Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and France

Author: Barrell, Rex
Year:1991
Pages:648
ISBN:0-7734-9737-4
978-0-7734-9737-5
Price:339.95
This work is a learned study of the famous British man of letters, an astute observer of human nature, local custom, literature and history. It sets the seal on Walpole's place in history, evaluates his contribution to 18th century society and literature, and provides a fascinating picture of two very different civilizations. An immense fund of biographical material is used to give the reader a remarkably complete portrait of an enigmatic and intriguing figure.