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Barrington Volume I (of II)   By: (1806-1872)

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Barrington Volume I (of II) by Charles James Lever is a gripping and entertaining novel that follows the adventures of Harry Lorrequer, a young Irishman who joins the British army and travels to the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The story is full of humor, romance, and exciting battles, making it a page-turner from start to finish.

Lever's writing is lively and engaging, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters. The dialogue is witty and entertaining, capturing the humor and camaraderie of the soldiers in the midst of war. Harry's escapades are both comical and thrilling, showcasing his bravery and resourcefulness in the face of danger.

What sets Barrington apart from other historical novels is its blend of humor and drama. Lever expertly balances light-hearted moments with poignant reflections on war, love, and friendship, creating a multi-dimensional story that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Overall, Barrington Volume I (of II) is a delightful and immersive read that will keep readers entertained until the very last page. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a well-crafted historical novel full of excitement, humor, and heart.

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Volume I.

By Charles James Lever

With Illustrations By Phiz.

Boston: Little, Brown, And Company.


[Illustration: frontispiece]



If there should be, at this day we live in, any one bold enough to confess that he fished the river Nore, in Ireland, some forty years ago, he might assist me by calling to mind a small inn, about two miles from the confluence of that river with the Barrow, a spot in great favor with those who followed the "gentle craft."

It was a very unpretending hostel, something wherein cottage and farmhouse were blended, and only recognizable as a place of entertainment by a tin trout suspended over the doorway, with the modest inscription underneath, "Fisherman's Home." Very seldom is it, indeed, that hotel pledges are as honestly fulfilled as they were in this simple announcement. The house was, in all that quiet comfort and unostentatious excellence can make, a veritable Home! Standing in a fine old orchard of pear and damson trees, it was only approachable by a path which led from the highroad, about two miles off, or by the river, which wound round the little grassy promontory beneath the cottage. On the opposite side of the stream arose cliffs of considerable height, their terraced sides covered with larch and ash, around whose stems the holly, the laurel, and arbutus grew in a wild and rich profusion... Continue reading book >>

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