Image Not Available

VIEWS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS IN AMERICA;; in a series of letters from that country to a friend in England during the years 1818, 1819, and 1820

WRIGHT, Frances [Mdm. D'arusmont]

Published by Longman, London, 1822
From Second Life Books, Inc. (Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 29, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 248.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

8vo, pp. x, 483 Bound in modern full cloth. Name stamp on end paper. Former owner's name on the titlepage: "James Bowley". A very good tight copy. Not in Lande; See Howes D-74, Sabin 18640, Clark II, 16. Scarce. Lacks the map. Accompanied by her sister, Wright first settled in New York City, while she attempted to establish herself as a dramatist. Frustrated by her lack of literary success, she returned to London in 1820. Her letters home however, resulted in the present work, which has been called "One of the most celebrated travel memoirs of the early 19th century [NAW]". This includes material on the condition of the working class, politics, education, religion, slavery, and women, while including the author's unabashed enthusiasm for America. Upon her return to America in 1824, Wright became a leading figure in the agitation for woman suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Of note was her attempt to establish an experimental colony for the gradual emancipation of slaves on land purchased near Memphis, Tenn. She lived at Owen's New Harmony for some years before establishing the "Hall of Science" in New York to serve as a platform for her lecture series."See NAW, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 37710

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details


Publisher: Longman, London

Publication Date: 1822

Edition: Second edn.

Store Description

Used, Antiquarian and Rare Books bought and sold.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

cash with order, except dealers known to us or institutions billed
to their requirements. Visa, MC, American Express accepted.Please add $6.50 for shipping and handling (media mail), add $7 for priority mail.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Invoice Bank/Wire Transfer