Author: C. Kingsley
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-10
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Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 - 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin. Kingsley was born in Holne, Devon, the elder of two sons of the Reverend Charles Kingsley and his wife Mary Lucas Kingsley. His brother, Henry Kingsley, also became a novelist. He spent his childhood in Clovelly, Devon, where his father was Curate 1826-1832 and Rector 1832-1836, and at Barnack, Northamptonshire and was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Helston Grammar School before studying at King's College London, and the University of Cambridge. Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1838, and graduated in 1842. He chose to pursue a ministry in the church. From 1844, he was rector of Eversley in Hampshire. In 1859 he was appointed chaplain to Queen Victoria. In 1860, he was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. In 1861 he became a private tutor to the Prince of Wales
Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children by Charles Kingsley Some of you have heard already of the old Greeks; and all of you, as you grow up, will hear more and more of them. Those of you who are boys will, perhaps, spend a great deal of time in reading Greek books; and the girls, though they may not learn Greek, will be sure to come across a great many stories taken from Greek history, and to see, I may say every day, things which we should not have had if it had not been for these old Greeks. You can hardly find a well-written book which has not in it Greek names, and words, and proverbs; you cannot walk through a great town without passing Greek buildings; you cannot go into a well-furnished room without seeing Greek statues and ornaments, even Greek patterns of furniture and paper; so strangely have these old Greeks left their mark behind them upon this modern world in which we now live. And as you grow up, and read more and more, you will find that we owe to these old Greeks the beginners of all our mathematics and geometry-that is, the science and knowledge of numbers, and of the shapes of things, and of the forces which make things move and stand at rest; and the beginnings of our geography and astronomy; and of our laws, and freedom, and politics-that is, the science of how to rule a country, and make it peaceful and strong. And we owe to them, too, the beginning of our logic-that is, the study of words and of reasoning; and of our metaphysics-that is, the study of our own thoughts and souls. And last of all, they made their language so beautiful that foreigners used to take to it instead of their own; and at last Greek became the common language of educated people all over the old world, from Persia and Egypt even to Spain and Britain. And therefore it was that the New Testament was written in Greek, that it might be read and understood by all the nations of the Roman empire; so that, next to the Jews, and the Bible which the Jews handed down to us, we owe more to these old Greeks than to any people upon earth. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Author: Bernard Evslin
Release Date: 2008
Die brillante Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen durch den von der Welt der alten Götter faszinierten Amerikaner erschien in gebundener Form 1997 bei Sanssouci (BA 2/98). Die vorliegende Taschenbuchausgabe hat den gleichen Aufbau: Unterteilt in 3 Kapitel werden Götter, Halbgötter und Naturmythen vorgestellt, wobei in den farbig nacherzählten Abenteuern Gorgonen, Helden und Ungeheuer den schon immer die Religionen beherrschenden Kampf zwischen den Mächten der Finsternis und des Lichtes markieren. Die eigenwilligen Illustrationen von J. Gleich sind durch die gefälligeren, hellfarbenen Bilder von L. Glazer-Naudé ersetzt, der die Emotionen der Akteure mit zartem Stift in fast fotografischer Deutlichkeit eindrucksvoll festhält. Ein abschließendes Kapitel gilt den Legenden von Midas und Pygmalion. Neben G. Schwabs unverzichtbarem Grundbestandstitel der "Sagen des klassischen Altertums" (zuletzt BA 4/07) oder der unterhaltsam-frechen Darstellung griechischer Sagen durch D. Inkiow (BA 4/07) als sprachlich auffallende, schwungvolle Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen breit empfohlen. . - Warum verschlang Kronos seine Kinder? Was war in dem goldenen Kästchen, das Pandora, die Gabenreiche, von Hermes erhielt? Wie kam es, dass Athene, die "Hochstirnige", dem Haupt des Zeus entstieg? In farbig erzählten Episoden wird die griechische Mythologie lebendig. Ab 10.
The dissemination of classical material to children has long been a major form of popularization with far-reaching effects, although until very recently it has received almost no attention within the growing field of classical reception studies. This volume explores the ways in which children encountered the world of ancient Greece and Rome in Britain and the United States over a century-long period beginning in the 1850s, as well as adults' literary responses to their own childhood encounters with antiquity. Rather than discussing the role of classics in education, it focuses on books read for enjoyment, and on two genres of children's literature in particular: the myth collection and the historical novel. The tradition of myths retold as children's stories is traced in the work of writers and illustrators from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Charles Kingsley to Roger Lancelyn Green and Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, while the discussion of historical fiction focuses particularly on the roles of nationality and gender in the construction of an ancient world for modern children. The book concludes with an investigation of the connections between childhood and antiquity made by writers for adults, including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and H.D. Recognition of the fundamental role in children's literature of adults' ideas about what children want or need is balanced throughout by attention to the ways in which child readers have made such works their own. The formative experiences of antiquity discussed throughout help to explain why despite growing uncertainty about the appeal of antiquity to modern children, the classical past remains perennially interesting and inspiring.
Author: H. Ch. Andersen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2015-09-15
In diesem wunderbar poetischen Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen geht es um die unzerstörbare Liebe des kleinen Mädchens Gerda, das sich auf die abenteuerliche Suche nach ihrem Spielgefährten Kay begibt, der von der zaubermächtigen Schneekönigin in ihr eisiges Reich im hohen Norden entführt wurde. Die herrlich fantasievollen Illustrationen von Natalie Meyer lassen mit ihrem beeindruckenden Schauwert jede Seite dieses Märchenbuches zu einem besonderen Erlebnis werden.