Some of the british language and terms are puzzling, but they are so interesting, too. Tontine part 1 of 2 more editions of tontine part 1 of 2. See all 20 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Container 2122 the tontine, galley proof s with a revisions, 1955 july 14. Costain has written many wellreceived novels, including the magnificent century and the last plantagenets among others.
His career as a writer began in 1902 when the brantford courier accepted a mystery story from him, and he became a reporter there for five dollars a week. As each survivor receives a greater and greater annual sum, we follow events to the last person. We do this with marketing and advertising partners who may have their own information they. Costain has etched in the glass of history a moving tale of adventure and enduring love. The book follows the fortunes of several people who are involved in a. Costain and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The tontine volume i by thomas b costain 1955 hardcover ebay. The tontine is a precursor of life insurance, annuities and the lottery. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.
His work is a blend of commercial history and fiction that depends heavily on historical events. One novel could have been concentrated on the sprawling ramifications of the industrial empire which was known as grace and carboy at the start of the story, when england was trembling at the rumor that the iron. The best parts of the novel are the very witty and funny ways that thomas costain infuses into this extremely readable book. The tontine, a novel by thomas bertram costain alibris.
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Costains fourvolume history of the plantagenets begins with the conquering family and the conquest of england by william the conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of john in 1216. Costain s fourvolume history of the plantagenets begins with the conquering family and the conquest of england by william the conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of john in 1216. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Click to read more about the tontine complete by thomas b. The tontine volume i by thomas b costain 1955 hardcover. The french regime in canada the silver chalice the magnificent century. It begins with the day the battle of waterloo was fought and ends at the. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
This might readily have been two novels both of them better than the one running close to 1600 pages that thomas costain has contrived in the tontine. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Francis ellery is a young, courageous newspaper editor who publishes scathing broadsides against the rampaging napoleon. Costain noted in his foreword that he initially intended the book to be about bayan and edward i, but became. Thomas bertram costain may 8, 1885 october 8, 1965 was a canadian american journalist. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Thomas bertram costain may 8, 1885 october 8, 1965 was a canadianamerican journalist who became a bestselling author of historical novels at the age of 57. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. His first success as a reporter came in 1902, when the brantford courier hired him as a reporter. The pageant of england son of a hundred kings the conquerors. Tontine is a form of gambling part lottery, part insurance. The pages are darker from age, they are clean and the binding tight. Costain against a sweeping panorama of england and the continentand the muted thunder of faroff war thomas b.
Costain, canadianborn american historical novelist. The tontine, tms with ans by costain, thomas bertram attached, nd. The troubled period after the norman conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through costains storytelling skill. In 1914 costain started working for the torontobased magazine macleans, which eventually. In 1914 costain started working for the torontobased magazine macleans, which eventually led more about thomas b.
The growth of industry following the napoleonic wars and the expansion of the empire, through to the social nightmare of great poverty and child labour in victorias reign, opens out to a full range of possibilities for the bold and weak inhabitants of 18th century england, in thomas b. The story begins with the battle of waterloo and ends when the 19th century is drawing to a close. These technologies are used for things like personalized ads. The tontine, volume 1 hardcover january 1, 1955 by thomas b. There is shelf wear to the hardcover and some chipping away top and bottom. The book begins on the heells of wellingtons victory over napoleon at waterloo as samuel carboy, a lesser partner in a business venture gambles and succeeds to earn his fortune. The pageant of england the chord of steel the darkness and the dawn the three edwards. Costain was born in brantford, ontario to john herbert costain and mary schultz. Find the tontine complete in vol 1 and 2 by costain, thomas b at biblio. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The good idea leads to much excitement and some violence. He attended high school there as well as the brantford collegiate institute. He attended high school there at the brantford collegiate institute. Shop amongst our popular books, including 22, the pageant of england the conquerors, the silver chalice and more from thomas b costain.
It is a long, satisfying, entertaining novel that you will enjoy rereading often. Volume 1 of a 2 volume collection with herbert ryman. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Costain has 46 books on goodreads with 26158 ratings. Thomas b costain books biography and list of works author of. The troubled period after the norman conquest, when th. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. It begins with the day the battle of waterloo was fought and ends at the closing of the 19th century. The pageant of england below the salt stories to remember with john beecroft the tontine the mississippi bubble the white and the gold. The book follows a cast of characters in 19th century england for a period of about 75 years and geographically from england to france to jamaica to south africa and the usa. I actually only read volume 1 of this, will probably read volume 2 at some point.
Costain was a canadian bestselling author of historical books. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. A novel hardcover january 1, 1955 by thomas bertram costain author 4. Find all books by thomas b costain and compare prices. One novel could have been concentrated on the sprawling ramifications of the industrial empire which was known as grace and carboy at the start of the story, when england was trembling at the rumor that the iron duke had been defeated at waterloo. In 1952, costain was awarded doctor of letters degree and later in 1965 awarded a golden medallion by the canadian club of new york. The tontine complete in vol 1 and 2 by costain, thomas b. The troubled period after the norman conquest, when the foundations of government were. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. There is some dirt on the outside of the pages and a slight aged scent to the book. Buy the tontine, a novel by thomas bertram costain online at alibris.
Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Thomas costain is an excellent storyteller and a gifted writer. Costain, in full thomas bertram costain, born may 8, 1885, brantford, ontario, canadadied october 8, 1965, new york, new york, u. Thomas b costain is the author of books such as the silver chalice. Aug 24, 2010 listen to tontine audiobook by thomas b. The pageant of england below the salt stories to remember with john beecroft more stories to remember with john beecroft the tontine the mississippi bubble the white and. The tontine by thomas b costain book cover, description, publication history. A journalist for many years on canadian newspapers and a saturday evening post editor 192034, costain was 57 when he published his first romance, for my great folly 1942, dealing with the 17thcentury rivalry between england and.887 1396 1191 47 21 1332 823 866 999 1151 615 401 1494 811 569 1483 1040 279 699 349 147 909 1298 329 1015 1419 848 359 1210 858 774