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17 edition of The tontine found in the catalog.

The tontine

a novel.

by Thomas B. Costain

  • 175 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Herbert Ryman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.C8235 To, PS3505.O818 To
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6177963M
LC Control Number55009978

Find The Tontine - Complete In Vol 1 and 2 by Costain, Thomas B at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The tontine: A novel I read this book when it was first published in Long out of print, it is a fascinating story, superbly told by a gifted writer, about the participants in a lottery (the tontine). In a tontine, the money is paid out to the sole survivor; and this can take a lifetime to accomplish, as first one, then another of the.

  What other book might you compare The Tontine to and why? Georgette Heyer - for the Regency elopement, Martin Chuzzlewit, for the scheming, murderous relatives, any number of Anthony Trollopes, for the meddling, marriage thwarting relatiives, Barry Lyndon, for the Irish immigrants, No Name, for the criminals in disguise gambit, The Forsyth Saga 5/5(1). The Tontine, Volume 1 by Thomas B. Costain. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

Get this from a library! The tontine, a novel.. [Thomas B Costain] -- A London con man creates a tontine wherein the surviving members receive interest on their investment, while the capital, after some years, is to go to the care of veterans. The story involves wresting a tontine from a blackguard and legitimizing it--a tontine is a sort of insurance policy annuity and a lottery all in one, whereby one receives money every year from it, and as people in the 'class' of tontine die off, one received more and more each year/5(1).


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The Tontine is a now obsolete life insurance scheme that the characters in the book are subscribed to by their parents. Each year, the surviving subscribers share the dividends. Each year the dividends obviously increase. When only a dozen are left, the hefty dividends become the motive for some greedy4/5.

It was so good that I started reading it from the beginning again. The story involves many characters, focusing on those who were entered into the Tontine, which was a form of gambling, combined with a great income for those who outlived the others.

The Tontine, an English tradition, cost each participant to spend guineas to enter/5(18). The story involves many characters, focusing on those who were entered into the Tontine, which was a form of gambling, combined with a great income for those who outlived the others.

The Tontine, an English tradition, cost each participant to spend guineas to enter/5(21). The Tontine serves as counterpoint until close to the end, when- the industrial empire smashed in financial ruin -- the survivor stood to win a vast fortune which might save the future for the third generation of the family.

Only then does Costain really bring the two main threads into cohesion. But for this reader it was too late. About The Tontine Tontine is a form of gambling – part lottery, part insurance. It begins with the Day the Battle of Waterloo was fought and ends at the closing of the 19th Century.

Also by Thomas B. Costain. A London con man creates a tontine wherein the surviving members receive interest on their investment, while the capital, after some years, is to go to the care of veterans. From inside the book /5(2). The Tontine, Volume 1 by Thomas B. Costain and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Tontine by Thomas B Costain - AbeBooks Passion for books.

This tontine (a 19th century combo of lottery, life insurance and last-man's club) starts on the day of Waterloo and ends as the century draws to a close. The drama touches royalty and millionaires, actresses and sailors, planters and portrait painters/5.

In a recent new book entitled “King William’s Tontine: Why The Retirement Annuity Of The Future Should Resemble Its Past”, retirement researcher Moshe Milevsky makes the case that perhaps the primary blocking point of immediate annuitization really is its cost, and that guaranteeing mortality credits takes an unnecessary toll on available retirement income payouts (not to.

It is a book containing romance, industrialism and the building of wealth by some with decline in others.

Great Britain, Jamaica, South America, the United States, and other countries are involved in the lives of these people. It is interesting to me to read about Great Britain and all the other places and how life was like from on/5(14).

Enjoying long and detail rich novels, The Tontine was a wonder filled surprise. Dickensian in it's wealth of quirky characters, that move through the early industrial and Empire building revolutions of Britain, a Tontine, or Lottery of immense size, allows us to follow these ticket holders through three generations.

when people took time to read good books. The Tontine is a precursor of life insurance, annuities and the lottery. 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.4/5(2).

Buy a cheap copy of The Tontine book by Thomas B. Costain. Tontine is a form of gambling. The story begins with the Battle of Waterloo and ends when the 19th Century is drawing to a close.

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