Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents by Norbert Schürer

By Norbert Schürer

This quantity compiles and annotates for the 1st time the full correspondence of the eighteenth-century British writer Charlotte Lennox, most sensible recognized for her novel The woman Quixote. Lennox corresponded with recognized contemporaries from varied walks of existence equivalent to James Boswell, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and she or he interacted with many different influential figures together with her patroness the Countess of Bute, writer Andrew Millar, and the Reverend Thomas Winstanley. as well as Lennox’s and her correspondents’ letters, this e-book provides comparable files corresponding to the author’s proposals for subscription variants of her works, her dossier with the Royal Literary Fund, and a sequence of poems and tales supposedly composed through her son yet possibly written through herself. In those rigorously and greatly annotated records, Charlotte Lennox lines the vagaries within the profession of a feminine author within the male-dominated eighteenth-century literary marketplace.

The advent situates Lennox within the context of contemporaneous print tradition and in particular examines the contentious query of the authorship of The lady Quixote, Lennox’s experimentation with numerous types of booklet, and her appeals for charity to the Royal Literary Fund whilst she was once impoverished in the direction of the top of her existence. the writer who emerges from Charlotte Lennox used to be an lively, assertive, leading edge, and self reliant girl looking for her place—and make a literary career—in eighteenth-century Britain. hence, this quantity makes a major contribution to the heritage of girl authorship, literary heritage, and eighteenth-century studies.

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