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Humphrey Carpenter - Mr Majeika and the School Trip
When the coach tyres get punctured on a trip to Hadrian's Wall, Mr. Majeika and Class Three have to stay in the Green Banana, a very unusual hotel. In our second story, the school play gets a bit too realistic when a giant thunders onto the stage.
Humphrey Carpenter - Mr Majeika and the Ghost Train
When Class Three and Mr Majeika get on board a ghost train, they are in for a surprise. Real ghosts appear and the wicked Wilhemina Worlock isn't far away. But Jody comes to the rescue - with a dragon to help her!
Humphrey Carpenter - Secret Gardens
Covering the period from the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh, Humphrey Carpenter examines the lives and writings of Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, George Macdonald, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, A.A. Milne and others whose works make up the Golden Age of children's literature. Both a collective biography and a work of criticism, Secret Gardens forces us to reconsider childhood classics in a new light. 'Secret Gardens permits us to see in a fresh light the interaction between cultural history and literature, and to realize that ... it wasn't mere misfits who withdrew into the writing of children's books, but rather the sort of misfits who reflected the prevailing dissatisfactions of the age.' New York Times Book Review
Humphrey Carpenter - Shakespeare without the Boring Bits
'Hi, fellas... I got a guy called Banquo and his kid son coming over here for a meal. See he gets a knuckle sandwich instead.' Though written nearly four hundred years ago, the stories in Shakespeare's plays are relevant to any age. Stories of love, hate, jealousy, murder, greed and magic. Comedies and tragedies to appeal to every taste. Humphrey Carpenter has retold the stories from nine of Shakespeare's plays in an original and exciting way. Using contemporary language, each story is told from a different character's point of view and in a different style. Hear what Juliet's nurse thought about her young charge's affair with Romeo; read Bill Shakes' interview with Henry V from the battlefield at Agincourt; listen to Bottom's drunken rap as he tells of his Midsummer Night's Dream; share Cassius's remorse over the killing of Julius Caesar and laugh at Toby Belch's letters as he tries to untangle the farce of Twelfth Night. Stories to delight and enthral a new generation of Shakespeare fans.
Humphrey Carpenter - The Inklings
During the 1930s at Oxford, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams - remarkable friends, writers, and scholars - met regularly to discuss philosophy and literature and to read aloud from their own works in progress. Calling themselves the Inklings, their circle grew. It was in this company that such classics as The Lord of the Rings, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe first found an audience. Author Humphrey Carpenter was born in Oxford and was acquainted with Tolkien, Hugo Dyson, and several other Inklings. In this remarkable reconstruction of their meetings and momentous friendships, Carpenter brings to life those warm and enchanting evenings in Lewis' rooms at Magdalen College, when their imaginations ran wild. His account offers exciting insights into the influence these brilliant individuals had on each other's developing ideas and writing.
Humphrey Carpenter - J. R. R. Tolkien élete
Milliók olvassák A babó és A Gyűrűk Ura, valamint A szilmarilok című regényeket, de az író alakja szerényen húzódik meg az életmű mögött. Humphrey Carpenternek módjában volt J. R. R. Tolkien minden privát iratába betekinteni, családja, barátai és volt tanítványai rábízták emlékeiket. E forrásokból formálta meg az egyszerű, szeretetre méltó embernek, Középfölde teremtőjének arcképét.
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