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Arthur Ransome (1884–1967)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre


Værker af Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons (1930) 3,816 eksemplarer
Swallowdale (1931) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver1,424 eksemplarer
Svalernes Nordpolsfaerd (1933) 1,067 eksemplarer
Peter Duck : a treasure hunt in the Caribbees (1932) — Forfatter; Illustrator, nogle udgaver1,008 eksemplarer
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (1937) 980 eksemplarer
Pigeon Post (1936) — Forfatter; Illustrator, nogle udgaver940 eksemplarer
Coot Club (1934) — Forfatter; Illustrator, nogle udgaver852 eksemplarer
Secret Water (1939) 807 eksemplarer
The Picts and the Martyrs (1942) 760 eksemplarer
The Big Six (1940) 703 eksemplarer
Great Northern? (1947) 690 eksemplarer
Missee Lee (1941) 661 eksemplarer
Old Peter's Russian Tales (1916) 327 eksemplarer
Favorite Russian Fairy Tales (1995) 135 eksemplarer
Coots in the North and Other Stories (1988) 114 eksemplarer
Racundra's First Cruise (1923) 100 eksemplarer
Russia in 1919 (1919) 47 eksemplarer
Coot Club / The big six (1983) 46 eksemplarer
Rod and line (1929) 35 eksemplarer
Oscar Wilde : a critical study (1912) 35 eksemplarer
Bohemia in London (1907) 31 eksemplarer
Pond and stream (1906) 30 eksemplarer
Racundra's Third Cruise (2002) 20 eksemplarer
The crisis in Russia (1921) 15 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales (1946) 13 eksemplarer
The soldier & Death (1920) 10 eksemplarer
Mainly About Fishing (1994) 9 eksemplarer
Little Daughter of the Snow (2005) 8 eksemplarer
A history of story-telling (1909) 8 eksemplarer
Revolutionary Russia (1992) 8 eksemplarer
The child's book of the seasons (1906) 7 eksemplarer
Contes des pays de neige (1955) 7 eksemplarer
Arthur Ransome on fishing (1994) 7 eksemplarer
Fishing (1955) 5 eksemplarer
The elixir of life (2018) 4 eksemplarer
The things in our garden (1906) 4 eksemplarer
Cuentos Rusos Del Abuelo Pedro II (1981) 3 eksemplarer
The hoofmarks of the faun (1911) 3 eksemplarer
The twilight years 3 eksemplarer
The Chinese puzzle (1927) 3 eksemplarer
The imp and the elf and the ogre (1910) 3 eksemplarer
Portraits and Speculations (1913) 2 eksemplarer
Svalerne Gar I Land 2 eksemplarer
Stories by the essayists (1909) 2 eksemplarer
Svalerne og Piraterne 2 eksemplarer
The Swallows and The Amazons (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Svalerne på opdagelse 2 eksemplarer
Wyspa krabów 1 eksemplar
The stone lady 1 eksemplar
Fair cops and glowworms (2011) 1 eksemplar
Drawn at a venture 1 eksemplar
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The blue treacle (1993) 1 eksemplar
ATONEMENT, THE 1 eksemplar

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Annual Macabre 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
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A Second Storyteller's Choice (1965) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
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The book of the fly-rod (1921) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
A week (1922) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
Interviews given to foreign correspondents (1970) — Interviewer — 6 eksemplarer
Chosen for Children (1957) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Stories by Théophile Gautier (1836) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
The constant fisherman (1957) — Forord, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Stories by Prosper Mérimée (1908) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
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Stories by Gustave Flaubert (1910) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 3 eksemplarer
Stories by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1817) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Stories by Daudet and Coppée — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
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The children's own treasure book (1947) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
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The World's Best Stories for Boys and Girls: Second Series (1930) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
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Das Forum, year 4, issue 6 (March 1920) (1920) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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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 andre anmeldelser | 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.
blueskygreentrees | 11 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 82 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 82 andre anmeldelser | Sep 23, 2023 |



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