Moby Dick

Moby Dick

' A young seaman joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, let by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick in this children's version of Melville's Moby Dick.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853260088

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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'Command the murderous chalices!...Drink ye harpooners! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow - Death to Moby Dick!'
Categories: Fiction

Billy Budd Other Stories

Billy Budd   Other Stories

His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor," a classic confrontation between good and evil, is the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 185326749X

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Stung by the critical reception and lack of commercial success of his previous two works, Moby-Dick and Pierre, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor," a classic confrontation between good and evil, is the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation. The other selections here-"Bartleby," "The Encantadas," "Benito Cereno," and "The Piazza"-also illuminate, in varying guises, the way fictions are created and shared with a wider society. In his introduction Frederick Busch discusses Melville's preoccupation with his "correspondence with the world," his quarrel with silence, and why fiction was, for Melville, "a matter of life and death." Book jacket.
Categories: Fiction

D H Lawrence s Australia

D H  Lawrence s Australia

Having read Where Bonds Are Loosed in January, he read Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) in February, finding it “very odd” but also “interesting” ... 92 Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or The Whale (Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 2002), 92.

Author: David Game

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317155058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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The first full-length account of D.H. Lawrence’s rich engagement with a country he found both fascinating and frustrating, D.H. Lawrence’s Australia focuses on the philosophical, anthropological and literary influences that informed the utopian and regenerative visions that characterise so much of Lawrence’s work. David Game gives particular attention to the four novels and one novella published between 1920 and 1925, what Game calls Lawrence’s 'Australian period,' shedding new light on Lawrence’s attitudes towards Australia in general and, more specifically, towards Australian Aborigines, women and colonialism. He revisits key aspects of Lawrence’s development as a novelist and thinker, including the influence of Darwin and Lawrence’s rejection of eugenics, Christianity, psychoanalysis and science. While Game concentrates on the Australian novels such as Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush, he also uncovers the Australian elements in a range of other works, including Lawrence’s last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence lived in Australia for just three months, but as Game shows, it played a significant role in his quest for a way of life that would enable regeneration of the individual in the face of what Lawrence saw as the moral collapse of modern industrial civilisation after the outbreak of World War I.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 10 to 13 Opening Doors series

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 10 to 13  Opening Doors series

Ware: Wordsworth Classics. Kipling, Rudyard (1994 [1910]). ... Marvell, Andrew (2005 [1681]). 'To His Coy Mistress', in The Complete Poems. London: Penguin. Melville, Herman (1992 [1851]). Moby Dick. Ware: Wordsworth Classics.

Author: Verity Jones

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785834516

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 10 to 13 takes Bob Cox's award-winning 'Opening Doors' series into bold new territories, providing a treasury of techniques and strategies all carefully selected to support the design of a deeper, more creative and more expansive curriculum. Together with Leah Crawford and Verity Jones, Bob has compiled this rich resource to help teachers enhance their learners' engagement with challenging texts and develop their writing skills as budding wordsmiths. It includes 15 ready-to-use units of work covering a range of inspiring poetry and prose from across the literary tradition, complete with vivid illustrations by Victoria Cox. Bob, Leah and Verity's innovative ideas on theory, best practice and how to cultivate a pioneering classroom spirit are all integrated into the lesson suggestions, which have been designed for both the teacher's and the learners' immediate benefit. Together they empower teachers to explore with their learners the scope and depth of literature capable of inspiring high standards and instilling a love of language in its many forms. Furthermore, they help teachers to lay down intricate curricular pathways that will prompt their pupils to better enjoy literature, read and analyse texts with a greater sense of curiosity, and write with more originality. The book includes a great range of texts both as the core of each unit and as link reading, incorporating some contemporary texts to show how past and present co-exist - and how various literary styles can be taught using similar principles, all of which are open to further adaptation. The authors have also suggested key concepts around which the curriculum can be built, with the units providing examples with which you can work. All of the extracts and illustrations you will need in order to begin opening doors in your classroom are downloadable, and the book also includes a helpful glossary of key terms.
Categories: Education

Palms require translation Derek Walcott s Poetry in German

   Palms require translation     Derek Walcott   s Poetry in German

Moby-Dick. Wordsworth Classics. Ware: Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1993. Print. ---. Moby Dick. Trans. Fritz Güttinger. Zürich: Manesse, 1944. Print. Klotz, Konrad. “Der Auswanderer.” (1982). Fremde Liebe – enges Land. Erzählungen.

Author: Sarah Pfeffer

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 9783737601221

Category:

Page: 229

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Indivisible

Indivisible

Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism Joel Richard Paul. BACK TO NOTE REFERENCE 57 58. ... Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or the Whale (London: Wordsworth Classics, 1993), 97. BACK TO NOTE REFERENCE 67 68.

Author: Joel Richard Paul

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593189061

Category: History

Page: 484

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The story of how Daniel Webster popularized the ideals of American nationalism that helped forge our nation’s identity and inspire Abraham Lincoln to preserve the Union When the United States was founded in 1776, its citizens didn’t think of themselves as “Americans.” They were New Yorkers or Virginians or Pennsylvanians. It was decades later that the seeds of American nationalism—identifying with one’s own nation and supporting its broader interests—began to take root. But what kind of nationalism should Americans embrace? The state-focused and racist nationalism of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson? Or the belief that the U.S. Constitution made all Americans one nation, indivisible, which Daniel Webster and others espoused? In Indivisible, historian and law professor Joel Richard Paul tells the fascinating story of how Webster, a young New Hampshire attorney turned politician, rose to national prominence through his powerful oratory and unwavering belief in the United States and captured the national imagination. In his speeches, on the floors of the House and Senate, in court, and as Secretary of State, Webster argued that the Constitution was not a compact made by states but an expression of the will of all Americans. As the greatest orator of his age, Webster saw his speeches and writings published widely, and his stirring rhetoric convinced Americans to see themselves differently, as a nation bound together by a government of laws, not parochial interests. As these ideas took root, they influenced future leaders, among them Abraham Lincoln, who drew on them to hold the nation together during the Civil War. As he did in Without Precedent and Unlikely Allies, Joel Richard Paul has written in Indivisible both a compelling history and a fascinating account of one of the founders of our national perspective.
Categories: History

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 6 to 9 Opening Doors series

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 6 to 9  Opening Doors series

Moby Dick. Ware: Wordsworth Classics. Mole, John (2004). 'Variation on an Old Rhyme', in New and Selected Poems. Calstock: Peterloo Poets. Monro, Harold (1933a [1915]). 'Milk for the Cat', in Collected Poems of Harold Monro.

Author: Verity Jones

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785834615

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 561

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 6 to 9 takes Bob Cox's award-winning 'Opening Doors' series into bold new territories, providing a treasury of techniques and strategies all carefully selected to support the design of a deeper, more creative and more expansive curriculum. Together with Leah Crawford and Verity Jones, Bob has compiled this rich resource to help teachers enhance their learners' engagement with challenging texts and develop their writing skills as budding wordsmiths. It includes 15 ready-to-use units of work covering a range of inspiring poetry and prose from across the literary tradition, complete with vivid illustrations by Victoria Cox. Bob, Leah and Verity's innovative ideas on theory, best practice and how to cultivate a pioneering classroom spirit are all integrated into the lesson suggestions, which have been designed for both the teacher's and the learners' immediate benefit. Together they empower teachers to explore with their learners the scope and depth of literature capable of inspiring high standards and instilling a love of language in its many forms. Furthermore, they help teachers to lay down intricate curricular pathways that will prompt their pupils to better enjoy literature, read and analyse texts with a greater sense of curiosity, and write with more originality. The book includes a great range of texts both as the core of each unit and as link reading, incorporating some contemporary texts to show how past and present co-exist and how various literary styles can be taught using similar principles, all of which are open to further adaptation. The authors have also suggested key concepts around which the curriculum can be built, with the units providing examples with which you can work. All of the extracts and illustrations you will need in order to begin opening doors in your classroom are downloadable, and the book also includes a helpful glossary of key terms.
Categories: Education

Storyworld Possible Selves

Storyworld Possible Selves

... Aldous Huxley 1937 London: Penguin 13 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf 1996 [1927] Ware: Wordsworth Classics 14 ... files/77/77-h/77-h.htm 19 Moby Dick; or, the Whale Herman Melville 2002 [1851] Ware: Wordsworth Classics 20 Billy ...

Author: María-Ángeles Martínez

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110571028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This volume presents a multidisciplinary approach to narrative engagement within the paradigms of cognitive linguistics, cognitive narratology, and social-psychology. In their basic form, storyworld possible selves, or SPSs, are blends resulting from the conceptual integration of an intra- and an extra-diegetic perspectivizer. In written narratives, SPS blends function as hybrid referents for a variety of inclusive and ambiguous linguistic expressions, which are here explored from the standpoint of interactional cognitive linguistics, as instances of SPS objectification and subjectification. The model also draws on character construction and on the social-psychology notions of self-schemas and possible selves. This allows an exploration of emotional responses to narratives not just in terms of empathy or sympathy towards fictional entities, but also in terms of narrative ethics and of culturally determined and simultaneously idiosyncratic feelings of personal relevance and self-transformation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

State of Peril

State of Peril

Tony Morphet, cited in Rita Barnard, “The Smell of Apples, Moby Dick and Apartheid Ideology,” Modern Fiction Studies 46.1 (Spring ... Herman Melville, Moby Dick (Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1992, first edition, 1851), chapters 4, 72.

Author: Lucy Valerie Graham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190256418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Considering fiction from the colonial era to the present, State of Peril offers the first sustained, scholarly examination of rape narratives in the literature of a country that has extremely high levels of sexual violence. Lucy Graham demonstrates how, despite the fact that most incidents of rape in South Africa are not interracial, narratives of interracial rape have dominated the national imaginary. Seeking to understand this phenomenon, the study draws on Michel Foucault's ideas on sexuality and biopolitics, as well as Judith Butler's speculations on race and cultural melancholia. Historical analysis of the body politic provides the backdrop for careful, close readings of literature by Olive Schreiner, Sol Plaatje, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Njabulo Ndebele, J.M. Coetzee, Zoë Wicomb and others. Ultimately, State of Peril argues for ethically responsible interpretations that recognize high levels of sexual violence in South Africa while parsing the racialized inferences and assumptions implicit in literary representations of bodily violation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Close Encounters of the Invasive Kind

Close Encounters of the Invasive Kind

Matheson, Richard. I am Legend. London: Millennium, 1999. Melville, Herman. Omoo. ... Moby Dick; or, The Whale. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1993. Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz. London: Gollancz, 2001. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.

Author: Sarah Seymore

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643903914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Before the breakthrough of postcolonial studies, British science-fiction authors already saw the opportunity to discuss political and ethical issues of imperialism by projecting human history and behavior onto the alien 'Other.' In this thesis, the case studies of 15 novels of alien-encounter science fiction illuminate the treatment of colonial and postcolonial concepts - such as colonialism, neo-colonialism, Empire, paternalism, hybridity, mimicry and science and technology - as a means of conquest and resistance. The analysis also shows that the Empire is still a vital background for British science fiction. Thesis. (Series: Anglistik / Amerikanistik; English / American Studies - Vol. 35)
Categories: Literary Criticism