Diary And Letters Of Madame D'arblay, (1778-1840) (volume 6)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFanny Burney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... her niece and editor, Mrs. Charlotte Barrett (see ante, vol. i. pp. 13-17), corresponds with it, except that Mrs. Barrett drops out the words above italicised; and this story has been followed by Macaulay and his successors. Very recently, however, a little group of documentsl has been made public, which, in her examination of the material referred to at p. 395 of this volume, Mme. D'Arblay, if she had them before her, must either have forgotten or overlooked. These place a slightly different aspect upon the foregoing account; and at all events show clearly what it only incidentally suggests, namely, that there must have been rather more pourparler with Lowndes than Mme. D'Arblay's "explicit narration" would lead one to suppose. Lowndes, indeed, himself hints at this in his letter of September 16, 1782 (appendix I. vol. ii. p. 481). Some of the new letters, it is true, may be merely drafts and even drafts of letters that never went. But one of them, at least, must have been sent and received, for it bears a post-mark, though how it got back to the sender does not appear. There is neither date nor signature to this or any of the others, but it is not difficult to establish their sequence. In what must be the first, the anonymous writer tells Lowndes of the work, expresses her extreme desire for the immediate printing of the first two volumes, refers to her unconquerable objection to being known in the transaction, and inquires (a) whether'Mr. Lowndes will give the book "a candid and impartial Reading,'" and (b) whether, if he approves it, he will buy it from her emissary without asking further questions. He is to reply to Mr. King,2 at the Orange Coffee House in the Haymarket. In Letter No. 2 she sends the manuscript of Vol. i. and sketches its plan. It is "...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... her niece and editor, Mrs. Charlotte Barrett (see ante, vol. i. pp. 13-17), corresponds with it, except that Mrs. Barrett drops ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217706282

ISBN - 13:9780217706285

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