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Newes from the Dead

Newes from the Dead

Автором Mary Hooper

Озвучено Rosalyn Landor и Michael Page


Newes from the Dead

Автором Mary Hooper

Озвучено Rosalyn Landor и Michael Page

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4/5 (20 оценки)
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7 hours
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Издано:
May 20, 2009
ISBN:
9781423392330
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

Anne Green can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies paralyzed in absolute darkness, terrified by her final memory-being hanged. Is she in purgatory? Hell? Was she buried alive? An innocent woman caught up in a nightmare, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events-and the man-that led her to the scaffold.

Meanwhile, a shy young medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools.… Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive?

Haunting, thrilling, and impossible to put down, Newes from the Dead is based on the true story of the real Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging in 1650 England only to awaken on the dissection table. Newes from the Dead concludes with an excerpt from an original 1651 document that recounts this chilling medical phenomenon.

Издатель:
Издано:
May 20, 2009
ISBN:
9781423392330
Формат:
Аудиокнига


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Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme and Fallen Grace has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames.

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  • (3/5)
    An interesting book about a young girl who survived the hangman's noose.
  • (5/5)
    Haunting, thrilling, totally engrossing historical fiction!!!
  • (4/5)
    A retelling of the true story of Anne Greene, a young serving girl who was hanged in 1650 after being wrongly accused and convicted of murdering her own child. Her body was sent to be dissected, and she was found to be still alive.
  • (4/5)
    A retelling of the true story of Anne Greene, a young serving girl who was hanged in 1650 after being wrongly accused and convicted of murdering her own child. Her body was sent to be dissected, and she was found to be still alive.
  • (4/5)
    A historical tale that is based on a true story, Newes from the Dead tells of a woman named Anne Green who was wrongfully accused of killing her baby. Due to this, she was sentenced to death. Luckily, Anne lives through the hanging and is found to be barely alive during her dissection. Therefore, the doctors revive her. This story is told from Anne's point of view with all the events leading to her near-death. It is also told from a shy, stuttering medical student's point of view as well, with interesting pieces of his life and story. It is an interesting read filled with history, hope, and more.
  • (5/5)
    Newes from the Dead is a book that I’ve wanted to read for a very long time. It was on my wish list for so long that I actually forgot it was based on the true story of Anne Green.So of course I had to pick it up when I finally came across it at the store. I’m so glad that I finally read it because it’s just an amazing story. It’s not a long book and it’s so interesting that it is easy to read in one sitting.I love everything about this book. I will be reading this one again someday. Please pick it up and read it.
  • (4/5)
    Mary Hooper is easily my favourite modern young adult author – or at least, for her historical novels she is – I haven’t read any of her contemporary books. This one is based on a true story - Anne Greene really did ‘survive’ hanging. Mary Hooper has taken this event and some of the people involved, but has told the tale from Anne’s point of view. Obviously some of the characters and events are invented and there is a lot of guesswork involved, but it makes for a great read, and as always, brings the period to life. This was slightly more ‘gruesome’ than the other books of hers that I’ve read and it says on the back that it’s not suitable for younger readers.

    Hooper’s characterisation is, as ever, spot on, and one instantly feels transported back to 17th century England with her excellent descriptions of the sights and smells of Oxford. If you don’t mind young adult novels and enjoy historical tales then I would recommend this and I very much look forward to reading more of her work.
  • (3/5)
    This book was okay. It was very interesting in the sense that it was based on a true story. Anne Green was charged with infanticide (even though her baby was stillborn) and sentenced to death by hanging. Anne, however, survived the hanging and was spared dissection. I didn't find the book all that compelling, since we already know what's happened and the story was merely filling in the finer details. Overall, it was an okay book but nothing spectatular.
  • (5/5)
    Newes from the Dead is a book that I’ve wanted to read for a very long time. It was on my wish list for so long that I actually forgot it was based on the true story of Anne Green.So of course I had to pick it up when I finally came across it at the store. I’m so glad that I finally read it because it’s just an amazing story. It’s not a long book and it’s so interesting that it is easy to read in one sitting.I love everything about this book. I will be reading this one again someday. Please pick it up and read it.
  • (4/5)
    Welcome to UnMerry Ole England in 1650, where the rich are high above the poor and treat underlings as pawns to be used and abused.Based on the true story of Anne Green, a servant girl, who was wrongfully accused of infanticide and hanged, and who miraculously lived after the hanging.While her body was cold, bruised and ready to be dissected by learned scholars, one of the physicians noticed a slight movement of her eyelids. Those who wanted to proceed with the dissection, disagreed, and those who called for time to learn if Anne was alive won as she did indeed survive the brutality.More than a ghoulish tale, this is a wonderful depiction of the brutality of a system where poor don't stand a chance in a court of law, where life is beyond unfair and where innocence does not matter.Anne Green was mislead and taken advantage of by the grandson and heir of the master of the house. Rich and influential, when the master learns one of his servant girls was pregnant and miscarried a tiny nine inch being, he demands to know the father.When Anne is honest, she is slapped and taken to jail. Found guilty of murder, she is condemned to die on the gallows.Highly recommended!
  • (5/5)
    Newes from the Dead is an eerie and overwhelmingly shocking story based on Anne Green, a maidservant, who survived her hanging in 1650 England. Author Mary Hooper, begins the story full throttle engaging the reader in the events that lead Anne to be executed for infanticide and the medical phenomenon she became after awakening on the dissection table hours later. Working for Sir Thomas Read, a wealthy friend and ally of King Charles, Anne finds herself fighting off and being persuaded by the sexual advances of Read’s grandson Master Geoffrey. Struggling with obedience to her master and yearning for a better life, Anne consents to “lay with” Master Geoffrey after he convinces Anne that he will make her his wife once his grandfather dies. When Master Geoffrey leaves for school, Anne finds herself pregnant. Fearful, she hides the pregnancy and attempts to “rid herself of the burden of it” after realizing that Master Geoffrey will have nothing to do with her. With no success of terminating, the story thickens after Anne has a stillbirth at the manor. As a result, Read furiously demands and rigs the court for Anne to be sentenced to death- all with the intention of covering up his grandson’s part in the ordeal. To make this story even more intriguing and captivating, Hooper simultaneously tells of what happens to Anne post execution through the perspective of a medical student. Not only does Newes of the Dead accurately portray life during the mid 1600’s England, readers will gain an understanding of the social norms and scientific/medical knowledge during that time. Moreover, the novel concludes with a primary resource- an excerpt from an original 1651 pamphlet about the incident. This adds to the authenticity of the story. A bibliography and author’s note also provide readers to further research on Anne Green. Newes from the Dead is a masterful piece of historical fiction that will have readers questioning morality and karma. Age Appropriate: 16 years-old and upTopics alluded to in this book are mature (sex, rape, abortion, prostitution, stillbirths, capital punishment) but are presented tastefully and appropriately for the time period referenced.
  • (4/5)
    Fictionalized account of true story about young woman, Anne Green, who was hanged for infanticide in 1650, and survived!
  • (4/5)
    The whole idea is creepy. I was wondering if she was going to be cut open while alive!
  • (4/5)
    I don't remember where I read about this book but the premise, a young girl in the 1600s is accused of murder and hanged, only to come back to life, was fascinating. Hooper's book details the story of Anne Green and her miraculous return to life. Based on a true story, Newes from the Dead mixes truth with fiction very smartly. The novel is told from two points of view, that of Anne herself and the other Robert, a medical student president at her autopsy. The points of view are different and balance each other very well in this enthralling novel. The book also includes a copy of the original manuscript where the title came from as well as a bibliography.
  • (3/5)
    Newes from the Dead seemed like it had the ingredients for a good read but unfortunately comes out a little wanting. A young maidservant is hanged for the crime of infanticide and sent to the gallows, but the story doesn't really begin until her body is sent for medical dissection and she is found to be alive. The plot has definite potential and is told from two viewpoints that of the maidservant rising towards consciousness and her past in flashback and from the viewpoint of a young male scholar with a terrible stutter whose vantage point allows us to see the commotion that this rising from the dead has caused. The historical details read accurately and engage the reader but a major problem with the novel is that the author spoon feeds the plot to you; the reader perpetually feels three steps ahead of the story. Even though this is written with a younger audience in mind it lacks sophistication or even surprise in terms of both character and plotting when it comes to the maidservants narrative. The reader sees her downfall as she follows the predictable pattern of believing the young master of the house's lies as he seduces her, falls pregnant and is charged to be hanged all to keep the master's reputation intact. Arguably the only surprise that the novel raises is when the maidservant comes back from the dead and even this is handled in a very wishy-washy fashion allowing no conclusions to be drawn. It's a pity as in the young scholar's narrative there is real meat but he is soon left by the wayside when the dead maidservant wakes. Add a tacked on happy ever after ending and this is defnitely YA that fails to satiate or satisfy, read Libba Bray instead.
  • (4/5)
    In seventeenth century England, Anne Green, a servant in the house hold of Sir Thomas Read, gave birth to a premature and stillborn baby. That his grandson was the father of this child was likely what prompted Sir Read to have Anne Green prosecuted for the murder of an infant. This story would have ended with her hanging, had the execution been successful. But hours after this event (during which her father and brother hung on her legs to quicken her death), when laid out for dissection to train medical students, Anne Green fluttered her eyelids. That she survived her death is viewed as the divine providence of God in sparing the life of an innocent woman. Based on this true tale and told from both the point of view of a young medical student and Anne Green herself, this work of historical fiction is engaging and provides a window onto the disparity among social classes during the 1600s.
  • (5/5)
    This book was based on true events that happened in the 1600s - a girl is hanged for supposedly killing her child upon birth, but does not die. The story goes back and forth between the viewpoint of a young scientist who is to observe the dissection of her body - and finds her not dead - and the view of the girl and her memories leading up to the point of her death. The novel was very interesting and I loved that the author included the actual article "Newes from the Dead" printed during the 1600's at the end of the novel.
  • (4/5)
    In 1650, while Robert, a young medical assistant , steels himself to assist with her dissection, 22 year old housemaid Anne Green recalls her life as she lies in her coffin, presumed dead after being hanged for murdering her child that was, in fact stillborn.A very unusual look at British history during the time of Cromwell. Based on a true story and with evidence of original documents, this story of a young woman who is hanged, but doesn't die, is spell-binding.
  • (5/5)
    I was fascinated by this book, based on the true story of a young woman, unjustly accused of infanticide, who was hung and then when her body was about to be dissected for medical science, woke up, having not been killed. The book is extremely well written and researched and does a fantastic job of conveying the social, political, ethical and medical climate of the era. This is a page turner with lots of important information. The girl was pretty much raped and the entire story is laced with the harsh realities of the era. I would therefore only recommend this book to mature teens.
  • (4/5)
    Anne Green, hung for infanticide in 1650, slowly wakes as she is prepared for dissection.Based on a true event, Mary Hooper spins a compelling story, reveling, from Anne's point of view, how she came to be in her terrible situation. Alternative chapters relate the arrival of surgeons and scholars who have come to witness the dissection and gradually realist that she may not be dead.Apart from an extraordinary story line, the history is interesting and well researched and the characters human. Even if you have to suspend disbelief a little (Anne is very lucid for one just recovering consicousness after being hung) this story is well worth reading.Recommended for upper secondary/ high school students
  • (3/5)
    In 1650 England, Anne Green is accused of murdering her newborn baby. She is sentenced to death but wakes up during her subsequent autopsy. It's hard to miss with a hook like this, but it gets better: this book is well-researched and based on actual historical events.
  • (5/5)
    Historically interesting YA novel. I actually thought it ended too soon - I wanted to know more about the characters.