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5 edition of The glassblowers. found in the catalog.

The glassblowers.

Mervyn Peake

The glassblowers.

by Mervyn Peake

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Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Poems.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6031.E183 G6
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6097749M
LC Control Number51019580
OCLC/WorldCa5377433

Unlike Gripe's contemporary Hugo and Josephine books, The Glassblower's Children is a fairy tale, with remote storybook settings, mythic themes and archetypal rather than realistic characters. The first chapters, drenched in Germanic folklore, are dominated by an almost tangible sense of foreboding which peaks at the country fair when Albert the glassmaker confronts the clairvoyant Flutter. Books with rich language and images.. I like them. The Glassblower has much of this and yet it is a sprinkling in amongst more simple language that seems to have some too modern phraseology. This may be a result of translation and narration. I suspect this book would be even better read.

  Albert the Glassblower and Sofia are the loving parents of little Klas and Klara. Albert makes the most beautiful glass bowls and vases (unfortunately they are so impractical that no one will buy them), while Sofia supports the family by working in the fields. The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of. The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement - an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier's own family history. Subjects History, Fiction.

  The Glassblower’s Children is a story of poverty and perseverance and also of the captivating façade of wealth. In the story a poor glassblower, Albert, and his . Perhaps we shall not see each other again. I will write to you, though, and tell you, as best I can, the story of your family. A glass-blower, remember, breathes life into a vessel, giving it shape and form and sometimes beauty; but he can with that same breath, shatter and destroy it' Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost 5/5(1).


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Du Maurier’s forbears, the Bussons (du Maurier was later added as an affectation by one of the brothers), were a family of master craftsmen in the art of glassblowing/5. The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning is the first book in a trilogy. The book is a wonderful story of determination and survival in a harsh world in the late s.

It is an historical fiction novel that highlights the glass industry (nonfiction) and the Steinmann sisters: Joanna, Ruth and Marie (fiction)/5.

It is about glassblowers in the village of Lauscha in Germany, and about one family of glassblowers in particular. The three girls stepping out of their traditional roles as glass-decorators to become glassblowers in their own right (Traditionally a man's job) Thoroughly enjoyed it and will buy the rest of the trilogy/5(K).

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The author's ancestor Robert Busson du Maurier, who trained in the Busson family glass business, fled to London at the start of the French Revolution. This novel is based on letters written by his sister, Madame Sophie Duval. The story told here by Mme. Duval follows the family, from the time of her mother's marriage "into glass" in to Robert's death inso that his great-grandson 4/5(9).

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I chose to read The Glass-Blowers () because it’s the saga of an 18th century family in France during the Revolution, and it’s a persuasive refutation of the idea that Du Maurier was ‘just’ a romance novelist.

For a convincing article about the belated recognition of Du Maurier’s place in the pantheon of English writers, see this article at Five Books.