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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Unpublished Correspondence.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
Synopsis
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The text includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, and an appendix containing 25 previously unpublished letters to Selwyn from other French correspondents.

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