Lord Chesterfield: His Character And Characters

Lord Chesterfield His Character And Characters This enjoyable narrative weaves together a new examination of one of the eighteenth century s leading figures with some of Chesterfield s finest and most entertaining prose which has been either out o

  • Title: Lord Chesterfield: His Character And Characters
  • Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Colin Franklin
  • ISBN: 9780859679664
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This enjoyable narrative weaves together a new examination of one of the eighteenth century s leading figures with some of Chesterfield s finest and most entertaining prose which has been either out of print or never before published It includes a scandalous essay of which only a fragment has appeared before on the mistresses and sexual tastes of George II Philip DormerThis enjoyable narrative weaves together a new examination of one of the eighteenth century s leading figures with some of Chesterfield s finest and most entertaining prose which has been either out of print or never before published It includes a scandalous essay of which only a fragment has appeared before on the mistresses and sexual tastes of George II Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, is generally remembered or forgotten for letters to his illegitimate son, indiscreetly published in the year after his death In much of this book, Colin Franklin is concerned with a series of Characters the modern word is Profiles which Chesterfield wrote privately about those eminent contemporaries he had known intimately, from the King and Queen to such figures as Walpole, Newcastle, Pitt, Bolingbroke, Arbuthnot and Pope The publishing history of Chesterfield s letters and dramatic survival of the Characters which were intended for oblivion is traced and told The author also takes a new look at the character of Lord Chesterfield, finding him vulnerable and deserving of sympathy than the conventionally accepted verdict.

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    • Philip Dormer Stanhope Colin Franklin

      Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG was a British statesman and man of letters.A Whig, Lord Stanhope, as he was known until his father s death in 1726, was born in London, and educated at Cambridge and then went on the Grand Tour of the continent The death of Anne and the accession of George I opened up a career for him and brought him back to England His relative James Stanhope, the king s favourite minister, procured for him the place of gentleman of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales.

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