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Classics Retold – World's Greatest Tales Adapted for the Youngest - Odysseus Arabian Nights Entertainments Viking Tales King Arthur Don Quixote Gulliver's Travels… - cover

Classics Retold – World's Greatest Tales Adapted for the Youngest - Odysseus Arabian Nights Entertainments Viking Tales King Arthur Don Quixote Gulliver's Travels…

Charles Dickens, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Andrew Lang, John Bunyan, Oliver Goldsmith, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mary Lamb, Charles Lamb, Geoffrey Chaucer, E. Boyd Smith, Jennie Hall, Miguel Cervantes, Winston Stokes, Homer Homer

Publisher: Good Press

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Classics Retold World's Greatest Tales Adapted for the Youngest' is a seminal collection that distills the essence of timeless literary masterpieces through a modern lens, specifically tailored for young readers. This anthology spans a wide array of literary stylesfrom epic poetry by Homer to the novelistic adventures of Miguel Cervantes and the satirical prose of Jonathan Swift. The common thread that binds these diverse works is their adaptation for a younger audience, enabling accessibility while preserving the profound themes and stylistic nuances of the originals. Standout pieces include adapted excerpts from 'Don Quixote,' 'Gullivers Travels,' and 'The Pilgrim's Progress,' each offering a unique gateway into the rich tapestry of classic literature. The ensemble of authors and editors contributing to this collection brings an impressive breadth of literary and cultural expertise. Figures such as Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe, coupled with the illustrative talents of E. Boyd Smith and Winston Stokes, collectively offer a panorama of historical, cultural, and social insights that shaped their original works. This anthology aligns with movements that advocate for literary adaptability and accessibility, presenting these timeless stories in a form that not only captivates but educates the young reader about their enduring relevance. 'Classics Retold World's Greatest Tales Adapted for the Youngest' offers readers a unique vantage point from which to explore the vast landscapes of global literature through an approachable and engaging format. It is an invaluable resource for those seeking to instill a love for classic literature in the next generation. The collection serves as both an educational tool and a bridge to the more complex texts that these adaptations represent, imbuing readers with the curiosity and understanding necessary to delve into the original works. This anthology is a treasure trove of literary gems, reimagined for the young yet retaining the depth and beauty that have captivated readers for centuries.
Available since: 12/18/2023.
Print length: 752 pages.

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