The Journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland (1791-1811), in Two Volumes: Volume I [1]. 1791-1799; Volume II [2]. 1799-1811

By: Holland, Elizabeth Lady; The Earl of Ilchester

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First edition. Boards lightly soiled, pencil note on front endpaper verso. 1908 Hard Cover. xxii, 279; 315 pp. Two volume set. Top page ridges gilt. Six portraits. Lady Holland's claim to renown rests upon the later years of her life. She is known to the readers of memoirs and historical biographies of her time as the domineering leader of the Whig circle; as a lady whose social talents and literary accomplishments drew to her house the wits, the politicians, and the cognoscenti of the day. She is known as the hostess who dared to give orders to such guests as Macaulay and Sydney Smith, and, what is more, expected and exacted implicit obedience. As yet, however, little has been written of her earlier years, and on these her Journal will throw much light. It is a record of the years of her unhappy marriage to Sir Godfrey Webster; and after her marriage with Lord Holland the narrative is continued with more or less regularity until 1814.

Title: The Journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland (1791-1811), in Two Volumes: Volume I [1]. 1791-1799; Volume II [2]. 1799-1811

Author: Holland, Elizabeth Lady; The Earl of Ilchester

Categories: History, Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1908

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2290161

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY JOURNAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY ELIZABETH LADY HOLLAND HISTORY,