Henry William Herbert: The Brothers

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The Brothers: A Tale of The Fronde. 2 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.

The English edition, with additional miscellaneous tales added to fill out the third volume, was published in London by Henry Colburn in 1844. Several chapters were serialized in 1835 in The American Monthly Magazine, which Herbert edited.

A story set within the popular uprising in France, known as the Fronde of the Parlement (1648-49), against Cardinal Mazarin, successor of Richelieu, and told from the point of view of Harry de Mornington, an English cavalier who had fought against Cromwell and was forced into exile in France after the execution of Charles I, where he took up arms for Mazarin. Mixed in with the narrative of i…

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Meats, Stephen E.. "The Brothers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2004
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