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John Halifax, gentleman.

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe People"s library
LC ClassificationsPR4516 J6 1907
The Physical Object
Number of Pages486
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14016219M

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  John Halifax, Gentleman follows the fortunes of a poor orphan who is befriended by the narrator, Phineas Fletcher, the invalid son of a Quaker tanner in an English provincial town. He raises himself up from his humble beginnings, and the book reflects the changing conditions in England during the late 18th and early 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution and the rise /5(44). John Halifax, Gentleman is the story of a David and Jonathon-like friendship. It is also about a long and happy marriage. But mostly it recounts the life of a man who never backs down from his principles. The book proposed the “revolutionary” idea that a man is not a gentleman primarily because of wealth and title, but because of integrity /5(19). John Halifax, Gentleman [MRS. CRAIK] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 4 X 6, P. ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. A. DIXON/5(19). VG/, cpw by publisher, first American ed, Dinah Maria Mulock, ill., Augustus Hoppin, John Halifax, Gentleman, green cloth boards with gilt lett as author's signature on cover and gilt lett on spine, surprisingly white pp, 13x19cm, frontis and 4 ill by Augustus Hoppin, top 1/2'' cut from title p, very slight wear to spine t&b, a tight.

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