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Letters of Richard Doddridge Blackmore to Showell Rogers and Mrs. Showell Rogers 1891-1899.

Author: R D Blackmore; Showell Rogers, Mrs
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Most of the letters comment on Blackmore's last two books, Fringilla and Dariel. There are many unfavorable observations on the current state of English literature, and reflections that changing tastes have made his own work unpopular. He offers criticism of Rogers's verse, thanks him for favorable reviews, and mentions that the mss. of Lorna Doone has probably been stolen. Many of the letters discuss his vineyard  Read more...
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Named Person: R D Blackmore; R D Blackmore; R D Blackmore; Atcheson Laughlin Hench; Atcheson Laughlin Hench
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: R D Blackmore; Showell Rogers, Mrs
OCLC Number: 647940222
Notes: Purchased in memory of Atcheson Laughlin Hench.
Description: 25 items.
Other Titles: Richard Doddridge Blackmore letters

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Most of the letters comment on Blackmore's last two books, Fringilla and Dariel. There are many unfavorable observations on the current state of English literature, and reflections that changing tastes have made his own work unpopular. He offers criticism of Rogers's verse, thanks him for favorable reviews, and mentions that the mss. of Lorna Doone has probably been stolen. Many of the letters discuss his vineyard and fruit trees. The last letters mention his failing health and the final one is anote of sympathy to Mrs. Rogers on her husband's unexpected death. The collection also contanis clippings and a prospectus for Fringilla.

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