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  • Hardcover
  • 260
  • Mistress Masham's Repose
  • T.H. White
  • English
  • 05 April 2020
  • 9781590171035

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Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ T.H. White T.H. White ↠ 0 Summary Summary Mistress Masham's Repose · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rating estate on a deserted island at its far corner in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose live an entire community of people The People as they call themselves all only inches tall With the help of her only friend the absurdly erudite Professor Maria soon learns that this settlement is no less than the kingdom of. My thoughtful mother remembering how much I loved The Once and Future King picked this up for me at a used bookstore I just grabbed it randomly off my bookshelf and I don t know how it is yet but it smells heavenly musty old cloth bound paper smell Mmmmmm

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Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ T.H. White T.H. White ↠ 0 Summary Summary Mistress Masham's Repose · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook She saw first a suare opening about eight inches wide in the lowest stepfinally she saw that there was a walnut shell or half one outside the nearest doorshe went to look at the shell but looked with the greatest astonishment There was a baby in itSo ten year old Maria orphaned mistress of Malplauet discovers the secret of her deterio. Maria is a 10 yr old orphan living in a dilapidated mansion several times the size of Buckingham palace Maria has guardians who are plotting to steal her inheritance when these unscrupulous people discover Maria has small Lilliputian friends they vow to stop at nothing to capture some of her friends to sell to the circusWe really enjoyed the descriptions of life experienced from a six inch tall persons perspective There were lots of interesting philosophical thoughts moral dilemmas of power friendship punishment and the definition of right and wrong There were some parts that dealt with hunting and killing some parts that made uncomfortable reading but obviously wildlife poses daily threat to the small people so perhaps talk of destroying young of wildlife has to be considered from the view of a six inch person There was some very funny parts in the story Maria realising she was being followed leads her guardians on a wild goose chase this part was written with great wit Even hilarious was the repetition of the Lieutenant s horse themed gadgets as each one was introduced it became and funny Although the Lieutenant is obsessed with the hunt he does uestion changing ideas of what is cruel to animals and values his horses and hounds above anyone We thought the part where a dog is speaking in his head about his love for his owner was beautifully observed and touching The same dog is involved in a lovely scene where he finds an unwilling surrogate puppyAlthough in places the writing did seem to be heavy going especially as a read aloud it had alot going for it Lots to think about and a great action packed story

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Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ T.H. White T.H. White ↠ 0 Summary Summary Mistress Masham's Repose · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Lilliput first seen in Gulliver's Travels in exile Safely hidden for centuries the Lilliputians are at first endangered by Maria's well meaning but clumsy attempts to make their lives easier but their situation grows truly ominous when they are discovered by Maria's greedy guardians who look at The People and see only a bundle of mone. What kid after reading GULLIVER S TRAVELS didn t secretly dream of discovering an abandoned forgotten colony of Lilliputians This happy circumstance befalls Maria an engaging ten year old orphan heiress to the vast but now decrepit estate and palace of Malplauet modeled on Churchill s Blenheim Palace somewhere in post World War II England Maria s nasty governess and guardian Miss Brown abetted and often subverted by an eually nasty co guardian the Vicar is conspiring to rob Maria of her inheritance When the two blackguards discover Maria s secret colony of small minikins they set a plot in motion to kidnap them sell them for profit and if Maria interferes do away with her in an insidious fashion The evolution of Maria s involvement with the Lilliputians is delightfully rendered by author TH White THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING giving the reader both significant and amusing insights into relationships between parents and children and between the powerful and the powerless White writes She wanted to play with them like lead soldiersand even dreamed of being their ueen White continues But the Lilliputians were not toys They were grown up however short they were and they were civilized White sets up the initial confrontation between Maria and the Lilliputians in his uintessential ironic whimsical style However Maria lost grip of herself and she now proceeded on the road to ruin with the speed of a Rake s Progress This conflict is resolved following a near tragedy and Maria and the Lilliputians develop a relationship of mutual respect and admiration The plot speeds up exponentially when the evil villains Miss Brown and the Vicar discover the existence of the Lilliputians and decide to use them for their own gain obviously without the assistance of any moral compass whatsoever White uses this plot arc to expand on his themes of the importance of resourcefulness intelligence loyalty and kindness Upon first picking up this treasured childhood book again after over fifty years I was struck first by what a nerdy kind I must have been to have loved this book so much Compared with today s fast paced middle grade novels sadly MISTRESS MASHAM S RESPOSE drags a bit in the beginning chapters with sentences such as They looked hopeful but wistful when they heard this from her own mouth not knowing Maria well enough as yet to be sure that her word was her bond The missing will of Maria s deceased parents one of the key underpinnings of the major plot of the story isn t even mentioned until page 63 However if readers are hooked as I hope they will be by the uniue concept of tiny Lilliputians needing protection conjoined with Maria s orphaned plight at the mercy of her cruel selfish guardians they will be immensely rewarded by White s boundless creativity and imagination in his wry and empathetic characterizations descriptions of Malplauet s decayed elegance and inside jokes sure to be appreciated by nerdy kids humorists anglophiles classicists and literary enthusiasts White treats his young readers as co conspirators empowering them by giving them the inside track in the perennial struggles of the smaller and weaker against the larger and stronger an enduring theme in classic children s literature Written in White s tongue in cheek style scenes such as the hysterically funny yet frantic search for Maria by her only friends and cohorts the ever faithful Cook and the erudite nerdy Professor who ultimately free her from the Malplauet dungeon thanks to the intrepid Lilliputians will keep the pages turning even almost seventy years after its first publication The proposed murder of Maria by Miss Brown and the Vicar creates tension worthy of today s middle grade writers and Maria ultimately solves her own problem with her intelligence and ingenuity bringing a satisfying and cathartic closing to this classic children s book Oh but wait just a minute hereit s not really a children s book is it Indeed White uotes people dismissively saying of GULLIVER S TRAVELS Oh that s a children s book isn t it If you are a true Nerdy Book Club member as I suspect you are or you wouldn t even be reading this I encourage you and any of your young reader friends to open up this magical and rewarding middle grade novel to be enthralled by Maria s adventure as I was once again after so many years And who knows you yourself may even discover a tiny baby nestled in a walnut shell lying in the grass