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Title:
Ringworld
Author:
Niven, Larry.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [1970]

©1970
Physical Description:
342 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Del Rey book"
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 16.0 150657.

Reading Counts RC High School 8.9 16 Quiz: 09755 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780345333926
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The critically acclaimed author of "The King's Mistress" brings another fascinating woman from history to life in an enthralling story of political intrigue, personal tragedy, and illicit love.
Joan of Kent, the renowned beauty and niece of King Edward III, seems blessed with a life of royal privilege until her father is executed for treason and she becomes a ward of the king, living amongst those who deem her the daughter of a traitor. Joan begins to understand the brutal constraints and dangers inherent in being of royal blood. There is one at court who loves her, but his love proves the greatest threat of all.
As an impetuous teenager, she escapes into a clandestine marriage in a bid for freedom, then must hide it for nearly a decade, as her guardians marry her off to another man. After her first husband's death, Joan--now a mother of four--enters into another scandalous relationship, this time with the heir to the British throne, Prince Edward, hero of Crecy and Poitiers, who has loved her all along. But his devotion comes at a terrible price. Haunted by nightmares of her father's execution and the ruthlessness of her royal kin, Joan must reconcile her passion for the crown prince with the potentially tragic costs of a royal life.


Author Notes

Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

(Bowker Author Biography)