The Orange Girl By Walter Besant in the Fourth Edition Illustrations Fred Pegram
The Orange Girl By Walter Besant, Fourth Edition With Illustrations By Fred Pegram, Chatto and Windus Editors, London 1899 Printed Book, Art Nouveau Cover Book, Orange and Brown Decorated Book, Vintage Hard Cover Book, Victorian Era Fiction Novel, Victorian British Authors, XIX Century English Literature, Juvenile Fiction Stories, Decorative Books for Home Decor, Pre WWII English Literature, Book Lover Gift
This item measures about 5.5” x 7.75” inches / All dimensions are approximate
This book by a 19th century British author reflects many of the themes one would expect in the era of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. A prisoner, down on his luck, is rescued, falls in love with two different women, and through a coming of age sequence, makes a selection. A rather engrossing novel of suspense, action, and romance.
Sir Walter Besant was a novelist and historian from London. His sister in law was Annie Besant. The son of a merchant, he was born in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire and attended school at St Paul's, Southsea, Stockwell Grammar, London and King's College London. In 1855, he was admitted as a pensioner to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1859 as 18th wrangler. After a year as Mathematical Master at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire and a year at Leamington College, he spent 6 years as professor of mathematics at the Royal College, Mauritius. A breakdown in health compelled him to resign, and he returned to England and settled in London in 1867. He took the duties of Secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund, which he held 1868-85. In 1871, he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn