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Cover of: Catherine | William Makepeace Thackeray

"At that famous period of history, when the seventeenth century (after a deal of quarrelling, king-killing, reforming, republicanising, restoring, re-restoring, play-writing, sermon- writing, Oliver-Cromwellising, Stuartising, and Orangising, to be sure) had sunk into its grave, giving place to the lusty eighteenth; when Mr. Isaac Newton was a tutor of Trinity, and Mr. Joseph Addison Commissioner of Appeals; when the presiding genius that watched over the destinies of the French nation had played out all the best cards in his hand, and his adversaries began to pour in their trumps; when there were two kings in Spain employed perpetually in running away from one another; when there was a queen in England, with such rogues for Ministers as have never been seen, no, not in our own day; and a General, of whom it may be severely argued, whether he was the meanest miser or the greatest hero in the world; when Mrs. Masham had not yet put Madam Marlborough's nose out of joint; when people had their ears cut off for writing very meek political pamphlets; and very large full-bottomed wigs were just beginning to be worn with powder; and the face of Louis the Great, as his was handed in to him behind the bed-curtains, was, when issuing thence, observed to look longer, older, and more dismal daily. . . ."

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At that famous period of history, when the seventeenth century (after a deal of quarrelling, king-killing, reforming, republicanising, restoring, re-restoring, play-writing, sermon- writing, Oliver-Cromwellising, Stuartising, and Orangising, to be sure) had sunk into its grave, giving place to the lusty eighteenth; when Mr. Isaac Newton was a tutor of Trinity, and Mr. Joseph Addison Commissioner of Appeals; when the presiding genius that watched over the destinies of the French nation had played out all the best cards in his hand, and his adversaries began to pour in their trumps; when there were two kings in Spain employed perpetually in running away from one another; when there was a queen in England, with such rogues for Ministers as have never been seen, no, not in our own day; and a General, of whom it may be severely argued, whether he was the meanest miser or the greatest hero in the world; when Mrs.

Classifications

Library of Congress PR5611 .C35 1999
Dewey 823/.8

17 editions First published in 1869

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Catherine: a Story
May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Catherine: A Story
September 4, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Perfect Paperback in English - Lrg edition
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Catherine: a Story (Large Print Edition)
May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
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Catherine: A Story
January 1, 2006, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Hardcover in English
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Catherine: A Story
October 31, 2005, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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Catherine: A Story
September 20, 2005, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Paperback in English
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Catherine
2005, eBooksLib
eBook in English
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Catherine: A Story
February 28, 2004, Fredonia Books (NL)
Paperback in English
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Catherine: A Story
2004, 1st World Library
Perfect Paperback in English
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Catherine: A Story
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Catherine
February 2003, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Catherine
February 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Catherine: a story
1999, University of Michigan Press
in English
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