Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mrs Frances Sheridan: Mother of the Late Right Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mrs Frances Sheridan: Mother of the Late Right Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

by Alicia Lefanu

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Overview

Frances Sheridan (1724–66) won acclaim in her day as both a playwright and novelist. Her most famous work, the sentimental novel Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (1761), found favour with Samuel Johnson, while her comedy The Discovery (1763) was staged by David Garrick at Drury Lane. Her fame was later eclipsed by that of her son, the playwright and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816). Written by Alicia Lefanu (1791–c.1844), her granddaughter, this 1824 publication reaffirms the significance of Frances Sheridan's own work as a writer. Recounting her successes and incorporating her own recollections, the book reveals a woman admired both for her literary output and for her character. This work also includes reflections on the life of her son, whose early writing was influenced by that of his mother. Thomas Moore's two-volume biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan has also been reissued in this series.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108064958
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Account of the family of Mrs Frances Sheridan; 2. Domestic life of Mrs Frances Sheridan; 3. Birth of Mrs Sheridan's children; 4. Mrs Sheridan's removal to England; 5. Sidney Biddulph; 6. Mrs Sheridan in London; 7. Portrait of Mrs Chomondely; 8. Right Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan; 9. Literary occupations of Mrs Sheridan resumed; 10. Addition to the memoirs of Mrs Frances Sheridan; 11. General Paoli; 12. Anecdotes of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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