Mistress Masham"s repose

by T. H. White

Publisher: Penguin in Harmondsworth

Written in English
Published: Pages: 204 Downloads: 745
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  • Children"s stories.

Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Cape, 1947.

Statement(by) T.H. White.
SeriesPuffin books
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7
The Physical Object
Pagination204p. :
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17418688M
ISBN 100140305246

() Mistress Masham’s Repose is the story of Maria, a year-old orphan who lives on her huge, dilapidated ancestral estate in England with her abusive governess, Miss Brown. The local vicar, Mr Hater, is Maria’s cruel guardian. The only other tenants of the estate are the old cook, Mrs. Noakes, who lives in the kitchen, and the professor, an elderly and destitute scholar living . Born on , in British-ruled Bombay (now Mumbai), India, T.H. White found success as a writer. He became known for his King Arthur series, The Once and Future King, comprising the novelsThe Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness (also known as The Witch in the Wood), The Ill-Made Knight and The Candle in the Wind. So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate: on a deserted island at its far corner, in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, live an entire community of people--"The People," as they call themselves--all only inches tall. Discover why Mistress Masham 's Repose by T. H. White is relevant today and learn about the social issues touched on in the book. Great supplemental information for .

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Praise for Mistress Masham's Repose “One of the finest, most magical and extraordinary children's books ever written Children's writers are so often asked, "Which other book in the world do you wish you had written?" By now I must have read tens of thousands. But I still answer, truthfully, "Oh, this one. Definitely, this one"”.   You probably know T. H. White for his collection of Arthurian stories, The Once and Future book Mistress Masham’s Repose is less well-known, but it’s worth your while. I think I’ve read it three or four times! The book follows the well-worn literary trope of the mistreated orphan. Maria is the orphan mistress of a crumbling manor four times as long as Buckingham Palace. Her grounds are so vast and overgrown that Maria is already ten years old before she discovers that a community of Lilliputians live on her land - the proud but tiny people whom Gulliver met on his famous travels. To keep their secret safe, Maria must outsmart her vile Governess and the . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for MISTRESS MASHAMS REPOSE at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(2).

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Along with The Goshawk, White was the author of twenty-six published works, including his famed sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King; the fantasy Mistress Masham’s Repose (published in The New York Review Children’s Collection); a collection of essays on the eighteenth century, The Age of Scandal; and a translation of a Cited by: 5.

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However, it demands a lot of its younger readers. There are difficult and obscure words - 'quincunx' appears early on. Mr White goes into some detail about the political, sociological and economic underpinnings of the exiled Lilliputian community which Maria encounters on Mistress Masham's Repose/5(75).

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Terence Hanbury White (–) was born in Bombay, India, and educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge. His childhood was unhappy—”my parents loathed each other,” he later wrote—and he grew up to become a solitary person with a deep fund of strange lore and a tremendous enthusiasm for fishing, hunting, and flying (which he took up to overcome his fear /5(7).

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London: The Folio Society, Hardcover. xiii, p., illustrated with excellent fullpage color plates and a gorgeous doublespread for a titlepage. Hardbound in 11x7 inch boards covered in scarlet moire' gilt and enclosed in Folio's sabre-mouthed slipcase; this slipcase has a faint small stain, a lovely book in else perfectly lovely : T.

White. Get this from a library. Mistress Masham's repose. [T H White; Charles Stewart] -- Ten-year-old Maria, an orphan living on a crumbling English estate and mistreated by her guardians, meets the descendants of the Lilliputians on an overgrown island and they discover ways to help.

Mistress mashams repose, p.1 Mistress Masham's Repose, p.1 Contents Title Page Dedication Epigraph MISTRESS MASHAM’S REPOSE Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV4/5(32).

Get this from a library. Mistress Masham's repose. [T H White; Martin Hargreaves, (Illustrator); Anne Fine] -- Ten-year-old Maria, an orphan living on a crumbling English estate and mistreated by her guardians, meets the descendants of the Lilliputians on an overgrown island and they discover ways to help.

While exploring the Quincunx, one of several lakes not far from the palace, Maria visits its small island, on which is an ornamental temple nicknamed Mistress Masham’s Repose.

Mistress Masham's Repose by White, T. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   One exception was TH White’s children’s fantasy novel 'Mistress Masham’s Repose' (), though even here she has only a titular presence.

The novel is set after World War II in a vast English estate called Malplaquet originally built in Queen Anne’s time. New York: G. Putman's Sons, Ep's by Raymond McGrath: The Palace of Malplaquet. A story of a new Lilliput as discovered by Maria on an island, called Mistress Masham's Repose, in Lake Quincunx.

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From the beloved author of The Once and Future King. Ten-year-old Maria, an orphaned heiress. Mistress Mashams Repose by white and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Mistress Masham’s Repose and The Sword in the Stone have several features in common.

Each is a fantasy that is set in England and has a sympathetic young hero who is. Let me know what you thought of Mistress Masham’s are many more things to discuss as it is surprisingly dense fora children’s book.

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