Nothing but a Circus

Based on the author's first hand experiences of dealing with governments and political institutions around the world, Nothing but a Circus offers a rare glimpse of the conversations that happen behind closed doors, observing the appalling ...

Author: Daniel Levin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141984651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 437

'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and you won't put it down' Daniel Kahneman In this eye-opening exploration of the human weaknesses for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a hilarious journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard, and the jugglers and conjurers employed within. Most spectacular of all, however, are the astonishing contortions performed by those closest to the top in order to maintain the illusion of integrity, decency, and public service. Based on the author's first hand experiences of dealing with governments and political institutions around the world, Nothing but a Circus offers a rare glimpse of the conversations that happen behind closed doors, observing the appalling lengths that people go to in order to justify their unscrupulous choices, from Dubai to Luanda, Moscow to Beijing, and at the heart of the UN and the US government.

The Unicorn Girl

I looked, ready for anything from a tank to a moving blip. What I saw was a collection of tents, two large surrounded by numerous small. “A circus,” Sylvia exclaimed happily. “Are you sure?” “Of course. Nothing looks like a circus but a ...

Author: Michael Kurland

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486838048

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 867

"Settle in for a trip to a wonderful half-real, half-imaginary era." — Richard A. Lupoff Mike and Chester, the alien-fighting hippies of The Butterfly Kid, have found their way from New York City to San Francisco — but that's just the first step of their odyssey. When Mike meets the girl of his dreams, he and Chester join her and her circus friends on a quest in search of a lost unicorn. Psychedelic hilarity ensues as they travel through time to encounter Victorian nudists, fire-breathing dragonettes, and live dinosaurs. Touted as a "brain-blowing science-fiction freak out" upon its 1969 publication, The Unicorn Girl is the second book in the Greenwich Village Trilogy, a shared-world scenario written by three different authors, all of whom appear in the books as characters. Dover Publications returns this cosmic adventure to print for the first time in nearly 40 years, along with its predecessor, The Butterfly Kid, and its sequel, The Probability Pad. This edition features an appreciative new Foreword by science-fiction author Richard A. Lupoff.

Dream Days

Needless to say, I thought, I dreamed of nothing else, day or night. ... cross-examined each other as to the possibilities of this or that circus tradition, and exhausted the lore long ere the first housemaid was stirring.

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734097991

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 948

Reproduction of the original: Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

AnOther E E Cummings

THE ADULT, THE ARTIST AND THE CIRCUS When something joyous, which made our childhood particu— , larly worth while, ... We seize the idea that a circus is nothing but a big and colourful toy especially invented for the amuse— ment of ...

Author: E. E. Cummings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403889

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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An eye-opening selection of Cumming's more avant-garde poetry and prose. As a poet, Cummings was a pioneer not only in linguistic and typographic inventions, but also in sound and concrete poetry. But his prose is no less experimental; he wrote memoirs, essays, and fiction that are constantly provocative and often radically experimental. To read the avant-garde Cummings is to read a writer who consistently broke with established norms, "never to rest and never to have: only to grow." To not read the avant-garde Cummings is to not read Cummings. Adjusting type size may change line breaks. Landscape mode may help to preserve line breaks.

Delphi Collected Works of Enid Blyton Illustrated

But it is nothing surprising. ... only says that because I found out she was nothing but a circus-girl. I hate her! I hate Bobby too — but Carlotta is the worst of the lot, always showing off and bragging about her circus-life.

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1801700729

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16675

View: 614

A highly popular British author of stories, poems and educational books for children, Enid Blyton produced numerous series that have remained worldwide bestsellers since the 1930s. Her works largely consist of mystery or adventure stories, as well as tales that take place in schools and the circus. Her ‘Famous Five’, ‘Secret Seven’, ‘Five Find-Outers’ and ‘Malory Towers’ are enduring classics of children’s literature. They feature clearly delineated good and bad characters, while constructing exciting plots that illustrate traditional moral lessons. Blyton’s vocabulary and prose style are simple and highly accessible for beginning readers. This eBook presents the largest collection of Blyton’s work ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts and informative introductions. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Blyton’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All of the major novels, with individual contents tables * The complete ‘Famous Five’, ‘Secret Seven’, ‘Five Find-Outers’ and ‘Malory Towers’ books * Rare ‘Secret Seven’ short stories, digitised here for the first time * Wishing-Chair and Amelia Jane Stories available in no other collection * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork (when the illustrator’s work is no longer held in copyright) * Blyton’s poetry collection * Features the fully-illustrated autobiography – available here for the first time in digital publishing * Ordering of texts into chronological order and series Please visit the Delphi website for a full contents list CONTENTS: The Famous Five Books Five on a Treasure Island (1942) Five Go Adventuring Again (1943) Five Run Away Together (1944) Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (1945) Five Go Off in a Caravan (1946) Five on Kirrin Island Again (1947) Five Go Off to Camp (1948) Five Get into Trouble (1949) Five Fall into Adventure (1950) Five on a Hike Together (1951) Five Have a Wonderful Time (1952) Five Go Down to the Sea (1953) Five Go to Mystery Moor (1954) Five Have Plenty of Fun (1955) Five on a Secret Trail (1956) Five Go to Billycock Hill (1957) Five Get into a Fix (1958) Five on Finniston Farm (1960) Five Go to Demon’s Rocks (1961) Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1962) Five are Together Again (1963) Famous Five Short Stories The Secret Seven Books The Secret Seven (1949) Secret Seven Adventure (1950) Well Done Secret Seven (1951) Secret Seven on the Trail (1952) Go Ahead Secret Seven (1953) Good Work Secret Seven (1954) Secret Seven Win Through (1955) Three Cheers Secret Seven (1956) Secret Seven Mystery (1957) Puzzle for the Secret Seven (1958) Secret Seven Fireworks (1959) Good Old Secret Seven (1960) Shock for the Secret Seven (1961) Look Out Secret Seven (1962) Fun for the Secret Seven (1963) Secret Seven Short Stories Malory Towers Series First Term at Malory Towers (1946) Second Form at Malory Towers (1947) Third Year at Malory Towers (1948) Upper Fourth at Malory Towers (1949) In the Fifth at Malory Towers (1950) Last Term at Malory Towers (1951) The Adventure Series The Five Find-Outers Books Wishing-Chair Series The Amelia Jane Books The Family Series The Farm Series The Circus Series St. Clare’s Series Mr. Twiddle Books The Faraway Tree Series Mister Meddle Books The Naughtiest Girl Books The Barney Mysteries The Secret Series The Six Cousins Books The Poetry Book Child Whispers (1923) Other Books 48 more books - too many to list The Autobiography The Story of My Life (1952)

Best Short Stories Omnibus Volume 3

morning Harold and I, once fully awake, crossexammed each other as to the possibilities of this or that circus tradition, and exhausted the lore long ere the ... Circus he would have, and the whole circus, and nothing but the circus.

Author: H. and E. Heron

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 3968583116

Category: Fiction

Page: 4600

View: 129

This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - Sheridan Le Fanu - H. and E. Heron - Charlotte Riddell - Flora Annie Steel - Amelia B. Edwards - Margaret Oliphant - Edward Bellamy - Arnold Bennett - S. Baring-Gould - Daniil Kharms - E.F. Benson - John Buchan - Ella D'Arcy - Jacques Futrelle - Frank Richard Stockton - John Kendrick Bangs - Kenneth Grahame - Julian Hawthorne - A. E. W. Mason - Richard Middleton - Pierre Louÿs - Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole - Ethel Richardson - Gertrude Stein - E. Phillips Oppenheim - Arthur Quiller-Couch - Mór Jókai - Andy Adams - Bertha Sinclair - Fitz James O'Brien - Eleanor H. Porter - Valery Bryusov - John Ulrich Giesy - Otis Adelbert Kline - Paul Laurence Dunbar - Frank Lucius Packard - Barry Pain - Gertrude Bennett - Francis Marion Crawford - William Pett Ridge - Gilbert Parker - Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford - Elizabeth Garver Jordan - Richard Austin Freeman - Alice Duer Miller - Leonard Merrick - Anthony Hope - Ethel Watts Mumford - Anne O'Hagan Shinn - B. M. Bower

Big Book of Best Short Stories

Yet the pang of the disillusionment was none the less keen and sickening, and the pain was as that of a corporeal wound. It seemed strange and foreboding, ... Circus he would have, and the whole circus, and nothing but the circus.

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 8577774910

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 311

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. The theme of this edition is: Fantasy For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: Edgar Rice Burroughs: - Tarzan's First Love - A Jungle Joke - Tarzan Rescues the Moon - John Carter and the Giant Of Mars - The Ancient Dead - Beyond Thirty - Skeleton Men of JupiterJohn Kendrick Bangs: - The Water Ghost Of Harrowby Hall - The Spectre Cook Of Bangletop - A Midnight Visitor - The Speck On The Lens - A Quicksilver Cassandra - The Ghost Club - A Psychical PrankOscar Wilde: - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - The Sphinx without a Secret - A Model Millionaire - The Happy Prince - The Fisherman and his Soul - The Nightingale and the Rose - The Young KingLord Dunsany: - Chu-Bu and Sheemish - The Hoard of the Gibbelins - The Quest of the Queen's Tears - How One Came, As Was Foretold, To The City Of Never - The Wonderful Window - The Bride Of The Man Horse - The House Of The SphinxKenneth Grahame: - The Twenty-First of October - Dies Irae - Mutabile Semper - The Magic Ring - Its Walls Were as of Jasper - A Saga of the Seas - The Reluctant Dragon

7 Best Short Stories by Kenneth Grahame

Yet the pang of the disillusionment was none the less keen and sickening, and the pain was as that of a corporeal wound. It seemed strange and foreboding, ... Circus he would have, and the whole circus, and nothing but the circus.

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 8577773469

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

View: 814

Kenneth Grahame is a British writer famous for being the author of classics of children's literature and fantasy. In this book the critic August Nemo selected seven short stories of this author, including The Reluctant Dragon: - The Twenty-First of October - Dies Irae - Mutabile Semper - The Magic Ring - Its Walls Were as of Jasper - A Saga of the Seas - The Reluctant Dragon

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa s Farm

"Where the circus is going to be," replied Bunny. ... But it says the circus is coming day after to-morrow. ... At dinner that day Bunny and Sue talked of nothing but the circus, and the big picture-poster on grandpa's barn.

Author: Laura Lee Hope

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421833832

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 101

Come on, Bunny, let's just have one more teeter-tauter cried Sue, dancing around on the grass of the yard. "Just one more " and she raced over toward a board, put across a sawhorse, swaying up and down as though inviting children to have a seesaw. "

Dream Days

Even during the period of joyful anticipation some fear of breaking the spell had kept me from any bald circus talk in the presence of them. But Harold, who was ... Circus he would have, and the whole circus, and nothing but the circus.

Author: Dream Days

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

View: 847

Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction including the stories: The Twenty-First Of October; Dies Irae; Mutabile Semper; The Magic Ring; Its Walls Were As Of Jasper; A Saga Of The Seas; The Reluctant Dragon; and, A Departure.