Each book in the Happy Street series focuses on a different shop - children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they've enjoyed the story. Mr Pages can't wait to open his shop today - there's going to be a visit from author Lizzie Letters who writes amazing children's books.
New Grub Street is a novel by George Gissing published in 1891, which is set in the literary and journalistic circles of 1880s London. Gissing revised and shortened the novel for a French edition of 1901.The story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synonymous with hack literature; by Gissing's time, Grub Street itself no longer existed, though hack-writing certainly did. Its two central characters are a sharply contrasted pair of writers: Edwin Reardon, a novelist of some talent but limited commercial prospects, and a shy, cerebral man; and Jasper Milvain, a young journalist, hard-working and capable of generosity, but cynical and only semi-scrupulous about writing and its purpose in the modern (i.e. late Victorian) world.New Grub Street opens with Milvain, an "alarmingly modern young man" driven by pure financial ambition in navigating his literary career. He accepts that he will "always despise the people [he] write[s] for," networks within the appropriate social circle to create opportunity, and authors articles for popular periodicals. Reardon, on the other hand, prefers to write novels of a more literary bent and refuses to pander to contemporary tastes until, as a last-gasp measure against financial ruin, he attempts a popular novel. At this venture, he is of course too good to succeed, and he's driven to separate from his wife, Amy Reardon, nee Yule, who cannot accept her husband's inflexibly high standards-and consequent poverty.The Yule family includes Amy's two uncles-John, a wealthy invalid, and Alfred, a species of critic-and Alfred's daughter, and research assistant, Marian. The friendship that develops between Marian and Milvain's sisters, who move to London following their mother's death, provides opportunity for the former to meet and fall in love with Milvain. However much Milvain respects Marian's intellectual capabilities and strength of personality, the crucial element (according to him) for marriage is missing: money. Marrying a rich woman, after all, is the most convenient way to speed his career. Indeed, Milvain slights romantic love as a key to marriage: As a rule, marriage is the result of a mild preference, encouraged by circumstances, and deliberately heightened into strong sexual feeling. You, of all men, know well enough that the same kind of feeling could be produced for almost any woman who wasn't repulsive.Eventually, reason enough for an engagement is provided by a legacy of £5,000 left to Marian by John Yule.Life and death eventually end the possibility of this union. Milvain's initial career advancement is a position on The Current, a paper edited by Clement Fadge. Twenty years earlier, Alfred Yule (Marian's father) was slighted by Fadge in a newspaper article, and the resulting acerbic resentment extends even to Milvain. Alfred refuses to countenance Marian's marriage; but his objection proves to be an obstacle to Milvain only after Yule's eyesight fails and Marian's legacy is reduced to a mere £1,500. As a result, Marian must work to provide for her parent, and her inheritance is no longer available to Milvain.By this time, Milvain already has detected a more desirable target for marriage: Amy Reardon. Reardon's poverty and natural disposition toward ill-health culminate in his death following a brief reconciliation with his wife. She, besides the receipt of £10,000 upon John Yule's death, has the natural beauty and grace to benefit a man in the social events beneficial to his career. Eventually Amy and Milvain marry; however, as the narrator reveals, this marriage motivated by circumstances is not lacking in more profound areas.
Each book in the Happy Street series focuses on a different shop - children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they've enjoyed the story. It's a busy day; Mrs Stamp has lots of letters to deliver and plenty of customers to serve! Happy Street is a highly collectable, new novelty pre-school series that offers huge possibilities for creative play.
Never before has there been a time when the economy has been so much a part of our daily lives. TodayAs young investors want to know the basics of financeAespecially how to make money grow. This complete guide explains in kid-friendly terms all about savings accounts, bonds, stocks, and even mutual funds
Please meet Street Williams and Touch Mason. Both are from single family homes and neither has any idea of the path their lives will take as they learn life's lessons the hard way on the streets. Early on their camaraderie forged into a union of mistakes, bad judgment and crime. Making the transition into manhood without a father around wasn't proving easy for either of them. Repeatedly they made all the wrong decisions that young men can make-until that one fateful night when their lives changed forever. Some call it karma, others say what goes around comes aroundwhatever it may be the price they will pay will be a gruesome and unforgettable one! As Touch and Street grow into men they learn that it is the giving and not the taking that proves the true mettle of a man. Nor will they ever forget that it isn't so much about how you start out in life as it is how you end it.
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