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He followed this with Les Plaisirs de Toutdge and La Sibylle des Salons; but the work which first established his fame was Les Metamorphoses du Jour (1828-29), a series of seventy scenes in which individuals with the bodies of men and faces ...

Author: J. J. Grandville

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Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard (1803-1847) was a French caricaturist, generally known by the pseudonym of J. J. Grandville. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Paris, where he published a collection of lithographs entitled Les Tribulations de la Petite Propriete. He followed this with Les Plaisirs de Toutdge and La Sibylle des Salons; but the work which first established his fame was Les Metamorphoses du Jour (1828-29), a series of seventy scenes in which individuals with the bodies of men and faces of animals are made to play a human comedy. He contributed to various periodicals, such as Le Silhouette, L'Artiste, La Caricature and Le Charivari. Thereafter his political caricatures which were characterized by marvelous fertility of satirical humour became very popular. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, he turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as The Songs of Beranger, The Fables of la Fontaine, Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe. He also continued to issue various lithographic collections, among which may be mentioned La Vie Privee et Publique des Animaux, Les Cent Proverbes, L'Autre Monde and Les Fleurs Animees.

Sharp Eyes the Silver Fox Illustrated Edition Dodo Press Sharp Eyes the Silver Fox Illustrated Edition Dodo Press



These stories abound in amusing incidents such as children adore, and the characters are so full of life, so appealing to a child's imagination, that none will be satisfied until they have met all of their favorites - Squinty, Slicko, Mappo ...

Author: Richard Barnum

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Richard Barnum was the pseudonym used for a series of books for children called the Kneetime Animal Stories, produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate between 1915-1922. Titles include: Mappo, the Merry Monkey; Squinty, the Comical Pig; Slicko, the Jumping Squirrel; Don, a Runaway Dog; Tinkle, the Trick Pony; Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox; Nero, the Circus Lion; Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant; Dido, the Dancing Bear; Blackie, a Lost Cat; Flop Ear, the Funny Rabbit; Light Foot, the Leaping Goat; Chunky, the Happy Hippo; Tamba, the Tame Tiger; Toto, the Rustling Beaver and Shaggo, the Mighty Buffalo. In all nursery literature animals have played a conspicuous part; and the reason is obvious, for nothing entertains a child more than the antics of an animal. These stories abound in amusing incidents such as children adore, and the characters are so full of life, so appealing to a child's imagination, that none will be satisfied until they have met all of their favorites - Squinty, Slicko, Mappo, and the rest.

Gargantua and Pantagruel Book 4 Illustrated Edition Dodo Press Gargantua and Pantagruel Book 4 Illustrated Edition Dodo Press



Gargantua and Pantagruel tells the story of two giants - a father, Gargantua, and his son, Pantagruel - and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein.

Author: Francois Rabelais

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Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He is regarded as an avant-garde writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, dirty jokes and bawdy songs. As a doctor, he used his spare time to write and publish humourous pamphlets which were critical of established authority and stressed his own perception of individual liberty. His revolutionary works, although satirical, revealed an astute observer of the social and political events unfolding during the first half of the sixteenth century. Using the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier, he published his first book, Pantagruel, that would be the start of his Gargantua series. Gargantua and Pantagruel tells the story of two giants - a father, Gargantua, and his son, Pantagruel - and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein. His use of his native tongue was astoundingly original, lively, and creative. He introduced dozens of Greek, Latin, and Italian loan-words and direct translations of Greek and Latin compound words and idioms into French. He has influenced many modern writers and scholars. Aleister Crowley's writings heavily borrow from Rabelais themes.

Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern Volume II Illustrated Edition Dodo Press Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern Volume II Illustrated Edition Dodo Press



It may be important historically, or because at one time it expressed the thought
and feeling of a nation, or because it has the character of universality, or because
the readers of to-day will find it instructive, entertaining, or amusing. The Work ...

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

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Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was an American essayist and novelist. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago; was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-1867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper's Magazine, for which he conducted The Editors Drawer until 1892, when he took charge of The Editor's Study. He travelled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He first attracted attention by the reflective sketches entitled My Summer in a Garden (1870). Amongst his other works are Saunterings (1872), Backlog Studies (1873), Being a Boy (1878), In the Wilderness (1878), Captain John Smith (1881), Washington Irving (1881), A Little Journey in the World (1889), As We Were Saying (1891) and That Fortune (1899).

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E F BENSON Illustrated Edition THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E F BENSON Illustrated Edition



Dodo Trilogy, Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp, David Blaize, The Room in The Tower,
Paying Guests, The Relentless City, The Angel ... "They are ridiculous cases,
because you know what your choice would be, and don't want to confess it," said
Grantie. "I don't press for an answer, but it was your own fault that I asked the
question since you talked nonsense about devotion ... "'Why don't you make the
best of people as I always do?'" she quoted. Dodo laughed. "Oh yes, you scored,"
she said.

Author: E. F. Benson

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This carefully edited collection of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents Make Way For Lucia Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Dodo Trilogy Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door Other Novels The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Short Story Collections The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Historical Work Crescent and Iron Cross Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories.

The Essential E F Benson 53 Titles in One Volume Illustrated Edition The Essential E F Benson 53 Titles in One Volume Illustrated Edition



Dodo Trilogy, Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp, David Blaize, The Room in The Tower,
Paying Guests, The Relentless City, The Angel ... "They are ridiculous cases,
because you know what your choice would be, and don't want to confess it," said
Grantie. "I don't press for an answer, but it was your own fault that I asked the
question since you talked nonsense about devotion ... "'Why don't you make the
best of people as I always do?'" she quoted. Dodo laughed. "Oh yes, you scored,"
she said.

Author: E. F. Benson

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Dodo Trilogy: Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door Other Novels: The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Historical Works Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson.

The Greatest Works of E F Benson Illustrated Edition The Greatest Works of E F Benson Illustrated Edition



Mapp and Lucia Series, Dodo Trilogy, The Room in The Tower, Paying Guests,
The Relentless City, Historical Works, Biography of Charlotte Bronte. ... "They are
ridiculous cases, because you know what your choice would be, and don't want
to confess it," said Grantie. "I don't press for an answer, but it was your own fault
that I asked the question since you talked nonsense about devotion which I can't
understand. ... Dodo. "Why don't you make the best of other people, as I always
do?

Author: E. F. Benson

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia Lucia's Progress or The Worshipful Lucia Trouble for Lucia The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences Dodo Trilogy: Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door David Blaize of the King's Other Novels: The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Paying Guests Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories... Historical Work: Crescent and Iron Cross...

More WilliamMore William



Join William for more mischief, mayhem and muddles as he gets up to his old tricks in More William, Richmal Compton's second set of classic William adventures, with an introduction by Martin Jarvis.

Author: Richmal Crompton

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Join William for more mischief, mayhem and muddles as he gets up to his old tricks in More William, Richmal Compton's second set of classic William adventures, with an introduction by Martin Jarvis. When Aunt Lucy tells William that 'a busy day is a happy day', William does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates his efforts to cheer up Christmas Day – and when a conjuring trick with an egg goes very badly wrong, William finds himself in more trouble than ever! With a fun contemporary cover look illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, along with the original inside illustrations of Thomas Henry, the fourteen fantastic Just William stories in More William are as funny as ever. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William Again and William the Fourth.

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Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularised.

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Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularised. At the age of 19 his first Illustrated work Family of Psittacidae; or, Parrots was published in 1830. His paintings were well received and he was favourably compared with Audubon. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks which went through three editions and helped popularise the form. In 1865 The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple was published, and in 1867 his most famous piece of nonsense, The Owl and the Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his patron Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby. Many other works followed. His nonsense works are distinguished by a facility of verbal invention and a poet's delight in the sounds of words, both real and imaginary.
William Topaz McGonagall (1825-1902) was a Scottish weaver, actor and poet. He has been widely acclaimed as the worst poet in British history. The chief criticisms of his poetry are that he is deaf to poetic metaphor and unable to scan correctly. In the hands of lesser artists, this might simply generate dull, uninspiring verse. However, McGonagall's fame stems from the humourous effects these shortcomings generate. The inappropriate rhythms, weak vocabulary, and illadvised imagery combine to make his work amongst the most spontaneously amusing comic poetry in the English language. Of the 200 or so poems that he wrote, the most famous is probably The Tay Bridge Disaster, which recounts the events of the evening of 28 December 1879, when, during a severe gale, the Tay Rail Bridge near Dundee collapsed as a train was passing over it. He also campaigned vigorously against excessive drinking, appearing in pubs and bars to give edifying poems and speeches. These were very popular, the people of Dundee possibly recognising that McGonagall was "so giftedly bad he backed unwittingly into genius."

The Dodo Made Me Do ItThe Dodo Made Me Do It



And this year – amazingly and unbelievably – he gets it all, when he finds a dodo on a tiny island. A what? Yes! This is going to be the wildest summer holiday ever! (It might even be more than he can handle.) Are you in?

Author: Jo Simmons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408877784

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS = BORING! And Danny's dreading another one at his gran's. He's desperate for action, fun and adventure! And this year – amazingly and unbelievably – he gets it all, when he finds a dodo on a tiny island. A what? Yes! This is going to be the wildest summer holiday ever! (It might even be more than he can handle.) Are you in? A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to – perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, My Brother Is a Superhero and David Baddiel's The Parent Agency.

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Choreographed by Ben Stevenson in 1991 , this version has been seen by
nearly 400 , 000 people ( overall audience figures are ... Lewis Carroll ' s story
has that dreamy quality and there are so many marvellously inventive whimsical
elements — the Dodo , the Gryphon , the ... Alan Ayckbourn ' s fitfully amusing
time - hopping comedy - thriller involves a call - girl ( Adie Allen ) who has the
chance to ...

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506 His The author of Mr. Martin Secker . that wonder will be , not Dodo " The
Freaks of NEW NOVELS . that a cessors needs ... in “ The Freaks of Mayfair ” (
Foulis ) , is as entertaining history of our own time , from the lectuals of its people
should ... But the author of The Book of Snobs chastised with begins , as such a
story is prone to begin , by allotting a tures of the ... com redeeming virtue in Mr.
Benson's hands — they are amusing the success of his courageous enterprise .
pany with ...

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Methuen announce that the First Edition of DODO , by E. F. Benson , 2 vols . , is
nearly exhausted ; a THE WORKS OF SECOND ... The author's ] a more
unpleasant person than Dodo . ... The author's style is almost ILLUSTRATED
LONDON NEWS. ... May be very cordially commended , being humorous in
conception , witty in WILLIAM GEORGE WARD and the OXFORD execution , and
amusing in effect .

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Still , Jenny also wanted a bear , so maybe it's as well all her wishes didn't
QUIZZES YOUNG PEOPLE come true . ... but the noise wakes the farmer and
scares off with answers at the end as well as the options memorably funny . The
dodo on the cover in for when you're stumped : the book equivalents pre - flight
mode should lead you in for the fun of the ... Press . 62 pp £ 4.99 pb 24 cm 1-
903464-056 . Revised Standard Version , Catholic Edition , Author illustrates her
own work well .

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Illustrated by J. love , and wins his pretty bride in the good old M. Condé . 153 pp
. Quarto , $ 1.10 ; by mail , fashion . London Speaker . $ 1.26 . GOOD - Hearted
Girl ; or , A Present - Day Heroine , A. This is a book of nonsense stories pure and
simple , By Einma ... With six illustrations by J. Finne funny illustrations . ... and
trade ; astronomy and engineering , these are among the the first person , and
with a convincing sequence subjects treated . ... LITTLE Panjandrum's Dodo ,
The .

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R.R. Bowker company, Publishers' board of trade (Etats-Unis)., Book trade
association of Philadelphia, Am. Book Trade Association, ... 0-7715-9354-6 $
8.95 QUICK AS A DODO by Ralph McInerny COOKING FOR MYSELF by
Mirabelle Beaulieu The ideal cookbook for people who live alone ... A very funny
story about Dormer the Dodo , who discovers that he is supposed to be extinct . ...
6.95 THE CONCISE BOOK OF OUTDOOR FIRST AID by Terry Brown and Rob
Hunter Illustrated .

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Dodo Doo DooDodo Doo Doo



'Dodos are extinct, you see. I know that same as you do.' 'If Dodos are extinct,' said Fred, 'Then what's that Dodo doo-doo?

Author: Kaye Umansky

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 0340950587

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A wonderfully funny tale about the real reason why dodos are extinct "Dodos are extinct, you see. I know that same as you do." "If Dodos are extinct," said Fred, "Then what's that Dodo doo-doo?" Full of laugh-out-loud, read-aloud rhyming words, and brimming with humor and detail in the artwork, this silly story is fun to share.