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The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson
Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison
6 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108034135

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  • Samuel Richardson (1689–1761), the English writer and printer best known for his epistolary novels, including Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748), had preserved copies of his extensive correspondence with a view to its eventual publication, and these volumes, edited by Anna Laetitia Barbauld and first published in 1804, contain her selection from his papers. Richardson became a printer's apprentice in 1706 and for the rest of his life managed a successful printing business in addition to writing his highly popular and influential novels. After the success of Pamela, Richardson regularly corresponded with leading contemporary literary figures including Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson. The letters provide fascinating insights into Richardson's life and social activities together with contemporary opinions on his novels and the literature of the period, as well as discussions of current affairs such as the Lisbon earthquake, the education of women, and contemporary morality.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108034135
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 2.886kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 2 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Life of Richardson
    Correspondence with Aaron Hill
    Letter from Mr. Warburton
    Correspondence with Mr. Strahan
    Correspondence with Mr. Harris
    Correspondence with Mr. Cave
    Letter from Lord Orrery
    Correspondence with the Rev. S. Lobb, and Mr. W. Lobb, jun. Volume 2: Correspondence with Dr. Young
    Correspondence with Miss M. Collier and Miss Fielding
    Correspondence with Colly Cibber and Mrs. Pilkington
    Letter from the Rev. James Hervey
    Correspondence with the Rev. B. Kennicott
    Correspondence with Mr. Duncombe, Miss Highmore, and Miss Mulso
    Correspondence with Mr. Channing and Mr. Spence. Volume 3: Correspondence with Mr. Edwards
    Correspondence with Mrs. Klopstock
    Correspondence with Miss Mulso
    Correspondence with Miss Westcomb
    Correspondence with Mrs. Scudamore. Volume 4: Correspondence with Dr. and Mrs. Delany, Mrs. Donnellan, and Mrs. Dewes
    Correspondence with Miss Sutton
    Correspondence with Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan
    Correspondence with Lady Bradshaigh, under the name of Balfour. Volume 5: Correspondence with Lady Echlin
    Correspondence with the Rev. Mr. Peckard
    Correspondence the Rev. Mark Hildesley (Bishop of Sodor and Mann)
    Correspondence with the Rev. Mr. Loftus
    Correspondence with the Rev. Mr. Skelton
    Correspondence with the Rev. J. Stinstra
    Correspondence with Mr. Defreval, Dr. Johnson, &c.
    Ode to Mr. Highmore, on Mr. Richardson sitting to him for his picture
    Ode on the death of Clarissa, from the German of Major Hoharst
    Correspondence with Miss Sack, Mr. Reich, &c.
    History of Mrs. Beaumont. volume 6: Correspondence with Lady Bradshaigh
    Index.

  • Author

    Samuel Richardson

    Editor

    Anna Laetitia Barbauld

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