The Old English Baron

Clara Reeve

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The Old English Baron is a gothic novel by English author Clara Reeve, that was first published in 1778. The book had previously been published anonymously a year earlier under the title The Champion of Virtue. The book tells the story of Sir Philip Harclay, who returns to England after a long time away. He finds that his childhood friend Lord Arthur Lovel has died and his estate has been passed onto Baron Fitz-Owen. However, in the castle, some closed off and abandoned rooms hold secrets of the past that lead to a trial by combat, and the truth coming out regarding the true heir, as well as the crimes of the usurper.

This book has 55,047 words, 100 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1778.

Production notes: This ebook of The Old English Baron was published by Global Grey on the 15th December 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'At The Park Gate' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

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