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Secret Memoirs and Manners

Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality of Both Sexes Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality of Both Sexes

Mary de la Riviere (1663-1724).
Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality of Both Sexes... Second edition. London: J. Morphew, 1709. 2 volumes.
(SPL) PR 3545 .M8 S4 1709

This book from early in the 18th century purports to describe, as the title page indicates, the misadventures of well-born residents of “the New Atlantis, and Island in the Mediteranean” - the type of fantastical story typical of early-1700s novels. It even begins with the cliched opening words, “Once upon a time. . . .” The author, also known as “Mrs. Manley,” supposedly wrote the work originally in Italian.

Gift of J. Max Patrick.

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Secret Memoirs and Manners