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It tells the story of Henry Esmond's twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington. Henry's romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon resigns his commission rather than take up arms against his brother.

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By William Makepeace Thackeray

TO SIR HENRY MADISON, Chief Justice of Madras, this book is inscribed by an affectionate old friend.

London, September 7, 1859.


CHAPTER I In which one of the Virginians visits Home II In which Harry has to pay for his Supper III The Esmonds in Virginia IV In which Harry finds a New Relative V Family Jars VI The Virginians begin to see the World VII Preparations for War VIII In which George suffers from a common Disease IX Hospitalities X A Hot Afternoon XI Wherein the two Georges prepare for Blood XII News from the Camp XIII Profitless Quest XIV Harry in England XV A Sunday at Castlewood XVI In which Gumbo shows Skill with the Old English Weapon XVII On the Scent XVIII An Old Story XIX Containing both Love and Luck XX Facilis Descensus XXI Samaritans XXII In Hospital XXIII Holydays XXIV From Oakhurst to Tunbridge XXV New Acquaintances XXVI In which we are at a very great distance from Oakhurst XXVII Plenum Opus Aleae XXVIII The Way of the World XXIX In which Harry continues to enjoy Otium sine Dignitate XXX Contains a Letter to Virginia XXXI The Bear and the Leader XXXII In which a Family Coach is ordered XXXIII Contains a Soliloquy by Hester XXXIV In which Mr... Continue reading book >>

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