Matilda

Matilda Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 1447925661
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher
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Contemporary / British English Matilda is a clever and unusual little girl. But her parents aren't interested in her, and the terrible head teacher at her school hates clever children. But Matilda finds a way to be strong, and the results are very funny.

Matilda

Matilda Author Tracy Borman
ISBN-10 9781448103867
Year 2011-10-31
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects. Beyond this, however, little is known of her. No contemporary images of her remain, and the chroniclers of her age left us only the faintest clues as to her life. Who was this spectral queen? In this first major biography, Tracy Borman sifts through the shards of evidence to uncover an extraordinary story. Matilda was loving and pious, possessed strength, ambition and intelligence, and was fiercely independent. All of these attributes gave her unparalleled influence over William. But although Matilda would provide an inspiring template for future indomitable queens, it led to treachery, revolt and the fracturing of a dynasty. Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England takes us from the courts of Flanders to the opulence of royal life in England. Alive with intrigue, rumour and betrayal, it illuminates for the first time the life of an exceptional, brave and complex queen pivotal to the history of England.

Matilda

Matilda Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 0140379851
Year 1996-08-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Puffin
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Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately, her family treats her like a dolt. Her crooked car-salesman father and loud, bingo-obsessed mother think Matilda's only talent is as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in their miserable lives. But it's not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back. Faced with practical jokes of sheer brilliance, her parents don't stand a chance. Book jacket.

Matilda Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Matilda  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Author Cynthia Swain
ISBN-10 9781450929554
Year 2011-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Benchmark Education Company
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What did the reviewer think of the books Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both written by Roald Dahl? What did the reviewer have to say about each book's movie adaptation? Will you then read the book and/or watch the movie? If so, will you agree or disagree with the reviewer's judgment? Read these reviews to find out.

Matilda

Matilda Author Constantine Henry Phipps Marquess of Normanby
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044086799046
Year 1825
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Matilda of Scotland

Matilda of Scotland Author Lois L. Huneycutt
ISBN-10 085115994X
Year 2003
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Boydell Press
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A study of Matilda of Scotland (wife to Henry I) and the political acumen and personal skills she brought to the role of queen.

Matilda Literature Kit Gr 3 4

Matilda   Literature Kit Gr  3 4 Author Nat Reed
ISBN-10 9781553198635
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 57
Language en
Publisher Classroom Complete Press
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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Matilda is the charming story of a very unusual little girl, Matilda, who despite having two very horrible parents, learns how to read by the age of three. There are many other things about Matilda that are very special. She can solve arithmetic problems very quickly in her head, and she can move things about with the power of thought. Despite all of this she is a most pleasant little girl who is well liked by her classmates and by her wonderful teacher, Miss Honey. Matilda discovers the headmistress of the school, Miss Trunchbull, is actually Miss Honey‘s aunt and has cheated her out of her inheritance. Matilda sets her mind to work, and in the end Miss Honey recovers her stolen inheritance and adopts Matilda. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Mary and Maria Matilda

Mary and Maria  Matilda Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9780141905167
Year 1992-12-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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These three works of fiction - two by Mary Wollstonecraft, the radical author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and one by her daughter Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein - are powerfully emotive stories that combine passion with forceful feminist argument. In Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, the heroine flees her young husband in order to nurse her dearest friend, Ann, and finds genuine love, while Maria tells of a desperate young woman who seeks consolation in the arms of another man after the loss of her child. And Mary Shelley's Matilda - suppressed for over a century - tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father. Humane, compassionate and highly controversial, these stories demonstrate the strongly original genius of their authors.

Matilda

Matilda Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN-10 0942208498
Year 2013-02
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher
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Mary Shelley wrote Matilda not long after the phenomenal success of her first novel, Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus (www.createspace.com/3683197). However, that publication did not carry her name until the second printing five years later. She sent the manuscript of Matilda to her father, William Godwin, who refused to return it to her, probably because of the intimation of incestuous feelings by a father to a daughter. Whether this was autobiographically based or not, readers would assume the worst. Over a hundred years would pass before Matilda would reach the public. Her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, were famous radicals. Mary Wollstonecraft, an early feminist, died shortly after giving birth to Mary. Godwin did remarry, but his interests were with his equals rather than his daughter; he often entertained other leading writers and intellectuals, such as Charles Lamb, Coleridge, Hazlitt - and Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she met when she was 14. At 16, the two of them eloped. On a stormy night on Lake Geneva, Dr. Polidori, Byron, and the Shelleys indulged in a contest to see who could come up with the scariest story - this was the era of the Gothic novel, vampires, and ghosts. And Mary Shelley had just lost her second child. Her contribution to the evening's entertainment was soon turned into the novel Frankenstein, which was an immediate sensation. Innovative in its storyline rather than its style, Frankenstein is sometimes touted as the first true science fiction novel. The Shelleys lived together in various places in Europe for eight years, when Shelley died in a boating accident. Mary turned to writing novels to make her way. True to the Romantic tradition, the short novel Matilda explored human emotions in their depths. Family tragedy, loss, incest, total withdrawal-these themes would have been influenced by the her depression following the loss of her children in early childhood. Only one child would reach adulthood. This intimate story, and later novels were not to recapture the popular imagination as Frankenstein had. She would continue writing historical novels, romantic novels, a travel book, until she died at 54. Though her social concerns remained, her issues did not coincide with her father's ideas. He is known as one of the first to articulate the doctrine of utilitarianism, and he wrote several novels, most notably Caleb Williams, which was written as a plea for social justice. She advocated cooperation rather than confrontation, social reform, vegetarianism, and, unlike her father, advocated for marriage-to which Shelley later agreed. How much of Mary Shelley do we see in this short novel? We can only guess. She grew up during the last days of Napoleon, in an era of ferment, radical thinking, new possibilities for women, and a burgeoning literature of gushing emotion we now call the Romantic Era (some traces of it remain in our cultural life). Two other novels of girls winning against odds are: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Benigna Machiavelli (www.createspace.com/4264375), a young precocious girl who manipulates events to vastly improve her family's chances of happiness. And a novel-length poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (www.createspace.com/3812489)-a half-Italian orphan girl resists the temptation of an easy marriage to pursue a career as a writer.

Matilda

Matilda Author Constantine Henry Phipps Normanby
ISBN-10 1358715807
Year 2016-05-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Palala Press
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The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa 1046 1115

The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa  1046 1115 Author David J. Hay
ISBN-10 0719073596
Year 2010-12-21
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Manchester University Press
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This is the first account in English of the entire, forty year military career of one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Challenging the boundaries between military and gender history, it explains how one famous noblewoman rose to the defense of the reforming papacy, defeated the Holy Roman Emperor and turned the tide of the first great war between Church and State. The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa adopts an interdisciplinary perspective towards the abundant and diverse sources for her life, reading the narrative sources against the letters, polemics, diplomas and canonical collections. It combines these to reconstruct Matilda’s campaigns in painstaking detail, and reconsiders the limits of medieval women’s military agency in light of her demonstrable successes. Both scholarly and accessible, all Latin quotations in the book are translated and the introduction provides a primer on the Investiture Contest. This work will be of greatest value to specialists in medieval gender, military and church history.

Matilda Per la Scuola elementare

Matilda  Per la Scuola elementare Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 2070576965
Year 2007
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher Gallimard-Jeunesse
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A l'âge de cinq ans, Matilda sait lire et a dévoré tous les classiques de la littérature. Pourtant, son existence est loin d'être facile, entre une mère indifférente, abrutie par la télévision et un père d'une franche malhonnêteté. Sans oublier Mlle Legourdin, la directrice de l'école, personnage redoutable qui voue à tous les enfants une haine implacable. Sous la plume acerbe et tendre de Roald Dahl, les événements se précipitent, étranges, terribles, hilarants. Une vision décapante du monde des adultes !