Cover of: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Large Print) | William Makepeace Thackeray

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Large Print)

Largeprint edition

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Published by Echo Library .
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.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
532
Dimensions
10.9 x 8.2 x 1.4 inches
Weight
2.6 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8963036M
ISBN 10
1846373824
ISBN 13
9781846373824
Goodreads
7064153

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