Little King December

Author: Axel Hacke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780747575597
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Little King December. December II, the little pot-bellied king, is about three inches tall and so fat that he can't button up his tiny red velvet coat with its magnificent ermine trim. He lives in a tiny room in a hole in the wall, its shelves piled high with countless colourful boxes, full of his dreams. In King December II's world, you are born big, knowing everything you will ever know - how to close a business deal, how to write a computer programme … And every day you get a little bit smaller and you forget a little bit more, so that at the end of your life you are tiny, and you spend your days forgetting things and chasing shadows in the garden. Childhood comes at the end of your life … but is that a good thing? Well, you'll have to ask the little king. You can ask him anything. You can lie with him on the balcony and look up at the stars and talk about immortality. And when you're with him you see things your eyes won't normally see…

Ein B R Namens Sonntag

Author: Axel Hacke
ISBN: 9783888974328
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Ein B R Namens Sonntag. 'Als ich ein kleiner Junge war, besass ich einen schweigsamen kleinen Bären, der hiess Sonntag.' So beginnt diese Geschichte, in der der Junge und sein Sonntag so unzertrennlich sind, wie das bei Kindern und Bären ja häufiger vorkommt. Doch beschleichen den Jungen eines Tages Zweifel: Hat dieser Bär da mich genauso lieb wie ich ihn? Ist er richtig lebendig? Er versucht, dem Bären ein Lebenszeichen zu entlocken, er denkt nach - und dann hat er eines Nachts einen Traum. 'Axel Hacke erzählt die beunruhigende, erleichternde Geschichte einer wunderbaren Freundschaft., die Michael Sowa grossartig illustriert hat. Axel Hacke wurde 1956 in Braunschweig geboren und lebt heute als Schriftsteller und Journalist in München. Von 1981 bis 2000 arbeitete er als Reporter und 'Streiflicht'-Autor bei der 'Süddeutschen Zeitung', für deren Magazin er bis heute unter dem Titel 'Das Beste aus aller Welt' seit Jahren eine viel gelesene Alltagskolumne schreibt. Seine journalistische Arbeit wurde mit vielen Preisen ausgezeichnet: Joseph-Roth-Preis (1987), Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Preis (1987 und 1990) und Theodor-Wolff-Preis (1990). Hackes Bücher, zu denen mehrere Bestseller ('Der kleine Erziehungsberater', 'Der kleine König Dezember') gehören, wurden in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt. Michael Sowa lebt seit seiner Geburt im Jahre 1945 in Berlin. Nach Abschluss eines Kunstpädagogikstudiums 1975 freier Maler und Zeichner. 1995 wurde er mit dem Olaf-Gulbransson-Preis ausgezeichnet.

Gwendys Wunschkasten

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641222192
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Gwendys Wunschkasten. Wiedersehen mit Castle Rock Die kleine Stadt Castle Rock in Maine hat die seltsamsten Vorkommnisse und ungewöhnlichsten Besucher erlebt. Warum sollte es der 12-jährigen Gwendy anders ergehen? Eines Tages tritt ein schwarz gekleideter Unbekannter an sie heran und macht ihr ein Geschenk: einen Kasten mit lauter Schaltern und Hebeln. Wozu er dient? Gwendy probiert es aus, und ihr Leben verändert sich von Grund auf.

Delphi Complete Works Of Elizabeth Gaskell Illustrated

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909102
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Delphi Complete Works Of Elizabeth Gaskell Illustrated . Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, raising important social issues of the world around her. This comprehensive eBook presents Gaskell’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gaskell’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 6 novels and ALL 7 novellas, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Some works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * ALL 48 short stories, with excellent formatting * Includes Gaskell’s poetry, printed in Dickens’ magazines * Gaskell’s scholarly biography on Charlotte Brontë, with contents table * Includes two bonus biographies, including George A. Payne’s memoir – explore Gaskell’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels MARY BARTON CRANFORD RUTH NORTH AND SOUTH SYLVIA’S LOVERS WIVES AND DAUGHTERS The Novellas THE MOORLAND COTTAGE MR. HARRISON’S CONFESSIONS LIZZIE LEIGH MY LADY LUDLOW LOIS THE WITCH A DARK NIGHT’S WORK COUSIN PHILLIS The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Poetry BRAN THE SCHOLAR’S STORY SKETCHES AMONG THE POOR, NO. I The Non-Fiction THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË The Biographies ELIZABETH GASKELL by Adolphus William Ward MRS. GASKELL AND KNUTSFORD by Rev. George A. Payne Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Sowa S Ark

Author: Image Connection America, Incorporated
Publisher: Image Connection
ISBN: 9781931432757
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The Complete Works Of Elizabeth Gaskell 20 Books

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610420012
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The Complete Works Of Elizabeth Gaskell 20 Books . Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell was known for her detailed portraits of influential English figures (such as Charlotte Bronte), and novels of Victorian life. Collected here are over 20 of her works. A table of contents is included to help you quickly find each work. An Accursed Race Cousin Phillis Cranford Curious, if True A Dark Night's Work Doom of the Griffiths French Life The Grey Woman and other Tales Half a Life-time Ago The Half-Brothers Life of Charlotte Bronte Lizzie Leigh Lois the Witch Mary Barton The Moorland Cottage My Lady Ludlow North and South The Poor Clare Round the Sofa Ruth Sylvia's Lovers Uncle Peter Wives and Daughters

The Life Of Charlotte Bronte Complete

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Life Of Charlotte Bronte Complete. CHAPTER I The Leeds and Skipton railway runs along a deep valley of the Aire; a slow and sluggish stream, compared to the neighbouring river of Wharfe. Keighley station is on this line of railway, about a quarter of a mile from the town of the same name. The number of inhabitants and the importance of Keighley have been very greatly increased during the last twenty years, owing to the rapidly extended market for worsted manufactures, a branch of industry that mainly employs the factory population of this part of Yorkshire, which has Bradford for its centre and metropolis. Keighley is in process of transformation from a populous, old-fashioned village, into a still more populous and flourishing town. It is evident to the stranger, that as the gable-ended houses, which obtrude themselves corner-wise on the widening street, fall vacant, they are pulled down to allow of greater space for traffic, and a more modern style of architecture. The quaint and narrow shop-windows of fifty years ago, are giving way to large panes and plate-glass. Nearly every dwelling seems devoted to some branch of commerce. In passing hastily through the town, one hardly perceives where the necessary lawyer and doctor can live, so little appearance is there of any dwellings of the professional middle-class, such as abound in our old cathedral towns.

The Life Of Charlotte Bronte

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775453995
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The Life Of Charlotte Bronte. Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. The Life of Charlotte Bronte is a fascinating read for fans who want to learn more about the Jane Eyre author's life and career.