The "wanderings and ponderings in many lands" of Lever's irrepressible Irishman. Charles Lever's vivid and rollicking pictures of military and hunting life were quite popular in his day, and remain a delight to read. The author is the 19th century Anglo-Irish novelist Charles Lever. Once compared favorably to Dickens and extremely popular in the 1840's and 1850's, Lever's reputation suffered increasing criticism in the late 19th century and he is not well known today, and is sometimes in fact referred to as "The Lost Victorian". A unique view of the Victorian age from the Anglo-Irish point of view. Lever was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and contributed much of his early work to the "Dublin University Magazine," where Jack Hinton first appeared in 1843. This was the first of his novels to be issued by a London publisher.