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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Edmond O'Brien Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The History of Henry Esmond tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England. A typical example of Victorian historical novels, Thackeray's work of historical fiction tells its tale against the backdrop of late 17th- and early 18th-century England - specifically, major events surrounding the English Restoration - and utilizes characters both real (but dramatized) and imagined.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 9/26/2013

    " Many Victorians considered this to be Thackeray's masterpiece, but it's very hard to understand why. There are a couple of memorable characters, but its insights now seem very humdrum. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 5/20/2013

    " several interesting characters but this book was written for a british ,french reader of the 1800s did not like, i think he tried to compete with dickens and failed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ange | 5/2/2013

    " Anthony Trollope in the autobio. praised this book highly, along with Pride & Prejudice and Ivanhoe. It is clearly an excellent novel, but it won't be one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 3/24/2012

    " drama. listened to an audio performance of this story. worth the hour. as usual, a window on old cultural ways of thinking and behaving. the esq. says it all. "

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About the Author
Author William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was born and educated to be a gentleman but gambled away much of his fortune while at Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer before turning to journalism. He was a regular contributor to periodicals and magazines and Vanity Fair was serialised in Punch in 1847–8.