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Joseph Henry Shorthouse

(1834—1903) novelist


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(1834–1903),

is remembered as the author of the historical novel John Inglesant (1881), an evocation of 17th‐cent. religious intrigue and faith. Inglesant becomes a tool of the Jesuit faction, joins the court of Charles I, and after the king's death visits Italy to seek vengeance for his brother's murder; the most interesting part of the book is an account of N. Ferrar's religious community at Little Gidding; the novel bears witness to the religious and historical interests revived by the Oxford Movement and the Pre‐Raphaelites.

Subjects: Literature — Christianity.


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