At a glance:
- Author: Robert Smith Surtees
- First Published: 1843
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Humorous satire
- Time of Work: Nineteenth century
- Setting: England
- Characters: John Jorrocks, Mrs. Jorrocks, Belinda, Pigg, Captain Doleful
- Genres: Long fiction, Satire, Novel
- Subjects: Values, Nineteenth century, Villages, Doctors, England or English people, Small-town life, Hunting or hunters, Eccentrics or eccentricities, Horses, Merchants, Nobility, Grocery trade
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
For years Michael Hardy had been the leader of the hunt in Sheepwash Vale. While he did not pay quite all the expenses of the sport, his personality and vigor kept fox hunting popular in the district. Michael was one of the old school; his hounds were unkenneled and boarded here and there, and the horses were mostly pickups. At his death, it seemed that fox hunting could no longer be accounted an attraction in the country.
There were some other difficulties. The village of Handley Cross was rapidly growing. Having discovered by chance the curative values of the...
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