Norbert Schürer (Ed.)
Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents
This volume compiles and annotates for the first time the complete correspondence of the eighteenth-century British author Charlotte Lennox, best known for her novel The Female Quixote. Lennox corresponded with famous contemporaries from different walks of life, such as James Boswell, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and she interacted with many other influential figures, including her patronness the Countess of Bute, publisher Andrew Millar, and the Reverend Thomas Winstanley. In addition to letters from Lennox and her correspondents, this book presents related documents such as Lennox's proposals for subscription editions of her works, her file with the Royal Literary Fund, and a series of poems and stories supposedly composed by her son but perhaps written by herself. In these carefully and extensively annotated documents, Charlotte Lennox traces the vagaries in the career of a female writer in the male-dominated eighteenth-century literary marketplace.
About the editor:
Norbert Schürer is Associate Professor of English at California State University, Long Beach.