Unidentified Flying Objects

Unidentified Flying Objects

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by Jim Collins
     
 

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Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius." Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one

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Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius." Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world's most beloved novels. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Diane Johnson, the National Book Award-nominated author of many novels, including Le Mariage and Le Divorce.

The timeless story of Jane Eyre has arrived on Broadway as a spectacular new musical from an all-star production team, consisting of John Caird (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby), who adapted and staged (with Scott Schwartz); composer Paul Gordon; designer John Napier (Cats, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard); costume designer Andreane Neofitou (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon); and lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, six-time winners of the Tony8482; Award.
        
Jane Eyre: The Musical, live at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
www.JaneEyreonBroadway.com
Original cast album available from Sony Classical

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Written in 1847, this novel remains a favorite, especially among younger readers and listeners who continue to be entranced by the young Jane and her mysterious Mr. Rochester. The story of an unhappy orphan and her life as a governess at Thornfield is filled with difficulty, including a shocking revelation on her wedding day. The happy ending finally arrives, though, and Jane and Rochester are united forever. Long criticized as being melodramatic and contrived, Jane Eyre has nonetheless become a romantic classic and is often the book that introduces students to serious literature. Bronte's suspense-filled plot adapts well to the audio format. This version, although abridged, omits nothing of importance. Juliet Stevenson, a Royal Shakespeare Company associate, reads with the drama the story demands and makes each character emerge with life and energy. Recommended for general audiences.
Booknews
Based on the 1848 third edition of Bronte's classic. Presents the novel along with five critical essays from the feminist, psychoanalytic, deconstruction, cultural, and Marxist perspectives. Each essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective, and the text and essays are complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts for Bronte and Jane Eyre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811468671
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Great Unsolved Mysteries Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Clive Barnes
The novel that cries out for the stage has gotten the stage. The story is beautifully adapted and acted.
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Unidentified Flying Objects 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HilleReader More than 1 year ago
This Sci-Fi book's setting is mainly around the morning or the afternoon in the warm seasons in the mid and late 1900s. Kenneth Arnold, a pilot and deputy federal marshal, was sent on a rescue mission but he found something that couldn't believe his eyes. He saw a group of unidentified flying objects. On that day of Kenneth Arnold's flight, Fred Johnson, a prospector, looked up and saw 5 saucer-shaped disks fly overhead. In the summertime of June 28, 1947, pilot Armstrong saw 6 unusual disks. Hours later, dozens of watchers saw four strange lights over Montgomery, Alabama. This book is mainly about the explanation of UFOs and people who experienced them. My favorite part was the book was the fact that some people think the Egyptians didn't build the first pyramids without the help of space travelers because I used to think back in social studies class that it was impossible the Egyptian workers built that entire structure. My opinion of this book is it really held onto my interest all the way through and found many facts that I didn't even know about. I didn't know Ken Arnold devised the phrase "UFO". I would highly recommend this book for ages 9+ because kids especially will be interested in UFOs.