Memoirs of an American Lady: With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America, as They Existed Previous to the Revolution - Cambridge Library Collection - North American History (Paperback)Anne MacVicar Grant (author), James Grant Wilson (editor)
Paperback 390 Pages / Published: 22/09/2011
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Originally published in 1808, this work had long been out of print before being revived in this 1876 edition, which is enhanced by a biography of the author by her godson. A poet, letter-writer and essayist, Anne Grant (1755-1838) lived in America between the ages of three and thirteen, after which her family returned to Scotland. Described by the author as a 'miscellany of description, observation and detail', the book paints a charming picture of New York life in the idyllic world of pre-revolutionary America. Grant blends memories of her childhood in Albany with biographical details of her friend Madame Schuyler, of whom she wrote 'whatever culture my mind received, I owe to her'. Greatly admired by Scott and Southey, the book provides sketches of New York life alongside anecdotes of the Indians. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/protected/svPeople?formname=r&person_id=granan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
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