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Arthur Ransome (1884–1967)

Autor(a) de Swallows and Amazons

101+ Works 15,773 Membros 272 Críticas 48 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras por Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons (1930) 3,809 exemplares
Swallowdale (1931) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,424 exemplares
Winter Holiday (1933) 1,066 exemplares
Peter Duck : a treasure hunt in the Caribbees (1932) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições1,006 exemplares
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (1937) 978 exemplares
Pigeon Post (1936) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições939 exemplares
Coot Club (1934) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições851 exemplares
Secret Water (1939) 806 exemplares
The Picts and the Martyrs (1942) 758 exemplares
The Big Six (1940) 702 exemplares
Great Northern? (1947) 690 exemplares
Missee Lee (1941) 660 exemplares
Old Peter's Russian Tales (1916) 327 exemplares
Favorite Russian Fairy Tales (1995) 133 exemplares
Racundra's First Cruise (1923) 100 exemplares
Russia in 1919 (1919) 47 exemplares
Coot Club / The big six (1983) 46 exemplares
Oscar Wilde : a critical study (1912) 35 exemplares
Rod and line (1929) 35 exemplares
Bohemia in London (1907) 31 exemplares
Pond and stream (1906) 30 exemplares
Racundra's Third Cruise (2002) 20 exemplares
The crisis in Russia (1921) 15 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales (1946) 13 exemplares
The soldier & Death (1920) 10 exemplares
Mainly About Fishing (1994) 9 exemplares
Revolutionary Russia (1992) 8 exemplares
Little Daughter of the Snow (2005) 8 exemplares
A history of story-telling (1909) 8 exemplares
The child's book of the seasons (1906) 7 exemplares
Contes des pays de neige (1955) 7 exemplares
Arthur Ransome on fishing (1994) 7 exemplares
Fishing (1955) 5 exemplares
The things in our garden (1906) 4 exemplares
The elixir of life (2018) 4 exemplares
The hoofmarks of the faun (1911) 3 exemplares
The twilight years 3 exemplares
The Chinese puzzle (1927) 3 exemplares
The Swallows and The Amazons (1997) 2 exemplares
Svalerne går i Land 2 exemplares
Stories by the essayists (1909) 2 exemplares
Svalerne og Piraterne 2 exemplares
Portraits and Speculations (1913) 2 exemplares
Fair cops and glowworms (2011) 1 exemplar
Wyspa krabów 1 exemplar
Drawn at a venture 1 exemplar
The blue treacle (1993) 1 exemplar
[Unknown] 1 exemplar
The stone lady 1 exemplar
ATONEMENT, THE 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Snow Child (2012) — Contribuidor, algumas edições4,490 exemplares
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling (2017) — Ilustrador, algumas edições536 exemplares
Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819) — Tradutor, algumas edições462 exemplares
Sailing alone around the world, and Voyage of the Liberdade (1948) — Introdução, algumas edições118 exemplares
The Far Distant Oxus (1937) — Prefácio, algumas edições115 exemplares
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Stories for Seven Year Olds (Young Puffin Books) (1964) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Key Words Reading Scheme: The Open Door to Reading (1967) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Nine Witch Tales (1968) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
A Golden Land (1958) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
A Night in the Luxembourg (1912) — Translator/Preface/Appendix, algumas edições40 exemplares
Tellers of tales (1946) — Contribuidor, algumas edições40 exemplares
The cruise of the Teddy (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições39 exemplares
Adventures Among Books (1901) — Contribuidor, algumas edições38 exemplares
The Cruise of the Alerte (1890) — Introdução, algumas edições34 exemplares
Down Channel (1869) — Biographical foreword, algumas edições33 exemplares
The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy (1867) — Introdução, algumas edições32 exemplares
Witches, Witches, Witches (1958) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Swallows and Amazons [2016 film] (2016) — Original book — 29 exemplares
The Cruise of the Kate (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições24 exemplares
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Falcon on the Baltic (1888) — Introdução, algumas edições20 exemplares
Annual Macabre 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The wind in the sails (1948) — Tradutor, algumas edições12 exemplares
A Second Storyteller's Choice (1965) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Tales (1978) — Editor, algumas edições12 exemplares
The Country Child (1992) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The book of the fly-rod (1921) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A week (1922) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições6 exemplares
Interviews given to foreign correspondents (1970) — Interviewer — 6 exemplares
Chosen for Children (1957) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Stories by Théophile Gautier (1836) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares
The constant fisherman (1957) — Prefácio, algumas edições4 exemplares
Stories by Prosper Mérimée (1908) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Cremona Violin (1817) — Tradutor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Stories by Gustave Flaubert (1910) — Editor; Introdução — 3 exemplares
Stories by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1817) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Stories by Daudet and Coppée — Editor — 3 exemplares
Stories by Chateaubriand (1909) — Editor; Introdução; Tradutor — 2 exemplares
The children's own treasure book (1947) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
F. W. Hirst by his friends (1958) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1908) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Stories by Honoré de Balzac (1909) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The dream garden : a children's annual (1905) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Stories by Cervantes (1909) — Editor; Editor — 2 exemplares
Mixed moss, vol. 1, no. 1, 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Collecting our thoughts (2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Odd Volume, 1912 (1912) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The tramp, January 1911 (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The World's Best Stories for Boys and Girls: Second Series (1930) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Essays of the year (1929-1930) (1930) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Stories for girls — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (1908) — Editor — 1 exemplar
You and your reading — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar
Das Forum, year 4, issue 6 (March 1920) (1920) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Arthur Ransome em Legacy Libraries (Agosto 2013)

Críticas

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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 82 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 82 outras críticas | Sep 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
101
Also by
60
Membros
15,773
Popularidade
#1,443
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
272
ISBN
458
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
48

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