Keywords: inheritance

The Dead Secret: A Novel

The Dead Secret: A Novel


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

THE DEAD SECRET BOOK I. CHAPTER I. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF AUGUST, 1829. Will she last out the night, I wonder Look at the clock, Mathew. Ten minutes past twelve She has lasted the night out. She has lived, Robert, to see ten minutes of the new day. These words were spoken in the kitchen of a large country-house situated on the west coast of Cornwall. The speakers were two of the men-servants composing the establishment of Captain Treverton, an officer in the navy, and the eldest male representative ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Gothic fiction (Literary genre) Illegitimate children -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Basil

Basil


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2003

BASIL By Wilkie Collins LETTER OF DEDICATION. TO CHARLES JAMES WARD, ESQ. IT has long been one of my pleasantest anticipations to look forward to the time when I might offer to you, my old and dear friend, some such acknowledgment of the value I place on your affection for me, and of my grateful sense of the many acts of kindness by which that affection has been proved, as I now gladly offer in this place. In dedicating the present work to you, I fulfil therefore a purpose which, for some time ...

Keywords: England -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Revenge -- Fiction Young men -- Psychology -- Fiction
Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Man in the Gray Flannel Suit


Jonathan Franzen
Sloan Wilson

ISBN: 9781568582467
Year of publication: 1973

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson More acclaim for SLOAN WILSONs The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit Delightful. beautifully plotted. Boston Herald An excellent novel. Kansas City Star Exact in its account of the pressures, problems and tribal customs of the men in gray flannel suits. Wilson is an observer, a sympathetic one. He has written an entertaining social comedy. New York Times Wilson has something to say. Time Interesting and enjoyable. Wilson has important things to say ...

Keywords: Business & Economics Connecticut Corporate Culture Domestic Fiction Fiction General Illegitimate Children Inheritance and Succession Literary Organizational Behavior Psychological Psychological Fiction Suburban Life Veterans War & Military World War; 1939-1945 World War; 1939-1945 - Veterans
Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

UNEASY MONEY By P. G. Wodehouse 1 In a day in June, at the hour when London moves abroad in quest of lunch, a young man stood at the entrance of the Bandolero Restaurant looking earnestly up Shaftesbury Avenuea large young man in excellent condition, with a pleasant, good-humoured, brown, clean-cut face. He paid no attention to the stream of humanity that flowed past him. His mouth was set and his eyes wore a serious, almost a wistful expression. He was frowning slightly. One would have said ...

Keywords: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction British -- United States -- Fiction Humorous stories Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Love stories New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
The Heir

The Heir


Johanna Lindsay

ISBN: 9780380793341
Year of publication: 2001

THE HEIR JOHANNA LINDSEY For Alex and smiles that melt the heart Chapter One They stared out the window at the bleak, winter-touched garden where the girl walked. It was small, though the town house was large and in a fashionable area of Londonthere simply wasnt much land available to any of the houses along the block, to devote to a country look. Lady Mary Reid, their hostess, had done well with her small section of garden, when most of her neighbors didnt bother with other than grass. And ...

Keywords: Betrothal Fiction General Historical Inheritance and Succession Love stories Regency Romance Sagas Scotland
The Language of the Genes

The Language of the Genes


Steve Jones

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1993

STEVE JONES. The Language of the Genes Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at the Galton Laboratory, University College London. The first edition of this book was based on the Reith Lectures he gave in 1991. The Language of the Genes won both the Rhone-Poulenc prize for the best science book of 994 and the Yorkshire Post Prize for Best First Work. In 1996, the Royal Society presented him with the Michael Faraday Award, given annually to the scientist who has done the most to further the public ...

Keywords: biology evolution genetic inheritance science