The Winter of Our Discontent

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638671

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty, and today ranks alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Edward IV

Glorious Son of York

Author: Jeffrey James

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445646226

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2842

Edward IV’s struggle to gain and retain the kingship of England during a period of sustained dynastic turmoil in the middle of the Wars of the Roses
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This Son of York

Author: David Batten-Hill

Publisher: This Son of York

ISBN: 1468166875

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9208

One of the biggest killers in history is back...and looking for victims. A 14th Century corpse is unearthed in the name of science, bringing with it a punishing legacy. Dormant underground for hundreds of years, the plague has grown stronger than ever. Once set free, it never sleeps and it takes no prisoners. Archaeologists released it. Neither doctors, the police nor the army can stop it. Only one man can fight the new Black Death. To win, he must escape the clutches of crazed vigilantes, hell bent on executing him in the name of humanity, and survive not one but two nightmare journeys to salvation. This Son of York gives an uncompromising portrayal of modern-day York's trial by pestilence. The accuracy of detail within is just as uncompromising and as unrelenting as the story being told. Will York ever return to normality? The answer lies in This Son Of York's gritty narrative.
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Daughter of York

A Novel

Author: Anne Easter Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144619

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1099

History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for love. The acclaimed author of A Rose for the Crown takes us between the lines of history and into her heart. It is 1461: Edward, son of Richard of York, ascends to the throne, and his willful sister, Margaret, immediately becomes a pawn in European politics as Edward negotiates her marriage. The young Margaret falls deeply in love with Anthony Woodville, the married brother of Edward's queen, Elizabeth. But Edward has arranged for his sister to wed Charles, son of the Duke of Burgundy, and soon Margaret is setting sail for her new life. Her official escort: Anthony Woodville. Margaret of York eventually commanded the respect and admiration of much of Europe, but it appears to history that she had no emotional intimate. Anne Easter Smith's rare gift for storytelling and her extensive research reveal the love that burned at the center of Margaret's life, adding a new dimension to the story of one of the fifteenth century's most powerful women.
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The Chronicles of the White Rose of York

A Series of Historical Fragments, Proclamations, Letters, and Other Contemporary Documents Relating to the Reign of King Edward the Fourth ; with Notes and Illustrations, and a Copious Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 310

View: 3753

Posted in Great Britain

The Chronicles of the White Rose of York

A Series of Historical Fragments, Proclamations, Letters, and Other Contemporary Documents Relating to the Reign of King Edward the Fourth

Author: John Allen Giles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 310

View: 2706

Posted in Great Britain

The History and Antiquities of the City of York

From Its Origin to the Present Times. Illustrated with Twenty-two Copper-plates ...

Author: William Combe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: York (England)

Page: N.A

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Posted in York (England)

The history of Richmond, in the county of York

including a description of the castle, friary, Easeby-abbey, and other remains of antiquity in the neighbourhood

Author: Christopher Clarkson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Richmond (England)

Page: 436

View: 3131

Posted in Richmond (England)

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 200

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A Biographical History of York County, Pennsylvania

Author: John Gibson

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806306750

Category: Reference

Page: 207

View: 5957

This work embraces about 1,200 sketches of 19th-century York Countians. Most sketches include a variety of genealogical and biographical data.
Posted in Reference

Testamenta eboracensia or wills registered at York

illustrative of the history, manners, language, statistics, etc. of the province of York, form the year MCCC. downwards

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wills

Page: N.A

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St. William of York

Author: Christopher Norton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1903153174

Category: Art

Page: 273

View: 7463

First full study of the life and career of St William of York, revealing his importance to the medieval church.
Posted in Art