Mr Facey Romford's Hounds

Mr Facey Romford s Hounds Facey with an Introduction is a trickster who takes advantage of society s greed and gullibility and gets away with it This brisk entertaining novel is the sequel to Mr Sponge s Sporting Tour

  • Title: Mr Facey Romford's Hounds
  • Author: R.S. Surtees
  • ISBN: 9780862991548
  • Page: 479
  • Format: None
  • Facey with an Introduction is a trickster who takes advantage of society s greed and gullibility, and gets away with it This brisk, entertaining novel is the sequel to Mr Sponge s Sporting Tour.

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    1. Ye gods, this thing nearly killed me. I've wanted to read it ever since I saw the title in my first year of undergrad, so finding it online felt like a gift, but then I actually opened it. And I'm no stranger to standard Victorian diction, but this made so very much use of idiom and specialized language and slang that for entire chapters I had no idea what was going on. Moreover, I got the feeling that I was supposed to be sneering at these characters on the basis of whatever was being said, on [...]

    2. This is the story of the misadventures of a penniless pretender who enters country society as a master of hounds - along with his 'sister', formerly keeper of a cigar store and eager to pass as a fine lady. If you don't enjoy cynicism, you won't enjoy the story; there are no innocents and no heroes - but it is excellent if you're a writer or student gathering information about English country life or hunting.

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