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The history of Henry Esmond, Esquire

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [1950]
Series: Modern Library college editions, T34.
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The History of Henry Esmond is a historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, originally published in 1852. The book tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England. A typical example of Victorian historical novels, Thackeray's work of historical fiction tells its tale against the backdrop of late 17th- and early 18th-century England - specifically, major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
History of Henry Esmond, Esquire.
New York, Modern Library [1950]
(OCoLC)568112795
Online version:
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
History of Henry Esmond, Esquire.
New York, Modern Library [1950]
(OCoLC)606479614
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Makepeace Thackeray
OCLC Number: 2227294
Notes: With reproduction of original t.p., London, 1852.
Description: xxxvii, 615 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Modern Library college editions, T34.
Responsibility: introd. by Gordon N. Ray.

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The History of Henry Esmond is a historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, originally published in 1852. The book tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England. A typical example of Victorian historical novels, Thackeray's work of historical fiction tells its tale against the backdrop of late 17th- and early 18th-century England - specifically, major events surrounding the English Restoration - and utilizes characters both real (but dramatized) and imagined.

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