The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
Originally published in 1897, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Contents include; The function of Latin, Chansons De Geste, The Matter of Britain, Antiquity in Romance, The making of English and the settlement of European Prosody, Middle High German Poetry, The 'Fox, ' The 'Rose, ' and the minor Contributions of France, Icelandic and Provencal, The Literature of the Peninsulas, and Conclusion..... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hbergander - LibraryThing
I first read the book, when I was thirteen. Spontaneously, I would have liked Henry to be my friend, offering him same family conditions: being my father’s illegitimate son. Read full review
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I read this book in June of 1949, 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 ... Read full review