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Ask Mamma: or The Richest Commoner In England

by Robert Smith Surtees

It follows the story of John Jorrocks, a rich, self-made man with a passion for hunting, who finds himself embroiled in a series of comical misadventures. Written during the Victorian era, Ask Mamma is considered a classic of English literature and has been regularly reprinted over the years. It is notable for its strong characters and its exploration of class and gender roles in Victorian England. The story follows John Jorrocks and his friends as they travel around England hunting and playing pranks on one another. The novel is full of amusing escapades and humorous dialogue as Jorrocks and his companions get caught up in a series of misunderstandings and misadventures. Along the way, Jorrocks discovers that money and social status do not always bring happiness. The novel also explores the roles of men and women in Victorian England, as Jorrocks and his female friends challenge traditional gender roles by taking part in hunting and other activities that were traditionally the domain of men. Ask Mamma is a charming and humorous novel that still resonates with readers today. It is a delightful story full of wit and wisdom, and remains a classic of English literature.

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Robert Smith Surtees was an English author and editor who was born in 1805. He is best remembered for his humorous novels, which were immensely popular during his lifetime and remain so to this day. H...

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