In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Raymond starts with the story of a young boy being sent to boarding school. It described the trials and tribulations of school life and continued with Raymond growing into a young man. He attended Cambridge but dropped out, met and married a young lady and then quarrelled with his father who refused to help him. He then attempted to make a living by translating some ancient Greek plays with no success. In poverty his wife and child died and in despair he killed himself.
The story of the boy's life and his marriage is based on Lang's own life although the school part is transposed from Sydney to England. The ending is of course very much in the melodrama mode of the time, and bears no relation to Lang's life here.
Raymond was first produced as a serial in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in 1840 and reprinted in The Mofussilite in 1862.