The Swedish Cavalier

Author: Leo Perutz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628725060

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A thief and a nobleman, both down on their luck, cross paths on a bitter winter’s day in 1701. One, known locally as “The Fowl-Filcher,” is fleeing the gallows; the other, the callow Christian von Tornefeld, has escaped execution to fight for his Swedish king. Neither will reach his destination. Sent with a message to secure aid for von Tornefeld, the thief falls in love with his companion’s secret fiancée. He resolves to win her love for himself, and through a clever stratagem, exchanges his fate for the other man’s. Risking everything to attain the woman and station of his dreams, he becomes the Swedish cavalier, staying one step ahead of exposure. Later, he sacrifices everything so that is daughter won’t learn of his secret past. In this book he considered is masterpiece, Leo Perutz has created a picaresque world of barons and brigands, swashbuckling dragoons and spurned lovers, gentleman farmers and masked robbers, and lucky parchments, magic spells, and mystical visions. Part adventure, part historical novel of war-ravaged Europe, The Sweddish Cavalier is also a moral tale of deceit, betrayal, and redemption. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Cavalier Queen

Author: Fiona Mountain

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023338

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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______________________ She was the Princess Diana of her day. She loved clothes and jewels and parties. She had exquisite taste in interior design. She seemed destined to reign as one of England's most glamorous queens, famed for the beautiful palaces she designed and decorated. Instead, Princess Henrietta Maria of France became caught up in the Civil War, one of the greatest cataclysms in English history. Swept from her life of luxury into the squalid brutality of battle and the loneliness of exile, her heart was torn by the two men she loved - her husband, tragic Charles I and charismatic Harry Jermyn, who designed and built most of London's West End, including the street which bears his name. This is their story.

Cavalier and Puritan Fashions

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Who were the Cavaliers and what elaborate hairstyles did they introduce? Did 17th-century Puritans wear only simple, unadorned black outfits? Coloring book fans find out with the help of this educational, accurately rendered fashion survey of the period. Notes. 45 black-and-white plates.

Henry Lawes

Author: Emeritus Professor of Music Ian Spink,Ian Spink

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198165569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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Henry Lawes (1596-1662) has long been acknowledged as the leading English songwriter of the period of Charles I. He collaborated with Milton in Comus (1634) and among his hundreds of songs are settings of many famous lyrics by Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick, and Suckling. The last study of Lawes was published in 1940, since when the importance of his songs has been increasingly recognized through recordings and musical editions.

Cavalier

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268773

Category: History

Page: 352

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William Cavendish, courageous, cultured and passionate about women, embodies the popular image of a cavalier. Famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, he went into a long and miserable continental exile before returning to England in triumph on the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660. Lucy Worsley brings to life a fascinating household of the 17th century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip. From Ben Jonson and Van Dyck to a savage, knife-wielding master-cook, Cavalier is a brilliant illumination of the stately home in England and all its many colourful inhabitants.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Author: Robert Duffy

Publisher: BX.Plans Ltd.

ISBN: 1913296113

Category: Pets

Page: 82

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There are more than 8 million dogs in the U.K. and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds. A dog is for life and this book shows you how to give a puppy a good home and how both dog and owner can enjoy the relationship. The book walks the owner through ‘essential things to know’ including: microchips; vaccinations; insurance; weight etc. All aspects of care are covered including: the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a puppy; the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a ‘teen-ager’; feeding and exercising and dangerous foods to be avoided. Health issues that might arise such as Ear mites, Ticks and Fleas are addressed and a chapter on first aid for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is invaluable. Much more is covered in the book in everyday language that makes it easy to use and understand. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – The Essential Guide is a must for every owner, or potential owner, of this delightful dog.

Cavalier and Yankee

Author: William R. Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359510

Category: History

Page: 400

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William Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee was one of the most famous works of American history written in the 1960s. The book is an intellectual history of the South before the Civil War, the perception of it in the North, and the effect it had upon the nation in the years from 1800 to 1860. First published in 1961 and out of print for several years, Taylor's classic study remains essential to the study of the pre-Civil War South.