Davenport Dunn, no. 05


Charles Lever's Davenport Dunn: A Man of Our Day (1857-59), which takes place after the Great Famine and the Crimean War, stands out as one of the finest novels about a swindling financier who rises to the heights of society before his fall. Dunn is said to be based on the notorious Irish politician and confidence man John Sadleir, whose duplicitous business practices at the height of the Railway Mania led directly to his suicide on Hampstead Heath. Illustrated by Charles Dicken's usual illustrator Hablot Knight Browne (also known as "Phiz"). -- Philip V. Allingham, (Victoria Web)

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: PR4884 D3 1859
Date created Relation Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 50 pages
Alternative title
  • Davenport Dunn, the man of the day
  • Davenport Dunn, a man of our day / with illustrations by "Phiz".
  • First ed. in original printed pictorial wrappers.
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.50853, -0.12574
Additional physical characteristics
  • 22 parts in 21 (vii, 695 pages). Illustrations.
Physical repository Collection
  • Victorian Serial Novels Collection
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • October 2021
Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.

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