Robert Bage





Robert Bage

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born
March 11, 1730

died
September 01, 1801

gender
male


About this author

Robert Bage was an English businessman and novelist.

It was not until he was 53 that he took to literature; but in the 15 years following he produced six novels, of which Sir Walter Scott said that "strong mind, playful fancy, and extensive knowledge are everywhere apparent."

Scott included Mount Henneth (1781), Barham Downs (1784), and James Wallace (1792) in his series of Ballantyne novels. Bage was brought up as a Quaker, but he became a philosophical and religious radical after the French Revolution. He advocated democracy and equality (the abolition of the peerage), as well as the abolition of institutional religion. A member of the Derby Philosophical Society,
he was also associated with the Lunar Society of Birmingham.

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Man as He Is
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The Fair Syrian, a Novel [B...
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Man as He Is; A Novel Volume 1
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Fair Syrian 2vl
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Mount Henneth
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“You have built cities, no doubt, and filled them full of improvement, if magnificence be improvement; and of poverty also, if poverty be improvement. But our question, my friend, is happiness, comparative happiness, and until you can trace its dependence upon wealth, it will be in vain for you to boast your riches.”
Robert Bage, Hermsprong or Man As He Is Not