The History of Henry Esmond

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Charlotte Bronte to George Smith, early November 1852: <br/><br/> "The third volume [of Thackeray"s History of Henry Esmond] seemed to me to possess the most sparkle, impetus, and interest. Of the first and second my judgement was that parts of them were admirable; but there was the fault of containing too much History &mdash; too little Story. I hold that a work of fiction ought to be a work of creation: that the <i>real</i> should be sparingly introduced in pages dedicated to the <i>ideal</i>."

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The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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See p.16 in source for letter of 3 November 1852 in which Bronte tells Smith of arrival of her copy of Henry Esmond, inscribed by the author.

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See p.16 in source for letter of 3 November 1852 in which Bronte tells Smith of arrival of her copy of Henry Esmond, inscribed by the author.

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The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
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