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The Manchester Rebels Of The Fatal '45

By: William Harrison Ainsworth
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45" by William Harrison Ainsworth is a gripping historical fiction adventure novel set during the tumultuous Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. Against the backdrop of Manchester and its iconic cathedral, the novel vividly portrays the events and characters of this pivotal moment in English and Scottish history. Centered around the Jacobite cause and the charismatic Bonnie Prince Charlie, the narrative unfolds with political intrigue and loyalty put to the test. Ainsworth masterfully intertwines the threads of rebellion and romance amidst the backdrop of Northern England, capturing the spirit of adventure and the complexities of loyalty in a time of upheaval. Through rich descriptions and meticulous historical detail, the novel immerses readers in the sights, sounds, and tensions of the English Civil War era. From the bustling streets of Manchester to the rugged landscapes of Scotland, the story follows the fortunes of its characters as they navigate the treacherous waters of rebellion and allegiance. "The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45" stands as a testament to Ainsworth's skill in blending history with fiction, offering readers a captivating tale of bravery, love, and the struggle for freedom in the face of adversity.

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William Harrison Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English novelist who is best known for his historical romances, many of which were set in the 17th century. Born in Manchester, Ainsworth was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and trained as a lawyer before turning to writing. He first gained recognition with his novel Rookwood (1834), which tells the story of a band of highwaymen in the 18th century. The novel was a commercial success and established Ainsworth as a leading figure in the historical fiction genre. Ainsworth went on to write several other historical romances, including Jack Sheppard (1839), Old Saint Paul's (1841), and The Lancashire Witches (1849). He also served as editor of Bentley's Miscellany, a popular literary magazine that featured the work of many notable writers of the day. In addition to his literary pursuits, Ainsworth was a collector of antiquities and played a prominent role in the establishment of the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in London. He was also a supporter of the arts and served as a director of the Royal Literary Fund. Ainsworth continued to write throughout his life and was a prolific author of novels, plays, and essays. He died in 1882 and is remembered as one of the most important writers of historical fiction in the Victorian era.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 348 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363055280
  • ISBN-13: 9789363055285
  • Item Weight: 452.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.2mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General