The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Vintage Children's Classics

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139856

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Play

Author: Mark Haddon,Simon Stephens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408185210

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Russell Smith

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1920693610

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 4701

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Der wunde Punkt


Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641063558

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eigentlich ist bei den Halls, einer typischen Vorstadtfamilie, alles in bester Ordnung: Die Tochter will zum zweiten Mal heiraten, der Sohn ist schwul und meistens allein, die Mutter geht fremd, und das Familienoberhaupt droht unmittelbar nach Antritt der Rente verrückt zu werden – dies aber auf die sanftmütigste Art der Welt. Als George Hall in der Kabine eines Kaufhauses einen schwarzen Anzug anprobiert, entdeckt er einen dunklen Fleck an seiner Hüfte. Sein erster Gedanke: Krebs. Sein zweiter: Wie bringe ich mich am besten um? Er erleidet einen Blackout, den er vor seiner Familie geheim zu halten versucht. Seine Tochter Katie hat da ein ganz anderes Naturell: Mit immer neuen Lebensentwürfen hält sie die Familie in Atem. Jetzt kündigt sie an, dass sie ein zweites Mal heiraten wird. Als das misstrauisch beäugte Paar bei George und seiner Frau seine Aufwartung macht, erwischt es den Familienvater zum zweiten Mal: Mitten in einer Unterhaltung bekommt er keine Luft mehr, und die Worte zerfallen ihm zu sinnlosen Geräuschkaskaden. Wenig später erwischt er auch noch seine Frau beim Seitensprung. Aber George ist nicht der einzige Hall, der leidet. Sohn Jamie hat endlich mal einen festen Freund, weiß aber nicht, ob er diesen auf die Hochzeit seiner Schwester mitnehmen soll. Er zögert so lange, bis der Geliebte Reißaus nimmt. Was umso absurder ist, als jetzt auch noch Katies Trauung ins Wasser zu fallen droht ... Aus der Perspektive seiner vier schillernden Hauptfiguren entfaltet Mark Haddon ein ebenso komisches wie abgründiges Drama über jene menschliche Institution, die am verlässlichsten Katastrophen produziert und daher für den Fortbestand unserer Gattung unentbehrlich ist: die Zwei-Kinder-Standardfamilie mit Vorstadthaus und Garten. „Meisterhaft“ (The Independent) lauscht Haddon dem ganz gewöhnlichen Familienwahnsinn ungewöhnliche Töne ab und schürt die Spannung seiner Geschichte wie in einem Kriminalroman.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Author: Richard McRoberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521613798

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3336

A student's guide to Mark Haddon's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time'- a prescribed text for VCE English 2005. The novel focusses on an adolescent named Christopher who suffers from Aspergus syndrome. The story is told through Christopher's point of view and mixes several generic traditions including psychological and personal drama. The series: Cambridge Wizard Student Guides have a well earned reputation for quality in research, easy-to-understand explanations and comprehensive text coverage. Excellent background teacher resources, perfect class set material and exceptional student revision aids, Cambridge Wizard Student Guides are an invaluable tool for all teachers and students of senior English.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time GCSE Student Edition

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147424033X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 302

Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions provide in-depth explanatory material alongside the play texts frequently studied at Key Stage 4. Whether for use in the classroom or independent study, these editions offer a fully comprehensive and lightly glossed play text with accompanying notes specifically directed towards readers of this age, which unravel essential topics and challenge all students to delve further into literary analysis. In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's investigation into the death of the neighbour's dog tears his world apart and confronts him with the struggle to survive when everything feels foreign. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text itself, this edition contains sub-headed analyses of themes, characters, context and dramatic devices, as well as background information on the playwright. The Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions never lose sight of their readership, and offer students the confidence to engage with the material, explore their own interpretations, and improve their understanding of the works.

Quicklet on Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Author: Lacey Kohlmoos

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614647917

Category: Study Aids

Page: 46

View: 2875

ABOUT THE BOOK Christopher Boone is fifteen years old and lives with his father at 36 Randolph Street in Swinton, England. He has a brown and white pet rat named Toby. His mother died of a heart attack two years ago, though he suspects that it was probably an aneurysm or embolism. He hates the colors yellow and brown, but loves red and the color of metal. He does not like most fictional books because they lie, but he does like Sherlock Holmes murder mysteries. He likes stars, but does not like crowds or loud noises. He wants to be an astronaut when he grows up, even though he knows that it is not likely to happen. He loves math and the natural order of the world. He likes dogs. MEET THE AUTHOR Lacey Kohlmoos is a writer, traveler and lover of the arts. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in Drama & the Studies of Women and Gender, the only thing she knew for sure was that she wanted to travel. So, she embarked on a 10.5 month round-the-world trip, then traveled to Costa Rica where she spent one year teaching elementary school English in a small mountain town. Throughout her two years of travels, she's always kept a blog EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Wellington is dead. A garden fork has gone through his abdomen and stuck into the ground below. As Christopher kneels over the still warm dog, Mrs. Shears runs out of her house screaming. Christopher does not like to be yelled at, so he curls up in a ball on the grass, closes his eyes, and covers his ears with his hands. When the police are called to the scene, one of them touches Christopher while questioning him. Christopher does not like to be touched, so he punches the police officer who in turn arrests the boy. Christopher does not mind the police station cell because it is a perfect cube, but he does not stay there for very long. When Christopher's father arrives at the station, he is livid and gets the officers to release his son with just a warning. On the way home, Christopher's father tells him to drop his interest in Wellington even though Christopher considers the dog's death a murder.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time GCSE Student Guide

Author: Jacqueline Bolton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474240615

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 9664

Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach their exams with confidence. Key features include a critical commentary of the play with extensive, clearly labelled analyses on themes, characters and context. They take studying drama even further with sections on dramatic technique, critical reception, related works, fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, directors or actors, and a helpful glossary of dramatic terms. In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's investigation into the death of the neighbour's dog tears his world apart and confronts him with the struggle to survive when everything feels foreign. Carefully following the requirements of GCSE English Literature assessment objectives, these studies include expert advice on how to write about modern drama. With featured activities for group study and independent work, they are versatile and valuable to students and teachers alike.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925922

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2912

So there I was roysh, life focked, reputation focked, finances focked - everything completely focked, roysh, and we're talking big time. And it's all Fionn's fault, basically. He's the four-eyed focker who told me that, like, the first time you do it, roysh, you're firing blanks. Like an unloaded Uzi - seriously impressive, hard as fock and totally ready for action, but the safety's, like, on, you know. Well that was a pile of stinking turds for storters. And of course it's muggins here who ends up with the kid - life is SO focking unfair. On top of all that, roysh, the goys stort to, like, totally lose it - JP has gone all Jesus on my orse, Oisinn is basically trying to fock over Interpol and Christian is talking about weddings and, I don't know, love and stuff. I mean, I am seriously beginning to feel like I am the only good-looking, loaded, sane goy in the whole of, like, Dublin.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

Author: Sparknotes,Mark Haddon

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781411471009

Category: Study Aids

Page: 91

View: 3628

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, each title in the 'Sparknotes' series contains complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Summary of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon | Conversation Starters

Author: BookHabits

Publisher: BookHabits

ISBN: 1537835262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Das rote Haus

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641086868

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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1 Haus + 2 Familien = 100 Dramen In den letzten 15 Jahren haben Angela und ihr Bruder Richard nur einen Nachmittag miteinander verbracht. Denn sie leben in unterschiedlichen Welten: er als erfolgreicher Radiologe in Edinburgh, sie als Lehrerin, die nicht nur ihre drei Kinder, sondern auch noch ihren Mann, einen Luftikus, ernähren muss. Doch jetzt, nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter, mietet Richard für eine Woche ein altes, rotes Herrenhaus in Herefordshire und lädt seine Schwester und deren Familie ein. Richard selbst kommt mit seiner zweiten Ehefrau und seiner Stieftochter Melissa, einer hübschen, selbstbewussten, permanent auf Flirt gepolten 15-Jährigen, die Angelas ältestem Sohn den Kopf verdreht. Und nicht nur ihm, sondern zur Verwirrung aller auch noch Angelas Tochter, die gerade erst zu einer religiösen Schwärmerin mutiert war. Eine moderne Patchworkfamilie trifft auf eine Großfamilie traditionellen Stils, Generation Facebook steht den Rockopas gegenüber. Das Ergebnis: Allenthalben lauern Abgründe, schwelen komische und ernste Konflikte – bis ein lang zurückreichendes Trauma, das Angelas gesamtes Familienleben überschattet hat, endlich aufbricht.

Coherence and the Textual Function in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"

Author: Marieke Jochimsen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640598008


Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, University of Munster (Englisches Seminar), course: Systemic Functional Linguistics, language: English, abstract: "Wherever we look, we see language constituting the world ...], not just reflecting it. For instance, the words for colours make a reality, they don't just name things which are 'there': the spectrum isn't divided into seven primary colours; all the colours merge into one another." According to structural linguistics, by using language, we are not reflecting a given reality but are rather construing one. Systemic functional grammar, developed by M. A. K. Halliday, states just this construal feature of language as well: That language functions to make meanings (and not to only refer to the outside world). But furthermore elaborates on how a text makes those meanings. It focuses therefore on the functional description of language. The basic assumption is that language use is always functional: "people do not 'just talk' or 'just write'"2 but rather any use of language serves a specific purpose, namely to make meanings. The primary concern of systemic functional linguistics can therefore be summed up under the questions: "How is language structured for use?"3 How does it make meanings? According to Halliday, language makes meanings on three different levels simultaneously: on the experiental level, because it represents experience, on the interpersonal level, because language is used to interact with each other and on the textual level, because we organize our message somehow. This research paper will focus on the textual metafunction of language, which is the theory of the clause being organized as a message. The aim is to show that text itself construes the context by involving meaningful choices concerning what to put in thematic position and by means of cohesion. Thus, context is not only created through coherence, i.e. the outside knowl"

Jugendliteratur im Englischunterricht am Beispiel von Mark Haddons "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

Author: k. a.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640151992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 23

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Schon bald nach der Veröffentlichung des Romans von Mark Haddon im Jahre 2003, wurde dieser zum Bestseller. Er erhielt gleich mehrere Preise, wie beispielsweise den berühmten Whitbread Book of the Year Award 2003 und den Guardian Children`s Prize. An diesem Buch erwarben 40 Länder die Übersetzungsrechte, Warner Brothers die Filmrechte. Beim Verlag Vintage wurde das Buch bereits in die Reihe Vintage Future Classics aufgenommen. Diese Arbeit befasst sich mit Argumenten für den Einsatz von Literatur im Englischunterricht. Speziell mit dem Einsatz von Jugendliteratur im Englischunterricht. Im Englischunterricht in Deutschland geht der Trend immer mehr weg vom Kanon der „alten“ Literatur, wie beispielsweise Lord of the Flies. Für den Einsatz von Literatur sprechen das vielfältige Angebot und auch die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten für den kreativen Umgang. Die Zeiten, in denen nur im Frontalunterricht auf Charaktere, Inhalt etc eingegangen wurde, sollen möglichst bald der Vergangenheit angehören. Dafür spricht der Einsatz von Jugendliteratur. Sie ermöglicht einen besser Bezug zu den Jugendlichen, weil Themen angesprochen werden, die auch aus ihrem Leben stammen könnten. Die Schüler könne sich viel besser in die Charaktere hineinversetzen. Ein wichtiges Anliegen des Fremdsprachenunterrichts sollte auch sein, die Freude am Lesen aus dem Klassenzimmer in den Alltag der Schüler hinauszutransportieren. Im ersten Teil der Arbeit gehe ich auf den Einsatz von Literatur im Englischunterricht ein, wobei mir als Literaturgrundlage die Bücher Literature in the Language Classroom von Joanne Collie und Stephen Slater sowie Teaching Literature von Ronald Carter und Michael N. Long dienten. Im Anschluss daran finden sich Argumente für das Unterrichten von Jugendliteratur. Als ein Beispiel für Jugendliteratur habe ich the curious incident of the dog in the night-time von Mark Haddon gewählt. Im Letzten Teil der Arbeit befasse ich mich mit diesem Buch und gebe Vorschläge für einen kreativen Einsatz des Buches im Unterricht.