The Heir Apparent

Author: David Ives, adapted from "Le Légataire universel" by Jean-François Regnard
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822228084
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paris, 1708. Eraste, a worthy though penniless young man, is in love with the fair Isabelle, but her forbidding mother, Madame Argante, will only let the two marry if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her this very day and leave her everything in his will—separating the two young lovers forever. Eraste's wily servant Crispin jumps in, getting a couple of meddling relatives disinherited by impersonating them (one, a brash American, the other a French female country cousin)—only to have the old man kick off before his will is made! In a brilliant stroke, Crispin then impersonates the old man, dictating a will favorable to his master (and Crispin himself, of course)—only to find that rich Uncle Geronte isn't dead at all and is more than ever ready to marry Isabelle! The multiple strands of the plot are unraveled to great comic effect in the streaming rhyming couplets of French classical comedy, and everyone lives happily, and richly, ever after.

The Heir Apparent

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442480688
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rise back up to the floating city of Internment in this original enovella, a dark look at life in the royal family after the events of Perfect Ruin. When King Furlow begins to treat Prince Azure as the heir apparent that he is, he takes him to see the “re-education camps” for wrong-thinkers. But as he enters the camps ,Azure discovers the dark underbelly of the kingdom—and the king himself. His view of his father can never be the same, but what about his view of himself?

The Heir Presumptive and the Heir Apparent

Author: Margaret Wilson Oliphant
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434408205
Format: PDF
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Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, and daughter of Francis Wilson. Facsimile reprint of "The Heir Presumptive and The Heir Apparent," 1891 edition.

The Heir Apparent

Author: Amitabh Mittal
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438978456
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The inspiration for this story came from the bedtime stories told to the author by his parents sisters and aunts when he was a child himself. It is a fantasy story with a lot of action and some romance which would appeal to a young readers' imagination.

King Mammon and the Heir Apparent Classic Reprint

Author: George A. Richardson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483598485
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Excerpt from King Mammon and the Heir Apparent And, Reader, if you be a serf in this realm of Mammon, do not flatter your foolish self with the idea that tyranny dwells only in the hearts of kings and courtiers. Do not think for a moment that lack of power means the absence of tyranny. Do not cheat yourself with the belief that because Mammon has not honored you, a nobler spirit dwells in your own breast than those which animate other tyrants raised above you. Do not suppose that hating tyrants is the same as hating tyranny. One tyrant, like you and me, may hate another and both remain slaves to their impulses but only those human beings who are emancipated by their love of freedom among other men can themselves be free. Do not believe that mere poverty drives out tyranny from the human heart. The beggar is a despot in beggarly possessions. Whether, then, you be serf or courtier, Reader, - whether your life-station under Mammon's sway gives you power over other men, ' or whether you feel no power in your ownbnds, but only hatred of some being possessing power that dominates your own life-work - remember that tyranny is a thing which comes out of your own heart and mind. The King whom you honor and serve is only the embodiment of your own instincts. The tyranny of Mammonism is your own inner life, given power and turned against you. The despotism of Mammon is the despotism of his subjects, emanating a little here, a little there, and aggregating finally into a power that is crush ing its creator as petty tyrants have been crushed by aggregated tyranny since man wrote history. Would you dethrone this tyrant? Then first tear out his image from your own heart. Destroy the despot's power there, and all will be well but think not that Mammon's forms of government can be improved by other Mammonism. Have you, 0 Reader, not helped to build for this tyrant the stately structures described in this secret bulletin from his court? Stealthily and persistently has the power of the King been extended, and now in the heart of every capital city of the world, where the golden cross of Christ is reared in shameless mockery of His humble teachings, a palace has been built for Mammon's occupancy. In material and decorative effect, the palaces of the King are various but in their ground plans and general development, these stately edifices are identical. The structures are of vary ing extent, but the foundations always follow the lines of a Greek cross with arms extended to the four points of the compass. Every wing of the palace is entered through a great archway, and the interior comprises a vast apart ment in each of the four arms, and a fifth in the center, subdivided into smaller sections and containing at the center the king's throne. Inscribed above the arched outer entrances to these apartments of Mammon's castles appear strange legends, sometimes in one language, sometimes in another, for they are the foundation prin ciples upon which the King claims a divine right to rule, and must be understood by all from whom he would have reverence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.