The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countless of Blessington

The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countless of Blessington

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...and extraneous, but natural and well timed. In your story, you have improved prodigiously since ' The Repealers;' it is more systematic and artful. Altogether, you have exceeded my hopes, and may reckon here on complete success. Lady Walmer is very harsh, but a very true portrait. Cecile is charming, and pleases me more than Lady Emily, I scarcely know why The only fault I see in your book is, that it is a little too prudent But, perhaps, you are quite right, and a man does not allow for the fears of a woman; at all events, such prudence will make you more popular. There is no doubt of your having greatly excelled ' The Repealers.'" Another novel of her Ladyship's called forth the following observations from another quarter: --" 1 have received your book (' Marmaduke Herbert'), and I must candidly tell you that I think you have outdone yourself, in this most interesting and effective work. It has a grave, sustained solemnity of power about it, of which I cannot speak too highly. " It reminds me greatly of Godwin's earlier writings. The same minute and faithful analysis of feeling, the same patience in building up the interest, and the same exhibition of strength and weakness in one motley volume. " I did not think, when you spoke to me of the story long ago, that you could have made so fine a thing of it. The first volume and a half are extremely thrilling, and without effort. " The Belle of the Season" brought several letters to Lady Blessington. The following one is most deserving of being ci;ed: --" I read your ' Belle of the Season' with sincere admiration; the very lightness of the subject makes the treatment so difficult, and it is surprising how much actual interest you have given to the story, while the...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495063
  • 9781236495068