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Newton, Michael (Michael Stuart) 1965-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 108 publications in 2 languages and 2,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Spy fiction  Novels  Satire  Sources  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Newton
Savage girls and wild boys : a history of feral children by Michael Newton( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collective history of feral children who were brought up in the wilderness, raised by animals, or locked up in solitary confinement examines the stories of Peter the Wild Boy, Victor of Aveyron, and a boy raised by monkeys in Uganda
Victorian fairy tales by Michael Newton( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together 14 of the best Victorian fairy tales, by major period writers as well as specialists in the genre, to show the vibrancy of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. From whimsy to satire, the stories reveal the preoccupations of the age and celebrate the value of the imagination
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a corrupt London underworld of criminals, terrorists, and fanatics, Mr. Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb. The tragic repercussions for his family show how Conrad's ironic voice is concerned not with politics but with the terrible fates of ordinary people"--www.amazon.com
Kind hearts and coronets by Michael Newton( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) schemes and murders his way to a dukedom. Robert Hamer's pitch-black comedy of manners is legendary for having Alec Guinness play all of Louis's rivals and targets. Perhaps the greatest Ealing comedy, Kind Hearts and Coronets is equally a brilliant satire of the English class system and a playful drama of doubles and confused identity." "Hamer was a heavy drinker whose career would soon go off the rails; Price was gay and troubled. Michael Newton looks into the turbulent personalities that formed the complex style of Kind Hearts and Coronets, with its dandies and blackmailers, aristocrats and assassins."--Jacket
The Penguin book of ghost stories : from Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Phantom coaches, evil familiars, shadowy houses, spectral children and mysterious doppelgangers haunt this terrifying new selection of ghost stories. Bringing together the best works from the masters of the supernatural, these are stories that defined the genre. They range from the famous, such as M.R. James's tale of an ancient curse, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come To You, My Lad', and W.W. Jacobs's story of gruesome wish-fulfilment, 'The Monkey's Paw', to lesser-known master-pieces: Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Thrawn Janet', telling of a parish priest tormented for life by his encounter with the undead; 'No. 1 Branch Line', Charles Dickens's unsettling account of a railway signal-man and an ominous portent; and Edward Bulwer Lytton's 'The Haunted and the Haunters', where a cursed house harbours a diabolical secret
Father and son by Edmund Gosse( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1907, this account of a crisis of faith remains highly relevant today. Gosse tells the story of his childhood, as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect, and of his struggle to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father
Age of assassins : a history of conspiracy and political violence, 1865-1981 by Michael Newton( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connects the killing of the Kennedys or the murder that sparked the First World War with less well known stories, such as the Berlin shooting of an instigator of the Armenian genocide or the attack on an American robber baron. This title traces the process that turned thought into action and murder into an icon
Is equality dead? by Michael Newton( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of assassins : a history of assassination in Europe and America, 1865 1981 by Michael Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connects the killing of the Kennedy's or the murder that sparked the First World War with less well known stories, such as the Berlin shooting of an instigator of the Armenian genocide or the attack on an American robber baron. This title traces the process that turned thought into action and murder into an icon
From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce by Michael Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of ghost stories. From "The Old Nurse's Story" through to "Afterword", it covers the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, it places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it
Strange Kentucky monsters by Michael Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The child of nature : the feral child and the state of nature by Michael Newton( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feral and "wild" children by Michael Newton( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Til I'm grown' : reading children's films : reading Walt Disney's "The Jungle Book" by Michael Newton( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay over de manier waarop in de studio's van Walt Disney het 19e eeuwse 'Jungle Book' van Rudyard Kipling tot tekenfilm werd bewerkt, en hoe deze film de visie van volwassenen en kinderen op kinderfilms heeft beinvloed
Literature and science, 1660-1834( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild child by Ludus Dance Company( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary looking at feral children and the question of how to rehabilitate them. Oxana Malaya was left outside by her alcoholic parents as a toddler, so crawled into a kennel for warmth and spent more time with dogs than humans, so grew up behaving more like a dog than a child. Dramatic reconstruction illustrates the story of Victor, the first scientifically recorded case of a wild child, discovered in France in 1800. The experiments of Winthrop Kellogg and Harry Harlow, both involving the early development of monkeys, are briefly covered. The case of Jeannie Wiley is explained in detail: she was discovered as a 13-year-old in a house where she had been kept in total isolation by her parents, strapped to a potty chair by day and kept in a cage at night. She was unable to walk and was never spoken to, so was unable to speak. Child Psychologist James Kent and Professor of Linguistics Susan Curtiss talk of their work with Jeannie. In the Ukraine town of Mirny, a 4-year-old boy called Edik who grew up with stray dogs is now living with a foster family. James Law, Professor of Language and Communication, visits Edik to evaluate his prospects. Although, with help, rehabilitated feral children are gradually able to empathise and learn single words, they will not be able to learn spoken language and grammar past the age of 4 years. They will probably have social and emotional problems and difficulties in forming personal relationships. The programme ends by pointing out that we should be inspired by these children because in spite of the horrendous treatment they have had, they have a kernal of humanity that will not be crushed, and are still willing to put out a hand and touch a new person
The puppet's becoming : dolls, toys and puppets in films for children by Michael Newton( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tekst van lezing tijdens NCRCL/IBBY-conferentie in november 2002, over de rol die (levenloze) poppen en speelgoed als geanimeerde karakters spelen in films voor kinderen, een rol, die de relatie van kinderen met poppen en speelgoed in het werkelijke leven weerspiegelt
The child of nature by Michael Newton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feral children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The last in a series of four programmes looking at some of the more unexpected workings of the mind. This part features feral children - are they the natural experiment that allows us to confront the nature / nurture debate? The programme is focused around the story of 13-year-old Oxana Malaya who, at 3-years-old, was left to sleep with the family pet dogs as her parents were alcoholics. By the time she was 8 she was behaving more like a dog than a human - we see how she has progressed since then. Other stories include the harrowing tale of Jeannie Wiley in the 1970s who for 13 years was kept in silence in a dark room, strapped into a potty chair by day and left to sleep in a chicken wire cage by night. We also see archive footage of Kellogg's experiments with a monkey companion for his baby son and Harry Harlow's experiments on monkeys. The programme ends as Oxana is reunited with her father and one of her sisters
Savage girls and wild boys : a history of feral children by Michael Newton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Savage girls and wild boys : a history of feral children
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The secret agent, a simple taleKind hearts and coronetsThe Penguin book of ghost stories : from Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose BierceFather and sonFrom Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose BierceStrange Kentucky monsters
Alternative Names
Newton, Michael.

Newton, Michael, 1965-

Newton Michael 1965-.... professeur de littérature anglaise

Newton, Michael professeur de littérature anglaise

Newton, Michael Stuart 1965-

Stuart, Michael.

Languages
English (103)

German (2)