Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0007463405
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Release: 2012
Editor: William Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival. Through the story of three generations of women in her own family - the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter herself - Jung Chang reveals the epic history of China's twentieth century. Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece which is extraordinary in every way.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781439106495
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Release: 2008-06-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780743246989
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Release: 2003-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780007241675
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Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Wild Swans' tells the story of three women - Jung Chang, her mother and grandmother - whose fortunes mirror the tumultuous history of 20th-century China.

The Twelve Wild Swans

The Twelve Wild Swans
Author: Starhawk,Hillary Valentine
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062125231
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Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The long-awaited continuation of the bestselling classic The Spiral Dance

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781782691402
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Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Pushkin Children's Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A princess has eleven brothers. The twelve siblings live happily and well, until their father decides to remarry. Their new stepmother is a wicked woman, and she turns all the brothers into swans and banishes the princess from the palace. And so it is left to Elisa to endure countless hardships alone in order to save her beloved brothers from the spell. This edition also contains a new translation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story The Nightingale, a story about a Chinese emperor who prefers the song of a mechanical nightingale to that of the real bird. When he falls ill, it is the nightingale who saves him. The story has been adapted for stage, opera, muscial theatre and television many times.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781492622178
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The summer before Ivy's senior year is going to be golden-all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad's intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives-and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child? But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy's ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past...

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1530434807
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Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels, travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad-and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages. But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness, deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and-occasionally-a happy ending. They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that. "The Wild Swans" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. Includes vintage illustration!

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Xanthe Gresham
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1782853626
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Release: 2018-03
Editor: Barefoot Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Young Eliza and her eleven brothers' lives are transformed when a plague ravages the Kingdom of the North and kills their mother, the Queen. When their father remarries, their brilliant and "unusual" new stepmother becomes obsessed with finding a cure for the plague and protecting her new family - so obsessed that she decides to turn the boys into swans so they can fly away from the plague, and to send Eliza to a far-away village the plague hasn't touched. Years later, the Queen discovers a cure for the plague just before she dies from it herself. With the kingdom in chaos, it's up to teenaged Eliza to find her brothers, break the Queen's spell on them, return home to cure the plague - and claim her rightful place in the kingdom! AGES: 6 to 10 AUTHOR: Xanthe Gresham Knight used to save her bus fare for school by walking through the park, memorizing beautiful things. She is now an acclaimed writer and storyteller who performs across Europe and North America. Xanthe lives in East Sussex, England. She has written Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea for Barefoot Books. SELLING POINTS: * A bold, empowered, feminist retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of the lengths a brave young girl will go to for her family. Protagonist Eliza uses her bravery, loyalty, persistence and skill in weaving to solve a problem and save the day. * Eliza's relationships with her brothers, stepmother, foster family and the King of the South are all positively depicted, overturning the common fairy tales tropes of the evil stepmother and heroine rewarded with marriage. * Illustrated with great detail by French artist Charlotte Gastaut. Both the interior and cover includes a special effect: accents of a shimmery metallic gold ink. Charming text by renowned English storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight is full of quirky dialogue and poetic flourishes to delight young readers.

A Wild Swan

A Wild Swan
Author: Michael Cunningham
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780374712600
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Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away—the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder—are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.

A Wild Winter Swan

A Wild Winter Swan
Author: Gregory Maguire
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062980809
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

The Wild Swans at Coole collection

The Wild Swans at Coole  collection
Author: William Butler Yeats
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9781513275857
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Release: 2021-02-01
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Wild Swans at Coole (1919) is a collection of poems by W.B. Yeats. Written while the poet was at the height of his career, The Wild Swans at Coole presents Yeats’ typical concerns—aging, love, and the nature of art—against the backdrop of a decade of war. These poems, written during the First World War and the formative years of the Irish independence movement, reflect the harsh political and social realities of the era while remaining true to the mind of one of Ireland’s greatest artists. The title poem, a meditative lyric on art, love, and aging, uses the image of wild swans to reflect the fleeting nature of years and worldly beauty. Having watched the swans for nineteen years, the poet wonders how, after so much time, “Their hearts have not grown old,” while “Passion of conquest, wander where they will, / Attend upon them still.” Disturbed that the world will not reflect his inner torment, he wonders what will happen when, one day, he awakes “To find they have flown away?” In “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death,” Yeats reflects on the First World War from the perspective of a serviceman doomed by his own conflicting allegiances: “I know that I shall meet my fate / Somewhere among the clouds above; / Those that I fight I do not hate / Those that I guard I do not love.” Despite this poem’s political theme, Yeats includes another poem in the collection that questions the place of poetry in politics altogether. “On Being Asked for a War Poem” suggests that “A poet keep his mouth shut,” his words being better suited to “A young girl in the indolence of her youth, / Or an old man upon a winter’s night.” The Wild Swans at Coole is a moving portrait of the poet’s anxieties, of his fear of death and aging, of his faint suspicion that poetry, though beautiful, fails to address the issues of the era. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of W.B. Yeats’s The Wild Swans at Coole is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.

Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister

Big Sister  Little Sister  Red Sister
Author: Jung Chang
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101972922
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Anchor
Language: pt

Explanation of the Book:

They were the most famous women in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser - and made herself one of China's richest women. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Jackie Morris
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1847805361
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This very beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale 'The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen is the much anticipated companion to East of the Sun, West of the Moon. With strong characterization of the heroine and also with more rounded characterisation of the wicked stepmother than in the original version, and with delicate watercolor paintings throughout, this is both a wonderful story and delightful gift. Beautifully presented in a jacketed edition with foiled title.

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Amy Ehrlich,Susan Jeffers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0525479147
Available:
Release: 2008-11
Editor: Dutton Juvenile
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Eleven brothers, turned into wild swans by an evil stepmother, are saved by the sacrifices of their beautiful sister, Elise.

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Peg Kerr
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0446608475
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Release: 2001-11-01
Editor: Aspect
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This novel focuses on two outcasts on two journeys in two eras. In 1689 England, Lady Eliza Grey's 11 brothers are turned into swans. Rejected by her father, Eliza is flown to America by her brothers where she has a chance to save them--until she is accused of witchcraft. In the second story, set in 1981 New York, Elias Latham has AIDS, is banished from his father's house, and must learn to live on the streets. Like Eliza, Elias struggles to understand the suffering he must endure.

The Wild Swans Screenplay

The Wild Swans Screenplay
Author: Ricciardi / Nugent
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781329184404
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The wild swans tr from the German

The wild swans  tr  from the German
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Pages: 39
ISBN: OXFORD:590020882
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Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eleven brothers, who have been turned into swans by their evil stepmother, are saved by their beautiful sister.

Princess of the Wild Swans

Princess of the Wild Swans
Author: Diane Zahler
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062102027
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Release: 2012-01-31
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Wild Swans,” this enchanting fantasy by Diane Zahler, author of The Thirteenth Princess and A True Princess, is a tale of family, bravery . . . and a terrible spell. Princess Meriel’s brothers have been cursed. An evil enchantment cast by their conniving new stepmother has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls. Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish. With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam—a beautiful half-witch and her clever brother—Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails . . . all will be lost.

Les cygnes sauvages The Wild Swans fran ais anglais

Les cygnes sauvages     The Wild Swans  fran  ais     anglais
Author: Ulrich Renz
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9783739954158
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Release: 2019-11-01
Editor: Sefa Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Livre bilingue pour enfants (français – anglais), avec livre audio " Les cygnes sauvages ", de Hans Christian Andersen, n'est pas pour rien un des contes de fées les plus populaires du monde entier. Dans un style intemporel, il aborde les thématiques du drame humain : peur, courage, amour, trahison, séparation et retrouvailles. Cette édition est un album merveilleusement illustré qui présente le conte d'Andersen sous une forme sensible et adaptée aux enfants. Traduite dans une multitude de langues, elle est disponible en édition bilingue dans toute les combinaisons possibles de ces langues. ♫ Écoutez l'histoire dans les deux langues, lue par des locuteurs natifs dans les deux langues! ► NOUVEAU : Avec des images à colorier ! Les illustrations de l'histoire peuvent être téléchargées via un lien dans le livre pour être coloriées. Bilingual children's picture book (French – English), with audio The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen is, with good reason, one of the world's most popular fairy tales. In its timeless form it addresses the issues out of which human dramas are made: fear, bravery, love, betrayal, separation and reunion. The edition at hand is a lovingly illustrated picture book recounting Andersen's fairy tale in a sensitive and child-friendly form. It has been translated into a multitude of languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. ♫ Listen to the story in both languages, read by native speakers! ► NEW: With pictures to color! A download link in the book gives you free access to the pictures from the story to color in.