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Book Title: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.|
The author of the book: William Makepeace Thackeray
Edition: Dickens Press
Date of issue: April 16th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781447482666
Format files: PDF
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Originally published in 1902, this early work is a comprehensive and informative look at the life and history of Henry Esmond. The text is split into three books: Book I. The early youth of Henry Esmond, up to the time of his leaving Trinity College in Cambridge. Book II. Contains Mr. Esmond's Military Life and other matters appertaining to the Esmond Family. Book III. Containing the end of Mr. Esmond's adventures in England. 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 artwork.
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Read information about the authorThackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864) was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company.
William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St. Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him. He was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick and then at Charterhouse School.
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