The Japanese Fairy Book represents a collection if twenty-two Japanese legends and fairy tales about peasants and kings, good and evil sides of life, princesses and princes, love and hate, animals, the sea, and the sky and the nature. The book will be loved by everyone including not only children but also adults interested in Asian and Japanese literature as it is a deserving representative of this literature. One of the stories, for example, is called The Farmer and The Badger and it narrates about an old farmer and his life who lived high in the mountains far away from the town. They did not have any neighbors except a bad badger who used to come to the farmer's field every night and damage the plants to which the farmer devoted a lot of time. The father tolerated this for a long time as he had a kind heart but this could not last forever and he decided to stop it. The farmer waited for a badger with a large club for a long time but could not catch. Then he tried making traps for the animal and eventually the badger got into one of the holes dug by the farmer. The farmer was very happy about it and he took the badger to his house and asked his wife to look after the badger and not to let it to escape while the farmer was working in his field. The badger realized that he might become a soup in the evening and started to think of the ways out...
This novel was written by Robert Hugh Benson in 1906 and the events in it occur in the year of 2000. The author is trying to imagine what will happen in the nearest future and prognoses the growth of Antichrist. The author who was a catholic priest was willing to spread Christian views and values to antagonists and to those who have alien views. The book is very useful for self-development and self-growth.
This book belongs to the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library. It was written by Thomas Mott Osborne, an American prison administrator who initiated a wave of reforms in prisons and was firstly published in 1914. Readers can find information about the life in prison described very brightly and expressively.
This novel narrates about tempting and damaging role of patriarchal authority in Scottish culture on the example of a horrible confrontation between old John Gourlay and weak but creative son who will at the end kill him. -- This is an out of print or unavailable edition.
This documentary work written by Beller narrates about the life of common soldiers who take part in the Civil War in America. In the introducing the author brings into some meaningful terms that can give some clues about the people: “Billy Yank, as the Union soldier was commonly referred to, and Johnny Reb, the nickname given to Confederate soldiers.” Terms like these are used superfluously much, in the book they can be met for several times in one sentence. However the coating is given sufficiently – the writer talks about diseases, arms, both armies, food, fights, main battles and so on. Moreover some quotations from the letters from and to the armies are demonstrated in the book. The appendix includes maps, photographs, timetable of the Civil War, some notes, auxiliary books and other resources.
"Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" written by Greenville Kleiser, may be the longest book title ever. The book contains lots of different methods that can be used to achieve a large vocabulary. If understood in a right way and applied correctly, this book will certainly increase your inventory of words. Also it will introduce you countless wealth of various words, which will become the reason for all your friends, listeners, or readers to envy you.
The book is a great source for writers or for students, who always have to write different essays and compositions. This book, downloaded to your iPod, PPC or even mobile phone will be an irreplaceable assistant at the moment of need to make a brilliant display of eloquence. Everybody needs something special and spicy in their speech, so this book would be just perfect for anyone. Reading "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" will certainly help you to become the social mixer. If you are very shy or fell lack of words from time to time, "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases" will make you more confident in what you are saying and when.
Also if you consider yourself to be a passionate lover of English language, this book full of bright, juicy and awesome quotations, phrases and word combinations is one of the best for you. If you understand the value and beauty of well-turned phrase, if you appreciate how much accurately chosen words and phrases can inspire and evoke new ideas and thoughts, this book is the very thing you need.
This book would be a great present not only for students, but for teachers as well. Teachers, probably, like no one else understand the importance and value of beautiful and correct speech. The book may be used as an additional material during language or literature lessons. Students will definitely like this full of witty and funny phrases book.
The book is very easy to navigate. It’s divided into various chapters in that way, so you will have no difficulties finding the very chapter you need. "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" is written in a simple language, so you will not face strange and unknown words or terms. This book will make you feel confident and comfortable in any situation. You will forget about felling speechless or lost to say something. This is a really useful book that everyone should have.
While reading this book the reader gets more and more sure that James A. Garfield must deserve more historical recognition, one might say he’s almost forgotten! Horatio Alger's excellent biography should be required reading for all high school students and all Americans, who should see the country as a land of opportunity, learning that any person may make what he wants of himself! It is a rags-to-riches story that amuses as well as informs. It’s truly encouraging to be reminded that a sincere, frugal, pleasant, and scrupulous man like James A. Garfield, who was brought up in a humble, rather poor family, born in a log cabin, no shoes till he was four, could rise through military and political ranks to become America's 20th president. This is a very special book, where Alger wrote about success principles that worked 100 years ago - as they do nowadays. Thus, any of us can use these principles to achieve what we desire. James A. Garfield reached his aim without compromising his steady personal values or his integrity. It’s strongly recommended for those readers who still believe in the ‘American Dream’ and who try hard to achieve a goal of any difficulty and ultimately succeed.
Once upon a time there lived Lightfoot the Deer. He was handsome and cute and had a lot of friends at Home – in the Green forest. Everything was wonderful… but then autumn came and with it came the invaders – creatures on two legs with things that spat fire – hunters!.. Will Lightfoot the Deer be able to escape?.. How horrible!.. But don’t be afraid, his friends in the Green forest will help him. And when danger over blows, strange, foreign deer come to the forest. Why are they here? And what will Lightfoot the Deer do?..
Charles Seddon Evans (1883-1944) wrote his version of The Sleeping Beauty together with Cinderella, both illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The fairy-tale first was issued in 1729, when Robert Samber translated Charles Perrault\'s fairy tale La Belle au bois dormant. C.S. Evans has developed Perrault\'s story but followed the later version by the Brothers Grimm in giving his heroine the name of Briar-Rose and ending with her awakening and betrothal, skipping the evil mother-in-law who orders her grandchildren to be cooked for supper. So C.S. Evens tells the story in the fullest detail, giving the romantic version. The story starts with the princess\'s parents and the frog; it depicts the work of the servants and what goes in the castle, the 12 good fairies and curse. The advice of the wizards, the destruction of the wheels, the princess growing up, and the demise of the curse\'s reign. Of course, there are some princes that try to break the curse, but only one makes it through!
Basil is the king of Poland, who hides his son Sigmund in a tower for fear that an oracle may come true. When Sigmund wasn’t yet born he figured out with the help of astrology that his son would kill his wife and cause death and destruction around himself. When the first prophecy turned out to be true - the wife of the king died giving birth to Sigmund - Basil decided to hide him in a tower. Once, he takes him out while Sigmund sleeps to see what kind of man he is, and finds out that his son is authoritarian and hostile like a wild beast. Then Basil takes him back to the cell and makes him believe that everything that happened was just a dream. In this way the name of the play is used directly for Sigmund, but he takes it allegorically. The life he is supposed to lead as a prince can be only his dream. After that, civil war begins, and Sigmund is out to fight, thinking again that he is dreaming, and now he is a totally different man from what he was, because he doesn’t want to wake up and wants his dream to be sweat and friendly. Thus, Calderon, one of the great playwrights of the Renaissance, made the play very philosophic with the help of allegory. So that while reading several questions arise: What life is? Who are we? Is life a dream? Besides the philosophical site, it’s very hilarious classic comedy that is read smoothly without a pause.