R. S. Surtees

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The English comic novelist R. S. Surtees wrote sporting and satirical masterpieces, shining a light on the foibles and obsessions of early Victorian England. He created Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer obsessed with fox hunting, whose various misadventures would go on to influence Dickens’ ‘The Pickwick Papers’. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Surtees’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Surtees’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 8 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Plain or Ringlets’ and ‘Hillingdon Hall’
* The unfinished novel ‘Young Tom Hall’s Heart-aches and Horses’ — first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works are fully illustrated with John Leech’s stunning colour illustrations for the original monthly parts
* Surtees’ rare non-fiction, including the seminal ‘The Horseman’s Manual’ – available in no other collection
* A bonus biography
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Novels
Handley Cross
Hillingdon Hall
Hawbuck Grange
Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour
Ask Mamma
Plain or Ringlets
Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds
Young Tom Hall’s Heart-aches and Horses

The Shorter Fiction
Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities
Mr. Jorrocks

The Non-Fiction
The Horseman’s Manual
Hints to Railway Travellers
Fox-Hunting in Past and Present Times
Thoughts on Fortune-Hunting

The Biography
Brief Biography: R. S. Surtees by Thomas Seccombe

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