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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century
Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108077347

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  • The subtitle of this eight-volume set is Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the 'Literary Anecdotes', which had been published in nine volumes by the author, editor and publisher John Nichols (1745–1826) between 1812 and 1815, and are also reissued in this series. Like its predecessor set, these 'illustrations' are a useful source of biographical material on authors and publishers at a time when many of the literary genres we take for granted, such as the novel, the autobiography and the analytical history, were first being developed. The volumes were published between 1817 and 1858, the project being continued after Nichols' death by his son and grandson. Among the 'eminent persons' included in Volume 1 are the prime minister Robert Walpole, the actor David Garrick, the radical politician John Wilkes and the cleric and traveller William Gilpin.

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    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108077347
    • length: 872 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Memoirs of Daniel Wray
    Other anecdotes and memoirs
    Letters to Dr Richardson
    Other letters and memoirs
    Additions and corrections.

  • Author

    John Nichols

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