British Fiction, 18001829

OPIE, Amelia Alderson. Father and Daughter, The (1801)

Anecdotal Records

Letter from Maria Edgeworth to Mary Sneyd.
[20 Oct 1802].
[Edgeworth mentions the translation of Belinda she saw at booksellers in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. She goes on to discuss other translations of novels she has seen on the Continent.] [...] Mrs Opie’s Father and daughter and Ianthe written by Miss Clerke the Granddaughter to the poor king of Corsica were everywhere. [Edgeworth continues to discuss Ianthe (EN1 1798: 23)].
Source: Maria Edgeworth in France and Switzerland. Selections from the Edgeworth family letters, ed. by Christina Colvin (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979), p. 16.
Notes: Letter is addressed from Paris. Date in square brackets appears as given in the printed source.

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