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First Letters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

‘First letters’ can be understood in various ways: as the first letters written by a person, such as the letters of children, or of drafts which were preserved, amended and copied; as the first letter of a particular type, such as an experienced letter-writer’s first love letter; and as the first letter to a new correspondent, among many others. The idea of a first letter also suggests a link with the letters that follow: what is the connection between the first letter and those which come after it?

Written by academics specializing in letter-writing internationally, this volume examines the letters of various authors, philosophers, and artists, including Benjamin Constant, José-Maria de Heredia, Voltaire, Diderot, Coleridge, De Quincey, and others. It is structured in four sections: letters from youth; first letters in fictional works; the writer’s persona; and first letters within correspondence.

First Letters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Editor(s): Alain Kerhervé, Catherine Thomas-Ripault
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/first-letters-in-the-eighteenth-and-nineteenth-centuries

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