The History of Pendennis
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 08.07.2017 - 766 Seiten
Arthur Pendennis ("Pen" to his friends) is the only child of aprosperous physician and former apothecary now deceased. He and hisfoster sister Laura are raised in the village of Fairoaks by hisindulgent mother, Mrs. Pendennis. The family has risen to gentility inthe past generation or two but is not wealthy.At age 18, Pen falls in love with an actress, EmilyFotheringay, who is about ten years his senior. Emily'sfather, Captain Costigan, believes Pen is rich and wants Pen to marryhis daughter, but Pen's mother is horrified. She summons MajorPendennis from London, and the Major derails the marriage simply bytelling Costigan his nephew is not rich. Emily jilts Pen.
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