Novels Anya Seton (Study Guide): The Winthrop Woman, Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, My Theodosia, Green Darkness, the Turquoise by Books LLC

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Novels  by  Anya Seton (Study Guide): The Winthrop Woman, Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, My Theodosia, Green Darkness, the Turquoise by Books LLC

Novels by Anya Seton (Study Guide): The Winthrop Woman, Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, My Theodosia, Green Darkness, the Turquoise by Books LLC
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Winthrop Woman, Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, My Theodosia, GreenMoreThis is nonfiction commentary.

Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Winthrop Woman, Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, My Theodosia, Green Darkness, the Turquoise, Smouldering Fires. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: First published in 1958, The Winthrop Woman is Anya Setons historical novel about Elizabeth Fones, the niece and daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The Winthrop Woman begins with young Elizabeth Fones and her family travelling to visit their family at their grandfathers countryside estate. Elizabeths uncle, John Winthrop, is especially pious and strict about Protestantism- and he chides his sister for not taking proper care of her children, Elizabeth in particular, who is hot-headed and capricious. Elizabeth is caught blaspheming and is beaten, resulting in her becoming areligious and instilling in her a hatred for her uncle. Years later, Elizabeth Fones has become a beautiful young woman working in her ailing fathers apothecary.

Though she is in love with her cousin John (Jack) Winthrop, Jr., it is Jacks friend Edward Howes who seeks to marry her. Just as she becomes engaged to Howes, her cousin Harry, Jacks younger brother, returns from his adventures in Barbados. Unlike his father and brother, Harry Winthrop is wild and carefree, reckless to the point that he has depleted all his money and nearly brought his family to financial ruin.

Unwilling to return to his father, Harry Winthrop instead stays at Thomas Foness house and spends his time frolicking with his equally profligate friends. One night, Harry and Elizabeth spend an especially long night out, their lust overcomes them, and they sleep together in a garden. In yet another reckless act, Harry declares that he is in love with Elizabeth and demands her ha...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=548752



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