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A rogue's life

Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2006.
Series: Hesperus classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank Softly is introduced to a variety of professions in order to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his twenty-fifth birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to -- until he meets Alicia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Picaresque literature
Fiction
History
Named Person: Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 9781843911326 1843911329
OCLC Number: 63401090
Description: xi, 159 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Hesperus classics.
Responsibility: Wilkie Collins.

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Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank Softly is introduced to a variety of professions in order to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his twenty-fifth birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to -- until he meets Alicia Dulcifer and her inexplicably wealthy father.

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