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Mistress Masham's Repose Hardcover – Apr 1 1980


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  • Hardcover: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Gregg Pr (April 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 083982615X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0839826156
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.6 x 3.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,852,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
One of the favorite books of my childhood. Along with The Sword and the Stone and Narnia.
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By A Customer on Sept. 8 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have wished that i could go to Lilliput; in fact, i seem to recall reading a book with jealousy years ago in which a child or children went to Lilliput in the modern worl. Now, it seems, it would not be possible. The only remaining Lilliputians were kidnapped in the Eighteenth Century and brought to England to be displayed. They escaped and have been living for two hundred years on an otherwise empty island in the property, Malplaquet, of an ancient family. The current representative of the family is a poverty-stricken ten year old girl who discovers the little people. The tale shows the results, both bad and good, for them and for her. This is a delightful book; neither too easy for an adult nor too hard (as if there is such a thing) for a child. The villains, a Vicar and a Governess, are just funny enough to tip the balance away from any true fear for Maria ~ the little girl ~ and allow for full enjoyment of the ridiculous characters, situations, and resolutions White offers. It is quite true that "Gulliver's Travels" was, when written, a savage and cutting satire, whereas now we read it for enjoyment as children. "Misstress Masham's Repose" likewise contains more than a simple children's story; likewise, though, it is the story future generations will read it for.
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Format: Hardcover
What can I say that has not already been said? Even more, what can I say that will adequately convey my love for this book? Common sense dictates that not all books ever written can be perpetually in print and easily available, but I have never understood how this book has been allowed its spotty history. It is truly a book for everyone of all ages, and in my estimation should be considered White's best, even outstripping his famous "The Once and Future King," which for all its beauty is a seriously flawed work. "Mistress Masham's Repose" is didactic, too, but its teaching is not painful, and performs the miraculous feat of sending the reader, whether child or adult, on an eager search for more information. And yet, the work is not slow or tiresome, and White never talks down to anyone, even when his comedy verges on that of the music hall. Books like this should never disappear, and once you fall under its spell you will read it again and again.
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By A Customer on May 6 1999
Format: Hardcover
I first read this book when I was ten. I'd found and ancient copy, hardbound in an ugly yellow. I don't even know where it came from but I loved it! I would pick it up every couple of years and get reabsorbed as always. It is a funny story full of great characters with the Vicar and Miss Brown as the perfect villains. This is a great story for any age. I highly recommend it. I've since replaced that old yellow book with a fresh new copy. Buy this book. I guarantee you will love it.
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