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The Centenary Letters

William Cowper

Edited by Simon Malpas

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Categories: 18th Century, 19th Century
Imprint: Fyfield Books
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (256 pages)
(Pub. Jan 2000)
9781857544633
£12.95 £11.65
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  • The letters chosen for this volume build into a kind of biography, tracing Cowper through a series of relationships and crises, including his evangelical conversion, his love for Mary Unwin, and his final years. He also wrote about Olney, a place which mattered deeply to the poet.
    Contents:

    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    Further Reading

    THE LETTERS

    Index of Correspondents
    To Whom the Letters are Addressed


    William Cowper
    Born in 1731, the first surviving child of John Cowper, Rector of Berkhamstead and Chaplain to George II, and Anne (nee Donne), who died when he was six; destined for a legal career, he was educated at Westminster and the Middle Temple. In 1763 he suffered a major breakdown. After several ... read more
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