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Alton Locke, tailor and poet; an autobiography,

Author: Charles Kingsley; Thomas Hughes
Publisher: New York, J.F. Taylor and Co., 1899 [1898]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alton Locke is the story of a young tailor-boy who has instincts and aspirations beyond the normal expectations of his working-class background. He is intensely patriotic and has ambitions to be a poet. In the course of the narrative, Alton Locke loves and struggles in vain. Physically, he is a weak man, but is able to encompass all the best emotions, along with vain longings, wild hopes, and a righteous indignation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Christian fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875.
Alton Locke, tailor and poet.
New York, J.F. Taylor and Co., 1899 [1898]
(OCoLC)726980094
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kingsley; Thomas Hughes
OCLC Number: 5823010
Notes: Limited edition of 1000 copies.
Prefatory memoir by Thomas Hughes.
Cheap clothes and nasty: p. [69]-100.
Description: 2 volumes frontispieces, plates 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Charles Kingsley; with an introduction by Maurice Kingsley.

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Alton Locke is the story of a young tailor-boy who has instincts and aspirations beyond the normal expectations of his working-class background. He is intensely patriotic and has ambitions to be a poet. In the course of the narrative, Alton Locke loves and struggles in vain. Physically, he is a weak man, but is able to encompass all the best emotions, along with vain longings, wild hopes, and a righteous indignation at the plight of his contemporaries. He joins the Chartist movement because he can find no better vehicle by which to improve the lot of the working class, experiencing a sense of devastation at its apparent failure. Utterly broken in spirit, Alton Locke sails for America to seek a new life there; however, he barely reaches the shore of the New World before he dies.

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