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Memoirs of Mrs Inchbald: Volume 2: Including her Familiar Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Persons of her Time

Memoirs of Mrs Inchbald: Volume 2: Including her Familiar Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Persons of her Time

by James Boaden

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Although she overcame a stammer to fulfil her acting ambitions, Elizabeth Simpson (1753–1821), known as Mrs Inchbald after her marriage in 1772, was more acclaimed for her good looks than her performances. Her husband was an actor, and she formed strong friendships with Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble, but her greatest impact was as a playwright, novelist, editor and critic. Despite her decision to destroy a four-volume autobiography, her extensive surviving journals and letters allowed James Boaden (1762–1839) to publish this two-volume work in 1833. Having produced biographies of Siddons, Kemble and Dorothy Jordan (which are also reissued in this series), Boaden presents here an informed account of this remarkable woman's personal, theatrical and literary life. Volume 2 covers the period from 1796 until her death. It includes as an appendix A Case of Conscience (1800), a play that had not been previously performed or published.


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ISBN-13: 9781108064989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Priory at Stanmore again; 2. The year 1798 commences with illness; 3. The year of visits, 1801; 4. The bidders for her memoirs; 5. Invited to write in The Artist; 6. Refuses to criticise; 7. Sells again her two novels; 8. Administers to her confessor's comforts; 9. Her change of lodging; 10. Mrs Inchbald's losses; 11. Her Septembers since she married; 12. Letters to her executrix; Appendix; Additional letters.

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