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Winter of our discontent

Posted by R. Berg on November 28, 2002

In Reply to: Now is the winter of our discontent posted by Wonder Woman on November 28, 2002

: : I am wondering how many works have used this phrase. I know it is Shakespear's words in Richard lll and that Steinbeck has a book with this title and the phase was used in Cather in the Rye. Any others?

: 3,465,742 by 14:00 BST on August 23rd in the year 2387 - my best estimate.

A search on Google using the phrase (in quotes) and excluding Shakespeare turns up more than 800 items (see link below), and I don't know how many are literary works. People often quote "Now is . . ." or use it as a heading.