God Is an Englishman

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This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and in India, in his quest to found his own financial dynasty. His struggle to succeed and his conquest of Henrietta, the spirited daughter of a rich manufacturer, drive a richly woven tale that takes the reader from the dusty plains of India to the teeming slums of nineteenth-century London, from the chaos of the great industrial cities to the...

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Overview

This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and in India, in his quest to found his own financial dynasty. His struggle to succeed and his conquest of Henrietta, the spirited daughter of a rich manufacturer, drive a richly woven tale that takes the reader from the dusty plains of India to the teeming slums of nineteenth-century London, from the chaos of the great industrial cities to the age of the peaceful certainties of the English countryside. Filled with epic scenes and memorable characters, God is an Englishman triumphs in its portrayal of human strength and weakness, and in its revelations of the power of love.

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Belva Plain
If I were to name any one novel as a favorite out of a long and varied list of entertaining fiction, I might well choose R.F. Delderfield's God Is an Englishman. Although the analyses of character and the sexual relationships are thoroughly modern, in feeling, the overall atmosphere of the book has the wonderful 19th-century richness of the great English classics.
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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
A book to get lost in...an epic historical novel artfully constructed. Delderfield is never shy about writing his feelings...Every scene imaginatively written, sentimental without laying it on....In sum, God Is an Englishman is unabashed fiction. Sufficiently moving to dampen one's eyes without blurring the print of the page.The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786717507
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Pages: 687
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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