Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale) Hester Lynch Piozzi

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale) By Hester Lynch Piozzi

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale) by Hester Lynch Piozzi


$81.09
Condition - New
Only 2 left

Summary

The writer and society hostess Hester Lynch Piozzi (1741-1821) is best remembered as a friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson. This enlarged second edition of her autobiographical writings, edited by the essayist Abraham Hayward (1801-84) and incorporating correspondence, marginalia and poetry, was published in 1861.

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale) Summary

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale): With Notes and an Introductory Account of her Life and Writings by Hester Lynch Piozzi

Highly educated and accustomed to intellectual society, the writer Hester Lynch Piozzi (1741-1821) became a close friend of Samuel Johnson through her first husband, the brewer Henry Thrale. Her second marriage, to the Italian musician Gabriel Mario Piozzi in 1784, estranged her from Johnson, but following his death she published her groundbreaking Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, anticipating Boswell's biography. In addition to publishing essays, memoirs, poetry and travel diaries, she was one of the first women to produce works on philology and history. Edited by the essayist Abraham Hayward (1801-84) and incorporating correspondence and other writings, this two-volume work offers a valuable insight into the life of an important woman of letters and how she was perceived by contemporaries and posterity. Reissued here is the enlarged second edition of 1861. Volume 2 presents her autobiographical writings together with marginalia, letters and poetry.

Table of Contents

Autobiographical memoirs; Letters; Index.

Additional information

NLS9781108059701
9781108059701
1108059708
Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale): With Notes and an Introductory Account of her Life and Writings by Hester Lynch Piozzi
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2013-05-06
494
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi (Thrale)