Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: John Cech,Robert Mackenzie

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402730640

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1111


A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune, in a retelling that includes historical notes on versions of the tale, other heroic stories, and alternate "ascension" tales.

Rereading Jack London

Author: Leonard Cassuto,Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804735162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 9140


Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is America’s most widely translated author (into more than eighty languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history. The breadth and depth of new critical study of London’s work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond a traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond the timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of London’s richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on London’s personal "world,” we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers.

Jack Kerouac's On the Road

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791075818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 252

View: 2182


- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

The Odyssey of Jeremy Jack

A Play for Children

Author: Mark Howard Medoff,Carleene Johnson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822208358

Category: Drama

Page: 39

View: 5756


THE STORY: Jeremy Jack, a turtle, is dissatisfied with his lot in life and has decided that his only hope is to rid himself of his shell. With the help of his friend Lou (a lizard), he begins an odyssey that leads him from Miles, Niles and Giles (t

Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia

Author: John J. Eddleston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074145

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 504


A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper

The Jack Tales

Author: Richard Chase

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054752997X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5119


A collection of folk tales from the southern Appalachians that center on a single character, the irrepressible Jack.

Southern Jack Tales

Author: Donald Davis

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874835007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 217

View: 7899


A collection of thirteen Jack tales from the southern Appalachian Mountains, including "The Time Jack Told a Big Tale", "The Time Jack Cured the Doctor", and "The Time Jack Stole the Cows".

Jack Hill

The Exploitation and Blaxploitation Master, Film by Film

Author: Calum Waddell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452889

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2331


Jack Hill stands as one of the great B-movie directors and influenced an aspiring filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino. The director who gave the world Coffy, Foxy Brown, Spider Baby, Switchblade Sisters and other exploitation classics broke gender and racial barriers in his low-budget work. He launched the careers of Pam Grier, Ellen Burstyn and Sid Haig and worked with Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney in the twilight of their careers. This filmography covers all of Jack Hill’s works. Each entry offers alternate titles, cast, credits, a plot summary, extensive critical information, quotes, and an interview with Jack Hill about that particular film.

Jenny Reen and the Jack Muh Lantern

Author: Irene Smalls,Jon Lockard

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780689318757

Category: African Americans

Page: 32

View: 3656


Sister Louisa, who cares for Jenny Reen while her parents work in the field, warns the young slave girl about a monster, known from long-told tales, who comes out on Halloween.

Perspectives on the Jack Tales

And Other North American Märchen

Author: Carl Lindahl

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781878318756

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 2410


The essays in this volume reexamine common assumptions about "magic" tales and their tellers, reconsidering the performance, collection, transcription, publication, and interpretation of narratives that continue to live orally--especially in the private realm--as one mechanism of intergenerational communication or as a symbolic expression of worldview.