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Merton of the Movies By Harry Leon Wilson
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Merton of the Movies is a 1924 comedy film directed by James Cruze, written by Walter Woods, and starring Glenn Hunter and Viola Dana.The film is now considered a lost film. It was remade in 1932 (as... More > Make Me a Star) and again in 1947.Merton is an aspiring movie actor. He is a terrible actor but when the movie executives see how funny his overacting is, they cast him in a comedy, but tell him that he's acting in a drama. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merton_of_the_Movies Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Leon Wilson (May 1, 1867 – June 28, 1939) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels Ruggles of Red Gap and Merton of the Movies. His novel Bunker Bean helped popularize the term flapper.Harry Leon Wilson was born in Oregon, Illinois, the son of Samuel and Adeline (née Kidder). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Leon_Wilson< Less
Sandford and Merton By THOMAS DAY
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THOMAS DAY Sandford and Merton Thomas Day was born in London on June 22, 1748, and educated at the Charterhouse and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Entering the Middle Temple in 1765, he was... More > called to the Bar ten years later, but never practised. A contemporary and disciple of Rousseau, he convinced himself that human suffering was, in the main, the result of the artificial arrangements of society, and inheriting a fortune at an early age he spent large sums in philanthropy. A poem written by him in 1773, entitled "The Dying Negro," has been described as supplying the keynote of the anti-slavery movement. His "History of Sandford and Merton," published in three volumes between the years 1783 and 1789, provided a channel through which many generations of English people have imbibed a kind of refined Rousseauism.< Less
An Autobiography Entitled MY STORY By Merton Pullen
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An Autobiography Entitled MY STORY By Merton Pullen
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Do You Love Your Team? A Quiz Book for Manchester United Fans By Colin Merton
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Do you love Manchester United? This book will test your knowledge, with questions about all the big games, and all the big names, from United's glorious history. Questions range from easy to tough -... More > and many will provide an exciting challenge for even the biggest fan. Next time you're talking United with your friends, you'll be the one with the knowledge to challenge them. Who did United beat to win their first European Cup? Who was Sparky? Which club did Javier Hernandez sign from? Which manager released a Christmas song? Know the answers - or want to find out? What are you waiting for? Let's see just how much you love your team.< Less
The History of Sandford and Merton By Thomas Day
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The History of Sandford and Merton, a bestselling children's book written by Thomas Day. He began his book as a contribution to Richard Lovell and Honora Edgeworth’s Harry and Lucy, a... More > collection of short stories for children that Maria Edgeworth continued some years after Honora died. He eventually expanded his original short story into the first volume of The History of Sandford and Merton which was published anonymously in 1783; two further volumes subsequently followed in 1786 and 1789. The book was wildly successful and was reprinted until the end of the nineteenth century. It retained enough popularity or invoked enough nostalgia at the end of the nineteenth century to inspire a satire, The New History of Sandford and Merton, whose preface proudly announces that it will “teach you what to don’t.” Collection of connected stories which follows Tommy Merton from a spoiled boy into a virtuous man, thanks largely to the influence of the honest Henry Sandford (a poor farmer's son).< Less
Lady Merton, Colonist By Humphry, Mrs. Ward
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Augusta Ward CBE (née Arnold; 11 June 1851 – 24... More > March 1920) was a British novelist who wrote under her married name as Mrs Humphry Ward.Mary Augusta Arnold was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, into a prominent intellectual family of writers and educationalists. Mary was the daughter of Tom Arnold, a professor of literature, and Julia Sorrell. Her uncle was the poet Matthew Arnold and her grandfather Thomas Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School. Her sister Julia married Leonard Huxley, the son of Thomas Huxley, and their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley. The Arnolds and the Huxleys were an important influence on British intellectual life.Mary's father Tom Arnold was appointed inspector of schools in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and commenced his role on 15 January 1850. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Augusta_Ward< Less
Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades By Ron Dart
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Thomas Merton was a pioneer in recovering the classical western contemplative path. The Beats of the North Cascades (Rexroth, Snyder, Whalen, Kerouac) pointed the way to the contemplative trail,... More > also. There has been little discussion on the relationship between Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades. The correspondence and interaction between these men is legendary and thick with insight and wisdom. Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades highlights how and why these lookout prophets and sages attempted to reverse centuries of addiction to the vita activa and American manifest destiny and replace such a way of being and doing with the vita contemplativa. The mythic meaning of peaks and mountains, lookouts and valley loomed large in the life and writings of Merton and the North Cascade poets. This missive examines and probes how and why such rock spires and snow capped peaks spoke to the depths of these writers, and how such vistas and ancient trails can still draw us ever upwards.< Less
The Stranger in Thomas Merton and the 14th Dalai Lama By Mario Aguilar Benítez
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This essay outlines three aspects of Merton’s encounter with the Dalai Lama in 1968 [see ‘Asian Letter’ 9 November 1968 and Asian Diary]: (a) the commonality of the spiritual... More > experience, (b) the difference of context and path, and (c) the common call to kindness and love for the stranger.< Less
The Stranger in Thomas Merton and the 14th Dalai Lama By Mario Aguilar Benítez
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This essay outlines three aspects of Merton’s encounter with the Dalai Lama in 1968 [see ‘Asian Letter’ 9 November 1968 and Asian Diary]: (a) the commonality of the spiritual... More > experience, (b) the difference of context and path, and (c) the common call to kindness and love for the stranger.< Less