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The Virginians

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In a late eighteenth century setting, between fashionable London and backward Virginia, two twin brothers from the nobility spend their formative period trying to flee a domineering dowager mother in different ways, the older a saturnine, melancholy character, the younger an easy going type. Both, in their own way, succeed; but both reach old age feeling themselves equally swindled. The usual Thackeray touch of good humoured aristocratic melancholy aimed at bourgeois philisteism.

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Keywords

  • Americans
  • Americans -- England -- Fiction
  • Brothers
  • Brothers -- Fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Fiction
  • GITenberg
  • Great Britain -- History -- George II, 1727-1760 -- Fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • History
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
  • PR
  • Twins
  • Twins -- Fiction
  • United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Fiction
  • United States French and Indian War, 1755-1763
  • Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction

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