Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" and "genre" fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim. Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true "must-have" for his ever growing legion of fans.
These fantasies and true-to-life fables were created by Oscar Wilde for his own sons. Here is the tale of the Prince who is not as happy as he seems, of the Selfish Giant who learns how to love children, and of the Star-Child who suffers bitter trials when he rejects his parents.
A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow. The swallow meets the statue of the late ‘Happy Prince’. The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Canterville Ghost who has haunted the Canterville Chase, a London mansion for 300 years are all a part of the stories contained within the book.
The richness of Oscar Wilde's way with words and ideas is given full range in this sparkling collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891. From the comic tales of The Canterville Ghost and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime to the marvelous fairy stories and fantasies of The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and The Star Child, we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of Wilde's exceptional wit, in stories that will appeal to both adults and children. Beautifully illustrated by Charles Robinson and Walter Crane, this Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Happy Prince & Other Stories also features an afterword by author David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Two Tudor stories by Alison Prince in a gorgeous paperback format. My Tudor Queen is the diary of Eva De Puebla who comes to England as lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon. Anne Boleyn and Me is the story of Elinor Valjean, Eva's daughter, who serves in Henry VIII's court. A must for every fan of historical fiction
Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world and warms the hearts of those around you. Here is a little story about a prince who was raised in this way and who treated people warmly, regardless of their status. From an early age, children should understand the importance of good deeds, stories being the most appropriate for this purpose. The book contains both illustrations and passages with dialogue between the characters and, at the end, a few coloring pages.
This book has been deemed as a classic and has stood the test of time. The book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations.
Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915
Author: K. Stephen Prince
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question. During Reconstruction, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society. The white South actively resisted these efforts, battling the legal strictures of Reconstruction on the ground. Meanwhile, white southern storytellers worked to recast the South's image, romanticizing the Lost Cause and heralding the birth of a New South. In Stories of the South, K. Stephen Prince argues that this cultural production was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Prince demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.
Rule #3 - The roses in the Infinity Gardens are strictly off limits. DO NOT PICK THE FLOWERS. Rumors as old as time Not true in the least But then a beauty goes Snipping at a rose Knocked Up by the… ~*~ Innocent good girl Evie Belle would rather be at home reading her favorite steamy romance novel. Unfortunately, her sister is too busy loudly gossiping about the hunky Hunter brothers with her friend. Which is the only reason Evie stumbled into her father’s workshop (for some peace and quiet) and found out that he owes a whole lot of money to a shady loan shark. This, and only this, is the reason why she snuck into the Infinity Gardens to steal one of the highly sought after roses. It should pay off her father’s debts and then some. The reason why she stayed the night with a distinct lack of clothing and panties nowhere to be found? A cursed prince may have taken offense to her pilfering his prized roses and allowed her to repay him with her nubile body, claiming her as his own, hard and unprotected…