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The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life   By: (1806-1872)

The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life by Charles James Lever

The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or, Three Roads In Life by Charles James Lever is a gripping and engaging novel that delves into the lives of the Dalton family, a group of siblings navigating the ups and downs of life in 19th century Ireland.

The story is filled with drama, romance, and intrigue as the Daltons face various challenges and obstacles that test their relationships and loyalties. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to become invested in their journey.

Lever's writing is descriptive and vivid, transporting readers to the lush countryside of Ireland and immersing them in the world of the Daltons. The pacing of the story is well-balanced, keeping readers engaged and eager to see what will happen next.

Overall, The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or, Three Roads In Life is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and family sagas. Charles James Lever has crafted a compelling narrative that explores the complexities of family dynamics and the choices we make that shape our lives.

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By Charles James Lever

With Illustrations By Phiz.

In Two Volumes

Vol. I.

Boston: Little, Brown, And Company



MY DEAR METHUEN, Some idle folk have pretended that certain living characters have been depicted under the fictitious names of these volumes. There is, I assure you, but one personality contained in it, and that is of a right true hearted Englishman, hospitable, and manly in all his dealings; and to him I wish to dedicate my book, in testimony not only of the gratitude which, in common with all his countrymen here, I feel to be his due, but in recognition of many happy hours passed in his society, and the honor of his friendship. The personality begins and ends with this dedication, which I beg you to accept of, and am

Ever yours faithfully,




IF the original conception of this tale was owing to the story of an old and valued schoolfellow who took service in Austria, and rose to rank and honors there, all the rest was purely fictitious. My friend had made a deep impression on my mind by his narratives of that strange life, wherein, in the very midst of our modern civilization, an old world tradition still has its influence, making the army of to day the veritable sons and descendants of those who grouped around the bivouac fires in Wallenstein's camp... Continue reading book >>

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