First published in 1889,The King of the Golden Rivertells the story of young Gluck, a headstrong boy with two dreadful brothers who consistently mistreat him. One day, Gluck and his brothers go off to find the Golden River's source. When they do, they discover the King of the Golden River, who teaches them how to turn the Golden River into real gold. A popular children story which went through several printings in the 19th century and was translated into several languages,The King of the Golden Riverdramatizes the moral that loving money more than other human beings leads only to destruction.
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January 02, 2009
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Excerpt from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in German, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.