The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Illustrated Edition)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Illustrated Edition)‰Û� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the disappearance or death of a great number of kids from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, leading the kids away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his power that he put in his instrument on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as folklore and has also appeared in the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning, among others. Using the Verstegan/Wanley version of the tale and adopting the 1376 date, Browning's verse retelling is notable for its humor, wordplay, and jingling rhymes. Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.
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e-artnow sro
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Published on
May 7, 2015
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Pages
110
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ISBN
9788026836445
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / Humorous
Poetry / General
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Origin of the Browning Family—Robert Browning's Grandfather—His position and Character—His first and second Marriage—Unkindness towards his eldest Son, Robert Browning's Father—Alleged Infusion of West Indian Blood through Robert Browning's Grandmother—Existing Evidence against it—The Grandmother's Portrait.

A belief was current in Mr. Browning's lifetime that he had Jewish blood in his veins. It received outward support from certain accidents of his life, from his known interest in the Hebrew language and literature, from his friendship for various members of the Jewish community in London. It might well have yielded to the fact of his never claiming the kinship, which could not have existed without his knowledge, and which, if he had known it, he would, by reason of these very sympathies, have been the last person to disavow. The results of more recent and more systematic inquiry have shown the belief to be unfounded.

Our poet sprang, on the father's side, from an obscure or, as family tradition asserts, a decayed branch, of an Anglo-Saxon stock settled, at an early period of our history, in the south, and probably also south-west, of England. A line of Brownings owned the manors of Melbury-Sampford and Melbury-Osmond, in north-west Dorsetshire; their last representative disappeared—or was believed to do so—in the time of Henry VII., their manors passing into the hands of the Earls of Ilchester, who still hold them.* The name occurs after 1542 in different parts of the country: in two cases with the affix of 'esquire', in two also, though not in both coincidently, within twenty miles of Pentridge, where the first distinct traces of the poet's family appear. Its cradle, as he called it, was Woodyates, in the parish of Pentridge, on the Wiltshire confines of Dorsetshire; and there his ancestors, of the third and fourth generations, held, as we understand, a modest but independent social position....

 

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Browning's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
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* The complete poetic plays, with rare works often missed out of collections
* Includes Browning's letters - spend hours exploring the poet's personal correspondence with his beloved wife Elizabeth Barrett
* Features three biographies - discover Browning's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
PAULINE: A FRAGMENT OF A CONFESSION
SORDELLO
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. III: DRAMATIC LYRICS
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. VII: DRAMATIC ROMANCES AND LYRICS
CHRISTMAS-EVE AND EASTER-DAY
MEN AND WOMEN
DRAMATIS PERSONAE
THE RING AND THE BOOK
BALAUSTIONS ADVENTURE
PRINCE HOHENSTIEL-SCHWANGAU, SAVIOUR OF SOCIETY
FIFINE AT THE FAIR
RED COTTON NIGHT-CAP COUNTRY
ARISTOPHANES APOLOGY
THE INN ALBUM
PACCHIAROTTO, AND HOW HE WORKED IN DISTEMPER
LA SAISIAZ AND THE TWO POETS OF CROISIC
DRAMATIC IDYLLS
DRAMATIC IDYLLS: SECOND SERIES
JOCOSERIA
FERISHTAHS FANCIES
PARLEYINGS WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE OF IMPORTANCE IN THEIR DAY
ASOLANDO

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
PARACELSUS
STRAFFORD
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. I: PIPPA PASSES
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. II: KING VICTOR AND KING CHARLES
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. IV: THE RETURN OF THE DRUSES
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. V: A BLOT IN THE SCUTCHEON
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. VI: COLOMBES BIRTHDAY
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES NO. VIII: LURIA AND A SOULS TRAGEDY
HERAKLES
THE AGAMEMNON OF AESCHYLUS

The Letters
LIST OF LETTERS FROM 1845 TO 1846

The Biographies
ROBERT BROWNING by G.K. Chesterton
LIFE OF ROBERT BROWNING by William Sharp
LIFE AND LETTERS OF ROBERT BROWNING by Mrs. Sutherland Orr

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