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John Halifax, Gentleman
Hurst & Blackett, London 1856 - 3 volumes (Triple-decker), Pp. 321, [1 - publ. adverts]; 331, [1 - publ. adverts]; 311. Half green morocco and marbled boards, flat back with gilt rules and gilt lettering, speckled edges, bound by James H. Jackson with his binder's ticket on rear pastedown of each volume. Each volume contains the engraved bookplate of Andrew A. Miller, mild foxing to front and last, covers scuffed, edges lightly rubbed. Overall, a very good set. "John Halifax, Gentleman is unusual because it so thoroughly celebrates its central character and its society. Novelists who write with a social purpose in mind almost invariably do so by showing examples of the evils that need to be corrected. Craik, instead, provided a model to emulate, a vision of the world that should be. She made the book appeal to the reading public by reinforcing their own values, by making an ordinary man into a hero of epic proportions, and by using literary techniques that shape and guide the reader's emotional response." - Prof. Sally Mitchell, A Victorian Web Book. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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