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.