The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club is a potent thriller replete with well-developed characters that made me think that history does indeed repeat itself.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author of End Game “Here's your chance to get up ...

Author: Jake Tapper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316472333

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.
Categories: Fiction

The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

Franklin was able to meet the Hell-Fire Club on their own ground. As far as any abhorrence of the Black Mass went, Ben announced that he did not believe in the immortality of the soul and he considered evil permissible, since God had ...

Author: Daniel P. Mannix

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 9781618867452

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Page: 161

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Brilliant, amusing, and utterly immoral, young noblemen, politicians, artists and other eminent men of eighteenth century England thronged to the abbey of Medmenham and the elaborately decorated caves and gardens of West Wycombe Park to attend meetings of a club that outraged and threatened the security of an entire country — the notorious Hellfire Club. Dedicated to black magic, sexual orgies, and political conspiracies, the records of their elaborately obscene rituals, jests, and parties have both fascinated and appalled the world for over three centuries. The Hellfire Club became popular during an age of scandal. Standards of respectability had become middle class — a middle class who knew nothing of art and literature and whose outlook was bound by a set of stereotyped conventions. Respect for the monarchy, religion, or the ideals of decency and morality? Bah humbug. The club's members — "mad geniuses who. . . could do anything from writing double entendre verses in Greek to ruining an opposing statesman by a clever satirical sketch" — set out to ridicule and destroy these conventions and at times they almost succeeded. The originator and guiding presence of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood — son of a grim and fiercely ruthless baronet, heir to one of the great fortunes of the time, and George III's intimate friend. Possessing a flair for politics and a proclivity for the profane, it is largely because of his influence that the Hellfire Club was to eventually count among its members the Prime Minister of England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of London, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, several of England's greatest artists and poets, the Prince of Wales, and Benjamin Franklin. Red robes, screaming girls, unscrupulous madams, firelight on the walls of a cave, and unspeakable acts for the sake of amusement. Daniel P Mannix addresses the reasons for the rise of the Hellfire Club, its singular influence on the course of history, and its inevitable destruction.
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The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

'One of the most chilling villains to come along since Hannibal Lecter' San Francisco Chronicle, on The Hellfire Club 'Chilling horror story or fantastic journey through a strange world . . . the book works like . . . well, ...

Author: Peter Straub

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409171478

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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They are dying, one by one. THE HELLFIRE CLUB is a reissued thriller from the multi-million copy bestselling author, Peter Straub. 'The Hellfire Club' moves like an express train - very fine work indeed' STEPHEN KING Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb have each disappeared from blood-spattered bedrooms. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . . THE HELLFIRE CLUB is Peter Straub at his very best. A nerve-jangling thriller of astonishing pace, featuring one of the most hypnotic killers ever created.
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The Hellfire Club 1925

The Hellfire Club  1925

It will thus be seen that the famous Hell Fire Club , with which Medmenham Abbey is associated , was no new or original idea : it was but a recrudescence amid rural surroundings of what had taken place in various centres in London ...

Author: Edwin Beresford Chancellor

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ISBN: UCAL:B4071021

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Murder in the Hellfire Club

Murder in the Hellfire Club

St. Francis , ' he calls himself , and his Club - call it that the Franciscans , the Friars of St. Francis , the Monks of Medmenham , the Hellfire Club . It's an age of clubs . Like interests demand a means of expressing them .

Author: Donald Zochert

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035440705

Category: Statesmen

Page: 240

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Categories: Statesmen

Hollywood s Hellfire Club

Hollywood s Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club Comes to Hollywood The Bundy Drive Boys never belonged to an organization called the Hellfire Club , but they very well could have . The original Hellfire Club was an aristocratic British group that met throughout the ...

Author: Gregory William Mank

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074296412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

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The gorgeously illustrated, uncensored stories of Hollywood's most tormented and talented circle of friends.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Blasphemers and Blackguards

Blasphemers and Blackguards

However, its provocative and esoteric ways appealed to other sections of the upper classes, and a number of imitative clubs were formed in different parts of the country. Some endeavoured to revive the Dublin Hellfire Club's blasphemous ...

Author: David Ryan

Publisher: Irish Academic Press

ISBN: 9781908928276

Category: History

Page: 248

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Categories: History

The Hell Fire Clubs

The Hell Fire Clubs

but were merely used by the Hell - Fire Club to create havoc . A pamphlet , A True and Particular Narrative of the Disturbances and Outrages that have been committed in the City of Norwich since November to the Present , gave details of ...

Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610938

Category: History

Page: 308

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Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.
Categories: History

The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City

The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City

HELLFIRE CLUB Fifth Avenue and East Sixty-sixth Street THE PALATIAL HELLFIRE CLUd mansion on Manhattan's East Side is the epicenter for the elite of New York City society. It is home to a highly exclusive organization consisting of ...

Author: Peter Sanderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416531418

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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A behind-the-scenes fan's compendium of Marvel Comics points of interest identifies the locations of sites referenced within the Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Avengers comics, from Peter Parker's Greenwich Village apartment to the Avengers' headquarters at the Frick Museum. Original.
Categories: Social Science

To Hell or Monto

To Hell or Monto

Fewer, Michael, 'The Hellfire Club, Co. ... Dublin' in History Ireland, Vol.18, No.3 (May–June 2010), p.29; Ryan, David, Blasphemers and Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs (2012), p.98; Hammond, J.W., The Story of Killakee House and ...

Author: Maurice Curtis

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750964760

Category: History

Page: 256

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There was a time when the two most notorious red-light districts not only in Ireland but in all of Europe could be found on the streets of Dublin. Though the name of Monto has endured long in folk memory, the area known as Hell was equally notorious, feared and renowned in its day. In this new work Maurice Curtis explores the histories of these dark remnants of Dublin’s past, complete with their gambling, duelling and vice, their rowdy taverns and houses of ill repute.
Categories: History