John Halifax, Gentleman: A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Stack Annex JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. CHAPTER I. Get out o Mr. Fletcher sroad, ye idle, lounging, little a V agabond, I think the woman (S ally Watkins, once my nurse) was going to say, but she changed her mind. My father and I both glanced round, surprised at her unusual reticence of epithets; but when the lad addressed turned, fixed his eyes on each of us for a moment, and made way for us, we ceased to wonder. Ragged, muddy, and miser able as he was, the poor boy looked anything but a vagabond. Thee need not go into the wet, my lad. Keep close to tlia wall, and there will be shelter enough both for us and thee said my father, as he pulled my little hand-carriage into tba alley, under cover, from the pelting rain. The lad, with i grateful look, put out a hand likewise, and pushed me further in. A strong hand it was roughened and browned wiih labor though he was scarcely as old as I. What would I not have given to have been so stalwart and so tall! Sally called from her house-door, Wouldn t Master Phhieas come in and sit by the fire a bit? But it was always a trouble to me to move or walk; and I liked staying at the mouth of the alley, watching the autumnal shower come sweeping down the street; besides, I wanted to look again at the stranger lad. He had scarcely stirred, but remained leaning against the wall either through weariness, or in order to be out of our way.
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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 eighteenth and early nineteenth century, as the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the middle class altered the social and political complexion of the country. Published in 1856, the book was immensely popular with contemporary readers. John Halifax, Gentleman was written by Dinah Craik (1826-1887), the daughter of a Nonconformist minister and his wife, who turned to writing when her father deserted his children following their mother’s death.

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This 1856 novel, one of the most beloved of the Victorian period, follows the life, from childhood to death, of an orphaned boy who grows to become a wealthy and powerful leader in his community. The young John Halifax is taken in by Abel Fletcher, a Quaker tanner, and forms a close friendship with Fletcher’s son, Phineas. Through hard work and integrity, John overcomes obstacles to find domestic happiness and material success. His achievements symbolize those of England in the early nineteenth century, and this novel captures the ambition and ebullient optimism of the growing Victorian middle class.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and full annotation; the idea of the “gentleman” in Victorian culture, labour unrest in the early nineteenth century, and women’s roles in Victorian England are explored in the broad selection of contextual documents.

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