Dorothy Osborne: Letters to William Temple,1652-54: Observations on Love,Literature,Politics and Religion / Edition 2by Kenneth Parker, William Temple
Pub. Date: 05/01/2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
As attested to by scholars from Macaulay via Virginia Woolf to more recent critics, the letters of Dorothy Osborne (b. 1627) are not only the most elegant, but are also the most consistently readable in the language. In this revised and updated edition of her letters to the man whom she would propose and later marry, Kenneth Parker presents, along with transcriptions of the letters themselves, their publication history, and an in-depth exploration of the political, social, literary and critical contexts surrounding them. Osborne's letters offer astonishingly sharp-sighted comments on political and cultural events of her time. As told by Parker, the story of their creation, transmission and preservation offers a fascinating insight into the mind of a remarkable woman whose actions provide revealing insights into, and materials for, the study of the politics of culture in one of the key moments of transformation in England.
- Taylor & Francis
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- Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions Series
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction; Dorothy Osborne and William Temple; The letters; The context of the letters; Publication history of the letters: an editorial note; The Letters: Notes to the letters; Appendices; Surviving letters written during the marriage; William Temple's letter from Ireland; Genealogies; Sequencing of the letters; The Physick Well at Barnet; Litigation between William and Dorothy Temple and Sir Henry Osborne, Kt.; Bibliography; Index.
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