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Correspondence of Richardson's Final Years (1755–1761)

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson

  • Date Published: September 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831888

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  • Samuel Richardson (1689–1761) was a prominent eighteenth-century printer and businessman as well as an important and influential English novelist. He was also a prolific letter writer. This volume in the first ever full edition of Richardson's correspondence offers a fascinating glimpse of the writer in his final years - at the height of his professional powers but facing the challenging circumstances of physical decline and commercial conflict. The collection of miscellaneous letters addresses a variety of issues ranging from details of Richardson's printing operation to his mentorship of women writers including Sarah Fielding, Anna Meades and Frances Sheridan. Other correspondents of note include Samuel Johnson, Meta Klopstock, Thomas Sheridan and Tobias Smollett. Taken together this series of letters draws an intimate picture of Richardson's professional and personal circles as they exchange family gossip, business advice, literary anecdotes and news of the day.

    • The first scholarly edition of this important body of eighteenth-century correspondence, presented with a detailed commentary
    • Topics discussed include aging and physical infirmities, the death of friends and family, literary news regarding Richardson's own novels and his readership, as well as his mentorship of writers Frances Sheridan and Sarah Fielding
    • Essential reading for anyone interested in eighteenth-century English literary history and the life of Samuel Richardson
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    • Date Published: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831888
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    General introduction
    Textual introduction
    The correspondence of Richardson's final years, (1755–61)
    Appendix I. Richardson's commentary on Anna Meades's The History of Sir William Harrington
    Appendix II. Samuel Richardson's will
    Index.

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    Samuel Richardson

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    Shelley King, Queen's University, Ontario
    Shelley King is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University, Ontario. With John B. Pierce, she co-edited The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (2009) and Opie's novels The Father and Daughter with Dangers of Coquetry (2003) and Adeline Mowbray (1999), as well as George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin (2014). Also with Pierce, she developed and maintains The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive, a website dedicated to resources for the study of Opie's works. King is co-editor of Refiguring the Coquette: Essays in Coquetry and Culture (with Yael Schlick, 2008).

    John B. Pierce, Queen's University, Ontario
    John B. Pierce is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University, Ontario. With Shelley King, he co-edited The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (2009) and Opie's novels The Father and Daughter with Dangers of Coquetry (2003) and Adeline Mowbray (1999), as well as George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin (2014). Also with King, he developed and maintains The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive, a website dedicated to resources for the study of Opie's works. He is the author of Flexible Design: Revisionary Poetics in Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas (1998) and 'The Wond'rous Art': William Blake and Writing (2003).

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