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A historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth.

William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 - 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife.

Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882.

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ONE evening, at the latter end of April, a few years ago, just as it was becoming dusk, a young man, extremely well favoured and well proportioned, took his way on foot across an extensive heath in one of our southern counties.
Hilary St. Ives - for so was lie named - might be about one or two and twenty. Rather dark, perhaps, but strikingly handsome. Features regular and well cut; complexion olive; locks jet black; eyes dark and shaded by long eyelashes that tempered their fire; heard black and of a silken texture. Altogether, as fine a young man as you could desire to see. A Tweed walking suit and round felt hat constituted his costume. Across his broad shoulders were strapped a knapsack and a waterproof coat, and he carried a stout stick in his hand.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : Hardback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: A Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-342-27805-4 / 978-1-342-27805-0
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2015 : Hardback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: A Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-342-27896-8 / 978-1-342-27896-8
Publisher: Palala Press
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Hilary St. Ives
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-115-42449-1 / 978-1-115-42449-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback
Title: HILARY ST IVES
Author(s): William Harrison 1805-1882 Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-363-01871-X / 978-1-363-01871-0
Publisher: Wentworth Pr
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives Volume 2; a novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-236-36680-8 / 978-1-236-36680-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: a novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-179-76171-5 / 978-1-179-76171-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: a novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-176-11607-X / 978-1-176-11607-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives. A novel.
Author(s): William Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-241-17652-3 / 978-1-241-17652-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives. a Novel. Vol. I
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-241-17712-0 / 978-1-241-17712-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives : a Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-115-42440-8 / 978-1-115-42440-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: a Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-115-42444-0 / 978-1-115-42444-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Hilary St. Ives: a Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-115-42446-7 / 978-1-115-42446-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hilary St. Ives: A Novel
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
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