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Manley, Dealrivier/ William Painter Clarke,
The Power of Love (London: J. Barber/ J. Morphew, 1720).

THE| Power of Love:| IN SEVEN| NOVELS.| VIZ.| I. The Fair Hypocrite.| II. The Physician's Stratagem.| III. The Wife's Resentment.| IV. V. The Husband's Resentment| In Two EXAMPLES.| VI. The Happy Fugitives.| VII. The Perjur'd Beauty.| [rule]| Never before PUBLISHED.| [rule]| By Mrs. MANLEY.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for John Barber on Lambeth-hill, and| John Morphew, near Stationers-hall, 1720.

Description

first page in verso: books published by D. Manley, Lucius, the first Christian King of Britain (London: John Barber et.al., 1717)/ titlepage/ p.v-xvi dedication: Lady Lansdowne; signed: Dela. Manley./ p.1-368/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: 636.d.13} {NA:MH: 15493.49}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t093146.

Author

Manley, Delarivier (1663-1724).

History of Publication

Source: Novels 1=45, 3=42, 4=43, 5=57, 6=44 of: The Palace of Pleasure beautified, adorned and well furnished, with pleasaunt histories and excellent nouelles, selected out of diuers good and commendable authors by William Painter Clarke, [1] (London: Henry Denham, 1566).link

  a this editionThe Power of Love (London: J. Barber/ J. Morphew, 1720).
  b [...] (Dublin: P. Dugan, 1720).link
  c [...] (1741) [ESTC: n020830].
Self-classification

Title collection of "Novels" - the self-classification follows the source, cf. titlepage and p.278v of The Palace of Pleasure beautified, adorned and well furnished, with pleasaunt histories and excellent nouelles, selected out of diuers good and commendable authors by William Painter Clarke, [1] (London: Henry Denham, 1566).link

Remarks

Novels - the first rivalling with its 140 pages any "romance" in 12mo with seduction, adultry, virtue preserved etc. The comparison with the sources gives deep insight into Manley's art. Strategic calculations become important, the motivation between the characters is more complex with knowledge of the protagonists their relationships, characters, intentions becoming as important as moments which warn of upcomming dangers).

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