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.
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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.
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
Bilingual children's picture book (English – Turkish), 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 printable coloring pages! A download link in the book gives you free access to the pictures from the story to color in. İki dilli çocuk kitabı (İngilizce – Türkçe), sesli kitap dahil Hans Christian Andersen'in yazdığı ''Yaban kuğuları'' dünyadaki en çok okunan masallardan biri olduğu boşuna denilmiyor. Her zamana uyarlanır şekilde insanlık dramların konularını biçimlendiriyor: korku, cesaret, aşk, ihanet, ayrılık ve yeniden kavuşmak. Önümüzdeki çeviri, bir çok dilde ilgi görmüş ve diğer diller ile birleştirilmiş şekilde bulunmaktadır. ♫ Bu hikaye size, ana dili olan kişiler tarafından okunsun! ► Boyama resimleri dahil! Kitabın içindeki bir bağlantı üzerinden, hikaye ile ilgili resimleri indirip boyayabilirsiniz.
Eleven brothers, who have been turned into swans by their evil stepmother, are saved by their beautiful sister.
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...
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.
Eleven brothers, turned into wild swans by an evil stepmother, are saved by the sacrifices of their beautiful sister Elisa.
หนังสือภาพสองภาษาจากนิทานเรื่องหนึ่งของ ฮันส์ คริสเตียน แอนเดอร์เซน (ภาษาไทย – อังกฤษ) ไม่ใช่เรื่องน่าแปลกใจเลยที่นิทานเรื่องฝูงหงส์ป่าของ ฮันส์ คริสเตียน แอนเดอร์เซน เป็นหนึ่งในหนังสือนิทานที่มีผู้อ่านมากที่สุดในโลก ด้วยการนําเสนอเนื้อหาซึ่งเป็นสิ่งที่มนุษย์เราต้องเผชิญอยู่ทุกยุคทุกสมัย เช่น ความกลัว ความกล้าหาญ ความรัก การหักหลัง การพลัดพรากและพบกันใหม่ หนังสือนิทานรูปภาพฉบับย่อเล่มที่ท่านเห็นอยู่นี้ มีให้เลือกซื้อหาได้ในรูปแบบหนังสือสองภาษาหลากหลายตามความต้องการ Bilingual children's picture book (Thai – English) 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. ► NEW: With pictures to color! A download link in the book
A stunning facsimile of the 1919 first edition of William Butler Yeats’s The Wild Swans at Coole: an elegant volume showcasing these poems as they would have first been read and a complement to facsimile editions The Winding Stair and The Tower. Published in 1919 during W.B. Yeats’s “middle stage” and composed of poems written during World War I, The Wild Swans at Coole is contemplative and elegiac. This collection captures Yeats at a time when he was looking back on his life, coming to terms with the realities of modern war, reflecting on lost love, and defining his place in the world as a poet. It features forty poems, among them “The Fisherman,” “In Memory of Major Robert Gregory,” “The Wild Swans at Coole,” and “On Being Asked for a War Poem.” This facsimile of the original 1919 edition presents the reader with the work in its original form, with handsome old fashioned type, how readers and Yeats himself would have seen it in the early twentieth century. A great gift book and collector’s item, The Wild Swans at Coole also includes an Introduction and notes by esteemed Yeats scholar George Bornstein.
A frustrated King Richard and Princess Arianne, a mute maiden, find an unlikely and everylasting love despite Arianne's need to spin nettles into shirts to save her twelve troublesome brothers from an angry ogre's spell. Original.
Bilingual children's picture book (English – Hindi) 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. ► NEW: With pictures to color! A download link in the book gives you free access to the pictures from the story to color in. द्विभाषी बच्चों की किताब (अंग्रेजी – हिन्दी) हैंस क्रिश्चियन एंडर्सन द्वारा "जंगली हंस" दुनिया की सबसे लोकप्रिय परी कथाओं में से एक है। उनकी इस यह असामयिक कथा में आम जीवन के विभिन्न विषयों को शामिल किया गया हैः डर, बहादुरी, प्रेम, विश्वासघात, जुदाई और पुनर्मिलन। प्रस्तुत किया गया संस्करण एंडर्सन की परी कथा का एक संक्षिप्त संस्करण है। यह कथा अनेक भाषाओं में अनुवादित की गई है और इसका द्विभाषी संस्करण हर एक कल्पनीय संयोग में उपलब्ध है।
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.
Pia Jo Borg, a part-time theatre instructor, is trying to solve a jewel heist in a bid to win a $10,000 reward. Maxima Roshnikov, a famous diva and the rightful owner of a lavish emerald and diamond necklace, had the heirloom stolen right from her neck during a gala celebrating her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. She considers the necklace a symbol of her husband's love, and she desperately wants it back. But there are so many suspects! The guest list to the party included an odd cast of characters: the Andersons live in a shabby home amid mansions, and they might want to move up; the Alligrettis seem to be rich, but maybe their wealth is just a sham; and the Constantas are elderly Gypsies who perhaps shouldn't have been at the party at all. And the list goes on and on. Pia's mission to solve the case brings her down unexpected paths and eventually leads her right into the middle of a murder investigation. Finding the thief means finding a killer in the Wild Swans of Innisfree.