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              Takashi and the Great Buddha of Kamakura
                

              Takashi and the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stefanik, Mark

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              Takashi is a bright ten year old boy from Kamakura, Japan, who happens upon a lost American tourist searching for the Great Buddha. Their extraordinary adventure is a heartwarming parable that transcends race, culture, age and language. Filled with spiritual mystery, vibrant char...acters and enchanting art, Takashi and the Great Buddha of Kamakura is a moving tribute to the power of storytelling.
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              ISBN 9780578797106
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
              Publisher Mark Stefanik
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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              Pictures from Italy
               

              Pictures from Italy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dickens, Charles

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              If the readers of this volume will be so kind as to take their credentials for the different places which are the subject of its author's reminiscences, from the Author himself, perhaps they may visit them, in fancy, the more agreeably, and with a better understanding of what the...y are to expect. Many books have been written upon Italy, affording many means of studying the history of that interesting country, and the innumerable associations entwined about it. I make but little reference to that stock of information; not at all regarding it as a necessary consequence of my having had recourse to the storehouse for my own benefit, that I should reproduce its easily accessible contents before the eyes of my readers. Neither will there be found, in these pages, any grave examination into the government or misgovernment of any portion of the country. No visitor of that beautiful land can fail to have a strong conviction on the subject; but as I chose when residing there, a Foreigner, to abstain from the discussion of any such questions with any order of Italians, so I would rather not enter on the inquiry now. During my twelve months' occupation of a house at Genoa, I never found that authorities constitutionally jealous were distrustful of me; and I should be sorry to give them occasion to regret their free courtesy, either to myself or any of my countrymen. There is, probably, not a famous Picture or Statue in all Italy, but could be easily buried under a mountain of printed paper devoted to dissertations on it. I do not, therefore, though an earnest admirer of Painting and Sculpture, expatiate at any length on famous Pictures and Statues. This Book is a series of faint reflections-mere shadows in the water-of places to which the imaginations of most people are attracted in a greater or less degree, on which mine had dwelt for years, and which have some interest for all. The greater part of the descriptions were written on the spot, and sent home, from time to time, in
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              ISBN 9798697720974
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
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              Pictures from Italy
               

              Pictures from Italy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dickens, Charles

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              In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year and Pictures from Italy is an illuminating account of his experiences there. He presents the country like a magic-lantern show, as vivid images ceaselessly appear before his - and h...is readers' - eyes. Italy's most famous sights are all to be found here - St Peter's in Rome, Naples with Vesuvius smouldering in the background, the fairytale buildings and canals of Venice - but Dickens's chronicle is not simply that of a tourist. Avoiding preconceptions and stereotypes, he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, and between past and present, as he observes everyday life beside ancient monuments. Combining thrilling travelogue with piercing social commentary, Pictures from Italy is a revealing depiction of an exciting and disquieting journey. In her introduction, Kate Flint discusses nineteenth-century travel writing, and Dickens's ideas about perception, memory and Italian politics. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, notes and an appendix. 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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              ISBN 9798681318729
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2020
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              The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth: with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and the pursuit, trial and execution of his accomplices
                

              The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth: with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and the pursuit, trial and execution of his accomplices (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Townsend, George Alfred

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              The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (1865) is George Townsend's description of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and his murderer.

              ISBN 9781646791699
              Released NZ 29 Jun 2020
              Publisher Cosimo
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