Jack Hinton the Guardsman, Volume 2

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Wildside Press, 2008 - Fiction - 316 pages
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The second volume of the novel Jack Hinton the Guardsman. "

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Considering this book was written inthe early 1840's, it is remarkably modern in its appreciation of English-Irish attitudes, and vice-versa. The language is easy and amusing to read. I have visited Ireland, but would have liked to have read this book first, and found myself reading in a "distinct Irish accent".
My edition was printed in Dublin, by J.S.Folds, Son, and Patton, 1843, with numerous brilliant illustrations by Phiz.
It is an account of a young aristocrat who has been given a commission in the military, and sent to the viceroy in Dublin, and the various adventures that befall him there with depictions of the people and landscape and weather.
If you can acquire a copy of this book, I can strongly recommend that you do so. You won't read it in a couple of days, as some modern books can be so read, but you will enjoy it enormously.
Richard Bateman
 

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