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Memoirs of an unfortunate young nobleman, &c
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Memoirs of an unfortunate young nobleman, &c
Annesley, James, 1715-1760.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Author (epigraph)
Freeman, J. Printed for
Memoirs of an unfortunate young nobleman, &c
Variant Title:
Memoirs of an unfortunate young nobleman, return'd from a thirteen years slavery in America, where he had been sent by the wicked contrivances of his cruel uncle. A story founded on truth and address'd equally to the head and heart (Full, Main, Letter-press)
London : Printed for J. Freeman in Fleetstreet; and sold by the booksellers in town and country.
Publication date:
Number of Volumes / Pagination:
3 v. ;
Book Height:
17 cm
This is the heir; come let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. Luke xx. 14. Title page
-Fould deeds will rife, -- Tho' all the earth o'erwhelm 'em, to mens eyes. -- Spoken by Hamlet of his uncle. Hamlet Shakespeare Title page
Narrative form:
Epistolary Third-person
Advertisement Genre:
Mixed genre Back Same publisher
Ink Words Notes located on the half title and on a blank leaf at the front of the volume.
Citation / Reference Note:
ESTC (RLIN) T81624
Block, A. Engl. novel (1961 ed.), p 9
Subject Headings:
Indentured servants United States Fiction.
CHR 1743
Corporate / Collection Name:
J. Freeman Printed for
Early Novels
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania) University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
General notes:
This is Annesley's fictionalized account of his unsuccessful attempts to gain a title which he claimed his uncle Richard, the Earl of Anglesey, had usurped after selling him into American slavery.--Cf. Beasley, J.C., A check list of prose fiction published in England 1740-1749, p. 56.