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A terrific half a bookUnfortunately only half the book is here what happened to the rest of it We need part two of this wonderful tale. Isabella Bank s Manchester Man is very much a didactic novel of the late nineteenth century In terms of depth of character, Jabez Clegg is a little too good to be true As Pope said, to err is human but as Banks would have it not to err is Clegg, though she does perhaps make some acknowledgement of his quasi sainthood when the anti hero of the novel Lawrence Aspinall tells us that Mr Clegg is the white hen that never lays away If Clegg is the saint of the piece then Aspinall is his counter Isabella Bank s Manchester Man is very much a didactic novel of the late nineteenth century In terms of depth of character, Jabez Clegg is a little too good to be true As Pope said, to err is human but as Banks would have it not to err is Clegg, though she does perhaps make some acknowledgement of his quasi sainthood when the anti hero of the novel Lawrence Aspinall tells us that Mr Clegg is the white hen that never lays away If Clegg is the saint of the piece then Aspinall is his counterpoint, his nemesis, the classic nineteenth century privileged rouge He is akin to Anne Bront s Arthur Huntingdon, so much so that one wonders if the latter character did not inform the former.Clegg s social advancement at the behest of the wealthy Ashton s sticks in the craw somewhat by modern standards, suggesting as it does that the working class may only advance with the moral approbation of the great and the good, although in Bank s defence, in the early nineteenth century society probably did function in this manner Perhaps to some degree it still does.Augusta Ashton s swooning over the handsome sociopath Aspinall is unfortunate if not entirely without precedence She is not the first naive young heroine in English literature to fall for a flashing blade only later to find that blade has cut her to the quick Catherine Earnshaw and Helen Huntingdon I m looking at you The novel makes much use of Lancashire dialect and colloquialisms, many of which now sadly missing from the modern metropolitan nasal Mancunian drawl There is also much historical content including a gruesome account of the Peterloo massacre which took place on 16 August 1819 and the sinking of the Emma, a river flat ship resulting in the loss of 47 lives Jabez Clegg s forgiveness of Aspinall s sabre attack on him at Peterloo, an assault which could so easily have resulted in Clegg s death, seems contrived by modern standards,so that the drunken state of the assailant should be taken as legitimate mitigation.Although perhaps overly didactic and formulaic, The Manchester Man has much to offer as a dramatic account of early nineteenth century life in the North of England Jabez Clegg s tumultuous ride down the River Irk in his painted cradle is in many ways the creation myth of a city @Free õ The Manchester Man ⚩ Jabez Clegg, the Manchester man, floats into this historical novel in , carried downstream by the River Irk in flood Jabez s rise to commercial success mirrors the rise of the city at the heart of the industrial revolution Mrs George Linnaeus Banks nee Isabella Varley weaves a web of historical fact and fiction in a fast paced story built around the rivalry between the Jabez and his nemesis Laurence Aspinall, and the fate of Augusta Ashton, who is loved by both but loves only one An entertaining fictional journey through the early th century history of the city of Manchester, the book also has serious points to make about women s choices and domestic violence Summary by Phil Benson What a lovely Manchester read and coincidentally, Phill gave it to me on my birthday, shortly after he proposed, and parts take place in the Portico Library, where we ll be getting married I d picked this book up by chance and read it on a whim and I m glad I did In many ways the main narrative takes second place to the finely detailed and nicely depicted scene setting A nodding acquaintance with Lancashire dialect is useful but by no means essential. I really enjoyed this Although a work of fiction, it contains very many twists and turns in the narrative that are based on historical facts and events As the setting is predominantly placed in the city centre of Manchester, I was engrossed The tale of Jabez Clegg, a foundling adopted at the turn of the eighteenth century, who from humble circumstances, rises to commercial wealth, set in the decades that saw Manchester rise in the same way.The author, Mrs Banks, had her story published in 187 I really enjoyed this Although a work of fiction, it contains very many twists and turns in the narrative that are based on historical facts and events As the setting is predominantly placed in the city centre of Manchester, I was engrossed The tale of Jabez Clegg, a foundling adopted at the turn of the eighteenth century, who from humble circumstances, rises to commercial wealth, set in the decades that saw Manchester rise in the same way.The author, Mrs Banks, had her story published in 1876, and through the use of many primary sources, could include and accurately describe such events as the Peterloo massacre of 1819, and also bring actual characters into her yarn.True enough that the writing contains a high degree of nineteenth century morality, nevertheless, the historical detail brings fact and fiction to an almost indistinguishable point I became fascinated by The Manchester Man , set in streets and places I know so well, transporting me back in time some two hundred years I really enjoyed this on two levels one as an exemplar of a Victorian novel complete with slightly moralistic tone, a male hero who is poor and humble but rises to success, cliff hangers brutish husbands and everything else I d want from a slightly OTT novel Secondly the information about Manchester s development from small town to Cottonopolis via Peterloo, floods the sinking of the Emma I really enjoyed this on two levels one as an exemplar of a Victorian novel complete with slightly moralistic tone, a male hero who is poor and humble but rises to success, cliff hangers brutish husbands and everything else I d want from a slightly OTT novel Secondly the information about Manchester s development from small town to Cottonopolis via Peterloo, floods the sinking of the Emma Read a free electronic copy, which was spoilt somewhat by being riddled with errors, but it was an interesting book It features Jabez Clegg living in Manchester, I was aware of the Jabez Clegg pub but hadn t realised he was a character in this novel and tells the story of his life in Manchester s cotton industry. A curiosity, but a page turner Written in the 1870s, it has an authentic voice Here s another heroic Manchester cotton lord, this time with his story told from babyhood he is plucked from the flooded river by poor but honest Manchester working folk and brought up as a foundling Please don t expect another John Thornton this protagonist is a bit of a prig, and the way he gets the girl is fraught with awkward questions This novel is a weird mixture a sort of picaresque, episodic narrativ A curiosity, but a page turner Written in the 1870s, it has an authentic voice Here s another heroic Manchester cotton lord, this time with his story told from babyhood he is plucked from the flooded river by poor but honest Manchester working folk and brought up as a foundling Please don t expect another John Thornton this protagonist is a bit of a prig, and the way he gets the girl is fraught with awkward questions This novel is a weird mixture a sort of picaresque, episodic narrative, but with a definite story arc On the way, there are some extraordinary contrasts this is part Sunday School Prize, part fearless expose of the effects of easy riches clogs to clogs in three generations , with vivid, non judgmental set pieces of domestic abuse and rioting in the streets including Peterloo It s not perfect, but I read it straight through, bowled along by a huge energy and storytelling verve even as I was protesting inwardly at some of the bizarre contrivances to make sure that the good triumphed and the bad got their comeuppance Wonderful atmosphere, and authentic Manchester historical background of the first half of the 19th c some characters actually existed North and South lovers give it a go Thank you for recommendation, Amy Very nice being able to place the location and extra nice that I knew the outside Manchester site in Whaley Bridge too However, Jabez Clegg was just too good lucky to be true Still, why is this book notwell known Beautiful snapshot in time of real history.