Kit Bam's Adventures: Or, the Yarns of an Old Mariner

  • Title: Kit Bam's Adventures: Or, the Yarns of an Old Mariner
  • Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kit Bam s Adventures Or the Yarns of an Old Mariner Kit Bam is a retired sailor who tells wild yarns every afternoon to two young teenagers Fanny and Dick breaking off at the approach of night just as Scheherezade stopped at the approach of day The
    Kit Bam is a retired sailor who tells wild yarns every afternoon to two young teenagers, Fanny and Dick, breaking off at the approach of night, just as Scheherezade stopped at the approach of day The publisher s ads at the rear of this book give the title as KIT BAM, THE BRITISH SINBAD His tales tend somewhat towards the metafictional Kit has a knack of relating marKit Bam is a retired sailor who tells wild yarns every afternoon to two young teenagers, Fanny and Dick, breaking off at the approach of night, just as Scheherezade stopped at the approach of day The publisher s ads at the rear of this book give the title as KIT BAM, THE BRITISH SINBAD His tales tend somewhat towards the metafictional Kit has a knack of relating marvels that I very much suspect never had any existence but in his own brain , as does the book as a whole, bracketed between conversations by the children s parents defending the value of fiction Most intriguing perhaps is a passage late in the book pp 346 350 when Kit encounters Frankenstein s monster in the Arctic wastes evidence that Shelley s archetypal creation was already soaking into the cultural landscape Soon thereafter he comes across an old man clearly intended as Coleridge s Ancient Mariner What s interesting here is that the tone of these encounters is portentous rather than whimsical A series of narrated adventures which make the book a cross between a fairy tale, an imaginary voyage and a lost race romance Many strange peoples and creatures are encountered, some from myths including the mer people There is also a race of invisible people, one of whom the narrator marries Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy II , p 30.

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    About Mary Cowden Clarke


    1. Mary Victoria Cowden Clarke n e Novello was an English author She was the eldest daughter of Vincent Novello In 1828, she married her brother Alfred s business partner, Charles Cowden Clarke, and worked with him on Shakespeare studies.In the year after her marriage, Mary Cowden Clarke began her valuable Shakespeare concordance, which was eventually issued in eighteen monthly parts 1844 1845 , and in volume form in 1845 as The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare, being a Verbal Index to all the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet This work superseded the Copious Index to Shakespeare 1790 of Samuel Ayscough, and the Complete Verbal Index 1805 1807 of Francis Twiss.


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