Without Regard to Good Manners

Without Regard to Good Manners : Gilbert Stuart, 1743-86

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Gilbert Stuart's literary criticism, historical works and political commentary have been overlooked by modern historians. Here, Zachs puts Stuart's life into the context of Enlightenment history. He describes how Stuart returned to Scotland after winning acclaim on London's Grub Street and founded his own periodical which subsequently flopped. Despite this he remained a prolific and widely published historical writer, but after failing to earn the recognition he felt was his due Stuart ended his life a disappointed man, steeped in alcoholism and physical and mental self-destruction.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 139.7 x 218.4 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 half-tone, bibliography
  • 0748603190
  • 9780748603190

Table of contents

Academic beginnings 1743-63; living to write and writing to live 1768-73; the Edinburgh Magazine and Review - redefining the limits of criticism 1773-76; conjectures on society 1776-89; Scottish narrative history - a reformation in historical writing 1780-82; acrimonious endings 1782-86.show more