A Rogue's Life: From His Birth to His Marriage

A Rogue's Life: From His Birth to His Marriage

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A Rogue's Life: From His Birth to His Marriage

A Rogue's Life: From His Birth to His Marriage

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The following pages were written more than twenty years since, and were then published periodically in "Household Words". My friend, Mr. George Bentley, invites me to take a place in his new series of pretty volumes in red; and I revive the old story as the most acceptable contribution which present circumstances permit me to offer.

In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received. Year after year I delayed the publication, proposing, at the suggestion of my old friend Mr. Charles Reade, to enlarge the present sketch of the hero's adventures in Australia. But the opportunity of carrying out this project has proved to be one of the lost opportunities of my life. I republish the story with its original conclusion unaltered, but with . . .

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