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A genre associated with writing for children. The earliest examples—beginning with Sarah Fielding's The Governess, or Little Female Academy (1749)—were essentially didactic. The basic ...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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127 words

... stories A genre associated with writing for children. The earliest examples—beginning with Sarah Fielding 's The Governess, or Little Female Academy ( 1749 )—were essentially didactic. The basic elements of the modern school story (the new child, the bully, codes of behaviour) were established in Harriet Martineau 's ‘The Crofton Boys’ ( 1841 ) and Thomas Hughes 's Tom Brown's School Days ( 1857 ). Despite being debunked by Rudyard Kipling 's neo‐realistic Stalky & Co. ( 1899 ), school stories were hugely popular in the early 20th century with...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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125 words

... stories A genre associated with writing for children. The earliest examples—beginning with Sarah Fielding 's The Governess, or Little Female Academy ( 1749 )—were essentially didactic. The basic elements of the modern school story (the new child, the bully, codes of behaviour) were established in Harriet Martineau 's ‘The Crofton Boys’ ( 1841 ) and Thomas Hughes 's Tom Brown's School Days ( 1857 ). Despite being debunked by Rudyard Kipling 's neo‐realistic Stalky & Co. ( 1899 ), school stories were hugely popular in the early 20th century with...

School Stories

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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3,613 words
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...Public Day School Company, which set up high schools throughout the country, and the foundation of girls’ public schools such as St. Leonard's ( 1877 ), Roedean ( 1885 ), and Wycombe Abbey ( 1896 ), which adopted a modified academic curriculum and many other features such as games and prefects from the boys’ schools. Just as many writers of boys’ school stories were old public school boys, so several of the women who subsequently wrote girls’ school stories were educated or taught, or both, at the new girls’ high schools or public schools—for example,...

school stories

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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1,415 words

...school stories These had precursors in such books of school dialogues as Pueriles Confabulatiunculae ( 1617 ). Sarah Fielding’s The Governess ( 1749 ) used a school setting as a framework for a series of tales, and a school played a large part in Goody Two-Shoes ( 1765 ), but the first stories to be written purely about school life were by Dorothy Kilner . Her Village School ( c. 1795) is merely the typical moral tale of the period, but in First Going to School ( 1804 ) she showed some interest in schoolboy pranks. Maria Edgeworth in ‘The...

school stories

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A genre associated with writing for children. The earliest examples—beginning with Sarah Fielding's The Governess, or Little Female Academy (1749)—were essentially didactic. The basic elements of the ...
Mike: A Public School Story

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The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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2005

...A Public School Story , P. G. Wodehouse , 1909 , Adam & Charles Black. ‘It was a morning in the middle of April, and the Jackson family were consequently breakfasting in comparative silence. The cricket season had not begun, and except during the cricket season they were in the habit of devoting their powerful minds at breakfast almost exclusively to the task of victualling against the labours of the day.’ The three grown-up Jacksons play first-class cricket, and Mike hopes to follow in their footsteps after a suitably cricket-intensive education at the...

Mike: A Public School Story

Mike: A Public School Story  

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P. G. Wodehouse, 1909, Adam & Charles Black.‘It was a morning in the middle of April, and the Jackson family were consequently breakfasting in comparative silence. The cricket season ...
Images from The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Images from The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible   Reference library

Philip Davies

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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...London/Bridgeman Art Library. The Sacrifice of the Daughter of Jephthah The Sacrifice of the Daughter of Jephthah (Flemish School, 15 th century). Jephthah had vowed to sacrifice the first person he met on his return from battle if he was victorious (Judges 11). Later interpreters, including in Handel's oratorio Jephtha , gave the story a happier ending. Musée Condé, Chantilly Ms 139/1363 f. 7r/Bridgeman Art Library. Virgin and Child Virgin and Child, after...

Daniel

Daniel   Reference library

P. R. Davies and P. R. Davies

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...they have been educated in the Babylonian school ( v. 5 ), they are said to have learned from God ( v. 17 ), and in the case of Daniel, specifically the understanding of ‘visions and dreams’. Thus, the theme of conflict between earthly and divine kingship and wisdom is neatly brought out, and the chapter has served its purpose as an introduction either to the whole book of Daniel or at least to a cycle of Daniel stories that may have once existed independently. Daniel's First Success ( 2:1–49 ) This story does not quite hang together. Is Daniel known to...

15 Children’s Books

15 Children’s Books   Reference library

Andrea Immel

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...for children, and Continental writers such as Heinrich Hoffmann and Hans Christian Andersen attained international reputations in translation. Similarly, writers from Captain Marryat to Frances Hodgson Burnett produced narrative fiction ( *tract , historical novel, school or adventure story, Kunstmärchen , etc.) for periodicals or as separate volumes, and in the process earned handsome livings and won popular acclaim, even celebrity. At the same time, enterprising publishers such as *Routledge and Frederick *Warne built up extensive *backlists of toy...

Introduction to the Pentateuch

Introduction to the Pentateuch   Reference library

G. I. Davies

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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32,329 words
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...of the promise theme in Genesis is not the work of a J author who composed or compiled a document extending the whole length of the Pentateuch, but rather the theological enrichment of a story which did not extend beyond the limits of the patriarchal period itself. Only at the time of the Priestly redaction and a further stage of editing related to the Deuteronomic school is there any sign of the various sections of the Pentateuch being co-ordinated together into a continuous narrative. Prior to this there existed only shorter compositions which circulated...

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

Shef Rogers

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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3,037 words
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Oxford University Press

...government required all regional authorities to provide public schools, but not books; those remained a cost to students’ families. Seeing an opportunity in the market because of the high prices of imported texts, Whitcombe & Tombs began selling, then publishing, school textbooks. The first challenge to the firm’s dominance came in 1907 , when the government established the School Journal , distributed free to primary schools. Only after World War II, however, did the newly formed School Publications Branch of the Education Department begin producing a...

Exodus

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Walter Houston and Walter Houston

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Religion
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...text underlines his sovereignty even at the expense of the interest of the story in places. Although the Israelites are essential to the story, they rarely act independently. Between the two stands Moses. He can be described as the hero of the story. He is hardly ever off-stage from the moment of his birth; the story alternates constantly between scenes between Moses and YHWH and scenes between Moses and the Israelites or Pharaoh. Yet even he, throughout the greater part of the story, acts simply as YHWH's agent, and it is only in places that he asserts his...

29 The History of the Book in Modern Greece, c.1453–2000

29 The History of the Book in Modern Greece, c.1453–2000   Reference library

Alexis Politis

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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2,142 words
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...whose leading light was *Coray . The *formats and *press runs of books varied considerably. Ecclesiastical books were generally printed as *quartos , school and scientific works in *octavo , and popular literature in smaller formats. The normal size of editions seems to have been 500–1,000 copies, but larger numbers were not unknown, particularly for liturgical works and school *textbooks . Bookshops first appeared in early 19 th -century Constantinople. Books were sold either by orders placed with general merchants or by *colporteurs at...

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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1,978 words
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Oxford University Press

...) , who was born in Stratford only two years before Shakespeare and may have been at school with him. (Innogen’s passing reference to ‘Richard du Champ’ in Cymbeline —the name she invents for her dead ‘master’ at 4.2.379—may be a private joke between them). Field did his job well, apparently working from Shakespeare’s own manuscript: unusually, Shakespeare may even have corrected the proofs, making this one of the most reliable of all his printed texts. Sources: The story of Venus and Adonis is told in book 10 of Ovid ’s Metamorphoses , which Shakespeare...

1700 to the Present

1700 to the Present   Reference library

Ronald Clements

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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Religion
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7,692 words
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...London. During the following century the term gained wide currency as a description of certain biblical stories, and Eichhorn's work was popularized and developed in England by S. T. Coleridge (1772–1834). In the theological writings of G. L. Baur (1755–1806) and J. S. Vater (1771–1826) it was employed as a classification for the entire world-view reflected in the earliest biblical books. For them the Bible's own central story bore an essentially mythological character. By the end of the century the mythological aspect of features in Genesis,...

Introduction to the Old Testament

Introduction to the Old Testament   Reference library

John Barton

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...books also contain brief narratives and biographical details about the prophet whose name they bear. Sometimes these are indistinguishable in style and approach from narratives in the ‘historical’ books—e.g. Jeremiah contains many stories about the prophet that would not be out of place in Kings, and perhaps comes from the same school of writers. 8. Sometimes the prophets relate visions and their divine interpretations, and towards the end of the OT period this became the normal way of conveying divine revelation, in the form usually called ‘apocalyptic’. Daniel...

Women Local and Family Historians

Women Local and Family Historians   Quick reference

Joan Thirsk

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,549 words
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Oxford University Press

...documents. ‘When, I wonder, will history be taught in our village schools from the local end, as surely it should be?’, she wrote in exasperation in 1914 ( A Corner of the Cotswolds ( 1914 ); see also Three Centuries in North Oxfordshire (1902) and Oxfordshire Justices of the Peace in the Seventeenth Century , Oxfordshire Record Society, 16 (1934) . Pride in an urban and industrial past prodded Mary Walton to make a first attempt to portray the history of Sheffield in Sheffield: Its Story and its Achievements ( 1948 ), but it is noticeable in this case...

The Four Gospels in Synopsis

The Four Gospels in Synopsis   Reference library

Henry Wansbrough

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...of the miraculous cure of the official's boy at Capernaum poses unusual problems. It is the only healing story shared by John and the Synoptic Gospels, and the only miracle story in the material normally assigned to Q (i.e. double tradition of Matthew and Luke without Mark). There are also unmistakable similarities with two other stories, one the story of the Syro-Phoenician woman's daughter (similarly healed at a distance) and the other a miracle-story about Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa. 2. First the link with the Markan tradition of the cure of the...

The Middle Ages to the Reformation

The Middle Ages to the Reformation   Reference library

G. R. Evans

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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Religion
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4,216 words
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Oxford University Press
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... By permission of the British Library. This mode of Bible study persisted in monastic and later in cathedral schools. These differed in that the monastic schools of the west, all still Benedictine until the twelfth century, were normatively ‘enclosed’. Exchange of books for copying and of letters went on between them, and the occasional scholarly traveller might bring new ideas. But in general such schools were only as good as the best teachers in the monastery at any given time. Bec in the time of Anselm (late eleventh century) was...

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