[Stanford, California] : Literary Lab, October 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (9 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color). Digital: text file.
"The Emotions of London" inaugurates a new field of work for the Literary Lab — that of literary and cultural geography. Working on a corpus of 5,000 novels, and covering the two centuries from 1700 to 1900, this pamphlet charts the uneven development of social spaces and fictional structures, bringing to light the long-term connection between emotion and class in narrative representations of London.
Materials include three autograph letters, two from Enoch Edwards, and one from Frances Edwards. The letters from Enoch include one written to John Saltar from London on November 4, 1795, and one written to an unknown woman from Paris on February 4, 1796. The letter from Frances was written to a "Mrs. Lardner" from London on February 24, 1794. Topics covered include observations on the French Revolution and English politics and society. Accompanied by a printed galley sheet concerning Dr. Edwards from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1911).
Written on the accession of George I, Addison had previously been at the center of government as Secretary to the Lords Justices and at the time of this letter he had just been appointed Irish Secretary, a post he had already filled in 1708-1710. In this letter Addison seeks to reassure an old colleague that his position is safe. But by March of the following year Manley was seeking a pension so perhaps it was not his old job that was sought but a sinecure. [Notes from dealer description]