Описание: Born in Bermuda to a house slave in 1788, Mary Prince suffered the first of many soul-shattering experiences in her life when she was separated from her parents and siblings at the age of twelve. Subjected to bodily and sexual abuse by subsequent masters, she was bought and sold several times before she was ultimately freed. The first black woman to break the bonds of slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences, Prince vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England. Her straightforward, often poetic account of immense anguish, separation from her husband, and struggle for freedom inflamed public opinion during a period when stormy debates on abolition were common in both the United States and England. This edition also includes a substantial supplement by Thomas Pringle, the original editor, as well as another brief slave account: "The Narrative of Asa-Asa, a Captured African." Essential reading for students of African-American studies, Mary Prince's classic account of determination and endurance aids in filling the many gaps in black women's history.
Автор: Johnson Samuel Название: The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia ISBN: 048644094X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486440941 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 581 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Written in the evenings of a single week to pay for his mother's funeral, Samuel Johnson's only novel offers a compelling glimpse of the distinguished English writer's moral views. Its rapid execution, it is said, was the result of a lifetime spent contemplating the book's chief topics. A philosophical romance that traces the pilgrimage of an African prince and his companions to Egypt, the parable ponders a number of subjects -- among them flying machines, poetry, marriage, and madness.
Автор: Wilde Oscar Название: The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales ISBN: 0486417239 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486417233 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 501 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is deservedly famous for the brilliant plays and other works he wrote for adults. But he also was a wonderful writer for children, the author of two charming volumes of fairy tales. In this captivating collection you will find every one of the nine sensitive, unforgettable stories he wrote for young readers. Included here are "The Happy Prince," a tale of a young nobleman who in his lifetime sought only pleasure, but in death, as a gold-encrusted statue, provides aid to the needy; "The Selfish Giant," in which children are prohibited from playing in the garden of an unfeeling colossus; and "The Star-Child," the tale of a beautiful boy whose ugly spirit causes his physical appearance to become equally grotesque. Also here are such favorites as "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Birthday of Infants," "The Remarkable Rocket," "The Devoted Friend," "The Young King," and "The Fisherman and His Soul." Reprinted complete and unabridged, these enchanting tales will appeal to devotees of Wilde and fairy tale fans of all ages.
Автор: Twain Mark Название: The Prince and the Pauper ISBN: 0486411109 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486411101 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 418 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: First published in 1882, this historical tale tells of Edward VI and a pauper who exchange places by accident just days before Henry VIII's death.
Автор: Twain Mark Название: The Prince and the Pauper ISBN: 0486293831 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486293837 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 334 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Beloved classic follows the thrilling adventures of Tom Canty, a poor beggar boy, and Edward, Prince of Wales, after they exchange identities. Humor, excitement, and a plot that twists and turns back the lives of the changelings until the rightful prince appears to claim his crown. Includes 30 new illustrations and a newly abridged text.
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