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by William Wharton

Category: British and Irish
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: William Wharton
ISBN: 0224023632
ISBN13: 978-0224023634
Language: English
Publisher: Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (1986)
Pages: 320
Fb2 eBook: 1905 kb
ePub eBook: 1489 kb
Digital formats: txt azw docx lit

Praise for William Wharton’s Books. But let us now begin, as Dickie Kettleson tells us about his pride, his territory.

Praise for William Wharton’s Books. Part 1. Where I live, in Stonehurst Hills, there are rows of houses with alleys between them.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. During the Depression, a 10-year-old boy befriends a carnival stuntman and his lion cub and learns about the meaning of family.

William Wharton's writing transports you back to the days the follow the Depression. It's warm, it's about people, about growing up, about family. Some thought-provoking quotes: In one place, 10-year-old Dickie talks about how he's too old to sit on his parents' laps, then says, "Those things seemed to stop, to end, without my hardly noticing them. I might never sit on anybody's Pride was the perfect title for a perfect book. It had the best message/moral in a book that I've read in a long time.

There are several people named William Wharton: William Wharton (author) William F. Wharton, politician William H. Wharton, politician William Wharton (hydrographer), Hydrographer to the Royal Navy, 1884-1904 William D. Wharton, the current headmaster o. . Wharton, the current headmaster of Commonwealth School. Источник: William Wharton. Другие книги схожей тематики: Автор. HarperCollins, (формат: 60x84/16, 360 ст. электронная книга.

William Wharton (7 November 1925 – 29 October 2008), the pen name of the artist Albert William Du Aime, was an American-born author best known for his first novel Birdy.

William Wharton (7 November 1925 – 29 October 2008), the pen name of the artist Albert William Du Aime, was an American-born author best known for his first novel Birdy, which was also made into a critically acclaimed film by the same name in 1984. Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From "a poor, hard-working, Catholic family", he graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1943, and was inducted into the school's Wall of Fame in 1997.

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William Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925. During the Second World War, Wharton served in the US army, until an injury led to his discharge

Following the disappointing hodgepodge of Scumbler ( LJ 5/1/84), the author of magical Birdy ( LJ 12/15/78) and well-received Dad (5/15/81) is back on track with Pride. Eleven-year-old Dickie. William Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925. During the Second World War, Wharton served in the US army, until an injury led to his discharge. In 1978, Wharton’s first novel, ‘Birdy’, was published to critical acclaim. Before his death in 2008, Wharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs. The most recent memoir, ‘Shrapnel’, was published for the first time in English in 2012.

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Comments to eBook Pride
skriper
This is an excellent and diverse tale. you ought read it, perhaps multiple times.
Malann
In the first chapter of Pride, William Wharton misleads the reader into thinking that the book is "about" the sin of Pride. The main character Dickie is a fifth grader in Catholic school in 1938, and whatever disciplinary excesses Catholic schools had in the 1960s they had and more in the 1930s. A lapse of attention and an unfortunate sequence of events lands Dickie in the priest's office, where he is told that his sin is Pride. The boy, his neighborhood in Depression-era Philadelphia, and his school, would be enough to make a book around. But from the boy's discovery of an orphaned kitten the story takes a different direction. Anti-union thugs at Dickie's father's workplace threaten the safety of Dickie and his sister, so the family (with kitten) takes an out of season trip to the Jersey shore.

The book then alternates point of view between Dickie and Cap Modison, a savant farm boy who was damaged in the first world war. Where Dickie has his kitten Cannibal, Cap adopted a lion cub, who he named Tuffy. Tuffy has become a mature male lion and acts like Cap's kitten. Cap and his wife and Tuffy are working an improbable boardwalk attraction involving a gravity-defying motorcycle.

Just as Dickie's parents find a renewal in their relationship in focusing on the instinctive need to protect their children, Cap and Tuffy have formed a little lion pride into which strangers can be reluctantly admitted. Pride is about families and the courage that is needed to keep them together.

I would recommend Pride to male and female readers who enjoy a memoir-based story with a dash of literary pretension.
Arihelm
William Wharton allows the reader to recall what childhood was really like, full of complex emotions that one can't resolve, complicated relationships that are not easily explained. Being a child without the language needed to express oneself, full of doubt, excitement, interest and a full range of feelings that are not easily communicated. I love this book and have read it several times and walk away with a different lesson each time.
Uris
I grew up in the neighborhood Wharton writes about. It is a gift to my memories. Also setting the story down the shore warms my heart as well.
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