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Ebook Lavengro by George Borrow read! Book Title: Lavengro
The author of the book: George Borrow
Edition: Forgotten Books
Date of issue: 2010
ISBN: 1451015054
ISBN 13: 9781451015058
Language: English
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Falling somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel, Lavengro has long been considered a classic of 19th-century English literature. According to the author lav-engro is a Romany word meaning "word master". The historian G. M. Trevelyan called this "a book that breathes the spirit of that period of strong and eccentric characters".

Its protagonist, whose name is never mentioned, is born the son of an officer in a militia regiment and is brought up in various barrack towns in England, Scotland and Ireland. After serving an apprenticeship to a lawyer he moves to London and becomes a Grub Street hack, an occupation which gives him ample opportunities to observe London low-life. Finally he takes to the road as a tinker. At various points through the book he associates with Romany travellers, of whom he gives memorable and generally sympathetic pen-portraits. Lavengro was followed by a sequel, The Romany Rye. Neither of the two books are self-contained. Rather, Lavengro ends abruptly with chapter 100, and carries on directly in the The Romney Rye. Thus both need to be read together, in order.


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Ebook Lavengro read Online! George Henry Borrow was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his own experiences traveling around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, who figure prominently in his work. His best known books are The Bible in Spain, the autobiographical Lavengro, and The Romany Rye, about his time with the English Romanichal (gypsies).


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