The 13 Clocks

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143110144

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8155

Originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1950.
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The 13 Clocks

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110166634X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6949

A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda. The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess—the only warm hand in the castle. To thwart that fate, he sets impossible tasks for Saralinda’s suitors. But when the bold Prince Zorn of Zorna arrives, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and helped by the enigmatic Golux, the cold Duke may at last have met his match. Since it was first published in 1950, James Thurber’s sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled has delighted readers of all ages. It is published here with Marc Simont’s enchanting, full-color illustrations from the first edition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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The 13 Clocks

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: NYR Children's Collection

ISBN: 9781590179376

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1557

"Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn't go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always cold. His hands were as cold as his smile, and almost as cold as his heart. He wore gloves when he was asleep, and he wore gloves when he was awake, which made it difficult for him to pick up pins or coins or the kernels of nuts, or to tear the wings from nightingales." So begins James Thurber's sublimely revamped fairy tale, The 13 Clocks, in which a wicked Duke who imagines he has killed time, and the Duke's beautiful niece, for whom time seems to have run out, both meet their match, courtesy of an enterprising and very handsome prince in disguise. Readers young and old will take pleasure in this tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled, admiring its upstanding hero ("He yearned to find in a far land the princess of his dreams, singing as he went, and possibly slaying a dragon here and there".) and unapologetic villain ("We all have flaws," the Duke said. "Mine is being wicked".), while wondering at the enigmatic Golux, the mysterious stranger whose unpredictable interventions speed the story to its necessarily happy end.
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The Wonderful O

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705136

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4558

Great American humorist James Thurber’s beloved, madcap, and eerily timely fairy tale about an island society robbed of the wonders of the letter O—in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring flaps, deckle-edged paper, and the original, full-color illustrations Littlejack has a map that indicates the existence of a treasure on a far and lonely island, and Black has a ship to get there. So the two bad men team up and sail off on Black’s vessel, the Aeiu. The name, Black explains, is all the vowels except for O—which he hates since his mother got wedged in a porthole: They couldn’t pull her in, so they had to push her out. Black and Littlejack arrive at the port and demand the treasure. No one knows anything about it, so they have their henchmen ransack the place—to no avail. But Black has a better idea: He will take over the island and purge it of O. (“I'll issue an edict!”) The harsh limits of a life sans O (where shoe is she and woe is we) and how finally with a little luck and lots of pluck the islanders shake off their overbearing interlopers and discover the true treasure for themselves (Oh yes—and get back their O’s)—these are only some of the surprises that await readers of James Thurber’s timelessly zany fairy tale about two louts who try to lock up the language—and lose. It is a tour de force of wordplay that will delight fans of Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear, and Roald Dahl, and a timely reminder of how people can band together in the name of freedom to overthrow a tyrant. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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James Thurber's The 13 clocks

Author: Frank R. Lowe,James Thurber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 59

View: 9346

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Clocks in the Sky

The Story of Pulsars

Author: Geoff McNamara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387765624

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 3152

Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once massive stars that ended their lives as supernova explosions. In this book, Geoff McNamara explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. The story of pulsars is brought right up to date with the announcement in 2006 of a new breed of pulsar, Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs), which emit short bursts of radio signals separated by long pauses. These may outnumber conventional radio pulsars by a ratio of four to one. Geoff McNamara ends by pointing out that, despite the enormous success of pulsar research in the second half of the twentieth century, the real discoveries are yet to be made including, perhaps, the detection of the hypothetical pulsar black hole binary system by the proposed Square Kilometre Array - the largest single radio telescope in the world.
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Nature’s Clocks

How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything

Author: Doug Macdougall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520261615

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 1204

"A lucid and engaging account of the scientific revolution that changed the way we think about our planet and ourselves."—James Lawrence Powell, author of Grand Canyon and Mysteries of Terra Firma
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Clocks and More Clocks

with audio recording

Author: Pat Hutchins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6625

When the hall clock reads twenty minutes past four, the attic clock reads twenty-three minutes past four, the kitchen clock reads twenty-five minutes past four, and the bedroom clock reads twenty-six minutes past four, what should Mr. Higgins do? He can't tell which of his clocks tells the right time. He is in for a real surprise when the Clockmaker shows him that they are all correct!
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Many Moons

Author: James Thurber,Marc Simont

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152018955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6736

Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's wish for the moon.
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A Complete Guide to the History and Manufacture of Grandfather Clocks

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447482387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 7228

A fascinating look at the history of grandfather clock design with images and descriptions of the best examples by the finest craftsmen. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Insect Clocks

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: D. S. Saunders

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483182185

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9099

Insect Clocks is mainly concerned with the phenomena in which ""environmental time"" has a practical implication for the life of insects for them to perform behavioral or physiological episodes at the ""right time"" and season. This text first discusses the concept of rhythms and clocks, along with the seasonal changes in the environment that affect a particular group of organisms. This book then explains circadian rhythms of insects. Photoperiodism and seasonal cycles of development; photoperiodic response, clock, and counter; and other types of insect clock are also tackled. This text concludes by explaining the anatomical location of photoreceptors and clocks. This publication will be invaluable to those interested in studying insects and their development affected by circles of influences.
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Einstein's Clocks and Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time

Empires of Time

Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243869

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 1601

"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times). Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step-by-step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, an young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time in which simultaneity was absolute or whether time was relative. Esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time.
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The Happy Day

Author: Ruth Krauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064431916

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 7818

Snow is falling. All the animals are fast asleep in their animal homes. They awake. They open their eyes. They sniff. They run. What will they find? 1950 Caldecott Honor Book
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Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776

Author: Richard R. Beeman,R Beeman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465037828

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6505

Acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling 22-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774, and the audacious decision for independence in July 1775.
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Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,Craig Sharmat

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385376901

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 354

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great's garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly following him. Where does Nate's green guest truly belong? It may take all of Nate the Great's patience and sharp eyesight to find out slowly.
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Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,Craig Sharmat

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385376863

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8110

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Annie's dog is unhappy. When Fang is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. Especially Nate the Great. So Nate agrees to sniff out Fang's mysteriously missing Christmas mail. It's cold and snowy. But Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, will try to solve this holiday case in time for Fang to have a crunchy, munchy Christmas. Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com "All the usual characters, Sharmat's wry humor, and Simont's lively, appealing watercolors are packed into this easy reader that's sure to be popular all year long."--School Library Journal "Nate uncovers some snowy clues to deliver a lip-smacking holiday greeting to Fang and his owner. Simont's loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner."--Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Red Clocks

A Novel

Author: Leni Zumas

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316434809

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1298

A National Bestseller A New York Times Editor's Choice An Amazon Best Book of the Month An Indie Next Pick One of Wall Street Journal's Twelve Books to Read This Winter An Esquire most anticipated book of 2018 An Elle Best Book of Winter A Popsugar most anticipated book of Fall A Ploughshares most anticipated book of Fall A Nylon Best Book of the Month One of Publishers Weekly's most anticipated titles of Fall 2017 Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own, while also writing a biography of Eivør, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling herbalist, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt. RED CLOCKS is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times.
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My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780156623445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 6398

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
Posted in Literary Criticism

Nate the Great and Me

The Case of the Fleeing Fang

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385376804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5319

Nate the Great needs your help. Annie's dog, Fang, is missing! That's what Nate discovers when his friends throw him a surprise Happy Detective Day party. Where is Fang? As you and Nate track down clues--Fang was learning tricks for the party; he was seen running away from two tiny poodles and following a lady wearing fluffy-bunny shoes--Nate will share his expert detective skills with you so you can sharpen your sleuthing talents.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Nate the Great and the Lost List

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385376774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5308

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Although Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are on vacation, they just can't resist a new case. When his friend Claude's grocery list is lost, Nate sets out to find it before lunch. But lunch draws nearer and the list is still missing. Nate the Great is worried: his reputation is at stake. It looks as if list has vanished--unless Rosamond's strange cat pancakes are somehow at the heart of the mystery. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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