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Alton Locke

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Theme: a young artist born to enslaved working class breaks through, maturing and learning true meaning of freedom-482?
Character development par excellence (Alton Locke)
An older woman (Elanor) befriends him (as a patron-friend, with rebuke), but he was too foolish to notice, esp since he was infatuated with a younger, beautiful shallow woman (Lillian), until he matured 402, 443, 464
Notable characters
Political climax 450
In Christ 454!
  keithhamblen | Jun 13, 2016 |
3639. Alton Locke Tailor and Poet An Autobiography Volume I, by Charles Kingsley (read 23 Oct 2002) When I read Kingsley's Westward Ho! (on Mar 25, 1963) I disliked the author so I resolved never to read anything more by him. But when I read Mrs. Gaskell's Mary Barton recently the introduction mentioned Kingsley's first novel and implied it was worth reading. The novel tells of a very poor boy and the awful conditions in which he lives and works. This volume was slow-moving and not very interesting and the entirely gratuitous anti-Catholic bigotry which Kingsley displayed frequently is annoying.

3640. Alton Locke Tailor and Poet An Autobiography Volume II, by Charles Kingsley (read 25 Oct2002) Since I finish what I start, ordinarily, I read volume two. This is a pitifully poor work, and a chore to read. Alton Locke dies at the end of the book. I can detect no merit in the novel, and I suppose no one but someone doing a study of Kingsley ever reads it today. Except me. (: ( )
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Charles Kingsleyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lodge, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Thal, HerbertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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