Poor Relations

Author: Christopher J. Hawes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136789804
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The sixty years between 1773 and 1833 determined British paramountcy in India. Those years were formative too for British Eurasians. By the 1820s Eurasians were an identifiable and vocal community of significant numbers particularly in the main Presidency towns. They were valuable to the administration of government although barred in the main from higher office. The ambition of their educated elite was to be accepted as British subjects, not to be treated as native Indians, an ambition which was finally rejected in the 1830s.

Poor Relations

Author: Compton MacKenzie
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775456668
Size: 31.81 MB
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This engaging novel from British author Compton MacKenzie follows the professional travails and romantic ups and downs of John Touchstone, a "successful romantic playwright and unsuccessful realistic novelist." Drawing heavily on his own life experiences and his family's background as one of the foremost clans of stage actors in Europe, MacKenzie crafts an engaging, lighthearted look at his dashing protagonist's love life.

Poor Relations

Author: Joan Gittens
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252064111
Size: 31.16 MB
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This comprehensive history traces the care of dependent, delinquent, and disabled children in Illinois from the early nineteenth century to current times, focusing on the dilemmas raised by both public intervention And The lack of it. Joan Gittens explores the inadequacies of a system that has allowed problems in the public care of children to recur regularly but at the same time insists that the state's own history makes it clear that the potential for improvements exists.

Poor Relations

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177653915X
Size: 36.14 MB
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This diptych is part of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece, The Human Comedy. It comprises two stories, "Cousin Betty" and "Cousin Pons," each of which delve deeply into complicated family dynamics and the long-lasting impact of seemingly trivial conflicts.

The Poor Relations Second Episode

Author: Honoré de Balzac
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Sylvain Pons, a musician in a Parisian boulevard orchestra, has a close friend in another musician from that same orchestra, the German pianist Wilhelm Schmucke. They lodge with Mme Cibot, but Pons--unlike Schmucke--has two failings: his passion (which is almost a mania) for collecting works of art, and his passion for good food. Schmucke, on the other hand, has only one passion, and that is his affection for Pons. Pons, being a gourmet, much enjoys dining regularly with his wealthy lawyer cousins M. and Mme Camusot de Marville, for their food is more interesting than Mme Cibot's and full of gastronomic surprises. In an endeavour to remain on good terms with the Camusots, and to repay their favour, he tries to find a bridegroom for their unappealing only child Cécile. However, when this ill-considered marriage project falls through, Pons is banished from the house. From this event, Pon's art collection becomes the focus of a series of plots that ultimately lead to both Pons' and Schumcke's downfalls.