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Lord Chesterfield's Letters By Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield's Letters by Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

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Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, was born in 1694. Whilst ambassador in The Hague, he met Elizabeth du Bouchet, the mother of his son, Philip Stanhope. In 1737 he began the 30-year correspondence with Stanhope on which his fame now rests.

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Lord Chesterfield's Letters by Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Not originally intended for publication, the celebrated and controversial correspondences between Lord Chesterfield and his son Philip, dating from 1737, were praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master." Reflecting the political craft of a leading statesman and the urbane wit of a man who associated with Pope, Addison, and Swift, Lord Chesterfield's Letters reveal the author's political cynicism, his views on good breeding, and instruction to his son in etiquette and the worldly arts. The only annotated selection of this breadth available in paperback, these entertaining letters illuminate the fascinating aspects of eighteenth-century life and manners.

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Lord Chesterfield's Letters by Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
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