It was a murky October day that the hero of our tale,
Mr. Sponge, or Soapey Sponge, as his good-natured
friends call him, was seen mizzling along Oxford Street,
wending his way...
Surtees is the best-known example in English of the sporting novelist. His novels offer a detailed picture of a specialized but vividly presented section of early Victorian society: the world of horse...