At a glance:
- Author: Henry Brooke
- First Published: 1765
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Didactic
- Setting: England
- Characters: Henry Clinton, Mr. Fenton, Ned, Fanny Goodall, Abenaide
- Genres: Long fiction, Didactic literature, Novel
- Subjects: Values, Philosophy or philosophers, Love or romance, Education or educators, Mistaken or secret identity, Friendship, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Wealth, Nobility, Princes or princesses, Debtors or creditors, Philanthropy or philanthropists
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Put out to nurse when he was a baby, Henry Clinton, second son of the earl of Moreland, sees little of his noble parents and their favorite older son. At the age of five and a half, young Harry, as he is called, makes the acquaintance of Mr. Fenton, an old man of the neighborhood. The old gentleman is so impressed by the innate goodness of Harry’s nature that he steals the boy away from his nurse, after leaving a note for the parents telling them that he will one day return their son. It is Mr. Fenton’s purpose to train young Harry to become the most accomplished...
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