Glimpses Of Notes

Author: Ian Davidson
Editor: Dolman Scott
ISBN: 9781911412052
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In Glimpses of Notes Ian Davidson describes in remarkable detail his education at Manchester Grammar School, beginning during the second half of World War Two. A native of Broughton-in-Furness, he brings his acute observational powers to bear on his upbringing in this great northern industrial city and his education at one of the world's great schools. Starting in the Preparatory Department and leaving from the History Sixth Form, he produces wonderful sketches of his fellow pupils and teachers. Manchester was, of course, a major target for German bombers and Ian describes hauntingly the extent of the damage, observed from the bus he caught in north-west Manchester to take him to school south of the city centre. This is a remarkable work of social history, but it is also an account of the development of a young man, growing in independence from his family, but linked inexorably to his roots in the Lake District. His education begins with the accumulation of knowledge, but as he grows and reaches the Sixth Form he develops personal judgement and learns truly to think for himself - with some unexpected results as far as his teachers and High Master are concerned. Ian's remarkable memory allows him to bring to life the physical surroundings in which he grew up over 70 years ago. The behaviour and speech of his schoolmates are vividly represented and readers of all ages will recognise universal characteristics common to different periods of history. This is a book which will entertain and delight anyone connected with, or interested in, the city of Manchester and its Grammar School.

Glimpses Of Spain Or Notes Of An Unfinished Tour In 1847

Author: Severn Teackle Wallis
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A Glimpse At Guatemala And Some Notes On The Ancient Monuments Of Central America

Author: Anne Cary Maudslay
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108017045
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A description of archaeologist Alfred Maudslay's last expedition to Guatemala, with descriptions of his previously excavated sites.

Glimpses Of Life And Manners In Persia

Author: Mary Leonora Sheil
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Glimpses Of English Literature

Author: Goran R. Eriksson
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Glimpses Of Life And Manners In Persia

Author: Lady Mary Leonora Woulfe Sheil
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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A FEW years ago it fell to my lot to make a journey to Persia, and to reside there nearly four years. At this moment, when public attention is so much directed to the East, I have thought my recollections of the scenes I have visited may not be without interest to a few readers. One advantage I enjoyed over many preceding travellers in Persia. I have been able to see the anderoons or harams of the Shah and some of the principal personages of his Court; and to judge, to a certain extent, with my own eyes, of the condition of women in that portion of the East. Circumstances over which we had no control forced us to pursue the distant route of Poland and Russia, which, however, was to me rather a matter of rejoicing than otherwise, notwithstanding the fatigue and the prospect of climbing the Caucasus, perhaps in winter, as I knew that in all probability our return to England would be by the more usual road of Turkish Armenia, which shall be described in its proper place. In this respect I must give my meed of praise to Russia, for, bad as may be the land of the "Moscovs," it is, for a lady-traveller, far to be preferred to Turkish Armenia. "The Lord deliver me from Sir Harry Vane!" might Cromwell exclaim; but I say, "The Lord deliver me from Turkish Armenia, its subterranean dwellings and their blinding smoke, with cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, asses, horses, fleas, bugs, and other small deer unmentionable, for companions and comrades!" On the 7th of August, 1849, after avoiding a formal leave-takingÐthat dreariest and most painful mode of seeking consolation at partingÐwe commenced our journey towards the land of the sun. We were a cumbrous party, consisting, besides my husband and myself, of three Irish and one French servant, and last, though far from least, our inseparable companion and cherished friend Crab, who, by his endearing ways, solaced afterwards many a weary hour, but who, alas! was not destined to revisit his native Scotland. He sleeps deep in the waters of Smyrna.

Glimpses In The Twilight Being Various Notes Records And Examples Of The Supernatural

Author: Frederick George Lee
Editor: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377087252
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A New Home Who Ll Follow Or Glimpses Of Western Life

Author: Caroline Matilda Kirkland
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813515427
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"A New Home is a vivid contribution to a new king of narrative developed during the antebellum period, ethnographic fiction. Kirkland highlights the importance and the drama of local practices and everyday life in Montacute. She traces the way two groups of settlers slowly adjust to each other--the old hands and the newcomers from the East. Dramatizing differences of class and culture, she also shows how the groups finally form a genuine community and a new diverse culture. Kirkland also gives ethnographic fiction an original twist: she satirizes the provincialism and the rigidity of both groups of settlers." -- Publisher's description from paperback back cover.

Glimpses Of Life And Manners In Persia

Author: Lady Mary Leonora Woulfe Sheil
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465603190
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A FEW years ago it fell to my lot to make a journey to Persia, and to reside there nearly four years. At this moment, when public attention is so much directed to the East, I have thought my recollections of the scenes I have visited may not be without interest to a few readers. One advantage I enjoyed over many preceding travellers in Persia. I have been able to see the anderoons or harams of the Shah and some of the principal personages of his Court; and to judge, to a certain extent, with my own eyes, of the condition of women in that portion of the East. Circumstances over which we had no control forced us to pursue the distant route of Poland and Russia, which, however, was to me rather a matter of rejoicing than otherwise, notwithstanding the fatigue and the prospect of climbing the Caucasus, perhaps in winter, as I knew that in all probability our return to England would be by the more usual road of Turkish Armenia, which shall be described in its proper place. In this respect I must give my meed of praise to Russia, for, bad as may be the land of the "Moscovs," it is, for a lady-traveller, far to be preferred to Turkish Armenia. "The Lord deliver me from Sir Harry Vane!" might Cromwell exclaim; but I say, "The Lord deliver me from Turkish Armenia, its subterranean dwellings and their blinding smoke, with cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, asses, horses, fleas, bugs, and other small deer unmentionable, for companions and comrades!" On the 7th of August, 1849, after avoiding a formal leave-takingÐthat dreariest and most painful mode of seeking consolation at partingÐwe commenced our journey towards the land of the sun. We were a cumbrous party, consisting, besides my husband and myself, of three Irish and one French servant, and last, though far from least, our inseparable companion and cherished friend Crab, who, by his endearing ways, solaced afterwards many a weary hour, but who, alas! was not destined to revisit his native Scotland. He sleeps deep in the waters of Smyrna.

William Faulkner Life Glimpses

Author: Louis Daniel Brodsky
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292759606
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During thirty years of literary collecting, Louis Daniel Brodsky has acquired some of the most important source materials on the life and work of William Faulkner anywhere available. Indeed, the Brodsky Collection, now owned by Southeast Missouri State University, has been characterized by Robert Penn Warren as "stupendous." In William Faulkner, Life Glimpses, Brodsky mines this storehouse of previously unpublished material, using interviews, letters, speeches, movie scripts, and notes to enrich our understanding of this well-known Southern writer. The result is a highly readable biography that is thematic and episodic rather than chronological in its organization. Building on specific documents in the collection, Brodsky opens new windows on the parallel development of Faulkner's literary career and personal life. New material on the early poems ''Elder Watson in Heaven" and "Pregnancy" gives insight into Faulkner's developing literary and personal aesthetics during the 1920s and 1930s. Faulkner's metamorphosis from self-doubting, isolated artist to confident public spokesman during the 1940s and 1950s forms the central core of the study. Through previously unavailable screenplays written for Warner Bros. during World War II and an interview with Faulkner's fellow screenwriter Albert I. "Buzz" Bezzerides, Brodsky charts the decline in Faulkner's literary output and his corresponding discovery of a public voice. He shows how Faulkner's astonishingly positive 1950 Nobel Prize acceptance speech was not a sudden about-face from the bleak outlook that had produced The Sound and the Fury. Rather, Faulkner's years in Hollywood showed him that words, even screenplays, could shape the way people think and react. Faulkner's lifelong quest for a "manly" role ended, Brodsky declares, when he took up the mantle of public spokesmanship. In the final chapter, a revealing interview with Faulkner's granddaughter, Victoria Fielden Johnson, paints an insider's portrait of life at the Faulkner home, Rowan Oak. A copy of Faulkner's recipe for curing pork, included in the appendix, emphasizes his longterm struggle to produce fine literature while supplying the everyday needs of a large family. These and other materials, previously unavailable to scholars and the reading public, will broaden and enrich our understanding of one of America's most celebrated writers.