Isopel Berners

The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825: An Episode in the Autobiography of George Borrow

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Author: George Borrow
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,243 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 588
Added to site: 2006.05.17
mnybks.net#: 13611
Genre: Biography
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n the subject of the transformation of the chum of hanged Thurtell and the disciple of godless Billy Taylor into a Bible missionary. In July 1833, then, Borrow sets out on his Eastern travels as the accredited agent of the Bible Society, goes to St. Petersburg, "the finest city in the world," and obtains the Russian imprimatur for a Manchu version of that suspicious novelty, the Bible. He carried this scheme into execution to the general satisfaction, and he returns to London in 1837; then to the south of Europe, whence he reappears, larger than life and twice as natural, in his masterly autobiographical romance of The Bible in Spain, the work which made his name, which was sold by thousands, which was eagerly acclaimed as an invaluable addition to "Sunday" literature, and pirated in a generous spirit of emulation by American publishers.

We are now come to the circumstance of the composition of Lavengro. The Bible in Spain, when it appeared in 1843, implied a wonderful backgr

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