The Private Correspondence of Jane Lady Cornwallis Bacon, 1613-1644

The Private Correspondence of Jane Lady Cornwallis Bacon, 1613-1644

by Joanna Moody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838639852

ISBN-13: 9780838639856

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

|The letters of Jane Lady Cornwallis Bacon, 16131644, offer the richly illuminating story of a loving mother and devoted friend. Cumulatively, they provide an unfolding, sometimes self-dramatizing, narrative that details the life of a privileged woman and her family throughout the turbulent years of the early seventeenth century. The correspondents vary from closest

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|The letters of Jane Lady Cornwallis Bacon, 16131644, offer the richly illuminating story of a loving mother and devoted friend. Cumulatively, they provide an unfolding, sometimes self-dramatizing, narrative that details the life of a privileged woman and her family throughout the turbulent years of the early seventeenth century. The correspondents vary from closest relations to distant friends, and readers share in the pleasures and disappointments that form a natural part of daily life. The readiness of families such as this to write directly, rather than to dictate through secretaries, makes the literary outcome more personal and intimate, more expressive of inner feeling and shared sensitivity. In consequence, the letters carry their own truth across the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838639856
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.93(d)

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