The Winston Readers

The Winston Readers

Author: Sidney Grant Firman

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 048402308X


Page: 260

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Excerpt from The Winston Readers: Third Reader There was once a little brownie, who lived in a coal cellar. Now a coal cellar is a curious place to live in; but then a brownie is a curious creature. He is not one of the fairies who flit about on butterfly wings. Of what use would they be in a coal cellar? He is a sober, stay-at-home little elf. He is not much to look at, even if you do see him, which is not likely. He is only a little Old man, about a foot high, all dressed in brown, with brown face and hands and a brown peaked cap. He is the color Of a brown mouse and, like a mouse, he hides in corners of the kitchen and comes out after dark when nobody is about. I said you were not likely to see him. I never did, and never knew anybody who did. Still I have heard many funny stories about brownies, and so I may as well tell you the adventures of a brownie who followed a family about from house to house for many years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

Author: Richard Wunderlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135023188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic. The authors also discover that when adults are introduced to the 'real' story, they often deem it as unsuitable for children. Placing the puppet in a variety of contexts, the authors chart the progression of this childhood tale that has frequently undergone dramatic revisions to suit America's idea of children's literature.