God Is an Englishman

God Is an Englishman

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by R. F. Delderfield
     
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786705283
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
687
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 8.23(h) x 1.57(d)

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God Is an Englishman 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Maria Moebius More than 1 year ago
This is a book to get lost in, wonderful characters and a great story line. Was thrilled to find out it is the first in a series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God is an Englishman is a family saga of the highest order. It is monumental in scope, narrative and powerfully built characterization. The Swann family becomes your family and the business of Swann on Wheels paves the way for the hundreds of dreamers, both men and women, who have since gone on to greatness in business and family tradition through strength, hardship, and perseverance. From the fateful beginning God is an Englishman will keep you glued to the page. It definetely sets the stage for the following two volumes in the series of the Swann chronicles. I highly recommend this work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a lovely romantic look at Victorian great Britton
meem800 More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, it led me to the rest of the books. I truely enjoyed reading them.
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A very good read
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JonathanBell More than 1 year ago
What a wonderfully well written book this is. Thrilled to discover it is the first in a series. Can't wait to keep reading this saga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Endless details about carting routes throughout England.