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Hetty Wesley

By: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hetty Wesley" by Arthur Quiller-Couch is a captivating historical novel that delves into the life of Hetty Wesley, sister to the renowned Methodist leader John Wesley. Set against the backdrop of 18th-century England, this compelling tale explores themes of love, faith, and resilience amidst societal constraints. As the protagonist navigates the challenges of her time, readers are drawn into Hetty's world of familial duty, religious fervor, and personal struggles. Quiller-Couch's narrative is rich in detail and authenticity, offering readers a vivid portrayal of life during the Georgian era. Through Hetty's journey, Quiller-Couch sheds light on the complexities of gender roles and societal expectations, painting a nuanced portrait of a woman determined to forge her own path despite the obstacles she faces. As Hetty grapples with matters of the heart and questions of faith, readers are swept along on a poignant and thought-provoking journey. With its blend of historical accuracy and emotive storytelling, "Hetty Wesley" captivates readers from beginning to end. Quiller-Couch's meticulous research and evocative prose breathe life into Hetty's story, making it a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and anyone intrigued by the untold stories of remarkable women in history.

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Arthur Quiller-Couch

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a British author who wrote under the name Q. He was born on November 21, 1863, and died on May 12, 1944. Even though he wrote a lot of novels, he is best known for his literary criticism and the massive book The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250–1900 (later expanded to 1918). Many people, including the American author Helene Hanff, who wrote 84, Charing Cross Road and its follow-up, Q's Legacy, were inspired by him even though they never met him. His Oxford Book of English Verse was a favorite of Horace Rumpole, a figure in John Mortimer's stories. Arthur Quiller-Couch was born in England in the town of Bodmin in the county of Cornwall. He was born to Dr. Thomas Quiller Couch (d. 1884), a famous doctor, folklorist, and scholar who married Mary Ford and lived at 63 Fore Street, Bodmin, until he died there in 1884. Thomas was born from the marriage of two very old families in the area: The Couch family and the Quiller family. Arthur was the third smart person in the Couch family to come from that line. Jonathan Couch, his grandpa, was a naturalist, a doctor, a historian, a classicist, an apothecary, and an artist (mostly of fish). He had two younger sisters named Florence Mabel and Lilian M. who were also artists and folklorists.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 226pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765942
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765949
  • Item Weight: 293.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical