Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

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by William Makepeace Thackeray
     
 

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Victorians had more to them than imperialist ambitions and repressed sexuality. Among other things, their novelists treated language with far more precision than our novelists today. Thackeray himself, though troubled by financial insecurity and tormented by his wife's mental illness, was a meticulous wordsmith who infused his characters with life and wit. For that

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Victorians had more to them than imperialist ambitions and repressed sexuality. Among other things, their novelists treated language with far more precision than our novelists today. Thackeray himself, though troubled by financial insecurity and tormented by his wife's mental illness, was a meticulous wordsmith who infused his characters with life and wit. For that reason, BARRY LYNDON is one of literature's most believable creations...moral scoundrel but mannered gent.

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What most readers know of Pinocchio is a wooden puppet whose nose grows from telling lies. This episode—longer than a picture book but shorter than the original tale—is one small chapter in the exploits and adventures of Pinocchio, the boy wannabe. An illustrated adaptation, it follows the original M.A. Murray translation closely, yet succeeds without the long-windedness of the 1892 classic, and with all the rich language, spirited characters, and lively escapades intact. Inspired by the commedia dell'arte, the Italian traveling street theater of Collodi's time, Young (Night Visitors, 1995, etc.) has created scenes that authentically capture the playlike quality of the story. Reminiscent of his colorful cut-paper collage in Seven Blind Mice (1993), the array of characters and images cleverly reflect a stage production, complete with double-page spreads that act as scenery backdrops. It's an energetic rendition that invites the audience to meet again the mischievous puppet with all his foibles, setting the stage for an Oz-like ending that reaffirms the power of good.

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ISBN-13:
9781592243747
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
964,077
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.86(d)

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Barry Lyndon 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and entertaining book about a cad. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: 17/ height: 5'4"/ weight: 90 pounds/ clothes: green tunic, white tights, brown boots, belt, pointed green cap./ appearance: skinny short with azure blue eyes and short blond hair and pointed ears. Anything else, ask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name; Monica Harvey Lee. <p> <p>Age; 16. <p> <p>Gender; Amoeba! (You dumbbu<_>tt. I'm a girl.) <p> <p>Appearance; Wavy amber hair that flows to the small of her back. Her eyes are a startling cerulean, tinged with lime-green. Her skin is a light olive, a barely noticeable tan. There are about a dozen freckles scattered across the bridge of her nose. She has a single tattoo, that of the 'Semper Fidelis' dagger on her right forearm. <p> <p>Apparel; She enjoys wearing anything maroon or royal blue. <p> <p>Persona; Cusses a LOT, sarcastic, but overall a friendly if not fiery person. <p> <p>Crush; Nope. <p>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Mari Age:22 Looks: she blond and really slim with pwircing eyes Personality:sassy and hyper
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Appearance: Brown hair and eyes. Sleeve tattoos on both arms, back, and neck. Nose ring. A lowcut beard. Age: 17. Gender:M.
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Aww so cute! I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it was a take-off of fault in our stars. And it wasnt very descriptive and was a run on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Body- tan skin and very musclear Eyes- blue Crush- kira