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Letter to a Lady in France on the Supposed Failure of a National Bank, the Supposed Delinquency of the National Government, the Debts of Several States, and Repudiation; with Answers to Enquiries concerning the Books of Capt. Marryat and Mr. Dickens.

Cary, Thomas G.-

Published by Boston. Benjamin H. Greene. 1844., 1844
Soft cover
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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60 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey p rinted paper wraps. Second Edition. In the 1830's to 1840's, America was the subject of a series of critical expositions by European visitors, including Alexis de Toqueville, Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens, the most critical being Marryat and Dickens. The culmination was the diatribe "American Notes" and the subsequent novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit," by Dickens. These were not unanswered. The most acknowledged response was in Henry Wood's "Change for the American Notes," purporting to be in the form of a letter from an "American Lady." This pamphlet by Thomas Cary, again in the form of a letter to a "Lady in France", deals with a cluster of criticisms of America, responded to by Cary as the "The Late Imputations of Dishonor upon the United States" by several critics. Most explicitly he responds to specific criticisms of America voiced by Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens. This second edition lincludes an advertisement, printed in thisedition only, announcing the inclusion on the title page of the authorial ascription. The first edition, printed at theend of 1843, did notinclude the author's name. Inscribed in ink on cover by author: "G. Brewer Esq, / with the compliments of / the writer / T.G.C." Ex libris with blind embossing on title page and date stamp on cover.Front wrapper partially detached. Light browning of early page edges. Else, Very Good. Podeschi H80–82. Bookseller Inventory # 9763

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Title: Letter to a Lady in France on the Supposed ...

Publisher: Boston. Benjamin H. Greene. 1844.

Publication Date: 1844

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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