Paperback. 224 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.7in.The Scots novelist Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) published this biography of the playwright and poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) in the first English Men of Letters series in 1883. Sheridan is best known for his plays The Rivals, A Trip to Scarborough, and The School for Scandal, which was his most popular work among his contemporaries. Sheridan was also at one point the owner of the famous Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, which he purchased with his father-in-law in 1776. He led a radical political career, becoming a Whig MP in 1780 and quickly developing a reputation as a brilliant orator. He defended the French Revolution and supported American colonists against British colonial policy. Oliphants biography covers Sheridans youth, dramatic writing, political career and middle age; her vivid and sympathetic portrayal provides a valuable insight into his remarkable life. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108034418
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Book Description: Margaret Oliphant's Sheridan (1883) covers the youth, writing, career and middle age of the famous playwright, theatre owner, politician and radical, Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Oliphant - a distinguished novelist in her own right - provides a vivid and sympathetic portrayal of Sheridan, creating a valuable insight into his remarkable life and work.
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