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A Residence in France

Published 1797
Author Biggs, Rachel Charlotte
Editor Gifford, John
Title A Residence in France, during the Years 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795; Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners. Prepared for the Press by John Gifford, Esq. Author of the History of France, Letter to Lord Lauderdale, &c. In Two Volumes.
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed by J. Plymsell; for T. N. Longman, Paternoster Row. 1797.
Format 8o; 2 vols: pp. xxxiv. 448(I), 464(II)
Sources Cox, 1: 167; ESTC N12984
Copy inspected ECCO Harv; Google Harv
  1. T.p. epigraph: [Plus je vis l’Etranger plus j’aimai ma Patrie. Du Belloy.]; from Pierre-Laurent Buyrette de Belloy, Zelmire: tragédie en cinq actes (1762), II.iii.

  2. Dedicated ‘To the Right Hon. Edmund Burke’ [Edmund Burke (1729/30–1797), politician and author; ODNB].

  3. The Testament of Charlotte B, edited by Marius Kociejowski (Libanus Press, 1988), attributes this work to (Rachel) Charlotte Williams, later Biggs; Cox attributes it to John Richard Green (who used the pseudonym John Gifford); ESTC sometimes erroneously attributes it to Helen Maria Williams.

  4. Editions: 1797(2nd), 1797(3rd); New York1798.

  5. Reviews: Analytical Rev. 25 (Jan. 1797): 70-80 [signed 'O.S.']; British Critic 9 (Feb. 1797): 176-84; Critical Rev. 19 (Mar. 1797): 265-72; European Mag. 31 (May 1797): 319-24; Walker's Hibernian Mag. (Sept. 1797): 244-51.

  6. Full text links: Google vol. 1, vol. 2

Genre Narrative letters
BTW record no. BTW1019
Region France

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