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Manley, Delarivier,
Court Intrigues, in a Collection of Original Letters, from the Island of the New Atalantis &c. by the Author of those Memoirs (London: J. Morphew/ J. Woodward, 1711).

 

Court INTRIGUES,| IN A| COLLECTION| OF| Original Letters,| FROM THE| ISLAND| OF THE| New Atalantis, &c.| [rule]| By the Author of those MEMOIRS.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for John Morphew near Stationer's Hall,| and James Woodward in Scalding-Alley, near| Stocks Market, 1711.

Description

Titlepage/ [2] pp. »The Publisher to the Reader«/ p.1-102 [recte: 222]/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

*{L: 636.d.10} {NA:MH: 15493.5O}.

Bibliographical reference

ESTC: t061065.

Author

Manley, Delarivier (c.1663-1724).

History of publication

The text appeared first as a "The Unknown Lady's Pacquet of Letters" in Marie Catherine Comtesse d'Aulnoy's Memoirs of the Court of England by the countess of Dunois (London: B. Bragg, 1707).link The new independend edition is designed to follow the "four volumes" of the Atalantis.link

Remarks

The interst in books by the author of the Atalantis and the qualities of these books - the preface names them with the attributes "tender, natural, pathetique" and "touching" - justify the independent edition of the letters. The reading is indeed pleasant as the context of the individual texts is again and again only lightly touched. Complete novels are among the letters, told by anonymous authors with al the necessary discretion. Galant letters offer patterns to be copied. Letters about topics rather than intrigues and accidents are interspersed. Numerous letters touch Europe's aristocracy, others scandals in which Delarivier Manley was involved - some signed quot;R---St--le", Richard Steele, Manley's personal friend and enemy.

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