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3: How to Write a Children's Picture Book Volume III: Figures of Speech

Many of us think of children's picture books as being written mostly with simple declarative sentences. What an eye-opener to learn that they are actually filled with delightful figures of speech. I am not talking here about the common figures of speech we learn about in grade school: simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole and personification. I am talking about more subtle and sophisticate...

H. G. Wells: Best Novels (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, etc)

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) -- known as H. G. Wells -- was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction.His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

English Fairy Tales (Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS)

Edition Everyman's Library Children's Classics, First Impression, 1993. Contains complete texts from the early publications in 1890 and 1894, with illustrations by John Batten. ISBN: 1-85715-917-9. HARDBACK. 430 pages, size: 16.3 x 21 x 2.8 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the unread book remains in excellent condition throughout. Text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

His Masterpiece (Classic Emile Zola)

His Masterpiece By Emile Zola L'oeuvre is the fourteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Emile Zola. It was first serialized in the periodical Gil Blas beginning in December 1885 before being published in novel form by Charpentier in 1886. The title, translated literally as "The Work" (as in work of art), is often rendered in English as The Masterpiece or His Masterpiece. It refers to the struggles of the protagonist Claude Lantier to paint a great work reflecting his talent and genius. L'oeuvre is a fictional account of Zola's friendship with Paul Cezanne and a fairly accurate portrayal of the Parisian art world in the mid 19th century. Zola and Cezanne grew up together in Aix-en-Provence, the model for Zola's Plassans, where Claude Lantier is born and receives his education. Like Cezanne, Claude Lantier is a revolutionary artist whose work is misunderstood by an art-going public hidebound by traditional subjects, techniques and representations. Many of the characteristics ascribed to Claude Lantier are a compound taken from the lives of several impressionist painters including Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, as well as Paul Cezanne. Zola's self-portrait can be seen in the character of the novelist Pierre Sandoz. The book is often blamed for ending the friendship between Cezanne and Zola. The story of a groundbreaking artist unable to live up to his potential must have seemed intensely personal to Cezanne; no correspondence exists between the two after a letter in which Cezanne thanks Zola for sending him the novel. The novel covers about 15 years, ending in 1870. Besides depicting the bohemian art world of 19th-century Paris, L'oeuvre explores the rise of Realism, Naturalism and Impressionism in painting. Zola also looks at contemporary sculpture, literature, architecture, music and journalism, as well as the commodification of art. In creating his portrayal of the Parisian art world Zola includes several characters who are composites of real-life art world re

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

In this classic Swedish folk tale, Nils is shrunk to a tiny size by a dwarf, and carried across Sweden by a flock of wild geese.

Routledge's Manual of Etiquette

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

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Self Help

Margherita's Recipes: Free Recipes from Daniela Sacerdoti's Bestselling Novel, Set Me Free

Fresh from Nonna Ghita's Notebook, Margherita's Recipes is a charming little book of recipes which feature in Daniela Sacerdoti's new bestseller Set Me Free . Recipes include Tortine di mele (Apple Tarts), Paste di meliga (Meliga biscuits), Amareti Biscuits, and many more. There's also a free taster of Set Me Free for those that want to delve further into Margherita's story. Daniela Sacerdoti is the Bestselling author of Watch Over Me and Take Me Home . Set Me Free is the latest novel to be set in Glen Avich. Margherita's marriage is slowly falling apart. Getting pregnant after trying for so long may have been a fabulous surprise for her, but for her husband it was the last straw. When she needs him most, her husband is just not there for her or their children and she realises that they need time apart to figure out where their marriage is going. As she struggles to come to terms with her new life, Margherita decides to leave London and spend the summer in Glen Avich, where her mum and stepdad have just opened a new coffee shop. She needs time away to reconnect with her daughter Lara and sort out her life. But Glen Avich can have a strange effect on people, and when she and Lara start working for Torcuil Ramsay at a rundown local estate, everything begins to change. Margherita finds her heart awakened in a way she never thought possible and Lara begins a new friendship with a mysterious local boy, Mal, which makes her mother feel increasingly uneasy. And just when Margherita is finally beginning to discover who she really is, she finds out quickly how things can change and how hard it can be to make brave choices.

"The War as it Should Have Been": Metaphor and Mental Spaces in David Jones' In Parenthesis

In this comprehensive essay, I re-frame David Jones' modern First World War epic poem In Parenthesis while deploying theories of conceptual metaphor, mental spaces, and perception of time, much as Jones re-framed the War within his distinct style of form and narrative. Rich with illustrated figures, my argument is not only built from the careful consideration of ideas put forth by literary critics like T.S. Eliot, but it is also grounded with work by renowned cognitive scientists like George Lakoff and (monk riddle teller) Gilles Fauconnier. The ability to analyze literature systematically and in bio-psychological context is a true innovation, much like David Jones' exquisite poem itself.

The field of cognitive poetics encourages us to experiment in literary criticism. Psychology has unearthed so much about consciousness and unconsciousness in recent decades that we can effectively go backward in time to use that new knowledge as a lens to observe what unconscious and conscious motivations may lay within an author's mind as he pens a work. Enjoy.

Tom Brown's School Days

The Cossacks

The Wandering Jew - Volume 01

A House to Let

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Life of Captain James Cook

Witch and other stories

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan! Known throughout Christendom his classic work "Pilgrim's Progress" -- which is the most popular and influential book in the history of the church (aside from the Bible). Unfortunately, a sad consequence of this is that Bunyan's other works have been greatly eclipsed by the popularity that Pilgrim's Progress has enjoyed over the centuries. "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners" (Bunyan's spiritual autobiography) is one such work. "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners" -- Here is powerful, penetrating insight into a life abandoned to the saving, sanctifying grace of God. How gracious is God's grace and how relentless is He in the pursuit His children. Bunyan's autobiography does what should be natural for every child of God. He gratefully magnifies the grace of God -- John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." Bunyan will illuminate your understanding and show you that, with Christ the Conqueror on your side, you have nothing to fear One of the Finest! Powerfully-Written! Profound


Fragments of Ancient Poetry

Old Christmas

Scenes From a Courtesan's Life

The Story of Ireland

Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

The Rose and the Ring. Or the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo.

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