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A political biography of Delarivier Manley

Author: Rachel Carnell
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Series: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first full-length biography the Tory pamphleteer, playwright and satirical historian, Delarivier Manley (c.1670-1724). The book takes account of all known information about Manley's life and work. It corrects many oft-repeated errors in extant scholarship and uncovers previously unknown details about her life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Manley, Mrs.; Manley, Mrs.; Manley, Mrs.; Mary DeLaRivière Manley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carnell
ISBN: 9781851968572 1851968571
OCLC Number: 141381775
Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Manley Family Tree --
Introduction --
'A Long Untainted Descent': Her Father's Daughter? --
Roger Manley: 'A Scholar in the Midst of a Camp' --
A 'Liberal Education': Youth and Early Life in London --
A 'Female Wit': 1694-6 --
'Some More [and Less] Profitable Employ': 1697-1705 --
Not Yet a Propaganda Writer: 1705-8 --
'[T]hrowing the First Stone': 1709 --
Writing under a Tory Ministry: 1710-14 --
A Celebrated 'Muse': 1714-24.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 3.
Responsibility: Rachel Carnell.
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A Tory pamphleteer, playwright and satirical historian, Delarivier Manley was regarded by her contemporaries Jonathan Swift and Robert Harley as a key member of the Tory propaganda team. This  Read more...

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