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George Augustus Selwyn and France, 1719-91

Unpublished Correspondence. Studies in British history 24

By (author) Rex A. Barrell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Apr 1991
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0889465851
ISBN-13: 9780889465855
Barcode No: 9780889465855
This is an edition of the correspondence from the Marquise du Deffand to George Augustus Selwyn, celebrated wit and minor politician of the 18th century. Selwyn, like his life-long friend Horace Walpole, destroyed or had destroyed his side of the correspondence, but the Marquise's letters survive, providing an interesting insight into the social history of the times. Thirty-two of these letters are published for the first time in this volume. The text includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, and an appendix containing 25 previously unpublished letters to Selwyn from other French correspondents.

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