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Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45

(1873)
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About midnight, in the autumn of 1724, two persons cautiously approached an old moated mansion, situated in Cheshire, though close to the borders of Lancashire. The night being almost pitch-dark, very little of the ancient fabric could be distinguished; but the irregular outline of its numerous gables showed that it was of considerable size. It was, in fact, a large picturesque hall, built in the early days of Elizabeth, and was completely surrounded by an unusually broad, deep moat. The moat was crossed by a drawbridge, but this being now raised, access to the mansion could only be obtained by rousing the porter, who slept over the gateway. All the inmates of the house seemed buried in repose. Not a sound was heard. No mastiff barked to give the alarm. A melancholy air had the old hall, even when viewed by daylight. Of late years it had been much neglected, and portions were allowed to go to decay. Several rooms were shut up. Its owner, who died rather more than a year before the date of our story, preferred a town residence, and rarely inhabited the hall. Extravagant, and fond of play, he had cut down the fine timber that ornamented his park to pay his debts. Death, however, put an end to his career before he had quite run through his fortune. He left behind him a wife and an infant son - the latter being heir to the property. As there would be a long minority, the estates, by prudent management, might be completely retrieved. On the demise of her husband, the widow quitted her town house, and took up her abode with her child at the old hall. With a greatly reduced establishment, she lived in perfect seclusion. As she was young, very beautiful, and much admired, people wondered that she could thus tear herself from the world. But her resolution remained unchanged. Her affections seemed centred in her infant son. She had few visitors, declined all invitations, and rarely strayed beyond the limits of the park.

 
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August 2016 : Hardback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison 1805-1882 Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-371-82450-9 / 978-1-371-82450-1
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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February 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-872226-30-2 / 978-1-872226-30-9 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison 1805-1882 Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-371-82447-9 / 978-1-371-82447-1
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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April 2016 : Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-5309-0997-X / 978-1-5309-0997-1
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February 2016 : Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal 45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-5300-5447-8 / 978-1-5300-5447-3
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45 (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-330-82829-1 / 978-1-330-82829-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal 45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-5087-7230-4 / 978-1-5087-7230-9 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-290-94529-2 / 978-1-290-94529-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-4344-1037-4 / 978-1-4344-1037-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Manchester rebels of the fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth, J Barry Brown
ISBN: 1-177-31968-3 / 978-1-177-31968-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-147-88362-9 / 978-1-147-88362-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN: 1-872226-29-9 / 978-1-872226-29-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Printwise Publications
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal 45
Author(s): William Harrison Ainsworth
Publisher: The Perfect Library
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July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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