Haddon Hall Books
The story of the creation and development of the legend of Dorothy Vernon. According to tradition, Dorothy eloped with John Manners from her home at Haddon Hall. This book tells how the story originated and grew. Researched and written by the editor of this web site.
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Collection of poems associated with Haddon Hall and Dorothy Vernon. Most of the poems are from the nineteenth century, and reflect the origination and nurturing of the Haddon Hall story. Included are the two books of poetry by John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland.
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This is the is the first historical book devoted completely to the subject of Haddon Hall. Written in 1836, it includes thirty-two drawings of the interior and exterior features. A classic in Haddon Hall lore and not likely to be found anywhere else.
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American author Charles Major produced the all-time best-selling story of the Dorothy Vernon / John Manners romance with his 1902 novel Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall. American playwright Paul Kester adapted the story for his play of the same name, which was later renamed Dorothy O' the Hall.
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A complete and accurate libretto for the Arthur Sullivan and Sydney Grundy 1892 "Light English Opera." It addresses shortcomings in the original Chappell librettos and in the more recent libretto editions.
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The page has been revised and contains nineteenth century stories about the elopement of Dorothy Vernon from Haddon Hall with her lover John Manners. Each story is available as a separate download.
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Joseph Waterfall was born crippled, had limited use of his arms and hands, and could neither walk nor write. He lived in straightened circumstances during his adult life, eking out a meager living shining boots, and lived his last decade in an almshouse in Bakewell, Derbyshire. His poems were collected and published as a book of broadsheets in 1896.
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