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Winthrop Woman

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ISBN-10: 155652644X

ISBN-13: 9781556526442

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory, Philippa Gregory

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First published in 1948 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling novel—and follow up to Katherine—follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings. A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored. Defying the government and her family, Elizabeth befriends famous heretic Anne Hutchinson, challenges an army captain, and dares to love a man. Through Elizabeth’s…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Anya Seton (1904 1990) wrote ten bestselling historical novels, including "Avalon", "Devil Water", "Foxfire", "Green Darkness", and "My Theodosia". Although she lived primarily in Greenwich, Connecticut, she traveled extensively in order to do the research necessary for the lifelike feel of her fiction.

Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. Her historical novels include: Wideacre, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Queen, The White Queen, The Red Queen, The Lady of the Rivers and The White Princess. She has also written several contemporary fiction works including Perfectly Correct, The Little House and Zelda's Cut. She adapted her novel A Respectable Trade, about the slave…