiny and on America's role as the world's superpower-that have pro foundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re flections on everything from border collies to Halley's Comet, from Woody Allen to Win ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.§§With a special, highly autobiographical in troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.


A. D. Livingston - Chili - 2826943135

80,48 zł

A. D. Livingston - Chili Globe Pequot Press

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Written with A. D. Livingston's signature wit and wisdom, Chili provides a wealth of recipes, expertise, and outspoken opinion on making the best, most bodacious bowl of red. A chili-head's delight, this book wrestles with the chili arguments that rage in cookoffs and home kitchens country-wide--with beans or without, tomatoes yes or no, ground meat or cubed, and more. Recipes include chili made with beef, pork, venison, fowl, elk, bison, and "what-ya-got?"; also jerky chili for camp or trail; chili dogs; regional renditions, and more. Whether you're in the mood for Crock-Pot Chili Con Carne, Easy Deer Camp Chili, Chili Meatloaf, or A.D.'s Jerky Chili, you're in for a treat.


Blackout - 2826951178

87,36 zł

Blackout New Society Publishers

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"Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarhsip, wisdom, wit and writing prowess to some of the most ciritical issues now unfolding on our planet. "- Frank Kaminski, Energy BulletinCoal fuels about 50% of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country's total energy. China and India's ferocious economic growth is based on coal-generated electricity.Coal currently looks like a solution to many of our fast-growing energy problems. However, while coal advocates are urging full steam ahead, increasing reliance on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels has crucial implications for climate science, energy policy, the world economy, and geopolitics.Drawbacks to a coal-based energy strategy include: Scarcity--new studies prove that the peak of usable coal production may actually be less than two decades away. Cost--the quality of produced coal is declining, while the expense of transport is rising, leading to spiralling costs and potential shortages. Climate impacts--our ability to deal with the historic challenge of climate change may hinge on reducing our coal consumption in future years. Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century, and it is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil, and climate change.Richard Heinberg is a journalist, editor, lecturer, and senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. He is one of the world's foremost peak oil educators and the award-winning author of seven previous books, including Peak Everything and The Party's Over.


To Build a Fire and Other Stories - 2826746186

52,00 zł

To Build a Fire and Other Stories BERTRAMS

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"To Build a Fire and Other Stories" is a classic collection of some of Jack London's most loved short stories. In this volume you will find the following stories: To The Man On The Trail, The White Silence, In A Far Country, The Wisdom Of The Trail, An Odyssey Of The North, The Law Of Life, The God Of His Fathers, Bâtard, The League Of The Old Men, Love Of Life, The Wit Of Porportuk, To Build A Fire, All Gold Canyon, The Apostate, South Of The Slot, The Chinago, A Piece Of Steak, Mauki, Koolau The Leper, The Strength Of The Strong, War, The Mexican, Told In The Drooling Ward, The Water Baby, and The Red One.


Outhouse Reader - 2834160968

46,56 zł

Outhouse Reader Gibbs M. Smith Inc

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Clever wit & wisdom for the 24-hour reading room You've heard of bathroom readers . . .well, here is the Outhouse Reader, filled with country quips and amusing advice for romantic relationships, playing fair, raising kids, and just plain getting along. It's sure to entertain everyone who makes a pit stop at the little wood shack out back. Just don't get caught with your pants down! Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.-Roy English There's no difference between a slim chance and a fat chance.-Texas Bix Bender More than a million copies of Bender and English books sold!


Leaves Of Grass - 2826768650

75,68 zł

Leaves Of Grass NMD Books

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NMD Books is proud to publish this complete and unabridged Special Collectors Edition of the final "Deathbed Version" of Walt Whitman's literary classic, "Leaves Of Grass." (1892), and includes a Preface to the original 1855 Edition by Whitman himself. Leaves of Grass has its genesis in an essay called The Poet by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published in 1845, which expressed the need for the United States to have its own new and unique poet to write about the new country's virtues and vices. Whitman, reading the essay, consciously set out to answer Emerson's call as he began work on the first edition of Leaves of Grass. Few works of literature have as controversial and difficult a history. Unable to find a publisher willing to take on his pioneering and unusual work, he initially self-published it in 1855. Throughout it's turbulent history, the book was both praised and reviled by critics, many of whom took issue with its occassional emphasis on sensuality and references to same-sex attraction, something that was considered taboo during the mid-to-late 1800's. Eventually, 'Leaves of Grass' was accepted as a groundbreaking and innovative work of literary art, one which inspired other poets to express more universal themes of love, attraction, and stream-of-consciousness imagery. Whitman continued to write and re-write Leaves of Grass until his death in 1892, and by the time this last edition was completed, the manuscript had grown from a small book of 12 poems to a hefty tome of almost 400 poems. It has since enjoyed massive success and stood the test of time to become one of the greatest literary works of all time and taken its rightful place in literary history. "The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "A work of great beauty, power and imagination." - Saturday Evening Post "Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it." - New York Times


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