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Edward Cline

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Edward Cline is an American novelist and essayist. He is best known for his Sparrowhawk series of novels, which take place in England and Virginia before the American Revolutionary War. He is also the author of First Prize and Whisper the Guns. Outside of his work as a novelist, Cline is known for his writings on esthetics and his defense of capitalism and of free speech. As a writer, his strongest influence has been the philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand. Currently, he is a policy analyst for the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism. He lives in Yorktown, Virginia.

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is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.
– The Three
Witches. The Tragedy of Macbeth, by
Williams Shakespeare.*

Macbeth, the American and British versions of "House
of Cards" exist in the "borrowed robes" of the play itself. As I
indicated in "House of Cards: An American Macbeth,"
the American version is an overlay of the original British version, but both
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Sparrowhawk, Book One: Jack...
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Sparrowhawk II
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Sparrowhawk Book III: Caxton
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Sparrowhawk: Book IV: Empire
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Sparrowhawk Five: Revolution
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Sparrowhawk Six: War
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Presence Of Mind
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Honors Due
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Whisper the Guns
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First Prize
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“A boy adopts a hero for two reasons: because a hero captivates his soul and serves as a projection of his innermost self; and, because a hero seems to have solved many problems that may worry a boy, or at least demonstrates the capacity to solve them. The hero is an idealization of successful living, even though he may die in a story. The death may be gallant, brave, tragic, or perhaps even foolhardy. But living or dead, a hero is the stylistic embodiment of living on one’s own terms – noble terms, grand terms, exciting terms – terms, in short, that complement any youth’s uncorrupted, untamed, unabridged projection of what is possible to him in life”
Edward Cline, Sparrowhawk II
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“The light that illumines it, and reveals to a man the cathedral of his soul, can be of many strengths – from a candle to a sun – but it burns on one fuel only: his integrity. The vision contains an element of eternity that has nothing to do with time, but everything to do with the width and breadth of his life. It is measurable, but indivisible. Betrayed, it will avenge itself. The action would contradict both it and a man’s ineradicable knowledge of it, leaving him, should he survive the cataclysm, a mechanical, insensate manqué, drained of all future capacity for the sublime and earthly joy. Betrayed, it will become his worst nemesis, and he the impotent enemy of the implacable justice of its memory. Animate, it can make him maddeningly intolerant and insufferably imperial, together contemptuous of lesser souls and indifferent to them. It could cause him to say to others, should he be provoked to speak to them in his thoughts: You think in terms of nooks and crannies, of niches and pigeonholes, of ruffles and fringes; I think in terms of vistas and frescoes, of oceans and continents, peopled by gods, heroes, and myself.”
Edward Cline, Sparrowhawk II

“It is honor that makes commerce possible, dear brother. And the law courts, when men lack it.”
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Edward Cline David: Thanks. Sparrowhawk is my magnum opus. Everything else I wrote before it (except for the last two Skeen novels) was training to write the Sparrowhawk series. But all my other novels are nothing to laugh at, either (not that I think you were). Cheers, and Happy New Year.

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David Lombardo Just started Sparrowhawk VI. I can't tell you how much I love this series of books!!! These books have been a joy to read! Thank you!!!!!!
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