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Chaucer and the Child

Chaucer and the Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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Chaucer and the Child by , Summary

This book addresses portrayals of children in a wide array of Chaucerian works. Situated within a larger discourse on childhood, Ages of Man theories, and debates about the status of the child in the late fourteenth century, Chaucer’s literary children—from infant to adolescent—offer a means by which to hear the voices of youth not prominently treated in social history. The readings in this study urge our attention to literary children, encouraging us to think more thoroughly about the Chaucerian collection from their perspectives. Eve Salisbury argues that the child is neither missing in the late Middle Ages nor in Chaucer’s work, but is,rather, fundamental to the institutions of the time and central to the poet’s concerns.

More English Fairy Tales - Illustrated by John D. Batten

More English Fairy Tales - Illustrated by John D. Batten Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Jacobs
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‘More English Fairy Tales’ is a collection of stories written by Joseph Jacobs, accompanied by the masterful black-and-white illustrations of John D. Batten. It includes such tales as ‘The Pied Piper’, ‘Tattercoats’, ‘The Golden Ball’, ‘Coat O’Clay’, ‘The Children in the Wood’, ‘The King of England and his Three Sons’, and ‘The King of Cats.’ Joseph Jacobs (1854 – 1916), was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature, who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore. Heavily influenced by the Brothers Grimm and the romantic nationalism ubiquitous in his contemporary folklorists, Jacobs was responsible for introducing English fairy tales to English children, who had previously chiefly enjoyed those derived from French and German folklore. John Dickson Batten (1860 – 1932), was a British figure painter, as well as a book illustrator and printmaker. He illustrated almost all of Jacob’s works, including, English Fairy Tales (1890), Celtic Fairy Tales (1892), Indian Fairy Tales (1912), and European Folk and Fairy Tales (1916). In addition, Batten is also celebrated for his delicately rendered imaginings of Arabian Nights and Dante’s Inferno. Presented alongside the text of ‘More English Fairy Tales’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Joseph Jacob’s enchanting narratives. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Cummings
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191617113
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'In the midst of life we are in death.' The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day. This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times. 'magnificent edition' Diarmaid MacCulloch,London Review of Books 'superb edition...excellent notes and introduction' Rowan Williams, Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The First and Second Prayer Books of Edward VI

The First and Second Prayer Books of Edward VI Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434468739
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The First and Second Prayer Books of Edward VI by , Summary

Originally published 1549-1552, this modern edition features an introduction by Bishop Gibson.

The Child in British Literature

The Child in British Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Gavin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230361862
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The Child in British Literature by A. Gavin Summary

The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood.

Antimercantilism in Late Medieval English Literature

Antimercantilism in Late Medieval English Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Ladd
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023011198X
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Antimercantilism in Late Medieval English Literature by R. Ladd Summary

This study explores the relationship between ideology and subjectivity in late medieval literature, documenting the trajectory of antimercantile ideology against major developments in economic theory and practice in the later Middle Ages.


THE DECAMERON Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Boccaccio Giovanni
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THE DECAMERON by Boccaccio Giovanni Summary

Gracious Ladies, so often as I consider with my selfe, and observe respectively, how naturally you are enclined to compassion; as many times doe I acknowledge, that this present worke of mine, will (in your judgement) appeare to have but a harsh and offensive beginning, in regard of the mournfull remembrance it beareth at the verie entrance of the last Pestilentiall mortality, universally hurtfull to all that beheld it, or otherwise came to knowledge of it. But for all that, I desire it may not be so dreadfull to you, to hinder your further proceeding in reading, as if none were to looke thereon, but with sighes and teares. For, I could rather wish, that so fearefull a beginning, should seeme but as an high and steepy hil appeares to them, that attempt to travell farre on foote, and ascending the same with some difficulty, come afterward to walk upon a goodly even plaine, which causeth the more contentment in them, because the attayning thereto was hard and painfull. For even as pleasures are cut off by griefe and anguish; so sorrowes cease by joyes most sweete and happie arriving. After this briefe mollestation; briefe I say, because it is contained within small compasse of Writing; immediately followeth the most sweete and pleasant taste of pleasure, whereof (before) I made promise to you. Which (peradventure) could not bee expected by such a beginning, if promise stood not thereunto engaged. And indeed, if I could well have conveyed you to the center of my desire, by any other way, then so rude and rocky a passage as this is, I would gladly have done it. But because without this Narration, we could not demonstrate the occasion how and wherefore the matters hapned, which you shall reade in the ensuing Discourses: I must set them downe (even as constrained thereto by meere necessity) in writing after this manner. The yeare of our blessed Saviours incarnation, 1348, that memorable mortality happened in the excellent City, farre beyond all the rest in Italy; which plague, by operation of the superiour bodies, or rather for our enormous iniquities, by the just anger of God was sent upon us mortals. Some few yeeres before, it tooke beginning in the Easterne partes, sweeping thence an innumerable quantity of living soules: extending it selfe afterward from place to place Westward, until it seized on the said City. Where neither humane skill or providence, could use any prevention, notwithstanding it was cleansed of many annoyances, by diligent Officers thereto deputed: besides prohibition of all sickly persons enterance, and all possible provision dayly used for conservation of such as were in health, with incessant prayers and supplications of devoute people, for the asswaging of so dangerous a sicknesse. About the beginning of the yeare, it also began in very strange manner, as appeared by divers admirable effects; yet not as it had done in the East Countries, where Lord or Lady being touched therewith, manifest signes of inevitable death followed thereon, by bleeding at the nose. But here it began with yong children, male and female, either under the armepits, or in the groine by certaine swellings, in some to the bignesse of an Apple, in others like an Egge, and so in divers greater or lesser, which (in their vulgar Language) they termed to be a Botch or Byle. In very short time after, those two infected parts were growne mortiferous, and would disperse abroad indifferently, to all parts of the body; whereupon, such was the quality of the disease, to shew it selfe by blacke or blew spottes, which would appeare on the armes of many, others on their thighes, and every part else of the body: in some great and few, in others small and thicke.

The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830

The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Duffy
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ISBN: 1137332182
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The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830 by C. Duffy Summary

The Landscapes of the Sublime examines the place of the 'natural sublime' in the cultural history of the eighteenth century and Romantic period. Drawing on a range of scholarship and historical sources, it offers a fresh perspective on the different species of the 'natural sublime' encountered by British and European travellers and explorers.

The Child in Time

The Child in Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian McEwan
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0345809688
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The Child in Time by Ian McEwan Summary

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope that gives full rein to the author's remarkable gifts.

Marks of an Absolute Witch

Marks of an Absolute Witch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Orna Alyagon Darr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317100395
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Marks of an Absolute Witch by Orna Alyagon Darr Summary

This work explores the social foundation of evidence law in a specific historical social and cultural context - the debate concerning the proof of the crime of witchcraft in early modern England. In this period the question of how to prove the crime of witchcraft was the centre of a public debate and even those who strongly believed in the reality of witchcraft had considerable concerns regarding its proof. In a typical witchcraft crime there were no eyewitnesses, and since torture was not a standard measure in English criminal trials, confessions could not be easily obtained. The scarcity of evidence left the fact-finders with a pressing dilemma. On the one hand, using the standard evidentiary methods might have jeopardized any chance of prosecuting and convicting extremely dangerous criminals. On the other hand, lowering the evidentiary standards might have led to the conviction of innocent people. Based on the analysis of 157 primary sources, the book presents a picture of a diverse society whose members tried to influence evidentiary techniques to achieve their distinct goals and to bolster their social standing. In so doing this book further uncovers the interplay between the struggle with the evidentiary dilemma and social characteristics (such as class, position along the centre/periphery axis and the professional affiliation) of the participants in the debate. In particular, attention is focused on the professions of law, clergy and medicine. This book finds clear affinity between the professional affiliation and the evidentiary positions of the participants in the debate, demonstrating how the diverse social players and groups employed evidentiary strategies as a resource, to mobilize their interests. The witchcraft debate took place within the formative era of modern evidence law, and the book highlights the mutual influences between the witch trials and major legal developments.

Childe Morgan

Childe Morgan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Kurtz
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208678
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Childe Morgan by Katherine Kurtz Summary

New York Times bestselling author of In the King's Service Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king's service. His Deryni blood makes him ideal to safeguard the Haldane kings and ensure that Prince Brion shall have the protection of his hereditary magic.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Summary

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, “the father of an English poetry” is an unfinished collection of 22 poems and two prosaic novellas, united by a common frame: the stories are told by the pilgrims who travel to bow to the remains of Saint Thomas Backet at Canterbury. The book displays brightly wonderful features of Chaucer’s humanity: optimistic life attitude, interest in a specific person, social equity feeling, nationality and democracy. In his collection Chaucer managed to show a wide picture of the English reality of that era.

Illustrations of Old English Literature

Illustrations of Old English Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Payne Collier
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5874107541
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English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Jacobs
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120163
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English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Summary

Treasury of 43 stories by great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration includes "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," "Teeny-Tiny," and many more. 65 illustrations.

The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare

The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. J. Jusserand
Editor: Good Press
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The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand Summary

"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand (translated by Elizabeth Lee). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Romances Of Chivalry

Romances Of Chivalry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136199780
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Romances Of Chivalry by Ashen Summary

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present

A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Kilday
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137349123
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A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present by A. Kilday Summary

The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.

Performing Environments

Performing Environments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Bennett,M. Polito
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137320176
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Performing Environments by S. Bennett,M. Polito Summary

This ground-breaking collection explores the assumptions behind and practices for performance implicit in the manuscripts and playtexts of the medieval and early modern eras, focusing on work which engages with performance-oriented research.

A General View of the History of the English Bible

A General View of the History of the English Bible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. F. Westcott
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579100856
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A General View of the History of the English Bible by B. F. Westcott Summary

An excellent history of the English Bible, including a systematic inquiry into the internal history of the Authorized Version indicating its composite character.