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 (măn′də-vĭl′), Sir John
Pen name of the unknown compiler of The Voyage and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Knight (c. 1371), a description of fantastic journeys through the East.
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1. (Biography) Bernard de. ?1670–1733, English author, born in Holland, noted for his satire The Fable of the Bees (1723)
2. (Biography) Sir John. 14th century, English author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. The book claims to be an account of the author's journeys in the East but is largely a compilation from other works
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(ˈmæn dəˌvɪl)

Sir John, died 1372, pseudonymous English travel writer.
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We use story-teller in two senses, and when we speak of Sir John Mandeville we use it in both.
But although we know Sir John Mandeville was not English, that he never saw the places he describes, that indeed he never lived at all, we will still call him by that name.
The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, edited
'MANDEVILLE'S VOYAGE.' One of the earliest literary works of the period, however, was uninfluenced by these social and moral problems, being rather a very complete expression of the naive medieval delight in romantic marvels.
'Mandeville,' however, is a very minor figure when compared with his great contemporaries, especially with the chief of them, Geoffrey Chaucer.
These things I know for very sooth, for I had them from that pious Christian and valiant knight, Sir John de Mandeville, who stopped twice at Beaulieu on his way to and from Southampton, and discoursed to us concerning what he had seen from the reader's desk in the refectory, until there was many a good brother who got neither bit nor sup, so stricken were they by his strange tales."
Sir John Mandeville redivivus--Cagliostro--all the imposters and bullies in history.
After a period of research in Oxford he found himself in Stoke Mandeville working with paraplegics just before the D-Day landings.
Here Mandeville Primary School, Oswald Street, Hackney, London, E5 0BT, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
She joined the Rugby Thornfield Bowling Club and went on to take part in the Interspinal Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before her first Paralympic Games in Arnhem in 1980.
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