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Circus balancing act (Large Print)


This page shows two circus acrobats. The first acrobat stands facing forward at the bottom of the page, while the second one balances upside down, on one hand, on the first acrobat's head. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the bottom of the page are the feet of the first acrobat, who is supporting the second acrobat. Above these are his legs wearing tights, and his bare chest. Up again are his strong shoulders with his arms held out wide to the left and right, to make his stance more stable. He wears bands on his wrists to reduce the risk of injury. His head is bearing the weight of the second acrobat further up the page who is balancing on one hand. The second acrobat wears a band on his wrist, and his arm continues vertically up the page. To the right of this his upside-down head can be found, and to the right again is his other arm wearing a wristband. Up the page from his head are his bare chest and his two legs stretched out to the left and right to help him balance.

Circus balancing act (UEB Contracted)


This page shows two circus acrobats. The first acrobat stands facing forward at the bottom of the page, while the second one balances upside down, on one hand, on the first acrobat's head. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the bottom of the page are the feet of the first acrobat, who is supporting the second acrobat. Above these are his legs wearing tights, and his bare chest. Up again are his strong shoulders with his arms held out wide to the left and right, to make his stance more stable. He wears bands on his wrists to reduce the risk of injury. His head is bearing the weight of the second acrobat further up the page who is balancing on one hand. The second acrobat wears a band on his wrist, and his arm continues vertically up the page. To the right of this his upside-down head can be found, and to the right again is his other arm wearing a wristband. Up the page from his head are his bare chest and his two legs stretched out to the left and right to help him balance.

Circus balancing act (UEB uncontracted)


This page shows two circus acrobats. The first acrobat stands facing forward at the bottom of the page, while the second one balances upside down, on one hand, on the first acrobat's head. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the bottom of the page are the feet of the first acrobat, who is supporting the second acrobat. Above these are his legs wearing tights, and his bare chest. Up again are his strong shoulders with his arms held out wide to the left and right, to make his stance more stable. He wears bands on his wrists to reduce the risk of injury. His head is bearing the weight of the second acrobat further up the page who is balancing on one hand. The second acrobat wears a band on his wrist, and his arm continues vertically up the page. To the right of this his upside-down head can be found, and to the right again is his other arm wearing a wristband. Up the page from his head are his bare chest and his two legs stretched out to the left and right to help him balance.

Circus Ringmaster (Large Print)


This is a picture of the circus ringmaster in his traditional costume holding a whip. He is standing facing forward in the middle of the page so all his limbs and facial features can be seen. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page is the ringmaster's tall top hat with some wisps of hair sticking out. Just down the page is his face with two eyes, nose and mouth visible. Down again are his bow tie, shirt and three-buttoned waistcoat. To either side are the lapels of his long frock coat, which comes down to his waist at the front and to his knees at the back. It has two buttons to the left of the waistcoat buttons. His arms are held out wide, the one to the right is holding the whip. Further down the page the ringmaster wears long trousers tucked into his long leather riding boots.

Circus Ringmaster (UEB Contracted)


This is a picture of the circus ringmaster in his traditional costume holding a whip. He is standing facing forward in the middle of the page so all his limbs and facial features can be seen. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page is the ringmaster's tall top hat with some wisps of hair sticking out. Just down the page is his face with two eyes, nose and mouth visible. Down again are his bow tie, shirt and three-buttoned waistcoat. To either side are the lapels of his long frock coat, which comes down to his waist at the front and to his knees at the back. It has two buttons to the left of the waistcoat buttons. His arms are held out wide, the one to the right is holding the whip. Further down the page the ringmaster wears long trousers tucked into his long leather riding boots.

Circus Ringmaster (UEB uncontracted)


This is a picture of the circus ringmaster in his traditional costume holding a whip. He is standing facing forward in the middle of the page so all his limbs and facial features can be seen. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page is the ringmaster's tall top hat with some wisps of hair sticking out. Just down the page is his face with two eyes, nose and mouth visible. Down again are his bow tie, shirt and three-buttoned waistcoat. To either side are the lapels of his long frock coat, which comes down to his waist at the front and to his knees at the back. It has two buttons to the left of the waistcoat buttons. His arms are held out wide, the one to the right is holding the whip. Further down the page the ringmaster wears long trousers tucked into his long leather riding boots.

Clown riding a 'Giraffe' unicycle (Large Print)


This is an image of a circus clown riding a one-wheeled cycle in the middle of the page. He is facing to the right with only one eye visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page is the clown's little bowler hat sitting on his long hair. Just to the right of this is his face seen from the side with one eye, his comedy red nose and his big wide mouth. His arms are thrown out wide to the left and right from his right-facing body and down the page from this is his bottom sitting on the seat of the unicycle. Down the page again is the frame of the cycle with the clown's legs to the left and right and his feet in enormous clown boots on the pedals of the machine. His foot to the left is behind the arm of the pedal. At the bottom of the page is the cycle's wheel, connected to the pedals by a chain.

Clown riding a 'Giraffe' unicycle (UEB Contracted)


This is an image of a circus clown riding a one-wheeled cycle in the middle of the page. He is facing to the right with only one eye visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page is the clown's little bowler hat sitting on his long hair. Just to the right of this is his face seen from the side with one eye, his comedy red nose and his big wide mouth. His arms are thrown out wide to the left and right from his right-facing body and down the page from this is his bottom sitting on the seat of the unicycle. Down the page again is the frame of the cycle with the clown's legs to the left and right and his feet in enormous clown boots on the pedals of the machine. His foot to the left is behind the arm of the pedal. At the bottom of the page is the cycle's wheel, connected to the pedals by a chain.

Clown riding a 'Giraffe' unicycle (UEB uncontracted)


This is an image of a circus clown riding a one-wheeled cycle in the middle of the page. He is facing to the right with only one eye visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page is the clown's little bowler hat sitting on his long hair. Just to the right of this is his face seen from the side with one eye, his comedy red nose and his big wide mouth. His arms are thrown out wide to the left and right from his right-facing body and down the page from this is his bottom sitting on the seat of the unicycle. Down the page again is the frame of the cycle with the clown's legs to the left and right and his feet in enormous clown boots on the pedals of the machine. His foot to the left is behind the arm of the pedal. At the bottom of the page is the cycle's wheel, connected to the pedals by a chain.

Cousin Betty

by Honoré De Balzac

La Cousine Bette (French pronunciation: ​[la kuzin bɛt], Cousin Bette) is an 1846 novel by French author Honoré de Balzac. Set in mid-19th century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Bette works with Valérie Marneffe, an unhappily married young lady, to seduce and torment a series of men. One of these is Baron Hector Hulot, husband to Bette's cousin Adeline. He sacrifices his family's fortune and good name to please Valérie, who leaves him for a tradesman named Crevel. The book is part of the Scènes de la vie parisienne section of Balzac's novel sequence La Comédie humaine ("The Human Comedy").

Cousin Pons

by Honoré De Balzac

Mild, harmless and ugly to behold, the impoverished Pons is an ageing musician whose brief fame has fallen to nothing. Living a placid Parisian life as a bachelor in a shared apartment with his friend Schmucke, he maintains only two passions: a devotion to fine dining in the company of wealthy but disdainful relatives, and a dedication to the collection of antiques. When these relatives become aware of the true value of his art collection, however, their sneering contempt for the parasitic Pons rapidly falls away as they struggle to obtain a piece of the weakening man's inheritance. Taking its place in the Human Comedy as a companion to Cousin Bette, the darkly humorous Cousin Pons is among of the last and greatest of Balzac's novels concerning French urban society: a cynical, pessimistic but never despairing consideration of human nature.

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater.

Polly of the Circus

by Margaret Mayo

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Skin Game

by John Galsworthy

Play, tragi-comedy in three acts

Socrates

by Voltaire Frank J. Morlock

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Tightrope walker (Large Print)


This is an image of a tightrope walker standing on a rope strung between two towers and holding a long pole, which helps him balance. He is facing to the front so all his limbs are visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. In the top centre of the page is the small image (about 5 cm high), of the tightrope walker. He is standing with his arms stretched out, holding his long pole extending to the left and right. His legs are straight and he has his feet on the wire rope, which is stretched between the towers on the left and right of the page. On the left and right of the page are two towers with a safety net, seen from the side, stretched between them. At the bottom of the page is the ground.

Tightrope walker (UEB Contracted)


This is an image of a tightrope walker standing on a rope strung between two towers and holding a long pole, which helps him balance. He is facing to the front so all his limbs are visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. In the top centre of the page is the small image (about 5 cm high), of the tightrope walker. He is standing with his arms stretched out, holding his long pole extending to the left and right. His legs are straight and he has his feet on the wire rope, which is stretched between the towers on the left and right of the page. On the left and right of the page are two towers with a safety net, seen from the side, stretched between them. At the bottom of the page is the ground.

Tightrope walker (UEB uncontracted)


This is an image of a tightrope walker standing on a rope strung between two towers and holding a long pole, which helps him balance. He is facing to the front so all his limbs are visible. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. In the top centre of the page is the small image (about 5 cm high), of the tightrope walker. He is standing with his arms stretched out, holding his long pole extending to the left and right. His legs are straight and he has his feet on the wire rope, which is stretched between the towers on the left and right of the page. On the left and right of the page are two towers with a safety net, seen from the side, stretched between them. At the bottom of the page is the ground.

Toulouse-Lautrec's The Circus: Thirty-Nine Crayon Drawings in Color (Dover Fine Art, History Of Art Series)

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

A bareback rider's skirt ripples in the breeze, an acrobat bends his muscular limbs into a handstand, and a poodle obeys a clown brandishing a whip. The circus is in town! These kaleidoscopic visions from under the big top offer audiences a series of post-Impressionistic sideshows, courtesy of thirty-nine brilliant crayon drawings in the distinctive style of Toulouse-Lautrec.These scenes took place far from the artist's customary haunts, the bars and cafes of Montmartre. While Toulouse-Lautrec was at the height of his artistic powers, he was compelled to undergo treatment for alcoholism at a country clinic. Seeking relief from his forced confinement, he sketched vignettes from a local circus troupe's rehearsals. His sensitive interpretations of the scenes reflect the cruelty behind the performers' exotic feats, as well as his self-image as an entertainer, an outsider, and a captive.Although these drawings are masterpieces of composition and movement, the artist gave them away. The originals were scattered across Europe and America for decades, until an intrepid collector tracked them down. These reproductions are the work of a noted lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, whose skill recaptures the color and spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec's works.

Trapeze act (Large Print)


This page shows two trapeze artists performing their act. They are seen from the side so each of them has only one arm and leg visible. Also on the page, there are two supporting towers, two trapezes and a safety net. The scene has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page the ropes of the two trapezes can be found hanging. They are attached to points above, which cannot be found as they are outside the image border. In the centre of the page are the two small images of the performers. The one to the left hangs upside down with his legs hooked over the trapeze with his head to the right and his arm down the page. The performer to the right is flying horizontally through the air with his arm to the left, his hand ready to grasp the hand of the other artist. To the right of his arm are his head, chest and leg. His lower leg and foot point up the page. On the left and right of the page are two towers with a safety net, seen from the side, stretched between them. At the bottom of the page is the ground.

Trapeze act (UEB Contracted)


This page shows two trapeze artists performing their act. They are seen from the side so each of them has only one arm and leg visible. Also on the page, there are two supporting towers, two trapezes and a safety net. The scene has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page the ropes of the two trapezes can be found hanging. They are attached to points above, which cannot be found as they are outside the image border. In the centre of the page are the two small images of the performers. The one to the left hangs upside down with his legs hooked over the trapeze with his head to the right and his arm down the page. The performer to the right is flying horizontally through the air with his arm to the left, his hand ready to grasp the hand of the other artist. To the right of his arm are his head, chest and leg. His lower leg and foot point up the page. On the left and right of the page are two towers with a safety net, seen from the side, stretched between them. At the bottom of the page is the ground.

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