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A Tour of Two Cities: 18th Century London and Paris Compared By Jim Chevallier & Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet
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This new translation offers readers of English a unique look at eighteenth century London and England generally, compared to Paris and France in the same period. It was written by the sharp-tongued... More > and observant journalist Linguet, who had moved there to start a French periodical far from French censorship. His observations range from overviews of official institutions like the Law and religion to descriptions of houses, furniture, markets. etc. This new translation offers readers of English a unique look at eighteenth century London and England generally, compared to Paris and France in the same period. It was written by the sharp-tongued and observant journalist Linguet, who had moved there to start a French periodical far from French censorship. His observations range from overviews of official institutions like the Law and religion to descriptions of houses, furniture, markets. etc.< Less
A Tour of Two Cities: 18th Century London and Paris Compared By Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet
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This new translation offers readers of English a unique look at eighteenth century London and England generally, compared to Paris and France in the same period. It was written by the sharp-tongued... More > and observant journalist Linguet, who had moved there to start a French periodical far from French censorship. His observations range from overviews of official institutions like the Law and religion to descriptions of houses, furniture, markets. etc. Some samples: "Paris being approximately round, one must not be surprised to find London very long..."; "Vegetables boiled in water, an enormous roast, and which is reused, by the family, as long as it lasts; at most on ceremonial occasions, fish cooked like the vegetables, this is what the English cooking comes down to."< Less
A Tour of Two Cities: 18th Century London and Paris Compared. By Jim Chevallier
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This new translation offers readers of English a unique look at eighteenth century London and England generally, compared to Paris and France in the same period. It was written by the sharp-tongued... More > and observant journalist Linguet, who had moved there to start a French periodical far from French censorship. His observations range from overviews of official institutions like the Law and religion to descriptions of houses, furniture, markets. etc. Some samples: "Paris being approximately round, one must not be surprised to find London very long..."; "Vegetables boiled in water, an enormous roast, and which is reused, by the family, as long as it lasts; at most on ceremonial occasions, fish cooked like the vegetables, this is what the English cooking comes down to."< Less
A Parcel of Ribbons : Letters of the 18th Century Lee Family in London and Jamaica By Anne M Powers
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Set among the sugar plantations of Jamaica and the balls and masquerades of Georgian London the story is told by the Lee family in their own words. In 1749 thirteen year-old Robert Cooper Lee sailed... More > to Jamaica taking a parcel of ribbons for sale. When his family was left all but penniless, Robert and his brothers forged new lives in Jamaica, fathered children with women who were the descendants of slaves and supported their sister left behind in England. Robert returned to London with his family in 1771. A prominent attorney, respected throughout Jamaica and among the West Indian lobby in London, he had built a fortune that enabled his children to mix with royalty. This remarkable collection of letters tells a story of triumph against adversity, of a family that suffered sickness, bankruptcy, sudden death, a clandestine marriage and an elopement. Through it all the bonds of family endured.< Less
Legacy's Promise - A Story of 18th Century Romance, Intrigue and Mystery By Lois J. Lambert
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Finding a husband in mid-eighteenth century Maryland was simple, but finding true love tested the resolve and resilience of young women. Women like Mary Ann and Sarah faced vindictive and cruel... More > attacks from unexpected sources that challenged their will to survive and to find happiness. These are their stories…this is their legacy.< Less
Humor and wit By Stephen Lealock et al.
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A concise collection of short, humorous, and witty stories of the 18th century and earlier.
The Castle of Tynemouth By Jane Harvey
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Novels-On-Line is an ongoing project making freely accessible full-text transcripts of some of the rarest works in the Chawton House Library collection. These texts, which explore such broad-ranging... More > themes as satire, slavery, marriage, witchcraft and piracy, signal the rich texture and innovative character of women’s writing in the period 1600 to 1830. In bringing these little-known novels to a wider audience, it is hoped to stimulate interest in these works amongst a new generation of readers and to encourage scholarship of some more obscure texts and authors represented in the collection. Please note that the texts are completely unedited and have been copied from the originals as accurately as possible. Even obvious printer errors have been retained. www.chawtonhouse.org Profits from this series of reprints go directly towards the Chawton House Library acquisitions fund, helping to improve and develop the collections for generations of future readers.< Less
Elizabeth Baker's Diary 1778 - 1786 By Sue Passmore
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This diary is a wonderful source for eighteenth century women's history and for life in a small town in rural Wales recorded by an English exile. It is rare for anyone described as abjectly poor by... More > her contemporaries to keep a diary but Elizabeth Baker's excellent education gave her status and value in her community. She has been described as a snob who had, as she liked to recall, dined with aristocrats in her London life, but living as she did on a level with the poor, she wrote of them with immense sympathy and understood how circumstances beyond their control could lead them to fall into the pit of poverty. Her pen could be occasionally malicious, recording the foibles of her neighbours in Dolgellau, and it is invaluable for anyone researching their family history in Merioneth.< Less
A New Atalantis By Anon
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Chawton House Library focuses on women's writing from 1600 to 1830. This specialist collection is set in the home and estate of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Knight. The Novels-On-Line project... More > provides access to some of the collection from the website and requests from our supporters, has led to the publication of this series from the Novels-On-Line Project. A NEW ATALANTIS,FOR The Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty contains tales of love from the classical world: 'The amours of Alexander' and 'The amours of Cleopatra with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony'. The New Atalantis is presented by its anonymous author to its audience for their 'comprehensive view', or judgement, of how love is best managed in a civilised society: 'For without a strict observance of decency and gentleness, all intercourse between the two sexes loses greatly of its value.'< Less
The Diary of Benjamin Rogers By Benjamin Rogers
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digitised transcript of a Diary kept by a parson farmer 1727-1752 in a quiet corner of rural Bedfordshire

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