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The Epistolary Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele

The Epistolary Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele
Including his Familiar Letters to his Wife and Daughters, to Which Are Prefixed, Fragments of Three Plays, Two of Them Undoubtedly Steele's, the Third Supposed to Be Addison's
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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108074032

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  • Sir Richard Steele (1672–1729), soldier, courtier and dramatist, is best remembered for his founding of two literary and political periodicals, the Tatler and the Spectator (the latter jointly with his friend Joseph Addison). These two volumes of his letters to friends and family were compiled by the publisher John Nichols and published in 1809. Nichols claims in his preface that these letters, 'some of them evidently scribbled when their amiable Author was probably not in the very best condition for penmanship', are nonetheless of great interest, 'as they contain the private and undisguised opinions of the man who took upon himself to be the Censor of the age'. In Volume 1, many of the letters are addressed to his second wife, others to Addison, Swift, and the duke of Marlborough. Volume 2 contains letters to his wife and daughters, and to literary and political figures of his day.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108074032
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    The School of Action, a comedy
    Fragment of a play
    The first act of a tragedy
    Epistolary correspondence, letters 1–328. Volume 2: Epistolary correspondence, 264–520.

  • Author

    Richard Steele


    John Nichols

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