This vintage book contains William Makepeace Thackeray's 1852 novel, "Henry Esmond". It is a historical text that tells the tale of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the army of Queen Anne of England. As with many examples of Victorian historical novels, "Henry Esmond" is set against the backdrop of late seventeenth-century England, and employs characters both factual and fictional. A masterpiece of historical fiction, it is not to be missed of fans of the genre and those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was an esteemed English novelist during the nineteenth century. He became famous for his satirical novels, the most important and influential of which was "Vanity Fair". Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.