Mistress Masham's Repose

Mistress Masham's Repose

by T. H. White, Fritz Eichenberg

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ISBN-13: 9781590175477
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Series: New York Review Children's Collection Series
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 432,570
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Terence Hanbury White (1906–1964) was born in Bombay, India, and educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge. His childhood was unhappy–”my parents loathed each other,” he later wrote–and he grew up to become a solitary person with a deep fund of strange lore and a tremendous enthusiasm for fishing, hunting, and flying (which he took up to overcome his fear of heights). White taught for some years at the Stowe School until the success in 1936 of England Have My Bones, a book about outdoor adventure, allowed him to quit teaching and become a full-time writer. Along with The Goshawk, White was the author of twenty-six published works, including his famed sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King; the fantasy Mistress Masham’s Repose (published in The New York Review Children’s Collection); a collection of essays on the eighteenth century, The Age of Scandal; and a translation of a medieval Latin bestiary, A Book of Beasts. He died at sea on his way home from an American lecture tour and is buried in Piraeus, Greece.

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was born and raised in Germany, where he became a successful political cartoonist. The rise of Hitler made him worry about his family’s safety, and in 1933 he left Germany for the United States, where he illustrated classics such as Crime and Punishment and Wuthering Heights, along with the pages of Dorothy Day’s radical news-sheet The Catholic Worker. Eichenberg also founded the Pratt Graphic Arts Center in Manhattan. He considered his teaching work “ a debt I have paid off to this country. . . . I’m very fond of America as a country that has welcomed so many people from different parts of the world without asking questions.”

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Mistress Masham's Repose 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
helenjoan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Mum gave me a copy she read to me as a child which she had illustrated copying the original illustrations by Fritz Eichenburg in the 1946 edition. The year I was born done in pen and ink, line drawings and this edition has the original illustrations. The stately home where an orphan is sent is modelled on Blenheim Palace and Stowe Public School and is wonderful. Gulliver's Lilliputians get into the story and there is an absent minded professor. It appeals to adults and is totally delightful.
kcslade on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Pretty good fantasy of a good girl who meets up with Lilliputians.
aelfgifu on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I read this book and loved it as a child, but hadn't seen it for many, many years. Was absolutely delighted to discover that it is even better when read as an adult. It is crammed with clever historical references, wry comic observations of class and mid-20th century social customs and the joyous eccentricities of place names in the English countryside. These were completely wasted on me as an 8-year-oldThe premise is that the sea captain who rescued Gulliver from Lilliput (and who received some tiny cattle for his trouble) returned to the island and captured a handful of the little people. The Lilliputians escaped and found a hiding place in Mistress Masham's Repose, an overgrown island in a lake on the grounds of a vast and derelict stately home. Two hundred years later, their descendants are discovered by the spirited orphan Maria, the heiress of the ruined mansion. It has a lively plot involving Maria's lost inheritance, her nasty and cruel guardians, the heroic and resourceful Lilliputians and the funniest, sweetest, most absent-minded professor ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were reading this book in school its a funny good book love it!! The beginnings a little boring but the rest is amazing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom loves this book. I decided to give it a go. (P. S. This is her rating.
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