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Correspondence Primarily on Sir Charles Grandison(1750-1754)

Correspondence Primarily on Sir Charles Grandison(1750-1754)


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Samuel Richardson (1689–1761) was a highly regarded printer and influential novelist when he produced his final work of fiction, The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Like his other novels, it was written in epistolary form, reflecting his lifelong interest in letter writing and the letter as a genre. Covering the period 1750–1754, many of these fully annotated letters are published from manuscript for the first time, or have been restored to their complete original form. Recording Richardson's relationships with leading cultural figures including Samuel Johnson, Colley Cibber and Elizabeth Carter, the volume reveals his support for other authors while struggling to complete his own 'story of a Good Man'. This publishing saga also incorporates Richardson's responses to the Irish piracy of his novel, and his exchanges with anonymous fans, including those who attacked the novel's tolerance for Catholicism and those who pleaded for a sequel.

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ISBN-13: 9780521832182
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson , #10
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Betty A. Schellenberg is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, where she is a founding member of the Print Culture Studies group. She has published The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Reconsidering the Bluestockings (2003, co-edited with Nicole Pohl), Part Two: Reflections on the Sequel (1998, co-edited with Paul Budra) and The Conversational Circle: Rereading the English Novel, 1740–1775 (1996).

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; List of abbreviations; General introduction; Richardson's correspondence primarily on Sir Charles Grandison (1750–1754); Index.

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