The Lancashire Witches. A novel

G. Routledge & Company
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G. Routledge & Company
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Dec 31, 1854
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480
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The friend and rival of Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth was a prolific historical novelist, whose works helped changed the course of Victorian literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Ainsworth’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ainsworth’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels
* 20 novels, with individual contents tables
* Many rare novels appearing in digital print for the first time, including Ainsworth’s first novel SIR JOHN CHIVERTON, available nowhere else
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Includes Ainsworth’s ballads and early short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Features a brief biography
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
SIR JOHN CHIVERTON
ROOKWOOD
JACK SHEPPARD
THE TOWER OF LONDON
GUY FAWKES
OLD ST PAUL’S
THE MISER’S DAUGHTER
WINDSOR CASTLE
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MERVYN CLITHEROE
AURIOL
THE STAR-CHAMBER
OVINGDEAN GRANGE
TALBOT HARLAND
TOWER HILL
BOSCOBEL
THE GOOD OLD TIMES
PRESTON FIGHT
THE LEAGUER OF LATHOM
STANLEY BRERETON

The Shorter Fiction
DECEMBER TALES

The Poetry
BALLADS
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Biography
SHORT BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH by Stewart Marsh Ellis

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The execution of the penal laws enabled the king, by an ingenious comment, to derive considerable profit from his past forbearance. It was pretended that he had never forgiven the penalties of recusancy; he had merely forbidden them to be exacted for a time, in the hope that this indulgence would lead to conformity; but his expectations had been deceived; the obstinacy of the Catholics had grown with the lenity of the sovereign; and, as they were unworthy of further favour, they should now be left to the severity of the law. To their dismay, the legal fine of twenty pounds per lunar month was again demanded, and not only for the time to come, but for the whole period of the suspension; a demand which, by crowding thirteen payments into one, reduced many families of moderate incomes to a state of absolute beggary. Nor was this all. James was surrounded by numbers of his indigent countrymen. Their habits were expensive, their wants many, and their importunities incessant. To satisfy the more clamorous, a new expedient was devised. The king transferred to them his claims on some of the more opulent recusants, against whom they were at liberty to proceed by law, in his name, unless the sufferers should submit to compound, by the grant of an annuity for life, or the immediate payment of a considerable sum. This was at a time when the jealousies between the two nations had reached a height, of which, at the present day, we have but little conception. Had the money been carried to the royal coffers, the recusants would have had sufficient reason to complain; but that Englishmen should be placed by their king at the mercy of foreigners, that they should be stripped of their property to support the extravagance of his Scottish minions, this added indignity to injustice, exacerbated their already wounded feelings, and goaded the most moderate almost to desperation." From this deplorable state of things, which is by no means over-colored in the above description, sprang the Gunpowder Plot.
The friend and rival of Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth was a prolific historical novelist, whose works helped changed the course of Victorian literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Ainsworth’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ainsworth’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels
* 20 novels, with individual contents tables
* Many rare novels appearing in digital print for the first time, including Ainsworth’s first novel SIR JOHN CHIVERTON, available nowhere else
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Includes Ainsworth’s ballads and early short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Features a brief biography
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

CONTENTS:

The Novels
SIR JOHN CHIVERTON
ROOKWOOD
JACK SHEPPARD
THE TOWER OF LONDON
GUY FAWKES
OLD ST PAUL’S
THE MISER’S DAUGHTER
WINDSOR CASTLE
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MERVYN CLITHEROE
AURIOL
THE STAR-CHAMBER
OVINGDEAN GRANGE
TALBOT HARLAND
TOWER HILL
BOSCOBEL
THE GOOD OLD TIMES
PRESTON FIGHT
THE LEAGUER OF LATHOM
STANLEY BRERETON

The Shorter Fiction
DECEMBER TALES

The Poetry
BALLADS
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Biography
SHORT BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH by Stewart Marsh Ellis

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

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