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The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.

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What spectacle is more august than that of a great king in exile? Who is more worthy of respect than a brave man in misfortune?' When "Henry Esmond" appeared in 1852, noted writers and critics of the time acclaimed it as the best historical novel ever written. Set in the reign of Queen Anne, the story follows the troubled progress of a gentleman and an officer in Marlborough's army, as he painfully wrestles with an emotional allegiance to the old Tory-Catholic England until, disillusioned, he comes to terms of a kind with the Whiggish-Protestant future. This change also entails a very uncomfortable switch in his affections. The love story of Henry Esmond is charged with sombre, unconscious emotions, yet is skilfully embedded into historical events which are convincing but never too prominent.

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Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.
The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.
1991, Oxford University Press
in English
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond
The history of Henry Esmond
1972, Penguin Books
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Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, esq.
The history of Henry Esmond, esq.
1920, Scott, Foresman and company
in English
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, esq
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.
The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.
1902, Scott, Foresman and Company
in English
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond
The history of Henry Esmond
1900, Published for the Classics Club by W.J. Black
in English
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond
The history of Henry Esmond
1900, Published for the Classics Club by W.J. Black
in English
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, esq.
Cover of: The history of Henry Esmond, Esq.

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Oxford , New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-xxviii).
Reproduces the Oxford Thackeray text of 1908.

Series
The World's classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR5612.A2 H38 1991

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxii, 493 p. ;
Number of pages
493

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1884218M
Internet Archive
historyofhenrye000thac
ISBN 10
0192827278
LC Control Number
90045112
Library Thing
44168
Goodreads
1418902

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