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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 Thomas Moore

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 By Thomas Moore

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 by Thomas Moore


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This two-volume biography, first published in 1825, presents a sympathetic portrait of the tumultuous personal, political and literary life of playwright and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Written by the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), the work proved successful and influential. Volume 1 covers Sheridan's early life and literary career.

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 Summary

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 by Thomas Moore

Best known for The Rivals and The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was already a celebrated comic playwright when he entered Parliament in 1780. Turning his wit and talent as a writer to political oratory, he won acclaim for his speeches in the House of Commons. As an independent-minded Whig, he had to reconcile his distrust of monarchical power with his role as friend and confidant to the future George IV. Sheridan's was ultimately a turbulent life, rocked by affairs, heavy drinking and constant debt. This successful and influential two-volume biography, first published in 1825, was written by the poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), who went on to chart the life of Lord Byron. Volume 1 covers Sheridan's early life and career as a writer, including extensive extracts from unfinished plays.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Birth and education of Mr Sheridan; 2. Duel with Mr Mathews; 3. Domestic circumstances; 4. The Duenna; 5. The School for Scandal; 6. Further purchase of theatrical property; 7. Unfinished plays and poems; 8. His first speeches in Parliament; 9. The Prince of Wales; 10. Charges against Mr Hastings; 11. Impeachment of Mr Hastings.

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NLS9781108065009
9781108065009
1108065007
Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 1 by Thomas Moore
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2013-09-05
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