Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi

Awdur(on): Michael John Franklin

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Bywgraffiad

Cyfres: Writers of Wales

  • Mawrth 2020 · 216tudalen · 216x138mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9781786835406
  • · eLyfr - epub - 9781786835420
  • · eLyfr - mobi - 9781786835437
  • · eLyfr - pdf - 9781786835413


‘This is an eminently readable compact biography of a particularly colourful late eighteenth-century personality. Each of the various phases of Hester Salusbury/Thrale/Piozzi’s life is presented in detail, with full academic citations and a sustained attempt at providing the social and historical contexts of her changing times. As such, the book constitutes a welcome addition to the Writers of Wales series, and one which is likely to prove a useful resource for students and interested lay readers alike.’
-Emeritus Professor Jane Aaron, University of South Wales

'Franklin’s biography is accessible even for a lay reader, . There is also plenty of meat here for the professional historian or critic. This addition to the records of writers of Wales is a welcome discussion of an often overlooked character who took so many first steps for women in the intellectual life of her era.'
- Sarah Tanburn https://nation.cymru/culture/review-hester-lynch-thrale-piozzis-biography-is-accessible-but-has-plenty-of-meat-for-the-historian/


List of illustrations

Chapter 1
Hester Lynch Salusbury: ‘a thousand pretty Tricks, […] a
Thousand pretty Stories and […] a Thousand pretty Verses’

Chapter 2
The Two Hesters ‘have murder’d Peace & Happiness at Home’

Chapter 3
The Arrivals of Queeney and the Great Cham.

Chapter 4
Hester Brewster, or, ‘Women have a manifest Advantage
over Men in the doing Business’

Chapter 5
‘Like a Rocket She rises, and leaves us to Stare’

Chapter 6
‘To revise my past Life, & resolve upon a new one.’

Chapter 7
‘To hie home and dye like a Hare upon the old Farm,
near the Place I was kindled at’

Chapter 8
. ‘Each bold Cambrio Briton’s a Stranger to Fear’


Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

Michael John Franklin

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