George Borrow, nineteenth century author of Lavengro, Romany Rye and Wild Wales, is one of the Victorian period’s most neglected authors.
Yet he was one of the best-selling authors of his day, his books alive with travel, adventure, the lonely roads of pre-industrial England, and encounters with Gypsies and vagabonds in the age of stagecoaches and horse-fairs.
In this short book of essays John Bainbridge introduces George Borrow to a new audience, looks at his roving background and relates Borrow’s expeditions in Cornwall and Scotland and his youthful days in Norfolk.
George Borrow, eccentric and footloose wanderer, recorded a side of nineteenth-century life neglected by many writers of the period.
Whether or not you are familiar with George Borrow and his writings, this book gives some pointers on where to start.
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