Erscheinungsdatum: 22.09.2003, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Pantomime Man and Others, Autor: Middleton, Richard, Verlag: Wildside Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // Short Stories // single author, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 292, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 526 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 21.01.2009, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Short Stories - Volume V, Titelzusatz: Our Bore, Our English Watering-Place, Our French Watering-Place, Our Honourable Friend, Our School, Our Vestry, Out of the Season, Out of Town, The Pantomime of Life, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, Auflage: 1. Auflage von 1990 // 1. Auflage, Autor: Dickens, Charles, Verlag: GRIN Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Sprachwissenschaft // Allg. u. vergl. Sprachwiss., Seiten: 152, Gewicht: 229 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Shortly before her death Angela Carter was preparing this volume of short stories, one which does full justice to the glory of her imagination and the range of her talent. It is divided into distinct parts. The first comprises a group of stories inspired by America: Lizzie Borden visits a circus; a John Ford Western is spiced with the story of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'; and there is a wonderful Gothic extravaganza set in Hollywood. The second section - Old World Wonders - draws on fairy tales (Cinderella), on the story of Mary Magdalene, on the folklore of pantomime, on Alice in Wonderland, and on medieval legend. These stories represent Angela Carter at her most acrobatic and dazzling: erudite, witty, sexy and enthralling. A book to delight her many, many fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031845/bk_adbl_031845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The tenth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which feature a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe are asked to look into the sudden and unexplained death of a devoted churchgoer. The police appear to have lost interest, but the villagers are certain that their new lady vicar has something to do with it! But if it is murder, how was it done? Could it be - magic?Lesley Cookman started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. After following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she turned to writing short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, before graduating from the University of Wales with an MA in Creative Writing. She has taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.She lives on the Kent coast and has four grown up children and a passion for community theatre. She has written 10 titles in the Libby Sarjeant Murder Mysteries series and has also published How To Write A Pantomime What the Narrator Says"Lesley Cookman's Libby Serjeant female sleuth series is a joy to read. I loved Libby and her best friend and psychic investigative partner, Fran. Their constant banter keeps you amused throughout their various crime-solving escapades. I felt as if I was part of the gang in "The Pink Geranium", the local restaurant, popping in to enjoy a few glasses of wine, a nice meal, and more banter with Libby's husband and various other pals, including the proprietors, Peter and Harry. Lesley Cookman draws you into Libby's world, spurring you on to share the next case and the next!" Deryn Edwards, narrator of the Libby Sarjeant Mysteries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deryn Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010280/bk_adbl_010280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This, unlike most of Margaret Irwin's books, is not an historical novel. It is a peep-show at recent times, so fantastically gay that this, our London, appears as the iridescent scene of a pantomime or holiday charade. What happened behind the door at which one had to knock four times? Many wildly incongruous happenings, but chiefly an attack on other doors, the 'everlasting doors' of Prince's Gate, Queen's Gate, Emperor's Gate, to make them open wide to the rash young adventurer Dicky who had once gatecrashed them, but was resolved to 'spurn Kensington, march on Mayfair,' and conquer both the New World and the Old. How Dicky fought his way to fortune, and how Celia fought hers to freedom from behind the Gates of Kensington, by knocking four times on Dicky's door, is told in this story, which dances along as irresponsibly as a soap bubble against its brilliantly realized background, shading from the raffish to the respectable. For all its laughter and absurd situations, it is marked with the humorous sympathy and integrity that have distinguished all Margaret Irwin's work. Margaret Irwin (1889-1969) was educated at Clifton High School in Bristol, and then at Oxford University. She began writing books and short stories in the early 1920s. She married children's author and illustrator John Robert Monsell in 1929. Irwin was praised for her historical accuracy in her novels, and she wrote passionately about the English Civil War. In The Proud Servant she caused generations to fall in love with the ill-fated but charismatic Earl of Montrose, Charles I's Commander in Scotland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022201/bk_adbl_022201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from funny to terrifying tosurreal to touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jason's clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit.
In these children's stories and plays, starting with Mr. Redgum and Miss Eucalyptus, read about the flora and fauna of Australia and the native threat fire is to the natural environment that Kimberley Kookaburra, Kingsley Kangaroo, Wally Wombat, Candy Koala, and Baby Joylene live in. Timberlina-the Elephant is an adventure story about when a circus elephant takes Ozwald, Peter, Jennifer, and Clarissa to Africa, Tomorrowland, Toyland with Father Christmas, and a fantasy world. King of the Land of Kurralongawigglybell! is a pantomime about the misadventure of a villain who puts a spell on the village people of Kurralongawigglybell to stop the celebration of Christmas. But a handsome Prince Edward, who recruits the help of the Wizard of AZ and Bugsy Malone to capture the villain and break the spell by singing 'Jingle Bells,' will marry a princess for his reward. Dinosaur in My Backyard is a short play about the believable appearance of a dinosaur in Mark Phillips's backyard where he found a fossil. His school teacher thinks it is unbelievable, but that afternoon, when Dr. Seux and Mark's parents discuss a television interview, Dudley the Dinosaur appears and tells them he is from the planet of Palientology.