God Is an Englishman [NOOK Book]

Overview

From master author R. F. Delderfield, the first in the beloved classic God Is an Englishman series.

The first novel in the epic God Is an Englishman series, this book is a stirring saga of England in the 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.

Adam Swann, scion of an army family, returns home in 1858 ...
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Overview

From master author R. F. Delderfield, the first in the beloved classic God Is an Englishman series.

The first novel in the epic God Is an Englishman series, this book is a stirring saga of England in the 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.

Adam Swann, scion of an army family, returns home in 1858 after service with Her Majesty's army in the Crimea and India, determined to build his fortune in the dog-eat-dog world of Victorian commerce. Swann is soon captivated by Henrietta, the high-spirited daughter of a local mill owner. As Swann works to build his name, he and Henrietta share adventures, reversal, and fortune.

A beloved novel by a beloved author, God Is an Englishman is a treasure both for Delderfield fans and the growing legion of fans of historical fiction.

"R. F. Delderfield is a born storyteller."
Sunday Mirror

"A book to get lost in... An epic historical novel artfully contructed."
New York Times Book Review

"A novel in the grand tradition of Thackery and Dickens."
Milwaukee Journal

"A delightful bounty of characters fairly jumps from the pages of God Is an Englishman."
Columbus Dispatch
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Editorial Reviews

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.
The Washington Post Book World
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: 9781402227226
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 81,452
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born in 1912., R. F. Delderfield was a journalist, playwright and novelist, renowned for brilliantly portraying slices of English life. He is one of England's beloved novelists, with many of his novels being adapted into television and film, including the landmark BBC miniseries of To Serve Them All My Days.
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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Wonderful book

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Memorable

    I read this book years ago, it led me to the rest of the books. I truely enjoyed reading them.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    A very good read

    A very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    highly recommended

    a lovely romantic look at Victorian great Britton

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

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    What a wonderfully well written book this is. Thrilled to discov

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Boring

    Endless details about carting routes throughout England.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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