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Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of; David Roberts
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
/My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.' So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette and the worldly arts. Praised in their day as a complete manual of
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of; Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of; Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, comte de)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of; David Roberts
ISBN: 019283715X 9780192837158
OCLC Number: 41108698
Description: xxix, 449 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Correspondence
Lord Chesterfield's letters
Responsibility: Lord Chesterfield ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Roberts.
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Praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master", these letters reflect the political  Read more...

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