The history of Henry Esmond
William Makepeace Thackeray

The history of Henry Esmond

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Eng, Baltimore .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [31]

Series
Penguin English library
Other Titles
Henry Esmond.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PZ3.T325 Hi 1972, PR5612 Hi 1972

The Physical Object

Pagination
544 p. ;
Number of pages
544

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4614723M
LC Control Number
77378738
Library Thing
44168

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