The Thirteen Clocks

by James Thurber

Publisher: Phoenix Audio

Written in English
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Edition Notes

ContributionsEdward Woodward (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8895381M
ISBN 101597776882
ISBN 109781597776882
OCLC/WorldCa85584290

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. Plot Summary In a cold castle where the hands on 13 clocks have stopped moving, an evil duke pretends to be the uncle of Princess Saralinda.   The 13 Clocks (Book): Thurber, James: In a cold, gloomy castle where all the clocks have stopped, a wicked Duke amuses himself by finding new and fiendish ways of rejecting the suitors for his niece, the good and beautiful Princess Saralinda. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   George Orwell's well-known dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-four, opens with the following statement that should seem out of the ordinary: It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. The thirteenth stroke here .

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber The 13 Clocks is a fantasy tale written by James Thurber and illustrator Marc Simont in , while he was completing one of his other novels. It is written in a unique cadenced style, in which a mysterious prince must complete a seemingly impossible task to free a maiden from the clutches of an evil duke. The Thirteen Clocks Summary & Study Guide Description. The Thirteen Clocks Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections.   Thirteen clocks had been made to strike together – a perfection of mechanism, which no artist had ever before effected.” As Richard R. Beeman vividly depicts the scene in Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, Adams’s mechanical metaphor was more apt than his reference to artistry. Beeman’s book tells the story of the Continental.

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The 13 Clocks of this tale sit frozen, "slain" by the villainous Duke. "I slew time in these gloomy halls" The wicked Duke sets up impossible tasks for the young men who come to ask for the hand of Princess Saralinda, with the result of such men being fed to the Duke's geese.4/5.

The 13 Clocks looks a lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations. A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults shouldn’t ignore it, either.

The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it by: 3.

The 13 Clocks looks The Thirteen Clocks book lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations. A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults shouldn’t ignore it, either. The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it aloud/5().

Thurber also wrote five books for children: Many Moons (), a Caldecott Honor Book; The Great Quillow (); The White Deer (); The 13 Clocks (); and The Wonderful O (), which is available from The New York Review Children’s Collection.

Marc Simont (–) was born in Paris, the child of Catalan immigrants. He studied 5/5(11). The New York Review of Books, as part of the estimable "Children's Collection" of reprints of forgotten classics, brings a treasure back to life with their hardcover reproduction of the original edition of THE 13 CLOCKS, with illustrations by Marc Simont and a new foreword by Neil Gaiman.

The high level of vocabulary and clever use of language 4/5. The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda.

The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess—the only warm hand in the castle. Thurber's "The Thirteen Clocks" is one of the best books ever written.

The fairy-tale plot line appeals to both the young and the young at heart. No matter your age, after reading this book you will come away feeling like the world is not as rough of a place as it seemed about a half an hour ago. This book is also great to read to young by: 3. A masterpiece of make-believe, The Thirteen Clocks is a charming, whimsical work in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and L.

Frank Baum. With a small cast and a shortened running time, this is a perfect choice for a touring children's theatre or a theatre with a strong educational component.

The 13 Clocks looks a lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations. A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults shouldn’t ignore it, either. The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it aloud/5().

The first chapter of The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber, wherein we are introduced to our cold and bitter antagonist, the Iron Duke of Coffin Castle. As performed by the great Harry Robins, aka. Beloved Children's Book 'Thirteen Clocks' Is Back James Thurber's decades-old, modern take on the standard fairy tale has just been d Edition's Daniel Pinkwater says if you like.

The thirteen clocks is a simple tale, told with an uncommon is certainly aimed, primarily, at children, but the writing is such that it will appeal to a far broader audience. It is at times hilarious, at others achingly poignant, and startlingly clever throughtout.4/5(6).

"The great New Yorker humorist James Thurber wrote a few children's books, the best of which may be The 13 Clocks, a tale of a wicked duke who thinks he has stopped time.

Newly reissued, with an intro by Neil Gaiman — who calls it ''probably the best book in the world'' — Clocks is the equal of any. A performance of James Thuber's novel The 13 Clocks by the Odyssey School of Bainbridge Island, Washington, 5th & 6th grade class.

I’m guessing this question is in reference to George Orwell’s The first line of that book is: > “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape. Thirteen clocks had been made to strike together—a perfection of mechanism, which no artist had ever before effected.” As Richard R.

Beeman vividly depicts the scene in Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, Adams’s mechanical metaphor was more apt than his reference to. Directed by Don Richardson. With Basil Rathbone, John Raitt, Roberta Peters, Cedric Hardwicke. In a medieval time in an undisclosed country, the evil Duke of Coffin Castle lives with his niece, the beautiful Saralinda.

Within the castle walls are thirteen clocks that stopped at "ten minutes to five". After many failed attempts to get them working again the Duke has 9/ Thirteen Clocks has 1 reviews and 0 ratings. Reviewer spagetti wrote: My parents loved this book as a kid.

I'll read it and let you know what I think. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda.

She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always cold. His hands were as cold as his smile, and almost as cold as his heart. He wore gloves when he was asleep, and he wore gloves /5(13).

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Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn't go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda.

She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always cold. His handsFile Size: KB. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, TeachingBooks supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read. The 13 Clocks starts off with a glowing introduction by Neil Gaiman, but I can't say the book lives up to the hype.

The book reads like Roald Dahl meets The Last Unicorn, which sounds like a fantastic premise. But Thurber is never really able to get the book going where he wants it. I'd probably like the book more if I were ten instead of an /5(63).

The result, The 13 Clocks, would be one of his most striking works: something between a fairy tale and a fable, a story and a poem, but always, always, magical. The process of writing the book was. Chapter Three of The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber As performed by Dr. Howland Owll, of the Church of the SubGenius I do not own any of the above material, this is merely a collection by a fan.

Thirteen Clocks by James Therber, narrated by Lauren Bacall. Side One. Once upon a time there was a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where thirteen clocks never moved. There lived a mean, cold Duke with his niece the princ. 27 quotes from The 13 Clocks: ‘Remember laughter. You'll need it even in the blessed isles of Ever After.’ Rate this book.

Clear rating. “Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn't go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda.

She was warm Cited by: 3. LibraryThing Review User Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing. I listened to the audio version of The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber and was rewarded with a children’s tale whose unique style made it perfect for listening or reading aloud/5(12).Stream Antiques Roadshow for free and find out when it's on TV, by way of PBS New York station, THIRTEEN.Check out this great listen on The Thirteen Clocks is James Thurber's enduring story of life in a castle where time stands still on every clock at 10 minutes to five.

The Duke of the castle ignores time and pays no attention to temperature either. He is .