John Halifax, Gentleman
by Dinah Maria Mulock-Craik
Publisher: S. W. Green's Son
This book is in good condition. Hardcover. This is an antiquarian book that has had a long and illustrious journey through time and it shows. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this book. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Orange cloth boards are surface rubbed and worn along edges and corners. Hinges tight. Binding square. The text block is toned along edges; otherwise crisp and clean. 392 pages -
-ABOUT THIS ITEM--
John Halifax, Gentleman is a novel by Dinah Craik, first published in 1856. The action is centered in the town of Tewkesbury, scarcely disguised by the fictional name Norton Bury, in Gloucestershire. The story is narrated by Phineas, a friend of the central character. John Halifax is an orphan, determined to make his way in the world through honest hard work. He is taken in by a tanner, Abel Fletcher, who is a Quaker, and thus meets Phineas, who is Abel's son. John eventually achieves success in business and love and becomes a wealthy man. A photographic postcard, probably from the early 20th century, depicts Dunkirk Mills, Inchbrook, near Nailsworth and Stroud, Gloucestershire, stating it was the "original Mills of 'John Halifax Gentleman'". A discussion on a Stroud Fakebook (sic) page suggests that Enderley and the cottage were modelled on an area near Avening.
Item Dimensions: 7.0 inches x 5.25 inches