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Author Schmid, Susanne, 1964-

Title British literary salons of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Susanne Schmid
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 252 pages)
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Contents 1. Traditions and Theories -- 2. Mary Berry and Her British Spaces -- 3. Mary Berry as a Learned Woman: Out of the Closet -- 4. Holland House and Lady Holland -- 5. The Holland House Set -- 6. The Countess of Blessington as Hostess -- 7. The Countess of Blessington as Writer and Editor
Summary "British literary salons of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is a comprehensive study of the British salon between the 1780s and the 1840s. It traces the activities of three salonnières, Mary Berry, Lady Holland, and the Countess of Blessington, maps out the central place these circles held in London, and explains to what extent they shaped intellectual debate and publishing ventures. Authors like Byron, Moore, Thackeray, and Baillie emerge as regular guests. Using a large number of sources--diaries, letters, silver-fork novels, satires, travel writing, Keepsakes, and imaginary conversations--this study establishes sociable networks of days gone by"-- Provided by publisher
British salons, with guests such as Byron, Moore, Thackeray, and Baillie, were veritable hothouses of political and cultural agitation. In this comprehensive study of the British salon between the 1780s and the 1840s, Schmid traces the activities of three salonnïres: Mary Berry, Lady Holland, and the Countess of Blessington. Mapping out the central place these circles held in London, this study explains to what extent they shaped intellectual debate and publishing ventures. Using a large number of sources -- diaries, letters, silver-fork novels, satires, travel writing, "Keepsakes", and imaginary conversations-- the book establishes sociable networks of days gone by
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Salons -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Salons -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137063742 (electronic bk.)
1349293121
9781137063748 (electronic bk.)
9781349293124