The Finish'd Rake Or, Gallantry in Perfection; The Secret History of Mama Oello, Princess Royal of Peru; The Masterpiece of Imposture; The Temple Rakes, or Innocence Preserved. Anonymous, Elizabeth Harding, new, Josephine Grieder.

The Finish'd Rake Or, Gallantry in Perfection; The Secret History of Mama Oello, Princess Royal of Peru; The Masterpiece of Imposture; The Temple Rakes, or Innocence Preserved

New York: Garland Publishing, 1973.

Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #8407
ISBN: 0824005694

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light spine sun, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Contains reprints of: The finish'd rake. Printed for A. Dodd, E. Cook, and J. Jolyffe, London [1733]--The secret history of Mama Oello, Princess Royal of Peru. Printed for J. Dent, London, 1733.--Harding, Elizabeth. The masterpiece of imposture. Printed for the author, London, 1734.--The Temple rakes. Printed for H. Carpenter, London, 1735. "a grab-bag of 1730s fiction, interesting in its variety of genre and technique. The Finish'd Rake ... (1733) is a personal memoir by an anonymous young nobleman, written with verve and humor and an occasional dash of sex to titillate the reader. The Secret History of Mama Oella ... (1733) ... a key novel, it is a thinly disguised account of the circumstances surrounding the marriage of Princess Ann, George II's eldest daughter, to the Stadholder of Holland that particularl year. Elizabeth Harding's The Masterpiece of Imposture (1734) demonstrates the existance of male and female rogues as adept, if not as celebrated, as Moll Flanders. Finally, The Temple Rakes .. (1735) shows true love's defeat of worldly vice." - Introduction. ; Foundations of the Novel; Ex-Library; 12, 59, 51, 104, 54 pages.

Price: $69.95

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