The Golden Apples

First published in 1949, THE GOLDEN APPLES is an acutely observed, richly atmospheric portrayal of small town life in Morgana, Mississippi.

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141196858

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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First published in 1949, THE GOLDEN APPLES is an acutely observed, richly atmospheric portrayal of small town life in Morgana, Mississippi. There's Snowdie, who has to bring up her twin boys alone after her husband, King Maclain, disappears one day, discarding his hat on the banks of the Big Black. There's Loch Morrison, convalescing with malaria, who watches from his bedroom window as wayward Virgie Rainey meets a sailor in the vacant house opposite. Meanwhile, Miss Eckhart the piano teacher, grieving the loss of her most promising pupil, tries her hand at arson. Eudora Welty has a fine ear for dialogue and describes each of the characters in incisive, haunting prose. '...in the South,' she says, 'everybody stays busy talking all the time - they're not sorry for you to overhear their tales'. Welty deftly picks up their stories to create an unflinching potrait of everyday life in the American South and offers a deeply moving look at human nature.

The Golden Apples of the Sun

Brief sketches by the celebrated science fiction writer satirize human nature and society

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 883

Brief sketches by the celebrated science fiction writer satirize human nature and society

The Race of the Golden Apples

A Greek princess, raised by bears in the forest and then returned to her rightful place in the kingdom, refuses to marry unless the man can outrun her in a footrace.

Author: Claire Martin

Publisher: Dial

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 998

A Greek princess, raised by bears in the forest and then returned to her rightful place in the kingdom, refuses to marry unless the man can outrun her in a footrace.

Golden Apples of the Sun

One of Ray Bradbury’s classic short story collections, available for the first time in ebook.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007541716

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 332

One of Ray Bradbury’s classic short story collections, available for the first time in ebook.

The Three Golden Apples

The frost-work had so covered the windowpanes that it was hardly possible to get a glimpse at the scenery outside.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484806210

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 762

The snow-storm lasted another day; but what became of it afterwards, I cannot possibly imagine. At any rate, it entirely cleared away, during the night; and when the sun arose, the next morning, it shone brightly down on as bleak a tract of hill-country, here in Berkshire, as could be seen anywhere in the world. The frost-work had so covered the windowpanes that it was hardly possible to get a glimpse at the scenery outside. But, while waiting for breakfast, the small populace of Tanglewood had scratched peepholes with their finger-nails, and saw with vast delight that—unless it were one or two bare patches on a precipitous hillside, or the gray effect of the snow, intermingled with the black pine forest—all nature was as white as a sheet. How exceedingly pleasant! And, to make it all the better, it was cold enough to nip one's nose short off! If people have but life enough in them to bear it, there is nothing that so raises the spirits, and makes the blood ripple and dance so nimbly, like a brook down the slope of a hill, as a bright, hard frost.

The Three Golden Apples Original Edition

"Can you tell me, pretty maidens," asked the stranger, "whether this is the right way to the garden of the Hesperides?"The young women had been having a fine time together, weaving the flowers into wreaths, and crowning one another's heads.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 68

View: 239

Did you ever hear of the golden apples, that grew in the garden of the Hesperides? Ah, those were such apples as would bring a great price, by the bushel, if any of them could be found growing in the orchards of nowadays! But there is not, I suppose, a graft of that wonderful fruit on a single tree in the wide world. Not so much as a seed of those apples exists any longer.And, even in the old, old, half-forgotten times, before the garden of the Hesperides was overrun with weeds, a great many people doubted whether there could be real trees that bore apples of solid gold upon their branches. All had heard of them, but nobody remembered to have seen any. Children, nevertheless, used to listen, open-mouthed, to stories of the golden apple-tree, and resolved to discover it, when they should be big enough. Adventurous young men, who desired to do a braver thing than any of their fellows, set out in quest of this fruit. Many of them returned no more; none of them brought back the apples. No wonder that they found it impossible to gather them! It is said that there was a dragon beneath the tree, with a hundred terrible heads, fifty of which were always on the watch, while the other fifty slept.In my opinion it was hardly worth running so much risk for the sake of a solid golden apple. Had the apples been sweet, mellow, and juicy, indeed that would be another matter. There might then have been some sense in trying to get at them, in spite of the hundred-headed dragon.But, as I have already told you, it was quite a common thing with young persons, when tired of too much peace and rest, to go in search of the garden of the Hesperides. And once the adventure was undertaken by a hero who had enjoyed very little peace or rest since he came into the world. At the time of which I am going to speak, he was wandering through the pleasant land of Italy, with a mighty club in his hand, and a bow and quiver slung across his shoulders. He was wrapt in the skin of the biggest and fiercest lion that ever had been seen, and which he himself had killed; and though, on the whole, he was kind, and generous, and noble, there was a good deal of the lion's fierceness in his heart. As he went on his way, he continually inquired whether that were the right road to the famous garden. But none of the country people knew anything about the matter, and many looked as if they would have laughed at the question, if the stranger had not carried so very big a club.So he journeyed on and on, still making the same inquiry, until, at last, he came to the brink of a river where some beautiful young women sat twining wreaths of flowers."Can you tell me, pretty maidens," asked the stranger, "whether this is the right way to the garden of the Hesperides?"The young women had been having a fine time together, weaving the flowers into wreaths, and crowning one another's heads. And there seemed to be a kind of magic in the touch of their fingers, that made the flowers more fresh and dewy, and of brighter lines, and sweeter fragrance, while they played with them, than even when they had been growing on their native stems. But, on hearing the stranger's question, they dropped all their flowers on the grass, and gazed at him with astonishment."The garden of the Hesperides!" cried one. "We thought mortals had been weary of seeking it, after so many disappointments. And pray, adventurous traveller, what do you want there?"

The Three Golden Apples Large Print Edition

"Can you tell me, pretty maidens," asked the stranger, "whether this is the right way to the garden of the Hesperides?"The young women had been having a fine time together, weaving the flowers into wreaths, and crowning one another's heads.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 68

View: 315

Did you ever hear of the golden apples, that grew in the garden of the Hesperides? Ah, those were such apples as would bring a great price, by the bushel, if any of them could be found growing in the orchards of nowadays! But there is not, I suppose, a graft of that wonderful fruit on a single tree in the wide world. Not so much as a seed of those apples exists any longer.And, even in the old, old, half-forgotten times, before the garden of the Hesperides was overrun with weeds, a great many people doubted whether there could be real trees that bore apples of solid gold upon their branches. All had heard of them, but nobody remembered to have seen any. Children, nevertheless, used to listen, open-mouthed, to stories of the golden apple-tree, and resolved to discover it, when they should be big enough. Adventurous young men, who desired to do a braver thing than any of their fellows, set out in quest of this fruit. Many of them returned no more; none of them brought back the apples. No wonder that they found it impossible to gather them! It is said that there was a dragon beneath the tree, with a hundred terrible heads, fifty of which were always on the watch, while the other fifty slept.In my opinion it was hardly worth running so much risk for the sake of a solid golden apple. Had the apples been sweet, mellow, and juicy, indeed that would be another matter. There might then have been some sense in trying to get at them, in spite of the hundred-headed dragon.But, as I have already told you, it was quite a common thing with young persons, when tired of too much peace and rest, to go in search of the garden of the Hesperides. And once the adventure was undertaken by a hero who had enjoyed very little peace or rest since he came into the world. At the time of which I am going to speak, he was wandering through the pleasant land of Italy, with a mighty club in his hand, and a bow and quiver slung across his shoulders. He was wrapt in the skin of the biggest and fiercest lion that ever had been seen, and which he himself had killed; and though, on the whole, he was kind, and generous, and noble, there was a good deal of the lion's fierceness in his heart. As he went on his way, he continually inquired whether that were the right road to the famous garden. But none of the country people knew anything about the matter, and many looked as if they would have laughed at the question, if the stranger had not carried so very big a club.So he journeyed on and on, still making the same inquiry, until, at last, he came to the brink of a river where some beautiful young women sat twining wreaths of flowers."Can you tell me, pretty maidens," asked the stranger, "whether this is the right way to the garden of the Hesperides?"The young women had been having a fine time together, weaving the flowers into wreaths, and crowning one another's heads. And there seemed to be a kind of magic in the touch of their fingers, that made the flowers more fresh and dewy, and of brighter lines, and sweeter fragrance, while they played with them, than even when they had been growing on their native stems. But, on hearing the stranger's question, they dropped all their flowers on the grass, and gazed at him with astonishment."The garden of the Hesperides!" cried one. "We thought mortals had been weary of seeking it, after so many disappointments. And pray, adventurous traveller, what do you want there?"

Hercules and the Golden Apples

The Magical Myths series re-tell classic single story myths using colourful illustrations to bring the characters to life.

Author: James Riordan

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9780750027588

Category: Hercules (Roman mythology)

Page: 32

View: 189

The Magical Myths series re-tell classic single story myths using colourful illustrations to bring the characters to life. Each title includes an introductory spread providing additional background information, putting the myth into a historical context for young readers.

The Golden Apples

The harvests of golden apples fall only into the gardens of the princely CEO's, and the people stage the Boston T party.

Author: Anne Cope Wallace

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595769357

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 754

"Fractious Fables of the Bush Kingdom" consists of magical stories where anything can happen--and does! But events that occur in a supernatural world often bear an uncanny resemblance to strange happenings in our own times. King George ascends onto the throne when butterfly ballots glide off into the stratosphere and Lady Kate devises a unique counting system. The harvests of golden apples fall only into the gardens of the princely CEO's, and the people stage the Boston T party. At the mandate of King George, the people try to control their dreams, but they still can't produce identical blue-eyed children. The elves of Kenron fall asleep at the electrical grids, causing a giant blackout throughout the land. Slip into the curious world of "Fractious Fables" where things grow more and more curious. You'll see!

Garden of the Golden Apples

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Publisher: Peter Hand Kavanagh Press

ISBN:

Category: Ireland

Page: 47

View: 686


Golden apples or Seasonable and serious counsel from the sanctuary to the rulers of the earth

Author: Samuel Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 210

View: 190


Land of the Golden Apple

A wonderfully atmospheric coming-of-age novel, with a memorable cast of characters, centring on an irrepressible young boy growing up in a Cypriot village.

Author: Eve Makis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552773255

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 349

View: 422

Life had lost its sweetness. Socrates felt as if he had eaten an accursed apple and was, like Adam, suddenly prone to emotions he had never before experienced - fear, loneliness and shame. For Socrates, growing up in a small, Cypriot village isn't idyllic so much as frustrating. Summer is on the horizon and yet his parents, his teachers and his interfering neighbours seem intent on preventing Socrates and his friends from having any fun. But times are changing and the jasmine-scented breezes mingle with the threat of danger. Behind the facade of respectable island life lurk dark and menacing presences. Land of the Golden Apple is a bewitching coming-of-age novel about the lives and loves, joys and despairs of a diverse yet tightly-knit community and about how those same ties that bind us can also constrict us...

The Golden Apple

So where is Bukhara Valley? That valley is mysterious too. Not many people know about it, hidden as it is in a particular part of the Earth. This is a story about The Golden Apple.

Author: Tere Liye

Publisher: Tere Liye

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 70

View: 103

Do you all know what the most valuable plant in the whole wide world is? The answer is: The Golden Apple. A mysterious plant that only grows in the Bukhara Valley. The golden apple is the crowning glory of all plants. The king of all plant species. It looks just like a normal apple but it’s golden in colour. A single golden apple fruit not only satisfies your hunger but can also cure every illness known to mankind. And if someone who eats the golden apple is not actually sick, munching it gives that person a feeling of happiness, peace and serenity. So where is Bukhara Valley? That valley is mysterious too. Not many people know about it, hidden as it is in a particular part of the Earth. This is a story about The Golden Apple.

Morgana

Two of Welty's finest stories, "Moon Lake" and "June Recital," enhanced by twenty black-and-white illustrations by Mildred Nungester Wolfe

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878054008

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 681

Two of Welty's finest stories, "Moon Lake" and "June Recital," enhanced by twenty black-and-white illustrations by Mildred Nungester Wolfe

The Story of Conn Eda

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Category: Irish literature

Page: 17

View: 419


In Quest of the Golden Apple

A collection of essays by historian Pál Fodor on the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century.

Author: Pál Fodor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781611431391

Category:

Page: 304

View: 230


The Golden Apples of the Sun

Author: Bridget Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 86

View: 815


The Golden Apples of Hesperides

Author: William Knight

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: 9781857764130

Category: Drama

Page: 177

View: 759


The Golden Apples of the Sun

A collection of the best poetry of the twentieth century; Hope - Wright - Slessor - Webb - Harwood - Murray.

Author: Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press

ISBN:

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 243

View: 369

A collection of the best poetry of the twentieth century; Hope - Wright - Slessor - Webb - Harwood - Murray.

December The golden apples The fostering of Aslaug January Bellerophon at Argos The ring given to Venus February Bellerophon in Lycia The hill of Venus Epilogue L envoi

THE GOLDEN APPLES . This tale tells of the voyage of a ship of Tyre , that ,
against the will of the shipmen , bore Hercules to an unknown land of the West ,
that he might accomplish a task laid on him by the Fates . As many as the leaves
fall ...

Author: William Morris

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature, Medieval

Page:

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