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The story of Henry Esmond

by H. A. Davidson

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Published in n.p.] .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPR5612 .D2
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL24656997M
LC Control Number83009903

  The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne by William Makepeace THACKERAY ( - ) . A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne – a story of Catholic – Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. First Page: THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ.

Book/Printed Material The history of Henry Esmond, esq., a colonel in the Library of Congress Control Number Language English Online Format The books in this collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse. It tells the story of Henry Esmond's twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington. Henry's romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon resigns Author: William Makepeace Thackeray.

The History of Henry Esmond, by William Makepeace Thackeray (read 14 Jun ) I read this book in June of , right after I finished my junior year in college. On June 10 I said of the book: Reading, slowly, in Henry Esmond. Moves in the lackadaisical style of the time it was written, and the style is torturous/5(11). Originally published in , this early work is a comprehensive and informative look at the life and history of Henry Esmond. The text is split into three books: Book I. The early youth of Henry Esmond, up to the time of his leaving Trinity College in Cambridge. Book II/5(19).


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The story of Henry Esmond by H. A. Davidson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The story, narrated by Esmond, begins in when he is 12 and ends in Its complexity of incident is given unity by Esmond and his second cousin Beatrix, who stand out against a background of Henry Esmond, historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, published in three volumes in 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 utilises characters both real (but dramatised) and imagined/5(20).

The History of Henry Esmond was widely considered the best historical novel of its day and often considered the best of Thackeray's novels as well; Trollope, who wrote a biography of his friend Thackeray, calls it his masterpiece. It's set just after the Glorious Revolution, during the reigns of William and Mary and then Queen Anne, and follows the life of Henry Esmond, gentleman and officer of the Duke of Marlborough's /5.

A Victorian historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, originally published in The story is of the early life of Henry Esmond, who is a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England.

Its tale against the backdrop of late 17th- and early 18th-century England – specifically, major events surrounding the English Restoration/5(2). he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood.

The Jacobite family gradually embraces Henry The story of Henry Esmond book one of their own. When Henry comes of age he joins the campaign to restore James Stuart to the throne, but is eventually forced to accept the Protestant future of England.

The story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually embraces Henry as one of their own.

Book I - The Early Youth of Henry Esmond. THE EARLY YOUTH OF HENRY ESMOND, UP TO THE TIME OF HIS LEAVING TRINITY COLLEGE, IN CAMBRIDGE. The actors in the old tragedies, as we read, piped their iambics to a tune, speaking from under.

Set in the reign of Queen Anne, Thackeray's novel follows the troubled progress of Henry Esmond Esq, a gentleman and an officer in Marlborough's army.

Enamoured of the Jacobite Lady Castlewood and her wayward daughter Beatrix, he distinguishes himself in Marlborough's campaigns against Louis XIV, but comes to grief in an ingenious but. CHAPTER II. RELATES HOW FRANCIS, FOURTH VISCOUNT, ARRIVES AT CASTLEWOOD. 'Tis known that the name of Esmond and the estate of Castlewood, com.

Hants, came into possession of the present family through Dorothea, daughter and heiress of Edward, Earl and Marquis Esmond, and Lord of Castlewood, which lady married, 23 Eliz., Henry Poyns, gent.; the said Henry being then a page in.

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.: A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty, Queen Anne is an historical novel by Thackeray, in which Henry Esmond tells his own story as a memoir. While the author credits state, "Written By Himself" it is clearly Thackeray's authorship, and a fine example of a Victorian historical novel with interwoven events and characters, both real and imagined, from 17th- and 18th.

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The History Of Henry Esmond - Book Ii Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, Brand: CreateSpace Publishing. 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.

Reviews Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50. Henry Esmond The story, narrated by Esmond, begins in when he is 12 and ends in Its complexity of incident is given unity by Esmond and his second cousin Beatrix, who stand out against a background of London society and the political life of the time.

The History of Henry Esmond is a historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, originally published in The book tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in. Book Description The story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood.

The Jacobite family gradually embraces Henry as one of their own. The History of Henry Esmond, Esquire, a Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne, is the book that Thackeray considered to be his best piece of writing. Set in the late seventeenth and early.

The History of Henry Esmond was widely considered the best historical novel of its day and often considered the best of Thackeray's novels as well; Trollope, who wrote a biography of his friend Thackeray, calls it his masterpiece. It's set just after the Glorious Revolution, during the reigns of Wil/5().

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/5().

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To his mother he speaks of the book as “grand and melancholy”, and to Lady Stanley as of “cut-throat melancholy”. It. 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.