Nobody's Boy by Hector Malot

Nobody's Boy

A compelling story in which orphaned Remi gets hired out to a traveling street entertainer when his foster parents fall on hard times. Going from village to village with its act, ‘nobody’s boy’ has numerous adventures until his boss also falls on hard times and perishes, homeless and destitute. Remi’s life includes a number of surprising twists and turns, leading to a climax and a very happy conclusion when he is reunited with his family ...


Details Nobody's Boy

TitleNobody's Boy
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 2017
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages249 pages
GenreFiction, Childrens, Classics, Cultural, France, European Literature, French Literature
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Reviews Nobody's Boy

  • Andrei Tamaş
    2014-08-01
    Indiscutabil, "Singur pe lume" rămâne romanul-reper al copilăriei mele de secol XXI (adică a copilăriei mele fără de copilărie). Pentru mine, romanul lui Hector Malot reprezintă o evadare imaginară din lumea fumurie (care tinde să capete contururi negre) în care trăim. Mă gândesc la faptul că un copil n-ar şti să aprecieze adevărata valoare a acestui roman şi de aceea consider că, pentru a lăcrima printre paginile sale, ai n...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2016-12-24
    Sans Famille, Hector Malotعنوان: بی خانمان؛ نویسنده: هکتور هانری مالو؛ مترجم: روحی ارباب؛ تهران، گلشائی، چاپ دوم 1335، در 238 ص؛ چاپ ششم 1364، در 360 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی - قرن 19 معنوان: بی خانمان؛ نویسنده: هکتور هانری مالو؛ مترجم: افسون مهدویان؛ تهران...
  • Theo
    2012-11-24
    I think I read this when I was about 9. It was my very first novel. I remember telling my mum I was sick so I could stay home from school and finish it. Because it's the novel that made me fall in love with reading, it gets 5 stars from me :)
  • K.D. Absolutely
    2012-12-18
    This is a coming of age story of Remi Barbarin a 6-y/o Italian boy who is adopted by a poor couple when they find him abandoned in front of government building where Mr. Barbarin works. However, Mr. Barbarin's motive of adopting him is with the hope that someday the infant baby in silk clothes (hint that the baby's parents are rich), will be asked back by his parents in exchange of a huge money. Years passed and when Mr. Barbarin feels that it wi...
  • Mamdouh Abdullah
    2013-12-06
    بماذا يفكر الطائر لحظة طيرانه في الأعالي؟ حين يخترق السحاب ويقطع الوديان والجبال: ماذا يرى؟ وبماذا يفكر؟ وما الذي يعتمل في داخله وهو يطير؟ إذا استطاع الكاتب الدخول في وعي طائر، قد يكون بالإمكان كتابة قصة أو رواية اعتماداً على هذه الرؤية الغير مرئي...
  • غزل أدم
    2017-02-23
    بلا عائلةرواية ذات طابع شجى ذلك الطابع المميزة للروايات الفرنسية فى القرن 19 الرواية التى أرتبطت فى ذهنى بكرتون ريمى على الرغم من أختلاف الكرتون التى تمثله هذه الصورة عن الرواية بشكل كبير فأنا لم أكن أعلم أن هناك كرتون أخر بنفس الأسم والذى تمثله ال...
  • Emilia
    2010-06-29
    This is the wonderfully moving story of an orphan who hopes to one day find his true family. There are many interesting subplots as well about the general condition of orphan children throughout 19th France, very much like Dickens revealed similar mistreatment of youth through his highly critical and scrutinizing enlightenment.This story is bound to have you shed a few tears. If you ever the opportunity, watch the tv mini-series of the same title...
  • Minh Nhân Nguyễn
    2015-04-30
    4,5 saoMột cuộc hành trình dài.Mở đầu truyện nói thật là mình hơi thất vọng, mà nguyên nhân chủ yếu vẫn là việc nó không giống với kỳ vọng ban đầu của mình trước khi đọc sách. Cái này cũng chỉ là lý do chủ quan và mình cũng thường xuyên mắc phải chứ không phải do truyện không hay :).Rémi là một cậu bé ngoan, từ nhỏ đến nay chỉ biết có mẹ m...
  • Uci
    2010-05-24
    Tadinya saya pikir ini buku sedih, semacam Ratapan Anak Tiri gitu, makanya nunda-nunda terus bacanya, karena lagi malas sedih-sedih...Tapi ternyata, dengan segala hormat kepada penulisnya, dan kepada Tony & Maureen Wheeler yang punya the Lonely Planet, kalau buku ini dikasih sub judul, maka tulisannya adalah Traveling Across Europe on A Shoestring :) Bener lho, waktu baca gw merasa ini semacam buku perjalanan yang sekarang lagi ngetrend banget. P...
  • Christopher Bunn
    2013-01-22
    Hector Malot wrote Nobody's Boy back in the 1870s. It's a very slow, dreamy story, completely lacking in the speed and cliff-hanging and spectacle that define modern writing. I suppose a lot of readers would find his story boring or somewhat maudlin, but I found myself entranced by the combination of word precision and a sensation of something akin to gliding slowly down a river. A river in the French countryside, of course, apropos to the story,...
  • Trang Huyền
    2017-03-10
    Quyển này chỉ cho 4,5/5* thôi. Về nội dung thì hay miễn chê, đọc xong quyển này mình cảm thấy hối tiếc sao mình không đọc nó sớm hơn. Ngoài nhân vật chính: cậu bé Remi ra thì cụ Vitalis làm mình ấn tượng và yêu quý hết sức. Câu nói của cụ gần gũi mà rất sâu sắc, đọc sách mà cứ một lát mình phải highlight lời của cụ, đến đoạn cụ mất làm mìn...
  • Христо Блажев
    2011-10-30
    Скиталчеството като начин на живот - “Без дом” на Хектор Малоhttp://www.knigolandia.info/2011/04/b... “Без дом” е привидно каноничен за жанра си роман. Сираче бива подхвърляно от вихрите на съдбата години наред, докато не открива истинските си родители, които неи...
  • Maria
    2016-12-11
    Een prachtige, fijne nieuwe uitgave van deze overbekende klassieker. De illustraties van Dematons zijn geweldig, zijn schitterende schilderijtjes eigenlijk. Vooral het Franse landschap: klaprozen, besneeuwde bossen, griezelige nachten, de overstroomde mijn, de steden ook, èrg mooi!Het wereldberoemde verhaal is al oud maar komt helemaal niet ouderwets of oubollig over. Ik heb niet precies een beeld van de mate waarin de taal gemoderniseerd is maa...
  • Hien Pham
    2016-03-21
    Sách nào có trẻ em đều dễ thương, vì trẻ em lúc nào cũng dễ thương, nhất là trẻ em bụi bụi lại càng dễ thương.:) " Khi tôi tỉnh dậy, trời đã sáng rõ và Capi ngồi trước mặt tôi, đang nhìn tôi, chim hót trên cành lá, mặt trời đã lên cao, chiếu xuống những tia nắng nóng làm ấm cả lòng người...Tôi quyết định: tiêu nốt ba xu rồi sau đó liệu sau" Sa...
  • Richard
    2013-09-29
    This book, though not originally written as a children's classic, has been considered one. This is only one of the traits it shares with Dickens' Oliver Twist. Both novels chronicle the tragic wanderings of foundlings whose only desire is to belong somewhere. In both cases, the boys are pursued by those who wish them ill and in both cases, they are nearly sucked into a life of crime. Remi, though as unlucky as Oliver, receives more kindness and a...
  • Ana Vlădescu
    2012-11-01
    Before the age of 10, this was my favorite book of all times. I read it about twenty times between the ages of 9 and 12, or something like that, and I cried every single damned time at it. It's impossible how much feeling I got from that book! Remi was and I think he still is the perfect child character in a book! And Vitalis was such a good man.. (view spoiler)[ When he died, I thought I was going to die. So. Not. Fair. (hide spoiler)] I wanted ...
  • Kat
    2015-12-28
    I think I was about ten years old when I read this book. Still remember a lot though.
  • Maria
    2011-07-23
    This is actually my favorite book. I read it for the first time years ago when I was in elementary school(I’m now 22) and ever since I've re-read it quite a few times… I totally recommend it to EVERYONE, not because it’s MY fav book, but because the story is wonderful, it never stops being up to date and it ALWAYS manages to make you feel the same things… I can go read it right now, and I will STILL experience the same sadness, happiness,...
  • Rika - (The Unpretentious Reader)
    2012-06-11
    I first saw this as a cartoon when I was 8 years old.. it broke my heart.I read it 15 years later.. It broke it all over again.I had to stop at several points to take a breather and dry my eyes.Even as I write this review I find it difficult to keep my tears at pay.Remi is a sweet little child who'll capture your heart from his very first moment.. From the very first line I was hooked *I knew I would be since I dearly loved the cartoon, but to re...
  • Anh
    2011-06-15
    Touchy feely. I read it as a kid and loved it. I would have rated it 5 stars if I'd been here on GRs at that time.I'd say this book is perfect for children, until they grow up and realize there's something wrong with the ending. Malot made a point in Remi's sudden wealth at the end, after all the struggles and tears. The way Remi uses his unexpected, ladylike, generous mother's money to fix things made me feel as if he cannot bring happiness to o...
  • Anne
    2011-10-31
    I read this book countless times when I was younger, and little Remi went straight to my heart. You really feel for him and want him to be happy. It's still a book I pick up every now and then, and one of those stories I will never forget.
  • Rachel
    2008-06-17
    This is my favorite book in all the world. In fourth grade my teacher read this aloud to the class every day after lunch, and it opened my eyes to a whole new type of literature. I have read it to my children, and it is one of their favorites as well.
  • Seamaiden
    2015-09-09
    Δεν έχει σημασία πόσες φορές θα το διαβάσω. Αυτό το βιβλίο θα είναι πάντα ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου. Γεμίζει την καρδιά μου με τόσο όμορφα συναισθήματα.
  • arcadeace
    2013-03-04
    Selamat pagi gunungkuSelamat pagi pohonkuSelamat pagi teman-teman semuaAku ‘kan pergi jauh demi cita-citakuRemi mohon doa restu darimuJangan bersedih teman-temankuHidup ini adalah perjuanganMarilah kita mulai melangkahMenuju cita-cita bahagiaSelamat berpisah semuanyaAku kan pergi untuk mengembaraJangan sedih karena kepergiankuKelak pasti kita akan bertemuBegitulah keseluruhan lirik lagu pembuka sebuah serial kartun klasik berjudul “Petualanga...
  • Ngoc Anh
    2016-06-23
    Một cuốn sách có nhiều điều muôn nói đây!300 trang đầu làm t bật ra rằng bé Remi hệt như Conan rồi, hễ cứ chỗ nào có em là tai hoạ ở chỗ đó, nhưng ngặt nỗi là tai hoạ lại luôn giáng xuống em :((( Rồi tiếp theo là điên lên: Remi hãy nghe Matchia đi! Cứ u mê vào cái gia đình giả đó mãi thôi.Cái chết trong truyện xảy ra tự nhiên như nó là điều rất b...
  • Thura
    2014-03-13
    My father read this to me when I was only three years old. My mother told him I was too young to understand but he disagreed. Now it's his favourite anecdote to tell about little me, how I was so intrigued by the story and how I asked him halfway through: daddy, I don't know why, but I can't stop crying? This story was one of the first books that has made me love stories for the rest of my life. Beautiful!
  • Haylee Luu
    2011-02-18
    this is an amazing/extraordinary/spectacular book. It's about the adventure of Remi - a homeless boy. He travelled with his boss - Vitalis. There are so many breath-taking and heartbreaking scene. When Vitalis died,i felt so depressed like Remi :( Beautifully written! Such a must-read classic for everyone!
  • Catty
    2015-02-28
    O carte atât de frumoasă și tulburătoare...
  • Algernon
    2012-03-07
    [9/10] childhood favorite