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Author: Pierre Le Touche,William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN13: 978-0594001836
Title: Rookwood: A Romance
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: 1873 Pub Co (December 1, 1999)
Pages: 520

Rookwood: A Romance by Pierre Le Touche,William Harrison Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was among the most popular novelists of the Victorian era. A brilliant student, he intended to join his father's prominent law firm until his ambition turned to publishing and literature - in particular the genre of historical fiction. His first novel, Sir John Chiverton, was published in 1826. After traveling in Europe in 1830, Ainsworth returned to England and began work on Rookwood (1834), based largely on the life of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin  . You've bullied me long enough. A Romance By. W. harrison ainsworth. Illustrated by Pierre le Touche. First Published 1834.

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was among the most popular novelists of the Victorian era. The book is an excellent one, and the author may take a high station among the romance authors of our time. New Monthly Magazine. Will have a RUN in the true Turpian style.

Lady Rookwood usurped sovereign sway over her lord and Sir Piers, a cipher in his own house, scarce master of himself, much less of his dame, endured an existence so miserable, that he was often heard to regret, in his cups, that he had not inherited, with the estate of his forefathers, the family secret of shaking off the matrimonial yoke, when found. Sir Piers Rookwood was a good-humored man in the main, had little of the old family leaven about him, and was esteemed by his associates. Of late, however, his temper became soured, and his friends deserted him; for, between his domestic annoyances, remorseful feelings, and the inroads already made upon his constitution by constant inebriety, he grew so desperate and insane in his revels, and committed such fearful extravagances, that even his boon companions shrank from his orgies.

William harrison ainsworth. Gives a vivid picture of the times and places with which he dealt. The rittenhouse press philadelphia Continue reading book .

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Ainsworth, William Harrison. With 8 illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. London: George Routledge, 1878, 1882. Ainsworth, William Harrison. With 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank. London: George Routledge, 1882. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 21, "Victorian Novelists Before 1885," ed. Ira Bruce Nadel and William E. Fredeman. Pp. 3-9. Muir, Percy. Two Colossi - Thomas Bewick and George Cruikshank.

Book by Ainsworth, William Harrison, Le Touche, Pierre
Reviews: 2
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This 19th Century gothic novel includes a lot of singing. While the words to the ballads become a little tiresome, the novel itself is interesting.

Luke Bradley (the son of Susan Bradley Lovel) assumed he was the illegitimate son of Sir Piers Rookwood, but he discovered on the death of his father that his parents WERE actually married. Naturally the current Lady Rookwood wishes to suppress this information, as Luke would supplant her own son (Ranulph) as heir.

Luke was raised by gypsies, and is romantically involved with Sybil, grandaughter of the Gypsy Queen, when he meets his cousin Eleanor Mowbray for the first time. Through manipulations of both his Grandfather, Sexton Peter Bradley, and the gypsy queen, they attempt to arrange a marriage with Eleanor instead. Because the family is filled with control freaks they ruin more than one life.

I usually enjoy reading this genre, but I only gave it 3 stars because the author doesn't seem to have a very high opinion of women. Most of the women in the novel cheat on their husbands, turn their lovers in to the authorities, or figuratively stab them in the back.
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