The Works of William Harrison Ainsworth

The Works of William Harrison Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth

Historical Fiction

The friend and rival of Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth was a prolific historical novelist, whose works helped changed the course of Victorian literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Ainsworth’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ainsworth’s life and works* Concise introductions to the novels * 20 novels, with individual contents tables* Many rare novels appearing in digital print for the first time, including Ainsworth’s first novel SIR JOHN CHIVERTON, available nowhere else* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork* Includes Ainsworth’s ballads and early short stories* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read* Features a brief biography* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles.CONTENTS:The NovelsSIR JOHN CHIVERTONROOKWOODJACK SHEPPARDTHE TOWER OF LONDONGUY FAWKESOLD ST PAUL’STHE MISER’S DAUGHTERWINDSOR CASTLETHE LANCASHIRE WITCHESTHE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MERVYN CLITHEROEAURIOLTHE STAR-CHAMBEROVINGDEAN GRANGETALBOT HARLANDTOWER HILLBOSCOBELTHE GOOD OLD TIMESPRESTON FIGHTTHE LEAGUER OF LATHOMSTANLEY BRERETONThe Shorter FictionDECEMBER TALESThe PoetryBALLADSLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe BiographySHORT BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH by Stewart Marsh Ellis
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Auriol; or, The Elixir of Life

Auriol; or, The Elixir of Life

William Harrison Ainsworth

Historical Fiction

English writer William Harrison Ainsworth wrote many historical novel. While training as a lawyer Ainsworth met a publisher who brought him into literary circles. Auriol is unique in Ainsworth\'s catalog as the action is fantasy so his supernatural elements can take free reign. Truly a gothic romance creating a nightmarish commentary on society of the early 1800\'s. Kidnapping, confining a lunatic, a two-hundred year old criminal, the eve of discovering the elixir of life and a deserted mansion keep this story alive and moving forward. This is an excellent example of Ainsworth\'s works a book for anyone that enjoys Gothic Fiction.
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Boscobel; or, the royal oak: A tale of the year 1651

Boscobel; or, the royal oak: A tale of the year 1651

William Harrison Ainsworth

Historical Fiction

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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