Thomas Mante: Writer, Soldier, Adventurer

Thomas Mante: Writer, Soldier, Adventurer

by Richard Cargill Cole


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Thomas Mante (1733-c. 1802) wrote the influential History of the Late War in North-America (1772), which with its three companion volumes represents an epic-like portrayal of men at war. The themes and style of this tetralogy are continued in Mante's three novels, his treatise in French on agriculture, and his monumental Naval and Military History of the Wars of England in eight volumes. Mante's writings and his military service in Britain and America, his career in France as vivil servant, estate manager, and spy for both Britain and France make him a mirror of tensions between Britain and France in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820422596
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 9: History , #148
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

The Author: Richard Cargill Cole received his Ph.D. from Yale and has served as Professor of English at Davidson College in North Carolina since 1961. He has published four books, Irish Booksellers and English Writers, 1740-1800, Robert Colvill's Atalanta (1777) and Savannah (1780), John Singleton's Grand Tour, 1815-1817 (Peter Lang, 1988), and the General Correspondence of James Boswell 1766-1767, and 22 articles in professional journals.

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