Myth, Symbol and Meaning in Mary Poppins: The Governess as by Giorgia Grilli

By Giorgia Grilli

The Mary Poppins that many folks be aware of of today--a stern, yet candy, loveable, and reassuring British nanny--is a much cry from the nature created via Pamela Lyndon Travers within the 1930's. as a substitute, this is often the Mary Poppins reinvented by way of Disney within the eponymous motion picture. This e-book sheds mild at the unique Mary Poppins, delusion, image, and that means in Mary Poppins is the one full-length learn that covers the entire Mary Poppins books, exposing simply how subversive the pre-Disney Mary Poppins personality actually was.  Drawing very important parallels among the nature and the lifetime of her writer, who labored as a governess herself, Grilli unearths the ways that Mary Poppins got here to unsettle the inflexible and rigorous principles of Victorian and Edwardian society that most governesses embodied, taught, and handed directly to their fees.

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English Nursery Rhymes for Young Learners (English Nursery by Collins

By Collins

A suite of the best-known English nursery rhymes chosen for his or her relevancy to the younger learner of English. The ebook is illustrated in complete color and a piece on the again comprises tune for many of the rhymes. there's an accompanying cassette.

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The evolution of Arthurian romance from the beginnings down by James Douglas Bruce

By James Douglas Bruce

This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it may possibly comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and improper pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we have now made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, smooth versions which are actual to the unique paintings.

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The Half Life of Stars: A Novel by Louise Wener

By Louise Wener

Claire's older brother, Daniel, has disappeared. He leaves paintings one Friday afternoon, presently ahead of Christmas, and vanishes into skinny air. Married, profitable, wealthy, there turns out no the reason is, he may abandon his lifestyles. Has he been killed? Has he been abducted? Or has he simply had enough?

Set among London and Miami, this is often the tale of a kin with ghosts to bury. It opens at the day of the Challenger commute explosion at Cape Canaveral: a sad second that rips this family members aside and units Daniel's disappearance in movement a few 18 years later. in the course of all of it sits Claire—divorced, irresponsible, fluent in six international languages but hopeless at reading lifestyles. it's Claire who is familiar with Daniel most sensible. it truly is Claire who turns into confident that she understands the place her older brother is and units off on a trip to discover him.

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Martha Quest (Perennial Classics) by Doris Lessing

By Doris Lessing

Clever, delicate, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a tender lady dwelling on a farm in Africa, feeling her manner in the course of the torments of early life and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in insurrection opposed to the puritan snobbery of her mom and dad, attempting to dwell to the entire with each nerve, emotion, and intuition laid naked to adventure. For her, it is a time of solitary analyzing daydreams, dancing -- and the 1st irritating encounters with intercourse. the 1st of Doris Lessing's undying teenagers of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.

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Harmonic Analysis and the Theory of Probability by Salomon Bochner

By Salomon Bochner

This vintage textual content emphasizes the stochastic tactics and the interchange of stimuli among chance and research. Non-probabilistic issues comprise Fourier sequence and integrals in lots of variables; the Bochner imperative; and the transforms of Plancherel, Laplace, Poisson, and Mellin. Most outstanding is the systematic presentation of Bochner's attribute useful. 1955 version.

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The Game-players of Titan (Voyager Classics) by Philip K. Dick

By Philip K. Dick

Philip okay Dick's vintage dystopian novel set sooner or later the place the remainder human survivors on the earth needs to gamble for his or her destiny with extraterrestrial beings from Titan, one of many moons circling Saturn. Roaming the pristine panorama of Earth, cared for by way of machines and extraterrestrial beings, the few last people alive because the conflict with Titan play Bluff, letting them win or lose estate and in addition shape new marriages for you to maximise the distant likelihood a few pairings will produce a baby. whilst Pete backyard, a very suicidal member of the gorgeous Blue Fox game-playing staff, loses his present spouse and his deed to Berkeley, he stumbles upon a miles larger, extra sinister model of the sport. The telepathic, slug-like Vugs of Titan are the avid gamers and at stake is the Earth itself. The Game-Players of Titan is a brilliantly conceived imaginative and prescient of a destiny dystopia, jam-packed with resourceful element, moments of natural humour and thought-provoking musings at the nature of belief, because the probably common narrative quickly becomes a tumultuous nightmare of myth, precognition and conspiracy.

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