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Arthur Ransome (1884–1967)

Autore di Swallows and Amazons

100+ opere 16,057 membri 272 recensioni 48 preferito

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Children's author Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds, England on January 18, 1884. As a child, he spent many vacations sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside in England's Lake Country. He studied chemistry for one year at Yorkshire College before dropping out to become a writer. He worked mostra altro for a London publisher and then for the Manchester Guardian newspaper. He wrote his first book, Bohemia in London, in 1907 and went to study folklore in Russia in 1913. In 1916, he published Old Peter's Russian Tales, a collection of 21 folktales. During World War I, he became a reporter for the Daily News and covered the war on the Eastern Front. While in Russia, he also covered the Russian Revolution in 1917. He eventually settled in England's Lake District with his second wife. In 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons, which was the first book in his well-know Swallows and Amazons series about children who sail and explore the lakes and mountains of England. He drew inspiration for the books from his own childhood memories. In 1936, he won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature for Pigeon Post. He died on June 3, 1967. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Serie

Opere di Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons (1930) 3,869 copie
Swallowdale (1931) — Illustratore, alcune edizioni1,451 copie
Winter Holiday (1933) 1,089 copie
Peter Duck : a treasure hunt in the Caribbees (1932) — Autore; Illustratore, alcune edizioni1,028 copie
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (1937) 996 copie
Pigeon Post (1936) — Illustratore, alcune edizioni954 copie
Coot Club (1934) — Autore; Illustratore, alcune edizioni862 copie
Secret Water (1939) 819 copie
The Picts and the Martyrs (1942) 765 copie
The Big Six (1940) 713 copie
Great Northern? (1947) 704 copie
Missee Lee (1941) 673 copie
Old Peter's Russian Tales (1916) 332 copie
Racundra's First Cruise (1923) 100 copie
Coot Club / The big six (1983) 49 copie
Rod and line (1929) 35 copie
Pond and stream (1906) 33 copie
Bohemia in London (1907) 32 copie
Racundra's Third Cruise (2002) 20 copie
The crisis in Russia (1921) 15 copie
Russian Fairy Tales (1946) 13 copie
The soldier & Death (1920) 10 copie
Mainly About Fishing (1994) 9 copie
Revolutionary Russia (1992) 8 copie
Contes des pays de neige (1955) 7 copie
Fishing (1955) 5 copie
The elixir of life (2018) 4 copie
The things in our garden (1906) 4 copie
The Chinese puzzle (1927) 3 copie
Stories by the essayists (1909) 2 copie
Salt 1 copia
Wyspa krabów 1 copia
The blue treacle (1993) 1 copia
[Unknown] 1 copia
Fair cops and glowworms (2011) 1 copia

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Solo, intorno al mondo: e, Viaggio della liberdade (1948) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni120 copie
The Far Distant Oxus (1937) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni116 copie
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Collaboratore — 78 copie
Stories for Seven Year Olds (Young Puffin Books) (1964) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
Key Words Reading Scheme: The Open Door to Reading (1967) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
Nine Witch Tales (1968) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
A Golden Land (1958) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
A Night in the Luxembourg (1912) — Translator/Preface/Appendix, alcune edizioni40 copie
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The cruise of the Teddy (1933) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni39 copie
Adventures Among Books (1901) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni38 copie
The Cruise of the Alerte (1890) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni34 copie
The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy" (1867) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni33 copie
Down Channel (1869) — Biographical foreword, alcune edizioni33 copie
Witches, Witches, Witches (1958) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Swallows and Amazons [2016 film] (2016) — Original book — 30 copie
The Cruise of the Kate (1953) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni24 copie
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
The Falcon on the Baltic (1888) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni21 copie
Annual Macabre 1998 (1998) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
The wind in the sails (1948) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni12 copie
A Second Storyteller's Choice (1965) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Tales (1978) — A cura di, alcune edizioni12 copie
The Country Child (1992) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
The book of the fly-rod (1921) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
A week (1922) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni; Introduzione, alcune edizioni6 copie
Interviews given to foreign correspondents (1970) — Interviewer — 6 copie
Chosen for Children (1957) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Stories by Théophile Gautier (1836) — A cura di — 5 copie
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni5 copie
The constant fisherman (1957) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni4 copie
Stories by Prosper Mérimée (1908) — A cura di — 4 copie
The Cremona Violin (1817) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni4 copie
Stories by Gustave Flaubert (1910) — A cura di; Introduzione — 3 copie
Stories by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1817) — A cura di — 3 copie
Stories by Daudet and Coppée — A cura di — 3 copie
Stories by Chateaubriand (1909) — A cura di; Introduzione; Traduttore — 2 copie
The Children's Own Treasure Book (1947) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
F. W. Hirst by his friends (1958) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1908) — A cura di — 2 copie
Stories by Honoré de Balzac (1909) — A cura di — 2 copie
The dream garden : a children's annual (1905) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Stories by Cervantes (1909) — A cura di; A cura di — 2 copie
Mixed moss, vol. 1, no. 1, 1990 (1990) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Collecting our thoughts (2015) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Odd Volume, 1912 (1912) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The tramp, January 1911 (1911) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Essays of the year (1929-1930) (1930) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Stories for girls — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (1908) — A cura di — 1 copia
You and your reading — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni1 copia
Das Forum, year 4, issue 6 (March 1920) (1920) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Arthur Ransome in Legacy Libraries (Agosto 2013)

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I loved [Amazons and Swallows], the first book in the famous children's series by British author, Arthur Ransome. Chronologically this book is second, although it was published third. In hindsight I wish I had read it in publication order, because we learn in [Swallowdale] that [Peter Duck] is a fictional tale written by one of the characters. That goes a long way to explaining some of the things I did not like about it, thinking that it was meant to be realistic.

The children have gathered in Lowestoft to join Captain Flint (Nancy and Peggy's uncle) on the schooner Wild Cat. They meet a crusty old salt named Peter Duck who volunteers to fill in for the other adult who is delayed and can't join them. Peter tells them a yarn about being shipwrecked as a ship's boy and seeing pirates bury treasure at the foot of a palm tree. Excited by the prospect of real buried treasure, Captain Flint and the Swallows and Amazons crew are off for the Caribbees, trailed by the notorious pirate Black Jake and The Viper. Adventures abound and once more the children must rely on their wits and each other as they sail across the Atlantic.

Although the middle of the book dragged a bit, the action in the last third is nonstop excitement. I look forward to returning to England and the adventures of the Swallows and Amazon in a more realistic setting.
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labfs39 | 8 altre recensioni | Feb 3, 2024 |
I liked it, it was a fun read. There was A LOT of boating terminology, which I don't understand; at first it wasn't so bad, but I found myself having to skim entire paragraphs that were simply describing how parts of the boat were working. For this I'm knocking off a star because it really did take up quite a lot of the book. Aside from that I found the plot and writing charming.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 11 altre recensioni | Jan 4, 2024 |
The Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) are on school holiday in the Lake District and are sailing a borrowed catboat named "Swallow," when they meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail the boat, "Amazon." The children camp together on Wild Cat Island where a plot is hatched against the Blackett's Uncle Jim who is too busy writing his memoirs to be disturbed.

Fireworks--literally--ensue along with a dangerous contest, a run-in with houseboat burglars, and the theft of Uncle Jim's manuscript. How all this is resolved makes for an exciting and very satisfying story.… (altro)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 82 altre recensioni | Dec 28, 2023 |
The Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) are on school holiday in the Lake District and are sailing a borrowed catboat named "Swallow," when they meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail the boat, "Amazon." The children camp together on Wild Cat Island where a plot is hatched against the Blackett's Uncle Jim who is too busy writing his memoirs to be disturbed.

Fireworks--literally--ensue along with a dangerous contest, a run-in with houseboat burglars, and the theft of Uncle Jim's manuscript. How all this is resolved makes for an exciting and very satisfying story.… (altro)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 82 altre recensioni | Sep 23, 2023 |

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Voto
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ISBN
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