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Selected letters / edited and introduced by Stephen Clarke ; from a selection by William Hadley.

By: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
Contributor(s): Clarke, Stephen [editor.].
Series: Everyman's library ; 350.Publisher: London : Everyman's Library ; 2017Edition: Revised edition.Description: xlix, 638 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781101907894 (hardback : US); 9781841593500 (hardback : UK).Uniform titles: Correspondence. Selections Subject(s): Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Correspondence | Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence | Legislators -- Great Britain -- Correspondence | Nobility -- Great Britain -- CorrespondenceDDC classification: 826 Summary: "A new and newly annotated selection of letters--the only selected edition available in hardcover--from the English eighteenth-century historian, novelist, and politician whose correspondence is one of the most admired in English literature. Author of the first gothic novel and son of the first prime minister of Great Britain, Horace Walpole had wide-ranging interests that included literature, politics, world affairs, collecting, antiquities, and architecture, and to his numerous correspondents he wrote on these and other topics in prose that is celebrated for its charm, eloquence, and wit. This new Everyman's edition offers an extensive selection of Walpole's letters, helpfully arranged by subject so the reader can choose from themes including social life, the Court, politics, literature, and the evolution of his Gothic castle and art and book collections at Strawberry Hill. This edition offers new annotations throughout, with introductions to its various sections and a general introduction on Walpole as a letter writer. In addition, the text of the letters has been corrected and previously excised passages have been restored"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A selection of the famous letters of Horace Walpole, the eighteenth-century English writer, art historian, antiquarian, and politician, newly edited by Stephen Clarke and arranged thematically for the general reader"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxi-xxxix).

"A new and newly annotated selection of letters--the only selected edition available in hardcover--from the English eighteenth-century historian, novelist, and politician whose correspondence is one of the most admired in English literature. Author of the first gothic novel and son of the first prime minister of Great Britain, Horace Walpole had wide-ranging interests that included literature, politics, world affairs, collecting, antiquities, and architecture, and to his numerous correspondents he wrote on these and other topics in prose that is celebrated for its charm, eloquence, and wit. This new Everyman's edition offers an extensive selection of Walpole's letters, helpfully arranged by subject so the reader can choose from themes including social life, the Court, politics, literature, and the evolution of his Gothic castle and art and book collections at Strawberry Hill. This edition offers new annotations throughout, with introductions to its various sections and a general introduction on Walpole as a letter writer. In addition, the text of the letters has been corrected and previously excised passages have been restored"-- Provided by publisher.

"A selection of the famous letters of Horace Walpole, the eighteenth-century English writer, art historian, antiquarian, and politician, newly edited by Stephen Clarke and arranged thematically for the general reader"-- Provided by publisher.

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