Letters Of Sir Walter Ralegh Walter Raleigh

ISBN: 9780859895279

Published: January 1st 1999

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472 pages


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Letters Of Sir Walter Ralegh  by  Walter Raleigh

Letters Of Sir Walter Ralegh by Walter Raleigh
January 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 472 pages | ISBN: 9780859895279 | 10.16 Mb

This edition of the letters of Sir Walter Ralegh will replace the long out-of-print edition of Edward Edwards published in 1868. It contains the full text, in the original spelling, with modern punctuation, of all known surviving letters, 240 in all,MoreThis edition of the letters of Sir Walter Ralegh will replace the long out-of-print edition of Edward Edwards published in 1868.

It contains the full text, in the original spelling, with modern punctuation, of all known surviving letters, 240 in all, compared with Edwards 160, in most cases taken from the original manuscripts, many never before published. All are extensively annotated, many have been newly dated and corrected- there is a substantial Introduction by Joyce Youings.The letters help to reconcile the family man, never happier than at home on his estate in the West Country, with one who is revered, especially in North America, as the founder and inspirer of English overseas settlement.

They show him drawn both towards his native West Country, where he was not universally admired, and towards the Court at Westminster where lay the determination of the success or failure of his enterprises. Never before have we been able to get as near to understanding the strengths and weaknesses of one of the best-known figures of English history, the man who was both patriot and European- courtier and failed politician- soldier and poet- owner of ships and organiser of privateering ventures yet a reluctant sailor- greedy for personal wealth and social status but apparently ready to plead the case of the poor and disadvantaged.



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