The Great Godden

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD 2020 'Brilliant and impactful' - Pandora Sykes This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes.

Author: Meg Rosoff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526636515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD 2020 'Brilliant and impactful' - Pandora Sykes This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter the Goddens – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there's a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating. From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale – a summer book that's as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and I Capture the Castle but as sharp and fresh as Normal People. Featuring a bonus essay from Meg Rosoff on her experiences of summer, this is THE unmissable book of the summer.

The Great Godden


Author: Meg Rosoff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526618528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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SHORTLISTED for the Costa Children's Book Award 2020. This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter the Goddens – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there's a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating. From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale – a summer book that's as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and I Capture the Castle but as sharp and fresh as Normal People.

Imagining the Jew in Anglo Saxon Literature and Culture

50 Ælfric here follows Haymo of Auxerre, and through him, Gregory the Great (Godden, Introduction, 57). 51 As Borgehammar eloquently explains, ...

Author: Samantha Zacher

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442666290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Most studies of Jews in medieval England begin with the year 1066, when Jews first arrived on English soil. Yet the absence of Jews in England before the conquest did not prevent early English authors from writing obsessively about them. Using material from the writings of the Church Fathers, contemporary continental sources, widespread cultural stereotypes, and their own imaginations, their depictions of Jews reflected their own politico-theological experiences. The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews, the translation and interpretation of Scripture, the use of Hebrew words and etymologies, and the treatment of Jewish spaces and landmarks. By studying the “imaginary Jews” of Anglo-Saxon England, they offer new perspectives on the treatment of race, religion, and ethnicity in pre- and post-conquest literature and culture.

F Scott Fitzgerald s the Great Gatsby

In this respect, The Great Gatsby occupies a position which is close to the ... Richard Godden has also emphasised the relationship between the Buchanans ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438132761


Page: 191

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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Fitzgerald's story of the love between wealthy Jay Gatsby and the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

The Works of that Eminent and Most Learned Prelate Dr Edw Stillingfleet Late Lord Bishop of Worcester Idolatry of the Church of Rome Letter to Mr Godden A discourse concerning the nature and grounds of the certainty of faith c The Council of Trent examin d and disprov d by Catholick tradition An appendix The doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome The doctrine of the trinity and transubstantiation An answer to some papers A vindication of the answer to some late papers An alphabetical table of the principal matters

Which tu ned to great Godden's Notion of Idolatry examined , ppp . advantage to them till discovered , pp . 247 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9.

Author: Edward Stillingfleet


ISBN: OSU:32435029359916

Category: London (England)


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Rumer Godden

generations, the first of which shows little or no accommodation toward the values of the Great House, while the second effects a compromise with them; ...

Author: Phyllis Lassner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754668282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry, including Black Narcissus, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Fugue in Time, and The River. In the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer, the essays uncover Godden's significance as a writer who experimented with narrative and interrogated her own uncertain position as an author representing such nomadic Others as gypsies or taking up the displacements brought about by international conflict

Cinematic Fictions

Richard Godden, Fictions of Capital, p. 78. Godden's chapter on The Great Gatsby remains an invaluable account of how scenic and narrative techniques ...

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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The phrase 'cinematic fiction' has now been generally accepted into critical discourse, but is usually applied to post-war novels. This book asks a simple question: given their fascination with the new medium of film, did American novelists attempt to apply cinematic methods in their own writings? From its very beginnings the cinema has played a special role in defining American culture. Covering the period from the 1910s up to the Second World War, Cinematic Fictions offers new insights into classics like The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath discussing major writers' critical writings on film and active participation in film-making. Cinematic Fictions is also careful not to portray 'cinema' as a single or stable entity. Some novelists drew on silent film; others looked to the Russian theorists for inspiration; and yet others turned to continental film-makers rather than to Hollywood. Film itself was constantly evolving during the first decades of the twentieth century and the writers discussed here engaged in a kind of dialogue with the new medium, selectively pursuing strategies of montage, limited point of view and scenic composition towards their different ends. Contrasting a diverse range of cinematic and literary movements, this will be compulsory reading for scholars of American literature and film.

Traditional Subjectivities

Godden and. Function,' 132-3; Godden, 'Did King Alfred Write,' 16-17; Discenza, 'Alfred the Great and the Anonymous Prose Proem'; and Godden and Irvine, ...

Author: Britt Mize

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Why is Old English poetry so preoccupied with mental actions and perspectives, giving readers access to minds of antagonists as freely as to those of protagonists? Why are characters sometimes called into being for no apparent reason other than to embody a psychological state? Britt Mize provides the first systematic investigation into these salient questions in Traditional Subjectivities. Through close analysis of vernacular poems alongside the most informative analogues in Latin, Old English prose, and Old Saxon, this work establishes an evidence-based foundation for new thinking about the nature of Old English poetic composition, including the 'poetics of mentality' that it exhibits. Mize synthesizes two previously disconnected bodies of theory - the oral-traditional theory of poetic composition, and current linguistic work on conventional language - to advance our understanding of how traditional phraseology makes meaning, as well as illuminate the political and social dimensions of surviving texts, through attention to Old English poets' impulse to explore subjective perspectives.

Alfred the Great

22See Malcolm Godden, “Stories from the Court of King Alfred,” in Saints and Scholars: New Perspectives on Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture in Honour of ...

Author: Daniel Anlezark

Publisher: Arc Humanities Press

ISBN: 9781942401292

Category: History

Page: 115

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Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image. This book provides a reassessment of the famous ruler of Wessex, informed by current scholarship, both on the king as a man in history, and the king as a subsequent legendary construct. Daniel Anlezark presents Alfred in his historical context, seen through Asser's Life, the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, and other texts, and explores how this ninth-century king of Wessex came to be considered the "Great" king of legend.

Alfred the Great

Roberts, J.L. Nelson, and M. Godden, eds, Alfred the Wise: Studies in Honour of Janet Bately on the Occasion of her Sixty-Fifth Birthday (Woodbridge, ...

Author: Richard Abels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317900412

Category: History

Page: 392

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This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and a passionate scholar whose piety and intellectual curiosity led him to sponsor a cultural and spiritual renaissance. Alfred's victories on the battlefield and his sweeping administrative innovations not only preserved his native Wessex from viking conquest, but began the process of political consolidation that would culminate in the creation of the kingdom of England. Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England strips away the varnish of later interpretations to recover the historical Alfredpragmatic, generous, brutal, pious, scholarly within the context of his own age.

The Great Movies

It is a touching performance, a collaboration between the great silent ... in the 1950s with The River (1951), based on Rumer Godden's Calcutta story.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780767910453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 889


America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made. Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing. Ebert’s selections range widely across genres, periods, and nationalities, and from the highest achievements in film art to justly beloved and wildly successful popular entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for our most important form of popular art with a scholar’s erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, the film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. The Great Movies includes: All About Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • La Dolce Vita • Metropolis • On the Waterfront • Psycho • The Seventh Seal • Sweet Smell of Success • Taxi Driver • The Third Man • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five more films.

Women s Autobiographies

Godden was initially a social failure in London literary society ... shortly before her marriage to James Haynes - Dixon , the great director Jean Renoir ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 2881245218

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Alfred the Great pocket GIANTS

Abels, Richard, Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in AngloSaxon ... 1998) Godden, Malcolm & Irvine, Susan (eds), The Old English Boethius: An ...

Author: Barbara Yorke

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750963695

Category: History

Page: 128

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‘Alfred is one of the most remarkable rulers of any time or place. This clear, readable and insightful book shows why.’ Michael Wood Why is Alfred the Great? A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identity and pioneered English as a written language. He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives so that we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over a thousand years ago. A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit more complicated, and that one reason Alfred seems to be so ‘great’ was that he made sure we were told that he was. To get the measure of Alfred we need to look at what he actually managed to achieve. Can we resurrect the ‘real’ King Alfred? There may be limits, but even if we have to part company with some of the Victorian adulation, we are still left with a pretty impressive and surprising person. BARBARA YORKE has recently retired from the University of Winchester where she worked in the History Department for many years, ultimately as Professor of Early Medieval History. She is now a Professor Emerita there, and also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London where she has advised on a number of projects. She has written extensively on the early middle ages in books and academic papers, as well as more popular works such as History Today and BBC History magazine (including on King Alfred). She has appeared on various radio and television programmes on Anglo-Saxon topics. In 2008 she curated an exhibition on King Alfred in the Discovery Centre, Winchester.

The Great Harmonia

... thens the impersonal sphinit is the treasury of all princiWhired Thailile deed have ' we to seek the godden mines of Califorwins wher by going deeper ...

Author: Andrew J. Davis

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787302511


Page: 420

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1861 Being a progressive revelation of the eternal principles which inspire mind & govern matter. in 3 parts: the Truthful Thinker, Pantheon of Progress, and Origin of Life & Law of Immortality. Plus a voice from the spirit land from James Victor Wilso.

The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great

Roberts, Nelson and Godden, pp. 106–19) prudently stops short of attempting to prove that the infant Alfred went to Rome either on one or two occasions.

Author: A. Smyth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230287228

Category: History

Page: 280

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Very few King's earn the appellation 'Great'. Alfred is the only English King honoured with this name and is credited with various successes (the foundation of a navy, English education system and religious revival). His memory looms large in the English Imagination. The medieval 'Life' of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk in the King's service. This account of one of England's best loved and most famous kings has been accepted as offering evidence on most aspects of life in early medieval England and beyond. It was used in Victorian times to create a 'Cult' of Alfred. Alfred Smyth offers a carefully annotated translation of the 'Life' together with a long commentary. He argues that the 'Life' is a forgery which has profound implications not only for our understanding of the early English and medieval past but also for the nature of biography and history. This close scholarly rendering of the text allows the reader access to the intricacies of medieval history.

Canterbury in the Great War

Saturday, 2 January 1915 saw the swearing in of a number of new special constables at Canterbury Police Court, the Mayor, Alderman F.J. Godden, ...

Author: Stephen Wynn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473865327

Category: History

Page: 128

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A historic profile of the English city of Canterbury during World War I and the conflict’s effect on the region and its people. Canterbury had been a garrison town for many years before the war. When hostilities began between Britain and Germany, it was home to the Buffs (East Kent Regiment), who were immediately mobilized for war. They were replaced by the men of the West Kent Yeomanry, a Territorial unit, along with their fellow territorials, the Kent Cyclists, who despite their mode of transport, were an infantry battalion of the British Army, who were formed in 1908. They were tasked with guarding key points along with patrolling the Kent coastline. During the First World War, Canterbury was one of the county’s main recruiting areas, particularly for those men from east Kent. By the end of the war, thousands of men had enthusiastically made their way to the town’s Drill Hall in St Peter's Lane to sign on the dotted line so that they could do their bit for King and country in the nation’s hour of need. Statistics showed that one in four men had enlisted in the British Army. Meanwhile, the town’s civilian population did their part for the war. Some worked in the munitions factories and the Kent VAD hospital, while others worked as air raid wardens. These were extraordinary times that relied on ordinary people to pull together and do whatever they could for the common good. Through researching local newspapers of the day, along with letters, diaries, photographs, parish magazines, trade journals, contemporary printed pamphlets, and more, author Stephen Wynn details the stories of this dramatic era.

Isle of Thanet in the Great War

Although William Godden Richards was born in Devon, his parents, George and Emma, had moved their family to Ramsgate whilst he was still a young boy.

Author: Stephen Wynn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473865235

Category: History

Page: 240

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Because of the geographical location of the Isle of Thanet, it was always going to play a part in the First World War. For some wounded British and Commonwealth troops returning from the fighting in France and Belgium, it was their first sight of England in months. The Isle of Thanet just happened to be on one of the routes German Zeppelins and Gotha Bombers took on their way to try and bomb London, which meant that parts of the district were always going to be vulnerable from a sudden and unexpected attack from the air. The Isle of Thanet not only provided thousands of men for service in the armed forces, but hundreds of men and women to serve in the Voluntary Aid Detachments that were greatly needed, not just throughout the Isle of Thanet, but all over Kent, to help deal with the steady influx of returning wounded soldiers from across the English Channel. Members of local Territorial units, the 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and the 3rd (Kent) Battalion, Royal Field Artillery, were quickly mobilized for war time service, during the early days of the war, suddenly making everything so very real for those concerned. Many of the districts Police Constables, were ex-servicemen, some of whom were still on the Army Reserve, they too were called up to once again go and serve with the colors. There was a great clamor across the country with everybody wanting to do their bit in what ever way they could, the people of the Isle of Thanet were no different. By the end of the war, they had certainly played their part in ensuring that the outcome was a victorious one, making the sadness of the ones who had paid the ultimate price, slightly easier to accept.