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The Life of Arthur Ransome

release date: Jan 01, 1984
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The Life of Arthur Ransome
With full access to the Ransome papers, as well as to much material that has only recently come to light, this book looks at the story of Arthur Ransome's life. In particular the book looks at Ransome's experiences in Russia and about the often surprising background to the Swallows and Amazons books. For a man who longed for a quiet existence, Ransome had an adventurous life, including two stormy marriages, a melodramatic divorce suit, a ringside view of the Russian Revolution and, as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, travelled in the Middle East and China.

Arthur Ransome's Long-lost Study of Robert Louis Stevenson

release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Arthur Ransome's Long-lost Study of Robert Louis Stevenson
This is the first publication of a book by Arthur Ransome, originally commissioned in 1910. The manuscript, nearly complete, was sequestered by Ransome's wife in 1914, and he never saw it again. It came to light only by chance, long after his death. Arthur Ransome here gives an exceptionally personal and perceptive account of the strengths and weaknesses of Stevenson as man and writer. Writing when most books on Stevenson were biographical or merely adulatory, he intended his to be the first 'critical study'. Here Ransome wrestles to identify techniques that later underpin his Swallows and Amazons. Moreover, this is the only manuscript first draft of a work by Ransome to survive, and as such provides a unique insight into his working methods. The appendices include all other extant material relating to Stevenson by Ransome, from his very first story (written at the age of eight, and hitherto published only privately) to working notes and articles in literary periodicals. The editor's introduction gives an account of the history of the manuscript's development, disappearance, and rediscovery, and adds a new chapter to the tumultuous story of Ransome's first marriage, early career, and escape to Russia.

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
While on vacation in East Anglia, four children, whose previous sailing experience is limited to dinghies, accidentally drift out to the North Sea after the rising tide causes their cutter to drag anchor.

Pigeon Post

release date: Jan 01, 1992
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Pigeon Post
A group of vacationers hunts for a lost gold mine and avoids a mysterious man they refer to as "squashy hat," with the help of their carrier pigeons, Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho

Racundra's First Cruise

release date: Mar 17, 2015
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Racundra's First Cruise
Arthur Ransome's account of his maiden voyage in his beloved Racundra, which took him from Latvia, via Estonia, to Finland and back in 1922.

Six Weeks in Russia, 1919

release date: Feb 02, 2012
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Six Weeks in Russia, 1919
But for Swallows and Amazons, some of Arthur Ransome's earlier writings would be better known. The extraordinary success Ransome achieved as a children's writer, from the 1930's until his death in 1967, perhaps inevitably eclipsed his earlier work, but in the case of his two books and pamphlet on the Russian revolutions of 1917 and the tumultuous events that followed that is a great loss: it can be said unequivocally that these writings are on a par, perhaps even exceeding, such classics as John Reed's Ten Days that Shook the World. Arthur Ransome knew Russia. He lived there from 1914 to 1918 almost all the time. He taught himself Russian and became a foreign correspondent for the liberal Daily News and Manchester Guardian. More than that, he came to know many of the Bolshevik leaders like Lenin, Trotsky and Checherin almost as personal friends, and, indeed, married Trotsky's secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. Arthur Ransome as a commentator on the Russian scene at the most convulsive moment in its history is unique. Unlike famous visitors like H. G. Wells (though his marvellous book, Russia in the Shadows shouldn't be overlooked) and Bertrand Russell, his was no brief journalistic inspection: and unlike other reporters such as John Reed, Victor Serge and Alfred Rosmer there was no tendentiousness in what he wrote - they were convinced revolutionaries, Ransome, although not unsympathetic to the Bolshevik cause, was a more objective recorder. Six Weeks in Russia, The Crisis in Russia and the pamphlet, The Truth about Russia constitute the best contemporary writing about Russia at the time of the Bolshevik takeover. They were reissued in the early 1990s, with an introduction by Paul Foot which has been retained for the Faber Finds reissue of Six Weeks in Russia; otherwise they have been out of print since first published

The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales

release date: Dec 13, 2004
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The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales
Choice collection of 9 classic tales tells of magical beasts, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.

The Crisis in Russia

release date: Dec 05, 2019
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The Crisis in Russia
"The Crisis in Russia" by Arthur Ransome. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Winter Holiday

release date: Feb 01, 1989
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Winter Holiday
Follows the adventures of two groups of children who spend a winter holiday by a great lake next to the mountains.

Coot Club

release date: Nov 30, 2018
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Coot Club
It all started with a coot’s nest. Dorothy and Dick meet Tom Dodgeon, Port and Starboard, and three pirate salvagers — all members of the Coot Club Bird Protection Society. When one of the coot’s nests is disturbed by a shipful of “Hullabaloos” — rude holiday boaters — trouble begins. Frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and near drownings fill the pages of this exciting fifth addition to Ransome’s classic children’s series. For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome’s classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists. We attribute their success to two facts: first, Ransome is a great storyteller and, second, he clearly writes from first-hand experience. Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues.
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