The Cider House Rules

'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home.

Author: John Irving

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448111893

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home.' Homer Wells' odyssey begins among the apple orchards of rural Maine. As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, he strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder - a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether. What he learns from Wilbur takes him from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to an adult life running a cider-making factory and a strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend...

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

And in the long run " The Cider House Rules , " it is distressing to report , does not provide it . Although the ride progresses on a smooth trackbed of noble intentions , one arrives at the end of Part 1 ( subtitled “ Here in St.

Author: New York Times Theater Reviews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 625

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Here in St Cloud s

No person , firm or entity may receive credit larger or more prominent than that accorded the Adapter , the Author of the novel and the Conceivers of the stage adaptation . The billing must appear as follows : THE CIDER HOUSE RULES PART ...

Author: Peter Parnell

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822217252

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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The Cider House Rules is a two-part stage adaptation of the John Irving novel. Spanning eight decades of American life, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch, founder of the St. Cloud's, Maine orphanage and hospital, and of the complex father-son relationship he develops with the young orphan Homer Wells. Homer's growth into adulthood begins first at St. Cloud's, and then out in the wide world, where he learns about life and love and must ultimately decide whether to return to St. Cloud's and fulfill the destiny his "father" has always believed in for him.

Interdisciplinary Views on Abortion

to abort (many examples provided in The Cider House Rules). The judgment may shift depending upon the situation or individual woman or group of women, because the value of that group or individual, but the bottom line is that many women ...

Author: Susan A. Martinelli-Fernandez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453214

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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This book examines issues surrounding abortion and abortion practices in the United States through the perspectives of multiple disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, philosophy, community health, theology, and political science. The essays parallel the interdisciplinary nature of feminist and women’s studies, situating abortion within a wider understanding of the impact of reproduction on women’s lives and their health. The contributing authors provide an accessible summary of the numerous topics surrounding abortion, and the essays reflect both original research and scholarly discourse on existing research and literature. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

John Irving

As a literary model, the Dickensian novel provides the narrative structure for Irving's own ethics of storytelling. In The Cider House Rules (1985), Irving avails himself of many of the Dickensian form's classic narratological elements, ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791059203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 154

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Explores the author's literary works through critical essays that explore Irving's popularity, narrative perspective, and post-modernism from a variety of viewpoints.

The Advocate

First seen and widely admired at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1997, the full-length Cider House Rules opened to mixed reviews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1998. Now the enterprising Atlantic Theater Company (which last ...





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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Eyes Wide Open

Maria McFadden, “The Cider House Rules—Not!” Human Life Review (Spring–Summer, 2000), 124; “Hard Cider ('The Cider House Rules' as Meditation on Abortion),” Commonweal, March 24, 2000, 5; Steven Isaac, review of The Cider House Rules, ...

Author: William D. Romanowski

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781441200808

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Grounded in Christian principles, this accessible and engaging book offers an informed and fascinating approach to popular culture. William D. Romanowski provides affectionate yet astute analysis of familiar, well-loved movies and television characters from Indiana Jones to Homer Simpson, and he speaks with historical depth and expertise on films from Casablanca to Crash and music from Bruce Springsteen to U2. Romanowski's confessional approach affirms a role for popular culture in faithful living. Practical, analytical approaches to content, meaning, and artistic style offer the tools to participate responsibly and imaginatively in popular cultural activities. An engaging read, this new edition introduces students and thoughtful readers to popular culture--one of the most influential forces in contemporary society.



Author: Beatriz Domínguez García

Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva

ISBN: 9788418628689

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Perhaps the most serious challenge that the present volume offers to the latest literature on the tapie is the reflection on gender, space and literature from the perspective of masculinity, a position which has been no doubt neglected by many years of feminist debate concentrating on women's positions and circumstances. This is specifically one of the novelties that the Intemational Conference on Gendered Spaces, celebrated in May 2001 at the University of Huelva, from which this work springs, introduced. The articles collected here constitute a selection of the most relevant contributions made at this Conference.


It is a transformation that comes when we take appropriate responsibility for ourselves and our actions. Rules, Cider House Rules, power people make rules with disconnection to those who live them, In the movie the Cider House rules, ...

Author: David W. Jones

Publisher: Valjean Press



Page: 201

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Three frogs are sitting on a log. Two decide to jump. How many frogs are left? Three. Deciding to jump means nothing. Action is everything. Poignant stories, parables, and quotes can not only bring life to a sermon, speech, or presentation, they can help the hearers to take flight and go from listeners to doers.

Animals at work

The Slaughterhouse Rules The title of this section borrows from a novel,John Irving's The Cider-House Rules. One part of Irving's book is a consideration of racial relationships in 1950's America. The 'cider house rules' are the rules ...

Author: Lindsay Hamilton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004249332

Category: Nature

Page: 210

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Animals at Work considers the ways in which humans make meaning from their interactions with non-humans in a range of organizations. This is done through ethnographic research in a range of workplaces, from farms and slaughter-houses to rescue shelters and veterinary practices.