Earl of Chesterfield

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Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield was a statesman, diplomat, man of letters and acclaimed wit of the eighteenth century. His winning manners and urbanity were praised by many, including Alexander Pope, John Gay and Voltaire. Although an accomplished essayist and epigrammatist, Chesterfield’s literary reputation today derives from ‘Letters to His Son’, as well as ‘Letters to His Godson’, which are in fact works of private correspondence and paternal and avuncular advice, never intended for publication. As a handbook for worldly success in the eighteenth century, they provide humorous, perceptive and nuanced advice for how a gentleman should conduct himself at all times. For the first time in digital printing, this eBook presents Chesterfield’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Chesterfield’s life
* Concise introductions to the texts
* All the celebrated Letters, with individual contents tables
* Useful quotation editions of the more famous letters
* Features many rare prose works for the first time in digital publishing
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare poetry, speeches, dialogues and addresses only available in this eBook
* Important essays from periodicals
* Easily locate the texts you want to read
* Features a bonus biography – discover Chesterfield’s literary life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


The Letters
The Drapier’s Letter to the Good People of Ireland (1745)
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)
Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World (1786)
Letters to His Godson (1890)
Other Correspondence
Letters, Sentences and Maxims (1903)
Quotations from ‘Letters to His Son’

Other Prose Works
Speeches in the House of Lords
Miscellaneous Addresses and Other Works
Essays in Periodicals

The Poetry
Miscellaneous Verses

The Biography
Philip Dormer Stanhope (1900) by Sidney Lee

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