The Tontine, Volume 1 The Tontine, Volume 1

The Tontine, Volume 1

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Publisher Description

Spanning 60+ years, beginning on the day Waterloo was won, it is a multigenerational story of 3 families during the Industrial Revolution. Lots of detailed descriptions of life among the varied social classes, it has been likened to stories by Dickens. It’s a very good historical fiction.
A tontine is a life insurance scheme, stratified by age. Enrollees received payouts after an initial growth period, the amounts determined by the number of living recipients. Over time, as participants died, the payouts became more and more substantial. Towards the end, when the recipients became a mere handful, all sorts of betting occurred in the general populace on who would be the last survivor.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
November 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
852
Pages
PUBLISHER
Rare Treasure Editions
SELLER
De Marque, Inc.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

guineapig195 ,

Good read overall

Lots of things happen and keeps reader engaged. Time tends to skip by fast later in the book and people seem to die rather quick. Overall I kept reading.

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