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Made in India

How Meriton Latroon Became an Englishman
  • Carmen Nocentelli
Part of the Signs of Race book series (SOR)


Richard Head’s The English Rogue: Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon may not be widely known today, but it was very popular during the Restoration. A first (unlicensed) edition was issued at London in 1665, selling out within the year; second, third, and fourth editions were published in 1666; and a fifth edition followed in 1667. By the early part of the following century, the story of Latroon’s life had proven profitable enough to spawn multiple reeditions, four sequels, one play, and two translations into continental languages—not to mention a variety of imitations that included The French Rogue (1672), The Dutch Rogue (1683), The Irish Rogue (1690), and The Scotch Rogue (1706).1


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