This documentary work written by Beller narrates about the life of common soldiers who take part in the Civil War in America. In the introducing the author brings into some meaningful terms that can give some clues about the people: “Billy Yank, as the Union soldier was commonly referred to, and Johnny Reb, the nickname given to Confederate soldiers.” Terms like these are used superfluously much, in the book they can be met for several times in one sentence. However the coating is given sufficiently – the writer talks about diseases, arms, both armies, food, fights, main battles and so on. Moreover some quotations from the letters from and to the armies are demonstrated in the book. The appendix includes maps, photographs, timetable of the Civil War, some notes, auxiliary books and other resources.
This book written by Edward S. Morse would be loved by readers interested in traditional architecture in Japan. Edward S. Morse, born in 1838, was a professor from Maine who devoted all his life to the research work in Tokyo University. He made innovations to such sciences as zoology, biology, sociology and archeology. For his prolific work Edward Morse received Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government. In Japanese homes and their surroundings you can find all necessary information about styles and design in Japan. Morse goes even further and gives an idea of what methods and what material are popularly used in Japanese architecture.
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte, English novelist, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters, has much of a gothic novel. The book recounts a life of a young woman, a strong independent personality, describing her childhood, growing up, searching of her way in life and obstacles she encounters. It is worth noticing that the early events of the novel, when little Jane is sent to a rigorous Lowood School, are based on the personal author’s experience. Jane struggles through her cheerless childhood and becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with Edward Rochester, rich owner of the gloomy Gothic estate, but her moral convictions keep her from becoming his mistress. Let the rest of the book, having an intricate, exciting plot and touching questions of morality, religion and gender relations, speak for itself.
Fanny Kemble Butler was a remarkable woman. She was the English stage-actress, who married Pierce Butler, a wealthy member of Philadelphia society with possessions in the South. He courted her with such persistence that she finally agreed to give up her career and become his wife. They moved to Butler’s residence in Georgia, where he owned two plantations. There she became a witness of awful slavery practice. Shocked with all her observations Fanny kept a journal, where she wrote down all her impressions .Written over a period of about than four months, Kemble's journal has the records of her everyday encounters with husband's slaves, and attempts to reveal the moral injustice of slavery. The journal was read only by Fanny’s friends, and was not published until 1863. Kemble's journal still is a lasting and important critique of slavery, and an important document about the 19th American south.
After his parents are eaten by a rhinoceros, young James Henry Trotter has to go live with his two mean aunts named Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, who treat him very very badly. Poor James has to live with his aunts for three whole years until one day a mysterious man gives him a bag of magic things. (He tells him they are crocodile tongues.) James is so excited that he starts running back to the house, but when he is underneath an old peach tree in the garden he accidentally slips and spills all the tiny little things and they dig themselves into the roots of the tree.
Suddenly a peach appears on the very tip of the tree and then starts to grow and grow and doesn't stop until it is as big as a house! The aunts are so excited about this that instead of immediately eating pieces off the peach they start charging people to see the peach. After everyone has left they force James to pick up all the litter that the people left behind. Poor James is left all alone in the dark! For no particular reason, James walks up to the peach and starts touching it. He notices that there is a rather large hole in the peach. He crawls in, and the hole becomes a tunnel. He keeps on crawling until he reaches the center of the peach. He meets seven oversized insects who turn out to have swallowed some of the tiny little things that James had spilled. When the stem snips off (with some help, of course), the peach rolls off and the eight travellers embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
He is a mouse and he proud of this. Is name is Jackson Winstanley Sweettooth. He divides his home with Matthew and good Bailey family. But it is the problem - he is blamed in different cases – unfortunately for Jack, the prosecutor is Mrs. Bailey – the main family’s member. She thinks that Jack swallowed her ruby and nibbled at Shani’s birthday cake. And Jack’s biggest enemy is Beauregard Battersby-Bunge, the pesky ginger cat from next door. But everything gets better when another mouse, Blossom, comes to stay with the Baileys – soon Blossom and Jack are the best of friends!