The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Classic Reprint)

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Classic Reprint)

by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Classic Reprint) by William Makepeace Thackeray

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In 1837 Thackeray married Isabella Shawe (1818 the daughter of an Indian colonel. Three daughters were born, of whom the eldest became afterwards known as Miss Thackeray the novelist. An illness in 1840 affected Mrs. Thackeray's mind, and she never recovered. It became necessary for her to be placed under suitable guardianship, her children were sent away to their grandmother in Paris, and, Thackeray's home was for a time broken up.

In 1840 appeared the Paris Sketch-book, a reprint of articles already published in various periodicals, and the next year saw another collection of Comic Tales and Sketches. About the same time his connection with Punch began, and much of his best work is to be found in the volumes of that paper. He was new struggling to gain a footing in literature, and chiefly by means of his contributions to Punch he was enabled to set up his home again and to bring back his children from Paris in 1846.

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ISBN-13: 9781332758302
Publisher: FB&C Ltd
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was mentioned in "The widow of Larkspur Inn" so I was interested in reading it. This edition is impossible to read because of the numerous typos and cut off sentences. It even reads as if entire sections of text have been omitted.