Fool s Errand

Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553897047

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus

Fool s Errand

In Fool's Errand, the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780007585892

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 584

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When Assassin's Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this, the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken's effort to dampen it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15 Year Old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another 'Piebald Prince', a Farseer tainted by Wit magic? As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes?

A Fool s Errand

... who had been all their lives thitherto untaught ; and the others went on hating
and defaming them because such a course was counter to their traditions , come
. are and those who did it were their hereditary enemies . 104 A FOOLS ERRAND
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Author: Albion W. Tourgée

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Category: Reconstruction

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A Fool s Errand

... South During Reconstruction Albion W. Tourgee. --- oo: |TERATURE A FOOLS
ERRAND: A NOVEL OF THE SOUTH DURING RECONSTRUCTION ALBION W
TOURGEE THE FOOL'S ERRAND A Novel of the South During Reconstruction.

Author: Albion W. Tourgee

Publisher: Cosimo Classics

ISBN: 1616409665

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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There had been rumors in the air, for some months, of a strangely mysterious organization, said to be spreading over the Southern States, which added to the usual intangibility of the secret society an element of the grotesque superstition unmatched in the history of any other.... Here and there throughout the South, by a sort of sporadic instinct, bands of ghostly horsemen, in quaint and horrible guise, appeared, and admonished the lazy and trifling of the African race... -from "Chapter XXVII: A New Institution" Subtitled "A Novel of the South During Reconstruction," this 1879 bestseller, by a participant in that great social experiment, is the barely fictionalized account of the career of a Northern lawyer in North Carolina after the Civil War. A champion of the poor and landless of any race, and a keen observer of the dilemmas facing uneducated Negroes in the postwar period, Tourgée offers us an important eyewitness account of one of the most tumultuous eras of American history, one that continues to influence the course of the American experiences of race and class to this day.

A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

In fact , by this change of heart , the Fool gradually ceased to interest himself in
those things which had formerly been of such engrossing moment to him .
Realizing his own folly ... from further duty . When the power 324 A FOOLS
ERRAND .

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

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Category: Reconstruction

Page: 521

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A FOOL S ERRAND Its Sequel Bricks Without Straw

... Southern Hate Violence Albion Winegar Tourgée. MLBION WINEGAR
TOURGEE - - - - - o - - | * * A FOOLS ERRAND 5 ITS SEQUEL, BRICKS
WITHOUT STRAW Albion Winegar Tourgée A FOOL'S ERRAND & Its Sequel,
Bricks. Front Cover.

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027225027

Category: Fiction

Page: 794

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"A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools" – After the American Civil War, Comfort Servosse, a Yankee gentleman, decides to purchase a Southern Plantation for himself and his family. But unlike other white owners, Servosse is actually interested in the well-being of his black subjects to the extent of calling the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) a terrorist organisation and blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the failure of Reconstruction of South! Soon enough, Servosse finds himself amongst his angry white neighbours and things take a dramatic turn… "Bricks Without Straw" (A Sequel) – In a chilling sequel to "A Fool's Errand", Albion Winegar Tourgée shows how KKK unleashed their terror on a group of emancipated slaves who want to start their life afresh by buying new land and starting their own businesses. Suddenly out of nowhere, Klan's terrorism begin new wave of slavery and nothing seems to stop them! Albion Winegar Tourgée (1838–1905) was an American soldier, Radical Republican, lawyer, writer, politician, and diplomat. A pioneer civil rights activist, he founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, established the historically black women's college Bennett College, and litigated for the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the famous segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Historian Mark Elliott credits Tourgée with introducing the metaphor of "color-blind justice" into legal discourse.

A Fools Errand

... the sake of power , place , and gain ; and fools , who hoped that in some
inscrutable way the laws of human nature would be suspended , or that the state
of affairs at first presenting itself would be but temporary . ... So 124 A FOOLS
ERRAND .

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

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Category: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Page: 521

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Story of the reconstruction period.

Fool s Errand

Return to the world of the Farseers... Robin Hobb's best loved characters, Fitz, The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.

Author: Robin Hobb

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ISBN: 9780007509041

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Return to the world of the Farseers... Robin Hobb's best loved characters, Fitz, The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.

Fools Errant

“You are plainly the dupe of some prankster, who abuses the dignity of your
years by sending you on a fool's errand,” said Filidor. “Were I you, I would seek
out the rascal and thrash him.” “I am accustomed to fool's errands,” said the little
man, ...

Author: Matthew Hughes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473225396

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Wise, witty and just a little weird, FOOLS ERRANT wryly strolls the satirical path laid down by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Jack Vance, heralding the brilliant debut of a gifted new voice. Foppish young Filidor Vesh wants only to dally among his shallow pastimes. But a simple errand for his uncle, the vaguely all-powerful Archon of those parts of Old Earth still populated by human beings, becomes a frenetic odyssey across a planet speckled with eccentric nations pursuing odd aims with intense determination. Harried at every step by the irascible dwarf, Gaskarth, and frequently at the peril of wild beasts, enraged mobs and a particularly nasty thaumaturge, Filidor makes a relucant progress toward a final encounter with an ancient and possibly world-ending evil. Praise for Matthew Hughes: "Criminally underrated" - George R.R. Martin "Heir apparent to Jack Vance" - Booklist "Hughes's boldness is admirable"- New York Review of Science Fiction "Hughes effortlessly renders fantastic worlds and beings believable"- Publishers Weekly "A towering talent"- Robert J. Sawyer

Spiritual Sermons delivered Between March 7th 1886 and Feb 16 1890

Author: Cora Lynn Victoria Richmond

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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

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A Fool s Errand and an Invisible Empire

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1880 edition by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York.

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780808404293

Category: History

Page: 454

View: 481

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1880 edition by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York.

Fool s Errand

Years after the death of his gangster father, a young man discovers a letter that sends him reluctantly defying the mob as he races to locate a hidden treasure.

Author: Jeffrey S Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781642937381

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Page: 240

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Years after the death of his gangster father, a young man discovers a letter that sends him reluctantly defying the mob as he races to locate a hidden treasure. It's been six years since the untimely death of Blackie--a charming rogue who endlessly pursued "The Big Deal"--when his son discovers an enigmatic letter telling of a cache of stolen money. Feeling no choice but to pursue his father's dream, he embarks on a search that leads from New York, to the Strip in Las Vegas, and ultimately to the south of France. Along this life-altering journey, he is confronted by the dangers of his father's past as he unravels a decades-old mystery, while revealing other long-buried secrets as well. Poignant and entertaining, humorous and exciting, romantic and mysterious, Fool's Errand leads him to discover both the treasure and himself.

A Reply to A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

Author: William Lawrence Royall

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Category: Reconstruction

Page: 160

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A Fool s Errand

Outlining the challenges of site choice, architect selection, building design, and the compilation of an unparalleled collection of African American artifacts, Bunch also delves into his personal struggles--especially the stress of a high ...

Author: Lonnie G. Bunch III

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346773

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 234

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read. In its first four months of operation, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture surpassed one million visits and quickly became a cherished, vital monument to the African American experience. And yet this accomplishment was never assured. In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. Outlining the challenges of site choice, architect selection, building design, and the compilation of an unparalleled collection of African American artifacts, Bunch also delves into his personal struggles--especially the stress of a high-profile undertaking--and the triumph of establishing such an institution without mentors or guidebooks to light the way. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity. This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed--and do it spectacularly--in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.

Fools Errand A Tale from Chaucer A One act Play

Author: Margaret Wood (Dramatist.)

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North Carolina

A sensation comparable to that created by the appearance of Uncle Tom's Cabin
followed the anonymous publication , on November 15 , 1879 , of A Fool's Errand
; by One of the Fools ( Fords , Howard and Hulbert : New York ) . The author ...

Author: Archibald Henderson

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Fool s Errand Fate s Fools 4 A Reverse Harem Romance

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Author: Ophelia Bell

Publisher: Animus Press

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Category: Fiction

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 28.8px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In my case that was literal - I had Ozzie West’s soul and didn’t know it, but now it’s been torn from me and him along with it. I’m afraid I will never get him back. My heart is broken. My three mates may try to fill that void, but they don’t understand what he meant to me. They can’t see the memories unlocked by Fate. Only one man can help, but he’s the one man I’m afraid I can never trust again.

A Fool s Errand

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