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About the Author: Thomas Ingoldsby

Thomas Ingoldsby was the pen-name of the Rev. Richard Harris Barham. Barham was an English cleric of the Church of England, novelist, and humorous poet. His Life and Letters and a miscellany of his poems, The Ingoldsby Lyrics, were posthumously edited by his son Richard Harris Dalton Barham.

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Paperback, Published in May 2008 by Basiljet Books

ISBN10: 095584780X | ISBN13: 9780955847806

Page count: 700

When Allan Quatermain, the colonial adventurer-explorer of H. Rider Haggard's novel 'King Solomon's Mines', is in need of either comfort or wisdom, he turns to the pages of 'The Ingoldsby Legends'. Originally published in 'Bentley's Miscellany', the collected 'Ingoldsby Legends' of 1840 was to be found on the shelves of any respectable private library. Myths, legends, and stories of ghosts are the quarry of a mind that strides effortlessly between humorous parody of medieval folklore and the Goliardic satire of individuals and institutions. But, perhaps more importantly, this 'lost' classic of the middle Victorian world provides a valuable insight into the imagination of a people who were to build the largest empire that the world had ever seen. This beautiful scholarly edition contains over twenty plates by some of England's best-known satirical cartoonists of the day. It is edited and introduced by G.A.R. Hamilton.

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